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By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
Texas Tech unveiled a few tweaks and new designs for its uniforms in coach Kliff Kingsbury’s debut last year.
And it appears the Red Raiders will have a two new helmet designs on the way for 2014.
Check out these tweets from two Texas Tech coaches on a black and a red alternate helmet design:
Tech Helmets... pic.twitter.com/AZujcavUjo— Trey Haverty (@TreyHaverty) February 27, 2014
By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Former Oklahoma quarterback Kendal Thompson will transfer to Utah. The news was officially announced by the school on Wednesday, and Thompson is eligible to play for the Utes in 2014.
With Trevor Knight expected to claim the top spot in Norman, playing time for Thompson was going to be limited at Oklahoma.
Thompson played sparingly in two years with the Sooners, throwing only 13 passes for 64 yards and one touchdown.
The addition of Thompson is another piece of good news for Utah’s quarterback situation heading into 2014. Travis Wilson was recently cleared to participate in non-contact drills this spring, but his status for the upcoming season is still in question.
Thompson doesn’t have a lot of experience, but with Wilson’s status uncertain, this is a good pickup for coach Kyle Whittingham. As an athletic quarterback, Thompson could help Utah’s offense in select packages and provides the staff with another arm in workouts this preseason.
By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Utah quarterback Travis Wilson’s playing career was in doubt after a pre-existing condition was discovered after concussion tests in November.
However, Wilson recently received good news, as he was cleared to participate in spring practice.
Wilson still has more tests in his future to determine his playing status for 2014, but this is clearly a step in the right direction.
In nine games last year, Wilson threw for 1,827 yards and 16 touchdowns and rushed for 386 yards and five scores on 81 attempts.
More will be known about Wilson’s status for 2014, but there are encouraging signs that he can return to the field. Assuming he is able to play, Utah’s offense will have plenty of intrigue, especially with new coordinator Dave Christensen calling the plays.
Utah fans: Good news today about QB Travis Wilson but we are months from full-go confirmation on him bring ready to play again.— ESPN Pac-12 (@ESPN_Pac12blog) February 25, 2014
By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller’s status for spring practice is uncertain, as the Heisman Trophy candidate will have minor shoulder surgery. ElevenWarriors.com first reported the news on Thursday night.
Miller’s shoulder injury occurred in the Orange Bowl loss to Clemson, but he finished with 234 passing yards on 16 completions.
Miller’s injury is to his throwing shoulder, but the surgery is regarded as minor.
It’s uncertain if Miller will be forced to miss any practices or if he will just be limited. If Miller is out or limited for any of the practices, Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett will have an opportunity to work as the No. 1 quarterback.
By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Georgia safety Josh Harvey-Clemons was dismissed from the team on Tuesday due to a violation of team rules.
Harvey-Clemons was already slated to miss the first three games of 2014 due to a suspension, but coach Mark Richt decided to dismiss the safety permanently this week.
Harvey-Clemons was regarded as a five-star prospect by Scout.com in the 2012 signing class. He played in 14 games as a freshman, recording 14 tackles and one pass breakup.
As a sophomore, Harvey-Clemons was expected to emerge as one of the key players on Georgia’s defense. He missed two games but recorded 66 tackles and one interception.
Harvey-Clemons has two years of eligibility remaining and could transfer to another FBS school.
Major news: Josh Harvey-Clemons has been dismissed from the Georgia football team for a violation of team rules, UGA announces.— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) February 18, 2014
By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Michigan tight end Jake Butt suffered a torn ACL during winter conditioning drills and is out indefinitely. The news of Butt’s injury was announced through the team’s website on Thursday.
As a true freshman last season, Butt caught 20 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns. Eight of his receptions came over the final two games, including a touchdown catch in the 42-41 loss to Ohio State.
Butt has seven months to heal until the season opener, but it’s uncertain if he will be at full strength by late August.
In order for Michigan to improve off its 7-6 record from last season, the Wolverines have to give quarterback Devin Gardner more help. Unfortunately for Gardner, Butt’s injury is a setback for the receiving corps, especially with the departure of Jeremy Gallon. The cupboard is far from bare at tight end with Devin Funchess returning. However, Butt appeared to be on his way to being a significant piece of Michigan’s passing attack in 2014.
By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux has been granted an eligibility extension, and the Louisiana native will return to the Bearcats’ team in 2013.
The extra year was granted to Legaux after he missed nearly all of 2013 due to a leg injury. Prior to the season-ending injury against Illinois, Legaux threw for 382 yards and two touchdowns.
Legaux will have one season of eligibility remaining, and he is expected to compete with Notre Dame transfer Gunner Kiel to be Cincinnati’s starting quarterback in 2014. However, as a result of his leg injury, Legaux is not expected to return to practice until this summer.
By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Rutgers and the American Athletic Conference have reached an agreement to allow the Scarlet Knights to depart for the Big Ten in time for the 2014 football season.
There was little doubt Rutgers would play in the Big Ten next year, but there was a question about how much the school would have to pay to leave the American Athletic Conference.
On Wednesday, Rutgers announced it will pay $11.5 million to leave for the Big Ten.
According to the Star-Ledger, the Scarlet Knights have already paid $5 million of the exit fee and the rest will be paid over the next four years.
The Scarlet Knights (along with Maryland) will officialy join the Big Ten on July 1.
By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 hour ago
With Trevor Knight entrenched as Oklahoma’s starting quarterback, Blake Bell is looking for a way to get on the field. Bell started eight games at quarterback in 2013, but the coaching staff plans to move the Kansas native to tight end this spring.
Knight finished the season with a standout performance against Alabama, completing 32 of 44 passes for 348 yards and four touchdowns in the Sugar Bowl.
Bell came into the 2013 season as a potential All-Big 12 quarterback but never settled into the No. 1 role.
At 6-foot-6 and 252 pounds, Bell has the size to be a nightmare matchup for opposing defensive backs. And with Oklahoma losing Lacoltan Bester and Jalen Saunders, more weapons for Knight are needed in 2014.
On paper, this seems like a good move for Oklahoma. If Bell transitions to his new role, he could be a valuable piece of the passing game next season.
By David Fox, 1 month 5 hours ago
The Cover 2 makes its return after a brief hiatus to talk all the big-picture news from Signing Day.
Braden Gall and David Fox explain why Alabama’s day was almost non-news and why Tennessee and Kentucky turned out to be the big winners.
Charlie Strong at Texas gave us a reason to look into recruiting in the state of Texas and whether his words about the virtues of being a “gadget program” have merit. Has Strong already fallen too far behind Coach Cool at Texas A&M?
Then, we talk about the most interesting long-term recruiting trend whether it’s USC vs. UCLA or Ohio State pulling away from the rest of the Big Ten.
If you're looking for a few stories referenced in this podcast, here is Travis Brown's survey of high school coaches for the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram, plus our Signing Day winners and losers and our consensus rankings.
The podcast can be found on athlonsports.com, iTunes and our podcast RSS feed.
Please send any comments, questions and podcast topics to @AthlonSports, @BradenGall and @DavidFox615 on Twitter or email email@example.com.
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