COLUMBIA South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says Connor Shaw will start at quarterback for the 13th-ranked Gamecocks against Kentucky on Saturday night.
Shaw was knocked out of South Carolina's 28-25 victory at UCF in the first quarter and spent the rest of the game on the sidelines with his right arm in a sling and ice bags on his right shoulder. Spurrier said Sunday he was told Shaw might miss two-to-three weeks with a shoulder sprain.
Spurrier said Wednesday that Shaw was throwing passes at practice Monday and has progressed strongly throughout the week. He says the senior QB looked good and would start under center against the Wildcats (1-3, 0-1 Southeastern Conference).
Shaw's fourth in SEC passing efficiency. He's thrown six touchdowns without an interception for the Gamecocks (3-1, 1-1).
No football shutdown: U.S. military academy teams will play this weekend, despite the government shutdown. A senior defense official said Wednesday the decision affects this weekends games only, and future games will be evaluated as events unfold.
Alabama: Coach Nick Saban has suspended star safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix indefinitely for violating unspecified team rules.
Saban said he doesnt know how long the suspension will last and wouldnt elaborate on the reason.
Appalachian State: The Moutaineers are two nonconference games away from completing their schedule for 2014 its first season in the Sun Belt Conference and school officials hope to have those games in place in the next few weeks.
The Mountaineers will be eligible to compete for a Sun Belt title in 2014 but will not be eligible for a bowl game until 2015. Winston-Salem Journal
Texas: The medical staff said junior quarterback Davis Ash wont play Thursday night against Iowa State because of a head injury. Senior Case McCoy will start for the Longhorns.
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