BE’s Top 25 Power Rankings – Week 3
Published on Monday, 9/8/14, at 10:54 p.m. Eastern
By Brian Edwards
**B.E.’s Bonus Nuggets**
–UConn redshirt sophomore QB Casey Cochran has decided to retire from football due to multiple concussions. Cochran started the last four games of 2013 for the Huskies, posting an 11/4 TD-INT ratio. He was the starter going into UConn’s season-opening loss to BYU. Cochran threw for 171 yards before sustaining a concussion against the Cougars. Coach Bob Diaco indicated that Cochran plans to get into coaching.
–A determination on the status of Oklahoma St. QB J.W. Walsh will be made by Mike Gundy on Tuesday. Walsh’s foot injury was initially believed to be one that could keep him out for 6-8 weeks. However, reports out of Stillwater are that the injury it not as serious as originally thought. RB Desmond Roland is ‘questionable’ for Saturday’s home game vs. UTSA.
–June Jones announced his resignation Monday after SMU took back-to-back beatings at Baylor and at North Texas by a combined score of 88-6. Jones went just 36-43 during his tenure that spanned six season and two games. However, after a 1-11 record in his first season, he took the Mustangs to four consecutive bowl games from 2009-2012, winning three of those postseason contests. The SMU job is a much better one now than when Jones got signed up for it.
–Toledo QB Phillip Ely is out for the season due to a torn ACL sustained on a running play in the third quarter of Saturday’s 49-24 home loss to Missouri. Ely, a transfer from, Alabama won the Rockets’ starting job in August and had a stellar performance in a 54-20 season-opening home win over New Hampshire. He completed 24-of-34 throws for 337 yards against the Wildcats, with four TDs and zero interceptions.