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College Football Depot News – February 15, 2013 – Friday

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College Football Depot News – February 14, 2013 – Thursday

NCAA revealed relationship with Shapiro attorney prior to public disclosure - CBS Sports

On Dennis Dixon and the Eagles – Dan Graziano, ESPN.com

Q&A with new Virginia OC Steve Fairchild - Heather Dinich, ESPN CFN Blog

Jeff Tedford speaks out on his dismissal at Cal - Jeff Faraudo, Mercury News

Dennis Erickson brings “identity” to Utah’s offense  - Ted Miller, ESPN CFN Blog

A Woody Hayes Athletic Center tour at Ohio State – Doug Lesmerieses, Plain-Dealer

Bill O’Brien says Joe Paterno would be “proud” of Penn State program – Morning Call

USC baseball coach Frank Cruz fired for violation of NCAA rules – Los Angeles Times

Steve Sarkisian interview on KJR-AM – Bob Condotta, Seattle Times

Stanford’s Usua Amanam is high energy on and off the field – Stanford School of Earth Sciences

Dan Hawkins named Alouettes’ new head football coach – Montreal Gazette

Happy Valentine’s Day from Campus Union – SI

The 10 football rule changes proposed by an NCAA committee – Paul Myerberg, USA Today

List:  Coaches that have accepted 2 jobs in a matter of weeks – Coaching Search

Katherine Webb on Brent Musburger:  ”Thank you for helping my career” – SB Nation

Arizona State a Pac-12 “sleeper” – Ted Miller, ESPN CFN Blog

Dallas Cowboys still don’t know who will call plays in 2013 – Josh Katzowitz, CBS Sports

On the record with ACC commish John Swofford, Part II - Heather Dinich, ESPN CFN Blog

What to expect from Texas A&M football in 2013 – Barrett Sallee, Bleacher Report

Jadeveon Clowney should lawyer up, challenge NFL rules – Michael Silver, Yahoo Sports

Clowney lawsuit likely would fail – Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk

Ask the AD:  Brian Mackin on Coach Hirs, Conference Realignment, and - Winthrop Intel

Q&A with Big East Commish Mike Aresco – Matt Fortuna, ESPN CFN Blog

Chris Petersen:  ”You guys are more Boise State than we are” – Coaching Search

Video:  Notre Dame’s strength program is the foundation – Coaching Search

Woody Hayes statue placed in front of its football facility – Doug Lesmerises, Plain-Dealer

Future of the NCAA (Part II) - Daniel Hare, The Business of College Sports

Future of the NCAA (Part I) - Daniel Hare, The Business of College Sports

Clemson now a Top 15 recruiting mainstay – Andrea Adelson, ESPN CFN Blog

Maryland giving iPads to all of its athletes - Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun

Confession:  I Like Darren Rovell – Clay Travis, Outkick the Coverage

Iowa staff endures extreme makeover – Adam Rittenberg, ESPN CFN Blog

Big Ten decision is rare instance where “good for business” is also “good for fans” – The Herald

SEC West Football Schedule Analysis for 2013 - Steven Lassan, Athlon Sports

SEC East Football Schedule Analysis for 2013 - Braden Gall, Athlon Sports

New NCAA rules aim to suppress concussions and Lane Kiffin – Patrick Vint, SB Nation

3-point stance:  Kudos to Big Ten - Ivan Maisel, ESPN.com

NCAA Reform Gone Wrong – Gurney and Southall, Inside Higher Ed

North Carolina – Duke rivalry as hot as ever, but for how much longer? – Forde, YSports

In Chip Kelly, Eagles hire a winner – Sam Donnellon, Philadelphia Daily News

College State AD Jack Graham dogged in pursuit of success – Terry Frei, Denver Post

Mind-blowing number of Georgia recruits flipped – Michael Carvell, AJC

Big backs easy to see in NFL draft but still tough to find – Jeff Legworld, Denver Post

UTEP football:  It’s a can-can situation – Editorial, El Paso Times

Nick Saban, Alabama seem set to keep rolling - Sam McKewon, World-Herald

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – William Shakespeare – Coaches Hot Seat Blog

Big Ten Conference giving up cupcakes? - Larry Lage, AP

Interview with Houston Nutt – Vince Ferrara, Examiner.com

Stanford happy Mark Appel chose college over $3.8 million - Elliot Almond, Mercury News

