Florida received a very nice surprise earlier today with the announcement that cornerback Janoris Jenkins was returning for another season.
Illinois was also on the receiving end of a surprise, but in the opposite direction.
ESPNChicago.com spoke to Martez Wilson today, and the linebacker revealed that he will make himself available for the April NFL draft.
“I know I can get better but I’m ready to make this move,” Wilson said. “I can play inside or outside. I will be a versatile NFL player.”
“College has been a great experience and I’ve matured greatly. I appreciate what I have now and I’ve been making good decisions.”
Wilson, who was a first-team All-Big Ten performer in 2010, will graduate in May, which likely played a big role in his decision.
This could likely be the first of two significant losses for the Illini. Tuesday, running back Mikel LeShoure will announce at a 10 a.m. CT press conference at his former high school which direction his football future will take.
It’s widely expected Leshoure will join his teammate in the NFL draft pool.
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, 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.