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CFB roundup: Virginia Tech's Thomas stays; Alford leaves

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One college quarterback is staying while another will be changing schools.

Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas announced Tuesday that he will return to Tech for his senior season instead of entering the NFL draft.

Virginia Tech will have a new offensive coordinator next season, with reports suggesting Auburn offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler will run the Hokkies offense next season. That led to reports that Thomas might turn pro rather than try to adjust to a new coordinator.

But he ended that talk by announcing his return.

"I'm deciding to come back to Tech to better myself and this team for the future," Thomas said in a statement released by the school.

Meanwhile, quarterback Anthony Alford, who was granted his release by Southern Mississippi last month, announced on his Twitter account that he will transfer to Mississippi.

Mississippi has not yet confirmed Alford's transfer.

Alford started five games as a true freshman for Southern Miss in 2012, and he led the team in passing yards and was third in rushing. He was charged with aggravated assault in connection with an on-campus fight shortly before he was granted his release.

---TCU defensive end Stansly Maponga announced on Twitter that he has decided to enter the 2013 NFL Draft.

"Thanks for 3 great years at TCU! I'll always have y'all in my heart," Maponga tweeted.

Maponda was hampered by injuries during his junior season in 2012 but was named first-team All-Big 12. In 2011, he led TCU in tackles for loss (13.5), sacks (9), forced fumbles (5) and fumble recoveries (2).

---Houston running back Charles Sims will forgo entering the NFL draft and return for his senior season, the school announced.

Sims led the Cougars in rushing with 851 yards and 11 touchdowns last season despite missing three games with injuries.
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