Virginia Tech redshirt junior DE Dadi Nicolas announced he is returning for the 2015 season.
"Looking forward to coming back to school next year to accomplish all the goals I have set for myself and becoming the man God wants me to be," Nicolas tweeted. This year's edge rushing class is loaded, but Nicolas likely would have made a name for himself when evaluators were able to catch up on his tape. He will enter the 2015 season as a fifth-year senior after registering nine sacks this year.
Utah OC Dave Christensen is joining Texas A&M as the Aggies' new OL coach and run game coordinator.
Some could view this as a demotion for Christensen, however he only spent one year at Utah and takes over a position group which has produced multiple early draft picks. Christensen has previous head coaching experience at Wyoming.
Michigan State redshirt junior edge rusher Shilique Calhoun has met with a number of agents who want to represent her son, according to Rand Getlin.
Obviously Calhoun is considering declaring for the draft, just like many other fourth-year juniors. Still, Calhoun does have another season of eligibility remaining and Getlin cites one source who believes there's an "awfully good chance" the Spartan stays in school for another year. Calhoun wins with length and power.
Citing a source, draft insider Tony Pauline writes Utah junior T Jeremiah Poutasi is expected to enter the 2015 NFL Draft.
Poutasi earned praise earlier this season from NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah, saying he is an "intriguing prospect" that is "pretty raw," with "plenty of upside." Utah has already played their bowl game, so Poutasi has time to focus on the decision. Poutasi has experience at left and right tackle.
Despite everyone expecting USC junior DL Leonard Williams to enter the 2015 NFL Draft, he continues to send mixed signals.
"I definitely wanted it to come to this point," he told the LA Times. "Now that I'm at this point, I feel like I'm not finishing what I started. I feel like I'm getting cut short." Williams brought up having to support a two year old child but also expressed how much he enjoys playing at the college level. It would be a major surprise if Williams stayed for another season.
Cal senior LS John Sheperdson accepted an invitation to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
Sheperdson, Cal's three-year snapper, has gone 37 consecutive games without an errant snap. That streak spans his entire career, so Sheperdson should be snapping in an NFL camp near you over the summer.
Washington senior DE Andrew Hudson accepted an invitation to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
Hudson finished the regular season ranked seventh in the country with 11.5 sacks and was named an honorable mention All-Pac-12 performer. The 6-foot-3, 246-pound Hudson tied for the team lead with 71 total tackles and added a recovered fumble and three forced fumbles.
Florida named former Michigan OC Doug Nussmeier to the same position.
The rumor became official with a press release sent out on Christmas Eve. New Gators' HC Jim McElwain hired Nussmeier as his offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. If you've seen Florida's offense as a whole and quarterback play specifically over the past few years, you know Nussmeier has his work cut out for him. The pair worked together at Michigan State from 2003-05. "Doug and I have worked together on the same staff and I’ve known him for years," McElwain said in a statement. "We are like thinkers in that he will adapt to the players we have in the program and develop them as we continue to evolve."