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Miami redshirt senior QB Ryan Williams has been cleared by doctors following a right ACL tear this spring.

Brad Kaaya is still entrenched as the starter, but the Canes really lack backup passers after Kevin Olsen's suspension and Jake Heaps' struggles. Williams has played sporadically throughout his career and should not receive a large number of snaps if things go according to plan.
Sep 16 - 10:55 AM

One source told the AP's Tim Reynolds it would be a "total surprise" if redshirt freshman QB Kevin Olsen is still on Miami's football team on Tuesday.

"For as furious as Al Golden has to be with Kevin Olsen, it says something that he spoke repeatedly about concern for the kid's well-being," Reynolds added. Golden told reporters he was disappointed in Olsen's development last year and later suspended the quarterback following a failed drug test. Olsen was arrested on a DUi charge over the weekend.
Sep 16 - 10:46 AM

Miami sophomore WR Stacy Coley is wearing a non-contact jersey in practice this week.

Coley did not play in last week's game against Arkansas State after injuring his shoulder against Florida A&M. In his absence, Herb Waters and Braxton Berrios have stepped up, while Phillip Dorsett has emerged as a big play threat.
Sep 16 - 10:22 AM

West Virginia sophomore CB Daryl Worley has been suspended for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

No further details were disclosed. Worley started all three games this season, recording two interceptions during that time. Senior Ishmael Banks had been suspended for the first three games, so his expected return comes at the right time. West Virginia hosts Oklahoma this week.
Source: USA Today
Sep 16 - 10:05 AM

Washington redshirt junior CB Marcus Peters will play against Georgia State after being suspended for the Illinois game.

"We got him back," head coach Chris Petersen said. "He’s back with us. We’ll just take it one day at a time." Peters was suspended as a result of a sideline tirade after he was benched for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Peters is extremely talented, and the Huskies finally put things together defensively against the Illini.
Sep 16 - 9:52 AM

Utah State senior QB Chuckie Keeton will miss Saturday's game against Arkansas State.

Keeton re-injured his left knee against Wake Forest and was forced out of the second half. Head coach Matt Wells did say Keeton did not re-tear his ACL, but the goal is not to rush him along. "Chuckie is fine from a health standpoint," Wells declared. "The ACL is all intact; everything's good. But it's banged up, guys, and that's the bottom line." Utah State has a bye following this matchup, so Keeton will be evaluated at that time. He does not look like the same player this season.
Source: Desert News
Sep 16 - 9:43 AM

Sports Illustrated reports LSU true freshman DT Travonte Valentine might not play this season even if his eligibility is green-lighted by the SEC.

Valentine has been awaiting his eligibility status after stepping foot on campus in poor high school academic standing. "Valentine, who at one time was purportedly 6-3 and 325 pounds, showed up in Baton Rouge extremely overweight, according to a source," Sports Illustrated reported. "The combination of needing to lose weight and the SEC’s ongoing review of his academic credentials makes him a likely candidate to redshirt this season." Valentine was cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse late last month, a decision that shocked many. "If Travonte Valentine qualifies there’s something wrong," a source said, saying Valentine had very few high school credits entering his junior year. "It’s not humanly possible." The athletic 6-foot-3, 325-pounder was rated as the No. 34 overall player in his class by 247Sports.com.
Sep 15 - 9:56 PM

Clemson senior edge rusher Vic Beasley believes he is better than Jadeveon Clowney.

"I feel like I’m the better player," Beasley said. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Beasley acknowledged Clowney's size advantage at 6-foot-5, 266 pounds. The senior has collected 23 sacks the last three years, which means he'll likely top Clowney’s career total of 24 career sacks over the next few months, though he'll obviously have needed more games to do it. "I feel like I’ve got the best first step in college football," Beasley said.
Sep 15 - 9:42 PM

Georgia freshman RB Nick Chubb underwent thumb surgery on Monday, and he has not yet been given a timeline to return.

