Nick Bromberg

  • LSU beats Texas A&M; LSU AD says Les Miles will continue to be coach

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 7 hrs ago

     You can view the fan reaction during LSU's 19-7 win over Texas A&M as a tribute to Les Miles or a case for him to stay as the Tigers' coach.

    It was likely both.

    Before the game started, Miles was given a loud ovation.

    As the Tigers had the game wrapped up, Miles was saluted by the crowd, which started chanting his name.

    And then when the game was over, Miles was carried off the field.

    Miles' future has been murky over the past two weeks. The win Saturday night snapped a three-game losing streak. Would he be the Tigers' coach moving forward? When asked about it after the game, he responded that he had "no idea."

    If LSU administrators were paying attention on Saturday, they should have had a good idea of what to do. Athletic director Joe Alleva apparently was watching.

    Alleva: "I want to make it very clear that Les Miles is our football coach and he'll continue to be our football coach." #LSU

    Apparently Miles wasn't kidding when he said he didn't have any idea if he'd continue to be LSU's coach either.


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  • Ohio State steamrolls Michigan 42-13

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 15 hrs ago

    Ohio State's offense learns quickly.

    A week after totaling just 132 yards against Michigan State in its first loss of the season, Ohio State ran for 370 yards in a 42-13 win over Michigan on Saturday.

    And while the domination is a sign Ohio State's offense wasn't broken beyond repair against the Spartans, it's also going to make Buckeyes fans wonder if things would have been different had Ohio State's offense performed like this earlier in the season.

    Ezekiel Elliott ran for 214 yards and two touchdowns, and J.T. Barrett ran for 138 and three touchdowns as the Buckeyes ran over, around and through the Wolverines. With Elliott and Barrett in the backfield, Ohio State made Michigan play gaps, and when the Wolverines overcommitted, one or the other would break a big gain.

    Oh, by the way, Elliott was asked about the play-calling in Saturday's game by ESPN's Holly Rowe. He had no complaints.

    Ohio State's rushing defense was pretty good too. The Buckeyes held the Wolverines to 55 rushing yards on 24 carries.

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  • Report: Jimbo Fisher tells FSU administration he has no desire to leave

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 17 hrs ago

    The Jimbo Fisher-to-LSU link may not be as strong as many LSU boosters think it is.

    According to the Palm Beach Post, the Florida State coach has told FSU president John Thrasher he doesn't have a desire to leave the school. Fisher has been mentioned as a possible successor to Les Miles if LSU cuts ties with its longtime coach following the season. The Tigers have lost three straight games after starting the season 7-0.

    From the Post:

    Sources have told the Post that Fisher, whose name has been connected to the expected opening at LSU, has made it clear he is happy with the administration, the support he receives and the direction of the program, and has no intentions of leaving Florida State for another coaching job.

    At Florida State, Fisher has become one of college football 's most successful coaches . Since Fisher succeeded Bobby Bowden in 2010, Florida State is 67-13. The Seminoles won the final BCS Championship after the 2013 season and went to the College Football Playoff after 2014.

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  • Tulane fires Curtis Johnson after second straight 3-9 season

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 18 hrs ago

    We've got another college football coaching vacancy.

    Tulane announced Saturday morning that it had fired coach Curtis Johnson after a loss to Tulsa on Friday ended a 3-9 season.

    "I want to thank CJ for his hard work and his dedication to rebuilding the Green Wave football program. His efforts were rewarded in 2013 when Tulane reached its first bowl in 11 years. Since then, however, the program has not progressed to the level that we aspire to," Tulane athletic director Rick Dickson said in a school release.

    Johnson has a 15-34 record in four seasons as the Green Wave's coach. The 2013 season was the lone bright spot as Tulane went 7-6 and lost in the New Orleans Bowl to Louisiana-Lafayette. Johnson's team was 2-10 in his debut season in 2012 and his coaching tenure with the school ends with consecutive 3-9 campaigns.

    Tulane is also conducting a search for a new athletic director. Dickson is retiring over the summer. The school stated in the release that the coaching search would be "concluded as soon as possible" once Dickson's replacement is named.

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  • Did Les Miles tell boosters Saturday was his last game at LSU?

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    According to two outlets, LSU coach Les Miles reportedly told boosters he's departing as the head coach of the Tigers following Saturday's game against Texas A&M.

    LSU disagrees.

    Per Tiger Ragand, Miles told people at the Gridiron Club meeting that he would not be LSU's coach after Saturday night. While he didn't directly say he was leaving, it was reportedly pretty clear. From

    "He said , 'We're a second family to him and he's going to miss us, he appreciates his real friends, and then he told us good bye,'" the source said. "It was very emotional but in control."

    Another source said Miles told the group he "wouldn't be seeing them at the bowl game, he would "always be a Tiger" and "thanks for a great 11 years."

    The Baton Rouge Advocate also countered them.

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  • Houston seals AAC West with 52-31 win over Navy

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    We won't have to wait six extra days for the final set of College Football Playoff rankings.

