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  • Georgia DT Trenton Thompson withdraws from classes due to medical issue

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 17 hrs ago

    Georgia defensive tackle Trenton Thompson has withdrawn from classes this semester as he deals with a “significant medical issue.”

    After multiple reports emerged Thursday saying Thompson was hospitalized Wednesday night, Georgia athletics said in a statement that Thompson was “recently discharged from the hospital and remains under close medical care.” No details of his condition were provided, other than that it “required emergency hospitalization and extended hospital stay.”

    Wednesday night’s hospital trip stemmed from “an adverse reaction to medications prescribed specifically for his medical condition.” He was released Thursday.

    “With respect to (Wednesday) night’s incident, the physical appearance and behavior described in the UGA PD report is solely related to an adverse reaction to medications prescribed specifically for his medical condition,” UGA’s statement said. “The adverse reaction required emergency transport to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.

    Georgia’s statement said “toxicology tests were negative for OxyContin.”

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  • Latest Ole Miss news brings no shortage of reactions from players, coaches

    Matt Fortuna at Dr. Saturday 23 hrs ago

    Willie Gay is a four-star outside linebacker from Starkville, Miss., who elected to stay home for college — and boy is he glad he did.

    Gay, you see, committed to Mississippi State on national signing day. But at one point he had been an Ole Miss commit. And in case you haven’t heard, the Rebels aren’t exactly basking in glory these days, which explains why Gay is extra happy with his college choice.

    Thank God for letting me make the decision that I made????????????????????????????

    — Willie Gay Jr. (@WillieYRN) February 22, 2017

    The NCAA added eight allegations of wrongdoing Wednesday to its previous list of 13, charging Ole Miss with a lack of institutional control. The Rebels self-imposed a bowl ban for 2017.

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  • Nebraska assistant Keith Williams sentenced to jail for DUI

    Matt Fortuna at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Nebraska assistant Keith Williams was sentenced to 30 days in jail, three years of probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine Wednesday after he pleaded no contest to third-offense driving under the influence, according to the Lincoln Journal-Star.

    Prosecutors asked that Williams do the time in jail instead of house arrest since he did not serve jail time on two previous drunken-driving convictions, according to the paper. Williams was given time by a judge to apply for house arrest before he reports for jail March 3.

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    Williams would have to serve 23 days, with credit for good time, if he doesn’t get house arrest.

    The 45-year-old Williams had also been charged with careless driving stemming from the Aug. 14 incident, but prosecutors dropped that charge in exchange for his plea to the misdemeanor DUI offense.

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  • Facing lack of institutional control charge from NCAA, Ole Miss imposes bowl ban

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Ole Miss confirmed Wednesday that it has received an updated Notice of Allegations (NOA) from the NCAA. As a result, the school announced via a 20-minute video that it has been charged with lack of institutional control and will impose a one-year postseason ban on top of the sanctions it imposed on itself in May 2016.

    As part of that postseason ban, athletic director Ross Bjork said the school “must forfeit,” per SEC rules, its annual portion of SEC postseason football revenue for next year. That figure is “expected to be approximately $7.8 million,” Bjork said.

    In light of the Tunsil incident, Yahoo Sports reported in August that the investigation had expanded with the NCAA interviewing players enrolled at other schools who were recruited by Ole Miss.

    In the video and subsequent transcript released Wednesday, Ole Miss detailed the new allegations, some of which it agrees with while others it will contest in full.

  • Ex-Alabama assistant Bo Davis lands at UTSA despite NCAA investigation

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Bo Davis has landed his first coaching job since his unceremonious exit from Alabama last year.

    Davis, who served as Alabama’s defensive line coach in 2014 and 2015 but he “resigned” last May amid an investigation into NCAA violations, was announced Wednesday as the new defensive line coach at UTSA. Davis previously served as the defensive line coach at Texas and is known as a top-notch recruiter.

    “Adding a coach with an outstanding pedigree like Bo Davis is a coup for UTSA,” Roadrunners head coach Frank Wilson said. “He’s won at every level, on the biggest stages and in the biggest moments. He’s an outstanding teacher and recruiter and he has coached nationally acclaimed defensive linemen everywhere he’s been. He will be a tremendous asset to UTSA, and he gives us continued credibility in the direction this program is headed. It’s an honor to have him be a part of our staff.”

