Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Warren Norman and Zac Stacy switch to single digits

Think Bobby Johnson's going to tell us which quarterback is playing the best in spring practice?

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

But we do know who has a new number.

Star freshmen running backs Warren Norman and Zac Stacy have downsized their numbers, Norman from No. 27 to No. 5 and Stacy from No. 21 to No. 2.

Both are shifty little guys, relatively speaking, so this isn't quite as jarring as, say, big Brandon Barden switching to No. 6 last spring.

The City Paper is reporting that safety Sean Richardson is dumping his No. 38 and grabbing Stacy's No. 21.

Meanwhile, freshman Kenny Ladler, who's enrolled early and is participating in spring practice, will wear Norman's old No. 27.

And who knows? If Ladler wins a starting position and lays the wood to opposing players, which is not outside the realm of possibility, then he could be the second straight Commodore wearing No. 27 to win SEC Freshman of the Year.

But that's getting a little ahead of ourselves.

In other numbers news, Jordan Rodgers will wear the No. 11 vacated by Brent Trice.


It appears linebacker Austin Newton, who would have been a fifth-year senior, is no longer on the team. He played special teams last season and with the emergence of four redshirt freshmen linebackers last season — Archie Barnes, Dexter Daniels, DeAndre Jones and Tristan Strong — he was not expected to crack the depth chart this year.

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