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By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Nebraska is off to a disappointing 3-6 start under new coach Mike Riley, and the program is coming off a surprising loss at Purdue on Saturday. Needless to say, the losses aren't sitting well in Lincoln.
While some are already calling for a coaching change, athletic director Shawn Eichorst is supporting his new coach. On Monday, Eichorst released a letter in support of Riley and thanking fans for support.
Below is the text of Eichorst’s letter to the Nebraska fan base:
By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Thursday night’s Oregon-Arizona State ended in thrilling fashion, as the Ducks held off the Sun Devils for a 61-55 victory in the third overtime.
This crazy, high-scoring matchup featured several twists and turns, suspect play-calling by both teams, missed opportunities, questionable officiating and big-time plays in the clutch.
However, there’s one play that stands out among the rest. With Oregon facing a fourth-and-goal with less than 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Vernon Adams connected with Dwayne Stanford in one of the craziest plays of the season so far. The touchdown tied the game at 41 and sent the matchup into overtime.
Check out Adams’ insane touchdown pass to Stanford:
If you're wondering how Oregon and Arizona State ended up in overtime... pic.twitter.com/NhwEO88JaW— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) October 30, 2015
But that wasn’t the only clutch play late in the game. Oregon cornerback Arrion Springs intercepted Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici with the Sun Devils on the three-yard line and an opportunity to score (and win the game on a two-point play).
INTERCEPTION. OREGON WINS! pic.twitter.com/FgmwwkgU0w— Evan Webeck (@EvanWebeck) October 30, 2015
Considering the back-and-forth scoring by both teams, crazy stats and plays, clutch performances and the thrilling finish, it’s safe to say this game will end up among the best overall games in college football this year.
By Jasmine Watkins, 1 month 1 day ago
Al Golden is done at Miami.
While Steven Lassan rattled off his top 10 replacements for the Hurricanes coach, that didn't stop the lovely people on the internet from giving their input.
None are as good as having the former Canes player and everyone's favorite person, The Rock. It just makes sense, players would flock to Miami and there's no half-stepping if you're playing for Coach Johnson. College Football Playoff, silver platter, hello?
I have a plan to get Miami to the national championship game next season and its called Head Coach The Rock: pic.twitter.com/1lnBiCV3X0— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) October 25, 2015
My unorthodox pick for the coach would be Trick Daddy. He's in the area so you don't have to worry about relocating him, he loves Miami, and players who don't get drafted could make their musical dreams come true by rebuilding Slip-N-Slide Records.
Trick Daddy as head coach, Uncle Luke as offensive coordinator, DJ Khaled as defensive coordinator Miami going to the championship in 2017— Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) October 25, 2015
I know Uncle Luke loves his Hurricanes but Mr. Trey-Oh-Five made "U Already Know" and the rest was history.Tags College Football
By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
Florida State’s 28-game winning streak in ACC contests ended in stunning fashion on Saturday night.
The Seminoles turned to kicker Roberto Aguayo for a game-winning 56-yard field goal on the final play of the game. However, Aguayo’s kick was blocked by Georgia Tech and returned by Lance Austin 78 yards for the winning score.
College football has produced some crazy endings this year, and the Yellow Jackets “block six” return certainly ranks high on the list of insane finishes:
By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
Al Golden’s tenure at Miami hit rock bottom on Saturday. The Hurricanes were thoroughly dominated in a 58-0 loss to Clemson, which was the worst defeat in program history.
Miami lost quarterback Brad Kaaya to a concussion in the first half, but the Tigers were in firm control of the game before the sophomore’s departure.
Needless to say, Miami’s fanbase is unhappy with its coaching staff. Former players and high-profile fans took to Twitter on Saturday to unleash their frustrations.
