'That Just Happened' in college football

College football has plenty of pageantry and tradition, but it has plenty off oddities on (and near) the field, too.

— Jay Bartley (@Jaybartley34) September 7, 2013
Get well soon: The captain of college football's All-Name Team will likely be shelved for quite awhile. Cincinnati quarterback Munchie LeGaux suffered a horrific lower leg injury when Illinois defensive lineman Tim Kynard barreled into his plant leg after a pass. He's in "good spirits," according to Cincinnati, but will stay at the hospital overnight.

Head Ball Coach strikes again: Two South Carolina starters were suspended for the first half of Saturday’s loss to Georgia, but the always loquacious Steve Spurrier found a way to rope in college football’s resident headline maker, Johnny Manziel, into the discussion. “That seems to be the thing to do nowadays,” Spurrier said of the suspensions. We’ll call that one a not-so-thinly veiled shot at Texas A&M and the NCAA agreeing to sit Manziel for the first half of the Aggies’ opener vs. Rice last weekend.

Guess who’s back? Back again: Earth to Marshall? Marshall? The rapper Eminem, aka Marshall Mathers, paid a visit to the booth with Kirk Herbstreit  during Michigan’s win over Notre Dame. Eminem noted that live TV “freaks him out a little bit,” but I’d like to note that Eminem on live TV freaks us out a little bit, too. It’s going to be awhile before you see a more awkward guest in a broadcast booth. 

You win some, you Taysom: Mack Brown and defensive coordinator Manny Diaz assured themselves a week of uncomfortable questions after giving up a school-record 550 yards rushing, including 259 from BYU quarterback Taysom Hill in an embarrassing 40-21 loss in Provo to the Cougars, who lost to Virginia a week earlier. Only one college quarterback has ever rushed for more yards in a game: Texas legend Vince Young. It’s going to be awhile before you hear anybody talk about Texas being back.

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