Paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand is responsive and aware of the difficult road ahead, says coach Greg Schiano, who described the junior defensive tackle as being in “good spirits.’’
Schiano did not update LeGrand’s medical condition in a news conference yesterday, but said he’s seen him every day since LeGrand was paralyzed from the neck down after making a special teams tackle against Army on Saturday.
“He goes through different periods,’’ Schiano said. “There are medications that have to be administered. He has been very responsive at times, and very aware. He knows.
“I have tried to keep him informed what is going on here,’’ he said. “I see him each day and let him know what is happening with the guys. He understands.’’
Pitt players and staff will display a large banner supporting LeGrand during Saturday’s game against the Scarlet Knights.
The NCAA probe of improper benefits to players from agents has led to several North Carolina players, including NFL prospects Marvin Austin, Greg Little, and Robert Quinn, being suspended.
Blake resigned from North Carolina’s staff Sept. 5 and has denied steering players to Wichard. Blake was an assistant coach at Oklahoma in the mid-1980s, when Bosworth was an All-American linebacker.
“You have to understand, John was the eyes inside the locker room,’’ Bosworth told the website. “He was the fisherman and Gary was the cook. You’ve got to have somebody out there who is going to get the bounty, and Gary’s the one who then goes and sells the bounty. I don’t understand why they would be trying to skirt the truth on that. That is what it was. It was so blatant. And I know I wasn’t the only player who saw it.’’