The depth chart was released on Tuesday, revealing 10 new starters: six on defense and four on offense. Three of those offensive starters are on the offensive line with center Charles Fletcher, guards Kyle Hergel and Dobson, and slot receiver Chandler Speights. The new defensive starters are defensive tackle Nick McCann, cornerbacks D.C. Williams and Michael LoVett III, safety Troy Lefeged Jr., and linebackers London Harris and Coleman.
Jarron Morris, a 2020 all-conference second-team selection who has started 34 games the last three years, was listed second team on the depth chart. Spavital attributed this move to injuries and the addition of several transfers.
“(Morris) sat out the entire fall camp,” Spavital said. “He ended up coming back a little bit last week, so we put him in at the end of fall camp. Last week was his first week kind of moving around. You are going to see him playing. You will. We play a lot of (defensive backs) but just for the starters going out there, we’ve got to put the guys out there that have repped it the most.”
Is Stingley not 100% to start the season?Nabers WR for LSU is out. Might not matter, but the names he was jumping as a true freshman to start definitely turns heads for those in the recruiting world. Should be ok, but am anxious to see him play to be starting before all those all yoinked bucks
Michigan WR Ronnie Bell is out for the season with a knee injury. Big blow to the Wolverines offense.
UTEP Coach Dana Dimel says RB Deion Hankins will NOT play Friday night at Boise State. Hankins left the Miners’ season-opener at New Mexico State with shoulder injury. Dimel adding that Hankins is expected back the following week against New Mexico.
Jedd Fisch says he’s hopeful wide receiver Jamarye Joiner and left tackle Jordan Morgan will be available for the San Diego State game.
^those are some of Washington's top receivers. Additionally they lost another WR on the first play last week, Ja;Lynn Polk will be out a while.Lake says Rome Odunze, Jalen McMillan and Terrell Bynum are week-to-week.
Kalani Sitake said that Gunner Romney is doubtful for the Utah game, but NOT out for the season.
^Army has a ton of good and experienced QBs this year
Status of Temple QB D’Wan Mathis is week-to-week according to Coach Rod Carey. Freshman Justin Lynch will start if Mathis can’t go against Akron on Saturday. Tight end David Martin-Robinson also out for a couple months due to shoulder injury he suffered at Rutgers.
Iowa State was without two of its starters from a season ago during its season-opening win over Northern Iowa on Saturday. All American tight end Charlie Kolar missed the game due to a right ankle injury and Sean Shaw — who started eight games last season — missed the game reportedly due to an upper-body injury. Both were dressed for Saturday’s game but did not take the field.
After the game, Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell gave a status update on both Kolar and Shaw as Iowa State turns its attention to the Cy-Hawk game next Saturday. The coach started with an update on Kolar.
"My hope is he'll be back,” Campbell said. “We felt like [he] was probably really close to playing today. And he tweaked his ankle a couple of weeks ago. And he's been pretty relentless on trying to be able to play. I think he was probably really close to being able to play and just wasn't ready yet."
And Shaw, does he have a timetable for a return?
“Sean is probably a couple weeks away,” Campbell said. “Sean had offseason surgery, he's probably closer than not. I would say, still probably not ready to go next week. But I would say maybe after that, we'll be getting a little bit closer. But Sean's done a great job in terms of kind of getting himself back ready to rock and roll for sure."
Iowa State was almost able to leave the opener without any additional injuries that were visible, but O'Rien Vance went down in the third quarter after he rushed the passer. Vance stayed down on the field for a few moments but slowly walked off the field under his own power.
"I think he will be okay,” Campbell said. “It was a little bit of a hamstring deal. I don't think it's one of those things that I'm globally concerned about and I don't feel like our staff is. I think we'll probably know a lot more tomorrow. But really positive. He was walking around pretty good inside. And again, where's the positive? Gerry Vaughn comes in and played outstanding and I think he's been waiting for his opportunities. So really proud of him as well."
All three players played important roles on last year's team and will be important figures this season. Vance is a multi-year starter at MIKE linebacker and is someone Campbell praised for his offseason work ahead of the season. Shaw is a big-bodied receiver that offers a wide catch radius and is one of Iowa State's top run blockers at the wide receiver position. Kolar has established himself as one of, if not the top tight end in college football. The two-time All-American reshaped his body ahead of the season.
Will Anderson’s lower leg injury is not believed to be serious, sources tell The Athletic. I’m sure he’ll have additional tests at some point, but as of now it’s not feared to be a major injury.
USC WR Drake London "tweaked his back" on his fourth-quarter TD catch, Clay Helton says, but it's not expected to keep him out against Washington State
^ hurt in 1st H last game, K St came from behind to win with backup QBSkylar Thompson update: Sources say the senior quarterback is expected to play again this season after yesterday’s scary knee injury
^ hurt in 1st Q last gameBC quarterback Phil Jurkovec has undergone tests on his injured right wrist
^ ISU's third leading returning tackler, DNP vs IowaMatt Campbell says O'Rien Vance is "day to day." Campbell said he did some running yesterday.
