The status of Jordan Whitehead is still an unknown. Not listed as injured, he did not play versus Marshall. He was dressed, but without a helmet. Head Coach Pat Narduzzi refused to say anything about why he didn’t play and remains vague as to whether Whitehead will play on this Saturday against Georgia Tech.
It got downright weird in the Monday presser.
Here are the questions posed to Narduzzi Monday on the subject, and his subsequent answers:
Question: Any update on Jordan with the depth chart change?
Narduzzi: “No. It’s nothing more than what I told you [Saturday]. We hope it’ll be soon.”
Question: “You said hope, you hope what?
Narduzzi: “You guys…”
Question: “Is he practicing with you guys this week?
Narduzzi: “You’ll see tomorrow morning. You guys know I’m not going to talk about it. I’m not talking about the injuries or anything else, about anybody.”
Question: “I respect your position on that Pat, but just wondering is whatever kept him out of the lineup Saturday…”
Narduzzi interrupts: “This seems like a hot topic?”
Question, again: “Has whatever kept him out of the lineup Saturday night been resolved?
Narduzzi: “It’s never resolved is it? It’s never resolved. We’re still working on it. Next.”
And that was it. There has been no information to indicate Whitehead is injured.
So is it an injury? Is it team discipline? Is there something else?