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|Brandon Linder will be starting at right tackle for Miami instead of Seantrel Henderson.|
The one-game suspension for Miami senior offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson is over, but Henderson isn't expected to start Thursday when the Hurricanes play at North Carolina.
Henderson (6-foot-8, 345 pounds) now is listed as the second-string right tackle on Miami's depth chart, behind senior Brandon Linder (6-6, 319), who usually starts at guard. Henderson had been the starter at right tackle. Senior Jared Wheeler (6-5, 319), usually the starting center, now is listed as a starter at guard, with junior Shane McDermott (6-4, 296) the new starter at center. Junior Jon Feliciano (6-5, 318), who replaced Henderson at right tackle in UM's most recent game, will start at his usual guard spot.
Henderson was suspended for Miami's 45-30 win over Georgia Tech on Oct. 5. It was the third time in as many seasons that Henderson missed at least a game because of a suspension.
"Missing a game is a big part, but how I felt myself after letting the team down and being suspended again after I'd already been suspended before -- I feel like that was hard for me," Henderson told reporters over the weekend. "I was hard on myself. I'd already made the mistake, so I had to focus on moving on."
Henderson was a consensus top-three player nationally out of high school in the Minneapolis area in 2010, but he hasn't lived up to the hype. Henderson has started just 21 games in his career (nine of those came in his freshman season and three this season) and has lacked consistency when he has been on the field.
Because of his physical tools, Henderson was seen as a potential second-round pick before the season. But given his continued lack of production and lack of focus, it's extremely difficult to see him going that early now. He might top the list of "buyer-beware" guys available in the 2014 draft.
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