Who is Bruce Ringwood? Does his suspension matter?
Unless you've spent the past month memorizing the Kansas football depth chart, odds are you'd never heard of Bruce Ringwood - until last week. Last week the redshirt sophomore and backup fullback allegedly was jammin' at a Kenny Chesney concert at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo., when he bumped into a 46-year-old woman while drunkenly swaying to the music. The woman, Kathy Hendren, said when she asked Ringwood to be more careful he flashed an inappropriate gesture in her direction. When her 46-year-old husband, Terry Hendren, asked Ringwood to apologize, the 6-foot-1, 233-pounder attacked the couple in Lawrence Phillips-esque fashion. KU football coach Mark Mangino immediately, and appropriately, suspended Ringwood indefinitely for his actions. The Blue Springs, Mo., native will not be in action with the Jayhawks on Saturday when they open their season against Florida Atlantic. Mangino has not given a time frame for when Ringwood could be reinstated, but he deserves to be banished for the entire season. So, exactly how will Ringwood's suspension impact the KU football team this season? In reality, probably not that much. Sophomore Brandon McAnderson, a Lawrence High product, already had secured the starting spot. Also, with Mangino at the helm, KU rarely has had its fullback run the ball anyway. Instead, the fullback has tended to serve primarily as a blocker - something McAnderson does very well. Regardless, the formerly unknown Ringwood likely has ensured that he'll be known more for his off-the-field actions than his on-the-field play at Kansas.Week One Predictions: Kansas 48, Florida Atlantic 10 Oklahoma 62, TCU 20 Missouri 35, Arkansas State 14 Kansas State 55, Florida International 10 Colorado 28, Colorado State 24 Texas 52, Louisiana Lafayette 17 Iowa State 27, Illinois State 14 Nebraska 45, Maine 13 Oklahoma State 38, Montana State 17 Clemson 23, Texas A&M 20 SMU 27, Baylor 17Chiefs 35, St. Louis 17