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  • Report: Tommy Tuberville thinking about running for governor of Alabama

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 29 mins ago

    Are Tommy Tuberville campaign signs about to become a reality?

    According to a report from CBS Sports, the former Ole Miss, Auburn, Texas Tech and Cincinnati coach could be entering the 2018 governor’s race in Alabama as a Republican. Per the report, “it is known he is currently in the process of gauging interest for his entry into the 2018 race.”

    And a survey of Alabama residents about the worthiness of Tuberville’s candidacy is reportedly going to influence his decision. The coach resigned from his position at Cincinnati in December after a 4-8 season with the Bearcats. His career record at the four schools is 159-99

    The answer, of course, is largely based on who he runs against. And Alabama residents aren’t too fond of their current governor, Robert Bentley, who allegedly had an affair with an aide.

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  • Prosecutor: Kevin Olsen threatened to kill woman and himself before alleged sexual assault

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 hrs ago

    Prosecutors say Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen threatened to kill himself and the woman he allegedly sexually assaulted before the incident happened Sunday morning.

    A Mecklenberg County attorney said Monday in court that Olsen and the woman went out together Saturday night. After the two were no longer in each other’s company as the night went on, Olsen sent her a text saying he was going to kill her. Things escalated from there. From the Charlotte Observer:

    Eventually, the pair reunited and used Uber to get back to Olsen’s apartment early Sunday morning. There, Northrup said, Olsen remained upset about the evening “and some events in his life.” He grabbed a phone charger and wrapped it around his neck, threatening to kill himself, the prosecutor said.

    The victim, according to Northrup, calmed Olsen down. But the argument flared up again. Olsen first struck her with a pillow, then punched her in the face, Northrup said.

    He then assaulted her three times, Northrup said, with the victim crying at some point during the attack.

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  • Auburn replaces Toomer's Oaks (again)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 4 hrs ago

    The oak trees at the iconic Toomer’s Corner in Auburn have once again been replaced.

    The latest replacement happened over the weekend. The trees had to be replaced after a man set fire to one of the trees after Auburn beat LSU in September.

    As is tradition, the trees were rolled with toilet paper following Auburn’s last-second win (that cost LSU coach Les Miles his job). A man set fire to the toilet paper, which then burned one of the trees.

    “The fire in September severely damaged the Magnolia Avenue tree,” Gary Keever, an Auburn horticultural professor, said in a release last week. “The appearance of the tree is unacceptable, and we don’t believe it will recover within a reasonable time period.”

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  • Alabama hires Patriots assistant Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 21 hrs ago

    Alabama went to the NFL to find its replacement for Steve Sarkisian.

    After reports emerged over the weekend, the school confirmed Monday that it hired New England Patriots tight ends coach Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator.

    Alabama was looking for a new offensive coordinator after Sarkisian went to the NFL himself to become the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons. Sarkisian, who served as an offensive analyst for the 2016 season, was Alabama’s offensive coordinator for the Crimson Tide’s national championship loss to Clemson.

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  • James Franklin, Penn State football coaches one-up Mike Gundy after wrestling win

    Matt Fortuna at Dr. Saturday 23 hrs ago

    James Franklin sees you, Mike Gundy. And he’s enlisted the rest of his staff to one-up you.

    Penn State’s football coaches showed up to work Monday in wrestling singlets, one day after the Nittany Lions’ wrestling team beat Oklahoma State.

    Congrats @pennstateWrest & @caelsanderson– big win at Oklahoma St! Compete in everything you do! #NotAGoodLookOnUs pic.twitter.com/eXMoUmkE5K

    — James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) February 20, 2017

    Of course, this comes one week after Cowboys football coach Mike Gundy drummed up interest in the matchup by wearing a singlet himselfin a promotional video.

    — Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) February 15, 2017

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  • Jim Harbaugh meets Allen Iverson during All-Star weekend

    Matt Fortuna at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    When you become the first football coach to get Michael Jordan to sponsor your team’s gear, you get invited to his birthday party. When MJ’s birthday falls during All-Star weekend, you get to be where all present and past NBA stars converge.

    And when you’re Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and you meet Allen Iverson at the party of the man whose gear your team wears, you go the diplomatic route and declare Iverson “my tied for 1st favorite Baller of All-Time.” (We can all probably guess whom he’s referring to as the other favorite.)

    Great thrill to meet my tied for 1st favorite Baller of All-Time @ MJ's BDay party. A.I. could not have been cooler! pic.twitter.com/Px9GmGP2AN

    — Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) February 18, 2017

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  • Boston College AD Brad Bates stepping down to become VP of search firm

    Matt Fortuna at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Boston College athletic director Brad Bates will step down from his post in June to become vice president of a collegiate search and consulting firm.

    Bates, who had been at BC since 2012, will join Collegiate Sports Associates (CSA) out of Chapel Hill, N.C., the school announced Monday.

    “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Boston College and am especially grateful for the opportunity to serve the University,” Bates said in a release. “I will forever be an Eagle and a fan of our student-athletes, coaches and staff, and will cherish the great relationships that I have made here. The Jesuit, Catholic education offered at BC is distinctive in higher education and epitomizes the very best of college athletics. I feel privileged to be a part of this community.”

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  • Charlotte QB Kevin Olsen charged with rape

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen has been formally charged with rape.

    According to the Charlotte Observer, Olsen was arrested Sunday and is facing charges of “felony second-degree forcible rape, cyberstalking, assault on a female and second-degree forced sex.”

    In a statement, the school, which said it has been in “close communication” with local police, said the incident occurred off campus and appears “to involve sexual assault within an existing relationship.” Olsen, who started for the 49ers during the 2016 season, has been suspended from the team.

    “Olsen has been suspended from Charlotte Athletics, and the University is reviewing the case consistent with its disciplinary procedures,” the school said. “Due to the ongoing CMPD investigation and federal protections on student information, the University will have no further comment on the investigation at this time.”

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  • Watch FSU QB Deondre Francois chuck a football over a frat house (Video)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    We’re anxious to see Florida State run the “go deep behind the fraternity house” play in 2017.

    Quarterback Deondre Francois showed off his arm strength over the weekend by throwing a football over the Pi Kappa Alpha frat house on the Florida State campus. Take a look at this crazy toss.

    Watch Deondre Francois throw a football over the pike house pic.twitter.com/WDc6dyVALA

    — zachboivin (@ZachBoivin17) February 18, 2017

    The house isn’t an ordinary fraternity house either. It’s the largest in the country andhas over 50 bedrooms and is 15,000 square feet.

    I just chill … pic.twitter.com/q5M9qzzDfK

    — Deondre Francois™ (@_Dirtie12) February 20, 2017

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  • Mich. St. approves Mark Dantonio's contract extension as investigation of allegations vs. players continues

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio got a one-year contract extension Friday.

    The school approved the contract extension — a rollover provision of Dantonio’s current contract — amidst a continuing investigation into sexual assault allegations against three unidentified players. The players have been suspended and are currently not permitted to live in school residences.

    According to the Detroit News, the school has also retained the services of a law firm to review the athletic department’s handling of the allegations vs. the players. But president Lou Anna K. Simon said after a board of trustees meeting where Dantonio’s contract extension was formally approved that the approval was a sign of support for athletic staff.

    Simon spoke following an MSU Board of Trustees meeting where Dantonio’s rollover contract was approved and said that was an indication of her feeling about the program under Dantonio, who is entering his 11th season.