Marques Harris has been suspended from the team indefinitely for violating team rules. In the same press briefing, Cabral said that sophomore linebacker Walter Boye-Doe has decided to return to the Buffs in the fall. "> Marques Harris has been suspended from the team indefinitely for violating team rules. In the same press briefing, Cabral said that sophomore linebacker Walter Boye-Doe has decided to return to the Buffs in the fall. ">

Harris suspended

Interim head coach Brian Cabral announced Wednesday that senior defensive end <a href="http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=148&p=8&c=1&nid=39984">Marques Harris</a> has been suspended from the team indefinitely for violating team rules. In the same press briefing, Cabral said that sophomore linebacker <a href="http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=148&p=8&c=1&nid=15227">Walter Boye-Doe<a> has decided to return to the Buffs in the fall.

Harris had gained a medical redshirt year after missing the majority of 2003 with a broken leg. While he had not been allowed to participate in full contact situation in spring ball because of the injury, he had looked sharp in the drills he was allowed to go through, and is considered to be a vital part of CU's defensive plans in 2004.

Cabral would not elaborate on the nature of Harris' violation, nor would he comment on the length of time he expects Harris to be suspended, only saying it was "indefinite."

Meanwhile, Cabral said that Boye-Doe addressed the team following practice Wednesday and told the players and coaches he intended to return to the fold and play in 2004. Boye-Doe, a sophomore from a suburb of Dallas, Texas, had considered moving back home to be closer to family over the Christmas holiday. He returned to school in Boulder for the spring semester, but had not been participating in spring ball, and intended to transfer to a school in Texas.

However, Cabral, who had not released Boye-Doe from his scholarship in an attempt to give the linebacker some time to reflect on his decision, said that Boye-Doe told him last night he wanted to be a Buff.

Cabral said that Boye-Doe told the team Wednesday that "He missed us, he missed football and he missed his teammates. He's definitely coming back."

"Last night he called me at home," Cabral said. "We had been talking the last couple days and then I had him come in and confirm this afternoon his commitment to the team. He did that and he made that announcement to the team after practice."

Boye-Doe, who will vie for playing time at one of the thinnest positions on the team in the fall, inside linebacker, will not put on the pads for the team's final spring practice or Saturday's spring game.

But Cabral said, "I'm very pleased. I didn't want him to leave. We could have used him and he could have used the work this spring, but more importantly we'll have him back next year."

Redshirt freshman Joe Sanders had moved from tight end to linebacker earlier in the spring, but Cabral said Boye-Doe's return does not necessarily mean Sanders would be heading back to the other side of the ball. He said he's liked what he's seen out of Sanders so far.

Buffs weather wet practice

CU went through a slightly shortened practice in the rain Wednesday, but accomplished a lot under the circumstances, Cabral said.

Word was LB Jason Ackermann stood out in the end of practice scrimmage. Ackermann has had a good spring at a vital position, inside linebacker.

RB Brian Calhoun (knee) didn't practice Wednesday and is not expected to participate Saturday. WR Tyler Littlehales was back at practice and is expected to play Saturday. He caught a pass in the end of practice scrimmage and Cabral said "he looked good." The other two injured wide outs – Blake Mackey (foot), Stephone Robinson (hamstring) – are still day to day.


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