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Shanahan says that Robert Griffin III is the starter at QB

 

Robert Griffinn III (2009 photo by Caesarscott via wikipedia commons)

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan has wasted no time at all in affirming that 2012 NFL Draft pick Robert Griffin III, is the team’s starting quarterback, “period.”

The Redskins wrapped up their rookie minicamp over the weekend by putting the Heisman Trophy winner and number-2 overall pick as the top QB on the depth chart.

Griffin is ahead of fourth-round pick Kirk Cousins and last year’s starter, Rex Grossman. The latter two will battle for second and third string spots.

RG3 picked up several other awards his final season at Baylor in 2011, was a concensus All-American, 1st team All-Big 12, Davey O’Brien Award and the Manning Award.

 

 

Info compiled from Washington Redskins, Radio & TV news

RG III leaving Baylor for the NFL according to reports

 

Robert Griffin III Baylor in 2009 (photo by Caesarscott via wikipedia commons)

Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III has decided to enter the NFL draft according to sources in the Waco, Texas area. He is also finalizing his hurt for hiring an agent.

The talented quarterback will be bypassing his senior year at Baylor to enter April’s draft, where experts say he’ll be one of the top overall picks along with Stanford QB Andrew Luck.

Griffin III also won the 2011 Davey O’Brien Award and was a Consensus All-American.

 

Info compiled from staff, Radio & TV news

Petrino rejoins Arkansas football staff

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino has announced Paul Petrino as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Razorbacks.

Paul Petrino most recently completed his second season as offensive coordinator at Illinois, and has 20 years of collegiate experience and an impressive offensive background, which includes national top-10 rankings in scoring and total offense.

“I am extremely thrilled to have Paul become a member of our staff again,” said UA head coach Bobby Petrino. “Paul has had several options with high level programs the past few days and I’m excited he made the decision to rejoin our program. His experience the last two seasons, blended with our philosophy will give us continuity with our aggressive scheme. Paul has a talented offensive mind and he has had great success every step of his career. His offensive numbers and rankings speak for themselves, and he has always had an incredible ability to develop players.”

Paul Petrino (courtesy of Illinois athletics)

In 2011, Petrino coached A.J. Jenkins to one of the best seasons by a receiver in Illinois history, as Jenkins led the Big Ten with 84 catches. His 1,196 yards rank second in school history prior to Illinois’ appearance in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl and he also ranks in the school’s top-five in season receptions, season 100-yard receiving games, career receptions, career receiving yardage, career receiving touchdowns and career 100-yard receiving games.

Petrino guided an Illini offense that broke school records for total points (423) and points per game (32.54) in 2010 and featured running back Mikel Leshoure, who broke the single-season school rushing record with 1,697 yards. Illinois averaged 42.1 points and 448.9 total yards over the last seven games of the season and notched a 38-14 win over Baylor in the 2010 Texas Bowl.

In 2009 as offensive coordinator at Arkansas, the team averaged 37 points per game, which ranked eighth in the NCAA, while also posting top-15 rankings in passing offense at No. 10 (303.3 ypg) and total offense at No. 14 (439.3 ypg). Razorback quarterback Ryan Mallet was the nation’s sixth-rated passer, averaging 285 yards per contest and throwing 29 touchdowns. The Razorbacks broke the school record for passing yards with 3,640, eclipsing the previous record that was set under Petrino in 2008.

Petrino coached at Louisville from 2003-06 and in 2007 with the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. He was the receivers coach in Atlanta after working the four previous years as offensive coordinator and receivers coach at Louisville. Playing for Petrino, Roddy White enjoyed the best season of his pro career with 83 catches for 1,202 yards.

His teams at Louisville averaged 41.1 points per game from 2003-06; 34.6 in `03; 49.8 in `04; 43.3 in `05 and 37.8 in `06. Texas Tech was the only other school to rank in the top 10 nationally in total offense during those years. In 50 games at Louisville, Petrino’s teams went 41-9 and scored 40 or more points 28 times and 60 or more seven times.

Petrino coached three wide receivers who set single-season yardage records at Louisville. Arnold Jackson totaled 1,209 yards in 1999, J.R. Russell broke the record in 2003 with 1,213 yards and Harry Douglas had 1,265 yards in 2006.

In 2006, the Cardinals went 12-1, won the Big East title and finished the year ranked No. 6 in the nation. Louisville was second in the country in total offense (475.3 ypg), seventh in passing (290.0 ypg) and fourth in scoring (37.8 ppg). In 2005, Louisville (9-3) was ninth in the nation in offense (482.1) and third in scoring (43.4 ppg) with six offensive players earning first-team All-Conference honors. Running back Michael Bush led the nation with 24 touchdowns, while receiver Mario Urrutia was second in the nation in yards per catch.

