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Quarterbacks unimpressive in Miami scrimmage


08:35 AM ET 04.13 | You thought defense was this team's biggest concern? Quarterback play might now be atop the Hurricanes' list of worries. Kevin Olsen and Gray Crow did little to elicit confidence during this pseudo scrimmage, at least during the 11-on-11 portion, which was played on a 65-yard field. And the offense produced only seven points in 11-on-11 play, which spanned 75 minutes (of real life time, not game time). Olsen finished 7 for 21 for 65 yards and one pick. Crow was 9 for 20 for 63 yards and one pick. Neither threw a touchdown in 11 on 11 drills, with Miami's only score coming on a Walter Tucker three-yard run. Al Golden said afterward that Olsen "is clearly ahead" of Crow. But Golden said: "We need someone to emerge who can execute." While I still make Olsen the favorite to open the season as the starter, I would no longer be shocked if Brad Kaaya -- who arrives in May -- wins the job.

Miami Herald

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Notre Dame to install FieldTurf


09:15 AM ET 04.13 | During Notre Dame's spring game Saturday afternoon -- on the NBC Sports Network, incidentally -- athletic director Jack Swarbrick confirmed that the stadium's grass will be replaced with a version of FieldTurf. Ripping out of the old and installing the new will begin shortly after commencement the middle of next month and is expected to be completed by the middle of August, well before the home and season opener Aug. 30 against Rice. While Swarbrick stated that the university "had a strong predisposition to stay with a natural grass field," the natural grass field had become unacceptable and embarrassing the past couple of years.

College Football Talk

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Report: Chris Mack, Eric Musselman out of Cal search


10:42 AM ET 04.13 | Xavier's Chris Mack is out as a candidate to become the next Cal basketball coach, and two sources said that former Warriors coach Eric Musselman is not the front-runner, either. Mack, 44, decided Saturday to remain at Xavier, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, after guiding the Musketeers to four NCAA tournaments in his five seasons, including a pair of Sweet 16 appearances. Musselman, who resigned as assistant coach at Arizona State on Monday, was immediately tabbed in a CBS Sports story as Cal's latest target. This newspaper confirmed that Musselman was interviewed by athletic director Sandy Barbour. But two other sources, one of them from within the Cal athletic department and the other with knowledge of the process, both said that contact was early in the search and that Musselman, 49, no longer is an active candidate.

San Jose Mercury News

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Iowa State dismisses David Irving


11:19 AM ET 04.13 | The actions of David Irving during an Iowa State student riot on Tuesday cost him his spot on the football team. Coach Paul Rhoads announced the dismissal of Irving after the ISU spring game on Saturday, one day after Irving was charged with theft fifth-degree, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief by Ames Police. "It's a privilege and an honor to be a part of this football program and represent Iowa State football, Iowa State athletics and Iowa State University," Rhoads said. "David Irving has exhausted that privilege to represent this football program by not meeting the expectations that we've laid out for him." Police charged Irving after identifying him as an individual that knocked over a light pole and pulled a stop sign out of the ground during a disturbance in Campustown that involved 1,000 people and required one student to be airlifted to a local hospital. The Ames Tribune obtained a photograph of holding a stop sign during the melee on Wednesday. Irving was initially suspended from the team on Friday following his arrest. Irving was charged with domestic abuse in November. He was suspended for one game before being reinstated for the final two contests. Charges were dropped in January.

Ames Tribune

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Jabari Parker hasn't decided on NBA draft


07:49 AM ET 04.12 | Duke freshman star Jabari Parker said Friday he still hasn't decided whether he will enter the NBA draft and will meet with coach Mike Krzyzewski next week to discuss his situation. Parker, who is ranked as the No. 2 draft prospect by's Chad Ford, said he has ruled out going on a Mormon mission, leaving his decision between another year at Duke or the NBA. Underclassmen have until April 27 to decide to enter the draft, which will be held June 26 in New York. "It's a very tough decision, especially potentially leaving behind my coach and the program that really helped me out this year, so I really have to keep them in consideration in this whole process," Parker said Friday on ESPNLA 710.


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