The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 8, 2009

No words needed

Inspirational message unnecessary as ECU invades Morgantown


Sidney Glover is a different story.

He didn’t play Saturday because Stewart didn’t let him.

“We have a rule, if you practice (hard) you play,” Stewart said. “If you don’t practice (hard), you don’t play.”

Stewart obviously hasn’t been pleased with Glover’s practice.

“That was my call,” Stewart said. “It wasn’t because of injury. He hasn’t practiced well enough or long enough to be on the traveling team. I’m going to play the guys who go out and sweat. The guys that give effort in practice, and we know what they can do, will play. If Sidney continues to practice like he has, then he’ll play this week. But up until last week, he hadn’t practiced. You just can’t practice Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and say you’re ready to play. Maybe it is that way some places, or that was the way it was here before, but I’m not doing that.”

Stewart said he was pleased with the kickoff coverage against Liberty — porous at best early — after some personnel changes.

“I put (fullback) Ryan Clarke in there and he did a nice job,” Stewart said. “He went down there and really whacked some guys. We put (freshman back) Shawne Alston, and he went down there and did a nice job. Then (Scott native) Jordan Roberts went down there and created havoc.”

Eddie Davis also subbed for the injured Sowers and did a good job, Stewart said.

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