As a senior in high school, disgraced former Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli was a member of the Honolulu St. Louis football team.
If a television report can be believed, a return to the islands could be in the offing for Masoli.
According to KHON-TV in Honolulu, and citing sources close to Masoli, the quarterback is interested in continuing his college career at the University of Hawaii. The school, the report states, has yet to reciprocate that interest, at least officially.
Masoli is reportedly two weeks away from meeting the requirements to graduate from Oregon; if the QB were to graduate and then move on to another school, he would be permitted to play immediately provided a waiver was granted by the NCAA.
Of course, there’s still the little matter of a legal issue hanging over his head in Eugene. Already on probation after pleading guilty to a burglary charge, he was charged in June with, among other misdemeanors, possession of marijuana, which led to his dismissal from the Ducks.
In addition to the reported interest in Hawaii, Masoli has also reportedly visited Louisiana Tech in the last month.
(Tip O’ the Hat: The Wiz of Odds)
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).
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.