College Notebook: OSU's Lindsay injured in scrimmage

Monday, August 28th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Oklahoma State quarterback Tony Lindsay suffered what appeared to be a minor shoulder injury Saturday while trying to make a tackle after a fumble by one of his running backs. Ice was put on the shoulder and Lindsay sat out the rest of the scrimmage.

"It's a little sore," said Lindsay, who played only five series.

– Charlie Smith

Aggie injuries

Texas A&M starting FS Michael Jameson (Achilles tendon) and reserve DE Ty Warren (sprained ankle) tried to return to practice, but were not able to go.

NT Stephen Young (back spasms) worked out Sunday as did freshmen DBs Adam Black and Jonte Buhl. Black and Buhl had both been limited by hip injuries.

Injuries along the offensive line have forced the coaching staff to alter their plans. Freshman Geoff Hangartner from New Braunfels has been moved into the backup role at left guard behind Chris Valletta.

– Tim Schnettler

Bears healing

Three Baylor backups will miss Thursday's game against North Texas: DT Brandon Thompson (neck), CB Allen Pace (hamstring) and OL Derek Long (knee). Besides starting WR Andra Fuller, who is day-to-day with a quadriceps strain, every other injured player has returned to practice.

– Dan Noxon

Works rewarded

Oklahoma true freshman Renaldo Works almost certainly will start the season as the No. 2 tailback behind starter Quintin Griffin.

Works credits his progress to moving to Norman in June to participate in voluntary workouts during the summer.

"Working out at home is nothing like working out here," Works said.

– Charlie Smith

North Texas selects QB

North Texas coach Darrell Dickey named junior Richard Bridges, from Grand Prairie High, the starting quarterback for Thursday's opener with Baylor.

Bridges beat out freshman Scott Hall and sophomore Spencer Stack, who will both be listed as backups and share repetitions with the second team. Freshman Jeremy Pearl will remain listed as a quarterback, but will also see work at wide receiver.

– Richard Durrett

Simms on scrambling

AUSTIN – One of the criteria Texas coaches are using to determine who starts at quarterback is who can make the most happen after a play breaks down.

QB Chris Simms (6-5, 222) said he likes to scramble but hates watching himself do it on film.

"I'm so ugly when I run," Simms said. "I'm so tall that I look like a praying mantis going down the field."

– Chip Brown

UT briefly ...

AUSTIN – CB Ervis Hill, who injured his knee returning a punt in Saturday's scrimmage, was to undergo an MRI on Monday. ... Texas coach Mack Brown said he would wait until two-a-day practices end on Wednesday to announce any changes in the depth chart. ... After reviewing the film of Saturday's scrimmage, Mack Brown said the defense dominated the offense. The final scrimmage of the preseason is Wednesday at 6 p.m.

– Chip Brown

More, more, more

LUBBOCK – Unlike Big 12 counterpart Kansas State, Texas Tech escaped its season-opening 24-3 victory over New Mexico on Saturday without any serious injuries.

That fact made it easier for new Red Raiders coach Mike Leach to disagree with Kansas State's Bill Snyder, who said after the Wildcats' 27-7 win over Iowa that he probably wouldn't agree to another early game in part because of a potentially significant injury suffered by star punt returner David Allen.

– Bart Hubbuch

Examining depth chart

Texas A&M WR Robert Ferguson, a junior transfer, was listed as one of the starters on the depth chart for the season opener against Notre Dame, along with Chris Taylor.

Another notable was at free safety, where Wes Bautovich, a converted quarterback, is listed as the back-up to Michael Jameson. Bautovich came to the Aggies from Texas A&M-Kingsville.

– Tim Schnettler