- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday32 mins ago
When I watch an Army-Navy game, for those three hours, I feel like I am transported into a different world of college football. Forget the $500 million dollar stadium the game is played in and all the television cameras covering every angle of the action, there is just something different – in a good way -- about the game that cannot be denied.
Maybe it’s because the option offense that both teams employ has disappeared in major college football over the past 30 years. Maybe it’s because the game elicits the true sense and spirit of a rivalry, more than any Auburn-Alabama or Ohio State-Michigan game ever could. Maybe it’s because of the extremely blunt reality of what is on the horizon for these young men in the very near future – the seniors especially.
These young men –these soldiers-- have enough on their daily plates to make the average man shudder. With the rigors of a football season piled on top of the rigors of the expectation of academic excellence piled on top of the rigors of military training, I can’t help but wonder how that all fits into the 24 hours we are allotted daily.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday53 mins ago
The attorney for the woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault held a press conference Friday morning questioning the overall investigation and accused the Tallahassee Police Department of “an investigation of a rape victim, not an investigation of a rape suspect.”
Winston was not charged for the Dec. 7, 2012 incident after State Attorney Willie Meggs said last week that there was not sufficient evidence to proceed with the case
The attorney, Patricia Carroll, questioned the TPD's handling of the case and called for the Attorney General to investigate further. Carroll cited inconsistent medical records and stated that detectives did not interview key witnesses in the case. Carroll also said that the Tallahassee PD did not keep her updated on new developments and evidence in the case.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Motivational quotes are a staple of Twitter. If you're a Twitter user, you probably see multiple per day popping up on your timeline.
Sometimes those quotes have something to do with the tweeter's life. Sometimes they don't. And Mack Brown's tweets on Friday are going to have many wondering if it's the former or the latter.
"Don't waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you ...
— Mack Brown (@UT_MackBrown) December 13, 2013
...assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best prep for the hours or ages that follow it.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson — Mack Brown (@UT_MackBrown) December 13, 2013
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Think Jordan Lynch is going to win the Heisman Saturday night? You're in the small minority, but you may want to jump on some autographed memorabilia on eBay before the price could go up.
Or the price could go down, as this may be the high point of Lynch's career. But that's the risk you take.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
The Heisman Trophy does not the best player make … or does it?
On the eve of the 2013 ceremony, we take a look back at the last 13 years, to see which Heisman winners went on to great pro success, and which Heisman challengers turned out to be the best players.
Below this nifty infographic, we explain our reasoning. Don’t agree? Tell us in the comments, or tweet to us @
Disclaimer: This is not a list of who should have won the Heisman Trophy, but who was worthy of Heisman consideration and continued their success into the NFL.
2000: Chris Weinke (4,167 pass yards, 34 total TDs, 11 INTs, 11-2 record) beat out Oklahoma’s Josh Heupel, Purdue’s Drew Brees and TCU’s LaDainian Tomlinson to win the Heisman. LT rushed for 2,158 yards, with 22 TDs in 2000. He went on to a Hall of Fame-worthy NFL career, finishing fifth in career NFL rushing yards with 13,684 and third in TDs, with 162. Brees was also considered for this spot.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
The house that Memphis running back Brandon Hayes was renting in Memphis was damaged in a fire that happened while the team was playing its final game of the year at UConn. But thanks to the generosity of fans, the items that were lost in the fire are being replaced for him.
In fact, fans were so generous that the NCAA limit on gifts was reached. The sanctioning body approved gifts to replaced the items lost in the fire, primarily clothes and furniture. (Otherwise, you know, if it wasn't approved, Hayes could lose his eligibility.)
Per the AP, Hayes' landlord is also going to have the unit fixed or another available when he comes back to campus for the start of the spring semester.
Hayes ran for 860 yards this season as a senior after running for 576 yards last season. He eclipsed the 100-yard barrier against Arkansas State and Tennessee-Martin.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
The end of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show had a surprise plot twist Thursday night.
Alabama's AJ McCarron won the evening's final honor, the Maxwell Award, which is given to the best player. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston had won the Davey O'Brien award, which goes to the best quarterback, over Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel and McCarron earlier in the evening.
Winston also won the Walter Camp Award.
McCarron is the first Alabama player to win the award. Perhaps it's a lifetime achievement one? Even McCarron himself was surprised that he was on stage and the Maxwell recipient.
— Maxwell Award (@TheMaxwellAward) December 13, 2013
Man applies for North Dakota coaching vacancy touting video game credentials, promises to ‘chuck the pigskin’Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
Chris McComas doesn't have much of a shot at getting the football head coaching job at North Dakota. But he had some free time and figured he might as well give it his funniest shot.
McComas works at Marshall University as a systems integration specialist and when he saw the vacancy posted on Twitter, he sent in a hilarious cover letterand nine-slide PowerPoint presentation to convince UND Athletic Director Brian Faison he was the man for the job. He touted his video game experience with Thurman Thomas in Tecmo Bowl and his recruiting prowess in NCAA Football. And his teams would throw the ball.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Connecticut announced Thursday that former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco would be its next head coach.
Diaco has been at Notre Dame since 2010 and last season received the Broyles Award, which goes to the nation's top assistant. His Notre Dame defense helped get the Irish to the BCS Championship game before the Irish lost to Alabama.
He signed a five-year deal worth $1.5 million a season.
UConn fired Paul Pasqualoni after an 0-4 start and the team was coached by interim coach T.J. Weist the rest of the season. UConn finished the season 3-9.
This season, Notre Dame gave up 22.9 points per game and 377 yards a game. Last season, the Irish led the country in points per game at 10.3 and gave up 288 yards a game.
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- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
The career of Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell is officially over.
The Bulldogs announced that Russell had surgery to fix a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder on Tuesday. Russell, a senior, will not be available for the Liberty Bowl, which would have been his final game as a Bulldog.
Russell’s senior season was wrought with injury. Early in the season, he missed three games with a concussion and another with an ankle injury. The shoulder injury cost him the regular season finale against Ole Miss.
Russell started 22 games, including every game in 2012 and five in 2013.
Sophomore Dak Prescott and freshman Damian Williams will be the Bulldogs options against Rice in the Liberty Bowl, though Prescott has been battling a nerve injury in his throwing shoulder.
Russell finishes a strong career at Mississippi State. He’s first in school history in touchdown passes (42) and passing efficiency (137.3). He finished second in passing yards (5,441), pass completions (410) and touchdowns responsible for (45).
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