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  • Shots fired into Memphis player's car hours after alleged altercation with teammate

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 hr ago

    Memphis wide receiver Jae’Lon Oglesby and cornerback Kam Prewitt have been suspended indefinitely after an alleged physical altercation between the two Tuesday.

    Oglesby also told police his car was shot at late Tuesday night after the two had been in their dispute, though he wasn’t sure who fired the shots. From the Memphis Commercial-Appeal:

    Oglesby told police that he was sitting in his apartment in the 600 block of Patterson Street at around 10 p.m. Tuesday when he heard several gunshots outside. He noticed bullet holes in two windows and both of the passenger-side doors of his Nissan Altima, as well as bullet damage to the roof of the car, according to a police report. While he did not see who fired the shots, Oglesby told officers that he had a physical altercation with Prewitt earlier in the day.

    Oglesby's car was shot up outside of his apartment near campus. pic.twitter.com/kHJrTSCw57

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  • The Ann Arbor Ruth's Chris is booked solid after the Michigan State game

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 hr ago

    Many Michigan fans apparently have already made dinner reservations to celebrate a Wolverine win over 2-5 Michigan State on Saturday. And they’re hoping for a deep discount too.

    The Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Ann Arbor has no open reservations on Open Table from Sunday through Thursday. You may remember the Ruth’s Chris as the restaurant offering patrons a discount equaling undefeated Michigan’s margin of victory(up to 50 percent) after Wolverine games this year.

    The restaurant’s promo first gained notoriety after the Wolverines’ 78-0 win at Rutgers. Even coach Jim Harbaugh took advantage of the discount after the Rutgers game.

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    Word is, the staff was so caught off guard by the response to the promotion the first night, an employee at a rival steak house was tapped to help with food-running.

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  • The Dr. Saturday Podcast: The College Football Rankings are coming

    Yahoo Sports Staff at Dr. Saturday 18 hrs ago

    Welcome to the latest edition of the Dr. Saturday Podcast. In this week’s edition of the rankings we wonder if Tuesday’s College Football Playoff rankings will mimic the AP poll. If the top four teams stay undefeated, we certainly think they will, though there will be some intrigue outside the top four.

    We also debate the Heisman candidacy of LSU running back Leonard Fournette if his Ole Miss game is a sign of things to come and wonder who else will be in the mix for the trophy at the end of the year.

    As always, you can listen to the podcast in the player below or via iTunes where youcan subscribe right here.

  • Heisman Watch: Washington's Jake Browning faces the MUSS

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 19 hrs ago

    This week’s Heisman Watch focuses on Washington quarterback Jake Browning. He hasn’t gotten a ton of pub, perhaps it’s that West Coast bias thing, but he’s definitely a candidate to watch. He’s been carving up Pac-12 defenses, but he’ll have his work cut out for him this weekend in front of a raucous Utah crowd.

    Also, this week marks the first time we’ve put a Group of Five player on the list. Again, he might suffer from that same West Coast bias, but he’s definitely worth talking about.

    Here’s the rest of Heisman Watch for Week 9:

    Lamar Jackson had a rough game against Duke in Week 7, but rebounded masterfully against N.C. State last week while throwing for 355 yards and three touchdowns, and rushing for 76 yards and a score. Jackson’s four touchdowns broke the touchdowns responsible for record and he’s showing no signs of stopping. Jackson should have another excellent week against a Virginia team that has one of the worst total and scoring defenses in the country.

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  • Wisconsin kicker planning to help carry Sam Foltz's jersey out to field Saturday

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 19 hrs ago

    Wisconsin kicker Rafael Gaglianone will walk out of the tunnel with Nebraska before the Badgers and Huskers play each other Saturday evening in Madison.

    Gaglianone will help the Huskers carry the jersey of former Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, who died in a car crash along with former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler in July. The two punters were on their way back from a kicking camp in Wisconsin.

    A friend of Foltz, Gaglianone was at the kicking camp as well. After Foltz’s death, Gaglianone decided to wear Foltz’s No. 27 during 2016. But he’s missed most of the season with a lower-back injury.

    The injury will allow him to spend time with Foltz’s parents on Friday night at the Nebraska hotel. He said he’s talked to Foltz’s father every week since Foltz’s death. From Madison.com:

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  • Missouri LB Michael Scherer and DT Terry Beckner both have ACL tears

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 20 hrs ago

    Two key Missouri defenders are likely out for the season after suffering ACL tears in the Tigers’ homecoming loss to Middle Tennessee State.

