- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday37 mins ago
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had to pay up on a bet on Wisconsin's first game of the season.
The former Republican Vice Presidential candidate had a bet with Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) on the game between Wisconsin and LSU in week one. Wisconsin squandered a second half lead against the Tigers and lost 28-24. So Ryan wore a purple and gold tie and signed an LSU helmet.
(We're going to refrain from a joke about how Ryan likes red ties for more than one reason.)
Had Wisconsin won, Cassidy would have had to wear a red tie.
While we like the betting on college football, why wasn't there any food involved? A barter of some Wisconsin cheese and some New Orleans beignets would have been a fantastic bet.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
It's an oversimplification, but if North Carolina wants to contain East Carolina QB Shane Carden on Saturday, the Tar Heel defense will need to force turnovers.
During last week's upset of Virginia Tech, Carden threw three touchdowns and didn't toss an interception. He didn't throw a pick in the Pirates' week one game against North Carolina Central. Not coincidentally, when the Pirates lost to South Carolina in week two, Carden tossed two interceptions.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Auburn S Jermaine Whitehead won't be playing Thursday night against Kansas State.
Whitehead did not make the trip to Manhattan, Kan. AuburnSports.com reported that Whitehead has been indefinitely suspended because of a verbal confrontation with a coach during practice on Tuesday.
Whitehead is a three-year starter at safety for Auburn. Auburn Sports reports that he missed a grand total of four plays last season. Last season he was fourth on the team in tackles with 65. Through two games this season he has 12 tackles and a team-leading two interceptions.
Joshua Holsey, who suffered a knee injury last season, could be Whitehead's replacement. He's been working as a CB this season. Kansas State QB Jake Waters has emerged through two games this season as a dual-threat QB.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday13 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 three and review week four. And yeah, there's something else to talk about. We chat about:
• Who else? Jameis Winston
• Will a penalty of missed game time be an effective one?
• Pick Auburn/Kansas State, Clemson/Florida State and more
And no, just like we couldn't type the phrase Jameis Winston said, we couldn't say it on the podcast either.
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- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
The quarterbacking career of David Ash is over.
Texas coach Charlie Strong announced Wednesday that Ash, who has suffered at least three documented concussions during his time with the Longhorns, came to him this week and told him he couldn’t play football anymore.
Ash, who missed almost all of last season while recovering from a concussion, was the Longhorns’ starter at the beginning of the season. However, he took a hit in the season opener against North Texas and said he felt the effects later on in the evening.
Ash will stay around the program and help out the other quarterbacks.
Sophomore Tyrone Swoopes has started in Ash’s place and is 0-2 with losses to BYU and UCLA.
During Ash’s four seasons with Texas, he completed 385 of 613 pass attempts for 4,728 yards with 31 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.
Following Strong’s announcement, former Texas basketball player Kevin Durant, the NBA’s reigning MVP, sent Ash the following tweet:
Thank you David Ash, you gave your all to the University of Texas. I respect your decision and good luck in the future my brother
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
Louisville freshman backup quarterback Reggie Bonnafon will miss Saturday’s game at Florida International in order to attend his father’s funeral.
Wallace Bonnafon died Monday of heart failure.
"Reggie's a real family guy and had a real close relationship with Wallace, as our staff did,” coach Bobby Petrino told media on Monday. “I would ask that everyone's prayers and thoughts go to Reggie and his family as he works through this."
Bonnafon did not practice on Tuesday and Wednesday Petrino said the Louisville native had returned home to be with his family.
“It's a very tough situation for him and his family, something that caught him a little bit off guard,” Petrino said. “The plans are they're going to have the showing on Friday and the funeral on Saturday, so he's just going to focus on helping his mom and the rest of his family."
Bonnafon has played in the past two games this season. He has completed 14-of-20 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown.
For more Louisville news, visit CardinalSports.com.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
Neurotrauma consultants will be required by Boston city law to be in attendance at every NCAA Division I football, hockey and and lacrosse events.
Boston City Council member Josh Zakim proposed the ordinance in May. Now that it's passed, it will go into effect on July 1, 2015.
Boston College is the only FBS program that plays its home games within Boston, but it'll also cover Boston University, Harvard and Northeastern.
“Most major Division I programs probably meet this definition already, but I think you might see it have more of an impact at a smaller school,” Dan Sibor, the chief of staff for Zakim, told CBS Sports. “There's no competitive consideration here. The consultant is supporting the onsite medical teams for the two teams. The final decision on evaluating a player still remains with the medical staff of that player.”
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
When the season began, much of the talk about the Pac-12 revolved around an impressive crop of starting quarterbacks. However, just three weeks into the season, depth at that position has become more important than ever.
Last weekend, both Arizona State’s Taylor Kelly and UCLA’s Brett Hundley — two of the premier quarterbacks in the league — suffered injuries that could keep them out for an extended amount of time. I say “could” because neither coach Todd Graham nor coach Jim Mora has been too keen on announcing exactly what is wrong with either quarterback or how long either will be out.
But in their absences, we watched Kelly’s backup Mike Bercovici and Hundley’s backup Jerry Neuheisel take the reins of their respective teams with mixed results. Neuheisel, who came into last week’s game against Texas in the first quarter, threw the game-winning touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to give the Bruins a 20-17.
By the time Bercovici came in in the third quarter against Colorado, the Sun Devils were leading 38-17. He threw four passes, completed two of them for eight yards and helped Arizona State secure a 38-24 win.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
It didn’t take long for Jameis Winston’s obscene outburst in the Florida State student union on Tuesday to become a teaching moment for other programs.
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze told The Tim Brando Show on Wednesday that he thinks coaches need to do a better job of educating players about who and what they represent as it pertains to themselves and the universities for which they play.
“I believe wholeheartedly that it is my job and our staff’s job to help these young men navigate life long after football,” Freeze said. “I suspended a kid this year for the first game because of a public scene he had in the summer in a public place. It was not the type of language or behavior that I think a young man should want to be, particularly when representing our university and our football team.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is not a fan of Oklahoma's recruitment of Dorial Green-Beckham.
In a column for USA Todaypublished Wednesday, McCaskill criticizes the Sooners for their pursuit of the former top recruit in the country. After playing for two seasons at Missouri, Green-Beckham was kicked off the team in April.
He was involved in an incident in which he forced his way into an apartment and pushed a woman down some stairs. The woman, a friend of his girlfriend, declined to press charges in the matter citing the attention and possible backlash.
McCaskill, a Missouri fan and alum, references a recent poll asking what coach college football coaches would want to have their son play for. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops tied Georgia's Mark Richt as the most popular coach.