Tag:Randall Dent
Posted on: September 12, 2011 12:15 pm
Edited on: September 12, 2011 12:17 pm
 

Kansas loses DT Williams for the season

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Kansas is off to a 2-0 start on the season, but that doesn't mean all the news in Lawrence is good for the Jayhawks and head coach Turner Gill. Gill announced on Sunday night that defensive tackle John Williams will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL in Kansas' 45-42 win over Northern Illinois.

"That's not what you want to hear," Gill told the Kansas City Star. "He definitely was playing well. It's unfortunate that he got hurt. We'll just have to get the next guy that has an opportunity to come in and make plays for us." 

Making the news a bit harder to swallow, Kansas isn't exactly deep on its defensive line. Williams' current backup on the depth chart is sophomore Randall Dent. Dent had been an offensive lineman for the Jayhawks until fall camp when Pat Dorsey was injured and he was moved to the defense. So that means that the Jayhawks may have to rely heavily on a player in the middle of their defense who has very little experience at the position against a Georgia Tech team that runs the option.

With a lack of depth and inexperience in the middle of the defensive line, it could be a very long day for the Kansas defense against the Yellow Jackets.
 
 
 
 
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