There was a time last spring when linebacker Brandon Jemison’s playing status was to hopefully get him back by the time the Missouri Valley Football Conference season starts. NDSU’s league opener is Oct. 1 at home against Illinois State. Jemison, who went through some rather major hip surgery has blown that theory of the water this fall camp. “He’s stronger and more physical and playing with much more confidence,” said head coach Craig Bohl. “I’d be shocked if he’s not ready to start against Lafayette.”
Jemison was making plays all over the place in practice today. Also:
- Freshman receiver Trevor Gehbart was back on the field after a hamstring injury. The hamstring bug hit cornerback Marcus Williams on Thursday.
- Bohl said he’s going to wait until after the scrimmage to determine if any true freshmen will play right away. My take: if this team stays rather healthy, the entire class will be redshirted for probably the first time in Bohl’s NDSU tenure.
- There doesn’t appear to be a clear-cut winner in the No. 1 defense vs. the No. 1 offense, although if given the choice, I would take the defense.
- Have a story going tomorrow in The Forum on NDSU football reaction to the Miami fiasco. Some interesting comments from administrators, players and coaches. The players, for instance, have to register their cars with the football staff and if one of them all of a sudden gets a new Jaguar, he most likely would have to explain how he did it.