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MACCOY READY FOR OU: Texas quarterback Colt McCoy will play against No. 10 Oklahoma this weekend after showing signs of a concussion and being taken out of the game in a loss to Kansas State on Saturday.

"I feel fine," McCoy said Monday, adding he was given a battery of tests by team doctors.

McCoy threw four interceptions in his worst game for No. 19 Texas (4-1, 0-1 Big 12) in the 41-21 defeat. He was hit hard and slammed to the turf by the Wildcats' Clayton Cox late in the second quarter and went to the locker room early.

He returned at the start of the third quarter and led Texas to a touchdown. But by late in the fourth, McCoy was vomiting on the sideline, and trainer Kenny Boyd said he was immediately removed from the game.

"I showed a lot of the symptoms and a lot of the signs," of a concussion, McCoy said. "I'm really not that concerned. They ran the tests on me, and they all came out like they should. It matched up with what they showed at the start of the season,"

FLORIDA SHOOTING: Jacksonville Jaguars safety Reggie Nelson and three Florida football players have been questioned about a shooting outside a Gainesville nightclub following the Gators' loss to Auburn, police said Monday.

Nelson's agent, Hadley Engelhard, confirmed that Nelson was at The Venue on Saturday night but said he left three hours before the shooting. Gainesville police spokesman Sgt. Keith Kameg said Nelson is "not a suspect. He's just a guy we wanted to talk to."

A number of people who witnessed the shooting told officers Nelson was "around the victims throughout the night," Kameg said.

According to police, 28-year-old Corey Smith and 19-year-old Justin Glass were driving in traffic around 2:30 a.m. when a man walked up to their car and started shooting.

Smith was shot in the upper body. Glass was shot in the arm. Their conditions were not immediately available Monday.

'NOLES WILL START LEE: Roughly a month after nearly giving up on his dream of playing quarterback for Florida State, Xavier Lee got a second chance Monday.

The redshirt junior will make his fourth career start Saturday when Florida State hosts North Carolina State, coach Bobby Bowden said.

Lee saw his first action of the season Saturday when he came off the bench to pass for 224 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-14 victory over Alabama after starter Drew Weatherford failed to get the team into the end zone despite favorable field position.


DISCUS GREAT DIES: Al Oerter, the discus great who won gold medals in four straight Olympics to become one of track and field's biggest stars in the 1950s and '60s, died Monday of heart failure. He was 71.

Oerter died at a hospital near his Fort Myers Beach home, his wife Cathy Oerter said. He had dealt with high blood pressure since he was young and also struggled with heart problems, she said.

"He was a gentle giant," she said. "He was bigger than life."

Oerter won gold medals in 1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968. Oerter and Carl Lewis are the only track and field stars to capture the same event in four consecutive Olympics. Oerter, however, is the only one to set an Olympic record in each of his victories.