Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez injured … again


If Nebraska is going to pull out a tough road win against Texas A&M and secure themselves a spot in the Big 12 Title Game, they’ll need to do it without star quarterback Taylor Martinez.

Martinez, who has been brilliant at times this year, fell to the turf in obvious pain during the first quarter against the Aggies when an offensive lineman accidentally stepped on Martinez’s right ankle during a zone read play. It was the same ankle that had been giving Martinez problems throughout the past several weeks.

Sophomore Cody Green has been filling in at quarterback for Martinez and, barring any sort of miracle, it looks as though Martinez is done for the game. X-rays on the ankle came back negative.

UPDATED 10:11 p.m. ET: Martinez has returned in the early stages of the third quarter for Nebraska and could potentially play the rest of the game as the Huskers are currently knotted in a 3-3 tie with the Aggies.

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.