USF sees first player transfer since Charlie Strong hire


Whenever there’s a coaching change at the collegiate level, roster turnover is sure to follow. Monday night, that process began at South Florida.

One day after Charlie Strong was officially announced as USF’s new head football coach, Armunz Mathews took to Twitter to announce that he has decided to transfer from the Bulls and continue playing at an undetermined elsewhere. The defensive back did not point to Strong’s hiring as the trigger for his decision, saying only that “[a]t the end of the day I have to do what’s best for me.”

Mathews was a three-star member of the Bulls’ 2016 recruiting class. He took a redshirt as a true freshman.

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.