Whether or not Washington’s loss to UCLA will bleed into subsequent weekends won’t be known until later on this week.
Keith Price suffered an injury to his right (throwing) shoulder late in the second quarter of the loss to the Bruins Friday night. After attempting to throw shortly before the start of the second half, the starting quarterback was shutdown for the remainder of the game.
Sunday, the Seattle Times reported, head coach Steve Sarkisian said Price will not be permitted to throw again until Thursday. At that point, the coaching and medical staff should be able to better gauge the senior’s availability for Saturday’s game at Oregon State.
Price has started 25 straight games for the Huskies dating back to the 2011 season, and has started 36 games in his career.
If Price is not healthy enough for the Beavers, the Huskies would turn to Cyler Miles under center. Miles, who would be making his first career start, replaced the injured Price and completed 15-of-22 passes for 149 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Prior to that, the freshman had attempted 10 passes all season.
Turns out Steve Spurrier isn’t the only iconic college football figure to retire this week.
Texas announced Tuesday evening Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with bovine leukemia and has been retired to his pasture, effective immediately.
Bevo XIV missed Saturday’s stunning upset of then-No. 10 Oklahoma with what the school called a “life threatening” illness, and rumors circulated around the internet this week he had passed away.
Bevo XIV officially hangs up his horns with a 106-41 record with two national championship appearances.
There is no word at press time on a possible debut of Bevo XV.
Urban Dictionary defines “Clemsoning” as “the act of an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.”
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was asked about the phenomenon following the Tigers’ destruction of Georgia Tech Saturday and promptly went off. The question, asked by ESPN’s David Hale, was in reference to Swinney’s program shaking the label – Saturday marked Clemson’s 34th straight win over an unranked opponent – but Swinney didn’t see it that way.
Armed with some new facts (Clemson SID Tim Bourret noted 50 teams have fallen as ranked opponents to unranked foes since the Tigers last did so on Nov. 19, 2011), Swinney again targeted the “Clemsoning” label.
“I think it’s an agenda. It’s just bias,” Swinney told the Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier Tuesday. “People are uneducated. They’re just ignorant and lazy because they’re not looking at the facts. If they did, they’d be focused on other schools and not Clemson. They’d be dialed in on what Clemson has done. There aren’t three other schools in the country as consistent as Clemson, in all aspects.”
I hate to break it to you, Dabo: you are absolutely correct, but the term, as they say, has been coined.
Just go beat Florida State, beat South Carolina, win the ACC and win a national title and maybe Urban Dictionary will delete that pesky page out of a sign of respect.
Also, No. 5 Clemson hosts unranked Boston College on Saturday. This would be a very, very unfortunate time for the Tigers to suffer an upset.