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Georgia's Murray hit with multiple woes

Aaron Murray, Georgia's starting quarterback, was told his father Denny had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer on the same weekend that the former Plant High star dealt with vandalism of his home in the wake of the Bulldogs' 35-7 loss to South Carolina on Saturday.

According to reports, Denny Murray was scheduled to have surgery Monday in Tampa.

The senior tweeted, "Probably the worst 12 hours of my life but I know my family will push through." He later tweeted, "yep what a great thing to come home to for us," when asked about his house. After Georgia's loss, linebacker Christian Robinson tweeted that he came home to find the house he shares with Murray was egged and toilet papered.

ARKANSAS: Coach John L. Smith appears to have structured the bulk of his $850,000 salary to be paid after the likely end of his bankruptcy proceedings. Smith, hired to a 10-month contract in April, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in September.

BYU: Freshman quarterback Taysom Hill will have surgery on his left knee (lateral collateral injury) and is out for the season.

GEORGIA TECH: Al Groh was fired as defensive coordinator two days after a 47-31 to No. 16 Clemson. The Yellow Jackets have allowed at least 40 points in each game in a three-game skid, a first in school history.

KENTUCKY: Freshman quarterback Patrick Towles (high right ankle sprain) will miss Saturday's game at Arkansas.

MISSOURI: Quarterback Corbin Berstresser will start for James Franklin (sprained left knee) Saturday against No. 1 Alabama. It's not clear if Franklin will return in time for a Nov. 3 game at Florida.

OREGON STATE: Quarterback Sean Mannion (left knee) is out indefinitely after being hurt Saturday against Washington State. Backup Cody Vaz will start for the No. 10 Beavers against BYU this weekend.

TEMPLE: Defensive tackle Kamal Johnson won't practice or play after being arraigned on charges stemming from an alleged assault Sept. 27 on his girlfriend, also a Temple student. The junior, 20, was arraigned Saturday on charges including kidnapping, false imprisonment, simple assault, and endangering the welfare of another person. He didn't play in Saturday's win over USF.

BASKETBALL: LIU-Brooklyn's top star and three teammates arrested in a campus brawl had their suspensions lifted and were put on school probation. Those arrested include forward Julian Boyd, the Northeast Conference player of the year last year, and Jamal Olaswere, Troy Joseph and C.J. Garner.

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