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Former Mississippi QB Snead dies at 32

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Jevan Snead, the former Mississippi quarterback who ranks among the school's career passing leaders, has died in Texas at 32.

Police say officers responding to a call found Snead dead in Austin on Saturday night. Austin police provided no information except to say the death isn't considered suspicious.

Snead was one of the top recruits in the country when he signed with Texas in 2006, but he couldn't win the starting job over Colt McCoy. After limited playing time that season, Snead transferred to Ole Miss. He sat out the 2007 season and started for the Rebels in 2008 and 2009.


Alabama K questionable vs. Mississippi

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) No. 2 Alabama's kicker Will Reichard is questionable for the Mississippi game, while coach Nick Saban is more optimistic about two defensive starters.

Saban said Monday linebacker Terrell Lewis and nose guard DJ Dale could return to practice Tuesday or Wednesday. The coach says he's "hopeful that they'll be ready to play in this game."


FSU loses LB Lars-Woodbey for season

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State coach Willie Taggart announced Monday that starting linebacker Jaiden Lars-Woodbey is out for the season with a leg injury.

The coach also said Seminoles quarterback James Blackman and left tackle Jauan Williams are listed day-to-day as they recover from injuries.


Purdue QB Sindelar still not cleared

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm says the playing status of starting quarterback Elijah Sindelar will be determined later this week.

A concussion kept Sindelar out of the Boilermakers' 34-13 loss to TCU on Sept. 14. Purdue (1-2) had a bye last weekend but Sindelar has not yet cleared the concussion protocol.


Charge against Vols' Thompson dismissed

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A misdemeanor domestic assault charge against Tennessee cornerback Bryce Thompson has been dropped after his girlfriend requested the dismissal.

Thompson was arrested after an Aug. 24 argument with his girlfriend at his dorm. The woman involved in the argument, who says she has been dating Thompson for four years, said at a hearing Monday that "there was no point during the argument that I was scared or felt like he was going to hurt me."


Indiana LT Cronk to miss rest of season

Indiana Hoosiers left tackle Coy Cronk will miss the rest of this season with an injured right ankle.

Coach Tom Allen says the senior will undergo surgery.


Wisconsin into top 10, Cal jumps to 15th

Wisconsin moved into the top 10 for the first time this season, landing at No. 8 in The Associated Press college football poll after a weekend during which seven ranked teams lost.

The top of the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank remained mostly unchanged, with Clemson staying No. 1, followed by three Southeastern Conference teams: No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Georgia and No. 4 LSU. Ohio State edged past Oklahoma to No. 5.


Notre Dame loses another big game

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) As the Notre Dame players trudged off the field, they received appreciative cheers from the Georgia fans at Sanford Stadium.

Yes, the Fighting Irish lost another big game, but they gained a new level of respect.


Michigan's promising season takes hit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Just a few weeks ago, the possibilities seemed endless for Michigan.

The Wolverines came into their fifth season under Jim Harbaugh looking like a good bet to win the Big Ten. A spot in the College Football Playoff seemed like a real possibility, and the program's first national championship since 1997 even appeared within reach.


Pitt's trick play ends UCF's 25-game run

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Mark Whipple installed the play he dubbed "Pitt Special" during the second week of training camp.

Whipple had his first-stringers run it once against the starting defense and it worked. So he made sure the Panthers practiced it during Thursday walkthroughs and tucked it in his back pocket just in case.