By Rodney McKissic
UB sophomore tailback Anthone Taylor remains under suspension for a violation of team rules, although coach Jeff Quinn said Tuesday the suspension is, “day-to-day.”
“He’s right now suspended, currently, until further we find out further information in the process,” Quinn said. “Right now, it’s a day-to-day situation.”
Taylor was not listed on the depth chart for Saturday’s Homecoming game against Eastern Michigan. Taylor, the team’s second-leading rusher, was suspended for last Saturday’s game against UConn. Taylor has rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns in three games.
The backup tailback to Branden Oliver for the Eastern Michigan game is junior James Potts who was solid last Saturday in running for 38 yards on 13 carries.
“James is an instinctive runner, he certainly has a good burst and has trained himself,” Quinn said. “James has found a way to capitalize on his opportunities.”
Sophomore Robert Blodgett will once again start at right guard in place of Dillon Guy and Quinn indicated it could be long term. Guy missed the UConn game with an ankle injury.
“I think Bobby showed that he potentially is going to be that guy at right guard,” Quinn said.
Other changes on the depth chart include junior Devon Hughes moved ahead of senior Natey Adjei behind starter Fred Lee at wide receiver, while the Bulls will start either senior Alex Dennison or sophomore Kendall Patterson a fullback. Patterson, who converted from nose guard, started against Baylor and UConn.
On defense, Dwellie Striggles is now the backup corner to Najja Johnson ahead of Carlos Lammons.