- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
After accusing Florida State players of faking injuries over the weekend, N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren apologized to FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher Tuesday morning.
In a statement released on the N.C. State football Twitter account, Doeren said:
“I have apologized to Jimbo Fisher and want to apologize to his staff, players and FSU fans for my comments that took away from a tremendous football game. I left an emotional locker room and took those emotions with me to the press conference. It was a great college football game with tremendous plays made by both teams. That is where the focus deserves to be. I have the utmost respect for Jimbo, his staff and players. FSU played a great game and earned the win.”
Doeren’s statement sings a much different tune than the sentiment he shared Saturday and in his weekly press conference on Monday.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Kentucky QB Drew Barker, WR Dorian Baker, DE Tymere Dubose and RB Stanley Williams are suspended for Saturday's game against South Carolina.
The four were suspended for a violation of team rules after an incident involving BB guns on campus Sunday night. All types of firearms are banned on Kentucky's campus.
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said earlier on Monday that he'd been notified of the possibility that persons of interest in Sunday night's on-campus incident - which included a report of possible shots fired - were wearing UK football-issued shirts.
UK police recovered three BB guns from the incident and identified the persons of interest Monday. The four were then suspended.
"Proper conduct is emphasized as a core value of our program," Stoops said in a release "If we have a situation in which someone who does not act according to our standards, we hold him accountable."
Former UCF assistant accuses head coach George O'Leary of racist remarks in breach of contract lawsuitSam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
A former assistant under George O’Leary at UCF filed a breach of contract lawsuit Friday containing some scathing allegations against the longtime Knights head coach.
According to USA Today, Paul Ferraro, who was hired as the team’s defensive coordinator in December before leaving prior to spring practice, alleges in the suit that O’Leary “used a derogatory word for African-Americans and called the NFL ‘one big ‘Ru-Ru tribe.’” Additionally, the suit alleges that O’Leary “once advised coaches to check African-American players ‘to make sure their gums are blue, because they are bigger, faster and stronger than (African-American players) with red gums.’”
These allegations are apart of a lawsuit that says Ferraro was fired “without cause” and asks for “damages in excess of $15,000, including unpaid wages” from the two-year contract for $220,000 annually Ferraro signed in December.
UCF, via a statement to USA Today from Grant Heston, the school's vice president for communications and marketing, is denying the allegations.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Ed Orgeron is interested in a chance to turn the Kansas football program around.
The former USC interim coach and Ole Miss coach has been out of coaching since he wasn't hired as the Trojans' full-time coach for the 2014 season. He wants to get back in, and expressed his interest at a Little Rock, Ark., Touchdown Club meeting where he spoke at.
Kansas? You bet he's interested.
"It's a Power Five (job)," he told USA TODAY Sports. "(Mark) Mangino went 12-1 and went to the Orange Bowl. It's in a great conference. His staff proved that you can do it."
And if the program is mired at the bottom of the Big 12? So what?
"It's a challenging job," he said. "But most jobs you get, there's gonna be some things you're gonna have to fix."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
In a statement sent out just before 1 a.m. ET Tuesday morning, Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon apologized for the way the school handled QB Shane Morris' injury situation, saying "there was a serious lack of communication that led to confusion on the sideline."
Brandon's statement contradicts what coach Brady Hoke said Monday afternoon. The embattled coach defended the way Morris was treated said he didn't make decisions as to who stays in or comes out of a game because of injuries. Hoke also said that he didn't see the hit, that Morris was not diagnosed with a concussion that he knew of and that he hadn't talked to Brandon since the 30-7 loss to Minnesota on Saturday.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday17 hrs ago
Washington State coach Mike Leach has predicted the end of human kind.
So, there’s that.
According to Jacob Thorpe of the Spokesman Review, Leach went on one of his typical rants this time directed at technology and the decline of human interaction.
Sadly, it was a pretty bleak outlook on our future:
If any other coach had gone on a similar rant most of us would be baffled, but this is par for the course for Leach, who often has something to say about relationships, technology and pirates.
There was that one time while coaching at Texas Tech that Leach blamed a loss to Texas A&M on his player’s “fat little girlfriends.”
And then he had these sage words of advice for a freshman, who was new Lubbock, Texas, and wanted to know the best place to take a date:
Never underestimate Leach’s genius. In 10 years — when Texas A&M and Notred Dame are scheduled to play —human interaction might cease to exist and all games might be played through Google Glass. And then we'll all lament about that time when Leach warned us of our impending social doom.
Never change, Mike Leach. Never ever change.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
Hours aftter running for 208 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Tennessee, Georgia star running back Todd Gurley was wrongly accused of assault early Sunday morning at an Athens, Ga., bar.
According to the Athens Banner-Herald, a 20-year-old male UGA student called police from his home at 3:18 a.m. “to report that he’d been punched by Gurley more than an hour earlier.” The accuser said Gurley attacked him “after he took a photograph of himself with Gurley in the background,” police said.
After police reviewed surveillance footage from the bar, it was determined that it was a white male who punched the accuser, not Gurley.
Gurley agreed to be interviewed by police after the accusation arose.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
North Carolina State gave top-ranked Florida State all it could handle Saturday afternoon, but the defending national champs pulled away late in a 56-41 win in Raleigh. Since the final whistle sounded, a little war of words has emerged between N.C. State coach Dave Doeren and Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher.
After the game, Doeren told reporters he thought Florida State players were faking injuries when they couldn’t keep up with the Wolfpack’s up-tempo offense early in the game.
"The tempo we had (in the first quarter) was working until all the crazy fall-down things were going on and the clock kept stopping," Doeren said, per Warchant.com. "You know the refs can't do anything about that, but it's horrible the way the tempo gets slow downed by these injuries. We went fast in the first quarter, I guess there were no fake injuries."
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield will not be eligible for this season.
Mayfield, a Texas Tech transfer, received word last week that the NCAA was denying his request for immediate eligibility. Mayfield then tried to get Tech to release him, but the school denied the request.
Mayfield’s argument was that since he was a walk-on, he shouldn't be held to the same transfer restrictions as scholarship players. The NCAA didn’t agree and Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, who wasn’t happy about the transfer, wouldn’t budge.
“Kingsbury will not let him go. It goes to Kingsbury,” Mayfield’s father, James Mayfield, told the Tulsa World. “It’s not a school rule. It’s arbitrary to the coach’s decision. Period.
“Kingsbury could have lifted it. Kingsbury won’t give in. That’s where it is.”
Mayfield will have three years to play two seasons with the Sooners once he’s eligible in 2015.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Michigan coach Brady Hoke hasn’t officially been fired yet, but that hasn’t stopped rumors from swirling about his replacement.
According to an NFL Network report on Sunday, the Wolverines are interested in pursuing Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, not his brother, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, who has been linked with the Michigan job before.
However, the Baltimore Sun cited a source close to Harbaugh saying that Harbaugh would have no interest in the job because of his relationship with Hoke.
Harbaugh more or less echoed that sentiment during his press conference Monday when he didn’t deny interest in the job, but said he’s rather see his friend Hoke keep it.
John Harbaugh on Michigan rumors: "I'm interested in Brady Hoke being the head coach at Michigan for a long time to come."
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