LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky coach Rich Brooks doesn't believe the prognosis for injured quarterback Mike Hartline is a good one, saying that, at the best, Hartline tore his MCL, an injury that could force him out of the lineup for four weeks.
Hartline left Saturday's 28-26 loss to South Carolina shortly after halftime with a sprained knee. Brooks said today's official diagnosis could reveal a more serious injury.
Will Fidler, a junior who replaced Hartline and completed two of eight passes, is next in line to start, Brooks said, adding that the Wildcat formation under receiver Randall Cobb also will be expanded.
Freshman Morgan Newton, a highly touted recruit coming into this season, will have his redshirt pulled to compete for the starting spot, Brooks said.
GEORGIA TECH 49
FLORIDA STATE 44
At Tallahassee, Fla., a 500-yard offensive outburst wasn't enough to take any pressure off of Florida State coach Bobby Bowden.
The Seminoles racked up 539 yards and 44 points Saturday night against Georgia Tech - and lost their third consecutive game anyway, 49-44.
"We couldn't even make them punt," Bowden said.
"If we'd had had to punt, we probably wouldn't have won the game," Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said.
In Bowden's 34th season at Florida State, the Seminoles (2-4, 0-3 ACC) are off to their worst start since Bowden's first season in 1976.
Colorado coach benches son. Unlike last season, when coach Dan Hawkins temporarily benched his quarterback son, the Colorado Buffaloes are set to go with Tyler Hansen for the remainder of the season.
"Tyler is our quarterback," offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau said.
Cody Hawkins, who had led the Buffaloes to a 14-3 first-half lead over No. 2 Texas on Saturday night, was replaced by Hansen after throwing two interceptions, the first of which was returned 92 yards for a touchdown, that turned the tide in the Longhorns' 38-14 win.
After his deep pass was picked off on the next drive, Cody Hawkins was summoned to the sideline, his starting job yanked after throwing nine interceptions in five games.
"He's got to make that throw," Dan Hawkins said. "You can't turn it over in the red zone like that, and you certainly can't give it up for a TD."
Deion: Agent wasn't present at Bryant meeting. Former NFL player Deion Sanders said his longtime agent was not present for his meeting with Oklahoma State's Dez Bryant and the star didn't give the player any gifts.
Sanders said on the NFL Network's "NFL Gameday Morning" on Sunday that agent Eugene Parker was "not whatsoever" involved in the meeting at Sanders' home and there wouldn't have been any problems if Bryant hadn't falsified his story to the NCAA.
Michigan suspends cornerback. Michigan has suspended cornerback Boubacar Cissoko indefinitely for violating team rules.
He started every game last season and the first four games this season. Cissoko lost his job in the fifth and was suspended for the sixth.