Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Natalie Portman. I don’t really need to explain further, but she went to Harvard, who had the audacity to beat Lafayette last month. She’s also in some new movie with rule-breaking Iowa booster Ashton-Something. I forgive her.
• ESPN’s Joe Schad is reporting that both Cam and Cecil Newton admitted to a “pay for play plan” during phone calls, and that Cam himself apologized to recruiters at Mississippi State because the “money was too much” at Auburn to pass up.
SportsbyBrooks is convinced somebody is lying.
• Ole Miss QB Jeremiah Masoli suffered a concussion against Louisiana-Lafayette and is questionable against Tennessee.
• Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said nothing seemed out of the ordinary to him while the Sooners recruited Cam Newton. Of course, how much credibility does Stoops have out ON THE ROAD? Exactly.
• CBS Sports’s Adam Jacobi spoke with Jack Arute and Mike Leach. Out loud.
• Oregon (backup) QB Nate Costa is out for the season after suffering a career-ending knee injury on a botched play. This is the fourth major knee surgery for Costa, inching him closer on the punch card to that coveted free sandwich.
• Iowa RB Adam Robinson is expected to play this week against Northwestern after missing last week’s Indiana game with a possible concussion.
• SB Nation’s Spencer Hall (SVBFF) reviews last night’s outstanding 30for30 documentary, “The Best There Never Was” about former Oklahoma RB Marcus Dupree.
• Florida State QB Christian Ponder missed practice yesterday due to a right elbow injury.
• Colorado fired Dan Hawkins partly because an embarrassing Kansas comeback was a clear last straw. SI.com’s Joe Posnanski celebrates a pretty great Kansas win.
• SI.com’s Stewart Mandel, along with other SI staffers, sits down with NCAA President Mark Emmert. On video. IN your computer.
• The Wiz has the last 30 years of Michigan trick plays.
• Minnesota evidently has San Diego State coach Brady Hoke on their short list of coaching candidates.
• Penn State has named Matt McGloin the new starter at QB. Coach Joe Paterno even went as far as learning his name, so you know it’s for real.
• Oklahoma State OC Dana Holgersen has been amazing for the Cowboys. This means he’s either gone after the year or it’s time for STRAIGHT. CASH. HOMEY.
Today’s Video of the Day is an apology from Bundaberg Rum over an insensitive commercial. I don’t know why, but I forgive them.
Enjoy your Wednesday.