Devon Walker headed home; more Designated Reads

Tuesday December 18th, 2012

Our continued best wishes to Tulane's Devon Walker for a complete recovery. (AP Photo/Tulane University) Our continued best wishes to Tulane's Devon Walker for a complete recovery. (AP Photo/Tulane University)

• Actual good news, actually. Devon Walker is getting out of rehab and will spend the winter holidays continuing his recovery at home with his family. Here's his statement: "I am so happy to be going home where I can reunite with my family and friends. My family and I are very grateful for the support we continue to receive. Some days, when I think that I just can't do this anymore, remembering my many friends and supporters (both old and new) who are praying for me gives me the strength to go on. I know that my fight is just beginning. Please continue to pray for my recovery. Thank you very much."

• And now, humans in plush cow suits playing drums in the general direction of Dabo Swinney. The Chick-fil-A Bowl is your one-stop destination for events of this kind.

• Coach-firin' follies. Are increasingly giving way to coach-hirin' follies: Missouri offensive line coach Josh Henson will replace the departed Dave Yost as the Tigers' offensive coordinator.

• Roster blotter. Stedman Bailey will pass on his senior season at West Virginia in favor of the NFL draft ... also turning pro: Tennessee's Justin Hunter, per Justin Hunter ... Louis Nix will return to Notre Dame, with the intent of taking a little Senior Day stroll with his mom ... Cincinnati's Brendon Kay has been granted a sixth year of eligibility ... and stop us if you've heard this before, but a Montana player is transferring. No, again. No, again again.

• Schedule matters. Nebraska and Northern Illinois have booked a three-game series, including one 2016 date at Chicago's Soldier Field.

• Tweets of the day. 

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