College notes

September 16, 2015

College football notes … UTEP junior RB Aaron Jones, one of the best runners in the country, will miss the rest of the year after undergoing surgery to repair torn ligaments in his ankle; Jones was injured in last weekend’s game with Texas Tech. The 5-9, 205-pound Jones, who also plays with the Miners basketball team, ran for over 1,300 yards last fall; he expects to appeal to get the year back and hopes to have two years of eligibility left after this year … Tennessee head coach Butch Jones has been quoted as saying that star OLB Curt Maggitt will not require surgery, but could miss as much as 6-10 weeks with that hip injury suffered in last Saturday’s loss to Oklahoma … Oregon QB Vernon Adams has been playing with a broken finger, including last weekend’s disappointing loss at Michigan State in which he threw a couple of interceptions and missed a wide-open Byron Marshall late in the game for what could have been a game-winning TD; Adams appears to be able to deal with the pain and is going to continue to play, but may sit out this weekend’s game with Georgia State, in which the Ducks are something like 45 point favorites … Iowa DE Drew Ott is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game with Pittsburgh because of a wrist injury; Ott spent most of last weekend’s win over in-state rival iowa State on the sidelines with his arm in a sling, but team sources have indicated that the injury is not serious and Ott, who had 8 sacks last fall, should be back ‘sooner rather than later’ … Meanwhile, the problems for star Rutgers’ WR Leonte Carroo continue to mount with the revelation that the simple assault he was charged with earlier in the week allegedly involved him slamming a female acquaintance into the sidewalk. Given the NFL’s newfound sensitivity to even the hint of domestic violence, at worst he’ll have some ‘splaining’ to do at pre-draft interviews.