Connor Brewer

Backup Longhorns QB arrested on alcohol-related charges


While the following off-the-field incident is minor, so to speak, in comparison to what Texas offensive coordinator Major Applewhite did with a student in 2009 — and what he could potentially be facing as a result — it’s nevertheless added to a bad 24 hours for the Longhorns program.

Per multiple outlets, redshirt freshman quarterback Connor Brewer was arrested by UTPD overnight for public intoxication and minor in possession. He was booked into Travis County jail at 2:49 a.m.

“We’re aware of Connor’s situation, are disappointed anytime one of our players is accused of wrongdoing,” Mack Brown said in a statement. “We’ve talked with his family and will continue to monitor the situation.

“We’ve always prided ourselves in our program’s family atmosphere, and this will be handled within our family.”

A four-star member of Texas’ 2012 signing class, Brewer redshirted this past season and sat behind David Ash and Case McCoy.

SEC shut out of AP top five for first time in half a decade

Stephen F. Austin visits Amon G. Carter Stadium to play the No. 3 TCU Horned Frogs.
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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:

  1. Ohio State
  2. TCU
  3. Baylor
  4. Michigan State
  5. Utah

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:

  1. Ohio State
  2. Oregon
  3. Boise State
  4. TCU
  5. Nebraska

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.

Georgia loses ILB Reggie Carter for the season

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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.