Friday, August 17, 2007

Linebacker Wujciak out for the season

As you can see in one of the article on the ticker redshirt freshman linebacker Alex Wujciak will miss the season after injuring his ACL in practice. Wujciak was going to challenge incumbent LEO Trey Covington in camp. Like Erin Henderson a two years ago Wujciak was going to infuse the linebacker corps with his energy and playmaking ability. He will be missed.

Offensive tackle Scott Burley has been granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA in a rare rational decision. Great news for Burley who was highly regarded coming out of high school but has battled a slew of injuries. Beyond that Burley is a good kid so it is nice to see he'll be sticking around a little longer.

Quarterback Jordan Steffy seems to still hold the starting job and will likely be names the starter for the season opening game soon. As I wrote earlier all the Josh Portis supporters will probably have to wait till next year unless Steffy falters badly or gets injured.

Wideout Isaiah Williams may be getting demoted. He started 11 games last year and had 379 yards recieving. LaQuan Williams and Adrian Cannon may both be seeing more time than Williams this season. Friedgen is not pleased by Williams blocking or his reluctance to go across the middle. Danny Oquendo and Darrius Heyward-Bey will see the majority of action at the wide receiver positions. Oquendo is one of the most underrated players in the ACC and is an excellent possession receiver while Heyward-Bey is a deadly deep threat.

Seems Obi Egekeze is solidifying his control over the starting kicker duties. He went 4-4 the other day on field goals.

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