Mississippi State v Arkansas

Favre’s nephew transferring from Mississippi State


Last night on his Twitter feed, Dylan Favre posted the lyrics to a “song” by somebody I’ve never heard of and am too old to understand anyway.

“Making major changes to the life I’m living. I have no choice I gotta prove I made the right decision.”

Those words turned out to be prophetic less than 24 hours later.

Culminating rumors that have been simmering for weeks, Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen confirmed Saturday that the nephew of future NFL Hall of Famer and serial flip-flopper Brett Favre has decided to transfer from the football program.

“Dylan’s decided to transfer, and we wish him the best,” Mullen said following practice Saturday. “He has our full support with everything. He did a great job for us during his time here.”

There was no official word on why Favre decided to transfer — or if he plans to continue the family tradition and actually stay in Starkville — although a search for more playing time would be a logical place to start.

Where the redshirt freshman may land is also unknown.  A school in the state of Mississippi might be a good place to start; Southern Miss, his uncle’s alma mater, was one of a handful of schools to offer Favre a scholarship two years ago.  That school recently underwent a coaching change, however, so it’s unclear if the interest would still be there on that end.

A member of MSU’s 2010 recruiting class, Favre completed 13-of-26 passes this season for 119 yards and a touchdown.  He also scored two rushing touchdowns in 2011.

Former Texas A&M WR Thomas Johnson arrested on murder charge

Thomas Johnson
Associated Press

A very disturbing story has emerged out of Dallas, where former Texas A&M wide receiver Thomas Johnson sits in a Dallas County jail cell after allegedly admitting to hacking an unsuspecting jogger to death with a machete.

Just before 8 a.m. Monday, authorities say Johnson went to White Rock Creek Trail, a popular jogging trail in northeast Dallas, and randomly slashed a jogger to death. “It appears Mr. Johnson picked this victim at random. Absolutely random,” Deputy Chief Rob Sherwin told the Dallas Morning News. “He just attacked him. … It’s just very unusual. It’s quite shocking.”

Johnson then walked away from the scene in search of a cell phone. An onlooker had already dialed 911, and when police arrived Johnson allegedly told them there was a man “laying down with a sword in his head and not moving.”

“I just committed capital murder,” Johnson said and then repeated, according to his arrest affidavit. The only motive police reported was that Johnson was angry at his situation in life at the time of the slaying.

The victim, an unidentified male between the age of 25 and 35, passed away at a nearby hospital.

Johnson, meanwhile, remains in a Dallas County jail in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Johnson was a highly-regarded member of Kevin Sumlin‘s first recruiting class at Texas A&M. As a true freshman in 2012, the Dallas native caught 30 passes for 339 yards and one touchdown through the Aggies’ upset of then-No. 1 Alabama and then simply… disappeared. He went missing for three days in November 2012 before turning up back home in Dallas. His mother told the San Antonio Express-News last April Johnson would like to return to college football, but a return to the game never materialized.

No punishment from SEC for Bielema’s sideline interaction with Alabama player

Bret Bielema

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema will not be disciplined by the SEC office for his brief interaction with Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson last weekend. A video showing Bielema exaggerating his interaction with Robinson at the end of a play was reviewed by SEC commissioner Greg Sankey, and the commissioner has discussed the situation with the Razorbacks coach.

“I visited with Bret over the phone on Monday and we discussed the play that has now become widely reviewed through a brief video clip,” Sankey said in a released statement. “Football is played in an intense competitive environment and I reminded him of the need for head coaches to resolve with their own players issues that may arise, which was his intent. The unsportsmanlike penalty assessed on the play was not directly associated with Bret’s efforts to intervene at the end of the play and we are moving forward in a positive manner.”

That appears to be the end of the discussion regarding Bielema’s act. I personally think there should have been some more done here by the league’s commissioner, but we will see if Bielema avoids putting himself in a similar position moving forward.