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Sam Darnold changed flight to throw for teammate’s Pro Day

A good teammate brings you food when you’re sick. A great teammate changes a travel itinerary to fly across the country early to throw at a rescheduled Pro Day. Former USC quarterback Sam Darnold is a great teammate. The projected number one overall selection was in Cleveland visiting with the Browns– who own the top pick– Wednesday and caught an ...

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Barkley, Chubb, 4 QBs attending draft; Mayfield declines

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Six first-team All-Americans, including Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb, are among 22 players who will attend the NFL draft. Four of the highly rated quarterbacks in this crop also will be at AT&T Stadium – Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen. Heisman Trophy winner Baker ...

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FSU DT Marvin Wilson out for rest of spring practice with knee injury

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State’s Marvin Wilson will miss the remainder of spring practice because of a knee injury. Coach Willie Taggart said before Wednesday’s practice that the sophomore defensive tackle tore his MCL during practice last week. Wilson was one of the top signings in last year’s recruiting class and was expected to challenge for a starting spot. ...

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Sam Darnold visits Cleveland Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) — Southern Cal’s Sam Darnold is visiting the Cleveland Browns, who are meeting with quarterbacks to potentially draft No. 1 overall. Darnold is the second top-flight QB this week to visit the team’s facility in Berea, Ohio. Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma‘s dynamic Heisman Trophy winner, met with Cleveland’s coaches, general manager John Dorsey and front-office executives on Tuesday. The ...

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Pruitt brings plenty of change in first spring at Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee’s first spring under new coach Jeremy Pruitt is noteworthy for what isn’t being said. Pruitt hasn’t mentioned a single player by name at any of his past three post-practice sessions with reporters, which lasted a combined total of more than 45 minutes. Even when he’s asked about a specific player, Pruitt generally responds by referring to ...

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Which new FBS head coaches are most likely to succeed?

Among the many emails former Tennessee athletic director John Currie received when he began to search for a coach to replace Butch Jones was one from an Alabama athletic department staffer with the subject ”Head Coaching Analysis.” It included six pages of charts, graphs, numbers and pictures that told the story of every head coach hired since 2000 by the ...

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ETSU puts coach Sanders on paid leave

(STATS) – ETSU coach Randy Sanders was placed on paid administrative leave Monday, reportedly for hitting a player in the helmet during practice. The Southern Conference school said in a one-sentence statement it is investigating a “potential violation of university policy.” The Johnson City Press reported two sources said Sanders hit freshman defensive back Tyree Robison in the helmet when ...

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