Colorado, UCLA, SJSU and Navy will honor Houston Texans OL David Quessenberry, who is battling cancerGraham Watson at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Colorado, UCLA, San Jose State and Navy will all honor Houston Texans rookie offensive lineman David Quessenberry during their games this weekend.
Quessenberry was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma this past summer, and Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre, who coached Quessenberry at San Jose State thought this weekend would be a serendipitous time for all four teams to honor Quessenberry.
In addition to Quessenberry’s ties with the Colorado staff, many of whom were at San Jose State where Quessenberry started as a walk-on tight end and turned into a fourth-round draft pick, Quessenberry’s younger brother, Scott, is a starting offensive lineman for UCLA, the Buffs opponent this weekend.
Quessenberry’s other younger brother, Paul, is a starting defensive end at Navy, which plays San Jose State.Mon, Oct 20Houston23 - 30PittsburghGame Recap
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
Speculation about Florida’s next coach has been rampant as the countdown to Will Muschamp’s eventual firing begins.
CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodd decided to do a little troll job on Florida fans last week by suggesting that perhaps Steve Spurrier might be the best person for the gig.
Spurrier was Florida’s coach from 1990-2001 and led the Gators to five SEC titles and the team’s first-ever national championship in 1996. He left Florida for the NFL before eventually landing at South Carolina where he’s been since 2005.
Of course, Spurrier was asked Tuesday about rumors that he might be returning to the Swamp and Spurrier skirted around the question.
“I tell everybody my next move is going to be to Crescent Beach, Fla.,” Spurrier said. “That’s my next move whenever that is.”
Spurrier and his family have a home in Crescent Beach, Fla., which is just south of Jacksonville.
Even though Spurrier denied the link between him and Florida, it might be an interesting prospect. As Dodd noted, Spurrier could be a bridge to the team’s ultimate dream coach. He could put the program back on a winning track and then make the transition to the next guy — probably a much younger guy — that much easier.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
Georgia running back Todd Gurley has missed the last two games while the university and NCAA investigate whether he accepted money for signing memorabilia.
And while he waits for his future as a Bulldog to be determined, he’s making a fashion statement.
The #FreeGurley movement has swept the Georgia campus and while Gurley can’t make money off his name, some enterprising students are.
Peyton Bennett, a student at Georgia, printed up several T-shirts with the phrase “#FreeGurl3y” and is selling them for $15 each. He told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he sold 100 in the first three days and that business has been booming as Gurley’s eligibility issues continue.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher cut an interview session short on Monday after reporters starting asking about the off-field issues surrounding quarterback Jameis Winston.
Fisher, whose team is on a bye week, was speaking at the Birmingham Monday Morning Quarterback Club near Winston’s hometown. He was asked whether there was any news regarding the student code of conduct hearing and replied: "We're moving on with Louisville and talking about the other things. Everything should be great."
However, the questions didn’t stop there.
Another reporter noted that Fisher’s reputation had taken a hit and Fisher asked him to stop asking the question.
“I’m done,” Fisher said. “I’m done.”
Fisher then asked the reporter if he was going to put the interview on air and the reporter said he wasn’t, which caused Fisher to give one final answer.
"Why is my reputation taking a hit? For backing a kid who has done nothing wrong?" Fisher said. "I don't want to get into this. The questions weren't supposed to be asked today. I'm done. I'm done."
Florida State and Louisville don’t meet until Oct. 30, but Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino had no qualms about putting out his prediction early.
Rick Pitino: "I truly believe we will beat Florida State (in football) ... I haven't been this excited for a football game in a long time."
Florida State is undefeated this season and Louisville’s two losses have come in ACC play against Clemson and Virginia.
If the game were being played this week, there might be a greater chance for an upset after Florida State’s emotional win against Notre Dame.
However, both teams have a bye this weekend as they prepare for the Thursday night pre-Halloween matchup.
Louisville’s defense has played well this season, but facing FSU quarterback Jameis Winston, who played lights out in the second half against Notre Dame, is a tough, tough test.
