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Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook

November 15, 2007

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Injury report

KU coach Mark Mangino said he wasn't sure whether safety Patrick Resby would be ready to play Saturday against Iowa State, after sitting out last week's game with an undisclosed injury.

"He's out on the field practicing," Mangino said. "He's a day-to-day case. It's hard to tell how effective he will be. We're not sure yet."

Mangino later said that defensive tackle James McClinton, who sat out some plays last week, was practicing as well.

Scheduling shuffle?

KU associate athletic director Larry Keating confirmed Wednesday afternoon that ESPN had been in contact with Kansas and South Florida administrators about the possibility of shuffling the 2008 football schedule.

ESPN is interested in Kansas and South Florida playing on Aug. 29, 2008, in a primetime televised game on Friday night. That would require some restructuring since the KU-USF game right now is slated for Sept. 13 in Tampa, Fla., and Kansas has Florida International on the schedule for Aug. 30.

Keating called the discussions "very preliminary," adding that he had not talked to Florida International about the possibility of moving a game.

"It's feasible in terms of being able to do it," Keating said. "The question is if we want to do it or not."

Keating said the adminstration and Mangino aren't interested in pondering it now and will tackle the possibility later.

"Much later," Keating said.

TV clearance

Saturday's regional telecast of the Kansas-Iowa State game will be televised to about 28 percent of the nation, mainly in the Midwest.

KU will play at the same time as three other ABC telecasts - Penn State-Michigan State, Miami-Virginia Tech and California-Washington.

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