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  • By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago

    The deadline for college football players to enter the 2014 NFL Draft has passed, and the official tally stands at 98 underclassmen declaring early for the next level.

    The list of early entrants also includes four players that have already graduated and are leaving with eligibility remaining, including Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Alabama linebacker Adrian Hubbard, Arizona State linebacker Carl Bradford and USC safety Dion Bailey.

    Here’s the full list of the 98 underclassmen leaving for the NFL, along with four other players that have already graduated and set to move onto the next level.

    PlayerPositionCollege
    Davante AdamsWRFresno State
    Nick AddisonDBBethune-Cookman
    Jace AmaroTETexas Tech
    George AtkinsonRBNotre Dame
    Odell BeckhamWRLouisiana State
    Kelvin BenjaminWRFlorida State
    Kapri BibbsRBColorado State
    Brendan BigelowRBCalifornia
    Alfred BlueRBLouisiana State
    Russell BodineCNorth Carolina
    Blake BortlesQBCentral Florida
    Chris BoydWRVanderbilt
    Bashaud BreelandDBClemson
    Martavis BryantWRClemson
    Ka'Deem CareyRBArizona
    Ha Ha Clinton-DixDBAlabama
    Jadeveon ClowneyDESouth Carolina
    Brandon ColemanWRRutgers
    Brandin CooksWROregon State
    Scott CrichtonDEOregon State
    Isaiah CrowellRBAlabama State
    Jonathan DowlingDBWestern Kentucky
    Kony EalyDEMissouri
    Eric EbronTENorth Carolina
    Bruce EllingtonWRSouth Carolina
    Mike EvansWRTexas A&M
    Ego FergusonDTLouisiana State
    Cameron FlemingTStanford
    Khairi ForttLBCalifornia
    Austin FranklinWRNew Mexico State
    Devonta FreemanRBFlorida State
    Carlos GrayDTNorth Carolina State
    Xavier GrimbleTESouthern California
    Terrance HackneyTBethune-Cookman
    Victor HamptonDBSouth Carolina
    Jeremy HillRBLouisiana State
    Kameron JacksonDBCalifornia
    Nic JacobsTEMcNeese State
    Timmy JerniganDTFlorida State
    Anthony JohnsonDTLouisiana State
    Jamel JohnsonWRAlabama State
    Storm JohnsonRBCentral Florida
    Henry JoseyRBMissouri
    Cyrus KouandjioTAlabama
    Jarvis LandryWRLouisiana State
    Cody LatimerWRIndiana
    Demarcus LawrenceDEBoise State
    Marqise LeeWRSouthern California
    A.C. LeonardTETennessee State
    Albert Louis-JeanDBBoston College
    Colt LyerlaTEOregon
    Aaron LynchDESouth Florida
    Johnny ManzielQBTexas A&M
    Marcus MartinCSouthern California
    Tre MasonRBAuburn
    Chris McCainDECalifornia
    Terrance MitchellDBOregon
    Viliami MoalaDTCalifornia
    Donte MoncriefWRMississippi
    Adam MuemaRBSan Diego State
    Jake MurphyTEUtah
    Troy NiklasTENotre Dame
    Louis NixDTNotre Dame
    Jeoffrey PaganDEAlabama
    Ronald PowellDEFlorida
    Calvin PryorDBLouisville
    Loucheiz PurifoyDBFlorida
    Kelcy QuarlesDTSouth Carolina
    Darrin ReavesRBAlabama-Birmingham
    Ed ReynoldsDBStanford
    Antonio RichardsonTTennessee
    Paul RichardsonWRColorado
    Marcus RobersonDBFlorida
    Allen RobinsonWRPenn State
    Greg RobinsonTAuburn
    Bradley RobyDBOhio State
    Richard RodgersTECalifornia
    Bishop SankeyRBWashington
    Lache SeastrunkRBBaylor
    Austin Seferian-JenkinsTEWashington
    Ryan ShazierLBOhio State
    Yawin SmallwoodLBConnecticut
    Brett SmithQBWyoming
    Jerome SmithRBSyracuse
    Willie SneadWRBall State
    John SpooneyRBBrown
    Josh StewartWROklahoma State
    Xavier Su’a-FiloGUCLA
    Vinnie SunseriDBAlabama
    De’Anthony ThomasRBOregon
    Stephon TuittDENotre Dame
    Trai TurnerGLouisiana State
    George UkoDESouthern California
    Pierre WarrenDBJacksonville State
    Sammy WatkinsWRClemson
    Terrance WestRBTowson
    James WilderRBFlorida State
    David YankeyTStanford
       
    Dion BaileyDBSouthern California
    Carl BradfordDEArizona State
    Teddy BridgewaterQBLouisville
    Adrian HubbardLBAlabama
  • By Steven Lassan, 3 months 5 days ago

    College football’s head coaching carousel hasn’t been as busy as some may have anticipated in November, but there has been plenty of movement in the coaching ranks.

