Tuesday, October 4, 2011
3-point stance: The leading Ingram
By Ivan Maisel
1. South Carolina defensive end Melvin Ingram won SEC Defensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. He also won Special Teams Player of the Week against Georgia. Three awards in five weeks may put Ingram on a record pace. It’s hard to say– the SEC hasn’t kept track of who has won the most weekly awards in a season. The last two Heisman winners, Cam Newton of Auburn and Mark Ingram (no relation) of Alabama, won six and two, respectively. That makes Melvin the lead Ingram.
2. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said that tailback Boom Herron and wide receiver DeVier Posey made decisions “to go off the reservation” when they accepted too much money for their 2011 summer jobs. Does that mean that, after receiving five-game suspensions to start this season, they returned to the reservation only to decide to leave again? Did they just keep straying, and if so, where is Ohio State’s boundary? Which Native American tribe, and what is its translation of the word "knucklehead?”
3. It’s easy to forget that college football players are young and have lives. Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Todd Monken reminded me of that when he discussed the Cowboys’ three practices during bye week. “We’ve been going at it pretty good now for four weeks of camp and four weeks of the season, so I think their minds were on the weekend,” he said. “I’m sure for a month they had planned what they were going to do for the bye week.” The rested No. 6 Cowboys play Kansas this week.