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Orgeron hopes targeting rule changes

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) LSU coach Ed Orgeron hopes coaches will band together and demand changes to NCAA football's targeting rule and how it is enforced.

Orgeron's suggestion comes just days after a target foul called last weekend LSU linebacker Devin White, a penalty which triggered White's suspension for the first half of the fourth-ranked Tigers' next game against No. 1 Alabama on Nov. 3.

Orgeron said he favors rules designed to protect players' heads, however, he said the current rule was enforced in a "very unfair" way against White after linebacker leveled Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald in the fourth quarter of LSU's 19-3 victory Saturday night.


TCU dismisses Turpin after second charge

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) TCU receiver and returner KaVontae Turpin has been dismissed from the team after a second charge surfaced against him following his weekend arrest on an assault charge for an alleged altercation with his girlfriend.

Coach Gary Patterson said Tuesday that Turpin will no longer be allowed to be on the team.


Rosier has Miami starting QB job back

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) There are two distinct truths about Miami quarterback Malik Rosier, and they don't go together.

His passing percentage is mediocre.


No. 9 Florida thriving behind offense

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida coach Dan Mullen pretended he was on a game show, slapping the podium like it was a buzzer.

It was Mullen's way of demonstrating how quickly he probably would have jumped at winning six of his first seven games with the Gators and being in position for much more as November nears.


Harbaugh calls MSU 'stormtrooper march'

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) The pregame spat between Michigan and Michigan State is showing no signs of going away.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday the athletic directors for both schools should probably talk about what happened on Saturday before the game at Michigan State. The Spartans walked from one end zone to the other with their arms locked, as they do before each game, but it happened while some of the Wolverines were stretching near the middle of the field.


Georgia's path to SEC title still clear

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Jonathan Ledbetter and Elijah Holyfield say No. 7 Georgia got just what it needed from a lopsided loss at LSU.

The defeat kept the Bulldogs humble during last week's bye and allowed time to reflect on what went wrong and how to keep it from happening again.


Brooks is latest star OU freshman RB

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Like clockwork, Oklahoma has developed yet another star freshman running back.

Kennedy Brooks is the latest off the assembly line. He ran for 168 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 52-27 win at TCU , the most yards rushing for an Oklahoma freshman since Samaje Perine set the FBS record against Kansas in 2014.


Erratic Pitt still in contention in ACC

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi doesn't spend a lot of time focusing on the big picture. He prefers to stay attuned to the little one. It's why he tries to divide each season into 12 separate but equal tests, one no more important than another.

Yet Narduzzi also understands he's not a perpetually plugged in 20-year-old player. Which is why he hasn't felt the need to remind the Panthers (3-4, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) where they're at heading into the stretch run.


Vols expect QB Guarantano to play

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says he expects quarterback Jarrett Guarantano to be available Saturday at South Carolina. The sophomore was knocked out of the game early in a loss to No. 1 Alabama last week.

"I think Jarrett's going to be fine," Pruitt said Monday. "He took a pretty good shot, a couple of good shots. He's a tough guy and I expect him to be out there."


TCU QB Robinson likely done for season

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) There will be no quarterback controversy for TCU: Starter Shawn Robinson is facing surgery that is expected to end his season.

Two days after a midgame switch, coach Gary Patterson said Monday his sophomore quarterback will have surgery and that former Penn transfer Michael Collins will get his first start Saturday at Kansas.

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