- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday21 mins ago
Penn State probably didn't see this coming from Notre Dame.
The university tweeted about a police dog named Rudie on Wednesday. So, naturally, Notre Dame took the opportunity to reference the iconic (and possibly overrated) movie about Notre Dame football when it saw Penn State's tweet.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday36 mins ago
No one would have blamed Central Michigan coach John Bonamego for not showing up to the MAC's media days on Wednesday. He was diagnosed with cancer in his left tonsil in June.
But he appeared at the event anyway. And said it was a planned appearance to begin with.
"I planned to be here the whole time, but we didn't want to announce that and make it seem like a crisis if I couldn't do it," Bonamego said via the AP."I wanted to be here, just like I want to be at the first day of practice and on the sidelines for the first game."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Virginia Tech's C.J. Reavis remains dismissed from the school after his appeal to a school student-conduct panel was denied.
The original decision to dismiss Reavis was made on July 9. He had an opportunity to file a written appeal after the decision and it was upheld.
The violation that led to his removal from the school is unknown. His lawyer, Jimmy Turk, hasn't clarified what the issue is and all student-conduct committee issues are confidential. Turk did tell the Roanoke Timesthat his client hasn't been charged with anything criminally.
"The commonwealth’s attorney wouldn’t touch this with a 10-foot pole," Turk said to the Times. "I feel very confident in telling you that under no circumstances would a prosecutor even remotely consider anything that these allegations involve. Not at all."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
According to the district attorney assigned to the case, the case against three LSU football players could be dropped.
Quarterback Anthony Jennings, defensive lineman Maquedius Bain and defensive back Dwayne Thomas are accused of unauthorized entry into an inhabited dwelling. The three allegedly entered a residence to retrieve items that were stolen from Jennings and arrested June 18.
East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore told reporters Wednesday that he'll make his decision "fairly soon." The two alleged victims in the case have asked that the case be dropped.
“If this was a regular case, take football out of it, if it just involved a regular LSU student, you wouldn’t have known it happened. It would routinely be dismissed,” he said. “I’m taking my time to get it right.”
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
Sam Ehlinger verbally committed to Texas on Tuesday night. And given the picture he put on Twitter to announce his decision, it shouldn't come as much of a surpise.
The quarterback posted a picture of himself as a little kid doing the Hook'Em Horns sign with both hands. He's from the Austin area and goes to Westlake High School.
Ehlinger is a three-star recruit in the class of 2017 according to Rivals. And, remember, a verbal commitment isn't binding, but we're going to assume that Ehlinger isn't going to be a guy who waffles on his commitment. If he does, he may get more flack than the kid who committed to Penn State with a video of himself on a jet.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday8 hrs ago
Ain't nothing more entertaining than when people trade tweets about recruits and verbal commitments.
2 Live Crew's Luther Campbell is an unabashed Miami supporter. You probably remember him not only for his music but his role in the 30 for 30 movies about Miami. He fired off a tweet to Florida State assistant Tim Brewster after Isaac Nauta, a member of the class of 2016, said he was decommiting from Florida State.
Nauta is a four-star recruitand the top tight end in the country according to Rivals. Here's his tweet announcing the decision.
After the Nauta's tweet, Campbell took the opportunity to hit at Brewster. Brewster is Florida State's recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach.
@TimBrewster look like the gate open in Tallahassee
Oh man, we can feel the burn from here. Could Brewster fire back with a burn of his own? Yes, he could.
Come check the gate Oct. 10💯 https://t.co/s86Lchcf5V
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday9 hrs ago
Baylor coach Art Briles would support the Big 12 adding two teams if the league can keep the revenues for each team already in the league unchanged.
Briles made the comments on the Paul Finebaum Show. Via the Dallas Morning News:
“Let’s go,” Briles said. “If we can keep the same money, and the dollar bill runs it, but if we can keep the same money we’re giving our universities, I’m for it.”
One of the possible hangups of the Big 12 adding teams is that the league's current revenue would be split 12 ways instead of 10, resulting in less money per team. The conference distributed an average of approximately $25 million to its 10 teams in 2014-2015. That's a figure about $6 million less than the average per-team revenue of SEC schools.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday10 hrs ago
Nick Saban said he was contacted a lot by agent Jimmy Sexton in regards to the then-open job at Texas following the 2013 season.
Mack Brown parted ways with the school after the 2013 season and Saban was mentioned almost incessantly as a possible replacement for Brown even before the coach had officially resigned. The school ended up hiring Charlie Strong.
Over the weekend, an excerpt from a new biography about Saban came out via the New York Times which detailed the contact that Sexton had with those associated with Texas. When asked about the Longhorns Tuesday night, Saban again said he had no interest in the Texas job and told Sexton that when he contacted him 'about 15 times.'
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
The NCAA is instituting new minimum GPA rules in 2016, and Mississippi State Dan Mullen wants to add a wrinkle to the rules.
Starting next August, recruits must have a minimum 2.3 GPA in high school core courses and have a combined SAT and ACT score to match the GPA via a scale. If a recruit doesn't meet those requirements but has a GPA above the old 2.0 threshold, he or she must take an academic redshirt year.
Mullen wants any player who has a GPA of over 2.3 to be able to play five years instead of four.
"You might take a freshman and they are being punished for having better grades. They might be forced to play even though they needed a redshirt year," Mullen says. "One of the thoughts I had was there's a mandatory academic redshirt year for a certain group of people...well, if you are above that new standard you should get five years of eligibility. Why punish someone who might be forced to have to play?
"Instead of punishing guys for doing bad, why not reward guys for doing good?"
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Michigan is putting an end to its “Legends” jersey program.
The Wolverines athletic department announced Tuesday that it will no longer allow current players to wear the jersey numbers of players dubbed the “Michigan Football Legends:” Gerald Ford (No. 48), Tom Harmon (No. 98), Desmond Howard (No. 21), Ron Kramer (No. 87), Bennie Oosterbaan (No. 47) and Albert, Alvin and Whitey Wistert (No. 11).
Each of those jerseys will be retired in a ceremony during the Wolverines’ Nov. 28 contest against rival Ohio State.
Michigan interim athetic director Jim Hackett said the decision was reached after meeting with the current team and first-year head coach Jim Harbaugh.
"During the search process for our new football coach, I had a meeting with the Michigan Football team, and they expressed their feelings associated with wearing these legendary jerseys," Hackett said. "At one end of the spectrum they are awed by the legacy of the men who wore them, and at the other end of the spectrum, and as part of a team sport, they wondered why we would call attention to one of our team members.