- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday35 mins ago
As Kansas' 41-3 loss to Duke was ending on Saturday, Scott Paradise, like many Kansas fans, was frustrated.
The Jayhawks haven't won a game on the road since Mark Mangino, now Iowa State's offensive coordinator, was the head coach. Simply put, since Mangino led the Jayhawks to the 2008 Orange Bowl and parted ways with the school in 2009, the Jayhawks have been one of the worst programs Power Five programs in college football.
Paradise took out his frustration in an email to Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger. The subject of the email was "FIRE WEIS." Straight and to the point in reference to Kansas coach Charlie Weis. Tuesday, per the Kansas City Star, Paradise got a reply from an assistant with Zenger's name attached to it.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Texas A&M P Drew Kaser is not letting the season get in the way of his Heisman campaign.
Kaser and A&M have been campaigning for his Heisman candidacy since the beginning of the season and he recently walked around the Texas A&M campus with a sandwich board to continue the awareness for his Heisman candidacy.
Given the emergence of Kenny Hill as A&M's QB (and third-favorite for the Heisman), Kaser needs to do all the campaigning he can. He's being overshadowed.
OK, OK, the Kaser for Heisman movement is a giant joke. A punter simply doesn't have a chance to win the trophy. But that's what makes Kaser and Texas A&M's perserverance so funny. He got some interesting looks while parading around A&M. Hill could have been mobbed had he done that.
Before the season begain, Kaser even wore a "Punters are People Too" shirt as part of his push.
Texas A&M punter Drew Kaser begins lobbying for Heisman Trophy candidacy. pic.twitter.com/w2K5x3tNdx
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday8 hrs ago
Fresno State is looking for a backup kicker and you could be it.
The Bulldogs, who only have two kickers on their roster — freshman walk-on Kody Kroening and punter Garrett Swanson — are holding open tryouts for all fulltime students with kicking experience.
Yes, it’s come to this.
Earlier this month, starting kicker Colin McGuire left the program to deal with “personal issues with his family.”
“We really appreciate the contributions from Colin over the last year and a half — he helped us win a Mountain West Conference championship,” coach Tim DeRuyter told the Fresno Bee at the time. “We let him have a couple of weeks off during training camp this year to deal with some personal issues with his family. We thought we were over the hump, but clearly he has to spend some more time taking care of that and we wish him all the best as he deals with this difficult time in his life.”
McGuire did play in the season opener against USC and made one of his two extra point attempts. In his absence, Kroening has performed well. He’s made all five of his extra point attempts and one of his two field goals.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
Texas’ game against UCLA over the weekend got off to a strange start before the opening kickoff even took place. Before Jerry Neuheisel led the Bruins to a comeback win, it was the coin toss – yes, the coin toss – that managed to gather some headlines.
Texas captain Desmond Jackson somehow managed to botch the coin toss so UCLA received the kickoff to begin both halves. Jackson, a senior defensive tackle, apologized to Texas fans for the gaffe via Twitter on Tuesday.
To everyone including longhorn nation.. That's my fault on the coin toss.. You live and you learn. It won't happen again.
People never can talk about their own mistakes but wanna talk about everyone else.. I'm human an sometimes you freeze up an make mistakes..
So I learn from it. And I'm moving forward and continue to be one of the best d-lineman and best teammate I can be in the country.God bless
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday15 hrs ago
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For nearly a year, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has been exhaustive telling everyone who would listen — and that's a lot of us — that quarterback Jameis Winston is a really mature guy.
And habitually, Winston proves his coach wrong.
The Heisman Trophy winner’s latest act of immaturity came Tuesday when he reportedly stood up on a table in the Florida State student union and yelled an obscene phrase at the top of his lungs.
Winston’s choice of phrase wasn’t random. It came from a fake newscast video that surfaced earlier this year (please note that the link contains obscene language). The phrase was then turned into a meme and people then thought it was funny and cool to yell it during live newscasts… and apparently in student unions.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
With the bowl ban and NCAA scholarship sanctions for the Jerry Sandusky scandal now officially in the past for Penn State, some fans are organizing a tribute to former coach Joe Paterno during Saturday's game at UMass.
A small group wants to organize a "Joe-Out" before and during the game. What does that mean? Well, it means tributes to Paterno, whether it be dressing like him, bringing pictures or something else.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
One of the more anticipated games of the weekend is top-ranked Florida State’s home matchup against No. 23 Clemson in an ACC contest. The game is not quite as hyped up as last year’s version of the game, when the Seminoles marched into Death Valley and destroyed the Tigers 51-14.
That dominant showing prompted a March tweet from FSU quarterback Jameis Winston that caught the attention of the Clemson players. Winston, while on a road trip with the FSU baseball team, took a photo in front of Memorial Stadium with the caption, “our house.”
Nearly six months later, a few Clemson players haven’t forgotten about the tweet.
“That’s a guy that wants to make it all about him,” said senior defensive lineman Grady Jarrett. “We’ll let him have that. It’s a team game.”
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday17 hrs ago
Duke will look to improve its record to 4-0 when it hosts Tulane at Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Blue Devils have won their first three games over Elon, Troy and Kansas by an average of 31 points, so the defending ACC Coastal Division champions are off to a good start in 2014.
To keep the good times rolling before the ACC schedule starts, the Blue Devils will wear special white throwback helmets against the Green Wave for Saturday’s 12:30 p.m. ET kickoff.
Take a look:
It remains to be seen if Duke will pair a throwback uniform with the new helmets, but for now it looks like they’ll be paired with the blue home jerseys.
For more Duke news, visit DevilsIllustrated.com.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
Florida offensive coordinator Kurt Roper met with the media on Tuesday and, as most coaches do, cracked a joke.
His wife, Britt Roper, is a former sports reporter. So it gave Kurt Roper the chance to joke about the media in attendance and he said that his wife looked better than most reporters. Though he may want the qualifier back after Britt saw the comment on Twitter.
@ZachAbolverdi did he really say "most"?
We definitely laughed.
We're not going to assume that Britt is mad at Kurt, rather that this is going to be a joke that he won't live down at home in the foreseeable future. And a cue for Kurt to open his next press conference by definitively stating his wife is a lot better looking than everyone assembled to ask him questions.
Florida plays Saturday at Alabama. It's Roper's first game against Alabama as Florida's offensive coordinator. After coaching at Duke last season, he replaced former offensive coordinator Brent Pease.
For more Florida news, visitInsideTheGators.com.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
A day after being arrested for DUI and possession of a fake or stolen driver’s license, Miami quarterback Kevin Olsen is no longer with the Hurricanes program.
The Miami athletic department announced the news in a short press release Tuesday afternoon.
“Kevin Olsen is no longer a student at the University of Miami. We wish him the very best in the future,” the statement read.
Olsen, a 19-year-old redshirt freshman, was arrested and booked after 4 a.m. Monday morning after South Miami Police were called to investigate an incident at a home. According to a police report, police encountered Olsen when he drove up to the home and asked what was going on. At that point, an officer observed that Olsen had “bloodshot watery eyes and an odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath as he spoke in a slurred speech.”
Olsen then failed a field sobriety test because he was unable to maintain his balance. He blew a .04 on a Breathalyzer test and was also in possession of five different IDs from four different states.