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Oregon will fire co-OC/TE coach David Reaves following his arrest on suspicion of DUI early Sunday morning.

In a statement, AD Rob Mullens said, "The University has high standards for the conduct of employees and is addressing this matter with the utmost of seriousness." Reaves has been placed on administrative leave and Oregon has started into the termination process. To say that it has been an embarrassing week for the program might be an understatement. Strength and conditioning coach Irele Oderinde was hit with a month-long suspension earlier in January after three players were hospitalized following reported grueling workouts. And Reaves' termination comes just days after Oregon hired him. Per Eugene police, Reaves was stopped at 2:12 AM Sunday morning due to "multiple traffic violations." Reaves followed HC Willie Taggart over from South Florida, having served as part of the Bulls' staff since 2013. His firing comes just a week-and-a-half before National Signing Day.
Jan 22 - 3:14 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline questioned Toledo T Storm Norton's consistency during the East-West Shrine Game practice week.

Pauline offered a perfect encapsulation of the ups-and-downs of Norton's week after Wednesday's practice session, relaying that on that day, the 6-foot-8, 306-pounder "lost his footing a few times early in practice, but a few reps later he performed a textbook reach block on Avery Moss." The analyst did come away impressed with his ability as a run-blocker, writing that "Norton moves efficiently to the second level. If he was able to engage the defender, he typically came out victorious." Pauline projects him as a potential sixth- or seventh-round selection come this spring's draft.
Jan 22 - 12:43 PM

Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner completed 3-of-12 passes for 38 yards in Saturday's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Leidner drew low-grade draft talk prior to the 2016 season, but he put the absolute wrong foot forward in his first step of the process on Saturday, averaging a pitiful 3.2 YPA and misfiring repeatedly on his pass attempts. The 6-foot-4, 237-pounder held a career 36/32 TD/INT ratio at Minnesota. Maybe a team takes a late flier on the gunslinger in the draft, but that's about the best he can hope for.
Jan 22 - 12:33 PM

Minnesota received a verbal commitment from three-star 2017 S Kendarian Handy-Holly.

Handy-Holly had been wooed by the Gophers while Tracy Claeys was working as head coach this past season. Minnesota's interest did not waver in the transition from Claeys to P.J. Fleck, though, leading to the 6-foot-2, 201-pounder's ultimate commitment. As for his on-the-field potential, Scout.com notes that Handy-Holly "flashes good physicality at the back end and can be a force upon contact but he needs to polish up his backpedaling and breaking on the ball before he begins the college game."
Source: Scout.com
Jan 22 - 12:24 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline called Louisville C Tobijah Hughley's week of practice leading up to the East-West Shrine Game "so-so."

"He has a strong lower body and can display it most of the time," Pauline writes, "when he’s able to sink his hips quick enough. His techniques need some tweaking and he is a little light to make it at the next level." The 6-foot-3, 291-pounder -- a rock of a starting presence for the Cardinals over the last three seasons -- will likely have to find his way to an NFL squad as an undrafted free agent this spring, barring a rise to the later rounds of Day 3.
Jan 22 - 12:14 PM

Oregon received a verbal commitment from four-star 2017 LB Isaac Slade-Matautia.

Slade pledged his talents to the Ducks during Saturday's Polynesian Bowl. Rivals ranks the Honolulu native as the No. 2 prospect in the state of Hawaii for this cycle. Scout.com's Greg Biggins notes that the 6-foot-1, 225-pounder is "a physical player and hits like a truck." Biggins could see Slade-Matautia contributing as either an inside or outside linebacker once he joins HC Willie Taggart's crew in Eugene.
Source: Scout.com
Jan 22 - 12:06 PM

Arkansas senior LB Khalia Hackett will transfer.

This was an easy enough one to spot if you were reading the tea leaves. Hackett was removed from the travel roster just three games into the 2016 campaign due to what HC Bret Bielema referred to as accountability issues. A former three-star recruit, the 6-foot-2, 223-pound Hackett ended up making just one start during his Razorbacks career.
Source: SEC Country
Jan 22 - 11:55 AM

Arkansas senior DE Tevin Beanum has retired.