Evaluating College Football’s First-Year Head Coaches – Bill O’Brien – McGuire, Bloguin.com

Evaluating College Football’s First-Year Head Coaches – Jim Mora – A. Torres, Bloguin.com

Evaluating College Football’s First-Year Head Coaches – Urban Meyer – A. Coppens, Bloguin.com

Stanford RB Tyler Gaffney looking forward to first hit - Kevin Gemmell, ESPN CFN Blog

Let’s play Risk:  A strategic guide to future conference expansion – Chris Hondros, SB Nation

Bobby Hauck hires brother Tim Hauck to be UNLV DC – AP

Ohio State Erects Statue of Woody Hayes – Marcus Hartman, Scout.com

Iowa AD doesn’t discount possibility of Iowa – Iowa State game ending – Des Moines Register

Tulane rises early for spring practice – Ted Lewis, The Advocate

Steve Fairchild brings well-traveled football knowledge to Virginia – Norm Wood, Daily Press

Updated:  More shakeups on Oklahoma’s coaching staff – College Football Talk

Memphis HC Fuente gets one year extension – AP

College Football Depot News – February 13, 2013 – Wednesday

Examining the “no visit” policy in recruiting, and why it’s wrong – College FB Talk

Targeting fouls could soon lead to ejection - Adam Rittenberg, ESPN CFN Blog

College stars face huge injury risks – Pro Football Talk

Dan Mullen shuffles deck as Billy Gonzales jumps on board – Marcello, Clarion-Ledger

Post-signing day coaching carousel in full swing – Jeremy Fowler, CBS Sports

What a shame at Alabama – Alex Scarborough, TideNation.com

New NCAA rule would add ejection for intentional above-the shoulder hits – AP

Gus Malzahn mystique, the QB duel are big storylines going into late March – LEnq

Assessing Jadeveon Clowney’s injury risk;  more mail - Stewart Mandel, SI

Injustice of NFL draft restriction - ESPN.com

Kate Upton & Katherine Webb in Las Vegas together – Big Lead Sports

Photos:  Mississippi State’s new football complex - Mississippi State Athletics

Harvey Updyke’s bond revoked – AP

Big Ten to eliminate I-AA foes - Berry Tramel, The Oklahoman

Big 12 plans to experiment with 8 football officials next season instead of 7 – Solomon, al.com

Is the NCAA Losing Its Identity? - Gregg S. Lipman, Huffington Post

SMU announces plans to upgrade Gerald J. Ford Stadium – Dallas Morning News

Chris Petersen:  ”You’re just going to trade one set of problems for another” – Coaching Search

Oregon revisiting “no visit” policy – Ted Miller, ESPN CFN Blog

On the record:  ACC Commish John Swofford – Heather Dinich, ESPN CFN Blog

Designing to Reward Our Tribal Sides - Nir Eyal, Nir & Far

Miami’s Jim Larranaga:  Old-school coach with new-world approach – Parrish, CBS Sports

Round 2 of ACC expansion much smoother - Heather Dinich, ESPN CFN Blog

Business Lessons:  Why We Love Sports - Rich Karlgaard, Forbes.com

Think recruiting is crazy?  Just wait until NCAA lets inmates run asylum – Dodd, CBS Sports

Cincinnati HC Tommy Tuberville Settles In - C. Trent Rosecrans, City Beat

College Football Stadium Experience Rankings – Paul Swaney, Stadium Journey

College Football Coaches:  Does It Pay To Be A Loser? – Arkansas Traveler

Clowney is smart to stay in school - Edward Aschoff, ESPN CFN Blog

Top 10:  Can Alabama really make it three in a row? - Bruce Feldman, CBS Sports

Texas AD DeLoss Dodds Grapples With Losing Legacy – Clay Travis, Outkick the Coverage

Mark Richt gets deserved raise, extension – Chris Low, ESPN CFN Blog

Rich Rodriguez endorsing custom Tommy Bahama shirt – Jason Kirk, SB Nation

Notable SEC West players returning from injury in 2013 – Saturday Down South

Behind the scenes of East Carolina’s signing day – Football Scoop

Bob Stoops’ admission that all is not well - Berry Tramel, The Oklahoman

Alabama, accused better off cutting ties – Cecil Hurt, TideSports.com

Auburn HC Gus Malzahn:  ”We’re Gonna Get Our Edge Back” - Josh Dowdy, Bleacher Report

