College Football News Roundup – March 21

    A college football news roundup that includes a slew of injuries keeping Tennessee Volunteers out of spring practice and a Kansas State assistant steps down.

    March 21, 2017

    A college football news roundup that includes a slew of injuries keeping Tennessee Volunteers out of spring practice and a Kansas State assistant stepping down.


    I totally missed that yesterday was the first day of spring until it was too late to do my annual celebration of running around wherever I am, yelling at people that we have all made it through another soulless winter, and reminding them that the time has come to break out the shorts and let those legs see the sunshine again. Maybe I will do that today at lunch.

    In college football news, Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops spoke for the first time on quarterback Baker Mayfield’s arrest, Florida offensive guard Brandon Sandifer has decided to transfer, and we give some spring practice storylines to watch out for at both Penn State and Iowa. Here are some other newsworthy notes in the latest college football news roundup.

    Tennessee Injuries – Volunteers head coach Butch Jones held a press conference on Monday prior to his team starting spring practice, which commences on Tuesday, and he had a lot of injuries to report.

    Out for the entire spring are Micah Abernathy, Rashaan Gaulden, Kyle Phillips, Shy Tuttle, Josh Smith, Kendal Vickers, and Brandon Johnson.

    After a year in which Tennessee suffered from the injury bug, Jones can hope that they can get healthy leading up to what appears to be a make-or-break season.

    Cardinal Out – Louisville has also been hit with the injury bug heading up to its spring practice, with one of its top wide receivers in Jaylen Smith out for the Cardinals.

    Smith, who caught 27 passes for 599 yards and six touchdowns last season, is still recovering from surgery that he had on his foot to repair a stress fracture.

    Family Time – After spending five seasons as linebacker coach under Bill Snyder at Kansas State, Mike Cox has decided to step down from his position to spend more time with his family.

    “I appreciate the time I have spent at K-State coaching and mentoring so many great young men, but it’s time for me to step away and focus more on my family and my children,” Cox said in a statement released by K-State. “I look forward to following the Wildcats next season and for many years to come.”

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