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Leach: No plans to leave for Nebraska

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(TSX / STATS) -- Washington State coach Mike Leach is preparing his 15th-ranked team to bounce back from last week's humbling loss at Cal while dealing with the questions surrounding a potential move to Nebraska.

Former Washington State athletic director Bill Moos, who hired Leach before the 2012 season, is Nebraska's new athletic director. Leach must work past that distraction while game-planning for visiting Colorado this Saturday.

"I don't have any plans to do that," Leach said during his Monday news conference when asked about the possibility of following Moos to Lincoln, Neb.


Auburn dismisses sophomore WR Davis

(TSX / STATS) -- Auburn wide receiver Kyle Davis has been dismissed for violation of team rules, coach Gus Malzahn told reporters on Tuesday.

Davis, a sophomore, did not travel with the team to Saturday's game against LSU. Malzahn did not disclose the reason for Davis' absence to reporters after LSU posted a 27-23 victory.


Clemson 'cautious' with concussed Bryant

(TSX / STATS) -- Clemson will be "cautious" during its bye week with quarterback Kelly Bryant, who suffered a concussion in Friday night's loss at Syracuse, coach Dabo Swinney said on a conference call Monday morning.

"Kelly has responded well over the weekend," Swinney said, according to the Greenville (S.C.) News. "They were pretty encouraged with him ... after evaluating him again this morning."


Washington star LT Adams lost for season

(TSX / STATS) -- The No. 12 Washington Huskies lost two starters to season-ending injuries in Saturday night's upset loss at Arizona State, including starting left tackle Trey Adams to a torn ACL, coach Chris Petersen said Monday.

Adams, a junior, was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection last season and is rated as the 59th-best prospect for the 2018 NFL Draft, according to


Mississippi, Nutt agree to settlement

(TSX / STATS) -- The University of Mississippi reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed against the school by former football coach Houston Nutt.

The undisclosed agreement, announced in a joint statement and including an apology from the university, comes more than three months after Nutt filed a federal lawsuit against the school, claiming former football coach Hugh Freeze and athletic director Ross Bjork violated the university's 2011 severance agreement.


Cal top tackler Downs out for year

(TSX / STATS) -- Cal senior linebacker Devante Downs, who earned consecutive Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors this season, is out of the rest of the year, the school announced Monday.

Downs sustained what was described as a lower-body injury last week in the Bears' upset victory over then-No. 8 Washington State.


Utah QB Huntley could return Saturday

(TSX / STATS) -- Utah sophomore quarterback Tyler Huntley, out of action since hurting his shoulder at Arizona on Sept. 22, could be cleared to play this Saturday against visiting Arizona State.

The Utes (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12) have lost the last two games without Huntley, a dual-threat quarterback who led the Utes to a 3-0 start before suffering the injury against Arizona.


Oklahoma seeking to finish stronger

(TSX / STATS) -- NORMAN, Okla. -- Building big leads hasn't been a recent issue for Oklahoma.

In the first half of their past three games, the Sooners have jumped ahead 28-10 on Baylor, 14-0 on Iowa State and 20-0 on Texas.


Ehlinger taking control of Texas offense

(TSX / STATS) -- AUSTIN, Texas -- For the first time this season, Texas coach Tom Herman was not asked during his Monday media availability who his starting quarterback would be that week.

True freshman Sam Ehlinger has grabbed the position and won't let go, even though he's listed as the "or" starter along with sophomore Shane Buechele on the Longhorns' depth chart.


PSU up to No. 2 behind Tide in AP poll

(TSX / STATS) -- A flurry of upsets caused a shakeup in the latest Associated Press poll as Alabama solidified its control of the top spot and Penn State moved up to No. 2.

The Crimson Tide received all 61 first-place votes for the first time this season while the Nittany Lions reached their highest ranking since also being ranked second on Oct. 31, 1999.

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