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  • Boise State suspends S Dylan Sumner-Gardner for academics

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 11 hrs ago

    Boise State has suspended safety Dylan Sumner-Gardner for four games “as a result of failing to meet NCAA football academic eligibility requirements,” according to a release by the school.

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    Sumner-Gardner, a sophomore, has had a rough year. He was forced to redshirt the 2015 season after suffering a season-ending ankle injury during the fourth game of the season against Virginia. During a traffic stop in November, he was charged with misdemeanor drug possession, and he pled guilty in February.

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    Junior Cameron Hartsfield is listed as the starter for the Broncos’ season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette. Sumner-Gardner also will miss games against Washington State, Oregon State and Utah State.

    For more Boise State news, visit Blue-Turf.com.

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  • Washington WR Brayden Lenius suspended three games

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 12 hrs ago

    Washington wide receiver Brayden Lenius has been suspended for three games for an undisclosed violation of team rules, the team announced Tuesday.

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    Lenius, a junior, played in 13 games last year, started six, and caught 26 passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns.

    Lenius will be out for the entirety of the Huskies’ nonconference slate, which includes games against Rutgers, Idaho and Portland State. He should be eligible to return for the Pac-12 opener against Arizona.

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    While Lenius was the team’s fourth-best receiver last season, the team has more than enough playmakers, including Dante Pettis, John Ross and Drew Sample, to make up the offense.

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  • Former Nevada coach Chris Ault weighs in on Colin Kaepernick

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand during the national anthem prior to the San Francisco 49ers’ first three preseason games seems to have prompted everyone to voice his or her opinion about the former Nevada quarterback’s protest, including his former college coach.

    Chris Ault, a Hall of Fame coach who spent four years with Kaepernick at Nevada, penned a letter to the Reno Gazette-Journal on Monday expressing his dismay in Kaepernick’s actions.

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    Kaepernick told media his decision not to stand for the national anthem was in protest of the way he felt people of color were being treated in America.

    “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said.

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  • Lawyer criticizes Miami's dismissal of LB Jermaine Grace

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    The lawyer for former Miami linebacker, who was dismissed on Saturday, told the Washington Post his client was a victim of the university’s attempt to “cover their own asses.”

    Grace and defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad were dismissed from the program for a violation of team rules, according to a school statement. But both were at the center of a Miami investigation into whether players took discounted cars from South Beach Exotic Rentals in exchange for a future stake in their careers. According to Grace’s lawyer, Steven L. Washington, Grace’s uncle rented a luxury car from South Beach Exotic Rentals when Grace, now a senior, was a freshman. He gave the car to his nephew so he could take his then-girlfriend, who was in high school, to prom.

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    “It’s shady [expletive],” Washington told the Washington Post. “I could see if they’ve got him dead to rights, a picture of him in a car. … I hate the way they treated him.

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  • Roundtable: What surprises are in store for 2016?

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    The 2016 season is upon us and a new season means a new staple for the Dr. Saturday lineup. Every week, the Dr. Saturday crew and Yahoo columnist Pat Forde will take a college football-related topic and discuss it in our roundtable.

    This is a chance for you, the reader, to read what we have to say and then add your own ideas, theories and arguments in the comments. And we all know you’re not shy about that.

    This week, we’re looking at surprises. College football is an ever-changing thing and no matter how many predictions we throw out in the beginning of the year, there’s always a curveball that gives fans license to tell us all how stupid we are.

    So, for this week’s Dr. Saturday roundtable, we’re going to try and minimize the postseason “I told you so’s” and make our bold predictions for 2016.

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    THE HOUSTON HYPE IS REAL, YA’LL

    HEY, PUMP YOUR BRAKES, PAT FORDE

    IS THIS REALLY TENNESSEE’S YEAR?

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  • Decision on Baylor WR Ish Zamora still pending

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Baylor coach Jim Grobe found himself backpedaling Monday afternoon after the Bears depth chart revealed wide receiver Ishmael Zamora was listed on the first team for Friday’s season opening game against Northwestern State.

