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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Tuesday Big East practice reports

By Andrea Adelson

Taking a look around the league for a few early practice reports Tuesday:

Cincinnati: The kickers have gotten a lot of early work during Cincinnati practices so far. Senior transfer Shane Popham from Wake Forest, redshirt freshman Tony Miliano and true freshman A.J. Fleak are competing to replace Jacob Rogers. A starter might not be named until the week of the Austin Peay game.

Louisville: The Cardinals practiced in full pads for the first time Tuesday, and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater resumed throwing Tuesday after leaving practice early Saturday with a sore shoulder.

Pitt: Coach Todd Graham singled out various players who have impressed him so far, including Juan Price, the true freshman who came in after getting his release from Ohio State. He also talked about the status of linebacker Dan Mason, still recovering from a devastating knee injury.

“For Dan Mason it is just a day-to-day deal," Graham said. "Dan has faith and belief that he can make it back but we’ll have to see. He’s still a while from where he can compete right now.”

Syracuse: Safety Phillip Thomas broke his jaw and will be out of non-contact drills for a few days.

USF: Quarterback B.J. Daniels tweaked his hamstring and will be limited the next few days.