- Georgia sophomore running back Isaiah Crowell was dismissed from the team Friday after being arrested for weapons charges by Athens-Clarke County Police overnight. He was the No. 1 RB in the nation as a senior in high school and rushed for 850 yards off 185 carries (4.6 ypc) and five touchdowns as a freshman last season.
- Texas A&M freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel was arrested and taken to jail early Friday after he was involved in a fight and then produced a fake I.D. to police. He was charged with disorderly conduct, failure to identity and possessing a false identification card. Manziel, 19, is currently battling Jameill Showers for the starting job and as Ryan Tannehill's replacement.
- Miami (Fla.) defensive back Ray-Ray Armstrong and offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson are rumored to be facing suspension after violating NCAA and team rules, respectively. Armstrong interacted with a booster via Twitter and Henderson showed up a day late to summer camp—both are still currently on the roster and are projected starters.
- First reported by FightOnState.com, Penn State cornerback Derrick Thomas has left the team due to "personal reasons." A fourth-year junior, Thomas was listed as a co-starter on Bill O'Brien's post-spring depth chart. This is a huge blow for the Nittany Lions, whose secondary already lacks depth.
- Ohio State starting running back Jordan Hall will be sidelined for 10 weeks after cutting his foot on broken glass outside his residence in Columbus. He is expected to miss all of summer practice and possibly the first quarter of the regular season.
- Boise State formally withdrew from the Mountain West on Saturday and will join the Big East in 2013. The Broncos' exit fee was a mere $2.5 million—had they left any later, it would have cost them anywhere from $7.5 million to $24 million.
- College Game Day co-host Erin Andrews officially left ESPN Saturday. She accepted a job at Fox Sports the next day, where she will host a primetime college football studio show.
- As of yesterday, Missouri and Texas A&M are officially the newest members of the SEC. Have fun, guys, and don't say we didn't warn you.
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