Injury Update & Redshirt Possibilities
LB Chris Graham's pulled muscle in his right leg that he suffered in the season opener vs. Vanderbilt continues to nag him. He missed the CMU game, returned to action vs. Notre Dame but missed playing in the Wisconsin game this past Saturday. Brandon Logan saw increased playing time in Graham's absence. Safety Willis Barringer returned to action against Wisconsin and made 5 tackles. Barringer broke his hand against CMU and had surgery the following Monday to repair it and had to miss the Notre Dame game.
To qualify for a redshirt once a player has seen game action (even one play), NCAA rules dictate that a player must have a medical reason and must not have been in more than three games (and none after the sixth game of the season). Coach Carr stated that true freshman running back Carlos Brown is being considered as a candidate for applying for medical redshirt status. Brown battled an illness for a week or two and has played only sparingly this season appearing in two games and carrying the ball 4 times for 8 yards. Coach Carr also stated that true freshman offensive lineman Steve Schilling who is unable to even practice as he is suffering from mononucleosis is also being considered for medical redshirt status. Coach Carr stated he will ask each player for his preference before making a decision. Go Blue!