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Stanford redshirt sophomore Barry J. Sanders has been named the school's co-No. 2 RB.

Senior Kelsey Young will start despite missing a large portion of camp due to an ankle injury. Sanders Jr. saw most of his action at punt returner, but also took five carries for 34 yards and a touchdown. The few times he had the ball in his hands, however, Sanders Jr. seemed to channel his father's ankle breaking skills.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Washington HC Chris Petersen said that there is "a chance" that junior S Budda Baker could be utilized on offense in the season-opener.

To just what extent Petersen is considering using Baker on offense is unknown, but the Huskies have a digestible early schedule which could be used as something of a sandbox as Petersen tinkers around. Their first three games come against Rutgers, Idaho and Portland State. After that they open conference play with a considerably more difficult Arizona-Stanford-Oregon combo. The 5-foot-10, 176-pound Baker played exclusively on the defensive side last season, recording 49 tackles (1.5 for loss) and two interceptions in 11 games. Those numbers have room to rise if he can stay healthy. As a freshman in 2014, he registered 80 tackles.
Aug 29 - 3:32 PM

Florida suspended freshmen WR's Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells for the season-opener against UMass.

Cleveland and Wells were charged with criminal mischief for property damage and shooting a missile inside an occupied dwelling after the pair were arrested for their use of a BB gun in a dormitory in July. These should be considered relatively minor losses against a bad UMass team. On the more positive side of the ledger, leading wideout Antonio Callaway will suit up for that opener. His indefinite suspension was finally laid to rest by HC Jim McElwain on Monday.
Aug 29 - 3:05 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban indicated that either redshirt junior QB Cooper Bateman or redshirt freshman QB Blake Barnett will start the season-opener against USC.

"When we make this choice, when we make this decision," Saban said, "it's with what's going to give us the best chance to win this game, but it's also about future development of our players." True freshman Jalen Hurts made an admirable push for consideration this month, but Saban indicated that his handle of the offense isn't up-to-par just yet. Saban said that the team has "a lot of confidence" in the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Bateman. Phil Savage believes he is the probable starter for the coming season.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 29 - 2:39 PM

Florida sophomore WR Antonio Callaway (suspension) has been cleared to play for the season-opener against UMass.

As of last week, HC Jim McElwain wasn't making any promises on Callaway's playing status for Week 1. The 5-foot-11, 198-pounder has been serving out an indefinite suspension stemming from an allegation of sexual assault in December. Callaway was cleared of those charges earlier this summer and has been practicing with the team this month. Now officially back on board, he makes for the most palatable fantasy target on Florida. As a freshman last season, Callaway caught 35 passes for 678 yards (19.4 yards per reception) and four touchdowns.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 29 - 2:24 PM

There will be no carry-restriction on Georgia junior RB Nick Chubb (knee) in the season-opener against North Carolina.

"We feel good about Nick. He won’t be on a pitch count by any means," said HC Kirby Smart, who added that "he’s scrimmaged, and done live things, and been hit." The 5-foot-10, 228-pounder initially suffered a severe knee injury against Tennessee last October. In just five-plus games in 2015, he rushed for 747 yards (8.1 YPC) and seven touchdowns. He actually has never had a full season all his own as starter. He backed Todd Gurley until Gurley went down with a knee injury of in 2014. Chubb finished that season having rushed for 1,547 yards (7.1 YPC) and 14 touchdowns. 2016 should give us prime Chubb. He is an upper-tier fantasy back, particularly now that he has been cleared medically.
Source: Dawg Nation
Aug 29 - 1:40 PM

Juan Caballero, the owner for South Beach Exotic Rentals, said that the company never offered improper use of vehicles to dismissed Miami redshirt junior DE Al-Quadin Muhammad and senior LB Jermaine Grace.

