The running back position has officially become the drummer to Iowa’s Spinal Tap.*
Backfield issues continue for the Hawkeyes with the arrest of freshman running back Greg Garmon, who faces misdemeanor charges of simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to multiple reports.
Garmon, along with fellow local football recruit Delton Williams, were pulled over last Friday in Garmon’s hometown of Erie for an expired registration when police found a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle. Iowa has not released a statement on the incident and Garmon has yet to actually report to voluntary summer conditioning drills (he was expected to report this weekend).
Garmon, a four-star prospect and one of two incoming freshman running backs for Iowa, rushed for 2,859 yards and 27 TDs as a three-year starter at McDowell High School (PA).
2012 has been a bad year for Iowa running backs. Marcus Coker and freshman Mika’il McCall both left in January. In March, sophomore Jordan Canzeri suffered a torn ACL, likely a season-ending injury.
(*I can’t in all good consciousness take credit for that analogy; that would be Michael Grey of AM 590 in Omaha. Well done, Mike.)
Colorado had already lost one starting inside linebacker to injury. Now, the Buffs have lost another.
Kenneth Olugbode sustained an unspecified leg injury in the Week 5 loss to Oregon. As a result, Olugbode will miss 4-6 weeks.
At minimum, Olugbode will miss games against Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon State and UCLA, possibly returning for the Nov. 7 game against Stanford. Missing six weeks would see him miss the Stanford and USC games, returning, Nov. 21 vs. Washington State.
“It’s going to be a big loss,” defensive tackle Justin Solis said according to the Denver Post. “It starts up front with us, the D-line. Not having K.O. out there is a huge loss, but it’s definitely something we accept as a challenge as a D-line. We’re going to step it up while he’s out.”
Olugbode had started all five games this season after starting all 12 games as a sophomore last season. Ryan Severson is expected to take his place in the starting lineup.
Back on September 10, it was announced that Jim Harbaugh had dismissed Logan Tuley-Tillman for “conduct unacceptable for a Michigan student-athlete.” Now we know what that unacceptable conduct was. Allegedly.
Wednesday morning, mlive.com is reporting, Tuley-Tillman was charged with three felonies stemming from a Sept. 4 incident in which he’s accused of filming a sex act with a woman without her knowledge. Tuley-Tillman was officially charged with two counts of capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person and one count of using a computer to commit a crime.
From the report:
Capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person is punishable by up to two years in prison, a fine of no more than $2,000, or both. Using a computer to commit a crime, in this case, would be punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a fine of no more than $5,000, or both.
The incident occurred in the 300 block of Catherine Street Sept. 4. Tuley-Tillman is accused of filming a portion of a sexual encounter with a woman without her knowledge and then transmitting it to his personal device without her permission, according to Ann Arbor police.
Tuley-Tillman was a four-star member of Brady Hoke‘s second-to-last UM recruiting class, rated as the No. 24 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 7 player at any position in the state of Illinois. He played in one game as a redshirt freshman last season, the season opener against Appalachian State.
This season, he had been listed as the No. 2 left tackle and played in the 2015 opener.