- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday28 mins ago
Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow, who started 15 games for the Wildcats in two seasons on campus, will transfer from the school. Head coach Mark Stoops confirmed the news on Wednesday.
“We respect Jalen and his decision as we want the best for him,” Stoops said. “I thank Jalen for his contributions to the team during his time at Kentucky. I want everyone to understand how hard he has worked and the effort he has given since our staff has been here.”
Whitlow started seven games as a true freshman in 2012 and in 2013, Stoops’ first season at Kentucky, Whitlow started another eight games. Whitlow, who will finish the semester before transferring to another school for his final two seasons of eligibility, threw for a combined 1,834 yards and eight touchdowns in his two seasons in Lexington. He also added 663 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground.
“I appreciate the University of Kentucky and what the coaching staff and administration have done for me,” Whitlow said. “I also thank the community and the fan support I have received here. I wish the coaches and my teammates the best of luck.”
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
DENTON, Texas – The Heart of Dallas Bowl trophy sits in North Texas coach Dan McCarney's office on a coffee table near the door. It's impossible to miss. All two-plus feet of it tall, it takes up most of the table's surface.
Its prominent location isn't on accident either. North Texas' 36-14 win over UNLV on January 1 was the program's third bowl win. When something happens for just the third time in 100 years, you get the right to soak it all in.
The win gave North Texas its first nine-win season since 2003 and solidified the program's first winning season since 2004, a season that seems much further away than 10 years ago for North Texas fans.
"We set a goal last January ... and all we said was 'hit six' (wins). But what the hell is that, hit six?" McCarney told Yahoo Sports. "We said this, let's hit six, and we talked to our football team about it. Frank Winter, my strength and conditioning coach and I were the two that really kind of came up with it."
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Syracuse football unveiled its brand new Nike uniforms for the 2014 season on Wednesday which were designed to “connect the team’s past and present.” The uniforms feature custom “taller and more narrow” numbers, which were designed to resemble the height of New York City’s skyline, which goes along with that "New York's College Team" campaign they've been running.
At home, the Orange will wear a navy blue uniform with an orange helmet. On the road, the squad will wear white jerseys and pants with navy stripes and a white matte-finish helmet. An alternate grey look is also available with orange stripes and a navy helmet.
Art Briles said he doesn't get hit on by recruits' moms like Kliff Kingsbury, but 'maybe their grandmothers'Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury admitted on the Dan LeBatard Show earlier this month that some moms of players he is recruiting flirt with him.
“You’ve got to play to your strengths,” the 34-year-old Kingsbury said. “So I kind of encourage that a little bit. It’s part of the deal, man.”
Baylor head coach, 58-year-old Art Briles, told KTTX-FM 104.9 radio in Austin that he doesn’t necessarily attract the moms like Kingsbury does, but he does attract other family members.
“I don’t seem to have that problem,” Briles said. “Maybe their grandmothers.”
Even though the Bears are coming off a Big 12 Championship, the school's first since 1980, Briles played it off modestly saying that he's not a great catch and a grandmother wouldn't actually want to flirt with him.
“I’m not that great of a catch, plus I’ve been a happily married man for 30-something years. I’ve never had anything happen along those lines,” Briles said with a laugh.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
As the first half of the team’s second scrimmage of the spring came to an end, the Temple Owls football team decided to have a little fun.
With the team in a circle, several players came into the middle and dropped the "NaeNae." Even defensive backs coach Fran Brown got in on the action.
Everyone showed off their skills, but the best was saved for last. Redshirt sophomore defensive back Nate Hairston, who just made the move from wide receiver, really brought some heat.
The Owls will play their annual Cherry and White Game on Saturday. Hopefully some more dance-offs will be a part of the game.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
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.
How much bigger could the Hefty Lefty have been if he was in school now?
Former Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen cracked a joke about his weight Tuesday evening after the NCAA's decision to allow unlimited meals and snacks for athletes. Lorenzen was listed at 6-4, 260 when he played quarterback at Kentucky from 1999-2003, but he might have played at closer to 300 pounds.
I'll tell u what the NCAA really lucked out that I don't have any eligibility left.
Now 33, Lorenzen has gotten heftier after his brief NFL career, but he made a comeback to competitive football earlier in 2014. He played quarterback for the
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
The competition to replace Johnny Manziel as Texas A&M’s starting quarterback is down to two.
Texas A&M announced Wednesday morning that senior Matt Joeckel has decided to transfer and play his final season of eligibility at another school. Joeckel, the younger brother of former A&M All-American tackle Luke Joeckel, graduated from the Mays Business School in December and will be immediately eligible at his next school.
“Matt is a great Aggie and he has decided to transfer,” A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin said in a release. “We wish him all the best.”
Joeckel, who started in the 2013 season opener against Rice when Manziel was suspended, appeared in eight games in his Aggies career. He completed 27-of-48 passes for 335 yards and two touchdowns.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Welcome to Dr. Saturday's College Football Madness. Ever wondered how the 2013 college football season could have turned out with a 68-team playoff? Now you have an answer. While 68 teams participate in the NCAA tournament, we're ran an expanded college football playoff. Let's talk about the winner.
This title certainly erases the sting of the Iron Bowl loss to Auburn and the Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma. In fact, we're sure it surpasses the joy Alabama had from beating Notre Dame in the 2013 BCS Championship Game.
College Football Madness is a big deal.
The Crimson Tide stormed throughthe championship game of our inaugural tournament against upstart Fresno State. Derek Carr may get drafted higher than AJ McCarron, but McCarron now has three championships while Carr lost his chance at one.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Steve Sarkisian's first starting quarterback in his head-coaching tenure at USC isn't much of a surprise.
Tuesday, Sarkisian announced that Cody Kessler would be the Trojans' starting quarterback in 2014. Kessler was officially competing with Max Browne and Jalen Greene, though he was the only one of the three with starting experience.
"We can go out and win a lot of football games with Cody Kessler as our quarterback," Sarkisian said after practice Tuesday.
Browne was seen as Kessler's biggest competitor. He was a five-star quarterback according to Rivals and the No. 7 recruit in the country in the class of 2013.
Kessler was in a quarterback competition with Max Wittek to be USC's starter before the 2013 season. After the two split duty in the first two games of the season – a win over Hawaii and a loss to Washington State – Kessler became the team's primary quarterback. He threw for 2,968 yards, 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2013.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday7 hrs ago
A New York Times report says the police inquiry into the accusations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was "flawed" and "there was virtually no investigation at all" by either the university or the Tallahassee Police Department into the claims of sexual assault involving Winston.
The Times, after speaking with Florida state prosecutor Willie Meggs and others involved in the case, also states that the investigation by the detective assigned to the case was "halting at best."
“They just missed all the basic fundamental stuff that you are supposed to do,” Meggs told the Times, while also saying a better investigation may have turned up no other information to bring charges against Winston.