It has been a season of hard luck for Northwestern; and that was exposed in a dreadful 62-41 loss to…
RILEY: Harlow, Hamlett looking good
TE Connor Hamlett has practiced well in Hawaii, said Riley, and he anticipates him playing.
WR Kevin Cummings has looked good in Hawaii practices and should be ready to go.
LB Caleb Saulo is also ready to go.
THERE HAS BEEN no announcement yet by junior consensus All-America wideout Brandin Cooks on whether he will return or go pro, though some think it's a foregone conclusion he'll leave early and make the announcement sometime soon after the game.
Cooks is ranked as the 7th best WR prospect and the 37th best player available in the NFL Draft, according to NFLDraftScout.com. He is projected to be a 1-2 round pick.
Scott Crichton is projected to go as a 2-3 round pick if he were to enter the draft early and senior Rashaad Reynolds is seen as a 5th round pick.
NFLDraftScout.com com projects CB Sean Martin, OL Michael Philipp and OL Grant Enger as potential undrafted free agents. Junior QB Sean Mannion is not listed by the site.
THINGS ARE NOT ENDING WELL between senior QB Joe Southwick and Boise State. The Associated Press reports Southwick was sent home after urinating from a hotel balcony and that Southwick says he was unfairly dismissed and falsely accused. Southwick took a polygraph test after arriving in Boise in a bid to prove his innocence, KTVB reported.
Southwick said the results of the polygraph indicate he was telling the truth: He witnessed another player urinate off the balcony, but didn't do it himself. Southwick declined to name the player. Southwick said at least three other players testified against him before he was sent home.
Southwick said he was taken to the airport and waited nine hours for his flight. He said he tried to contact Boise State administrators while waiting at the airport, but to no avail.
Grant Hedrick, who will start for the Broncos, said Southwick being sent home has been a distraction.
"Mentally, it's been draining, with all the changes," Hedrick said.
Hedrick this season has completed 135-of-198 passes for 1,443 yards with 15 touchdowns and five interceptions.
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