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Report: Collin Klein taking grad assistant job at K-State


It appears that one of the all-time greats at Kansas State is heading home.

While the school has yet to officially announce it, Collin Klein told in an interview Wednesday that he is set to become a member of Bill Snyder‘s coaching staff.  The former K-State quarterback, a finalist for the 2012 Heisman finalist as well as Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, will serve in some capacity, at least initially, as a grad assistant.

While Klein acknowledges he hasn’t “signed any papers or anything like that” making the move official, he did say that the coaching opportunity arose after several conversations with Snyder recently.  It’s also expected Klein will in some capacity work with a position with which he’s very familiar.

“I’m sure I’m going to help with the quarterbacks, but obviously anywhere else they need me as far as supporting the offensive staff,” Klein told the website. “I’m sure I’ll have multiple roles. I’d say it’s some sort of offensive assistant/quality control role. That’s probably what it’ll be.”

Since leaving the Wildcats after the 2012 season, Klein has not been able to latch on toi a playing job at the professional level.

After participating in the NFL scouting Combine — as a tight end — Klein went undrafted in April of 2013.  He was invited to a rookie minicamp with the Houston Texans but wasn’t signed by that club or any other NFL club for that matter.  He signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes last year but was cut by the CFL team after its first preseason game earlier this month.

This, obviously, will mark Klein’s first foray into coaching.  It likely won’t be his last, however, as many people see the former player as a future head coach.

Video: There’s nothing wrong with Cardale Jones

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In the minds of some in the media and even more in the fan base, Ohio State in general and Cardale Jones specifically have been underwhelming through the first five games of the 2015 season.

Jones, in particular, has been a rather large target of much of the angst.  Coming off a Cinderella-like three-game postseason run that helped OSU to a national championship, the perception is that Jones has been underwhelming and underperforming; even head coach Urban Meyer appeared to be leaning in that direction as he considered making the switch to J.T. Barrett prior to the Western Michigan win before reaffirming his commitment to the redshirt junior.

Is that perception valid?  Statistically, he’s not that far off from where he was in the 2014 postseason, at least in a couple of categories.

He’s completing 61.3 percent of his passes this season compared to 59.4 percent in the games against Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon.  It was 9.9 yards per attempt in that three-game stretch last season, 8.2 in five games this season.  When it comes to scoring and turning the ball over, however, that’s another matter entirely.

He threw a touchdown pass every 15 pass attempts in the 2014 postseason; this season, it’s one every 21 attempts.  Even more glaring, he’s currently throwing an interception every 21 attempts as well.  During the run that made him a household name, it was one pick every 37.5 throws.

So, fewer touchdowns plus more turnovers equals validation of the angst, right?  Not so fast, at least as far as the college arm of Pro Football Focus goes.

UCLA suspends P Adam Searl following arrest on rape charges

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A very serious allegation has triggered the latest resetting of the “Days Without An Arrest” ticker.

UCLA confirmed in a statement that Adam Searl (pictured, No. 39) has been indefinitely suspended from the football program.  The move comes nearly a day after the punter was arrested on three counts of rape.

He was released a handful of hours after his arrest on a $300,000 bond.

“We have been informed of the situation involving Adam Searl, and we take these accusations very seriously,” UCLA head coach Jim Mora said in a statement. “Adam has been suspended from the team indefinitely while the legal process runs its course. Due to the ongoing police investigation, we are unable to discuss this matter further at this time.”

The arrest stems from an incident that allegedly occurred in the middle of last October, and is the result what the Los Angeles Police Department described as “an exhaustive investigation.” As for what led to the charges, here’s the Los Angeles Daily News‘ account of the alleged incident:

The victim, a student at UCLA, reported the alleged assault to the LAPD on Oct. 14, 2014. She told police that she had met the suspect outside of an off-campus house party in Westwood. They went to another residence, where she fell asleep and awoke to find him assaulting her. She was able to identify Searl following the police investigation.

Searl punted 11 times as a redshirt freshman last season. He had punted five times this season as the backup to Matt Mengel.