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According to NBC Sports, Minnesota redshirt sophomore QB Mitch Leidner is in doubt for Saturday’s game against San Jose State.

"I would never play anybody that was 82.9. I'm not going to risk a kid or a quarterback or anything like that," Kill told the Associated press. The Gophers QB is dealing with a turf toe injury at the moment, and Minnesota's head coach Jerry Kill does not intend to play Leidner until he is at 100 percent. has no intention to use him until he is said to be at full speed. Last week against Middle Tennessee Leidner was 12-for-26 for 151 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 17 - 2:14 PM

Morgantown police are serving a warrant on Wednesday charging suspended WVU sophomore CB Daryl Worley with battery, according to Metro News' Hoppy Kercehval.

Kercheval explains that Worley is accused of "grabbing a female around the neck and pushing her down" during an incident at Lux bar. The victim was not seriously hurt. Worley was indefinitely suspended from the team earlier this week. West Virginia hosts Oklahoma this week.
Sep 17 - 1:29 PM

UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley arrived at practice on Wednesday in full pads and was not wearing a brace on his left arm.

Hundley suffered a "slight" hyper extension during last week's game against Texas and was forced out of the second half. In the following days, reports surfaced that Hundley would play in the school's next game against Arizona State, but that is not until after the bye week. It is a good sign that Hundley is already practicing in full pads.
Sep 17 - 1:18 PM

Trinity Valley Community College head coach Brad Smiley has been told by ex-TCU and current TVCC edge rusher Devonte Fields that he intends to play at the Division I level again.

"Everything he has said to me and everything his family has said to me is the plan is for him to get his (Associate's Degree) and to play Division I again," Smiley told Mac Engel. "He is excited about going through that process and playing Division I again. He has not said anything about coming out to play in the NFL." Fields was a tremendous player as a true freshman, but injuries and off-field issues have since stunted his development. He is eligible for the 2015, and a change of heart is not out of the question.
Sep 17 - 1:04 PM

Clemson HC Dabo Swinney believes FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston does not receive enough credit for how smart he is as a player.

We would agree. Winston's off-field incidents, which range in severity, have made many question Winston's intelligence. On the field, Winston is able to work through progressions and throw with anticipation better than any quarterback currently at the collegiate level. Winston will be benched for the first half against Clemson.
Sep 17 - 12:44 PM

FSU redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson.

This is on the heels of Winston shouting expletives in the school's Student Union, which an FSU statement called "offensive and vulgar." After his previous off-field incidents, some much more minor than others, Winston admitted he needed to improve his self awareness. Redshirt sophomore Sean Maguirewas named the No. 2 quarterback during summer work. Redshirt freshman John Franklin III could see some snaps as well, but he has been practicing with wide receivers.
Sep 17 - 12:08 PM

FSU HC Jimbo Fisher was noncomittal and undecided on whether or not redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston will miss game action as a punishment for shouting expletives in the student union.

The Seminoles face Clemson on Saturday. "We're deciding. We're taking as things go on right now," Fisher told reporters. Winston apparently stood on a table on Tuesday and shouted expletives that were not directed at anyone in particular. Winston obviously faced a serious off-field charge last season and was involved in another minor theft incident last year. Expect many of these to be discussed and weighed during the draft process.
Sep 17 - 11:08 AM

Northwestern has moved redshirt sophomore RB Stephen Buckley to WR.

"We've got to move Buck around to try and fill in some gaps, fill in some holes," head coach Pat Fitzgerald said. Last season, Buckley rushed 50 times for 265 yards and a touchdown, adding 51 yards on five receptions.
Sep 17 - 10:33 AM

Arizona State senior QB Taylor Kelly has been ruled out against UCLA with a foot injury.

Senior Mike Bercovici will start in his place. Kelly was injured against Colorado, and reports immediately surfaced stating he would likely miss this game. UCLA faced quarterback injuries of their own in their last contest, but Brett Hundley is expected to play in this game.
Source: ESPN
Sep 17 - 9:58 AM

Oklahoma junior OLB Eric Striker is one of the top defenders in the nation, according to Smart Football's Chris Brown.

