College Football News Roundup – February 27

    A college football news roundup that includes Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy saying the 2016 Sugar Bowl against Ole Miss was uneven and Iowa State suspending a defensive back.

    February 27, 2017

    A college football news roundup that includes Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy saying the 2016 Sugar Bowl against Ole Miss was uneven and Iowa State suspending a defensive back.


    Did everyone enjoy the Oscars last night? It was amazing to see all the stars such as Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks and Steve Guttenberg enjoy their big days and celebrate hit films like that one with the pilot who landed in the Hudson and the one where today’s American life is told through metaphors in a small town in Oklahoma. Okay, I didn’t actually watch the Oscars, but I’m guessing Streep was featured.

    In college football news, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested for public intoxication among other things, Oklahoma State has hired former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder as a defensive analyst, and we take a look at some storylines to watch for during spring practices for Florida, AuburnTexas A&M and Clemson. Here are some other newsworthy notes in the latest college football news roundup.

    They’re Cheating, Pawl! – Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy is never one to mince words, so of course he had some remarks concerning the NCAA violations report on Ole Miss and the Cowboys loss to the Rebels in the 2016 Sugar Bowl.

    “We’ll never know what we could have done in the Sugar Bowl if it was a level playing field,” Gundy said. “That is the truth. I’m not sure we would have won the Sugar Bowl, but we’ll never know…we didn’t all play by the same rules. If everybody is playing by the rules and you get your butt kicked, that’s OK. I can live with that. But when it’s an uneven playing field, that’s not fair.”

    If it makes Gundy feel any better, it is likely that Ole Miss will have to wipe that victory out of its record books sometime soon anyway.

    History – My-King Johnson stands at 6’4 and 225 pounds, operates at defensive end, and will be playing college football at Arizona after a senior season that saw him record 21.5 sacks.

    He is also gay, and will become the first openly gay scholarship athlete at a FBS school.

    “I’m a very honest person,” Johnson, who has been out since he was 12, told Arizona Daily Star’s Zack Rosenblatt. “I just don’t see how I could be living an honest, truthful life and have that in the background.”

    Cyclone Problems – And no, I’m not talking about getting nauseous while riding The Cyclone at Coney Island after a few hot dogs.

    Iowa State has suspended defensive back Mike Johnson from the team after he was arrested on a domestic assault charge. Per the police report, Johnson’s girlfriend claimed he choked her.

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