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Fresno State graduate QB Zack Greenlee transferred to UTEP.

The former Elite 11 prospect never quite panned out at Fresno State. Part of that was the coaching staff jerking him around, and part of that was due to Greenlee's arrest for public drunkenness last year. Eligible to play immediately, Greenlee could make an instant impact for the Miners.
Apr 18 - 11:34 PM

The National Football Post's Greg Gabriel believes UTEP edge rusher Roy Robertson-Harris could be a good rotation player.

Spurned from the Combine, Robertson-Harris burst onto the scene with a tremendous Pro Day showing. "He is athletic quick and explosive," Gabriel wrote. "His best fit is as a 4-3 defensive end but has the traits to play OLB in a 3-4. Will go through a learning curve as far as learning how to drop and play in zone." NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes Robertson-Harris could be one of the biggest steals of the draft.
Apr 15 - 2:07 PM

UTEP edge rusher Roy Robertson-Harris will visit the Raiders and Chiefs and work out for Bears and Vikings.

Hat tip to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson for the report. Robertson-Harris has gained major sleeper momentum in recent weeks after a huge Pro Day workout. He's long and athletic off the corner.
Apr 4 - 2:42 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline relayed that UTEP edge rusher Roy Robertson-Harris "look[ed] smooth and athletic" in positional drills during Thursday's Pro Day.

Per Pauline, Robertson-Harris went through drills as both a defensive end and linebacker on Thursday. On the testing side of the equation, the 6-foot-5, 256-pound defender logged a 40-yard dash in the neighborhood of the mid-4.70's to the low 4.80's, a 35-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-11 broad jump. Among the NFL clubs he'll be touching base with, Pauline reports that he will be working out privately with the Bears and Vikings, with the Raiders and Chiefs also scheduling meetings. On Pro Day itself, he met with the 49ers and Panthers.
Apr 2 - 2:40 PM

According to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, UTEP edge rusher Roy Robertson-Harris met with the San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers at his Pro Day event earlier this week.

In addition to that, Robertson-Harris has visits scheduled with the Raiders and Chiefs and has workouts booked with the Bears and Vikings. The unheralded 6-foot-5, 256-pounder projects as either a DE or a 3-4 OLB. NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein recently wrote that Robertson-Harris could be one of the steals of the draft.
Apr 1 - 2:45 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes that UTEP DE Roy Robertson-Harris could be one of the steals of the draft.

"With long arms and an athletic build," Zierlein wrote, "Robertson-Harris is made for the edge. He's athletic enough to play standing up and strong enough to put his hand in the ground as a traditional 4-3 defensive end." The 6-foot-6, 255-pounder does sometimes struggle with his consistency, Zierlein noted, but "his flashes are most definitely NFL-caliber."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 31 - 4:38 PM

Court records obtained by the El Paso Times indicated that UTEP junior RB Aaron Jones was arrested on February 10 under suspicion of driving while under the influence.

According to KVIA-TV, a sheriff's deputy pulled over Jones off-campus when he observed that the 5-foot-10, 205-pounder was swerving between lanes. In a statement, HC Sean Kugler said, "We are waiting for the process to fully develop and once I have all the facts, I will evaluate the situation. There are consequences to poor decisions and Aaron will be held to the same standard as every other student-athlete in our program." It's been a rough ride for Jones of late, as he tore a ligament in his left ankle in mid-September, forcing him to miss the remainder of the 2015 campaign. He rushed for 1,321 yards as a sophomore in 2014.
Mar 3 - 2:14 PM

Fresno State redshirt sophomore QB Zack Greenlee will transfer after the spring semester.

No word as to where Greenlee plans on transferring as of yet, but he's been granted his scholarship release. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound redshirt sophomore entered the season as starter but had some rocky times. In mid-September, he was charged with public drunkenness. He ultimately appeared in seven contests in 2015, throwing for 866 yards with a 13/6 TD/INT ratio. In a statement, HC Tim DeRuyter said, "He was a good teammate and a good player to coach. He now wishes to pursue other avenues with his education and football career and we wish him nothing but the best moving forward." Quarterbacks Kilton Anderson, Ford Childress and Chason Virgil now figure to battle it out for the starting gig this spring.
Jan 25 - 10:56 PM

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

Fresno State redshirt sophomore QB Zack Greenlee was charged with public drunkenness over the weekend.

There's never a good time to get arrested. But this is really, really poor timing on Greenlee's part, because his replacement in the starting lineup last week, freshman Chason Virgil, fractured his clavicle in the loss to Utah and is gone for the remainder of the season. Greenlee would have been re-inserted into the starting lineup, but his status is now up in the air. "We’re aware of the incident. We’re gathering details and we’ll withhold further comment until the investigative process plays out," coach Tim DeRuyter said Monday. "Discipline will be handled internally. He will practice this week, and Saturday we’ll make another announcement on it."
Source: Fresno Bee
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 04:38:00 PM

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

Fresno State redshirt freshman Zack Greenlee has been named the school's starting QB versus Wyoming.

He replaces junior Brian Burrell, who struggled while completing 56 percent of his passes. The worst statistic might be Burrell's 5.87 yards per attempt, but the 12:7 touchdown to interception ratio is not glaringly poor. We would not be surprised to see this switch last for the remainder of the season.
Source: Fresno Bee
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 10:31:00 AM


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