- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Notre Dame freshman wide receiver Justin Brent found a good way to shake off the Irish’s loss to Florida State during the bye week.
Brent, a true freshman, was spotted sitting courtside at a New York Knicks preseason game at Madison Square Garden with adult film actress Lisa Ann. As pointed out by TMZ, Lisa Ann is 42 years old while as a true freshman, Brent is probably no more than 18 or 19.
Though he hasn’t registered a statistic for the Fighting Irish this season, that’s quite the catch for Brent off the field.
According to TMZ, the two met “earlier this year while Lisa was traveling” and she “made the first move and gave Brent her number.”
Notre Dame doesn’t play against until its November 1 contest with Navy at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., so we are going to assume that he had off from practice on Wednesday.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Les Miles may want Katy Perry to take a smell test.
Miles' LSU Tigers host Ole Miss on Saturday and three weeks ago, when ESPN's College GameDay was at Ole Miss, Perryserved as the show's celebrity guest picker. (Her manager is an Ole Miss alum)
During her segment, Perry broke out corn dogs, a gag in reference to a joke popularly utilized by Ole Miss fans that says LSU's Tiger Stadium smells like corn dogs.
GameDay is at LSU on Saturday and so Perry came up during Miles' Wednesday press conference. He was unaware of what Perry had done.
"No, what happened?" Miles asked when the topic was brought up. "She likes corn dogs?"
He was then told about the gag. "Did she? Oh no she didn't," Miles said.
After further explanation of the joke, Miles laughed and disagreed.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Georgia coach Mark Richt is being positive when it comes to the chances of suspended RB Todd Gurley being reinstated by the NCAA.
Gurley was suspended on October 9 for allegedly taking money for signing autographs. Georgia applied for Gurley's reinstatement this week in anticipation that he'll be ready for the Bulldogs' next game against Florida. He's missed games against Missouri and Arkansas.
For Gurley to be available for the Florida game, the NCAA doesn't have to make a decision this week. Georgia is off on Saturday.
"The first week, the Thursday prior to the Missouri game is when the news came out," Richt said about the suspension. "I gave Todd the choice whether he would be at practice or not. At first he wanted to be at practice, wanted to be with his teammates, but after he thought it through he thought he might possibly be a distraction to the team," Richt said. "He didn't want to be that, and he wanted the coaches, at least for one practice to do whatever we needed to do to get the guys ready to go, so to speak. He ended up not going to practice on that week, but the next week he was there."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
Division II North Greenville QB Nelson Hughes joined an exclusive club of quarterbacks with a touchdown pass and reception in the same game on Saturday against Mars Hill. And to make his feat even more rare, his touchdown pass was from himself.
Hughes' pass at Mars Hill's 47-yard-line was deflected and batted back to him. He caught it and then the fun began.
Neslon took off to the right, but had nowhere to go. He made a sharp cut back to the left, causing two defenders to miss a tackle. From there, he had blocking lined up along the left side and sprinted into the end zone. It's a run that's highlight worthy on its own even without the batted pass.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Oklahoma State and Texas offensive coordinator are suing each other.
The school filed a lawsuit against Wickline last week for breach of contract. This week, Wickline fought back with a countersuit.
Wickline left Oklahoma State when coach Charlie Strong was hired at Texas. In his contract with Oklahoma State, he owed the balance of the contract ($593,478) if he left for another position and was not his new team's play-caller. The school wants that money. Wickline doesn't want to pay it.
He says he's calling plays for Texas. Oklahoma State says he isn't. When Wickline was hired along with offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson in January, Strong said Wickline would call plays. In March, Strong said the two would share playcalling duties and Watson would have the final say.
And here's where it gets even trickier. Texas quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson has been referred to recently by media as the team's playcaller, something that the Austin American-Statesman says Texas has not moved to correct.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
Jockeying for position in the race for the Heisman Trophy is a fluid process.
While sometimes a player emerges early and captures the bronze statue (Jameis Winston), others need a Heisman moment late in the season to seal the deal (Johnny Manziel).
This year, players have floated on and off our list, but only one has been a constant. Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott, who didn't have a game last week, remains our favorite, but the chase pack, which is full of talented players, isn't far behind.
Here's a look at Dr. Saturday's Heisman Watch:
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State: Prescott has had a week to breathe following three consecutive wins against top-10 teams. The challenge this week will be staying at a high level against an opponent without a ranking in front of its name. Kentucky is coming off a lopsided loss against LSU last week, so it might be easy to overlook the Wildcats. But if Prescott wants to win this thing, he needs to play at the same level he played in the past three games.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Fed up with your coach? Perhaps it’s time to put their job on Craigslist.
That’s what one Florida fan decided to do this week by posting a Wanted Ad for a new Florida football coach to replace Will Muschamp, who hasn’t actually been fired (yet).
Obviously, that Nov. 2 date coincides with the day after the Gators next game against Georgia. Florida is on a bye this week.
Muschamp started the season on the hot seat and has done nothing this year to get off it. The Gators are 3-3 this season and coming off an embarrassing 42-13 loss to Missouri.
The ad does have some humorous parts if you’re so inclined to read the entire thing (it is a little long). Here are a few of the better requirements:
The ad also endorses Spurrier as the next coach, something I think we all want to see happen.
While, Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley hasn’t been ready to address Muschamp’s future just yet, we have no doubt that some of the criteria listed in this ad is probably on his wishlist.
For more Florida news, visit InsideTheGators.com.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Robin Kiffin, the mother of Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, is not looking forward to his return to Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday.
Alabama visits Tennessee, and it's Kiffin's first game back in Knoxville since he left after one year to become USC's coach before the 2010 season.
"I'm scared to death for his safety," his mother, Robin Kiffin, told CBS Sports. "Some people were visiting us last weekend from Tennessee and they said they better not let him on the sideline, they should put him in the press box. I want him to be in the press box."
Kiffin's three kids will not be going to the game.
Kiffin has been coaching this season at Alabama from the sideline and will be there on Saturday. When asked about Kiffin being on the sideline during Wednesday's SEC teleconference, Alabama coach Nick Saban said he wasn't worried about it, though he did seem exasperated about the questions.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
The University of North Carolina Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes was found culpable of creating easy, non-show classes that catered to student-athletes in an effort to give them better grades.
Kenneth Wainstein, a former top U.S. Justice Department official, said during a press conference Wednesday that academic counselors ushered as many as 3,100 students – approximately 1,500 of them student-athletes – into bogus classes that were geared toward keeping student-athletes eligible for play over the past 18 years (1993-2011).
The academic impropriety in Wainstein's report is far greater than previously reported by the school or to the NCAA.
Wainstein said many academic and athletic officials knew about the scheme, which began with Deborah Crowder, a longtime manager for the Department of African and Afro-American Studies, and gave student-athletes inflated grades for what Wainstein termed “paper classes.”
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
True freshman quarterback Treon Harris is now Florida’s starter.
Coach Will Muschamp announced the move Wednesday stating that Harris, who replaces fourth-year junior Jeff Driskel, has performed better during his opportunities.
"You saw what he did late in the game," Muschamp said. "He has a knack for making plays and making some good things happen for our football team. We've struggled with production at the quarterback position, and that's been an issue for us along with others. Been a huge issue for us.”
Harris was suspended the week after leading Florida to a come-from-behind 10-9 victory at Tennessee after police began investigating an alleged sexual assault. Harris was reinstated five days later after the accuser withdrew her complaint.