Graham Watson

  • Laremy Tunsil in not a victim and he's not a snitch

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 6 hrs ago

    Laremy Tunsil is not a victim.

    Let’s go ahead and put that out there right now.

    The former Ole Miss offensive lineman might be described as a lot of things after the events of Thursday night — naïve, a pawn, oportunistic and maybe even a little dumb — but victim is not one of them.

    He’s also not a snitch as some have painted him to be.

    So let's stop calling him that as well.

    He’s a guy whose past caught up with him at the most inopportune time possible and was forced to fess up to his misdeeds.

    Simple. Clean. Indisputable.

    Prior to Thursday night’s first round of the NFL draft, an anonymous hacker posted a video of Tunsil smoking marijuana out of a bong fashioned from a gas mask. Tunsil's camp claimed the video was allegedly years old, but it didn’t stop teams from taking a pass on Tunsil as he tumbled out of the top 10.

    While debates raged on Twitter regarding the validity of the text messages, Tunsil removed all doubt in his post-draft press conference.

    “I made a mistake,” Tunsil said. “That happened.”

    When asked for clarity on whether he was talking about taking money from a coach Tunsil said, “I’d have to say yeah.”

    There was sympathy.

    And there was outrage.

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  • Darron Lee leaves Urban Meyer hanging during draft day high five

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 9 hrs ago

    Ohio State is having a big night with five players selected in the first 20 picks of the NFL draft. However, it’s coach Urban Meyer who is getting the most attention on social media.

    When linebacker Darron Lee was selected No. 20 by the New York Jets, Meyer stood up to high five his former star defensive player and Lee left him hanging.

    DENIED pic.twitter.com/my5zcJFI7c

    Urbz couldn’t even play this one off. There was no pretending to brush back the hair or giving that fake shoutout to a mythical friend on the other side of the room. No, Meyer just lowered his hand sheepishly as he waited for Lee to eventually acknowledge him.

    It actually brought a twinge of sadness to an otherwise glorious night for the Buckeyes as that neglected high five could be perceived as a metaphoric symbol of a once great Ohio State team leaving Meyer behind.

    For more Ohio State news, visit BuckeyeGrove.com.

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  • Report: Alabama asst. Bo Davis to lose job amid recruiting misdeeds

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 13 hrs ago

    Alabama assistant coach Bo Davis is expected to resign or be fired from his job amid allegations of recruiting violations, according to Rivals site TideSports.com.

    Alabama has been investigating Davis and the NCAA has made inquiries as well. There have been no specifics into which recruiting rules were possibly broken.

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    Davis was hired as the Tide’s defensive line coach when coach Nick Saban took over the team in 2007. In 2010, he took the same position at the University of Texas. He returned to Alabama in 2014 to coach one of the nation’s best defensive lines.

    Davis’ contract runs through 2017. He’s currently making $475,000 after receiving a one-year extension and $25,000 raise last June.

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    For more Alabama news, visit TideSports.com.

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  • UMass latest program to consider dropping out of the FBS (Updated)

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 14 hrs ago

    *** Updated story ***

    UMass is staying in the FBS for now.

    Thursday morning the UMass Faculty Senate, a body that advises the chancellor, put forth a motion to either drop football from the FBS or eliminate it altogether. After the Faculty Senate stated its case, the senators voted on the matter.

    The motion against FBS football is defeated by a vote count of 26 to 14.

    The most outspoken defender of keeping the football program was chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, who made a passionate plea to the senators to keep the football program. In the end, however, the decision whether or not to drop football, would have rested with the chancelor, president and athletic director.

    Here is the letter penned by Chancellor Subbaswamy to Faculty Senators in regard to the motion: pic.twitter.com/8hqU0whqo1

    In fact, chancellor Subbaswamy made it pretty clear that he would have his own, systematic procedure for ever making such a decision.

    Afterwards, Subbaswamy went on to say that the continued efforts against FBS football by the Faculty Senate are a "waste of time."

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    And now, UMass might be contemplating a similar type of step backward.

  • Tennessee OL Charles Mosley has DUI charges dropped

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 16 hrs ago

    Tennessee offensive lineman Charles Mosley, who was cited for DUI and speeding last July, had his case dismissed Thursday.

    Mosley's attorney Steve Oberman told the Knoxville News Sentinel that the case was dismissed because the state failed to establish probable cause to arrest Mosley.

