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VIDEO: LSU RB Derrius Guice squats 650 pounds

25-06-2017

VIDEO: LSU RB Derrius Guice squats 650 pounds

Derrius Guice   may be the most underrated player in college football. Playing in the shadow of  Leonard Fournette , Guice posted an eye-popping 8.55 yards per carry (51 rushes for 436 yards) as a freshman in 2015, then kept his big-play ability as his usage increased while Fournette battled injuries in his final college season. Guice rushed 183 times for 1,387 yards and 15 touchdowns; his 7.58 yards per carry average was the most... Read more

Former Miami TE Jovani Haskins headed to West Virginia

25-06-2017

Former Miami TE Jovani Haskins headed to West Virginia

Jovani Haskins  announced two weeks ago he was leaving Miami for “somewhere else.”  That somewhere else proved to be a favorite destination of other Sunshine State transfers: West Virginia. “WVU is my new home and I can’t wait to perform in front of the fans of West Virginia!” he tweeted on Saturday. A 3-star prospect out of Bergenfield, N.J.., Haskins was offered by West Virginia in the class of 2016 and most recruiting experts actually... Read more

LOOK: BYU wearing special patch in honor of LaVell Edwards

24-06-2017

LOOK: BYU wearing special patch in honor of LaVell Edwards

BYU got the summer media day fun started on Friday with their football media day. BYU tends to pull out all the stops on its media day with coach and player interviews, alumni returning, and a handful of announcements about the future of the program. In addition to news about their relationship with ESPN , BYU also announced the football team will be sporting a patch this season in honor of the late LaVell Edwards... Read more

Former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Banks found guilty of rape

24-06-2017

Former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Banks found guilty of rape

Former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Banks was convicted by a jury on Friday for rape of a female Vanderbilt student. Following 15 hours of jury deliberations, the verdict of guilty on one count of aggravated rape and one count of aggravated sexual battery was in. ”He’s shocked but understands that this is only the first part of this process, there’s a lot more to do from here on,” Banks’ lawyer, Mark Scruggs , said after... Read more

California’s state-funded travel ban to discriminating states raises m…

24-06-2017

California’s state-funded travel ban to discriminating states raises mild football scheduling concerns

The state of California is banning state-funded travel to the states of Texas, Alabama, Kentucky, and South Dakota . Those states are added to the previous state-funded travel bans that included Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee due to what California lawmakers say are laws that allow for discrimination against gay and transgender people. So what does this have to do with college football? My colleague, Bryan, notes this latest decision from the state means scheduling... Read more

When ‘physically, mentally ready,’ door wide open for Keyshawn Johnson…

24-06-2017

When ‘physically, mentally ready,’ door wide open for Keyshawn Johnson Jr.’s return to Nebraska

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. has yet to play a down for Nebraska, but, if it’s up to Mike Riley , he will at some point down the road. Earlier this month, the son of former USC great Keyshawn Johnson  was cited for marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia .  This past week, the younger Johnson decided to take a leave of absence , with his father stating that his son needed some time to “mature” and... Read more

Ex-K-State WR involved in release imbroglio transfers to Appalachian S…

24-06-2017

Ex-K-State WR involved in release imbroglio transfers to Appalachian State

Another day, another resetting of ye olde arrest ticker.... Read more

ESPN extends broadcast agreement with BYU football through 2019

23-06-2017

ESPN extends broadcast agreement with BYU football through 2019

Another day, another resetting of ye olde arrest ticker.... Read more

Ole Miss adds Troy to 2022 non-conference slate

23-06-2017

Ole Miss adds Troy to 2022 non-conference slate

The schedule-makers in Oxford were pretty busy on Friday. Not content to just add a non-conference game against Texas Tech in Houston to the Rebels’ slate of future games, Ole Miss has also added Sun Belt foe Troy to the schedule in 2022. According to a release from the Trojans, the two teams will open the season that year on September 3rd in Oxford. The game will be just the second ever between the two... Read more

