College Football News Roundup – September 8

A college football news roundup that includes Alabama getting richer on the defensive line and Barry Alvarez signing contract extension as athletic director at Wisconsin.

The NFL starts tonight, but who cares because it is an inferior product to our beloved college football. In real news, Florida head coach Jim McElwain explains why his team can never win pretty, Notre Dame has named its starting quarterback, and Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham explains what it takes to stop BYU quarterback Taysom Hill. Here are some other notes in the college football news roundup.

The Rich Get Richer – Sorry, every other team. Alabama just got news that another future star is now eligible to play. The 6-foot-7, 325-pound Raekwon Davis, a defensive tackle, will likely see his first game action against Western Kentucky this Saturday.

The Emperor Lives On – Wisconsin has extended the contract of former head football coach and current athletic director Barry Alvarez through 2021. He has been serving as Badgers AD since 2004, while also returning to the sidelines a couple of times as interim coach in bowl games since retiring as the head coach in 2005.

We Are The Boys From Ole Eastern Washington – Okay, maybe that doesn’t flow like the original Gators song, but Eastern Washington, fresh off its upset of Washington State, has agreed to a one-off game with Florida in 2020. The main reason for the game (besides EWU getting paid): it is the alma mater of Gators head coach Jim McElwain.

Bad Yellow Jackets – Due to a violation of team rules, Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson has suspended Dedrick Mills and KirVonte Benson for the Saturday matchup against Mercer. The Yellow Jackets opened in Ireland, so one can only imagine what the players might have gotten into while visiting the Emerald Isle. I’m just mad they didn’t bring me back a Guinness.

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