Air Force Fresno St Football

Tuesday afternoon one-liners

1 Comment

Meandering our way through the offseason, a single one-liner at a time…

— Are you tougher than a Bulldog? Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr revealed at the MWC media days that he played the entire 2012 season with an abdominal tear.

— has an interesting historical perspective on Penn State quarterback transitions.

— It was Casey Pachall‘s choice not to attend Big 12 media days, TCU head coach Gary Patterson says.

— Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas has developed a mean edge this offseason, which could be good news to Hokie Nation.

Mike London acknowledges that David Watford will be Virginia’s starting quarterback entering summer camp.

— The West Lafayette Journal and Courier lists its all-time Purdue football team — and Drew Brees makes the cut at quarterback over Len Dawson and Bob Griese.

— In somewhat of a rarity, Kansas State will return all five starters to an offensive line that’s one of the best in the nation.

— After transferring from BYU to Kansas and sitting out the 2012 season, quarterback Jake Heaps is “chomping at the bit to” get back on the field and can people please realize that it’s champing?

— USF coaches want USF’s offensive line to be strong like Bull (see what we did there?).

— The football uniforms Tennessee will wear will have minor changes in 2013.

— Contain your excitement: the Big 12 unveiled a new logo Monday.

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

Dalvin Cook
Associated Press
1 Comment

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)
Getty Images
Leave a comment

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.”