Frosh DT Leaves Team ($)


Freshman defensive tackle Derek Johnson has reportedly left the team to return home to Hoxie, Arkansas. The team expects Johnson to return by August 8, when fall practice starts. After reports of Johnson feeling homesick, the expected contributor returned home for personal reasons that are not currently being disclosed. Johnson had reportedly impressed teammates with his physical strength. Update: Chip Brown is now reporting ($) that Michael Wilcoxon is leaving the team as well, though it looks like his absence will be permanent and based on a perceived lack of playing time. Muschamp must be ready to throw Howell and Johnson (if he does end up returning) into the fire as freshmen.