- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday14 mins ago
Jim Harbaugh clearly didn't want to talk to ESPN's Colin Cowherd Wednesday morning.
The Michigan coach appeared on Cowherd's program and gave a lot of non-answer answers to Cowherd's questions. The interview was rough -- it was so rough that it was entertaining in a macabre way -- and Cowherd cut the interview off approximately five minutes into it.
If you listen to the entire video, you can sense Cowherd's frustration with Harbaugh building. Right before cutting Harbaugh off he says "This seems terribly difficult."
Even if you've never had to interview someone, you've undoubtedly been in a similar position of carrying on a conversation with someone who clearly doesn't want to talk. And while you can cut a conversation off in a social setting realtively easy, it's a bit harder to do when it's for a story or segment. Especially when it's a segment being broadcast live.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Jim Harbaugh disputed Michigan defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins' assertion that Michigan's staff pressured Pipkins to quit playing football.
Pipkins told ESPN that he had been approached by Michigan's staff to sign retirement paperwork approximately 10 times over a three month period. Pipkins suffered a knee injury in the 2013 season and returned to play in 2014. Michigan has said it doesn't feel its in Pipkins' best interest to continue to play football.
"We don't run off players," Harbaugh said at Comerica Park shortly after throwing out the first pitch before Tuesday's Tigers-Pirates game.
"I'll speak for myself personally," Harbaugh continued. "When it comes to the health and safety of the players, that argument trumps all other arguments."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday15 hrs ago
The college football coach first pitch tour continued Tuesday night. With Jim Harbaugh, of course.
The Michigan coach threw out the first pitch at the Detroit Tigers game. You can tell he used to play a position that required a lot of throwing. And no, we're not surprised at all he was wearing khakis.
The pitch isn't the best part of it though. Harbaugh was wearing the jersey of former Detroit pitcher Mark "The Bird" Fidrych and his windup was pretty close to Fidrych's. It's not exact, but you can see the similarities.
Check out Harbaugh jersey. One of his favorite players pic.twitter.com/NOf7dYRVyt
He also got some pretty sweet seats after the game.
Doesn't get much better than at the Ball Park with my Beautiful wife Sarah! Also great to see Verlander on the mound! pic.twitter.com/9cFcAzDFl3Wed, Jul 17:08 PM EDTPittsburgh at DetroitPreview Game
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
Now that football is back at UAB after a brief hiatus, coach Bill Clark wants to stay with the school.
Clark told Al.com that he's working with the school on a new long-term contract. He said his current deal runs through the end of 2016 and needs a new deal to help recruit. UAB's athletic director said negotiations were ongoing.
"It's going to be a commitment to myself and my family, and my staff that we want to be here, we're going to be here," Clark told the site. "But it's our school saying, 'Football is here to stay, this is our coach, this is his staff. We're going to commit to him and the things it takes to do it the right way.' "
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Apparent discontent with Justin Combs' absence at team workouts was reportedly nothing new at UCLA.
According to TMZ, UCLA strength coach Sal Alosi previously used the son of P. Diddy missing workouts as an example to the team.
Sources connected to UCLA's football program tell TMZ Sports ... the humiliating incident went down in February. Coach Sal Alosi had several players in the the gym for a training sesh, which Justin missed because he was at the NBA All-Star game.
We're told Alosi openly mocked Justin by putting a pic of him at the game -- next to Diddy and Ben Stiller ... in all the gym monitors. We're told Alosi told players ... "While you guys are training, this guy is sitting courtside with his dad." The pic remained up for 24 hours.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
Ball State apparently takes its max-out leg day very seriously.
A video uploaded by the team on Tuesday shows off its players squatting massive amounts of weight – all while dressed up as various superheroes, including the Hulk.
Also featured in the video were strobe lights, a tunnel of smoke, shirt ripping, face paint and yelling. Lots of yelling.
Oh, and don’t miss the guy dressed up like a wizard. He seems like fun.
Strength coach David Feeley said getting the guys to dress up raises the excitement level for the day.
“Every guy in America squats. Every guy in America benches and power cleans, but it’s how they do it and how excited they are when they perform those lifts. That’s what really matters,” Feeley said. “Results were really good. Our guys got really excited about it. Heavy weight got lifted. There was a lot of team bonding going on as well.
“There is nothing goofy about putting 500 to 600 pounds across your back and squatting it up and down. Why would you not want to have fun while you’re in here lifting as hard as you can every day?”
This one is going to be tough to top next year.
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- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
The stepfather of Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil alleges that his stepson was meeting with football agents prior to the incident that led to Tunsil’s arrest for domestic assault.
According to The Clarion-Ledger, Lindsey Miller told sheriff's deputies on Thursday night that he and Tunsil's mother, Desiree Tunsil, were arguing about Tunsil "riding around with football agents."
According to the police report, which was obtained by The Clarion-Ledger, Miller told deputy Rudy Howell that "Tunsil and the agents" left in a yellow convertible.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson has formally been charged with misdemeanor battery, according to ESPN.com.
The state attorney’s office has reportedly issued a warrant for the arrest of Johnson, who is accused of punching a 21-year-old woman at a bar in Tallahassee on June 24. Assistant state attorney Georgia Cappleman told ESPN that state attorney Willie Meggs decided to charge Johnson after reviewing security footage of the incident from inside the bar.
The incident reportedly occurred after the woman cut in front of Johnson.
According to the sources, Johnson was involved in an argument with the woman after she cut in front of him while they were waiting to order drinks at a bar near the FSU campus. Witnesses told police the woman raised her arms and then Johnson grabbed them and punched her in the face.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
We doubt Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin had any idea they could have been recruiting for many years into the future when they stopped by the Murphy household on a recruiting trip for Stanford.
Yes, this is another random Harbaugh story.
While the two were coaching the Cardinal they were recruiting Trent Murphy, a defensive end in the class of 2009. When they stopped by the Murphy household for a visit, Trent's parents weren't there. They were at the hospital as Laurie Murphy was pregnant with their seventh child and was having labor pains.
"It was either go home, get ready for Jim Harbaugh or get my wife to the hospital," Jerry Murphy told Sports 360. "Well my wife’s going to win. We went to the hospital. We thought it was going to be a routine visit, just go there and leave … by the time we left, we were at the hospital for a good five hours."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Akron struggled getting fans into the seats of InfoCision Stadium in 2014. And those attendance struggles are making the president of the school second guess the decision to build the new stadium a handful of years ago.
The Zips attracted just over 55,000 fans last year. Yes, that's for an entire season. In case you were wondering, each of the top 30 teams in FBS attendance in 2014 each averaged more than Akron's season total per game.
InfoCision Stadium seats 30,000.
In an interview with the Akron Beacon-Journal, the president of the university was pretty straightforward when asked about the stadium built in 2009.
Even UA President Scott Scarborough, who took over last year, is lukewarm on InfoCision Stadium.
“I would not have built that stadium,” he said, putting extra emphasis on the word “that” during a recent interview with the Beacon Journal editorial board.