College Football News Roundup – March 22


A college football news roundup that includes Alabama Nick Saban going on one of his better rants and Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield speaking about his arrest.


One of the managers at my local bar ordered too many kegs of green beer this year for St. Patrick’s Day, so the tap of my choice is still pouring green liquid a week and a half after the big parade day in Chicago. While it doesn’t matter to me, some people refuse to drink green beer even though it tastes exactly the same. I don’t understand those people.

In college football news, Florida State defensive end Josh Sweat is taking on a big leadership role this spring, Auburn quarterback Tyler Queen has decided to transfer, and Lane Kiffin spoke on why his time in Tuscaloosa wasn’t all good. Here are some other newsworthy notes in the latest college football news roundup.

Saban Rant – When Alabama head coach Nick Saban is asked a question he doesn’t particularly like, you can almost guarantee he will let you know about it. That was the case on Tuesday as a reporter asked him about being more of a ball control team now on offense.

“Philosophically, I don’t know where you came up with where we need to go to ball control. That’s not what we do. I mean, the New England Patriots threw the ball over 60 percent of the time, which is more than we threw it. So where does that assumption come from? Or do you do what everybody else in the media does — just create some shit, throw it on the wall and see what sticks, which is what I see happening everywhere. People who scream the loudest, they kind of get the attention.”

Baker Mayfield Speaks – With Oklahoma starting spring practice, all eyes were focused on quarterback Baker Mayfield and what he would say regarding his arrest in February.

“It’s a special honor to play quarterback here — I messed up,” Mayfield said. “I can’t have any slip-ups. Because not only do I have my teammates looking up to me, I have my coaches counting on me, I have Sooner Nation, all the fans looking up to me, all the little kids — I was once that little kid. That was the biggest thing that was eating me up.”

Tennessee Player Leaving – Another player has decided to leave Knoxville, this time in defensive back Stephen Griffin. Griffin had appeared in 19 games in two seasons with the Volunteers, making one start and recording 18 tackles.

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