B-back Anthony Allen, who was held out of a couple practices this week after sustaining a head injury, played in the scrimmage. Tech coach Paul Johnson said he was, “fine.” Allen didn’t sound so sure. No surprise there.
“I already had some screws loose, and they might have knocked some more loose,” he said. “They really couldn’t tell if I was OK or not because they were asking me questions and I was giving them off-the-wall answers, but that’s what I do anyway.”
Also, Nick Claytor returned after missing four days of action with a lower leg injury. Johnson said Claytor is still competing with Austin Barrick and Phil Smith for the two starting tackles spots on offense, and that his time away did not set him back. “He’s still in it,” Johnson said. “The other two missed the spring.” Barrick did not miss all of the spring, but was quite limited by his class schedule.
Among those in red jerseys and therefore out of action Friday were nose tackle Logan Walls, and reserve defensive linemen Emmanuel Dieke and J.C. Lanier, punter Chandler Anderson and offensive lineman Zach Krish. Johnson said all players on the two-deep are expected to be available to play against S.C. State.
This was filed by Matt Winklejohn