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Tim Tucker cleared

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The NCAA clearing house as approved the transcripts of LB Tim Tucker. Tucker practiced yesterday while a waiver was pending. Today, that waiver was accepted and he is officially on the roster. Coach Sark said he was impressed with Tucker’s patience throughout the process. He is a remarkable person and handled this situation very well. A special thanks to our compliance office led by Kyle Pifer, for all of their efforts during this process.

Tucker was doing well and ticketed for early playing time before he had to sit out in NCAA induced limbo. As far as the depth chart goes he was probably second string at the time it happened. Injuries to the front liners will have a lot to do with whether he plays or not this year. Same thing for Jordan Wallace. Both of those could contribute this season but I think the coaches would like to redshirt them if possible. Same thing goes for the three freshman defensive linemen.