Ousley objects to roster moves

Updated: October 5, 2004, 11:14 PM ET
Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Carlos Ousley, Arkansas' third-leading receiver, quit the team on Tuesday and two linemen left practice early because of injuries.

Ousley, a junior, has nine receptions for 102 yards and has played in all five Razorbacks games this season. He also lost one yard returning three punts and threw a 34-yard touchdown pass against No. 5 Texas on a trick play.

Coach Houston Nutt said Ousley asked for and was granted a release after a new depth chart moved senior receiver Steven Harris to flanker, Ousley's position, and freshman Marcus Monk to split end.

"It's sad because he had a lot of things he was doing well and we really thought he was going to help our football team. He helped us early on and he still could," Nutt said.

Also Tuesday, starting offensive tackle Zac Tubbs and freshman defensive end Derek Moore left practice with ankle injuries. Nutt said he hoped they suffered sprains but was not immediately sure of the extent of their injuries.

Nutt said Tuesday's practice concentrated on the basics and ended with a scrimmage.

Arkansas (3-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) has an off date this week before traveling to No. 6 Auburn on Oct. 16.


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