Tight end Cody Catalina led the Orange in receptions in the first half against Pittsburgh, with three for 20 yards. He didn’t finish the game. In fact,¬†he’s done for the season. Stupid knee injuries.
Max Suter was the second leading tackler for the ‘Cuse, and he’s out too after having wrist surgery.
Is there anyone on this team with immunity?
This roster is thin. We said at the beginning of the season here at the Fizz that things were going to be dependent on staying healthy.
That didn’t happen.
Let’s take a quick run down the hit list. Dorian Graham, Nick Provo, and Jared Kimmel, you now have companions at Shaw Hall on game mornings.
Let’s not forget that cornerback Kevyn Scott’s been out with a battery of issues himself.
It’s strange that the two positions ravaged most seem to be defensive backs and tight ends, and with a secondary that was already the worst in football, this doesn’t play out too well in the grand scheme of things.
This is the portion of the season that the Orange can show some serious progress. With perennial “we have you figured out” team Louisville, Rutgers at home, and a UConn squad that’s been up and down since Jasper Howard’s death, these injuries couldn’t come at a worse time
And with such thin recruiting classes the last few years under Groobers, freshmen like Shamarko Thomas have had to step up into roles they probably aren’t ready for.
Put your hard hats and knee braces on; this is the time when we find out what kind of coach Doug Marrone is when things get rough.