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Johnson Injury and UB Notes

By Bob DiCesare

Former Sweet Home star Jordan Johnson underwent elbow surgery this week and likely will sit out the season. Johnson, a redshirt freshman running back, suffered a fracture and dislocation and will wear a cast for about another week. Johnson bulked up from 205 to 232 during the offseason before returning to a playing weight of 225. He would have been no higher than fifth on the running back depth chart behind Bo Oliver, Anthone Taylor, Devin Campbell and James Potts but would have factored in on special teams. Recovery time is estimated at six months.

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Todd Therrein (Wmsv. East), a converted DL, and Bobby Blodgett -- both sophomores -- are getting the work at right guard while Dillon Guy nurses an ankle sprain . . .  Backup slot receiver Cordero Dixon remained sidelined with an unspecified injury. . . . True freshman wideout Jamarl Eiland rejoined the team Friday after returning home because of a death in the family. . . . Boise Ross showed a great speed burst after a catch and appears the most likely of three true frosh WRs to see action this season. Teammates have nicknamed Ross "Mr. Potato." (Boise . .. Idaho ... Get it?) . . . Bulls will scrimmage the final hour of practice Saturday beginning at 12:45. Quinn said the offensive emphasis will be on specific situations, such as red-zone and two-minute execution.


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Bob Dicesare

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Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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