Couple of Notes from the Media chat today….
— Stuart Hines (pictured above) is out with a torn cartilage in his knee….could miss the rest of the season. More loss on a depleted offensive line.
— Rich Brooks mentioned that we will likely see both Lumpkin and Randall Cobb this week. It is still assumed that for Cobb, that position would be at WR.
— Billy Joe Murphy is likely to lose his starting spot, probably to Brad Durham
— Matt May reports that Danny Trevathan may end up becoming a true Freshman starter at LB, after an injury to Michael Schwindel, the backup to Micah Johnson.
— Ashton Cobb is officially back on the team and will play.
— Demoreo Ford “Where Price Sells Cars” is likely out of the game this weekend and his reps will probably go to Matt Roark.
— Finally, Derrick Locke may have caused some concern today with some comments he made about the offensive gameplan. From the Courier Journal:
“I feel like we’re getting better (offensively), but honestly I feel like we’re relying too much on the pass game,” Locke said. “I don’t know if it’s coach not trusting us with the run game. I really don’t know, but I feel like the running backs need some more touches.”
“They keep saying we’ve got to establish the run game,” Locke said. “Well, we’re really not running. We haven’t had a running back that had over 100 yards rushing (in a game) yet. You can’t get that with six carries, four carries, three carries. You just can’t make it happen.
“You’ve got to let your running back get in the groove. You want to establish a rushing game, a run game, you’ve got to hand us the ball. You’ve got to hand us the ball. We can’t just pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass and then all of the sudden run three or four times, run five times and have your running back get six carries. The rushing game is not going to get established that way.”
Ouch Derrick….got any feelings you wanna share?