Thanks to injuries, Auburn will be going with its third different starting quarterback this season. Gene Chizik said Tuesday that freshman Jonathan Wallace will make his first start of the season.
Wallace came in for the injured Clint Moseley during Saturday’s blowout loss to Texas A&M and threw for 122 yards and a pair of scores. The game, however, was well in hand by that point and officially knocked Auburn out of a bowl game. Still, it’s enough to give him a chance to show what he can do against a team that, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, a team the Tigers should beat.
“We thought after going back and looking at the film, that he really played well. We’re going to forge ahead with that,” Chizik said. “His play was very positive Saturday night. He made some things happen.”
Moseley has an ankle injury and season-opening starter Kiehl Frazier has been hampered with a shoulder problem. Chizik said it would be “a struggle” for Moseley to play this weekend. Frazier would be ready to go if needed.
Before Saturday’s game, Wallace had just attempted one pass on the season — an 11-yard completion against Vanderbilt — and was mostly used in running packages.
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.