- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday31 mins ago
When JaMarcus Russell was at LSU, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher was his offensive coordinator. While it's been more than seven years since Russell was taken No. 1 overall in the 2007 NFL draft, is there a chance Fisher's opinion of Russell could hurt the evaluation of Florida State QB Jameis Winston when he enters the NFL draft?
When NFL scouts were evaluating Russell before the draft, Fisher spoke well of Russell. Given the questions that have arisen about Winston's maturity level off the field, that good opinion of Russell could raise some skepticism in the NFL about Winston.
“He told the entire NFL that JaMarcus Russell was a great kid,” the person said. “He was a f------ turd then.”
Russell, of course, went on to be one of the NFL’s biggest draft busts after the Oakland Raiders took him with the first pick in 2007. The team released him after three disappointing seasons that featured dreadful play, a bad attitude and poor work ethic.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
KeiVarae Russell is one of five Notre Dame players who have been sitting out this season amid an ongoing university investigation into alleged academic fraud. The standout cornerback posted to his Instagram account Wednesday saying that he recently had his hearing regarding potential academic dishonesty.
He said the hearing went well, but that was not all he had to say.
“Noooo, still not back. It sucks. Hearing went well in my opinion though. Was able to express my case from my POV and bring to light a lot of what was false “evidence.” But they are making me wait till every hearing is done to make a decision… it sucks.”
In another comment from Tuesday, Russell said he was able to “refute” many suspicions the school had, but a final decision won’t come until all five players are met with.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
You've probably seen the segments from the Jimmy Kimmel Show where celebrities read mean tweets about themselves from other people. Inspired by those videos, USC decided to put a twist on the theme.
The school had players read tweets from their teammates and the results are about as awkward as you'd expect. There are too many confused expressions and too much head shaking to count.
The best is when DE Leonard Williams reads TE Randall Telfer's tweet about Erykah Badu. "Erykah Badu makes cheese fries?" You can tell that Williams is intrigued for a second.
We also wonder how DB coach Keith Heyward got roped into it. He read a tweet from safety Su'a Cravens and judging by the look on Heyward's face, he'll probably be cracking a joke at Cravens' expense in team meetings the rest of the season.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Former Buffalo Bills and Miami Hurricanes QB Jim Kelly is returning to Miami to be the Hurricanes' grand marshal for homecoming.
Kelly has been battling cancer for most of 2014 and has undergone chemotheraphy and radiation treatments. However, an August exam brought great newsand showed that Kelly had no signs of cancer.Kelly first had surgery to remove cancer from his jaw in 2013 but the cancer had spread, necessitating further treatment.
“The University of Miami was and remains an important part of my life,” Kelly said in a Miami statement. “My family and I are honored and we look forward to being Grand Marshal of the Homecoming Parade and Honorary Captain for the Homecoming game.”
The game on November 1 against North Carolina will also be designated a #KellyTough green-out and all fans will be encouraged to wear green to the game.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Matthew McConaughey spoke to the Texas football team last week and we now have a chance to hear what he said to them.
The actor asked the players why they played football and told them to ask themselves that question. He said that as an actor, his best performances where when he pushed himself to be better than he thought he could b. He also revealed how a specific pre-scene ritual of his made it into the filming of "The Wolf on Wall Street."
It may even fire you up.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Air Force's pursuit of the Commander-in-Chief's trophy will begin with some pretty cool looking blue helmets.
The Falcons debuted their new lids for Saturday's Navy game on twitter Tuesday.
Debuting our newest helmets. Falcons will wear them this Saturday afternoon against service academy rival Navy. pic.twitter.com/7IXHp5Bjqg
The helmets are basically a reverse of Air Force's standard helmets with the blue fading to white at the front and bottom of the helmet.
The game with Navy kicks off round-robin series with Air Force, Navy and Army that will determine the winner of the Commander-in-Chief's trophy, which is given to the top football service academy.
We'd love to see Navy wear its white helmets for the game too. If the Midshipmen do, the game may be the best-looking special helmet game of the season.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday15 hrs ago
Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton will likely miss the rest of the season with an injury to his surgically repaired left knee.
Keeton was injured during the second quarter of the Sept. 13 game against Wake Forest and hasn’t played since. Coach Matt Wells said at the time he was hopeful to get Keeton back for this weekend's game against BYU, but at this time it appears unlikely.
“Chuckie’s health is our top priority and he has not been cleared to play by our medical staff,” Wells said. “We will continue to monitor his progress throughout the fall, but given his current condition it is unlikely that he will play in any games in the foreseeable future.”
Keeton originally suffered a torn MCL and torn ACL against BYU last October. The injuries required surgery and Keeton missed the back half of the season.
Keeton, a senior, has not redshirted during his Utah State career, so he could come back to play next season.
- 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 review week five and preview week six. This week's episode includes:
• Michigan and Brady Hoke • Who is No. 1? • Pick Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State, Oklahoma vs. TCU and more against the spread • Buy or sell Mack Brown to SMU, Wisconsin QB Joel Stave seeing playing time soon and the Pac-12 missing the College Football Playoff
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
Mark Richt is no stranger to alternating quarterbacks at Georgia. While he hasn't employed the strategy in recent history – Aaron Murray's presence helped dissuade it – Richt isn't saying no to using two QBs in the near future.
Senior Hutson Mason took over for Murray last year after Murray suffered a knee injury. Mason entered 2014 as the starting QB and has kept the job. However, he hasn't been dynamic; through the first four games he hasn't thrown for over 200 yards.
Richt was asked Tuesday if he planned to use backup quarterbacks Brice Ramsey or Faton Bauta against Vanderbilt. Given that Georgia is a heavy favorite at home and Vanderbilt is the worst team in the SEC, it'd be a prime opportunity to give either QB a chance to play in a conference game.
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Michigan fans march on UM president's home calling for the firing of coach Brady Hoke and AD Dave BrandonGraham Watson at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
About 1,000 Michigan students marched to the home of Michigan president Mark Schlissel on Tuesday evening to protest athletic director Dave Brandon and coach Brady Hoke.
The protests came just days after Hoke came under fire for keeping quarterback Shane Morris in the game after he was clearly struggling with an array of injuries.
"Down with Dave" goes the chant pic.twitter.com/ci6JNuYkkH
"Dave Brandon should not be the athletic director at the University of Michigan." pic.twitter.com/8xv3myWLpS
Hoke issued a statement Sunday saying it was the athletic training staff that said it was OK for Morris to continue playing while Brandon issued a statement claiming the university failed to make the proper decisions regarding Morris’ welfare.