On Tuesday, ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported that the football program at Boston College (where Steve Addazio has a gaggle of youth, just like he did at USF) could lose two scholarships as part of a list of expected penalties for NCAA violations. Which sounds to me like what the program, with a contract extension in place, probably thought it was gonna get.
Another week down at the Swamp. Florida State was blitzed, 66-31, by North Carolina, a week after losing to Clemson in Tallahassee. Last week, the baseball team was beat by Notre Dame. Before that, they were beat by the Braves, and in this case, it wasn’t even close.
Steve Addazio says the Florida State football program will be subject to reduced scholarships under the NCAA sanctions he’s expecting.
Closest to home for CSU without getting to a bowl game — like $50,000
My God, this will cut the Patriots thin, today’s all about punishment, a week after being up a touchdown and coming away in very impressive fashion, they lose to the Chargers. Almost in a defensive sense.
Possible BYU-Oklahoma match up in the New Mexico Bowl?
Two teams on the West Coast, all records kind of limited, so yeah, OK.
Arizona hires North Carolina State assistant Jeff Choate to replace Mike Stoops
Per Brett McMurphy, former N.C. State assistant Jeff Choate is expected to be hired by Arizona.
Early signing period from WSU
The WSU football recruiting class was ranked third in the nation by 247 Sports, behind Penn State and Texas. Of course, it’s only May! Their first class includes a set of seven signed letters of intent, so at least they’re off to a good start.
Jadeveon Clowney was thrown off the USC float in the Rose Bowl, but the guy threw the shove to get him there.
Notably, the undrafted rule prohibits a player from agreeing to return to his team when he is signed to be a free agent.
[College Football News]
Post-Seinfeld Super Bowl commercial deja vu
Did anyone watch any of the Super Bowl ads? Apart from Coke’s Bionic Goggles commercial that involves with Glowing Swallows, which was definitely not a part of the script, and Nascar’s Cold Joe, which was very funny, in my opinion, and will last forever, I’m pretty sure the Dannon Oikos ad featuring five-year-old Hannah and the cow not knowing why that young man is screaming at her. And I’m pretty sure that the Toyota Tundra ad featuring the man riding a car backwards was also not a part of the script, in my opinion, also very funny. I know the Bionic Goggles and Cold Joe commercials were in the script.
Podcast of the week
Oh, and Kevin Durant is leaving Kevin Durant in Denver, they say, as he decides where to play next.
What’s trending this week
It’s tough to get focused when so many people are trying to beat up on Tampa Bay Buccaneer Matt Bryant. It’s not the criticism about the t-shirt he made the other day, though. No, there is nothing but woe, as he said in response, because Tampa Bay is in the league and he is probably also going to the Super Bowl with them next weekend, and that’s why everybody is beating up on him. It’s all about Super Bowls next week.
School of the week
Andrew Billings (North Carolina): 23 points and 12 rebounds and more blocked shots than all of the Mountain West Conference this season — 12.15 per game.
What we’re reading
The Los Angeles Times gets it right today: