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College Football in Coronavirus Quarantine: On this day in CFT history, including USC officially appealing historic NCAA sanctions

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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 June 25, 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: Report: Army, BYU ‘top candidates’ to replace UConn in AAC
THE SYNOPSIS: In the end, no one has replaced UConn in the AAC.  For now, the conference will go with 11 football schools.

2018

THE HEADLINE: Maryland stays in-house by naming Damon Evans as AD
THE SYNOPSIS: Evans has come full circle in rehabbing his image from the infamous “red panties incident” while at Georgia.

2017

THE HEADLINE: VIDEO: LSU RB Derrius Guice squats 650 pounds
THE SYNOPSIS: Alternate headline: Guice is a freakishly strong human being.

2015

THE HEADLINE: Door more ajar for Big 12 expansion than previously thought?
THE SYNOPSIS: Five years later, the conference shows no signs of stepping through any expansion doors.

2014

THE HEADLINE: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops will make more than $6 million in 2019, 2020
THE SYNOPSIS: As it turns out, he didn’t.  In June of 2017, Stoops stunned the college football world by stepping down as the head coach at Oklahoma.

2013

THE HEADLINE: Top 2014 recruit offers mea culpa for Ole Miss ‘racist’ tweets
THE SYNOPSIS: Marlon Humphery had labeled the school racist and alluded to monthly KKK marches on the campus. Humphrey tweeted in his apology that he has never even been on the Oxford campus.  The five-star son of former Alabama great Bobby Humphrey ultimately signed with the Crimson Tide.

2010

THE HEADLINE: USC files appeal with NCAA in attempt to get sanctions eased
THE SYNOPSIS: The ever-benevolent NCAA ultimately denied the appeal.

College Football in Coronavirus Quarantine: On this day in CFT history, including Baylor, Art Briles mutually agreeing to an official divorce, acknowledging ‘serious shortcomings’ in response to sexual assaults

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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 June 24, 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: Randy Edsall has an oopsie moment on Twitter
THE SYNOPSIS: The oopsie?  Edsall’s Twitter account retweeting that read, in part, “Big-time football at UConn, RIP.”

2018

THE HEADLINE: UNLV bringing all-you-can-eat ticket packages to college football
THE SYNOPSIS: In the buffet capital of the world?  makes perfect sense.

2016

THE HEADLINE: Baylor, Art Briles mutually agree to an official divorce, acknowledge ‘serious shortcomings’ in response to sexual assaults
THE SYNOPSIS: A month prior, Briles was suspended “with intent to terminate.” That suspension-turned-termination came amidst the sexual assault scandal that rocked the college football program.  And the university.

2015

THE HEADLINE: While ‘they think Diddy’s a jerk,’ UCLA wants case dropped
THE SYNOPSIS: This was one helluva offseason storyline arc.  That’s not quite played out.

2013

THE HEADLINE: Devin Gardner calls his shot, says Michigan ‘will’ beat Ohio State
THE SYNOPSIS: That year, Michigan lost to its rival 42-41.  In Ann Arbor.  The Wolverines have gone on to lose the next six meetings to the Buckeyes as well.  One of these days, though, one of these called shots will be correct.

Baylor adds former four-star LSU commit to its 2020 recruiting class

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Baylor added an experienced player to its football roster late this past week.  The same day, the Bears added a recruit with an impressive recruiting pedigree.

In April of 2019, Lorando Johnson committed to LSU. During the Early Signing Period, though, Johnson didn’t sign with the Tigers.  National Signing Day in February of this year came and went without the defensive back putting his Herbie Hancock on a National Letter of Intent as well.

Friday evening, however, Baylor confirmed that Johnson has officially signed with the Big 12 football program.

Johnson is a four-star 2020 signee.  On the 247Sports.com composite, the Lancaster, Tex., product is rated as the No. 28 cornerback in the country.  Only two signees in BU’s class this cycle are rated higher than Johnson.

