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College Football News Roundup – January 12

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A college football news roundup that includes an Alabama running back announcing he is transferring and Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh welcoming another child to the world.


I got caught in what was sort of a monsoon last night while walking two blocks. The wind was blowing the pouring rain into my face and, for a minute, I imagined that I was a brave father fighting the elements to rescue my kidnapped daughter who was in an abandoned warehouse. I then walked into CVS and used the self-checkout, so you could basically say it was the same thing.

In college football news, Louisville and Mississippi State played a game of Yankee swap in the form of defensive coordinators, Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee has accepted the same position at UConn, and Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams has decided to enter the NFL Draft. Here are some other newsworthy notes in the latest college football news roundup.

Tide Transfer – Alabama running back Derrick Gore saw very limited action this season as a junior, carrying the ball just 18 times for 93 yards and a touchdown. With playing time in the future nowhere to be seen, Gore has decided to leave the Crimson Tide program.

“These past two years have been nothing short of magical,” Gore posted on Instagram. “It’s difficult to come up with the words to describe this journey here at The University of Alabama. At this time I’ve chosen to explore the option of joining another program for my final 2 years of eligibility. To be clear, I want to give a special thanks to Coach Saban and Coach Burns for giving this kid from NY a shot, I’m forever grateful. So in closing I leave you with, Roll Tide!”

Keep Rowing – After leaving Western Michigan for Minnesota, head coach P.J. Fleck seeming had to part ways with his favorite slogan “Row The Boat.” Now, Fleck is trying to get the rights so he can continue using it as the head man for the Golden Gophers.

“We’re working on it,” Fleck said. “There’s just some things to go through, and hopefully I’ll have the opportunity to bring it with me.”

Another Harbaugh – Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh must have strong swimmers, as he and his wife Sarah welcomed his seventh child, John, to the world on Wednesday.

No letting up, Coach, if you want to catch Jim Bob Duggar and his 19 offspring.

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