- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Following in the footsteps of Oregon State last weekend, Indiana coach Kevin Wilson decided to wrap up camp with some fun and rewarded his team with a post-practice Slip ‘n Slide on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.
The players really enjoyed it and Wilson even got in the action with a few slides.
Cornerback Tim Bennett wasn’t too impressed with Wilson’s technique, though.
“Coach Wilson did it once or twice – his weren’t that good. Don’t tell him I said that,” he said with a laugh.
In what will be Wilson’s fourth season at the helm, the Hoosiers open up at home against Indiana State on August 30. Wilson’s squad went 5-7 last year.
For more Indiana news, visit Peegs.com.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen brought in a mentor of his, longtime Utah and Weber State head coach Ron McBride, in to address his team during preseason camp. McBride recruited Andersen and was his head coach at Utah, so he knows the Badgers’ second-year coach more than most.
After McBride addressed the team about trust and team work, some archival footage of a young Andersen doing offensive line drills under McBride’s instruction was put on the screen. Andersen rocks a buzz cut now, but back in his heyday, the man had an incredible mullet.
Take a look (the good stuff starts around the 3:45 mark).
Andersen’s hair is a sight to see. But those shorts? I don’t think anyone would disagree when I said that they are a little bit too short.
Andersen’s Badgers will open the season with a tough matchup against LSU in Houston on August 30. Unfortunately, I don’t think his mullet will be in attendance.
For more Wisconsin news, visit BadgerBlitz.com.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Patton Robinette has won Vanderbilt's quarterback competition.
Coach Derek Mason announced Thursday that Robinette would start Vanderbilt's season opener against Temple.
Mason said Robinette had progressed the furthest of the team's quarterbacks from the spring. He was competing with Stephen Rivers, a transfer from LSU and the younger brother of San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers and redshirt freshman Johnny McCrary.
"I thought he did a better job of keeping his composure, keeping his eyes down the field, learning how to use his skillset in terms of keeping plays alive and then managing what we do," Mason said.
Robinette played significantly in 2013 as a redshirt freshman for the Commodores. He first saw siginificant playing time in Vanderbilt's win over Georgia when Austyn Carta-Samuels was injured. He started against Texas A&M and Florida and got snaps in every game for the remainder of Vanderbilt's season before starting the Commodores' bowl game after Carta-Samuels was lost for the season with a torn ACL.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
Remember when Oklahoma tweeted an April Fools’ Day joke that Blake Bell was moving back to quarterback? Well, this time it’s not a joke.
According to The Oklahoman’s Jason Kersey, Bell, a senior who was converted from quarterback to tight end this offseason, has been “splitting some of his time this week in practice” between tight end and quarterback. Kersey is reporting that Bell’s reps at quarterback, which have been “limited,” have only been against OU’s second-team defense.
Behind starter Trevor Knight, Sooners head coach Bob Stoops has said that redshirt freshman Cody Thomas would likely be the No. 2 quarterback, but Kersey is reporting that Thomas has an unknown injury that “isn’t believed to be serious.”
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
If you were planning to take your shot at Harvey Updyke in a dunk tank, you have some apparent e-unruly fans to thank for your missed opportunity.
The Toomer's Corner oaks poisoner'sappearance at a charity event in Mobile, Ala.,has been canceled. According to ESPN, former Alabama QB AJ McCarron, his wife Katherine and his mother Dee Dee Bonner, who were helping organize the event, received "death threats and other ugly messages on social media."
"It seems to be taking away from the primary purpose, which is raising awareness for children's cancer," Bonner told ESPN. "We don't want to take away from the focus. We needed to get away from it."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday17 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 preview the upcoming season. We chat about:
• The worth of preseason polls
• The College Football Playoff
• Auburn and Nick Marshall
• Boise State
• Graham's devil's advocate Oklahoma possibility
• Colorado (It's the most anyone has talked about Colorado in five years. Kidding.)
• If we are all warrior enough to play for Troy Calhoun at Air Force
Listen to the podcast in the player below ordownload the podcast here.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
A day after the tragic death of starting center Jason Bitsko, Kent State players have already come up with a way to honor their fallen teammate.
Head coach Paul Haynes said Thursday that Bitsko’s teammates will wear his No. 54 on the side of their helmets through the season.
“Jason Bitsko was not just a Golden Flash, he was a son, he was a brother, he was a mentor, he was a friend,” Haynes said.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
Wednesday was a big day for five Arizona State walk-on football players.
Head coach Todd Graham announced in a team meeting that defensive back Jordan Simone, wide receiver Frederick Gammage, offensive lineman Chip Sarafin, and linebackers Jason Franklin and Brandon Matthews were all awarded with scholarships.
Luckily for us, cameras were on-hand to capture the emotional moment. It was an awesome scene.
Simone, a redshirt junior who transferred from Washington State, broke down in tears of joy after earning his scholarship. He told ASUDevils.com later on Wednesday that the news that he is a scholarship player had yet to sink in.
“I can’t say thanks enough to coach for giving us all the opportunity and I’m so happy for these guys too, they’ve worked their tail off. It’s only going to make me work harder, I’m really excited,” Simone said.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday23 hrs ago
When Texas A&M arrives at South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium for next Thursday night’s season opener, the Aggies will be greeted by Gamecocks’ head coach Steve Spurrier.
No, the Ol’ Ball Coach will not be personally waiting outside the stadium when A&M’s team bus arrives. Instead, an enormous Spurrier banner will be hung up on the side of Williams-Brice.
This thing is massive. Take a look.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
This is an idea that sounds really good when you don't consider the possible drawbacks.
Iman Marshall,a five-star DB recruit according to Rivals, wants to take six official visits. However, NCAA regulations only permit five. Notre Dame, Florida State, LSU and Michigan are set and the fifth visit is between Oklahoma and Texas. So Marshall decided to enlist the help of fans on Twitter to decide his fifth visit.
We know how vicious fans can be on social media, so while Marshall may have good intentions, he's in a spot where he's opening himself up for a lot of trash talk, both towards himself and Texas and Oklahoma from the rival fanbases.