Mmmm Monday! Start the week off with six fresh college football stories from here and there.
The massive nose guard reportedly impressed Crimson Tide coaches at camp in Tuscaloosa last week.
Nick Ruffin, a four-star defensive back, tweeted the photo during a visit to campus Sunday.
Class of 2017 receiver Nathan Tilford (Upland, Calif./Upland) has yet to play a down of high school football, but the spotlight already is shining brightly on him.
The transition that began 16 months ago is now complete, and indisputable. The evidence can be found in Dante Fowler's house back in St. Petersburg, especially in his father's closet, where orange and blue now hangs where all that garnet and gold once did.
Illinois and Missouri last played in 2010 in St. Louis. Not surprisingly, the president of the St. Louis Sports Commission wants to see those two teams return for a revival of their “Arch Rivalry” in the not-too-distant future.
Playing golf and playing it well has always been important to Spurrier. He's never been a coach who seemed to eat, sleep and breathe football 365 days a year. Yet here he is, heading into his ninth year with the Gamecocks, still competing against the single-minded likes of Nick Saban.
How long does Spurrier plan to stay in the game?
"I got a new answer to that question," he said. "Back in January, they appointed this guy, and he's 77 years old, and he's the leader of a billion people in the world.
"They call him the pope, and he replaced a guy that was 85 years old. So if he can be the leader of over a billion people worldwide, surely I can get 11 guys on the field."