Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Senior Steps Up and a Junior Leaves

A few nuggets for Commodore fans. First, Brent Trice appears to have beaten out John Stokes for the starting strong linebacker position according to David Boclair of the Nashville City Paper. This season will be the first meaningful playing time the converted strong safety has gotten.

In disappointing news, junior DE Theron Kadri told Coach Bobby Johnson that he was leaving the team according to the Tennessean. The defensive line was supposed to be one of the deepest for the Commodores, but with the injury to Steven Stone sidelining the senior until at least the first of October, and now Kadri's departure, the unit just got a lot less deep. As Lockridge notes in the Tennessean, Kadri was rotating with Tim Fugger, Teriall Brannon and Johnell Thomas for Stone’s spot and served as a primary reserve to Stone and Broderick Stewart last year.

Finally, Boclair reported in the City Paper piece that "Linebacker Chris Marve, Vanderbilt’s second-leading tackler in 2008, spent most of Tuesday’s workout in the training tent with an ice bag on his right ankle. Afterward, Johnson said it was nothing serious."

1 comment:

Aaron said...

Stokes was a good recruit that looks like may be a bust. I love the countdown clock.