Kyle Wright's chances of winning the University of Miami starting quarterback job might have taken a hit. Wright, a senior, attended practice Sunday morning wearing an elasticized brace over his left knee. He was limping noticeably, and did not participate in the stretching and running drills that precede the main part of practice. UM coach Randy Shannon said Wright has been experiencing knee soreness for at least a few weeks.
In related news, Miami senior LB Glenn Cook will miss the 2007 season with ligament damage in his foot, according to sources close to the program. Cook suffered the injury on Aug. 8 and had surgery. It was originally believed that he would miss at least three games.
Duke junior cornerback Jabari Marshall returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown and added an interception to highlight Duke's 70-play situational scrimmage on Saturday afternoon at Wallace Wade Stadium.
"I was real pleased with the one defense," said head coach Ted Roof. "And the one offense started to make more plays today. We've got to develop some more depth. It can't be like we're falling off the face of the earth when the second group comes in. They've got to do a better job of executing and functioning."
Senior quarterback Matt Ryan completed 12-of-19 passes for 94 yards in the Boston College football team's third preseason scrimmage Sunday afternoon in Alumni Stadium. Senior running back Andre Callender returned to the lineup and carried the ball 16 times for 53 yards on the day, while junior A.J. Brooks had 14 carries for 42 yards. "I was happy with today," Coach Jeff Jagodzinski said. "We've still got some work to do, and we've got 13 days to get it done."