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Texas Tech WR Reginald Davis arrested for pot possession

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Texas Tech wide receiver Reginald Davis was arrested Monday for suspicion of marijuana, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

Lubbock P.D. Lieutenant Ray Mendoza said Davis was pulled over for a traffic violation around noon Monday when officers allegedly discovered less than two ounces of marijuana. He has been released from Lubbock County Detention Center.

“We are aware of the situation regarding Reginald Davis,” a Tech spokesman told the paper, saying he was not aware of Davis’s status with the team. “We are still in the process of gathering information about it.”

Junior safety Josh Keys was dismissed from the team in November for failing multiple drug tests. Freshman linebacker Grant Bouma received his walking papers last month after receiving a DWI arrest.

Davis ranked sixth on the team last year with 29 grabs for 318 yards and five touchdowns. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury praised the junior last month during spring practice.

“The one (of the receivers) that’s really stood out so far is Reggie Davis,” Kingsbury told the Avalanche-Journal. “He needs to step up. He’ll be a redshirt junior, and it’s time to be what he can be.

Danny Langsdorf among four added to Mike Riley’s Husker staff

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For the second and third times today, an NFL assistant during the 2014 season has landed a job at the FBS level.

Nebraska announced in a press release the addition of four assistant coaches to Mike Riley‘s first NU staff, including Danny Langsdorf as offensive coordinator.  It’s a reunion for the two as Langsdorf, who spent the 2014 season as the New York Giants quarterbacks coach, spent nine season as coordinator/quarterbacks coach for Riley at Oregon State.

In addition to Langsdorf, the hirings of Reggie Davis (running backs) and coach Hank Hughes (defensive line) were announced. Davis spent the past four seasons with Jim Harbaugh, including the 2014 season as the San Francisco 49ers offensive line coach, while Hughes spent the 2014 season as the co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Cincinnati.

Charlton Warren, meanwhile, is a holdover from Bo Pelini‘s staff and will serve as Riley’s secondary coach. He held the same post in 2014.

“We are thrilled with the staff we have assembled at the University of Nebraska,” Riley said in a statement. “This is a successful group of outstanding teachers, coaches and recruiters, and I know they will represent our school and program very well.”

Four hires had previously been announced, with all four coming from Riley’s former OSU staff: defensive coordinator Mark Banker, linebackers coach Trent Bray, offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh and special teams coordinator Bruce Read.

The school’s release noted that Riley’s “staff has a combined 216 years of coaching experience, while boasting a combined 56 bowl game appearances and 38 years coaching in the professional ranks.” Riley still has one position to fill.

Georgia loses RB Keith Marshall, WR Justin Scott-Wesley for season

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Georgia’s win over Tennessee on Saturday keeps getting costlier and costlier.

Bulldogs coach Mark Richt confirmed to the media on Sunday that running back Keith Marshall and wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley will miss the remainder of the season due to ACL injuries suffered against the Volunteers.

The speedy Scott-Wesley is currently Georgia’s second-leading receiver with 16 catches for 311 yards and two touchdowns. He’s averaging 19.4 yards per catch this season and is adept at using his track speed to stretch the field. Marshall is Georgia’s oft-used, second-leading rusher with 246 yards and one touchdown. With starting tailback Todd Gurley out due to an ankle injury, Marshall was being relied upon to carry the load. That task will now fall to others, something Richt remarked upon when discussing the injuries.

“We’ve just got to dig deep and give some other guys opportunity, get them repped up and make some plays,” Richt said.

That should mean more work for freshman J.J. Green at running back and freshman Reggie Davis at wide out.  Green played very well against Tennessee, rushing for 129 yards on 17 carries, while Davis is averaging 42 yards on his four catches so far this season.

While these two and others get up to speed, Richt might want to consider ensconcing quarterback Aaron Murray in bubble wrap.

The Fifth Quarter: Week 4 Rewind

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As is the case each and every season, each and every week, any omission below is not on purpose, it’s merely intentional.

WINNERS

Mack’s back?
At least for the time being, the Longhorn Nation mob can put away its pitchforks and torches.  After a week that saw even more speculation about his job and the confirmation of rumors that Texas was indeed very interested in Nick Saban, Mack Brown was staring square in the face of Texas’ first 1-3 start since 1954.  Instead, the Longhorn players stepped above the ineptness of the past couple of weeks and moved to 2-2 with a 31-21 win over Kansas State.  Whether it was the increased heat on their coach or just the fact that the Wildcats aren’t that good, the players seemed to play with a spark, an enthusiasm, a sense of urgency that hasn’t been seen at all in 2013  Certainly one win doesn’t change all that’s gone wrong over the past three-plus years, and K-State 2013 is not the K-State of recent years, but it’s definitely a baby step in the right direction.

Hilluva football player
Forget about whether or not Jeremy Hill should even be on a football field; that’s another argument for another day.  When he is on the playing surface, the LSU running back is one helluva football player.  Hill rushed for a career-high 151 yards… and then headed back onto the field for the start of the third quarter.  Hill finished with 183 yards and three touchdowns in the Tigers’ 35-21 win over previously unbeaten Auburn.  The Bayou Bengals certainly have a stable full of high-quality runners, but Hill is clearly the class of the backfield and will continue to serve as an important piece of the offensive puzzle as LSU continues its run toward what should be another epic showdown with Alabama.

Johnny be good at football
If someone other than Johnny Manziel is going to win the 2013 Heisman, they’re going to have to rip it from his cold, dead hands.  Or something.  In less than three-and-a-half quarters of playing time against SMU, Manziel passed for 244 yards and a touchdown while rushing for another 102 and two more scores.  Through four games this season, Manziel has accounted for 1,483 yards of total offense (1,228 passing, 255 rushing) and 15 touchdowns; in the first four games of the 2012 season, the numbers were 1,460 (1,094 passing, 466 rushing) and 16 touchdowns.  Whether or not voters, given the Texas A&M’s rocky offseason, give him serious consideration again this December remains to be seen.  Based on his play on the field this year, though, he damn well should be given just that.

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