News Of the Day
Nothing earth shattering here, I just wanted to direct our readers to a couple of interesting college football news stories today. First, Pat Forde has an interesting in-depth look at the two teams that are poised perfectly to crash the BCS Party – Boise State and Cincinnati:
USC running back Stafon Johnson appears to be recovering well today. He is out of surgery and still in the hospital, communicating with written messages and hand signals. That’s great news after the scary weightroom accident yesterday.
And, because there are injury stories that go underreported if it doesn’t happen to USC or Florida, there are two big injuries you should know about. Oregon’s top cornerback, senior Walter Thurmond, was injured Saturday against Cal. The preseason contender for the Jim Thorpe award will have to have season-ending knee surgery.
And, if you hadn’t heard by now. Baylor’s quarterback, Robert Griffin, will be out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL. What was originally thought to be a strained meniscus that would sideline the prolific QB for three weeks turned out to be a much bigger blow to the future Heisman hopeful.
And the Texas Longhorns had yet another player named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week. This time it was Earl Thomas, for his two interception performance against the UTEP Miners. He follows Roddrick Muckelroy and Lamarr Houston with the honor. It marks only the fifth time that one school has been honored for the same category in three consecutive weeks.