Sunday, May 27, 2012

Welcome to the Fallout: Arizona State's Jake Sheffield, Notre Dame's future, UGA recruiting controversy, and more.

 (Welcome to the Fallout is the SWRT off-season weekend wrap-up of college football related news.)

Hero of the Day. 
Kevin Gemmell profiles Arizona State defensive tackle Jake Sheffield, who served two tours of duty in Iraq as a US Marine before joining the Sun Devils football program. (ESPN)

Conspiracy Theory. 
Georgia is accused of hiring of its new director of on-campus recruiting Daryl Jones as a ploy to gain the commitment of Georgia high school junior tight end Robert Nkemdiche. Jones is a former coach of Nkemdiche. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Where Do We Go From Here?
Brian Hamilton looks at the pros and cons of Notre Dame's options on whether to stay independent, or finally bite the bullet and join a conference. (The Chicago Tribune)

"Four" against"one."
SEC commissioner Mike Slive prefers a four-team playoff over a plus-one format to determine the BCS championship. (AP via Yahoo! Sports)

How are things on the West Coast?
Avinash Kunnath provides a rundown of the Pac-12 recruiting landscape. (Pacific Takes)

Crawling from the Wreckage. 
Michigan State tight end Dion Sims, who has struggled through injuries and a suspension for getting in trouble with the law in 2010, but has shown more toughness and consistency in spring practice. This according to Spartan offensive coordinator Dan Roushar. (The Detroit Free Press)

Frog Day Afternoon. 
David Ubben looks at TCU's chances of winning the BCS title in its first year in the Big 12. (ESPN)

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