seantrel henderson miami hurricanes return for senior year the uThe notion of a press conference had some believing three senior-to-be Canes were hitting the road, causing some backlash within the fan base.

In the end, as expected, it was nothing more than a positive PR grab for a program that needs all the good press in can get.

In the end, offensive linemen Seantrel Henderson and Brandon Linder, as well as defensive lineman Curtis Porter, will all return for their senior seasons, as announced to the media this morning.

None of the three were considered high-round draft picks and Henderson stated that last year’s mass exodus of five underclassmen had nothing to do with his decision to return.

Head coach Al Golden is working to change the overall culture, and having three players return when they could’ve left – that’s progress. Henderson and Linder are important pieces on the offense line and Porter, injured most of 2012, showed what kind of impact he could have on a young and undersized defensive line last year.

Good decision, gentlemen, and props to Golden for turning a no-brainer decision into a positive media opp, sending a message to recruits that this program remains in-tact and that these upperclassmen are all-in for next season.

2 thoughts on “Henderson, Porter & Linder Will Return

  1. Great news! They have unfinished business and I am glad they are coming back. 2013 can be another step up the ladder. Once we get the NOA and then penalties, we’ll be closer to being back since teams won’t be able to use the situation aganist us. Welcome back guys! Let’s do this!

  2. Congratulaions to the three “Wisemen” for staying another year. Quite possibly this might help to settle the early departure issues we’ve experienced in the past. For what its worth, I can’t remember the names of the others that departed last year.

    Go Canes! This is a huge step in the right direction.