South Alabama hoped to open its new football practice facility later this year. The facility, which was still under construction, collapsed on Saturday. Athletic director Joel Erdmann, while saying no injuries occurred, showed the damage in a tweet.
One of new Mississippi coach Matt Luke's vivid childhood memories is seeing his dad's Ole Miss helmet — No. 35 — hanging in the family's den. Then there were the years his family drove five hours each way between Gulfport, Mississippi, and Oxford to watch his older brother Tom play for the Rebels. A short time later, it was Matt's turn, and he was a mainstay on the Ole Miss offensive line from 1995-98. Now, at 40 years old, he's head coach of the Rebels. "I can truly tell you all today that this is my dream job," Luke said, occasionally getting emotional as he talked. "It's a job I've been preparing my whole life for. I feel more strongly than ever that I'm the right man to run this program."
As one of the new guys at C&C Machine, I figured there was no to break in than to talk about the situation at running back. Since Lincoln Riley took over the Oklahoma Sooners offense in 2015, we’ve seen primarily two backs carry the load of the running game, but with no definitive lead back coming into the fall we may see a change. While it hasn’t been a common thing at Oklahoma, it’s possible to see a very distributed load across three, four or even five running backs this upcoming season. Lately we’ve seen the potent combination of Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine at running back. It was nothing new in Norman, but it made every handoff more exciting than the last. This offseason, we saw Bob Stoops