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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.

Demry Croft will split time with Conor Rhoda at quarterback next season, Randy Johnson of the Star Tribune reports. Coach P.J. Fleck stated after Thursday's practice, "In terms of a starter – they're both the starter. We're going to play both"

Impact

Both QB options are still developing and don't have the level of experience coach Fleck wants, Johnson reports. So, they'll end up splitting time seemingly until, or if, one of them has significantly stronger performances than the other. Croft saw just three games last season, throwing for 34 yards on 17 attempts and rushing for 38 yards on nine attempts.

Ross Trail has an abdominal strain and has been in and out of practice, Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Impact

Trail is currently in a competition for the starting quarterback spot with sophomore Hayden Moore, the incumbent starter. As a freshman, Trail completed 46 of 70 pass attempts for 494 yards and one touchdown. It's unclear how serious the abdominal strain is, and if it will effect him enough to lose out on a starting opportunity. There will likely be more updates on Trail's injury in the near future.

Andrew Beck will miss at least six-to-eight weeks with the fractured foot he suffered Wednesday, Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman reports.

Impact

After a junior campaign where he pulled in just four receptions for 82 yards and two touchdowns, Beck was fully expected to step into a larger role to open the 2017 campaign. However, a recent fractured foot presents a temporary road block, as Beck is now expected to be sidelined into at least late September. That should translate to Beck missing at least the first three games of the season, if not more, giving the Longhorns some depth issues at the position. Reese Leitao remains suspended for the first game of the year, which means Kendall Moore could potentially take the top spot after transferring over from Syracuse.

Andrew Beck fractured his foot during practice Wednesday Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman reports.

Impact

Beck's injury will hold him out for an extended period of time, though an official timetable from the school has yet to be released. Depth at the tight end position has become an issue for the Longhorns, with Reese Leitao (suspension) and Garrett Gray unavailable while working in summer school, Kendall Moore could take the top spot for Texas entering the season after transferring to Austin from Syracuse. Freshman Cade Brewer also could be thrust into a role early in his college career due to the misfortunes of others on the depth chart.

Velus Jones (foot) is expected to be sidelined for the next few practices, Joey Kaufman of the Orange County Register reports.

Impact

Coach Clay Helton told reporters Wednesday that Jones has been dealing with a sore foot of late, which explained why the redshirt freshman was in a walking boot at practice. Jones will likely remain sidelined for the next few practices as his foot heals, but Opening Week is far enough away to where there's no indication he's in danger of missing actual game time. Still, missed practice time will hurt Jones' chances at seeing the field early this season considering the Trojans' depth at the position.

Donovan Lee (leg) may redshirt the 2017 season to return in 2018, Brian Howell of the Boulder Daily Camera reports.

Impact

Lee fractured his fibula in March, but is ahead of his recovery. It's unclear how far into the season he would need to wait until he could return, but at this point it seems like his best option.

Along with competing to be Logan Woodside's backup, Michael Julian is also competing to become Toledo's punter, according to the Toledo Blade.

Impact

Julian does have one punt in his career, back in 2015 as sophomore. If he is not the No. 2 quarterback behind Woodside, he'll still be completely off the fantasy radar.

Coach Dabo Swinney said Wednesday that Kelly Bryant would be Clemson's starter if the Tigers played this week, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Bryant is the only quarterback on Clemson's roster with legitimate playing experience at this level, so it's not entirely surprising that Swinney would be comfortable handing the reins over to him to start the season. In fact, Bryant has established himself as Deshaun Watson's successor since the outset of spring practice, and Swinney pointed to Bryant's consistency as a primary reason behind him hanging onto the No.1 spot atop the depth chart. Swinney did allude to the possibility of Hunter Johnson or Zerrick Cooper getting some playing time behind Bryant early in the season, but noted that those reps would be to add overall depth to the position.