College Football News Roundup – January 26

    A college football news roundup that includes an Oklahoma cornerback being suspended from the university and the Poinsettia Bowl ending after 12 years.

    January 26, 2017

    A college football news roundup that includes an Oklahoma cornerback being suspended from the university and the Poinsettia Bowl ending after 12 years.


    Last night, I came home to police cars flashing their lights and blocking part of the street next to my apartment building. Then, I saw a sheet covering a body that was laying on the sidewalk. It was the second person to jump to their death in the last six months from the top of the parking garage that is right across the street from me. Here’s the reason I mention this: suicide is avoidable. If you have these thoughts, get some help. Call the Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. Life is precious.

    In college football news, we rank the 10 SEC games that fans should look forward to in 2017, Justin Fuente has rejuvenated Virginia Tech’s recruiting efforts in the Old Dominion, and we graded the 5-star recruits from the 2013 class based on their college careers. Here are some other newsworthy notes in the latest college football news roundup.

    Sooner Out – After being arrested for alleged involvement in three felony robberies in Waco, Oklahoma cornerback Parrish Cobb, who had already been suspended from the Sooners football program, has now been suspended by the university.

    “He’s suspended from the university and the team until the facts of the investigation are known,” Oklahoma President David Boren said.

    No Poinsettia For You – After 12 years, the San Diego Country Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl will be no more. While rumors that the San Diego Chargers moving to Los Angeles and leaving Qualcomm Stadium, where the bowl is played, was a major factor in the cancelling of the game, Mark Neville, executive director of the bowl game association, said that had nothing to do with it.

    “This is purely a decision made for our organization,” Neville said.

    Mic Drop – Legendary announcer Brent Musburger, who has become a familiar voice among college football fans over the past several decades, will retire from ESPN after calling the Kentucky-Georgia basketball game on January 31.

    Musburger’s most famous call is arguably Doug Flutie’s Hail Mary touchdown as Boston College upset Miami in 1984.

    “What a wonderful journey I have traveled with CBS and the Disney company,” Musburger said in a statement. “A love of sports allows me to live a life of endless pleasure. And make no mistake, I will miss the arenas and stadiums dearly. Most of all, I will miss the folks I have met along the trail.”

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