09/22/18 - Devon Modster, Fr/2020, UCLA, 6-0, 170 (DS#999 QB) QB Devon Modster announced Friday that he is transferring.
Modster, who entered the season as a candidate for the starting job but ended up as the No. 3 quarterback, posted on Twitter that he will continue his football career elsewhere.
"Excited for a new chapter!" Modster wrote.
The redshirt sophomore acknowledged former Bruins coach Jim Mora and current coach Chip Kelly.
"I'd like to thank Coach Kelly and the strength coaches for continuing to allow me to continue to play the game I love, BUT I've decided to leave UCLA and pursue other opportunities," Modster said.
Modster was beaten out for the starting job by Michigan graduate transfer Wilton Speight and freshman Dorian Thompson-Robinson in training camp. Speight was injured in the Bruins' season opener against Cincinnati and was replaced by Thompson-Robinson.
Thompson-Robinson started last week's game against Fresno State, and Modster played just one play in the 38-14 loss to the Bulldogs.
Speight might be available to return when UCLA (0-3) plays at Colorado (3-0) on Sept. 28 in its Pac-12 Conference opener.
Last season, Modster completed 64.6 percent of his passes for 671 yards and four touchdowns and no interceptions as the backup to Josh Rosen, a 2018 NFL first-round draft pick. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Modster directed UCLA on a game-winning drive last year against California that locked up a bowl berth.
Then in a Cactus Bowl loss to Kansas State, Modster threw for 295 yards and two touchdowns.
Speight wished Modster well wherever he lands.
"All love bro!" Speight tweeted. "Can't wait to watch you succeed."
Modster's Twitter post read:
"First and foremost I would like to thank my teammates for always grinding with me day in and day out, creating memories that I will cherish for a lifetime. I would like to thank Coach (Jim) Mora for giving me the opportunity to play and attend such a prestigious school! Also I'd like to thank Bruin Fans who continued to support my teammates an I throughout these
09/20/18 - Cam Akers, So/2021, Florida State, 5-10, 213 (DS#3 RB) RB Cam Akers was supposed to lead the rushing attack this season, but so far he's only leading them in fumbles. Akers has fumbled in each of the first three games, and while he does actually lead the Seminoles in rushing (38 attempts, 232 yards), it's only because he's getting more carries than last year's starter Jacques Patrick (24 attempts, 105 yards), who is now the backup.
09/20/18 - Jack Wohlabaugh, Fr/2020, Duke, 6-6, 265 (DS#999 OL) C Jack Wohlabaugh, a redshirt sophomore who transferred from Ohio State, was named the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his efforts in the Baylor game. He made his first collegiate start in the game and graded out best among Duke offensive linemen.
09/20/18 - Joe Giles-Harris, rJr/2020, Duke, 6-1, 230 (DS#8 ILB) LB Joe Giles-Harris is one most acclaimed defenders in recent Duke history. His ability to get to ball carriers is impressive and he'll be looking to build on a season in which he gained national recognition in 2017. "We know what he can do," coach David Cutcliffe said. "He can be real physical." Giles-Harris has averaged one tackle of loss per game in his career with Duke.
09/20/18 - Dylan Singleton, Fr/2020, Duke, 6-5, 300 (DS#999 DB) S Dylan Singleton continues to be the most active of Duke's defensive backs. He gained ACC Defensive Back of the Week recognition for the Baylor game. His efforts included seven tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
09/20/18 - Travis Etienne, So/2021, Clemson, 5-10, 200 (DS#5 RB) RB Travis Etienne finally received the lion's share of carries last week and responded with a career-high 162 yards and two touchdowns. He's averaging 7.7 yards per carry this season and will be looking to build on that early success against a Georgia Tech defense that has proven rather porous in losses to South Florida and Pittsburgh. "He just sneaks up on you," Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said of Etienne. "He's a special talent. If he touches it enough, something good is going to happen."
09/20/18 - Clelin Ferrell, rJr/2020, Clemson, 6-4, 260 (DS#3 DE) DE Clelin Ferrell continues to see his draft stock soar. Ferrell had a sack in the Tigers' season-opening game against Furman, then followed that up with two sacks in each of the last two games, becoming the first Clemson player since Vic Beasley to have two sacks in consecutive games. His five total sacks this season is tied for first in the FBS this season.
09/20/18 - Tony Jones, /2021, Texas Tech, 6-3, 225 (DS# LB) LB/DE Tony Jones had a sack for the third straight game, making him Texas Tech's top pass rusher this season. He now has three sacks and five TFLs among his 17 tackles this season.
09/20/18 - Antoine Wesley, /2019, Texas Tech, 5-08, 175 (DS#999 RB) WR Antoine Wesley has emerged as the Red Raiders' go-to play-maker. His 261 receiving yards were a school record. Considering some of the WRs that have come through Texas Tech, that's a big deal.
09/20/18 - Darius Anderson, Jr/2020, Texas Christian, 5-11, 205 (DS#14 RB) RB Darius Anderson's 93-yard scoring run against Ohio State was the longest rushing play in TCU history, bettering the previous mark of 89 yards by LaDainian Tomlinson versus UTEP in 2000 and San Jose State in 1999.
09/20/18 - Taylor Cornelius, rSr/2019, Oklahoma State, 6-5, 232 (DS#999 QB) QB Taylor Cornelius needs more than three starts to prove himself but the fifth-year senior certainly performed well in nonconference play, instilling confidence among his Oklahoma State teammates. Cornelius averages 323.7 yards passing per game and also showed the versatility to bolt the pocket and be a threat in the run game with 41 yards and two touchdowns rushing in the Sept. 15 win over Boise State.
