- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Welcome to the Dr. Saturday Podcast! Throughout the season we'll be talking weekly about whatever is going on in the world of college football. This week, join Graham Watson and Nick Bromberg as we review week three and review week four. And yeah, there's something else to talk about. We chat about:
• Who else? Jameis Winston
• Will a penalty of missed game time be an effective one?
• Pick Auburn/Kansas State, Clemson/Florida State and more
And no, just like we couldn't type the phrase Jameis Winston said, we couldn't say it on the podcast either.
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- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
The quarterbacking career of David Ash is over.
Texas coach Charlie Strong announced Wednesday that Ash, who has suffered at least three documented concussions during his time with the Longhorns, came to him this week and told him he couldn’t play football anymore.
Ash, who missed almost all of last season while recovering from a concussion, was the Longhorns’ starter at the beginning of the season. However, he took a hit in the season opener against North Texas and said he felt the effects later on in the evening.
Ash will stay around the program and help out the other quarterbacks.
Sophomore Tyrone Swoopes has started in Ash’s place and is 0-2 with losses to BYU and UCLA.
During Ash’s four seasons with Texas, he completed 385 of 613 pass attempts for 4,728 yards with 31 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.
Following Strong’s announcement, former Texas basketball player Kevin Durant, the NBA’s reigning MVP, sent Ash the following tweet:
Thank you David Ash, you gave your all to the University of Texas. I respect your decision and good luck in the future my brother
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Louisville freshman backup quarterback Reggie Bonnafon will miss Saturday’s game at Florida International in order to attend his father’s funeral.
Wallace Bonnafon died Monday of heart failure.
"Reggie's a real family guy and had a real close relationship with Wallace, as our staff did,” coach Bobby Petrino told media on Monday. “I would ask that everyone's prayers and thoughts go to Reggie and his family as he works through this."
Bonnafon did not practice on Tuesday and Wednesday Petrino said the Louisville native had returned home to be with his family.
“It's a very tough situation for him and his family, something that caught him a little bit off guard,” Petrino said. “The plans are they're going to have the showing on Friday and the funeral on Saturday, so he's just going to focus on helping his mom and the rest of his family."
Bonnafon has played in the past two games this season. He has completed 14-of-20 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown.
For more Louisville news, visit CardinalSports.com.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Neurotrauma consultants will be required by Boston city law to be in attendance at every NCAA Division I football, hockey and and lacrosse events.
Boston City Council member Josh Zakim proposed the ordinance in May. Now that it's passed, it will go into effect on July 1, 2015.
Boston College is the only FBS program that plays its home games within Boston, but it'll also cover Boston University, Harvard and Northeastern.
“Most major Division I programs probably meet this definition already, but I think you might see it have more of an impact at a smaller school,” Dan Sibor, the chief of staff for Zakim, told CBS Sports. “There's no competitive consideration here. The consultant is supporting the onsite medical teams for the two teams. The final decision on evaluating a player still remains with the medical staff of that player.”
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday7 hrs ago
When the season began, much of the talk about the Pac-12 revolved around an impressive crop of starting quarterbacks. However, just three weeks into the season, depth at that position has become more important than ever.
Last weekend, both Arizona State’s Taylor Kelly and UCLA’s Brett Hundley — two of the premier quarterbacks in the league — suffered injuries that could keep them out for an extended amount of time. I say “could” because neither coach Todd Graham nor coach Jim Mora has been too keen on announcing exactly what is wrong with either quarterback or how long either will be out.
But in their absences, we watched Kelly’s backup Mike Bercovici and Hundley’s backup Jerry Neuheisel take the reins of their respective teams with mixed results. Neuheisel, who came into last week’s game against Texas in the first quarter, threw the game-winning touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to give the Bruins a 20-17.
By the time Bercovici came in in the third quarter against Colorado, the Sun Devils were leading 38-17. He threw four passes, completed two of them for eight yards and helped Arizona State secure a 38-24 win.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday9 hrs ago
It didn’t take long for Jameis Winston’s obscene outburst in the Florida State student union on Tuesday to become a teaching moment for other programs.
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze told The Tim Brando Show on Wednesday that he thinks coaches need to do a better job of educating players about who and what they represent as it pertains to themselves and the universities for which they play.
“I believe wholeheartedly that it is my job and our staff’s job to help these young men navigate life long after football,” Freeze said. “I suspended a kid this year for the first game because of a public scene he had in the summer in a public place. It was not the type of language or behavior that I think a young man should want to be, particularly when representing our university and our football team.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday9 hrs ago
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is not a fan of Oklahoma's recruitment of Dorial Green-Beckham.
In a column for USA Todaypublished Wednesday, McCaskill criticizes the Sooners for their pursuit of the former top recruit in the country. After playing for two seasons at Missouri, Green-Beckham was kicked off the team in April.
He was involved in an incident in which he forced his way into an apartment and pushed a woman down some stairs. The woman, a friend of his girlfriend, declined to press charges in the matter citing the attention and possible backlash.
McCaskill, a Missouri fan and alum, references a recent poll asking what coach college football coaches would want to have their son play for. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops tied Georgia's Mark Richt as the most popular coach.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday10 hrs ago
Former TCU defensive end Devonte Fields has no plans to turn pro after this football season. In fact, he has his sights set on returning to the FBS.
Fields is currently playing at Trinity Valley Community College and his coach Brad Smiley told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Fields plans to go through the recruiting process from junior college and get back to the FBS for 2015.
"Everything he has said to me and everything his family has said to me is the plan is for him to get his (Associate's Degree) and to play Division I again," Smiley told the paper Tuesday. "He is excited about going through that process and playing Division I again. He has not said anything about coming out to play in the NFL."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday10 hrs ago
Jameis Winston apologized Wednesday afternoon for yelling an obscene phrase on the Florida State campus on Tuesday. He met with the media not long after the school announced he had been suspended for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson.
The phrase, which we cannot repeat here, is a vulgar meme that has been shouted by videobombers during live newscasts before.
"First of all I want to apologize to the university, to my coaches and to my teammates," Winston said. I'm not a 'me' person, but in that situation it was a selfish act and that's not how you do things around here. I really want to apologize to my teammates, because I've now made a selfish act for them.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday11 hrs ago
During last weekend’s upset win against USC, Boston College wore red bandana-inspired helmets, gloves, socks and cleats to honor Former Boston College lacrosse player Welles Crowther.
The additions were supposed to be a one-time deal, but Boston College has decided to keep the inspirational adornment s around for the rest of the season.