The Washington Times - September 14, 2008, 12:00PM

Probably one of the top things that will come out of Ralph Friedgen‘s teleconference later this afternoon is an update on tailback Da’Rel Scott and his injured left shoulder.

But for now, anyway, he’s on pace for a pretty impressive season by anyone’s standards.


The sophomore has 407 yards through three games. Project that over a 12-game season, and he lands at 1,628 yards —- four shy of LaMont Jordan‘s school record set in 1999.

While no one was ever going to anoint Ron Vanderlinden the second coming of Vince Lombardi, he knew Jordan represented his best chance to win. So he handed the tailback the ball 266 times in an 11-game season, a figure Scott doesn’t seem all that likely to reach (he’s on pace for 224 carries) in a 12-game schedule.

So if Scott’s injury brings more pain than muscle or joint damage and if Scott stays somewhere around his 7.3 yards a carry, his attempt to run down program history will be one of the more interesting subplots this season.

—- Patrick Stevens