You know how I know we’re on the verge of the first full weekend of college football? Suspensions as far as the eye can see.
The latest football program to drop the ban hammer on members of its roster is Nebraska, with offensive coordinator Troy Walters doing the honors of announcing that wide receiver Andre Hunt and Katerian LeGrone have been indefinitely suspended by the football program. No specific reason was given for either suspension.
Both players are entering their redshirt freshman seasons.
The loss of Hunt is the most noteworthy as he had been working with the first-team offense throughout summer camp. A three-star 2018 signee, Hunt appeared in just two games as a true freshman and didn’t catch a pass. Because he played in four or fewer games, he was able to use a redshirt for this past season.
Legrone, also a three-star 2018 signee, caught one pass in three games for the Cornhuskers last season. The Georgia native was behind a couple of players on the tight end depth chart before the suspension hit.
Nebraska opens the 2019 season this Saturday at home against South Alabama.
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.