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Medlock gets CFPA love again & other tidbits

For the third time in the last four weeks, the College Football Performance Awards gave redshirt junior punter Jake Medlock an honorable mention nod for his punting.

Medlock averaged 43.2 yards per punt with a long of 61 on his nine punts in Saturday's loss to Marshall. I think he'll also return to starting at quarterback. Turner, who was non-committal Monday, said even if Medlock plays quarterback, he'll still punt.

I asked about the end of half line plunges, which, to me, serve no other purpose than to possibly get someone injured. Why not just kneel down?

"I don't have a good answer for that," Turner said. "We said, "let's just run it one more time instead of taking a knee.' If we had it to do it again, probably should've taken a knee."

He also said that, next year, ineligible players won't be allowed around the program until they're eligible again. This year, for example, cornerback Richard Leonard and wide receiver Glenn Coleman have practiced regularly with the team as scout team members. That won't be allowed next year.

Former FIU wide receiver Greg Ellingson caught two passes for 29 yards as his Hamilton Tiger Cats ("Ticats, eh?") lost the Grey Cup to Saskatchewan 45-23. MVP for the game was former Dolphins running back Kory Sheets after he sped to 197 yards on 20 carries. Sheets sat on the bottom of the Dolphins roster after being signed off San Francisco's practice squad, then suffered a season-ending injury on a kickoff return drill the following training camp. The Dolphins released him a year later.

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THE INEVITABLE HAS BEGUN, RAWR BABY!

Good on Medlock. Maybe he ought to try kickoffs, too.

D. Neal, what happens to players like Leonard & Coleman? Are they still enrolled? Taking classes? Eligible for next year? Try NFL as a free agent? What about Rhodes, I know he's in W. Alabama, how did he do? Any chance at the next level for any of these players, including W. Wright?

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