College Football News Roundup – February 22

    A college football news roundup that includes Alabama head coach Nick Saban meeting with Mark Zuckerberg and a former Auburn coach thinking of a run at the governor’s office.

    February 22, 2017

    A college football news roundup that includes Alabama head coach Nick Saban meeting with Mark Zuckerberg and a former Auburn coach thinking of a run at the governor’s office.


    I went over to my friends Chris and Joy’s apartment last night for a post-work beverage – he had a special beer from Belgium that was fantastic – and to see their 9-month-old twin boys, Carter and Conner. My role as the “Manny” is to check in every now and then and spoil the bejesus out of the kids, and as much as I love being around them, I will say this: having twins must be a nightmare. That is non-stop work multiplied by two.

    In college football news, Michigan added two new assistants to its staff, Kansas quarterback Montell Cozart has decided to transfer, and Duke dismissed a pair of defensive linemen from the team. Here are some other newsworthy notes from around college football.

    Meeting Of The Minds – Alabama head coach Nick Saban has met with a lot of influential people, and now he can add the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, to that list.

    “I just met with Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook guy,” Saban said on Tuesday. “He wanted to know about leadership, and what do you do to affect people. It was kind of interesting that he saw the spirit that we have in this state relative to supporting athletics as something that is very special, very unique and very wholesome in terms of people having the opportunity to create hope, whether it’s in competition, or something they believe in or a spirit.”

    No word on if Zuckerberg talked Saban into creating an account.

    Vote For Tubs! – The political world is upside down right now, so why couldn’t a former Auburn football coach win the governor’s seat in Alabama?

    Tommy Tuberville, who coached the Tigers from 1999-2008, has expressed interest in entering the gubernatorial race in 2018. I’m certain quite a few Alabama fans will vote against him, remembering the six times in a row he defeated the Crimson Tide.

    Sad News Out of Clemson – After a two-day man search, Bert Henderson, a Clemson associate athletic director, was found dead on Tuesday.

    After he had failed to show up for work on Monday, his family reported him missing and the search began. Henderson, 60, oversaw the planned giving in the athletic department.

    MORE: Way-Too-Early No. 1-128 College Football Rankings For 2017 Season

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