August 5, 2007
Wang injury impacts offensive line
The Notebook
• As released earlier, starting right tackle Ed Wang went down with a broken left ankle in practice Sunday and is expected to miss significant time.

According to offensive line coach Curt Newsome, the immediate plan is to move Nick Marshman out to Wang's spot, and to put Matt Welsh in at left guard.

Marshman had been backing up Richard Graham at left guard, but Graham is currently hobbled by a strained hamstring. Welsh, who has worked at guard in the past, was getting reps in as a backup center prior to Wang's injury.

With Marshman and Welsh now working with the starters, much of the backup squad is composed of freshmen, including redshirts Aaron Brown, Clark Crum, Barrett Mears and Beau Warren, and true freshmen Jaymes Brooks, Blake Dechristopher and Khalil Latif. Redshirt sophomores Hivera Green and Brandon Holland will also be in the mix as the upcoming practices play out.

• Updating an earlier report on the upcoming open scrimmages (Aug. 11 and 18), both practice sessions are scheduled to begin at 3:15 in Lane Stadium. Stretching and individual drills usually begin each practice, so the scrimmages should begin not much later, weather permitting. More details will be posted should they become available. Admission is free.

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