Football is quickly approaching. Tomorrow is media day for Penn State, so there should be a lot of good reading coming out of that. But today the pickings are slim.
It didn't help that Connor spent the final 13 games of his rookie season on injured reserve with a torn ACL in his left knee. He returned last season and played mostly special teams until late in the season, when he replaced an injured Na'il Diggs at strongside linebacker and had 10 tackles and recovered a fumble against New England.
So Diggs, a former Ohio State linebacker, lost his job to Connor. Bobby Carpenter, a former Ohio State linebacker, lost his job to Sean Lee. I think we all know who the real Linebacker U is, and it's not Michigan State.
Iowa fans are in a big of a panic that one of their most promising stars did not show up for practice this week.
An unnamed source tells The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette that Wegher's status with the team is unclear, although the issue isn't related to academics. An Iowa spokesman told ESPN.com earlier Tuesday that Wegher's status hasn't changed "at this time."
Wegher appeared in every game last season and made two starts for Iowa, setting a team freshman record with eight rushing touchdowns. He attended Iowa's preseason media day Friday.
Iowa still has some bodies they can plug in, but Wegher is a big part of their plans this season.
In Scores Of Other Games
- Joe Paterno has been nominated for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Personally, I think he's a shoe in. Pennsylvania is a swing state, and Obama would love to have a photo op with a Paterno other than Jay. And by giving it to JoePa who once spoke at the GOP convention for the first George Bush, it gives Obama a chance to say he is not partisan. (Please do not let this go into a huge political debate.)
- Matt McGloin believes he can win the quarterback job.