Iowa State DB Jaeveyon Morton enters transfer portal

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For the second time this year, Iowa State football has seen one of its players hit the portal.

According to 247Sports.com, Jaeveyon Morton has decided to take his leave of the Iowa State football program.  An Iowa State football official subsequently confirmed that the defensive back’s name is indeed listed in the NCAA transfer database.

While Morton hasn’t commented on the reported development, he did retweet the original tweet reporting his intention to part ways with the Cyclones.

Now, for what’s seemingly become a daily reminder: A player who enters the database can be contacted by other schools without receiving permission from his current school.  That player could also pull his name out of the portal and return to the team.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, a school has the ability to pull a player’s scholarship at the end of the semester in which he entered the database.

Morton was a three-star member of the Iowa State Class of 2018.  Coming out of high school in Detroit, he was rated as the No. 22 player at any position in the state of Michigan.  Only one defensive signee in the Cyclones’ class that year, weakside defensive end Will McDonald, was rated higher than Morton.

Despite that respectable recruiting pedigree, Morton didn’t play a down for Iowa State  His true freshman season, Morton took a redshirt.  This past season, he ran with the scout team.

Morton is the second Iowa State football player who has entered the portal this year.  In late January, quarterback Re-al Mitchell hit the portal as well.

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.