As Miami prepares for Saturday’s game against Appalachian State, it will do so without the services of starting cornerback Adrian Colbert once again.
Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post reports, though, that ailing defensive tackles Courtel Jenkins and Anthony Moten will at least travel with the team.
Courtel Jenkins and Anthony Moten will travel to App State. Adrian Colbert will not.
— Matt Porter (@mattyports) September 15, 2016
Colbert, a senior who transferred in from Texas after playing safety for the Longhorns, will be held out once again as he recovers from a knee injury he sustained in practice last week.
He tore his meniscus and was expected to be out a few weeks. Head coach Mark Richt and the Hurricanes are hopeful that Colbert can be back for Miami’s ACC opener against Georgia Tech on October 1.
Jenkins, a 6’2”, 320-pound junior tackle from Jersey City, New Jersey, played in the Hurricanes’ season opener against Florida A&M and recorded three tackles. He missed last week’s game against Florida Atlantic as a result of a torn meniscus, too.
Moten, a 6’4”, 315-pound junior defensive tackle from Fort Lauderdale, Florida has yet to appear in a game this season for head coach Mark Richt and the Hurricanes. If he can in fact play, he would give the front seven a tremendous boost.
Miami has been impressive to start the season. The Hurricanes have easily beaten both Florida A&M and Florida Atlantic to start 2-0. Miami is currently ranked 25th in both the Associated Press and Coaches’ poll.
As Tennessee found out in its opener, Appalachian State won’t go down without a fight.
Saturday’s game at Appalachian State is slated to start at noon eastern on ESPN.