- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday16 mins ago
Three players – Marcus Outlow, Sherman Alston and Jordan Gowins – announced their decisions to transfer from Boston College on Monday.
Outlow, a sophomore running back, told the Norwich Bulletin that he wasn’t involved with the offense as much as he hoped. He was third among the team’s running backs with 241 yards and a touchdown on 53 carries, but had only nine carries over the final six games.
“I just want to move on, see where I can go and who has the best plan for me,” Outlow said. “I was just not given the opportunity that I was told I would receive.”
The 5-foot-10, 203-pound Outlow also had 243 yards rushing and 11 catches for 103 yards and touchdown as a true freshman in 2014.
Alston, a sophomore wide receiver, had seven catches for 77 yards in 2015 and was also the team’s main punt returner, gaining 180 yards on 23 attempts. In 2014, he caught 16 passes for 175 yards and two scores.
Per EagleAction.com, Alston shared the following sentiment on Instagram:
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
The status of Florida wide receiver Demarcus Robinson for Saturday’s SEC Championship Game will be decided by his teammates.
According to the Gainesville Sun, Gators head coach Jim McElwain said Monday that the team’s seniors will decide whether Robinson should be allowed to return to the field. Robinson, the team’s leading receiver, was suspended for last week’s game against Florida State for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
“I’m going to visit with the seniors. They’ll determine which direction we’ll go,” McElwain said. “(Robinson) made a choice, OK. He made a choice. Our family needs to make this decision and those guys are the leaders of our family.”
Robinson, a junior, leads the team with 47 catches this season and is second with 505 yards. He also has two touchdowns. In 2014, Robinson caught 53 passes for 810 yards and seven scores.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Oregon State quarterback Nick Mitchell is leaving the team.
The Beavers announced Monday that Mitchell was one of four players departing.
"I want to thank Coach [Gary] Andersen for the opportunity at Oregon State and wish all of my teammates outstanding success in the future," Mitchell said in a team statement.
Malik Gilmore, Luke Hollingsworth and Chris Hayes are also transferring. Gilmore and Hollingsworth are juniors while Hayes is a sophomore.
"Change is not always easy, but these young men embraced it and made valuable contributions to help build the foundation of this program, and we thank them for that," Andersen said.
Mitchell was a starter for five games in 2015 for Oregon State and was the team’s second-leading passer. He was 51-113 passing for 571 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. He first saw action in the Beavers’ loss to Colorado. He also started games against Utah, UCLA, Cal and Washington. He was 0-7 against the Huskies before he was pulled. Freshman Marcus McMaryion was the team’s starter vs. Oregon on Friday. Oregon State lost 52-42.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost is moving across the country for a head coaching position.
First reported by UCFSports.comand CBS Sports' Ryan Bass, Frost, 40, will be the new coach at Central Florida. The former Nebraksa quarterback has served as Oregon's offensive coordinator for the past three seasons. He was promoted when Mark Helfrich took over as Oregon's head coach for Chip Kelly when Kelly went to the Eagles. The school made the hire official later Tuesday morning.
More: I am hearing Scott Frost will be officially announced by UCF later today. Press conference scheduled for tomorrow. Total surprise.
Scott Frost, Oregon's OC, will be named UCF's new head coach this morning, according to a source.
Confirmed via multiple sources, both inside and outside UCF: Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost will be UCF's next head coach.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday17 hrs ago
The University of Missouri, one of 12 teams with a 5-7 record heading into the weekend, issued a statement Monday saying it would not petition the NCAA for bowl eligibility.
Since there are not enough 6-6 bowl eligible teams for the 80 bowl slots available, the NCAA default is to use 5-7 programs based on their Academic Progress Rates (APR). Heading into the final weekend, there are still three 5-6 programs yet to finish their seasons. At least two 5-7 teams will be used to fill bowl slots and as many as five could be selected.
Based on APR scores, Missouri would have been tied for second in APR with Kansas State, one of the 5-6 teams that will face West Virginia this weekend.
“Following this weekend’s football games, there have been significant discussions nationally concerning 5-7 teams participating in bowl games,” Missouri athletic director Mack Rhoades said. “After careful consideration, we have decided it is not in the best interest of our football program to seek permission from the NCAA to participate in a bowl game. Our focus remains on identifying the right leader for our program and moving forward with the transition process.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday17 hrs ago
After putting up 13.5 sacks this year as a junior, Maryland defensive end Yannick Ngakoue announced Monday that he will forgo his senior season and declare for the 2016 NFL Draft.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that is in anyway affiliated with the University of Maryland and its football program,” Ngakoue said. “For the last three years I have called College Park my home, and I can honestly say that everyone here will remain an integral part of my family. I am a better person for having chosen Maryland as my home, and I know that has allowed me to be prepared for what lies ahead.”
Ngakoue further expounded on his decision on Twitter.
Ngakoue’s 13.5 sacks were a Maryland single-season record and was second in the country behind Penn State’s Carl Nassib (15.5). Ngakoue also totaled 38 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and one forced fumble for the Terps this season.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
Navy unveiled Monday new hand-painted position-by-position helmets for the Dec. 12 game against rival Army, and they might be the most spectacular helmets ever produced for game wear.
Each helmet pays homage to seven of the historic ships that make up the U.S. Naval Fleet. The players will wear the helmets according to position.
Here’s the position breakdown by navysports.com:
The uniforms, which are made by Under Armour, are blue with yellow trim and “the rally cry ‘damn the torpedoes!’ is featured on the uniform as a nod to Admiral Farragut’s historic Naval victory at the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864.”
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Houston coach Tom Herman has agreed in principle to remaining the cougars head coach.
Herman was offered a $3-million deal to stay in Houston after he was considered one of the top targets for several of the current job openings.
Herman, who is in his first season with Houston, is 11-1 and his Cougars are playing in the American Athletic Conference title game against Temple this weekend.
Shortly after Georgia fired coach Mark Richt, Herman became the rumored frontrunner for the position.
Herman said Monday his talks with Houston are ongoing and while the two parties have agreed in principle, they still have several details to work out.
For more Houston news, visit CougarsDen.com.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Each Monday, we’ll gather the best catches from the weekend (or the midweek games) and bring them here for you to vote on in a poll. There could be only a few nominees, or there could be five or six. It all depends on the weekend. If you have a catch you’d like to nominate, don’t hesitate to hit us up on Twitter (@YahooDrSaturday).
The voting remains open until Friday and the winner advances to a final, end of the year vote where the best catch of the season will be determined. And since we started this midway through the season, some of our favorite catches from the first half will re-surface at the end of the season as well. Don’t you worry.
After a two-week run from the MAC, the SEC finally took home our catch of the week honors. This awesome one-handed TD catch by Mississippi State junior Fred Ross was the top vote-getterin Week 12.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
Before the final Friday night Syracuse team meeting of the season, recently firedOrange head coach Scott Shafer could not face his players. It would be too hard. Too emotional.
Instead of addressing the team, Shafer turned that duty over to his senior and gave fifth-year senior guard Rob Trudo, a team captain, a stack of papers. The pieces of paper were a letter from Shafer titled, “For The Love Of The Game.”
This Friday, though, Shafer didn't address the team. He couldn't. Around 7:30 p.m., he pulled redshirt senior guard Rob Trudo, a team captain, into an adjacent room and handed him a stack of papers.
"There's no f***ing way I'll be able to say this tonight without getting all emotional," Trudo recalls Shafer telling him. "I want the seniors to run the meeting."