College Football News Roundup – April 12


A college football news roundup that includes Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn speaking out against a new proposed rule and Oklahoma State adding an offensive lineman.


I think we can all agree that The Price Is Right is one of the greatest game shows in the history of television. The debate really begins when discussing favorite games. Mine has always been the one with the yodeler climbing up the mountain, “Cliff Hangers,” and I’m not sure why. Plinko is awesome, but I’m sticking with the herdsman.

In college football news, Georgia Tech quarterback Matthew Jordan will miss the rest of spring practice with an injury, there’s reason for optimism at North Carolina this season, and we take a look at what was learned during the spring practices for Iowa State, Purdue, and Northwestern. Here are some other newsworthy notes in the latest college football news roundup.

Malzahn Speaks Out – Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn made the rise from a high school head coach to head man of a powerhouse program quickly. Now, he is speaking out against a proposed rule that, in his opinion, would hurt high school coaches looking to do the same.

A rule is being voted on that would not allow a school to hire a high school coach as an analyst if one of his players is being recruited by the university.

“This rule will in essence be a death sentence to any high school coach wanting to coach college (football),” Malzahn said. “It’s putting an end to it, and it’s not fair.”

Cowboy Up – Offensive tackle Aaron Cochran is going from Berkeley to Stillwater.

Cochran, a graduate transfer from Cal, announced that he will spend his final year of eligibility playing for Oklahoma State.

“I like what’s going on there,” Cochran said. “I want to be part of it. I loved the environment, loved the school.”

Kelly Update – Former Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly suffered a wrist injury during the Rebels Pro Day earlier this month, and now, he has had surgery to repair it.

The surgery was on his right wrist and will keep Kelly from throwing the ball for three months.

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