Meandering our way through the offseason minutia, a lone one-liner at a time…
– Television icon Andy Griffith, who passed away today at the age of 86 today, got his start as a standup comedian, and one of the first routines on his path to stardom was centered on the game of college football.
– Idaho Statesman: College football playoffs starting to look like BCS 2.0.
– Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones gives a thumbs-up to new playoff format.
– As expected, quarterback Matt Barkley sits at No. 1 on the Orange County Register‘s countdown of the 50 most valuable USC Trojans of 2012.
– Former Alabama player/coach Ray Perkins coaching football for the first time in more than a decade — at the JUCO level.
– San Antonio Express-News: Aggies raise flag on new SEC era.
– Wide receiver James Johnson tells the Seattle Times that “you can definitely see a new sense of urgency” around the Washington football program thanks to the new additions to the coaching staff.
– Detroit Free Press: To foster continuity, Michigan State football assistants got pay raises.
– Vanderbilt on the verge of joining the growing trend of introducing new football uniforms.
– Pittsburgh has added a kicker to its 2013 recruiting class. His name? Chris Blewitt.
– Jackson Clarion-Ledger: Three more football signees have arrived in Oxford and are enrolled for Ole Miss’ second summer session.
– A pair of incoming freshman not in tow as Syracuse commences summer program.
– USF head coach Skip Holtz has accepted an invitation to play in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe later this month.
– This really isn’t related to college football, but the headline compels me to mention it anyway: “Dwarf football players prove their skills on a level field at Cowboys Stadium”.
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