"I don't know his pro grade but he's incredibly disruptive," Brown tweeted, adding Oklahoma's change from a 4-3 to a 3-4/3-3-5 prior to 2013 did not receive enough acclaim. Oklahoma has stumbled down the stretch multiple times under Bob Stoops, but last year's defensive change could alter their fate this season.
Sep 17 - 9:41 AM

The MMQB's Greg A. Bedard believes Oregon redshirt junior QB Marcus Mariota is a "far more advanced passer" than Colin Kaepernick.

Bedard introduces the Kaepernick analogy for Mariota, stating it is the best comparison since (simply put) the two could make similar plays with their feet. "But that’s where the comparison should end," Bedard concluded, adding that Mariota has terrific ball placement. Bedard notes Mariota might fall into the same category as Teddy Bridgewater, who was passed over by at least one team because they did not see "enough of a commanding persona... That’s the landscape Mariota will be wading into." We believe if a team passes over a quarterback prospect for a lesser talent just because the former lacks a fiery personality, they are making a mistake.
Source: The MMQB
Sep 17 - 9:00 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wonders how the Ray Rice situation will impact Oklahoma redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham if he decides to enter the 2015 draft.

The star receiver was dismissed from Missouri after pushing a woman down stairs (amongst other transgressions). He was never charged. In announcing a six-game ban for first-time domestic abuse offenders, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to each team which stated first-time offenders could be suspended longer if circumstances warranted it, including "a prior incident before joining the NFL." Wrote Brugler: "So if Green-Beckham is involved in a domestic abuse incident while on a NFL roster, he would be subject to a harsher penalty than just the expected six game suspension. It's very possible Green-Beckham stays out of trouble once in the NFL, but nonetheless, it's a factor for teams to consider when deciding whether or not to draft the super-talented pass catcher."
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 16 - 10:03 PM

Toledo redshirt junior WR Alonzo Russell is a "long, sure-handed receiver with deceptive speed," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Despite [losing two early games] the efforts of receiver Alonzo Russell have been impressive," Pauline wrote. "Russell has averaged almost six receptions and 100-receiving yards in each of Toledo’s three games this season. He’s a long, sure-handed receiver with deceptive speed. Russell also does the little things well such as blocking downfield or setting legal picks for teammates. Speak to Toledo coaches and they’ll admit the talented junior is a 'leave early player.'" The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder runs a 4.58 forty. Pauline graded him as a preseason Round 4 prospect.
Sep 16 - 9:47 PM

Oregon starting senior LT Jake Fisher's knee injury "isn't considered season-ending," reports CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

He suffered a sprained left knee on the opening drive in Saturday's win over Wyoming. "According to a source, he will be sidelined less than a month, which is good news for Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost, who said that he hoped to get Fisher back 'pretty soon,'" Brugler wrote. "Fisher is expected to miss this weekend's game at Washington State, but the coaching staff is hopeful he will be back in the starting lineup for Arizona (October 2) or at UCLA (October 11). He is currently ranked as the No. 8 senior offensive tackle prospect for the 2015 NFL Draft and a possible top-100 pick."
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 16 - 9:31 PM

Massachusetts coach Mark Whipple said Penn State sophomore QB Christian Hackenberg will be the No. 1 overall pick when he enters the draft.

"He's going to be the first player picked. If he could come out this year, he'd be the first player picked," Whipple said, adding that Hackenberg "just can make every throw. ... He's just got it all." Whipple was the Steelers' QB coach during Ben Roethlisberger's first three seasons in the league, and he has also been an offensive assistant with the Eagles and Browns (2011-12). Whipple's UMass squad travels to Penn State on Saturday. We'd accuse him of buttering Hackenberg up, but he's not the only one saying these things. A veteran AFC scout said last week that Hackenberg is "the top QB in college football," and NFL.com wrote that he is "generating the most buzz with NFL scouts" amongst quarterbacks.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 16 - 9:19 PM



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