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 3 news and notes.
Mel Tucker Suspended Without Pay, Likely Will Be Fired
Mel Tucker has been suspended without pay as Michigan State is investigating a sexual harassment case involving the head coach. According to Brett McMurphy, the University will wait until the Title IX investigation is completed by the school before making the firing official. Secondary coach Harlan Bennett will be the interim coach, while former head coach Mark Dantonio will have a role in the program moving forward.
UK Offensive Coordinator Liam Coen Has Medical Episode
Kentucky’s offensive coordinator had a medical episode on Sunday that sent him to the hospital. He is expected to be released on Monday the University said in a statement released Sunday night. UPDATE: Coen has been released from the hospital and is expected to coach on Saturday.
Miami’s Kam Kinchens Released From Hospital
Kam Kinchens has been released from the hospital and is in “good shape” according to Miami head coach Mario Cristobal. Kinchens was hurt late in the game against Texas A&M and a stretcher was brought on the field to remove him.
UCF QB John Rhys Plumlee Out for Few Weeks With Leg Injury
UCF quarterback John Rhys Plumlee will miss a few weeks with a leg injury. Gus Malzahn clarified that he will not require surgery.
Kyle McCord Named Ohio State’s Starter
After having a quarterback battle that started in the spring and moved into the season, Ohio State has named Kyle McCord their starter. Ryan Day said that Devin Brown would be the backup, but would still play.
Other News and Notes
- This week’s polls can be found here.
- Oklahoma Head Coach Brent Venables is “dealing with” a situation where former Baylor head coach Art Briles was on the field after Oklahoma defeated SMU. Briles was fired from Baylor in 2016 amid a sexual assault investigation.
- Tez Walker has no legal action to make and now will have to consider staying at UNC for next season or declaring for the 2024 NFL Draft.
- Judge rules for temporary restraining order to prevent the Pac-12 from meeting. Oregon State and Washington State filed the motion and were concerned about schools leaving the conference still having influence on decisions made.
- UConn starting quarterback Joe Fagnano is out for the season with a hurt shoulder.
- Big Ten reprimands Nico Ragaini for comments on officiating.
This will be updated up until Saturday!
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