Ballot for the 2011 class of the Hall of Fame

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Here are all of the candidates — players and coaches — listed on the 2011 ballot for potential induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, courtesy of a press release from the National Football Foundation:


*Carlos Alvarez, Florida, Wide Receiver, 1969-71
Otis Armstrong, Purdue, Running Back, 1970-72
Steve Bartkowski, California, Quarterback, 1972-74
Hal Bedsole, Southern California, Split End, 1961-63
Bob Berry, Oregon, Quarterback, 1962-64
Eric Bieniemy, Colorado, Running Back, 1987-90
Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma, Linebacker, 1984-86
*Ted Brown, North Carolina State, Tailback, 1975-78
Bob Breunig, Arizona State, Linebacker, 1972-74
Tedy Bruschi, Arizona, Defensive End, 1992-95
*Brandon Burlsworth, Arkansas, Offensive Guard, 1995-98
Dave Butz, Purdue, Defensive Tackle, 1970-72
Mark Carrier, Southern California, Defensive Back, 1987-89
Dave Casper, Notre Dame, Tight End, 1971-73
Gary Collins, Maryland, Wide Receiver, 1958-61
Marv Cook, Iowa, Tight End, 1985-88
Randall Cunningham, Nevada-Las Vegas, Punter, 1982-84
Eric Dickerson, Southern Methodist, Running Back, 1979-82
Bobby Douglass, Kansas, Quarterback, 1966-68
D.J. Dozier, Penn State, Running Back, 1983-86
Don Dufek, Michigan, Defensive Back, 1973-75
Doug English, Texas, Defensive Tackle, 1972-74
Bill Enyart, Oregon State, Fullback, 1966-68
Dave Foley, Ohio State, Offensive Tackle, 1966-68
Tony Franklin, Texas A&M, Placekicker, 1975-78
*Tommie Frazier, Nebraska, Quarterback, 1992-95
Moe Gardner, Illinois, Defensive Tackle, 1987-90
*Joe Garten, Colorado, Offensive Guard, 1987-90
Willie Gault, Tennessee, Wide Receiver, 1979-82
Eddie George, Ohio State, Running Back, 1992-95
Kirk Gibson, Michigan State, Wide Receiver, 1975-78
Charlie Gogolak, Princeton, Placekicker, 1963-65
Jerry Gray, Texas, Defensive Back, 1981-84
Curtis Greer, Michigan, Defensive Tackle, 1976-79
*Joe Hamilton, Georgia Tech, Quarterback, 1996-99
Terry Hanratty, Notre Dame, Quarterback, 1966-68
Al Harris, Arizona State, Defensive End, 1975-78
*Leotis Harris, Arkansas, Offensive Guard, 1974-77
Bobby Humphrey, Alabama, Running Back, 1985-88
Dick Jauron, Yale, Running Back, 1970-72
Tommy Kramer, Rice, Quarterback, 1973-76
Tim Krumrie, Wisconsin, Defensive Lineman, 1979-83
*Greg Lewis, Washington, Running Back, 1987-90
Jess Lewis, Oregon State, Defensive Tackle, 1966-67, 1969
*Marty Lyons, Alabama, Defensive Tackle, 1975-78
Robert Lytle, Michigan, Running Back, 1974-76
Bobby Majors, Tennessee, Defensive Back, 1969-71
Paul Martha, Pittsburgh, Running Back, 1961-63
Russell Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Defensive Tackle, 1986-90
Duncan McColl, Stanford, Defensive End, 1973-76
Art Monk, Syracuse, Wide Receiver, 1976-79
Paul Naumoff, Tennessee, Linebacker, 1964-66
Tom Nowatzke, Indiana, Fullback, 1961-64
Jonathan Ogden, UCLA, Offensive Tackle, 1992-95
Philip Olsen, Utah State, Defensive End, 1967-69
Jim Otis, Ohio State, Fullback, 1967-69
*Anthony Poindexter, Virginia, Defensive Back, 1995-98
Ron Rivera, California, Linebacker, 1980-83
*Willie Roaf, Louisiana Tech, Offensive Lineman, 1990-92
Mike Ruth, Boston College, Nose Guard, 1982-85
Deion Sanders, Florida State, Defensive Back, 1985-88
Jake Scott, Georgia, Defensive Back, 1967-68
Jim Seymour, Notre Dame, Wide Receiver, 1966-68
Sterling Sharpe, South Carolina, Wide Receiver, 1984-87
Will Shields, Nebraska, Offensive Guard, 1989-92
Rod Shoate, Oklahoma, Linebacker, 1972-74
*Sandy Stephens, Minnesota, Quarterback, 1959-61
Matt Stinchcomb, Georgia, Offensive Tackle, 1995-98
Darryl Talley, West Virginia, Linebacker, 1979-82
*Derrick Thomas, Alabama, Linebacker, 1985-88
*Scott Thomas, Air Force, Safety, 1982-85
Don Trull, Baylor, Quarterback, 1961-63
*Rob Waldrop, Arizona, Defensive Lineman, 1990-93
Wesley Walls, Mississippi, Tight End, 1985-88
*Gene Washington, Michigan State, Wide Receiver, 1964-66
*Lorenzo White, Michigan State, Running Back, 1984-87
Clarence Williams, Washington State, Running Back, 1962-64
Steve Wisniewski, Penn State, Offensive Guard, 1985-88
Scott Woerner, Georgia, Defensive Back, 1977-80


