Campus Clicks: Another defense tries to stop Leonard Fournette, more coaching news
Coaches Crushing Headlines
Although numerous coaches find themselves on the hot seat every October and everyone loves talking about the "what ifs," it's still rare that we see so many of their names dominating headlines before the official coaching carousel begins in December.
USC is beginning to pick up the pieces and move on from another head coach after officially announcing the dismissal of Steve Sarkisian. But school president Max Nikias still backs AD Pat Haden, whom has come under serious fire for his hiring of Sarkisian and his handling of the situation.
Meanwhile in the SEC, Arby's tried to capitalize on Steve Spurrier's decision to leave South Carolina and Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema isn't too concerned with his critics, saying "Bring it on, baby."
And in case you missed it (because UCF is very far down on the priority list for many fans), George O'Leary is stepping down as interim AD but will remain the Golden Knights' coach.
Next in Line
New Ball Coach
Here are 10 coaching candidates to replace Steve Spurrier at South Carolina. Where does the job in Columbia even rank among the top job openings?
Jack of All Trades
Remember the time that Steve Spurrier kicked a game-winning field goal?
This one shouldn't be too difficult: Can you name the six Power Five schools that do NOT have a city or state in the title?
Betting odds and most notable matchups for College Football Week 7.
Remember when Auburn DB Rudy Ford said it shouldn't be difficult to stop LSU running back Leonard Fournette? The sophomore ran for 228 yards and three touchdowns on only 19 carries in a dominating win...whoops.
Apparently Florida DT Jon Bullard missed that quote by Ford or is just supremely confident in the Gators defense because he issued a similar comment this week ahead of their game with the Tigers:
Gators DT Jon Bullard on LSU's Fournette: "He's nothing that we can't stop."— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) October 13, 2015
O'Malley for Terps
Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley drew a couple comparisons to a college football coach during the debate on Tuesday night:
Primetime Hamilton, a freshman guard/forward for Middle Georgia State might have the best name in college basketball:
Odds and Ends
Relive Steve Spurrier's best quotes ... Even Ric Flair and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. paid tribute to Spurrier ... Six freshman hoops players that will likely declare for the 2016 NBA Draft ... 10 coordinators on the rise in college football ... Another Tennessee injury: Freshman DT Shy Tuttle is out for the season ... UConn student apologizes for drunken mac and cheese tirade ... Survey: Most freshmen are not emotionally prepared for college (SHOCKING, I know) ... CFB job rankings: Which jobs are the most desirable? ... Houston's Tom Herman says he's focused on championships, not vacancies ... 15 reasons why fans can't stand Bret Bielema.
Please Don't Go
USC interim head coach Clay Helton said all the right things at his introductory press conference on Tuesday:
With the basketball season right around the corner, it's a very appropriate time to remember The Legend of the Speedo Guy: