Sippin’ on Sunday Brunch and reading six college football stories from around the country.
At one time, Sylvester Croom was considered a candidate to become the head football coach at the University of Alabama. Crimson Tide athletics director Mal Moore chose Mike Shula for the job.
Miami coach Al Golden Golden is wary of making any proclamations in late March. Sure, his Hurricanes looked crisp in their first scrimmage of the spring Saturday at Traz Powell Stadium, and yes, the new coaches melded in well in the dress rehearsal for the Hurricanes' spring game. Was it good to see some young players stand out? Absolutely. But in his three years at the helm in Miami, he's learned not to drown his team in a sea of praise, because increased expectations inevitably follow.
California's first spring game under new coach Sonny Dykes included a touchdown from one of the Bears' former stars.
Cornerback Devin Bowman and offensive lineman Watts Dantzler are no longer young up-and-comers on Georgia's football team.
In the span of a few hours, the Commodores picked up three verbal commitments.
Moore was buried by the first-team defense.
"We had a pursuit drill," Rutledge recalled. "The quarterback had to take the ball and roll out to the right or left, and every player on the defense had to put their helmet on him. We'd do that over and over."
Bryant was teaching gang tackling.
"Mal developed the nickname, 'Pursuit Man,'" Brooker said. "I always felt sorry for him."