- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday31 mins ago
Jameis Winston and Florida State will be visiting Louisville next Thursday to take on the Cardinals at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium. To commemorate the occasion and troll the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Jeff Ruby, a restaurant owner in Louisville tweeted that crab legs will not be available the night of the game.
Notice to our Louisville diners: Due to FSU & Jameis Winston being in town Thursday Oct,30, crab legs will NOT be available on our raw bar
Ruby, the owner of Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, is of course referencing the April incident in which Winston stole crab legs from a Publix Super Market in Tallahassee, Fla.
It has been nearly six months since the incident, which resulted in a brief suspension from the FSU baseball team for Winston. We think the crab legs joke may have reached its expiration date at this point.
The game between the 6-2 Cardinals and the Seminoles, now 7-0 and ranked No. 2, will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET.
For more Florida State news, visit Warchant.com.
For more Louisville news, visit CardinalSports.com.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Northwestern cornerback Dwight White started six games as a redshirt freshman in 2013 and was expected to make an impact for the Wildcats defense in 2014 until one trip to the doctor changed everything.
“Being a member of the football program at Northwestern University has been a huge blessing,” White said in a statement. “This football family is part of who I am, and that won't change with this decision I've had to make for my long-term health. It hurts knowing I will no longer wear my family name across my back and Northwestern across the front of my jersey on a national level, but I will always support my friends and my second family on and off the field.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Less than two weeks after a sexual battery complaint against Florida freshman quarterback Treon Harris was dropped, the university released nearly 200 pages of police documents pertaining to the case Wednesday. The documents include the incident report and a detective’s extensive interview with Harris hours after his accuser alerted authorities.
Throughout the interview, Harris expresses disbelief that the woman would accuse him of rape. He insisted that the two had consensual sex after the two hung out earlier in the day and saw each other that night at a club in Gainesville – the same day Harris helped the Gators beat Tennessee on Oct. 4.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Welcome to the Dr. Saturday Podcast! Throughout the season we'll be talking weekly about whatever is going on in the world of college football. This week, join Graham Watson and Nick Bromberg as we are stunned that we're entering Week 9 of the college football season. We discuss:
• Bo Pelini's comments regarding ESPN and the SEC Network and partnerships and platforms
• North Carolina's academic investigation findings
• Pick USC/Utah, Mississippi State/Kentucky and more
• Buy or Sell a non-Power Five team making the Playoff, Utah winning the Pac-12 and a wide receiver's chance of being in New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday4 hrs 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. Saturday6 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. Saturday7 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. Saturday8 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. Saturday8 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. Saturday17 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.