ESPN: Rodgers to NFL; Petersen stays at Boise
Two major news items to cover quickly while distracted by this little football game. Oregon State running back Jacquizz Rodgers has announced he'll enter the NFL draft a year early. Chris Petersen announced he's not leaving Boise State for Stanford.
As for Rodgers, that means he will leave behind his brother, receiver James Rodgers, who will come back for a fifth year after receiving a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA.
The decision makes sense. There's little else Rodgers can do to improve his NFL stock, and running backs don't have a long shelf life. He's a classy young man ...