Wed, Dec 13, 2017

College Football

Recent articles about College Football
  1. Georgia is preparing a showdown with Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff, but freshman Latavious Brini is facing legal troubles.Jake Rowe of 247Sports initially reported the arrest. Brini — who was released after the $5,700 bond was posted — was charged with first-degree forgery, which is a felony in Georgia.Seth Emerson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution shared the details of the arrest, which is focused on a counterfeit $100 bill during an incident in July.According to the report, Brini allegedly used the note to pay for $8 of merchandise at a Pet Supplies Plus store and received $92 in cash. The store realized it was a counterfeit currency and traced it back to Brini, who allegedly used a fake name, Trevon Shorter, while signing up for a rewards card.Eight days later, “the same cashier noticed the same person return to the store and use a debit card under a different name.Additionally, Emerson notes a Georgia athlete arrested on a felony is immediately suspended. Pending the results of the investigat
  2. On Monday, Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson announced he would be transferring to Michigan for his final two seasons of eligibility. He will join Brandon Peters, Dylan McCaffrey, Joe Milton and Kevin Doyle in what was already going to be a talent-rich quarterback room. Patterson needs to obtain a waiver from the NCAA to be eligible to play at Michigan next season. “From what I’m hearing, I’m pretty sure that I will win that and be able to play next year,” Patterson told the Toledo Blade. “If I don’t, I’ll work as hard as I can learning the offense and I’ll be playing the year after.” So what does he bring to the Wolverines? “He would bring a mobile, athletic element to Michigan’s offense,” Andy Staples said in a video segment on Sports Illustrated. “Remember, Jim Harbaugh did run read option stuff with the San Francisco 49ers. That sort of thing would fit very well with what Patterson can do. No matter what happens, Michigan will probably be playing with a more mobile quarterback than in the first couple o
  3. Bowl games tie a metaphorical bow on the college football season, but they also can serve as landmark moments for a player’s career. The final contest of the campaign allows a final moment to climb the record book at a given school or even nationally.While it’s theoretically possible for a single-game record to be broken, that’s complete guesswork. Instead, we’re specifically eyeing single-season or career marks that have a realistic chance of being topped this bowl season.Ja’Von Rolland-Jones, DE, Arkansas StateDepending on who you ask, Ja’Von Rolland-Jones has an opportunity to break the FBS career sack record. Based on the school’s data, he’s collected 43.5 for his career. Other resources say Rolland-Jones has 42. Terrell Suggs currently owns the disputed mark of 44, since the NCAA didn’t officially track the statistic until 2000. Regardless, Rolland-Jones’ 13 sacks in 2017 means the Arkansas State’s single-season mark of 14 is reachable. No matter what happens in the Camellia Bowl, Rolland-Jones has put
  4. Tee Martin’s name came up a fair amount during Tennessee’s prolonged coaching search, but the former Vol ended up staying at USC. It sounds like that’s because he wasn’t interested in a lateral move.The LA Daily News’ Scott Wolf reported on Tuesday that Martin said he wasn’t interested in becoming the Vols’ offensive coordinator. Martin, who helped Tennessee win the 1998 national championship, has been with USC since 2012 and worked his way up to offensive coordinator last year. Some thought he should have received consideration for the Vols’ head coaching job, which eventually went to Alabama DC Jeremy Pruitt. Martin even talked with his former coach/current AD Phillip Fulmer. But it sounds like those talks were about becoming Tennessee’s OC rather than their head coach.
  5. Teams are already starting to do their leg work, and with college football heading into bowl season there’s no better time to do an NFL mock draft.The order isn’t set in stone — this is just how things look heading into NFL Week 15. But for the most part we have a good idea about the teams that will have the top picks, and what they need to do with them.If the season ended today, this 2018 NFL mock draft gives us an idea about what could happen when the actual thing takes place next year.Note: Some of these players have yet to declare. 1. Cleveland Browns (0-13): Josh Rosen, quarterback, UCLAThe most naturally gifted pure passer coming into the NFL next year, Rosen is a lock to go very high if he chooses to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. He doesn’t get rattled — he’s been unreal delivering strikes under pressure the past few years playing behind a porous offensive line — and would immediately be the starter in Cleveland. He’s the perfect quarterback for Hue Jackson to mold into a star.2. New York Giants (2-1