Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news in college football (antidepressants sold separately in Tuscaloosa): JOHNNY FOOTBALL: FUN TO WATCH, HARD TO DEFINE Johnny Manziel (1) is the delicious new flavor of the month in college football, an unconventional talent who did what no player has done the past two years: bring the mighty Alabama (2) defense to its knees. In the process of watching the Texas A&M quarterback carve up the Crimson Tide for 345 yards of total offense and two touchdown passes, America began grasping for the proper comparison to previous dynamic quarterbacks we’ve seen. He was compared to 1980s Boston College hero Doug Flutie (3) , but that’s not right. Manziel has Flutie’s improvisational flair, but he’s bigger and certainly seems faster. Tim Tebow bows down while playing against LSU. (AP) He was compared to former Florida Gator Tim Tebow (4) , but that’s not right either. Manziel is 35 pounds lighter than Tebow and several inches shorter, and their running styles are very different. In terms of college quarterbacking talents…
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones isn’t a fan of going to class. “Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain’t come to play SCHOOL classes are POINTLESS,” he posted on Twitter Friday, according to an ESPN.com report. That tweet and Jones’ account have been removed, but not before multiple media outlets discovered Jones’ words. Jones plays behind Braxton Miller and Kenny Guiton on the Buckeyes’ depth chart and hasn’t played a down for Ohio State.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL Ohio State linebacker Storm Klein, kicked off the team when he was charged with domestic violence, has been reinstated by coach Urban Meyer after pleading guilty to a lesser charge this week.
(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File). FILE – In this Aug. 7, 2012, file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer smiles during NCAA college football practice in Columbus, Ohio.
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The mere suggestion that NCAA sanctions against Penn State were worse than receiving the so-called death penalty were enough to make first-year coach Bill…
The NCAA announced Sunday that it will issue sanctions against Penn State in the wake of a scathing report that found that top university officials buried child sex abuse allegations against a now-convicted retired assistant and led to the tearing down of the famed statue of once-sainted coach Joe Paterno.
Sports briefs: Top recruit changes mind on Ohio State Published May 5, 2012 05:54PM MDT COLLEGE FOOTBALL • An Ohio State recruit has told the Buckeyes he will not attend the university, amid concern that a convicted sex offender had interactions with players and recruits associated with the program. Alex Anzalone, one of the nation’s top linebacker recruits, committed to Ohio State last month in …
Avon junior Ross Douglas was one of the big reasons why the Eagles played in their first state championship football game in 2011.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — There must have been a lot of interesting give-and-take when the Big Ten football coaches met at the conference offices on Friday.
TEMPLE’S FOOTBALL coaching staff lost one member and retained another yesterday. Zach Smith, the Owls’ wide receivers coach and special-teams coordinator, was named the wide receivers coach at Ohio State.