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Mark Richt Says TE Michael Irvin II Is 'Out Of The Dog House'

Michael Irvin II, son of Miami legend and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, has returned to practice for "The U."

Irvin missed Miami's appearance in the Russell Athletic Bowl last season, a 31-14 win over the West Virginia Mountaineers, due to a violation of team rules.

On Sunday, after Miami's close win over Syracuse, Richt said that the tight end was suspended because he "hasn’t done what he’s supposed to do off the field," per The Miami Herald's Susan Miller Degnan.

Apparently between Sunday and today, Irving got it together, because he was back at practice for the 'Canes today. From The Miami Herald:

Mark Richt began today’s news conference, after naming this week’s captains for UNC, by saying tight end Michael Irvin II “is in good standing.’’

“He’s able to play,’’ Richt said. “He wasn’t last week. But he’s out of the doghouse so to speak.’’

Irvin has made catches in two games this year. He caught an 11-yard pass in the season opener against Bethune-Cookman, and had two grabs for 28 yards vs. Toledo. He backs up senior tight end Christopher Herndon IV, who has 28 catches for 271 yards and two touchdowns, and is coming off of his best game of the season vs. Syracuse (10 receptions, 96 yards, and a touchdown).

[The Miami Herald]