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A.J. Graham will miss the ECU game, and we heard the phrase “high ankle sprain” dropped from Doc Holliday… He’s still in a boot and will be reevaluated Sunday… Landis Provancha seems doubtful at left guard — in my experience, if they get mentioned at the presser and don’t practice Tuesday, they won’t play.

Demetrius Evans, whom coaches were high on, probably will miss. He got hurt very, very early in the UCF game.

Wednesday morning — very quick observations

— Isn’t it game week yet?
— Jermaine Kelson joined Travon Van and Ra’Shawde Myers in clearinghouse purgatory, but the MU folks expect him to get cleared…
— T.J. Ross continues to impress at middle linebacker, getting the whole workout on the first team. Even if he’s third-team after Kellen Harris, etc., gets back, he’s not redshirting… Ross does not look like he just got out of high school, nor does he talk like it. You’d like this guy…
— Injury news on Harris, Aaron Dobson encouraging, but we’re hearing “a couple of weeks” on C.J. Wood. John Bruhin, sorry to say, has slipped off the radar.
— Willy Korn has unseated Tank Tunstalle as the MU poster child for inflated expectations. I wish the guy luck and all, but I wasn’t overwhelmed. (And he’s going to an option team that won two last year?)
— We debated on whether Korn should be eligible at D-II after his summer pit stop but, hey, that’s just not our problem.
— Back to QBs who stuck around, A.J. Graham has had a nice week. I know there may be other factors, but he threw *much* better than Brian Anderson and Eddie Sullivan today, we thought.


B. Morris heading to Combine

While I await a chat from Donnie Jones, here’s a little tidbit: Bernard Morris is headed to the NFL Combine. Not a big surprise, but he continues to stick it in his detractors’ collective ear … I’m trying to see if Doug Legursky is getting a Combine invite, and he needs one. One projection I saw has him going in the 7th round, much lower than we were looking at way back in the preseason.