Hogs finding new ways to increase the line before USC game
The bad news keeps coming from Fayetteville as Darius Vinnett joins the long list of projected Razorback starters to be claimed by the injury bug. Vinnett joins Darren McFadden of bizarre toe injury in a bar fight fame and QB Casey Dick of mysterious back injury renown.
The worst news of all is that Casey Dick's back just doesn't seem to be healing properly. Dick first hurt his back in spring practice and was expected to be fully healed by the time August rolled around. Dick was evaluated by a specialist in Little Rock last night and was diagnosed with an L-2 Stress Reaction. Further comment on the situation is expected to come tonight.
This likely leaves Robert Johnson as the starter for the USC game. Johnson started the first seven games of last year and looked horrible for most of it. However, he has shown flashes of his potential and the USC game last year was actually a rather solid performance before he left with an injury. Offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn and QB coach Alex Wood seem very impressed with him thus far in the preseason. Expect QB wunderkund and highly touted freshman Mitch Mustain to see action quickly if Johnson falters at all.
Sold his soul for another crack at the Trojans