College Football Notes – June 19

by BoCarter | Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2016

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By Bo Carter

NFF College Hall of Fame Facts

Some notable birthdates in NFF College Hall of Fame annals in the June 21-27 time period are June 21 (1905) Bill Edwards, Massillon, Ohio; (1929) Bob Gain, Akron, Ohio; (1965) Jeff Bentrim, St. Paul, Minn.; June 22 (1917) Davey O’Brien, Dallas, Texas; (1962) Gordon Hudson, Everett, Wash.; June 23 (1883) Hunter Carpenter, Louisa County, Va.; (1902) Don Faurot, Mountain Grove, Mo.; (1934) Marino Casem, Memphis, Tenn.; (1950) Dave Butz, Lafayette, Ala.; (1971) Sean Brewer, Pascagoula, Miss.; (1979) LaDanian Tomlinson, Rosebud, Texas; June 24 (1895) Gaylord Stinchcomb, Sycamore, Ohio; (1905) Bill Kelly, Denver, Colo.; (1928) Hollie Donan, Montclair, N.J.; (1932) Doug Dickey, Vermillion, S.D.; (1935) Ron Kramer, Girard, Kan.; (1944) Terry Donahue, Los Angeles, Calif.; June 25 (1928) Tank Younger, Grambling, La.; June 26 (1905) Jack McDowall, Micapony, Fla.; (1916) Alvin Wistert, Chicago, Ill.; (1933) Ralph Gugliemi, Columbus, Ohio; June 27 (1931) Bobby Reynolds (Neb.), Grand Island, Neb.; (1932) Kurt Burris, Nowata, Okla.; (1966) Mike Favor, Athens, Ga.

Notable anniversary death dates for Hall of Famers are June 21 (1973) Frank Leahy, Portland, Ore.; (1982) Cotton Warburton, Culver City, Calif.; (1988) Bobby Dodd, Atlanta, Ga.; June 23 (1959) Jimmy Hitchcock, Montgomery, Ala.; 26 (1997) Don Hutson, Rancho Mirage, Calif.; (1999) Angelo Bertelli, Clifton, N.J.; June 27 (1955) Harry Agganis, Boston, Mass.; (2000) Larry Kelley, Highstown, N.J.; (2002) Jay Berwanger, Downers Grove, Ill.

Happy birthdays to NFF College Hall of Fame members June 21 Jeff Bentrim, June 22 Gordon Hudson, June 23 Dave Butz, Sean Brewer, LaDanian Tomlinson, June 24 Doug Dickey, Ron Kramer, Terry Donahue, June 26 Ralph Gugliemi, June 27 Mike Favor…

More College Football Notes:

Fathers and Sons in College Coaching: Some of the famed father-son duos in college football head coaching ranks from current and past seasons, in this week after Father’s Day (via IFRA research) are:

Vince and Derek Dooley, Bobby, Terry and Tommy Bowden, Amos Alonso Stagg Sr. and Amos Alonzo Stagg Jr., and Dennis and Brad Franchione, among other notable families.

UNLV and Southern California have moved their 2019 game in Los Angeles up to Sept. 1, 2018…Furman and Georgia State will play in 2019. Furman also will meet Western Michigan in 2018 and ’19…West Virginia is looking at neutral sites and new FBS opponents for future contests…Boston College and Stanford have scheduled a two-game series in 2028 and ’29…Minnesota and Vanderbilt are looking at scheduling options for football and several other sports…Over 95 percent of Wisconsin’s season ticket holder base has renewed for the 2016 season…The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun editorialized on SEC fans’ desire to watch quality non-conference football opposition at SEC locales.