In addition to Baylor and LSU, Johnson also held offers from, among others, Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State and Texas A&M.

NCAA Council formally approves six-week preseason model for football, which will begin July 13 for teams that start season Sept. 5

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The NCAA is proceeding with a significant step toward prepping for the 2020 college football season.

Earlier this month, it was confirmed that the NCAA Div. I Oversight Committee was crafting a plan that would shape the path college football programs would take to prepare for the upcoming season.  Last week, the NCAA announced that it has finalized its proposal for a preseason model for the sport.  However, the plan still needed the approval of the NCAA Division I Council.

Thursday, that expected thumbs-up came to fruition as the council has approved what will essentially be a six-week preseason for college football.  The NCAA writes that, “[a]ssuming a first game on Sept. 5, the model begins summer access activities July 13 and adds meetings and walk-throughs July 24.  Preseason practice begins Aug. 7.” Schools that open the seasoning Week 0 (Aug. 29), all of the dates would get seven days subtracted from them.  It’s unclear if teams whose first games are Sept. 3 will follow the Sept. 5 model or not.

The activities mentioned do not include the ongoing voluntary on-campus workouts.

As for the particulars?  The NCAA referred to its previous release as a guideline:

… student-athletes may be required to participate in up to eight hours of weight training, conditioning and film review per week (not more than two hours of film review per week) from July 13-23.

Then, from July 24 through Aug. 6, student-athletes may be required to participate in up to 20 hours of countable athletically related activities per week (not more than four hours per day) as follows:

— Up to eight hours per week for weight training and conditioning.
— Up to six hours per week for walk-throughs, which may include the use of a football.
— Up to six hours per week for meetings, which may include film review, team meetings, position meetings, one-on-one meetings, etc.
— During this 14-day period, student-athletes are required to get at least two days off.

The model does not make any adjustments to the legislated 29-day preseason practice period. In the previous example, the school’s preseason practice period would begin Aug. 7 with a five-day acclimatization period, followed by the opportunity for up to 25 on-field practices.

College Football in Coronavirus Quarantine: On this day in CFT history, including Art Briles reaching a settlement with Baylor on his contract

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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 June 17, 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?)

2018

THE HEADLINE: Recruit who reportedly didn’t have offer still commits to Virginia, Hoos pick up actual pledge from Danish recruit instead
THE SYNOPSIS: These stories always crack me up.  Not exactly certain what these young men think the end game is gonna be?  That the schools are just going to go ahead and throw a scholarship at them?

2017

THE HEADLINE: Jim Harbaugh wants Obamas to be honorary game captains for Michigan
THE SYNOPSIS: This never came about, of course.  Still didn’t stop the whining and/or bitching in the comments and on the Twitter machine.

2016

THE HEADLINE: Art Briles reportedly reaches contract settlement with Baylor
THE SYNOPSIS: Still amazes me that the disgraced head coach received anything.

2015

THE HEADLINE: Texas announces it will sell beer and wine at Longhorn football games
THE SYNOPSIS: Until Texas is actually back, inebriation will have to do on fall Saturdays.

2014

THE HEADLINE: Ok. St. football player reportedly stabbed, robbed, abducted
THE SYNOPSIS: Football player or not, that’s not a trifecta any individual wants to hit.

2014

THE HEADLINE: Touted but troubled 2015 QB recruit decommits from Mich. St., has eyes on ‘Canes, LSU
THE SYNOPSIS: Jayru Campbell, the recruit in question, had several incidents of violence in his past.  He ended up at Ferris State, where he claimed the Div. II equivalent of the Heisman Trophy in 2018.

2013

THE HEADLINE: Three Navy football players to be charged with rape
THE SYNOPSIS: This was, suffice to say, not a good look for the service academy.

2012

THE HEADLINE: LSU’s “championship” rings celebrate second place
THE SYNOPSIS: Eight years, the Bayou Bengals will get to celebrate with real title bling.