Former Rutgers quarterback Tom Savage has announced he will visit the University of Arizona on Feb. 15 as he continues his search for a new football destination.
“As of right now, that’s my only visit,” Savage told TucsonCitizen.com. “I think I will visit another school soon.” Savage also said he spoke briefly with ‘Zona quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo.
Last week, Savage told the Citizen that he had interest in Arizona regardless of whether he was allowed to contact them or not. Upon his decision to transfer, Savage gave a list of 25 programs of interest to Greg Schiano, who in turn, approved only 17 before adding Florida and Miami to the list.
“I’ve looked into their [Arizona’s] quarterback situation and all that, and I know there will be competition wherever I go. I just need to go out there and see if I feel comfortable,” Savage said. “I don’t want to drag this process out. I want to know where I’m going and know what I have to do to prepare.”
Turns out Steve Spurrier isn’t the only iconic college football figure to retire this week.
Texas announced Tuesday evening Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with bovine leukemia and has been retired to his pasture, effective immediately.
Bevo XIV missed Saturday’s stunning upset of then-No. 10 Oklahoma with what the school called a “life threatening” illness, and rumors circulated around the internet this week he had passed away.
Bevo XIV officially hangs up his horns with a 106-41 record with two national championship appearances.
There is no word at press time on a possible debut of Bevo XV.
Urban Dictionary defines “Clemsoning” as “the act of an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.”
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was asked about the phenomenon following the Tigers’ destruction of Georgia Tech Saturday and promptly went off. The question, asked by ESPN’s David Hale, was in reference to Swinney’s program shaking the label – Saturday marked Clemson’s 34th straight win over an unranked opponent – but Swinney didn’t see it that way.
Armed with some new facts (Clemson SID Tim Bourret noted 50 teams have fallen as ranked opponents to unranked foes since the Tigers last did so on Nov. 19, 2011), Swinney again targeted the “Clemsoning” label.
“I think it’s an agenda. It’s just bias,” Swinney told the Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier Tuesday. “People are uneducated. They’re just ignorant and lazy because they’re not looking at the facts. If they did, they’d be focused on other schools and not Clemson. They’d be dialed in on what Clemson has done. There aren’t three other schools in the country as consistent as Clemson, in all aspects.”
I hate to break it to you, Dabo: you are absolutely correct, but the term, as they say, has been coined.
Just go beat Florida State, beat South Carolina, win the ACC and win a national title and maybe Urban Dictionary will delete that pesky page out of a sign of respect.
Also, No. 5 Clemson hosts unranked Boston College on Saturday. This would be a very, very unfortunate time for the Tigers to suffer an upset.