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Middle Tennessee junior RB Maurice Gordon will be competing for starting honors in August camp.

Middle Tennessee is still sorting through their running backs depth chart as August camp approaches, with Gordon (5'10/194) an intriguing option. He ranked as 247Sports' No. 8 JUCO running back in the 2017 cycle. Gordon will vie for starting work with Shane Tucker and Terelle West come the start of camp.
Jul 24 - 5:29 PM

Middle Tennessee redshirt senior RB Shane Tucker said that his goal for the coming season is to score 20-25 touchdowns.

Tucker (6'0/220) has had himself an eventful collegiate career, to say the least. He missed the past campaign with a broken leg which came after he had transitioned from running back to wide receiver. He has since shifted back and is expected to take over the mantle for the uber-productive I'tavius Mathers -- who racked up 2,194 yards and 20 touchdowns on 298 touches from scrimmage last season. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom loves Tucker's fantasy upside in what should be a prolific offensive attack, ranking him as the No. 49 running back for league play.
Jul 6 - 6:24 PM

Bleacher Report ranks Middle Tennessee's receiving corps as the nation's ninth-best.

If we may be so bold, the site might be underrating the Blue Raiders' perimeter talent. Richie James is one of the nation's best, catching 105 passes for a school-record 1,625 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. He's topped 100 receiving yards in 14 of his 26 collegiate games. Ty Lee is a worth second-banana, logging 699 yards on 63 catches as a true freshman in 2016. Tennessee transfer Jocquez Bruce, a redshirt sophomore, should work his way into the mix this fall. He suffered a leg injury late last preseason and was lost for the entire regular season. Bruce had been projected as a starter prior to the injury. MTSU had the nation's eighth-ranked offense last season.
Jun 19 - 12:44 PM

Middle Tennessee hired Notre Dame assistant Siriki Diabte to serve as linebackers coach.

"He will be a great example and leader of our linebackers. I love his energy, enthusiasm and passion he possesses for the game of football," said HC Rick Stockstill. Diabte was hired by Notre Dame in March and had been acting as a defensive analyst. Prior to his brief stay in South Bound, he had spent the previous two seasons as safeties coach at Colgate. He is also closely acquainted with Middle Tennessee DC Scott Shafer, whom he worked with as a graduate assistant at Syracuse.
Jun 15 - 6:15 PM

Middle Tennessee LB coach David Bibee has resigned from his position.

"I have been with David a long time and he is a great friend. I am very appreciative of his contribution to our program and have nothing but respect for him and his family," said HC Rick Stockstill in a statement. Bibee had been on the Blue Raiders' staff for the past nine seasons in the capacity of safeties coach before transitioning over to linebacker coach this offseason. Just who might take his place is not yet known at this juncture, but team has already begun that search.
May 30 - 5:20 PM

Jaguars signed Middle Tennessee State CB Jeremy Cutrer.

Cutrer (6’1/167) spent two years at Middle Tennessee after transferring from JUCO, making 20 starts and tallying 29 pass breakups with six interceptions. He was named first-team All-Conference USA as a senior. A four-star recruit who failed to qualify academically at LSU, Cutrer offers NFL-caliber height and length, but must add muscle to his lean frame and disappointed with a 4.52 at the Blue Raiders’ Pro Day. He’s a multi-year project with some developmental upside.
May 1 - 2:17 PM

Middle Tennessee CB Jeremy Cutrer is scheduled to visit the Titans.

Cutrer also has a visit with the Giants on the docket. Draftwire's Luke Easterling views the 6-foot-2, 170-pounder as one of the most underrated prospects in the 2017 pool, calling him "[o]ne of this year's biggest [C]ombine snubs" due to his "intriguing combination of height, length and athleticism." This past season, Cutrer logged 63 tackles (3.0 for loss), three interceptions and nine passes defended over the course of 13 games played. Consider his a name to keep in mind for Day 3.
Source: Draftwire
Apr 11 - 9:37 PM

MTSU CB Jeremy Cutrer is scheduled to visit the Giants.