National Spelling Bee co-champion Nihar Janga was a special guest at the Dallas Cowboys offseason workouts in Irving, Texas, last week and connected with head coach Jason Garrett, Tony Romo and his favorite Cowboys player Dez Bryant…Several football-multi-sport athletes have received Senior CLASS All-America Awards…Multiple contestants for the recent Miss Alabama competition reflected during personal interviews on the college teams they support, including Alabama, Auburn, Alabama A&M, Alabama State, North Alabama, South Alabama, Jacksonville State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and West Alabama, among others. Two former Mississippi State marching band majorettes have been 1980 Miss America Cheryl Prewitt Salem in 1980 and 1980 America’s Junior Miss Angela Ashmore, who also was Miss Mississippi in 1981.

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy received a two-year contract extension…Idaho athletics extended head coach Paul Petrino through the 2020 season…Houston head coach Tom Herman has minor surgery successfully to replace a torn labrum near his shoulder…Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn weighed in on the recruiting impact of NCAA cost-of-attendance legislation on the one-year anniversary last week. Malzahn also joined Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze in the pro-amateur tournament prior to the PGA event in Birmingham, Ala….Connecticut head coach Bob Diaco is donating $250,000 to campus athletics facilities…LSU head coach Les Miles was spotted among the crowd in Cleveland, Ohio, for last week’s NBA Championship Series Game 6…Former Georgia head coach and NFF College Hall of Famer Vince Dooley has endorsed 2016 political candidates…Southeastern Conference coaches are urging new NCAA regulations for recruiting and usage of electronic media.

Homesteads: Hometowns of more 2016 college head coaches – Arkansas: Bret Bielema, Prophetsown, Ill.; Arkansas State: Blake Anderson, Jonesboro, Ark.; Army West Point: Jeff Monken, Peoria, Ill.; Auburn: Gus Malzahn, Irving, Texas.

Colorado regents approved a three-year contract extension for director of athletics Rick George…Florida director of athletics Jeremy Foley has denoted his retirement date of Oct. 1…Current Georgia AD and previously longtime Florida associate AD Greg McGarity congratulated retiring Florida AD Jeremy Foley on 27 (and counting) NCAA team titles…Minnesota AD Mark Coyle took stock of facilities, personnel and the future of Golden Gopher football and athletics in a recent newspaper article…Cincinnati President Santa Ono is leaving to become chancellor at the University of British Columbia (Canada)…Missouri Governor Jay Nixon appointed three people to vacant positions on the University of Missouri Curators board…Texas athletics is pinpointing candidates for a replacement Hall of Fame baseball coach and current special assistant to the AD Augie Garrido…Indiana AD Fred Glass cautioned his staff about code of conduct, social media challenges and reporting off-campus incidents by coaches, staff or student-athletes…Numerous college ADs have been working through spring sports coaching replacements and action on conference meetings after last week’s 52nd annual NACDA Convention in Dallas.

The Southeastern Conference had a memorial nameplate made for longtime Georgia, East Carolina and UAB media relations official the late Norm Reilly who served as moderator for numerous SEC and are news conferences. The SEC also named Dan Leibovitz as associate commissioner…Atlantic Coast Conference members netted an average of $26.2 million in 2015-16 payouts…The Big 12 Conference is looking at some new divisional possibilities for football and other sports if the circuit expands. The Big 12 also hosted summer meetings for loop media and marketing department personnel at the Dallas Hilton Anatole and sent representatives assistant commissioner Bob Burda and assistant communications director Laura Rasmussen to work with a 2016-most three Big 12 teams – Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas Tech – at the 70th annual NCAA Baseball World Series in Omaha, Neb,

College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock received the Keith Jackson Eternal Flame Award for his work with College athletics over five decades at last week’s 60th annual CoSIDA national workshop. had a recent feature on how the top incoming freshmen from the Class of 2014 had performed in college, and they included such stars as Leonard Fournette of LSU, Dalvin Cook of Florida State, Royce Freeman of Oregon, Nick Chubb of Georgia, and Jeff Jones on Minnesota, among others…Colorado State’s Justin Sweet is seeking reinstatement before grid August drills.

