Coach Bill Curry provided a few updates during today’s press conference ahead of Saturday’s game against Campbell.
Running back Donald Russell ran today and could be available for Saturday.
Running back Travis Evans (dislocated elbow) suffered no structural damage and should return for spring practice.
Nate Anthony will move from defensive back to running back. Anthony started as a wide receiver. Curry said Anthony was also a great running running back in high school.
Kicker Christian Benvenuto tried kicking today. He will be a game-time decision.
Some other notes:
The [paraphrased] quote of the press conference:
Our challenge is to finish the season with dignity and to finally play a complete game. The last four games have come down to one play. Last Saturday would have been overtime had we not had one more turnover inside the 10-yard line. It’s been an increadible run of ineffectiveness and some good plays by the opponents. A lot of has to do with confidence, knowing what we have to do and believing we can do it. We want to finish the season with a win in our stadium against Campbell and use that to launch into our offseason program.
– Coach Bill Curry
Game special for two seniors
I will probably have a story about these two guys later this week, but seniors Robert Truitt and Kevin Thompson have been with the program since the first tryout. They, along with Brandon Jones, are the original three. However, Truitt and Thompson haven’t made an appearance in a game. Curry said he hopes to get them into the game this weekend.