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Amarri's fine; three games with FAU



First, just to allay any concerns, receiver Amarri Jackson was at Thursday's morning practice. He's fine, no problems. He missed Wednesday's practices because of a family illness, and returned to the team even earlier than expected. Coach Jim Leavitt said that if Jackson wasn't OK with coaches, he wouldn't have been practicing with his teammates ...

USF has announced a new three-game contract with Florida Atlantic, with a game in Boca Raton in 2007 and home games in Tampa in 2010 and 2013. The Owls have come to their senses a bit -- athletic director Craig Angelos firmly believed his school merited a home-and-home with the Bulls, saying that he would only accept a 2-for-1 from a school in "the top five conferences."  Basically, he was saying a road game in Oregon was preferable to one just hours away in Tampa. And given that FIU -- which beat FAU 52-6 last year -- had already accepted a 2-for-1 with USF, it only made sense for the Owls to take a deal that gives them a big-name home game and two more games within a short drive for their fans. For USF, the only hole left on its 2007 schedule is the season-opening home game with a I-AA opponent, which should be coming soon. ...

And for those of you worried about Carlton Hill up at Pearl River Community College in Mississippi, I was impressed to see that coach Tim Hatten won't be taking Miami linebacker WIllie Williams there this fall, changing course after saying he'd play there earlier in the week. The better the character of the roster at Pearl River, the more likely Hill is to straighten himself out and get back to major-college football.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:15am]


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