He suffered the injury during practice last week. The Bulldogs haven't yet announced Chubb's availability for Saturday’s game with Troy, though it'd be a shock if he played. "They said they would see how he’s doing (Tuesday) before they make that decision," his mother, Lavelle Chub, said. "Possibly this week but they’re not really sure (how long he’ll be out)." Chubb ranks second nationally with a 13 yards per carry average, rushing eight times for 104 yards and a touchdown.
Sep 15 - 9:26 PM

Baylor announced that WRs Antwan Goodley (quad), Corey Coleman (hamstring), and Clay Fuller (clavicle) will all return against Iowa State after an upcoming bye week.

Bears head coach Art Briles confirmed the news in a teleconference on Monday. After combining for 138 receptions last season, the trio has not yet caught a pass between them in 2014. Wonder, then, that Baylor is still scoring points at will. Part of the reason for that -- aside from the terrible schedule, of course -- is the emergence of true freshman KD Cannon, who has 14 receptions for 471 yards (leads the FBS) and five touchdowns through three games.
Sep 15 - 9:11 PM

East Carolina redshirt senior DT Terry Williams will make the NFL if "the light goes on," according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Due to his work in Saturday's upset win over Virginia Tech, Pauline named Williams his Week 3 "Sleeper of the Week." The analyst wrote: "Williams is a player I’ve rated since watching him in 2012 as he’s a big, powerful interior tackle with the ability to hold the point and occupy blockers. He gets a bit sloppy at times and has not shown much in the way of off field conditioning but if the light goes on Williams will be playing on Sunday’s." While he likes Williams' game, Pauline didn't have a preseason draftable grade on him.
Sep 15 - 8:52 PM

Iowa State lost offensive lineman Jacob Dunning (knee) and wide receiver P.J. Harris (leg) for the season in Saturday's win against Iowa.

Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads told the media that Dunning ruptured his patella tendon and Harris broke his leg in the 20-17 upset. Dunning was listed as the backup at left tackle, while Harris had nine catches for 55 yards through three games. The Cyclones previous lost linebacker Levi Peters, center Ben Loth and wide receiver Quenton Bundrage for the year. ISU hosts Baylor on Sept. 27 after an upcoming bye.
Sep 15 - 8:37 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Florida redshirt senior OT Chaz Green is "incredibly athletic" and displays "terrific footwork."

"I’ve given little known offensive lineman Chaz Green positive reviews since his sophomore season and the Gators left tackle performed at an impressive level Saturday night against Kentucky," Pauline wrote. "He’s incredibly athletic displaying terrific footwork and movement skills as well as the ability to adjust to blitzers. The ease which Green gets out to the second level and flows around the field is impressive. He must get stronger as well as play at a consistently high level but Green definitely comes with great upside." We will add that Green must stay healthy this season to get drafted.
Sep 15 - 8:24 PM

Iowa State redshirt senior T Jacob Gannon (anxiety) has returned to the football team.

"I have been recently diagnosed with anxiety," Gannon said in a statement. "I am receiving treatment for my condition and I am looking forward to being a part of the football team. I want to thank Coach Rhoads and my teammates for their support." Last season, Gannon, a three-year letterwinner, took over the right tackle position and started eight games for the Cyclones. The 6-foot-7, 306-pound Gannon started this season's opener before stepping away. "We are glad Jacob is back with the Cyclone football family," added head coach Paul Rhoads. "We are behind Jacob 100 percent and will continue to support him throughout the process."
Sep 15 - 8:09 PM

Illinois State OT Jermaine Barton "continues to impress with his improved play and next level body," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Barton is a former Miami Hurricane who transferred north to play for the Redbirds. "Barton, who lines up at right tackle for Illinois State, is an athletic 6-feet, 6-inch, 315-pound blocker who easily moves around the field," Pauline wrote. "He uses his length and strength to control opponents, blocking down on defenders to smother them from the action. Barton needs to improve the details of his game as his blocking balance is awful and he’s often lazy with his hands but the senior possesses the physical tools to make a roster as a developmental prospect."
Sep 15 - 7:55 PM



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