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  • Notre Dame grads buy page in school's student paper lambasting AD and coach

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 9 hrs ago

    Some Notre Dame fans are so unhappy with the state of the school’s football team that they bought a page in the student paper to express their dissatisfaction.

    The ad appears in the Dec. 7 issue of The Observer student paper. It blames Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick for failures and expresses a lack of confidence in coach Brian Kelly.

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    Oh, and it provides a head-to-head comparison with Stanford over the past seven years.

    Here’s the ad in all its glory. Or unhappiness. There are a lot of adjectives we could use. It’s quite the flattering picture choice of Kelly.

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    The school has said its appealing the sanctions.

    (H/T Deadspin)

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  • Lamar Jackson headlines Dr. Saturday's All-American team

    Yahoo Sports Staff at Dr. Saturday 10 hrs ago

    Another terrific season of college football is in the books and it’s time to hand out some awards in the first-annual Dr. Saturday All-American Team.

    Probably the most dynamic player of the 2016 season was Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, who made his Heisman case early in the season and seemingly never let anyone catch him. Jackson dazzled as both a runner and a passer, and helped lead the Cardinals as high as No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings. Despite faltering toward the end of the season, Jackson’s body of work was enough to earn our Player of the Year award.

    Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre earned our Coach of the Year award after taking a Colorado team that had won just five conference games in five Pac-12 seasons to the Pac-12 title game. The Buffaloes had the greatest one-year turnaround in Pac-12 history.

    Here are all of our All-American selections:

    Player of the Year: Lamar Jackson, Louisville

    Coach of the Year: Mike MacIntyre, Colorado

    OFFENSE

    QB: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Others receiving votes: Deshaun Watson, Clemson

    RB: D’Onta Foreman,Texas; Dalvin Cook, Florida State Others receiving votes: Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State

    DEFENSE

    SPECIALISTS

  • Navy slotbacks to honor late teammate during Army game

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 11 hrs ago

    Navy’s slotbacks will wear a uniform patch for teammate Will McKamey during Saturday’s game vs. Army.

    McKamey died in the spring of 2014, three days after he collapsed during a practice. The Tennessee native would have been a senior and playing in his final Army-Navy game on Saturday.

    The patch will be worn by Toneo Gulley, Calvin Cass, Dishan Romine and Kendrick Mouton. Gulley, one of the team’s senior captains, suffered a season-ending injury vs. Temple in the AAC Championship Game.

    McKamey, Tennessee’s Mr. Football in 2012, collapsed on the football field in high school during a game as a senior. After avoiding contact for months, he was cleared to play again after doctors couldn’t find the cause of the collapse.

    McKamey never regained consciousness after he collapsed at Navy. His family released a statement following the practice incident saying Navy did nothing wrong and they felt “there is more going on in his brain than we could have ever detected.” According to the family’s statement, McKamey had undergone “4-6” CAT scans and MRIs after he collapsed in high school.

    The Midshipmen have won 14-straight vs. Army.

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  • San Jose State hires Oregon State assistant Brent Brennan

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 12 hrs ago

    San Jose State has looked to the north for its new coach.

    The school said Wednesday that Oregon State wide receivers coach Brent Brennan would be its next head coach. The Spartans fired coach Ron Caragher on the Sunday after the season ended. San Jose State finished the season 4-8.

    “We want to recruit high-character young men that are tough and love to play football and also take their academics seriously,” Brennan said in a school statement. “We’re going to help them grow from young men into men and put a product on the field that anybody who has a connection with Spartan football can be proud of.”

    Brennan stayed at Oregon State after Mike Riley was hired by Nebraska following the 2014 season. He’s been at Oregon State since 2011 and knows San Jose State very well. He was an assistant coach with the Spartans for six years before joining Oregon State’s staff. And, per the Oregonian, the California native is the Beavers’ primary recruiter in California.

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  • Report: Michigan QB Shane Morris is transferring

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 12 hrs ago

    In perhaps one of the most not-so-shocking announcements of the transfer season, Michigan quarterback Shane Morris has decided to leave the Wolverines to pursue playing time elsewhere as a graduate transfer, according to reports.

    Morris, once he graduates, can transfer to any school he chooses and will have one year of eligibility remaining.

    Morris was a four-star recruit out of De La Salle High School in Warren, Michigan in 2013, but has played sparing during his time with the Wolverines. Morris saw action in his first two seasons with the program, but redshirted his third. During his Wolverines career, Morris threw for 434 yards, no touchdowns and five interceptions.

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  • NCAA president Mark Emmert wants an eight-team playoff; do you?

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 14 hrs ago

    NCAA president Mark Emmert said Wednesday that he’d like to increase the College Football Playoff field from four teams to eight in an effort to allow the champions of all five of the Power Five conferences to be represented.

    Emmert was speaking at the Learfield Sports Intercollegiate Athletics Forum in New York.

    “I’m kind of old school about that, I guess,” he said. “It would be really fun to have a model where those five champions all got a crack at moving forward. I don’t know what that looks like.”

    The four-team playoff field has been met with scrutiny since its inception three years ago. The manner by which the teams are selected, which is by a 12-person committee, also has come under fire. CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock has maintained the playoff has no plans to expand its pool of teams in the near future. The CFP already has contracts with game sites through the 2020 season.

    However, if the CFP had decided to go with an eight-team playoff this year, here’s what it would have looked like:

    No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 8 Wisconsin

    No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 7 Oklahoma

    No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 6 Michigan

    No. 4 Washington vs. No. 5 Penn State

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  • Official: Oregon hires USF coach Willie Taggart

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 14 hrs ago

    Oregon has found its new coach.

    The school officially announced South Florida coach Willie Taggart as its new coach Wednesday afternoon. The news was first reported Wednesday morning by ESPN.

    Taggart has turned around South Florida in his four years with the program. The Bulls went 10-2 in 2016 and will play in the Birmingham Bowl vs. South Carolina.

    “I am grateful for the trust that President [Michael] Schill and [athletic director] Rob Mullens have put in me to be the next head coach of the Oregon football program, and I thank them for the opportunity,” Taggart said in a school statement. “Oregon has a strong national presence and a proud recent history of playing among the nation’s elite, and I look forward to the challenge of upholding the excellence.  I can’t wait to get started.”

    The 40-year-old former Western Kentucky quarterback came to South Florida before the 2013 season after three seasons at WKU. The Bulls were 2-10 in Taggart’s first year — a year after going 3-9 — and improved to 4-8 and 8-5 over the previous two seasons.

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  • Arkansas QB Ricky Town to transfer again

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day 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.”

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

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day 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.

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    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.

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    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 1 day 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.

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