Darrell Scott against  CSU.Cliff Grassmick / September 6, 2009
Darrell Scott against CSU. Cliff Grassmick / September 6, 2009 ( CLIFF GRASSMICK )
Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn said former CU running back Darrell Scott still has not asked for a release from his scholarship or permission to contact other schools and coaches.

Bohn conducted an exit interview with Scott in early November after the former five-star recruit announced he was leaving coach Dan Hawkins' program. At the time, Bohn said he would not comment on any possible scholarship release until the end of the semester.

Bohn said his message to Scott was one of encouragement to finish strong in the classroom so that he would be eligible for a scholarship elsewhere and wouldn't have a more negative impact on the football program's Academic Progress Rate score.

Now that the end of the semester is near with finals ending on Thursday and commencement on Friday, Bohn said he hasn't had any recent discussions with Scott and doesn't know when he might.

When asked if there is any possibility that Scott could remain at CU and return to the program, Bohn said, "That's decision is between the football staff and Darrell."

Scott initially said he was hoping to transfer to UCLA to join his uncle, former CU wide receiver Josh Smith, but several media outlets covering the Bruins reported in November that the program, led by for-mer CU coach Rick Neuheisel, had no interest in Scott.

Arizona could be another possible destination for a player dubbed, the No. 1 running back recruit in the nation in the 2008 recruiting cycle.


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Scott has not responded to the Camera`s attempts to reach him.

Bulldogs still coming

Bohn and associate athletic director Dave Plati both confirmed they are not actively working on any schedule changes for next season`s football slate and do not anticipate changes in the coming months.

Georgia athletic director Damon Evans has been rumored to be considering buying out of the CU game slated for Oct. 2, 2010, but Bohn and Plati said Evans told them the Bulldogs intend to visit Boulder. The game contract calls for an $800,000 buyout if one of the teams decides to cancel.

It will be only the second time a Southeastern Conference team has visited Boulder. The only other came Sept. 15, 1979, when Louisiana State came to town and beat the Buffs 44-0.

It will be CU`s first meeting against an SEC team since the 2007 Independence Bowl, when CU lost to Alabama, 30-24, and the first regular-season game against an SEC foe since 2006, when CU lost at Georgia, 14-13.

Notable

Clayton Hamilton, CU associate athletic director for business, is leaving Colorado to take a similar position at the University of Arkansas, his alma mater. Bohn said CU will assemble a search committee with hopes of filling the position early in the new year. Hamilton had oversight of all financial, information technology, and human resource operations of the department as well as financial and administrative oversight of the football program. Bohn said the job description is not expected to change at all.