Still, you have to appreciate Pitino’s moxie and his support of the football program. Perhaps we’ll learn that Pitino really can predict the future.
For more Florida State news, visit Warchant.com.
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One Tennessee coach might be in a bit of trouble this week after video surfaced of him attempting to trip Ole Miss defensive back Senquez Golson following an interception in the third quarter.
Golson picked off the pass from quarterback Justin Worley and then ran out of bounds on the Tennessee sideline. As Golson tried to come back in bounds to celebrate with teammates, the unidentified coach clearly stuck out his leg in an attempt to trip him.
Luckily, the coach missed and Golson wasn’t injured, but this is some terrible sportsmanship right here. Ole Miss won the game 34-3 and Tennessee had four turnovers, including three interceptions.
Neither the SEC nor the schools involved have commented on this matter.
Thanks to Saturday Down South
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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will leave school after this season.
According toa report by CBSSports.com’s Jason La Canfora, Winston was originally torn about whether to stay another year, but due to several off-field issues in the past few weeks, he has decided it’s best to move on.
La Canfora said there have been several rumors that Winston would drop out of school because of his pending student code of conduct hearing and allegations he was paid for signing memorabilia, but La Canfora said that’s not likely to happen.
While La Canfora cites “sources” on his story, this decision has to be a no-brainer for Winston. There are too many off-field things going on around him to stay at Florida State another year. There would be no athletic benefit for him. In fact, staying might even decrease his draft stock.
LSU has had trouble with quarterback consistency this season.
Coach Les Miles has been shuffling between Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris, and while both have had their moments, neither has been able to totally seize the job.
So, predictably, Miles was asked following the Tigers' 41-3 win against Kentucky whether he was already thinking about who would start at QB in 2015.
And Miles gave the most Miles-esque answer ever.
(WARNING: Obscene language is used.)
While most coaches would have yelled, give that annoyed look or simply ignored the question, Miles did what Miles does best and made his answer into yet another quip for the Les Miles library.
Well played, Les. Well played.
For more LSU news, visit TigerBait.com.
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- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday2 days ago
Florida State might finally be able to enjoy a week of peace.
In its biggest game of the season, the Seminoles rallied from five different deficits to take a 31-27 lead midway through the fourth quarter and escaped with a win.
Notre Dame didn’t go down without a fight, though.
During the Irish's final possession, they got down to the Florida State 2-yard line and appeared to have the game-winning touchdown when Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson found Corey Robinson in the end zone with 13 seconds left. But a debatable pass-interference call negated the score and backed the Irish up to the 18. On the final play, Golson, who had been stellar all game, threw up a desperation pass that landed in the hands of a Florida State defender outside the back of the end zone.
The victory pushes the Seminoles' winning streak to 23 games and quarterback Jameis Winston continues his undefeated streak as the Seminoles' starter.
The game actually ended up being better than advertised.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday3 days ago
TCU’s dream of being a Big 12 champion and representing the conference in the College Football Playoff took a major step forward on Saturday after a 42-9 dismantling of Oklahoma State.
The Cowboys were one of two Big 12 teams remaining that hadn’t lost a conference game. With the loss, Kansas State is the only team unbeaten in Big 12 play.
TCU was able to shake off a heartbreaking loss to Baylor last week in which the Horned Frogs blew a 21-point lead in the final 11 minutes of the game to lose on a last-second field goal.
But if the Horned Frogs were still hurting from that loss, they didn’t show it.
The offense, led by quarterback Trevone Boykin, who injured his non-throwing wrist last week, was as potent as it’s been all season long. The Horned Frogs rolled up 675 yards of total offense and the defense limited the Cowboys offense, which came into the game averaging 37.2 points per game, to just three field goals.
Even after the collapse against Baylor, no one doubted that TCU was one of the top teams in the Big 12. With Baylor losing to West Virginia and TCU still to play Kansas State, all of the goals are still out there for the Horned Frogs.