Bob Stoops finally gets the message – Tulsa World

Tom Izzo still burns hot to beat rival Michigan for past injustices - Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports

As relaxed recruiting rules start to take hold, some conferences sounds the… – DMN

What’s the truth at Penn State?  Kids paid – Bucky Gleason, Buffalo News

Can NBC Save the Big East? - Steve Wright, Scout.com

This parental guidance misses the mark – Mike Waldner, Daily Breeze

Why Woody Hayes remains college football’s most complex subject – The Post Game

Coach Jim Sweeney’s impact on football lingers – Editorial, Merced Sun-Star

Alabama football players’ victim speaks out after arrests - Melissa Brown, Crimson White

Barry Alvarez:  Big Ten won’t be playing FCS games – ESPN.com

The True Costs of Big Time College Sports at Cal – NBC Bay Area

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Leonardo da Vinci - Coaches Hot Seat Blog

AP source:  Big East moving on NBC Sports Net deal – Ralph D. Russo, AP

Steve Fairchild note expecting to overhaul Virginia offense - Doug Doughty, Roanoke Times

Report:  Big Ten to no longer schedule FCS opponents – SI Tracking Blog

UTEP HC Sean Kugler’s coaching pay among the lowest – El Paso Times

Shoop ready to help Purdue football get physical - Star Press

Is the end approaching for USC head coach Lane Kiffin? - Matt Hayes, Sporting News

First Patton, now Shipp:  Bob Stoops never believed things were “pretty good” – Tulsa World

A wide-ranging talk with Washington State AD Bill Moos – Howie Stalwick, Scout.com

Georgia board approves raise extension for Mark Richt - College Football Talk

USC Offensive Coordinator Hot Board - Ryan Abraham, Rivals.com

A football town no more?  In Miami, a b-ball renaissance is under way – AP

Remainder of Rivals250 loaded with talent – Rivals.com Recruiting

Hoover alum Brian Jackson started every game last season at Oregon - al.com

Four arrested Alabama players should’ve been dismissed, not suspended – Scarbinsky, al.com

Creditors allege fraud by former Arkansas HC John L. Smith – USA Today

College Football Depot News – February 12, 2013 – Tuesday

Should Jadeveon Clowney sit out 2013?  No way – Matt Murschel, Orlando Sentinel

Oregon’s 2013 spring game helmet is rather loud – Peter Berkes, SB Nation

DeLoss Dodds spinning madly, out of touch, or both – Burnt Orange Nation

Alabama facing different kind of spotlight - Chris Low, ESPN CFN Blog

New indoor facility on the way for Syracuse - Football Scoop

New indoor facility on the way for Syracuse – Football Scoop

The Big East Conference Splinters – Charles P. Pierce, Grantland.com

Small Acts, Big Love – Elizabeth Bernstein, Wall Street Journal

Notre Dame coaching staff goes the distance for recruits – Keith Arnold, NBC Sports

10 Reasons Ole Miss Recruiting Is Not Surprising – Chris Brooks, Varsity Mississippi

Lane Kiffin should hire Jeff Tedford to run USC’s offense - Dave Miller, National Football Post

Why can’t an 18-year old athlete sign a letter of intent? – Brian Palmer, Slate.com

Joe Paterno held onto power way too long – Jason Whitlock, FoxSports.com

Earlier league games on agenda for Big Ten – Adam Rittenberg, ESPN CFN Blog

Top 10:  Can Alabama really make it three in a row? – Bruce Feldman, CBS Sports

Steve Spurrier reacts to media suggestions that Clowney should skip 2013 for NFL – AJC

Saban:  Arrested Tide players suspended indefinitely – John Taylor, College FB Talk

Four Alabama players arrested – Goodbread and Taylor, TideSports.com

Gus Malzahn’s offense a good fit - Pat Dye, Scout.com

Should schools block commits from visits? - David Ubben, ESPN CFN Blog

How did Outside the Lines, Katie Couric, ESPN Radio cover the Paterno Report? - PennLive

