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Syracuse senior WR Ashton Broyld has been dismissed from the program for a violation of team rules, according to a statement Tuesday by coach Scott Shafer.

The 6-foot-4, 221 pound Broyld caught 74 passes for 679 yards and had 38 carries for 173 yards and one touchdown, in 25 career games with Syracuse. Broyld was expected to play a hybrid position for the Orange this season.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 28 - 4:01 PM

Former Washington State junior CB Daquawn Brown will transfer to Fresno State.

Brown was dismissed last December after he started 11 of 12 games for a "violation of team rules." That offense took place after Brown was charged with felony second-degree assault. He will need to redshirt the 2015 season.
Jul 28 - 3:46 PM

TCU redshirt senior QB Trevone Boykin hopes to improve on completing more "passes over the middle" this season.

"One of the main things I focused on was just passes over the middle, and Coach Cumbie and Meacham felt like a lot of the plays over the middle, we really didn’t complete," Boykin told ESPN. "We had a lot of throws outside. Thing like that, we’re just trying to get better. That’s where you make your money at the next level, and a dream of mine is to play at the next level." The TCU prospect made strides in the pocket in 2014, but still has room to improve in that department. Scouts will be watching for more consistent play from Boykin, as a passer this season. In 2014, Boykin threw for 3,714 yards and 30 touchdowns and rushed for 642 yards and eight scores.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 28 - 3:44 PM

Colorado junior QB Sefo Liufau "possesses enough physical talent and the work ethic to keep an eye on," CBS Sports Rob Rang notes.

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Liufau set 51 records last season, as he passed for 3,200 yards, 28 touchdowns, with a 65.3 percent completion rate. However, the Colorado prospect also led the Pac-12 in interceptions, with 15 in 2014. Rang notes that Liufau "flashes accuracy on some of the tougher throws in the NFL playbook, including deep-outs to the opposite sideline and long balls."
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 28 - 3:23 PM

Colorado senior CB Ken Crawley's "length and speed make him ideally suited to a playing on the perimeter in a press scheme," CBS Sports' Rob Rang observes.

"When he guesses wrong, however, it takes Crawley an extra beat to get his long legs under him, allowing his opponent a sliver of separation. Crawley uses his long arms to lasso ball-carriers and is a generally reliable open-field tackler but lacks explosiveness as a hitter. Crawley's length and speed make him ideally suited to a playing on the perimeter in a press scheme," Rang wrote. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Crawley has 23 passes defended on his resume, however, he has recorded only two interceptions. Last season, Crawley was sixth on the team in tackles with 47.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 28 - 2:56 PM

Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi noted that he needed to give Pittsburgh junior RB James Conner the ball "on third downs, whether it be a draw or a pass out of the backfield."

"He can't just be a guy that you put in a game when it's going to be a run," Narduzzi said. "As a defensive guy, I'll know when James is in the game it's a run and when he's not it's a pass. We have to get him the ball on third down -- whether it be a draw or a pass out of the backfield. He's got great hands. In the spring we did it, and it was like, 'Why was this guy not in on third downs?' So that was an emphasis in the spring and will continue to be an emphasis." The 6-foot-2, 250-pound Connor was highly productive for the Panthers in 2014, rushing for 1,765 yards, while scoring 26 touchdowns, earning ACC Player of the Year and First Team All-American honors.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 28 - 2:42 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang believes Colorado redshirt senior WR Nelson Spruce "could draw the interest of scouts because of his savvy route-running, reliable hands and experience as a punt returner."

"Spruce lacks his former teammate's (Paul Richardson) straight-line speed but could draw the interest of scouts because of his savvy route-running, reliable hands and experience as a punt returner. He uses deceptive quickness off of the ball to escape press coverage and incorporates body lean, varied gaits and an occasional push-off to gain separation from more athletic pass defenders," Rang wrote. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Spruce set school records in 2014, with 106 grabs and 12 touchdowns along with 1,198 receiving yards, earning Second Team All-Pac-12 honors.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 28 - 2:06 PM

FSU sophomore RB Dalvin Cook will not practice or work out with the team until his legal situation is worked out, according to ESPN's Joe Schad.

Cook's arraignment date is set for September 2, and Cook's defense attorney says they are not interested in a plea deal. FSU's first game is against Texas State on September 5. Cook is accused of hitting a woman multiple times outside of a bar.
Jul 28 - 12:30 PM

FSU HC Jimbo Fisher says junior Jalen Ramsey can play S, but his NFL position is CB.

Fisher said Ramsey is "like Xavier Rhodes but faster. Taller." Rhodes has continued his development in the NFL after his first-round selection. Ramsey is an outstanding athlete who shines in all phases of defensive back play. That phrase is not commonly said among coverage defenders at the college level.
Jul 28 - 11:13 AM

Akron is still not recognizing dismissed Oklahoma State junior WR/RB Tyreek Hill on their roster.

Hill was dismissed back in December following domestic abuse charges, and an anonymous SEC coach ripped the former Cowboy for his "repulsive" twitter account during the football player's recruitment. Hill reportedly transferred to Akron, but the change in school might not have happened after all. "Tried to get Akron to confirm he was joining the team a couple times since he announced. Nada," ESPN writer David Ubben tweeted.
Jul 28 - 10:32 AM

Notre Dame senior C Nick Martin dealt with a number of injuries during his 2014 season.

"While his performance in 2014 didn’t grade out at the top of the heap, the fact that he played through multiple maladies likely only made him more admirable in the linemen’s meeting room," NBC Sports' Keith Arnold writes regarding Martin's captain status. Martin played left guard last season, joining ND's top offensive player Ronnie Stanley to form an outstanding left side of the offensive line. Nick is Zack Martin's younger brother.
Jul 28 - 10:22 AM

Tennessee redshirt senior edge rusher Curt Maggitt continued to work on hand use for over an hour during a recent summer training session.

Maggitt is used all over the defensive formation, seeing time at all edge and linebacker spots. We aren't sure how athletic Maggitt is, so he might need to "win" with technique to create separation and put his opponent off balance.
Jul 28 - 9:59 AM

Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin called sophomore DE Myles Garrett a blend of Adrian Peterson, Jean-Claude Van Damme and a cat.

Incredible. Let's break this down. Sumlin says Garrett has Peterson's explosion, Van Damme's flexibility and strength and a cat's body contortion. "We call him Batman," says Sumlin, "because his body looks like the costume." Garrett was one of the top SEC defenders last season in just his first year in college football. Expect the Texas A&M defense to take a step forward this season.
Jul 28 - 9:40 AM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl is "highly impressed" with Michigan State redshirt junior T Jack Conklin.

Weidl calls Conklin "naturally powerful" and he loves the offensive tackle's toughness and finish in the running game. Many suggested Conklin enter the 2015 NFL Draft, but Conklin and many of the other Spartans returned to school for one more run. Conklin might be a better run blocker than pass protector at this point in his career.
Jul 28 - 9:28 AM

USF redshirt sophomore QB Asiantii Woulard is applying for a waiver to earn immediate eligibility after transferring from UCLA.

Would spent two seasons at UCLA but never saw game action. The former four-star recruit is already attending summer classes and is from the Florida area, so the reason for the waiver is transferring closer to home for family reasons. If no waiver is granted, Woulard will practice with the team all season and be eligible to play next year.
Jul 28 - 8:59 AM



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