Here’s a rundown of some of the conversation on social media:
You're looking live at Sun Life Stadium. pic.twitter.com/pFO2h1Wgxr— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) October 24, 2015
I actually spend money for this but as long as my guy T3 suiting up, I'm a Cane.....but this is brutal!!— T3Mom - The U (@shaiyhoward) October 24, 2015
#CountTo5 (@bhrisbosh) October 24, 2015
That face you make when Miami down 21-0 pic.twitter.com/6aPc2PRqaD— Leon Searcy (@leonsearcy72) October 24, 2015
HOF intro when you down 45-0, I'm not feeling this sh$&!!! pic.twitter.com/14K0R3Zbss— Leon Searcy (@leonsearcy72) October 24, 2015
This is absolutely embarrassing to be losing like this at home. #GoCanes there is no excuse.— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) October 24, 2015
Al Golden has brought real balance to the Miami Hurricanes. The offense looks as horrible as the defense now— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) October 24, 2015
ok this is too far Miami fans pic.twitter.com/HpTWtH4i6O— Ryan Nanni (@celebrityhottub) October 24, 2015
It's sad to watch a man lose his job on national television. But what's even sadder is the state of @MiamiHurricanes football.— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) October 24, 2015
As usual, an anti-Al Golden banner plane has arrived. "Our pilot has as many top 25 wins" hashtag Fire Al Golden pic.twitter.com/fMDoPdjIom— Matt Porter (@mattyports) October 24, 2015
Embarrassing— Denzel perryman (@D_Perryman52) October 24, 2015
1. I've received over 300 #Twitter messages so far today. 90% angry, some rude and most demanding an immediate coaching change. (Cont)— Bennie Blades (@BennieBlades36) October 24, 2015
2. For the 10th time, my support of coaches while they are current does not mean that I defend less than Canesque standards or results.— Bennie Blades (@BennieBlades36) October 24, 2015
Miami fans have seen enough... pic.twitter.com/XADn9SHetH— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 24, 2015
I'm so embarrassed! @CanesAllAccess I would take his headset at halftime!! Do not wait until end of season, make a statement dammit!!!!!— Joaquin Gonzalez (@Joaquin_UMOL73) October 24, 2015
Why is Al the only coach on our sidelines without the U on Him? #SomebodyHelpMeWithThis— Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) October 24, 2015
This is so embarrassing...— Seantrel Henderson (@66_Henderson) October 24, 2015
By Jasmine Watkins, 1 month 3 days ago
Clemson and Miami never really liked each other.
This altercation before the game isn't going to help matters much. The teams got a little chippy while warming up and going through drills, and had to be separated by team assistants.Tags College Football
By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The ending of Saturday’s Michigan-Michigan State game probably won’t be topped this season.
The Wolverines were all set to celebrate a huge rivalry victory over the Spartans. With just 10 seconds left on the clock, Michigan was set for a routine play: A punt. However, what was supposed to be a routine play turned into disaster.
Michigan’s punter mishandled the snap, and in the process of trying to pick up the ball and kick again, the ball was fumbled and ended up in the hands of Michigan State’s Jalen Watts-Jackson. And Watts-Jackson etched a place in this rivalry’s history by returning the fumble for a touchdown, giving the Spartans a 27-23 victory. Crazy.
Here’s the crazy play that transpired in Ann Arbor as the clock expired:
This really just happened. Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/59ut12F1W7— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) October 17, 2015
Here's how the final play happened. We're still in disbelief. pic.twitter.com/nJr9blzHO7— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) October 17, 2015
By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Stanford cruised to an easy win over UCLA on Thursday night, but the final score (56-35) and a huge statistical night from running back Christian McCaffrey is going to be overlooked thanks to receiver Francis Owusu’s ridiculous touchdown catch.
With Stanford leading 35-17 early in the third quarter, Owusu caught a 41-yard score from quarterback Kevin Hogan. The catch by Owusu might be one of the best in college football in recent years and is easily the best of 2015.
Check out Owusu’s amazing catch on Thursday night:
Francis Owusu with what is easily the best catch of the year. https://t.co/5g5dyxcWSO— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) October 16, 2015
Stanford pulls off the play of the year: pic.twitter.com/Z4I5OvzViY— Deadspin (@Deadspin) October 16, 2015
And coach David Shaw's reaction says it all:
By Jasmine Watkins, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Redshirt freshman Will Grier is suspended for the season for taking performance-enhancing drugs.
During the press conference, the Florida quarterback looked visibly shaken and extremely disappointed in himself as he apologized to those around him. This will a tough loss for the Gators, who are 4-0, but they have a viable option in Treon Harris.
(h/t Orlando Sentinel)
By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Northwestern is dipping into its past this Saturday. The Wildcats will wear retro uniforms against Iowa, which are inspired by their 1995 team.
The 1995 team was one of the most successful in program history, as Gary Barnett guided Northwestern to a 10-2 mark and an appearance in the Rose Bowl.
Check out Northwestern’s throwback uniforms for Week 7:
#B1GCats Football (@NUFBFamily) October 12, 2015