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Pair of Sun Belt schools on ex-Jayhawk QB’s radar

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Following his more-difficult-than-it-should-have-been departure from Kansas, quarterback Brock Berglund is looking to get back on his feet at a new school.

That new school could be between a pair of Sun Belt programs.

A source with knowledge of the situation told CFT that Berglund attended a North Texas practice on Friday and added that fellow Sun Belt member FIU also appeared to be a finalist as the next destination for the ex-Jayhawk. The source said Berglund’s parents, who live in Colorado, liked UNT because it was closer to home than FIU.

Berglund tweeted Thursday night “Playin’ darts in Texas.”

Berglund signed with the Jayhawks last year, but an off-the-field incident netted the three-star QB a third-degree assault charge that resulted in the freshman missing all of last season. That charge was eventually dismissed.

Berglund was then dismissed from the team in January by new coach Charlie Weis after Berglund missed a mandatory meeting. Word then came from Berglund’s side that Kansas would not release the quarterback from scholarship; however, Berglund was eventually given his release later that month.

Dalvin Cook remains day-to-day for FSU vs. Miami

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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.

Ryan Simmons, one of Okla. St.’s ‘unquestioned leaders,’ out for rest of 2015

AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 16:  Ryan Simmons #52 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys brings down Jaxon Shipley #8 of the Texas Longhorns during a game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 16, 2013 in Austin, Texas.  Oklahoma State won the game 38-13.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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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.”