Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

College Football Notebook; Fromm, Davis Are Honored by League

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

College Football Notebook; Fromm, Davis Are Honored by League

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Byline: The Times-Union and news services

Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm and Florida running back Malik Davis are among the players named to the SEC's All-Freshman team, released on Thursday after a vote of the league's coaches.

Fromm threw for 2,173 yards, 21 touchdowns and only five interceptions after replacing the injured Jacob Eason in theopening game of the season. Davis gained 526 yards and scored twice in seven games before going out for the season withan injury.

Also making the team was Georgia running back D'Andrew Swift (597 yards) and the right side of the Bulldogs' offensive line, guard Solomon Kindley and tackle Andrew Thomas.

Florida defensive backs C.J. Henderson and Marco Wilson joined Davis on the team. Henderson had four interceptions, returning two for touchdowns, and Wilson led all SEC freshmen and was third in the nation among freshmen with 10 pass break-ups.

DIMEL NAMED UTEP COACH

Kansas State offensive coordinator Dana Dimel has been named head coach at UTEP, where he will take over the only Division I team that didn't win a game this season.

Sean Kugler resigned Oct. 1 after the team's 0-5 start in his fifth season at his alma mater. Former coach Mike Price served as interim head coach the remaining seven games.

UTEP said the school and the 55-year-old Dimel are working on a mutually agreeable start date following completion of his coaching responsibilities with Kansas State, his alma mater where he has been back since 2009. The Wildcats play in the Cactus Bowl on Dec. 26.

This will be Dimel's third stint as a head coach. He had a 30-39 record at Wyoming (1997-99) and Houston (2000-02).

NAVY COORDINATOR COULD MISS GAME AGAINST ARMY

Navy offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper's availability for Saturday's Army-Navy game is in question after a possible issue arose involving his son's ongoing medical situation, according to the Capital (Md.) Gazette.

Jarren Jasper, who is awaiting a heart transplant, had a regularly scheduled appointment Wednesday and doctors apparently discovered something of concern. The 14-year-old remained at the hospital into the night and Ivin Jasper missed Navy football practice Wednesday afternoon. …

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