Graham Watson

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Graham Watson is the editor of Dr. Saturday. Graham had a brief collegiate soccer career, but traded that in for the life of a journalist and hasn't looked back. Graham has worked for the Dallas Morning News and St. Louis Post-Dispatch, as well as ESPN.com and AOL. She is forever striving to be the cool mom to two boys.

  • Southern (FCS) has jaguar-spotted uniforms (Photo)

    We know how much everyone loves new and outlandish uniforms, so we felt we’d be remiss if we didn’t highlight these beauties.

    FCS program Southern University unveiled its new jerseys for its season-opener against Louisiana-Lafayette and they are, well, spotty.

    Southern’s mascot is the Jaguar and those are jaguar spots, but we’re not sure how we feel about the yellow and periwinkle color.

    This jersey doesn’t exactly strike fear in the heart of the opponents, especially since the last time ULL and Southern met, the Ragin’ Cajuns walked away with a decisive 42-19 win.

    Let's at least hope Southern band is good.

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  • VOD: Let's all take a moment to hear Les Miles' thoughts on soccer

    Today’s Video of the Day comes from the one and only Les Miles and his take on the other Futbol.

    Apparently, Miles, LSU’s head coach, was swept up in soccer fever like the rest of the country and became quite the soccer aficionado. His take on FIFA, the governing body of worldwide soccer, is also, um, interesting.

    And like most Les Miles quips, this was unprompted. Just way for Les Miles to break the ice in a way only Les Miles can.

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  • Michigan regents say 'no' to fireworks after home football games

    Sorry, Michigan fans, there will be no fireworks at games this season.

    A vote to have fireworks set off during home games against Miami on Sept. 13 and Penn State on Oct. 11 was rejected after University of Michigan regents determined the show would have been risky and disrespectful to area residents.

    The University of Michigan regents are also haters of all sparkly and fun things, including stars, diamonds and glitter.

    The fireworks would have been set off from Michigan Stadium Field from the stadium’s east and west towers.

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  • Two N.C. State coaches save woman from flipped car (Photo)

    Two N.C. State coaches became unexpected heroes Tuesday night when they pulled a young woman from a car that had flipped over on the side of the road.

    Receivers coach Frisman Jackson and defensive coordinator Dave Huxtable were able to free the woman and reported she was fine. Frisman tweeted a picture of the car and noted that she had been texting while driving.

    It’s good that this situation turned out OK, and Frisman and Huxtable probably made a lifelong N.C. State fan. It’s also a good life lesson about the dangers of texting while driving.

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  • SEC media day notebook: Kentucky still has a long way to go

    After back-to-back 2-10 seasons, Kentucky is ready for a change.

    Coach Mark Stoops, who was only around for one of those seasons, said he’s not ready to declare how many wins would make him feel like the season was a success, but he knows his team has to show progress for him to feel good at the end of the year.

    “How we measure success is how we prepare,” Stoops said. “Our players are paying the price. They're working extremely hard this off season. What we do in preparation for our games. Our coaches are putting them in a position to be successful. We're doing everything we can. That's everybody in our program, starting with myself, to do everything we can to put ourselves in a position to win each game.

    “With the six games (for bowl eligibility), obviously it's important to us. But I won't put that mark on it because I don't want to give up the other six.”

    Stoops noted that he’s confident about this team because it has 15 starters returning and 36 players that have started a game.

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  • Former Michigan OL Taylor Lewan will stand trial for assault charges

    Former Michigan offensive lineman Taylor Lewan might have moved on to the NFL, but the mistakes he allegedly made as a student-athlete haven’t gone away.

    Lewan will have a jury trial on Oct. 27 for three misdemeanor assault charges — one charge of aggravated assault and two of assault and battery. The charges stem from an alleged incident on Dec. 1 where Lewan is accused of hitting two men, Ryan Munsch and James Hughes of Denver, outside an Ann Arbor restaurant in the early morning hours following the Ohio State-Michigan game.

    Lewan has maintained he did not hit anyone and that he was breaking up a fight. Munsch said Lewan struck him and Hughes after he got involved in an altercation that originally began with the two men and Lewan’s brother, Bryce.

    Jury selection will be Oct. 27 and Lewan’s attorney, John Shea, asked for a 45-person jury pool — increased from the usual 30 — because of the publicity involved with the case.

    Lewan, a first-round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans, has a

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  • SEC media day notebook: Alabama looks to shake off the disappointments of 2013

    Nick Saban makes no excuses for the way last year ended for Alabama — he’s been around long enough to know that excuses won’t do any good.

    He also made no effort to apologize or take responsibility during Thursday’s SEC media day, but he did say that his team, which has won three of the last five national championships, needs to humble itself and get back to the basics that made Alabama so successful in the first place.

    “I think you basically need to check your ego at the door, all of us in our organizations: players, coaches, everybody in our organization,” Saban said. “You know, really trust and believe in the things that have helped us be successful. Have enough humility to understand our role, what we need to do to help the team be successful, and certainly have the willingness as a family and a group to serve each other and help each other so that we have the best opportunity to accomplish this.”

    For the first time since 2008, Alabama lost back-to-back games to end the season.

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  • Ohio State spends some team-building time at the waterpark (Photos)

    While most of the college football world is focused on SEC media days and what is often referred to as the unofficial start of the college football season, Ohio State players decided they needed at least one more day of vacation.

    So, as part of a team-building exercise, strength and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti decided to take the team to Columbus area waterpark Zoombezi Bay.

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  • SEC media day notebook: Ole Miss is further along than coach Hugh Freeze expected

    When Hugh Freeze took over an Ole Miss program that was coming off a 2-10 season, he had one very clear goal — get to a bowl game by 2014.

    While the Rebels might very well get to a bowl game this season, it would be the third in Freeze’s three seasons, the first time that’s happened for Ole Miss since the early 2000s.

    “To be very candid, I think the journey that we've been on, I think it's faster than I thought possible,” Freeze said Thursday during SEC media day. “When I first arrived there, I really thought we would be going to hopefully a bowl game in year three. We were able to do that in year one and two, and win both of them.”

    With the appearance in a bowl game achieved two times over — and two bowl victories — Freeze said his sights are set on something greater – an SEC West title. And while that might seem far-fetched in a division that includes Alabama and Auburn, two teams that have appeared in the last five BCS National Championship games, he thinks Ole Miss will be a much

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  • SEC media day notebook: Georgia QB Hutson Mason ready to take the reins

    It’s going to be strange watching Georgia football without seeing quarterback Aaron Murray under center.

    Since the 2010 season, Murray has been a staple in the Bulldogs' starting lineup and he’s been credited with much of the success the program has had in the past four seasons.

    But one player has been alongside Murray almost the entire way and he is using that valuable time as a backup to work his way into Georgia lore in 2014.

    Hutson Mason will take over the starting quarterback role this season and coach Mark Richt said he couldn’t think of a better replacement to seamlessly create continuity as the Bulldogs transition from Murray, who left the program as the SEC’s all-time leading passer.

    “I think Hutson being there, us knowing Hutson is the guy, the team knowing Hutson's the guy, Hutson knowing how everything works, you know,” Richt said Thursday during SEC media day. “Hutson has been in our system obviously going into his fifth year. But there's been no change in our system. He

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