I was at the Stanford-Oregon game, so I didn’t make it to Memorial Stadium for Sonny Dykes’ post-practice session with reporters.
But Dykes reiterated what he’d said Wednesday, which is that he expects slot receiver Richard Rodgers to play Saturday against USC while wearing a wrap and a device to immobilize the thumb he had surgically repaired on Tuesday.
He also said he expects linebacker Khairi Fortt (biceps) to play, despite the fact he barely practiced all week. Expect Michael Barton to start.
And cornerback Trey Cheek, who was taken by ambulance to the hospital after Wednesday’s practice when he collided with fellow freshman Darius Allensworth, was released Thurday morning.
Dykes said Cheek is doing fine.
And if you didn’t watch Stanford-Oregon, oh my.
The Cardinal was very impressive, its offensive and defensive lines shoving the Ducks around while forging a 26-0 lead on the way to a 26-20 final.