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Nov 23, 2011; Columbus, OH, USA; General view of a block O outside of the Woody Hayes Athletic Complex. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

College Football Open Thread: Urban Meyer Tells A Woody Hayes Turtle Story

Are These Oregon’s Spring Game Helmets?

Carlos Sandoval, 11:42 a.m. PT

Did you really think we’d go an entire offseason without the latest Oregon Ducks helmet getting leaked? Of course not. Here’s a photo of the helmet, from Athlete Swag via Lost Letterman:

Yes, that’s camouflage, a nod to the American Armed Forces. Although Oregon is both praised and berated for its, erm, “unconventional” uniform combinations, this is a really nice gesture. May we offer a suggestion? How about helmets like these are also donated to our men and women overseas?

Urban Meyer Tells A Story About Woody Hayes

Kyle Kensing, 11:11 a.m. PT

Woody Hayes Story from Urban Meyer Involves A Turtle and PainCoaching Search

Read with caution, as this story involving Woody Hayes and a turtle is sure to send a chill down your spine. Viewers of the original Beavis and Butthead, is there any doubt now that Mike Judge based Coach Buzzcut on Woody Hayes?

Hawai’i Signs 350-pound Running Back

Kyle Kensing, 9:33 a.m. PT

Monster 350-pound RB has serious wheels, earns scholarship with Hawai’iPrep Rally

Hawai’i has signed on 350-pound running back David Fangupo, a bruiser who gained some internet notoriety for combining surprising dexterity with his massive frame.

Morning Links

Four Alabama Players Arrested for Armed RobberyBama Hammer

Huge news emanating from Tuscaloosa: BamaHammer broke the story on Tuesday morning of four Alabama Crimson Tide players arrested for armed robbery.

Pay Raises for College Football’s New Coaches Yet AgainUSA Today

Salaries for college football coaches are rising dramatically, never more evident than the contracts awarded to this year’s new hires. The average increase is a whopping 7 percent from old regimes, to new hires.

2012 Washington Player Evaluations: Kasen WilliamsThe Husky Haul

The Husky Haul has done an admirable job breaking down individual players from the Washington Huskies’ 2012 season. Most recently, the site examined Kasen Williams. The wide receiver is one of the top players returning to the Pac-12 in 2013. You’ll definitely want to know more about him.

Eight Finalists for the NCAA Football 14 Cover Vote SelectedEA Sports

The eight teams pared down as the finalists in EA Sports’ NCAA Football 14 cover vote each have a player representative:

 

  • Alabama: Eddie Lacy
  • Florida State: E.J. Manuel
  • Georgia: Jarvis Jones
  • Michigan: Denard Robinson
  • Notre Dame: Tyler Eifert
  • Ohio State: John Simon
  • Oregon: Kenjon Barner
  • Texas A&M: Ryan SwopeTwo Florida Early Commits Land in Rivals Top 100Hail Florida Hail

    Rivals.com released its Top 100 of 2014 on Monday, and the Florida Gators already have commitments from two.

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