Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Fallout: Blake Sims, Lane Kiffin and Blake Sims, Nick Saban and Blake Sims, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Week 4 edition.

Y'all should be lucky that I resisted the urge to channeling Monty Python's "Spam Song" with three Blake Sims-related links today.

The Outsiders.
Kevin Scarbinsky discusses how Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and starting quarterback Blake Sims have silenced their critics following Alabama's 42-21 win over Florida. Sims threw for 445 yds., with four touchdowns in the win over the Gators. (al.com)

The past is prologue.
Lars Anderson looks back at Alabama head coach Nick Saban's high school quarterbacking days as he looks at Sims breakout performance against Florida on Saturday. (al.com)

Record Breaker.
Christopher Walsh recounts Blake Sims' record breaking performance as he became the Alabama QB with the most single-game passing yards in a game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. (Saturday Down South)

It's gettin' hot in here. 
Michigan's second loss of the season against Utah results in a possible quarterback controversy between Devin Gardner and Shane Morris, and more heat on Wolverine head coach Brady Hoke. (The Detroit Free Press)

A Taste of Hunnicutt.
Oklahoma kicker Michael Hunnicutt becomes the all-time leading scorer in school history as the Sooners beat West Virginia 45-33. (The Norman Transcript)

A Night to Remember.
Tom Shatel looks at Nebraska's 41-31 win over Miami, which was charged with emotional energy from the legendary history between the two programs. (The Omaha World-Herald)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Florida State expands Jameis WInston's suspension, will now be out for entire Clemson-FSU game. (UPDATED)

Florida State announced late Friday night that quarterback Jameis Winston's first-half suspension for the Clemson-FSU has been expanded for the full game.

Winston was suspended following an incident where Winston shouted out a line from a profanity-filled internet meme. The suspension had been criticized by some as being too lenient. 



 The expanded suspension comes in a week there the NFL has undergone criticism for its handling of recent incidents involving players such as former Baltimore Ravens' running back Ray, and Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson.

UPDATE: CNN's Rachel Nichols is reporting via Twitter that Winston's suspension is due to Winston being "not entirely truthful" to the school. What Winston was "untruthful" about is unclear.


(via The Student Section)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Play the Game: Jim Mora Jr., Jameis Winston fallout, David Ash, and more.

Play the Game Tonight - Week 4 Friday edition. 

Birds beat Cats.
Auburn holds off Kansas State 20-14. (AP/ESPN)

I love to dance a little sidestep.
UCLA head coach Jim Mora Jr. is keeping his decision on whether Brett Hundley or Jerry Neuheisel will be the starting quarterback for Saturday's game against Arizona State. (Dr. Saturday)

Backup to the Future.
Florida State quarterback Jameis WInston's first-half suspension for Saturday's game against Clemson gives Matt Minnick reason to look back at the Seminoles' history with backup QB's stepping up to lead the team on the field. (Tomahawk Nation)

I Will Remember You.
Burnt Orange Nation looks at the career of former Texas starting QB David Ash, who is ending his football career due to the lingering effects of a concussion.

Redshirt Diaries.
Kyle Austin profiles Michigan State redshirt freshman defensive end Demetrius Cooper. (mLive.com)

A Few Small Repairs.
Texas A&M will replace the playing surface at Kyle Field following damage to the grass caused by a reported 7-10 inches of rainfall in the College Station area last week. (ESPN)

Gonna dress you up in my love.
Brian Favat gives his suggestions for Boston College uniforms. (BC Interruption

There's a possibility, but no chance.
Matt Brown scoffs at claims that BYU could win the Big Ten this season if it was a member. (Land-Grant Holy Land)

Insanity


Shake Your TAILGATE.
Good Bull Hunting's THE TAILGATE previews Texas A&M's trip to SMU. It also tries to show some of the good in Craig James heart.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Texas Tech defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt fired for alleged use of "unknown substance."

Matt Wallerstedt is an ex-Texas Tech defensive coordinator. ESPN is reporting that according to its sources  Wallerstedt was fired by the school Thursday morning.

 WWL sources, Wallerstedt had been sent home on Monday after alledegly "being under the influence of an unknown substance while on campus."

Texas Tech co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Mike Smith is expected to replace Wallerstedt.


 (via ESPN)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FSU suspends Jameis Winston for obscene outburst.

Florida State has suspended Jameis Winston for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson following the quarterback's obscene outburst in the university's Student Union.

In a joint statement, FSU interim president Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox released a joint statement regarding the suspension.

 "As the university's most visible ambassadors, student-athletes at Florida State are expected to uphold at all times high standards of integrity and behavior that reflect well upon themselves, their families, coaches, teammates, the Department of Athletics and Florida State University," the joint statement said. "Student-athletes are expected to act in a way that reflects dignity and respect for others."

Winston is reported to have jumped on a table in the FSU Student Union and shouted a obscene phrase associated with an internet meme Tuesday afternoon.

(via ESPN)