I’ve received numerous e-mails this week from readers wondering about the status of Emmanuel Moody, the Southern Cal transfer who has endured a litany of injuries and setbacks since he’s been here.
The latest setback came Saturday. He lost a fumble on his only carry against Troy and spent the rest of the game on the bench with his head down.
Urban Meyer said Monday that he hasn’t lost confidence in Moody, and the hard-running tailback will still be a factor this season.
Meyer also said Moody had a slight injury he was dealing with Saturday.
“Nothing to keep him out of the game,” Meyer said. “He’s really down. But he’s fine. He came out and practiced (Sunday night). He’s a person that wants to do well. He won the starting job for the Tennessee game last year. He was the starting tailback and then he got hurt. The next two kids (Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey) came in and played well.
“(Moody) is a guy that’s been running hard this year. He showed up at training camp and sprained his ankle and was out two weeks. His whole world is carrying that football and playing at Florida. But injury, fumble, this and this. I certainly haven’t lost confidence in him. He’s going to get it right.”
Moody disappeared Saturday. But it looks like he has a good chance to reappear at some point this season.