- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday27 mins ago
This is the best college football dance video of the offseason.
After starting most of his team's early-morning spring practices with dance-offs between the players, the coaching staff at Emporia State, a Division II school about 90 minutes southwest of Kansas City, Mo., wanted to up the ante and turn the tables on themselves. So the coaches decided to copy the uber-popular"Evolution of Dance" video on YouTube and perform in front of the team after the final practice.
The results are hilarious, and believe it or not, the staff didn't put much practice time into the skit at all.
"If you would have taken our practice time and compared it – of course during the season whether or not that would depend on a win or a loss – we would have lost the game because we didn’t practice at all," ESU coach Garin Higgins told Yahoo Sports. "Everyone just kind of did their part."
After talking about doing the video for a few days, the Emporia State coaches all sat down and viewed the video and doled out assignments the night before they performed in front of the entire team. Each coach was then on his own.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday12 hrs ago
Northwestern players have had the opportunity to ask the school questions about the ramifications of possible unionization and Northwestern has told players that if the team votes to unionize, they'd be "stuck" with it.
CBS Sports obtained a document verified by a Northwestern spokesperson that outlines the school's responses to various questions ranging from the coach-player relationships, media interaction and how a union would impact certain circumstances.
One player asked what would happen if he wanted to get out of the union if it was created. Northwestern's response said the team would be "stuck with the union for a minimum of one year, even if everyone changed their mind" and that "it is extremely difficult to get rid of a union once it is voted in."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday20 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.
Is there a better way to wish our loyal Dr. Saturday readers a happy Easter than by letting former Kansas coach Mark Mangino do it for us? We think not.
Mangino posted this picture on Saturday and it's just wonderful, especially because it brings back flashbacks of one of the most iconic college football bowl photos.
Whatever you're doing on Sunday, whether it's celebrating or not, we hope you're enjoying nice weather and having a relaxing time. Mangino, now an assistant at Iowa State, sure looked like he did Saturday.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
When he opened his remarks, President Barack Obama had a simple question for Navy's football team. Does visiting the White House get old?
No, it doesn't.
Navy was at the White House Friday for the ninth time in 11 seasons after it won the 2013 Commander-In-Chief's trophy. The trophy is given to the winner of the yearly series between Air Force, Army and Navy. Navy has won it every season from 2003-2013 with the exception of 2010 and 2011, when Air Force won.
Last year, Navy beat Air Force 28-10 and Army 34-7.
The team presented Obama with another Navy football jersey and Obama also made sure to mention Navy player Will McKameywhile honoring the team. McKamey collapsed at a Navy practice on March 21 and died three days later.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
Are there similiarities between college football recruiting and operating a fast-food franchise? Eric Johnson is about to find out.
The Iowa assistant announced Saturday he was leaving his job as the Hawkeyes' recruiting coordinator and moving to Tennessee, where he's going to open a Culver's restaurant in November.
“I know Eric and his family have given this decision great attention and thought and we all wish them the best as they move forward,’’ Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said in a statement.
The statement said only that Johnson was going to pursue an opportunity outside of football. He revealed the Culver's detail on Twitter.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Texas LB Steve Edmond hasn't forgotten about the Longhorns' loss to Baylor at the end of 2013. And it's fair to say he's still bitter about it.
Despite a middling season, Texas traveled to Baylor at the end of the season with the chance to win the Big 12. Thanks to Oklahoma State's loss to Oklahoma, if Texas would have beaten the Bears on the road, it'd have gotten the Big 12's Fiesta Bowl berth.
Baylor won 30-10.
"We could have won the conference," Edmond said after Texas' spring game Saturday (via the Dallas Morning News). "Even though I didn't get a chance to play in the Baylor game, I really feel like we should have beat Baylor. I really don't like Baylor. I still think they're trash."
Edmond missed the game after being hurt against Texas Tech the week prior.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 days ago
A war of words has begun between Alabama safety Landon Collins and Oklahoma fans.
In a Thursday story on ESPN.com, Alabama safety Landon Collins candidly spoke his mind about the Crimson Tide’s season-ending 45-31 loss at the hands of the Sooners in the Sugar Bowl, and since then he has taken heat from OU fans on Twitter.
“That just fires it up, because we know what type of defense we are,” Collins said when speaking of the motivation the lackluster Sugar Bowl performance provides for the defense. “We already know what we are capable of. Just to hear that we got picked apart by an offense that shouldn’t have been on the field with us, that’s a disgrace to Alabama defense. We need to pick it up from that standpoint.”
That comment, specifically when Collins said that the OU offense “shouldn’t have been on the field” with the ‘Bama defense, drew this response from Gabe Ikard, a starting offensive lineman for last year’s Sooners squad.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 days ago
If you're not a UCLA or Pac-12 fan, you probably remember Bruin LB Jordan Zumwalt for the hit was flagged for on Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas that knocked Thomas out of the Sun Bowl.
But Zumwalt's career has been more than that. He started 30 games in his four-year career, including all 13 games last year. He's projected as a mid-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft and as the draft approaches, Zumwalt talked to Shutdown Corner's own Eric Edholm at length.
At one point, Zumwalt was asked about his own team's quarterback, Brett Hundley, who elected to stay at UCLA for another season.
SDC: Give me some dirt on Brett Hundley. He seems too good to be true.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 days ago
Washington is the latest team to unveil a brand new collection of Nike uniforms and this time it’s for real.
New coach Chris Petersen pranked his players with some lame-looking uniforms on April Fools Day, but on Friday a much more appealing look was revealed.
Check out all the new combinations, starting with the classic look: pic.twitter.com/b5IAEjK7Ne
Northwest Frost: pic.twitter.com/hNAv5Tf0KP
Seattle Stealth: pic.twitter.com/f1Cl0Ehmtr
Purple Reign: pic.twitter.com/mbhASARtWK
Full Washington Huskies new uniform set pic.twitter.com/ucJXSQzolA
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday2 days ago
For those who think Nick Saban’s legend stops at college football, think again.
Alabama’s coach, who has won three of the past five national championships, had a special visitor a couple weeks ago — Denver Broncos quarterback and NFL MVP Peyton Manning.
"To be honest with you, he was just trying to learn so he could be a better player," Saban said. "I think a lot of people would say, 'Wow, the guy is one of the best, if not the best, and certainly from a career standpoint probably about as good as anybody's been in the history of the league. After all the experience and knowledge that he has, he's going out and trying to seek more knowledge and understanding of the game of football so he can play better.'”
Manning and Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase, who worked with Saban at Michigan State and LSU, were making some visits, according to Saban, and stopped in for a chat with Saban and the Alabama coaching staff.