And Miami coach Al Golden said that, in retrospect, he should have listed punter Dalton Botts as probable for last week’s game against N.C. State instead of leaving him off the report entirely.
Despite Morris’ assertion that coach’s ‘‘sandbag’’ when it comes to injuries, most say they trust their counterparts.
‘‘I would doubt that any of the coaches in the ACC is trying to skirt that, because, truthfully, by Thursday it doesn’t matter a whole lot,’’ Johnson said. ‘‘Your stuff is in. You do what you do and you’re getting ready for schemes anyway. ... You’re not going to totally change your game plan.’’
AP Sports Writers Aaron Beard in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, N.C.; Pete Iacobelli in Clemson, S.C.; Tim Reynolds in Coral Gables, Fla.; Charles Odum in Atlanta; Hank Kurz Jr. in Blacksburg, Va.; David Ginsburg in College Park, Md.; and Associated Press Writer Brent Kallestad in Tallahassee, Fla., contributed to this report.