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If you want to know how fast college football's coaching carousel spins, look no farther than Tennessee, which hired Butch Jones on Friday, and Cincinnati, the school Jones left. The Volunteers have had four coaches in six seasons; the Bearcats have hired and lost three in the past eight. Jones, who earlier declined an offer from Colorado, was hired by the Vols after Jon Gruden and Charlie Strong turned them down. Will Jones satisfy the hopes of Tennessee fans eager to turn around the program's first three-year stretch of losing seasons in a century?
If you've seen the video of Marcus Lattimore's leg injury, you know why people are talking about how bad it looked. If you haven't: It's not for everyone. (Note: Link goes to story with video of injury.) Athletes, coaches and commentators are wishing the South Carolina running back the best and hoping he can do what Willis McGahee did: come back from a serious injury in college to play in the NFL.
Just want to send my thoughts out to Marcus lattimore. Hope you are doing ok. #youllcomebackstronger— Abby Wambach (@AbbyWambach) October 27, 2012
We are warriors on the field, but are human as well. I pray everyone sends prayers forth for Marcus Lattimore & others that are injured— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) October 27, 2012
Praying for Marcus Lattimore. Hate to see the best RB in college go down. Keep ya head up my man!— DeMarco Murray (@DeMarcoMurray) October 27, 2012
So sad to see the injury to Marcus Lattimore. Strong kid! We wish him well in recovery.— Les Miles (@LSUCoachMiles) October 27, 2012
Never seen players from BOTH teams respond to an injury like this...Tennessee players crying for him as well— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) October 27, 2012
Tobacco Road or Iron Bowl?
Alabama's championship makes it three in a row for the state. But is Alabama's football better than North Carolina's basketball, including 11 titles between Duke, North Carolina and NC State?