Hitting the Links: May 4, 2013

Kelly Lambert

No recruiting on this fine Saturday, just hitting the links.

You want links? I can get you links.

NATIONAL LINKS

Pitt dismisses two players from drug arrest, suspends another for assault charge | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports

This has not been a pleasant offseason for Pitt and coach Paul Chryst. First, they lost talented running back Rushel Shell after a very promising freshman season, when he decided he wanted to transfer. Then, there were legal troubles.

Freak injury forces Stanford quarterback Josh Nunes to retire - latimes.com

Stanford quarterback Josh Nunes retired from football Tuesday because of a freak injury that occurred while lifting weights.

What Matt Barkley and the Eagles' Offseason Say About Chip Kelly's Plans - The Triangle Blog - Grantland

What’s disorienting isn’t that a team would grab Barkley in the fourth round; it’s that this team would. Playing for the Eagles now means playing for Chip Kelly, the maestro of Oregon’s read-option-infused spread offense.

Ex-FSU QB Clint Trickett headed to West Virginia | Campus Union - SI.com

Clint Trickett has found a new home. The former Florida State quarterback, who opted to transfer from the Seminoles last month, will join West Virginia. Trickett confirmed the news on his Twitter account Wednesday morning.

UCLA's Marcus Rios likely to miss season because of an infection - latimes.com

UCLA defensive back Marcus Rios will miss at least six months, and possibly the entire 2013 season, because of a fungus infection in his sinus area. Very scary, prayers to him for a healthy recovery.

East meets West: Big Ten unveils new divisions " Big Ten Network

It’s official: The Big Ten Conference will have new division alignments set to begin in 2014 and nine-game Big Ten Conference schedules for 2016 after the recommendations were unanimously approved by school athletic directors and supported by the Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors

College Football Playoff logo looks like a football, sort of | Campus Union - SI.com

The Eye of Sauron is your new playoff logo.

Kyle Field expansion: Texas A&M stadium to be biggest in Texas, SEC - SBNation.com

Kyle Field will be the biggest stadium in the SEC, and will somehow be engineered to be even louder than its current setup.

The Stankonia Dome: Ranking the Falcons stadium concept's 10 most insane features - SBNation.com

Ranking the Falcons stadium concept's 10 most insane features from most likely to least likely.

NCAA bans hashtagged fields, having solved all other problems - SBNation.com

But what if you hashtagged a bagel and let a player eat it?

The state of the spread: Mississippi rivals on the future of football's trendiest attack - SBNation.com

From pistols to zone reads, spread offenses have evolved to storm the NFL. They've been high school staples for more than a decade, but the college game is where the philosophy continues to innovate and expand.

SEC, ESPN announce SEC Network for 2014 - ESPN

Southeastern Conference sports -- including football and basketball -- will have a 24-hour-a-day home when the SEC Network launches in August, 2014.

Peyton Manning recalls every detail of play at Tennessee in 1996, and it is simply amazing | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports

Tennessee video coordinator Joe Harrington, who has been working with Volunteers for more than two decades, got a call in early December while he was out to lunch.

UNC welcomes ACC Coastal Division championship rings | newsobserver.com blogs

UNC is calling itself Coastal Division champions. There is signage inside the football offices to that effect and, now, there are championship rings, too.

Recruiting deregulation underscores deeper NCAA disconnect - College Football - Stewart Mandel - SI.com

The college football recruiting deregulation debate underscores a much deeper divide between the NCAA and many promiments programs and coaches.

New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Gator Bowl likely for ACC, source says - ESPN

The ACCs future bowl lineup is likely to include the New Era Pinstripe Bowl and a return to the Gator Bowl, a source told ESPN.com.

A new season for Penn State Nittany Lions means new leaders - ESPN

With a tumultuous 2012 season behind them, Penn State's new leaders are embracing a fresh start.

UCF, Penn State in talks to play 2014 season opener in Ireland - OrlandoSentinel.com

UCF is in talks to play Penn State in Dublin, Ireland, to open the 2014 season.

2013 Purdue Football: Notre Dame Game To Kickoff At 8pm - Hammer and Rails

It's not a surprise, but the Purdue-Notre Dame Game Will kickoff in prime time.

Five reasons to be excited for Pitt Football in 2013...and five reasons why you should be worried - Cardiac Hill

Pitt football season will be here before you know it. Here are five reasons to be optimistic for this year's Pitt team. And five reasons why you should be worried.

IRISH LINKS

Notre Dame Football: How will Te'o fit in San Diego? - southbendtribune.com

Manti Te'o's adrenaline overtook his hearing when the phone call finally came, and he never did catch the name of the person who told the All-America linebacker he would start his post-Notre Dame football career in San Diego.

NFL Draft shows Irish talent on the rise | Inside the Irish

While draft day might have been disappointing for some graduating Notre Dame players, it's far from that when you're looking at the overall health of the football program.

Drafted: How Notre Dame’s Class of 2013 Fared in the NFL Player Selection Meeting | Her Loyal Sons

The 2013 NFL Player Selection Meeting a/k/a "The Draft" took place from last Thursday, and The University of Notre Dame did well. Six players were drafted over the course of seven rounds, with TE Tyler Eifert going first as the 21st pick overall and S Zeke Motta going "last" as the 244th pick overall.

Ravens sign sixth-rounder Kapron Lewis-Moore | ProFootballTalk

The Ravens have been busy on Thursday. While they weren't busy putting the finishing touches on a two-year deal with tackle Bryant McKinnie, they were signing the first member of their 2013 draft class.

Brian Kelly says Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Cowboys Stadium attracts recruits - ESPN Dallas

Notre Dame chose to play a home game in North Texas long before Cowboys Stadium was picked as the first venue for the national championship in the new playoff system.

Friday Roundup: The "Lunch with Brian Kel–SOURCES" Edition | Her Loyal Sons

NDtex visited the Notre Dame Club of Dallas on Thursday and came away with some great quotes from Brian Kelly.

Best ND O-Line Classes Last 50 Years

Which Notre Dame recruiting classes along the offense line are the standard the past 50 years?

Notre Dame coaches have time to develop freshmen

For the first time since Brian Kelly arrived, Notre Dame’s defense has the luxury of time to develop its incoming blue-chip prospects.

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