Four of five Wheaton College football players charged with battery in the hazing of a teammate at the suburban Chicago school have pleaded not guilty. The arraignment for the fifth player is Nov. 13. Each was charged last month with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint.
Our take on Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh’s press conference comments from Monday. NEWS: Fifth-year senior John O’Korn completed 16 of 28 passes in a loss at Penn State and had a number of drops. Harbaugh said he was going to put redshirt frosh backup Brandon Peters in late. HARBAUGH: “Brandon’s getting backup snaps. He’s readying himself to play. He’s one play away right now, and every day readying himself to be out there playing.” VIEWS: O’Korn wasn’t great Saturday night, but he was solid. “I won’t go into everything, but he managed the game very well, got us into everything, communicated, ran the offense very well," Harbaugh said. "There was some duress and plays we could have made, etc.
After a long wait, Notre Dame has extended an offer to Ocala (Fla.) Vanguard safety Avonta Crim. Crim, a three-star prospect, picked up the offer following an official visit to campus this weekend to watch the Irish take on USC. The Florida talent was originally scheduled to visit Notre Dame for the Georgia game, but had to reschedule due to Hurricane Irma. Crim mentioned several times that he expected to get an offer form Notre Dame once he visited. Defensive coordinator Mike Elko has been leading the charge for Notre Dame on this recruitment, showing Crim a ton of love throughout the recruiting process. Crim is a big fan of Elko, and now that they've offered, Notre Dame should be the team to
More: Purdue needs to rediscover confidence | Purdue-Rutgers coverage Analysis ($): First thoughts | Report Card | Boilermaker Breakdown Purdue’s coaching staff already has made the decision on who will start at quarterback Saturday against Nebraska. Per usual, Jeff Brohm isn’t saying anything publicly, but it sounds like this week could signal a change in approach at the position. Brohm has played Elijah Sindelar and David Blough at points in each of the first seven games, but he could be closer to a one-QB approach moving forward. “If that person (who starts) does well, we’re fine with riding that out,” Brohm said Monday during his weekly press conference. “But the other guy has got to be ready.
Martin committed to Auburn in August, choosing the Tigers over Alabama and Clemson. Martin’s first official visit will be to Clemson Nov. 17-19. He’ll then be in Auburn on an official visit the following weekend for the Iron Bowl. Martin will visit both Florida Atlantic and Alabama in December. “My Alabama visit will be in December sometime after the state championship,” Martin said. The official visit to Alabama will be the four-star recruit’s third trip to Tuscaloosa since the start of the season. Martin was at Alabama on Saturday for the Tide’s big win over Tennessee. “It went pretty good,” Martin said. “That was my second visit there this season and it was nice to be back on campus again.
IN HIS OWN WORDS… “I think this definitely raised Virginia Tech’s stock,” Henry said. “Talking to coach Fuente and the other coaches, the big pitch for me was that they are on the come up and they are starting to make strides as a program. They’ve been doing this without many big name four- or five-star guys. They’ve been developing guys. It makes you think about what they could possibly do If they started getting those high caliber guys in and being able to develop those guys. It just speaks volumes to their program and what they do with those players. Once you take a step back really think about it, it’s really the truth. That definitely appeals to me. Being one of those top tier guys they