- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday25 mins ago
Former Baylor wide receiver Robbie Rhodes is headed to the MAC.
After being dismissed from the Baylor program in June following multiple drug-related violations, Rhodes, a former top 100 recruit, is transferring to Bowling Green. Rhodes’ father Reggie Rhodes confirmed the move to ESPN.com.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Charlie Strong has spoken his mind in the months since he’s taken over at Texas, and during an interview on Wednesday, Strong made it known exactly how he feels about rekindling the rivalry against Texas A&M.
"You would like to see it happen," Strong told ESPN.com. "At some point it needs to happen. We need to play them."
Since Texas A&M left the Big 12 a few years ago to join the SEC exactly no one with any pull at either Texas or Texas A&M has been keen on mending the bridge between the two schools, at least in a regular season game. In fact, in April, Texas athletic director Steve Patterson all but double-bolted that door by saying Texas would need a “compelling business or branding reason” to play the Aggies.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
After 16 seasons of roaming the sidelines as head coach at the University of Texas, Mack Brown finally has a new gig lined up. Though it was first reported in early June, the news was officially announced by ESPN Thursday that Brown will join the network’s college football coverage as an in-studio analyst.
Brown, who coached the Longhorns to a BCS National Championship and two Big 12 titles, will provide commentary on shows like SportsCenter , College Football Live and ABC’s College Football Countdown . On Countdown , Brown will join host John Saunders and former Florida State quarterback Danny Kanell.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Washington coach Chris Petersen has added to the punishment for quarterback Cyler Miles — a one-game suspension.
Miles will miss the season opener against Hawaii, according to the Seattle Times.
Miles missed spring practice after being linked to two post-Super Bowl assaults on the Washington campus on Feb. 2. Although Miles wasn’t charged in either incident, he did serve a three-month suspension for the Huskies.
One of the incidents involved former Washington receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow, who said he was “backing up his quarterback” when he knocked down a woman during a post-Super Bowl bonfire. The woman briefly lost consciousness.
After the bonfire, Stringfellow and Miles, according to court documents, got out of a car and chased and assaulted a Seahawks fan. Miles was wearing Denver Broncos attire. According to the Seattle Times, prosecutors did not pursue the case because of insufficient evidence.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Nearly two weeks after he was cited for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, the case against senior Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has been officially closed by police in Reynolds, Ga., according to Al.com.
The fine for the citation – which was “approximately $1,000” – was paid by Marshall’s mother, Shalena Cliett. Marshall was also fined $100 for having an illegal tint on the windows of his car. The tinted windows caused Marshall to be pulled over in Reynolds on July 11 and officers subsequently found “8-9 grams” of marijuana in his car.
Reynolds, Ga., police chief Lonnie Holder said that Marshall was “very regretful” and “very apologetic” when he received his citation.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Even though Washington State coach Mike Leach has had some of the best quarterbacks — statistically — they’re not always considered the nation’s best quarterbacks or even the best quarterbacks in their particular league.
Leach thinks Connor Halliday can change that.
Last season, Halliday threw an astonishing 714 passes for 4,597 yards and 34 touchdowns while leading the Cougars to their first bowl game since 2003.
“He's a very talented guy, and he's steadily improved and with a young supporting cast ended up fourth in the country in passing,” Leach said during Pac-12 media day on Wednesday. “So clearly he's one of the best quarterbacks in the entire nation like the debates and media faces. You might be rooting for your guy, and I don't care what you think, he's better than your guy is.”
Halliday ranked third nationally in passing yards and Washington State was fourth in the country with 368 passing yards per game. Halliday had just two games where he attempted fewer than 41 passes and he threw the ball 89 times — completing 65.2 percent — against Oregon, which broke an FBS record.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
Two University of Texas football players Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander, both wide receivers, were charged with sexual assault, a second-degree felony, for an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of July 21.
Sanders is facing an additional charge of “improper photography.”
According to Orangebloods.com, $75,000 bail has been set for both players, plus Sanders has an additional $20,000 bail for the "improper photography" charge.
The incident allegedly occurred after Sanders and Meander met the alleged victim, who they had known prior to the alleged incident, on 6th Street in Austin the night of July 20. According to court documents obtained by Orangebloods, the alleged victim, who was unnamed, told police that she agreed to return to Meander's dorm and have consensual sex with him.
- Christopher Wilson at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
The college football offseason is long and arduous, but its end is almost in sight. We’re going to take a look at five games you have to look forward to for every weekend of the season. (This is also a handy guide to decide how to RSVP for any autumn weddings.)
All times are Eastern and all games are played on Saturday unless otherwise noted.
These games take place the weekend of September 20.
Auburn at Kansas State (7:30 p.m., Thursday)
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
Welcome to our Dr. Saturday feature titled "Random offseason tweet of the day." With real games still weeks 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.
Art Briles was right after all.
On Monday, the Baylor head coach said that his Heisman candidate quarterback Bryce Petty was such a household name that you could go into a random Dairy Queen in Salem, Oregon, and the people there would know of Petty.
The Oregonian’s John Canzano wanted to find out for sure, so a few production assistants for his radio show made calls to Dairy Queen locations in the Salem area, and none of them seemed to know about Petty.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
Very few coaching changes go smoothly.
As both the coach and the institution are trying to hide their true intentions, feelings get hurt, relationships get damaged and there are regrets, oh so many regrets.
Steve Sarkisian isn’t immune to this.
During Pac-12 media days on Wednesday, Sarkisian said his biggest regret in leaving Washington for USC was doing a radio interview the morning he left and denying to the host that he was switching schools.
“You know, it’s unfortunate. I did that Monday morning radio show with Mitch (Levy) every Monday morning after a game. And honestly, in hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have done that interview that morning,” Sarkisian said. “But I had committed to the interview. And I did the interview. There was nothing done, I hadn’t accepted the job at USC yet. Hindsight’s 20/20 in those moments. I probably should have stayed out of interviews and stayed away from cameras. But I did it. I tried to handle it to the best of my ability.