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Offensive lineman Chris Capps appears to have been moved to left tackle.

With the emergence of Mike Johnson at right tackle, Capps has been put as Andre Smith’s backup. Last season, Capps split time at right tackle with the graduated Kyle Tatum.

? Former University of Alabama All-American linebacker Barry Krauss will join the Crimson Tide Sports Network broadcast team for the 2007 football season, CTSN general manager Michael Alford announced Friday.

Krauss, a three-year letterman (1976-78) for the Tide, will replace Tom Roberts as the network’s sideline reporter, while Roberts will serve as the host of the network’s game-day broadcast.

A member of Alabama’s All-Century team, Krauss was an All-American in 1978 and led the Tide in tackles in 1977 with 91.

- Josh Cooper,
Daily Sports Writer


AUBURN — Coach Tommy Tuberville said it’s not long before his team begins to prepare for the first game of the season, a Sept. 1 home meeting with Kansas State.

“We’ve got about five more days, and then we’ll start school and start cranking it down to get ready for the first game,” Tuberville said Friday morning after the Tigers’ practice.

Auburn will hold the first of two closed scrimmages at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Jordan-Hare Stadium. The final scrimmage is schedule for Aug. 19.

Auburn’s Fan Day also is planned for Saturday from 3-5 p.m. in the Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. Admission is free.

Taking into account the heat and the wear on his team from two-a-days, Tuberville was pleased with the morning practice.

“We had a good practice and worked hard, but it was hot,” he said. “The guys are sore and tired.”

- Ross Dellenger,
Daily Sports Writer

Jacksonville State

JACKSONVILLE — The Gamecocks worked in pads for the first time on Friday, and Jacksonville State head coach Jack Crowe used the day to evaluate 15 players that were not on the field last year to see who can help this year’s team.

The Gamecocks worked for almost two hours Friday morning to try and avoid the 100-plus degree extreme heat that has Central Alabama in a heat advisory.


LEXINGTON, Ky. — Starting Kentucky linebacker Braxton Kelley could be out two weeks with a high ankle sprain, and two freshmen sustained more serious injuries, coach Rich Brooks said Friday.

Redshirt freshman wide receiver Terrence Jones will be out for the season and will require surgery after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament, located in the knee. Freshman defensive end Charles Mustafaa also will need surgery, to repair knee cartilage, Brooks said.


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas receiver Marcus Monk suffered a bone bruise at practice Thursday, and will be listed as questionable for the Razorbacks’ opener against Troy on Sept. 1, the university said Friday.

- Staff, Wire Reports

Monk’s bone bruise was diagnosed after an MRI, which did not reveal any structural damage to the knee, the school said. Monk is to be re-evaluated next week.

Monk caught 50 passes for 962 yards and a school-record 11 touchdowns last season. He also holds the school record of 24 career touchdown receptions.

Arkansas went 10-4 last season and finished ranked No. 15 in the nation.

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