Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sunday morning at the Shenk

The regular Tuesday media luncheon was pushed up two days because the game with Hofstra is on a Thursday. Here's the early news from Randy Edsall's session with media on Sunday.
  • Edsall said the only two players who won't see action that he expected to be in the two-deep for Thursday are Brad Kanuch and Jordan Todman.
  • Safety Aaron Bagsby (knee scope) is back practicing in full pads today. Jerome Junior's knee won't require surgery. Defensive end Mike Cox is being targeted for mid-October for his return from knee surgery.
  • We may not see Darius Butler on offense against Hofstra. Edsall says it's partly because he feels the wide receivers have come along nicely in the preseason. Butler is more valuable on defense and as a returner. "If there's an opportunity to get him on the field offensively, we'll look at that. If it's a situation we don't feel we need him, we won't."
  • Edsall's greatest concerns from a depth standpoint right now are at linebacker and safety. Injuries (Robinson, Bagsby) have played a part. It's a reason Kijuan Dabney has moved. Jonathan Jean-Louis has had a hip flexor issue, which has hampered his performance at safety, though Edsall said Manny Okomaro and Glen Mourning earned their jobs as backups at safety.
  • Field goals will be only Tony C on Thursday. Edsall praised Tony for his work ethic, and the fact that he's as good as anyone from 45 yards or in...Dave Teggart had been mentioned in the past as a possibility for the long ones, over 50, but that won't happen to start the season. "He's been as consistent over 50 yards as anyone," Edsall said of Ciaravino. Teggart suffered from a hip flexor last week.


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