Shaka Smart was named after the famous historical figure Shaka Zulu, a man who was considered a military genius and credited with helping form units into the Zulu Nation in South Africa. 

After the Big 12 Conference was officially informed last week that it was persona non grata in the inaugural College Football Playoff, league commissioner Bob Bowlsby said he’d “go back to the drawing board,” do some reviewing, on how his 10-school fraternity should move forward.