Joeckel Expected to Head to TCU
, QB, TXAM
News: Matt Joeckel
is expected to transfer to TCU, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Nothing is official yet, but it appears that Matt Joeckel
is more likely to go to TCU than any other school. He'd have a good chance to start for the Horned Frogs, as the school lacks proven options at the position.
News: Tyler Matthews
will transfer from TCU, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Analysis: Tyler Matthews
attempted only three passes in his freshman year and has yet to record a completion. He will look to take his services to another school, but will have to sit out a year before being eligible to play.
News: Jalen Whitlow
will transfer from Kentucky, Kyle Tucker of The Courier-Journal reports.
Analysis: Jalen Whitlow
was apparently asked to switch to wide receiver but instead decided to switch schools to stay at quarterback. He will likely have multiple options given his experience as a starter for Kentucky.
News: Cole Stoudt
will be named Clemson's starting quarterback at a team meeting next Monday, head coach Dabo Swinney confirmed in a text message to ESPN.com.
That Cole Stoudt
became the favorite to start at quarterback for Clemson in the wake of Chad Kelly's dismissal Monday for conduct detrimental to the team is of little surprise. "It should be pretty obvious that [Stoudt] won the job," Swinney commented. "He's a great leader who is highly respected by his teammates. He never once complained. He was always ready when we needed him. He's earned it and he will be named the starter." Stoudt, who so far in his collegiate career has played in 22 games for the Tigers, completed 47-of-59 passes for 415 yards and five touchdowns last season. He's the most experienced quarterback currently on Clemson's roster, and will likely see little competition heading into fall, this with Kelly dismissed and true freshman Deshaun Watson sidelined this past Saturday with a broken collarbone.
Trojans Name Kessler Starter For 2014
, QB, USC
News: Cody Kessler
has been named the starting quarterback for USC for the upcoming season, the Los Angeles Times' Gary Klein reports.
Coach Steve Sarkisian announced the decision Tuesday. Cody Kessler
threw for 2,968 yards with 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions, completing 65.4 percent of his passes in 2013. He will have a talented assortment of skill position players to target, headlined by wide receiver Nelson Agholor.
Davis Webb Update
, QB, TXTECH
News: Davis Webb
completed 25-of-37 passes for 354 yards and four touchdowns Saturday as Texas Tech held its annual spring game, ESPN.com reports.
Impressive as Davis Webb
's performance on Saturday was, Texas Tech coaches have hinted he was even better in Tech's previous open spring scrimmages. That has left defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt joking that Webb is "driving me to drink Pepto-Bismol." With Webb now firmly in the starter's seat at quarterback for the Red Raiders, fantasy owners should expect a major return on investment if acquiring the rising sophomore passer in preseason drafting.
Clemson QB Kelly Dismissed From Team
, QB, CLEM
News: Chad Kelly
has been released from the team for conduct detrimental to the program, ESPN reports.
This news comes just a few hours after it was reported that Chad Kelly
was escorted out of the West End Zone by police. Kelly's dismissal leaves Cole Stoudt as the heavy favorite to take over the high octane Tigers offense, but freshman DeShaun Watson cannot be ruled out once he's fully healthy.
News: Paul Millard
completed 14-of-19 passes for 129 yards and no turnovers, while also connecting on a pair of 6-yard touchdown passes in Saturday's annual Gold-Blue spring scrimmage in Morgantown, ESPN.com reports.
The race to start under center for the Mountaineers in 2014 is far from over, with junior-college transfer Skyler Howard still getting acquainted with the West Virginia offense, Clint Trickett returning to the practice field shortly after undergoing offseason surgery and freshman William Crest joining the team in summer. Still, by all accounts, Paul Millard
has been one of the steadiest performers coming out of spring and should have plenty of momentum heading into the fall.
Northwestern's Siemian Secures Starting QB Job
, QB, NWEST
News: Trevor Siemian
secured the starting quarterback job this spring and Northwestern's offense will include more passing as a result, ESPN reports.
Analysis: Trevor Siemian
had a disappointing season in 2013 as he threw for 2,149 yards passing and 11 touchdowns with nine interception while sharing playing time with Kain Colter. Siemian had too many key turnovers last season, but showed promise as the better passer the previous season. It sounds like Siemian may not split playing time with another quarterback this season.
Joel Stave - Out (Shoulder)
, QB, WISC
News: Joel Stave
did not practice Tuesday of this week and will be shut down for the remainder of spring practice thanks to continued issues with a shoulder injury suffered in Wisconsin's Capital One Bowl appearance in January, Madison.com reports.
Analysis: Joel Stave
had been limited during the first six practices of spring because of the shoulder injury, but went on to participate in the next six after being fully cleared by team doctors upon a return from spring break. Stave says he hopes to return in time for the start of summer workouts in Madison.