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Miami trio, including Seantrel Henderson, staying another year

Seantrel Henderson, Bjoern Werner AP

As expected, the circus that has been Seantrel Henderson will be staying in town for another season.

At a press conference Monday morning, Henderson, along with teammates Brandon Linder and Curtis Porter, has elected to return to Miami for another season.  The non-moves are far from surprising as none of the three were viewed as even third-round NFL talent at the moment.

Henderson is by far the most noteworthy of the trio.  The offensive tackle was the consensus top-ranked player in the Class of 2010 who originally signed with USC before transferring to Miami.  His play with the Hurricanes, far from stellar by any stretch, has been overshadowed by off-field wobbles, injuries and at least one suspension.

Head coach Al Golden, though, seems pleased that the lineman has decided to return.

“I’m really proud of Seantrel,” Golden said in a statement. “He exhibited patience and self-restraint and approached this business decision with transparency and maturity. Instant gratification and leaving would have been easy for Seantrel; instead, he’s accepted the challenge to become the best person and player he can be.

“I believe that Seantrel is really enjoying his teammates and wants to be a part of bringing the Canes back. There is room for growth with respect to Seantrel’s game. He has started 18 games in his career, suffered through some injuries, has endured personal tragedy as well as created a number of self-inflicted distractions which we believe he has left in the past. It’s essential that he continue to keep trusting our process, make great choices and surround himself with the right people. If he does this, the sky is the limit for Seantrel.”

Linder has started the past 24 games on the interior of the Hurricanes’ offensive line, including all 12 in 2012. As the release states, Porter was finally healthy after two-plus injury-ravaged years during the latter part of Miami’s 2012 season. He played in the Hurricanes’ final four games of the season, starting the last two contests against USF and Duke.

Porter received his degree this past January.

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6 Responses to “Miami trio, including Seantrel Henderson, staying another year”
  1. thegamecocker says: Jan 14, 2013 11:56 AM

    The ‘Canes sure played ND tough!!!! NOTTTTTT. They can have their entire team back and at best they would be mediocre. Not many folks have sympathy for Miami of Florida. They ran a renegade program for years and still do with Donna Shalayla at the helm. We know, Donna….President Clinton did not have sex with Monica Lewinski….and Miami doesn’t break the rules either…..your school is going down sometime this week….tick-tock, tick-tock,…..

  2. atxcane says: Jan 14, 2013 12:05 PM

    I would have been shocked if any of these kids left early after the massacre that happened last year with eligible JRs and the draft.

  3. mhalt99 says: Jan 14, 2013 2:45 PM

    who would ever want to leave miami? hookers, drugs, money and the ghost of paul dee to run circles around the NCAA

    maybe if you could be guaranteed that dallas might draft you….that could be about as good……but still no douche DEE protector…

  4. hotlantalaw says: Jan 14, 2013 6:39 PM

    Seamtrel is a joke

  5. tttrojan4life says: Jan 14, 2013 8:54 PM

    Sentrel is the epitome of a head case. perfect for Thug U.

  6. 35longmiles says: Jan 15, 2013 6:04 AM

    Unranked team that struggles in the pathetic ACC and is awaiting the NCAA Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

    This program is and will continue to be a JOKE. 22 starters returning []_[] say? So what! They’re all crap.

    Favorable schedule and horrible conference leads to 8-9 wins culminating in a Bowl blow out. Same old Miami.

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