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Seven biggest disappointments from the first half of the college football season

1. Florida State: The team that was a consensus pick to reach the playoffs in the preseason and a trendy national champion pick is sitting at 2-3 and hasn't been more than one touchdown better than anybody they've played to date. As devastating as starting quarterback Deondre Francois' injury seemed at the time, James Blackman has played well enough to win and there haven't been significant injuries or roster attrition to think otherwise. Florida State just hasn't lived up to the expectations. 2. The Year of the Quarterback: Heading into the 2017 season, the No. 1 NFL Draft pick seemed to be already penciled in as either Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen or Josh Allen, the Heisman Trophy winner was back in Lamar Jackson and we all felt like we were in for a show at the quarterback position.

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MSU RB Scott arrested for suspended license

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer Close Covers the Big Ten Joined ESPN.com in 2014 Graduate of the University of Notre Dame Follow on Twitter Michigan State junior L.J. Scott was arrested Wednesday for driving with a suspended license, according to court records. The Spartans' top rusher has a history of similar violations. Scott, 21, has been stopped by police and accused of driving with no license or a suspended license seven times in the past two years, according to the Lansing State Journal. The report says Scott has paid more than $1,000 in fines during that period for traffic stops in Michigan and Ohio. In one case he was initially charged with leaving the scene of an accident and ended up pleading

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Emails Protests spur college officials to talk with players

As protests over racial injustice grab national attention in pro sports, some college and university officials are having pre-emptive talks with student-athletes and consulting each other amid concerns that such actions will spread to college sports, according to emails released Thursday. After five black cheerleaders at Kennesaw State University knelt during the national anthem at a September football game, athletic officials there sought advice from their counterparts at schools including the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Duke University and Purdue University. The responses they got back offer a glimpse at what's happening in college athletic programs trying to strike a balance between

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Search firm Wolken Wolken Wolken has advice for Nebraska Tennessee Ole Miss Arkansas

We’ve reached that time of year where athletics directors are quietly reaching out to search firms “just in case” there’s a need to make a coaching change. Here at the firm of Wolken, Wolken and Wolken (there’s actually just one Wolken at this firm, but multiple names makes it seem more official), we’re offering a great deal this year: Our advice is 100% free of charge! Though we can’t list every name you should be looking at, we’ve saved you the time and trouble and narrowed it down to the candidate you should shoot for the moon to acquire, the candidate you could get tomorrow if your A-list superstar doesn’t want the job, and finally, someone who would at least be entertaining if all else fails. 

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/columnist/dan-wolken/2017/10/19/advice-schools-looking-fire-and-hire-nebraska-tennessee-ole-miss-arkansas/780782001/?src=rss



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