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  • Baylor co-OC Matt Lubick joins Washington, his fourth school in three months

    Matt Fortuna at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Matt Lubick is taking his fourth job in the past three months, as the Baylor co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach has joined Washington’s staff in the same capacity.

    Lubick had joined the Bears in early January, shortly after Ole Miss had hired him to coach receivers. And he had joined the Rebels after serving as Oregon’s offensive coordinator and receivers coach in 2016.

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    “I am excited to add Matt to our coaching staff,” Washington coach Chris Petersen said in a release. “He has earned a national reputation as an innovative coaching mind and a successful recruiter. Equally as important, we believe he will be a terrific fit with our staff, players and the University of Washington.”

    Lubick will replace Bush Hamdan, who left to become the Atlanta Falcons’ quarterbacks coach. He had spent the 2013-16 seasons on the Ducks’ staff, and he was not retained when the Ducks fired head coach Mark Helfrich after this past season.

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  • Vanderbilt assistant Osia Lewis diagnosed with liver cancer

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Osia Lewis, Vanderbilt’s outside linebackers coach, has been diagnosed with liver cancer.

    The school announced the news on Tuesday and said Lewis first began exhibiting symptoms (nausea, dizziness and stomach aches) in November, but he coached the rest of the Commodores’ 2016 season. After a series of tests, the diagnosis — cholangiocarcinoma, a form of liver cancer — was revealed in mid-January.

    “Emotionally, I was kind of numb for about two or three days,” Lewis said of the diagnosis per Vanderbilt’s athletics website. “I just didn’t have anything to say. I didn’t cry, nothing – it was just nothing.”

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    Now undergoing chemotherapy treatment, the 54-year-old Lewis has transitioned into a role as head coach Derek Mason’s “chief consultant” with spring practice around the corner, beginning Feb. 27. He also holds the title of “senior defensive assistant.”

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  • Watch Mike Gundy discuss mullets with Barry Melrose (Video)

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Though it’s been trimmed a bit, the mullet of Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy is still alive and well. And with Barry Melrose, a man with a glorious head of hair himself, hosting “SportsCenter” on Tuesday night, Gundy was a perfect pick for an interview.

    The two discussed all things mullet, including the origin of Gundy’s mullet’s nickname (the Arkansas Waterfall), Gundy’s preferred haircare product, his family’s feelings about the hair and more.

    ICYMI: @CoachGundy went on @SportsCenter with @nhlbarrymelrose to talk mullets and it was just as funny as you thought it would be. pic.twitter.com/7q5dYG28IL

    — Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) February 22, 2017

    Gundy also spoke about his wrestling singlet video from last week and the “Big Daddy” mug that rests on his desk.

  • Ex-Purdue interim head coach Gerad Parker arrested for OWI

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Gerad Parker, who served as Purdue’s interim head coach in 2016 after the firing of Darrell Hazell, was arrested early Tuesday morning for allegedly driving under the influence.

    Per the Lafayette Journal and Courier, the 36-year-old Parker was arrested on a charge of operating a vehicle with a BAC above .08. He was taken into custody and released later Tuesday.

    In a statement released on his Twitter account, Parker said he was pulled over after driving the wrong direction down a one-way street.

    “Monday night my wife and I took former coworkers and friends to a great meal and fellowship. Without affecting the legal process I will say that I thought I was under the legal limit to drive at 11:30 p.m. on my way home,” Parker wrote.

    I'm sorry to all my friends and family. Thanks to all that have reached out and shown support. pic.twitter.com/hnk32XPsCY

    For more Purdue news, visit GoldandBlack.com.

  • Tom Herman was once fired by Subway for eating too much pastrami

    Matt Fortuna at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Tom Herman is a multimillionaire holding arguably the premier post in all of college football. But as the new Texas coach has stated in the past, his path was hardly linear.

    Just look at all of the odds jobs he has held, both in and out of football. The Dallas Morning News’ Brad Townsend did just that, and since Herman gave him an abundance of material, the writer ranked all nine of Herman’s non-coaching jobs.

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    The most interesting backstory comes from No. 7 on the list, when Herman worked at Subway.

    “When people said, ‘Hey, what do you do?’ I would say, ‘I’m a Subcontractor. Or Submarine contractor.”

    Alas, due to an unfortunate, shall we say, incident, he estimates the job only lasted four to six months.

    “He goes, ‘Get out. Don’t come back.’ “

    Yes, the Longhorns’ new CEO has come a long way.

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