NEWS ROUNDUP: Quizz watch

THERE'S SOME ANGST around cyberspace that Jacquizz Rodgers might be doubtful for the Sun Bowl, nearly three weeks away. But Mike Riley was in El Paso yesterday and a video clip featuring the OSU head man in the El Paso Times has Riley, while far from definitive, saying he's "hopeful" Quizz will be ready to play -- And he also says it will not be decided, one way or the other, for quite some time.

Mike Riley on Thursday, in the video clip from the El Paso Times on Jacquizz Rodgers plus a number of other subjects.

Or, you can watch it here:

In the clip, says Riley of Quizz; "I think Quizz is feeling better every day. Now that part of it is only one part, the other part will be the X-Rays, and all (the rest) that they would have to give him the go-ahead on. This will not be decided in a week. It will be a process that takes us pretty close to the game."

*Note that after the six-plus Riley video ends, Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt speaks.

Some other Sun Bowl news items of note:
Riley and Wannstedt together again

Sun Bowl Central at the El Paso Times

Sun Bowl attracts lots of locals but turnout worries persist -- despite 'Top 25' match-up

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