    Whether it’s a change in head coaches or a coach wanting to shake up his coaching staff, the coordinator carousel is always one of the most active aspects of the offseason. And there will be over 50 changes in the coordinator ranks in the 2013-14 offseason.

    To help keep track of the latest moves, Athlon has compiled a coordinator tracker for the 2013-14 season. An important note: We listed a coordinator position if a change was made at head coach – even if the same coordinator was hired again at that school (FAU – Brian Wright, USC – Clay Helton). 

    We will keep this page updated until all of the jobs have been filled this offseason.

    College Football's 2013-14 Coordinator Changes

    TeamPositionOldNew
    Air ForceCo-DefensiveSteve Russ, Charlton WarrenSteve Russ
    AlabamaOffensiveDoug NussmeierLane Kiffin
    ArkansasDefensiveChris AshRobb Smith
    Arkansas StateCo-OffensiveBush Hamdan, Eliah DrinkwitzGlen Elarbee and Walt Bell
    Arkansas StateDefensiveJohn Thompson 
    ArmyOffensiveIan Shields 
    ArmyCo-DefensivePayam Saadat, Chris SmelandJay Bateman
    Ball StateOffensiveRich SkroskyJoey Lynch
    Ball StateDefensiveJay BatemanKevin Kelly
    Boise StateOffensiveRobert PrinceMike Sanford Jr.
    Boise StateDefensivePete KwiatkowskiMarcel Yates
    Bowling GreenOffensiveWarren RuggieroSterlin GIlbert, Matt Mattox
    Bowling GreenDefensiveMike ElkoKim McCloud
    Central MichiganOffensiveMike CummingsMorris Watts
    CaliforniaDefensiveAndy BuhArt Kaufman
    CincinnatiDefensiveArt KaufmanHank Hughes, Robert Prunty
    DukeCo-OffensiveScottie Montgomery, Kurt Roper 
    Eastern MichiganOffensiveStan ParrishKalen DeBoer
    Eastern MichiganDefensiveRon EnglishBrad McCaslin
    FAUOffensiveBrian WrightBrian Wright
    FAUDefensiveJovan DeWittJovan DeWitt, Roc Bellantoni
    FloridaOffensiveBrent PeaseKurt Roper
    Florida StateDefensiveJeremy PruittCharles Kelly
    GeorgiaDefensiveTodd GranthamJeremy Pruitt
    HawaiiDefensiveThom KaumeyerKevin Clune
    HoustonCo-OffensiveDoug Meachem, Travis BushTravis Bush
    IndianaOffensiveSeth LittrellKevin Johns
    IndianaCo-DefensiveDoug Mallory, William IngeBrian Knorr
    Iowa StateOffensiveCourtney MessinghamMark Mangino
    KansasOffensiveCharlie WeisJohn Reagan
    Louisiana TechDefensiveKim DameronManny Diaz
    LouisvilleOffensiveShawn WatsonGarrick McGee
    LouisvilleDefensiveVance BedfordTodd Grantham
    Miami, OhioOffensiveJohn KlacikGeorge Barnett, Eric Koehler
    Miami, OhioDefensiveJay PetersonMatt Pawlowski
    MichiganOffensiveAl BorgesDoug Nussmeier
    Mississippi StateOffensiveLes Koenning 
    NevadaDefensiveScottie Hazelton 
    New MexicoDefensiveJeff Mills 
    NMSUDefensiveDavid ElsonLarry Coyer
    North CarolinaOffensiveBlake AndersonSeth Littrell
    Notre DameOffensiveChuck MartinMike Denbrock
    Notre DameDefensiveBob DiacoBrian VanGorder
    Ohio StateCo-DefensiveEverett WithersChris Ash, Luke Fickell
    OregonDefensiveNick AliottiDon Pellum
    Oregon StateOffensiveDanny Langsdorf 
    Penn StateOffensiveBill O'BrienJohn Donovan
    Penn StateDefensiveJohn ButlerBrent Pry, Bob Shoop
    RiceOffensiveJohn ReaganLarry Edmondson, Billy Lynch
    RutgersOffensiveRon PrinceRalph Friedgen
    RutgersDefensiveDave CohenJoe Rossi
    San Jose StateDefensiveKenwick Thompson 
    South AlabamaDefensiveKevin SherrerKevin Pearson
    South FloridaOffensiveWalt WellsPaul Wulff
    Southern MissOffensiveMarcus ArroyoChip Lindsey
    StanfordDefensiveDerek MasonLance Anderson
    TCUOffensiveJarrett Anderson, Rusty BurnsDoug Meachem, Sonny Cumbie
    TexasCo-OffensiveMajor Applewhite, Darrell WyattJoe Wickline
    TexasDefensiveGreg RobinsonVance Bedford
    Texas A&MOffensiveClarence McKinney, Jake SpavitalJake Spavital
    Texas A&MCo-DefensiveMarcel Yates, Mark Snyder 
    Texas TechCo-OffensiveSonny Cumbie, Eric MorrisEric Morris and ?
    ToledoCo-OffensiveLouis Ayeni, Jason CandleJason Candle and ?
    ToledoDefensiveTom MatukewiczJon Heacock
    TulsaOffensiveGreg PetersonDenver Johnson
    UABOffensiveRichard Owens 
    UABDefensiveJimmy Williams 
    UCFDefensiveJim FlemingPaul Ferraro
    UCLADefensiveLou SpanosJeff Ulbrich
    UConnOffensiveT.J. WeistMike Cummings
    UConnDefensiveHank HughesVincent Brown, Anthony Poindexter
    UMassOffensiveJohn Bond 
    UMassDefensivePhil ElmassianTom Masella
    USCOffensiveClay HeltonClay Helton
    USCDefensiveClancy PendergastJustin Wilcox
    UtahOffensiveDennis Erickson, Brian JohnsonDave Christensen
    VanderbiltOffensiveJohn DonovanKarl Dorrell
    VanderbiltDefensiveBob ShoopDavid Kotulski
    Wake ForestOffensiveSteed LobotzkeWarren Ruggiero
    Wake ForestDefensiveBrian KnorrMike Elko
    WashingtonOffensiveEric KiesauJonathan Smith
    WashingtonDefensiveJustin WilcoxPete Kwiatkowski
    West VirginiaDefensiveKeith Patterson 
    Western KentuckyOffensiveJeff BrohmTyson Helton
    Western KentuckyDefensiveNick Holt 
    WyomingOffensiveJim Harding, Pete KaligisBrent Vigen
    WyomingDefensiveJamar CainSteve Stanard

