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Live blog: Warmups promising on injuries ...

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Greetings from Carter-Finley Stadium, where there's a decent crowd for tonight's USF-N.C. State game. You can never really tell too much from pregame warmups, but I can report that all the questionable-injured players -- defensive linemen George Selvie, Terrell McClain and Sampson Genus and safety Carlton Williams -- are all dressed and running through pregame drills at their positions as normal.

We've been told that Selvie and McClain won't start, and that sophomore Craig Marshall will get his first career start in Selvie's place. It looks like redshirt freshman Keith McCaskill might get the start at the other tackle spot, ahead of Genus, who missed last week's game with an ankle injury and was limited in practice much the same way Selvie and McClain were. When the d-line lined up as a first-team unit, Genus was initially lined up with the starters, but assistant coach Kevin Patrick told McCaskill he should be in there. We'll have to see. Linebacker Brouce Mompremier is here, wearing a jersey and warmup pants -- he'll get the nod as one of four game captain, an appropriate gesture for his leadership on this defense ...

Where will the Bulls be ranked if they win? Good question. I don't think top-ranked USC will far below USF, but I think No. 4 Florida and No. 9 Wisconsin, who both lost to unranked teams as well, will drop below. And if No. 8 Alabama falls to No. 3 Georgia, that's three teams the Bulls would logically pass with a win, jumping into the top 10 ...

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:56pm]

    

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