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Washington puts three on IR including Jordan Reed

Washington decided to put an end to the weekly question about Jordan Reed‘s health. The oft-injured tight end was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, along with running back Byron Marshall, and linebacker Chris Carter. Reed was limited to just 27 catches for 211 yards this season, as he dealt with a toe injury early and a hamstring problem late. His absence has been a big factor for a slumping offense this season, for a team that underperformed. To fill the roster spots, Washington promoted running back Kapri Bibbs, linebackers Otha Peters, and Pete Robertson from the practice squad, and added running back Dare Ogunbowale, linebacker Alex McCalister, and safety Orion Stewart to the practice squad.

Read more: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/12/12/washington-puts-three-on-ir-including-jordan-reed/?src=rss

Jeremy Smith’s dad says RB son transferring from Louisville

A lost 2017 season for Jeremy Smith has morphed into a departure for the player. The father of the running back confirmed to the Louisville Courier Journal Monday night that his son has been granted a release from his Louisville scholarship. The senior will be leaving the football program as a graduate of the university, giving him the ability to use his final season of eligibility immediately in 2018.

Read more: http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/12/12/jeremy-smiths-dad-says-rb-son-transferring-from-louisville/?ocid=Yahoo&partner=ya5nbcs&yptr=yahoo?src=rss

Mike Leach says he cut WR Tavares Martin before he asked for his release

Washington State will be without its top two receivers, Tavares Martin Jr. (above) and Isaiah Johnson-Mack in its bowl game. Things have been a bit tumultuous at Washington State over the last two weeks. The team’s two leading receivers, Isaiah Johnson-Mack and Tavares Martin Jr., are parting ways with the program under different circumstances.

Read more: https://sports.yahoo.com/mike-leach-says-cut-wr-tavares-martin-asked-release-203902970.html?src=rss

Utah hires Urban Meyer Assessing the impact on the 15th anniversary plus the Hotline’s ranking of greatest coaching hires

Utah athletic director Chris Hill opened his front door and was greeted by his wife, Kathy, bubbling over with excitement. “Red alert,” she screamed. “Urban’s coming! Urban’s coming!” Hill was only mildly surprised by the news, having interview Urban Meyer for the Utes’ coaching vacancy earlier in the day at the Denver Airport. The meeting went well, so well that Hill hoped Meyer would fly to Salt Lake City to meet the board of trustees and finalize the deal. Meyer pushed back. He wanted to attend an event in New York City, delaying his campus visit by several days and lending uncertainty to the process. Hill flew home and was mulling options for Saturday night with his family when he opened

Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/12/12/utah-hires-urban-meyer-assessing-the-impact-on-the-15th-anniversary-plus-the-hotlines-ranking-of-greatest-coaching-hires/?src=rss

Early signing period brings entirely new dynamics decisions to recruiting

Nationwide, college coaches are acclimating to their new reality in recruiting: The debuting early signing period. The first-year tweak to the recruiting calendar and process introduces a three-day signing period beginning Dec. 20, roughly a month-and-a-half prior to the long-standing singular first-Wednesday-in-February signing date, which remains in place, only with an earlier option now. In the meantime, coaches seek a balance between certainty and uncertainty, who to push and how hard, leverage considerations and any number of new dynamics and decisions that have come with the new arrangement.

Read more: https://purdue.rivals.com/news/early-signing-period-brings-entirely-new-dynamics-decisions-to-recruiting?yptr=yahoo?src=rss

Jerry Kill to make health-related decision on future as Rutgers’ OC

Once again, Jerry Kill‘s health could force him to step away from the game. Citing multiple unnamed sources, nj.com is reporting that the Rutgers’ offensive coordinator “is evaluating his options and is expected to make a health-related decision in the coming days” on his coaching future. The 56-year-old Kill was hospitalized in September of this year after suffering what was described as a minor seizure related to his ongoing battle with epilepsy, although he returned to his coaching duties shortly thereafter. Ahead of an official decision, the website added, head coach Chris Ash has been informing prospects on the recruiting trail of the possibility that Kill might not be with the Scarlet Knights

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Adams Vinatieris misses Sunday might keep him from 500K bonus

Last season, a kick that went wide right in Week 17 cost Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri $500,000. This year, the snow may keep Vinatieri from collecting an additional $500,000. Vinatieri's field-goal percentage dropped to 88 percent (22-of-25) after he went 0-of-2 on field goals during the blizzard

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/adams-vinatieris-misses-sunday-500k-bonus/story?id=51742997&yptr=yahoo?src=rss

Nebraska’s Scott Frost confirms he will indeed coach UCF in bowl game

After a little uncertainty, Scott Frost will indeed finish what he started this season. After Frost led them to a perfect regular season and AAC championship, UCF earned the Group of Five’s bid to a New Year’s Six Bowl. In between the title win and bowl announcement, however, Frost was hired as the head coach at Nebraska. At the time, all of the sides involved indicated that Frost and his coaching staff, all of whom are following him to Lincoln, would be coaching the Knights in that bowl game. As recently as late last week, however, there was some uncertainty as to whether Frost would actually lead UCF in the New Year’s Day Peach Bowl matchup with Auburn.  Tuesday, though, Frost was back at UCF

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