     

  • By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago

    The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl didn’t go according to plan for Buffalo. The Bulls were easily defeated by San Diego State, and an onside kick in the fourth quarter was an epic fail.

    Punter Tyler Grassman attempted an onside kick, but instead of giving his team a chance to recover, the ball barely moved off the tee.

     

  • By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago

    Boise State’s coaching search has ended with a familiar name taking over for Chris Petersen. After one season at Arkansas State, Bryan Harsin has been hired by Boise State as its next head coach.

    Harsin went 7-5 in his only season with the Red Wolves. However, he is a native of Boise and played as a quarterback with the Broncos from 1995-99.

    Harsin also served on Boise State’s staff from 2001-10.

    With Harsin’s departure, Arkansas State will have its fifth coach in five years in 2014.
     

  • By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago

    Washington lost coach Steve Sarkisian to USC earlier this week, but the Huskies moved quickly in finding his replacement.

    Boise State coach Chris Petersen has been hired by Washington to replace Sarkisian, ending an eight-year run with the Broncos.

    During his tenure with Boise State, Petersen went 92-12 and won 57 conference games. The Broncos also played in two BCS bowls under Petersen’s watch.

  • By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago

    After a second consecutive losing season, Wyoming fired coach Dave Christensen on Sunday.

    Christensen recorded a 27-35 mark during his five seasons at Wyoming, including an 8-5 record in 2011.

    Christensen guided Wyoming to two bowl games, but the Cowboys were just 9-15 over the last two years.

    Considering Christensen’s experience and background on offense, the veteran assistant could be a name to watch for coordinator openings at Florida and Iowa State.

  • By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago

    Wyoming and Utah State are set to play this Saturday in a key Mountain West game. The Aggies need to win to get to the conference championship, while the Cowboys need a victory to get bowl eligible.

    However, both teams will have a little extra incentive this week, as the schools announced a new rivalry trophy. The winner will claim a rifle after the game, which is a tribute to Jim Bridger – a famous mountain man and explorer. This rivalry will be known as “Bridger’s Battle.”

     

  • By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago

    Who doesn’t love a good trick play? Well, Fresno State had little trouble beating New Mexico on Saturday, and the Bulldogs had some fun in the process.

    With a 21-0 lead, the Bulldogs pulled off a fumblerooski trick play, which resulted in an Isaiah Burse touchdown run.
     

  • By Steven Lassan, 5 months 4 days ago

    Hawaii is looking for a spark after an 0-9 start, and the Warriors plan to go retro for Saturday’s game against San Diego State.

    Norm Chow’s team will break out the Rainbow Warrior look on Saturday night. Check out these retro uniforms that Hawaii plans to wear against the Aztecs:
     

  • By Steven Lassan, 5 months 4 weeks ago

    Boise State had a costly 34-17 win over Nevada on Saturday, as quarterback Joe Southwick suffered a broken ankle in the first quarter and is out indefinitely.

    In his absence, backup Grant Hedrick filled in admirably, completing 18 of 21 passes for 150 yards, while rushing for 115 yards and two touchdowns. Hedrick has thrown 57 passes in his Boise State career, but Saturday’s game against Nevada was his first extended action.

    Southwick could return later this season, but his comeback could largely depend on what bowl Boise State plays in.

    Hedrick’s task will get tougher this week, as Boise State plays at BYU on Friday night.

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