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Around the Dog Park: The G5 Makes Their Presence Felt at NFL Combine

Previewing FAU, finding potential rivalries in CUSA, and rounding up G5 NFL Combine news.

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UTEP running back Aaron Jones goes through workout drills during the 2017 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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Around the Dog Park is our daily round up of G5 football news around the internet. Feel free to submit any news we may have missed in the comments section.

General G5 Football

  • The NCAA Rules Committee has recommended three rules changes, mostly related to player safety. The rule change suggestions will be considered for adoption by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel next month.
  • North Carolina A&T’s Tarik Cohen is carrying the banner for HBCU athletes everywhere at this year’s NFL Combine.


  • Tulane’s quarterbacks were very bad in 2016. Here’s how the position can improve in 2017.
  • While Tulane’s quarterbacks were underwhelming last season defensive tackle Tanzel Smart was a monster. Will his short stature hurt him come draft week?
  • Buffalo Bills wide receive coach Phil McGeoghan played a major role in ECU wide recieve Zay Jones’ development. Something to keep in mind as the NFL draft approaches.

Conference USA

Sun Belt

  • Arkansas State signed a bunch of very large athletes to help rebuild their offensive line.
  • New Mexico State’s Tyler Rogers was granted a medical redshirt so he’ll have one final year of eligibility at NMSU.
  • Former South Alabama tight end (by way of UAB) Gerald Everett is impressing NFL analysts with his athleticism and versatility.
  • Georgia State wide receiver Robert Davis opened eyes at the combine, tying the record for second-best broad jump from a WR since 2006.