Earlier this week it was reported that Tyrell Robinson would be transferring from Oregon, although his twin brother, Tyree Robinson, will remain with the Ducks.
A handful of days later, it’s lather, rinse and repeat on the twin transfer front for UO.
Head coach Mark Helfrich confirmed to The Oregonian Thursday that defensive back Eric Amoako has decided to leave the football program and continue his playing career elsewhere. As is ofttimes the case, no specific reason was given for the decision to bolt.
“Eric asked for and received a release right after spring football,” Helfrich said. “We wish him all the best in pursuit of his educational and football goals.”
As was the case with the Robinsons, the redshirt sophomore’s twin brother, Stephen Amoako, is expected to remain with the Ducks.
The transferring Amoako was a three-star member of the Ducks’ 2012 recruiting class, rated as the No. 57 safety in the country. Amoako received offers from, among others, Kansas State, Minnesota, Pittsburgh and Purdue coming out of high school in Arlington, Tex.
After redshirting as a true freshman, he played in just one game in 2013.
One of the most consistent pieces of Wisconsin’s passing attack, such as it is, will be on the shelf for the foreseeable future.
A UW official confirmed to madison.com that Austin Traylor sustained a right-arm injury in Saturday’s loss to Iowa. As a result, the tight end will be sidelined for the rather broad period of 4-8 weeks.
At best, Traylor could return for the Nov. 7 game against Maryland after missing contests with Nebraska, Purdue, Illinois and Rutgers. At worst, he’d miss the remainder of the regular season, but could return for a bowl game, and perhaps the Big Ten championship game if the Badgers were to earn another berth.
Because he’s already played in five games this season, Traylor would not be eligible for a medical hardship waiver if he were to miss the remainder of the year.
Traylor is tied for the team lead in receiving touchdowns with three while his 15.6 yards per reception is tops on the team. He’s third in receiving yards with 156 and tied for fourth with 10 receptions.
With each passing day, it appears Miami won’t be able to avoid one of the most talented and productive running backs in the country.
Thursday, Dalvin Cook returned to practice for the first time this week. Cook suffered a hamstring injury in the first quarter of Florida State’s win over Wake Forest this past Saturday, and had spent the previous two days of practice riding a bicycle while the rest of his teammates prepped for the in-state and conference rivalry game against The U this Saturday.
The Palm Beach Post wrote that Cook showed “no signs” of the hamstring injury that had some worried about his availability in Week 6.
Head coach Jimbo Fisher, who said Wednesday he doesn’t “ever count Dalvin out” because of his healing ability, will meet with reporters later this evening and could address Cook’s status for the weekend then. Or, he could play to keep the Hurricanes guessing, even as most assume the All-ACC back will be on the field.
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.