Dylan Admire

Admire-able: Jayhawk leaving team to focus on academics

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This is something you don’t see every day.

In a press release, Kansas head coach Charlie Weis announced that Dylan Admire has decided to forego his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility and give up football.  The reason?  Admire wants to concentrate on the student part of student-athlete.

“I am very proud of my time with the Kansas football program,” Admire said in a statement. “I am thankful for the opportunity I have had to be a part of the team and of the friendships I have gained. I look forward to supporting my teammates in Memorial Stadium this fall. Once a Jayhawk, always a Jayhawk.”

Admire, who will graduate this December, leaves the football program on good terms.

“I fully support Dylan’s decision,” Weis said. “He has been a model student-athlete and we wish him all the best.”

Admire played in 16 games the past two seasons, including two starts at center in 2013. He had been moved from the offensive line to tight end before his decision to retire from the sport.

(Photo credit: Kansas athletics)

Diagnosed with bovine leukemia, Bevo XIV retires immediately

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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.

Dabo Swinney won’t stop talking about “Clemsoning”

Dabo Swinney
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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.