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Alabama corner charged with DUI

Geno Smith, bottom, played in every game for the defending national champs last season.

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Geno Smith, bottom, played in every game for the defending national champs last season.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama sophomore cornerback Geno Smith was jailed on $1,000 bond and charged with driving under the influence early Sunday, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department's online records said.

Smith played in all 13 games as a freshman during last season's national championship run, and his role on the nation's top defense increased late in the year. He was expected to compete for a starting job.

Coach Nick Saban said he "will handle it appropriately once I've had a chance to review the information."

Arizona: Coach Rich Rodriguez, who is sorting the starting quarterback battle among senior B.J. Denker, transfers Jesse Scroggins and Nick Isham, and true freshman Anu Solomon, said he could wind up playing two or three QBs during the first few games of the regular season. "I would like to say … it's clearly defined, the pecking order, but it's not yet," Rodriguez said. "It might be going on through the season."

Purdue: Healthy again, senior Rob Henry was tabbed the starting quarterback by first-year coach Darrell Hazell. Henry started seven games in 2010 after former Plant High star Robert Marve went down with a season-ending left knee injury. Henry became the first Boilermakers player to lead the team in passing (996 yards) and rushing (547). He tore his right ACL just before the 2011 opener and missed the season. He had been battling freshman Danny Etling and redshirt freshman Austin Appleby since the spring.

Alabama corner charged with DUI 08/18/13 [Last modified: Sunday, August 18, 2013 10:38pm]
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