Sendlein Returns; Brown Hopeful For Kelson

Lyle Sendlein

Senior C Lyle Sendlein told Inside Texas that he's good to go Saturday when Ohio State becomes the first No. 1 team to visit Austin since 1950. Sendlein missed all but approximately 20 plays with a sprained ankle in the Horns' 56-7 home-opening win against North Texas.

"I just rolled it," Sendlein said. "I came back in and I felt like I couldn't finish the game. Then they tricked me into going into the field house, and then they wouldn't let me back out."

Sendlein's left ankle was not wrapped during Monday's press conference at Bellmont Hall and was able to walk without a limp.

"It upset me," Sendlein said of his cameo appearance Saturday.

He doesn't believe the sprain resulted either from the scorching heat or from being out of shape.

"I felt really good out there. We came out there (opening series) in no-huddle (offense). Usually, that will get you huffing and puffing. I felt like our conditioning is fine. We're in great shape."

Texas coach Mack Brown was cautiously optimistic that WLB Drew Kelson could see action against the Buckeyes after missing the home-opener with a sprained left ankle.

The trainers' report will not be released until Thursday afternoon, but Kelson is listed atop the depth chart released Monday. (Note: SLB Sergio Kindle is still not included in the Two-Deep roster.) Up-and-coming RS-freshman Roddrick Muckelroy enjoyed a generally solid afternoon in subbing for Kelson, notching three tackles including two TFL.

"He did a job Saturday, but hopefully we'll have Drew back," Brown said. "We thought Rod was good enough to play last year, but we redshirted him. He answered the bell Saturday."

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