** Former Baylor quarterback Tom Muecke died at the age of 52, apparently of a heart attack, in Waco, Texas on Saturday night. He played seven seasons in the Canadian Football League.
** Muecke played at Baylor from 1982 through 1985. In his college career he threw for 3,688 yards and 29 touchdowns.
** Florida and Miami will renew a mostly dormant rivalry with a game three years from now at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium, which until this week was called the Citrus Bowl. The contest will open the 2019 college football season.
** The two teams have not played each other since a home-and-home series in 2008 and 2013.
This game is a one-time thing.
** Former Texas A&M quarterback and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner was indicted yesterday by a grand jury as a result of domestic violence against ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley, who accused him of striking her and threatening to kill her in late January. He also threatened to kill himself.
** Manziel’s attorney Jim Darnell released a statement saying Manziel, 23, will plead not guilty.
** Joe Blahak, 65, was a stellar defensive back for Nebraska, playing for the Cornhuskers’ national title teams in 1970 and 1971. He died in Lincoln, Nebraska Monday morning of an apparent heart attack.
** Blahak started from 1970 to 1972 for legendary coach Bob Devaney. His block on Oklahoma’s Jon Harrison helped Johnny Rodgers on his famed 72-yard punt return for a touchdown in the 1971 “Game of the Century.” Was his block a clip? Oklahoma, even now, says yes. Blahak: “Did the refs throw a flag? Then it wasn’t a clip.”
** With Blahak on the roster Nebraska went 33-2-2. He is still tied for the Nebraska record for most interceptions in a game; he had three against Kansas State in 1970.
** The Detroit Free Press reported that Eastern Michigan has heard calls from within for it to drop Division I football. In response the university has declared it has “absolutely no plans” to drop football or even move to a different division or conference. It’s happy to be in the MAC.
** Sophomore starting cornerback Adonis Alexander and redshirt freshman Houshon Gaines have been suspended by Virginia Tech. Both were charged Sunday with marijuana possession. The incident occurred only hours after Virginia Tech’s spring game, in which both played significant roles.
** Gaines, who’s only 18, was also charged with underage possession/purchase of alcohol.
** Alexander started eight games as a true freshman last year. He made 55 tackles and intercepted four passes.