Auburn looking into scheduling UAB for future football game

23-06-2017

Auburn looking into scheduling UAB for future football game

2017 will mark the return of UAB football after a brief absence on the scene following a controversial disbanding of the program. As part of that return to college football, the school is in the market to schedule several future games down the road and it appears one of the Blazers non-conference games could include a trip up the highway to play in-state power Auburn. “We’ve had conversations with them,” Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs confirmed... Read more

Walk-on USF TE arrested on misdemeanor fraud, theft charges

23-06-2017

Walk-on USF TE arrested on misdemeanor fraud, theft charges

Another day, another resetting of ye olde arrest ticker. According to multiple media outlets, South Florida’s Adrian Palmore was arrested this past Monday on one count of fraudulent use of a credit card and count of petit theft.  The tight end’s arrest came at a Tampa-area IHOP. From WFLA-TV : In the arrest report obtained by News Channel 8, officers say Palmore tried to pay for a meal with a credit card that the victim,... Read more

Lincoln Riley spells out new responsibilities for Oklahoma staff

23-06-2017

Lincoln Riley spells out new responsibilities for Oklahoma staff

Not surprisingly, there have been some tweaks made to Oklahoma’s coaching staff in the wake of Bob Stoops ‘ retirement. The OU football program announced Friday that Cale Gundy and fifth-year assistant Bill Bedenbaugh have been named by Lincoln Riley as the Sooners’ co-offensive coordinators.  Both will continue on with their previous roles under Stoops, Gundy as inside receivers coach and Bedenbaugh as offensive line coach. Riley, however, will retain the play-calling duties he’s held... Read more

After UCLA, Baylor visits, ex-LSU lineman opts for Texas JUCO

23-06-2017

After UCLA, Baylor visits, ex-LSU lineman opts for Texas JUCO

In the end, a former highly-touted high school prospect will start over at a much lower rung on the college football ladder. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune , Willie Allen has decided to attend Tyler Junior College and play football this season for the Texas JUCO.  The offensive lineman told the Baton Rouge Advocate that he decided to take the JUCO route so as not to miss out on another season of eligibility as... Read more

Dwayne Wallace, Cal’s starting right guard, no longer with team

23-06-2017

Dwayne Wallace, Cal’s starting right guard, no longer with team

Just a little over a month before the start of summer camp, Cal’s offensive line has taken what some might consider a rather significant hit. In a very short and terse press release, the football program announced that “ Dwayne Wallace is no longer associated with the school’s football program.”  No reason was given for what could be best described as an eyebrow-raising departure. The first two years of the 6-5, 330-pound Wallace’s collegiate playing... Read more

Ole Miss, Texas Tech to open 2018 season in Houston

23-06-2017

Ole Miss, Texas Tech to open 2018 season in Houston

As opening weekend of the 2017 season grows larger and larger on the horizon, there’s some news for the same weekend the following year that’s been confirmed. As expected, both Ole Miss and Texas Tech announced Friday morning that the two football teams will open the 2018 season at Houston’s NRG Stadium, home of the NFL’s Texans.  The game that will be a part of the annual Advocare Texas Kickoff series does not yet have... Read more

Scholarship offer for a 9-year-old? Nevada says sure, why not

23-06-2017

Scholarship offer for a 9-year-old? Nevada says sure, why not

OK, this might be getting a little bit ridiculous. Check that — this is getting ridiculous. Earlier this year, Lane Kiffin , long the king of way-too-early offers, further buttressed that reputation earlier this month when, just weeks after offering the seventh-grade son of Tee Martin , the Florida Atlantic head coach  offered a scholarship to a quarterback who had just completed the sixth grade.  Earlier this month, Hawaii one-upped Kiffin by offering an 11-year-old who... Read more

Edgar Poe’s starting WR brother leaving Army football team

23-06-2017

Edgar Poe’s starting WR brother leaving Army football team

Guess you can say he’ll play for the service academy, nevermore. According to Sal Interdonato of HudsonValley.com , Christian Poe is no longer on the Army football team.  No reason was given for the unexpected and abrupt departure. Exiting the spring, Poe was one of the Black Knights’ two starting wide receivers. Last season as a sophomore, Poe started two of the games in which he played.  His 10 receptions for 133 yards were both... Read more

