- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Nick Saban is known as a no-nonsense kind of guy, but he shows that he has a pretty good sense of humor from time to time.
The Alabama head coach spent some time at ESPN studios in Bristol, Conn., earlier in the week. During a “Cage Confessional” segment taped with host Colin Cowherd, Saban showed the lighter side of his personality by donning a big, green Luigi hat.
Cowherd also got Saban to admit that he was afraid of Santa Claus as a child. After the two took a selfie, Saban also revealed that when he was nine years old, he became involved with sports because he didn’t want to play the accordion.
That turned out to be a pretty good move.
For more Alabama news, visit TideSports.com.
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- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
UCLA coach Jim Mora is worried about Brett Hundley’s future.
Oh, he’s sure his star quarterback will be a first-round NFL draft pick — and maybe could have been one had he left after last season — but he’s worried about the way Hundley will be perceived at the next level.
“People have a tendency at times to see an African-American quarterback and say, 'Oh, he’s a runner.' I hate that stereotype and I always have,” said Mora. “I coached Michael Vick and my belief (is) that we stereotype those guys started with him. I don’t want that to happen with Brett, and I’m going to make sure that it doesn’t, because it shouldn’t.
“The guy’s a passer.”
To be clear, Mora considers Hundley a dual-threat quarterback. Last season, Hundley threw for 3,071 yards and rushed for 748, but Mora said Hundley is a pass-first quarterback, who has the ability to run the ball well.
Hundley acknowledges the stereotype of being a “running quarterback” and that just because he can run, doesn’t mean that’s always going to be his first option.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Texas just can’t catch a break this week.
Then, there’s this.
An observant Reddit user was quick to notice that the team’s digital media guide had quite the typo. The footer at the bottom of the page for each player’s biography spelled the Texas Athletics website incorrectly. Instead of www.TexasSports.com, fans were encouraged to check out www.TexsaSports.com.
- Christopher Wilson at Dr. Saturday3 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 27.
UCLA at Arizona State (10:00 p.m., Thursday)
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Update: 7/25 - 12:15 p.m. ET
The hits just keep coming.
Orangebloods.com's Jason Suchomel is reporting that safety Josh Turner has also been dismissed. The senior appeared in 37 games in his career, making five starts. He registered 93 total tackles, two interceptions and three fumble recoveries in three seasons with the Longhorns.
Additionally, Suchomel is reporting that linebacker Kendall Thompson is no longer with the team due to concussion issues.
Like Turner, Thompson appeared in 37 games, registering 90 total tackles, eight tackles for loss and two sacks.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
Two Cincinnati football players who were passengers in the car crash that killed Bearcats offensive lineman Ben Flick in September won’t play again.
Per Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer, head coach Tommy Tuberville said Wednesday that the playing careers of wide receivers Mark Barr and Javon Harrison are over, but the players will remain on scholarship.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday22 hrs 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. Saturday23 hrs 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. Saturday23 hrs 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. Saturday1 day 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.