Checking in on the frosh

Rich Brooks said that he expects seven or eight true freshman to play this season. "Kind of like last year," Brooks said.

Rich Brooks said that he expects seven or eight true freshman to play this season. "Kind of like last year," Brooks said. He said there was a time when they played many, many more true freshman (a combine total of 27 in 2006 and 2007) and now the depth is better and they don't have to play nearly as many true freshman. Below is a list of players that coaches say will play and some coaches comments:

Martavius Neloms - "He's got a chance to be a real good player," Brown said. "He'll play in some situations on defense and contribute on some special teams," Steve Brown said.

Ridge Wilson - "Ridge is a guy that's going to play some defense but he will also contribute heavily in special teams," Brown said.

Patrick Ligon - "He's got a chance to get in there and contribute on defense," Brown said. Defensive Line coach Rick Petrie said after one interview session at Nutter Practice Facility, "look at the body on that kid standing over there. At some point he's goin gto be good."

Mister Cobble - "He has good explosion at the point of attack, Rich Brooks said. Morgan Newton - "He could possibly play," Joker Phillips said. "If you could only take seventy people, he would be on the bus. He's a question because we don't need him right now."

Running back Donald Russell - Joker Phillip said Russell will be on the bus.

Running back Jonathan George - Three factors make it possible but questionabale; 1) he really impressed early in the fall camp with how hard he ran the ball; 2) the emergance of Coshik Williams; 3) and his high ankle sprain he suffered in the first major scrimmage. Brooks said the final determination on red shirts won't be made until after the U of L game.

Wide receiver La'Rod King "Will be on the bus," Phillips said. Phillips has alluded to the fact that along with Chris Matthews are two of the most physical receivers they he has been around. We know that Phillips likes physical receivers.

Offense lineman Larry Warford - Coach Jimmy Hggins said unlike some freshman offensive lineman after a lot had been throw at them, Larry Warford has continued to improve every day.


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