Sunday, August 12, 2007

David Holbert Out for the Year

David Holbert suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Friday’s practice and will miss the entire 2007 season.

“That’s disappointing for us; he has done really well,” Fulmer said of the Nashville native.

“Fortunately, David has a redshirt year left and we had discussed such a redshirt scenario because we have two other seniors at that position in Chris Brown and Brad Cottam. Now he has to take it and have a tremendous attitude about his rehab and we will have him back next year. It’s a plus if he makes it a plus and I hope he will.”

A plus in that he had moved to TE and we are deep there with two senior starters. Plus if he red-shirts, (which he will) we could potentially have him and Brandon Warren as well as Jeff Cottam, Luke Stocker, and heralded freshman Aaron Douglas.
But it appears we have no true Fullback on the roster for this year. FB Ben Bartholomew, brother of former Vol and founder of D1 Sports Training, Will Bartholomew has committed to play for the Vols in '08. But the absence of a FB (even though we have axed the position in favor of a dual TE formation) makes me nervous.

TE Aaron Douglas class of 2008

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