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OSU football notebook: Mike Gundy declines to discuss offensive coordinator search

By Brandon Chatmon, Staff Writer, bchatmon@opubco.com Modified: December 25, 2010 at 8:42 pm •  Published: December 25, 2010
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Gundy also said he feels confident Bailey will be able to kick off into the end zone in the ideal conditions of the Alamodome.

“I think he can kick it deep enough it will not be a concern,” he said.

FAMILIAR FOLES

Arizona quarterback Nick Foles is a native of Texas. The junior from Austin (Texas) Westlake played in the Alamodome three times as a high school senior.

“It's an exciting place to play and I'm excited,” Foles said. “I never really thought I would be back to play in college, but I'm excited to be back in San Antonio and play in front of my home crowd.”

Foles attended Michigan State for one season before transferring to Arizona and joining the Wildcat roster in the fall of 2008.

HOPING FOR A HEALTHY GRISBY

Arizona is hoping senior running back Nic Grigsby will be healthy and productive in the Alamo Bowl. Grigsby, who rushed for 1,153 yards as a sophomore, was limited to four carries for seven yards in the Wildcats' 30-29 loss to Arizona State on Dec. 2.

“Nic Grigsby should be back healthy,” UA coach Mike Stoops said. “Hopefully he is as explosive as he was early in the season because he gives us another weapon in the backfield.”

Grigsby has been battling a high ankle sprain since suffering the injury on Oct. 30 against UCLA. He has 102 carries for 474 yards and eight touchdowns this season.