TrE'von Armstead still making poor life decisions
Tre'Von Armstead, a former Baylor defensive end/tight end was involved in an altercation in Las Vegas yesterday. He was observed pushing a woman by Las Vegas Police officers. When the officers moved in to arrest Amstead the 6'7 280 lb former Bear resisted. When officers did get Armstead under control, he kicked out the back window of a squad car.
Officers took him to Clark County Jail on charges of resisting a police officer, breaking or damage to a police vehicle and a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. Police reported that Armstead continued to be aggressive after he was taken to jail.
This isn't Amstead's first run in with law enforcement. In 2013, Armstead and former running back Myke Chatman were named in a police report alleging their participation in an off-campus sexual assault. No charges were filed and Baylor did not open an investigation into the case until September 2015. Armstead was subsequently expelled from Baylor in the spring 2016 semester, by which time the school was mired in a sexual assault scandal which has lasted more than a year and a half.
Joshua Wheeler making an impact at North Texas
Former Tyler JC defender Joshua Wheeler has had a big impact on North Texas' defense. East Texas Final Score talked about his impact on the Mean Green. Wheeler had 42 tackles including 5.5 sacks and and 7.5 tackles for loss in his first year in Denton.
Troy Reffett and his staff found a lot of uses for the JC transfer. Wheeler credits his coaches at Tyler for making his transition to FBS and easy one.
The Top 3 Games in Iron Skillet History
Underdog Dynasty has a great article on the top three games in Iron Skillet history. The list includes the original Game of the Century from 1935 and two games from this century top the list, the 2000 game which was a 55 point TCU win and the 2011 SMU overtime win.
TCU leads the overall series 49-40-7. Those three are great, well, except that 2000 game.
Here are a couple more to think about:
The 1926 game featured and undefeated SMU squad taking on a once beaten TCU squad. The Mustangs won that day 14-13 in the season finale. The Mustangs won the SWC that year. What'd it get 'em? Nothing. No bowl game, no nothing.
1984, in the midst of Bobby Collins' payroll $MU squad, the Mustangs ran headlong into Jim Wacker's second TCU team. The Mustangs finished 10-2 while the Frogs went 8-4. The Frogs gave the Mustangs all they could handle in a 27-16 SMU win. The Mustangs technically won the league, but the dad gum NCAA had them on probation. TCU went to the Bluebonnet Bowl and finished 3rd in the SWC, the high water mark for Wacker.
Lastly the 1995 SMU/TCU game ended with a 19-16 Horned Frogs win. That year Pat Sullivan's 6-5 team faced off against a 1-10 Tom Rossley squad in Fort Worth. That was the last game the two would play as SWC members.
Three Former Texans land at Auburn
Darrius James, Jarrett Stidham and Kam Martin have all made their trek east to Auburn. James comes after a brief stint at Texas, Stidham spent a season in Waco, and Martin signed with Baylor but left after the Bears granted him a release from his scholarship.
James, a junior from Killeen, played in six games at Texas before packing up and heading to Auburn. He earned the starting nod at left tackle last season.
Stidham was one of the highest rated recruits in Baylor history when he signed with the Bears out of Stephenville. He started half the 2015 season after Seth Russell's injury. He took last year off to find a landing spot. He's expected to compete for the starting quarterback job.
Martin still has a tattoo on his leg with the interlocking BU from his commitment to the Bears. Don't get tattoos kids, buy a t-shirt instead. The redshirt freshman from Port Arthur Memorial could see the field in the running back rotation. Chances are if Auburn does well this year they'll be relying on Texans at key positions.