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College Football in Coronavirus Quarantine: On this day in CFT history, including Ohio State getting set to answer NCAA charges

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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 July 6, 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 college football hiatus, leave your suggestions in the comments section.  Mailbag, maybe?)

2019

THE HEADLINE: Former Clemson, East Carolina RB Tyshon Dye dies in drowning accident
THE SYNOPSIS: Dye was a member of Clemson’s national championship team in 2016 and the runners-up squad in 2015.

2019

THE HEADLINE: Alabama football staff member arrested for DUI for second time since being hired
THE SYNOPSIS: This most certainly isn’t part of The Process™Josh Chapman played his college football for Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide.  As of this posting, he remains as part of the extended UA football staff.

2018

THE HEADLINE: Four-star QB-turned-minor league baseball player has football offers from three SEC schools
THE SYNOPSIS: Cord Sandberg ultimately chose Auburn over LSU, NC State.  In three career appearances, Sandberg completed six of his eight pass attempts for 106 yards and two touchdowns.  He also ran for 70 yards on 10 carries.  The Florida native will be a redshirt sophomore this coming season.

2017

THE HEADLINE: Arkansas, Notre Dame announce future home-and-home
THE SYNOPSIS: The Lou Holtz Bowl, y’all! The two teams will meet in South Bend Sept. 12 this season.  The back-end of the home-and-home is set for 2025 in Fayetteville.

2015

THE HEADLINE: Disturbing security video of FSU QB De’Andre Johnson (allegedly) punching woman surfaces
THE SYNOPSIS: Florida State dismissed Johnson very shortly after the video was released.

2013

THE HEADLINE: Urban Meyer finally talks Aaron Hernandez; says blaming him is ‘irresponsible’
THE SYNOPSIS: These were Meyer’s first public comments on the former Gator star’s stunning fall from glory.

2011

THE HEADLINE: Ohio State to answer NCAA charges on Friday
THE SYNOPSIS: The so-called Tat-gate violations had already cost Jim Tressel his job as the Buckeyes head coach.  And would’ve cost a handful of players, including Terrelle Pryor, five games in 2011.  Pryor, though, entered the 2011 Supplemental Draft.

College Football in Coronavirus Quarantine: On this day in CFT history, ex-West Virginia coach Bill Stewart dies of a heart attack at 59

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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 21, 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 college football hiatus, leave your suggestions in the comments section.  Mailbag, maybe?)

2019

THE HEADLINE: Mississippi State announces four-year extension for Joe Moorhead
THE SYNOPSIS: Less than eight months later, Moorhead was fired by the Bulldogs.

2018

THE HEADLINE: Jim Harbaugh says Michigan is going on safari in South Africa next spring
THE SYNOPSIS:  On an unrelated note, Ohio State has won The Game 15 of the last 16 times its been played.  Michigan’s last win came in 2011.  The season between Jim Tressel’s resignation and Urban Meyer‘s hiring.

2014

THE HEADLINE: Alabama legend Derrick Thomas finally a College Football Hall of Famer
THE SYNOPSIS: As was the case with Tommie Frazier and Deion Sanders, this inexplicable snub was finally (unofficially) rectified.

2013

THE HEADLINE: Detroit Lions reportedly ready to create bowl game
THE SYNOPSIS: The game that would become the Quick Lane Bowl was officially announced two months later.  The main conference tie-in is the ACC and Big Ten.  The MAC serves a secondary tie-in.

2012

THE HEADLINE: Former WVU coach Bill Stewart dead of apparent heart attack
THE SYNOPSIS: The Grafton, WV, native spent 11 seasons as a coach at WVU.  From 2008-10, Stewart served as the head coach of the Mountaineers.

2011

THE HEADLINE: Cross Cleveland off list of possible Big Ten title game sites
THE SYNOPSIS: Indianapolis has hosted every B1G title game since it debuted in 2011.

College Football in Coronavirus Quarantine: On this day in CFT history, including Jim Tressel stating amidst scandal that he had no plans to resign as Ohio State’s head coach

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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 14, 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?)

2019

THE HEADLINE: NCAA forms working group to consider name, image and likeness payments to athletes
THE SYNOPSIS: A year later, student-athletes are on the verge of being allowed to profit off their own NILs.  What a concept.

2018

THE HEADLINE: Baylor signee sets national high school 100-meter dash record
THE SYNOPSIS: A wide receiver coming to Waco, Kalon Barnes subsequently moved to cornerback.  In 25 appearances over two seasons, Barnes has totaled 32 tackles, seven passes defensed, one forced fumble and one interception.

2017

THE HEADLINE: Pitt, Penn State won’t resume rivalry until 2026 at the earliest
THE SYNOPSIS: In 2018, Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour stated 2030 is the earliest the rivalry will be renewed.

2015

THE HEADLINE: Nick Saban’s biggest CFB Playoff fears are coming true
THE SYNOPSIS: Those fears were that the playoffs would diminish the other bowls.  As if flooding the market with 40-plus bowl games hadn’t already done that.  Meanwhile, the Crimson Tide qualified for the playoffs the first five years the system was in place.  In 2019, of course, they were shutout of the CFP for the first time.  They were thus forced to play in the Citrus Bowl.  That was their first non-New Year’s Six Bowl postseason appearance since the Capital One Bowl following the 2010 season.

2014

THE HEADLINE: USC losing former five-star RB Ty Isaac to transfer
THE SYNOPSIS: Isaac ultimately landed at Michigan. In three seasons with the Wolverines, the back totaled 1,170 yards and eight touchdowns on 192 carries.

2013

THE HEADLINE: Forbes says Nick Saban’s $5.3 million salary is ‘modest’
THE SYNOPSIS: Seven years later, that number still would’ve been 12th nationally.  Of course, the Alabama head coach is now up to $8.7 million.  That is second behind Clemson’s Dab Swinney‘s $9.3 million.

2012

THE HEADLINE: Liberty next up to make jump up a level in football
THE SYNOPSIS: The private Christian university became a provisional FBS member in 2018.  In its initial season as a full FBS member, the Flames qualified for their first-ever bowl game.  And won it.

2011

THE HEADLINE: Tressel hires legal big gun, has no plans to resign
THE SYNOPSIS: Two weeks later, amidst a cloud of controversy, Jim Tressel resigned as the head coach at Ohio State.

2009

THE HEADLINE: Buckeye Fans Celebrate Anniversary Of Last Wolverine Win
THE SYNOPSIS: Ohio State has won The Game 15 of the last 16 times its been played.  Michigan’s last win came in 2011.  The season between Tressel’s resignation and Urban Meyer‘s hiring.