Out the rest of today, so let's cheat a little with some Mike Leach before the news:
George Washington, grizzly bears, Black Beard flags, fast food on national radio. He is who we thought he was.
• Quickly: Want to understand Iowa's struggles the last two years? Look at the Hawkeyes' draft results ... Penn State uber-recruit Antonio Logan-El is transferring to Towson ... Touted Auburn defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks is moving outside ... LSU joins Oregon in the Jack Elway Sweepstakes ... Nebraska's Dane Todd gets a little help towards medical school ... Ole Miss AD Pete Boone doesn't like schools facing penalties for transfers ... T.C. Ostrander loves the West Coast as Stanford wraps up its spring ...Tennessee's blowout of Cal last September doesn't scare ABC's Saturday Night Football ... The Illinois offseason is "Zookapalooza," according to the Decatur Herald & Review, and the coach will test his singing voice at Wrigley Field's "Illini Day" ... Kansas record-breaker Jon Cornish: Screw the NFL - I'm going back to Canada ... Increasingly, the Big Ten only comes out at night: Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin are all playing more games in primetime ... Backs Delone Carter and Curtis Brinkley are on the mend in Syracuse ... The L.A. Times gets behind Dwayne Jarrett's draft drop ... And the Oregonian's Paul Buker asks the tough questions about Oregon State's new uniforms: do they make the players look like they're wearing sports bras?
Yvenson Benard models the Beavers' new "Chastain" line?
The Rap Sheet
Crimes, misdemeanors and eligibility-crippling issues legal, academic, institutional and otherwise.
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Charged, with driving under the influence of liquor, Auburn linebacker Jacob Shirley, a walk-on. Shirley was arrested early Tuesday morning in a routine traffic stop, the second Auburn player in ten days arrested in an alcohol-related incident and the fourth in the last year. Shocking, shocking behavior. Two last year, Trey Blackmon and Montae Pitts, missed games as a result of Tommy Tuberville's zero tolerance policy.
Urged, to "behave," Georgia's entire team on the heels of freshman Akeem Hebron's second arrest for underage possession in three months last weekend. Mark Richt called on his older players at a team meeting Monday to "mentor" underclassmen, who he thinks are responsible for most of the team's transgressions (forgetting Daniel Inman? - ed.). Hebron is probably done, per the university's discipline policy, until 2008, but what about an NFL-style, SEC-wide policy?
Cleared, of NCAA violations, South Florida's Matt Grothe, who was cited for serving alcohol to an underage customer at the just-off-campus sports bar, the "Bull Ring," where he worked even though the USF athletic department had no idea its star quarterback, underage his own self at 20, was moonlighting at such an establishment. That's the university's assessment, of course, not the Association's, so take it for what it's worth.