Wednesday, September 24, 2008

News and Notes

Kerley Out

Arizona guard Blake Kerley's season looks to be over after a knee injury early in the fourth quarter in Saturday's game against UCLA. Stoops said U.A. medical staff is “99 percent” sure that Kerley tore or sprained his ACL. If that is the case he face a nine month to one year recovery.

In the meantime, Colin Baxter will move from guard to center and Mike Diaz will take over for Baxter. This couldn’t happen at a better time for the Cats who have a bye this week, allowing over a week for the the offence to get use to the look.

Two U.A. Players Win Awards

Nickel back Corey Hall was named Pac-10 defensive player of the week Monday. Hall had six tackles and one sack during Saturday’s win at UCLA.

Hall wasn’t the only to be honored this week. Wide receiver and kick return specialist Mike Thomas was named special teams player of the week. He returned six punts for 107 yards Saturday, including a 26 yard run that played a major part in allowing Arizona to score a touchdown to blow the game open.

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