WKU football notes

1 04 2011

Western Kentucky will run through its first true spring scrimmage Saturday morning at Houchens-Smith Stadium.

On Friday, the defense dominated once again – and Saturday’s scrimmage seems to be a chance for plenty of offensive players to step up and get noticed.

“Offensively you’ve got a lot of guys with great opportunities to come in and play,” WKU coach Willie Taggart said. “I told the receivers that the way (injured sophomore WR) Willie McNeal got noticed was last year during the spring. We’ve got guys that need to stay in that play book and get after it. They’re not freshmen anymore.

“(Saturday) is a great opportunity for some of those guys to step up.”

Also, WKU media relations said Friday that receiver Dexter Haynes – who was previously said to have left the program – has not actually left, but is actually serving an indefinite suspension due to a violation of team rules.

WKU would not specify the nature of Haynes’ violation, but the junior to be was arrested on Feb. 6 in Warren County for driving under the influence.

Jail records indicate that Haynes was released on Feb. 7, and was also cited for failure to wear a safety belt and also speeding 23 miles per hour over the posted limit.




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