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College Football News – Thursday 29th October

It’s time for NCAA football! Check out the latest College football news – Thursday 29th October.


WR Jaylen Waddle injured his ankle in a horrific fall on the weekend and looks set to miss the rest of the season. Honestly, we don’t think this affects his draft stock for April, he will still be the first or second WR taken off the board. He has proven enough already.

Alabama will be fine without him; they have a production line of quality players lining up to take his spot.


The Badgers have suspended all team activities for at least seven days, due to six confirmed cases of Covid-19. These include three players and three members of staff including their HC Paul Chryst.

All three players are from the QB room, meaning they probably could field a decent team anyway.

This is horrific news for the Big Ten, who is playing an eight-game season across eight weeks. The Badgers game with Nebraska this weekend will not be rescheduled, putting the conference into disarray. Watch this space.


The Gators get back to work for the first time in two weeks after a Covid-19 outbreak caused the SEC to postpone two of its games. Have the boys been sitting around playing Xbox or have they trained while being away from Campus? Are they ready to face Missouri this weekend? They better be.


The SEC has fined Mississippi coach Lane Kiffen $25k for comments made about the officiating on the weekend. He called it “a disgrace”. He was right.

The conference came out and said the officiating got it wrong and the fine still stands. How can that be true? Kiffen isn’t going around slandering people for no reason, they stuffed up and should be held accountable for it.

He was correct the call was a disgrace.

I’m only here so I don’t get fined.


Trevor Lawrence has stated he is undecided about what he will do at the end of this season. Join the NFL or stay with the Clemson Tigers. I understand mate, no one wants to go to the Jets.

College GameDay

College GameDay will broadcast from Augusta National on November 14th. No fans will be present at golf’s biggest tournament, so why not bring in College Gameday for a little fun. Well done to whoever thought of this. I’ll be tuning in


WR/Punt returner Trey Palmer returned a 95-yard kickoff for a TD last weekend. We know these things happen every few weeks. The fun part of this wasn’t the 11 players he made miss, the distance he covered, or the fact he dropped the ball on the initial catch, it was the fact that no one has scored a TD from a kickoff return in Tiger Stadium since 1981. I know, we were impressed too.

Mississippi State

HC Mike Leach was touted as the second coming of Jesus when he was signed by the Bulldogs. They beat LSU in week one, but since then the sky has fallen in on the flamboyant HC.

Back up QB Garrett Shrader entered the transfer portal, as did QB Jalen Mayden, OG Nick Pendley and RB Kareem Walker. Leach also confirmed WR Tyrell Shavers, DE Trey Lawson and DE Jamari Stewart are on their way out.

The biggest of those is yet to come with star RB Kylin Hill set to opt-out to prepare for the NFL Draft in April.

They also play Alabama this weekend.

Conference USA

Two games have been canceled this weekend due to Covid-19. Marshall v Florida International and North Texas v UTEP.

Good luck to everyone involved, we wish you all the best.

Penn State

RB Noah Cain is out for the season with an injury. Details are unclear at the moment but he has been seen with a moon boot on his left leg. HC James Franklin wouldn’t elaborate on the injury, just saying we won’t see him again this year.

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