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Defensive coordinator takes over

height="50" align="left" border="0">Delaware State: Delaware State fired football coach Ben Blacknall on Wednesday and named defensive coordinator Butch Posey as interim coach.

The Hornets were winless in six games this year and 16-24 during
Blacknall's four-year tenure.

"Ben Blacknall has worked very hard with the players and
dedicated a lot of time in his efforts to build up the DSU football
program," Delaware State athletic director Hallie E. Gregory
said. "However, it is clear that the football program needs to go
in a new direction in its development, and that has resulted in the
change."

Posey will serve as interim coach for the rest of the season. A
search for a full-time head coach will begin in a few weeks.

height="50" align="left" border="0">Kentucky: Jared Lorenzen has sufficiently
recovered from a concussion and will start at quarterback for
Kentucky when the Wildcats play host to Ohio on Saturday.

Lorenzen suffered the concussion on the final play of the third
quarter of Kentucky's 27-21 loss to South Carolina on Thursday. He received a helmet-to-helmet hit from defensive end Moe
Thompson.

Lorenzen did not practice on Monday as Kentucky doctors assessed
his recovery from the injury.

Coaches say starting tight end Win Gaffron will likely miss the
Ohio game and could be out for up to two weeks because of recurring
back problems.

height="50" align="left" border="0">Mississippi State: Chris McNeil, a second-team center, and Nick Signaigo, a third-team fullback, were arrested and charged with public
drunkenness and disorderly conduct stemming from an Oct. 2 incident
at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on the university campus.

Each player posted a $506 bond and was released. McNeil's
initial appearance at Oktibbeha County Justice Court is scheduled
for Nov. 4. No date has been set for Signaigo.

In a separate incident, Bryson Davis, a redshirt freshman, will
appear in Starkville Municipal Court on Nov. 7. He was charged with
disturbing the peace after a Sept. 26 incident in Starkville.

Davis has played in all six games for the Bulldogs, catching two passes for 16 yards and rushing once for 4 yards.

A conviction for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness calls
for a maximum penalty of $500 and six months in jail. A conviction
for disturbing the peace calls for a maximum penalty of $200 and
four months in jail.

height="50" align="left" border="0">Baylor: Junior cornerback Tyson Hampton left the team Tuesday, citing personal reasons, coach Guy Morriss said.

Hampton had started in three of the six games this season,
making 11 tackles and one interception. Eight of his tackles were
solo. He ranked ninth in the Big 12 in defending against the pass.

Hampton transferred to Baylor this year. He originally signed
with the University of Hawaii after high school before attending
American River Junior College.

height="50" align="left" border="0">Colorado: Safety Brian Iwuh returned to practice Wednesday and was expected to be available Saturday against Kansas State.

Iwuh missed last week's game against Kansas after his stepfather
and brother both died from cancer.

Fullback Lawrence Vickers missed practice Wednesday and will not
be available Saturday.

Vickers had gone to Houston to be with Iwuh and his family but
was detained by police because of unpaid traffic tickets from high
school days, coach Gary Barnett said.