After a difficult week, Miami's football program began looking forward with the start of spring practice on Saturday.

Former Miami defensive back JoJo Nicolas died earlier in the week after being involved in a car crash, and Hurricanes offensive lineman Hunter Knighton needed hospitalization after falling ill during a workout.

Miami coach Al Golden says he saw Knighton on Saturday and that he was "doing really well." Citing privacy concerns and the family's wishes, the school has not released any details about the circumstances surrounding Knighton's situation.

Miami went 9-4 last season and will be without several players for the spring because of injuries, including running back Duke Johnson.