Summertime Tid Bits 2

For the rest of the summer we'll keep an eye on the various items and activities in the world of college football. This past week was certainly a good bit more unusual than most with arrests, NCAA violations, school changes and more.

Violent Vols ---- Depending on which version of the story you believe, anywhere from five to 10 Tennessee football players were involved in beating two people at a Knoxville bar and sending both, one of whom is a Knoxville police officer to the hospital. New Vols Coach Derek Dooley returned from vacation and promptly dismissed one the players, sophomore safety Darren Myles from the program. Two others were suspended indefinitely while 3-5 others are being looked at including former Gator defensive tackle John Brown. Dooley deserves credit for quick, decisive action in this matter. It appears he's going to have a very long first year in Rocky Top.

NCAA might look ---- Another problem for the Vols that could stem from the incident is that the popular night spot's owner spoke openly about how football players get VIP status which means they don't wait in line and don't pay the cover charge. That would be a clear NCAA violation and likely has been going on for years if not decades. Where's Lane Kiffin when you need him.

Speaking of ---- The Half Monty, he continues to expose himself as a complete dipstick. Reportedly Kiffin sent a text message to his former boss, Mike Hamilton about a USC/Tennessee game in 2011. Not only is text a highly unprofessional form of communication, it's for the athletic director to initiate scheduling discussions. What a tool.

Seantrel moves on ---- Kiffin won't have Seantrel Henderson around to try and overcome NCAA sanctions with. The big offensive lineman is headed to Miami to play with LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade. Okay, that's not what's going to happen, but Henderson will be joining the Hurricanes football program. He'll be a big plus, literally and figuratively for a program many feel is on the verge of contending for an ACC Title.

Spurrier to coach in Orlando ---- Well, the Head Ball Coach will be if he's still coaching the Gamecocks in 2013. That's when the first game of a home and home series between the South Carolina and UCF will be played. The Knights will make a return trip to Columbia, S.C. in 2015. Spurrier will be 68 years old in 2013. Spurrier is entering his sixth season at Carolina and has posted a 35-28 record, including an 18-22 mark in SEC play. That's more overall and conference losses than he had in 12 years with the Gators.

Another DUI for the Dawgs ---- Apparently the humiliating departure of the athletic director for a DUI arrest didn't register with everyone in Athens, Ga. Sophomore running back Dontavius Jackson was arrested and charged with DUI after police stopped a car he was driving because it was involved in a hit and run accident. The damage from accident was minor. The damage to Jackson's college career probably won't be. One thing for sure, if he is dismissed he wont be receiving a $275,000 severance package.


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