Two of UM's best draft-eligible underclassmen told The Herald on Tuesday they have decided to return to school next season. Third-year sophomore tight end Greg Olsen said he is ''definitely going to come back'' to UM in 2006: ``I enjoy being around here.''
Later Tuesday, junior safety Brandon Meriweather told The Herald's Susan Miller Degnan, ''I'm coming back. I'm having fun, and another year of college would be better for me.'' Injured junior RB Tyrone Moss also will return. But junior DT Baraka Atkins said he hasn't thought about whether to turn pro.
Also....Count ex-UM linebackers Jonathan Vilma and D.J. Williams among those who have been calling Willie Williams to keep his spirits up.
Williams said he played only 10 snaps vs. Virginia Tech but had four tackles. Coaches want him to be more disciplined. He said they scream at him in practice when he abandons his assignment to make a play. ''I've grown to accept my role . . .'' he said. ``It's going to be scary when I'm on the field 60 plays. Somebody is going to get hurt.''