Monday, March 10, 2008

Perfunctory prepractice preview presently

Almost made it through cold and flu season unscathed. But I had to listen to today's conference call to preview spring practice in a Claratin-induced fog. Even without the medication, pretty dull stuff. Not a lot of news or tidbits to report, but here's a quick rundown.
  • Lawrence Green's surgery was a success, but he's now "a medical guy", according to Edsall. No, Lawrence isn't a doctor now. That term apparently means his career as a football player is over. Edsall said he made the announcement about Green's career last month when he told us of his surgery. I recall the surgery part. But much like Andy Pettitte, I guess I misremembered that latter part. There are no other injuries heading into next week's start of practice.

  • Marcus Campbell has reapplied to school for the summer sessions and will rejoin the football team in May.

  • We knew Tyler Lorenzen was banged up at season's end, but he was a little more injured than he let on, even to Edsall, for last three games, including the Meineke Car Care Bowl. His left thumb was a problem, as was his knee. "He had some heath issues there at the end of the season and he didn't lead on to us just how bad he was," Edsall said. "He and I addressed that at end of year. But I think he'll be better this year than he was last year. Those (health) issues probably didn't allow him to perform to capabilities he did even earlier in the year. The thumb certainly hampered him from a throwing standpoint."

  • Lorenzen will be the quarterback, and the battle at that position will be whether Cody Endres or Zach Frazer starts the year as his backup.

  • Expect fierce competition for the open cornerback spot vacated by Tyvon Branch as well as the safety position left open now that Dahna Deleston is a linebacker.


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