In a statement provided to the Miami Herald, Caballero not only denied improperly offering the pair of Hurricanes vehicles, he actually provides details as to each player in this situation. He told the Herald that Muhammad's cousin rented the vehicle that Muhammad was spotted in after a game last season, "as [the cousin has] for many years." As for Grace, Caballero said that his uncle rented him a vehicle. Both players were dismissed over the weekend due to perceived violations of NCAA regulations regarding improper benefits. Caballero said that "there has never been a single incident where a player has received preferential treatment or anything of value for free."
Aug 29 - 1:25 PM

Kansas State redshirt sophomore QB Jesse Ertz was named the starter for the 2016 season.

Ertz opened as starter last year, too, but was waylaid by a knee injury during the first series of the season-opener. He has regained full health on that front and beat out redshirt freshman Alex Delton and senior QB Joe Hubener during August camp. From Bill Snyder's comments, this wasn't a particularly close competition. "In all reality, he's been more consistent than the other two," Snyder said. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder will have a tall task on his hands in the opener against Stanford. There isn't enough offensive firepower around him to recommend Ertz as a true fantasy prospect.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 29 - 1:02 PM

Texas HC Charlie Strong will not announce the starting quarterback until the Sunday of their season-opening tilt with Notre Dame.

Unless Strong is planning on shocking the world by announcing Tyrone Swoopes as the starter, all of this cloak-and-dagger maneuvering is a bit much. For months, signs have pointed toward freshman QB Shane Buechele starting against Notre Dame. Strong even hinted as much back in July, saying that the starter would be "young," which would not apply to the senior Swoopes. Beyond that, though, Strong is entering a potential make-or-break year and Buechele not only offers an option with untapped upside, he also offers something to sell to the fan base and boosters. That is not a minor thing. One more note on this competition -- Strong said at the beginning of August that he hoped to name a starter early in camp. That he hasn't yet could just be a change of plans, but perhaps the issue of Buechele v Swoopes wasn't quite as settled as it seemed to be from outward reports. Sunday shall tell the tale.
Aug 29 - 12:44 PM

Ohio State redshirt freshman WR Torrance Gibson has been suspended for the 2016 season due to a violation of the student code of conduct.

While football program and university tend to at least outwardly see eye-to-eye on most suspensions, thus is not the case with Gibson's. HC Urban Meyer is at odds with the decision, saying, "It was not from the football program or the athletic department. I disagree with it." No word as of yet as to what the 6-foot-4, 195-pounder might have done to incur the wrath of the university. Gibson -- a former quarterback who is converting to wide receiver -- drew praise this summer for his pure athleticism. Meyer said during the offseason that he "[doesn't] see a ceiling." While Gibson wasn't likely to put up monster stats immediately simply due to his rawness at the position, his suspension swipes an athletic chess piece off the Buckeye board.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 29 - 12:18 PM

Mississippi State senior DT Nick James was arrested early on Sunday morning.

Oktibbeha County chief deputy Chadd Garnett has confirmed with The Clarion-Ledger that James was arrested, but declined to offer further details. Mississippi State is aware of the incident and is in the process of gathering more information. One report from the Starkville Daily News has the 6-foot-4, 330-pounder being arrested for public intoxication, but that has yet to be confirmed by the authorities. Regardless of the circumstance, this is the fourth time that James has been arrested in his three-plus years with the Bulldogs. James, a former four-star recruit, was a 10-game starter in 2015 and recorded 26 tackles and a forced fumble.
Aug 28 - 6:59 PM

Georgia HC Kirby Smart indicated that junior RB Sony Michel (arm) could be a game-time decision for the season-opener against North Carolina next Saturday.

"I’ve got great confidence in Sony, and Sony’s worked really hard to get in shape. So the reports not being favorable, I don’t know if that’s accurate," Smart said on the Paul Finebaum Show. "The kid’s out there doing everything that he’s been cleared to do, it’s just that he hasn’t been cleared to do everything." Michel fractured his arm in an ATV mishap over the Fourth of July weekend. If Georgia can keep Michel and Nick Chubb (knee) healthy, they will be boasting one of the better running games in the country this coming season.
Source: Dawg Nation
Aug 28 - 2:15 PM




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