Once again, Dedrick Mills has climbed into Paul Johnson‘s doghouse.
Georgia Tech announced Wednesday night that the running back has been suspended for the next two games. The only reason given was, of course, an unspecified violation of team rules.
The suspension will cost the running back this Saturday’s game against Virginia Tech as well as the Week 12 matchup with Virginia. He’ll be eligible to return for the regular-season finale against in-state rival Georgia.
Right now, Mills leads the team in rushing yards (578) and rushing touchdowns (10). The closest Tech back to the freshman is Marcus Marshall and his 299 yards.
Mills is averaging 82.6 yards per game, fourth amongst FBS freshmen, behind only New Mexico’s Tyrone Owens (98.9 ypg), Texas A&M’s Trayveon Williams (89.3 ypg) and Kentucky’s Benny Snell (86.1 ypg).
In early September, Mills was one of two Tech backs suspended for a game for violating team rules. He missed the Week 2 game against FCS Wofford and returned the following week. He also didn’t play in the Week 9 win over Duke because of a practice he suffered during practice.