Dallas Colleges: Taylor Reed

Spring spotlight: SMU

March, 14, 2013
Today brings us to SMU, which returns just nine starters as it gears up for its first season in the Big East.

Spotlight: Linebackers

Why: The Mustangs lose Ja'Gared Davis and Taylor Reed following a 2012 campaign that saw the former notch first-team All-Conference USA honors and the latter garner second-team honors. That's 174 total tackles, 25.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, five interceptions, four fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles between the two that are gone from last year's team. Kevin Pope and Robert Seals figure to be the next in line to replace the two, with Pope playing in all 13 games as a junior last season and recovering three fumbles, forcing another and blocking a kick. Seals, meanwhile, saw limited action as a redshirt freshman in 2012, recording three tackles and a quarterback hurry in eight games. SMU is replacing five starters up front from a defense that led Conference USA against the run last season, and coach June Jones will be tasked with quite the reloading job heading into Year 1 of the Big East era.

Previously featured

SMU defense makes key stop to end 1st

December, 4, 2010
ORLANDO -- The Mustangs' middle lineback Taylor Reed came in on a blitz and sacked UCF quarterback Jeff Godfrey for a 10-yard loss on third down to end the Knights' second drive. Reed had six tackles (five solos) in the first quarter alone for the Mustangs.

The first quarter, played in a brisk 35 minutes, ended with UCF having the ball for 13:21 of the quarter. SMU has the football on its second possession as the second quarter begins. It remains 7-0 UCF.