Scouring web sites and the wire services for college football news from around the country:
MISSISSIPPI PLAYERS SUSPENDED: Coach Houston Nutt has suspended linebacker Clarence Jackson and defensive end Delvin Jones after both were arrested for public drunkenness early Friday morning.
Lafayette County Court Records show both were booked at 3:50 a.m. on Friday morning, according to The Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger.
Jackson was also arrested in the fall after allegedly stealing a television and other electronic equipment from a dorm on campus.
Jackson is listed as a starter on the team’s current depth chart while Jones is fourth-string.
RB LEAVING GATORS: Running back Mike Blakely, considered one of the top recruits in the country, has decided to transfer from Florida.
Coach Will Muschamp says Blakely wants to play football elsewhere. Blakely, who ran for 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior at Manatee High in Bradenton last fall, enrolled in January and missed spring drills because of a shoulder injury.
Blakely is the fourth player to leave Florida since Muschamp took over in January.
Receivers Chris Dunkley and Javares McRoy transferred, and cornerback Janoris Jenkins was kicked off the team following a second arrest on a marijuana possession charge.
QB WON’T JOIN ‘CANES: Tate Forcier’s career at Miami is over before it started.
The Associated Press reported that the former Michigan quarterback broke off contact with the Hurricanes about six weeks ago because undisclosed personal matters were overshadowing football.ESPN.com first reported Forcier would not attend Miami.
Forcier’s college career has been turbulent. He was dogged by transfer rumors last season at Michigan, despite his insistence that he would remain a Wolverine throughout his career.
He was declared academically ineligible for Michigan’s trip to the Gator Bowl, and soon after revealed on Twitter that he would pursue a transfer. The 6-foot-1, 194-pound quarterback completed 219 of 365 passes for 2,647 yards, with 17 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 20 games for the Wolverines.
AUBURN COACH WORKING ON BOOK: Auburn football coach Gene Chizik will release a book in July.
“All In: What it Takes to be The Best” will be released on July 5, Tyndale House Publishers said.
Chizik led the Tigers to the national championship and a 14-0 season two years after his hiring was widely criticized following two losing seasons at Iowa State.
The publisher says Texas coach Mack Brown will write the foreword and that the book will cover the importance of faith in Chizik’s life along with his keys to success.
EX-TIDE PLAYER HONORS DAUGHTER: Former Alabama football player Shannon Brown has established a scholarship in honor of his daughter, who was killed by the tornado that struck Tuscaloosa on April 27.
Brown said candidates for the Loryn Alexandria Brown Memorial Endowed Scholarship need to embody some of her own qualities.Brown said his daughter had taken classes at Shelton State and been accepted to start at Alabama in August.”She wanted to graduate from where her daddy did,” Brown said.
Brown was in Madison when the tornado struck and at first didn’t know that his daughter had been in the path. He drove to Tuscaloosa after receiving phone calls from people concerned about her.
“I was in contact with my dad. He was one of the first ones in,” Brown said. “My dad’s got heavy equipment, bucket trucks and tractors. He was moving trees out of the way, monster trees, telephone poles, wires, to try to get back to my daughter’s house. If it wasn’t for him we wouldn’t have found her as soon as we did,” Brown said. “The toughest thing I had to do as a father? I was there when they pulled her out, and I had to identify my little girl’s body. That’s something nobody should have to do.”
TWO LEAVING ARKANSAS: Two more players have been granted releases from their scholarships.
A spokesman for Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino confirmed that offensive lineman Cam Feldt and linebacker Austin Moss have left the team. Feldt, a redshirt freshman, was listed as a third-team offensive guard on the pre-spring depth chart while Moss, a sophomore, was listed at fourth-team outside linebacker.
Their departures are the fourth and fifth for the Razorbacks this week.
MICHIGAN RECEIVER ENTERS PLEA: Darryl Stonum has pleaded not guilty to a drunken driving charge.
The plea to the charge of operating while intoxicated was entered Friday at his arraignment in Ann Arbor’s 15th District Court.
He was given a personal recognizance bond and ordered to avoid alcohol and drugs. A pretrial hearing has been set for May 20.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke suspended Stonum indefinitely after he was arrested May 6 on suspicion of operating while under the influence.