College football is now in season. With the more weeks that go on, more news and notes will be put together. Here are some of the things happening around the sport of college football heading into week 9.
Tua Tagovailoa Out vs. Arkansas
Tua Tagovailoa sprained his ankle against Tennessee and was forced to leave the game. It is the right ankle, the opposite one that he had the same injury on last season. He will be out against Arkansas and head coach Nick Saban has said there is no real timeline for his return. Backup Mac Jones will get most of the snaps until Tagovailoa returns.
Saban on Tua: “Surgery was successful. There’s no real timetable for his return but the expectation is he will be non-weight bearing for several days, then he’ll be able to come back as his rehab allows him."
— Brett Hudson (@Brett_Hudson) October 21, 2019
Former Miami and Georgia Head Coach Marck Richt Survives Heart Attack
Mark Richt, the former Georgia and Miami head coach suffered a heart attack early on Monday morning. Richt was cleared as fine and seems to be in good spirits since the incident.
I guess I’m off the cheese balls!
— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) October 21, 2019
Lane Kiffin fined $5k for Tweet About Refs
Conference-USA has fined Lane Kiffin for a tweet that was directed at the conference’s officials. He will have to pay $5,000 after the tweet. Here is the tweet that got him in trouble:
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) October 20, 2019
AAC Gets Waiver For Conference Championship Without UConn
The American Athletic Conferense is losing UConn, who is joining the Big East for basketball, but will be an independent in football. With Connecticut leaving, the AAC will have 11 teams. They need the waiver because they have fewer than 12 teams and don’t have a round-robin schedule.
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) October 20, 2019
Nebraska RB Maurice Washington not with the team
Nebraska RB Maurice Washington is "not part of the team right now," according to Scott Frost. Washington's absence is unrelated to the felony charge he is facing in California.
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) October 21, 2019
Maurice Washington is facing a felony charge in California, but head coach Scott Frost said that it wasn’t the reason for Washington not being with the team. He has 298 rushing yards and 162 receiving yards this season.
Other News and Notes
- Cancer survivor Casey O’Brien got in the game for Minnesota against Rutgers as a holder.
- ESPN’s College Gameday is heading to South Dakota State for the first time in history.
- New Mexico QB Sheriron Jones is suspended indefinitely after being accused of exposing and touching himself in a parking garage.
- Oklahoma’s Boomer Schooner is out for the season after tumbling on the field this past weekend.
- Jim Harbaugh denies rumors that he is thinking of an exit strategy.
- Florida and Georgia have agreed to extend their agreement to play in Jacksonville through 2023.
This will be updated up until week 8 kicks off!
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