A college football news roundup that includes FAU head coach Lane Kiffin being sued and Texas A&M hiring a former defensive coordinator as an analyst.
Last night during the World Baseball Classic – congrats, USA – the two announcers were discussing the Americans in the stands that were dressed as historical figures that are recognizable from our country’s past. The play-by-play guy then asked John Smoltz who he would dress up as, and Smoltz responded with … Christopher Columbus? Uh, what? One, he wasn’t even American, and two, America didn’t exist in his lifetime. There are so many other easy answers, and Smoltz went with that one? Wow.
In college football news, the pressure is on Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason to grow as a leader, Louisville quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson has some new weapons to utilize on offense, and Kentucky gives Mark Stoops a two-year contract extension. Here are some other newsworthy notes in the latest college football news roundup.
Always in The News – Hardly a week goes by where Lane Kiffin isn’t making headlines. The latest is due to a former player suing both Kiffin and Florida Atlantic because he was not hired after being promised a position with the Owls staff.
Antonio Carter claims that Kiffin promised him a job on his staff due to his relationship with a prized recruit. Carter and his wife and both quit their job and moved to Florida because Kiffin said “the job was a lock,” but was denied the job after failing a background test.
More Bad News – Former Baylor tight end Tre’Von Armstead is certainly making a practice of getting arrested.
For the second time in just over a week, Armstead was taken into custody by police, this time amid sexual assault allegations from an alleged incident in 2013.
Armstead last played for the Bears in 2014, as he was kicked off the team in the fall of 2015 and then expelled from the university.
Shoring Up The Defense – Texas A&M has struggled on defense the past few years, but seem to making some ground with John Chavis in charge. Now, the Aggies will have a former defensive coordinator in Tyrone Nix on the staff as a senior analyst.
Nix previously served as a defensive coordinator at Middle Tennessee, Ole Miss, and South Carolina.