News and notes from Big East teleconference
September, 27, 2010
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Here are some notes from around the Big East after Monday's coaches' teleconference:
- Rutgers' already struggling offense could face another setback. Quarterback Tom Savage injured his ribs in the North Carolina loss and will have further testing later Monday, Greg Schiano said.
- West Virginia running back Noel Devine is "sore as can be" after suffering a bruised right toe at LSU, Bill Stewart said. Stewart was hopeful Devine would heal over the bye week and be ready to go next time for the Oct. 9 UNLV game. Stewart, who was short with reporters in the LSU postgame news conference, was uncharacteristically terse on Monday's call, at times offering only one- or two-word answers. He's clearly a little on edge right now and upset with losing a big game the Mountaineers could have won. He also said that the back-breaking Patrick Peterson punt return happened because a defender "got knocked out of his lane."
- South Florida leading receiver Dontavia Bogan, who missed the Western Kentucky game with a hurt ankle, was moving around well in Sunday night's practice and looks like he'll be ready to go this week against Florida Atlantic, Skip Holtz said. Holtz said there is also a possibility that receiver Sterling Griffin makes his season debut this week. Griffin, who broke his ankle in the preseason, was originally targeted for a return next week against Syracuse.
- Connecticut reserve running back Meme Wylie will have knee surgery and is likely out for the year, Randy Edsall said. To the surprise of no one, Edsall confirmed that Cody Endres will make his first start at quarterback this week, while the status of running back Jordan Todman (elbow) won't be announced until the release of the official injury report Thursday night.
- Butch Jones said his players really need this week's bye to heal up after playing physical games against Fresno State, NC State and Oklahoma in the first month.
- After reviewing the film of the Miami loss, Dave Wannstedt had the same opinion as those of us who watched it: Pitt didn't play well in any area of the game, he said. "I feel like I need to be out there practicing in the next five minutes," Wannstedt said.