College Football: 10 Best Players You Won't See On The Field in 2010
Tomorrow marks the day that college football fanatics have had circled on their calendar for over seven months.
Many of the nations elite football talents have also had the day circled, but unfortunately not everyone will get to participate.
Whether it be due to injury, suspension, or transfer eligibility rules, many players won't be seeing the field tomorrow, or for the rest of the season.
Dan Buckner- Arizona
Dan Buckner put up 442 yards of receiving and four touchdowns for the Texas Longhorns in 2009.
After the season Buckner had some of the field issues which resulted in an arrest.
The charges were eventually dropped, but Buckner decided he needed a change of scenery and transferred to the University of Arizona.
Buckner put together a pretty good Spring for the Wildcats and will run the scout team until he is eligible to play in 2011.
Colin Larmond- Boston College
In 2009 Colin Larmond was second on the team in receptions (29) and touchdowns (5) for Boston College.
Larmond was expected to be the leading returning receiver for the Eagles in 2010.
A season-ending knee injury will place Larmond on the sidelines, meaning Billy Flutie will have to replace his production.
Charles Sims- Houston
Charles Sims gained over 1,400 all purpose yards on his way to being named the conference freshman of the year in 2009.
He also added 10 touchdowns, but neglected his studies.
Sims was ruled academically ineligible and will miss the entire 2010 season.
Junior tailback Bryce Beal will likely take the vacant starting spot.
DeQuan Bembry was named to the Conference-USA freshman team in 2008 and earned 2nd team C-USA honors in 2009.
Bembry had a rough offseason, however, and was dismissed from the team after a couple of misdemeanor arrest charges.
The Thundering Herd are extremely thin at cornerback after the dismissal of Bembry.
Jeremiah Masoli- Mississippi
In 2009, Jeremiah Masoli rushed for 1,546 yards and 14 touchdowns and threw for 2,147 yards and 15 touchdowns, leading the Oregon ducks to a Pac-10 title.
Masoli was arrested in connection to an on-campus burglary and was suspended for the 2010 season by Coach Chip Kelly.
A second arrest in June led to a dismissal of the team and Masoli transferred to Mississippi.
Masoli tried to file for a waiver of ineligibility, reasoning he transferred to Mississippi to attend graduate classes that Oregon did not offer.
The NCAA recently ruled against Masoli and he will have to sit out the 2010 season.
Masoli is eligible to redshirt and play in 2011, or he can enter the 2011 NFL draft.
Derrick Washington- Missouri
Derrick Washington led the Tigers in rushing in 2009, rushing for 865 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Washington was expected to have a big year for Missouri, but was suspended indefinitely for his role in an alleged sexual assault case on campus.
Washington will be allowed to keep his scholarship, but according to Coach Gary Pinkel "the door is closed" regarding a return to the team.
Scott Solomon- Rice
Scott Solomon was expected to anchor the Rice Owls defensive line in 2010.
A calcium build-up in his foot burst against a stress fracture, meaning he'll miss the 2010 season.
Solomon was named a team captain as a junior and led the C-USA defensive lineman in tackles with 63.
He also led the Owls in sacks with 6.5 and earned 2nd team C-USA honors.
Jeff Baca- UCLA
Jeff Baca started all 13 games on the offensive line for the Bruins in 2009 and was expected to be a starter in 2010.
Baca was ruled academically ineligible and adds to the list of unavailble lineman at UCLA.
Senior tackle Sean Sheller will have to anchor the line if the Bruins are going to have any hope.
Christian Tupou- USC
Christian Tupou was an honorable mention for the All Pac-10 team in 2009.
Tupou was expected to be one of the Trojans leaders on defense for the 2010 season, but a torn ACL this spring will likely keep him out for the whole season.
Kavario Middleton- Washington
Kavario Middleton was very highly touted tight end coming out of high school in 2008.
Middleton started five games as a true freshman and played in all 11 games in 2009.
He caught 26 balls for 257 yards and three touchdowns.
Middleton was dismissed from the team for what Coach Steve Sarkisian called a violation of team rules, but failed to elaborate.