Former FSU quarterback De'Andre Johnson, who was dismissed from the team after being charged with misdemeanor battery after striking a woman at a Tallahassee bar, has enrolled at East Mississippi Community College, according to ESPN reports.
East Mississippi sports information director David Rosinski said he could not confirm Johnson's enrollment.
Johnson was charged after he allegedly hit a woman at a Tallahassee bar June 24. FSU indefinitely suspended him "for a violation of athletic department policy" the next day. He was dismissed July 6 after video of the incident was made available.
East Mississippi CC's quarterbacks coach is former FSU and West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett, the son of FSU offensive line coach Rick Trickett.
UF: No nightmare
GAINESVILLE — Jim McElwain had a restless night on the eve of his first fall scrimmage as Florida's coach.
"I'll be quite honest with you — I kind of didn't sleep last night, thinking this could be a disaster," McElwain said. "It actually turned out pretty darn good."
The Gators ran 109 offensive/defensive plays and 26 on special teams Friday afternoon at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. McElwain said the defense fared best at times, with defensive back Vernon Hargreaves III returning an interception for a touchdown.
McElwain revealed little on the quarterback battle between sophomore Treon Harris and redshirt freshman Will Grier but said receivers Ahmad Fulwood and Chris Thompson stood out.
Among those out injured: LB Anthony Harrell (Jesuit), WR C.J. Worton and OL Travaris Dorsey.
TAMPA — Roughly 10 hours before the Bucs' preseason debut tonight, the Bulls will open the Morsani Complex to the public for a de facto dress rehearsal of their own.
An extended full-pads scrimmage, likely to pit the first-team offense against the starting defense for several possessions, will consume most of today's workout that begins at 9:40 a.m. Competition for starting jobs remains fierce at most positions.
"Coach (Willie Taggart) says (today) is a big day," said returning 1,000-yard rusher Marlon Mack, whose spot atop the depth chart appears solid. "They're gonna be making some decisions after that scrimmage, and hopefully everybody will come out and do good."
Clerveaux on crutches: Redshirt freshman WR Stanley Clerveaux was on crutches Friday after injuring his left knee on a fourth-down catch at Thursday night's practice. The extent of the injury remains unclear as Clerveaux undergoes tests. Others rehabbing injuries Friday included safety Nate Godwin (hamstring), offensive lineman Reilly Gibbons (knee), middle linebacker Nick Holman (foot) and defensive tackle Deadrin Senat (unspecified).
Around the nation
Snoop's son splits: UCLA freshman receiver Cordell Broadus, the son of rapper Snoop Dogg, is giving up football to pursue a career in film production.
Kill extension: Minnesota coach Jerry Kill agreed to a one-year extension, through the 2019 season, the school announced. Kill gets a $300,000 raise and will make $2.5 million a season.
Obituary: George Guerre, a star Michigan State running back in the 1940s, died Thursday of congestive heart failure, the school said. He was 91. The 5-foot-5, 157-pounder led the Spartans in rushing, all-purpose yards, total offense and punting for three straight seasons from 1946-48 and still holds the school career record of 6.75 yards per carry.
Basketball: Maryland women's basketball assistant Bryce McKey resigned after a player he coached at Xavier accused him of groping her. Friday in Kenton County, Ky., his attorney entered a not-guilty plea for him on a charge of third-degree sexual abuse, a misdemeanor. A hearing is set for Sept. 8. McKey was hired in April after he spent four seasons as an assistant at Xavier.
Times staff writers Matt Baker and Joey Knight contributed to this report.