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Jack Coan appears to be the backup quarterback for the Badgers, Dave Revsine of Big Ten Network reports.

Impact

Coan's early enrollment at Wisconsin appears to have paid off. He's apparently surpassed Kare Lyles on the depth chart and would take the field in the event Alex Hornibrook goes down. However, Hornibrook is only a sophomore, so it may be a while before Coan receives an opportunity to start.

In an Instagram post (via Dave Southorn of the Idaho Statesman), Jake Knight cited a recurring neck injury as the reason behind his decision to quit football.

Impact

Knight indicating he's been dealing with the issue for a while now and has decided to call it a career. After providing just two grabs for 56 yards last season, he was positioned for a sizeable role increase in 2017. Instead, his career will come to an unfortunate end.

Jake Knight has left the Broncos to deal with personal matters, B.J. Rains of the Idaho Press-Tribune reports.

Impact

Knight – a transfer from Auburn prior to 2015 – played mainly on special teams for Boise State last season. However, he was positioned for a larger role in the offense this season prior to his departure from the team. It's unclear exactly what caused his sudden exit and there's no indication of when or if he will rejoin the team.

KirVonte Benson is among the top candidates to replace the recently dismissed Dedrick Mills as Georgia Tech's starting running back, Ken Sugiara of the Atlanta Journal-Constituition reports.

Impact

Benson, a sophomore, made a strong impression in spring camp and could make a run at starting. His main competition is freshman Jerry Howard. Either way, it's likely that Benson will get a decent workload this season without Mills in the mix. If he can capitalize on his opportunities, Benson could raise his value enough to become fantasy-worthy.

Jerry Howard, a freshman, is one of the two top candidates – the other being sophomore KirVonte Benson – to replace Dedrick Mills, who was dismissed from the team Friday due to a violation of athletic-department rules, Ken Sugiura of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Impact

Coach Paul Johnson has been impressed by Howard's work during the first week of practice, stating he "really ran the ball hard. He's a load. He played like I thought." That said, coach Johnson later mentioned that despite Howard's "wrecking ball" play, he's still learning the offense. It's a situation worth monitoring, as the job seems relatively up in the air.

Joshua Jacobs (hamstring) hasn't practiced since last week, Rainer Sabin of AL.com reports.

Impact

Jacobs has no timetable for return from a hamstring injury that is giving him some lingering discomfort. When Jacobs returns, he will compete for reps behind Damien Harris and Bo Scarborough.

Scarborough (undisclosed) was not seen at practice on Friday, Rainer Sabin of AL.com reports.

Impact

Scarborough was ready to go for fall camp after suffering a leg injury that he suffered in the National Championship game, but it seems Coach Nick Saban could still be taking precautions with the star running back. Scarborough rushed for 812 yards and 11 touchdowns on 125 carries in 2016. He's still probable for Alabama's season opener against Florida State on Sept. 2.

Luke Del Rio, despite being an underdog in the Gator's quarterback competition, intends to compete for a legitimate role on the team, Jordan McPherson of SEC Country reports. "I didn't come back to be a strict mentor or a coach. I wouldn't have come back if I didn't want to play, so I'm focusing on competing," said Del Rio on Friday.

Impact

The odds are against Del Rio. He doesn't have the cannon of Feleipe Franks or the mobility of Malik Zaire, but looked to be a serviceable QB last season. During the 2016 campaign, Del Rio posted a 56.7 completion percentage to go along with 1,358 yards, eight touchdowns and eight interceptions. That said, he's still recovering from an injured left knee and two offseason shoulder surgeries, not helping his cause. His veteran status on the team should help him, though, as 2017 will be his third year under coach McElwain's system.

Christian Pabico, who has been taking first-team reps during camp, has been given praises by coaching staff and players alike for his skill and work ethic, Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Impact

Though a former walk-on who has never caught a ball for UCLA, Pabico began working with the first-team offense during the week of Aug. 6 and has impressed ever since. Coach Jim Mora, when asked about what he likes about Pabico, praised his work ethic, attitude and attention to detail before settling for "everything". The redshirt junior has even earned respect from fellow teammates on the defensive side of the ball after top-shelf route-running. Cornerback Darnay Holmes said of Pabico, "He's not a walk-on in my eyes. He's definitely a ballplayer." Coach Mora added, "He has certainly worked his way into the discussion [of joining the starting lineup for the season opener]."

Dedrick Mills was dismissed from Georgia Tech's football program Friday, Ken Sugiura of The AJC reports.

Impact

More details surrounding the situation are sure to follow, but this is a shock to Georgia Tech's outlook for 2017 and beyond. Mills, who led the team with 771 yards and 12 touchdowns despite missing three games, was primed to have another excellent season for the Yellow Jackets as a true sophomore. However, Mills did have some disciplinary issues off the field early in his career that led to suspensions on different occasions. Without Mills, Georgia Tech has a major question mark at its B-back position with just a few weeks to go before kickoff.

