The sports world, including college football, has essentially screeched to a halt as countries around the world battle the coronavirus pandemic. As such, there’s a dearth of college football news as spring practices have all but been canceled at every level of the sport. And there’s even some concern that the health issue could have an impact on the 2020 college football campaign.
In that vein, we thought it might be fun to go back through the CollegeFootballTalk archives that stretch back to 2009 and take a peek at what transpired in the sport on this date.
So, without further ado — ok, one further ado — here’s what happened in college football on May 13, by way of our team of CFT writers both past and present.
(P.S.: If any of our readers have ideas on posts they’d like to read during this hiatus, leave your suggestions in the comments section. Mailbag, maybe?)
THE HEADLINE: Suspended Florida State DE Xavier Peters plans to transfer, hopes to land in Big Ten or SEC
THE SYNOPSIS: The defensive lineman got his wish as he moved on to Kentucky. Granted immediate eligibility, Peters played in three games for the Wildcats.
THE HEADLINE: Four-star 2019 QB picks BYU over offers from, among others, Alabama
THE SYNOPSIS: Jacob Conover promptly embarked on a two-year Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints mission in Paraguay. The Arizona native should be available to the Cougars in 2021.
THE HEADLINE: President Donald Trump announces future FBS foes for Liberty football in commencement address
THE SYNOPSIS: Hard to believe this caused angst on Twitter. And in the comments section. Most of which had to be deleted.
THE HEADLINE: Georgia’s Chauncey Rivers arrested on third pot charge, dismissed
THE SYNOPSIS: I understand that weed laws are archaic. I really do. But, c’mon Dawg. Three times? Really? That said, Rivers ultimately moved on to Mississippi State. He started all 13 games at defensive end for the Bulldogs in 2019.
THE HEADLINE: Bobby Bowden says SEC would have been too difficult for FSU to win national title
THE SYNOPSIS: Think this sat well with Florida State fans? Yeah, me either.
THE HEADLINE: Boise State looking for waiver to help homeless player
THE SYNOPSIS: The NCAA is beyond infuriating sometimes. Most times, actually.
THE HEADLINE: Three Ohio State assistants see their salaries break the $500k mark
THE SYNOPSIS: Remember when a half-million-dollar salary was newsworthy? Last year, 166 FBS assistants broke that standard. Two dozen of those made seven figures.
THE HEADLINE: Michigan prez concedes an “oops!” on RichRod hire
THE SYNOPSIS: Ya think? Even Rich Rodriguez concedes as much. RichRod was 15-22 overall, 6-18 in Big Ten play three seasons in Ann Arbor. There was also the first major violations in the football program’s history. Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how’d you enjoy the play?
THE HEADLINE: ND’s Brian Kelly on expansion: ‘Nothing better than being an independent’
THE SYNOPSIS: A decade later, Notre Dame embraces its independence. Still.