Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Martin out 4 to 6 weeks

Well, the hits just keep on coming. DeMyron Martin is out four to six weeks. Much is being made of the statement by Bennett that there are no plans to redshirt Martin. To which I say, I understand the questions, but it is the right call. Martin is the opening day starter. He is out four to six weeks and he does not require surgery (we are told). Despite the losses in the first two weeks, it is premature to make asssumptions about shutting anybody down. Let's see where SMU is when Martin is healthy and revisit the decision. It may be SMU wants to bring him back into the fold.

Johnnie Fitzgerald, Cedrick Dorsey and James Mapps will compete for the starting job, according to Bennett. Mapps and Fitzgerald have seen carries in the first two games; curiously, Dorsey hasn't and didn't after Martin got hurt. Very strange considering big things were expected from Dorsey last year before Martin caught fire.

In other news, Sam Houston State quarterback Wade Pate will not start and is doubtful against SMU because of a separated left shoulder. Texas Tech transfer Phillip Daugherty will start.

Thanks to Keith Whitmire for the
blog mention.

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