The college football season is here. Every week, different news and notes will pop up, which will affect what happens on the field and off it. Here are the college football week 2 news and notes.
Cal U of Pennsylvania Player Passes Away
Cal University of Pennsylvania defensive lineman Jamain Stephens has passed away. It was originally believed to be COVID related, but statements about the issue have been retracted. He was 20 years old.
Jamain Stephens’ high school has retracted its statement that said he died of complications from COVID-19. The school said it "mistakenly attributed his death without official confirmation on cause of death.”https://t.co/RWrWkiX0ZM
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) September 9, 2020
More Players Opting Out/Declaring for the Draft
More players are opting out and/or are declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft each day. Make sure to stay up to date with our Opt-out list and NFL Draft declaration list. Several Pac-12 and Big Ten players are declaring for the draft, with no season scheduled for them at the moment.
Baylor and Lousiana Tech Postponed
Baylor and Louisiana Tech were originally scheduled to play this weekend, but the game has been postponed. Louisiana Tech had 38 players test positive for COVID.
Source: Louisiana Tech and Baylor are postponing their game scheduled for Saturday. Louisiana Tech had an outbreak of positive COVID tests in the wake of Hurricane Laura, as 38 players tested positive. Prior to Laura, they’d had just one positive over three weeks amid 350 tests.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) September 9, 2020
Pac-12 Players Transferring and are Eligible
Several Pac-12 players are transferring and are immediately eligible to play. Former Cal defensive end Luc Bequette is now with Boston College. Arizona linebacker Colin Schooler transferred to Texas Tech. UCLA’s Jake Barton is an offensive tackle who transferred to Baylor.
— BC Football (@BCFootball) September 8, 2020
Southern Miss Parts Ways With Head Coach
Southern Miss has decided to part ways with head coach Jay Hopson. Assistant Scotty Walden will be the interim coach.
— Southern Miss FB (@SouthernMissFB) September 7, 2020
Other News and Notes:
- Temple and Navy’s game will now be played on October 10 (via Marc Narducci)
This will be updated untill Saturday kicks off!
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