- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
During last weekend’s upset win against USC, Boston College wore red bandana-inspired helmets, gloves, socks and cleats to honor Former Boston College lacrosse player Welles Crowther.
The additions were supposed to be a one-time deal, but Boston College has decided to keep the inspirational adornment s around for the rest of the season.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Florida State has suspended starting quarterback Jameis Winston for the first half of Saturday's game against No. 22 Clemson a day after Winston shouted a sexually explicit phrase in the middle of the student union on Tuesday.
Winston issued a statement prior to his regularly scheduled media meet saying he was sorry for his "selfish act."
Coach Jimbo Fisher, who was asked about the incident on the ACC teleconference, said he spoke to Winston, and was still mulling punishment.
"We're deciding. We're talking and things (are) going on right now," Fisher said of Winston's status before the punishment was announced. "It's not something that we want or are indicative of. And it's not a good decision. It was something that had to be addressed."
This is the first football-related suspension of any kind for Winston.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday13 hrs ago
Fresno State is looking for a backup kicker and you could be it.
The Bulldogs, who only have two kickers on their roster — freshman walk-on Kody Kroening and punter Garrett Swanson — are holding open tryouts for all fulltime students with kicking experience.
Yes, it’s come to this.
Earlier this month, starting kicker Colin McGuire left the program to deal with “personal issues with his family.”
“We really appreciate the contributions from Colin over the last year and a half — he helped us win a Mountain West Conference championship,” coach Tim DeRuyter told the Fresno Bee at the time. “We let him have a couple of weeks off during training camp this year to deal with some personal issues with his family. We thought we were over the hump, but clearly he has to spend some more time taking care of that and we wish him all the best as he deals with this difficult time in his life.”
McGuire did play in the season opener against USC and made one of his two extra point attempts. In his absence, Kroening has performed well. He’s made all five of his extra point attempts and one of his two field goals.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
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For nearly a year, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has been exhaustive telling everyone who would listen — and that's a lot of us — that quarterback Jameis Winston is a really mature guy.
And habitually, Winston proves his coach wrong.
The Heisman Trophy winner’s latest act of immaturity came Tuesday when he reportedly stood up on a table in the Florida State student union and yelled an obscene phrase at the top of his lungs.
Winston’s choice of phrase wasn’t random. It came from a fake newscast video that surfaced earlier this year (please note that the link contains obscene language). The phrase was then turned into a meme and people then thought it was funny and cool to yell it during live newscasts… and apparently in student unions.
When Oklahoma announced it was adding Dorial Green-Beckham to its roster, just three months after Missouri had kicked him of its squad for multiple run-ins with the law, it raised some eyebrows.
The final straw for Missouri was a police report that said Green-Beckham had forced his way into his girlfriend’s home and pushed her roommate down four stairs. The report also said Green-Beckham dragged his girlfriend out of the apartment by her neck.
No charges were ever filed because the roommate feared backlash and the girlfriend was uncooperative. But it was enough for Missouri to cut ties.
It wasn’t, however, a deal breaker for Oklahoma at the time, but in light of the situation involving former NFL running back Ray Rice and his domestic abuse issues, Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione told Sports illustrated that his university probably would not have allowed Green-Beckham to join its roster if he had tried to transfer now.
Every Monday, Dr. Saturday editor Graham Watson looks back on the weekend that was and decides what she loved, what she hated (I have all the hot takes) and what she can’t wait to see again.
Welcome back, Bryce Petty
I’m not gonna claim it was my column on Petty’s dwindling Heisman chances that got him off the bench and in the game against Buffalo last Friday, but I know it totally was. As I wrote last week, Petty needed to come off the IR and get back into the Heisman race if he wanted to keep pace with his competitors.
And boy did he.
Petty completed 23-of-34 attempts for 416 yards and four touchdowns in his first game back after suffering two cracked vertebrae in his spine during the season opener against SMU. Petty missed last week’s game against Northwestern State and watched his backup, Seth Russell, throw for more than 400 yards in a half. That raised questions about whether it was Petty’s skill or coach Art Briles system that made Petty so good. But Petty quieted his doubters for now. Even though it was against Buffalo, it was still a quality outing. And now, he has a bye week to get healthy again before starting Big 12 play against Iowa State.
Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton suffered a knee injury against Wake Forest this past weekend and while coach Matt Wells said there was no structural damage, he did say Keeton would not play against Arkansas State this weekend.
“Chuckie is fine from a health standpoint,” Wells said during his weekly press conference. “The ACL is intact, everything is good, it’s just banged up. We’re going to sit him out this week and next week, then reevaluate and see where he’s at during the BYU week.”
The Aggies have a bye before facing BYU on Oct. 3.
Late in the first half against Wake Forest, Keeton was running to his left, went down and got up slowly. After halftime, he returned to the sideline in street clothes.
Keeton suffered a torn ACL in his right knee last year that caused him to miss eight games last season.
Darell Garretson, who stepped in for Keeton a year ago, finished the Wake Forest game. He completed 11-of-16 passes for 121 yards, a touchdown and an interception and helped the Aggies secure a 36-24 victory. Garretson was 6-2 last year.
Drake has a new college football crush as he performs in two different Marcus Mariota jerseys (Photo)
Is there a bigger bandwagon fan than rapper Drake?
Jimmy Wheelchair’s love affair with former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was well documented and everyone saw him at the Final Four reppin’ Kentucky. But now that we’re in a new school year, Drake's allegiances have shifted again.
With Manziel gone to the NFL, Drake had to find a new man-crush and Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is the lucky guy.
He only rolls with winners, you know.
Drake wore not one, but two different Mariota jerseys during his concert this past weekend.
I mean, it makes sense. Mariota is the top quarterback in the country right now, he plays for the hottest team and he’s the early leader in the Heisman race. Oh, and Oregon’s uniforms are cool, so there’s that.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday2 days ago
Last week, Utah revealed new white helmets and the team reaction was priceless.
Monday, the Utah equipment folks added one special touch that should get a similar reaction by the fans.
“The Muss” (Mighty Utah Student Section) is Utah’s student fan club for football (among other programs) and has been an integral part of giving the Utes a decisive home-field advantage since it was established in 2002. The section is always sold out, always rowdy and always loud.
It’s very cool that the football program is giving a shoutout to its students front and center on its helmets. Not sure we’ve ever seen this before, but we like it.
For more Utah news, visit Utezone.com.
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- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday2 days ago
Iowa State’s come-from-behind win against in-state rival Iowa was a highlight in what has otherwise been a miserable start to the season. So how did the offensive line decide to celebrate the 20-17 victory? By taking a shirtless picture in the Iowa end zone, of course.
Let’s take a second to dissect this photo, shall we? First, the guy on the right (Daniel Burton, we think) owns this picture. I mean, he is everything. There are two guys flexing, one kissing his bicep and one doing the Rocky championship pose. And then, of course, there’s offensive line coach Brandon Blaney, also shirtless.
This was the third time in the past four seasons Iowa State captured the Cy-Hawk Trophy and the second time it has won it in Iowa’s stadium. Each of those last four games has been decided by single digits.
And to add a little extra salt into the Hawkeyes wound:
The Hawkeye's trophy case: pic.twitter.com/AG6oJXbFk1
Perhaps this win will give the Cyclones confidence to have a little more success as the season treks on. In the past two seasons the Cyclones won the Cy-Hawk Trophy, they have gone on to play in bowl games.