- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Former BYU QB Max Hall was arrested Friday after allegations of shoplifting and drug possession.
Per the Arizona Republic, police said Hall had stolen items from Best Buy and Wal-Mart in his backpack as well as a "personal use quantity of cocaine." He was released after his arrest, which happened at a Best Buy.
Hall, 28, is an Arizona native and transferred to BYU from Arizona State after he served his mission. He's BYU's second-leading passer with 11,365 career passing yards. (Ty Detmer is first with 15,031.)
Hall played for BYU from 2007-2009. In his three years as a starter, BYU was 33-7 and finished 11-2, 10-3 and 11-2. He's thrown for the most career touchdowns of anyone in the Mountain West Conference.
He signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent following the 2010 NFL draft. He played in six games that season and started three. He hasn't played a game in the NFL since.
According to the Republic, he was serving as the offensive coordinator at a Phoenix-area high school.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Baylor QB Bryce Petty does not want to miss the Bears' next game even if it may not be the most practical thing to do.
Petty cracked two transverse processes in his back on Sunday against SMU. The transverse process is the bony points that stick out on each side of a vertebra. As back injuries, especially ones with the word "cracked" in them, it's not a terrible injury and one that can heal on its own. Petty says he's going to try to play through it Saturday against Northwestern State.
“That’s my goal towards the rest of the week,” Petty said via the Dallas Morning News. You can’t do anything worse to it, so if it’s bearable, I’ll do it.”
Petty compared it to a little finger injury.According to the AP, he said he field "great."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Texas Tech's 42-35 win over Central Arkansas was not supposed to be close.
The Red Raiders were almost a five touchdown favorite before Saturday night's game. However, the game was nowhere near a blowout. Central Arkansas led 16-7 at one point in the first half and Texas Tech's largest margin was 14 points.
It was not a scenario where Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury wanted to apply the "a win is a win" cliché.
"It was embarrassed, I'd say, after the game," Kingsbury said Tuesday when asked about what it was like after the game. "We'll meet with them today, but after the game, embarrassed."
Tech committed 15 penalties for 113 yards. Kingsbury also used the e-word when he was asked about fixing the penalties.
"We'll work on it this week," Kingsbury said. "Yeah, we'll have some more punishments and see where it goes. But that's just embarrassing to watch your team go out and do those things. As a coaching staff and head coach I have to get it right this week."
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt will not receive further discipline from the ACC after throwing a punch during Friday night’s 27-26 double overtime win against Villanova.
Hunt was running a draw play when Villanova linebacker Joey Harmon met him. Harmon drove Hunt backward and into linebacker Dillon Lucas, who made helmet-to-helmet contact. Luces brushed his hand across Hunt’s facemask, which prompted Hunt’s reaction to punch. Hunt received an automatic ejection.
An ACC spokesperson told Syracuse.com that the league office had reviewed the play and determined it didn’t warrant further punishment.
There also won’t be any team punishment as coach Scott Shafer actually excused Hunt’s behavior and chalked it up to a heat-of-the-moment reaction.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
Georgia running back Todd Gurley started the season in grand fashion by rushing for 198 yards and three touchdowns and adding a 100-yard kickoff return for a score.
So what better way to memorialize Gurley’s Heisman campaign kickoff then to spray paint the achievement on the side of a brick wall in Atlanta.
Gurley posted a picture of the artistry on his Instagram account thanking Broken Window Theory Clothing, an urban clothing shop in Atlanta, for the shout out.
This isn’t the first graffiti art Broken Window Theory Clothing has done, but — at least from the photos on its Tumblr page — it looks like the company’s first Georgia-football centric art.
While we think this looks awesome, we have one small correction: Gurley actually had 293 yards of total offense because he had a catch for -5 yards. But, you know, who cares? It still looks cool.
For more Georgia news, visit UGASports.com.
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- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
The Texas A&M college football-loving world believes new starting quarterback Kenny Hill needs a nickname and won’t rest until he picks one. And he’s already refused Johnny Manziel’s offer to pass on the “Football” moniker.
