Offensive lineman Khaled Holmes (pinched nerve in neck) will start at right guard on Thursday. Holmes practiced with the first unit, and Lane Kiffin proclaimed him ready. … Abe Markowitz had surgery to repair a fractured foot on Tuesday, and Kiffin said the surgery went well … QB Mitch Mustain and tailback DJ Morgan (knee) are limited … TE Xavier Grimble (ankle) is out.
Lane Kiffin is not concerned about the latest reports that more secondary violations occurred during his tenure at Tennessee.
“Absolutely not at all. There’s no way. I have great confidence in what we did there and that we didn’t do anything wrong. I’m not concerned about it. It’s been going on for eight months,” Kiffin said.
Stanley Havili wasn’t around for meetings or practice Friday, and Lane Kiffin said he doesn’t know how long this punishment will last.
“I don’t know yet,” Kiffin said. “We’re still thinking about it. I know it hurts him, and it should. He should be accountable. T.J., who had really finished spring strong after a slow start, put himself in position to compete for a starting spot but was set back a little.”
Here’s a really neat letter to Stafon Johnson from Kevin Plank, the CEO of Under Armour. Johnson is in Alabama for the Senior Bowl, sponsored by Under Armour and is scheduled to play. Plank gave the letter to Johnson in a team meeting today.
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