September 18, 2007

Practice Notebook: A look at the tailback position

Tuesday's practice was minus Kordell Young and unfortunately it will remain that way for the rest of the year. The Scarlet Knights have two weeks to get ready for Maryland and here's a little glimpse of how they began preparing for the Terrapins.

Young will be missed

With Kordell Young undergoing knee surgery today, Mason Robinson is now officially the team's number two running back. Head coach Greg Schiano talked about the loss of Young.

"He does a lot of things for us. Special teams are affected. There was a great comfort level with him going in the game as a running back, which we no longer have. We're going to try and develop the guys that were behind him."

The new tailback situation

Schiano must now revamp his tailback alignment. He shared his thoughts on how he plans to utilize his running backs.

"Mason will be the second tailback. We'll work Jourdan Brooks there a little bit. We'll work a couple guys there. Right now, we only have two, but we're giving Jourdan a chance. Mason's not going to be as prevalent on special teams. We have to protect him a little bit."

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