A college football news roundup that includes Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio issues a statement on sexual assault investigation and UGA building a house for injured opponent.
Everyone now and then, I get a stark reminder on how unaware I am of some things going on in this world. This time, it is the fact that Elon Musk is a person. I found this out yesterday while hearing an interview with him. Until that moment, I had always thought that it was a company name or a brand, not the name of an actual human being. I need to get out more.
In college football news, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield issued a statement regarding his arrest on Saturday, Tennessee has hired Kansas State athletic director John Currie to the same position, and we explain why Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze seems to care more about himself than the Ole Miss program. Here are some other newsworthy notes in the latest college football news roundup.
Dantonio Releases Statement – Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio has issued his first statement regarding the sexual assault allegations against three Spartan players.
“The allegations are something we’re extremely concerned about and taking very seriously,” Dantonio said in the statement. “We took immediate action by suspending those involved as soon as we were notified of the situation. Our action is separate from the ongoing criminal and administrative investigations. Those processes will determine if a crime has been committed and also if any university policy has been violated.”
Sweet Story – Now this is a story I can get behind.
During Southern University’s football game against Georgia last September, Devon Gales was paralyzed during a kickoff return. Now, the Bulldogs are making sure that he has a place to live.
UGA announced a campaign that will raise $500,000, and are calling the project “Build a Dawg House.”
“I’m just grateful,” Gales told 104.5 FM ESPN Baton Rouge. “It takes a miracle. Everything they have done has just been remarkable. They took my family in like we’d been here already, like I was at Georgia. I’m just truly blessed.”
Malzahn Keeping It Close to (Sweater) Vest – In his opening press conference of Auburn’s spring practice, Gus Malzahn said that it is doubtful that the Tigers name a starting quarterback before the end of drills.
“Starting out, there are five quarterbacks. That is going to be the challenge early on, to make sure to give all of those guys reps so that Chip can properly evaluate those guys. I know that today we have 20 minutes of seven-on-seven and 10 minutes of one-on-one and that’s the first day. It will give us a chance to evaluate those guys. Obviously, you can’t go through spring with five quarterbacks; you have to narrow things down and I know that is part of his plan. Starting out, a lot of those guys will get an opportunity, which I think is a good thing. I know he is excited to work with all the guys.”
Come on, Gus. Everyone knows that the guy that will begin the season under center for Auburn is Jarrett Stidham. Won’t he?