- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday45 mins ago
Dalton Santos will pursue a graduate transfer.
The Texas senior linebacker announced the decision in a Twitter post Monday, saying he will play his fifth season elsewhere “at the highest level (he) can.”
The 6-foot-2, 257-pound Santos saw considerable playing time early in his career. As a sophomore in 2013, Santos played in all 13 games, starting seven, and finished fourth on the Longhorns with 74 tackles. As a true freshman, Santos played in all 13 games and led the team with 10 special teams tackles.
His role diminished as a junior (12 tackles in 10 games) and he missed the entire 2015 season due to an ankle injury.
With the influx of young talent on the UT roster, it was unlikely for Santos to return to the starting lineup. As a result, he decided to pursue another opportunity in his final year of college football.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Utah State took a hit to its offensive line.
In a release, Aggies head coach Matt Wells announced that guard Tyshon Mosley has been dismissed from the program. The dismissal stems from a violation of team rules.
Mosley, a 6-foot-5, 305-pound rising junior, started 20 games for the Aggies over the past two seasons. After redshirting his first season in 2013, Mosley appeared in all 14 games, starting 11, at left guard in 2014 as a redshirt freshman.
Mosley was one of three USU players suspended for the first two games of the 2015 campaign, also for violating team rules. Mosley excelled upon his return. In 10 games and nine starts, Mosley did not allow a single sack. He also earned honorable mention all-Mountain West honors.
Coming off a 6-7 record in 2015, Utah State opens its 2016 season at home against Weber State on Sept. 1.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Abner Logan says he is moving on from Maryland.
Logan, a senior linebacker, announced on Instagram Sunday that he plans to transfer for his final season of college football. Though the program has yet to confirm the news, Logan reiterated his decision to the Washington Post.
“I want to thank everyone that has stood by me and supported me throughout my career at Maryland. I especially want to acknowledge the unbelievable bond I've created with my brothers that will last a lifetime,” Logan wrote in his Instagram post. “For my last year of eligibility I will be playing football elsewhere. Again thanks to the administration, coaches, and friends that helped and supported me throughout the way but it's come to the consensus that it is time to move on.”
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the conference's consultant has numbers to prove the league would have a greater chance of making the College Football Playoff with a title game.
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said data from Navigate Research indicates a football title game improves playoff chances by 4-5 percent.
The 10-team Big 12 currently has its football members play nine conference games (one against every other team) and the league doesn't have a title game. That regular season format would change too under the scenario that improves the Big 12's chances according to the data. From ESPN:
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the analytics firm the league recently hired, Navigate Research, revealed that a 12-team league with an eight-game conference schedule and a championship game was the best model for putting a team in the CFP.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
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Former Notre Dame and South Carolina coach Lou Holtz has made his presidential vote public. We'll let the tweet below explain the rest.
That's quite the reasoning for the endorsement.
Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin dropped this tweet Tuesday afternoon. What does it mean?
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
Miami defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad had arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday.
Muhammad posted a picture of himself in the hospital to Instagram. According to the Palm Beach Post, Miami officials said the arthroscopic surgery was “a small procedure done on his knee” and he could return to football activities in two weeks.
Curiously, the Instagram picture with the caption "Thank God surgery was a success minor set back I'm good though I'll be back in no time btw I'll be ready for the season #GodHasAPlan" no longer appears to be on Muhammad's Instagram page.
A redshirt junior in 2016, Muhammad is expected to be a big contributor to Miami's defense. He had 8.5 tackles for loss and led the team with 5 sacks in 2015. He was also third on the team with 54 total tackles.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
Four Auburn football players were arrested Saturday on charges of second-degree marijuana possession. Auburn police arrested defensive end Byron Cowart, cornerback Carlton Davis III, wide receiver Ryan Davis and cornerback Jeremiah Dinson at 11 p.m. Saturday night .All four are rising sophomores.
In a statement to the Opelika-Auburn News, coach Gus Malzahn said, "I am aware of the situation and we will handle this matter appropriately,"
Second-degree marijuana possession is a misdemeanor that carries a sentence of not more than a year in jail and up to a $6,000 fine.
Carlton Davis started as a true freshman and was an SEC All-Freshman team honoree after making 56 tackles and grabbing three interceptions. He was the first true freshman to start at cornerback for the Tigers since 2009.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Marshall defensive back Tiquan Lang was arrested on Saturday.
According to the Huntington Herald-Dispatch, the rising senior safety was found asleep in a running vehicle early Saturday morning. Police also found a firearm “partially concealed” under the front seat and Xanax in the center console.
In all, the 21-year-old Lang, who was arrested at 5:50 a.m., was charged with “misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence, possession of a concealed deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance.”
From the Herald-Dispatch:
Upon arrival, officers turned off the car and made multiple attempts to wake the man, who was asleep with the driver's seat reclined, according to criminal complaints. Police state the man had trouble maintaining balance as he exited the vehicle once awake.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Baker Mayfield is a man of many talents.
Not only is the Oklahoma senior one of the best quarterbacks in the country, he also has some skills as a gymnast.
For real, just watch this:
That’s Mayfield alongside former Sooners lineman Nila Kasitati, who is no stranger to Oklahoma’s women’s gymnastics program.The two put together quite a routine.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Nearly three months after national signing day, Demetris Robertson finally announced his college decision Sunday. His landing spot was a bit of a surprise, too.
Robertson, a five-star athlete from Savannah, Georgia, chose Cal over Notre Dame and in-state Georgia, among others. Robertson, the No. 7 overall prospect in the 2016 class according to Rivals.com, also considered Alabama (where he once verbally committed), Georgia Tech and Stanford among his 52 total FBS offers.
“I am excited to take my talents to the University of California, Berkeley,” Robertson said at a press conference at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. “The first reason is that the education was a big part of my decision. I wanted to keep that foundation.