Watts went down last week in Alabama's 45-7 win over Ole Miss in Tuscaloosa with a season-ending knee injury.
He said walk-on Jonathan Richey would serve as the team's backup signal caller and that if necessary, wide receivers Freddie Milons and Antonio Carter would be used to mix things up.
Milons and Carter are both former high school quarterbacks.
This puts us in a position that we don't necessarily want to be in, DuBose said. We have to prepare to play all these guys at some point. You just never know.
It's Grossman's team
After a 41-9 smashing of LSU and a 38-7 trouncing of Auburn, the Florida Gators have seemingly found themselves. And a big part of this is the steady quarterbacking of Rex Grossman.
After four games of unrest between head coach Steve Spurrier and Jesse Palmer, Grossman finally got his chance to start against LSU after Palmer was injured. Grossman not only took advantage of his opportunity, he impressed, throwing for three TDs and 276 yards in the romp over the Bayou Bengals.
And then, the redshirt freshman followed it up with a five-touchdown, 232-yard performance against Auburn. For his most recent efforts, he was named SEC Player of the Week.
He is also the nation's leading passer, statistically, with a quarterback rating of 195.7.
Dawgs without Quincy?
The Georgia Bulldogs, looking for their fifth consecutive victory this Saturday in Lexington as UGA faces the Kentucky Wildcats.
But if the Dawgs are to get their fourth win in the SEC, they might have to do it without their main offensive weapon, quarterback Quincy Carter.
Carter went down with what was diagnosed as a shoulder sprain in last weekend's 29-19 win over Vanderbilt.
At last report, he was listed as doubtful for the game.
Cory Phillips, a redshirt sophomore from Hartwell, Ga., is listed as second on the UGA depth chart at the quarterback position.
Carter isn't the only big offensive name on the injured list for the contest. Running backs Musa Smith and Jasper Sanks are listed as questionable, as is split end Terrence Edwards.
The surprise force
With their 27-7, dominating win over Arkansas last week, the South Carolina Gamecocks are now eligible for a bowl game.
That's right, the Cocks are going bowling.
Going into the season, they were called every name in the book to describe how bad they were. Now, they can't seem to get enough praise.
USC is No. 19 entering this weekend's visit to Vanderbilt with a 6-1 overall record, 4-1 in the SEC.
The Gamecocks host Tennessee at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia.
Published: Wed Oct 18, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 03:17 p.m.