There may not be another team that has been beat up and depleted around the country than the Texas Longhorns. Wide receiver Jaxon Shipley is the latest Longhorn player to get banged up during last week’s loss to BYU. A head injury suffered last week will reportedly leave Shipley questionable for this weekend’s game in Arlington against UCLA.
Through two games this season, Shipley is second on the team with 11 receptions for 79 yards and 33 punt return yards. Shipley was second on the Longhorns in 2013 with 589 yards and a touchdown. Leading up to the start of the season Shipley was slowed down in practices due to a hamstring issue.
Quarterback David Ash is also out indefinitely while he focuses on his own head injury concerns. Ash missed most of the 2013 season due to concussion problems, and they resurfaced after taking a hit in the season opener against North Texas. Ash did not dress for last weekend’s game against BYU and now his future is up in the air because of the health concerns.
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.