    Missouri coach Barry Odom said middle linebacker Michael Scherer suffered a torn right ACL and MCL during the Tigers’ first defensive series of the game when he got cut blocked. And defensive tackle Terry Beckner Jr. suffered a torn ACL in his left knee — also on a cut block — in the second half.

    Scherer is Missouri’s top tackler. The senior has 53 tackles in 2016 including 3.5 for loss.  He had 114 tackles as Missouri won the SEC East in 2014 and 93 tackles in 2015.

    Odom said Scherer’s career was over. He didn’t make the same season-ending declaration about Beckner, but given that he too has a torn ACL, it seems probable he’ll miss the rest of the year too.

    It’s Beckner’s second season-ending knee injury in two years with the Tigers. He tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee on a cut block vs. BYU in 2015. He recovered in time to return for preseason practice in 2016.

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  • Jim Harbaugh's yearly $9 million contract makes him the nation's highest-paid coach

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 23 hrs ago

    Nick Saban is no longer the nation’s highest-paid college football coach.

    According to USA Today’s annual release of coaching salaries, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh will earn more than $9 million in 2016 ($9,004,000). That’s a big jump from a year ago, when Harbaugh was making $7,004,000 and trailed Saban by less than $100,000.

    Part of the jump is thanks to a life insurance loan Harbaugh agreed to back in August. In that contract restructuring, Harbaugh makes $5 million as a base salary and then an additional $4 million as a loan against a premium on a life insurance policy taken out by the university. Harbaugh then receives an additional $2 million for each of the next five years as part of the loan. The $4 million he receives in 2016 is paid in increments. He received $2 million on June 3 and will receive the other $2 million if he’s still the Wolverines’ coach on Dec. 6.

    Saban, who has long been the salary torchbearer on this yearly list, is second with $6,939,395, followed by Ohio State’s Urban Meyer ($6,003,000), Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops ($5,550,000) and Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher ($5,250,000).

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  • Navy doesn't grant QB Tago Smith extra season of eligibility

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Navy quarterback Tago Smith’s college football career is over.

    Smith suffered a torn right ACL in the team’s season-opener vs. Fordham. Since the injury occurred so early in the season, he could have applied for a medical redshirt with the NCAA and played in 2017 if it was approved.

    He didn’t even get to the medical redshirt process. According to the Annapolis Capital-Gazette, he was denied a fifth year by the superintendent of the school.

    “This is a four-year academic institution and midshipmen are expected to graduate in that period of time unless the superintendent determines there is a significant reason why they cannot do so,” McKinney said. “Vice Admiral Carter looked at this particular situation and decided that is not the case with Midshipmen Smith.”

    Smith, who backed up record-setting quarterback Keenan Reynolds in 2015, is set to graduate in May and athletic director Chet Gladchuk said the school doesn’t have any rules allowing athletes extra time for their sports. Had Smith been approved by the school, he then could have appealed to the NCAA.

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  • Keller Chryst to replace Ryan Burns at QB for Stanford vs. Arizona

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Stanford is making a quarterback change before Saturday’s game against Arizona.

    Coach David Shaw said Tuesday that Keller Chryst would get the start under center. Ryan Burns, who won the job before the season, had started every game so far in 2016 for the Cardinal.

    Shaw noted, however, that the offense as a whole has struggled.

    “It would be really easy if it were just the quarterback,” Shaw said via the San Jose Mercury News.

    Shaw said, "As of right now, Keller's just going to play." No plans to rotate Burns into game

    — Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) October 25, 2016

    Burns is 95-152 passing for 1,058 yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions through seven games this season. Chryst, who replaced Burns for a spell during the second half of the Cardinal’s blowout loss to Washington State, is 7-18 passing for 63 yards and an interception.

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  • UConn coach: Idea of Civil ConFLiCT 'worked' because of the attention it's gotten

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Connecticut coach Bob Diaco is taking the route of all publicity is good publicity regarding his team’s “rivalry” with Central Florida.

    By now you may know that UCFleft the rivalry trophy on the field in Storrs on Saturday after beating the Huskies. Diaco said it was “disappointing” the Knights didn’t want to have anything to do with the trophy, but decided to view the positives of his brainchild during his Tuesday press conference.

    “The idea worked,” Diaco said. “I pose this challenge: What matchup, even including the championship game, has been more widely covered than the Conflict? What matchup? Bring it to my attention, I’m very interested. So an obscure game that would have been meaningless otherwise and had no energy at all for two teams that really never played each other became a national conversation. That’s a bad thing? It definitely filled some papers.”

    Diaco owned the Conflict’s creation Tuesday, but said that he didn’t create the rivalry “unilaterally.” He said he had pitched the idea of trophy games at an AAC spring meeting.

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