Geno Smith has broken foot, should be ready for spring

Geno Smith, West Virginia's projected starting quarterback in 2010, broke a bone in his left foot last week during a conditioning drill, but should be ready for spring practice, Mike Casazza reports in the Charleston Daily Mail.

Smith is expected to miss six weeks, but the Mountaineers don't begin spring drills until April 6. Smith broke a bone in the same foot in an off-the-field accident last summer.

As a freshman this past season, he appeared in five games and played the entire second half of the Gator Bowl loss to Florida State after Jarrett Brown was injured. He also played most of the Marshall game after Brown was knocked out early in the first half.

Coley White is the only scholarship quarterback on the roster besides Smith, though receiver Bradley Starks can also play the position in a pinch.