College Football News Roundup – March 8

A college football news roundup that includes a former Oregon assistant being paid a lot of money for little work and the new Northwestern facilities are top notch.

The co-founder of Waffle House, Joe Rogers Sr., died this past weekend, which is a sad day for all of us that have bellied up to the counter, ordered a nice greasy breakfast (or late night meal), and enjoyed the deliciousness that is that beautiful chain. My go-to order is the T-bone steak, scrambled eggs, and hash browns – scattered, smothered, covered, and chunked. Nothing beats that. We need one here in Chicago.

In college football news, two defensive linemen are no longer with the Tennessee football program, J.T. Barrett is now the first Ohio State player to be named team captain for three seasons, and USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin explains why the West Coast is quarterback heaven. Here are some other newsworthy notes in the latest college football news roundup.

Good Work If You Can Get It – Former Oregon assistant coach David Reaves was employed by the Ducks for less than a month before being fired after getting arrested and charged with a DUI. He will still make some good money for his time, as Oregon will pay him a total of $63,750.

Reaves will receive $3,750 for his 26 hours of work – yes, 26 hours – and then a payment of $60,000.

It’s not like Phil Knight will go broke anytime soon, so I suppose the Ducks can afford this.

Nice Digs – I have been to the Northwestern facilities in Evanston, and its practice field, situated right on Lake Michigan, has one of the most scenic views in all of college football. Now, the Wildcats will have an indoor facility just as nice.

The new facility, which cost $260 million and encompasses 500,000 square feet, will open next year.

“These lakefront athletic facilities are an absolute game-changer for our football program and our entire department,” head coach Pat Fitzgerald said.

Position Change – John Franklin III arrived at Auburn last season as one of the top quarterbacks out of JUCO. After a dismal season that saw him being barely able to complete a pass, Franklin has now switched to a new position: wide receiver.

With Jarrett Stidham arriving on the Plains, returning starter Sean White back for his junior season, and redshirt freshman Woody Barrett all ahead of Franklin on the depth chart, it was either a case of switching positions or transferring.

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