Morning Playbook – Gamecocks QB not happy with Under Armour


It is not too often that an athlete will mouth off about the apparrel he is given to wear, but we will get to that later. First, some official business to address…

Former Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell has successfully landed at FCS Alabama State. There he will be eligible to play immediately this season, and our pal Matthew Elder from Buffalo Bills Draft suggests that is a great landing spot for him. We will get a chance to see what Crowell is up to three times on national television this season. Alabama State’s season opener against Bethune-Cookman will be shown on ESPN on September 2 from the Citrus Bowl, and the Hornets will be on ESPNU at least twice this season. While Crowell will now be set to play football in 2012, another former SEC running back will have to sit out until the 2013 season.

Former Auburn running back Michael Dyer transferred to Arkansas State to reunite with new head coach Gus Malzahn, but the NCAA has turned down a request to be eligible for the 2012 season. Dyer will have two years of eligibility remaining.

This week on Crystal Ball Run we are taking time to discuss the upcoming college football playoffs. We wondered if the recent news about the ACC signing a long-term contract with the Orange Bowl would be enough to keep the gang together or not. Also, we have heard plenty of debate about the selection committee, but David had an original idea. Why not let Vegas decide? To stay up to date on our latest updates, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Let’s get back to some quick transfer news. Hawaii has welcomed the transfer of offensive lineman Kapua Sai (Utah) and quarterback Sean Schroeder (Duke). Both have graduated already and are eligible to play immediately in 2012.

some audio clips for you today, courtesy of SiriusXM. First, Houston head coach Tony Levine discusses how the Cougars are preparing for 2012. Levine, of course, replaces Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M). Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun also checked in to talk about the 2012 Falcons. Did I mention that Rick Neuheisel is one of the co-hosts on the show?

So, this happened…



We hacked in to the secret Twitter profile of Steve Spurrier. Here is what we found…

D 14@Shaw Son, we need to talk about your Twitter habits. Leave the loud mouthin’ to me

Last year saw some solid performances by a couple programs that may be set to fall back a little bit in 2012. Barking Carnival takes a look at three Big 12 schools most likely to have a reality check this fall.

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Contributor to's College Football Talk, Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Host of the No 2-Minute Warning Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and iHeart Radio. FWAA member and Philadelphia-area resident.