Last night, running backs coach Chad Scott said Boom Williams is day-to-day after suffering an elbow injury in the Tennessee game, but on today’s SEC Coaches Teleconference, Mark Stoops said Boom’s still doubtful for Saturday’s game vs. Georgia.
“I’m not sure where he’s at,” Stoops said of Boom. “In my mind, we have to prepare like he won’t be available for the Georgia game, but we’ll see how the week progresses. I would still list him as doubtful for this week.”
Mikel Horton filled in ably during Williams’ absence in the second half, carrying the ball 14 times for 109 yards. Stoops said Horton, who is finally 100% after getting injured vs. South Carolina, will get the bulk of the carries this week.
“Boom was a big-play guy for us and we’re going to have to have somebody else step up,” Stoops said. “I’m anxious to see how [Horton] does this week because I thought he really filled in well last week when Boom went down. I’m anxious to see him be the guy this week and get the bulk of the carries.”
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