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October 4, 2006

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Kerry Meier remains Kansas University's starting quarterback when he's healthy, but the freshman out of Pittsburg still isn't medically cleared to play.

"His status at the moment is unchanged," KU coach Mark Mangino said Tuesday.

Mangino assured reporters that Meier would return to the field "relatively soon" and said that his workload in practice had increased.

"He did a lot of things Sunday," Mangino said. "It's just that we haven't had him doing everything."

¢ No rocket skates: Sure-handed wide receiver Jonathan Lamb never claimed to be a track star on the side.

So when he hauled in a reception from Adam Barmann in the third quarter Saturday at Nebraska, he had an open sideline - but not enough speed. He was caught from behind after a 40-yard gain.

"I've been getting razzed about that all week," Lamb said with a laugh. "I made the catch though, right?"

¢ Washington better: KU linebacker Eric Washington, who was carted off on a stretcher during Saturday's game at Nebraska, is back in Lawrence and feeling better.

"He has a little bit of weakness in his left leg," Mangino said. "Nothing to be alarmed about, according to our doctors. He is doing very well.

"We have made plans for him to see a specialist that deals with head an neck injuries that are sports-related."

¢ Stuckey update: Mangino said Saturday that safety Darrell Stuckey, out all season due to an ankle injury, could make it back in time for the Texas A&M game.

"Darrell's feeling a lot better," Mangino said. "He still had a little bit noticeable lack of mobility last week. We're hopeful."

¢ Players of the game: Sophomore wide receiver Dexton Fields was named KU's offensive player of the game against Nebraska after catching eight passes for 108 yards. James McClinton was honored on defense, while Scott Webb was cited for special teams.

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