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Oklahoma Sooners honoring Bucs, USF legend Lee Roy Selmon with statue

Our weekly gameday guide also looks at former Bucs staffers in the college ranks and pities Emory Jones.
Lee Roy Selmon, center, and brother Dewey Selmon (right) starred at Oklahoma, as did brother Lucious. They're being honored with a statue the Sooners are unveiling this weekend.
Lee Roy Selmon, center, and brother Dewey Selmon (right) starred at Oklahoma, as did brother Lucious. They're being honored with a statue the Sooners are unveiling this weekend. [ PHIL SANDLIN | AP (1975) ]
Published Sep. 22

Oklahoma will be honoring Bucs/USF legend Lee Roy Selmon this weekend by unveiling a statue outside the stadium.

The statue is of the late Selmon and his brothers, former Sooners defensive stars Lucious and Dewey. They combined for 915 tackles (96 for a loss) and 16 fumble recoveries in their 96 starts at Oklahoma. Lucious and Dewey and Lee Roy’s family will be honored at halftime of the Kansas State game.

Lee Roy Selmon was a Pro Football Hall of Famer with the Bucs before serving as USF’s athletic director and helping launch the football program. He died in 2011.

Poor Emory Jones …

Arizona State quarterback Emory Jones has to get used to another head coach.
Arizona State quarterback Emory Jones has to get used to another head coach. [ RICK SCUTERI | AP ]

Herm Edwards’ exit at Arizona State means that quarterback Emory Jones is on his fifth different coach since November. He played under Dan Mullen at Florida and closed the season under Gators interim coach Greg Knox. He practiced for a few days this spring under Billy Napier before transferring to Edwards’ Sun Devils. Now Jones will be working with interim coach Shaun Aguano (former running backs coach), starting Saturday against No. 13 Utah.

Related: Why Florida Gators, FSU fans should be grateful for Herm Edwards’ Arizona State era

… and former Bucs coaches

Former Bucs assistant Jeff Hafley, seen here during a February practice, is 1-2 this season at Boston College.
Former Bucs assistant Jeff Hafley, seen here during a February practice, is 1-2 this season at Boston College. [ STUART CAHILL | Boston Herald ]

Edwards is one of many former Bucs coaches/assistants to head back to college. The recent results are mixed:

Jeff Hafley: The former Bucs secondary assistant is 13-13 at Boston College but off to a 1-2 start heading into Tallahassee.

Greg Schiano: The toes-on-the-line head coach is 11-14 in his second stint at Rutgers and undefeated with Iowa coming into town.

Mike Bajakian: Jameis Winston’s quarterbacks coach is now the offensive coordinator at Northwestern, where he leads a unit that’s outside the top 90 in scoring, yards per play and SP+ advanced metrics.

Marcus Arroyo: Once a Bucs play-caller, Arroyo lost 16 of his first 18 games at UNLV before getting out to a 2-1 start in Year 3.

Jeff Tedford: He was technically a Bucs staffer in 2014, though health issues kept him from fulfilling his duties as offensive coordinator. He’s 1-2 in his second stint at Fresno State with respectable losses to Oregon State and USC.

Eye on the NFL draft

Arkansas linebacker Drew Sanders has been a star for the Razorbacks this season.
Arkansas linebacker Drew Sanders has been a star for the Razorbacks this season. [ MICHAEL WOODS | AP ]

Arkansas linebacker Drew Sanders is among the nation’s leaders in tackles for a loss and has played his way onto some early mock drafts. Texas A&M has plenty of prospects, too, including guard Layden Robinson and running back Devon Achane, which adds a wrinkle to their game at AT&T Stadium.

Related: The rise and fall of FSU football, as seen through Louisville

Rock Chalk

Kansas - yes, Kansas - is 3-0 this season.
Kansas - yes, Kansas - is 3-0 this season. [ ED ZURGA | Getty Images North America ]

Who had 3-0 Duke at 3-0 Kansas as one of the day’s most intriguing games? The Jayhawks are already off to their best start since 2009, but that’s not the craziest stat. A win over the Blue Devils would mark the first time since ‘09 that Kansas won more than three games in a season — and Kansas can accomplish it before October.

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