- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin said he will stick with redshirt senior Jonathan Crompton as his starting quarterback when the Volunteers travel to Florida on Saturday.

Kiffin won’t allow Crompton to speak to the media as part of game week preparations, however.

The Waynesville, N.C., native threw three interceptions in a 19-15 loss to UCLA on Saturday and was involved in a fumbled snap that was recovered by the Bruins. He completed 13 of 26 passes for 93 yards.

Kiffin says the Vols (1-1) did a bad job protecting Crompton and blamed the coaching staff for poor playcalling.

In other Florida-Tennessee news, Gators quarterback Tim Tebow said he didn’t like Kiffin talking about his coach, Urban Meyer.



“I try to not let it affect me, although I always have Coach Meyer’s back in anything because I know what type of person he is and I know what he believes in. I know what he stands for,” Tebow said Monday.

PITTSBURGH: Sophomore safety Andrew Taglianetti won’t play again this season after tearing the ACL in his left knee against Buffalo.

Because he played in only two games, Taglianetti could receive a medical redshirt that would preserve a season of eligibility.

MISSISSIPPI: Coach Houston Nutt said defensive end Greg Hardy is “very doubtful” for Saturday’s game with Southeastern Louisiana.

Hardy sprained his left ankle in the season-opening 45-14 win at Memphis, and it remains swollen and discolored.

CONNECTICUT: Quarterback Zach Frazer is expected to miss the next two games with a right knee injury suffered in the Huskies’ 12-10 loss to North Carolina.

Coach Randy Edsall offered no specifics about the injury but said Frazer will not play Saturday at Baylor and that Cody Endres would start.

OKLAHOMA STATE: Starting tailback Kendall Hunter is doubtful for the Cowboys’ game this Saturday against Rice with an injured right leg.

Hunter left Oklahoma State’s 45-35 loss to Houston in the second quarter. He had rushed for 104 yards on 32 carries in two games this season after leading the Big 12 with 1,555 yards rushing a year ago.

KENT STATE: Senior running back Eugene Jarvis will miss the rest of the season with a kidney injury.

WISCONSIN: Badgers coach Bret Bielema said at his weekly news conference that after more than 40 guys were sick over the course of last week, two new players showed flulike symptoms Sunday.

VANDERBILT: The Commodores lost two starters for the rest of the season to injuries, with the worst being senior free safety Ryan Hamilton, who tore a pectoral muscle.

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