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College Football News Roundup – December 9

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A college football news roundup that includes Alabama head coach Nick Saban on Lane Kiffin’s status for the College Football Playoff and USC loses another commitment.


So my doctor sent me to have a MRI yesterday evening as the pain and swelling in my fractured heel still remains after physical therapy and immobilization for nine weeks. I was so in to the 80s music that was playing in the earphones on my head during the procedure that it was hard for me to not start singing and dancing. I didn’t want to upset the doctor, so I kept my composure.

In college football news, Charlie Strong is in talks with a pair of schools for a new head coaching position, former Alabama safety Landon Collins said Ohio State took some cheap shots at the Tide in their 2014 College Football Playoff matchup, and Florida has decided not to burn a redshirt on either of its freshman quarterbacks for the Outback Bowl. Here are some other newsworthy notes in the latest college football news roundup.

Will He or Won’t He? – With the departure of offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin imminent, Alabama head coach Nick Saban will not say whether or not Kiffin will stay on and coach through the College Football Playoff.

“We’ll make a decision when we have something to make a decision about. We’ll do what’s best for Lane.”

Isn’t it amazing how a coach can leave midseason and not get punished while a player is called a quitter?

No Longer Men of Troy – The USC Trojans and head coach Clay Helton have lost a commitment for the second time this week, this time being three-star cornerback Wylan Free.

“First, I want to thank you [USC] for considering me to be a part of the Trojan family. [The] University of Southern California is a very prestigious school, and anyone would be honored to attend [it]. Unfortunately, after further consideration and talking it over with my family, I have decided to respectfully announce my decommitment from USC, and [I will] open up my recruiting process again.”

Weird Times in Oxford – The season was a disappointment for Ole Miss, with the Rebels ended 5-7 and missing out on a bowl game. Now, head coach Hugh Freeze must find both an offensive and defensive coordinator, after co-offensive coordinator Dan Werner was fired on Thursday.

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