Last year it was receiver Colin Larmond Jr. who suffered a season-ending knee injury before the season even began.
Last week it was receiver Ifeanyi Momah, whose season was cut short when he tore his left ACL against Northwestern. The Eagles' offense continues to take hits. Momah had a great start and had led the team with eight catches for 171 yards before he went down.
A high standard has already been set by Momah, but coach Frank Spaziani said he is confident in Johnathan Coleman, Momah’s replacement for the trip to Central Florida this weekend. Coleman played in 12 games last year and had 14 catches for 260 yards.
“We love Johnathan,” Spaziani said. “He's a big, athletic receiver, he can run, he can catch. He was sort of a developmental kid when we first got him because of his background, which I don't need to go into here and those things. But he's got the athletic talent. We would have hoped that he would have broken through last year, but he's made tremendous strides this preseason, and really has improved.
“Once again, you know, one man's misfortune is another man's opportunity,” Spaziani said. “So we expect Johnathan to go in there and perform like his God-given talents.”