. Blue had been a backup tackle. But both disappeared from the depth chart earlier this week.
"We had a team issue that was involved," Edsall said, without being specific."It's behind us."
Adams scored 11 touchdowns last season, primarily as a short-yardage back. This summer, he abandoned the diamond earring he wore last season and trimmed away most evidence of his blond dye job. He said he wants to prove to coaches that he can play an expanded role.
Without Adams, the remaining backups are redshirt freshman
— a converted defensive back — and true freshman
Edsall, hired from Connecticut, and Golden, the former Temple coach, are both making their regular-season debuts with their new teams.
Golden said he called Edsall earlier this week and told him that his depth chart was in flux. It is customary for opposing teams to release their travel roster in advance. Golden said he wanted Edsall to know "that we weren't playing any games" by adjusting the roster on the fly after the NCAA made its decisions.
Edsall — who has coached against Golden a number of times — said he wished the coach well, telling him: "Keep looking forward."
Asked about playing a depleted team, Edsall replied: "Those other young [Miami] men who are going to step in have been very eager and very hungry to play."