It appears Warren Holloway is healthy enough that he will be a starting wide receiver on opening day. “Ninety-percent sure 81 will be out there on one side,” said receivers coach Kenni Burns. Holloway is dealing with rehab from a knee injury and a sprained shoulder suffered earlier this week. The other spot will be taken be one of four candidates: Zach Vraa, Trevor Gebhart, Ryan Smith or Reed Duchscher with Cooper Wahlo Jr. still hanging with the group. “He’s been pushed by those younger kids and I think he’s starting to see the light,” Burns said.
Other camp happenings today:
- Defensive tackle Justin Juckem’s status with a concussion could leave him sidelined “for a while,” said head coach Craig Bohl. Juckem has to clear the standard concussion tests. Junior Anthony Lavoy got some work with the first team in Juckem’s absence.
- Linebacker Carlton Littlejohn took a few reps with the No. 1s, curious to see how he fits in with the rotation this year. Linebacker Travis Beck is out for about another week with a pulled hamstring. The starting linebackers today were Chad Willson, Preston Evans and Brandon Jemison.
- True freshman running back Matt Jones looks like he could play right away if not for the depth NDSU has at that position.
- The offensive line has looked pretty disciplined. Rare has been the illegal procedure infraction.
- Also out is backup quarterback Dante Perez (ribs).
- (Update) When asked about the redshirt status of his freshmen, Bohl said, “Nothing right now. We’re looking at it. We’re a little deeper than we were last year.”