Graham Watson

  • Bob Bowlsby says he's not 'sensing' a conference title game for the Big 12

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 9 hrs ago

    Oh, what a difference a couple months make.

    In March, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said he thought his membership would be in favor of a conference title game and reiterated last week that his league had to do something about being left out of the inaugural College Football Playoff. However, after meeting with the league’s athletic directors on Tuesday, Bowlsby seemed to back away from that declaration.

    “I’m not sensing that’s where we’re headed,” Bowlsby saidof a possible conference title game.

    Bowlsby said his conference would continue to push for deregulation of the NCAA’s rule that requires 12 teams for a conference championship game, but Bowlsby said people “shouldn’t draw any conclusions from that.”

    “One year doesn’t make a trend,” Bowlsby said. “Let’s see how this goes forward.”

    The arguments for and against a title game are numerous and exhaustive.


  • VOD: Watch former Auburn TE C.J. Uzomah ride (and fall off) a horse

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 16 hrs ago

    Today’s Video of the Day comes from Auburn and its “Sports Collide” series, which it has been sharing via its Facebook and YouTube pages.

    It’s a humorous series that shows various Auburn athletes participating in sports that are not their own.

    The latest installment features former tight end — and current Cincinnati Bengal — C.J. Uzomah trying his hand at equestrian. And yes, as you'd imagine, it’s painful to watch.

    We believe no tight ends or horses were injured during the making of this video, which should make the Bengals and PETA pleased.

    Later in the video, three female gymnasts try their hand at football, and we must say the celebrations are quite fantastic. One commenter on the Auburn Facebook page called girls in full football regalia his new fantasy. But if that doesn’t pique your interest perhaps watching Cinmeon Bowers’ seductive floor routine might do the trick.

    We don’t judge.

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  • Report: AAC lost 45 percent of its football revenue with CFP change

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 18 hrs ago

    The College Football Playoff was a big financial boon for most of conferences in college football, except for the American Athletic Conference (AAC), which actually lost money from the previous year, according to sports business reporter Kristi Dosh.

    The AAC saw its overall revenue decline from $27.9 million in 2013, the final year of the BCS, to $15.2 million in 2014, the inaugural year of the College Football Playoff.

    The reason for the decline is that the AAC, which was formerly the Big East, was no longer classified as a “Power Five” conference and therefore didn’t command the lion’s share of revenue it used to receive.

    The Mountain West had a 553 percent increase in revenue, the largest of any conference, as it saw its revenue boom from $3.6 million in 2013 to $23.5 million. Overall, Group of Five conferences saw an average increase of $8.1 million.


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  • Ole Miss fan's birth announcement says baby was conceived after Alabama win

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Today’s random offseason tweet of the day comes from, which has given us quite possibly the best birth announcement ever.

    Meet Heather Callihan, a young Ole Miss fan, who is not shy in admitting that she conceived her still baking bundle of joy following Ole Miss’ 23-17 win against Alabama.

    Here's nother great thing about Ole Miss beating Bama. Congratulations Heather Callihan!

    I mean, it was the first time Ole Miss had beaten Alabama since 2003. There were probably several little ones that got their start on Oct. 4, 2014. Might be a bunch of little Bos, Wallaces, Laquans or even Jaylens and Waltons (or whatever the female equivalent to those names would be) being born in July.

    Hey, just in time for fall camp!

    From all of us here at Dr. Saturday, congrats Heather and good luck.

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  • Blake Sims pens letter to Alabama, Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    When Alabama fans and media were focused on Florida State transfer Jacob Coker last spring as the potential starting quarterback for the Tide, coach Nick Saban often warned that Blake Sims shouldn’t be overlooked.

    And for that, Sims was grateful.

    The departed senior, who started one season for the Tide and signed a free agent deal with the Green Bay Packers, penned a thank you letter through Bleacher Report, in which he thanked Saban, coach Lane Kiffin and fans for their support.

    Here is part of the letter:

    Sims also thanked his teammates, including former Tide running back Trent Richardson, who Sims called "big brother."

    Sims helped lead the Tide to an SEC title and a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff. He set a school record with 3,487 passing yards.

