Graham Watson

  • Colorado loses second starting linebacker, Kenneth Olugbode out 4-6 weeks

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 4 hrs ago

    Colorado s tarting inside linebacker Kenneth Olugbode will miss four to six weeks after suffering a leg injury in last week’s loss to Oregon.

    "He got hit in the leg, it started swelling up, (fluid) had nowhere to go," coach Mike MacIntyre said Tuesday. "They had to take him to the hospital, cut (open) his leg and drain it. He'll be out four to six weeks, and he's an excellent player for us."

    Olugbode’s injury means the Buffaloes have lost both of their starting inside linebackers this season. Addison Gillam was injured during the second game of the season and there’s no timetable for his return.

    Ryan Severson is the likely replacement for Olugbode. Severson leads Colorado with eight special teams tackles.

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  • Former Auburn WR D'haquille Williams punched four guys in fight over sunglasses

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    D'haquille "Duke" Williams, who was dismissed from the Auburn football program Monday, reportedly punched two security guards, a bartender and another patron, according to, in the event that resulted in his dismissal.

    Williams, a wide receiver who had been in trouble several times during his Auburn career, apparently became angry when a member of his party was removed from the bar for wearing sunglasses, a violation of the bar’s dress code.

    Williams tried to use his status as a football player to get the person back into the bar, but was denied. An altercation broke out and police were called to the scene, according to

    Williams, a senior, had 12 catches for 147 yards and a touchdown this season. He was one of the team’s top offensive threats in 2014 with 45 catches for 730 yards and five touchdowns.

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  • Tennessee dismisses WR Pig Howard for undisclosed rules violation

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Wide receiver Pig Howard has been dismissed from the Tennessee football team for an undisclosed violation of team rules, coach Butch Jones announced Wednesday.

    "You try to impact every person that comes in your program," Jones said. "It’s all about choices and decisions. It’s unfortunate, but we have to continue to move forward."

    Howard, a senior, already had missed three games this season — the season opener because of disciplinary reasons and the last two contests because of a concussion.

    Howard was the team’s leading receiver a year ago with 54 catches for 618 yards and a touchdown.

    This season, he has just one catch for eight yards.

    As Howard has struggled to stay in the lineup, the Vols have found receiving replacements in Ethan Wolf, Preston Williams and Josh Malone. However, the Vols passing game still ranks 85 th in the country and 11 th in the SEC.

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  • Miami creates website to lure FSU fan input from its Twitter page

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    As this weekend’s game between Florida State and Miami inches closer, the Miami Twitter page has been bombarded with comments from Florida State fans giving their thoughts about the game and about the Hurricanes.

    So, in order to combat the noise in their Twitter feed, Miami’s social media department gave Florida State fans an outlet for their, um, input.

    We've noticed an influx of FSU fans tweeting at us this week. As such, we encourage you to post here, instead:

    So what happens when you click that site?

    It takes the user to a page where he or she can type pretty much anything they want and when they hit send, the comment gets sucked into a vortex while screaming erupts. At the end, the site gives the user a nice little note: “Thanks for keeping that off twitter. Go Canes!"

    Well, that’s one way to handle it. Giving user a computer virus would have been another, but that would have been mean.

    Not sure that flushing comments down an imaginary black hole is even enough to stop #FSUTwitter.

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  • Ole Miss LB C.J. Johnson suffers torn meniscus, out 4-6 weeks

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Ole Miss middle linebacker C.J. Johnson suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee during the Rebels' 38-10 loss to Florida last Saturday and underwent surgery Tuesday to repair the damage.

    He’s expected to miss four to six weeks.

    Johnson posted a message on his Facebook page Tuesday morning thanking everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

    “The best thing I love about playing sports is that it challenges your guts and determination,” Johnson wrote on Facebook and later posted to Twitter. “When the game knocked you down you get up and keep fighting.

    “Thank you to all my family and friends who has prayed for me through this difficult time. Hopefully my surgery will go well and I’ll be able to be back with my brothers soon. Thank you for all your support Rebel Nation.”

    Coach Hugh Freeze confirmed the injury and the surgery during his press conference.

    Johnson had 17 tackles, two interceptions and one pass breakup despite missing the season opener because of suspension.

