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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.
Player Position College Davante Adams WR Fresno State Nick Addison DB Bethune-Cookman Jace Amaro TE Texas Tech George Atkinson RB Notre Dame Odell Beckham WR Louisiana State Kelvin Benjamin WR Florida State Kapri Bibbs RB Colorado State Brendan Bigelow RB California Alfred Blue RB Louisiana State Russell Bodine C North Carolina Blake Bortles QB Central Florida Chris Boyd WR Vanderbilt Bashaud Breeland DB Clemson Martavis Bryant WR Clemson Ka'Deem Carey RB Arizona Ha Ha Clinton-Dix DB Alabama Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina Brandon Coleman WR Rutgers Brandin Cooks WR Oregon State Scott Crichton DE Oregon State Isaiah Crowell RB Alabama State Jonathan Dowling DB Western Kentucky Kony Ealy DE Missouri Eric Ebron TE North Carolina Bruce Ellington WR South Carolina Mike Evans WR Texas A&M Ego Ferguson DT Louisiana State Cameron Fleming T Stanford Khairi Fortt LB California Austin Franklin WR New Mexico State Devonta Freeman RB Florida State Carlos Gray DT North Carolina State Xavier Grimble TE Southern California Terrance Hackney T Bethune-Cookman Victor Hampton DB South Carolina Jeremy Hill RB Louisiana State Kameron Jackson DB California Nic Jacobs TE McNeese State Timmy Jernigan DT Florida State Anthony Johnson DT Louisiana State Jamel Johnson WR Alabama State Storm Johnson RB Central Florida Henry Josey RB Missouri Cyrus Kouandjio T Alabama Jarvis Landry WR Louisiana State Cody Latimer WR Indiana Demarcus Lawrence DE Boise State Marqise Lee WR Southern California A.C. Leonard TE Tennessee State Albert Louis-Jean DB Boston College Colt Lyerla TE Oregon Aaron Lynch DE South Florida Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M Marcus Martin C Southern California Tre Mason RB Auburn Chris McCain DE California Terrance Mitchell DB Oregon Viliami Moala DT California Donte Moncrief WR Mississippi Adam Muema RB San Diego State Jake Murphy TE Utah Troy Niklas TE Notre Dame Louis Nix DT Notre Dame Jeoffrey Pagan DE Alabama Ronald Powell DE Florida Calvin Pryor DB Louisville Loucheiz Purifoy DB Florida Kelcy Quarles DT South Carolina Darrin Reaves RB Alabama-Birmingham Ed Reynolds DB Stanford Antonio Richardson T Tennessee Paul Richardson WR Colorado Marcus Roberson DB Florida Allen Robinson WR Penn State Greg Robinson T Auburn Bradley Roby DB Ohio State Richard Rodgers TE California Bishop Sankey RB Washington Lache Seastrunk RB Baylor Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Washington Ryan Shazier LB Ohio State Yawin Smallwood LB Connecticut Brett Smith QB Wyoming Jerome Smith RB Syracuse Willie Snead WR Ball State John Spooney RB Brown Josh Stewart WR Oklahoma State Xavier Su’a-Filo G UCLA Vinnie Sunseri DB Alabama De’Anthony Thomas RB Oregon Stephon Tuitt DE Notre Dame Trai Turner G Louisiana State George Uko DE Southern California Pierre Warren DB Jacksonville State Sammy Watkins WR Clemson Terrance West RB Towson James Wilder RB Florida State David Yankey T Stanford Dion Bailey DB Southern California Carl Bradford DE Arizona State Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville Adrian Hubbard LB Alabama
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
Team Position Old New Air Force Co-Defensive Steve Russ, Charlton Warren Steve Russ Alabama Offensive Doug Nussmeier Lane Kiffin Arkansas Defensive Chris Ash Robb Smith Arkansas State Co-Offensive Bush Hamdan, Eliah Drinkwitz Glen Elarbee and Walt Bell Arkansas State Defensive John Thompson Army Offensive Ian Shields Army Co-Defensive Payam Saadat, Chris Smeland Jay Bateman Ball State Offensive Rich Skrosky Joey Lynch Ball State Defensive Jay Bateman Kevin Kelly Boise State Offensive Robert Prince Mike Sanford Jr. Boise State Defensive Pete Kwiatkowski Marcel Yates Bowling Green Offensive Warren Ruggiero Sterlin GIlbert, Matt Mattox Bowling Green Defensive Mike Elko Kim McCloud Central Michigan Offensive Mike Cummings Morris Watts California Defensive Andy Buh Art