Beanum missed time early in the 2016 season due to a personal issue, ultimately appearing in 10 games and recording 21 tackles along the way. He won't be returning next season. This is not a transfer situation, though, as HC Bret Bielema indicated that there is a chance that the 6-foot-4, 251-pound Beanum receives a medical hardship waiver which will allow him to remain on scholarship at Arkansas as he continues his education.
Source: SEC Country
Jan 22 - 11:49 AM

BYU received a verbal commitment from four-star 2017 DE Langi Tuifua.

Tuifua made his BYU commitment public at the Polynesian Bowl on Saturday night, in Honolulu. Said the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Cougar-to-be, "I'm really comfortable with that staff and they're all like family to me. They've got some really good coaches and I've seen a lot their style up close." Scout.com's Blair Angulo notes that Tuifua "has great speed off the edge and is relentless in pursuit, making him one of the more devastating prospects in the West region for the 2017 class." He has the frame to add additional healthy playing bulk at the collegiate level.
Source: Scout.com
Jan 22 - 11:41 AM

Houston QB Greg Ward Jr. was intercepted twice in Saturday's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

The game and result itself do not matter in the long run, but Ward's two first-half interceptions (both made by St. Francis CB Lorenzo Jerome) stand out nonetheless, particularly given that there are already concerns as to whether he will be able to stick at quarterback in the NFL. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder could switch to wideout as the process unfolds. We like that as a better pro-fit for the Houston magician, particularly given that Ward already has experience playing wideout with the Cougars.
Jan 21 - 7:49 PM

New Mexico RB Teriyon Gipson accounted for 96 total yards and a touchdown in Saturday's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Gipson rushed for 64 yards and added three catches for 32 additional yards in Saturday's early draft prepper. This past season, the 5-foot-7, 168-pounder turned in his best all-around collegiate campaign, rushing for 1,269 yards (8.8 YPC) and 13 touchdowns. During the draft process, he will have to answer for some off-the-field shenanigans, as he was arrested last January on marijuana and firearm charges. He kept that information from the New Mexico coaching staff, but this being the year 2017, the team found out midway through the season. Gipson should be considered a longshot to be drafted this spring.
Jan 21 - 7:41 PM

Virginia RB Taquan Mizzell rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown on nine carries in Saturday's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Fantastic work by Mizzell on Saturday, as the 5-foot-10, 185-pounder averaged 10.66 YPC for the day. This past season, the Virginia standout rushed for 940 yards (5.0 YPC) and five touchdowns while catching 52 passes for 404 yards and two additional scores. He hauled in a total of 195 passes during his Cavaliers career and should he land at the pro level this spring, it is that kind of receiving ability which would make him a palatable third-down option for a needy team. He might have to find his way as a street free agent, though. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline does not see Mizzell being drafted at this juncture.
Jan 21 - 7:31 PM

Texas Tech fired OL coach Lee Hays.

Hays had been on staff with the Red Raiders for the past four seasons. Prior to joining Texas Tech in 2013, Hays worked as offensive line coach at Houston in two separate stints (2012, 2010). In-between those jobs with the Cougars, he served as offensive coordinator at Tarleton State.
Jan 21 - 7:07 PM

During Saturday's broadcast of the East-West Shrine Game, NFL Media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah said Western Michigan QB Zach Terrell could carve out a backup role at the next level.

"When you dig into his background, he was a three-year captain in college, also a three-year captain in high school," Jeremiah said. "When I watched him, I saw a little bit of Colt McCoy in his play." Terrell failed to impress in the Shrine Game itself, completing just 4-of-9 passes for 33 yards. While Jeremiah believes he could eventually develop into an NFL backup, Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline just doesn't see it. During the Shrine practice week, he wrote that Terrell "does not possess the tools to be an NFL passer."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 21 - 6:52 PM

Central Michigan QB Cooper Rush completed 11-of-17 passes for 94 yards in Saturday's East-West Shrine Game.

Rush's East team was unable to score a touchdown in the game, but for what it's worth, he led his squad in completions, attempts and yardage. The 6-foot-3, 227-pounder threw for 75 touchdowns in his final three seasons with Central Michigan, but he shouldn't be viewed as a player with true NFL potential. The arm just isn't there. He also failed to complete more than 60% of his passes this past season.
Jan 21 - 6:29 PM



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