Nick Bromberg

  • Baylor's got a new helmet for 2015 (Photo)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 5 hrs ago

    Baylor will have a bronze helmet in 2015 to go with its rotation of other helmets.

    The team's director of equipment services posted a picture of the helmet to Twitter on Friday evening.

    New addition to the family! pic.twitter.com/t7llgdOEwT

    Will this go with a new set of uniforms too or, at the very least, uniform numbers? We're going to refrain from complete judgment until we see them paired with uniforms. However, we will say that they don't top Baylor's chrome domes.

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  • Lane Kiffin returning to Alabama in 2015

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 7 hrs ago

    Lane Kiffin is not going to the NFL for the 2015 season.

    Alabama announced Saturday that Kiffin would return for a second season as the Crimson Tide's offensive coordinator. Kiffin had been mentioned as a candidate for the San Francisco 49ers' offensive coordinator opening.

    "I made a comment at the Sugar Bowl that I would be back this fall at Alabama and that is definitely the plan," Kiffin said in an Alabama statement. "This time of year, there are lots of things out there regarding other coaching opportunities, but I want to reaffirm my commitment to the University of Alabama, Coach Saban, and our team. I'm excited about what our offensive staff was able to accomplish last year, but I also think there are a lot of things we can do a better job of in terms of putting our players in the best situation to have success."

    Quarterback Blake Sims threw for over 3,400 yards in 2014 while running backs T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry each ran for over 900. Wide receiver Amari Cooper, considered a likely top-10 pick in the 2015 NFL draft, was a Heisman finalist and had 1,727 yards receiving and 16 touchdowns.

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  • Kyler Murray says he's still committed to Texas A&M

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    No, Kyler Murray hasn't flipped his commitment from Texas A&M to Texas.

    Murray posted a masterful piece of trolling to his Twitter account earlier in the week. The troll? Simply a picture of a Texas jersey with no caption.

    pic.twitter.com/UhDj9MTnsp

    The picture was taken during an unofficial visit to Texas. Thursday, he wore an orange tie with his suit. But the picture looks like it was more a poke at Texas than a poke at the Aggies. From the Dallas Morning News:

    Murray has committed to Texas A&M but caused a stir in recruiting circles Wednesday by taking an unofficial visit to Texas and tweeting a photo of a UT jersey that had the number he wore at Allen. On Thursday, he was wearing an orange tie, but he said it’s not a sign of anything.

    “It goes with brown,” he said.

    Murray said that at this point, he’s “still committed to A&M.”

    For more Texas A&M news, visit AggieYell.com.

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  • Possible NCAA violation discovered in Vanderbilt rape case testimony

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Could a rape trial involving former Vanderbilt football players uncover NCAA violations?

    According to testimony in the case involving former Vanderbilt football players, alcohol consumed on the night of the alleged incident was purchased by a possible booster. The purchase would be an impermissible benefit under NCAA guidelines if Angela Gentry meets the NCAA's definition of a booster.

    From the Tennesseean:

    The alleged victim in the case testified under oath that a booster purchased drinks for Commodores football players on June 23, 2013, a violation of the NCAA’s “extra benefits” rule.

    Bylaw 16.02.3 rule states that athletes may not be provided with money, gifts, loans, flowers or other items from anyone representing an institution, including fans.

    Angela Gentry, who is from West Palm Beach, Fla., was identified in earlier court filings as being a person who picked up the alcohol tab for Vanderbilt players. She could meet the NCAA’s definition for a booster.

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  • Boston College looking for OC after Ryan Day heads to NFL

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Boston College is in need of an offensive coordinator.

    The Philadelphia Eagles announced Thursday that Ryan Day would be the team's new quarterbacks coach. Day served as Boston College's offensive coordinator for the past two seasons.

    #Eagles welcome new Quarterbacks Coach Ryan Day to the staff, replacing Bill Musgrave who became Oakland's offensive coordinator.

    He came to Boston College in 2013 after Steve Addazio was hired as the team's head coach. Day was Temple's offensive coordinator in 2012 and coached at Boston College for a total of nine seasons. From 2007-2011 he was the team's wide receivers coach and was a graduate assistant in the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

    The Eagles went to the Pinstripe Bowl this year as Day's run-heavy offense continued to flourish with Florida transfer Tyler Murphy. In 2013, running back Andre Williams (now with the New York Giants) was a Heisman finalist with 2,177 yards rushing.

