NCF Nation: Adrian Grady

Big East internal affairs

October, 22, 2008
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Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

Pittsburgh: Panthers fans were shocked to see Pat Bostick come in at quarterback for the final few plays at Navy for some meaningless handoffs. Bostick played last year as a true freshman after Bill Stull got hurt, and the plan seemed to be to redshirt him this season so he would have three years remaining, as Stull is only a junior. Head coach Dave Wannstedt said he wanted Bostick to get some work in case Stull gets hurt this year. But many around the program are wondering if this means that the coaching staff has soured on Bostick as their quarterback of the future.

West Virginia: The Mountaineers hope to get defensive lineman Pat Liebig back for Thursday's game against Auburn. Liebig, who was granted a sixth year of eligibility, has missed the last three games with a concussion. If Liebig plays, he'll back up Doug Slavonic. West Virginia has also tried to get wide receiver Bradley Starks ready at quarterback in the last week because Pat White and Jarrett Brown have been dealing with injuries.

Rutgers: True freshman Art Forst has started the past two games at right guard. Forst, who enrolled early in January, had spent all of his time working at tackle until earlier this month. He certainly has the size of a tackle at 6-foot-8 and 310 pounds. Center Ryan Blaszczyk is the only player to start at the same position on the offensive line the entire season as the Scarlet Knights continue to seek the right mix up front.

Connecticut: If Zach Frazer isn't able to play Saturday because of the head injury he suffered against Rutgers, redshirt freshman Cody Endres would get the start. Endres completed 4 of 5 passes against Virginia in mop-up work earlier this season. Backing up Endres would be a walk-on freshman, Johnny McEntee, whom coach Randy Edsall likes for his poise and quick release. Receiver D.J. Hernandez, who played quarterback for two years before switching positions, is not in the mix to take over signal-calling duties.

Louisville: The Cardinals defensive front should be at full strength against South Florida. Senior tackle Adrian Grady missed the Middle Tennessee State game with an academic issue but will be back Saturday. Defensive end Rodney Gnat left that game early with an injury but is expected to play. The front four has been very good for Louisville lately, accounting for seven sacks in the past three games.

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