The Southern football team is still attempting to work through an academic certification process that has left the game day roster in limbo for the first three weeks of the regular season.
Left tackle Reginald Redding played Saturday’s game against Northwestern State when he was possibly not authorized to do so, according to a report.
Redding was apparently on a list of players who were ruled ineligible, including Dionte McDuffy, Kevin King and De’Andre Woodland. Redding, who was ruled ineligible two previous times, is uncertain for the league opener against Prairie View.
The news of another player caught in the academic certification issues comes just weeks after five Southern players were unable to participate in the team’s season opener at Louisiana-Lafayette. Southern is also awaiting word on whether Jaleel Richardson, who has not played a snap this season, will be available this week.
Head coach Dawson Odums said Tuesday that the team has no choice but to move on from the roster distractions and prepare players who will be in uniform come Saturday.
“I’m at peace with it,” he said. “I have a clear mind…it’s conference time. I know the players who are eligible, and my job is to get them ready to play.”