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CFB notebook: Colorado WR Shenault might miss Washington game

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18 Oct 2018, 10:16 GMT+10

Wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. of Colorado, the nation's leading receiver this season, might not be able to play this week in the Buffaloes' Pacific 12 Conference game against Washington because of a toe injury.

Shenault sustained the injury last week in the third quarter as previously undefeated Colorado lost to USC.

"We haven't found out anything on it yet," Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre was quoted as saying by the Boulder Daily Camera. "They're still evaluating everything. We haven't found out any total results or anything. He still has a sore toe, but we'll see."

The Daily Camera reported that Shenault didn't practice on Monday and was seen wearing a walking boot, and as of Tuesday, he still was considered day-to-day.

The 6-2, 220-pound Shenault, a sophomore from Desoto, Texas, has made 60 receptions for 780 yards and six touchdowns this season, including a long of 89 yards. He also has rushed 15 times for 87 yards and five more scores, including a 49-yarder.

Shenault caught seven passes for 164 yards, a 24-yard average, last season as a freshman.

The Buffaloes (5-1, 2-1 in the Pac-12 South) will play Washington (5-2, 3-1 in the Pac-12) on Saturday at Husky Stadium in Seattle.

--Miami head coach Mark Richt said he would use this bye week to assess the direction of the Hurricanes' football team and on Wednesday he announced his first move.

Richt said he is going back to Malik Rosier at quarterback, replacing N'Kosi Perry, who had a rough outing last week in a loss at Virginia. That seemed to be a reversal of what Richt was thinking earlier in the week.

"I think (Perry) will be fine," Richt said during his weekly radio appearance with Joe Rose on WQAM-560. "He knows we have a high regard for him and we think he's going to be a really great one one day. He's a guy we're going to continue to develop. He's got a great career ahead of him. He knows that. We've talked to him about that."

Richt added that both quarterbacks should be expected to play against Boston College. Perry replaced Rosier as Miami's starter at the end of September.

--Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin offered a scholarship to the son of former NFL quarterback Matt Leinart. For the record, Cole Leinart is 11 years old and in sixth grade.

Kiffin has known the older Leinart since the former was the wide receivers coach at USC before later becoming of the offensive coordinator (2003-05).

It should be noted that Alabama offered a 6-foot-7, 370-pound eight grader a scholarship in June and Michigan also extended an invitation to a seventh-grade quarterback.

Kiffin infamously got then-13-year-old David Sills to commit to him in 2010. Sills is now a star wide receiver at West Virginia.

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