College Football News Roundup – March 29

A college football news roundup that includes a Ohio State linebacker being out for spring practice and a South Florida player getting dismissed from the team.

April is almost here, and it has to be near the top of my list of favorite months. It brings the start of baseball, the Masters, warmer weather, and, fortunately in my younger days, my birthday. Birthdays were a lot more fun when you weren’t bearing down on 40.

In college football news, North Dakota State needs no extra incentives as they start spring practice for the first time in five years without the FCS title, former Kentucky receiver Jeff Badet is transferring to Oklahoma, and 4-star safety C.J. Smith has committed to the Florida Gators. Here are some other newsworthy notes in the latest college football news roundup.

Hurt Buckeye – Baron Browning arrived early on the Ohio State campus hoping to get a leg up on the competition for playing time at linebacker. Now, he will miss the rest of spring practice as he undergoes shoulder surgery.

“He reinjured his shoulder,” head coach Urban Meyer said. “I guess he hurt it a little bit in high school. … He’ll be out for a couple months and be full speed for the fall.”

Hail To The Victors? – Ken Griffey Jr. will go down as one of the greatest baseball players to ever play, but in high school, he was also a wide receiver on the football team. Asked where the Cincinnati native would have gone had he chosen to continue his football career, Griffey Jr gave a surprising answer.

“I probably would have went to Michigan,” Griffey said on the “Dan Patrick Show.”

Choosing the maize and blue over the home state scarlet and gray. Interesting.

Bull Dismissed – Hassan Childs, the South Florida defensive back who was arrested after a road rage incident that included him being shot three times, has been dismissed from the USF program.

“I had a chance to speak with him,” head coach Charlie Strong said. “They all want to continue and go play, and he was a senior, but he totally understood.”

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