So as the Golden Flashes finished an 11-1 season with a 28-6 win over an Ohio team that came in with an 8-3 record, athletic directors around the country who already have openings or are considering firing their coaches should have been taking notes on Kent State coach Darrell Hazell.Read More »from Darrell Hazell of Kent State should be a hot name in the coaching rumor mill
- Frank Schwab | Dr. Saturday – Fri, Nov 23, 2012 2:13 PM EST
We all love college football. We all want to see more of it.
The game production has never been better. No issues there. What enhances that experience is getting a peek behind the curtain. And for that we thank Vanderbilt.
We're in an era in which coaches are paranoid and afraid to share anything. No injury reports, no interesting quotes, nothing. They apparently think that helps them win games, which is ludicrous. But James Franklin at Vanderbilt has gone the other way and given access to the locker room before and after games, and that has made for a riveting series called Vanderbilt reVealed, which is posted by the school on YouTube.Read More »from VOD: Vanderbilt reVealed is a fantastic idea
- Frank Schwab | Dr. Saturday – Thu, Nov 22, 2012 9:29 AM EST
Losses by Oregon and Kansas State changed six of the eight teams in the projections for the BCS Championship Game, Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl and Fiesta Bowl. And there are still remaining games that can turn the BCS into a real mess.
Here are some of the possible wrenches left this season:Read More »from Dr. Saturday’s bowl projections: How much more chaos is on the way?
- Frank Schwab | Dr. Saturday – Wed, Nov 21, 2012 5:30 PM EST
Nike, which provides uniforms for Army and Navy, has used the game between the two service academies to get creative the past couple years.
This year, Navy will have a new look again. FootballScoop.com had a few pictures of the Navy uniforms.Read More »from Navy will have new uniforms for Army game, once again
- Frank Schwab | Dr. Saturday – Wed, Nov 21, 2012 4:16 PM EST
Before the season, nobody knew what to expect from Missouri or Texas A&M in their first SEC seasons, but the experts did expect a little more from the Tigers.
It sounds odd now, but Missouri had higher expectations. In the SEC preseason media poll, Missouri was picked to finish fourth in the Eastern Division, with two first-place votes. Texas A&M was picked to finish fifth in the Western Division.
Instead, Texas A&M looks like it was meant to be in the SEC, and Missouri has had a very tough season.
Missouri is 5-6, needing to beat Texas A&M on Saturday to get bowl eligible. The Tigers made a bowl in each of their last seven Big 12 seasons. The Tigers are 2-5 in the SEC, and both teams they beat have fired their coaches already.
This isn't how it was supposed to go. Quarterback James Franklin was among the many good Tigers players coming back. The top recruit in the nation, receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, chose Missouri, which was surely a sign that the Tigers were going toRead More »from Road to Saturday: Missouri and Texas A&M take different paths during first SEC seasons
- Graham Watson | Dr. Saturday – Wed, Nov 21, 2012 3:46 PM EST
One game separates Johnny Manziel from yet another first.
If Manziel has another stellar game against Missouri in Texas A&M's regular-season finale, he likely will become the first freshman to win the Heisman in the award's illustrious 77-year history.
And that will go along with the other firsts Manziel, or Johnny Football, has already achieved this season. He was the first freshman to lead his team to a win over a No. 1 team since 1972. Last week, he became the first freshman FBS quarterback to throw for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. With 167 yards against Missouri, Manziel will pass the SEC's last Heisman Trophy winner, Cam Newton, for the SEC record for total offense in a season.
And all of this in his first season with a new coach, a new system and a new league.
Manziel's surge up the Heisman ladder has mostly been about his strong play, but it's also been about poor play from some of his competitors. Frontrunner Collin Klein has been shaky the past couple weeks and his poor performance in a critical loss at Baylor all but dropped him out of the conversation. Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o hasn't put up the same stunning stats he did in the beginning of the season, but if he leads his team to its first national championship game since 1988, many will be inclined to have him hoist the bronze statue.
This week should give us our Heisman winner.
Here's a look at Dr. Saturday's Heisman Watch for this week:Read More »from Heisman Watch Week 12: Johnny Football is close to becoming Johnny Heisman
- Frank Schwab | Dr. Saturday – Wed, Nov 21, 2012 12:47 PM EST
So hard that the operator on the weekly teleconference asked if there were questions "for Coach Dooley" Wednesday, three days after Dooley was fired, according to @CBSSportsSEC:
Well then. Interim coach Jim Chaney, who did answer those Tennessee football questions, said, "There's nothing normal about the week," and that certainly isn't surprising.Read More »from That awkward moment when the SEC teleconference operator asks for questions for ‘Coach Dooley’
- Frank Schwab | Dr. Saturday – Wed, Nov 21, 2012 11:24 AM EST
(US Presswire)The NCAA has no subpoena power, and has no power to get people outside of its jurisdiction (such as current athletes or coaches) to cooperate in an investigation. So, in the Miami case, the NCAA is using what little leverage it has with former Hurricanes players.
The NCAA, according to the Miami Herald, sent a letter to former Hurricanes players implicated in the Nevin Shapiro allegations telling them they either talk to the NCAA, or the NCAA will simply believe they are guilty of Shapiro's claims.Read More »from NCAA to former Miami players: Talk to us or we’ll assume you’re guilty
- Graham Watson | Dr. Saturday – Wed, Nov 21, 2012 11:24 AM EST
Every year about this time of year, seniors say their tearful good-byes to the football program, fans and friends who have played a major role for the previous four or five years.
But when Penn State seniors take the field Sunday, the emotion will be multiplied. Senior cornerback Stephon Morris earlier this week gave a candid answer about the feelings he'll experience when he runs out of the tunnel for the final time on Saturday.Read More »from VOD: Penn State cornerback Stephon Morris emotionally discusses senior day
- Graham Watson | Dr. Saturday – Wed, Nov 21, 2012 10:56 AM EST
Jeff Tedford's firing has not sat well with a lot of former Cal players, least of all current Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers, who was a junior college transfer and ended up being a first-round draft pick, lashed out on his weekly radio show Tuesday, chastising those involved in pushing Tedford out.
"It's a terrible, terrible decision," Rodgers told 540 ESPN in Wisconsin. "And it's disrespectful too."Read More »from Aaron Rodgers lashes out at Cal over Jeff Tedford’s firing
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