Broussard suffered an injury in the third quarter and walked off the field under his own power in Saturday's loss to Texas A&M. Before leaving the game, he rushed 12 times for 51 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for one yard.
^CB Chris Jackson has yet to play this year as well.
Beamer said during his coaches show, which is taped immediately after the game, that Doty could have played against the Pirates if he was needed, which is slightly different than what he told members of the media.
But on Sunday, after going through a brief practice, Beamer is still confident that Doty will be available against Georgia this Saturday.
The Marcus Jones offensive experiment continued Saturday night.
For the second straight game, coach Dana Holgorsen inserted Jones into UH’s offensive game plan. But unlike the season opener against Texas Tech when he was used as a two-way player, Jones played exclusively on offense in the 44-7 win over Rice.
“We felt like we could handle Rice defensively without him,” Holgorsen said. “We were looking for a little spark on offense.”
Jones, considered one of the nation’s top cornerbacks and All-American punt returner, finished with four catches for 51 yards. Most of his yardage came on a pair of big plays – 19- and 29-yard catches that set up a field goal in the first quarter.
“We couldn’t get him loose,” Holgorsen said. “We got him loose once on a vertical route. Him tracking the ball downfield is as impressive as I’ve seen. It’s why he’s such a good punt returner.”
Holgorsen joked that Jones was bored on the sideline in the season opener when UH had a 16-play drive that chewed up 8 1/2 minutes off the clock. There was plenty of work Saturday. Jones was targeted eight times by quarterback Clayton Tune, the second most on the team behind receiver Nathaniel Dell (10).
Holgorsen has never had a two-way player during his nearly 30-year coaching career. For that reason, he plans to remain cautious how much he uses Jones.
“It’s going to be a week-to-week thing,” Holgorsen said. “I wish we had two of him, where he could cover people all the time and we could use him at slot all the time. There’s only one of him. We’ve got to be careful with him. He helped us and made a couple of big plays.”
Jones played wide receiver in high school. He could not remember the last time he did not play defense in a game.
“I was excited being on the other side of the ball,” Jones said. “Some games if I have to play defense or offense, it’s whatever coach wants. Any way I can help the team I’m down for it.”
Improved depth at cornerback this season has allowed the Cougars to use Jones on offense. His replacement, Art Green, had an interception against Rice.
“We actually have depth at corner,” Jones said. “Corner is one of those positions you have to have a good mindset and have to be right mentally.”
Williams played on Saturday vs. SCSU, with one catch for 10 yards.Injury updates from twitter:
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says starting wideout E.J. Williams sustained a thumb injury in the loss to Georgia and will miss four or five weeks.collegefootball.nbcsports.com
True Frosh Mukuba from Texas has started the first two games to rave reviews, but the loss of Zanders certainly diminishes the quality of the safety group as a whole. Zanders was limited b/c of shoulder injury most of last year, so Mukuba/Turner this year should be better than Turner/Zanders last year. Mukuba beat out 6th-year senior Turner, but Turner will take Zanders's spot at the other safety position.
First time a true freshman safety has started the opener for Clemson since freshman eligibility was reinstated in the early '70's.True Frosh Mukuba from Texas has started the first two games to rave reviews, but the loss of Zanders certainly diminishes the quality of the safety group as a whole. Zanders was limited b/c of shoulder injury most of last year, so Mukuba/Turner this year should be better than Turner/Zanders last year. Mukuba beat out 6th-year senior Turner, but Turner will take Zanders's spot at the other safety position.
Scott Frost looked down the sideline in the third quarter of Nebraska's 28-3 win over Buffalo and saw “a bunch of our best players” out of action.
NU’s top two tight ends and three of its top receivers either got hurt before the game or during it.
The Huskers managed OK without them against a MAC team, but No. 3 Oklahoma presents a different challenge Saturday.
Frost wants tight ends Austin Allen and Travis Vokolek — plus receivers Oliver Martin, Omar Manning and Zavier Betts — good to go for the Sooners. He didn’t rule any of them out, but he’d like to know quickly if they’re in.
“Those are some of our most talented skill guys and we need them back, and I know they’re working hard to get back on the field,” Frost said.
He looked great. It was 10-3 and UTEP with UTEP down on the 3 or so of Boise. Awatt had gashed Boise on the drive. UTEP kicks fg instead of letting Awatt have 4 chances. I can't remember if they even gave him one chanceUTEP's #1 RB Deion Hankins left the week 0 game and is not practicing so far this week. UTEP has the very capable Ronald Awatt and Quardraiz Wadley behind him. Hankins is a guy UTEP will want to have available vs their tougher games (Bethune-Cookman this week).
Also going to have to do a little research, do we know why Utah/SDSU is playing at LA GALAXY ARENA?
