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Posted: Friday August 25, 2006 10:59AM; Updated: Friday August 25, 2006 11:16AM
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Gary Cismesia's woes have continued since his three missed kicks in FSU's 3-OT Orange Bowl loss to Penn State.
Gary Cismesia's woes have continued since his three missed kicks in FSU's 3-OT Orange Bowl loss to Penn State.
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Florida State kicker Gary Cismesia continued his trend of inconsistency this fall during Thursday's special teams scrimmage, making only two of his six attempts. Coach Bobby Bowden, who has seen his share of missed kicks against Miami, was troubled by his kicker's performance, but insisted that Cismesia will start.
  -- Miami Herald

Ron Barker, the Pacific 10 Conference's associate commissioner for enforcement, said an investigation into former running back Reggie Bush's relationship with a fledgling sports marketing company while he was playing for USC was in "a holding pattern" because of threatened lawsuits.
  -- Los Angeles Times

Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis said, as of today, he'd go with former walk-on Carl Gioia for place-kicking and walk-on Bobby Renkes for kickoffs. Freshman Ryan Burkhart, a scholarship player, was left out of the mix for now.
  -- Chicago Sun-Times

Insiders say a notable former Minnesota Gophers athlete is discussing a $500,000 pledge for a new on-campus baseball stadium contingent on getting a $500,000 matching commitment from his alma mater.
  -- St. Paul Pioneer Press

Minnesota's tailback for Thursday's opener at Kent State will be Amir Pinnix. And Alex Daniels. And E.J. Jones. Justin Valentine, too. Coach Glen Mason said the team would go with a halfback-by-committee approach.
  -- St. Paul Pioneer Press

Oklahoma's perceived problems up front were pushed out of the limelight once Rhett Bomar was dismissed from the team and Paul Thompson was named the new starter. The unit is still relatively inexperienced and thin. But the offensive line has quietly shown some progress throughout preseason drills.
  -- Dallas Morning News

With the Sept. 2 opener against Arkansas nearing, USC senior Oscar Lua requested a meeting with coach Pete Carroll after Thursday's practice. Since spring practice, he has been locked in a battle with sophomore Rey Maualuga.
  -- Los Angeles Times

Cal coach Jeff Tedford is no closer to naming his starting quarterback than he was a week ago, when he said he probably would name one, or a month ago, when he really had no idea.
  -- Los Angeles Times

Georgia quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo said in all likelihood only two quarterbacks -- Joe Tereshinki and Joe Cox -- will play in the opening game against Western Kentucky.
  -- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

For the first time in the Phillip Fulmer era, Tennessee will enter the season without permanent team captains. In fact, Fulmer said the Vols probably would wait until after the season to name captains.
  -- The Tennessean

Marcus Randle El, a junior wide receiver for Wisconsin, suffered an injury to his right knee at practice on Wednesday afternoon and is expected to miss the entire 2006 season.
  -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Missouri junior kicker Adam Crossett came into camp the starter on kickoffs, field goals and punts. After Thursday's final scrimmage, he's scrambling to hold on to all three.
  -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

lllinois freshmen Jerry Brown and Melvin Alaeze will miss practice indefinitely while awaiting word from the NCAA Clearinghouse on their eligibility for the 2006 season.
  -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

To replace senior Brad Meissen, Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry is considering a move of junior Garrett Rybak from cornerback to safety.
  -- Denver Post

Bradley Wanamaker, a 6-foot-3 guard from Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, gave Pitt coach Jamie Dixon a verbal commitment yesterday. He had 13 scholarship offers and had narrowed his choices to Pitt, George Washington, Temple, Dayton, Rutgers and Virginia Tech.
  -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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