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College football notebook

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The college football notebook …
CHAPEL HILL ó North Carolina interim coach Everett Withers says the team doesnít have any eligibility concerns heading into Saturdayís game against Virginia.
NCAA personnel returned to Chapel Hill on Wednesday for what the school described as ěfollow-up workî in its investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct within the football program.
Speaking before Thursdayís practice, Withers says he doesnít expect to have to sit any players out of the Atlantic Coast Conference opener against the Cavaliers. He also says everyone is practicing as usual.
The Tar Heels havenít won an ACC opener since 2000. Both teams are trying for a 3-0 start.
The NCAA outlined nine violations in its notice of allegations sent in June. The school must respond by Monday and appear before the NCAA infractions committee in late October.
DUKE WITHOUT CONNETTE
DURHAM ó Duke will be without backup quarterback Brandon Connette for Saturdayís game at Boston College with an upper body injury.
Kicker Will Snyderwine was listed as questionable with a foot injury on the injury report released Thursday by the team.
Snyderwine injured his right ankle during an onside kick late in the first half of last weekís 44-14 loss to No. 6 Stanford. Connette, who sometimes spells starter Sean Renfree in short-yardage rushing situations, also was injured during the loss.
Also ruled out for Duke are running backs Desmond Scott (leg) and Josh Snead (foot) and center Brian Moore. Safety Jordon Byas is listed as probable.
WILSON GUIDES HOGS
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. ó Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson doesnít throw the ball as far as Ryan Mallett, nor does he play the game like his predecessor.
What the junior has shown through two games, however, is that he has every bit as firm a grasp of the Razorbacksí offense as Mallett ó even if the results come in a different fashion.
Through two games, No. 14 Arkansas (2-0) leads the Southeastern Conference and is eighth nationally in passing offense with 368.5 yards per game. It hasnít been the same offense that stretched the field behind Mallettís arm strength the last two seasons, but the production hasnít let up in the least.
TEXAS COACH FIRED
AUSTIN, Texas ó A longtime assistant to Texas football coach Mack Brown was fired earlier this year for sexual harassment, according to documents obtained by ESPN.
The ěOutside the Linesî program obtained documents from the universityís investigation of Cleve Bryant.
A Texas football department employee who graduated from the school a few years ago filed a sexual harassment complaint about a year ago. A university investigator then determined that Bryant made repeated unwanted sexual advances toward the young woman.
Bryant was the Longhornsí associate athletics director for football operations. He also oversaw game-day operations, team travel and recruiting weekends.
Bryant, who is married, denied all of the allegations. He appealed his March firing. Texas has declined to comment on the status of his appeal.

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