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Broncos add versatile DB in Brendan Langley
Denver picked up a press corner in Langley out of Lamar and also a potential kick returner in the third round.
Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer
In what most teams believed was the deepest draft in years at cornerback, the Broncos dove in with the 101st pick of the draft when they selected Lamar cornerback Brendan Langley. Langley started his college career at Georgia before transferring. Was a wide receiver early in his college career as well.
Ray Woodard, who led Lamar University's return to football in 2010, was relieved of his coaching duties on Monday, athletic director Jason Henderson announced.
Watch: Lamar at No. 6 Houston
After last week's upset of Oklahoma, Houston's No. 6-ranking is its highest since 1990. The Cougars, however, will be without QB Greg Ward Jr. (shoulder) as Kyle Postman gets his second career start. Ward's MRI showed "no structural damage," coach Tom Herman said on Monday. Streaming live on ESPN3
Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer
Houston will be without starting QB Greg Ward Jr. today vs. Lamar because of a shoulder injury, the team announced moments ago. Ward suffered the injury to his throwing shoulder in Houston's 33-23 win over Oklahoma last week, but Tom Herman said he doesn't believe the injury to be serious. Backup QB Kyle Postma will start today in his place.
Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer
The Bills have hired John Blake to replace Karl Dunbar, fired Sunday, as their defensive line coach. Blake, who was hired last month at Lamar University, resigned from North Carolina amid an NCAA investigation into his financial relationship with then-NFL agent Gary Wichard. "He endured a difficult time in his coaching career a few years back, but has moved forward with his life and put that behind him," Rex Ryan said of Blake in a statement. "Since that time he has worked with a number of NFL players and earned their respect with his ability to hone their skills and techniques." Ryan coached under Blake at Oklahoma in 1998.
The Bills have agreed to terms with controversial veteran coach John Blake to replace defensive line coach Karl Dunbar, whom Buffalo abruptly fired Sunday.
Eastern Washington receiver Cooper Kupp was honored Friday night as the Football Championship Subdivision offensive player of the year as the Big Sky Conference swept the top four awards.
Marcus Abbott was awarded a Purple Heart after being wounded in Afghanistan and is now trying to make it as a 27-year-old freshman football player at Lamar.
All-American defensive end Shawn Oakman and safety Orion Stewart have been suspended for Baylor's season opener Friday against SMU for a violation of team rules, a school spokesman told ESPN.com.
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