Sunday, August 19, 2012

Welcome to the Fallout: USC on top. McGee suspended, Lacy injured, and more.

Trojans trump Tide and Tigers.
AP voters rank USC as the no. 1 college football team in the nation in the AP preseason poll. Alabama and LSU take the second and third spots. (ESPN)

T'ain't funny, McGee!
Oklahoma indefinitely suspends defensive tackle Stacy McGee. (ESPN)

Eddie Lacy injured.
Alabama running back Eddie Lacy sprained his ankle during a scrimmage game. (

On the Mark? 
Mark Snyder compares Michigan tailback Thomas Rawls to fellow Flint, Mi. native and 2009 Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram. (The Detroit Free Press

Brendan Downs injured.
Tennessee tight end Brendan Downs is out indefinitely due to a knee injury. (The Knoxville News Sentinel)

AIRBHG strikes again.
Iowa running back Barkley Hill suffers a knee injury during a Saturday scrimmage. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Ragged Glory.
Georgia Tech head football coach Paul Johnson described a Saturday scrimmage as being "ragged." (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Robinson ineligible.
The NCAA declares Auburn running back Jovan Robinson academically ineligible. (Track 'Em Tigers)

Is this a good thing or a bad thing? 
The stability of Georgia's coaching staff is seen as a positive for the Bulldogs success in 2012.Certain members of the Bulldog Nation would point to the fact that UGA offensive coordinator Mike Bobo still has a job disproves this concept. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

BC AD retires.
Boston College athletic director Gene DeFilippo will retire on Sept. 30. (BC Interruption)


Illinois recruiting update. 
Illinois high school senior slot back Miguel Hermosillo commits to Illinois's 2013 recruiting class. (The Chicago Tribune)