- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday48 mins ago
The NCAA and Oklahoma State released a joint statement Tuesday saying a September 2013 report of misconduct within the OSU football program. In it, the two parties say the allegations of misconduct were "fundamentally unfounded."
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Missouri blew Florida out 42-13 at home over the weekend and former Gators quarterback Tim Tebow was not thrilled with the team’s effort.
Speaking on his weekly radio spot on 1010 XL Radio in Jacksonville, Tebow, now an analyst with the SEC Network, said the game was “tough to watch” and that this current Florida team did not “p that (he’s) used to” seeing out of Florida teams.
In the loss, Florida committed six turnovers and gave up four return touchdowns. The Gators are now 3-3 on the season and head coach Will Muschamp is firmly on the hot seat. The offense has struggled mightily throughout the year and Tebow thinks it lacks identity and leadership.
“One of the biggest problems on the offense is leadership,” Tebow said. “I don’t think that offense has an identity right now, and I don’t think that they know what they want their identity to be.”
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Another starter on the Baylor offensive line is lost for the season.
Senior tackle Troy Baker suffered a torn ACL in the third quarter of Saturday afternoon’s road loss to West Virginia.
“Troy has been a great leader, so that’s going to be a void,” head coach Art Briles said Monday per the Dallas Morning News.
Though it was assumed to be an ACL tear, the severity of his injury was not known for much of Monday as the team waited for test results as Baylor finally confirmed the prognosis Monday night.
The 6-foot-7, 305-pound Baker, a fifth-year senior, registered 22 starts over the course of his career. He started all seven games at right tackle this season and previously started all 13 games for the Bears in 2012 as a sophomore. Baker suffered a similar knee injury in spring practice prior to the 2013 season, but was able to rehab and make several appearances down the stretch of the Bears' Big 12 championship run.
Briles said that junior Pat Colbert is the likely option to replace Baker in the starting lineup.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Two Oklahoma State players were arrested Sunday morning after they were found asleep in a Whataburger drive-thru.
CB Juwan Offray and WR Jhajuan Seales were in a car in line when they fell asleep. Per the Tulsa World, police said they were "oblivious" and "lethargic and confused" when they were discovered at approximately 4 a.m.
The two were arrested for public intoxication and Offray was also given a complaint of hampering an officer.
“Both males were totally asleep and oblivious to anything going on around them,” one of the officers stated in the report.
The police report indicates that the officers awakened Seales and Offray by knocking on the car windows. Seales and Offray “seemed very lethargic and confused” and “their eyes were red and watery with a glassy appearance,” the report states.
Apparently, Seales, who was driving the car, couldn't even turn it off himself.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
Bo Pelini is not a fan of the SEC's arrangement with ESPN.
ESPN runs the SEC Network and with four of the top five teams in the AP poll from the SEC, the conference has been getting a lot of attention. And given that ESPN is the biggest television rights-holder in college football, it's natural that the relationship and conference excellence has led to amplification.
“I don’t think that kind of relationship is good for college football," Pelini said. "That’s just my opinion. Anytime you have a relationship with somebody, you have a partnership, you are supposed to be neutral. It’s pretty hard to stay neutral in that situation.”
However, those comments must mean Pelini isn't a fan of the Big Ten Network either. Or if he is, he has a double standard.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
Being compared to Lane Kiffin in the realm of Tennessee politics is not a good thing.
A PAC in Tennessee released an ad comparing Tennessee state Rep. Gloria Johnson (D) to the former Tennessee coach and now-Alabama offensive coordinator.
While Kiffin has gotten some scrutiny this year, he's had some good moments as well, including Alabama's 59-0 win over Texas A&M last week and the Crimson Tide's 42-21 win over Florida. But as Kiffin was the Volunteers' coach for one season, there's no positivity in the ad.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
The laceration that Texas Tech WR Jakeem Grant suffered in a shooting incident at a party early Sunday morning is on his chin and Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury expects him to play Saturday against TCU.
"I would expect him to play," Kingsbury said. "That's not 100 percent but it looks that way."
Grant was at a "krunkness" party Saturday night at a Lubbock, Tex.-area dance hall when gunshots came from multiple vehicles. He went to the hospital after suffering the laceration.
"As far as I know, he did receive stitches and it appeared to be from what I saw under his chin area," Kingsbury said.
Kingsbury also said he didn't know if any other players were at the party with Grant, who is Texas Tech's leading receiver.
"I have no clue," Kingsbury said. "Like I said, I just heard about Jakeem's situation, found out he was fine and that's where we're at."
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
It doesn’t look like there will be a quarterback controversy brewing at Arizona State.
With starter Taylor Kelly out with a foot injury since Sept. 13, backup Mike Bercovici has performed admirably filling in for Kelly, but now it appears that Kelly will regain his starting role Saturday against Washington.
Kelly returned to practice Oct. 9 and Graham initially thought the senior would be able to return for the Sun Devils’ game against Stanford over the weekend, but during pregame warm-ups the decision was made to hold Kelly out.
“Hopefully we’ll have him ready where he can go this week,” ASU head coach Todd Graham said per the Arizona Republic. “He wanted to go last week, but we also have an obligation to make sure I don’t put the kids in jeopardy. If I was making the decision with my heart, I would’ve let him play, but he wasn’t ready. We’ll see how it progresses this week.”
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher cut an interview session short on Monday after reporters starting asking about the off-field issues surrounding quarterback Jameis Winston.
Fisher, whose team is on a bye week, was speaking at the Birmingham Monday Morning Quarterback Club near Winston’s hometown. He was asked whether there was any news regarding the student code of conduct hearing and replied: "We're moving on with Louisville and talking about the other things. Everything should be great."
However, the questions didn’t stop there.
Another reporter noted that Fisher’s reputation had taken a hit and Fisher asked him to stop asking the question.
“I’m done,” Fisher said. “I’m done.”
Fisher then asked the reporter if he was going to put the interview on air and the reporter said he wasn’t, which caused Fisher to give one final answer.
"Why is my reputation taking a hit? For backing a kid who has done nothing wrong?" Fisher said. "I don't want to get into this. The questions weren't supposed to be asked today. I'm done. I'm done."
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Two days after Florida’s embarrassing 42-13 loss to Missouri at home, Gators athletic director Jeremy Foley is sticking with Will Muschamp as head coach.
Foley said Monday that he plans to will continue to evaluate the team’s performance and progress throughout the season before he makes a decision about Muschamp.
“At the beginning of the season we said we would evaluate the season as it plays out,” Foley said, per GatorZone.com. “We will continue to do so. Our sole focus right now is supporting our coaching staff and players as they prepare for Georgia.”
Florida committed six turnovers and gave up four return touchdowns in the loss, which dropped Muschamp’s overall record midway through his fourth season to 25-19 overall and 15-14 in the SEC.