Mackall was suspended indefinitely Wednesday for a violation of team rules. Edsall said Thursday that Mackall didn’t start Saturday’s loss to Boston College because he was late for a team meeting on game day. Edsall did not say if that was the reason for the suspension.
Mackall, a sophomore who moved up to the line from linebacker this season, has six tackles for a loss this season, tied for the team lead with redshirt freshman linebacker Lorne Goree. He is second on the team in sacks with three, again behind Goree (3.5).