Sunday, September 16, 2007

Status quo for Zachery, Lester

AUBURN --- Despite Terrell Zachery's absence from the sideline in Auburn's loss to Mississippi State on Saturday, Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville said there’s no change in the status of the redshirt freshman wide receiver from Wadley.
Tuberville said Zachery’s absense Saturday was in compliance with SEC rules limiting the number of players allowed on the bench for conference games.
“You can only dress so many for conference games,” he said. “If you're in the dog house there's no sense in dressing out.”
Zachery was on the sideline for the Kansas State and South Florida games, wearing a jersey and shorts. Both were non-conference games.
Zachery has spent this season in the coach’s “dog house” for undisclosed reasons. Tuberville has kept Zachery off limits to media.
Same for reserve safety and dog house roommate Lorenzo Ferguson and starting tailback Brad Lester, who is suspended for what an Auburn news release termed "unresolved academic issues."
Tuberville said Sunday he does not know when he'll know something new on Lester's status.
"I still haven't heard anything," he said. "Hopefully, it will clear up soon. That's all out of my hands. I've completely stayed out of it."

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