Head Athletic Trainer Mike Goforth released an injury update the afternoon. Nick Acree suffered a torn ACL, MCL sprain and a medial meniscus tear in his left knee during Sunday's mini-scrimmage. Shredded. Estimated recovery time is 8 months, so he's done for the season. I'd consider it a success is he's back to practice this spring. It's terrible news for a guy that's bounced around positions and was finally starting to stick at offensive tackle with a chance to crack the two-deep. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
The screw causing discomfort in Tariq Edwards' knee was removed. He had been slowed since camp opened, and his recovery plateaued at 85% by Edwards' own estimation. He should be back on the field in a week. I still believe it'll be Tyler at Mike, Taylor at backer for Georgia Tech. Regardless of Edwards' health, that might be the best matchup.
Lil' Wang will have less downtime for Call of Duty. His ankle injury is not as serious as first expected. He practiced today, and could practice in Saturday's scrimmage.
Receiver D.J. Coles continues to improve daily and Goforth feels good about his progress and chances to play against Georgia Tech with exactly three weeks to go before the first game.
Coles ran more routes, and practiced more today.
The rest of hammy injuries are, "nothing that worries Goforth." Keeping those guys in blue is precautionary.
"He's got a lot of maturity about himself and he has ability," Stinespring said. "You couple that with a maturity level that you don't see a whole lot from freshmen coming in. His want to, he's continually asking questions. ‘What do I need to do better? What's going on here?' He's always, even when he's not taking a rep, he's always involved in a play. I really like what he did out there the other day."
Last week I asked if Stanford would avoid redshirting, now I wonder if he'll be Tech's fourth receiver this fall. Additional info via Bitter.
"I thought Stanford showed some things that give him a chance to play," Beamer said. "I think between Meyer and Joel Caleb, we'll kind of see how that goes. One of those two might play."
I wouldn't be shocked if Caleb redshirts. A lot of highly recruited guys sit a year at Tech, it's tough to learn receiver in a month, and Beamer hinted he was out of shape, "I think he came in a little heavy and wasn't quite as nifty as he needed to be." Still, he could differentiate himself from Meyer by adding depth at kick returner.
J.R. Collins is out of the doghouse. He's listed as co-number one end with the Million Dollar Man.
Torrian's latest secondary shuffle: Michael Cole from free to rover, Boye Aromire from rover to free safety, and Donovan Riley moved ahead of Carl Jackson at boundary corner. The changes will only mean something if they stand, otherwise Gray is still feeling things out.