Coach Beckman announced today that three players were being suspended for unspecified “disciplinary reasons”
Sophomore running back Morgan Williams, the Rockets’ leading rusher last season, will sit out the first two games of the season, while senior linebacker Daris Quinn and senior safety Chris Faison will miss the season opener at Purdue on Saturday.
Obviously, playing without these three will present challenges for the Rockets. It’s not that these three are the keys to our success, but they are certainly three peices of the puzzle and may be the difference between hanging with Purdue and falling behind them. It’s unfortunate to see any player suspended, but Beckman has to act with authority and consistency:
“We have team policies here, and those team policies are going to be fulfilled,” Beckman said. “If those team policies are not, then that’s what’s going to be taken [away].”