** Louisiana State has reversed an earlier decision and will allow visiting bands to perform at halftime of games.
** Some Baylor donors are clamoring to have former coach Art Briles brought back for the 2017 season.
** Not gonna happen.
** Baylor’s 2016 recruiting class is in jeopardy due to the recent coaching change. Four-star wide receiver Tren’Davian Dickson was granted a release last week from his scholarship. Because he was an early enrollee who took part in spring practice and went to classes, he’ll have to sit out the 2016 season as a transfer.
** Houston, Oregon and North Carolina are in the running for Dickson’s services. In granting the release, Baylor stipulated that Dickson would not go to another Big 12 school.
** Teammate-to-be D.Q. Osbourne, a defensive tackle who’d spent two years in junior college, was granted an unconditional, immediate release from his National Letter of Intent to attend Baylor and has committed to play at Oklahoma State for the next two years. He’s eligible in Stillwater right away.
** After slumping to 3-9 in 2015, Fresno State looks to rebound under coach Tim DeRuyter. Seven starters are back this year on offense and six return on defense. What the Bulldogs lack is big play talent on both sides of the ball. DeRuyter knows he’s got to turn it around quickly, but does he have the personnel to get it done this season?
** A two-year-old child was attacked and drowned by an alligator at Disney World in Orlando Tuesday night. In this increasingly politically correct and oversensitive world, will the University of Florida hear a public outcry to change its nickname? Or will orange- and blue-clad fans at games stop doing the Gator chomp with their arms?