As Southern Cal continues their preparations for the Emerald Bowl, they’re doing so under the assumption that running back Joe McKnight will not be available for their game against Boston College.
McKnight did not travel to San Francisco with his teammates yesterday. Instead, the back remained in Los Angeles dealing with paperwork related to the school’s internal investigation into his alleged use of a Land Rover.
As of this evening. McKnight was still in LA dealing with the vehicle issue.
According to the Contra Costa Times, head coach Pete Carroll is proceeding as if McKnight will not play, although the door on his participation has not been slammed completely shut.
Allen Bradford would start if McKnight is a no-go, and C.J. Gable, who’s fallen completely off the map throughout the course of the 2009 season, could see his most extended action of the year as well.