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    Zamora was filmed earlier this summerkicking and hitting his dog with a belt. A fellow Baylor student reported Zamora to animal control and Grobe said Zamora, who was given a class C misdemeanor charge and issued a citation, would be disciplined.

    According to Grobe, Zamora faces discipline from both the university and the athletic department. However, neither entity has taken any action on this matter. However, Grobe said Monday after receiving several questions about Zamora’s staus on the depth chart that he probably wouldn’t play Zamora unless he heard from the university on the impending discipline.

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  • FAU OL Reggie Bain to miss 2016 season after car accident

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Florida Atlantic starting offensive lineman Reggie Bain will miss the season due to injuries he suffered in a car accident Friday, the school announced.

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    The injuries are not life threatening, but Bain’s family requested they not be disclosed.

    “His FAU football family has surrounded him with support and will continue to do so,” coach Charlie Partridge said in a statement. “Out of respect to Reggie, his family and our team, all questions should only be directed to me. I know that inquiries may be well-intentioned, under the HIPPA law, and per the request of Reggie and his family, there is very little I can disclose.”

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    Bain, a junior, was a two-year starter for the Owls. He was named to the Conference USA second team last season and was a preseason C-USA All-Conference selection this year.

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  • QB Davis Webb stars in Cal debut win against Hawaii

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    Any fears that Cal would take a step back offensively by losing quarterback Jared Goff were assuaged Friday as new starter Davis Webb threw for more than 400 yards in his Bears’ debut.

    Cal defeated Hawaii 51-31 in front of 61,247 fans in the inaugural Sydney Cup in Australia, which marked the official start to the college football season. The game was the first collegiate contest for the city and an attempt to show Sydney had the ability to host a major college football bowl game in the future.

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    And Webb did his best to give the fans a good show.

    Webb, a Texas Tech transfer, didn’t have much of a learning curve since he ran a similar offense in Lubbock, and his Air Raid acumen showed up early. He made several first-half connections with receiver Chad Hansen, who had 14 catches for 160 yards and two first-half touchdowns.

    With this game in the books, there’s just one week until the rest of the college football season gets underway.

    For more Cal news, visit GoldenBearReport.com.

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  • Duke QB Thomas Sirk out for the season (Update)

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 4 days ago

    Update: Saturday, Aug. 27 – 1:30 p.m.

    Duke has confirmed in a press release that quarterback Thomas Sirk will miss the entire 2016 season. Sirk, the school said, suffered a partial tear of his left Achilles tendon during practice on Thursday. He will undergo surgery “at a date to be determined,” the school said.

    Sirk previously ruptured his left Achilles on February 9 and was working to return for the start of the Blue Devils’ season. He also missed the 2013 season because of an injury to his right Achilles tendon.

    Original story: Friday, Aug. 26 – 11:30 p.m. ET

    Duke starting quarterback Thomas Sirk will miss the season after reinjuring the Achilles tendon he tore in February, according to multiple reports.

    According to reports, the injury occurred Thursday and Sirk was evaluated Friday. The school has not made an official announcement.

    This is the third Achilles injury for Sirk since 2013.

    Sirk led the Blue Devils in passing with 2,625 yards and rushing with 803 yards last season. Sirk was the co-MVP of the Pinstripe Bowl.

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  • Dr. Saturday's Coaches on the Hot Seat

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 4 days ago

    College football coaching is a competitive business and if you’re not winning now, you could find yourself out of a job.

    Several coaches are facing that very real possibility as we head into the 2016 season after struggling the season before. It’s never too early to get the coaching carousel up and running, so here’s a look at the Top 10 coaches facing the hot seat this season.

    Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M It wasn’t long ago when Sumlin was the king of College Station. In his first year with the program, Sumlin won 11 games and had a Heisman Trophy winner in quarterback Johnny Manziel. The school started investing in the program by upgrading its facilities and giving Sumlin a raise. However, the honeymoon was short-lived and the Aggies’ win totals have declined while off-field incidents involving players and coaches have been on the rise. Still Sumlin has won 36 games in four seasons at A&M, more than any Aggie coach in a four-year span since R.C. Slocum in the early 90s.

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