Holgorsen said there was still no change in the status of two others who were not in camp, Darrien Howard and d'Vante Henry.
Holgorsen was asked Thursday about true freshmen who might play. The list wasn't all that long.
Shorts and running back Wendell Smallwood, both January enrollees who went through spring practice, will play, Holgorsen said. On defense, safety Jeremy Tyler and linebacker Al-Rasheed Benton are likely to play.
And another freshman has come up quite often during camp in regard to playing.
"I'd be shocked if Daryl Worley didn't have a big role on defense or special teams,'' Holgorsen said of the cornerback.
There are others who seem as if they might be ready to play if necessary, but they are either at positions already with great depth and/or are coming off injuries. Elijah Wellman, the fullback from Huntington, fits into the first category with Cody Clay and Garrett Hope at the position.
Receivers Shelton Gibson and Jacky Marcellus fit into that second category. While there is an admitted need for inside receivers, both had high school knee injuries and might benefit from extra time if they aren't needed.
As for Wellman, Holgorsen said redshirting him would have little to do with his performance in practice.
"He's going to be a great player for us,'' he said. "Whether we want to waste a year on him being a third-team fullback, we don't know. That decision hasn't been made.''
Holgorsen was also asked about his reaction to the leadership comment he made earlier regarding last year's team. It has been construed by some to be a criticism of former quarterback Geno Smith.
"All that falls on my shoulders. It was taken way out of context,'' Holgorsen said of referring to leadership as "an issue in a bad way'' last season. "The bottom line is I was referencing 2012 and not having enough leaders and that's one thing we've taken into account this year and we've been working on that since January.
"[We are] developing a whole room full of leaders. That's how you win a championship. You don't win a championship with one or two guys that you look to. You win a championship with a whole room full of guys that take the bull by the horns and say, 'You know what, we're going to do some special things.' I like the direction we're at right now.''
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