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Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly admits junior DL Stephon Tuitt's offsetting hernia surgery has affected his game.

"The surgery that he had has affected his back; it's affected his hip flexors," Kelly said. "Some people dismiss it and say, 'Well, you know, you just had minor surgery.' Well, it's affected a lot of things." We previously blurbed about Tuitt gaining weight prior to the season, and it has noticeably impacted his success. Tuitt and nose tackle Louis Nixx III have been disappointments this season.
Source: USA Today
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 09:34:00 AM

Notre Dame received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 DT Hunter Spears.

Spears (6'4/280) had a number of high-profile offers on his plate, including ones from Alabama, Cal and TCU. Notre Dame wins the day, though. The defensive tackle ranks as the No. 242 overall prospect on the 247Sports composite board. He already possesses plenty of functional strength and size, but will need to continue to work on his off-the-snap quickness and his overall consistency as he progresses toward a college career with the Irish.
Source: 247Sports
Feb 20 - 6:13 PM

Miami received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 WR Jeremiah Payton.

Payton (6'3/180) was also considering Florida State and Auburn, among others. He's fresh off a sterling performance at The Opening Regional in Miami over the weekend, with 247Sports' Luke Stampini noting that he's "a big, athletic target on the outside that has a knack for making plays." On the 247Sports' composite board, Payton rolls in at No. 83 overall. He currently stands as Miami's highest-ranked recruit in the 2019 class.
Feb 20 - 5:32 PM

In their latest rankings release, Rivals named uncommitted five-star 2019 ATH Quavaris Crouch the No. 1 prospect in the class.

Not much of a bump up for Crouch, who had been sitting at No. 2 previously, but he's the new top dog nonetheless. The outlet's previous No. 1 prospect in the 2019 class was USC QB J.T. Daniels, but that was out the window after Daniels reclassified for 2018. For his part, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound Crouch has shined as both a running back and a defender -- he played defensive end as a sophomore in 2016 and linebacker as a junior in 2017 -- but likely projects as a defender for the collegiate ranks, particularly now that he's started to gain a feel for it. Alabama, Clemson and Georgia are among those pursuing the Charlotte native at this early juncture.
Source: Rivals
Feb 20 - 1:36 PM

Michigan hired former Florida HC Jim McElwain to serve as wide receivers coach.

McElwain's addition to the UM staff was first reported as in the works early in February, with the coach confirming it on Saturday and the team making the official announcement on Tuesday. While he has been named receivers coach, it's possible that his duties may extend beyond the boundaries of the position group. Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman reported on Friday that he could potentially see some of the work typically handled in an offensive-coordinating role. McElwain's time in two-plus years at Florida failed to yield much of an offense outside of a brief spark kindled with Will Grier prior to Grier being suspended for PED use, but he should not be judged solely on that stint -- he found plenty of offensive success as head coach at Colorado State -- and we like what he brings to the table in a secondary role for Michigan.
Source: mgoblue.com
Feb 20 - 1:24 PM

AL.com's James Crepea passes along that Auburn redshirt junior QB Jarrett Stidham (shoulder) will take part in two late spring scrimmages "at most."

While Stidham could potentially play in Auburn's A-Day to wrap up spring practice, he's a long, long shot to participate in anything prior to Auburn's spring break (March 12-16). The quarterback is on the mend from what Tigers HC Gus Malzahn has termed "minor" shoulder surgery which the signal-caller underwent earlier this winter. So long as Stidham is sidelined, it'll mean extended looks for sophomore Malik Willis and incoming true freshman Joey Gatewood. Willis figures to see the majority of first-team snaps early this spring, but Stidham remains locked in as starter assuming a full recovery on the health front.
Source: AL.com
Feb 20 - 12:16 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein believes it will be difficult to find "a more competitive CB with better ball skills" than Tulane CB Parry Nickerson.

"Just an absolute dog on contested catches and plays with good technique and excellent ball skills," Zierlein tweeted about the potential draft weekend gem. Nickerson does not possess the height many in the NFL now covet, likely standing around 5-foot-10. Outside versus inside corner are quite different spots, but Zierlein seems certain Nickerson can make it in the NFL, possibly in the slot.
Feb 20 - 11:01 AM

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield will not attend the 2018 NFL Draft in Arlington, Texas.

Instead, Mayfield will be with his friends and family. The former Oklahoma quarterback will go from being undrafted to likely a first-round pick, and we'll be watching his process along the way.
Source: NBC DFW
Feb 20 - 10:49 AM

Peter King of the MMQB has been told by multiple "NFLers" they expect the Giants to pass on a QB at No. 2 overall.

The goal would be to fill a much bigger need. And just like King, we do not believe it. Dave Gettleman is smart enough to know the goal is to not be in position to have the opportunity to select a quarterback one year from now. Or the next, or the next. Eli Manning is 37 years old. The Giants are not a few pieces away. A forward-thinking decision maker knows this will likely be his only opportunity to pick in the top two.
Source: The MMQB
Feb 20 - 9:31 AM

Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick revealed he is most comfortable as a slot CB.

Fitzpatrick also stated he models his game after Tyrann Mathieu, so a hybrid safety/slot role. This fits in line where Fitzpatrick played at Alabama, as he only spent 13 snaps as an outside corner in 2017, per PFF. This makes Fitzpatrick's discussion quite different than Jalen Ramsey, who starred on the outside. With that said, Fitzpatrick would be on the field for over 60 percent as the snaps as just a slot corner and could be on the field for more if he stayed on the field in two safety sets. Not playing outside corner might limit Fitzpatrick's financial ceiling, but he knows where he wins.
Feb 20 - 9:16 AM

FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman reports that former Miami DL coach Craig Kuligowski will join Alabama's staff.

Kuligowski is expected to become Nick Saban's new DL coach. Kuligowski played for Saban at Toledo. Since then, he's turned into one of the game's best DL coaches, getting rave reviews for his work with Missouri and Miami. He developed five first-round defensive linemen at Mizzou, and his Hurricane unit was incredibly active over the past two seasons.
Source: SI
Feb 19 - 9:48 PM

Miami announced in a press release that DL coach Craig Kuligowski "is leaving the program to pursue other opportunities."

This is disappointing -- Kuligowski is considered one of the top DL coaches in the game -- but not shocking. Kuligowski recently interviewed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their DL coach opening. He didn't get that job, but perhaps he has his eye on a different position.
Feb 19 - 9:43 PM




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