- Dr. Saturday15 hrs ago
Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal Constitution spoke to a number of coaches who are in favor of an early signing period, but many of them have different philosophies on how the rule should be implemented and why the rule should be implemented.
- Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
Adam Muema, the former Sand Diego State running back who abruptly left the NFL combine because God told him the Seattle Seahawks were going to draft him, now has another bold revelation -- there will be no 2014 NFL season.
Muema took to Twitter on Monday night and continued on Tuesday spouting off some bizarre stuff, including a notion that there won’t be an NFL season because the world is going to end.
I Don't believe there would be a Football season next yr! Unless we're going to a new planet Earth!
This is just the latest chapter in Muema’s weird and somewhat sad tale.
- Dr. Saturday17 hrs ago
This offseason we will count down various topics from Monday through Friday, bringing you the top five of the important and definitely some not so important issues in college football. It's the Doc Five, every week until we will thankfully have actual games to discuss.
TOP FIVE QB TRANSFERS WHO DIDN’T PLAY LAST SEASON
NO. 4: JESSE SCROGGINS, ARIZONA
It’s been a long time since Jesse Scroggins was in the spotlight.
In 2010, Scroggins was a four-star recruit out of Lakewood, Calif., and the No. 5 quarterback in the country. He signed with USC, redshirted in 2010 and was one of Matt Barkley’s backups in 2011. His future at USC was bleak, so he spent 2012 at El Camino College and had FBS schools fighting over him after his season.
He settled on Arizona.
With starter Matt Scott gone, Scroggins seemed like a natural fit to be the starter. But he suffered a foot injury and missed most of spring drills. He had a concussion in fall camp and, when he recovered, did little to challenge starter B.J. Denker, who played every snap in 2013.
- Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
Miami offensive lineman Hunter Knighton was released from the hospital Monday,two weeks after “falling ill” during a workout in which he reportedly lost consciousness. The specifics as to what happened to Knighton during that workout remain unknown as the family has requested privacy.
Knighton, a redshirt freshman from Pottstown, Pa., released a statement on his Facebook page.
“To everyone who has been praying for the last two weeks. Thank you,” Knighton wrote. “I’m finally out of the hospital. Especially thanks to the best family, coaches, doctors, and support group for getting me this far.”
- Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
Former Iowa cornerback William Lowe is suing the university for a 2011 incident that left him hospitalized with exertional rhabdomyolysis and has since caused him lasting harm.
Lowe was one of 13 Iowa football players who were hospitalized following several workouts at the start of winter conditioning. All 13 players were hospitalized and diagnosed with exertional rhabdomyolysis, a condition that releases protein into the bloodstream and can cause kidney failure.
In the suit, Lowe alleges that coaches and trainers failed to respond to players when they complained of severe pain and other symptoms during a workout on Jan. 20, 2011. That workout consisted of 100 back squats players were asked to do at 50 percent of their personal best. According to a study by University of Iowa doctors published last year, those back squats were "significantly associated" with an increased risk of rhabdomyolysis.
Despite the complaints, players were asked to come back for another grueling workout and, after a weekend off, players ended up in the hospital following another workout on Jan. 24. Lowe said he was in the hospital until Feb. 2.
- Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Almost a month after being sued for $2 million in a civil suit, Ole Miss football players Denzel and Robert Nkemdiche have formally denied all allegations against them and have filed a counter-suit against their accuser.
According to the Clarion Ledger, the brothers are seeking an unspecified amount in damages for “untrue and false statements” in plaintiff Matthew Baird’s original suit against the two.
Baird filed his initial suit on February 14 seeking $2 million in damages for “battery, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress” for an incident that occurred on February 17, 2013.
- Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Welcome to our new Dr. Saturday feature titled "Random offseason tweet of the day." With real games still months away, coaches and players will be tweeting about non-football-related things as the season approaches. In this space, we'll try to find the funniest and goofiest tweets of the day. If you see something, don't hesitate to send it to us.
Houston Texans QB Case Keenum knows who he wants to have on the next season of "The Bachelor."
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury.
Kingsbury was an assistant coach at the University of Houston for four of the five seasons Keenum spent there and was the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2010 and 2011. (And come on Case, with five years at Houston, you couldn't use the right version of who's/whose? Tsk. Tsk.)
- Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Last December, Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury did a fashion blog for Esquire Magazine. That piece, however, didn’t include the latest accessory to Kingsbury’s wardrobe -- red high heels.
Kingsbury and the rest of his coaching staff (thanks to defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt for the photo) wore red high heels Monday to support the Lubbock Rape Crisis Center’s "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" event. The event isn’t until April 5, but there’s no doubt the coaching staff wobbling around in pumps was a nice preview.
Kingsbury has always been a proponent of being a part of and supporting the Lubbock community a,nd this is just another example of that. We can only hope the coaches decide to participate in the "Men’s Stiletto Stampede" on April 5 and there’s someone around to take pictures.
- Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
Texas’ Darrell K. Royal Stadium is already one of the largest stadiums in the nation in terms of capacity. The official capacity of the 90-year old stadium is 100,119, the sixth-highest in the country, but new athletic director Steve Patterson and the athletic department are looking at the possibility of an expansion project for the stadium moving forward.
According to a release from the University, Texas Athletics and PricewaterhouseCoopers have teamed up to conduct a “feasibility study on the completion of the south end” and also “evaluate the renovation needs” of the stadium as it stands.
Patterson said the project remains “conceptual” as of now, but the timing is fitting, especially when Texas A&M’s Kyle Field will be the largest football venue in Texas when its expansion project to 102,500 seats is completed in 2015.
- Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Last week we showed you that Clemson and LSU are using special Schutt helmets for spring practice that have cameras built in right above the facemask. It turns out those schools weren’t the only teams using this technology. Monday, the Twitter account for Texas Tech’s equipment department revealed that the Red Raiders will also use these helmets in practice.
These helmets allow quarterbacks to have a special and unique vantage point when watching film. They can re-live a certain play to see if they made the proper read and can also be helpful for defenders trying to understand the progression a quarterback goes through as he processes the defense.