Roundup: Scooby Wright could return in a month
The word is that Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright will miss three to four weeks after having surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee, head coach Rich Rodriguez said Monday.
The Utah secondary just got a little deeper – cornerback Dominique Hatfield has been reinstated to the team following his suspension over the summer. However, Kyle Whittingham did not say one way or the other if Hatfield will play Friday against Utah State.
If you missed “Sports Report” Monday night, here’s a quality piece on the legacy left by former Washington State president Elson S. Floyd.
No surprise here – Seth Collins was named Oregon State’s starting quarterback after his impressive debut against Weber State, passing for 92 yards and rushing for 152, the most rushing yards by an OSU quarterback in nearly 20 years.
Anne M. Peterson of the Associated Press writes that Oregon is trying to get things corrected on defense before the big Michigan State game. The Ducks gave up 42 points and 549 yards to FCS Eastern Washington on Saturday.
Washington is moving on with freshman quarterback Jake Browning after the close loss to Boise State, notes the AP’s Tim Booth. Browning certainly showed some promise against the Broncos despite passing for only 150 yards and 4.3 yards per attempt (he was 20 of 34 through the air).
UCLA defensive line coach Angus McClure has a new plan now that Eddie Vanderdoes is out for the season, reports Chris Foster of the Los Angeles Times.
Arizona State coach Todd Graham said special teams played poorly in the loss to Texas A&M, notes Doug Haller. Two running into the punter penalties and giving up a punt return for a touchdown was not in the gameplan for Sparky.
Cal football coach Sonny Dykes doesn’t expect a letdown against San Diego State Saturday, writes Jeff Faraudo. The Aztecs scored just one offensive touchdown against San Diego, a non-scholarship program (but SDSU did win 37-3).
Kyle Bonagura notes that USC “played up to expectations” in its season-opening whoopin’ of Arkansas State, taking down the Red Wolves 55-6.
Jon Wilner grades Stanford’s performance against Northwestern, and well, this report card wouldn’t get anybody on an all-academic team.
Colorado basketball coach Tad Boyle said forward Xavier Johnson could return to action by December. Johnson had surgery in June to repair a torn Achilles tendon. Still, Boyle thinks redshirting him is the likely course of action they will take with Johnson.