Safety Greg Walker took the blame for two long LSU touchdowns last week, but his coaches were quick to rush to the redshirt freshman’s defense. Defensive coordinator Nick Holt said that Walker’s missed tackles on both of Terrance Toliver’s touchdowns were difficult plays. “It’s hard to ask anybody _ an NFL safety to make a great play in space on a big receiver,” Holt said, adding that Walker was supposed to have help from a cornerback and/or linebacker on both plays in question.

Point Guard 2: T. Lawson Lawson is getting expensive and his salary has now escalated to $8,900. And for good reason. Star of the class: UNT had two players who made a significant impact from the Class of 2013. Jones posted a sack, forced a fumble, broke up two passes and finished with eight tackles in the Heart of Dallas Bowl at the end of the 2013 season. The player who had the longer lasting impact was Scott.

Sherman is correct that these days, a white person can object to a black person behavior as in public, when what they mean is that the behavior was not just offensive but offensive in a way associated, negatively, with black men. Of course no one puts it that way. But nobody calls, say, Justin Bieber a thug (or fighting hockey players, as Sherman pointed out).

“He and Pete Carroll (the media friendly Seahawks coach) are polar opposites,” Hammons said. “I get a kick out of it when I watch (Tomlin news conferences because he different than I know him. Gosh, he so serious. As Boise State re starts spring football today following spring break, let make one more stop in the running backs room. Coach Bryan Harsin is quick to throw Ryan Wolpin name in the mix in the backfield with that of Robert Mahone this spring while Alexander Mattison rehabs his shoulder. Wolpin has received occasional carries in the heat of the battle the past three years, but he mainly been seen as a clock chewer at the end of games that have been decided.

“I didn’t want to draw a flag. I didn’t want to be selfish. But I wanted to have some fun. Won get a cab, the bartender said. A waitress happens to be getting off work at the same time. You going? she ask. It gets better (worse): Kids rap about snowmen in “Do the Frosty.” Dancers storm the field in gaudy parachute pants. Players from the 1980 Miracle on Ice Olympic hockey team hold sparklers as Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” plays for some reason. Then Gloria Estefan takes the stage.

But a change in coaching staff this past offseason brought with it a sense of renewed opportunity for many players on roster, and for Wells especially. The redshirt junior is seeing more playing time than ever before and is having his best collegiate season, contributing to a Cal team that is overperforming for the first time since he’s arrived. For Wells, it feels good to help rebuild the team he grew up rooting for..