Apparently, it’s “Off-Field Incident Day” here at CFT.
Following up on reports regarding an Army starting cornerback being sent into active duty following an airport incident involving Patti LaBelle‘s bodyguards — still not convinced that wasn’t a story planted by The Onion — and USC’s leading rusher facing possible disciplinary action, a member of the Texas A&M football program has his own legal issues to deal with as well.
Two months ahead of the start of summer camp and his continuing the battle to replace Von Miller as one of the Aggies’ starting outside linebackers, Damontre Moore was arrested Friday and charged with possession of less than two ounces of marijuana (pfffttt, piker). This situation appears to be the dictionary definition of wake-and-bake (allegedly) as Moore was arrested just shortly after 7 a.m. local time.
While head coach Mike Sherman was unavailable for comment, a school spokesperson told the San Antonio Express-News that “[h]istorically, Coach Sherman has handled the discipline of his players, and there are consequences for poor choices.”
Moore played in all 13 games last season and finished second on the team in sacks (5.5) to Miller, who was taken No. 2 overall in the April NFL draft by the Denver Broncos.
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.