Heading into his first full season as the starting quarterback, Casey Cochran’s opening-day task may have just gotten a tad bit less difficult.
According to the Deseret News, senior cornerbacks Jordan Johnson and Robertson Daniel (pictured) have both been suspended for the season opener against UConn Friday night. The two players didn’t even make the trip with the their teammates to Storrs.
No reason for the disciplinary measures were given.
The losses, though, would serve as significant blows to the Cougars’ secondary as each was listed as a starter on the most recent depth chart. Instead of the two veterans, redshirt freshman Jordan Preator and sophomore Michael Davis will likely get the starting nods.
After starting 12 games in 2012, Johnson missed all of the 2013 season with an ACL injury. Daniel started 12 games last season after transferring to the Cougars from the JUCO ranks.
The two become the third and fourth Cougar players to be suspended for the opener, joining star running back Jamaal Williams (underage drinking arrest) and backup wide receiver Devon Blackmon (earrings).