    Terry Caldwell is the favorite to replace Johnson in Saturday’s game against New Mexico State. Caldwell has appeared in five games this season and has made eight tackles and forced a fumble.

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  • Tulsa WR Keevan Lucas out for the season after knee injury

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Tulsa receiver Keevan Lucas is out for the season after suffering a knee injury during Saturday’s 38-24 loss to Houston.

    Philip Montgomery: #TulsaFB receiver Keevan Lucas is out for the year with a knee injury, as is OL Blake Belcher. Both have had surgery.

    Lucas suffered the injury in the third quarter while attempting to catch a pass in the end zone. Lucas got tangled up with Houston cornerback Adrian McDonald, who was flagged for pass interference.

    Lucas, however, remained on the turf clutching his knee and crying while trainers attended to him. He was helped off the field and ultimately carted to the locker room. He did return in the fourth quarter and watched the remainder of the game from a folding chair in the end zone while his leg was propped up.

    Lucas is second on the team with 26 catches for 409 yards and five touchdowns this season. In his career, he has 2,070 yards and 17 touchdowns.

    With Lucas out, the Golden Hurricane will rely on receivers Keyarris Garrett, Josh Atkinson and slot receiver Conner Floyd to fill the void.

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  • Rutgers hires outside firm to investigate its football program

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Rutgers University has retained an outside law firm to review the school's football program, according to

    “Rutgers has retained outside counsel with expertise in NCAA infractions to help identify any potential rules violations,” Peter McDonough, Rutgers' senior vice president for external affairs told the website in a statement. “This is an ongoing and rigorous process that helps us to identify any shortcomings, to self-report them as required by NCAA rules and to remedy them as best practices demand.”

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  • Report: Assault charges against Rutgers WR Leonte Carroo to be dropped

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    The woman involved in the domestic dispute with Rutgers receiver Leonte Carroo has agreed to drop a request for a restraining order and will ask the court to dismiss a simple assault charge against Carroo, according to a report on

    The site cited an agreement between the two parties.

    The woman, who had a former dating relationship with Carroo, said Carroo allegedly slammed her to the ground during an altercation outside the football stadium following the 37-34 loss to Washington State. The altercation involved Carroo’s current girlfriend, who is also is suing the woman.

    Carroo has been serving a suspension since Sept. 13 pending the resolution of the matter.

    Carroo and the alleged victim appeared in Family Court on Tuesday and the alleged victim told the judge she was dropping the restraining order voluntarily. The two also have to appear in Piscataway municipal court to address the simple assault charge.

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  • College Football Assistance Fund provides money for injured Southern player

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    The College Football Assistance Fund announced Tuesday that it was giving the family of Southern receiver Devon Gales $5,000 to help with travel and loss-of-income expenses while Gales recovers from a neck injury he suffered against Georgia on Sept. 26.

    Gales was playing on the kickoff team when his head appeared to make contact with the shoulder of Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan. He was transported to Athens Regional Medical Center .

    Southern University announced that Gales suffered several fractures in his neck, but had movement in his upper body. He underwent successful surgery the Sunday following the game and is in the midst of a long recovery.

    Southern University also started a fund to raise money to help pay for Gales' medical bills.

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  • Dr. Saturday's daily fantasy picks and advice for Saturday's games

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 6 days ago

    I admit it, I have failed.

    I have failed so epically at college football daily fantasy that I’m not even sure why I’m continuing this column. Perhaps I’m a masochist or perhaps I’m just driven to have one winning week. Either way, I’m still trudging on.

    This week, I’m looking at Fan Duel’s early slate, the games through the Nebraska-Illinois contest. And really, these picks are just based on gut. After trying to use logic and stats and spreadsheets and everything else under the sun, I’m now just leaning on the play I’ve seen in the last four weeks.

    Stick with me, I’m gonna have a winner eventually.

    Here’s a quick look at the players I like for this week’s daily fantasy:

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    Dane Evans, Tulsa ($8,200): Evans’ last performance consisted of 427 yards and four touchdowns against Oklahoma. Coming off a bye, Evans should be ready to put up gaudy numbers against Houston. Evans has not passed for fewer than 320 yards in any game this year.







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