Jeremiah Masoli sniffing around an SEC school?


It’s been exactly three weeks since Jeremiah Masoli was booted from the Oregon football program following a mini-string of legal incident this offseason.

The quarterback who would’ve entered the upcoming season as a Heisman contender instead was undone by a burglary charge that led to his suspension for the entire 2010 season; then, three months later, the QB was charged with pot possession — among other things — and was summarily dismissed from the school.

Now that’s he’s available, Masoli is taking a look at schools who may have an interest in his talent despite the hefty baggage he would bring to a program.  And one of the schools he’s reportedly looking at resides in the most powerful football conference in the country.

According to (take grain of salt… NOW!) television reports out of the area, Masoli is “looking at” Mississippi State and visited the Louisiana Tech campus this past weekend.  

As far as the former is concerned, there was no word on whether Dan Mullen & Company were making the interest a two-way street or if it’s simply a matter of Masoli having a wish list and the Bulldogs just happen to reside on it.  Or if there is even any real meat to this “story”, for that matter.

Reports: Miami hiring Lance Guidry from Tulane as DC

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Miami is hiring Lance Guidry, who was defensive coordinator at Marshall last season and recently accepted the same position at Tulane, to lead its defense, two people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because a deal was still being finalized between Guidry and Miami.

The 51-year-old Louisiana native was hired way from Marshall by Tulane just last month. Now he’ll replace Kevin Steele on Mario Cristobal‘s staff at Miami. Steele is reportedly on his way to Alabama to become Nick Saban‘s defensive coordinator after holding that position for one season with the Hurricanes.

Alabama has yet to make the hiring of Steele and offensive coordinator Tommy Rees official. Rees had been assistant at Notre Dame.

Tulane announced the hiring of Guidry on Jan. 23 to replace Chris Hampton, who left the New Orleans-based school to join Oregon’s staff as an assistant coach.

Guidry’s defenses at Marshall ranked third in the nation in yards per play this season (4.56) and 26th nationally in 2021 (5.14 ypp).

Iowa-Northwestern set for Wrigley Field in November

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CHICAGO — Wrigley Field will host a college football game for the third time since 2010 when Iowa plays Northwestern next season.

Northwestern and the Chicago Cubs announced that the Wildcats’ home game will be played Nov. 4.

Northwestern played Illinois at Wrigley in 2010 in the MLB ballpark’s first college football game since 1938, and the Wildcats hosted Purdue there in 2021.

Wrigley Field has a long history of hosting football games. The Chicago Bears played there from 1921 to 1970 before moving to Soldier Field. The old Chicago Cardinals also played at Wrigley, as well as DePaul until its program folded in 1939.

Northwestern had been scheduled to play Wisconsin at Wrigley in 2020, but the game was moved to Ryan Field in Evanston because of the COVID-19 pandemic.