Spring games may be winding down, but offseason shenanigans show no signs of slowing down.
According to records at the Western Regional Jail website of West Virginia, four Marshall players were arrested over the weekend for what appears to be a scuffle with police. The players involved are senior running back Martin Ward, sophomore defensive back Philip Warren, freshman cornerback Corie Wilson and freshman linebacker Stefone Grace.
The site only said that the four were held on misdemeanor charges, but the Associated Press reports that Ward was charged with disorderly conduct; Warren with battery on police, disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer; Wilson with obstructing an officer and fleeing on foot; and Grace with disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer.
Marshall has not commented on the matter other than a statement released by coach Doc Holliday, which reads “We are aware of the situation and are currently gathering all of the facts pertaining to this issue. Once that process is complete, we will handle the matter appropriately.”
Ward had just five carries for 21 yards last season and Warren had 26 total tackles.
(Hat tip: WV MetroNews)
The polls are meaningless. Especially any poll that isn’t the College Football Playoff top 25 and even then, as the TCU learned late last season, even the penultimate ranking is as meaningless as the paper they’re metaphorically written on.
Still, they’re catnip to college football fans and observers. Place them in front of us and we can’t help but gnaw on them.
And with that said, a bit of milestone was reached in Sunday’s Associated Press Top 25, as the SEC was completely shut out of the top five.
That group breaks down as follows:
- Ohio State
- Michigan State
An SEC free top five hasn’t happened in nearly five full years; October 10, 2010 was the last time such a thing occurred. Oddly enough, two of the same five culprits occupied that ranking as well:
- Ohio State
- Boise State
Underscoring the lesson of the first paragraph, eventual national champion Auburn checked in at No. 6. Those Tigers moved up a spot the following week and never looked back.
None of this means anything at all, until it does. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun along the way.
After battling to get on the field throughout the season’s first five weeks, Georgia is shutting down inside linebacker Reggie Carter for the rest of the year, Dawgs head coach Mark Richt confirmed Sunday evening.
Carter fought shoulder problems throughout the year, and saw action in only one of Georgia’s first five games. A junior, Carter will be eligible for a medical redshirt.
The Snellville, Ga., native recorded 28 tackles in 12 appearances in 2014 and eight tackles in eight appearances as a freshman in 2013. UAB transfer Jake Ganus started in the spot many pegged to Carter before injure ruptured his season.
Carter totaled two stops in one appearance this season.