Archive for the ‘NCAAF’ Category

Bill Belichick flexes photographic memory while talking Army-Navy game

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Bill Belichick can be a grumpy guy, but two topics always seem to cheer him up: Special teams and Navy football. The latter topic came up Friday during the New England Patriots head coach's press conference, as Navy will play Army on Saturday to continue one of the oldest rivalries in college football. Considering Belichick's father, Steve, spent over 30 years at Navy as a coach and scout, the Midshipmen hold a special place in Bill's heart -- especially when the Army-Navy game rolls around.

The Latest: UCF’s White dismisses playoff as ‘invitational’

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

Central Florida athletic director Danny White is unhappy again with the College Football Playoff. A year ago, he spearheaded UCF's ''national title'' push after the Knights finished an unbeaten season and were left out of the four-team playoff. Despite a 12-0 record and a 56-41 win over Memphis in Saturday's American Athletic Conference title game, UCF was on the outside looking in as Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma advanced to the playoff.

John Tessitore, son of ESPN broadcaster Joe Tessitore, to make first Boston College start

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

After years of as a college football play-by-play man, ESPN broadcaster Joe Tessitore called his first regular season Monday Night Football game late Monday night. On Thursday afternoon, his son John will be Boston College’s starting kicker as the Eagles take on Wake Forest, a source told Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel. John Tessitore replaces the injured Colton Lichtenberg, a senior who was 12-of-20 on field goal attempts last year, in the starting lineup.

Harbaugh, Michigan counting on ex-Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson

Friday, August 24th, 2018

Jim Harbaugh was hailed as a savior when he came back to Michigan, a former star quarterback tasked with returning college football's winningest program to glory. Harbaugh hasn't been able to do it yet and, perhaps coincidentally, quarterback has not a position of strength for the Wolverines his first three years. Mississippi transfer Shea Patterson will be under center when the 14th-ranked Wolverines open the season on the night of Sept. 1 at No. 12 Notre Dame.

Wednesday’s Sports in Brief

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Ohio State suspended coach Urban Meyer for three games for mishandling repeated professional and behavioral problems of an assistant coach, with investigators finding Meyer protected his protege for years through domestic violence allegations, a drug problem and poor job performance. The superstar coach's treatment of his now-fired assistant was also clouded by his abiding devotion to the legacy of former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce, the grandfather of former wide receivers coach Zach Smith and an early coaching mentor for Meyer.

Former Soul WR Darius Prince’s unordinary path to the Eagles

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

The way most players get to the NFL is pretty simple. They play high school football, then play college football and then either get drafted or sign with an NFL team as a free agent. Darius Prince has had a more winding road. But after four years of hard

Monday’s Sports in Brief

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith, who was fired last month after a history of domestic violence allegations became public, was arrested for suspected drunken driving in 2013 but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Documents obtained by The Blade in Toledo showed that Smith was stopped for speeding in Dublin, north of Columbus, in the early hours of Feb. 23, 2013. In April 2013, Smith pleaded guilty to an amended charge of failure to control and paid a $375 fine.

Would a Power Five school hire Lane Kiffin? ADs weigh in on ‘high-risk, high-reward’ coach

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

It’s early November of 2019, and LSU is taking the field to play Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Clad in a purple visor and wearing his perpetual smirk, first-year LSU coach Lane Kiffin runs the Tigers out of the tunnel. Yes, that’s the ultimate chaos scenario of the coaching carousel in 2018 – LSU implodes on the field, finally cleans house in administration and pulls the trigger on the most fascinating, maddening and captivating figure in college football.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL ’18: Key transfers from Big House to Bayou

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Coach Jim Harbaugh couldn't pass up a chance to deliver a coy response when asked about the quarterback situation at Michigan. Going by numbers alone, there may not be much of a contest. Mississippi transfer Shea Patterson could be the new starter behind

Football’s Ready to Roll. Is America?

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

It feels like just yesterday we were at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis, and the planet wanted to know why the Grumpy Lobster Boat Captain didn’t play Malcolm Butler in New England’s upset loss to Philadelphia. Now it is nearly six months later, and the planet is back, and so is the Grumpy Lobster Boat Captain…and the question remains: Why didn’t he play Malcolm Butler in New England’s Super Bowl upset loss to Philadelphia? “Is there going to be any more explanation about why he didn’t play?” Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy asked GLBC as the Patriots opened camp Wednesday.