There is good news (kinda sorta) though. Jerrell Powe, after his epic uphill battle against written language and the NCAA compliance offices, may actually qualify (for realsies this time) and see action this fall. Even ESPN's Bruce Feldman blogs about it. I, personally, won't get my hopes up until I witness first-hand Powe attempting an on-field ingestion of Matt Malouf this upcoming September.
And finally, Joe McKnight, the cause of Ed Orgeron's most impressive(ly competitive) erection, is ineligible for spring practice at USC (#25). The situation with McKnight at USC fully proves, to me at least, that all of this recruiting hype and obsession over stars and class rankings is absolutely dumb, especially when these kids can't get it done in the classroom. Yeah, I know, college football is really a minor league for the NFL and literacy doesn't matter when you've got an agent, but the NCAA says these kids have to pretend like they want to earn a degree. Although some of you may object, we should definitely be more concerned with playing by the NCAA rules than Scout.com's recruiting rankings.