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Former Texas kicker Anthony Fera, a Lou Groza Award finalist in 2013 after connecting on 20 of 22 field goals for the Longhorns last season, not only went undrafted, but he has yet to receive a free-agent contract.

I talked to Fera's father, Tony, who said Anthony has a workout for the Miami Dolphins scheduled in the next two weeks and hopes to have a few other workouts lined up soon.

Only two kickers were drafted - both in the seventh round (Nate Freese of Boston College and Zach Hocker of Arkansas). Needless to say, everyone in the Fera family was surprised Anthony's name wasn't called during or immediately after the draft. Especially considering Fera can also punt.

"Dumbfounded," Tony Fera said.



Texas' plan appears to be taking one high school QB in 2015.

So four-star QB Zach Gentry's commitment to Texas on Monday was a huge development for Charlie Strong and his staff.

For those wondering if Gentry is a big departure from incoming freshman QB Jerrod Heard, the offense Texas plans to run is similar to what Shawn Watson ran at Louisville with some of Joe Wickline's influence sprinkled into the running game.

Quarterbacks under Watson and Wickline are going to be passers in the pocket first who also have the ability to make plays with their feet.

So the offense wouldn't be altered to accommodate one or the other. Of course, there might be plays that feature Heard's legs a little more. But as Jason Higdon pointed out in his story on Monday, Gentry is athletic and can move despite standing nearly 6-foot-7.


FROM 76 to 0

Well, that didn't take long.


Daniel Sams ON THE MOVE?

Speaking of Kansas State, Daniel Sams, who rotated at QB with starter Jake Waters in 2013, before moving to WR this spring, has indicated to ESPN's Joe Schad and to that he plans to transfer.

Sams was outstanding at QB in a near upset of Baylor last year in Manhattan, rushing for 199 yards and 3 TDs while going 4 of 7 passing for 41 yards with 1 INT.

Sams, who will have 2 years of eligibility left, suddenly found himself in a crowded field at WR along with Tyler Lockett, Curry Sexton, Deante Burton and Kyle Klein.



A regent at Texas A&M wants to call Kyle Field The House That Johnny Built.

I can't make this stuff up.

Considering Manziel has already put in for the trademark for "The House That Johnny Built," isn't this regent just doing Manziel's bidding?

See, I've already spent too much time thinking about this.



John McClain of the Houston Chronicle ate the front page of his newspaper after saying he would if the Houston Texans didn't take a QB with the first pick in this year's draft.

You can watch him do it here.

For the record, McClain says there's no truth to rumors the Texans might still trade with New England for backup QB Ryan Mallett.

McClain said the Texans will ride with Ryan Fitzpatrick until draft pick Tom Savage of Pitt can be developed. McClain said the Texans won't rush Savage into duty.


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