    This was a nice gesture, especially for a fanbase that didn’t necessarily believe Sims was the best man for the job at the beginning of the season.


  • WVU OL Russell Haughton-James arrested on burglary charges

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    West Virginia senior offensive lineman Russell Haughton-James was arrested Sunday night on a single count of burglary.

    Details of the events that led up to the charge are scarce and coach Dana Holgorsen said in a statement he’s still gathering the facts.

    “I have been made aware of the situation,” Holgorsen said. “I am gathering the facts at this time and will to continue to monitor. I have no further comment at this time”

    Haughton-James, 22, has played in 28 career games with the Mountaineers and started the started the Gold-Blue spring game at left tackle. He appeared in 12 games last season as a backup, was used as an extra linemen in short-yardage situations and on special teams. Haughton-James was expected to play backup to Yodny Cajuste and Marquis Lucas this fall.

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  • Report: QB Philip Nelson lands at South Alabama

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Quarterback Philip Nelson is hoping the third school is the charm.

    The former Rutgers and Minnesota quarterback is trying to restart his career at South Alabama, according to the Minnesota Star Tribune, which received an email from Nelson’s father.

    Nelson's college years have been rocky. He played in 19 games at Minnesota in 2012 and 2013 before transferring to Rutgers to play in a more pass-oriented offense. But his stint with the Scarlet Knights was short-lived after he was kicked off the team following an arrest for assault.

    Nelson has two years of eligibility remaining and is eligible to play in the fall.


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  • Ball State former starting QB Ozzie Mann transfers

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Ball State quarterback Ozzie Mann has decided to transfer, the school announced.

    Mann, a redshirt sophomore, started six games for the Cardinals last season. He completed 116-of-197 passes for 1,281 yards with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions.

    "We want to thank Ozzie for his hard work and for representing our program in a first class manner,” Ball State coach Pete Lembo said in statement.  “Depth chart decisions are never easy, but they need to be made.  Ozzie has our full support and we will do whatever we can to help him with this next step in his career."

    Mann opened the 2014 season as the Cardinals starting quarterback and went on to start five games before being benched in favor of Jack Miles.

    This spring, Mann worked primarily with the second team while Miles took the bulk of the first-team reps.

    With Mann gone, Ball State has just Miles and redshirt freshman David Morrison as its quarterbacks with Riley Neal joining the program in the summer.

    Mann redshirted in 2012 and played in six games in 2013. He likely will have to sit out a season if he transfers to another FBS program.


  • Oregon State CB Dashon Hunt forced to retire due to spinal stenosis

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Oregon State cornerback Dashon Hunt announced via Instagram last week that he is ending his football career due to spinal stenosis, a condition he said he’s had since birth.

    "It was truly a blessing to have been apart of the #OregonStateFootball team but sadly my days of playing is over due to a condition that I was born with called #SpinalStenosis," Hunt said.

    "This team will forever be my team and I will always support every single brother of mine on it through their football careers and life. And a message to all my teammates 'just because I can't play on the field with yall, best believe I'ma be on the sideline helping and watching yall strive towards greatness because our team is bound for great accomplishments in these upcoming years. I love all yall as my own brothers and I'll always be here for every last one of yall' And to everyone else who has supported me throughout my career thank you very much from the bottom of my heart and God Bless you all!"


  • Auburn dismisses DE Elijah Daniel days after burglary arrest

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Auburn defensive end Elijah Daniel, who was arrested for burglary on Wednesday, has been dismissed from the team.

    Daniel, DeNorris James, a walk-on to the football team this spring, and Khalil Sellers, a former Auburn track athlete, were arrested on theft and burglary charges after an investigation into missing items from several dorm rooms following spring break.

    Daniel was charged with four counts of theft, including first-degree theft of an item worth at least $2,500 or anything taken from another person. He also was booked on four counts of burglary. Six of the counts are felonies.

    Daniel, a junior-to-be, played in 13 games last season, including two starts. He tied for the team-lead with 17 quarterback hurries and finished with 15 tackles, including one sack. He was expected to play a pivotal role in Will Muschamp’s new offense and even added 19 pounds this offseason to contribute at defensive tackle.

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