College Football News, 10-8-15

**  Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre and safeties coach Joe Tumpkin engaged in a shoving match during a sideline dispute at the Oregon game last Saturday.  MacIntyre has apologized for his actions, saying, “That’s not who I am.”  The Buffaloes were beaten by the Ducks, 41-24.

**  Myles Jack has dropped out of U.C.L.A. and will enter the NFL Draft next spring.  The linebacker tore a knee ligament in practice last month and was out for the season.  He now feels it’s in his best interests to focus on his rehabilitation.   Coach Jim Mora, a man with extensive NFL experience, thinks it’s risky for Jack to do this because the young man doesn’t have a clearly defined position.
In addition to inside and outside linebacker, Jack has played safety, cornerback and running back for U.C.L.A.

**  Texas mascot Bevo XIV, a longhorn steer, has a life-threatening illness and won’t make the trip to the Cotton Bowl Saturday for the annual State Fair of Texas game against rival Oklahoma.  Bevo XIV has been the mascot for 11 years and weighs more than a ton.

**  Former Michigan Wolverine Logan Tuley-Tillman was arraigned yesterday on felony charges which include the commission of a crime using a computer and the distribution of images of a nude.  Tuley-Tillman filmed some of his own sexual encounter without the woman’s permission.  He could be jailed for 10 years or more and faces the possibility of fines up to $9,000.  Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh dismissed Tuley-Tillman, a junior offensive tackle, from the team a month ago.

**  West Virginia safety Karl Joseph hurt his right knee during practice this week and is out for the season.  He had started 42 games for the Mountaineers.  So far this year he had five interceptions, and no FBS player has more!

**  Quarterback Quandary I…
.     Minnesota coach Jerry Kill could start experienced junior Mitch Leidner or freshman Demry
.     Croft at quarterback against Purdue Saturday.  And, for now, he’s not saying which it will be.

**  Quarterback Quandary II…
.     Maryland coach Randy Edsall has three choices:  Perry Hills, Caleb Rowe and Daxx Garmann.
.     All have had their difficulties.  Unless you’re Ohio State, having three quarterbacks usually
.     means you don’t even have one.   Interestingly, the Terrapins play at #1 Ohio State Saturday.
.     So, Coach, it’s not going to matter a whit what you decide.

**  An escalating situation at Eastern Kentucky featuring graffiti threatening to “kill all”  this week
is being taken very seriously.  The school has cancelled classes for the rest of the week and moved tonight’s game against Tennessee Tech to Georgetown College, which is 30 miles north of the Colonels’ Richmond, Kentucky campus.

**  Finally a bit of good news out of Rutgers:  Talented receiver Leonte Carroo is back on the team.
A simple assault charge against Carroo was dropped this week; he had been accused of slamming a former girlfriend onto concrete.

**  The October 10th  L.S.U. at South Carolina game has become the South Carolina at L.S.U. game, due to flooding in the Columbia, South Carolina area.  Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. EST.

**  Tennessee has booted receiver Alton “Pig” Howard off the team for a violation of team rules.  He played a major role in the Volunteers’ offense in 2014 with 54 receptions for 618 yards (11.4 yards per catch) but appeared in only two games this season with just one reception.

**  Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott has been named the Big Ten offensive player of the week for his stellar second-half effort against Indiana.  Elliott scored three times on runs of 55-75 yards and totaled 274 yards to tie for the second-best rushing day in Ohio State’s illustrious history.  Keith Byars ran for 274 yards against Illinois in 1974 to lead the Buckeyes to victory after falling into  a 24-0 hole.  The record belongs to Eddie George, who had 314 yards in 1995.  The opponent was Illinois again.

**  Harold Jackson served only a season and a half as coach at FCS’s Jackson State.  The Tigers went 5-7 in 2014 and were 1-4 so far this season.  Receivers coach Derrick McCall will replace, on an interim basis, the fired Jackson.  It was cool while it lasted  –  a man named Jackson coaching at a school called Jackson State.

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