Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Kelly: No one ruled out yet for Saturday
By Matt Fortuna
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- There was less talk Tuesday about those who won't play this weekend and more talk about those who will play at home for the final time.
Saturday brings Senior Day for Notre Dame, which will honor 33 fourth- and fifth-year players before the Irish face BYU. Brian Kelly took time at his weekly press conference to reflect on the careers of many of them, notably offensive stalwarts like Tommy Rees and TJ Jones and defensive ones like Dan Fox and Carlo Calabrese.
And as of now, no one has been ruled out for joining them for the tilt against the Cougars, with Kelly saying Ishaq Williams (ACL sprain), Kona Schwenke (high-ankle sprain), Isaac Rochell (ankle sprain) and Jarron Jones (ankle sprain) all practiced Monday without any setbacks, though Williams remains day-to-day.
Williams has not played since the Oct. 26 game at Air Force, while Schwenke was injured the following week against Navy and the other two defensive linemen suffered their sprains one week later at Pitt.
It remains status quo for one other player who won't participate Saturday, as Kelly reiterated that Everett Golson would be eligible to practice with the Irish in the lead-up to their bowl game if he is readmitted to school. Kelly said he cannot comment on Golson's academic status but that a decision would probably come sometime in mid-December.