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Ohio State HC Urban Meyer underwent unscheduled surgery on Wednesday.

Meyer "might be held overnight but spokesman says he will be all right," according to Jeff Svoboda. We only point this out because of Meyer's history of health issues, which he cited as a reason for his brief departure from coaching. This occurrence does not sound serious, which is great news.
May 6 - 12:40 PM

Texas A&M freshman QB Kyler Murray has opted out of the MLB draft and will play football and baseball for the Aggies instead of pursuing professional baseball out of high school.

This means Murray will be able to join the Aggies in the first summer session and compete for the starting job, which is currently being held by Kyle Allen. Murray was one of the nation's top recruits and chose Texas A&M over Texas and other programs.
May 6 - 12:15 PM

Marshall lists redshirt junior Michael Birdsong as the school's starting QB.

Birdsong is a former James Madison transfer and has spent time behind Rakeem Cato since 2013. Birdsong stands 6'5/239 lbs and will likely be handing the ball off to Devon Johnson very frequently.
May 6 - 11:33 AM

Kansas redshirt senior QB Michael Cummings will need left knee surgery following an injury sustained in the spring game.

Cummings was wearing a non-contact jersey, but a "freak accident" led to the injury after being hit low on a play. There is no word on how long Cummings will be out. He started seven games in 2014 and was, by all accounts, the leader to start the 2015 season.
Source: CBS Sports
May 6 - 11:17 AM

The FBS is adding three more bowl games in 2015, bringing the total to 42.

If you think bowl season boasts too many games, then tune out these three new contests. Per Brett McMurphy, the three games are in Tucson (Mountain West vs. Conference USA), Austin (AAC vs. Sun Belt) and Orlando (AAC vs. Sun Belt).
May 6 - 11:07 AM

Texas Tech redshirt junior WR Reginald Davis was arrested on Monday on suspicion of possession of marijuana.

Less than two ounces of marijuana were found in Davis' vehicle following a traffic stop. Over the past two seasons Davis has played in 25 games, catching 44 passes for 518 yards and eight touchdowns.
May 6 - 10:51 AM

Texas redshirt sophomore G Darius James has been released from his scholarship and will transfer to another program.

James is a former five-star recruit who redshirted in 2013 and then played in six games in 2014. Head coach Charlie Strong previously noted James is still rehabbing a knee injury which ended his 2014 season and also had some work to do academically.
May 6 - 10:39 AM

Minnesota redshirt sophomore TE Duke Anyanwu was granted a sixth year of eligibility and will play in 2015.

Anyanwu missed the 2014 season after tearing his ACL in August. The Gophers did not miss him from a receiving standpoint, as Maxx Williams broke out onto the scene. Anyanwu will attempt to fill that void at tight end. He will have three seasons of eligibility remaining. Anyanwu also suffered a knee injury in 2012.
May 6 - 10:28 AM

The Baltimore Ravens have signed Alabama S Nick Perry.

Perry (6'1,211) started 13 games for the Crimson Tide, recording 80 tackles and 2 interceptions, with 5 passes broken up in his first season as a full-time starter. The Crimson Tide prospect has experience as a single high DB, split safety, strong safety and even some time in nickel. Perry will reunite with college teammates C.J. Mosley and Courtney Upshaw in Baltimore.
Source: Al.com
May 5 - 4:04 PM

The Steelers have signed Washington redshirt senior OT Micah Hatchie.

Hatchie (6'5/306) has started every game for the Huskies at the left tackle position since 2012. The three-year starter earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors the past two seasons. Hatchie also had invitations to try out for the Seahawks, Browns and Chargers, but decided to sign with the Steelers.
May 5 - 3:24 PM

Redskins signed Texas A&M RB Trey Williams.

The 5-foot-8, 195-pound Williams played three seasons for Texas A&M, while rushing for 1343 yards and 18 TDs, averaging 6.6 yards per carry. Williams was an effective pass catcher out of the backfield, recording 38 catches for 330 yards and a TD. The Texas A & M prospect Williams also contributed on special teams, as he has excelled as a kick returner, averaging 24.1 yards per return, with 70 returns for 1684 yards on his resume.
May 5 - 3:03 PM

Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin reports that Dolphins players, Jarvis Landry, Anthony Johnson, Kelvin Sheppard and Mike Pouncey are traveling to Louisiana "to woo" LSU OL La'El Collins.

Some teams are game planning for a way to get the LSU prospect to sign with them, and in this case, former LSU alum are making a hard sell for the Dolphins. WR Jarvis Landry, DT Anthony Johnson, and LB Kelvin Sheppard were all former LSU teammates of Collins. Collins phone has begun to ring, as the Police have stated that Collins has fully cooperated with investigators and is still not considered a suspect.
May 5 - 2:38 PM

Iowa sophomore CB Malik Rucker has decided to transfer from the program.

As a redshirt freshman, the 6-foot, 180-pound Rucker saw action in six games for the Hawkeyes, recording three solo tackles and two assists, including a shared tackle for loss. Rucker was unable to crack Iowa's starting lineup and has announced his intentions to transfer.
May 5 - 2:22 PM

Michigan State edge player Shilique Caqlhoun is still happy with his decision to return to school for the 2015 season.

Calhoun's decision to return to school for his redshirt senior season was a surprising one. "I’m happy I’m still here, I’m not mad about it," Calhoun said. "I’m loving my decision to still be a part of the Spartan football team and family." Calhoun will continue to be a focal piece of Michigan State's defense.
Source: MLive
May 5 - 1:10 PM

Stanford graduate FB Patrick Skov will transfer to Georgia Tech.

The Cardinal rely on their full back play, and Georgia Tech does the same but in a different way. Skov is the younger brother of Shayne Skov. He will be eligible to play immediately.
May 5 - 12:56 PM



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