Dr. Saturday

  • Arkansas QB Ricky Town to transfer again

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 hr ago

    Arkansas quarterback Ricky Town will transfer following the Belk Bowl, coach Bret Bielema said Sunday night.

    Town, a redshirt sophomore, hasn’t played this season. He transferred to Arkansas prior to the 2015 season from Southern California. He enrolled at USC in January 2015 and went through spring practices with the Trojans before opting to leave. he’s been third string for the Razorbacks.

    Bielema said Town plans to transfer to a junior college. If he does that, he can transfer back to an FBS school and play immediately in 2017.

    Town was a four-star recruit out of St. Bonaventure in Ventura, California. He was rated the No. 5 quarterback in the Class of 2015.

    “With what Ricky has done here, he’s been a great part to our team,” Bielema said. “He played a great role last year as our scout-team quarterback. This year as our third-team quarterback.

    “He’s been engaged, locked into every game plan. He just feels there’s a better opportunity for him out there.”

    More college football from Dr. Saturday:

    – – – – – – –

  • Navy to wear gold helmets vs. Army (Photos)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 hrs ago

    Navy has some sweet helmets for the Army game again.

    The Midshipmen are officially the visitors for Saturday’s game and will wear a white jersey with blue shoulders and numbers. The highlight of the uniform — for us, anyway — is the gold helmets with the blue helmet stripe and stars.

    [Check out Dr. Saturday on Tumblr for entertaining things you won’t see on the blog]

    Behold these beauties.

    The Midshipmen have a 14-game win steak heading into Saturday’s game. It’s the longest win streak of any team during the series.

    Army revealed its uniforms for the game Monday.

    [Visit Dr. Saturday on Facebook for stories you might have missed and chat with the writers]

    – – – – – – –

    Nick Bromberg is the assistant editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at nickbromberg@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

  • Report: Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey to declare for NFL draft

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 2 hrs ago

    Stanford junior running back Christian McCaffrey will declare for the NFL draft, according to a report by Matt Miller of Bleacher Report.

    Miller, who specifically writes about draft prospects, believes McCaffrey will be a first-round pick.

    Christian McCaffrey will declare for the NFL Draft, sources tell @nfldraftscout; the Stanford RB is seen as an early round lock pic.twitter.com/DAb0MUzdXB

    — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 6, 2016

    McCaffrey, a Heisman finalist in 2015, has amassed 3,922 rushing yards, 1,206 receiving yards, 1,859 return yards and 33 total touchdowns in his three seasons with the Cardinal.

    Overall, Miller has McCaffrey as the third-best running back in the draft behind LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Florida State’s Dalvin Cook.

    More college football from Yahoo Sports:

    – – – – – – –

  • Heisman winner Rashaan Salaam found dead in Colorado park

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 2 hrs ago

    Former University of Colorado running back Rashaan Salaam, the 1994 Heisman Trophy winner, was found dead Monday night in a Boulder, Colorado park. He was 42.

    A middle-aged passerby discovered the body and called police at approximately 8:54 p.m. Monday. Salaam was pronounced dead at the scene. Boulder police said there were no signs of foul play and according to the Boulder Daily Camera, Salaam’s death is being investigated as a possible suicide.

    The coroner’s office will conduct an official investigation to determine the cause and manner of death.

    “The Buff Family has lost an outstanding young man and a great Buff today,” Colorado athletic director Rick George said in a statement on the school’s website. “We are heartbroken for Rashaan and his family and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this very difficult time.”

    Salaam won the 1994 Heisman in a landslide — 248 votes and 842 points — after rushing for 2,055 yards. At the time, he was just the fourth player in college football history to surpass the 2,000-yard mark. He also won the Doak Walker Award, which is given annually to the nation’s best running back.

  • Donald Trump will be in attendance at Army-Navy

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 hrs ago

    Maybe the president-elect of the United States will be firing off some football-related tweets in the next few days?

    A spokesman for President-elect Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday that Trump will be at Saturday’s game between Army and Navy. He’ll sit on the Army side of M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore in the first half and on the Navy side in the second half.

    According to the Baltimore Sun, it’s Trump’s first visit to the city since September.

    Presidential attendance at the games is commonplace. President Barack Obama last attended the game in 2011 and George W. Bush went three times and was in attendance in 2008, the final year of his two terms as president.

    [Check out Dr. Saturday on Tumblr for entertaining things you won’t see on the blog]

    Love that Patriots won – Brady is best ever! Seahawks pass was DUMBEST play in the history of football! Great going COACH B!

