Suspended Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips could be reinstated within a month if he takes steps to control his anger, Coach Tom Osborne said Monday.
Phillips, a junior who rushed for 359 yards and seven touchdowns in the second-ranked Cornhuskers' first two games, was suspended Sept. 10 after being charged with hitting his ex-girlfriend.
Osborne said Phillips, who has pleaded innocent to misdemeanor charges of assault, trespassing and destruction of property, is undergoing counseling.
Tennessee wide receiver Nilo Silvan was arrested early Monday and charged with raping a Knoxville teen. . . . San Diego State running back Markeith Ross was sent to jail until Dec. 19 for violating probation and will be sidelined for the rest of the season. . . . Notre Dame Coach Lou Holtz was back at practice Monday, six days after spinal surgery.