There hasn’t been much for
The annual battle for the Governor's Cup was as intense as a Rand Paul neighborhood barbecue. Even Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, wrestled linebacker Jordan Jones during the Cardinals' 44-17 victory.
"There was stuff said," was Jackson's explanation.
Jackson threw for 216 yards and gained another 156 rushing to reach numbers close to those of his
On the other side was Johnson, who can claim a bigger accomplishment. Football has helped him successfully manage Tourette's Syndrome since he was a kid.
"It would be weird because I would recognize it right before practice, and during practice it would stop," Johnson told SECcountry.com earlier this season. "Then as soon as practice was done, it would start up again."
Johnson bounced from Grambling to College of the Desert and then to Kentucky, where he has led the Wildcats to back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 2008-09.
He engineered an upset of No. 11 Louisville a year ago, but had only 110 yards passing against the Cardinals on Saturday. He has 2,048 yards passing and 10 touchdowns this season.
Former Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch sent Johnson a Twitter message Friday: "It's been a pleasure watching you lead the Cats to new heights. Enjoy tomorrow, celebrating all you've accomplished while representing the blue and white."
Johnson's reply was on target: "Thank you Mr. Couch. I really appreciate it!"
Even before Texas A&M took the field against Louisiana State on Saturday, the
That report worked its way into
Asked about Sumlin, Moos said, "That SEC, they eat their young."
That might also be a message to Scott Frost, the Central Florida coach and former Cornhuskers quarterback who reportedly tops the coach search list for Nebraska and Florida.
Of course, the Cornhuskers have been known to chew coaches as well.
For two plays.
Kyler Murray, Mayfield's replacement, bolted 66 yards on the first play. Rodney Anderson scored on a four-yard run on the next play.
At that point, Mayfield certainly had learned his lesson. He resumed his push for the Heisman in a game that featured a lot of shoving.
Mayfield completed his first eight passes for 205 yards for a Sooners offense that had all the momentum of the great land rush. By halftime, they had a 45-10 lead.
Mayfield threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns before leaving in the third quarter of the 59-31 victory. While he continued a "Dancing With The Stars" audition with post-touchdown gyrations, he also tried out a new move — diplomacy.
The Mountaineers and Sooners squared off after the whistle numerous times, which seemed an extension of last season's pregame melee in Morgantown. A second-quarter scuffle found Mayfield in the middle trying to break it up.
But the Mean Green — a nickname adopted in 1966 because of Joe Greene — got 178 yards rushing from Nic Smith in a 30-14 victory over
North Texas was demoted to the Football Championship Subdivision in 1979 because of mounting debt. The Mean Green was back with the big fellas in 1995.
North Texas will play Florida Atlantic in the
Pink slips, greenbacks
The number of coaches jettisoned this season has Power Five conferences in competition for a new title: Who's No. 1 (at the bank)?
That leaves UCLA's Jim Mora as the Power Five top dog at the moment. He received a $12.275-million buyout. Bruins football fans can rummage through their closets and dust off their "We're No. 1" foam fingers.
But the real message this season? Don’t leave
Bielema spent seven seasons in Madison, where he had a 68-24 record and won three Big Ten championships. He left partly because his assistant coaches were underpaid, according to media reports at the time. He went 29-34 in five seasons at Arkansas.
So, the grass — and buyouts — aren't always greener on the other side, and current Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst might note that the cheddar in the hand is worth two goudas in the bush.
Oshkosh, by gosh
No. 5 Wisconsin has taken a beating for its strength of schedule. Not as much of a beating as some of the Badgers' opponents, but it could become an issue when the College Football Playoff rolls around.
The Badgers whipped
Wisconsin Oshkosh also remained undefeated Saturday with a 42-21 victory over North Central to reach the NCAA Division III playoffs.
The Titans' regular-season opponents had a combined winning percentage of .379. Yet they are two wins away from playing in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl for the national title.
Of course, there is a big difference between the Football Bowl Subdivision and Division III. For starters, the Wisconsin football Twitter page has 270,521 followers. Wisconsin Oshkosh has 2,256.
The Seminoles gained only 216 yards and needed two defensive touchdowns, but they are now one victory shy of being bowl eligible heading into a makeup game with Louisiana Monroe.
But the topic postgame was whether coach Jimbo Fisher would be lured away by another school. Fisher attempted to turn the speculations back on the media.
"Y'all create it, with the articles and things you do," Fisher told reporters. "Ain't none of you ever coached."