- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Mike MacIntyre remembers the exact moment when he had his reckoning.
It was January, 3 a.m., and Colorado’s football coach was in Nashville visiting his parents who had been placed into an assisted living home just a couple months before.
As he stood there in that moment, months of pent up emotion and struggle washed over him. It wasn’t so much about the Buffaloes 4-8 football season — that, as strange as it sounds, had almost proven to be an escape — it was watching his parents, his once bright and lively parents, needing orderlies to help them with the most mundane things. It was the blood test results he had received the day before he arrived in Nashville that said he would likely be on a slew of medications thanks to poor diet and not enough exercise. It was the insurance company that deemed his health high-risk. It was the overweight and tired Mike MacIntyre that sadly looked back at him as he tried to wrestle all of his problems at the same time.
He knew things had to change.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday17 hrs ago
Urban Meyer isn’t worried about J.T. Barrett.
Ohio State’s new redshirt freshman quarterback has been thrust into a high-pressure situation as he tries to replace injured starter Braxton Miller, and Meyer said he hasn’t flinched.
“ He's not someone you have to watch to see their demeanor because it's the same as it was two weeks ago,” Meyer said during his weekly press conference. “We all know what's coming down the barrel at him, but he's handled it very well.”
Barrett hasn’t been allowed to speak with the media since Miller was ruled out for the season with a torn labrum and he was thrust into the starting role, but teammates have been impressed with how he’s adapted.
“You could kind of tell from the beginning of camp that (Barrett) was trying to work on his maturity and his leadership as a young player,” senior wide receiver Evan Spencer told The Lantern. “But after Braxton went down in practice, I think he kind of realized pretty quickly, ‘All right, well, time to take a leadership role.’
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
Former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater might be gone to the NFL, but he hasn’t forgotten the team and the fans that helped him get there.
On Tuesday, Bridgewater took out a full-page ad in the Louisville student newspaper, The Cardinal News, thanking the fans and wishing Louisville luck on the upcoming season.
Here’s the text of the ad:
This is a classy gesture by Bridgewater. Not sure how many former quarterbacks would take out a full-page ad thanking their former fan base and team, but it’s clear Bridgewater’s time at Louisville meant a lot to him and he wanted to show it.
Thanks to Reddit
For more Louisville news, visit CardinalSports.com.
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- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday23 hrs ago
Less than 24 hours after the story of USC cornerback Josh Shaw risked great personal safety to save his drowning 7-year-old nephew broke the Internet and became the heartwarming story of the preseason, USC coach Steve Sarkisian said the school is looking into its validity.
Sarkisian said during his press conference on Tuesday that the school received several calls contradicting Shaw’s version of events and that the school is vetting the story.
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller went through surgery Tuesday to repair a torn labrum in his right throwing shoulder, and after it was over, he took to Instagram to let fans know he was OK.
He also added this message:
“Me & the best to do it, Dr. Andrews after surgery today! So happy this man said everything went well!”
Dr. James Andrews is one of the most respected orthopedic surgeons in the sports world, so Miller was in good hands.
Good to know everything went well, and after a little recovery time, Miller can begin the recovery process to get ready for the 2015 season.
For more Ohio State news, visit BuckeyeGrove.com.
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Have you ever wanted to see how a stadium gets built — in two minutes?
During the course of the past two years, Baylor filmed the building of McLane Stadium, which will host its first game this weekend, and then created a 2-minute time lapse video that is absolutely spectacular.
From the framing to the laying down of field turf, few key parts of the building process are missed and the results are pretty stunning.
One of the things you won’t see in the video is the installation of a Wi-Fi network that will allow all patrons to use portable devices from their seats as well as an in-game app that provides all the information about the players on the field as well as multiple-angle replays.
It’s fair to say Baylor has made the blueprint for new college football stadiums in the future.
For more Baylor news, visit SicEmSports.com.
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Tennessee has taken its Photoshopping skills to another level by using them to create a fake magazine with a recruiting target and pop sensation Beyonce.
Somewhere Kliff Kingsbury, who thinks “Beyonce is Bae” is cursing under his breath.
Shy Tuttle, a four-star defensive tackle from North Davidson High in Lexington, N.C., tweeted out a picture of the Photoshop and it is something special.
😂😂😂😂😂 they snapped with this pic.twitter.com/dSCeiTInho
It shows Tuttle in a black T-shirt with a Tennessee logo walking next to Beyonce and all of the headlines revolve around Tuttle, including one that reads, “Beyonce On Why She Thinks Tuttle Belongs at Tennessee.”
Tuttle has offers from multiple schools, including SEC foes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Ole Miss and South Carolina, but this effort has to make a good impression.
For more Tennessee news, visit VolQuest.com.
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USC senior cornerback Josh Shaw has been sidelined indefinitely after suffering two high ankle sprains while saving his 7-year-old nephew from drowning.
According to USC’s RipsIt Blog, Shaw was attending a function at his cousin’s apartment when he looked down from the second-floor balcony and saw his 7-year-old nephew, who cannot swim, had fallen in the pool and was struggling to stay afloat. With total disregard for personal safety, Shaw jumped off the balcony and landed on the concrete below (we assume feet first considering the ankle sprains).
He then crawled into the pool, grabbed his nephew and got him to safety. Then, even though both of his legs were in immense pain, he was able to get to the pool ladder and pull himself out of the pool.
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury takes out full-page ad thanking students for attendance and asking for more
Kliff Kingsbury, college football’s hippest and coolest coach, took an ad out in the Daily Toreador, the student newspaper, thanking students for their attendance last year and encouraging them to come to games this year.
Here’s the text of the ad:
The ad also includes Kingsbury’s signature ad his photo.
Support for Texas Tech is at an all-time high. The school has already sold out its season ticket allotment and just 3,000 tickets remain for the season opener against Central Arkansas (yes, Central Arkansas).
In a time when student attendance is waning at many schools, including Alabama and Florida, Tech students seem to be rallying around the energy of their young second-year coach and it’s paying dividends for the program. Kingsbury creates a measure of pride for the students by citing the records it set last season.
The four-man quarterbacking race at Arizona has ended and the youngest competitor has come out on top.
Coach Rich Rodriguez announced Monday that redshirt freshman Anu Solomon would start Friday night’s season opener against UNLV.
Solomon beat out USC transfer Jesse Scroggins, LSU transfer Jerrard Randall and Texas transfer Connor Brewer.
The decision didn’t come as much of a surprise as Solomon was getting the bulk of the reps with the first team this fall. Solomon emerged after Scroggins, who was ahead in the spring, was in a car accident and missed extensive time in the offseason.
Even though Solomon is the announced starter, Rodriguez said he might play more than one quarterback against UNLV.
If Solomon can hold on to the starting spot, he’ll be the first non-senior to start at quarterback during Rodriguez’s tenure at Arizona. Senior Matt Scott started in 2012 and senior B.J. Denker was the starter last season.
Solomon, who was a four-star recruit and second-best dual-threat quarterback in the nation in 2013, according to Rivals.com, went 57-3 as a four-year starter at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. He threw for 10,112 yards and 138 touchdowns with just 17 interceptions.