After finishing church mission, Oregon State signee transfers to BYU

23-06-2017

After finishing church mission, Oregon State signee transfers to BYU

In large part because of Kalani Sitake ‘s presence on Gary Andersen ‘s coaching staff, Christian Folau signed with Oregon State as a member of the Class of 2017.  Two years later, Sitake’s situation has change — and now so has Folau’s. On his personal Twitter account this week, Folau indicated that, instead of OSU, he will start his collegiate playing career at BYU.  The move, which had been somewhat expected, comes not long after... Read more

Missouri set to rent empty dorm rooms to fans for football weekends

22-06-2017

Missouri set to rent empty dorm rooms to fans for football weekends

Homecoming could be taken to another level at Missouri this fall with a chance for Tigers fans to actually spend a weekend in their old dorm rooms. As part of an effort to make up several budget shortfalls and adjust to dwindling freshman enrollment, Mizzou revealed plans this week to rent out unused dorm rooms in residence halls for football games and other campus events. The St. Louis Post Dispatch adds that the concept has been... Read more

Buffalo reportedly receives state approval for new $18 million footbal…

22-06-2017

Buffalo reportedly receives state approval for new $18 million football field house

If it seems like every college football program has an indoor facility nowadays, that’s because it’s a statement that is pretty close to being true. Now it’s time to cross one of the few remaining FBS holdouts off the list of those without one as Buffalo has finally gotten a thumbs up to build one just across the street from the school’s football stadium. Buffalo Business First reports   that the state has given the green... Read more

Kansas planning $300 million stadium renovation and new indoor footbal…

22-06-2017

Kansas planning $300 million stadium renovation and new indoor football facility

No matter how good or bad your football team is nowadays, chances are high that your school is planning to upgrade football facilities in order to keep up with the burgeoning college athletics arms race. Case in point lies in Lawrence, where Kansas is set to embark on a whopping $300 million renovation of Memorial Stadium that will also include an indoor practice facility. AD  Sheahon Zenger disclosed the plans on Wednesday night while speaking at... Read more

Suspended Oklahoma DB Will Sunderland now facing felony burglary charg…

22-06-2017

Suspended Oklahoma DB Will Sunderland now facing felony burglary charge

The ESPYS are coming. ESPN’s annual summer tradition of showering star athletes with Hollywood praise is coming in July, and fans now have a chance to vote for their picks in multiple categories. As is typically the case, the reigning national champions tend to be well-represented. The Clemson Tigers appear multiple times among the finalists for various ESPY awards . Former quarterback  Deshaun Watson , now with the NFL’s Houston Texans, is one of four... Read more

‘As of now,’ Alabama transfer Shawn Jennings commits to South Alabama

22-06-2017

‘As of now,’ Alabama transfer Shawn Jennings commits to South Alabama

The ESPYS are coming. ESPN’s annual summer tradition of showering star athletes with Hollywood praise is coming in July, and fans now have a chance to vote for their picks in multiple categories. As is typically the case, the reigning national champions tend to be well-represented. The Clemson Tigers appear multiple times among the finalists for various ESPY awards . Former quarterback  Deshaun Watson , now with the NFL’s Houston Texans, is one of four... Read more

Camrin Knight transferring from Florida to Georgia State

22-06-2017

Camrin Knight transferring from Florida to Georgia State

The ESPYS are coming. ESPN’s annual summer tradition of showering star athletes with Hollywood praise is coming in July, and fans now have a chance to vote for their picks in multiple categories. As is typically the case, the reigning national champions tend to be well-represented. The Clemson Tigers appear multiple times among the finalists for various ESPY awards . Former quarterback  Deshaun Watson , now with the NFL’s Houston Texans, is one of four... Read more

