Campus Clicks: SEC quarterback news, College football headlines in Spanish
We're only a quarter of the way through the season, but quarterback controversies, debacles and amusing one-liners are already grabbing headlines. First off, Cal head coach Sonny Dykes praised Jared Goff while also taking a ruthless shot at Jameis Winston.
South Carolina is benching Perry Orth in favor of true frosh Lorenzo Nunez with hopes that he can jumpstart a stagnant Gamecock offense. Gus Malzahn also elected to make a change at quarterback, tapping redshirt freshman Sean White to start in place of Jeremy Johnson, who has struggled mightily in 2015. But Bleacher Report's Barrett Sallee says this is not the time to start White over Johnson. Regardless of your opinion, here are five things you need to know about the Tigers' new quarterback.
And not again: Utah State's Chuckie Keeton will be forced to miss significant time AGAIN, as the Aggies signal-caller is out 4-6 weeks with a knee injury.
Unsurprisingly, football highlights are so much better in Spanish:
College Spun came up with a great quiz idea: Can you identify these college football stars without their uniforms?
Carly Fiorina = LSU?
The brilliant folks at Lost Lettermen have assigned an SEC team to each Republican Presidential candidate and the results are perfect/hilarious.
Drederick Snelson, an elite 4-star receiver from Florida shocked the recruiting world when he committed to Minnesota in August. He spurned Alabama, Auburn, Florida State and others in opting to head north. SI's Chris Johnson caught up with Snelson to find out exactly why he chose the rising Big Ten program.
Missouri has made a seamless transition to the SEC and reached two-straight conference title games but they still don't get much credit. Here's a fantastic article from Joan Niesen on Gary Pinkel and the program's quest to cement their status as an SEC power.
I Want a Good, Dirty Fight Gentlemen
Kevin Sumlin offers to referee at next year's Texas High School Coaches convention between Bielema and Kingsbury.— Suzanne Halliburton (@suzhalliburton) September 22, 2015
Pretty Nasty Cover
Apparently someone isn't pleased with Idaho head coach Paul Petrino:
Odds and Ends
Watch this high school fullback literally drag defenders 15 yards into the end zone ... Speaking of which: Leonard Fournette apparently "hated" football when he was younger ... Participating in Draft Kings and Fan Duel could cost student-athletes their eligibility ... Columbia University unveils plan to help feed students who can't afford food ... Former Utah player calls Oregon soft. OUCH! ... Here's how Bret Bielema is helping Texas programs unite ... CMU LB Mitch Stanitzek will not be suspended for his vicious hit on Syracuse QB Eric Dungey ... You gotta check out this bizarre end to a high school football game ... Fake certifications during construction of Cincinnati new stadium (seriously) ... Chip Kelly to the SEC: Odds on his next coaching stop ... Gary Patterson took a shot at Big 12 rival Baylor over arrests ... The Big Ten is approving some debatable non-power conference teams as power conference teams ... Cool read from GQ on an exhausting day as a Penn State drink vendor guy.
SportsCenter will travel to Collegeville (Minn.) this weekend for arguably D-III football's best rivalry: St. John's vs. St. Thomas. Here's an idea of what the raucous environment is like:
Get a load of this hype video for the University of Nottingham's American football season:
Never Gets Old
Tuesday marked the 8th anniversary of Mike Gundy's infamous "I'm a Man, I'm 40!" rant and the Oklahoma State coach reflected on that legendary press conference this week.
Here's a refresher (or just another chance to watch it for the nine millionth time):
After watching that, enjoy one of many parodies of Gundy's rant.