Campus Clicks: Spurrier retires, Sarkisian fired, Will Grier suspended
Calling it Quits
Many folks expected South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier to hang up the visor soon, but no one saw his midseason retirement coming. Here are six things to know about his departure from college football.
We were pelted with unfortunate and negative news from the college football world on Monday and although the situations at USC and Florida deserve serious attention, we have a heart-warming story from college soccer.
Check out this article and video about Ezana Kahsay, a refugee from Africa who managed to earn a soccer scholarship at Akron and is enjoying every moment of life.
Four-star Oregon commit Lamar Winston Jr. is attempting to lure USC recruits and targets to Eugene:
To all you USC commits, Oregon has a home for you, don't be shy.. Come join the family🐥... We'd love to have you🎉— 1k (@LamarWinstonJr) October 12, 2015
Bill O'Brien, Anyone?
Here are seven guys that could receive serious consideration to replace Steve Sarkisian at USC.
Bret Bielema's PR folks probably had a field day on Monday. First, a video surfaced of the Arkansas coach flopping after confronting Bama lineman Cam Robinson. Then, it was discovered that he might have bumped into Crimson Tide running back Kenyan Drake. It's unclear if he did anything intentional or egregious in the second video but because of the Robinson video, everyone was still talking about it.
The intensely vascular forearms on the guy modeling Northwestern's 1995 Rose Bowl-inspired uniforms will give you nightmares.
Bad News for UK
One NBA exec on whether he thinks UK's Skal Labissiere will be cleared by the NCAA: "absolutely not". Seems to be consensus among NBA teams— Olgun Uluc (@OlgunUluc) October 12, 2015
Numerous USC players took to Twitter to deliver reactions to the Steve Sarkisian dismissal news, including defensive end Claude Pelon and wide receiver Dominic Davis:
Wow...— SAVAG£ (@ClaudePelon) October 12, 2015
Odds and Ends
Best CFB cheerleaders from Week 6 ... Horrific news: Former Texas A&M receiver Thomas Johnson (2012) is being charged with murder for allegedly stabbing a jogger to death ... Here's a 53-man NFL roster composed entirely of former FCS players ... South Carolina announced that home game vs. Vanderbilt is still on ... Who are college football's most pleasantly surprising power conference teams? ... Pete Carroll on Sarkisian: "It breaks my heart" ... Northwestern CB Matthew Harris out for a while with broken bones in face ... Florida State trolls ESPN over supposed SEC bias.
The announcement of Florida QB Will Grier's suspension shocked college football and although most people were quick to blast him, let's remember he's still a young man that obviously made a huge mistake. Understandably, he was very emotional during a press conference on Monday:
Trick Shot Monday
Per usual, Notre Dame players posted a trick shot video for Trick Shot Monday. We can't say it was their best work but still worthwhile:
Throwdown in Tallahassee
Some Miami and Florida State bros got into a fight on Saturday and it looked a tad violent: