The Hurry Up, Jan. 6: College Football Headlines For Friday

DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 02: Chima Okoli #52, John Urschel #64, Matt Stankiewitch #54 and Johnnie Troutman #74 of the Penn State Nittany Lions during the TicketCity Bowl at Cotton Bowl Stadium on January 2, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Penn State finally hires a head coach, the mother of Alabama's newest star recruit openly roots for LSU, and Craig James does not know what the Internet is.

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So, not a whole lot going on really, just Penn State's epic coaching search coming to a close, with Patriots owner Robert Kraft confirming the Bill O'Brien hire. It's a hard one to grade. There's a resume there, and then there's stuff that can't be answered by a resume. Everybody's mad. Moving on.

Michael Dyer to Arkansas State? Sure looks like it, and nothing makes sense anymore.

Michigan's Darryl Stonum has jail time coming.

Two offensive minds could be close to shoring up their defenses: Jeff Casteel to Arizona and Pat Narduzzi to Texas A&M?

Leaving us: South Carolina receiving corps Alshon Jeffery, Virginia Tech chicken sandwich specialist David Wilson, Oklahoma hammer Ronnell Lewis, Michigan State jump kick expert Jerel Worthy, Georgia Tech aerialist Stephen Hill, Temple back Bernard Pierce and perhaps Arizona State tall man Brock Osweiler.

Not leaving us: Wisconsin weapon Montee Ball and Oklahoma gunner Landry Jones.

Leaving somebody: Florida tight end Gerald Christian to Louisville.

Filling out coaching staffs: hires by Jim McElwain at Colorado State, Arkansas State coach Hugh Freeze and Tim DeRuyter at Fresno State, plus some Kansas defensive staff rumors.

The plus-one is still coming, says Mike Slive.

Former star recruit Nu'Keese Richardson is hangin' em up.


The Cotton Bowl! It makes sense that Arkansas is good, as all their players are very good. It does not make sense that Kansas State is good, as all their players play for Kansas State. Can reason trump sorcery? Your Cotton Bowl FAQ.


Four-star running back may commit to Stanford. Ah, excuse me, I should clarify. That's Barry Sanders, Jr., son of Barry Sanders, and you are very, very old.

Your Under Armour recap stream is here, complete with commitments, but here's the only thing you really need to walk away with if you're not all that into recruiting:

And So Forth

The Orange Bowl mascot bowled over by Darwin Cook? She's fine.

What if the NFL had its own BCS? My Atlanta Falcons get robbed here.

This is actually not a Google bomb, Craig James, but rather an unrefuted rumor (it's seriously not a Google bomb):

Texans 4 Craig James@James4Senate Ever heard of a Google Bomb? They're a headache, but they won't slow down this campaign.

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