College basketball:  Bay Area coaches on the Hot Seat - Jon Wilner, Mercury News

Recruiting report card:  Grading how new coaches fared - Zac Ellis, SI

2013 Spring College Football Practice – Spring Game Schedules - SB Nation

Video:  Stanford DC Derek Mason on recruiting, defensive backs – SB Nation

Big Ten open to alliances for schedules, bowls - Adam Rittenberg, ESPN CFN Blog

Mark Stoops made signing day splashes at Kentucky - Edward Aschoff, ESPN CFN Blog

Moving Day Q&A:  Syracuse’s Jerome Smith – Heather Dinich, ESPN CFN Blog

Rivals.com Top 25 Recruiters - Rivals.com

Video:  The backbone of good recruiting is your current players - Football Scoop

Video:  We approach winter conditioning like they’ve never done it - Football Scoop

Muschamp:  Balance your staff with coaches and recruiters – Football Scoop

Bob Stoops shaking up staff at Oklahoma - Coaching Search

Jack Harbaugh is not going there – Coaching Search

Chip Kelly explains what a sports science coordinator is - Coaching Search

A season with Alabama woman’s softball - Graham Hays, ESPN.com

Big Ten to add more conference games.  Is this a lure for UVA, GT, UNC and Duke? – Mr. SEC

Alabama releases statement on player arrests - John Taylor, College Football Talk

Details emerge in Alabama player arrests - John Taylor,  College Football Talk

Texas AD Dodds takes shot at Missouri athletics – David Ubben, ESPN.com

Urban Meyer has a great joke about Earle Bruce and Woody Hayes – Tom Fornelli, CBS Sports

Scott Shafer finds right fit at Syracuse – Andrea Adelson, ESPN CFN Blog

3-point stance:  Freeh Report not last word – Ivan Maisel, ESPN.com

“Dogfather” Jim Sweeney put his stamp on Fresno, football - Editorial, Fresno Bee

Time Zones might shape Big Ten divisions - Adam Rittenberg, ESPN CFN Blog

Will Muschamp, Jimbo Fisher agree on early signing period in recruiting - The Sentinel

North Texas paying large guarantee for Idaho game - Brett Vito, Denton Record

Mark Dantonio shares look inside Michigan State football success - Mike Griffith, Mlive.com

Vanderbilt looks for ways to improve football stadium – Jeff Lockridge, The Tennessean

Will 2013 be the year of the score-again Oregon Ducks? - Rob Moseley, Register-Guard

Chip Kelly, Billy Davis say they’re a good fit for each other - Les Bowen, Daily News

Fun factor continues to rise this college basketball season – Pat Forde, Yahoo! Sports

South Carolina legislators:  Get football coaches off state planes – Adam Beam, The State

University of Alabama’s adapted athletics program an example to emulate - Tuscaloosa News

The clock’s ticking on Ravens, Flacco to get a deal done – Peter King, SI.com

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Galileo Galilei - Coaches Hot Seat Blog

Big Ten ADs, Coaches Worry About Easing Recruit Rules - Eric Olson, AP

Urban Meyer shares stories, wisdom at Ohio coaches clinic - Coaching Search

Urban Meyer is right…the Big Ten could use some improving - Bleacher Report

Pay rises yet again for college football’s new coaching hires - USA Today

Joe Paterno family tries to remake his image….and fails - Bill Livingston, Plain-Dealer

No college football coach ever has a bad signing day - Brett McMurphy, ESPN.com

Big Ten wants its coaches home before the streetlights come on – Sports Illustrated

Big Ten schools looking to override NCAA recruiting rules – J. Fowler, CBS Sports

Big Ten agrees to go at least nine conference games – Ben Kercheval, College Football Talk

College Football Depot News – February 11, 2013 – Monday

Sue Paterno says scandal caught her husband “totally unaware” - Paul Myerberg, USA Today

Alabama’s latest recruiting photos….you’ll want to see these - Football Scoop

Speed is overrated and receivers are undercoached in high school - Football Scoop

Kevin Sumlin explains that he’s heard it all in his first year – Football Scoop

Scottie Montgomery warns recruiters in North Carolina - Coaching Search

Will Muschamp:  ”If you can’t recruit, you won’t coach at Florida” - Coaching Search

