Tag:Kenny Vaccaro
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:16 am
Edited on: October 4, 2011 11:16 am
 

Texas loses Christian Scott indefinitely

Posted by Tom Fornelli

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that when Christian Scott is an old man reflecting on his college football career, 2011 won't be the highlight. The season started with Scott being suspended for the first three games of the season after attacking a woman who was trying to repossess his car. Scott was finally able to get back on the field on Saturday in Texas' win over Iowa State, but it's going to be a while before he sees any more action.

Scott injured his right wrist during the game and according to Texas trainer Kenny Boyd, Scott is out indefinitely.

Which means the Texas secondary is getting pretty thin. Scott was a backup safety, but with fellow safety Nolan Brewster announcing that he was giving up football last week, that leaves the Longhorns with a pair of freshman behind Blake Gideon and Kenny Vaccaro.

Mykkele Thompson and Sheroid Evans are now behind Gideon and Vaccaro on the depth chart, as is sophomore Adrian Phillips who has seen time at cornerback in the nickel package this season.

It's not exactly the best position to be in with the Longhorns having to face Landry Jones, Ryan Broyles and the Oklahoma passing attack this weekend.
Posted on: August 9, 2011 10:47 am
 

Texas suspends Christian Scott indefinitely

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Texas safety Christian Scott was arrested for assault causing bodily injury on Monday afternoon in Austin, and it did not take Texas very long to hand out its punishment. The school announced on Monday evening that Scott had been suspended indefinitely from the team.

“We’re aware of the situation with Christian Scott and disappointed any time one of our players is accused of wrongdoing,” said head coach Mack Brown. “We’ve talked to Christian and his family, and he has been suspended from all activities with our football team. Following the completion of the legal process, we will do what’s best for the university, Christian and the team.” 

Brown also said that Texas will wait until Scott's case is resolved before making a final decision on whether or not that Scott will ever play for the school again. Though the San Antonio Express-News points out that the last four Longhorns to get arrested never played again.

As for what Scott's absence does to the Texas depth chart, Scott has started 10 games in his career, with all of those starts coming last season. Though he was not going to be handed the starting job in 2011, as Texas was impressed with Kenny Vaccaro during the spring, and you have to assume that Scott's suspension will only help Vaccaro's chances of taking the starting job. 
 
 
 
 
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