- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
A month after the death of Tyler Sash, an autopsy determined that the former Iowa standout died from an accidental overdose.
According to the Associated Press, an Iowa medical examiner determined Sash “mixed two powerful pain medications” and his “history of painful injures was a contributing factor” in his death.
Sash was found dead in his home on Sept. 8. He was 27 years old.
Sash, a standout safety at Iowa who won a Super Bowl during his rookie season with the New York Giants in 2012, was found dead at his home in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Sept. 8. An autopsy was conducted the next day, but the results weren't clear until laboratory results were completed.Sun, Oct 11San Francisco27 - 30NY GiantsGame Recap
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
USC athletic director Pat Haden defended the school's course of action in firing coach Steve Sarkisian.
Sarkisian was placed on a leave of absence Sunday afternoon following his absence at practice. He was fired on Monday.
Sarkisian said he was under the influence of medication and alcohol at a booster event in August where he made inappropriate remarks. He said he would seek treatment after the event and continued his duties as USC's coach. His Sunday absence reportedly involved alcohol.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Tennessee took a hit to its defensive line depth in Saturday’s win over Georgia.
Vols head coach Butch Jones announced Tuesday that defensive tackle Shy Tuttle is out for the season. Jones said Tuttle broke his left fibula and suffered a torn ligament in his ankle.
“That’s a big, big blow to our football team,” Jones said. "I love everything about Shy Tuttle. I thought he was continuing to progress and get better. He really had developed into one of our playmakers on defense."
According to VolQuest.com, Tuttle was hurt in the third quarter on a chop block.
Tuttle, hurt on an away-from-the-whistle "chop-block," late in the third quarter was examined on the sideline by trainers and then helped to the locker room on crutches; he could not place any weight on the left leg. A further evaluation revealed a broken bone in his lower leg as well as a ligament injury to his ankle.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Steve Spurrier is officially no longer South Carolina's coach.
Spurrier publicly revealed his decision Tuesday morning. He called it a resignation rather than a retirement because he said he may end up coaching high school football. And he said his reason for getting out now was because of South Carolina's recent struggles. The Gamecocks are 2-4 in 2015 and 0-4 in the SEC.
"The last several years as I've traveled around the country, seen guys and so forth I always get asked 'How much longer are you going to coach?'" Spurrier said Wednesday. "And my answer is always the same. As long as we keep winning, keep winning these bowl games, everybody's happy, we're ranked, life's pretty good, I guess I could go several more years.
"But, as it starts going south, starts going bad, I need to get out. You just can't keep a head coach who's done it as long as I have when it's heading in the wrong direction. And really today, when I move out of the way and Shawn Elliott's going to take over as the interim head coach, it sort of starts building back what we had just two years ago."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Former Texas A&M wide receiver Thomas Johnson stabbed and killed a person at random Monday morning in a park according to Dallas police.
Johnson, a former four-star recruit in the class of 2012, hasn't been with the team since he left during his freshman year. He allegedly hacked a jogger in a Dallas park with a "large-edged" weapon in a fit of rage.
“It appears Mr. Johnson picked this victim at random. Absolutely random,” Deputy Chief Rob Sherwin said. “He just attacked him. … It’s just very unusual. It’s quite shocking.”
Police also said that Johnson admitted to the murder after he was apprehended. His alleged victim was described as a white male between 25 and 35 years old. The man, who died at a hospital, was one of four people murdered by White Rock Lake on Monday in Dallas, though the attacks don't appear to be connected. Johnson allegedly killed the man as he was running on the White Rock Trail.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Utah freshman wide receiver Britain Covey will be leaving the team for a Mormon mission after the 2015 season.
Covey posted the news to his Twitter account Monday evening. Missions typically last two years. Covey, who is 18, could return to the team after his mission is complete.
Confirmation for all those asking about my mission plans: pic.twitter.com/Vg8NlXflSM
Covey is Utah's top punt returner and the team's second-leading receiver this season. He has 17 catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns and 10 punt returns for 169 yards and a touchdown. A native of Utah, BYU was also recruiting him. He chose Utah because the Utes offered him first.
His decision to go on the mission after playing a year of football isn't a surprise. He told the Provo Daily Herald in January that he was going to play football for a season before he left. The news is just a bit bigger now that Covey has made such an impact as a freshman and Utah is currently undefeated and ranked in the top five.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
South Carolina offenisive line coach and co-offensive coordinator Shawn Elliott will reportedly be Steve Spurrier's immediate successor.
Elliott will be named South Carolina's interim coach on Tuesday, per multiple reports (and first reported by Fox Sports). Spurrier, the winningest coach in South Carolina history,informed the team he was retiring on Monday evening and his retirement is effective immediately.
Elliott has been a member of South Carolina's staff since 2010. He served as the team's offensive line coach and run game coordinator for two seasons before he was promoted to co-offensive coordinator in 2012.
He joined the program after working for 13 seasons at Appalachian State. He was the team's offensive line coach for his final nine seasons.
Spurrier has been at South Carolina for 10+ seasons. He has an overall record of 86-49 and was 44-40 in SEC play. The Gamecocks are 0-4 in the SEC so far in 2015 and play Vanderbilt on Saturday.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday17 hrs ago
Ole Miss offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil is eligible to return to action for the Rebels’ Oct. 24 game against Texas A&M, the school announced Monday night.
Ole Miss said in a releasethat it was informed of the NCAA's decision concerning Tunsil’s eligibility on Monday afternoon. In total, Tunsil, who was found to have received impermissible benefits, will have served a seven-game suspension.
Ole Miss has held Tunsil, an All-American offensive tackle, for the first six games of the season as an NCAA investigation lingered. Tunsil was accused of accepting benefits from “agents” during the summer, and the NCAA determined that Tunsil “received impermissible extra benefits that included the use of three separate loaner vehicles over a six-month period without payment.”
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier has retired, according to multiple reports.
According to Gamecock Central, Spurrier informed his team and coaching staff of his decision after practice on Monday night while Football Scoop is reporting that an interim head coach will be named at 8:30 ET on Tuesday morning. Thayer Evans of Sports Illustrated was the first toreport the news.
Spurrier, 70, was in his 11th season at South Carolina. He led the Gamecocks to an SEC East title in 2010 and three straight 11-win seasons from 2011 to 2013, but the team trudged to a 7-6 record in 2014 and has struggled to a 2-4 (0-4 SEC) mark through six games this season.
Overall during his tenure in Columbia, Spurrier registered an 86-49 record with a 44-40 mark in SEC play and five bowl wins. He is South Carolina's all-time winningest coach.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
It looks like Kansas State’s equipment staff found a solution for a problem Florida State had earlier in the season.
Watch this video:
I know I wasn't the only one that seen this fam pic.twitter.com/w08ce7RuIV
As you can see, two KSU staff members rip a No. 87 jersey off Dominique Heath, who normally wears No. 4. Why does Heath have to wear two jerseys, you ask? Well, like many other teams, Kansas State has more than 100 players on its roster, so the Wildcats have multiple players who have the same jersey number.
In this instance, the Wildcats have another No. 4 – sophomore defensive back Kaleb Prewitt.
So when Heath, a wide receiver who also returns kicks, plays on special teams alongside Prewitt, one of them has to wear a different number. Heath was obviously the odd man out, but Kansas State developed a unique and efficient technique to solve this issue.
Earlier this season, Florida State ran into the same problem with much different results.
Maybe the Florida State equipment staff will reach out to Kansas State for some pointers.
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