Wednesday Injury Updates & more

Read on for all the latest injury updates and more as the team continues preparing for Saturday's game against Virginia.

On Brad Kaaya:
He got a good bit done today. He did more today. They’re still tracking it and will meet with him after practice. We will be cautious with it.

On Malik Rosier:
He played well, prepared well. He got back a little later than we did on Sunday but had great energy and started attacking it right away. We’re more confident in Malik today (with the injury).

On all the penalties:
We had to fix the things we can control. I told the guys, we have to focus on detail. I wanted to drive home the things we can control and what we can clean up. They did an excellent job the last two days. I want them to understand the point of emphasis.

On how they’re fixing them:
The focus was breaking down the penalties. Which ones are pre-snap penalties? Those are the things we can control, and they have nothing to do with how hard you play. Two guys going for the ball, go for it. Play football. But jumping offsides or false starting, that’s on us and we need to clean them up. We stayed away from the physical penalties. We need to clean up the things we control and the ones we can fix.

On Jermaine Grace:
Jermaine’s fully capable of playing that well every week. He had a great week. He was locked in and prepared. He practiced well. He’s a really talented young man and when he’s on top of his game he can light it up as you saw. As a linebacker, it’s like quarterbacks, you have to see it and he’s seeing it really well.

On David Njoku:
He’s still a redshirt freshman. He’s still maturing. The experience he had in the offseason and then now in the season, the sky’s now the limit. He’s loaded with talent and as he grows and matures he has a chance to be really good.

On Chad Thomas:
Chad did a little more today, said he’s feeling better. He practiced today. Now it’s a matter of keeping him dialed in, staying mentally fresh. I think we’ll have Chad (available Saturday).

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