Lydon Murtha wasn't expected to be listed at the number three spot at left tackle when the Spring finally arrived. The expectations were that he would be near or even at the top of the charts.
An off-season hamstring injury has slowed that progress to a degree, but as his position coach said, his return could be very soon. "Tomorrow at practice, we are going to see what he can do," offensive line coach Dennis Wagner said. "They've (the doctors) told us for sure, Monday, but in his mind, I want him thinking tomorrow."
The anticipation has been there for Murtha's potential impact on the team since he was a commit to head coach Bill Callahan in a flurry of recruiting in Callahan's first few weeks with the team. Murtha eventually committed, following teammate, Nathan Swift.
Murtha has also added weight over his redshirt year, gaining approx. 20 lbs., pushing him to a stout 315.