Truth & Rumors: August 15, 2006
Posted: Tuesday August 15, 2006 10:21AM; Updated: Tuesday August 15, 2006 10:21AM
USC Coach Pete Carroll said quarterback John David Booty remained on track to start the opener against Arkansas, holding off a challenge from redshirt freshman Mark Sanchez.
Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer reiterated Monday that Erik Ainge remains the starter, perhaps feeling he needed to quell the buzz that another quarterback controversy could be brewing.
If you ask coach Larry Coker, it's a good thing Miami's season opener against Florida State is Sept. 4. If the Hurricanes had to play tomorrow, Coker thinks UM might be in trouble.
With four interior linemen sidelined by injuries, Florida State moved freshman Justin Mincey from defensive end to defensive tackle Monday morning. Mincey lined up on the second-team defense alongside fellow freshman Ryan McMahon. FSU coach Bobby Bowden said it's too early to tell if Mincey will stay at his new position or move back outside.
With one NCAA investigation involving living arrangements recently concluded and another ongoing, USC's compliance office required players and their parents to submit more detailed information about where they reside. As in the past, players also submitted their driver's licenses and registration information about their cars. Pete Carroll said cars are monitored throughout the school year.
Quarterback C.J. Bacher, still slowed by a sore leg, joined workouts Monday for the first time since Northwestern put on full pads. Bacher is the top contender to start the Wildcats' opener Aug. 31 at Miami of Ohio.