NCAA - Football Wiretap

Bryce Petty Believes He's Best Quarterback In Draft

Jan 23, 2015 6:55 PM

Bryce Petty of Baylor believes he's the best quarterback prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Most scouts prefer either Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston.

"I feel like I'm No. 1. I really do," Petty told from Mobile, Ala., where he is preparing to play in Saturday's Reese's Senior Bowl. "That's not a cocky thing, it's not an arrogant thing. It's just me being confident in what I do and understanding that I have a learning curve [to adjust to]."

Petty ran a shotgun spread attack at Baylor.

"Those (scouts) are good at what they do, but I'm good at what I do," he said. "And I understand that my capabilities and potential for learning an NFL offense are sky-high."

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Jim Harbaugh Hires Son For Assistant Coach Job At Michigan

Jan 20, 2015 12:50 PM

Jay Harbaugh has been hired by Jim Harbaugh as an assistant on Michigan's coaching staff.

The Baltimore Ravens had Jay Harbaugh on their staff over the past three seasons.

"Jay gathered a wealth of experience the last three seasons coaching in the NFL and I am excited to have him join our coaching staff," Jim Harbaugh said in a prepared statement. "His passion for teaching the game is at the highest level and he will be an asset to our team."


Jay Harbaugh likely will be the youngest full-time assistant coach in the Big Ten in 2015. 

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Lane Kiffin Considered Frontrunner For 49ers' OC Job

Jan 18, 2015 1:04 PM

Lane Kiffin is considered a frontrunner to become offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers.

Kiffin is currently offensive coordinator at Alabama.

Rob Chudzinski is also under consideration for the job.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor, NCAA

49ers Could Consider Lane Kiffin For Offensive Coordinator Job

Jan 16, 2015 9:40 PM

Lane Kiffin could be a candidate for the San Francisco 49ers' offensive coordinator position.

According to a source, Kiffin might consider returning to the NFL.

Kiffin has been coaching in college since his firing as head coach of the Oakland Raiders in 2008. Kiffin is currently offensive coordinator at Alabama.

“For Coach (Nick) Saban to afford me this opportunity to come here for myself and to be able to be the offensive coordinator is one thing,” Kiffin told reporters at the Sugar Bowl, “… to learn from somebody like him and his process, shoot, I would have done it for free. I would have paid him for it, like most people would.


"So it’s been a great experience for myself to see here’s what probably is the best system in college football right now as far as performing year in, year out and how he does that and be able to learn that, and what you’ve already learned from a different system in our first time at USC under Pete Carroll, which had a great run there, and how different the opportunity to be able to experience both of those, I don’t know how you could ask for a better opportunity and to have a better opportunity that he gave me last January.”

Cam Inman/San Jose Mercury News

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor, NCAA

Penn State Gets Joe Paterno's 111 Vacated Wins Back

Jan 16, 2015 1:12 PM

All of Joe Paterno's 111 wins, plus one under an interim coach, that were vacated between 1998 and 2011 will be restored and consent decree between the NCAA and Penn State has been invalidated, according to ESPN's Don Van Natta Jr.

A settlement in Pennsylvania Senate majority leader Jake Corman's suit against the NCAA was reached Friday, and as a result, Paterno will once again be the winningest coach in major college football history with 409 victories.

Corman and state Treasurer Rob McCord had sued the NCAA over Penn State's punishment by the NCAA in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.  

The developments follow the NCAA's decision last year to reinstate the school's full complement of football scholarships and let Penn State participate in post-season play.


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Cardale Jones To Stay At Ohio State

Jan 15, 2015 4:20 PM

Cardale Jones has decided to return to Ohio State.

"My decision was very simple. I'm gonna return next year for school," said Jones.

Jones led Ohio State to the national championship after starting the season as their third-string quarterback.

RealGM Staff Report

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Marcus Mariota To Leave Oregon For 2015 NFL Draft

Jan 14, 2015 2:34 PM

Marcus Mariota will decalre for the 2015 NFL Draft, foregoing his senior season at Oregon.

Mariota is widely expected to be one of the first picks in the draft.

Mariota already completed his degree in General Science at Oregon.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

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Urban Meyer On NFL: Not Right Now

Jan 13, 2015 1:04 PM

Urban Meyer was asked about the possibility of leaving Ohio State for the NFL and didn't rule it out in the future.

“Not right now. I have a commitment to Ohio State and these players,” Meyer said.


Meyer has received interest from NFL teams in the past.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

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Marcus Mariota, Cardale Jones Undecided On NFL Following Game

Jan 13, 2015 10:52 AM

Marcus Mariota and Cardale Jones each said after Monday's national championship that they're unsure if they'll declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.

Entering Monday night's game, Mariota said he would trade the Heisman Trophy he won this season for a national championship because the team honor was more important to the Oregon Ducks' junior quarterback.

"I'm sure it will weigh in a little bit, but there's a lot of other things that have to play into that decision," Mariota said about the loss. "There's starting grad school, coming back for another year to improve, there's a lot of other things that could bring me back. It's just not specifically this loss."

Jones, a third-year sophomore, is also eligible to enter the draft. Jones played very well in three games as a starter and there's no guarantee he would be Ohio State's starter next season.

Jones, a third-year sophomore, is also eligible to enter the draft. 


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Oregon's Darren Carrington Suspended For Positive Marijuana Test

Jan 9, 2015 9:23 PM

Oregon redshirt freshman wide receiver Darren Carrington failed a NCAA administered drug test and did not make the trip to Texas for Monday's national title game against Ohio State.

Carrington tested positive for marijuana, according to sources.

Carrington was outstanding in the Rose Bowl playoff game when he caught seven passes for a season-high 165 yards and two touchdowns. 

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Brian Schottenheimer Leaves Rams To Become Georgia Coordinator
Brian Schottenheimer has been named Georgia’s new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach after leaving the Rams.

Chip Towers/Atlanta Journal Sentinel

Dorial Green-Beckham Declares For 2015 NFL Draft
Dorial Green-Beckham has had several off-field incidents.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Oregon Listed As Touchdown Favorite Over Ohio State
The Ducks defeated Florida State 59-20, while Ohio State upset Alabama.

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Jameis Winston Offers No Hint On Decision
Jameis Winston has until Jan. 15 to declare for the NFL draft.

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