After being named the starter shortly before kickoff of the season opener, Brandon Mitchell lasted all of three possessions before suffering a broken foot.
While he’ll remain sidelined this weekend, that could change the following weekend.
The quarterback is now out of a walking boot and has rid himself of crutches, head coach Dave Doeren said Monday, and could return to practice as early as this week. While the transfer from Arkansas already been ruled out of the Wake Forest game Saturday, there’s a possibility he could be ready for the Oct. 12 game against Syracuse.
“This is a big week for him,” Doeren said. “When they tell me he can practice, he’ll start practicing.
“There’s hope for next week and we’ll see where it is.”
With Mitchell out the past three games, Pete Thomas has started and helped lead the Wolfpack to a 3-1 record. The Colorado State transfer, though, has tossed five interceptions and his passer rating of 124.9 is 85th in the country and 10th in the 14-team ACC.