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Andrew Johnson is doubtful for Kent State

By mrasor Published: October 3, 2008

Football
Andrew Johnson has been upgraded to "doubtful" this week.
Last week, he appeared to be in serious trouble. An ambulance took drove onto the field and took him away on a stretcher.
Diagnosed with dual shoulder stingers, Johnson feasibly could take some of the load off Dennis Kennedy. From what I hear, he has already been cleared to play. It's just a question of whether the coaches feel it's worth the risk to use him.
One source is giving me a thumbs down on the likelihood of DeVoe Torrence playing this season. Athletically, he's ready to go. Playing on the scout team, Torrence is plowing through the Zips defense. However, he needs to learn the offense a little better. Also, it's five games into the season and the Zips still have decent running backs who are healthy.
The following players are "out" against Kent State: Alex Allen, Ryan Bain, Sean Fobbs, Evan Laube, Paul Simkovich, Cowles Stewart and Brandon Williams.

    Notes...
    The Record-Courier's Dave Carducci gave his opinion on the Akron/Kent rivalry. Although he's getting some crap on ZipsNation.org, I don't see anything terribly wrong with the column. (That was my monthly pitch for ZipsNation.org. If you think you're a Zips fan, and you don't read it, then you're probably not a Zips fan.)
    The spread is still Akron minus 3.5. Take the Zips and win some easy money while you can.
    Tom Gaffney wrote a good story about what the Wagon Wheel game means to Akron players.
    Terry Pluto wrote an equally good column about the preparations for the game. (I personally remember hearing J.D. Brookhart yell at practice: "Fourth-and-1 AT KENT!" In essence, he wanted to use Kent State to give his players some extra motivation at the end of a scrimmage.)
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