Dion Ray is listed as the co-No. 1 quarterback because he's in line to see "10-12 snaps per game as Wildcat QB", Tim Buckley of the Daily Advertiser reports.

Impact

This is an interesting development coming out of the Louisiana-Lafayette camp. Ray barely saw the field during his freshman campaign, attempting one (failed) pass attempt. But, it appears the team's coaching staff has plans for him to be a legitimate part of the offense heading into next season. As a Wildcat quarterback, he'll have upside from a rushing yardage perspective. On the other side of the coin, Jordan Davis' volume will certainly take a hit, as he'll be under center about 10 times less per game.

Dion Ray has been named co-No. 1 quarterback with Jordan Davis, Tim Buckley of the Daily Advertiser reports.

Impact

Ray was barely used as a freshman, attempting only one pass for zero total completions. He will have limited value in 2017 as well due to the presence of Davis, but if he starts to overtake Davis completely he could become fantasy-worthy.

Jordan Davis has been named co-No.1 quarterback with Dion Ray on Louisiana-Lafayette's depth chart, Tim Buckley of the Daily Advertiser reports.

Impact

Davis was used sparingly as a sophomore in favor of main starter Anthony Jennings in 2016. He completed two-of-three pass attempts for seven total yards. Davis will not play in the team's camp-ending scrimmage on Saturday due to this decision to make Davis and Ray the Ragin Cajuns' main No. 1 quarterbacks. This will likely limit his value as he won't see reps like a lone starting quarterback would regularly see.

Tario Fuller has been handed the No. 1 running back tag by running backs coach Chris Barclay, Mike DeFabo of CNHI Sports Indiana reports.

Impact

Fuller received a total of just 10 carries for 30 yards in his freshman year at Purdue, but it appears the team's new coaching staff is more impressed with him than the last. He's moved ahead of incumbent starter Markell Jones on the depth chart, potentially putting him in line for a significant role increase in his second college campaign. However, it's unlikely Jones will be cut out completely, limiting Fuller's upside even if he wins the starting job.

J.K. Dobbins, according to running back coach Tony Alford, is picking up the offense "faster than any freshman he has ever coached in 22 years", Bill Rabinowitz of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Impact

Dobbins, who is competing with Demario McCall for backup carries behind starter Mike Weber, is continuing to make a strong impression on the Ohio State coaching staff. Both Dobbins are McCall are former high-profile prospects with similar size and skillsets. If Friday's report is any indication, Dobbins may be pulling ahead, though.

Markell Jones has fallen behind Tario Fuller on Purdue's running back depth chart, Mike DeFabo of CNHI Sports Indiana reports.

Impact

Jones has led the Boilermaker backfield in each of his first two seasons with the team, rushing for 875 yards and 10 touchdowns as a freshman. He had a down year last year and the new coaching staff following the firing of Darrell Hazell seems to like Fuller's work ethic and have rewarded him for his efforts. This may just be a tactic to light a fire under Jones, but it also could indicate a reduced workload for him as a junior. At the very least, Fuller's inability to consistently catch the ball means Jones will see the field most often on passing downs.

Coach Tim Lester the possibility of using Darius Phillips on offense has been talked about, according to MLive.com.

Impact

Phillips played wide receiver as a freshman, with 32 receptions for 479 yards and two touchdowns, before moving to cornerback and becoming a top-notch return man. He won't have fantasy value in a few snaps per game as a wide receiver, but Western Michigan needs to find playmakers in the passing game and Phillips can only help.

With Mylik Mitchell sidelined, George Bollas is now the No. 2 quarterback for Kent State, according to the Record-Courier.

Impact

Mitchell went down with a knee injury last week, and is out indefinitely. Bollas has started seven games in his career, including last season's finale when Nick Holley was out.

Mylik Mitchell (knee) is out indefinitely, according to Allen Moff of the Record-Courier.

Impact

Mitchell was injured early last week, and is apparently not close to returning. George Bollas is now Kent State's No. 2 quarterback behind Nick Holley.

Coach P.J. Fleck announced Thursday that both Conor Rhoda and Demry Croft will play in Minnesota's upcoming season opener against Buffalo, Randy Johnson of The Star Tribune reports.

Impact

Mitch Leidner's consistent presence under center the past few years provided continuity for the Gophers, but it limited both Rhoda and Croft's opportunities to get significant in-game experience. With that, Rhoda and Croft's competition for the starting job will drag into the season, and there's no end in sight at this point. Fleck added that both quarterbacks will be running the same offense as opposed to installing different game plans tailored to Rhoda or Croft depending on the situation. In any case, it would not be surprising if Minnesota leaned heavily on the run until one of the quarterbacks shows full command of the offense.