- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Virginia kicker Ian Frye hit all four of his field goal attempts Saturday in the Cavaliers’ loss to BYU, and he managed to hit a 46-yarder after learning that his father had suffered a heart attack in the stands just before halftime.
Per The Virginian-Pilot, Frye found out what was happening after he hit a 22-yard field goal as time expired in the first half.
Frye had just kicked a 22-yard field goal to end the first half and was walking to the locker room when he saw his mother, Dana, coming down the stairs from the stands and yelling at him that his father was having chest pains. Frye poked his head into the locker room to tell his teammates and then ran back outside. He hopped the railing and made his up to his dad, who by then was surrounded by emergency medical technicians.
By the time Frye came out for the second half, his father, Mark, 58, had been taken to the hospital. Frye was getting updates on his father from Gerry Capone, UVA’s associate athletic director for football administration and his mind was understandably elsewhere when he was summoned for his fourth kick of the game.
Mississippi State center Dillon Day defends himself after being accused of stomping on LSU players (Video)Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Mississippi State center Dillon Day caught a lot of flak during and after the Bulldogs’ road upset of LSU Saturday for two separate instances where the 6-foot-4, 299-pound senior appeared to stomp on Tigers’ defenders.
Both plays, captured in the video from Saturday Down South below, show Day running up the field and following the play. In the first play he jumps and lands on the stomach of LSU’s Davon Goldchaux. In the second play he goes the same but jumps to avoid landing on his teammate and instead lands with his full force onto Rashard Robinson.
Day took to Twitter Monday to defend himself against the perception that it was his intent to injure LSU players.
Day says he has been “taught to always hustle to the ball” and to “follow the ball.”
“I was going too fast at 300 pounds to stop. I had all that momentum running, and I tried to clear the pile after not being able to stop,” Day wrote.
My personal letter to the bulldog fans. pic.twitter.com/Mx2CXhvBTF
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
David Ash’s career came to an unfortunate and premature end after the concussion symptoms he dealt with for most of the 2013 season returned following Texas’ season-opening win over North Texas.
Texas coach Charlie Strong announced last Wednesday that Ash’s career was over. On Monday, the senior quarterback addressed the media for the first time since the announcement and despite the unfortunate turn of events, Ash proclaimed himself as “a victor, not a victim.”
According to Orangebloods.com’s Anwar Richardson, Ash started off by thanking the Texas fans, his teammates and family before saying he has no regrets about his career or the way it played out and wouldn’t change anything about his time at Texas.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah, a Heisman Trophy candidate has some choice words for reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston on Monday.
Abdullah and Winston, Florida State’s quarterback, grew up together in Birmingham, Ala., and Abdullah said he considers Winston a friend. However, he said he didn’t understand why Winston continued to put himself and Florida State into a negative spotlight.
"It's kind of hard for me to understand what's going on with him right now, but from a general standpoint it's the maturity level," Abdullah told the Associated Press. "Think before you act. Understand the bigger picture. Everything that you do, say or how you present yourself can have dire consequences. That's something I feel like he definitely needs to assess more.
"Every situation you do, you represent not only yourself, the university, your family, people who go to the university. So being that guy who's the star down there, he holds much bigger weight than he realizes sometimes ... I know he's much better than what he's shown."
FSU coach Jimbo Fisher claims internal miscommunication led to Jameis Winston dressing for Clemson gameGraham Watson at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said an internal miscommunication led to quarterback Jameis Winston dressing out for Saturday’s game against Clemson.
Winston drew a lot of raised eyebrows Saturday when he came trotting out of the players’ tunnel in full uniform and began warming up with the team.
The night before, Florida State’s president and athletic director announced in a joint statement that Winston had been suspended for the entire Clemson game after yelling an obscene phrase in the school’s student union.
However, the full-game suspension — Winston originally was suspended for half the game — came after the equipment staff had set out the uniforms and, according to Fisher, no one went back to clear out Winston’s locker.
