- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday10 hrs ago
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So, this guy made a recreation of the Nebraska-BYU Hail Mary ending from last year with Lego animation and it’s as awesome as you’d think it would be.
A video posted by Jared Jacobs (@goldyeller) on Aug 23, 2016 at 8:46am PDT
Like that one? He did one for the botched punt between Michigan and Michigan State, too.
A video posted by Jared Jacobs (@goldyeller) on Aug 15, 2016 at 6:13am PDT
Did you see Nebraska’s new uniforms? If you didn’t they’re pretty swell. As is the video to promote them.
Rep the N, shine bright.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday10 hrs ago
The lawyer for deceased Central Florida player Ereck Plancher had strong words for the university when he learned the school was erecting a statue of former coach George O’Leary.
Plancher collapsed and died in 2008 during an offseason practice because of complications from sickle cell trait. UCF’s athletic association was found negligent and Plancher’s family was awarded $10 million by a jury in 2011.
While O’Leary was not sanctioned in the judgment, several players testified that he was at the practice and did little to help Plancher when he noticed he was laboring.
“They ought to erect a statue to Ereck Plancher,” attorney Steve Yerrid told CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd on Tuesday. “Instead they’re erected a statue to the coach who watched it? Pitiful.”
“I tell you what, ‘[UCF] can go to hell.’”
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday12 hrs ago
Nebraska will wear white alternative uniforms against Northwestern on Sept. 24 that feature red numbers and lettering with silver accents and trim.
According to Adidas the uniforms were, “Developed in collaboration with the University of Nebraska athletic department, and inspired by the city of Lincoln, Nebraska, also know as the “Star City,” the new Husker Chrome alternate uniform blends crisp, modernized design with a tribute to Nebraska’s clean, classic signature look.
“The special edition alternative uniform is centered around a pristine white colorway with metallic accents to create a bold alternate look for the Cornhuskers. The modernized style features metallic red numbering with metallic chrome outlining on the jersey and is accented with metallic chrome stripes on both the jersey and the pants. Additional detailing includes an oversized, metallic red bold “N” logo that seamlessly aligns with the pant stripes.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday12 hrs ago
It looks like Eastern Michigan will be without starting quarterback Brogan Roback when the season begins.
EMU coach Chris Creighton confirmed to the Detroit Free-Press that Roback has been suspended for violating department and team rules. Creighton did not say how many games Roback will miss — if any.
“With the privilege of being a member of the Eastern Michigan University football program there are expectations and standards to which we hold our student-athletes accountable,” Creighton said in a statement. “Unfortunately, Brogan has been suspended due to a violation of our policies.”
Roback threw for 2,304 yards, 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 12 starts for the Eagles last season. Roback started four games in 2013 as a true freshman and also played in three games and started one in 2014 before receiving a medical redshirt.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday12 hrs ago
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze had an, um, interesting way to get his team motivated for the 2016 season.
Freeze said Monday that he staged a mock funeral for himself as a way of getting his team to recognize how to work for the results they want. Here’s his entire explanation, which starts at approximately 7:30 of the clip below.
I created a funeral scene for me and showed it to all our players. And the whole purpose is understanding that whatever you believe drives your behaviors and your behaviors drive your performance and your performance will give you some result. And we need to work backwards. This is the result I really want, now are my beliefs and are my behaviors going to get me my result.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday13 hrs ago
Is it time to buy the hype for Michigan?
Is Ohio State really in a rebuilding year?
Are we doing a disservice to Michigan State and Iowa by completely ignoring last year’s division champs?
These are some of the main questions heading into this Big Ten season as the conference’s quest to get back into the College Football Playoff begins with some tough games on the opening weekend.
While the aforementioned teams are definitely in the spotlight, teams such as Wisconsin and Nebraska could be the biggest surprises. Here’s Dr. Saturday’s look at how the Big Ten season could shape up in 2016.
Offensive Player of the Year J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State
Defensive Player of the Year Jabril Peppers, DB, Michigan
Newcomer Player of the Year John O’Korn, QB, Michigan
BIG TEN EAST (in predicted order of finish)
Ohio State 2015 record: 12-1 2015 finish: 2nd East
- Dr. Saturday13 hrs ago
Taysom Hill will once again begin the season as BYU’s starting quarterback.
Taysom hill is BYU's starter
— Jay Drew (@drewjay) August 23, 2016
It’s the fourth time the senior has opened the season as BYU’s starting quarterback. Hill only played in the first game of the season for BYU in 2015 due to a Lisfranc injury he suffered against Nebraska. He elected to redshirt in 2015 and return for a fifth season in 2016 after his 2014 season was also cut short by injury.
Hill, who celebrates his 26th birthday Tuesday, suffered a nasty broken leg and torn ankle ligaments against Utah State in 2014.
He was named the starting quarterback over Tanner Mangum, who had a successful freshman season in place of Hill. Mangum was part of one of the most iconic plays of the season vs. Nebraska after replacing Hill. He found wide receiver Mitch Mathews in the end zone on a Hail Mary with no time leftfor a game-winning touchdown.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
New Mexico State quarterback Tyler Rogers’ status is up in the air after an arrest.
According to the Las Cruces Sun-News, Rogers, who has started 15 games in two seasons at NMSU, turned himself in to authorities Friday on a misdemeanor battery charge in an alleged incident involving his girlfriend.
Rogers’ girlfriend told officers he grabbed her arm in an effort to pull her out of a vehicle. Police said he left the scene before officers arrived.
From the Sun-News:
Rogers’ girlfriend told police the two had arrived at her apartment complex after attending a party and had a verbal altercation. The incident became physical inside a vehicle believed to belong to Rogers, according to police documents.
“She was seated in the front passenger seat, at which point Mr. Rogers had gone over to her side of the vehicle and grabbed her by her upper left arm and began to pull her out of the vehicle,” according to the police report.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
Former Central Florida coach George O’Leary is reportedly going to be honored with a statue near UCF’s stadium.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the statue is expected to be completed “sometime” in 2017. O’Leary stepped down from his post as UCF’s coach during the 2015 season and the school hired Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost as his permanent replacement.
O’Leary came to UCF in 2004 after a two-year hiatus from being a head coach. He was initially hired by Notre Dame from Georgia Tech in 2001, but was forced to resign shortly after he was hired because of issues with his resume.
He bookended his career at UCF with winless seasons. The Knights were 0-11 in O’Leary’s first year, and finished 2015 at 0-12. O’Leary resigned with four games to go in the 2015 season after he also temporarily served as the school’s interim athletic director.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
Wisconsin took a big hit to its offensive line on Tuesday.
Badgers coach Paul Chryst told reporters after practice that fifth-year senior offensive lineman Dan Voltz has decided to retire from football. Voltz was working his way back from a torn ACL. He injured the knee in a win over Illinois and missed the final five games of the 2015 season.
“It’s been a hard decision to make,” Voltz said following Tuesday’s practice at Camp Randall Stadium. “Something I’ve dealt with pretty much my whole career is injuries. For physical reasons, (that’s) the main reason that it kind of forced me to start thinking about this.”
Voltz started 27 games during his Wisconsin career, all at center. Overall, he played in 32 games for the Badgers, and was slated to slide over to guard upon his return to the field. He missed spring practice while rehabilitating the knee, but had been working with the first-team offense for much of preseason camp.