- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday56 mins ago
Ever wonder if Florida State would have still won the 2013 national title if the College Football Playoff was in effect? Michigan State Mark Dantonio does, and he thinks his Spartans would have won it.
"I thought we would have been National Champions, to be perfectly honest with you," Dantonio said Tuesday at Big Ten media days (via SpartanMag.com). "I think we would have had a shot to do that, because I thought at the end of the season, we were playing great football, and we were believing in ourselves. Were we there at the beginning of the season? No. But we were playing our best football in November, and then into the (Big Ten) Championship game and then the Rose Bowl. We were like this (taking off). That wasn't necessarily the case for some other teams.
The hypothetical isn't as simple as Dantonio's Rose Bowl-winning team playing Florida State and Jameis Winston for the title after both teams won their bowl games. The FSU-Auburn matchup was the top two teams in the final BCS standings while Michigan State was No. 4 and Stanford was No. 5.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Jameis Winston had a run-in with police before he was questioned about a BB gun clash at his apartment complex in 2012.
According to a police report obtained by USA Today, the Florida State QB and 2013 Heisman Trophy winner was stopped by campus police with their guns drawn because he was carrying a pellet gun on a campus bike trail.
Winston and teammate Chris Casher were briefly detained by FSU police on Nov. 25, 2012, after an unidentified person reported two men carrying a "long barreled handgun" on campus, according to a police report obtained by USA TODAY Sports.
Later that week, Winston and Casher were investigated for $4,200 in damage at their apartment complex caused by a BB gun fight just hours after they were stopped on campus.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
At 342 pounds, 6-foot-4 Ohio State junior defensive lineman Chris Carter is the second heaviest player on the Buckeyes’ roster. Conversely, 5-foot-7 sophomore running back Devonte Butler is the lightest player on the roster at 170 pounds.
When you combine those two players together for a chest bump, the results aren’t pretty, but they are hilarious.
Take a look.
The video above was recorded Wednesday at Ohio State’s photo day. As evidenced by these photos from OSU’s Twitter account, Carter can look intimidating, but he can’t hold that mean mug for too long.
The Buckeyes are coming off a 12-2 season and open the 2014 campaign against Navy in a neutral site game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
For more Ohio State news, visit BuckeyeGrove.com.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini has never been afraid to speak his mind, and a comment he made Tuesday has raised some eyebrows.
At Big Ten Media Days in Chicago, Pelini was asked about wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow, who left Washington after the 2013 season when he faced misdemeanor charges in a post-Super Bowl altercation in Seattle. After agreeing to and completing the requirements of a plea deal, Stringfellow decided to transfer, and in early June he verbally committed to Nebraska.
Even after signing scholarship papers to Nebraska, things changed for Stringfellow later in June. He took an official visit to Ole Miss with his mother and officially made his pledge to play for the Rebels on June 20.
Pelini wasn’t pleased with the way things transpired.
- Christopher Wilson at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
The college football offseason is long and arduous, but its end is almost in sight. We’re going to take a look at five games you have to look forward to for every weekend of the season. (This is also a handy guide to decide how to RSVP for any autumn weddings.)
All times are Eastern and all games are played on Saturday unless otherwise noted.
These games take place the weekend of October 18.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
As declining student attendance at college football games becomes a bigger and bigger issue, Iowa is giving five students free tuition if they buy season tickets.
The deadline for Iowa students to buy season tickets is Friday and on Tuesday, the school announced the promotion to give randomly-selected students free tuition. The prizes are based off of current in-state tuition rates and the value is estimated at $8,000.
"We want students in Kinnick Stadium, and the staff has spent the year listening and planning ways to increase the fun and excitement. A loud and active student section is such an important part of the game day experience,"Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said in a statement.
In addition to the free tuition, students will also be eligible to win grocery gift cards and free textbooks and supplies. Any student who purchases season tickets by the deadline is eligible to win.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Welcome to our Dr. Saturday feature titled "Random offseason tweet of the day." With real games still weeks 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.
Possible Penn State recruits should be quite cognizant of what they're posting to Facebook and Twitter and the perceptions that the messages create.
Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand tweeted Wednesday morning that the school dropped a recruit because of his social media presence.
Dropped another prospect this AM due to his social media presence...Actually glad I got to see the 'real' person before we offered him.
Not only does the tweet serve as a subtle message to the recruit that Penn State is now not pursuing, but it doubles as a warning to all other Penn State recruits that coaches are watching what they post. Oh, and it's also a way for Penn State to say that they won't just take any recruit.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Georgia Tech commit Jaylend Ratliffe reportedly suffered a fractured skull in an ATV accident.
, Ratliffe "suffered a skull fracture and internal injuries according to a source close to the situation and Jaylend was airlifted to Charlotte for surgery for bleeding on the brain."
He was reportedly a passenger on the ATV with "several" of his Scotland High School teammates.
910Preps.com reported that Ratliffe was listed in critical, but stable condition and was responsive to commands and able to move his arms and legs. The site also said the ATV flipped over in the accident.
Ratliffe islisted as a three-star recruit according to Rivalsand the No. 20 dual-threat quarterback in the country. He was the third commitment to Georgia Tech for 2015 and led his team to the North Carolina Class 4A state championship in 2013.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Missouri WR Levi Copelin will miss the 2014 season because of an NCAA suspension.
Copelin took a legal over-the-counter supplement. However, he did not clear it with Missouri officials and failed an NCAA-regulated drug test.
"This supplement is legal and available to the public, but it isn’t approved by the NCAA, and as a result of using it, I failed an NCAA drug test," Copelin said in a statement. "This was a stupid mistake on my part, and I’m very sorry that I put myself and my team in this situation. This is a hard lesson to learn, as I never had the wrong intentions."
According to the NCAA's list of banned substances, eight substances are banned including stimulants, anabolic agents, alcohol and beta blockers (rifle only), diuretics and other masking agents, street drugs, peptide hormones and analogues, anti-estrogens and beta-2 agonists.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
What would the college football offseason be without some players trying to rap?
Four Florida State freshmen – Demarcus Christmas, Derrick Nnadi, Jacob Pugh and Lorezno Featherston – put their rap skills on display and dropped a track called “Gotta Make it to the Top” on Tuesday, and it’s, well, interesting.
Apparently it’s a parody of this viral YouTube video that I did not know existed until about four minutes ago. The song is jam-packed with mumbled lyrics, out-of-tune singing and the video has lots of shiny lights and slow-motion and sunglasses. I suggest you watch it if you’re into those things.
If you take it for what it is – a joke – you’ll enjoy it. But I’m sure there will be some fans out there who take issue with these kids having a bit of fun during the offseason.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be doing everything I can to get the song out of my head.
For more Florida State news, visit Warchant.com.
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