Texas A&M Football has their sights set on a win over Mississippi State this weekend, but they’ll have to do it without defensive back Larry Pryor.
Texas A&M Football will have it’s hands full when it takes on Mississippi State on Saturday at home, but the Aggies will have to deal with yet another absence on the roster.
During his press conference on Monday, Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher announced that defensive back Larry Pryor is no longer on the Texas A&M Football roster.
Pryor, a senior, was a four-star recruit in the Class of 2015, a member of the recruiting class of 2015 that former Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin brought in to College Station. Pryor had played in all of the Aggies first six games of the season thus far, making 12 tackles, before not playing in the Aggies’ win over Ole Miss on Saturday night.
Pryor was not a starter on the Aggies depth chart, but he was still an important depth piece in an otherwise inexperienced secondary. Pryor’s reason for not playing on Saturday is unknown, but evidently it was serious enough to result in Pryor’s departure from the Aggies’ roster.
To make matters worse for the secondary, safety Roney Elam will not play on Saturday against Mississippi State. Elam missed the Aggies’ game against Ole Miss with an injury, and will not play against the Bulldogs, as the Aggies look to make it back-to-back wins over conference opponents for the first time this season.
The Aggies game against the Bulldogs is very important, as they will look to get to two games over .500 for the first time this season as well. Winning their third SEC-conference game out of their first five is very important as well, as a win would serve as another boost of momentum for the Aggies, who got off to a very slow start and still have a great deal of big games remaining on their loaded schedule.