Former Colorado redshirt junior QB Nick Hirschman will transfer to Akron.
Colorado's Nick Hirschman will miss spring practice after breaking the same bone in his left foot that he broke last August.
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.
With Tyler Hansen injured, redshirt freshman QB Nick Hirschman could get his first start Saturday at Arizona State.
Akron gave tailback Alex Allen quite the workload against Buffalo as the senior had 32 carries for 106 yards in the win.
Akron running back Alex Allen has had some decent performances this year with one of the better ones being his two touchdown, 126 yard rushing night against Miami.
Akron, as a team, faired poorly against Northern Illinois, but that did not stop Alex Allen from having a big day as the senior running back ran the ball 14 times for 99 yards and both of his team's scores.
Although Akron lost to FCS opponent Gardner -Webb, they did have two 100-yard rushers. Alex Allen ran the ball 20 times for 110 yards and three touchdowns while Nate Burney had 17 carries for 119 yards.
Akron running back Alex Allen has been granted a sixth year of eligibility. Allen sat out the 2006 season with a knee injury and missed most of 2008 with a hip injury.
Akron has fired head football coach J.D. Brookhart.
Akron starting quarterback Chris Jacquemain has been dismissed from the team for an unspecified violation of team rules. Assistant coach Reno Ferri was also placed on administrative leave and suspended with pay pending an internal review of NCAA compliance requirements.
ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg reports that Akron has suspended starting quarterback Chris Jacquemain for an indefinite amount of time, starting with tomorrow's game against Indiana. Matt Rodgers will start.
Akron Zips quarterback Chris Jacquemain threw for 162 yards and three touchdowns Saturday against visiting Morgan State.
After suffering a season ending hip injury last year, running back Alex Allen is back on the practice field for Akron.
Alex Allen is looking to replace Dennis Kennedy and emerge as the Zips' starting tailback in 2009.