CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd said he has been cleared to practice despite a strained hip he injured against Boston College that appeared more severe than it turned out.
Boyd sat out Monday's workout as he recovered from the hard hit by Eagles defensive end Max Holloway during last week's 36-14 Tigers victory. Coach Dabo Swinney said Boyd will get all the work with starters as the eighth-ranked Tigers (6-0, 3-0) prepare to take on Maryland this Saturday.
Boyd said Tuesday he's not sore, although he experiences some stiffness in his left hip if he sits too long.
Army: The Air Force won't play Army at Yankee Stadium next year after all. The Army Athletic Association said the game scheduled for Nov. 3, 2012, will be played at West Point instead to avoid potential conflicts with the Yankees' postseason.
Georgia: Junior Mike Gilliard had never started a game before Georgia lost linebackers Alec Ogletree and Christian Robinson to injuries the first two weeks of the season. Four games later, Gilliard is Georgia's leading tackler.
He had 12 tackles, a forced fumble and a sack in last week's 20-12 win at Tennessee.
Central Florida: Coach George O'Leary said he's hearing from friends with no ties to Central Florida that "everything's in place" for the Knights to soon be invited to join the Big East Conference.
Kentucky: Running back Josh Clemons will miss the rest of the season with a torn meniscus suffered Saturday against South Carolina. He had surgery Tuesday.
Clemons leads the Wildcats' running backs with 279 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Texas Tech: Junior running back Eric Stephens is out for the season after dislocating his left knee in Saturday's 45-40 loss to Texas A&M. He was averaging 114 yards per game and was a big part of coach Tommy Tuberville's effort to bring a more balanced offense to the pass-happy Red Raiders. He finished with 570 yards on 109 carries.