Player News

Date:

UTEP hired former Washington WR coach Brent Pease to serve as offensive coordinator.

Pease was let go by the Huskies after the close of the regular season, but he's landed on his feet well enough. Prior to his work with Washington, he spent a year as Florida's offensive coordinator from 2012-2013 and further back, coached on Boise State's staffs from 2006-2011. His experience with high-flying offenses will be needed with UTEP. The Miners averaged just 20.67 points in 2015.
Jan 14 - 10:08 PM

Washington has fired WR coach Brent Pease.

In a released statement, HC Chris Petersen said, "I have decided that a fresh start with this position group is needed to give our team the best chance of reaching its full potential. I am grateful for [Pease's] contributions and wish him all the best moving forward." Pease and Petersen know each other well, as the former served on the latter's coaching staff at Boise State from 2006-2011. He went on to serve a short stint as Florida's offensive coordinator before reuniting with Petersen at Washington. Former Huskies QB Marcus Tuiasosopo is one name rumored as a possible replacement for Pease. Tuiasosopo's currently serving as USC's TE coach, but it remains to be seen whether he'll remain a part of Clay Helton's staff.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 01:15:00 AM

UTEP junior RB Aaron Jones had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left ankle and will miss the remainder of the season.

He suffered the injury versus Texas Tech. "He's devastated, of course," coach Sean Kugler said. Entering the season, Jones was on the watch lists for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, the Doak Walker Award, the Wuerffel Award and the Maxwell Award. "I hate to hear this," New Mexico State coach Doug Martin said. "That's true for any player, but he's gifted, just a special football player. ... He's an NFL football player." Senior Jeremiah Laufasa, true freshman Trayvon Hughes and senior LaQuintus Dowell are expected to form a committee to replace him. Jones is ninth on UTEP's all-time rushing list with 2,341 yards.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 07:27:00 PM

UTEP senior QB Jameill Showers accepted an invitation to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Showers took a step forward on the field this season and finished with more passing and rushing yards, while also combining for more touchdowns. The Miners didn't exactly have a scary offense, though, and Showers posted an underwhelming 1,858 passing yards, 12 touchdown passes and six interceptions.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 02:07:00 PM

UTEP redshirt senior TE Eric Tomlinson accepted an invitation to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Tomlinson recorded 18 receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown this season. Coming into the season, scouts stamped Tomlinson as a late-round pick, according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline. The 6-foot-7, 270-pound Tomlinson, who has one of the best beards you'll ever see on a collegiate field, is used heavily as a blocking tight end.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 10:14:00 PM

UTEP redshirt senior TE Eric Tomlinson has been stamped by NFL scouts as a late-round pick, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Several scouts have stamped UTEP tight end Eric Tomlinson with a late round grade," the expert passed along. "I’m not so sure as the senior is a solid prospect yet not exceptional in any area. With that said I believe he has a chance to make a roster as a third tight end." As you may have inferred, Pauline currently grades the fifth-year senior as an undrafted free agent.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 02:40:00 AM

Former Arkansas junior CB Kelvin Fisher transferred to UTEP.

Fisher appeared in six games at cornerback for the Razorbacks last season. The former three-star recruit has two years eligibility remaining for the Miners.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 02:16:00 PM

Former Houston WR Damian Payne transferred to UTEP.

As a graduate transfer, Payne is eligible to play for the Miners this season. The three-star member of the Cougars’ 2010 recruiting class appeared in 21 games the past two years at Houston. Payne, 6-foot, 210-pounds, returned 15 punts for 64 yards (4.3 yards per return) last season.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 01:30:00 PM

UTEP DE/OLB James Davidson has a pre-draft visit scheduled with the Chiefs.

At 6-foot-3, 235 pounds, Davidson is going to have to make it as an outside linebacker at the next level. At least he's used to positional versatility: The three-time champ in Tae Kwon Do played on every defensive level while with the Miners, starting at S, LB, and DE. He's also experienced on special teams. For those unfamiliar, the link below has an embedded tape of Davidson's work.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 06:22:00 PM

Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease has been fired.

The news was expected for weeks. Offensive line coach Tim Davis was also let go after two years with the program. All indications point to Muchamp getting another chance in 2014 to right the ship with the Gators, but he will likely lose a ton of talent to the NFL.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 09:00:00 AM

UTEP junior QB Jameill Showers will miss his return to Texas A&M due to an injured right throwing shoulder.

Head coach Sean Kugler added Showers dislocated the shoulder and will miss the remainder of the season. The injury occurred in a blowout loss to Rice during the fourth quarter. Showers lost the quarterback competition to Johnny Manziel prior to last season. Sophomore Blaire Sullivan will start in place of Showers.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 09:39:00 AM

Former Texas A&M junior QB Jameill Showers is making his first start at UTEP against New Mexico on Saturday.

Showers was supposed to start over Johnny Manziel prior to last season, but lost out on the job during preseason camp. "Of course, running a new system, new teammates, timing, all that stuff, sure there's going to be a learning curve," head coach Sean Kugler said. Showers has another season of eligibility and could give evaluators something impressive flashes before he attempts to jump to the NFL.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 12:03:00 PM

Former Texas A&M QB Jameill Showers is transferring to UTEP and has already sent over his letter of intent.

"My dad and I took a trip down [to UTEP] this past weekend and we had fun, met the coaching staff and I got to talk to Coach Kugler," Showers said. "They are doing some big things." The redshirt sophomore was expected to start prior to last season and was obviously stuck behind Johnny Manziel once the redshirt freshman won the top spot.
Source: Rivals
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 09:11:00 AM

Texas A&M redshirt sophomore QB Jameill Showers has been granted his release from the football program and will transfer.

Showers has a cannon for an arm but is obviously stuck behind Johnny Manziel. The sophomore already redshirted in 2010, but expect him to sit out another season if he transfer to an FBS program.
Mon, Jan 28, 2013 05:19:00 PM

The final game for UTEP quarterback Trevor Vittatoe started off bleak but had its shining moments.  Vittatoe finished the loss to BYU with 245 yards passing and three touchdowns but also threw three passes to the wrong team.

Vittatoe had a decorated career at UTEP and will be hard to replace.
Source: -
Sat, Dec 18, 2010 09:15:00 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Norris on QB Carson Wentz

    Norris on QB Carson Wentz
  •  
    Norris on KSU G Cody Whitehair

    Norris on KSU G Cody Whitehair
  •  
    QB Targets: Wild Card Round

    QB Targets: Wild Card Round
  •  
    DPS: Generational Shift at QB

    DPS: Generational Shift at QB
  •  
    RB Targets: Divisional Round

    RB Targets: Divisional Round
  •  
    WR Targets: Divisional Round

    WR Targets: Divisional Round
  •  
    QB Targets: Divisional Round

    QB Targets: Divisional Round
  •  
    TE Targets: Divisional Round

    TE Targets: Divisional Round