Butch Jones announced at this afternoon’s press conference that offensive tackle Drew Richmond has been suspended for a violation of team rules and will not play in the season-opener against Georgia Tech on Monday:
“Drew Richmond will not make the trip to Atlanta,” said Jones. “He will be suspended for a violation of team rules. If he does everything that he needs to do, he’ll be available and he’ll be back for Indiana State.”
This is likely the bad news we said we were expecting last week, and all things considered it isn’t terrible. The tackles for the Georgia Tech game will be Brett Kendrick and Marcus Tatum, both of whom should be just fine, and in any event, the bigger challenge against Tech is on the other side of the ball.