Georgia Tech WR Waller Suspended For Team's First Two Games
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News: Darren Waller
will be suspended for the first two games of the regular season for violating team rules, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Darren Waller
missed the first game of the 2013 season for violating team rules, so this situation is nothing new. Georgia Tech will likely be able to handle Wofford and Tulane without Waller, but generally teams employ a three strikes rule, which would mean that Waller is just a strike away from a more serious punishment.
East Carolina's Webster Dismissed
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News: Danny Webster
has been dismissed from the East Carolina football team, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Danny Webster
was suspended twice during the 2012 season, and he recently drew a DWI charge. ECU head coach Ruffin McNeill said, "we really do not have any other option than to dismiss him from the team." Webster, who was a junior in 2013, leaves ECU with 894 receiving yards on 95 receptions in 28 games.
TCU's Brown Kicked Off Team After Arrest
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News: LaDarius Brown
has been kicked off the TCU football team following his arrest for suspected possession of marijuana, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Analysis: LaDarius Brown
recorded 36 receptions for 393 yards and two scores last season for the Horned Frogs, but it appears he won't be getting a chance to build on this performance in his junior season. The case will have to be settled before it can be determined whether Brown will be able to catch on elsewhere, and resume his final two years of eligibility.
Western Michigan WR Wilson To Transfer
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News: Jaime Wilson
(ankle) will transfer from Western Michigan to be closer to his family in Belle Glade, Fla., MLive.com reports.
After missing the entire 2013 campaign with a broken ankle, Jaime Wilson
will presumably transfer to a school in Florida. He's already been granted his release to one unnamed school, meaning that the talented wide receiver will be eligible to play in 2014. Wilson was the 2012 MAC Freshman of the Year, finishing the 2012 campaign with 67 receptions for 792 yards and six touchdowns in 10 games. He'd be welcome with open arms at most major programs, and there are more than a few of those in the state of Florida. With Wilson's hometown of Belle Glade sitting less than 90 miles away from Miami, FIU and the University of Miami can probably be considered the leading candidates to land the talented wideout. Florida Atlantic University has the Division I program closest to Belle Glade, but the C-USA school is only slightly closer than Miami.
WSU's Marks Arrested Saturday
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News: Gabe Marks
was arrested Saturday and charged with four misdemeanors, CBS Sports reports.
Analysis: Gabe Marks
, the leading receiver for the Cougars in 2013, faced four charges related to an incident at a Pullman bar early Saturday morning. It is uncertain if this situation will affect his playing status heading into next season, but some sort of disciplinary action could be handed down to the receiver.
Stanford's Montgomery Returning For Senior Season
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News: Ty Montgomery
(knee) will return to Stanford for his senior season.
Analysis: Ty Montgomery
led all Cardinal receivers by a mile in every major statistical category, with 61 receptions for 958 yards and 10 touchdowns during the regular season. He may have considered going pro had it not been for the knee injury he suffered in the Rose Bowl, but he'll be able to heal up, and hopefully improve his stock, by returning for another year.
News: Dorial Green-Beckham
was arrested Friday night in Springfield, Missouri on suspicion of drug activity, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The charges are ambiguous, and police wouldn't comment on why Dorial Green-Beckham
was arrested. He was initially cited with alleged felony distribution, manufacture or production of a controlled substance, but he was later released from jail, which a Greene County jail representative said means Green-Beckham probably "wasn't involved with what they thought he was involved in." It's not clear whether this arrest will result in any charges that stick, but this isn't DGB's first legal issue. Green-Beckham was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession in Oct. of 2012, as well.
News: Kelvin Benjamin
will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, the Palm Beach Post reports.
The redshirt sophomore had a breakout season for the national champion Noles, catching 54 passes for 1,011 yards and a whopping 15 touchdowns. At 6-5, 234 pounds, he has prototypical NFL size and is considered by many to be a first-round talent.
News: DaVaris Daniels
(academics) will be forced to unenroll for the spring semester but expects to re-enroll during the summer and rejoin the Notre Dame football program in advance of the 2014 season, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: DaVaris Daniels
' exact academic situation isn't known, but hopefully his optimism regarding re-enrollment is well-founded. With TJ Jones gone to the NFL, Daniels is the easy favorite to lead Notre Dame at wideout in 2014, and he has the talent to produce even better than he did in his 745-yard, seven-touchdown breakout 2013 season.
Oklahoma State's Stewart Declares Pro
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News: Josh Stewart
has elected to skip his senior season and declare for the 2014 NFL Draft, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Josh Stewart
battled a slew of injuries to finish with just 60 catches for 707 yards in 2013 after racking up 1,210 receiving yards as a sophomore, but improved production in the return game could make him an attractive target for NFL teams looking for a potential game-breaker. He's likely to be a third-day selection and could have an impact right away if he lands in a favorable passing offense.