- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday31 mins ago
One of the top returning offensive threats for TCU is facing some legal issues after being arrested Tuesday in Fort Worth on suspicion of marijuana possession.
According to the Fort-Worth Star Telegram, police ran the license plate number of a 2010 Lexus that was found to have a “warrant hit,” the police report says. Officers then arrested TCU wideout Brandon Carter and 22-year-old Alexis Harris for “possessing less than two ounces of marijuana.”
The report says that Carter was driving but Harris, who was also arrested on two outstanding warrants, owns the car.
Carter, who caught 31 passes for 370 yards as a junior last season, was released from jail Wednesday morning.
TCU is aware of the charges.
Statement from TCU regarding arrest of WR Brandon Carter says the school is "looking into the details surrounding it."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday49 mins ago
Welcome to our new Dr. Saturday feature titled "Random offseason tweet of the day." With real games still months away, coaches and players will be tweeting about non-football-related things as the season approaches. In this space, we'll try to find the funniest and goofiest tweets of the day. If you see something, don't hesitate to send it to us.
Bob Stoops was at practice Wednesday dressed in team colors. It just wasn't his practice or his own team's colors.
The Oklahoma coach was instead at Kentucky's practice. His brother Mark is the Kentucky coach.
Bob Stoops in his UK gear. pic.twitter.com/RwkzwR2anE
Mike Stoops, Oklahoma's defensive coordinator, was there too. According to Mark Stoops, his two brothers weren't there for fun. They came in and watched film Tuesday night and observed practice Wednesday.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
As former Florida center Jonotthan Harrison details it, the players on Florida's 2013 team didn't know how to appropriately handle the Gators' tumultuous season.
Harrison, speaking with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, said Florida was "crumbling as a team" after Florida's November 23 loss to Georgia Southern.
Pads were still on. Tempers were flaring. Head coach Will Muschamp ordered a player to talk to the team. Anyone. So, being a fifth-year senior, center Jonotthan Harrison stepped into the middle of the mayhem.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
The SEC expects to have a solution to the uncertainty surrounding its future schedules sometime soon, and a nine-game schedule is still under consideration. However, if Nick Saban has the correct read on the feeling towards a nine-game conference schedule by the conference's coaches, there's still not much support.
"I don't think there's any support for that, it doesn't seem like" Saban told AL.com Tuesday. "I think there's a little bit more support for staying with an eight-game schedule and everybody playing a ninth opponent that's in the five major conferences.
"My thing is I'm for playing nine conference games and still playing another team in the major conferences, so you play 10 games because of fan interest, people coming to games looking forward to seeing more good games.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
UCLA announced its intentions to raise funds to build a brand new football training facility on campus back in September. On Wednesday, the program offered an update on the project that included some impressive renderings of what the facility will look like upon completion.
According to the release, the UCLA athletic department has “received approximately $40 million in cash and pledges” for the facility. The facility is set to include “a locker room, athletic training area, strength and conditioning facility, coaches’ offices, team meeting rooms, equipment rooms and video rooms.”
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
The Bemidji State football team was delivered some tough news when redshirt freshman offensive lineman Jake Krause was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in October. Now the football program wants to help.
In order to assist the family, all proceeds collected at BSU’s Green and White Spring Game on April 24 will go toward helping with Krause’s medical expenses and treatment.
Admission is free to the public, but donations will be accepted during the pre-game tailgate and also at the gate of Chet Anderson Stadium prior to the game.
Donations can also be sent to BSU Foundation, 1500 Birchmont Dr NE #17, Bemidji, MN 56601.
The 6-foot-3, 260-pound Krause, a native of Wadena, Minn., is undergoing chemotherapy and hopes to rejoin the team in the fall.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
The Georgia coach was at at UGA Day at the Gainesville (Ga.) Civic Center on Tuesday and said he's lost 20 poinds. But instead of an outright brag it was more of a humblebrag. And a funny one at that.
"I went from gross to kind of fat," Richt said (via AccessNorthGeorgia.com).
We never thought of Richt as one of the more overweight coaches in college football, but perhaps he was inspired by the bench presses by Mark Hudspeth or the sprints Charlie Strong runs with his team and wanted to make a change.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
The statue outside Beaver Stadium of late Penn State coach Joe Paterno was taken down in July 2012 in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Now, a group of Penn Staters hopes to erect another statue of Paterno in November 2015, this time outside a restaurant in downtown State College.
According to Onward State, the bronze statue will be designed by Zenos Frudakis and will depict Paterno sitting on a bench holding “Aeneid,” one of his favorite classics.
“There’s been some level of frustration among Penn Staters with what happened with the statue at the stadium,” Ted Sebastianelli, one of the project’s organizers, told Onward State. “We wanted to come up with a way to honor Joe for all that he did for the State College community. It wasn’t just the university he impacted – it was the whole town.”
Sebastianelli is a candidate for the Penn State Board of Trustees and a former president of the Penn State Football Letterman’s Club. He said there were plans to include a statue of Sue Paterno seated next to her husband, but she was not interested.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Scotty Young started six games last season for Louisiana Tech. He won't be starting any in 2014 after he announced Tuesday that he would be leaving the football team and won't play his senior season for the Bulldogs.
“I am graduating this summer and am ready to move on to the next chapter of my life,” Young said in a statement “Football has been a really good journey but sometimes you have to know when to end it. I have loved the experience and will cherish these memories forever. I want to thank the old staff for allowing me the opportunity to come to Louisiana Tech and I want to thank Coach Holtz and his staff for giving me the opportunity to stay here and earn my degree. It has been a great experience for me, one in which I have enjoyed every moment of.”
Young transferred from Texas Tech before the 2012 season. He sat out that year and in 2013 was 87-165 for 733 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.
Earlier in March, former Iowa QB Cody Sokol transferred to Louisiana Tech. He will be immediately eligible in 2014 after he graduates from Iowa in May.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday23 hrs ago
This offseason we will count down various topics from Monday through Friday, bringing you the top five of the important and definitely some not so important issues in college football. It's the Doc Five, every week until we will thankfully have actual games to discuss.
Christians across the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, but some were celebrating another holiday.
April 20, aka “4/20,” has become a de-facto holiday to celebrate the use of marijuana. With 4/20 in mind, we decided to use that as the basis for this week’s Doc 5 – the top five marijuana mistakes.
There are no shortage of college football players running into legal trouble throughout the offseason, many of them for marijuana charges. Any semi-regular reader of Dr. Saturday knows that. Over the years there have been plenty of top players whose marijuana use ultimately led to dismissals that impacted their teams.
Here's number four.
TOP FIVE MARIJUANA MISTAKES
No. 4 - DORIAL GREEN-BECKHAM