“It's kind of what we've been working towards,” Smart said of the redshirt. “It's not set yet because we don't know how many games we've got left. But he did a great job in the Tennessee game. Jordan (Davis) went down and he filled it. He's done a great job contributing. It's something we've thought about since the beginning of the year."
Rochester's return next season would be helpful to the Bulldogs' defensive cause. They're set to lose Michael Barnett, Tyler Clark, David Marshall and Justin Young off the defensive line due to graduation.
Saturday, the Bulldogs will hold Senior Day ceremonies before the Texas A&M game. No word on whether Rochester will participate.