The report also declared kicker Shawn Davis out for the season, joining offensive tackle Andrew Marshall. Davis tore his ACL trying to make a tackle on a kickoff against Miami. It confirms Johnson's diagnosis Wednesday that he was "probably" out for the season. Johnson noted the hard work that Davis had put in to win the starting job. Brenton King will play in his place.
The loss of Mitchell is considerable for Tech. He was Tech’s leading tackler going into the game against the Hurricanes and has been an integral part of the Jackets’ improved defensive play this season. His three quarterback hurries are tied for second on the team. Mitchell was replaced in the Miami game by freshman Bruce Jordan-Swilling.