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College Football News Roundup – February 20

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A college football news roundup that includes Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen arrested and charged with rape and the death of a former Miami Hurricane.


As I left my apartment building this morning, I noticed something strange: the streets were almost completely empty. Did I make a mistake and it was only Sunday? Is it way earlier than 7:15 a.m.? So many questions raced through my head until I remembered that today is Presidents Day. All of you out there with the extra day off, go have fun and remember the legacies of great men such as James Polk and Franklin Pierce. What legends!

In college football news, Alabama hired New England Patriots tight ends coach Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator, Clemson defensive tackle Scott Pagano posted a heartfelt letter to Tigers teammates, coaches, and fans, and Lane Kiffin added Clint Trickett to his FAU staff as tight ends coach.

Here are some other newsworthy notes in the latest college football news roundup.

Bad News in Charlotte – Kevin Olsen, a quarterback for the Charlotte 49ers, was arrested on Sunday and charged with felony second-degree forcible rape, cyberstalking, assault on a female, and second-degree forced sex.

“This incident occurred a week after a separate, unrelated case of alleged on-campus sexual assault involving acquaintances,” the university said in the statement. “Olsen has been suspended from Charlotte athletics, and the University is reviewing the case consistent with its disciplinary procedures.”

Olsen is the brother of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen.

Men of Troy – USC is currently killing it in the 2018 recruiting cycle, this time landing the nation’s No. 1 outside linebacker Palaie Gaoteote, a five-star out of Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas.

The Trojans currently rank No. 2 in the 2018 recruiting class rankings.

Gone Too Soon – Former Miami Hurricanes cornerback Leonard Myers passed away after a battle with cancer over the weekend. Myers won a Super Bowl while playing for the New England Patriots in 2002.

He was only 38.

MORE: Way-Too-Early No. 1-128 College Football Rankings For 2017 Season

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