A college football news roundup that includes FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher addressing LSU rumors and Texas players showing support for head coach Charlie Strong.
I am actively preparing my body for the punishment it will go through on Thursday with so much food digested. Last year, I did a marathon at my local establishment and had not one but two Thanksgiving meals before going home and sleeping for 10 straight hours in a food coma. It was quite amazing. Good thing I am off on Friday, as well, because I will be useless that day.
In college football, we take a look at how much a school will have to pay Tom Herman to come coach there, the Florida-LSU rivalry has gone to an extra level after all the drama this season, and Jeff Bartl tells us why all eyes will be on Columbus this weekend. Here are some other newsworthy notes in the latest college football news roundup.
Jimbo Fisher Watch: 2016 – With rumors swirling regarding FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher and his candidacy for the open position at LSU, both Fisher and Florida State University President John Thrasher have come out and reiterated that Fisher wants to stay with the Seminoles.
“I’m always going to be up front,” Fisher said on Monday. “I’m not going to comment on those things, but I’m very up front to those guys. I would never do anything to tell them that. I’m very direct about what’s going on. I’m extremely happy at Florida State. I’ll always be honest.”
Thrasher believes that Fisher will be in Tallahassee next season.
“Jimbo and I talk frequently and based on that he is happy here and wants to stay,” Thrasher said. “He’s given me no reason to think differently.”
It will be an interesting couple of weeks in both Baton Rouge and Tallahassee. Stay tuned.
We Got Your Back, Coach – After answering questions from the media during his weekly press conference, Texas head coach Charlie Strong, most likely a lame duck at this point, received a standing ovation from his players.
Maybe the powerful boosters who will be getting rid of Strong should take a look at what the players think about the matter.
LSU Linebacker Out – Tigers star linebacker Kendell Beckwith will miss the game against Texas A&M on Thanksgiving night after he injured his knee in the loss to Florida. Beckwith is a Butkus Award finalist. The Tigers could also be without running back Leonard Fournette, who is suffering from a nagging ankle injury.
“He should be fine, but Leonard’s day-to-day with that ankle, obviously,” head coach Ed Orgeron said “That’s how it works with stuff like that, but we’ll see. It’s going to be a game-time situation again, see if he can practice and do the things that he can tolerate.”
Not Smart – Damarea Crockett had just set the freshman rushing record for Missouri when a few hours later he was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession. He will be suspended for the Tigers season closing game against Arkansas on Friday. In his rookie campaign, Crockett had run for 1,062 yards and 10 touchdowns.