By Matt Sugam
PISCATAWAY – Savon Huggins still hasn’t seen the practice field since he was injured against Howard. But that hasn’t given his head coach any trepidation. Kyle Flood still thinks his sophomore running back will be ready to go despite a lower leg injury.
“Huggins did individuals today and I feel the same way I did at the beginning of the week,” Flood said. “I’m very optimistic that he’ll be ready to go [against UConn].”
That means Jawan Jamison – who’s had 71 carries the last two games – would see a decreased workload. Though Flood is comfortable with the wear and tear Jamison’s taken and not worried if it has to continue in Huggins absence.
“I’m comfortable with the amount of carries he’s had because that’s the way the games have played out. There’s no guarantee it would play out like that in the future,” Flood said. “But if Savon is ready to go he’s going to play for us so it will happen naturally.”
As for reserve running back Paul James (ankle), Flood said he’s game ready.
“Paul’s been out here, so as far as we’re concerned, Paul’s ready to go. He’s been out here practicing with us so we feel good about him.”