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Awful news dropped on Sunday: Jaylon McKenzie, an eighth-grade football phenom, was hit by a stray bullet and killed. McKenzie, who was recently featured in Sports Illustrated's "Six Teens Who Will Rule the Future in Sports," was only 14 years old and held scholarship offers from Mizzou and Illinois.
"It's so hard to fathom that someone took my baby from me because he dreamed so big," McKenzie's mother, Sukeena Gunner, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I can just remember him coming into my room and telling my husband to call his name. 'We have a 5-6 running back, Jayyyyy-lonnnn MacKenzieeee.' And he would run into the room after his name was called."
Lovie the Money
Twenty-six programs, or exactly 20 percent of all FBS programs, will have a first-year head coach in 2019. How many programs will pay six-, seven- or eight-figure buyouts and have a first-year coach in 2020?
Here are the 2019 buyout numbers for the eight head coaches whom I believe are sitting on the hottest seats, and a full breakdown of Gus Malzahn's year-by-year buyout.
After Trevor Lawrence is the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, his successor will be D.J. Uiagalelei, a five-star 2020 recruit from St. John Bosco High School who picked the Tigers (over Oregon) on Sunday. He's the top-ranked pro-style passer in the country and the 124th-ranked recruit ever. Uiagalelei first earned national headlines in sixth grade when Indiana offered him a scholarship.
Religion, Politics and the Portal
I asked seven head coaches about the transfer portal for last week's High Motor episode, including Mike Gundy, who said, "Religion, politics and the portal," and, after calling it "dangerous," said he's done talking about it.
Listen to Gundy, Les Miles, Randy Edsall, Tom Herman, Philip Montgomery, Lincoln Riley and Luke Fickell:
Marquette 3, Iowa State 1
Marquette hasn't fielded a football team since 1960, yet the Golden Eagles — then the Golden Avalanche — have more first-round NFL Draft picks than Iowa State (as do six other defunct programs). Iowa State failed to end the Power Five's longest first-round drought when Hakeem Butler and David Montgomery didn't jump into the first round of the 2019 draft.
When will the Cyclones' drought end? My near-future money is on their redshirt sophomore tight end.
There are some challenges to navigate, but there should be a way for underclassmen to return to school after declaring for the draft https://t.co/9wZn5XDSeI
— SI College Football (@si_ncaafb) May 5, 2019
But…Michigan Plays Ohio State
Only 5 teams are favored to win every game this season:
— CFB Home (@CFBHome) May 5, 2019
606 Carries in 2 Seasons
Jonathan Taylor was the highest-graded running back at the FBS level last season after totaling over 2,000 yards rushing on a whopping 306 attempts. pic.twitter.com/8gOoZEkG1w
— PFF College (@PFF_College) May 5, 2019
Ohio State strength coach Anthony Schlegel bodyslammed a fan in 2014: