CINCINNATI — Quarterback Munchie Legaux had more tests on his injured left knee on Monday while Brendon Kay prepared to take over the starting job for Cincinnati.
Legaux, a former Edna Karr standout, hurt the knee during the fourth quarter of a 45-17 loss at Illinois on Saturday. His left leg bending awkwardly on a hit as he tried to pass. He was taken from the game to a hospital in Urbana, Ill., and was transferred to a hospital in Cincinnati on Sunday.
Coach Tommy Tuberville said he was getting an update on Monday to determine the severity of the injury, which has forced the Bearcats to reconfigure the depth chart at quarterback.
Kay will take over at quarterback when the Bearcats (1-1) host Northwestern State on Saturday night. The sixth-year senior was the incumbent before he developed a sore shoulder during camp, limiting his practice and giving Legaux a chance to reclaim the starting job.
SABAN SAYS TOMLINSON OUT FOR YEAR: In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Alabama coach Nick Saban said defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson is out for the season with a knee injury.
Saban said the redshirt freshman had “very successful” surgery on Friday but will need four or five months of rehabilitation.
Tomlinson was injured in last Wednesday’s practice during an open date.
PACHALL TO MISS MULTIPLE GAMES: In Fort Worth, Texas, TCU quarterback Casey Pachall is out indefinitely and will miss multiple games after surgery on his injured left arm.
While the 24th-ranked Horned Frogs started preparations Sunday for their Big 12 opener Thursday night at Texas Tech, Pachall was recovering from surgery. Pachall fractured a bone in his non-throwing arm in the second quarter Saturday in a 38-17 win over Southeastern Louisiana and had surgery later in the day.
MILLER DAY-TO-DAY WITH SPRAINED KNEE: In Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said quarterback Braxton Miller, who has a sprained left knee, is listed as day-to-day and has yet to be cleared to play when the No. 4 Buckeyes play at California on Saturday. Miller was hurt on Ohio State’s first offensive possession of Saturday’s 42-7 win against San Diego State when he was pinned between two defenders and fell backward to the turf.
A.D. APOLOGIZES TO BIG 12 SCHOOLS: In Stillwater, Okla., with the imminent disclosure by Sports Illustrated of alleged transgressions by Oklahoma State’s football program, athletic director Mike Holder apologized to his fellow Big 12 schools and vowed to deal with whatever allegations are exposed.
Holder said he was apologizing to “all of the athletic directors in the conference for what’s about to happen, what’s about to be said about a member institution. That reflects on everyone.”
The school said SI told them about the upcoming story. It has notified the NCAA and launched its own investigation.