Bret Bielema thankful for being able to keep assistants - Coaching Search

Sports Illustrated’s New SwimDaily.com – Sports Illustrated

Stanford vs. Alabama for national title? - Ted Miller, ESPN CFN Blog

A snapshot of the past 5 years in the SEC – Chris Low, ESPN CFN Blog

More on ACC recruiting:  A numbers game – Heather Dinich, ESPN CFN Blog

Take 2:  Is Kentucky a threat to Louisville? - Adelson and Aschoff, ESPN CFN Blog

Big Ten issues statement on new recruiting rules - Big Ten Network

Tyler Gaffney returning to Stanford - Kevin Gemmell, ESPN.com

Why is the SEC thriving in football, struggling in basketball?  Money – Mr. SEC

The Paterno Family Report, the Freeh Report and OUR Opinion Here at CHS – CHS Blog

Penn State considering settlements - AP

NFL has considered widening the playing field 35 feet, and… - Frank Schwab, Yahoo! Sports

Georgia Tech AD Griffin addresses ACC network possibility - Ken Sugiura, AJC

What’s next for Miami if NCAA tries to draw hard line? - Jeremy Fowler, CBS Sports

Trustee:  Penn State should examine Freeh report – AP

Georgia Tech considers change in recruiting strategy – Ken Sugiura, AJC

College football attendance down slightly from 2011 - Darren Rovell, ESPN.com

Will Muschamp Says An Early Signing Day Would Help Recruiting - Sports Radio Interviews

Perfect candidate for BCS committee – Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun

Jay Paterno on family’s report - Adam Rittenberg, ESPN CFN Blog

Rivals100:  The Class of 2014 - Rivals.com Recruiting

Bill Polian has an interesting suggestion to make football safer - Football Scoop

The Longhorn weight room gets major facelift - Football Scoop

Bobby Petrino:  ”I tried to stay involved with what’s new” - Coaching Search

The Twitter handles for each new FBS head coach – Coaching Search

Arizona football to have new look in 2013 - Coaching Search

Top 15 Impact JUCO Transfers for 2013 - Steve Lassen, Athlon Sports

Ranking the Best College Football – Basketball Coach Tandems in the Pac-12 – Athlon Sports

Manti Te’o, Matt Barkley head prospects with something to prove - Bucky Brooks, NFL.com

Alabama strengthens sport in 2013 Top 25 - Mark Schlabach, ESPN.com

When a playoff arrives, polls (mostly the coaches’) won’t count - Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports

2013 Recruiting:  The SEC’s dominance, in chart form – Bud Elliot, SB Nation

Joe Paterno once again takes spotlight from Jerry Sandusky’s victims – The Guardian

Phil Knight issues statement on Freeh critique - College Football Talk

Joe Paterno’s inaction - Jemele Hill, ESPN.com

Dennis Erickson hired as Utah’s co-offensive coordinator – College Football Talk

Tennessee HC Butch Jones facing challenge with SEC recruiting - David Climer, The Tennessean

Eddie Sutton discusses declining basketball attendance - John Klein, Tulsa World

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Isaac Newton – Coaches Hot Seat Blog

Photo:  Ole Miss sends 54 handwritten letters to recruit – Coaching Search

Mike Gundy;  ”I’m not interested in changing plays” - Coaching Search

Scott Shafer living a dream as Syracuse’s head football coach - News-Herald

Johnny Manziel, Jeremy Hill and Denzel Nkemdiche hanging out in New Orleans - YardBarker

Introducing Alabama’s latest 5-star RB:  Derrick Henry - Andrew Gribble, al.com

Like Mike Yurich, others have made giant leap to big time football – The Oklaohoman

Paterno report has clear agenda - Gene Wojciechowski, ESPN.com

Joe Paterno’s good name lost forever - Ron Cook, Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Conference realignment’s big winner?  Mark Snyder - Doug Smock, Gazette-Mail

Kevin Sumlin:  Texas A&M’s phones “were ringing off the hook” - Dallas Morning News

No rescuing Joe Paterno’s reputation – Tim Dahlberg, AP

Is Baylor RB Seastrunk the Big 12′s best shot at Heisman in 2013? - Dallas Morning News

Texas should pick one offense – Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman

In their own words:  Ball State football coaches - News-Sentinel

National Signing Day elicits memories of Bo Jacksons’ landmark choice – Grillo, The Telegram

Kirk Ferentz concerned with new recruiting rules – Steve Batterson, Quad City Times

Tom O’Brien says Penn State game in Ireland “in the works” – Jerry Hinnen, CBS Sports