Kaufman Cincinnati Defensive Art Kaufman Hank Hughes, Robert Prunty Duke Co-Offensive Scottie Montgomery, Kurt Roper Eastern Michigan Offensive Stan Parrish Kalen DeBoer Eastern Michigan Defensive Ron English Brad McCaslin FAU Offensive Brian Wright Brian Wright FAU Defensive Jovan DeWitt Jovan DeWitt, Roc Bellantoni Florida Offensive Brent Pease Kurt Roper Florida State Defensive Jeremy Pruitt Charles Kelly Georgia Defensive Todd Grantham Jeremy Pruitt Hawaii Defensive Thom Kaumeyer Kevin Clune Houston Co-Offensive Doug Meachem, Travis Bush Travis Bush Indiana Offensive Seth Littrell Kevin Johns Indiana Co-Defensive Doug Mallory, William Inge Brian Knorr Iowa State Offensive Courtney Messingham Mark Mangino Kansas Offensive Charlie Weis John Reagan Louisiana Tech Defensive Kim Dameron Manny Diaz Louisville Offensive Shawn Watson Garrick McGee Louisville Defensive Vance Bedford Todd Grantham Miami, Ohio Offensive John Klacik George Barnett, Eric Koehler Miami, Ohio Defensive Jay Peterson Matt Pawlowski Michigan Offensive Al Borges Doug Nussmeier Mississippi State Offensive Les Koenning Nevada Defensive Scottie Hazelton New Mexico Defensive Jeff Mills NMSU Defensive David Elson Larry Coyer North Carolina Offensive Blake Anderson Seth Littrell Notre Dame Offensive Chuck Martin Mike Denbrock Notre Dame Defensive Bob Diaco Brian VanGorder Ohio State Co-Defensive Everett Withers Chris Ash, Luke Fickell Oregon Defensive Nick Aliotti Don Pellum Oregon State Offensive Danny Langsdorf Penn State Offensive Bill O'Brien John Donovan Penn State Defensive John Butler Brent Pry, Bob Shoop Rice Offensive John Reagan Larry Edmondson, Billy Lynch Rutgers Offensive Ron Prince Ralph Friedgen Rutgers Defensive Dave Cohen Joe Rossi San Jose State Defensive Kenwick Thompson South Alabama Defensive Kevin Sherrer Kevin Pearson South Florida Offensive Walt Wells Paul Wulff Southern Miss Offensive Marcus Arroyo Chip Lindsey Stanford Defensive Derek Mason Lance Anderson TCU Offensive Jarrett Anderson, Rusty Burns Doug Meachem, Sonny Cumbie Texas Co-Offensive Major Applewhite, Darrell Wyatt Joe Wickline Texas Defensive Greg Robinson Vance Bedford Texas A&M Offensive Clarence McKinney, Jake Spavital Jake Spavital Texas A&M Co-Defensive Marcel Yates, Mark Snyder Texas Tech Co-Offensive Sonny Cumbie, Eric Morris Eric Morris and ? Toledo Co-Offensive Louis Ayeni, Jason Candle Jason Candle and ? Toledo Defensive Tom Matukewicz Jon Heacock Tulsa Offensive Greg Peterson Denver Johnson UAB Offensive Richard Owens UAB Defensive Jimmy Williams UCF Defensive Jim Fleming Paul Ferraro UCLA Defensive Lou Spanos Jeff Ulbrich UConn Offensive T.J. Weist Mike Cummings UConn Defensive Hank Hughes Vincent Brown, Anthony Poindexter UMass Offensive John Bond UMass Defensive Phil Elmassian Tom Masella USC Offensive Clay Helton Clay Helton USC Defensive Clancy Pendergast Justin Wilcox Utah Offensive Dennis Erickson, Brian Johnson Dave Christensen Vanderbilt Offensive John Donovan Karl Dorrell Vanderbilt Defensive Bob Shoop David Kotulski Wake Forest Offensive Steed Lobotzke Warren Ruggiero Wake Forest Defensive Brian Knorr Mike Elko Washington Offensive Eric Kiesau Jonathan Smith Washington Defensive Justin Wilcox Pete Kwiatkowski West Virginia Defensive Keith Patterson Western Kentucky Offensive Jeff Brohm Tyson Helton Western Kentucky Defensive Nick Holt Wyoming Offensive Jim Harding, Pete Kaligis Brent Vigen Wyoming Defensive Jamar Cain Steve 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.
Have confirmed ESPN's reports that Chris Petersen is leaving Boise State for Washington. Our evolving story: http://t.co/J68YHj3zlp— Brian Murphy (@murphsturph) December 6, 2013
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.”
We're excited to announce a new rivalry series with Wyoming that includes a new traveling trophy... The very... http://t.co/lZwFe6VlIz— Utah State Football (@USUFootball) November 25, 2013
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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