Happy Monday! Resume your kickoff countdown and start the week right with six college football stories from here and yonder.
Check out the latest news, notes and quotes regarding the Crimson Tide's opponents in 2013.
After bringing in eight early enrollees in January and two more signees last month, Florida will welcome the remaining 19 members from its 2013 football recruiting class to campus this week.
Nick Marshall leads a group of 10 newcomers to arrive on campus Sunday. Five-star defensive ends Elijah Daniel and Carl Lawson are also ready for classes.
Running back Rushel Shell, who said in April he was transferring from Pittsburgh to UCLA, has contacted the Panthers' coaching staff about his intention of returning to the team, a source said.
All the attention toward Navy over the past week has been linked to the sexual assault case involving three current and former football players. But the Academy is dealing with a departure as well.
Since he isn’t joining ’em, Bielema is searching for ways to beat ’em. Mindful of the stress the no-huddle puts on defenses, he has proposed a rule change that would allow a 15-second pause for defensive substitutions after each first down.
Bielema said such a rule is needed for the safety of the players, not the sanity of the defensive coordinator. He argues that long drives by no-huddle offenses are particularly taxing on defensive linemen.
“That has a real effect on safety of that student-athlete, especially the bigger defensive linemen that is really real,” he told a group of reporters recently.
Uh, what about those big offensive linemen, Coach? Aren’t they playing at the same pace?