Duke Johnson feeling rested after 3 Miami games

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Posted at 10:04 PM, Sep 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-24 22:04:00-04

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - No. 15 Miami has played three games this season, and running back Duke Johnson has gotten the equivalent of more than one already off.

Neither he nor the Hurricanes are complaining about that arrangement. Johnson got only nine touches in last week's win over Savannah State, sitting out the final three quarters of a 77-7 rout.

Miami plays at winless South Florida this weekend, and Johnson's workload might get back to a more typical level.

He sat out the final 21 minutes of Miami's opener against Florida Atlantic, and says he's healthier at this point of a season than he's been in some time. Miami coach Al Golden says getting Johnson rest now should pay off down the road, especially with the Atlantic Coast Conference slate looming.