College Football News Roundup – October 21


A college football news roundup that includes Washington State head coach Mike Leach getting fined, and two Minnesota players being issued restraining orders.


It another beautiful Friday, when even the cold wind and rain can’t bring my mood down. The Cubs being one win away from their first World Series since 1945 also helps.

In college football news, Alabama would be heavily favored against Ohio State and the rest of the playoff contenders, Gunner Kiel will be back at starting quarterback for Cincinnati, and take a look at who our #FashionInsider Kurt Schwerman says is wearing it the best threads this weekend. Here are some other newsworthy notes in the latest college football news roundup.

I’m The Captain Now – After accusing Arizona State of stealing signs, Washington State Mike Leach has been reprimanded and fined $10,000 by the Pac-12.

“Conference rules prohibit Pac-12 member institutions from disparaging each other and discrediting other institutions,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said in statement.

Well, This Is Awkward –Minnesota’s Tamarion Johnson and Carlton Djam were given restraining orders against them, and one of the locations is TCF Bank Stadium, the home of the Golden Gophers. This would prevent them from playing in home games, including this Saturday against Rutgers. Their attorney is trying to get the order amended.

“We are asking the judge to change the stipulation that includes the stadium,” Lee Hutton, the attorney for the players, said. “This arose out of accusations that were later found to be not true and they weren’t charged. This is a gross misuse of judicial recourses.”

Injured Heel – Okay, this headline is only clever to me due to my being in a cast with a fractured heel, but stay with me. North Carolina starting left guard Caleb Peterson will miss the rest of the season after suffering a back injury. Peterson was a four-year starter for the Tar Heels.

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