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Mitchell, released from hospital, has concussion

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Encouraging news on USF receiver Terrence Mitchell, who was carted off the field after a helmet-on-helmet collision during a UTEP fake punt Saturday night, as the Bulls said Sunday that he has been released from the hospital after suffering a concussion.

USF coach Skip Holtz said Saturday night that the injury was to his head and not his neck, and reports Sunday were even more promising. USF receivers coach Phil McGeoghan posted on Twitter.com: "Terrence Mitchell is in the building smiling and in great spirits. Prayers answered."

USF will continue monitoring Mitchell's progress -- it's entirely reasonable that he would be held out of Thursday's game at Pittsburgh as a safety precaution following a concussion. We'll have more on Mitchell following interviews with USF coaches and players, which are at 5 p.m. Sunday.

-- USF continues to move up in the national polls, jumping up two spots in the Associated Press top 25 to No. 16 and up three spots to No. 14 in the USA Today coaches poll. With West Virginia's loss to LSU, the Bulls are now the highest ranked team in the Big East.

-- After throwing for 202 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for another 130 and a score, USF's B.J. Daniels was one of eight quarterbacks nationally named to the Manning Award's "Stars of the Week" honor roll.

[Last modified: Sunday, September 25, 2011 2:34pm]

    

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