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Arrested ND players likely to face Texas

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly speaks during a news conference in South Bend, Ind. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A not guilty plea has been entered on behalf of a Notre Dame cornerback accused of tackling a police officer and punching him during an altercation outside a bar. St. Joseph Superior Court Magistrate Elizabeth Hardtke entered the preliminary plea Wednesday for Devin Butler on felony counts of resisting law enforcement and battery against a public safety official. (Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune via AP)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says he intends to make four of the five players arrested by state police on marijuana possession charges available to play when the 10th-ranked Fighting Irish open the season at Texas on Sunday.

Wide receiver Kevin Stepherson and linebacker Te'von Coney were listed on the depth chart released Tuesday and Kelly has said he expects running back Dexter Williams and cornerback Ashton White to contribute this season.

Kelly said athletic department policy states that the first marijuana offense is an educational process and he has never suspended a player for a first offense. He said the school could still discipline the players, but there is no deadline for such a move.


Auburn suspends DB Roberts after arrest

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn defensive back Stephen Roberts won't play against No. 2 Clemson following his arrest on two misdemeanor charges.

Tigers coach Gus Malzahn said Tuesday that Roberts is suspended for Saturday night's opener. After that, Malzahn says Roberts' status will be week to week and, "We'll see how he responds."


Ex-Air Force QB Dowis dies in car wreck

DENVER (AP) Weighing just 153 pounds, former Air Force option quarterback Dee Dowis wasn't the most intimidating presence. That is, until he got the ball in his hands.

Dowis, who finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1989, died in a car accident outside Atlanta on Monday morning, police in Gwinnett County, Georgia, confirmed. He was 48.


With Sirk done, Duke QB Jones gets start

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Shortly after quarterback Daniel Jones arrived on Duke's campus last year, his teammates nicknamed him the "Future."

For the redshirt freshman, the future is now.


Meyer disagrees with OSU banning Gibson

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State's depth at wide receiver took a hit Monday when the university announced Monday that Torrance Gibson has been suspended from school for unspecified reasons.

Coach Urban Meyer said the suspension was not related to football, and "I disagree with it." He didn't comment further. The university said Gibson was suspended for the fall semester for violating the student conduct code.


Harbaugh mum on starting QB for opener

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Jim Harbaugh acknowledged he already knows whether quarterback Wilton Speight or John O'Korn will start for No. 7 Michigan in its opener.

The coach, though, wasn't ready to give up that detail publicly Monday.


Miles: Fournette's ankle not an issue

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU running back Leonard Fournette can live with a lessened workload, if that's the way coach Les Miles wants it.

"It doesn't matter," Fournette said Monday when asked whether he wants as many carries as he can get this season. "My main goal is to win the national championship."


Florida WR Callaway cleared for opener

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) No. 25 Florida will have its top receiver available for Saturday's season opener against UMass.

Sophomore Antonio Callaway, suspended much of the spring semester because a fellow student said he sexually assaulted her, has been cleared to play against the Minutemen.


Strong keeping Texas QB starter a secret

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas coach Charlie Strong is keeping his big secret until game day.

Strong on Monday declined to say will start at quarterback when the Longhorns face No. 10 Notre Dame on Sunday in their 2016 season opener, declaring only that he already knows who will it will be. His choices are freshman Shane Buechele or senior Tyrone Swoopes. The only thing he will promise right now is that "both are going to play."


Grobe awaits Baylor's decision on Zamora

WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor acting head coach Jim Grobe says he is waiting for university officials to make their ruling on any discipline for sophomore receiver Ishmael Zamora before deciding what to do from a football perspective.

Zamora was cited by Waco police for a misdemeanor charge of molesting an animal after a video surfaced of him beating his dog with a belt this summer.

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