PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: Quarterback Russell Wilson #16 of the Wisconsin Badgers looks to pass the ball in the second quarter against the Oregon Ducks at the 98th Rose Bowl Game on January 2, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
College football without Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson? What's the point? Elsewhere, coordinators are hired like wild, reunions are made, and Ohio State steps in it a time or two.
The NCAA closes the so-called Cecil Newton loophole, in case there are any more Newton brothers on the way.
Maybe leaving us: LSU's Russell Shepard?
@LSUShep10 Thanks for your support Tiger Nation...but I have to do what's best for my family and myself...Geaux Tigers
Florida's replaced Charlie Weis with Boise State's Brent Pease. Florida fans get schooled on what to expect. He's replaced on the Broncos by R. Prince. That's Robert Prince, but still R. Prince. All of this has Alabama's OC hunt turning to Brian Schottenheimer.
Jeff Casteel's reunion with Rich Rodriguez became official at some point over the past couple days. It's bad news for the Pac-12, whenever it did actually happen.
Also in reunions, Mike Stoops rejoins brother Bob in Oklahoma.
Penn State business: Brandon Short says Jerry Sandusky watched Penn State-Illinois from Graham Spanier's box a week before the scandal broke. And those rowdy folks from the press conference announcing the firing of Joe Paterno have returned. And PSU trustees knew about the whole thing months before the arrest. And Tim Curley has lung cancer.
Penn State football business: Bill O'Brien's staff adds a receivers coach from the Bills.
Illinois' Tim Beckman has an offensive coordinator: LSU's Billy Gonzales. As does Houston: Stephen F. Austin's Mike Nesbitt. Hawai'i, a defensive coordinator for you? Thom Kaumeyer of the Jaguars it is.
And So Forth
You'll never believe Ohio State president Gordon Gee said something foolish while attempting to turn attention away from foolish Ohio State things:
"When we had these 18 colleges all kind of floating around, they were kind of like PT Boats, they were shooting each other," Gee said. "It was kind of like the Polish army or something. I have no idea what it was."
As nervous laughter arose in the audience of a couple hundred listeners at a Columbus Metropolitan Club monthly forum, Gee said, "Oh, never mind, who did I embarrass now?" A moment later he said: "I'll have to raise money for Poland now."
Wise to wait until Jerel Worthy's no longer around Michigan State to out-beast his Spartans tattoo, Nick Hill: