Dez's '09 season over; OSU career next?


Yesterday, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy said that he thought “everybody had given up” hope that Dez Bryant would be able to return this season.

As it turns out, Gundy and everyone else was right in giving up said hope.

According to the Daily Oklahoman, Bryant has been suspended for the remainder of the 2009 season for lying to NCAA officials about a meeting with Deion Sanders.

Barring a successful appeal by the Cowboys — the school has already started the appeals process and should have a decision by next week — Bryant will see his 2009 season come to an end.

And, given the fact that there was a very high likelihood that Bryant would be an early entrant for the 2010 NFL draft before his NCAA issues, it’s highly likely that Bryant has played his last down ever for OSU.

Neither the school nor the NCAA have made an official statement on Bryant’s season-ending suspension.

Arizona State hires Beau Baldwin as offensive coordinator

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TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State has hired former Cal Poly head coach Beau Baldwin as its next offensive coordinator.

The school announced Baldwin’s hiring of new coach Kenny Dillingham‘s staff a week after he resigned at Cal Poly.

The 50-year-old Baldwin spent three seasons as the Mustangs’ head coach, going 4-21.

Baldwin previously served as California’s offensive coordinator for three years after a nine-year stint as Eastern Washington’s head coach. He went 85-32 at Eastern Washington and won the 2010 national championship with three trips to the FCS semifinals.

Baldwin also served as Central Washington’s head coach in 2007.

Stanford QB Tanner McKee declares for NFL draft

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STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee is leaving school to enter the NFL draft.

McKee announced his decision on Thursday after a disappointing junior season on an overmatched Stanford team.

McKee completed 62% of his passes for 2,947 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season as Stanford went 3-9 for a second straight year.

Stanford will undergoing an overhaul with coach David Shaw stepping down after 12 seasons and several players expected to transfer.