Some links from around college football on a Thursday…
— Tennessee coach Butch Jones says defensive back Eric Gordon is “not part of the team” but part of the program. Either way, Gordon won’t play in 2013.
— The attorney for Maryland running back Wes Brown says his client “has done nothing wrong with this investigation in Baltimore.”
— Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck’s motto is “row the boat.” His new motto should be “walk on fire.”
— Keith Arnold over at Inside the Irish weighs in on the Eddie Vanderdoes story.
— The NCAA’s new enforcement policies begin taking effect today.
— Colorado is losing a veteran, albeit backup, cornerback for the year.
— SI’s Pete Thamel says Lane Kiffin is headed for a make or break season at USC.
— Does Johnny Manziel‘s game translate to the pros? The NFL Network asked five executives.
Georgia running backs Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall have a request: no more “Gurshall.”