non-travelers: Nick James, Quay Evans, Fred Brown inj, Shelby Christy inj— David H Murray (@DawgsBiteMag) August 31, 2013
For weeks now we've heard rumors swirling about the status for Nick James and Quay Evans, and today we have our first concrete sign that something is up with the duo.
David Murray of GenesPage.com reports via Twitter that the duo did not travel to Houston today. This follows the release of game notes earlier in the week when neither was listed in the two-deep at defensive tackle, which was surprising.
The duo, both sophomores, played in a combined 18 games as freshmen in 2012, and were expected to see significant time at defensive tackle this fall, if not push for starting spots.
We will update as things are firmed up, but right now it's a safe assumption that the two are suspended for today's opener. How long after that and what for will be the next questions. We may not find out much about the latter, but the former is important, as State goes to Auburn in two weeks for the SEC opener.