Freshman defensive end Nick Kasa spoke at length Tuesday about his season coming to an end because of a case of mononucleosis and an enlarged spleen.

He said he hopes the NCAA will award him a medical redshirt season because he played in only four game and a total of 47 snaps.

He missed the second half of fall camp and the first three games of his first season of college ball because of a sprained ligament in his knee.

"It`s really frustrating definitely," Kasa said. "I can`t catch a break. But if I get the season back, that would be even be better because I get some playing time and I still get my four years to play."