- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
North Carolina A&T running back Tarik Cohen is at it again.
We highlighted Cohen’s incredible athleticism in a post last week, but he managed to one-up himself in a video he posted to his Instagram account on Tuesday afternoon.
</iframe> Catching passes while doing backflips has apparently become the new cool thing for college football players to do throughout the offseason, and Cohen clearly wanted us to know that no one is going to top him. Two one-handed catches at once? We’ll see if anyone can come close to that.
The 5-foot-6, 172-pound Cohen, who will be a junior in 2015, has put up big numbers for Aggies so far in his career with a combined 2,527 yards and 23 touchdowns on the ground. He also has 36 career catches for 389 yards and two touchdowns.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday15 hrs ago
LSU offensive lineman Jevonte Domond was arrested on a felony domestic abuse charge Monday.
Per the Baton Rouge Advocate, the charge is felony domestic abuse with strangulation involving an alleged incident with his fiancée
According to a Sheriff’s Office report, an argument occurred Monday afternoon between Domond and his fiancée. During the dispute, while she was leaning over the crib of their “newborn baby,” Domond allegedly “grabbed her from behind by the neck,” lifted her off the ground and dropped her, the report says.
The woman told deputies she “began to lose consciousness,” the report says, and she “almost blacked out.” At some point during the argument, Domond allegedly grabbed a bandana from his fiancées head. In response, she sprayed him with pepper spray, the report says.
The woman told deputies Domond then picked her up and “slammed her on the couch,” the report says. She also told them Domond bit her on her hip, prompting her to spray him again with pepper spray, the report says.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday15 hrs ago
Former Michigan running back Justice Hayes is headed to Conference USA.
Hayes, who announced his intent to pursue a graduate transfer in January, posted on Twitter Tuesday that he’s headed to Southern Miss.
The 5-foot-10, 194-pound Hayes ran for 213 yards on 48 carries and had 11 catches for 65 yards in 2014 as a backup for the Wolverines last season. Both totals were career highs. Prior to the 2014 season, Hayes combined for 89 rushing yards on 20 attempts and six catches for 40 yards in 2012 and 2013. Hayes redshirted the 2011 campaign.
At Southern Miss, Hayes joins a crowded backfield that returns its top two rushers from 2014 – Ito Smith (536 yards 2 TDs) and George Payne (271 yards, 6 TDs).
The Golden Eagles went 3-9 in 2014.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
Alabama coach Nick Saban has had a lot to saythis offseason about various issues in the world of college football. He addressed a few more at Tuesday’s SEC meetings.
One issue in particular – satellite camps – have been hotly debated over the past few years with Big Ten coaches attending camps in the South. While again addressing the camps, Saban also grouped in graduate transfers.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
Oregon got some reinforcement for its offensive line with the addition of Notre Dame OL Matt Hegarty.
Oregon's football staff announced Hegarty's arrival via its Twitter account Tuesday afternoon.
Hegarty said he was transferring from Notre Dame in March. He's a graduate transfer and is eligible to play immediately. He was a starter on Notre Dame's offensive line for 11 of the Irish's 13 games in 2014 at center and guard. Given the picture in the tweet, it looks like he'll be keeping his No. 77, though the number is currently worn by Haniteli Lousi per Oregon's roster.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday17 hrs ago
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is scheduled to appear at a fundraiser for the Palmetto Family Council, which has drawn the ire of several people who are calling for him to back out of the engagement.
The Palmetto Family Council is a conservative advocacy group that opposes same-sex marriage and abortion.
“I find it highly inappropriate that Coach Swinney would appear at a fundraiser for an organization that is so openly discriminatory and politically motivated,” House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Richland, said in a statement released to The State. “I cannot fathom why Coach Swinney or anyone else would knowingly assist a group whose mission is to fight against equal rights and equal treatment of others.”
According to the Family Council website, its No. 1 goal is keep the “traditional family model” in South Carolina.
"Our vision is to transform the culture in South Carolina by promoting the values and virtues of marriage, the traditional family model, and sexual purity."
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
Memorial Day should be about honor and inspiration, and one former football player added some of the latter during his college graduation on Saturday.
Chris Norton, a former player for Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, walked across the stage to receive his diploma a little more than five years after doctors told him he had a three percent of regaining movement after suffering a fractured neck and a compressed spinal cord.
On Oct. 26, 2010, Norton, then a freshman at Lutheran, was covering a kickoff when an opposing player’s knee came up and knocked Norton in the head. He was motionless and had to be airlifted to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
“They told me there was a three percent chance of any kind of movement below the injury site,” Chris said in a 2011 interview with Des Moines television station KCCI. “So that was definitely a big blow. But it never really seemed real. Just knew right from the beginning that that wasn’t going to be the case and that I was going to be able to walk and be able to move again.”
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Urban Meyer spent Memorial Day taking in one of his favorite pastimes — photobombing.
Yes, America’s favorite photobombing coach was at it again this past weekend, tainting a picture with a blushing bride.
I think we can all appreciate Shelley Meyer calling out her husband’s addiction. After all, this isn’t his first photobomb. There was that one time he was caught photobombing a couple at a party. And then that one time he photobombed a recruit. And, of course, the one time he was called out for photobombing his own family, which prompted the hashtag “#urbphotobomb.”
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
Indiana sophomore wide receiver Isaac Griffith was arrested over the weekend for drunk driving.
According to the Indianapolis Star, Griffith was pulled over early Saturday morning in Bloomington at 3:54 a.m. when an officer “noticed that his vehicle had its high beams on.”
After Griffith was pulled over, the officer “observed the odor of an alcoholic beverage,” according to an Indiana University PD spokesman. At that point, Griffith was arrested and hit with preliminary charges of “operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with endangerment, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content above 0.08, and illegal consumption.”
A spokesman for Indiana football told the Star that the program is “aware of the situation and currently gathering more facts.”
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
Former Michigan CB Blake Countess says he's going to Auburn.
He announced the decision in an Instagram post Tuesday morning.
Countess started 30 games in his Michigan career and is a graduate transfer. He'll be able to play immediately at Auburn. The SEC accepts graduate transfers if the transfers fit a specific set of criterion.
He amassed over 100 tackles in his Michigan career and was a first team All-Big Ten selection in 2013.
Countess' decision to go to Auburn comes on the heels of a visit to the school, so we can't say it's too much of a surprise. He told AuburnSports.com that he had a good time at the school and Auburn's coaching staff explained to him how he'd be utilized as a member of the Tigers' defense.
"Just the genuine feel I got from them," Countess said via AuburnSports. "They are all great guys and their track records speak for themselves. They know what they are doing and they have done it successfully at high levels.