- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave isn’t hurt.
Forget the statement the school issued Tuesday that said Stave would miss time due to an injury to his throwing shoulder, coach Gary Andersen and Stave insist an injury isn’t the issue; Stave is the issue.
Stave is dealing with confidence issues that are causing him to second-guess even the simplest of throws. He doesn’t know what caused this mental issue and he’s not exactly sure how to get rid of it. All he knows is that it’s effecting his play and Andersen thought it was best for him to step away for awhile.
One reporter even asked Stave if he thought he had the “yips,” which is defined as a loss of fine motor skills without any explanation.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday9 hrs ago
Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt will not receive further discipline from the ACC after throwing a punch during Friday night’s 27-26 double overtime win against Villanova.
Hunt was running a draw play when Villanova linebacker Joey Harmon met him. Harmon drove Hunt backward and into linebacker Dillon Lucas, who made helmet-to-helmet contact. Luces brushed his hand across Hunt’s facemask, which prompted Hunt’s reaction to punch. Hunt received an automatic ejection.
An ACC spokesperson told Syracuse.com that the league office had reviewed the play and determined it didn’t warrant further punishment.
There also won’t be any team punishment as coach Scott Shafer actually excused Hunt’s behavior and chalked it up to a heat-of-the-moment reaction.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday9 hrs ago
Georgia running back Todd Gurley started the season in grand fashion by rushing for 198 yards and three touchdowns and adding a 100-yard kickoff return for a score.
So what better way to memorialize Gurley’s Heisman campaign kickoff then to spray paint the achievement on the side of a brick wall in Atlanta.
Gurley posted a picture of the artistry on his Instagram account thanking Broken Window Theory Clothing, an urban clothing shop in Atlanta, for the shout out.
This isn’t the first graffiti art Broken Window Theory Clothing has done, but — at least from the photos on its Tumblr page — it looks like the company’s first Georgia-football centric art.
While we think this looks awesome, we have one small correction: Gurley actually had 293 yards of total offense because he had a catch for -5 yards. But, you know, who cares? It still looks cool.
For more Georgia news, visit UGASports.com.
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- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday10 hrs ago
The Texas A&M college football-loving world believes new starting quarterback Kenny Hill needs a nickname and won’t rest until he picks one. And he’s already refused Johnny Manziel’s offer to pass on the “Football” moniker.
So, during the Aggies press conference today, Hill, who threw for more than 500 yards in his first career start against South Carolina, begrudgingly chose one:
Kenny Hill said of all the nicknames he might prefer Kenny Trill the most right now.
The term “trill” refers to a person who keeps it real and was popularized by the Houston rap group UGK. UGK was a favorite of former quarterback Johnny Manziel and apparently Hill, who grew up in Southlake, Texas, just a few hours from Houston, is a big fan as well.
Rapper Bun B, who is half of the group UGK, said on Twitter was OK with Hill using the term, but wanted to make sure he earned it first.
Like the idea of "Kenny Trill" but I think @coachsumlin would agree one good game alone doesn't make you trill. He's on his way though!
But the name appears to be a hit with A&M.
Kenny Trill is his name Aggie Fans.... Get it right.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday11 hrs ago
The North Carolina home of former Texas coach Mack Brown was destroyed in a fire last week.
“All that was left were two chimneys standing,” Brown told the Austin American Statesman.
Brown had recently moved several memorabilia items from his home in Austin to North Carolina and all of it was lost.
Thx for your thoughts and prayers about the loss of our house. Tough deal, but thanks. Blessed everyone is fine and we are moving forward.
Brown didn’t share many details on the fire and was unsure how it started.
We’re sure Mack had collected some great stuff during his many coaching stops, including his 15 years as the head coach of the Longhorns. Sad to hear that much of it was lost.
For more Texas news, visit Orangebloods.com.
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- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday12 hrs ago
Wisconsin fans wondering why Joel Stave didn’t come into last weekend’s game against LSU to try and save the day, now have their answer.
Coach Gary Andersen announced Tuesday that Stave, last year’s starter, was dealing with issues in his throwing shoulder and would indefinitely be shut down to allow his injury to heal.
