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Beamer Ball Done In Blacksburg?

Are the days numbered for the man who put Virginia Tech football on the map?

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Rumor Mill Week 10: College Football’s Best Coaching Scoop

Now that the College Football Playoff Committee has released its first poll we can move on to the bigger story, who’s going to head perennial powers—Michigan and Florida?

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Troy's Larry Blakeney retires.

Larry Blakeney To Retire From Troy

The Troy Trojans will have a new head coach in 2015. Larry Blakeney has announced he will retire.

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The Hot Seat: Week 2

Our rankings are simple. Who’s the most likely to get fired? That’s the only criteria we use to group them. The higher the ranking, the more likely they’ll be shown the door.

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The Hot Seat: Week 1

Our rankings are simple. Who’s the most likely to get fired? That’s the only criteria we use to group them. The higher the ranking, the more likely they’ll be shown the door.

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Troy defensive end found dead near a Mississippi highway

Troy defensive end Jadarius Garner was found dead near his hometown of Clarksdale, Miss. on Thursday.

Troy defensive end Jadarius Garner died in a car accident Thursday near his hometown of Clarksdale, Miss. (Photo: Troy Football)

Officers were called Thursday morning to what was reported as a two-car accident near Clarksdale, but that was not the case.

According to the Dothan Eagle:

A report from the Mississippi Highway Patrol said Mississippi State Troopers, county deputies and rescue officials responded to what they thought was a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 61.

When they arrived around 2:30 a.m., they found the body of a pedestrian in the southbound lane. At least two vehicles had “traveled” over the body.

A cause of death has not been determined and Garner’s body was sent to Jackson, Miss., for further evaluation.

“This is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers go out to Jadarius’ family in this time of grief,” Troy head coach Larry Blakeney said in a statement.

“Jadarius was a well-respected member of our football team and his loss will be felt by all of us.”

He was 20 years old.

A transfer from Jones (Miss.) Community College prior to the 2012 season, he appeared in all 12 games this season.

Garner was named Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Trojans’ Sept. 7 win over Savannah State. He led the with six tackles, five color tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles.

He finished the season with seven tackles for loss and three sacks.

On Wednesday, Taylor Driggers, a Troy signee from February of 2013, was charged with manslaughter in connection with a shooting death of a Troy student.

Driggers was charged in Crensaw County, Ala. following the death of 18-year-old Kristin Fuller. Per the Eagle, Troy said that Driggers was expected to join the football team this semester or in the summer.

In December, Trojans walk-on Dimitri Miles was charged with murder in the death of Troy resident Marquise McClendon.

Photo: Troy Football

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Troy linebacker arrested on murder charge

A member of the Troy football team has been charged with murder following a shooting that occurred Sunday morning.

Troy linebacker Dimitri Miles faces a murder charge. (Photo: Troy Police Department)Dimitri Miles was arrested late Sunday afternoon and charged in the shooting death of Marquise Jermaine McLendon, 26, of Troy.

Mies was a walk-on linebacker on the Troy football team. The Lafayette, Ga. started seven games in 2012, but was ruled academically ineligible this season. He had been practicing as a member of the Trojans scout team.

Police allege that Miles shot McLendon a little before 8 a.m. local time Sunday morning. McLendon was transported to a local hospital after his body was discovered in an apartment complex, and subsequently died as a result of the gunshot wounds.

“First and foremost, anytime there is a loss of life it is tragic event and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim and his family,” Troy athletic director John Hartwell said in a statement. “Dimitri Miles was a walk-on student-athlete on our football team who was academically ineligible to compete in competition this past season, but practiced as a member of the scout team. His association with our football team and the Troy Athletic Department has been terminated as a result of these charges which are associated with an incident that occurred off campus.”

As of Monday morning, Miles was being held on a $100,000 bond in the Pike County Jail.

Photo: Troy Police Department

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