College Football News Roundup – April 5


A college football news roundup that includes UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen back in action and great news on Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder.


It always amazes me how a certain scent can remind me of a place or event. Juniper breeze? Reminds me of every girl’s college apartment in the mid-to-late 90s. Turkey? Thanksgiving or Christmas at my parents’ house. Unfortunately, now I can’t smell Febreeze without reliving the month-plus that I was in a cast this past year. That was awful. I stopped using it in my apartment.

In college football news, we explain why North Dakota State’s winning tradition is not a new thing, former Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk is trying to get a shot in the NFL, and 4-star defensive end Aidan Hutchinson discusses Michigan recruiting and his performance at Nike’s The Opening Camp. Here are some other newsworthy notes in the latest college football news roundup.

Bruin Back In Action – UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen had shoulder surgery in early November, bringing his 2016 season to an end sooner than thought. Now, with the shoulder rehabbed, he has returned to spring practice with the Bruins and is looking forward to 2017.

“I felt really good. It’s been awhile since I’ve played football,” Rosen said. “I’ve been throwing routes throughout the winter during the rehab process, but it’s cool to do it full speed with all the guys on the field.”

Awesome News – Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder has been a mainstay in Manhattan, so when news came out that he was diagnosed with throat cancer, emotions were high.

Now, his treatment is completed, and he has returned to the practice field for the first time since last season.

“I wish I could spend more time at it,” he said.

So does the rest of the college football world.

One Fewer QB – Rutgers likely won’t make much noise in the Big Ten this upcoming season, but its quarterback battle has been one to watch. Now, there is one fewer competitor for the job as Tylin Oden has been dismissed for a violation of team rules.

“We wish Tylin nothing but the best in his future decisions,” coach Chris Ash said in a statement.

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