    The Houston Cougars clinched a berth in the AAC Championship Game with a 52-31 win over Navy Friday afternoon. The game was a de facto West Division title game and the Cougars' offense was unstoppable.

    The defense wasn't too bad either. While Navy did have four touchdowns, the Cougars forced Navy to use the passing game much more than the Midshipmen planned. Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds' 312 passing yards were a season high. His previous season high? 134 yards against Tulane.

    The Cougars had a 24-14 lead at halftime and took a 38-17 lead early in the second half thanks to this great Demarcus Ayers touchdown catch.

    Holy Ayers! What a 62-yard TD catch.

    Ayers then made the game 45-24 with a 29-yard touchdown pass to Linell Bonner. The wide receiver pass capped off a 96-yard drive that asserted Houston's dominance. Navy had chances to get back into the game in the second half if the defense could prevent the Cougars from moving the ball. The prevention never happened.

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  • Ohio governor asks residents to not wear khakis on Saturday

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Ohio is now requesting its residents not wear pants.

    Given the craziness that is the state of Ohio, you're probably not entirely surprised. We regret to inform you the request does not cover all pants, but rather pleated khakis. Because, you know, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh wears pleated khakis.

    Here's the resolution, which is in effect on Saturday, the day Ohio State plays Michigan. It's from Ohio governor John Kasich (R), who is also running for president.

    You'll also notice that the letter "m" is crossed out in the resolution. Hating the letter in the week of the game is nothing new for Ohio.

    We'd be more impressed with the ban if it was for style and common sense purposes rather than Michigan ones. It shouldn't take a football game to realize you shouldn't be wearing pleated khakis.

    Michigan and Ohio State kick off at noon Saturday.

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  • Syracuse QB Terrel Hunt denied a sixth year of eligibility

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Terrel Hunt isn't able to return to the Syracuse football team in 2016.

    Syracuse announced Friday that his appeal for a sixth year of eligibility was denied by the NCAA.

    “Obviously, it’s very disappointing but I want to thank my teammates, coaches and all the Syracuse fans who have supported me through this process and during my time here,” Hunt said in a team statement. “Even though my career didn’t turn how I thought it would, I still have a lot of great memories that I’ll take with me for the rest of my life.

    “Right now I’m focused on my rehab and on finishing graduate school. I’m getting better every day and hopefully I’ll have the opportunity to continue my career at the professional level.”

    Hunt, a senior in 2015, tore an Achilles' tendon in the Orange's first game of 2015 against Rhode Island. The injury put him on the bench for the rest of the year. He missed the final seven games of 2014 after he suffered a broken tibia. He'll be recognized during senior day activities against Boston College on Saturday.

    Hunt finishes his career with over 2,600 passing yards and 24 total touchdowns.

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  • Spread Options: Dr. Saturday's Week 13 picks against the spread

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    A 6-4 week takes us to 60-54-6. Could be worse.

    Missouri at Arkansas (Over 44.5), 2:30 p.m. ET FRIDAY: Taking the Tigers and an over pick seems crazy. But we're going to go with it. Arkansas' defense has given up a lot of points recently (Auburn, Ole Miss, Mississippi State) and its offense has been piling up the points too. The Hogs are favored by two touchdowns and that line seems right. We just have a feeling it could end 30-20 or something.

    Iowa at Nebraska (+2.5), 3:30 p.m. ET FRIDAY: Upset alert. After calling for the upset for the past six weeks, we have to stick with our guns here. It's nothing against Iowa at all. The Hawkeyes are a very good football team and worthy of consideration for the College Football Playoff with an undefeated season. But Nebraska is the master of playing teams close. Just ask Michigan State.

    UMass at Buffalo (-7), 4:30 p.m. ET FRIDAY: We like Buffalo's chances to get to six wins and a bowl berth. The Bulls are 5-6 heading into Friday's game and are in the midst of a two-game slide. After starting the season 1-4, Buffalo got to 5-4 before losses to NIU and Akron in back-to-back weeks. We like Joe Licata to have a big game.

  • What we are thankful for in 2015

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 3 days ago

    Happy Thanksgiving, y'all! With the 2015 racing season behind us (save for a Formula 1 race on Sunday), it's time to look back and give thanks for what auto racing gave us over the past nine months. Got anything you think needs to be added? Drop it in the comments below.

    • Jeff Gordon's career. We're not going to write anything in this space below that is anything different than what you've already read. But Gordon holds a special place in my NASCAR life. When I first started watching NASCAR (the 1993 Daytona 500), Gordon was the guy that won too much. As I found non-Gordon favorite drivers, it continued until sometime in the early 2000s.

    Yeah, I went through the same transition many NASCAR fans did. I realized Gordon's greatness and his appeal and it was hard not to appreciate his driving skill and the way he was able to help make NASCAR the fairly mainstream sport it is today. Every Cup Series race I've watched has included Jeff Gordon in it. Being in Daytona for Speedweeks in 2016 is going to be differrent. Especially as NASCAR starts a sendoff for Tony Stewart.

    • Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s continued Twitter excellence.

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