Will have to see if Western Michigan WR Skyy Moore is a go vs Pitt. Injured vs Michigan, MRI negative, DNP vs ILL St. Not sure what his status is. Or they let him heal up until Oct 2nd for MAC play. Without Moore WM is without it's top 2 WRs from last year.
Skyy Moore was also out last week against Illinois State but Lester said Moore is fully healthy now and ready to play against his hometown Pitt Panthers. Moore seconded that sentiment, adding that the mental aspect of recovering from an injury was what he was really focusing on this week.
“Mentally, that’s probably the biggest part of it (injury recovery),” Moore said. “Being able to be confident in the way I move naturally is a big part of coming back but I think I’m there. I feel like I’m mentally able to go out and just be me.”
SDSU is confident backup quarterback Lucas Johnson can seamlessly replace Brookshire.
“With all the work that we’ve done with Lucas, Lucas is ready to go,” SDSU offensive coordinator Jeff Hecklinski said in a radio interview following Thursday’s practice. “We look for a great game from Lucas.”
Johnson’s only start for SDSU came last year at Nevada, where he guided the Aztecs to a 21-16 halftime lead while both throwing and running for touchdowns.
A hamstring injury limited him in the second half of a 26-21 loss to the Wolf Pack, and prevented Johnson from playing the remainder of the season.
The graduate transfer from Georgia Tech was on the cusp of making an impact there before being sidelined by a foot and shoulder injuries.
“It’s always been Lucas’ injury history that’s kind of kept him from really taking off,” Hecklinski said. “Lucas has a great grasp of what we’re doing. I don’t look for any changes (on offense). ...
“That’s the position we’ve put ourselves in in our quarterback room is to be able to operate the exact same way and on the same offense, regardless of who’s at quarterback.
“I think the team feels really good with Lucas and is ready to go.”
Might this also be when SDSU fans get their first glimpse of highly regarded freshman quarterback Will Haskell?
SDSU coaches said before the season began they have a package for Haskell that could give him an opportunity to make an impact.
CSU twitter to check for Wright update if needed @Kevin_LytleCSU shorthanded. The Rams will be without two defensive standouts — safety Logan Stewart and linebacker Tavian Brown — in the first half against Toledo as the result of targeting personal foul ejections in the Vanderbilt loss. The Coloradoan also reported that receiver Dante Wright and safety Tywan Francis did not practice Tuesday or Wednesday this week while nursing undisclosed injuries. Francis is CSU’s leading tackler (20) and Wright is the team’s top downfield passing threat. Do the Rams have enough depth to compete?
^ Bell is obviously the really important one. Trice is a starter at CB. Rice has 6 catches the last 2 games with 1 TD.
Big injury news for UCF. QB Dillon Gabriel suffered a fractured clavicle on the final play in the loss last night vs. Louisville. Surgery is NOT required. He's expected out for an indefinite period of time.
Manny Diaz said D'Eriq King is questionable with a shoulder injury. "I never bet against that guy because he was already like Willis Reed (on Sat), but I'm concerned about D'Eriq. He's been thru 3 physical games." Said they're repping backup QBs Van Dyke, Garcia to get 'em ready.
X-rays and an MRI for Kedon Slovis came back negative. Donte Williams expects the quarterback to practice this week.
On Monday evening on his radio call-in show, Dabo Swinney said that Clemson junior defensive tackle Tyler Davis will be out 7-8 weeks after suffering an unattached bicep tendon vs. Georgia Tech.
Davis will undergo surgery on Tuesday morning.
"Hope to get Davis back for the stretch run at the end of the season," Swinney said.
^Guarantano has been unavailable the last 2 gamesNick Rolovich says Jayden de Laura’s status is day by day and is unsure if he’s going to be playing against Utah. “It’s going to be close.”
Charlotte's Davondre Robinson was held out of the previous two contests with a biceps injury, and it is unclear if he will suit up for the tilt against Middle Tennessee on Friday.
^Ford's not the only option they haveFAU Johnny Ford missed his previous start due to a shoulder injury, and it is unclear if he will take on Air Force on Saturday.
Colorado St Dante Wright missed his previous game due to a knee injury, and it is undetermined if he will take on Iowa on Saturday.
^ 4 TFL this season, tied for second most on teamLSU Andre Anthony is sidelined with a knee injury, and he will miss the remainder of the season.
Texas A&M C Luke Matthews, RB Ainias Smith and S Keldrick Carper are all day-to-day with their injuries, according to Jimbo Fisher.
Great stuff. Andre Anthony was playing well but his replacement was already playing and might lead the nation in sacks BJ OjulariGetting caught up on Tuesday:
^ Bell is obviously the really important one. Trice is a starter at CB. Rice has 6 catches the last 2 games with 1 TD.
^Guarantano has been unavailable the last 2 games
^Ford's not the only option they have
^ 4 TFL this season, tied for second most on team