RALEIGH, N.C. — By the time Marshall’s football team woke up Saturday morning, one of its former starters was no longer on the team and another starter was in the Western Regional Jail.
Safety Kendall Gant, surpassed on the depth chart during the preseason camp, is no longer on the team, an MU official said without further elaboration. Gant tweeted about his excitement over the upcoming game as late as Saturday morning, about seven hours before the game: “Do it for the culture. #BeatNCState.”
The Thundering Herd lost to North Carolina State 37-20 on Saturday evening.
Defensive tackle Nyquan Harris didn’t make the trip because of an injury, and got in trouble in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Huntington police arrested him at a home about a mile and a half from campus, charging him with obstructing an officer.
The 22-year-old native of Norfolk, Virginia, was booked into the regional jail at 4:05 a.m. and released later in the day. No details of the incident were immediately available, though an online record indicates there were no other arrests at that address.
Harris, who started eight games last year, also sat out the Herd’s season opener last week against Miami (Ohio). Ryan Bee moved over from his “three-technique” tackle spot into Harris’ place, with Channing Hames getting his first start. Hames was injured this week and did not make the trip.