The junior missed last Saturday's game against East Carolina after injuring a leg in practice.
Coach Jim McElwain offered the update Wednesday, saying ''Vernon probably went from questionable to probable the way he moved.'' McElwain added that ''it's going to be really a decision from him and then obviously the doctors moving forward.''
Freshman left tackle Martez Ivey, considered one of the top offensive line recruits, is expected to make his debut after missing the first two games with a knee injury. McElwain says, ''He's good to go. He practiced all week. We haven't set the rotation there yet, but he'll play.''