Florida State receiving corps dealing with injuries ahead of Miami game


The game will go off as scheduled, but it might not be all hands on deck for Florida State’s receiving corps.

Auden Tate, FSU’s leading receiver this season, has been dealing with an AC joint separation in his left shoulder suffered in Week 4 and which hampered him in Week 5. George Campbell is dealing with a hip injury as well that has him officially listed on the injury report as questionable for the Week 6 game against Miami.

The good news is that Tate is not listed on the official injury report, although he didn’t practice Thursday after being a full participant the previous two days.

“He’ll be banged and bruised … but there’s no reason he shouldn’t be ready.” head coach Jimbo Fisher said.

Tate’s 13 receptions for 226 yards and three receiving touchdowns are all tops on the Seminoles. In fact, Tate is the only player to catch a touchdown pass for FSU this season.

Campbell’s 107 yards are third on the team, while his 21.4 yards per catch is the best on the ‘Noles.

The twin health issues leave the Seminoles with just five healthy receivers currently on the roster.

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.