    "The arresting officer believed he had sufficient grounds to arrest Mr. Mosley," Oberman told the News Sentinel. "The proof presented today in court was insufficient to send the case to the grand jury. ... Mr. Mosley and I are thrilled to have the case concluded in such a favorable fashion."

    Mosley was pulled over on July 22 at 1:51 a.m. for allegedly driving 79 mph in a 55-mph zone.

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  • Social Hour: Navy visits White House for the 10th time in 13 years

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

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    Navy took a trip to the White House — again — and filmed the trip.

    3 FB teams get to be honored by POTUS each year: Super Bowl, NCAA & CIC Champs. We've been 10 times in last 13 years https://t.co/4EIJBBgX0v

    UAB added yet another running back to what is shaping up to be a very competitive backfield.

    UAB adds Kansas State RB Kalin Heath, who redshirted last season. https://t.co/xGjBJkrWDW

    The NCAA’s Board of Governors has adopted a new requirement for championship bids.

    Board of Governors adopts new requirement to championship bid process to protect against discrimination: https://t.co/6HOhI8LH3Y

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  • Mississippi State posts 'Letter to Dak' video tribute to former QB

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Dak Prescott left a mark on Mississippi State not only on the football field — and in the record books — but also on the fans of the Bulldogs program.

    So in appreciation for Prescott’s time with the program, the school released a video called “A Letter to Dak,” which thanks the former Bulldogs quarterback for his contributions to Starkville as he embarks on an NFL career.

    I’m not tearing. You’re tearing up!

    The video includes kind words from Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen, university president Mark Keenum and several MSU fans.

    Prescott time in Stakville was a memorable one. He was just the second Mississippi State quarterback to earn back-to-back All-SEC First-Team honors. He set 38 records with the Bulldogs while throwing for 9,376 yards and 70 touchdowns. He also rushed for 2,521 yards and 41 scores.

    Prescott also led the Bulldogs to their high two-year win total in program history.

    For more Mississippi State news, visit BulldogBlitz.com.

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  • Eastern Michigan students and faculty propose dropping out of D-I

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    Eastern Michigan students and faculty have issued a report that urges the school to drop out of Division I and find another level of collegiate athletics in an effort to save money.

    "Culturally and geographically, EMU football will simply never succeed from an attendance and financial standpoint," faculty member Howard Bunsis said in a presentation to the Board of Regents on Friday. "It is a losing proposition — always has been, and always will be. We hardly raise any money for football, and our attendance is the lowest in the country. Some of you believe that we are close to succeeding, if we just throw more money at the situation. This proposition is insane.

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    The report issued by EMU funding doesn’t say it wants the school to get out of athletics altogether, but proposes moving down to Division II in football and the Horizon League in basketball.

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  • Former Baylor star DE Shawn Oakman accused of assault in 2013

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    Former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman was accused of assault by an ex-girlfriend in 2013, according to a report from Rivals’ Alex Dunlap.

    The police report states Oakman was accused of grabbing the alleged victim, shoving her into a wall and other various things.

    The alleged victim declined to press charges. However, Dunlap asserts the school knew about the incident, but declined to discipline Oakman.

    Shawn Oakman 2013 Incident Report page 1 #BaylorScandal pic.twitter.com/1m7j5pj27Y

    Shawn Oakman 2013 Incident Report Page 2: #BaylorSCANDAL pic.twitter.com/N5ZRqiWelF

    Shawn Oakman 2013 Incident Report Page 3 #BaylorScandal pic.twitter.com/Yrp4McNh1X

    Elliott was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2014, and Ukwuachu was sentenced to 10 years felony probation and 180 days in county jail last August.

    For more Baylor news, visit SicEmSports.com.

  • Former Pitt QB Chad Voytik transfers to Eastern Kentucky

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    Former Pittsburgh quarterback Chad Voytik has transferred to FCS Eastern Kentucky.

    Voytik announced his plans to transfer at the end of last season. He will graduate from Pitt this month and will be eligible to play immediately.

    Voytik told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review he chose Eastern Kentucky because of his relationship with offensive coordinator Angelo Mirando, who was Mississippi State’s receivers’ coach when the Bulldogs recruited Voytik out of high school.

    Voytik started all three games for the Panthers in 2014 before losing his starting job to Nathan Peterman after two games in 2015.

    Voytik completed 61 percent of his passes in 2014 for 2,233 yards with 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for 466 yards and three touchdowns.

    In 2015, Voytik completed 16 of 24 passes for 112 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He had 37 yards and a score on the ground.

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