09/20/18 - Justice Hill, Jr/2020, Oklahoma State, 5-10, 185 (DS#3 RB) RB Justice Hill drew concern after rushing just eight times for 31 yards in a rout of South Alabama on Sept. 8 but was much more engaged in the Boise State win. The All-Big 12 junior rushed for 123 yards, his 16th 100-yard performance in 29 games for the Cowboys. He carried 15 times, including a 53-yard burst in the fourth quarter he looked to have broken for a TD, only to step out at the 19-yard line.
09/20/18 - Jordan Brailford, rSr/2019, Oklahoma State, 6-3, 250 (DS#17 DE) DE Jordan Brailford defused the Boise State passing attack with his fierce pass rush, recording three sacks and forcing two fumbles. One hit caused a fumble Boise State recovered inside its own 10, only to lose the ball to a blocked punt. Brailford was used in various ways and even lined up in a standing position at middle linebacker in some formations.
09/20/18 - Denzel Goolsby, rJr/2020, Kansas State, 5-11, 192 (DS#999 WR) S Denzel Goolsby missed the UTSA win with an undisclosed injury, which coach Bill Snyder anticipated would keep the junior sidelined indefinitely. He was replaced by Eli Walker, who was in on five tackles, including one for loss, and was impressive covering ground and also showing off some physicality.
09/20/18 - Isaiah Zuber, rJr/2020, Kansas State, 5-11, 182 (DS#56 WR) WR Isaiah Zuber showed flashes each of the past two seasons but as a junior he has emerged as the Wildcats' go-to receiver who is also capable of busting big returns on both punts and kickoffs. Zuber was hugely responsible for a comeback win over South Dakota in the season opener and also starred in the UTSA win on Sept. 15. Will he be noticed by pro scouts? Not unless he continues to produce in multiple capacities, though Zuber is definitely the Wildcats' top breakaway threat.
09/20/18 - Mike Lee, Jr/2020, Kansas, 5-10, 176 (DS#999 FS) S Mike Lee gained a reputation as a fierce tackler soon after arriving at Kansas and playing as a true freshman. Fundamentals, however, have been considered a weakness for Lee, particularly a tendency to be out of position on some plays that opponents bust for big gains. Lee was solid, though, through nonconference play, offering a 39-yard touchdown return of an interception as one of several Kansas defensive highlights in the romp over Rutgers.
09/20/18 - Joe Dineen Jr., rSr/2019, Kansas, 6-1, 230 (DS#9 ILB) LB Joe Dineen recorded 10 tackles in the Rutgers win, the third time in as many games the senior has had double-digit tackles this season. He has achieved the feat 18 times in his career. Dineen recovered a fumble for one of the Jayhawks' six takeaways.
09/20/18 - Kyle Kempt, rSr/2019, Iowa State, 6-4, 210 (DS#11 QB) QB Kyle Kempt will miss his second consecutive game this weekend. He's week-to-week and is questionable for the game the following week against TCU.
09/20/18 - David Montgomery, Jr/2020, Iowa State, 5-10, 219 (DS#13 RB) RB David Montgomery had 28 yards and a touchdown on his 21 carries against Oklahoma. He also got the ball out of the Wildcat formation, which had mixed success but will likely be a part of the offense again this week against Akron.
09/18/18 - Malik Cunningham, /2021, Louisville, 6-1, 185 (DS# QB) QB Malik Cunningham is expected to get his first start on Saturday in the Cardinals' ACC opener against Virginia. Louisville began the season with sophomore Jawon Pass as its quarterback. But the Cardinals' offense struggled in a 51-14 loss to Alabama. Louisville was tied 7-7 at halftime with FCS Indiana State in its second game, and trailed Western Kentucky 7-0 in the first quarter this past weekend. In both of those games, Cunningham replaced Pass during the game and helped the Cardinals survive. "I think right now we got to look at Malik and get him going," Petrino told the Louisville-Courier Journal. "Two weeks in a row now where he's come in and did a great job. Moved the football, got us in the end zone, competed extremely hard. I didn't think that (Pass) played very well when he was in there. We had to make the change. He's not the only one. We had other opportunities to make plays and weren't able to make them."
09/18/18 - Derrick Kelly II, rSr/2019, Florida State, 6-5, 323 (DS#10 OT) OL Derrick Kelly was carried off the field against Syracuse late in the fourth quarter and will not play this week against Northern Illinois, head coach Willie Taggart said Monday. Kelly will be replaced by Abdul Bello. Taggart didn't specify the injury to Kelly, but he appeared to injure his leg against the Orange.
09/17/18 - Khalan Laborn, So/2021, Florida State, 5-10, 199 (DS#999 RB) RB/WR/KR Khalan Laborn suffered a dislocated kneecap two weeks ago against Samford, and while head coach Willie Taggart said initially, "He'll be back," this season, the news was bad Monday night when Taggart announced Laborn was done for the season and would require surgery on the injured knee.
09/17/18 - Zach Shackelford, Jr/2020, Texas, 6-3, 305 (DS#6 C) C Zach Shackelford would be listed as doubtful to play against TCU, but coach Tom Herman said Shackelford is working his way back from a foot injury. "He's still having some pain but he's going to try," the coach explained. "What that means I don't know yet. If we had to play today, he certainly could not play."