Florida surprised many in 2015, improving by three wins and winning the SEC East to boot. But the way the Gators finished the season—0–3, outscored by opponents 97–24—is weighing heavily on them as the 2016 campaign approaches.
Mississippi State AD Scott Stricklin insists that Jeffery Simmons’s one-game suspension sends a message that poor choices have consequences. But what it really says is the program doesn’t see violence against women as a big deal.
Given a chance to do the right thing with the Baker Mayfield rule, the Big 12 instead rejected the proposal, providing even more evidence that those who run big-time college sports put their own desire for control above players’ rights.