Kevin Olsen (2) started six games for Charlotte in 2016. Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen has been formally charged with rape. In a statement, the school, which said it has been in “close communication” with local police, said the incident occurred off campus and appears “to involve sexual assault within an existing relationship.” Olsen, who started for the 49ers during the 2016 season, has been suspended from the team.
It was expected there would be a significant market for a Clemson defensive lineman leaving the Tigers as a graduate transfer. Suffice to say, that is indeed the case. This past week, Dabo Swinney‘s football program confirmed that Scott Pagano would be leaving the team and transferring elsewhere. The head coach also revealed that the tackle would “probably” end up at a West Coast school to finish out his career. Teams in that part of the country are indeed interested in the one-year rental, as are myriad others as 247Sports.com is reporting that 32 made contact with the lineman in the hours after his impending pending departure was announced. Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, USC, Washington and Hawaii
The Trojans have a chance at a Sun Belt title and a couple more chances at statement games. Troy is shaping up as an optimist-vs.-pessimist team. An optimist can point out that the Trojans have a two-year starting quarterback and most of a defense that was too thin last fall but boasts quite a bit of experience this time around.