Jim Carlen – West Virginia (1966-69), Texas Tech (1970-74), South Carolina (1975-1981); with a 107-69-6 record (.604)
*Lloyd Carr – Michigan (1995-2007); with a 122-40-0 record (.753)
*Fisher DeBerry – Air Force (1984-2006); with a 169-109-1 record (.608)
Wayne Hardin – Navy (1959-64), Temple (1970-82); with a 118-74-5 record (.612)
*Jimmy Johnson – Oklahoma State ( 1979-83), Miami, Fla. (1984-88); with a 81-34-3 record (.700)
Bill McCartney – Colorado (1982-94); with a 93-55-5 record (.624)
Billy Jack Murphy – Memphis (1958-71); with a 91-44-1 record (.673)
Darryl Rogers – Cal State-Hayward (1965), Fresno State (1966-72), San Jose State (1973-75), Michigan State (1976-79), Arizona State (1980-84); with a 129-84-7 record (.602)
*R.C. Slocum – Texas A&M (1989-2002); with a 123-47-2 record (.721)

First-time ballot members are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Lane Kiffin slaps FAU QB Chris Robison with ‘day-to-day suspension’

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Chris Robison‘s time in Norman ended in controversy. As he gets set to begin his quest to become Florida Atlantic’s starting quarterback, Robison is again mired in a bit of a kerfuffle.

As FAU kicked off spring practice Tuesday, Lane Kiffin confirmed that Robison has been indefinitely suspended from his football program.  The only reason given was the standard unspecified violation of team rules.

One sliver of light amongst the latest off-field cloud for Robison is that the suspension trigger seems to be relatively minor in nature as the head coach said it could be lifted at any time.

“[He’s] not doing things right off the field and not just that he hurt himself, but he hurt his team,” Kiffin said by way of the Palm Beach Post. “Like we just told our players, you got choices; we can’t make the choices for you. If you don’t want to make the right choices, [there are] punishments for them.

“I think our punishments are a bit more severe than most people would be, but we want to teach our guys they gotta do everything right.”

A four-star member of Oklahoma’s 2017 recruiting class, Robison was arrested in April of that year for public intoxication; four months later, OU announced that Robison had been dismissed from the football program.  In August of last year, Robison announced his decision to transfer to FAU and ended up taking a redshirt for the 2017 season.

Robison and De'Andre Johnson are expected to compete for the starting job vacated by Jason Driskel, who announced earlier this offseason that he was retiring from the sport.  Johnson missed most of the 2017 season after blood clots were discovered in one of his arms.

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa injures thumb on throwing hand in spring practice opener

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This is not exactly the most optimal way to open the spring for Nick Saban and Alabama.

Shortly before seven p.m. ET this evening, grad transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew, who originally committed to play his last season of college football at Alabama, announced on Twitter that he will instead move on to Washington State.  Not long after that, after the Crimson Tide had completed their first practice of the spring, Saban confirmed that Tua Tagovailoa sustained an injury to the thumb on his right (throwing) hand.  Specifically how he sustained the injury wasn’t clear.

The rising sophomore will be taken to Birmingham for further evaluation; just how long he’ll be sidelined remains to be seen.

Jalen Hurts started every game but one at quarterback the past two seasons, guiding the Crimson Tide to a 26-2 record in that span.  He was under center for the national championship game loss to Clemson, and was in the same spot for this year’s title game against Georgia until a 13-0 halftime deficit compelled Saban to pull the trigger on a change.

And the rest, as they say, is history, as Tagovailoa played a significant role in a second-half comeback that was capped by the true freshman’s game-winning touchdown pass in the first overtime.  Even as it seems obvious to those on the outside that this is Tagovailoa’s team moving forward, given how much more advanced the backup is in the passing game than the erstwhile starter, Saban is not quite ready to pull the trigger on a full-time change at the position.  In fact, the head coach even stated that he’s open to playing both quarterbacks.

Minshew, who started five games at East Carolina last season, was viewed as experienced insurance in case Hurts decided to transfer.  Or, if Tagovailoa suffered an injury.

After committing to Alabama, grad transfer QB Gardner Minshew tweets flip to Washington State

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So much for the implementation of the Jalen Hurts Transfer Protection Plan™.

In late February, Gardner Minshew, a graduate transfer quarterback from East Carolina, confirmed that he had committed to play for Alabama and would enroll at the university in May.  Nearly three weeks later, Minshew shifted his course significantly, announcing on Twitter that he is “[p]roud to say that I’ll be playing my last year of college ball at Washington State.”

At least when it comes to the opportunity for playing time, the Cougars, looking to replace Luke Falk, make much more sense than the Crimson Tide, who has, in addition to a two-year starter in Hurts, national championship game hero Tua Tagovailoa.

As a graduate transfer, Minshew will be eligible to play immediately for Wazzu in 2018 and could be in line to win a starting job at the Power Five school.

Minshew started five games for the Pirates last season, throwing for 2,140 yards, 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions in completing just over 57 percent of his 304 pass attempts. Prior to his departure from ECU, he was penciled in as the Pirates’ 2018 starting quarterback.

The news of Minshew’s initial commitment to UA came a little over a week after Minshew visited the Tuscaloosa campus.  Earlier in February, it was reported that Alabama had an interest in Minshew, the quarterback who announced late last month that he had withdrawn from East Carolina to tend to a personal matter in his home state of Mississippi.

WATCH: Amazon releases trailer for ‘All or Nothing’ season following Michigan

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“All or Nothing” has been Amazon’s answer to HBO’s “Hard Knocks” with one clear distinction — “All or Nothing” actually follows its subject throughout the season. The first two seasons followed the Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Rams, and has now expanded into the college game. Amazon on Tuesday unveiled the trailer for its upcoming season with Michigan, in which its cameras followed Jim Harbaugh‘s Wolverines through an 8-5 campaign where the maize and blue won no games of consequence.

This is not the first such documentary series to follow a college team. Showtime’s “A Season With” has chronicled seasons of Florida State, Notre Dame and Navy.

The upcoming season will hit all Amazon Prime streaming devices on April 6.