The Vandals' midweek practice just wrapped up, and we've got notes on injuries (specifically related to Preston Davis and Ryan Bass) and the depth chart below.
Here the highlights of Robb Akey's talk with reporters after today's two-hour practice. The team leaves for Virginia tomorrow afternoon after a morning practice.
- Wideout Preston Davis, who practiced yesterday for the first time since injuring his foot before the season, will not play at Virginia on Saturday (12:30 p.m. Pacific, ESPN3). Davis practiced with the scout team today but his foot did not respond as well as hoped after Tuesday's practice, Akey said. "It didn’t feel quite right to him so he’s not going to be able to go this week," Akey said.
- Tailback Ryan Bass will most likely miss the second straight week with an "internal" injury to his gut, Akey said. The Arizona State transfer has yet to be cleared by doctors. Still, Akey said he expects to have Bass back next week. "It’s probably not likely that he’ll be playing in this game," the coach said.
- Tight end Michael LaGrone (leg) and offensive guard Jordan Johnson (ankle) practiced on Wednesday. LaGrone seems likely to play; Johnson did not practice with the first-team offense from what I saw. Instead, A.J. Jones played at right guard, as he did last week against Fresno State.
Cornerback A.J. Annelus, a JC transfer, got time with the ones during the defense's scout work. He has yet to play this season. "He’s getting some reps and being ready for it," Akey said. "With the situation that we’re in, that gives him opportunity as a corner to be prepared to come into the game."