Stephon Hatchett and Chris West have both been cleared by the NCAA clearing house to play this weekend. Both players performed well enough in the summer to move up the depth chart into backup roles. Hal Mumme said he was unsure how much time they would get this weekend.
Kicker Paul Young is still up in the air. Apparently, the clearing house is having a hard time tracking down some of his transcripts. Young looks like he’s the preferred kicker to Ryan Jastram. Jastram hit all his extra points last week but shanked a chip-shot from short range. What if the game this weekend is a battle and comes down to the kicking game? Hopefully, Jastram can boot it through under pressure if Young isn’t given the green light.