Kentucky QB booted after run-ins with law

LEXINGTON, Ky. --- Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks dismissed quarterback Curtis Pulley on Tuesday for a violation of team rules.


The dismissal followed Pulley's second brush with the law in as many months. He was arrested on traffic charges in July in Hardin County and last week pleaded guilty to speeding in district court. In June, he received a citation for marijuana possession in Louisville.

Pulley had been competing with sophomore Mike Hartline to succeed Andre Woodson as the Wildcats' starting quarterback. Hartline will begin preseason camp as the starter.

ARKANSAS: With one practice behind him, coach Bobby Petrino told reporters that his players did well at the opening of their fall drills but still have much work to do before the Razorbacks' Aug. 30 opener against Western Illinois.

"I really think we have a long way to go as far as being able to keep our intensity and practicing for a purpose the entire practice, because there was a point ... because of the heat and the fatigue, that some guys were just practicing to get through the practice as opposed to get better," Petrino said.

The former Atlanta Falcons coach said he had great expectations for a team that lost a two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up and other skill players from an 8-5 team coached by Houston Nutt, now the coach at Ole Miss.

BRIGHAM YOUNG: Center Tom Sorensen is expected to miss the start of the season because of a shoulder injury.

Coach Bronco Mendenhall said after practice that Sorensen may need surgery and is expected to be out four to six weeks.

Sorensen, a junior who transferred from Vanderbilt two years ago, was expected to start this season.


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