A college football news roundup that includes LSU running back Leonard Fournette signing with an agency and UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky still remaining undecided on entering the NFL Draft.
I’m traveling back to my hometown on Thursday for the holidays, and like so many of us, have had bad experiences traveling during this time. Flight delays, getting stuck on a bus from Cincinnati to Evansville, throwing up in a hotel courtesy van before we even left the parking lot due to a stomach bug: it has all happened to me. Making it home on time – just like Peter in the Folgers commercial – is always a reward within itself.
In college football news, Washington’s passing game may give the Huskies an advantage against Alabama in the Peach Bowl, Jimbo Fisher’s new deal might keep him in Tallahassee for a long time, and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey has decided to skip playing in the Sun Bowl. Here are some other newsworthy notes in the latest college football news roundup.
HOVA! – While LSU running back Leonard Fournette is preparing himself for the upcoming NFL Draft, which agency will be representing him has been decided. Fournette has signed with Roc Nation, the management company owned by Jay-Z.
Did he just do this for the opportunity to meet Beyonce? I’m not sure, but Fournette will be earning some “Bills, Bills, Bills” soon!
Still Undecided – Unlike the aforementioned McCaffrey and Fournette, North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky is still in the decision stages of whether to return to Chapel Hill for 2017 or enter the NFL Draft.
“I’m in this position because of the hard work, and the teammates around me have put me in this type of position. I’m just thankful for how the season has went. But I’m still focused on our last game and just continuing to get as much information as I can and counting on people that have been with me on this journey, especially my family.”
Gators Chomping – After Florida defensive coordinator Geoff Collins decided to take the Temple job, it will be co-defensive coordinator Randy Shannon who will be calling plays for the Gators in the Outback Bowl against Iowa.
More important than the outcome of the bowl game, this could be an audition/job interview for Shannon to become the full-time coordinator for the Gators going into 2017.