“They’re going to have to play,” Johnson said. “I would have assumed that they would have played more already. They’ll play moving forward.”
Lee has played tackle and Cooper has been at center. Lee would be playing a lot, Johnson said, if he knew his assignments a little better.
A similar predicament has held back first-year freshman wide receiver Jalen Camp, who impressed coaches and teammates in the preseason.
“We keep trying to work him in and get him in there, but he’s got to help himself, too,” Johnson said. “A lot of the time with the freshmen, they’ve got to know where to go and what to do. You’ve got to know what to do.”