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Holtz: WR Mitchell may take medical redshirt



TAMPA -- Sophomore receiver Terrence Mitchell, who has not played since September due to concussion symptoms, may be sidelined the rest of the season and headed for a medical redshirt, coach Skip Holtz said Sunday.


Mitchell has played in four games, the most allowed by a player to still take a medical redshirt, and Holtz said the nature of concussions has him hesitant to put him back until everything is cleared. Mitchell, a Hillsborough graduate, was a Freshman All-American in 2010 as a punt returner for the Bulls.

"We thought we were making some progress, but it's a two steps forward, one step back," Holtz said. "You probably could clear him, but as I've said from the beginning, we're going to err on the side of caution. Until his (test) numbers are back, we're not going to play him. I would think with where we are at this point, it would be worth looking into a medical year for him."

THIS AND THAT: Sixth-year senior WR A.J. Love, who has already had two ACL surgeries, aggravated a stress fracture in his shin Friday and is limited. ... Starting running back Darrell Scott, who did not play Friday due to concussion symptoms, was cleared to play, Holtz said, but was held out because he hadn't practiced all week. Demetris Murray started and rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns. ... Holtz said he'll continue to consider redshirt freshman Chris Veron at punter after starter Justin Brockhaus-Kann averaged about 30 yards in the air on his four punts Friday.

[Last modified: Sunday, November 13, 2011 8:56pm]


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