Georgia Tech reverses course and suspends two players after weekend incident

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Georgia Tech has reversed course from earlier in the week and gone ahead and suspended two football players who were involved in an incident at a fraternity house near campus.

“Georgia Tech football players Jalen Johnson and Christian Campbell have been suspended from upcoming games pending completion of the investigation into Sunday’s incident by the Office of Student Integrity,” the school said in a statement. “Due to federal privacy restrictions Georgia Institute of Technology cannot discuss further details of either the ongoing investigation or of disciplinary actions against students.”

Johnson was arrested on charges of simple battery, along with LSU offensive lineman Donavaughn Campbell — the younger brother of the Yellow Jackets’ defensive back. The Campbells had been reunited in Atlanta with the Tigers off over the weekend and Georgia Tech hosting Duke on Saturday. After news surfaced of Donavaughn’s arrest, the freshman was suspended on Tuesday by LSU officials.

Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson had previously been supportive of keeping both Johnson and Campbell with the team ahead of their trip to play North Carolina on Saturday but was apparently overruled by school administrators. Neither was expected to start in the game but could have contributed on special teams.

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.