Jerry Jeudy leaving Alabama early for the NFL draft

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Not surprisingly, Jerry Jeudy is taking his leave of Alabama and beginning his NFL journey.

On Twitter late Saturday afternoon, Jerry Jeudy confirmed that he is departing Alabama and making himself available for the 2020 NFL Draft.  The standout wide receiver is leaving a year of collegiate eligibility on the table.

”The journey at the University of Alabama has been an amazing experience,” Jeudy wrote. “Being able to play the sport I love alongside some of the greatest people in the game has been a blessing for me.

”I will forever represent the Crimson Tide.”

The winner of the 2018 Biletnikoff Award, Jeudy will finish his collegiate career with 2,742 yards and 26 touchdowns on 159 receptions.  This season, his stat line went 77-1163-10.

In his last game, Alabama’s Citrus Bowl win over Michigan, Jeudy caught six passes for 204 yards and a touchdown.  The touchdown covered 85 yards.

Jeudy is the second Tide player to declare early today.  Earlier, offensive tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. confirmed that he will be leaving ‘Bama for the April draft.

Previously, linebacker Dylan Moses (HERE) (PROBABLY) and left tackle Alex Leatherwood (HERE) had announced they would be coming back to Tuscaloosa for their senior seasons.

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.