Archive for the ‘NCAAF’ Category

“Blind Side” fans rejoice: Liberty hires Michael Oher’s brother Sean Tuohy Jr. to football staff

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Hugh Freeze and the Liberty Football program made a splash hire Tuesday when they announced the addition of Sean "SJ" Tuohy Jr. as their new assistant athletic director of football operations. Tuohy, the younger brother of former Ravens tackle Michael Oher, was portrayed in the popular movie "The Blind Side" as a young football savant and big personality. "Even as a young kid, people were drawn to him, and he had the kind of personality that you knew he was going to be successful at whatever he did," Freeze said to ESPN's Dave Wilson.

Will star LSU assistant become college football’s highest-paid offensive coordinator?

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

The future of football wore horn-rimmed glasses, an Apple Watch and an easy smile on Saturday morning. LSU pass-game coordinator Joe Brady, 30, looked the part of precocious prodigy as reporters beehived around him at the media day for the College Football Playoff title game. Brady also played the part of conscientious deflector.

4 non-quarterbacks to know ahead of college football’s semi-finals

Saturday, December 28th, 2019

The College Football Playoff is about to kick off Saturday with a semi-final matchup between No. 1 LSU and No. 4 Oklahoma at 4 p.m. E.T. on ESPN followed by No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Clemson at 8 p.m. E.T. The day is filled with four big-time quarterbacks, including Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow (LSU), two other Heisman finalists in Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma) and Justin Fields (Ohio State), and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence who guided the Tigers to the 2018 national title.

No. 1 LSU vs. No. 4 Oklahoma: Peach Bowl preview and picks against the spread

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

LSU: The Tigers got here with a Heisman-winning quarterback and a high-flying offense like we've never seen in Baton Rouge. All offseason we heard about the offensive changes promised with the arrival of former New Orleans Saints assistant Joe Brady as the team's passing game coordinator. LSU averaged 48 points per game and scored over 40 points in each of its first six games of the season.

Boston College hires Ohio St assistant Jeff Hafley as coach

Friday, December 13th, 2019

Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley is the new Boston College football coach. Jeff's shown throughout his coaching career he is a tremendous leader with high integrity and a gift for teaching," BC athletic director Martin Jarmond said in a statement Saturday. "His passion, leadership and ability to recruit and develop student-athletes make him the right fit to lead Boston College to greater heights on and off the field.

Kentucky Football: The three best Wildcats of the 2010’s

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

It's a perfect time to recap some of the bests of Kentucky sports over the last decade, especially since John Calipari has completed 10 full seasons with the Wildcats and Mark Stoops has been in Lexington for the better part of a decade now as well. The Cats Illustrated staff will be tackling several list concepts between now and the end of the year to commemorate the last 10 years of Kentucky football and basketball. Who are the three best Kentucky football players of the last decade?

Ravens weigh-in on NCAA’s new name, image and likeness ruling

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - It's not hard to find players in the Ravens' locker room that are in favor of paying college athletes in some way, shape or form. With a handful of players who were once big time stars in college, news that student-athletes could be getting closer to benefitting from their collegiate career is certainly welcome for players who were once unpaid college athletes. "I think everybody here thinks they should've benefitted from playing in college," wide receiver Miles Boykin said.

Ricky Williams’ Heisman sells for auction-record $504,000

Friday, October 18th, 2019

The Heisman Trophy won by Ricky Wiliams in 1998 at Texas was sold at auction for $504,000, setting a record for college football's most recognizable award. The winning bid for the trophy in Heritage Auctions' Fall Sports Memorabilia Collectibles offerings exceeded the previous auction record for a Heisman set when Tim Brown's 1987 trophy garnered $435,763 last December. Williams earned the Heisman for the season he set the then-NCAA career record with 6,592 yards rushing.

Browns P Jamie Gillan was drinking in a bar with his dad when he learned he made team

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Jamie Gillan was sitting at The Flying Monkey bar in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday afternoon, drinking and watching college football with his dad. It was Browns general manager John Dorsey. “As soon as I got off the phone, everybody was kind of looking at me like, 'What was that?'” Gillan said, via the Associated Press. “And I just kind of said, 'It looks like I'm playing Tennessee next week,' and everybody just started going crazy, so it was really cool.

Duke-Alabama Preview

Friday, August 30th, 2019

To everyone declaring Clemson the new kingpin of college football, don't forget that team from Tuscaloosa. Alabama is determined to reclaim its crown. The second-ranked Crimson Tide opens another season with championship aspirations as a huge favorite to beat Duke in Saturday's Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which just happens to be the place where Alabama captured its most recent national title less than 20 months ago.