College Football News Roundup – October 5

A college football news roundup that includes UCLA head coach Jim Mora being reprimanded by the Pac-12 and no more autographs from Louisville football players.

Continuing my transportation stories, I took a taxi two city blocks last night because of my situation of being on crutches. I wasn’t even ashamed. That is what it is like to live in a city.

In college football, CBS studio analyst Randy Cross said that Texas A&M has what it takes to compete with Alabama in the SEC, Miami head coach Mark Richt talked about trying to contain FSU quarterback Deondre Francois, and our playoff projections after five weeks has a surprise team in there. Here are some other newsworthy notes in the latest college football news roundup.

Mora Reprimanded – After making public comments about the Pac-12 officials following Saturday’s game against Arizona on Saturday, the conference has reprimanded UCLA head coach Jim Mora. The Bruins won the game 45-24.

No Signature For You – With the growing popularity of quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Louisville Cardinals, the athletic department has put a kibosh on players signing autographs on items because of worries of NCAA violations.

“We decided to take this measure as more of a proactive approach to protect the eligibility of our student-athletes,” a Louisville spokesperson said in a statement provided to ESPN. “Furthermore, certain steps needed to be taken to insure that third parties were not benefitting commercially on the signatures of the student-athletes.”

Things Get Worse For Purdue – The Boilermakers football program is definitely sinking into abyss as they fell to 2-2 on the season after a blowout loss to Maryland, but even Purdue’s field at Ross-Ade Stadium is struggling, as a big sinkhole as appeared in one of the end zones of the stadium after a water pipe broke this weekend. There shouldn’t be many worries by anyone but the opposition, considering they’re the only ones who seem to reach that part of the field nowadays.

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