- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday29 mins ago
It’s been nearly two months since Eastern Michigan receiver Demarius Reed was tragically shot and killed in his apartment complex and now police may know why.
According to MLive.com, two men targeted Reed because he was wearing expensive clothes and an expensive-looking belt buckle. The two men – Kristopher Pratt and Ed Reed – planned to rob Reed at a party on Oct. 18.
“Apparently, he was wearing a very expensive belt and had some clothes on,” Officer Brooke Mullender said in her testimony. “They decided to rob him and during the robbery he was shot … multiple times.”
Reed was shot dead at 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 18. He was 20 years old.
“They found him in the stairwell at the apartment building, attempted to rob him,” [Detective Joe] Yuhas said. “Mr. Reed was then shot, two separate occasions, and robbed of personal property.”
Multiple people reported hearing gunshots about 3:30 a.m. but none called the police. At least one person walked past Reed’s body after he was shot and didn’t report it to police.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Steve Spurrier was in rare form on Thursday. The always quotable South Carolina coach commented on his star defensive end's speeding ticket on Saturday and was able to get a shot in at an old rival, Florida State.
Spurrier to Bianchi: "I didn't know Jadeveon's car that could go that fast. He doesn't have a pretty car like those FSU guys used to drive."
— Heath Cline (@heathradio) December 12, 2013
Clowney was ticketed for going 110 MPH in a 70 MPH zone on Saturday night. He was driving a Chrysler 300. But it wasn't just Florida State who Spurrier got to dig. His old employer and alma mater Florida was the subject of one too. Spurrier's Gamecocks are playing Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando on Jan. 1. Florida, after a 4-8 season, is not heading to a bowl game.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron is a realist.
During the college football awards media day on Wednesday, McCarron acknowledged that he thought Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston would probably win the Heisman, but noted that his career as a three-year starter and national champion should count for something as well.
“Of course it made me feel good,” McCarron said of getting the invite to the Heisman ceremony in New York. “I kind of smiled, proved a lot of people wrong. But I also feel like I earned it and I deserve it. I think if you look at the three years of me starting, I’d put my numbers up (against) anybody in the country. What, 13 interceptions my whole three years starting? I mean, a lot of guys throw that in one year. I feel like I’ve taken care of the ball, I’ve done all the right things on and off the field.
“So if the award goes by their mission statement, I feel like I fit it pretty well.”
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Eastern Michigan went outside the FBS realm for its new head coach.
The school announced the hiring of former Drake head coach Chris Creighton on Wednesday. Creighton, 44, had been at Drake for six seasons. Before coaching at Drake, he was at Division III Wabash College and NAIA's Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas.
Eastern Michigan coach Ron English was fired in November after a tape of a vulgar rant was released. The Eagles were 1-8 at the time of English's firing and finished the season 2-10 under interim coach Stan Parrish.
Under Creighton, Drake shared Pioneer League conference titles in 2011 and 2012. This season, the Bulldogs went 6-5.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Has someone asked Beyonce for her opinion on the Texas coaching situation? Would Jay-Z be able to recommend a solution to the drama unfolding in Austin?
Beyonceposted pictures to her Tumblr account on Tuesday donning a Texas No. 14 jersey. No. 14 is quarterback David Ash, and it's presumably the same jersey that she wore earlier this year, also with a bikini bottom.
Ash, a junior quarterback, suffered a concussion in Texas' game against Ole Miss and didn't return because of concussion symptoms. Hopefully he'll be symptom free and cleared to play his senior year. Maybe Beyonce can send him a handwritten note like President George W. Bush sent Alabama kicker Cade Foster?
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
Alabama kicker Cade Foster has gotten a lot of support after his game against Auburn, including from a former president.
President George W. Bush sent Foster a handwritten note of support.
Dear Cade (#43), life has it's setbacks. I know! However, you will be stronger with time..Sincerely- George Bush pic.twitter.com/jesykfKpDx
— Cade Foster (@Foster_43) December 11, 2013
Bush, a former owner of the Texas Rangers, is a big sports fan and we like the touch of from one 43 to another. (Bush was the 43rd president.) And it's another sign of the explosion of college football and the significance of that Iron Bowl. It's not like everyone gets a personal note from a former president.
Foster was 0-3 on field goal attempts in the game, including two misses to the left and one blocked kick in Alabama's 34-28 loss to Auburn after Chris Davis returned Adam Griffith's missed field goal for a touchdown.
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Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans hang out with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald Duck at Disney World (Photo)Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
For the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, the best coaches and players in college football travel to Orlando to be recognized for their efforts.
Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel (Davey O’Brien Award) and Mike Evans (Biletnikoff Award) are both nominated for awards, and on Wednesday the duo spent the day before the Awards at Disney World hanging out with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald Duck.
— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) December 11, 2013
Both have great chances of winning their respective awards on Thursday and let’s face it, it’s good to see a picture of Johnny Manziel that doesn’t hurt his image and reputation once in a while.
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When he was recruiting him, Lane Kiffin told Alshon Jeffery that he’d be pumping gas if he went to South CarolinaNick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday23 hrs ago
Alshon Jeffery was a very productive receiver for South Carolina, and is now one of 2013's breakout stars in the NFL. But when he was recruiting Jeffery out of high school, former USC coach Lane Kiffin told Jeffery that he would be pumping gas if he went to South Carolina.
Kiffin was the coach at Tennessee at the time, and said it after it Jeffery was intent on going to South Carolina.
Kiffin was equally dogged. But when it was obvious that Jeffery wasn't going to Tennessee, Kiffin took off the gloves.
According to Jeffrey and Wilson, Kiffin told Jeffery that if he chose the Gamecocks, he would end up pumping gas for the rest of his life like all the other players from that state who had gone to South Carolina.
Auburn fan creates Christmas light display set to radio call of Iron Bowl game-winning touchdown (Video)Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Much like the Penn State display we wrote about last week, an Auburn fan put an Iron Bowl twist on the Christmas light display at their home.
Using a projection system, the radio call from Rod Bramblett as Chris Davis returned the missed field goal for a touchdown at the end of the Iron Bowl is heard as the lights begin to flicker. Soon after, the War Eagle fight song begins and that is when the fun really begins.
I can only describe the scene in so many words, so take a look at the video.
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Auburn’s Gus Malzahn wins Home Depot Coach of the Year, Washington’s Seferian-Jenkins wins Mackey AwardSam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
For leading the incredible turnaround from winless in the SEC to national championship appearance, Auburn’s Gus Malzahn has been named the Home Depot Coach of the Year. The award will be presented to Malzahn at The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, Dec. 12.
After a year at Arkansas State, Malzahn took over a Tiger program that went 3-9 in 2012 and led them to a 12-1 record in 2013, improving its win total by nine games, the best among all FBS teams. If Auburn wins the BCS National Championship over Florida State, Auburn’s turnaround would be the best in FBS history.
Malzahn is only the second head coach to lead his team to the national championship game in his first year on the job. Miami’s Larry Coker did it in 2001. Malzahn is also the only first-year coach to win the SEC Championship in the title game’s 22-year history.
In addition to Malzahn, Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins will be presented with the John Mackey Award as the country’s outstanding tight end.
In his three years at Washington, Seferian-Jenkins has accumulated 143 catches, 1,801 yards and 20 touchdowns. This season, Seferian-Jenkins had 33 receptions for 413 yards and seven touchdowns.