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)

Covering Dixie: Mark Richt and Mike Bobo, Jeff Driskel, Bret Bielema, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's what your conference wants to be like when it grows up. 



Stand By Your Man.
Georgia head coach Mark Richt defends offensive coordinator Mike Bobo over criticism over his play calling in Saturday's Bulldog loss to South Carolina. (The Athens Banner-Herald)  

A Nightmare to Remember.
Florida starting quarterback Jeff Driskel recalls his first game under center against Alabama in 2011. The Crimson Tide destroyed the Gators 38-10. (al.com)

The difficult we do immediately.  The impossible takes a little longer. 
Alabama will try to end its streak of 15-quarters without a turnover by the defense as it prepares to face Florida on Saturday. (al.com)

Hero of the Day.
Randy Rosetta profiles LSU walk-on defensive back Luke Boyd, who is an active duty Marine who served in Afghanistan. Boyd is attending LSU as part of the Marine Enlisted Commissioner Education Program (MECEP), a program designed to give Marine officer candidates a chance to attend college while on active duty. (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Bring on the Cats.
Auburn prepares to face Kansas State on Saturday. (al.com)

I Made It Through the Rain?
An AP story looks at the possibility that Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema may have finally turned the Razorback football program around. (AP/Saturday Down South)

#SECSpeed vs#MACtion. 
Adam Ford previews Northern Illinois vs. Arkansas. NIU is 3-0 against Big Ten schools in the past two years, with wins over Iowa, Purdue, and Northwestern. (Arkansas Fight)

Throwback to the Future?
Good Bull Hunting looks at a rumor that Texas A&M will sport throwback uniforms honoring the national title-winning team of 1939.

Insanity


Use Your Delusion.
Mack Dalton has an imaginary interview with Florida head coach Will Muschamp. (Saturday Down South)