August 28, 2008

Sherrod unable to practice on Thursday

Most Thursday practices go by with little to report on. But this particular Thursday was different.

That's because it determined the starting status of sophomore left tackle Derek Sherrod. Sherrod has been battling an infected left foot all week and was unable to participate in practice on Thursday.

Head coach Sylvester Croom had previously stated that if Sherrod was back at practice today that he would not start Saturday against Louisiana Tech.

"He's going to make the trip but we don't know if he's going to play," Croom said.

Croom said that if Sherrod says he is able to play on Saturday that he would dress and play in the season opener.

"If he wakes up Saturday morning and feel great, I'll play him." Croom said.

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