So, during the Aggies press conference today, Hill, who threw for more than 500 yards in his first career start against South Carolina, begrudgingly chose one:
Kenny Hill said of all the nicknames he might prefer Kenny Trill the most right now.
The term “trill” refers to a person who keeps it real and was popularized by the Houston rap group UGK. UGK was a favorite of former quarterback Johnny Manziel and apparently Hill, who grew up in Southlake, Texas, just a few hours from Houston, is a big fan as well.
Rapper Bun B, who is half of the group UGK, said on Twitter was OK with Hill using the term, but wanted to make sure he earned it first.
Like the idea of "Kenny Trill" but I think @coachsumlin would agree one good game alone doesn't make you trill. He's on his way though!
But the name appears to be a hit with A&M.
Kenny Trill is his name Aggie Fans.... Get it right.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
The North Carolina home of former Texas coach Mack Brown was destroyed in a fire last week.
“All that was left were two chimneys standing,” Brown told the Austin American Statesman.
Brown had recently moved several memorabilia items from his home in Austin to North Carolina and all of it was lost.
Thx for your thoughts and prayers about the loss of our house. Tough deal, but thanks. Blessed everyone is fine and we are moving forward.
Brown didn’t share many details on the fire and was unsure how it started.
We’re sure Mack had collected some great stuff during his many coaching stops, including his 15 years as the head coach of the Longhorns. Sad to hear that much of it was lost.
For more Texas news, visit Orangebloods.com.
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- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday7 hrs ago
Wisconsin fans wondering why Joel Stave didn’t come into last weekend’s game against LSU to try and save the day, now have their answer.
Coach Gary Andersen announced Tuesday that Stave, last year’s starter, was dealing with issues in his throwing shoulder and would indefinitely be shut down to allow his injury to heal.
“Joel has been dealing with some issues with his throwing shoulder for the last couple of weeks and we have come to a decision, after talking with Joel, that the best thing for him right now is to shut it down and give him some rest,” Andersen said in a statement. “It was a tough decision because Joel is a great competitor and has a tremendous desire to help this team. We will continue to monitor his progress but we’re not putting a timetable on his return at this time.”
This clears a lot of things up.
After watching quarterback Tanner McEvoy struggle against LSU, fans were clamoring for Stave to come in and help. He never did. McEvoy went on to complete 33 percent of his passes for 50 yards and two interceptions.
It also explains how McEvoy “beat out” Stave, who appeared poised to win the starting job after having it a year ago. McEvoy basically defaulted into the role.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday8 hrs ago
Drones may be the future of college football film, but they're not the present. Especially unauthorized drones.
Texas officials are investigating a student who was flying a drone over Darrel K. Royal-Memorial Stadium during Saturday's game between North Texas and Texas. Campus police tracked the drone and found the operator of it, who was detained for questioning.
Yes, detained over a drone.
“UTPD observed an unauthorized drone in and around the Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium and watched as it maneuvered and landed on San Jacinto. Officers located the operator, a UT student, who was detained and transported to the police station. The drone was seized, the student identified, questioned and released pending further investigation.
There are no charges pending for the use of the drone. Because drones are relatively new, they're governed under model airplane rules up to 400 feet in the air. If someone takes images of property without the owner's consent, the fine can be $1,000 per image under Texas law.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday9 hrs ago
Even though Texas coach Charlie Strong was not around for the Longhorns' 2013 shellacking at the hands of BYU, the loss is not being ignored at UT's facilities this week.
Texas plays BYU Saturday, and there are signs up at Texas that say "Believe You're Unbeatable."
Last season, BYU ran over, under, around and through Texas. The Cougars ran for 550 yards in a 40-21 win that immediatelyled to the dismissal of then-defensive coordinator Manny Diaz. Against North Texas in the season opener, Strong's defense gave up just 94 yards to North Texas, including 15 passing yards. We're going to go out on a limb and say that Texas will not give up 550 yards to BYU again.