Jimbo: There was a miscommunication between us and the equipment staff with Jameis dressing. Our fault internally #Noles
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Now in his 16th season at Iowa, Kirk Ferentz is the Big Ten’s longest-tenured head coach. He has coached the Hawkeyes to 11 bowl games during his time in Iowa City, and though the program has been mediocre in recent years, he still has his fair share of support.
That support is especially evident from one fan. You’ll see what I mean.
Don't ask me how I found this. Just enjoy... pic.twitter.com/pdsQrfpIDI
Yup. That is Ferentz’s face tattooed on this fan’s calf.
We’re not entirely sure about the signature below Ferentz's face, however. Did Ferentz autograph the fan’s calf? Or is that inked onto skin as well?
Nonetheless, this is definitely some next-level fandom.
For more Iowa news, visit HawkeyeReport.com.
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- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Capital One is the new title sponsor of the Orange Bowl.
In a move made official Monday, the Orange Bowl dropped its Discover sponsorship, which it had held for four years, and went with Capital One.
”As a major supporter of college sports for over a decade, Capital One is excited to be the title sponsor of the Orange Bowl, especially as this legendary bowl game takes on even greater significance with the College Football Playoff,” Marc Mentry, senior vice president brand marketing at Capital One said. “Like millions of other fans, we’re looking forward to seeing incredible competition and drama play out during this new chapter of college football.”
So what does that mean for the Capital One Bowl in Orlando? Well, according to ESPN, the financial company will likely sever ties with that game and it will become the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl. The bowl game had the Citrus Bowl name (and the Tangerine Bowl) prior to Capital One’s sponsorship. If that does happen, this season’s game will mark the first time the “Citrus Bowl” has been played since 2002.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
There’s a difference between confidence and delusion and Texas quarterback Tyrone Swoopes is definitely tiptoeing that line.
Texas can make College Football Playoff this year? Swoopes: "This year, yes." With two losses? “Yeah."
So far this season, the Longhorns have defeated North Texas and lost to BYU and UCLA. They’re coming off a bye week and face Kansas in what should be a winnable game.
However, there’s nothing in the Longhorns’ play that suggests this is a team that could go undefeated the rest of the season, especially with Oklahoma and Baylor playing about as well as team in the country right now. Moreover, Swoopes, who was named the starter after David Ash suffered a concussion during the season opener and ultimately decided to quit football, hasn’t exactly shown the ability to lead the Longhorns when games get tough.
And games are going to get tough.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday7 hrs ago
A significant contributor on UCLA’s defense is expected to miss the rest of the season.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that junior safety Randall Goforth will undergo surgery on both of his shoulders. He separated his right shoulder against Memphis on September 6 and had previously suffered a similar injury to his left shoulder during preseason camp.
The Times’ report says the surgeries and subsequent rehabilitation will keep him out “likely until next fall.”
In two games this season, Goforth had seven tackles and also returned a fumble 75 yards for a touchdown in the Bruins’ win over Virginia in Week 1. The 5-foot-10, 182-pound Goforth started all 13 games for the Bruins last season and was fourth on the team with 78 tackles. He also registered three interceptions and was named honorable mention all-Pac-12.
He also started five games as a true freshman while making 40 tackles and intercepting one pass.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday7 hrs ago
Urban Meyer, like many football coaches, isn’t one that goes out of his way to share his feelings. But Ohio State’s current coach opened up to Andrea Kramer from HBO’s Real Sports and revealed a side of his coaching personality that is both disturbing and distressing.
In a preview released by HBO — the interview will air in its entirety on Tuesday — Meyer admits that he had severe struggles during his years at Florida that took a toll on him emotionally and physically.
“If a case study was ever done on those years, it wasn’t pretty,” Meyer said. “The toll on my body, the toll on my mind. I would just get sick, I mean like physically ill. What could I have done better? It was my fault we lost this game. I didn’t cover that in practice.”
Meyer said he would take two Ambien sleeping pills and drink a beer just to get sleep and noted that he lost 37 pounds due to stress even though his team was undefeated.
Meyer, who ultimately had to quit Florida after the stress became too much, said the entire ordeal left him “mentally broke.”