- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday11 hrs ago
When Gus Malzahn does things, he does them quickly.
The Auburn head coach has become known for his “hurry-up, no-huddle” offense, but how does that philosophy translate to bingo?
Malzahn was willing to find out.
Al.com was on the scene when Malzahn volunteered some time at the Oak Park Nursing Home Wednesday for Auburn’s annual community service day where he called numbers for several games of bingo and joked with participants.
“I’ll slow down,” Malzahn said after calling another number. “That sounds like some of my players. We’re going too fast, we’ve got to slow down. Or it sounds like some of our opponents.”
Malzahn is poking fun at the rule that was proposed earlier in the year that required quarterbacks to wait ten seconds before snapping the ball. Some coaches cited health concerns stemming from fast-paced offenses, but the NCAA Football Rules Committee ultimately dropped the proposed rule on March 5.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday12 hrs ago
Former Boston College TE C.J. Parsons and former Marist QB Anthony Varrichione pled not guilty to assault and battery charges Wednesday in a Massachusetts court.
According to prosecutors, the two attacked 50-year-old Michael Hudson, a man who had been homeless for most of his life. The incident allegedly happened when Hudson was panhandling in front of an address he recently obtained around 2 a.m. on January 26.
Parsons was a redshirt junior in 2013 and Varrichione was a QB for Marist from 2009-2012.
“Hudson was told to go away and leave the area multiple times,’’ prosecutors wrote.
When Hudson refused to move and stayed in place outside a gated chain link fence in front of the property, Parsons and Varrichione allegedly began to physically assault him, knocking him unconscious with multiple punches, authorities alleged.
During the assault, Hudson’s “head was [allegedly] slammed into the sidewalk three to four times by Craig Parsons,’’ prosecutors allege.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday12 hrs ago
Michigan head coach Brady Hoke announced last month that starting center (and cat sweater aficionado) Graham Glasgow would be suspended for the team’s season opener against Appalachian State, but offered no specific reason for the punishment other than saying that Glasgow violated “team expectations.”
On Wednesday, however, details of Glasgow’s violation emerged.
Mlive.com is reporting that Glasgow will be arraigned on May 19 on an operating a vehicle while intoxicated charge in an incident that took place on March 15 in Ann Arbor. In addition to being suspended by Hoke for the season opener, Glasgow was also suspended for a portion of the Wolverines’ spring practice.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday13 hrs ago
After a complaint was filed against Clemson asking for a clear separation between religion and its football program last week, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney responded Wednesday and said all faiths are welcome at Clemson.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation said Swinney had violated the separation of church and state with bible studies, devotionals and other religious activities. Clemson is a state-run university.
"Over the past week or two, there has been a lot of discussion of my faith," Swinney said in the statement. "We have three rules in our program that everybody must follow: (1) players must go to class, (2) they must give a good effort and (3) they must be good citizens. It is as simple as that.
"I have recruited and coached players of many different faiths. Players of any faith or no faith at all are welcome in our program. All we require in the recruitment of any player is that he must be a great player at his position, meet the academic requirements, and have good character."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday13 hrs ago
This offseason we will count down various topics from Monday through Friday, bringing you the top five of the important and definitely some not so important issues in college football. It's the Doc Five, every week until we will thankfully have actual games to discuss.
Christians across the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, but some were celebrating another holiday.
April 20, aka “4/20,” has become a de-facto holiday to celebrate the use of marijuana. With 4/20 in mind, we decided to use that as the basis for this week’s Doc 5 – the top five marijuana mistakes.
There are no shortage of college football players running into legal trouble throughout the offseason, many of them for marijuana charges. Any semi-regular reader of Dr. Saturday knows that. Over the years there have been plenty of top players whose marijuana use ultimately led to dismissals that impacted their teams.
It's time for number three.
TOP FIVE MARIJUANA MISTAKES
No. 3 - JANORIS JENKINS
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
One of the top returning offensive threats for TCU is facing some legal issues after being arrested Tuesday in Fort Worth on suspicion of marijuana possession.
According to the Fort-Worth Star Telegram, police ran the license plate number of a 2010 Lexus that was found to have a “warrant hit,” the police report says. Officers then arrested TCU wideout Brandon Carter and 22-year-old Alexis Harris for “possessing less than two ounces of marijuana.”
The report says that Carter was driving but Harris, who was also arrested on two outstanding warrants, owns the car.
Carter, who caught 31 passes for 370 yards as a junior last season, was released from jail Wednesday morning.
TCU is aware of the charges.
Statement from TCU regarding arrest of WR Brandon Carter says the school is "looking into the details surrounding it."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
Welcome to our new Dr. Saturday feature titled "Random offseason tweet of the day." With real games still months away, coaches and players will be tweeting about non-football-related things as the season approaches. In this space, we'll try to find the funniest and goofiest tweets of the day. If you see something, don't hesitate to send it to us.
Bob Stoops was at practice Wednesday dressed in team colors. It just wasn't his practice or his own team's colors.
The Oklahoma coach was instead at Kentucky's practice. His brother Mark is the Kentucky coach.
Bob Stoops in his UK gear. pic.twitter.com/RwkzwR2anE
Mike Stoops, Oklahoma's defensive coordinator, was there too. According to Mark Stoops, his two brothers weren't there for fun. They came in and watched film Tuesday night and observed practice Wednesday.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
As former Florida center Jonotthan Harrison details it, the players on Florida's 2013 team didn't know how to appropriately handle the Gators' tumultuous season.
Harrison, speaking with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, said Florida was "crumbling as a team" after Florida's November 23 loss to Georgia Southern.
Pads were still on. Tempers were flaring. Head coach Will Muschamp ordered a player to talk to the team. Anyone. So, being a fifth-year senior, center Jonotthan Harrison stepped into the middle of the mayhem.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
The SEC expects to have a solution to the uncertainty surrounding its future schedules sometime soon, and a nine-game schedule is still under consideration. However, if Nick Saban has the correct read on the feeling towards a nine-game conference schedule by the conference's coaches, there's still not much support.
"I don't think there's any support for that, it doesn't seem like" Saban told AL.com Tuesday. "I think there's a little bit more support for staying with an eight-game schedule and everybody playing a ninth opponent that's in the five major conferences.
"My thing is I'm for playing nine conference games and still playing another team in the major conferences, so you play 10 games because of fan interest, people coming to games looking forward to seeing more good games.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
UCLA announced its intentions to raise funds to build a brand new football training facility on campus back in September. On Wednesday, the program offered an update on the project that included some impressive renderings of what the facility will look like upon completion.
According to the release, the UCLA athletic department has “received approximately $40 million in cash and pledges” for the facility. The facility is set to include “a locker room, athletic training area, strength and conditioning facility, coaches’ offices, team meeting rooms, equipment rooms and video rooms.”