Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp helped himself immensely after showing ball skills and explosiveness at the Senior Bowl.
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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer
Senior Bowl: WR Cooper Kupp (Eastern Washington) has been one of the most productive receivers this week during practice. Kupp has solid top-end speed and route running ability. Very consistent catching the football in both 7-on-7 and team period. Has a really good feel for finding open windows in zone coverage.
Kupp a top prospect in the Senior Bowl
Mel Kiper Jr. has Eastern Washington's Cooper Kupp (WR) at No. 11 on his list of top prospects playing in the Senior Bowl. Kiper pegs Kupp as a Day 2 pick at the NFL draft. Senior Bowl top 15 (Insider)
Utah hired Kiel McDonald, who spent five years at Eastern Washington, for the same position with the Utes, as running backs coach.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin announced he will leave the school to become the offensive coordinator at Cal. He was 84-31 in nine seasons.
Sam Houston State junior quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe has been named the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision after throwing for 4,602 yards and an NCAA-leading 57 touchd
Utah has hired Eastern Washington's Troy Taylor as its new offensive coordinator.
Hunter Wells fired a 6-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Rader in the end zone as time expired to lift Youngstown State to a 40-38 victory over Eastern Washington on Saturday to advance to the FCS nat
Sharon Katz ESPN Analytics
The FCS Semifinal matchups are set with James Madison traveling to North Dakota State on Friday and Youngstown State taking on Eastern Washington on Saturday. Will the Bison win their sixth straight title? Our Football Power Index projects that North Dakota State has a 61 percent chance to reach the title game and a 43 percent chance to win another national championship.
Gage Gubrud finished 21 for 32 for 287 yards and three touchdowns, all three in the first half, to lead Eastern Washington past Richmond 38-0 in the FCS quarterfinals Saturday.
Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin has agreed to a five-year extension to stay at the school after interviewing at Nevada.
The goal for every Eastern Washington opponent is to keep the Eagles' high-powered offense off the field, not to let them run 100 offensive plays.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin is a candidate for Nevada's coaching vacancy, according to sources. Baldwin is 83-31 at FCS Eastern Washington with a national title in 2010.
North Dakota State, the No. 1 seed in the FCS Playoffs, will begin its quest for a sixth straight national championship next week. The first round kicks off this weekend.
Sharon Katz ESPN Analytics
The FCS playoff bracket was released with five-time defending champion North Dakota State earning the No. 1 overall seed. ESPN's Football Power Index projects that the Bison have a 36 percent chance to win their sixth-straight FCS title. That's twice the chance of any other team in the field.
Gage Gubrud threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns and Eastern Washington overcame a slow start to defeat Portland State 35-28 on Friday night to clinch a tie for the Big Sky Conference title.
Cooper Kupp set the all-time FCS receptions record Saturday on a night that he scored on a run and a punt return to help Eastern Washington beat Idaho State 48-17.