An off-field incident will lead to some on-field attrition, at least for the short-term, for West Virginia.
Starting left guard Adam Pankey (pictured, large player lifting Smallwood) was arrested earlier this month and charged with driving under the influence following a one-car accident. Dana Holgorsen has confirmed that Pankey has been suspended and will remain that way through at least the opener Sept. 3.
“We hold these guys to high expectations,” the head coach said. “When you don’t meet those, there are going to be consequences. He’s currently suspended from the team. That’s disappointing. He will continue his suspension through Missouri, and we’ll address it at that time.”
Pankey has started 25 games the past two seasons. He started 13 at left tackle in 2014, and 12 at left guard in 2015.
There’s a reason a high-ankle sprain is ofttimes described as “dreaded,” and Nate Brown — along with Missouri’s offense — could potentially find out why.
First-year Mizzou head coach Barry Odom announced Wednesday that Brown sustained such an injury to his ankle. As a result, the prognosis for the wide receiver’s return is officially at 6-8 weeks.
The vagaries of the recovery time for such an injury make it a possibility that Brown could be back in a couple of weeks or even a month, or he could be sidelined for the entire season.
Should Brown be out for six weeks, he’d likely miss the first four games of he season against West Virginia, Eastern Michigan, Georgia and Delaware State. The long end of the initial prognosis would have Brown missing those four games plus one against LSU, returning against Florida Oct. 15 coming off a bye weekend.
Regardless of how long or how many games it ultimately turns out to be, Brown’s loss will be a significant one for a Tigers’ passing attack that struggled mightily with the receiver in the lineup last season.
Brown led the Tigers with four receiving touchdowns in 2015. His 27 catches for 326 yards were both second on the team. Alongside leading receiver in 2015 J’Mon Moore (29-350-3), Brown was expected to be a starter; with Brown out, Odom will fall back on a group that’s both extremely young and very inexperienced.
Missouri running back Trevon Walters‘ tumultuous Tigers career is now over.
Head coach Barry Odom announced the move on Monday, just days after he was arrested on suspicion of theft and using a fraudulent debit card.
Walters was arrested for the July 19 incident in which a 19-year-old male accused the Tigers running back of taking items, including a debit card, from his home. Walters was identified on surveillance cameras using the stolen card.
“Wish him the best,” Odom told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I want him to rebound from this and hope that he will.”
Walters did not seem to be in the Tigers’ immediate plans for this season. After redshirting in 2014 and missing the ’15 season with a knee ailment, Walters garnered just one carry in the team’s spring game. And that was before the club added Oklahoma transfer Alex Ross.
His departure was not met with tears by some in the Missouri football community.
A Missouri Tigers football player is in a little deeper trouble than originally thought.
Saturday, reports surfaced that Missouri running back Trevon Walters had been arrested Friday on a charge of stealing as well two counts of fraudulent use of a stolen credit device. Scant details were available at the time, although now some have surfaced and points to a serious issue as one of the charges, the stealing, is listed as a felony per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
All three of the charges, the other two of which are misdemeanors, stem from Walters allegedly stealing a debit card from the residence of a 19-year-old male last month.
From the Post-Dispatch:
On July 18, Columbia police were dispatched to a residence on Paris Road in reference to a burglary. A 19-year-old male victim reported stolen items, including a debit card. Multiple unauthorized transactions were made on the card on July 17. Officers reviewed surveillance video from a business where the card was used and identified Walters as the person using the card.
As a result of the arrest. Turner has been indefinitely suspended by the Mizzou football program.
A “Days Without An Arrest” ticker that had been hurtling toward the rarified air of double digits can now be set back to double zeroes.
The latest to trigger a resetting is Missouri’s Trevon Walters, with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporting that the running back was arrested Friday on a charge of stealing as well two counts of fraudulent use of a stolen credit device. No details of what led to the charges are known at the moment.
From Dave Matter‘s Post-Dispatch report:
According to Missouri law, fraudulent use of a credit device or debit device is a class A misdemeanor unless the value of the property or services obtained is $750 or more, in which case it’s a class E felony. The range of offenses for stealing is wide depending on the value of the item stolen.
The university is aware of the situation involving the redshirt sophomore, with a Mizzou official confirming that Walters has been indefinitely suspended from the team as the program gathers additional information.
Walters was a three-star member of Mizzou’s 2014 recruiting class. After redshirting as a true freshman, an injury sidelined him for the entire 2015 season.
Matter notes that Walters is one of six scholarship backs on the Tigers’ roster