Friday afternoon Top 25 one-liners

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No. 1 Terrelle Pryor remembers Ohio State’s 2008 game with Wisconsin, describing the Buckeyes’ win as “lucky”.

No. 2 The reins to the Pac-10 have certainly shifted away from USC towards Oregon.

No. 3 This year, Boise State has surrendered just 14 first quarter points, while scoring 80 points itself.

No. 4 There will be another big stadium built in Texas after the season–this one belongs to TCU.

No. 5 The final Big 12 game between Nebraska and Texas shouldbe full of intensity, with the ‘Huskers thinking payback.

No. 6 DeMarco Murray has not had a break-out season while at Oklahoma,but he has been consistent enough to be close to breaking four big offensive career records.

No. 7 Auburn quarterback Cam Newton: “You can’t go to Walmart and buy team chemistry.”

No. 8 Alabama finalized a 2012 game with Michigan in the House That Jerry Built.

No. 9 Apparently LSU head coach Les Miles has his wife report to him “on all mediaoutlets“.

No. 10 Should South Carolina worry about an upset to Kentucky? Steve Spurrier is 17-0against the Wildcats, 5-0 coming as the Gamecocks’ head coach.

No. 11 Utah is actually thinking it could play for a national championship.

No. 12 When Arkansas takes on No. 7 Auburn tomorrow it will be the highest ranked matchupof the week.

No. 13 The previous two games for Michigan State–vs. Wisconsin, Michigan–haveprepared the Spartans for the offense it will see from Illinois tomorrow.

No. 14 With a career already promised as a professional athlete, Stanford defensive endBrian Bulcke is working towards his master’s in management science and engineering.

No. 15 Iowa may be in the best position to win the Big Ten championship, seeing as itstoughestremaining road game is against Michigan and Denard Robinson.

No. 16 Not too many players on Boston College’s offense are performing at a highlevel, so Florida State knows who to key on: Montel Harris.

No. 17 Arizona has played far above expectations sofar this year, but still needs its kicking game to catch up.

No. 18 If Wisconsin hopes to upset No. 1 Ohio State then it will need to comeout firing very early.

No. 19 Despite over 600 offensive yards and giving up just 13points to San Jose State, Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick feels his team couldperform better.

No. 20 A lot of people have Oklahoma State going downtomorrow afternoon against Texas Tech.

No. 21 HERE is a great preview of tomorrow’s Missouri-Texas A&M game.

No. 22 If you do not already know about Florida head coach UrbanMeyer‘s relationship with Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, then you ought to click HERE.

No. 23 Former quarterback and current running back Asher Clark is just one of a number of Air Force players to switchfrom taking snaps to carrying the ball.

No. 24 As good as Oregon State has been lately, the Beavers have not started out 3-0 in conference play since 1968!

No. 25 Sophomore quarterback Geno Smith played like a seasonedveteran last night against South Florida, making a ton ofgreat plays and good decisions.

South Carolina DB Ali Groves takes medical hardship, will remain on scholarship

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The injury-plagued career of a member of South Carolina’s secondary has officially come to an end.

USC officials confirmed to The State that Ali Groves will not return to the Gamecocks football team. The defensive back has taken a medical hardship waiver, making him ineligible to suit up again for the Gamecocks.

The Georgia native will, though, remain on scholarship. He’s expected to graduate later this year with a degree in business administration.

A three-star member of USC’s 2013 recruiting class, Groves was rated as the No. 47 safety in the country. Groves sustained a right shoulder injury his true freshman season, with the injury lingering over the next couple of seasons as well.

This past spring, Groves, who didn’t play a down for the Gamecocks, was moved from cornerback to safety. Twice in his career, Groves was named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Four-star 2017 QB Kellen Mond, an ex-Baylor commit, verbals to A&M

COLLEGE STATION, TX - OCTOBER 31: Texas A&M Aggies mascot Reveille runs onto the field before a NCAA football game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Kyle Field on October 31, 2015 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Eric Christian Smith/Getty Images)
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Baylor’s recruiting loss will turn into another football program’s gain.  Again.

On his Twitter account Monday, 2017 quarterback prospect Kellen Mond announced that he has decided to verbally commit to play his college football at Texas A&M.  Mond had been considered the crown jewel of Baylor’s 2017 recruiting class after committing to the Bears in the summer of 2015, but opted to decommit less than a week after Art Briles was dismissed as BU’s head football coach.

Shortly after decommitting from Baylor, Mond announced a new Top 3: Auburn, Ohio State and A&M.  Those schools were listed in his order of preference at that moment, although the Aggies were, obviously, able to make up ground on the other two.

Mond visited College Station earlier this month, and, coupled with the Buckeyes landing a verbal from five-star quarterback Tate Martell — a former A&M commit, incidentally — had seemingly pared his choices down to the Tigers and Aggies.  According to his tweeted announcement, A&M’s “tradition of excellence,” along with the coaching staff, led him to his latest commitment.

Mond, a Texas native who is playing his senior season at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., is rated as a four-star prospect on 247Sports.com‘s composite board. That recruiting website rates him as the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback in the country and the No. 103 player overall.

Pitt joins trend of stadium-wide beer sales for football games

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Ohio State announced earlier this month that it would be offering cold beers to all of-age fans during football games this fall in The ‘Shoe.  A couple of weeks later, a fellow FBS member to the east has followed suit.

As part of its press release on new fan initiatives for the 2016 season, Pittsburgh announced that beer will be sold stadium-wide throughout Heinz Field this upcoming football season.  Prior to this season, alcohol sales were only permitted to those ticket holders in the club and suite sections of the stadium.

The first opportunity for fans to take advantage of the new policy is the home opener against Villanova Sept. 3.  The ACC opener Oct. 8 against Georgia Tech.

From the press release:

The expansion of this amenity will coincide with the implementation of appropriate safety measures for Pitt game days, ensuring the continuation of a fan and family friendly environment for all. (Such measures are already in place for Steelers home games. Aramark, Heinz Field’s official food and beverage concessionaire, provides comprehensive staff training in the sale of alcohol.) A portion of the funds from beer sales proceeds will be dedicated to drug and alcohol education programs for the overall student body through Pitt’s Division of Student Affairs.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, there are now nine Power Five members with a similar beer policy for football games.  One of the nine is West Virginia, with the Post-Gazette writing that athletic director Scott Barnes cited data from WVU “suggesting that beer sales in the stadium could actually cut down on alcohol-related incidents.”

Houston’s Howard Wilson granted medical hardship waiver

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Not surprisingly, one member of Houston’s secondary will get back the time he lost last season.

According to a press release from the Houston sports information department, Howard Wilson has been granted a medical hardship waiver for the 2015 season. Wilson sustained a season-ending torn ACL in the third game of 2015, making the decision to grant the waiver a no-brainer.

The waiver will extend Wilson’s eligibility clock through the 2018 season, and makes him a redshirt sophomore for the upcoming season.

As a true freshman in 2014, Wilson played in all 13 games, starting one of those contests. He had three interceptions that season.

Prior to his injury, he started the first three games of last season. He’s projected to start at one of the corner spots for the Cougars entering summer camp.