College Football Injury News & Rumors: Our Week 8 Roundup

Week 8 of the college football season kicked off on Thursday with an upset as the #20 California Golden Bears fell hard in Southern California in a brutal 40-24 loss to the UCLA Bruins. The #22 Temple Owls held serve, on the other hand, stifling East Carolina Pirates 24-14. Those games were just the teasers for what's going to be an amazing slate of games on Saturday. With that in mind, here's our College Football Injury News & Rumors: Our Week 8 Roundup.

* JT Barrett has officially replaced Cardale Jones as the #1 Ohio State Buckeyes' starting quarterback.

* The Texas Longhorns have come to terms on a 15-year apparel deal with Nike.

Georgia Bulldogs RB Nick Chubb is set for knee surgery that HC Mark Richt says will take place "within the next week."

* Wisconsin Badgers RB Corey Clement is making progress from a surgically repaired sports hernia, but his status remains uncertain for the coming weeks.

* Tables turn as #17 Oklahoma Sooners QB Baker Mayfield faces his old Texas Tech teammates this week.

* #4 TCU Horned Frogs former starting LB Mike Freeze has decided to sever ties with the program after an indefinite leave of absence.

* USC Trojans commits are reconsidering in the wake of HC Steve Sarkisian's firing.

* UCLA Bruins DB Ishmael Adams was charged Monday with misdemeanor battery stemming from an August incident involving an Uber driver.

* Oregon Ducks HC Mark Helfrich says he believes "100 percent" in his coaching staff despite a national call for him to change assistants.

Auburn Tigers DE Carl Lawson is off his crutches and could return soon to the team.

* Texas A&M Aggies LB Otaro Alaka will miss the rest of the season with elbow and labrum injuries, but he should be ready to start the 2016 season.

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