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.

Report: USC AD Pat Haden undergoes unspecified medical procedure

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USC Athletic Director Pat Haden speaks at a press conference introducing Steve Sarkisian as the new USC  head football coach at the John McKay Center at the University of Southern California on December 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, the Los Angeles Times reported overnight that outgoing USC athletic director Pat Haden underwent what’s only being described as “an unspecified medical procedure” at some point Thursday.

Early Wednesday afternoon, reports surfaced that Haden nearly collapsed outside of Heritage Hall and was treated by paramedics called to the scene. Shortly thereafter, per reports, he was taken to the hospital via ambulance.  A statement from the school confirmed Haden had felt lightheaded before being treated by medical personnel and ultimately transported to his doctor off campus.

The 63-year-old Haden, who has a pacemaker, was taken to one hospital later that day and discharged.  According to the Times, however, Haden was taken to another hospital at some point after the first visit and was held overnight prior to the procedure being performed Thursday.

It’s expected that Haden will remain hospitalized for another day or two, the paper reports.

A similar episode prior to the Notre Dame game last season prompted Haden to give up his duties as a member of the College Football Playoff selection committee. Lingering health issues played a role in his decision earlier this month to step down as USC’s athletic director later this year.

Utah State continues filling holes on Matt Wells’ Aggies staff

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Departures had left Matt Wells with myriad openings on his Utah State coaching staff.  Earlier this week, Wells filled one hole on the offensive side of the ball; a day later, he turned to the defensive side.

The university confirmed Wednesday that Julius Brown has been added by Wells as cornerbacks coach.  Brown had spent the past two seasons as the secondary coach and recruiting coordinator at Mountain West rival Boise State.

Brown, who played his college football with the Broncos, and his alma mater reportedly parted ways earlier this year.  The Idaho Statesman reported at the time that “[i]t was unclear if Brown’s departure would be termed a resignation or a firing.”

Prior to his first tenure at BSU, Brown was a secondary coach and recruiting coordinator at Arkansas State (2013) and cornerbacks coach at Troy (2012).

“We are excited to add Julius to the Aggie football family,” said Wells. “He brings a lot of experience to our staff and team as both a secondary coach and former defensive back, and also has a reputation as an outstanding recruiter. He possesses key knowledge of the Mountain West that will aid us moving forward in our quest to win a conference championship.”

With the hiring of Brown, Wells still has a need for running backs and tight ends coaches as well as special teams coordinator.

Texas confirms it will ‘part ways’ with DBs coach Chris Vaughn

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Following up on reports that surfaced earlier today, Texas head coach Charlie Strong has confirmed in a statement that Chris Vaughn is no longer a member of his Longhorns coaching staff.

“Chris did a tremendous job for us,” the statement from Strong began. “He’s a terrific football coach and a great person.  However, circumstances have put us in a position that we are going to part ways.”

While those circumstances weren’t specified, it’s believed they’re tied to the NCAA’s investigation into the Ole Miss football program.

From 2008-11, Vaughn was an assistant under Houston Nutt with the Rebels.  One report in connection to Vaughn’s ouster at UT stated that “the facts against Vaughn [in the Ole Miss case] ‘were damning,'” while another said the “NCAA has a ‘thick file’ on Vaughn.”

Vaughn had spent the past two seasons as Strong’s defensive backs coach.  While his two-year contract had expired late last month, he had an option for a third year that, prior to the Ole Miss developments, was expected to be picked up by the football program.

Miss. St. confirms Maurice Linguist’s addition to Dan Mullen’s staff

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For the third time this offseason, Dan Mullen has added a new face to his Mississippi State defensive staff.

The latest addition is Maurice Linguist, who the school confirmed Thursday has been hired as to coach the safeties for the Bulldogs. Linguist had spent the past two seasons as Iowa State’s defensive passing game coordinator.

“Maurice is a very sharp person with a bright future in the coaching profession,” a statement from Mullen read. “His knowledge of the game is exceptional, while his teaching and communication skills will resonate well with our players. We are happy to have him in Starkville and look forward to the impact he will make on our team.”

“I am excited to be a part of the tradition that Coach Mullen has established in his tenure here at Mississippi State,” Linguist said. “It’s a privilege to be a Bulldog, to coach in the Southeastern Conference and to mentor the dynamic safeties we have on this team.”

Linguist’s first on-field job at the FBS level came at Buffalo in 2012-13, holding the same job title he had at ISU. After finishing up his playing career at Baylor — as a safety he was team MVP and honorable mention All-Big 12 selection — he began his coaching career at his alma mater as a grad assistant in 2007.

The 31-year-old assistant has also spent time on staffs at Valdosta State (2008, defensive backs/special teams) and James Madison (2009-11, safeties).

Linguist joins Peter Sirmon (defensive coordinator) and Terrell Buckley (secondary) as coaches Mullen has hired over the past three weeks.