Spring Notes

Head coach Larry Coker addressed the media today about spring practices, which begin tomorrow at 3:00 pm. All practices are open to the public at this time.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE
#1 March 8    3:00    Shorts
#2 March 9    3:00    Shorts
#3 March 10   3:00    Pads
#4 March 22   3:00    Shells
#5 March 23   3:00    Pads
#6 March 24   6:00    Pads - Traz Powell Stadium
#7 March 28   3:00    Shells
#8 March 29   3:00    Pads
#9 March 31   3:00    Shorts
#10 April 1   3:00    Shells
#11 April 2  10:00    Pads
#12 April 5   3:00    Shells
#13 April 6   3:00    Pads
#14 April 8   3:00    Shells
#15 April 9  12:00    Spring Game - Lockhart Stadium
JERSEY NUMBERS

The following players have changed their jersey numbers:

QB Kyle Wright now wears #3 instead of #16.

QB Kirby Freeman now wears #7 instead of #12.

RB Derron Thomas now wears #21 instead of #36.

TE Chris Zellner now wears #88 instead of #53

DL Joe Joseph, a freshman, has been awarded #91.

LB Demetri Stewart, a freshman, has been awarded #58.

DEPARTED PLAYERS

The following players are no longer on the team:

RB Frank Gore left early for the NFL Draft.

WR Roscoe Parrish left early for the NFL Draft.

OL Brandon Sebald has transferred to Hofstra.

OL Robert Bergman has decided to transfer.

CB Travarous Bain has transferred to Hampton.

CB Tanard Davis graduates in May and is no longer playing football.

LS Curtis Justus has received a medical hardship scholarship.

NEW POSITIONS

The following players have changed positions:

James Bryant has moved to fullback from linebacker.

Terrell Walden has moved to wide receiver from cornerback.

Willie Cooper has moved to linebacker from safety.

Chris Zellner has moved to tight end from defensive end.

Dave Howell has moved to offensive line from defensive tackle.

George Timmons has moved to running back from cornerback.

INJURED PLAYERS

RB Tyrone Moss, Shoulder, will participate in speed/agility drills, but will be held out of contact.

RB Andrew Johnson, Knee, out still recovering from ACL injury.

TE Greg Olsen, Wrist, still recovering from wrist injury, but is expected back March 22.

OL Eric Winston, Knee, out still recovering from ACL injury.

OL Tony Tella, Shoulder, likely out for spring practices.

OL Anthony Wollschlager, Toe, could miss spring practices.

LB Roger McIntosh, Shoulder, will miss spring practices.

CB Glenn Sharpe, Knee, is expected to be practicing this spring.

Christopher Stock is a Senior Writer & Assistant Editor for CanesTime and can be contacted by emailing him at stock@canestime.com

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