Graham Watson

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

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 12 hrs 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 13 hrs 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 14 hrs 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 15 hrs 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 18 hrs 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 4 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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  • What to Watch, Week 5: Let consistent conference play begin

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 4 days ago

    The Pac-12 started us off right last week with some pretty great conference contests and now the rest of the FBS joins the fray.

    This is when we start to weed out the contenders from the pretenders and inch ever so close to the first release of the College Football Playoff rankings.

    Here’s what to what heading into Week 5:

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    Game of the week: No. 13 Alabama at No. 8 Georgia, 3:30 p.m. ET There are a lot of storylines to this game. Has Alabama fallen from its perch? Is the Georgia offense the best in the SEC? But the one that most will be eyeing on Saturday will be whether Georgia running back Nick Chubb can match Herschel Walker’s record of 13 consecutive games with 100 or more rushing yards. This won’t be a small feat. Alabama hasn’t allowed a team to rush for 100 yards on it this season let alone an individual rusher. There’s a lot of talk about whether Chubb or LSU’s Leonard Fournette is the best running back in the country. This game would go a long way toward making Chubb’s case.

    Channel surf through…

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  • Cincinnati's 34-23 win against Miami puts the AAC on the right path

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 5 days ago

    Cincinnati’s 34-23 was not only the Bearcats first win against the Hurricanes since 1947, snapping an 11-game losing streak, it also might be the start of a renaissance for the American Athletic Conference — a conference that’s trying to get back into the good graces of the Power 5 Conferences that left it behind during expansion.

    The AAC has a litany of games against Power 5 conferences this month and other contests against Notre Dame and BYU. It’s the AAC’s opportunity to position itself as the crème of the Group of 5 crop and vie for a New Year’s Six bowl. The highest ranked Group of 5 team earns the right to play in the game. Boise State earned the spot last year.

    And Cincinnati’s win over an undefeated Miami team was the perfect way for the AAC to start off its journey toward that achievement.

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    Backup quarterback Hayden Moore, who was playing in relief of Gunner Kiel, who hadn’t been cleared by doctors after taking a nasty hit last week against Memphis, shined again by throwing for 279 yards and two touchdowns.

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  • The 'Fire Al Golden' banner shows up in Cincinnati ahead of Miami-Cincy game

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 5 days ago

    The folks behind the “#FireAlGolden” movement have taken their banners on the road.

    The flying banners that have been a staple at Sun Life Stadium since last season, made an appearance over Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati prior to Thursday’s game between Miami and Cincinnati.

    The banner cleverly read: “I flew 1124 miles just to say #FireAlGolden.”

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    #FireAlGolden is alive in Cincinnati.

    You really have to admire the dedication it takes to pay for these banners and fly them every week, especially when Miami is 3-0 and the ACC is in a down year.

    Seems like Golden’s once hot seat has gotten significantly cooler in the past couple months and these banners are more for entertainment than anything anyone's taking seriously.

    But hey, everyone needs a hobby, right?

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  • No charges filed against Georgia WR Isaiah McKenzie

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 6 days ago

    Athens-Clarke County police will not file charges against sophomore receiver Isaiah McKenzie after he was accused of making "terroristic threats" at an Athens, Ga., Chili's Restaurant on Monday evening.

    According to the incident report, McKenzie threatened that he "was going to call some friends and they were going to come out and he was going to kill” a female patron. He was not charged with a crime at the time of the incident.

    Police said the alleged victim declined to prosecute, which resulted in the case being closed. The incident report did not detail McKenzie’s relationship to the alleged victim.

    McKenzie has five catches for 89 yards this season. He also returned a punt 77 yards for a touchdown against Vanderbilt.

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