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Michigan sorry for handling of QB injury

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Roughly 12 hours after embattled Michigan coach Brady Hoke said he'd been given no indication that quarterback Shane Morris had been diagnosed with a concussion, athletic director Dave Brandon revealed in a post-midnight statement that the sophomore did appear to have sustained one.

That capped a bizarre day in which Michigan tried to address questions about the coaching staff's handling of Morris, who took a violent hit in the fourth quarter of Saturday's loss to Minnesota.

"In my judgment, there was a serious lack of communication that led to confusion on the sideline. Unfortunately, this confusion created a circumstance that was not in the best interest of one of our student-athletes," Brandon said in a statement released shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday. "I sincerely apologize for the mistakes that were made.


NC State coach sorry for FSU accusations

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren said Tuesday he has apologized to Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher for his comments accusing the top-ranked Seminoles of faking injuries to slow down the Wolfpack's offense.

Doeren released a statement Tuesday morning on the program's Twitter account and extended his apology to FSU's staff, players and fans.


LSU to start freshman Harris vs. Auburn

(AP) -- After leading touchdown drives on nine of his last 10 series in a backup role, LSU freshman quarterback Brandon Harris is slated to make his first start in the 15th-ranked Tigers' first Southeastern Conference road game of the season at No. 5 Auburn this Saturday.

LSU coach Les Miles announced the change in the pecking order on Monday, two days after Anthony Jennings, who started the first five games for LSU (4-1) had arguably his worst outings of the season before Harris entered the game and led seven straight touchdown drives.


Vols QB Worley to be healthy for Florida

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee expects to have quarterback Justin Worley at full strength for Saturday's game with Florida.

The status of Worley's receiving corps is less clear.


Baylor WR Norwood to return Saturday

WACO, Texas (AP) Seventh-ranked Baylor is getting another talented receiver back from injury.

Coach Art Briles says Monday that Levi Norwood has been cleared after missing the last three games because of a wrist injury in the season opener. The senior receiver and punt returner, who had 47 catches for 733 yards and eight touchdowns last season, is expected to play Saturday at Texas.


Kentucky bans 4 over air gun shots

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky has suspended four freshmen for Saturday night's SEC game against South Carolina for their involvement with air pistol shots being fired near a residence hall on campus. No one was injured Sunday night, but police issued an alert advising people to stay indoors on the Lexington campus as they investigated.

Suspended for violating team rules are running back Stanley "Boom" Williams, who is leading the Wildcats in all-purpose yards, backup quarterback Drew Barker, wide receiver Dorian Baker, and defensive end Tymere Dubose. A statement Monday evening from coach Mark Stoops and athletic director Mitch Barnhart said the group could face additional internal discipline.


Memphis top rusher Dorceus done for year

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis must play the rest of the season without injured running back Doroland Dorceus.

Tigers coach Justin Fuente announced Monday that Dorceus would miss the rest of the year, but did not say what say what injury had sidelined the sophomore running back. Dorceus got hurt Saturday during a 24-3 loss to No. 11 Mississippi, which was ranked 10th at the time of the game.


Ex-asst. sues UCF for breach of contract

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) A former UCF football assistant coach is suing the university and the athletic department for breach of contract, alleging that coach George O'Leary engaged in continuous criticism of his work and created a work environment that included bullying, threatening behavior and repeated discriminatory epithets.

Former defensive coordinator Paul Ferraro filed the lawsuit last week. The suit alleges that O'Leary made derogatory remarks about Ferraro's Italian heritage, African-Americans and persons of Jewish descent.


FSU stays No. 1, SEC has 6 in top 15

(AP) -- Florida State stays at No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll after a second straight comeback victory, but support for the Seminoles is waning.

Jameis Winston returned from a one-game benching to lead Florida State past North Carolina State 56-41. The Seminoles trailed 24-7 in the first quarter.


Kansas fires coach Weis in third season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Charlie Weis arrived at Kansas full of bravado, promising dramatic changes within the long-suffering program. Players were dismissed, offenses and defenses were scrapped. Assistant coaches were hired, fired or simply reassigned.

In the end, the one thing that needed to change - on-field results - stayed the same.

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