Several former Green Bay Packers players and coaches are now coaching in the college ranks. Here's a brief preview as the college season kicks off this weekend...
- In the wake of the Nevin Shapiro scandal, Miami University has eight players suspended by the NCAA who must sit out at least one game, including impact players like quarterback Jacory Harris, safety Ray Ray Armstrong and defensive tackle Marcus Fortson. Former Packers linebacker D'Onofrio (defensive coordinator) and former assistant coach Jethro Franklin (defensive line coach) will try to make the best of a bad situation when they travel to Maryland on Labor Day for a nationally televised game on ESPN at 7 p.m. Central.
- Nebraska, under the direction of former Packers assistant Bo Pelini as head coach, will play their first game as a member of the Big Ten Conference as they host Tennessee-Chattanooga at 2:30 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.
- The James Franklin era gets underway at Vanderbilt with his first game as head coach following a stint as wide receivers coach in Green Bay in 2005. The game airs on ESPN3 at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
- Amid plans to leave the Big XII Conference, former Packers coaches Mike Sherman (head coach) and Tom Rossley (quarterbacks coach) lead Texas A&M into a match up with SMU on one of the few games being televised on Sunday, 6:30 p.m. on FSN.
- Former director of player development Turner Gill hopes for a better season than last year's 3-9 record at Kanas as head coach when they host McNeese State at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday (no TV coverage).
- Former linebacker John Anderson is an assistant coach at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. They host Lakeland at 1 p.m. today.
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