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By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 hour ago
Florida State running back Dalvin Cook is back with the team after a one-day trial on misdemeanor battery charges ended in a not guilty verdict.
According to a release from the school, Cook has been reinstated immediately and is eligible to practice. The sophomore is expected to open the 2015 season as Florida State’s No. 1 running back. Cook is one of the nation’s top rushers after an impressive freshman campaign and is a key piece of the Seminoles’ offense with the departure of quarterback Jameis Winston. Cook's return to the field is also a huge boost for a Florida State backfield that should be one of the best in the nation. In addition to Cook, the Seminoles have touted freshman Jacques Patrick and Mario Pender.
The sophomore running back was suspended after charges were filed in early July, putting his status in question for the 2015 season. However, any doubts about Cook’s playing status for the upcoming year have cleared, as the verdict has opened the door for a full return.
Statement from FSU athletics reinstating Dalvin Cook. pic.twitter.com/OrmmuoU3IN— Jared Shanker (@JShankerESPN) August 25, 2015
25 minutes. 25 minutes of deliberation. Tell me how charging that was a legit case and not a PR stunt. Sure.— Bud Elliott (@TomahawkNation) August 24, 2015
FSU says Dalvin Cook will return to practice immediately— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) August 25, 2015
Well that didn't take long. Jury with quick decision to exonerate FSU Dalvin Cook.— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) August 25, 2015
By Jasmine Watkins, 1 week 19 hours ago
Fans of USC are fired up, but not nearly as much as Steve Sarkisian was during a team rally.
The Trojans head coach was assumed to be intoxicated while giving a little speech to pump up the crowd during USC's Salute To Troy.
"Get ready to [expletive] fight on baby," Sarkisian yelled.
Sarkisian issued an apology this morning.
"I sincerely apologize to my players and staff and to our fans for my behavior and my inappropriate language at our kickoff event Saturday night. I have a responsibility to all of them and I let them down. [USC Athletic Director] Pat Haden talked to me after the even about my actions and I assured him this will not happen again."
Haden also mentioned the encounter and wants Sarkisian to use it as a learning experience.
"I met with Coach Sarkisian and I expressed my disappointment in the way he represented himself and the University at our Salute To Troy event. While the details of our conversation will remain between us, I am confident he heard my message loud and clear."
By Jasmine Watkins, 1 week 21 hours ago
Ohio State are the champions and that's undisputed.
There are some people out there that happen to think they should be credited for the Buckeyes' title. Former Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi told The Griff & Grinz Show that Ohio State's defense is eerily similar to that of Michigan State.
"Ohio State's facing the same problem (against offenses), because they stole our defense, too," Narduzzi said. "There's a lot of teams throughout the country. You go watch them, they're exactly us, whether they admit it or not."
Narduzzi says it's no coinciedence the Buckeyes' scheme changed at some point. It's no secret that Michigan State arguably had one of the best defenses in the country under Narduzzi.
"They're exactly us, and they weren't before. They won a national championship with the defense."
Narduzzi is now the head coach for Pitt and we're eager to see if he has a scheme for others to "steal" or if the Panthers will be the ones winning the championship this season.
By Jasmine Watkins, 1 week 1 day ago
The East Carolina football team welcomed their freshmen class the right way.
Some of the players did the whip and the nae nae, but it was head coach Ruffin McNeill who upstaged them all. Coach McNeill even threw up his fraternity's hooks to shout out the men of Omega Psi Phi.
Let's hope this team is this lively on the field.
By Jasmine Watkins, 1 week 4 days ago
P.J. Fleck is the head coach for Western Michigan and as long as he is this creative, he should never be out of a job.
The team delivered a scholarship to walk-on Trevor Sweeney in the best way... an onside kick. Although hard to execute, they ran this one to perfection. They taped the scholarship paper on the football and Sweeney was overcome with emotion once he read it. Awesome.
Beware of the tricks up Fleck's sleeve after this one.
By Jasmine Watkins, 1 week 5 days ago
It's the most wonderful time of the year (if you're a walk-on who's been working hard).
Bowling Green head coach Dino Babers surprised a couple players with the best thing they've heard in a while, they no longer have to pay for school. Terrance Bush and Trenton Greene are both on scholarship and "won't have to worry about [paying tuition] anymore."
By Jasmine Watkins, 2 weeks 22 hours ago
A walk-on earning his scholarship makes for some of the best videos in all of college football.
This time it's NC State cornerback Nick Lacy getting his scholarship after all the hard work and effort he put into the team. His sacrifice was rewarded in a speech by the defensive backs coach George Barlow.
These guys are genuinely happy for their teammate. This is a true team.
By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Vanderbilt unveiled its new alternate uniforms for 2015 during its annual Dore Jam, and the school hit a home run with this design.
The alternate look is the nicknamed “Deep Water” and features a gray uniform with a chrome helmet.
The new alternate look goes with the traditional black, white and gold uniforms the school will wear in 2015.
Check out Vanderbilt’s new alternate uniforms:
#DeepWater (@VandyFootball) August 16, 2015
By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Jim Harbaugh’s fingerprints are all over the Michigan football program in 2015, and the first-year coach reportedly plans on making an alteration to the Wolverines’ away uniforms.
According to thewolverine.com, Michigan is changing its road uniforms to an all-white design. Usually, the Wolverines wear white jerseys and maize pants in away games. The new all-white look is a tribute to the 1974 team and could be used in all of Michigan’s road contests in 2015.
Here’s a look at Michigan’s new all-white uniforms for 2015:
The pants: pic.twitter.com/udd3aGHjhf— Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) August 15, 2015
This is the 1974 road uniform that Michigan will wear this season: pic.twitter.com/OvJijhFCKV— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) August 15, 2015
By Jasmine Watkins, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Everyone in college football wants to have the best hype video, but many are put to shame with Arizona's work of art.
The Wildcats went all-out with "Licence to Thrill." The team channels James Bond as they ride around in exotic cars, live it up at exclusive parties, all while styling in nice suits. Let's hope they bring some of that style and finesse to the field this season.
Scooby Wright looks like he had a lot of fun filming as well.
Riding around Tucson with coach Rodriguez in a Ferrari listening to tupac.I guess I can check that off my bucket list pic.twitter.com/P5fRsT7h6s— Scooby Wright III (@TwoStarScoob) August 14, 2015