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“It’s very humbling,” said Bush, who also had a concussion last year. “It’s something you have to be extremely careful with.

“Our strength coaches were telling me all week, if you go back out there, don’t lead with your head. On the field, it’s not something you really think about in the middle of a play, but it helps to have people telling you certain things to keep you healthy.”

The guidelines also include a frequency component. Wev said he was told his season would be over if he suffered a third concussion. While Fair said it isn’t simply a three-strikes policy, a player who had several concussions in a short period of time is at greater risk. Wev had three in a seven-week span, including one early in preseason camp.

For his part, Wev segued into a student assistant role recently, providing help to the Mids’ young defensive backs and contributing how he can. Still, it’s not the same for a man who had no concussion history before his recent issues.

“I just try to take it day by day and focus on the fact I’m still blessed with a good education from the Naval Academy,” Wev said. “I try to focus on the good things, but it is tough.”

Note: Freshman quarterback Keenan Reynolds will start Friday at Central Michigan, Niumatalolo said. Junior Trey Miller, who left Saturday’s game with a left ankle injury, did not practice Wednesday. Reynolds will be the first plebe to start at quarterback for the Mids since 1991.