A gruesome ankle injury suffered against Georgia Tech ended the 2012 season for Miami wide receiver Malcolm Lewis last September. Since then, Lewis has been working hard to recover in time for the 2013 season opener against FAU.
In the Hurricanes’ spring game on Saturday, Lewis got to show everyone just how far along he’s come. On one play, and without any defense, Lewis came on to the field and scored on a 75-yard touchdown pass where he ran down the sideline with his teammates jogging behind him.
“Mentally, it still kind of hurts watching my team practice while I’m by myself doing individual work,” Lewis said. “But I know I’m getting better every day. I’m trying to get overcome and get better and better every day.”
Spring games mean so little outside of evaluating, so getting Lewis on the field again was a nice gesture.
“He deserves it,” Hurricanes coach Al Golden said. “A horrific injury back in the fall, the fortitude, the perseverance, the work ethic to come back from that and the courage to go out there and do that. Now we don’t have to worry about when he’s ready for FAU. That’s already passed. He’s already caught that ball and done it here and we’re moving forward. He’ll be full-speed by June.”
Well done, Golden and Co. Well done.
(Hat tip: AP)
Colorado had already lost one starting inside linebacker to injury. Now, the Buffs have lost another.
Kenneth Olugbode sustained an unspecified leg injury in the Week 5 loss to Oregon. As a result, Olugbode will miss 4-6 weeks.
At minimum, Olugbode will miss games against Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon State and UCLA, possibly returning for the Nov. 7 game against Stanford. Missing six weeks would see him miss the Stanford and USC games, returning, Nov. 21 vs. Washington State.
“It’s going to be a big loss,” defensive tackle Justin Solis said according to the Denver Post. “It starts up front with us, the D-line. Not having K.O. out there is a huge loss, but it’s definitely something we accept as a challenge as a D-line. We’re going to step it up while he’s out.”
Olugbode had started all five games this season after starting all 12 games as a sophomore last season. Ryan Severson is expected to take his place in the starting lineup.
Back on September 10, it was announced that Jim Harbaugh had dismissed Logan Tuley-Tillman for “conduct unacceptable for a Michigan student-athlete.” Now we know what that unacceptable conduct was. Allegedly.
Wednesday morning, mlive.com is reporting, Tuley-Tillman was charged with three felonies stemming from a Sept. 4 incident in which he’s accused of filming a sex act with a woman without her knowledge. Tuley-Tillman was officially charged with two counts of capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person and one count of using a computer to commit a crime.
From the report:
Capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person is punishable by up to two years in prison, a fine of no more than $2,000, or both. Using a computer to commit a crime, in this case, would be punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a fine of no more than $5,000, or both.
The incident occurred in the 300 block of Catherine Street Sept. 4. Tuley-Tillman is accused of filming a portion of a sexual encounter with a woman without her knowledge and then transmitting it to his personal device without her permission, according to Ann Arbor police.
Tuley-Tillman was a four-star member of Brady Hoke‘s second-to-last UM recruiting class, rated as the No. 24 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 7 player at any position in the state of Illinois. He played in one game as a redshirt freshman last season, the season opener against Appalachian State.
This season, he had been listed as the No. 2 left tackle and played in the 2015 opener.