Graham Watson

  • Social Hour: The college football Lego animation you never knew you wanted

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 7 hrs ago

    Miss something that happened on Dr. Saturday’s social media presence? Well, we’ve got your roundup right here. Don’t let this happen again. Always be in the know by following Dr. Saturday on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

    So, this guy made a recreation of the Nebraska-BYU Hail Mary ending from last year with Lego animation and it’s as awesome as you’d think it would be.

    College football season is almost here. Lego BYU vs Nebraska Hail Mary pass.

    A video posted by Jared Jacobs (@goldyeller) on Aug 23, 2016 at 8:46am PDT

    Like that one? He did one for the botched punt between Michigan and Michigan State, too.

    One of the most memorable moments from College Football. I can't wait for this season to start.

    A video posted by Jared Jacobs (@goldyeller) on Aug 15, 2016 at 6:13am PDT

    Did you see Nebraska’s new uniforms? If you didn’t they’re pretty swell. As is the video to promote them.

    Rep the N, shine bright.

  • Attorney for deceased UCF player: 'UCF can go to hell'

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 8 hrs ago

    The lawyer for deceased Central Florida player Ereck Plancher had strong words for the university when he learned the school was erecting a statue of former coach George O’Leary.

    Plancher collapsed and died in 2008 during an offseason practice because of complications from sickle cell trait. UCF’s athletic association was found negligent and Plancher’s family was awarded $10 million by a jury in 2011.

    While O’Leary was not sanctioned in the judgment, several players testified that he was at the practice and did little to help Plancher when he noticed he was laboring.

    “They ought to erect a statue to Ereck Plancher,” attorney Steve Yerrid told CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd on Tuesday. “Instead they’re erected a statue to the coach who watched it? Pitiful.”

    “I tell you what, ‘[UCF] can go to hell.’”

  • Nebraska unveils new white and metallic alternative uniforms (Photos)

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 9 hrs ago

    Nebraska will wear white alternative uniforms against Northwestern on Sept. 24 that feature red numbers and lettering with silver accents and trim.

    According to Adidas the uniforms were, “Developed in collaboration with the University of Nebraska athletic department, and inspired by the city of Lincoln, Nebraska, also know as the “Star City,” the new Husker Chrome alternate uniform blends crisp, modernized design with a tribute to Nebraska’s clean, classic signature look.

    “The special edition alternative uniform is centered around a pristine white colorway with metallic accents to create a bold alternate look for the Cornhuskers. The modernized style features metallic red numbering with metallic chrome outlining on the jersey and is accented with metallic chrome stripes on both the jersey and the pants. Additional detailing includes an oversized, metallic red bold “N” logo that seamlessly aligns with the pant stripes.

    That’s all just a fancy way to say these uniforms look pretty dang cool and are some of the better alternative (yet classic) uniforms we’ve seen unveiled this season.

    Let’s just hope Nebraska plays as well as it looks.

  • Big Ten preview: Michigan and Ohio State are getting all the press, but other contenders lurk

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 10 hrs ago

    Is it time to buy the hype for Michigan?

    Is Ohio State really in a rebuilding year?

    Are we doing a disservice to Michigan State and Iowa by completely ignoring last year’s division champs?

    These are some of the main questions heading into this Big Ten season as the conference’s quest to get back into the College Football Playoff begins with some tough games on the opening weekend.

    While the aforementioned teams are definitely in the spotlight, teams such as Wisconsin and Nebraska could be the biggest surprises. Here’s Dr. Saturday’s look at how the Big Ten season could shape up in 2016.

    Offensive Player of the Year J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State

    Defensive Player of the Year Jabril Peppers, DB, Michigan

    Newcomer Player of the Year John O’Korn, QB, Michigan

    BIG TEN EAST (in predicted order of finish)

    Ohio State 2015 record: 12-1 2015 finish: 2nd East

    Best-case scenario: Ohio State flies under the radar because of its lack of returning starters and fields a team that’s consistent with the ones that have made Meyer 31-1 in Big Ten play since coming to Columbus. The Buckeyes go undefeated and get back into the CFP.

    Predicted 2016 conference record: 8-1

    Predicted 2016 conference record: 8-1

     

  • Oregon starting CB Chris Seisay leaves team

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Oregon junior cornerback Chris Seisay has decided to transfer after leaving the program this past weekend, Seisay confirmed via text message to OregonLive.com.

    According to the website, Seisay has been granted a full release.

    Seisay had 55 tackles, six passes breakups, a forced fumble and an interception in 18 career games. He filled in during the Ducks 2015 Rose Bowl game for injured All-American corner Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.

    His success in that game earned him a starting role for the following season. He started the first two games before suffering an ankle injury that required surgery and caused him to miss the next eight games.

    Seisay told OregonLive.com he was slated to start this season, but decided to leave because he felt he wasn’t on good terms with the program.

    Seisay’s absence leaves the Ducks very young at cornerback. Arrion Springs and Ugo Amadi are his likely replacements and safety Tyree Robinson played corner last year while Seisay was injured.

