Navy's Dobbs doubtful for C. Michigan game

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Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs was held out of practice for a third straight day on Thursday, leaving the senior's availability for Saturday's game against Central Michigan in considerable doubt. Dobbs reportedly suffered a minor concussion resulting from a light blow to the head early in last week's 76-35 victory over East Carolina.

Dobbs played into the fourth quarter against the Pirates, rushing for 100 yards and one touchdown and passing for 75 yards and two touchdowns, before yielding to backup Kriss Proctor, who would start if the coaching staff elects to hold out the academy's all-time leader in touchdowns.

"We're probably leaning a little more towards Proctor," Coach Ken Niumatalolo said. "We'll kind of see. At this point I'm thinking if [Dobbs] does play, it might be in a reserve role."

Dobbs has started every game this season despite suffering an ankle injury in the season opener against Maryland. He has played in 15 consecutive games dating from last season.

- Gene Wang

Despite saying earlier this week that he'd like to play basketball again, Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor is committed to football and said he has enjoyed his almost three years with the Buckeyes.

"I'm a Buckeye until I break all the records," he said during preparation for the eighth-ranked Buckeyes' showdown on Saturday at Ohio Stadium against Penn State.

The junior said he had no intention - at least right now - of jumping into the NFL draft.

"I feel like I want to get my degree and finish off strong and maybe have a better season next year with no losses," he said. "I love being here and I need to develop more knowledge as a human being and not worry about money and stuff like that.". . .

The Western Athletic Conference announced it will add the University of Texas-San Antonio and Texas State to a football lineup that will lose Boise State next year and key members Fresno State and Nevada in 2012.

WAC Commissioner Karl Benson said he thought he would be announcing a nine-team football lineup with Montana, but was told a few hours earlier Montana was staying in the Football Championship Subdivision.


Chris Stroud is doing his best to make sure Rickie Fowler's memorable rookie season doesn't have a fairy-tale ending at Disney World.

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