“Joel has been dealing with some issues with his throwing shoulder for the last couple of weeks and we have come to a decision, after talking with Joel, that the best thing for him right now is to shut it down and give him some rest,” Andersen said in a statement. “It was a tough decision because Joel is a great competitor and has a tremendous desire to help this team. We will continue to monitor his progress but we’re not putting a timetable on his return at this time.”
This clears a lot of things up.
After watching quarterback Tanner McEvoy struggle against LSU, fans were clamoring for Stave to come in and help. He never did. McEvoy went on to complete 33 percent of his passes for 50 yards and two interceptions.
It also explains how McEvoy “beat out” Stave, who appeared poised to win the starting job after having it a year ago. McEvoy basically defaulted into the role.
During the past couple weeks, a lot has been made about coach Bobby Petrino’s mannerisms, his relationships with his coaches, his relationships with his players and, most of all, his sordid past.
But the one thing no one questioned about Louisville’s new head coach was his ability to coach — and win.
In his and Louisville’s ACC debut, the Cardinals dominated Miami 31-13 and came out of the weekend looking like one of the top teams in the ACC.
Now, it’s important to put this win in perspective. Miami has had its struggles. It’s lost five of its last seven games and all of those losses have been by 18 or more points. The Hurricanes also started a true freshman quarterback in Brad Kaaya and while he had moments of brilliance, he looked like a true freshman on some of his decisions.
But none of that should take away from Louisville dominating performance, which included two interceptions and limited the Miami running game to just 70 yards. Overall, Miami mustered just 244 yards of total offense.
Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty has two cracks in his back stemming from an injury he suffered against SMU on Sunday, according to CBSSports.com.
An MRI on Monday morning revealed that Petty had two bones sticking out from his spine that were cracked. Petty is listed as day-to-day, but expects to play in Saturday’s game against Northwestern State.
Why? We have no idea.
Petty was injured during the first half of the 45-0 win against SMU and the injury was made worse when he was hit while diving into the end zone. Cameras caught Petty wincing as teammates had to help their starting quarterback off the turf. Despite the obvious discomfort, Petty played the entire first half. He was held out of the second half with what Baylor called a lower back bruise.
Everyone who was watching the game and even the commentators wondered why Petty was still playing when he was noticeably hobbled and the game was never in doubt.
Coach Art Briles was asked why Petty stayed in the game despite the injury and Briles said: “He needed the reps.”
Iowa State’s tough start to the season just got worse as leading receiver Quenton Bundrage is out for the season after tearing his ACL against North Dakota State.
The injury happened during the fourth play of last Saturday’s loss.
Rhoads said that Bundrage took the news hard. Was looking forward to a big play and consistent season. #Cyclones
Rhoads on Bundrage: "I feel for him." #Cyclones
Bundrage led the Cyclones with 48 catches for 676 yards and nine touchdowns. His touchdown total ranked third in the Big 12.
Freshman Allen Lazard will be Bundrage’s replacement. Lazard had 48-yard reception during last Saturday’s game.
The Cyclones, which lost to an FCS opponent for the second consecutive season, open up Big 12 Conference play this weekend against Kansas State.
For more Iowa State news, visit CycloneReport.com.
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Today’s Video of the Day came out at the end of last week, but we waited to post so it didn’t get buried by all the college football games.
And we wanted people to see it.
Johnny Manziel might have moved on to the NFL, but it seems like he’s never really gone from the college game.
Manziel is featured in a Nissan Heisman House commercial as an action figure that beats fellow Heisman winner Charles Woodson and then taunts him afterward.
The view changes and we see Manziel playing with figurines while Woodson watches disapprovingly. Woodson takes the Manziel action figure, tosses it out the window and George Rogers runs over it with a car, which leads to sad Manziel.
The Nissan Heisman House has a lot of commercials, but this one is by far the funniest. With this and the Snickers commercial, Manziel might have a future in acting if the whole NFL quarterbacking thing doesn’t work out.
For more Texas A&M news, visit AggieYell.com.
For more Michigan news, visit TheWolverine.com.
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