    – – – – – – –

    Follow @NickBromberg

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court rules tape of OU RB punching woman must be released

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 5 hrs ago

    The public has a right to see the surveillance tape of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a woman in the summer of 2014 according to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

    The court ruled Tuesday the video, which hasn’t been released, must be available to the public. Mixon was suspended for the 2014 season after the incident, which left the woman with reported facial fractures.

    The city of Norman, Okla., has sought to keep open-records laws from being applicable to the video.

    From the Tulsa World:

    It’s unclear, however, if the video will be immediately released. One Norman city official said an appeal for a re-hearing of the ruling remains possible, which could delay release of the video until at least January 2017.

    The right to view the tape made it to the Supreme Court following a suit by the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters. The association has contended that since it has to do with Mixon’s arrest on misdemeanor assault charges, the tape is part of the public record.

    – – – – – – –

  • Michigan State DT Malik McDowell heading to NFL

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 6 hrs ago

    Michigan State defensive tackle Malik McDowell won’t be returning to East Lansing, Mich., for his senior year. He’s heading to the NFL.

    McDowell posted his intentions to Twitter on Tuesday.

    #GoGreen #GoWhite pic.twitter.com/6jdVinhVXQ

    — 4️⃣ (@MSU_LEEK4) December 6, 2016

    McDowell had 34 total tackles in 2016 and seven tackles for loss in nine games. He missed three games because of an ankle injury though was still a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the conference’s coaches.

    [Check out Dr. Saturday on Tumblr for entertaining things you won’t see on the blog]

    His statistics were a good per-game follow to a monster sophomore campaign that included 41 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and an interception that was returned for a touchdown in 14 games.

    McDowell will likely be an early pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

    – – – – – – –

    Follow @NickBromberg

  • Official: Baylor hires Temple's Matt Rhule as head coach

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 6 hrs ago

    Baylor has found its new coach.

    The school announced Tuesday that it has hired Temple’s Matt Rhule. Rhule has led the Owls to back-to-back 10-win seasons, including this year’s American Athletic Conference title. He will be introduced at Baylor on Wednesday.

    In four years at Temple, his first head-coaching job, Rhule, 41, has a 28-23 record and won the AAC East title in the last two seasons. Rhule was an assistant at Temple from 2006-2011 and also had stints as an assistant with the New York Giants and at Western Carolina, UCLA and Buffalo. He played collegiately at Penn State.

    OFFICIAL: We have our new Head Football Coach. Welcome to Matt Rhule and his family. #SicEm ????

    ???? https://t.co/PSK4tvRjrS pic.twitter.com/5hlVcvEK8c

    — Baylor Football (@BUFootball) December 6, 2016

    Before Briles’ removal, Baylor had won at least 10 games in three straight seasons, including Big 12 titles in 2013 and 2014.

  • Notre Dame grad transfer QB Malik Zaire reportedly lining up visits

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 7 hrs ago

    Former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire is already lining up visits.

    After being granted his release from the Irish last week, Zaire plans to visit Wisconsin and North Carolina this week, IrishIllustrated.com and ESPN.com are reporting. Both reports say Zaire is expected to make the trip to Madison to visit the Badgers on Wednesday before heading south to UNC on Friday.

    Zaire’s release from Notre Dame apparently is without restriction. That would allow him to transfer to North Carolina despite the Heels being on the Irish’s schedule in 2017. Zaire, who is expected to graduate from Notre Dame this month, would be immediately eligible wherever he ends up.

    Other schools reportedly in the mix for Zaire’s services include Pittsburgh, Michigan State and Auburn.

    More college football from Yahoo Sports:

    – – – – – – –

  • Former Alabama QB Blake Barnett commits to Arizona State

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 19 hrs ago

    Blake Barnett is headed to the Pac-12.

    A few months after transferring from Alabama, the former Crimson Tide quarterback announced Monday night that he will transfer to Arizona State.

    #Boom Great night & Happy Birthday @CoachGrahamASU #ForksUp #ASU pic.twitter.com/qTManfIRFm

    — Lance Barnett (@LanceBarnett) December 6, 2016

    Forks Up #committed pic.twitter.com/buQWSnOuex

    — B² (@Blake8Barnett) December 6, 2016

    From there, he will be eligible to play.

    He also must meet certain requirements at his junior college to be eligible. From Al.com:

    – – – – – – –