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Washington senior WR Dante Pettis was one of four finalists announced on Thursday for the Hornung Award.

It isn't a big surprise, considering that the award goes to the most versatile player in college football. Not only is Pettis (6'1/185) one of the better receivers in the country, he broke the record for most returns for touchdowns in a career last week against Oregon (Nine). The other nominees are Penn State's Saquon Barkley, North Carolina State's Nyheim Hines and Iowa State's Joel Lanning.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 08:01:00 PM

TCU sophomore QB Shawn Robinson transferred to Missouri.

Robinson (6'2/228) came into the season with a fair bit of hype -- we were certainly fans of his upside -- but everything fell apart as the campaign progressed. The sophomore struggled to play any kind of consistent ball before a mid-October shoulder surgery knocked him out for the remainder of the year. Robinson finished his 2018 season having thrown for 1,326 yards (60.6-percent completions) with a 9/8 TD/INT ratio across seven games played. He also rushed for 230 yards and a trio of touchdowns. We won't see him again until 2020, as he must sit out a year to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations. With Clemson transfer Kelly Bryant set to start next year, Missouri is outwardly set up pretty well at quarterback for the next few seasons, though your mileage on a multi-year plan consisting of Kelly Bryant and Shawn Robinson is going to vary.
Dec 18 - 8:04 PM

ESPN's Mark Schlabach reports that while Georgia freshman QB Justin Fields is exploring a potential transfer, it is not a given that he will be moving on from the program.

Fields took part in practice on Monday, with a source telling Schlabach that "[h]e's going to explore what's out there" but "might come back." Schlabach was also told that the five-star freshman is expected to be active for Georgia's Sugar Bowl matchup with Texas on Jan. 1. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound signal-caller was entered into the NCAA's transfer portal on Tuesday, allowing other programs to talk with him about a move, but it would appear that a move is not necessarily imminent. Ohio State, Florida State and Oklahoma are three programs which have been linked to Fields should a transfer ultimately be in the cards.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 18 - 7:03 PM

Notre Dame junior WR Miles Boykin submitted his name to the NFL Draft Advisory Board.

A submission for evaluation does not automatically mean a draft declaration will be forthcoming, but should be viewed as a sign that Boykin is at least considering a potential NFL jump. The 6-foot-4, 228-pound wideout made statistical noise after Notre Dame replaced QB Brandon Wimbush with Ian Book midway through the season and ultimately finished the regular season the owner of a 54-803-8 receiving line. His most obvious plus-trait for NFL purposes comes in his pro-ready size. We'll see on his athletic testing marks.
Dec 18 - 5:54 PM

Wisconsin redshirt senior LB T.J. Edwards will play in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 27.

Edwards (6'1/242) admitted that he had contemplated sitting out this showdown with Miami, but said that "it is important that I play in this game and finish this thing off right." The redshirt senior noted that it would have been a somewhat bitter, anticlimactic way for him to go out on a loss to Minnesota, sustained at the end of the regular season. Edwards finished the prebowl campaign having recorded 103 tackles (10.5 for loss), three sacks, a pair of interceptions and a pair of passes defended. He is as active a linebacker as you'll see, one with a killer nose for the ball -- the Wisconsin standout has picked off nine passes for his career. As hearty as that total may be, The Draft Network's Kyle Crabbs writes that Edwards "does not have a great deal of range" in coverage and "[i]s not going to match-up well in man to man due to athletic restrictions" once he hits the NFL in the spring.
Dec 18 - 3:42 PM

Louisville hired North Carolina State OL coach Dwayne Leford to be the new offensive coordinator.

Ledford will work under Scott Satterfield, who replaces Bobby Petrino as head coach of the Cardinals. The former NFL center spent the last three years as the offensive line coach of the Wolf Pack, but prior to that worked with Satterfield as offensive line coach at Appalachian State. He was also an NFL center for seven seasons. Expect Louisville to be a ground-heavy team in 2019 and beyond.
Dec 18 - 2:16 PM

Oklahoma's offensive line was given the Joe Moore Award.

The award goes to the top offensive line in the country, and it's very hard to argue that another line deserves this. It helps Oklahoma put up 49.5 points per game and average 578 yards per contest. Two of the starters -- Dru Samia and Ben Powers -- are going to be featured in the Senior Bowl, and all five of their starters have a chance to play at the next level. We're excited to see how they handle the ridiculousness that is the Alabama defense.
Dec 18 - 1:59 PM

Kent State junior WR Antwan Dixon was one of the winners of the inaugural Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year award.

The other winners: Dartmouth defensive lineman Seth Simmer and Carson-Newman running back Antonio Wimbush. The award goes to college football players from FBS, FCS and lower divisions who overcome injury, illness or other challenges to return to the field. Dixon missed the previous two years because of aplastic anemia; a rare blood disease in which bone marrow ceases to produce blood. He was able to play in every game this season, and finished with 52 receptions for 532 yards and two touchdowns.
Source: ESPN
Dec 18 - 1:07 PM

San Diego State redshirt sophomore T Tyler Roemer declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Roemer played in only two games for the Aztecs in 2018, as he was suspended by the university and then removed from the roster altogether on November 26. The 6-foot-7, 315-pound tackle will have obvious questions to answer about the suspension, but he did flash next-level talent with San Diego State, and Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline stamped him with a fifth-round grade coming into the year. He could be a steal in the late rounds because of his size, but again, there's going to have to be a lot of homework done.
Dec 18 - 12:12 PM

Multiple sources tell Kyle Rowland of the Toledo Blade that Ohio State is the favorite for Georgia freshman QB Justin Fields if he transfers.

An earlier report noted that Florida State and Oklahoma were potential transfer destinations, but based on what Rowland is hearing from multiple sources, it sounds like the Buckeyes would be the top option. It's also been reported that Fields has hired Tom Mars, the attorney who helped Shea Patterson gain immediate eligibility for Michigan. Assuming Dwayne Haskins enters the NFL Draft, Fields could be the immediate starter for the Buckeyes in 2019; although if he gains eligibility he'd certainly be the favorites at Florida State or an Oklahoma team without Kyler Murray. Stay tuned.
Dec 18 - 11:26 AM

Former Ball State redshirt junior QB Riley Neal is transferring to Vanderbilt.

Neal (6'6/225) will be eligible immediately -- he is a graduate transfer -- and should be at least in the running for the starting spot in 2019 with Kyle Shurmur graduating. At Ball State, Neal had his struggles, but he does enter the university with 34 games of experience. As a junior in 2018, Neal completed just 57.9 percent of his passes while averaging only 5.7 yards per pass attempt and 1.8 total touchdowns per game. Perhaps elevated talent and a new system will lead to a better statistical season in 2019.
Dec 17 - 9:55 PM

USA Today's Dan Wolken notes the foundation for Justin Fields' potential appeal for 2019 eligibility "could be" based around the racist remarks made by a Georgia student-athlete towards Fields.

Fields will have to build a case to win his appeal for 2019 eligibility if he ultimately decides to transfer, and basing it around the racist comments made by dismissed Georgia baseball player Adam Sasser would certainly be a strong case. In fact, Wolken believes it would be a strong enough case to win his appeal given how lenient the NCAA has been on waivers recently. We are still multiple steps away from all of this speculation -- Fields still hasn't told Georgia he is transferring -- but Fields could end up starting at Ohio State, Oklahoma, Florida State, or other universities as soon as 2019 if everything breaks his way.
Dec 17 - 9:39 PM




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