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Baylor beat writer Jessica Morrey reports a deal between Baylor and SMU head coach Chad Morris is "becoming less and less likely."

This is surprising, as Morris appeared to be the favorite for the opening just a few days ago. Morrey notes the deal is still possible, but it seemingly is not headed in a positive direction. As with all coaching hires, the negotiations can take place via the media, as we saw with the Tom Herman, Texas and LSU love triangle.
Nov 28 - 9:04 AM

FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman reports that SMU HC Chad Morris has not accepted the same position at Baylor as of yet.

A report out of Dallas earlier on Tuesday had Morris accepting the position, but the eminently plugged-in Feldman hears otherwise. Backing Feldman's assertion that Baylor has yet to offer their head coaching gig to anybody at this point, Morris himself told the Dallas Morning News that the Bears haven't even contacted him yet. Multiple reports have Morris as a strong contender for the gig and he may well end up taking over for interim HC Jim Grobe when all is said and done, but coaching dominoes might not start to truly fall until after Houston HC Tom Herman makes a decision as to his own future. Texas is said to be pining for Herman as a potential replacement for the yet-to-be-fired Charlie Strong.
Source: FOX Sports
Nov 22 - 6:44 PM

Baylor is "zeroing in" on SMU's Chad Morris and Houston's Tom Herman as the school's top two head coaching targets, according to 247Sports' Travis Haney.

"They’re not giving up," Haney's source said of Baylor's interest in Herman. "They want to talk with him." We all know Herman isn't going to Baylor, as Texas is his most likely destination. That leaves Morris, a former Clemson offensive coordinator. It makes sense, as Morris is offensive minded and Baylor has obviously specialized in offense for years.
Source: 247 Sports
Nov 18 - 11:47 AM

SMU redshirt freshman WR James Proche caught six passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 35-31 win over Tulane.

Proche hauled in an eight-yard touchdown early in the first quarter, then came back around to score from 35 yards out in the closing minutes of the first half. This was the 5-foot-11, 185-pound redshirt freshman's best game of the season by a fair margin. For the campaign as a whole, Proche has caught 41 passes for 548 yards and four touchdowns over the course of eight games played.
Oct 29 - 9:29 PM

SMU redshirt sophomore WR Courtland Sutton caught seven passes for 83 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 38-16 win over Houston.

Sutton scored on a short two-yard grab in the opening minutes of the second quarter. The touchdown was his fifth of the season. In addition, the 6-foot-4, 214-pound redshirt sophomore has caught 37 passes for 673 yards in seven games. Much of that came early in the campaign. After logging at least 100 yards receiving in three of his first four games, he has failed to hit that mark in any of his last three.
Oct 22 - 11:09 PM

SMU redshirt sophomore WR Courtland Sutton caught eight passes for 98 yards in Friday's 43-40 overtime loss to Tulsa.

Sutton was unable to find paydirt, but it was an otherwise strong effort from the standout redshirt sophomore. The 6-foot-4, 214-pounder was key on the final drive of regulation, when SMU marched down the field for a game-tying field goal. Facing a fourth-and-short, QB Ben Hicks fought off pressure to find Sutton for the conversion. The pass was impressive, the catch even more so. Sutton had defenders draped all over him and caught it despite Tulsa's best attempts to rip the ball free from his steely hands. His eight catches on the evening stand as his highest mark through the first six games of the season. Sutton has racked up 590 yards receiving to pair with four touchdowns, though all four of those scores came in the first two games of the campaign.
Oct 8 - 12:52 AM

SMU redshirt sophomore WR Courtland Sutton snared four throws for 43 yards in a loss to Temple on Saturday.

Fantasy owners are going to be disappointed by the line considering that the Mustangs threw 44 times, but QB Ben Hicks remains ineffective and Temple very clearly decided in advance not to get beat by SMU's premier playmaker. The 6-foot-4, 214-pound Sutton wasn't given much room to breathe and turned in his worst line of the year. He's still gone over 110 receiving yards in three-of-five games.
Oct 1 - 4:02 PM

SMU redshirt sophomore WR Courtland Sutton caught five passes for 113 yards in Friday's 33-3 loss to TCU

Sutton averaged a mouth-watering 22.6 yards per reception in the defeat. The 6-foot-4, 214-pound redshirt sophomore has been money this season, with three receiving efforts of more than 100 yards. Overall, he has caught 18 passes for 449 yards and four touchdowns.
Sep 23 - 11:38 PM

SMU redshirt junior QB Matt Davis will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury, one he seemingly suffered against North Texas.

It is a torn ACL. Davis did not warm up ahead of last weekend's loss to Baylor and he will apply for a medical redshirt, allowing him an extra season at SMU. Redshirt freshman Ben Hicks should take over as the team's starter. Davis is a dual-threat type who can hurt defenses with his arm and his feet.
Sep 13 - 11:18 AM

SMU redshirt sophomore WR Courtland Sutton caught six balls for 112 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 40-13 loss to Baylor.

Sutton hauled in a 20-yard score, SMU's only touchdown, in the third quarter. One of college fantasy football's hottest breakout stars heading into the season, Sutton hasn't disappointed, logging 10 catches for 274 yards (27.4 ypr) and four touchdowns across two games.
Sep 10 - 7:59 PM

SMU redshirt junior QB Matt Davis (knee) didn't take snaps in warmups prior to Saturday's game against Baylor.

It certainly seems as though Davis is going miss this one. If that's the case, heralded but inexperienced prospect QB Ben Hicks will start.
Sep 10 - 3:05 PM

Iowa State graduate DT Terry Ayeni transferred to SMU.

SMU Scout's Patrick Engel relays that Ayeni practiced with the Mustangs on Monday. It had been reported in early June that the 6-foot-2, 270-pounder was stepping away from football for good due to a lingering knee injury initially suffered in the summer of 2014. He will be eligible to play immediately this coming season, but let us wait to see how his leg fairs in camp. Again, he was reportedly deciding to retire just two months ago due to his health concerns.
Aug 10 - 1:23 PM

Iowa State redshirt junior DT Terry Ayeni has left the team.

Ayeni could have tried to tough it out this season, but the 6-foot-2, 270-pounder has instead opted to call it a career due to health concerns. A summer knee injury in 2014 led him to take a redshirt for that season and he did not appear in a 2015 contest.
Jun 9 - 12:58 PM

LSU junior WR Trey Quinn transferred to SMU.

Per NCAA transfer rules, Quinn will sit out the 2016 season. He will have two years of eligibility remaining come 2017. For his career at LSU, the former four-star recruit caught 22 passes for 276 yards. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder joins John Diarse and Kevin Spears as Tiger wideouts who have left the program this offseason. These are minor depth blows for HC Les Miles, but don't amount to much more than that.
May 19 - 12:13 PM

LSU sophomore WR Trey Quinn will transfer.

Quinn announced his intention to transfer in a Twitter post, thanking LSU's coaching staff and his teammates. As to where the 6-foot-1, 200-pound sophomore will be transferring, no word as of yet. The Advocate's Ross Dellenger reports that he'll remain at LSU for the spring semester before pushing out to points unknown. Dellenger additionally hears that Quinn would like to remain at the FBS level. If that's the case, the wideout will be forced to sit out the 2017 campaign. He finishes his Tiger career with 22 catches for 276 yards.
Feb 16 - 8:20 PM


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