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SMU sophomore QB Neal Burcham may miss the 2015 season due to a torn ACL.

Burcham's luck has mirrored that of his school over the past few years. A right elbow injury suffered in early September cost Burcham most of the 2014 campaign, and now his 2015 season might be over before it began. No word yet on how Burcham sustained the injury. New HC Chad Morris will have to earn every cent of his salary next season. Matt Davis and Garrett Krstitch are expected to compete for the starting QB gig.
Feb 2 - 9:03 PM

Former Clemson OC Chad Morris was introduced as SMU's head coach on Monday.

"I only left that great situation because I knew what we could accomplish at SMU," Morris said in a statement. "I grew up watching SMU football. I know the history and I know we can be great again. I look forward to working with our student-athletes and staff, as well as my friends and former colleagues, the Texas high school coaches, as we work towards winning championships here on the Hilltop. I can’t wait to get started." Morris' Texas connections run deep. He grew up in the state, coached Texas high school football from 1994-2009, and graduated from Texas A&M. Morris signed a contract worth $2 million per year, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 09:36:00 PM

Clemson OC Chad Morris will be introduced as SMU's next head coach on Monday.

Morris, the nation’s highest-paid assistant coach at $1.3 million annually, has signed a contract worth $2 million per year, reports the Dallas Morning News. Clemson's offensive coordinator is a former Texas high school coach who retains plenty of recruiting connections. He is considered one of the brightest offensive minds in the nation.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 02:02:00 AM

Clemson OC Chad Morris is expected to be SMU's next head coach, according to multiple reports.

Clint Brewster of 247sports.com, Chip Brown of HornsDigest.com and Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports all reported the news. Brown even has details of the contract, including Morris' averaging over $3 million per year. Brown adds Morris was waiting to accept the SMU gig to see if current Clemson HC Dabo Swinney would get the Florida opening. Morris has been highly praised for multiple seasons, however, his offense featured multiple prolific receivers and running backs.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 08:53:00 AM

SMU sophomore QB Neal Burcham will miss the remainder of the season with a right elbow injury.

The Mustangs announced the news one day after coach June Jones resigned. Following a pair of lopsided losses, SMU is staring down the barrel of a season-long nightmare. Redshirt freshman Kolney Cassel is expected to take over as starter, with former Texas A&M signal-caller Matt Davis as the backup. Mustangs fans are longing for the glory days of Garrett Gilbert already.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 10:01:00 PM

SMU head coach June Jones has resigned according to Bill Nicholls of the Dallas Morning News.

Jones is most famous for his run as Hawaii's head coach from 1999-2007, leading the Warriors to multiple winning seasons and coaching offensive players who broke NCAA records. He has been at SMU since 2008 and also coached in the NFL in the late 1980's and early/mid 1990's. Jones recently said "have-not" teams should potentially play in the spring. While that might sound bad on the surface, but Jones meant it in terms of a USFL type of second league. SMU has started the season 0-2, while scoring six points and giving up 88.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 05:02:00 PM

SMU coach June Jones believes the "have-nots" in college football should play in the spring.

His proposal would mean that schools outside of the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC would be showcased at a time when the power schools weren't competing. "I think the have-nots should go ahead and move to the spring just like the USFL did," Jones said. "I think that there’s an opportunity to do a complete other side of that division, and I think that if we don’t think that way as a group of have-nots, we’re going to get left behind. ... I can see in five-to-seven years, possibly, the public would demand to have the two leagues play, just like I think the USFL had in mind, originally, of the winner of the USFL playing the winner of the National Football League."
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 05:11:00 PM

SMU's latest import track-star-turned football player junior Bozidar "Bo" Antunovic "is more athletic and more explosive" than Margus Hunt, according to coach June Jones.

"June Jones says his latest import track-star-turned football player is "more athletic" and more explosive than Margus Hunt. That's saying something," Feldman wrote. The Mustangs hope that their 6-foot-6,270 pound prospect from Serbia may turn out like track-star-turned football player Margus Hunt, who was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals last season. Antunovic is a former track and field standout who placed fifth in the shot put at the NCAA Indoor Championships and earned All-America honors in 2013. The Mustangs are hoping to take advantage Antunovic's size and elite strength, as he will start out as an offensive lineman for the Mustangs.
Source: FOX Sports
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 12:09:00 PM

No players were selected in the 2014 Supplemental Draft.

As expected. The draft ended as soon as it started since no team entered a bid on any of the four eligible prospects. Teams could give SMU running back Traylon Shead, Virginia-Lynchburg DT Lakendrick Ross, New Mexico WR Chase Clayton and UNC linebacker Darius Lipford a look during training camp, as each is now a free agent.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 01:03:00 PM

NFL insider Adam Caplan has not spoken with a team that pegged a 2014 Supplemental Draft prospect with a draftable grade.

Again, do not expect any of the four prospects to be selected on Thursday. Teams would forfeit whatever corresponding 2015 pick that is used during the event. Prospects that are not selected automatically become free agents and can sign with any club.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 10:41:00 AM

NFL.com's Henry Hodgson predicts SMU RB Traylon Shead and Virginia-Lynchburg DT Lakendrick Ross will get taken in Thursday's Supplemental Draft.

The site's resident supplemental draft expert slots Ross (6-5, 360) to the Jets in Round 6 and Shead (6-2, 230) to the Dolphins in Round 7. Shead was a ballyhooed Texas Longhorns recruit who didn't pan out. He transferred, couldn't crack SMU's rotation, and decided to move on. Hodgson doesn't expect New Mexico WR Chase Clayton or UNC linebacker Darius Lipford to get picked. Teams using a supplemental pick lose the corresponding selection in next year's draft.
Source: NFL.com
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 06:39:00 PM

Four names have been confirmed as possible picks for Thursday's Supplemental Draft, including SMU RB Traylon Shead.

The other three names include: New Mexico wide receiver Chase Clayton, UNC linebacker Darius Lipford and Virginia-Lynchburg defensive tackle Lakendrick Ross. Shead is a larger than average running back, while Ross is a massive (6'4/336 lbs) defensive tackle. Multiple teams attended each prospect's pro day, but there is a legitimate chance none are selected. If a club does select one of these players, they lose a corresponding draft pick in the 2015 draft.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 11:00:00 AM

It "sounds like" SMU senior RB Traylon Shead will enter the 2014 Supplemental Draft, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Shead was expected to take on the full time running back role last season in place of the departed Zach Line. Instead, he played in four games and rushed for 197 yards and three touchdowns on 51 carries. Shead also caught six passes for 26 yards. Shead has an agent, per The Dallas Morning News. The running back did not participate in SMU's spring practices.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 02:47:00 PM

Former Rice LB Cameron Nwosu transferred to SMU.

Nwosu started 25 consecutive games prior to suffering a knee injury that cost him the 2013 season; he finished second on the team with 92 tackles in 2012. Nwosu graduated in the spring, so he's eligible to play immediately. A trivia answer to stump your friends: Nwosu set an NCAA record when he blocked three PATs in the 2012 opener versus UCLA.
Source: Fox 4 News
Sat, May 31, 2014 12:50:00 AM

Former Texas A&M redshirt sophomore QB Matt Davis transferred to SMU.

Davis was ranked as the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the country as a four-star member of the Aggies’ 2012 recruiting class. He redshirted his first year on campus and then transferred to the JUCO ranks last year. SMU believes Davis will be eligible to play immediately in 2014, meaning he'll be eligible to play three years for the Mustangs. SMU is looking for a replacement for Garrett Gilbert.
Source: Fox 4 News
Sat, May 31, 2014 12:33:00 AM


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