Meandering our way through the offseason, a single one-liner at a time…
— The loss of superstars leaves West Virginia’s 2013 offense in open-audition mode.
— The NCAA with a heart and (gasp!) common sense? From the Tupelo Daily Journal: “Ole Miss was granted a release by the NCAA for quarterback Bo Wallace to pass in front of offensive coordinator and QB coach Dan Werner so a coach can monitor Wallace’s comeback from shoulder surgery.”
— PennLive.com: Penn State pass rusher Deion Barnes looms as Lions’ X-factor this year.
— Speaking of the NCAA, its embattled and beleaguered president, Mark Emmert, has embraced athletic directors as part of future directions and decisions regarding college athletics.
— Ahead of the dog days of summer, Indiana’s quarterback competition is a dead heat.
— Decatur Herald-Review: transfer Wes Lunt gives head coach Tim Beckman an early Illini win.
— Des Moines Register: New NCAA rule already has Iowa State’s Paul Rhoads pondering clock management.
— It’ll be an open competition to figure just who will rise up as Syracuse’s punt-return specialist.
— The breach-of-contract lawsuit filed against Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy has been rescheduled for late July, shortly before the start of summer camp.
— Night MACtion: five of Toledo’s six home games will be played under the lights this season.
— If a pair of high school players follow through on their verbal commitments, they would become just the second players ever from the states of Colorado and Minnesota to play for Alabama in that program’s storied history.
— After a “secret” visit to Auburn came to the public light, Clemson verbal quarterback commit DeShaun Watson assures the Tigers faithful there’s nothing to worry about.