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Kyle Pohl - QB - Zips

Draft insider Tony Pauline believes Akron junior QB Kyle Pohl has "enough arm strength to play at the next level."

"He’s a well sized passer with enough arm strength to play at the next level. Pohl needs to improve his pass placement and cut down on the number of picks he tosses but definitely has late round potential if he continues to progress," Pauline wrote. The 6-foot-3, 213 pound Akron prospect threw for 2,438 yards, with 14 touchdowns and 10 INTs in 2013. After dealing with an ankle injury for most of last season, look for the fully healthy gunslinger to rebound nicely after a year under his belt, as the Zips starting quarterback.
Jul 22 - 1:36 PM

Ex-Ohio State redshirt junior DE Jamal Marcus will transfer to Akron, according to Jamal Marcus' Instagram page.

"Everything in life whether good or bad I feel are life lessons that God places on us to help us become better and wiser men and women," Marcus wrote on his Instagram page. "This fall, I will be attending and playing football for The University of Akron. Blessed and thankful for the opportunity. Can't wait to give my all to this team and help get Akron football back on top." The 6-foot-1, 243 pound defensive end chose to stay close, and will play for coach Terry Bowden and the Akron Zips.
Jul 6 - 7:25 PM

Ohio State redshirt junior DE Jamal Marcus will transfer to a different school.

The Columbus Dispatch reports it was a mutual decision, while Eleven Warriors writes the defensive end was dismissed from the program. Either way, Marcus will be playing for a different school next year. "Marcus... had missed time during spring practice because of academic struggles, an issue that persisted," Bill Rabinowitz writes. He was a reserve defensive lineman, but Marcus did start in place of the suspended Noah Spence in the school's bowl game against Clemson.
May 27 - 9:48 AM

Akron OT Jarrod Pughsley "could be a project-type player in the NFL," according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt.

Pughsley (6-foot-4 1/2, 308 pounds) performed 34 lifts on the bench press at Akron’s pro day on March 21. "Pugs" added forties of 5.29 and 5.32 seconds, a 30-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot broad jump, a 4.69 second short shuttle and a three-cone time of 8.20 seconds. Pughsley is hoping to become the first Zips player drafted since Reggie Corner was a fourth-round pick of the Bills in 2008.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 24 - 10:53 PM

Akron and head coach Terry Bowden agreed to a two-year contract extension that runs through 2018.

Bowden has led the Zips to a 4-7 record in his second season, the first time the school has won four games since 2008. Akron has finished 1-11 in three straight seasons.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 05:59:00 PM

Akron junior RB Jawon Chisholm rushed for 151 yards on 27 carries 16-7 win over Kent State.

Chisholm's long carry of 26 yards actually saw him take an outside angle following a handoff from shotgun. He's playing on a bad team, but Chisholm continues to get things done. Remember his name before next season.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 09:08:00 PM

Akron junior RB Jawon Chisholm rushed for 166 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries in the team's 42-24 loss to Ball State.

Akron is terrible, but Chisholm keeps doing his thing. The power runner keeps his pas level a bit high, but Chisholm is explosive and decisive as a north and south specialist.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 04:15:00 PM

Akron junior RB Jawon Chisholm rushed for 86 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries in a 24-17 win over Miami (OH).

Chisholm is one of the conference's top running backs and combines some nice power with straight-line speed. Akron is a fairly terrible team, but Chisholm is a bright spot.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 05:57:00 PM

Florida State senior G Henry Orelus is reportedly transferring to Akron.

Orelus has already graduated from Florida State, so he will be eligible to play immediately. After missing the 2011 season due to a preseason concussion, that missed time continued in 2012 after only playing in one contest. This is the second transfer Terry Bowden has claimed from Florida State.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 08:10:00 AM

Ohio State sophomore DE Se'Von Pittman will transfer to Akron.

Pittman will reportedly start classes in July and will be forced to sit out this season due to NCAA regulations. Ohio State beat writer Bill Greene tweeted, "a big assist goes to Jim Tressel for helping Se'Von." He did not see time on the field during the 2012 season.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 09:41:00 AM

Former Florida State senior DL Moses McCray's sixth year of eligibility at Akron was approved on Monday.

The former Seminole does have a long injury history, including an elbow issue that kept him out most of spring 2010's practices and a foot injury which sidelined him for an entire year. Adding a player with McCray's size and strength is never a bad thing, however.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 09:06:00 AM

Former Florida State senior DT Moses McCray has transferred to Akron

The redshirt senior does have a long injury history, however, including an elbow issue that kept him out most of spring 2010's practices and a foot injury which sidelined him for an entire year.
Thu, May 23, 2013 01:25:00 PM

Former Colorado redshirt junior QB Nick Hirschman will transfer to Akron.

Hirschman will be eligible to play in 2013 after graduating from Colorado this spring. He completed 59.1 percent of passes with two touchdowns and seven interceptions last season and has two years of eligibility remaining.
Source: ESPN
Fri, May 10, 2013 09:33:00 AM

Colorado's Nick Hirschman will miss spring practice after breaking the same bone in his left foot that he broke last August.

Hirschman was going to be the only Buffaloes’ QB with any experience when spring practice sessions begin Saturday. Scrap that. Though coach Jon Embree says the competition for the top job will be delayed until August when Hirschman returns, Connor Wood, a Texas transfer, should put himself in a nice spot with a productive spring. As a redshirt freshman last season, Hirschman threw 35 passes (192 yards) while backing up the departed Tyler Hansen.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 11:04:00 AM

Entering his third season with the program, Nick Hirschman is the only returning quarterback with playiing experience. He feels that gives him an "incredible" advantage.

Hirschman is a third-year sophomore who took the field for the first time in 2011, including one start. A left foot injury that bothered him last season may delay his arrival at spring practice. Despite thinking he has quite an advantage with his service time, coach Jon Embree views Hirschman and another third-year sophomore, Connor Wood, as battling for the No. 1 job when spring drills commence March 10.
Fri, Mar 2, 2012 05:28:00 PM


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