Cutrer was on the East-West Shrine roster but could not participate due to injury. Cutrer stands at an awkward 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds. His best game during the season was against UNC Charlotte.
Source: Draftwire
Mar 23 - 10:36 AM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline relays that Middle Tennessee CB Jeremy Cutrer ran the 40-yard dash in the mid-to-high 4.4's during Friday's pro day.

According to Pauline, a few stopwatches had Cutrer clocking in at 4.50 seconds. He met with the Giants and Titans following his workout. This past season, the Middle Tennessee defender recorded 63 tackles (4.0 for loss) and a trio of interceptions. He also picked off three passes during his junior campaign with the Blue Raiders. Pauline sees him as a UDFA when all is said and done.
Mar 17 - 8:59 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that Middle Tennessee RB I'Tavius Mathers ran the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds during Friday's pro day.

That 40-yard dash time would have been one of the best among running backs had it been turned in at the NFL Scouting Combine. In addition, the 5-foot-11, 203-pound Mathers logged a healthy 21 reps in the bench press, a less impressive 32-inch vertical jump and a broad jump of 10-foot-2. Mathers was a jack-of-all-trades this past season, rushing for 1,561 yards (6.7 YPC) and 17 touchdowns while catching 66 passes for 633 yards and three additional scores. In a deep class of backs, Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline views the Middle Tennessee standout as a likely undrafted free agent.
Mar 17 - 4:39 PM

Middle Tennessee redshirt junior QB Brent Stockstill will miss spring practices after undergoing surgery on his left (throwing) shoulder.

Stockstill was dogged by a right shoulder injury last season. Now, his throwing shoulder is acting up. Stockstill threw for 3,233 yards with a 31/7 TD/INT ratio across 10 games played last year. He already owns school marks with 61 touchdown passes, 14 300-yard passing games, two 400-yard passing games and 303.3 passing yards per game.
Mar 1 - 6:19 PM

Former Missouri redshirt junior DE Walter Brady transferred to Middle Tennessee State.

He actually did so last September, but MTSU just officially announced the news on Wednesday. Brady sat out last season but was enrolled in classes at MTSU. This coming fall, he’ll be eligible as a redshirt junior. As a redshirt frosh in 2015, the 6-foot-3, 268-pound defensive end led all freshman nationally with seven sacks. "He's shown ability to power through guys, even in the SEC with all of those big offensive linemen," sophomore offensive lineman Chandler Brewer said. "He can move really well, he has great hands and great feet, and he controls his body really well. He'll definitely bring it for us this year on the defensive side."
Feb 8 - 4:01 PM

Middle Tennessee hired former Maryland DC Scott Shafer to serve in the same capacity.

Shafer has held several high-profile jobs in recent years. He served as head coach for Syracuse from 2013-2014, then linked up with Maryland as defensive coordinator in 2015. Last April, he resigned from that position, citing personal reasons. Shafer did not coach during the 2016 season. With the Blue Raiders, he steps in for the recently terminated Tyrone Nix. He vows that under his watchful eye, MTSU "will put a physical, attacking, multiple defense on the field that will excel in fundamentals and tackling."
Source: wsmv.com
Jan 20 - 5:04 PM

Middle Tennessee RB I'Tavius Mathers will play in Saturday's East-West Shrine Game.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound former Ole Miss Rebel really only contributed in a significant at the FBS level for one season, but boy did he make it count. In 2016, Mathers became the first RB in NCAA history to rush for more than 1,500 yards, catch 60 passes and record more than 500 yards receiving in the same season.
Jan 18 - 12:33 PM

Middle Tennessee will not retain DC Tyrone Nix or WR coach Kez McCorvey.

Nix had been on staff with the Blue Raiders since 2012. His defense proved exceedingly porous in 2016, surrendering 35.77 points on average. The poison cherry on top of this sludge sundae came when MTSU surrendered 52 points to Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve. For his part, McCorvey joined Middle Tennessee last winter.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 03:52:00 PM


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