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ESPN 30 for 30 documentary 'Trojan War' takes USC fans back to happier times
Frustrated USC fans seeking a return to the glory days can take a traffic-free trip down Memory Lane on Tuesday night. The latest “30 for 30” documentary, “Trojan War,” premieres at 6 p.m. on ESPN. It will stir many emotions within the Trojan Family. The film, directed by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, depicts the rise and “fall” of the USC football program under Pete Carroll in the 2000s.
Popular SEC football show is actually teens in a basement
A Nashville-based college football show lands some of the SEC’s most insightful media members every Saturday morning. What the guests don't know is they’re talking to a 15-year-old broadcasting from his parents’ basement. “He’s only 15? Are you serious?” said George Plaster, a longtime Nashville sports talk radio host and guest of the show. “That blows my mind!”
South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier to retire
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is retiring, according to a source. The 70-year-old Spurrier is in his 11th season coaching the Gamecocks after returning to college football from the NFL. Spurrier built South Carolina into a consistent winner, including three straight 11-win seasons from 2011 to 2013, but his program has suffered a sharp decline in the past two years.
Maryland’s next coach should be the anti-Edsall
“Fear the Turtle” might be asking too much. “Notice the Turtle” isn’t. Maryland’s last football coaching search included an extended flirtation with Mike Leach, the pass-happy mad scientist who made excitement-starved fans swoon. Leach’s tenure in College Park might not have been successful. It definitely wouldn’t have been boring. Instead, the Terps turned to Randy Edsall, a stolid, old-school football man whose idea of mad science is mixing vinegar with baking soda to create a kitchen volcano.
Steve Sarkisian Terminated as USC Football Coach
Statement from USC athletic director Pat Haden: "After careful consideration of what is in the best interest of the university and our student-athletes, I have made the decision to terminate Steve Sarkisian, effective immediately. I want to thank Clay Helton for stepping into the interim head coach role, and I want to add how proud I am of our coaching staff and players and the way they are responding to this difficult situation."
Source: Florida QB Will Grier suspended for season after positive PED test
Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier has been suspended for the season for violating NCAA rules, according to a source. Grier tested positive for performance enhancing drugs, a source said. The positive test carries an automatic one-year suspension from the NCAA. A freshman from Davidson, North Carolina, Grier has thrown for 10 touchdowns, three interceptions and 1,204 yards for the the eighth-ranked Gators.
Georgia's Nick Chubb out for season with knee injury
Nick Chubb is out for the season, Georgia coach Mark Richt says. The star running back damaged ligaments in his left knee Saturday on the first play from scrimmage in George's loss to Tennessee, but that did not include the anterior cruciate ligament, the university announced in a statement Sunday.
Steve Sarkisian Taking Leave of Absence as USC's Head Football Coach
USC coach Steve Sarkisian will take an indefinite leave of absence, athletic director Pat Haden announced on Sunday. Offensive coordinator Clay Helton will serve as the interim coach in Sarkisian’s absence. The reason for Sarkisian’s leave of absence was not revealed, but the second-year coach revealed earlier this offseason he would seek treatment after an incident at the “Salute to Troy” booster event.
Report: Former UCLA adviser alleges academic wrongdoing
Sunday evening The Chronicle for Higher Education published an article in which former academic adviser at UCLA accused an assistant coach of requesting that he change a player’s grade in order to ensure that the player would remain eligible. Will Collier, who left his position as the academic coordinator for men’s basketball in January, discussed this and many other issues that he found while working at the Pac-12 school.
Charlie Strong wears Golden Hat, Texas players throw coach in air after upset of Oklahoma
After weeks of turmoil and questions about Charlie Strong's job status, Texas wasted no team celebrating their upset of No. 10 Oklahoma on Saturday. Strong didn't just take receive the Golden Hat, one of three trophies for the Red River Showdown, he wore it.
Boston College Lands Class of 2016 Forward
Boston College reeled in its second commitment in the class of 2016 this weekend as 6-foot-6 forward Mike Sagay pledged to head coach Jim Christian. Sagay attends St. Thomas More and is a bit under the radar in the 2016 class since he played football in high school and didn’t compete a lot on the grassroots circuit. Sagay is noted for a decent-looking perimeter shot and an ability to handle the ball a bit on the wing.
Oregon lost to Washington State in 2OT, so Wazzu had a sick 'Oregon Trail' burn
Washington State fought back to top Oregon 45-38 in double overtime, dropping the mighty Ducks to 3-3 on the year....Oregon was wearing Northwestern explorer-themed uniforms for the game ... so Wazzu had a zing ready:
The end of Wake Forest's 3-0 win at Boston College was grippingly bad
Wake Forest won. Let's get that out of the way first. After 10 straight ACC road losses, Wake Forest shut out Boston College in Chestnut Hill to improve to 3-3 in Dave Clawson's second season. This particular BC team has a very good defense, and beating a good defense on the road is something to be proud of (even if it is an ugly, historic win).
Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney Goes on Epic Postgame Rant About "Clemsoning"
Don’t mention the term “Clemsoning” around coach Dabo Swinney. The term came about after the program had trouble meeting preseason expectations or losing a game it was supposed to win. On Saturday, Clemson improved to 5-0 with a 43-24 victory over Georgia Tech, but Swinney had quite the postgame rant when asked about the “Clemsoning” term. Frankly, he's tired of hearing about it.
Disappointing Pack stuck in neutral
NC State's season isn't a lost cause after Friday's loss to Virginia Tech, but it certainly shifts the perception of a season filled with potential into a giant pile of meh. I'll stick with the boxing metaphor to describe Louisville and Virginia Tech as being in the same weight class as the Wolfpack.