Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Keep on those Red Shirts!

With the season winding down, Coach Dorrell announced that Brigham Harwell and Marcus Everett (who have both missed big chunks of the season) will be back next year. This is good news for the 2008 squad, which will field a lot of inexperienced players. Freshman quarterback Chris Forcier, who the coaches were thinking of playing at points during this season, will also red shirt.

Harwell's return will make the Bruins defensive tackle spot very deep for next season. Brian Price will be a true-sophomore next year and he has played well in his freshman campaign despite missing all of the fall camp and a big chunk of the season because of issues with the NCAA clearing house. He recorded his best game last weekend against ASU, including 5 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and one forced fumble. Add to that Jerzy Siewierski (R-So) who has played a lot this season as a reserve and Jess Ward (R-So) who took the starting role when Harwell was injured and this position should be one of strength on next year's team.

Everett will be back to add some much-needed experience to the receiving corps. Terrance Austin (So) and Dominque Johnson (R-So) will be the other two returning receivers. Kevin Ketchum will also be back next season as he is a true Junior but I still haven't hear word on whether he will be granted a medical red-shirt as well. Loosing Breazell and Joe Cowan will also be tough as they have lead the team in receptions this season.