In late July of 2010, we reported the following when it came to UCLA offensive lineman Stan Hasiak, who had been declared academically ineligible and missed the entire 2010 season.
“This is an unfortunate situation for Stanley,” head coach Rick Neuheisel said. “I expect Stanley to work hard to ensure this situation does not occur again. We expect him to help us on the scout team this year and work himself into a contributor for 2011.”
The eligibility issue comes three months after Neuheisel said he was giving the sophomore “one last chance” after lifting his suspension for violating unspecified team rules back in December. Additionally, Hasiak left the team a total of two times during the season to return to Hawaii for “personal reasons”.
Less than a year later, it appears Hasiak’s career as a Bruin is over.
According to the Los Angeles Times, and citing a person in the program who was not authorized to speak publicly, Hasiak is once again academically ineligible and is expected to transfer. The Times reports that Hasiak is expected to transfer to the JUCO ranks — Mt. San Antonio to be specific.
Hasiak, a four-star member of the Bruins’ 2009 recruiting class and the No. 4 guard in the country according to Rivals.com, played in three games as a true freshman, and then apparently decided to piss a Div. 1-A scholarship away.
One of the more underrated storylines heading into Week 6 continued its tack of uncertainty Tuesday.
During the first quarter of Florida State’s win over Wake Forest this past Saturday, Dalvin Cook tweaked his hamstring and didn’t return to the contest. The sophomore running back was initially labeled as day-to-day for this weekend’s game against Miami, and that hasn’t changed as Jimbo Fisher reaffirmed that Cook’s status for the in-state rivalry game remains up in the air.
“We’ll keep waiting,” the head coach said, adding that, because of Cook’s knowledge of the offense, he could sit out of practice the entire week and still take the field against the Hurricanes.
“He knows what to do, you can keep him healthy and do that there’s no doubt about that,” Fisher said.
Cook is far and away FSU’s leading rusher, with his 142.5 yards per game good for eight in the country and his six rushing touchdowns tied for 20th. The Seminoles’ No. 2 rusher, Mario Pender, is still dealing with the aftereffects of a collapsed lung that will sideline him for at least another week.
Oklahoma State’s defense has taken what will likely prove to be a very significant and impactful blow.
On Twitter as well as Instagram late Tuesday night, Ryan Simmons announced that he “recently tore my MCL & PCL which will require surgery.” As a result, Simmons, who was injured in the Week 5 win over Kansas State, will miss the remainder of the 2015 season, even as OSU has yet to officially confirm the linebacker’s status moving forward.
Because Simmons is a senior, and this is his final season of eligibility, the end of his 2015 season would also mean the end of his collegiate career.
Simmons has started the last 31 games for the Cowboys. He was second on the team in tackles last season, and his 26 career tackles for loss makes him OSU’s active leader in that category as well.
On his official bio, it’s written that Simmons is “[o]ne of the unquestioned leaders of the team, both on and off the field.”