Tennessee football coach Josh Heupel didn’t have much to say about why offensive tackle Gerald Mincey played in a limited capacity against Florida after he was cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Mincey, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, traveled with the team to his home state for the game. The redshirt junior did not play on offense against Florida, the school where he started his college football career.
Heupel described Mincey’s absence from the lineup on offense as a coach’s decision. But Mincey played on the field goal and PAT kick units on special teams. At his press conference Monday, Heupel didn’t elaborate on those decisions.
Was Mincey’s absence from the offense punishment for the marijuana citation?
“We just decided not to play him on the offensive side of the ball,” Heupel said.
Why did Mincey play on special teams?
“We just made that decision,” Heupel said.
No. 20 Tennessee (2-1) plays UTSA (1-2) on Saturday (4 p.m. ET, SEC Network) at Neyland Stadium.
Will Mincey be available to play against UTSA?
“We’ve got a long week here. We’ll go through the week,” Heupel said.
Police report provide details of citation
At 11:12 p.m. on Sept. 14, Mincey was stopped by UTPD in a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee in the area of Cumberland Avenue and Henley Street in Knoxville. Police…