- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday43 mins ago
Former Notre Dame DB Eilar Hardy will play his final season at Bowling Green.
Hardy announced he was transferring from the Fighting Irish in January. He was one of five players suspended for academic fraud in 2014. He was invited back to Notre Dame's roster in Octoberand cleared to play by the NCAA in November. He was the only player involved in the fraud investigation eligible to play in 2014.
"We are excited to welcome Eilar Hardy to Bowling Green and our football program," Bowling Green coach Dino Babers said in a statement "Having lost so much to graduation last year from our secondary, he will provide experience and leadership for that group. He has played at a high level his whole career and we are excited that he has chosen to become a Falcon."
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
If the Oklahoma starting quarterback race were determined by who had the best dancing skills, Baker Mayfield would win hands down.
The junior put in work while showing all his teammates how to do the “Whip.”
Seriously, this is just fantastic. But we shouldn’t be all that surprised. Mayfield, who’s Twitter handle is @BM_ShakeIT11, was often caught dancing in both the Texas Tech and Oklahoma locker rooms and occasionally, someone would upload it to social media.
How can coach Bob Stoops keep this kind of talent off the field?
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh made an admission about the state of his program on Wednesday.
“We know we’re not the biggest guy on the block – Michigan State’s the biggest guy,” Harbaugh said, per the Detroit Free-Press.
Harbaugh was speaking in front of nearly 200 high school coaches at a clinic in Detroit and one person in the room clapped when Harbaugh acknowledged the recent success of the Spartans.
“Rightfully so,” Harbaugh said in response to the applause. “They have done a tremendous job. We respect the job they’ve done, but we want to be that.”
Michigan State has won six of the last seven matchups in the rivalry with the Wolverines and has been the far better program in the last decade overall. Harbaugh is Michigan’s third head coach since 2011 and has some work to do to reach the level of Mark Dantonio’s MSU program – especially in recruiting. Dantonio’s staff has long-standing relationships with high school coaches in the Detroit area, so Harbaugh and crew are playing catch up. He admitted as much.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson said the need for a “fresh start” was the reason he decided to leave Notre Dame and transfer to Florida State.
Golson announced his transfer decision last week, but did an interview with Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman on Thursday to explain his decision.
"It's something that's pretty crazy right now for me to adjust to, but I do think it was best for me," Golson said. "I just needed a fresh start. It was me sitting down and thinking, 'OK, where do I feel the most comfortable?' It was nothing to knock Notre Dame. I just had to put myself in the best position possible.
"The good thing about me being in the position — I'm not an 18-year-old kid. I asked a bunch of questions. I'm 22 and could really get into where's the best place that you can succeed and help the team's success.”
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
It appears there is a solution to our national satellite camp nightmare.
According to the Associated Press, outgoing SEC commissioner Mike Slive announced Wednesday that the league will drop its restriction on its coaches attending satellite camps if the rest of the power conferences don’t agree to ban the practice.
The SEC (along with the ACC) currently outlaws the loophole that allows coaching staffs to attend prospect camps more than 50 miles away from campus as guests.
Though Slive said the SEC still intends to “make every effort to have our rule (banning coaches from attending camps) adopted nationally,” the league’s athletic directors voted to drop the restrictions beginning in 2016 if the other power conferences don’t agree to ban the camps.
“Our folks would be free to fan out all over the country and have at it,” Slive said.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Auburn won't be claiming any more national titles in football.
A year ago, athletic director Jay Jacobs said the school was in the process of looking at its football history to officially recognize more national championships, saying "We want to do what's best for Auburn, regardless of what the rest of the world thinks or says."
Auburn even formed a committee to look into adding more official titles. It appears it decided doing nothing was best.
"We've earned what we've earned and people can count it different ways, but we've earned what we've earned," Jacobs told Al.com. "Those players on those teams, like me in 1983, it doesn't matter if you hang a banner or not. I know what we did."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
Don't rush the field after your Big 12 school wins a big game unless you want your school to get a fine.
The conference said Wednesday it's added penalties for schools whose fans storm the playing surface after games. While it's been a fairly-regular occurrence in football,the incident that has gotten the most noteriety was in basketball.
Kansas State beat Kansas at home in February and the crush of K-State fans trapped Kansas coach Bill Self against the scorer's table. Self also said multiple Kansas players were "hit" by KSU fans. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby reprimanded the Wildcats after the incident.
"I don't know that there's anything off the table in dealing with those issues," Bowlsby said about penalties for field-storming via the AP. "I think I've been given broad prerogatives to deal with those issues."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
The American Athletic Conference ratified a new concussion policy at its spring meetings Wednesday.
According to a release by the conference, the policy encompasses the protocol in the NCAA Sports Medicine Handbook and also includes other provisions. Schools in the conference will be required to give the a conference an emergency action plan for each athletic site and there are also staff education requirements.
“This policy was developed to serve the best interests of student-athlete welfare,” AAC commissioner Mike Aresco said in a statement. “We asked a group of extremely knowledgeable, well-respected and capable experts to study this issue and draft a policy that creates the best health and safety protocol. An important objective of the policy is providing for the education of all those who work with our student-athletes in any capacity on the issues surrounding concussions.”
The conference also said there are additional football protocols as well. Officials will receive annual education, there will be a sideline communication plan for each game and team medical staff and EMTs assigned to the game will be required to have a pre-game in-person meeting.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
Oklahoma’s quarterback competition just reduced from four to three.
Justice Hansen, a redshirt freshman from Edmond, Okla., announced Wednesday that he’s transferring from the program.
Hansen was part of a four-man quarterback competition with Trevor Knight, Baker Mayfield and Cody Thomas for the Sooners in the spring. He went 5-for-5 for 70 yards in the team’s spring game, but saw the smallest amount of playing time of the four candidates.
According to SoonerScoop.com, Hansen, a four-star recruitin the 2014 class, informed the Oklahoma staff of his plans in a meeting on Tuesday. He also “met with (head coach) Bob Stoops Wednesday morning to solidify all the terms of his transfer and release.”
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Before he takes the field for Louisville in the fall, former TCU defensive end Devonte Fields will reportedly stand trial for assault on June 17.
According to ESPN.com, Fields, the 2012 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, is facing a misdemeanor assault charge and will go to trial “after failing to reach an agreement to dismiss his charge.”
Fields was charged with assault last July after being accused of hitting an ex-girlfriend. The incident led to Fields’ “separation” from TCU. Fields then tried to transfer to Stephen F. Austin, but the school said because TCU declared that Fields did “not meet the requirements to attain the one-time transfer waiver,” he was ineligible.