ESPN had an even more expanded at the final NCAA championship of the 2015-16 academic year – baseball at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb….ESPN/ABC Sports also allowed the ailing Craig Sager to work the sidelines of NBA Championship Game 6 last Thursday between Golden State and Cleveland. He was in Florida with his family for Father’s Day last Sunday…Longtime radio sports host Louie Bellina has been featured in several recent Twitter feeds for Texas A&M and related South Texas universities.

NFF President and CEO Steve Hatchell addressed 1,000-plus attendees at the awards luncheon during the CoSIDA national workshop in Dallas…NFF College Hall of Fame coach Ara Parseghian was lauded for his support of college grid activity after he celebrated his 93rd birthday. He also has been a close confidant for current Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly…Hampton University SID Maurice Williams was presented the CoSIDA President’s Award last week in Dallas…North Texas assistant AD Eric Capper spoke to the orientation class for UNT student-athletes about public relations and responsible conduct last week in Denton, Texas…The NCAA and NFL may be cooperating in a 2017 series of satellite football camps.

Northwestern athletics is performing a $110 million facilities’ renovation…South Carolina athletics has made a commitment through AD Ray Tanner to continue to expand and renovate already-solid, campus-wide structures and rooms…The Arkansas Board of Trustees approved formally the $160 million Razorback Reynolds Stadium expansion…Indiana Trustees are considering a $53 million proposal to enclose the south end of IU Stadium…Michigan’s tours and expenses for satellite football camps came to approximately $350,000 for summer 2016…Michigan State Trustees have approved lights for Spartan Stadium in 2017…Alabama athletics had approved a grant for a new football operations center and athletics dining facility…Montana athletics is in the process of starting a Washington-Griz Champions Center…Ole Miss’ field installation for the 2016 season at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium is on schedule for September…Georgia Tech athletics appears set to erase a slight operating deficit from the 2015-16 academic year…James Madison will begin offering cost-of-attendance stipends for football in 2017-18.

The NCAA continues to look into solutions for increasing numbers of transfers to other FBS schools for various reasons…Two student winners of the CoSIDA Family Academic Scholarships received much of their tuition for the 2016-17 last week…CoSIDA members had almost constant Twitter feeds and updates during several areas of the 60th annual national workshop at the Dallas Hilton Anatole. There were free prizes and online recognition for those with the best posts… The National Association of Basketball Coaches appointed co-chairs NABC executive director Jim Haney and retired Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive to a NCAA bracketing and seeding study committee…Shane Meling of Incarnate Word (Texas) and

Maura Vizza of Moraine Valley (Ill.) CC were featured in last week’s CoSIDA Digest for media relations professional career changes and upward divisional moves.

2016-17 College Football Playoff Bowl Schedule With New Year’s Six


(All Games Televised by ESPN, All Times EST)


Saturday, Dec. 31 – Chick Fil-A Peach Bowl, Atlanta, Ga., Georgia Dome (one semifinal game will be afternoon and the other will feature a primetime kickoff) – 3 or 7 p.m.), ESPN

Dec. 31 – Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, Ariz., University of Phoenix Stadium, 3 or 7 p.m., ESPN

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 – CFP National Championship, Tampa, Fla., Raymond James Stadium, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 (New Year’s Six Bowls)

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, SEC vs. Big Ten/ACC/Notre Dame, Orlando, Fla., Citrus Bowl

Stadium, 11 a.m., ABC

TaxSlayer Bowl, SEC vs. Big Ten/ACC/Notre Dame, EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Fla., 11 a.m., ESPN2

Goodyear Cotton Bowl, At-Large vs. At-Large, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, 1 p.m., ESPN

Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 – Outback Bowl, Big Ten vs. SEC, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla., 1 p.m., ABC

Rose Bowl, Big Ten vs. Pac-12, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif., 4:30 p.m., ESPN

Allstate Sugar Bowl, Big 12 vs. SEC, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La., 8:30 p.m., ESPN


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