  • Temple duo avoids trial after 2015 assault charges

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Temple seniors Haason Reddick and Dion Dawkins will not face trial for charges of felony aggravated assault and conspiracy stemming from an off-campus fight in 2015.

    Instead, the two will be placed in a diversionary program, Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD).

    “If they don’t get in trouble in an agreed-upon period of time, their records will be expunged,” said James Funt, attorney for Dawkins, told Philly.com.

    The two players were suspended from the team in March 2015 for the fight that occurred outside a Philadelphia nightclub on Jan. 18, 2015. Both were accused of seriously injuring Benjamin Wood, a fellow Temple student.

    Following the suspension, the Temple Student Conduct Board found that Reddick and Dawkins were not responsible for the alleged actions and they were allowed back on the football team.

    Dawkins is the team’s starting left tackle and Reddick is the team’s starting defensive end.

    For more Temple news, visit OwlScoop.com.

  • SEC Preview: Is it Alabama and everyone else?

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    The SEC enters the 2016 season as the nation’s best conference (again) thanks to reigning national champion Alabama, which is ranked No. 1 in the preseason polls. The conference has four teams ranked in the top 11 of the AP Top 25.

    While Alabama is clearly the favorite — and the favorite to repeat as national champion — there are several other teams that could challenge for the top spot.

    Here’s a look at how the Dr. Saturday crew thinks the SEC could play out this season.

    Offensive Player of the Year Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

    Defensive Player of the Year Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

    Newcomer Player of the Year Jacob Eason, QB, Georgia

    SEC WEST (in predicted order of finish)

    Alabama 2015 record: 14-1 2015 finish: 1st West

    Overview: Alabama, coming off its third national title in five years, is poised for another national championship run behind a defense that should be as good or better than it was a year ago. If there’s an issue with the Tide, it’s at quarterback. Coach Nick Saban hasn’t picked a starter and reports out of camp aren’t exactly glowing. But Alabama doesn’t need a star, it just needs a game manager to complement the slew of talent on both sides of the ball.

  • Alabama is the team to beat in the preseason AP Top 25

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    The preseason AP Top 25 Poll is starting the same way it ended last year with Alabama No. 1 and Clemson No. 2.

    The Tide is the No. 1 team for the third time under coach Nick Saban, but that might not be a good thing. Since 1999, only two teams that have started the season No. 1 in both the AP and coaches polls — Florida State in 1999 and USC in 2004 (which was later vacated) — have gone on to win the national title.

    Can Alabama be the third? It certainly has the talent for it. Despite losing several players to the NFL, its defensive coordinator and having to field a new quarterback and replace a Heisman-winning running back, the Tide appear to have all the pieces and depth for a championship run. Time will tell, but the Tide are definitely no stranger to the preseason pressure. They have been ranked in the preseason top five for eight consecutive years.

    Clemson at No. 2 is actually the Tigers’ best preseason start in school history. The previous high was No. 4 in 1984 and 1988.

    No. 9 Tennessee is making its highest debut in the poll since 2005, No. 10 Notre Dame since 2006 and No. 14 Washington since 2002.

    Here’s the complete preseason AP Top 25:

  • Weber State players shave heads for coach's wife fighting cancer

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

     

    Sara Hill, wife of Weber State head coach Jay Hill, began chemotherapy this week after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in early August, but she didn’t the start the journey alone.

    Hill decided to shave her head in preparation for the treatment and the entire Weber State football program decided to shave their heads in unity.

    Sara Hill, wife of @CoachJayHill, started cheomo for Hodgkin's lymphoma. WSU football showed its support #WeAreWeber https://t.co/oaGWuzz2b9

    — Weber State Football (@weberstatefb) August 18, 2016

    “I’m not worried about my hair being gone, I will channel my inner G.I. Jane BUT I did NOT want to be in my bathroom by myself shaving it all off. So I asked them for a party. Last night was perfect!! The love and support I felt was AMAZING!!,” Sara Hill said in a Facebook post Wednesday.

    Jay Hill, a former Utah assistant, is in his third year with the Wildcats.

  • Dr. Saturday's preseason Top 25: 10-1

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 4 days ago

    It’s that time of year again. With the college football season just around the corner, it’s time for the Dr. Saturday crew to unveil its preseason Top 25. We all know that once the games begin, things can change very quickly. Still, we thought we’d give our best guess heading into the 2016 season.

    Click here for Nos. 25-18 in our preview.

    Click here for Nos. 17-11 in our preview.

    No. 10 – Stanford

    Stanford was so fun to watch last year with breakout star running back Christian McCaffrey, but a repeat of that success might be hindered with a new quarterback and a rebuilt offensive line.

    Defensively, Stanford returns six starters, but gone is linebacker Blake Martinez, who led the team with 141 tackles last season. However, they do get nose tackle Harrison Phillips back from a torn ACL and former starting safety Zach Hoffpauir, who took the 2015 season off to play minor league baseball, back on the field.

    No. 9 – TCU

    No. 8 – Notre Dame

    No. 7 – Michigan

    No. 6 – LSU

    No. 5 – Ohio State

    No. 4 – Clemson