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Quick Hits: Cornelius Brown, Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith Make NFL Practice Squads

As the NFL season just kicked off, Miner Rush reports that 8 UTEP Miners are on NFL rosters.

Ravens' next man up--UTEP's Oniel Cousins--goes down; carted off field - Baltimore Ravens

Excerpt: "Oniel Cousins, who was labeled as "the next man up" when starting right tackle Jared Gaither succumbed to a back injury earlier in training camp, was carted off the field this morning in Westminster. The severity of the injury is not known, however it’s never a good sign when a player can’t get to the sidelines under his own power" Here's hoping the injury isn't too severe.

The Dig: 19 Days Till UTEP Miner Football Opening Kickoff Edition

In The Dig: The Miners wrap up Camp Socorro; A Frosh TE is Turning Heads; UTEP offers a California DT that looks great on film; and updates on two more Miners in NFL Camps.

Top Non-BCS Conference 2011 Draft Prospects- Braxton Amy a "Sleeper" - ESPN

ESPN's Andrea Adelson has a very brief list of some of the non-AQ league's top 2011 NFL Draft prospects- Braxton Amy has made the list.

The Green Bay Packers Place Former Miner Jeff Moturi on Injured Reserve

Just a shame, Moturi's rookie season is over before it started. The report doesn't give any indication as to the nature of the injury, but Jeff won't be competing for a spot at Packers camp as expected.

Da'Mon Cromartie Smith Resigns with the Pittsburgh Steelers

A second chance? Great news for former Miner Da'Mon Cromartie Smith who originally signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers after the NFL Draft but was released prior to camp. Smith was resigned today and will be given a shot to fight for a roster spot at training camp. Best of luck to Da'mon!

2011 NFL Draft: Conference USA prospect preview - Mocking The Draft

Mocking the Draft has a way too early look at C-USA's best players and where they might go in the 2011 NFL Draft. The writer sees Donald Buckram as a mid round sleeper pick.

Arizona Daily Star Gives Miner Star RT Alex Solot a Shout-Out

Always nice to see an offensive lineman get some credit in the press. It looks like Alex Solot may be generating some NFL interest as the Oakland Raiders are doing their due diligence on him. Excerpt: "When UTEP reports for its football fall training camp next month, Tucsonan Alex Solot, a starting offensive tackle, will have the highest profile of his career. The Oakland Raiders recently contacted Solot's former coaching staff at Rincon/University High School as it begins its research for the 2011 NFL draft"

Where I Come From: My Three All-Time Favorite UTEP Football Players

This post is sponsored by EA Sports NCAA Football 2011. This is a great summer topic to kick around- who's your All-Time Favorite UTEP football player or players?  Making  a list like this is a...

The Dig: You Can Taste the Salt in Memphis Edition

The Dig: You Can Taste the Salt in Memphis Edition. This time: Memphis area writers aren't pleased that the Tigers won't be hosting the C-USA Tournament in 2011; Mike Price hates a new NCAA proposed rule; Memphis loses a stud basketball player, and some conference expansion talk straight from the Commish's mouth. The Dig is your best UTEP and C-USA round-up.

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