7 at 7: Tuesday morning links, NCAA-only

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comNovember 12, 2013 

AUBURN, Ala. — I'm still flabbergasted by the Atlanta Braves' decision to leave the still-fairly-new Turner Field, a move which was announced Monday. Just, wow.

In the meantime, check out these Tuesday morning links around the NCAA, hot off the presses (in a figurative sense).

1. Try not to roll your eyes too much, but Ohio State receiver Evan Spencer believes his team would "wipe the field" against fellow undefeated teams Alabama and Florida State.

2. Baylor, another of one of the country's unbeaten squads, will have to try to finish its regular season unblemished without one of its top receivers. Senior Tevin Reese will miss the Bears' final four regular season contests after having surgery on his injured right wrist.

3. Thanks to a left foot injury, it's possible that Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez has played his last snap as a collegian.

4. Given all the issues plaguing the NCAA, this should probably go without saying, but expect major changes to take place in the organization sooner rather than later.

5. Despite Oregon's loss to Stanford last Thursday, head coach Mark Helfrich was still able to strike an upbeat tone over the weekend, as he noted the 8-1 Ducks "have so much left to play for" this season.

6. Michigan won't be playing for a Big Ten championship this season. With that in mind, the team has set its sights on a new goal: finishing with 10 wins.

7. John Feinstein of The Washington Post had no problem raking Maryland's Randy Edsall over the coals. The esteemed writer said the head coach is the first to take credit for wins and the last to take blame for losses.

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