The 2004 team won the Conference USA title, beat No. 10 Boise State in the Liberty Bowl, finished 11-1, finished ranked No. 7 in the nation, and led the nation in total offense (539.0 ypg) and scoring offense (49.8 ppg). The Cardinals set school records for total yards, rushing yards and points in a season (597), also scoring 50-plus points seven times. Russell earned All-Conference honors for the second-straight season after catching 73 passes. He had 75 catches for a school-record 1,213 yards in 2003.

Petrino began his coaching career in 1990-91 as the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator at his alma mater, Carroll College. He coached at Idaho for the next three years (1992-94), where he tutored receivers, running backs and special teams. As running backs coach, he coached Sherriden May to All-America honors after he led I-AA players with 150 points while rushing for 1,111 yards. Petrino moved to Utah State from 1995-97 as receivers coach and special teams coordinator. In 1995, Aggies’ receiver Kevin Alexander was second in the nation in receptions and third in yards.

In 1998, Petrino went to Louisville for two years in his first stint at the school. In 1998, with brother, Bobby, coaching quarterbacks and Paul coaching receivers, UL set records for points (473), scoring average (39.4), touchdowns, passing yards, passing touchdowns, pass attempts, completions and total offense. In 1998, the Cardinals ranked No. 1 in the nation in passing offense and ranked second in 1999.

From 2000-02, he was the quarterbacks coach at Southern Mississippi. In his three seasons, the Golden Eagles went 8-4, 6-5 and 7-6 with two bowl bids.

Born in Butte, Mont., Petrino was a four-year starter at quarterback for his father at Carroll College from 1985-88. He set 16 school records, earned Kodak All-America honors and was named the Football Gazette NAIA Division II Player of the Year as a senior. In Petrino’s four seasons, Carroll was 36-6 and won four Frontier Conference titles. He was an All-Conference and All-Region selection all four years and was a two-time All-American. Petrino and his wife, Maya, have two daughters, Anne Mari and Ava, and a son, Mason. Anne Mari and Mason are twins.

Playing Experience: Carroll College, 1985-88

Bowl Games: Texas Bowl, 2010; Liberty Bowl 2010; Orange Bowl, 2007; Gator Bowl, 2006; Liberty Bowl, 2004; GMAC Bowl, 2003; Houston Bowl, 2002; GMAC Bowl, 2000; Humanitarian Bowl, 1999; Motor City Bowl, 1998; Humanitarian Bowl, 1997.

 

 

Press Release courtesy of Arkansas media relations

 

Baylor’s Griner highlights AP All-America team

 

Brittney Griner (courtesy of Baylor athletics)

The Associated Press’ preseason women’s All-America team has been announced.

Baylor’s 6’8 dunk machine Brittney Griner is the unanimous choice.

She is joined by Skylar Diggins of Notre Dame, Nnemkafi Ogwumike of Stanford, Shenise Johnson of Miami (Fla.) and Shekinna Stricklen of Tennessee.

 

Info compiled from Baylor athletics news, Radio & TV news

0SU 37 COLORADO 17 GAMEDAY: Buffaloes Postgame Notes

 

(megasportsnews.com photo)

COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Colorado Buffaloes came into the game one of just eight schools to have committed just one turnover in the first three weeks of the season, but that good run of luck ended on the fumbled exchange in the first quarter between Tyler Hansen and Rodney Stewart.

Colorado went 133 minutes, 9 seconds between turnovers.

* WR Tyler McCulloch had his first career touchdown reception of 14 yards from Tyler Hansen in the fourth quarter. It came on his fifth career catch.

* TE Ryan Deehan had a career-high 71 receiving yards, beating his old high of 70 against Baylor in 2010 on seven catches.

* PK Will Oliver, a freshman, remained perfect on the season, 6-for-6 on field goals and 11-of-11 on point after touchdowns for 29 points. Only Jeremy Flores has made more field goals without missing to start a career at Colorado than Oliver. Flores made his first seven over the 2001 and 2002 seasons.

* OLB Josh Hartigan recorded a pair of sacks today, giving him four on the season and 11 in his career.

POSTGAME COMMENTS FROM COLORADO HEAD COACH JON EMBREE:

47 200 Jon Embree CU coach On special teams breakdowns

48 201 Jon Embree CU coach Why Rugby style kicking

48 202 Jon Embree CU Are they getting distance on rugby style punting

48 204 Jon Embree CU coach OSU game a measuring stick for his program

48 208 Jon Embree CU coach Offense first 4 times 3 punts

48 209 Jon Embree CU Tried to spread OSU out on defense horizontal

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