College Football News Roundup – March 31


A college football news roundup that includes former LSU quarterback Brandon Harris discussing why he struggled with the Tigers and NC State getting a new kicker.


I can’t believe it is already MLB season again. It seems just like yesterday I was celebrating the Chicago Cubs’ World Series win by hugging everyone within reaching distance, pounding shots of Fireball, and experiencing very few hours of sleep. That was a stressful time. I’m not sure I am ready for the season yet.

In college football news, Nick Saban is being cautious with the amount of contact his quarterbacks take during spring practice, North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman explains why he is comfortable with 24 teams being in the FCS Playoff, and we take a look at the pros and cons of some potential new members for the SEC if the conference decides to expand. Here are some other newsworthy notes in the latest college football news roundup.

Harris Speaks Out – Brandon Harris never lived up to the hype as quarterback at LSU, and now he is off to Chapel Hill to play for UNC. In an interview, Harris explained that part of his struggles comes from the fact that the offense under Les Miles and Cam Cameron never changed.

“We thought we were going to change the offense,” Harris said. “Obviously, I heard that every single year since I’ve been here. A promise that we were going to change and we were going to throw it more. Of course, ultimately, we didn’t do that.”

We shall see how Harris now does in a spread offense with the Tar Heels.

No Guns Allowed – The Arkansas House voted 71-20 to pass Senate Bill 724 that will ban concealed weapons from stadiums, including Razorback Stadium, on Thursday.

This should please Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema, who recently commented on the possibility of fans carrying guns into the stadium.

“I’m ultimately going to go to a kid and recruit him from around this country and when I say to a parent ‘I take your son’s safety to the highest degree of my heart,’ I don’t ever want to put that in jeopardy,” Bielema said.

That Will Fix It – NC State struggled all last season in the field goal kicking department, but a graduate transfer from Carson-Newman might be the answer they needed.

Carson Wise has joined the Wolfpack and have two years of eligibility left.

“I’m excited to have Carson join the family,” head coach Dave Doeren said. “He is a talented player who should be a great addition to our special teams as we look for him to handle our field goal and kickoff duties this fall.”

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