- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Auburn LB Deshaun Davis has a rap video for the Tigers' 2015 season. And it's quite impressive.
He produced the five-minute video, which includes highlights of past Auburn seasons to a rap that he sings. If you weren't aware that this was from Davis, you could be convinced that it was an official video.
The song is called "The Takeover." You can guess what Auburn wants to take over in 2015.
In case you were wondering, it only takes 20 seconds for the first Kick-Six highlight to appear in the video. it also features shoutouts to Auburn greats – he rhymes "Bo-Jack" and "Cadillac."
Davis, a redshirt freshman in 2015, was a three-star recruit as an inside linebacker in the class of 2014. He's got quite the bar to clear for a hype video in 2016.
For more Auburn news,visit AuburnSports.com.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Arizona linebacker Cody Ippolito is out for the season after tearing his ACL.
A redshirt junior in 2014, Ippolito played in all 14 of Arizona's games with six starts. He was sixth on the team with 52 tackles.
“What’s a shame is Cody was having a really good camp,” Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said via the Arizona Daily Star. “He’s a tough, hard-nosed football player that comes and loves to compete and practice. … He’ll rehab like crazy and hopefully we’ll get him back for another year or two playing at a high level.
Ippolito was slated to see significant time at strongside linebacker for the Wildcats this season as well as be the primary backup for Scooby Wright at middle linebacker.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday17 hrs ago
The college football season kicked off in grand fashion Saturday as No. 12 Montana upset No. 1 North Dakota State 38-35 with a late touchdown to seal the win.
North Dakota State came into the game as the four-time defending FCS champion. The loss marked only the fourth defeat for the Bison since 2011.
Montana ran a simple run off the left side from the 1-yard line for the game-winning score with 2 seconds remaining. The Griz started the game-winning drive from their own 20-yard line with 1:39 left. It took three attempts to get the ball into the end zone on fourth down.
“We only had a couple plays we were gonna consider and we ran them both and our guy just wanted it,” coach Bob Stitt said during the on-field interview. “I thought about changing the last one, they said ‘Coach, just run iso, we’ll get it in.'”
It was a heck of an FBS debut for Stitt, who came over to the Griz from Division II Colorado School of Mines. Many FBS schools have patterned their offenses after Stitt’s style of play, which seemed to keep the North Dakota State defense on its heels throughout the game.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Everyone loves watching football players dance, right? Here's the video from the dance-off Rutgers held at the conclusion of fall camp.
If there's any portion of the video that is mandatory viewing, fast-forward to the 2:15 mark. You get to see this. Well done, Kevin Wilkens.
We are a bit disappointed that the players weren't told of the dance-off via emails from Kyle Flood to their professors in the upcoming sector. Though it would be hilarious if the dance-off was the subject of the emails Flood allegedly sent to a Rutgers faculty member that has prompted a university investigation into the contact.
Rutgers opens the season against Norfolk State on September 5.
For more Rutgers news, visit ScarletRNation.com.
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- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
Arkansas freshman punter Blake Johnson was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with public intoxication, minor in possession of alcohol, and disorderly conduct.
The arrest comes one day after freshman tight end C.J. O'Grady was arrested on charges of DWI.
Johnson is likely to redshirt this season after Toby Baker won the starting punting role during fall camp.
As Arkansas Fight points out, this is not Johnson’s first disciplinary issue this month. Earlier in camp, he was seen carrying a mattress around the field, a punishment Bielema said he used when players showed up late.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
With a day off before Saturday night’s U.S. Final in the Little League World Series, the Mid-Atlantic Region champions from Red Land Little League (just south of Harrisburg, Pa.) made the hour-long trip west from Williamsport to Happy Valley to watch Penn State’s practice on Friday.
When Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin heard about the kicking prowess of Red Land second baseman Braden Kolmansberger, he issued a challenge. If Kolmansberger hit a 30-yard field goal in front of the entire Penn State football team, Franklin would do 30 push-ups. If he missed, Kolmansberger’s Red Land teammates would do 30 up-downs.
The 13-year-old Kolmansberger was up to the challenge.
With the encouragement of the Penn State players, Kolmansberger drilled it right down the middle.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday23 hrs ago
It appears Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin learned an important Twitter lesson on Saturday.
In what was clearly meant to be a direct message, Sumlin sent out a tweet to his 71,000 followers that poked fun at USC head coach Steve Sarkisian’s recent drunken episode at a booster event.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema has always been a guy who speaks his mind, and on Friday night, he expressed his disdain toward another SEC program: Auburn.
According to the Arkansas News Bureau, Bielema was speaking at a fan event in Springdale, Ark., and was going through the Razorbacks’ schedule “to the audience of fans and donors” when he jabbed at Auburn.
From the News Bureau:
The third-year Razorbacks coach was going game-by-game, blow-by-blow through the schedule to the audience of fans and donors. The players had already left, a night free from football constraints. Bielema said Arkansas wasn’t the program he wanted it to be until it beat Alabama, mentioned the bye week that followed this year’s game against the Crimson Tide and how the Hogs beat LSU coming off last year’s bye, then it came.
“Probably doesn’t need to be said in here how much I hate Auburn,” Bielema said.
And in classic Bielema fashion, the comment was made slyly.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Tim Beckman went on the offensive Friday evening to defend his reputation just hours after being fired at the University of Illinois.
Beckman said in a statement to Fox Sports that “the University’s actions today are in violation of the procedures mandated under my employment agreement. As such, I will vigorously defend both my reputation and my legal rights.”
Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas announced Friday that the university was parting ways with Beckman following an investigation into allegations that he was mentally, physically and verbally abusing players.
“The health and well-being of our student athletes is of paramount importance to me,”Beckman said. “And any statement made to the contrary is utterly false.”
The investigation into allegations against Beckman was opened after former offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic took to Twitter to vent his concerns about abuse he suffered because of Beckman.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron confirmed Friday that he was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Cameron told reporters he was diagnosed "a couple weeks ago," but underwent treatment and has since been given "a clean bill of health." Cameron has been coaching with "very few limitations" throughout preseason practice and will coach the 2015 season, he said.
The 54-year-old Cameron, who is entering his third season with the program, said the entire situation from the initial diagnosis to Friday was about a "four-week process." He expressed gratitude for the support he's received from the program.
"The support from this program and our players and (head) coach (Les) Miles, I've never experienced anything quite like it," he said.
Tigers head coach Les Miles also addressed reporters Friday, and said he asked the team to keep quiet about Cameron's diagnosis. Miles said the team did "a great job" keeping the news private.
"We've really respected the rights of coach Cameron in every way," Miles said.