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Competition heats up at UB


 ---Sophomore Jerry Davis, who is fighting for his job, welcomes the competition at quarterback.

---Stan Parrish's seat at Ball State must be hot because they're already naming potential replacements.

---Everyone is buying into Jerry Kill's coaching methods at Northern Illinois.

---Kent State stiff arms Purdue in favor of playing Alabama.

---Antsy fans of Kansas football already dreaming of a coaching change won’t like the reality of Turner Gill’s contract. It’s as one-sided in Gill’s favor as the recent outcomes have been for KU’s opponents. Meanwhile, Gill remains relaxed about his program.

---Gene Chizik didn't know what he had in Cam Newton in spring practice and even for the first month of fall work. But how could he? The Auburn quarterback was new, and his teammates weren't allowed to tackle him. LSU's Les Miles' defense is the best in the SEC and No. 3 in the nation, but he isn't sure he knows how his team can stop Newton.

---Rutgers continues to work through a difficult week of practice, doing so with no update on the condition of defensive tackle Eric LeGrand, who remains paralyzed from the neck down. Jay Paterno writes LeGrand needs 'positive belief' to fight back as Adam Taliaferro did.

---Former Georgia great Herschel Walker expressed concern about the number of Georgia football players arrested this year, saying coach Mark Richt has “got to take control” of the issue and the players “have to take responsibility.”

---Rodney McKissic



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Bob Dicesare

Bob DiCesare

Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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