Via Palm Beach Post:
UM defensive end Kelvin Cain left the team this week, becoming the second veteran player to quit the Hurricanes recently. Back-up offensive lineman Jermaine Johnson, also a junior, quit earlier this month.
Neither player has commented on why he left the team but there have been complaints by some that coach Al Golden is playing favorites by utilizing younger, less-experienced players that he recruited over guys that were brought in by former coach Randy Shannon.
One UM upperclassman called me on Wednesday afternoon – first time that’s happened since I’ve been on this beat – voicing a similar complaint. The player did not want to be named, fearing that going public would subject him to recriminations from the coaching staff. But the player said that several of his teammates feel like they are seeing their game action reduced or taken away completely based primarily on their connection with the former staff.
Via Miami Herald:
A day after a UM spokesman said junior reserve defensive end Kelvin Cain had quit the team, his mother, Ursula Dean, said she was still confused with how the situation transpired and said Kelvin told her when he got to his locker this week, it had been cleared of all his belongings.
“He’s heartbroken,’’ said Dean, who lives in Clovis, Calif. “He said he did not quit the team.
UM spokesman Chris Freet said Thursday that Cain was on the dress roster for Florida State last Saturday and was expected to be at the game, but that he had “removed himself from team activities” by not showing up Friday or for the game.
Dean told The Miami Herald her son called his older brother late last week telling him he was left off the list of UM players who were to stay overnight at their usual Friday night hotel before home games...