    In 2014, Boston College was 15th in the country in rushing yards. QB Murphy ran for 1,184 yards while RB Jon Hilliman had 860.

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  • Jeff Gordon says he reached decision to step away during 2014 season

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

    Jeff Gordon said he made the decision to make 2015 his last season driving full-time in the Sprint Cup Series midway through the 2014 season.

    He was leaning in the direction of stepping away at the beginning of the season and said as the season progressed, his inclinations were confirmed. Back pain has been an issue for Gordon in recent years and he had a bout with it at Charlotte in the 2014 season, though he didn't miss a race because of it. He won four races in 2014.

    "I really was leaning towards this at the beginning of [2014], but it didn't get serious until midway of [2014]," Gordon said. "It was a combination of things. It wasn't just one thing. Yeah, the back thing played a role. I think that really more just confirmed things for me rather than anything else. Even the great stretch and the run that we had and how good we were last year confirmed things even more for me."

  • The Top 10 moments of Jeff Gordon's career (so far)

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

    When Jeff Gordon announced he'll drive one more full-time season on Thursday, we immediately started thinking.

    Yes, that's dangerous. But we wondered what the top 10 moments of Gordon's career were. And damn, it was tough. There are so many things to choose from. That's what happens when you have 92 wins and countless other memorable moments.

    Here's our best shot.

    10. Gordon's first Sprint Cup Series race: Did anyone realize at the time just how big the symbolism of Gordon's first race would be? Gordon made his Cup Series debut in 1992 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was the final race of seven-time champion Richard Petty's career. Both had inauspicious races. Petty only completed 95 laps while Gordon crashed out. But as the book of Petty's driving career closed, another novel-sized book about Gordon's was being opened.

    The tussle would be the defining Texas skirmish of Gordon's career until he and Brad Keselowski made contact late in the 2014 race. And then, as you know, this happened:

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  • Ole Miss' Elston and Stringfellow arrested for disorderly conduct

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Ole Miss safety Trae Elston and wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow were arrested for disorderly conduct early Thursday morning.

    From the Clarion-Ledger:

    Safety Trae Elston and wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow were both arrested shortly after midnight today and charged with disorderly conduct, according to the Lafayette County Detention Center's booking log.

    Elston was also charged with resisting arrest. Oxford Police Department officers were the ones on the scenes.

    Details are not yet known, and an Ole Miss spokesman did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

    Elston is a key part of Ole Miss' defense. He was sixth on the team with 59 tackles and had an interception. Stringfellow is a transfer from Washington who made headlines in 2014 for his off-the-field exploits rather than anything on the field.

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  • Twitter reaction to Jeff Gordon's announcement

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

    After Jeff Gordon surprised many with his announcement that 2015 would be his final Sprint Cup Series season, many in NASCAR took to Twitter to express their appreciation for the four-time champion's career and impact on the sport.

    Here's a sampling of what some drivers said about the man who ranks third on NASCAR's all-time win list.

    Clint Bowyer referenced the run-in he and Gordon had at Phoenix in 2012.

    I've had a lot of good times with @JeffGordonWeb and one 💩 one. Weird to think just like all the other greats, that soon he won't be there!

    Junior was perfectly Junior.

    Hard to imagine this is @JeffGordonWeb last full season. Tons of respect for him and what he's accomplished thus far. A total professional.

    AJ Allmendinger and Joey Logano referenced growing up watching Gordon.

    I feel so lucky to say I have raced against my idol and favorite driver growing up @JeffGordonWeb... ready for one more year against you.

    And Jimmie Johnson used a word a lot of us thought when we first saw the news.

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  • Central Michigan coach Dan Enos takes Arkansas OC job

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Central Michigan is now looking for a new coach.

    Dan Enos, the Chippewas' head coach for the past five seasons, was announced as Arkansas' new offensive coordinator on Thursday.

    “We are thrilled to have Coach Enos joining us in Fayetteville,” Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said in a statement. “Dan is a great fit for our program. He runs a pro-style offense and brings expertise at the quarterback position as both a player and coach. We played against each other in college and he was a very intelligent and talented quarterback who showed great toughness and leadership. He has an outstanding reputation and will be a tremendous asset for Razorback football.”

    Enos compiled a 26-36 record in his five seasons at CMU. His team finished 7-6 in 2014 after a crazy near-comeback against Western Kentucky in the Bahamas Bowl. His team stormed back from a 49-14 deficit, only to lose after a failed two-point conversion following a miraculous multi-lateral touchdown pass.

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