"You need to stop reading the Internet blogs," Shannon said. "He still needs to build up the muscles (in his neck) before he's ready (for contact)."
Shannon said that sometimes decisions like this go beyond his duties as a football coach. He explained.
"As a person, I owe it to parents to make sure their kids are physically ready to play," he said. "I worry about Jermaine being able to walk around, not being able to play football right now."
Stay tuned to CanesTime.com for further updates on McKenzie's status.