Youngstown, Ohio (WYTV)- In their last scrimmage of the summer, the goal for head coach Eric Wolford’s team was to get out healthy. Wolford sat some key players throughout the scrimmage to do just that, but was still unable to get out of the scrimmage injury free.
A few Penguins left the game early with foot injuries including sophomore guard Brock Eisenhuth.
Eisenhuth started the first eight games of last season before going down with a similar foot injury and then returning for the last game of the season.
“Brock has had a good camp, he has worked hard and I’m sure he wants to go out there and start against Illinois,” said Wolford after practice. He went on to say that he did not believe that his injury was serious.
“Our key to being successful this year is staying healthy like any year. If you have a couple key guys hurt, that can be the difference in a couple big games.”
The Penguins have some depth though, thanks in part to Division 1 transfers. Four players come to the Penguins this season from the upper division including junior CB Kenneth Durden who wondered the crowd after a one-handed interception in the back of the endzone.
“Clearly a good athlete, made a nice play there, one-hander. He is a guy that has a lot of ability,” says Wolford of Durden
“Where I come from they played a lot of man, so I just have to get used to this defense,” said Durden who transferred from the University of South Florida after being arrested on a marijuana charge.
Durden joins OT Cameron Fraser (Louisville), LB Laron Taylor (Iowa) and CB Nathan Dortch (Miami (Fla.)) as D-1 transfers for the Penguins.