Kevin Olsen may or may not be suspended, still. Miami has not confirmed the report, and neither has the man himself. But the most telling sign of the Hurricanes' current quarterback situation came Tuesday, when Jake Heaps ran with the first team during the first day of fall practice.
Olsen was there, as were true freshmen Brad Kaaya and Malik Rosier. Kaaya looked strong, per the Palm Beach Post's Matt Porter. Original starter Ryan Williams was also at practice, albeit in a very limited capacity, tossing some light throws.
Whether Williams -- who tore his ACL in spring practice and had surgery on April 9 -- can return to full strength at some point this season remains to be seen. Head coach Al Golden has said he plans to cut his current four-man crop of potential starting quarterbacks to two following the Canes' second scrimmage, and right now Heaps looks like a safe bet to make it at least that far.
The former BYU and Kansas quarterback said and did all of the right things, too, per Porter, especially as it relates to potential awkwardness amid a five-man group vying for playing time:
“It’s a great question,” Heaps said. “It definitely could be. It’s definitely an interesting dynamic that is going on right now. But it’s gone extremely well and that’s a testament to the group of guys that are in that room, that quarterback group – all great guys, all guys that understand the situation and just are focused on getting better individually.”
Elsewhere in the ACC ...
Seth Ryan, Rex Ryan's son, broke his collarbone Monday during Clemson practice.
Charlie Ward talks with Jameis Winston several times a month, with the former Heisman winner sharing advice with the current FSU quarterback.
FSU's assistants will make $3.375 million this year, Natalie Pierre writes in the Tallahassee Democrat.
Bond was denied Tuesday to former Georgia Tech player Recardo Wimbush and his wife in their cruelty case, Steve Visser writes in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Larry Fedora joins Dan LeBetard and Bomani Jones on Highly Questionable to talk about his workouts, his daughter's prom date and more fun stuff.
Paul Chryst has some fun talking Miley Cyrus (and football) on Pittsburgh's 93.7 The Fan morning show.
Prince Tyson-Gulley's goal is matching his workload from 2012, Nate Mink writes in the (Syracuse) Post-Standard.