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College football roundup: Petrino cleared to watch Arkansas practice

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Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino was scheduled to be released from the hospital on Tuesday and was cleared to watch spring practice Tuesday afternoon.

Petrino was hospitalized following a motorcycle accident on Sunday, and he suffered multiple broken ribs, a neck sprain and contusions, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

He will observe practice from the press box.

"His physicians will continue to monitor his progress throughout his recovery," Arkansas athletics director Jeff Long said, according to the Democrat-Gazette. "We look forward to Coach Petrino's continued improvement and full resumption of his duties as head football coach."

Petrino is expected to meet with the media Tuesday afternoon to discuss his accident.

--Former Louisiana Tech starting quarterback Nick Isham is leaving the program, but no reasons were given by coach Sonny Dykes.

Isham started seven of nine games he played in last year as a 17-year-old freshman. He completed 155 of 257 passes for 1,457 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions for the Bulldogs.

Dykes told NBC Sports that he and Isham did not discuss why the quarterback left the team. Isham was listed as the backup to senior Colby Cameron on the spring depth chart.

When Isham made his first start against Southern Mississippi, he became the second youngest to ever start a college football game at 17 years, 11 months old.

---Oregon running back Tre Carson intends to transfer.

The sophomore hasn't enrolled in spring classes. His move was expected after he had hinted at transferring earlier this year.

Carson ran for 254 yards and one touchdown in 10 games as a freshman last year.

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