Miami QB Jack Allison reportedly injures shoulder in Hurricanes’ scrimmage

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It’s pretty rare for any college quarterback to get hit in practice nowadays given the potential for injury so most head coach stay away from full-contact with their signal-callers.

That does not appear to be the case for Mark Richt at Miami this spring and it may have cost him a quarterback for the next several weeks.

A source told The Miami Herald that redshirt freshman Jack Allison suffered a minor AC sprain to his throwing shoulder after being hit during the Hurricanes’ scrimmage on Saturday. According to the paper, surgery is not expected to occur but it could sideline Allison for an unknown amount of time as he competes in the race to replace Brad Kaaya under center.

Richt didn’t mention the injury in his postgame recap with reporters but it was certainly clear that despite the setback with Allison, the coach was pleased with how stingy his defense played on Saturday. Miami figures to be pretty good on that side of the ball in 2017 so whoever emerges at quarterback should be fairly battle-tested in practice before the lights turn on in the opener against Bethune-Cookman.

The injury to Allison though, might just allow redshirt junior Malik Rosier to stake more of a claim to the starting job as one of the only players on the roster with significant experience. Redshirt sophomore Evan Shirreffs and redshirt junior Vincent Testaverde are also in the mix to take over for Kaaya.

Either way, safe to say the no-contact jerseys will be returning to the quarterback meeting room next week in the wake of one of them getting injured in Miami’s scrimmage.

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.