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Lunchtime links: Bulls on way back

10/17/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

Defensive end George Selvie and linebacker Brouce Mompremier are expected to start against Syracuse for South Florida, Gregg Becnel writes in the Tampa Tribune. Mompremier hasn't played since he suffered a neck injury on Sept. 20 at Florida International, while Selvie missed one game and wasn't full strength against Pittsburgh with an ankle injury. Nose tackle Terrell McClain should also play through his ankle problem.

  • West Virginia is using more conventional looks in its spread offense including increased doses of the old-fashioned I-formation, Mike Casazza writes in the Charleston Daily Mail. Noel Devine's key 92-yard touchdown run against Syracuse came out of the I.

  • Connecticut has been working hard on its punt protection schemes after getting three consecutive punts blocked at North Carolina, the Connecticut Post reports.

"We're not going to make wholesale changes in what we do because we know we're sound and solid in what we do," coach Randy Edsall said. "We just have to get guys to do it a little bit better."

  • Daniel Covington has gone from unknown walk-on to starting safety for Louisville. C.L. Brown has his story in The Courier-Journal.

  • Running-game shortcomings have been the biggest problem for Rutgers this season, Aditi Kinkhabwala writes in the Bergen Record.