Brandon Johnson has left the team for a couple of days to deal with a death in the family.
Coach Tyrone Willingham indicated that a player missing the heavy workout days of Tuesday and Wednesday might not be able to start the Apple Cup on Saturday. However, as of now, he doesn't know who might start in Johnson's place.
The top candidates would seem to be Terrance Dailey or Willie Griffin.
Willingham also said cornerback Matt Mosley has a partially torn knee ligament. However, it is not believed that surgery will be necessary.