Nebraska linebacker Greg Simmons leaves the Huskers

21-06-2017

Nebraska linebacker Greg Simmons leaves the Huskers

The ESPYS are coming. ESPN’s annual summer tradition of showering star athletes with Hollywood praise is coming in July, and fans now have a chance to vote for their picks in multiple categories. As is typically the case, the reigning national champions tend to be well-represented. The Clemson Tigers appear multiple times among the finalists for various ESPY awards . Former quarterback  Deshaun Watson , now with the NFL’s Houston Texans, is one of four... Read more

Clemson’s championship team leads to multiple ESPY nominations

21-06-2017

Clemson’s championship team leads to multiple ESPY nominations

The ESPYS are coming. ESPN’s annual summer tradition of showering star athletes with Hollywood praise is coming in July, and fans now have a chance to vote for their picks in multiple categories. As is typically the case, the reigning national champions tend to be well-represented. The Clemson Tigers appear multiple times among the finalists for various ESPY awards . Former quarterback  Deshaun Watson , now with the NFL’s Houston Texans, is one of four... Read more

Vince Dooley says he would not have fired Mark Richt at Georgia

21-06-2017

Vince Dooley says he would not have fired Mark Richt at Georgia

There was a bit of a shock when Georgia decided to move on from former head football coach Mark Richt last year. Richt had been a model of consistency in a profession that sees that becoming more and more a rarity and he did so in a conference bubbling with as much pressure as any conference has from top to bottom. Regardless, it was time to try something new if the goal was to get... Read more

Ex-A&M WR Ja’Quay Savage transferring from Louisville too

21-06-2017

Ex-A&M WR Ja’Quay Savage transferring from Louisville too

For the third time in his career at this level, Ja’Quay Savage will have a new college football home. Savage revealed via Twitter Tuesday evening that he has decided to transfer from Louisville and continue playing elsewhere.  As the wide receiver has already received his degree from the U of L, he would be eligible to play for another FBS program in 2017. Savage, who changed his name from Williams in 2015 to honor his... Read more

Boston College, Michigan State announce future home-and-home

21-06-2017

Boston College, Michigan State announce future home-and-home

Get out your calendars and get set to mark down yet another way-into-the-future football series. Both Boston College and Michigan State announced Wednesday that the two programs have reached an agreement on a future home-and-home series.  The Spartans will travel to Chestnut Hill for a Sept. 21, 2024, game at Alumni Stadium, with the Eagles making the return trip to East Lansing’s Spartan Stadium Sept. 20, 2025. BC and MSU have met six times previously,... Read more

LB Roland Walder to transfer from Kentucky

21-06-2017

LB Roland Walder to transfer from Kentucky

Kentucky has seen the depth in its linebacking corps diminished a bit ahead of the start of summer camp. Taking to , as all the cool kids are these days, his personal Twitter account, linebacker Roland Walder announced that “[a]fter talking with my family I will be transferring to further my education and football career somewhere else.”  To where the Dayton, Ohio, native will transfer is unknown. A three-star member of the Wildcats’ 2016 recruiting... Read more

‘Personal reasons’ trigger Nebraska coaching staff shuffling

21-06-2017

‘Personal reasons’ trigger Nebraska coaching staff shuffling

With a little over a month until summer camp kicks off, Mike Riley has been forced to tweak his Nebraska coaching staff. The Cornhuskers announced that, because of unspecified personal reasons, Bob Elliott will not be able to perform his on-field duties as safeties coach for the Cornhuskers.  Instead, he’ll slide into an off-field role as a defensive analyst. With the 63-year-old Elliott out, NU announced the promotion of the recently-hired  Scott Booker to take... Read more

Alabama WR Robert Foster injured after getting hit by car on dirt bike

20-06-2017

Alabama WR Robert Foster injured after getting hit by car on dirt bike

One member of the Alabama football program suffered a significant scare over the weekend. On his Facebook page Sunday, Robert Foster indicated that he was “hit on my dirt bike” a day earlier.  Per Rivals.com ‘s Alabama website, the wide receiver was struck by a car in the parking lot of the university’s on-campus athletic facility. Foster himself stated that he received 27 stitches in his back as well as two in his wrist following... Read more

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