CFS Daily Hot Reads: Friday, April 5
Mississippi State’s coaches are opening up a “can of Swag” on the recruiting trail… Earlier this week, four-star linebacker recruit Michael Ferns posted a picture of the a handwritten letter from Mississippi State with a simple message: “You’re a Baller“. Now, Marlon Humphrey, a five-star cornerback from Hoover, Ala., has tweeted a much more creative effort from a Bulldog coach — a hand-drawn can of “Swag” (apparently the “Drink of Champions“) and the note that there’s plenty of it in “Stark Vegas.” It looks like the can of SWAG worked better than the “Baller” approach, with Humphrey tweeting that he plans to visit State: “Guess ill be going to Mississippi State soon….SWAG”
Running back Rushel Shell is transferring from Pitt, but he won’t be playing for former Panthers’ coach Todd Graham at Arizona State:
Shell won’t be released to Arizona State or Arizona. Also considering Cal and UCLA.
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) April 5, 2013
With Florida Atlantic’s hiring of Heather Henderson, the Owls have the FBS’ first female director of football operations. Henderson, who been FAU’s cheerleading coach the past eight years, will continue to coach cheerleading in a limited role. Carl Pelini says that makes his next hire — a director of player personnel who will coordinate on-campus recruiting — a very important one.
Tennessee’s new coaching staff has embraced social media, but as the Vols’ 2014 recruiting class connects online, the social media ground rules aren’t always clear-cut.
The attorney for three former University of Miami coaches involved in the NCAA case told The Miami Herald he has petitioned the NCAA Committee on Infractions for permission to release their side of the story, and to let the public know why the case should be dismissed.
NCAA president Mark Emmert faced a firing squad at yesterday’s Final Four press conference. Here’s a recap from Yahoo!’s Pat Forde.
The pink visitor’s locker rooms at Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium are under scrutiny once again, this time for being “sexist and homophobic.”
Al.com’s Kevin Scarbinsky says that Auburn football is stuck in a tug of war between innocent and not guilty. Also related to the Auburn story… Former Alabama defensive back Dre Kirkpatrick, whose name was mentioned by Mike McNeil in Selena Roberts’ report, said if Auburn coaches gave McNeil any money beyond NCAA limits, he didn’t see any evidence of it … and the the uncle of running back Michael Dyer says that his nephew wasn’t “even close” to being academically ineligible for the BCS Championship game.
Photo credit: Twitter @marlon_humphrey