The talk of the college football world this past week has been about Janoris Jenkins getting the heave-ho from Florida thanks to a third marijuana arrest. The Florida media is firmly backing new head coach Will Muschamp for doing what needed to be done. I assume South Carolina and Georgia fans are thrilled as well. Jenkins was a legit shut-down corner in college, and with what will surely be a stout defensive line, Florida was expecting him to cut the field in half. Muschamp did the right thing, and in the long term it will help Florida rid themselves of the “Herban” Meyer stigma, but in the short term it will sting.
While this is the quiet period for college football, tonight is the NFL Draft, the only true collision of college and pro football. As a fan of both, I always get excited to see where my favorite players go and see which player my NFL team of choice selects. So enjoy tonight…and tomorrow…and Saturday as we get to relive the past few years with our favorite players as they make the big leap to the NFL. With that, let’s get to the news of the week.
Tony Barnhart opens up a can on the Big 10 regarding Ohio State.
Stephen Garcia has been in trouble since he set foot on South Carolina’s campus, but he never gets demoted.
For all of you Florida State fans, here’s a rundown of how their spring went.
Colorado wants to sell 25,000 season tickets. The only way this happens is if each ticket comes with a bag of weed.
“Washaun has a ways to go still to show me that he deserves to start or even play right now.” Mark Richt is usually not this blunt.
The NCAA is trying to save face in the midst of the Fiesta Bowl scandal by taking “a hard look at its role in college football’s increasingly messy bowl system.”
Speaking of the bowls, the NCAA has put a 3 year moratorium on adding bowl games.
Some dude from Massachusetts thinks Ohio State should part ways with Jim Tressel.
Utah is loving recruiting as a member of the Pac 12.
Any Kentucky football fans out there? Here’s a rundown of their spring game.
And for your weekly Nebraska link, the offense is undergoing massive changes. Anything is better than what it was the last two seasons.
BYU has accepted a conditional invite to the Armed Forces Bowl…in April. Okay…
Here’s a run-of-the-mill piece on College Football being shady.
Tony Barnhart uses this year’s draft as evidence of the SEC’s dominance. Not sure it’s a valid claim as the Big 12 had several high picks last year, but what the hell.
Notre Dame’s doctors were ahead of the curve back in the day. Maybe they could have pointed out how stupid it was for Declan Sullivan to be in that scissor life.
And for Europe’s brand of football, here are the highlights of the Real Madrid-Barcelona semifinal from yesterday (fast forward to the 1:30 mark for some Messi brilliance).