Florida State center Bryan Stork was named the best center in the country Thursday by the Boomer Esiason Foundation. Stork was awarded the Rimington Trophy, which is presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate center.
The player who hands off to Walter Camp Player of the Year Jameis Winston beat out Auburn’s Reese Dismukes, Oregon’s Hroniss Grasu, Oklahoma’s Gabe Ikard, Utah State’s Tyler Larsen and Travis Swanson of Arkansas for the award.
The Rimington Trophy was introduced in 2000. Stork is the first player from Florida State to win the award. Alabama’s Barrett Jones won the award last season.
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.