- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday15 hrs ago
There's a college football connection on the upcoming season of ABC's "The Bachelorette," but it's got nothing to do with Kliff Kingsbury.
Josh Murray, the older brother of former Georgia QB Aaron Murray is a contestant vying for the affection of Andi Dorfman. Josh Murray is also a former Georgia football player. He was a strong safety and appeared in two games in 2010.
According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Lauren Murray, the mother of Aaron and Josh, said Josh left Sunday for California and is banned from all communication.
“He left Sunday (for California) and had to give up all forms of communication,” Lauren Murray said.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
A former Fiesta Bowl CEO has been sentenced to prison time for his role in an illegal campaign contribution scheme that nearly cost the game its BCS status in 2011.
According to the Associated Press, John Junker pled guilty to a conspiracy charge two years ago and was sentenced to eight months in federal prison Thursday. Prosecutors hoped for a one-year sentence, while Junker had hoped for probation.
Junker and other bowl employees “made illegal campaign contributions” to politicians and were subsequently refunded by the bowl.
Junker, who served as the bowl’s CEO for 20 years before being fired in March 2011, also used bowl funds to pay for an employee wedding, a $1,200 visit to a strip club, his own birthday party, cars and country club memberships, among other things.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything question and answer sessionThursday and not surprisingly, many of the questions directed towards the stylin' Red Raider coach had nothing to do with football.
Yes, the Bachelor came up after Houston Texans QB Case Keenum's plea for Kingsbury to be on the show.Our guess is that ABC producers don't want a candidate to handpick his selection pool.
It didn't take long for a question about Ryan Gosling, either. Many think that Kingsburylooks like the actor, or maybe Gosling is the one that looks like Kingsbury?
The secret to Kingsbury's perfectly coiffed hair? Axe. Seriously.
This user was very happy to show off his username to Kingsbury.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
Florida State QB Jameis Winston is such a big Lil Boosie fan that he reportedly called the rapper the day after the Seminoles won the BCS Championship Game.
According to TMZ, the recently-released-from-prison rapper says he got a call from Winston after FSU beat Auburn. Winston is a noted Boosie fan and the rapper says the two got along great during the call.
"We chopped it up ... I told him I was a fan of his also," Boosie said to TMZ.
Boosie was released from prison March 5 after spending five years behind bars.
He's been making the rounds after his release and was on Tiger TV on Tuesdaysaying that LSU needed to keep its in-state recruits rather than letting them go to Alabama. Boosie is a Baton Rouge, La. native.
Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs balances an aerospace engineering major while trying to win the starting quarterback jobSam Cooper at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
The “dumb athlete” stereotype does not apply to Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Dobbs, who will be a sophomore next season, started four games for the Volunteers last season and is a part of a four-way competition for the starting job in 2014, but that’s not all that’s on Dobbs’ plate.
Dobbs is an aerospace engineering major, and in an interview with CBSSports’ Bruce Feldman, Dobbs detailed his rigorous coursework on top of his work on the football field and in the weight room. Impressive is an understatement.
Just this semester he is taking Materials Science and Engineering, Honors Physics of Engineers II, Honors Calculus III and Honors Cultural Anthropology. He’s also taking a yoga class to help with his flexibility.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
This offseason we will count down various topics from Monday through Friday, bringing you the top five of the important and definitely some not so important issues in college football. It's the Doc Five, every week until we will thankfully have actual games to discuss.
TOP FIVE QB TRANSFERS WHO DIDN’T PLAY LAST SEASON
NO. 2: WES LUNT, ILLINOIS
It took awhile to convince Wes Lunt to come home to his home state of Illinois, but after Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy put restrictions on Lunt’s transfer, the choice became easy.
Lunt, who became Oklahoma State’s high-profile freshman starter in 2012, quickly fell out of favor with the Cowboys' coaching staff after a knee injury. As he watched Clint Chelf take his starting spot, Lunt felt it was time for a change. His initial thought was to transfer to an SEC school, but Gundy restricted Lunt’s transfer and eventually Lunt was sold on Illinois and offensive coordinator Bill Cubit.
When Lunt got to Illinois in 2013, the passing game was in shambles. But it improved significantly in Cubit’s first season and, after a year of learning on the scout team, Lunt is ready to take it even further.
- Dr. Saturday1 day ago
It's not much of a surprise that Chris Fowler will succeed Brent Musburger as ABC/ESPN's lead college football announcer. However, it is a bit of one that his new duty isn't replacing an old one.
The network and Fowler, the long-time host of ESPN's "College GameDay" Saturday morning pregame show, announced a contract extension through 2023 on Thursday. With the extension, Fowler will continue hosting "GameDay" as well.
It had been reported that some at ESPN were not interested in Fowler returning as host of "GameDay" and adding Saturday night game responsibilities. He has hosted "GameDay" since 1990 and will team with Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard and others once again.
- Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Maine running back Zedric Joseph is being held in connection with a double stabbing that resulted in the death of a 23-year-old man in Florida.
Joseph, 23, was being held at the Richmond County Jail in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday on warrants for one count of murder and two counts of aggravated assault.
The stabbing occurred Friday. A woman was stabbed in the hand and a man was stabbed multiple times. Both victims were taken to the hospital, and the man, Ricardy Chery, 23, died from his injuries. The woman, Vashti Laurore, 23, was treated and released.
No further information was released and motive for the attack is not known.
“This is very hard to comprehend,” Maine football coach Jack Cosgrove said in a statement. “We extend our deepest sympathies to the victims and their families and friends connected to this tragedy.”
This isn’t Joseph’s first brush with the law. He was charged 15 months ago with domestic violence assault during an incident on campus.
- Dr. Saturday1 day ago
The Florida State Seminoles are fresh off of a National Championship and will soon be reaping the benefits. The school announced Wednesday that everything from the team locker room to coaches offices and meeting rooms will be renovated starting in April.
"What we wanted to do was take the momentum of this year with the national championship and incorporate some of these ideas we had to redo the stuff the players and staff use every day," director of football operations Mark Robinson said. "Every day they use the locker room, they use the meeting room space, and coaches' offices. So what we wanted to do was come in and completely redesign all that area and rejuvenate it."
The “centerpiece” of the renovations will be the upgraded locker room. According to a release, the locker room will feature “state of the art graphics and technology that honors Florida State’s legacy of elite athletes.”
“We wanted (the locker room) to be unique, we wanted it to be the showcase of this facility,” Robinson said.
- Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Michigan hopes it has solved a student attendance problem in 2014.
Michigan's general admission policy in 2013 turned out to be a headache for the school. Because there were no assigned seats for each home game, students were required to line up before the games and then blitzed towards the seating sections when the gates opened at Michigan Stadium.
For the 2014 season, students will have reserved seating like before. Seating will be decided by attendance at 2013 games and then class levels.Class levels previously were the basis for Michigan's student seating arrangements before the move to general admission seating.