Graham Watson

  • Graham Watson's farewell: It's been real Dr. Saturday, I'm out

    Graham Watson and Nick Bromberg (and Sam Ponder) prior to the 2015 College Football Playoff. After all, it’s been nearly six years since The Dagger’s Jeff Eisenberg invited me to join the Yahoo Sports team and now here I am, calling it quits. It was a trick-shot challenge between BYU star guard Jimmer Fredette and up-and-coming (and ultimate BYU flop) quarterback Jake Heaps.

  • Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough suffered broken leg against Clemson

    Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough reportedly suffered a broken leg during the third quarter of Monday’s loss to Clemson. Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough suffered a broken bone in his lower right leg during Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship loss to Clemson. “Bo Scarbrough suffered a fracture to his right lower leg during the game,” coach Nick Saban said.

  • Auburn fans roll Toomer's Corner to celebrate Alabama's loss

    Alabama fell 35-31 to Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Auburn fans like nothing more than to see Alabama fail. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s cause for celebration and that apparently means rolling the trees at Toomer’s Corner.

  • Hunter Renfrow becomes Clemson's unlikely star

    Clemson WR Hunter Refrow catches the game-winning touchdown in the College Football Playoff National Championship against Alabama. The 99th offensive play of Clemson’s national championship win against Alabama was the biggest both for Clemson and for former walk-on receiver Hunter Renfrow.

  • Official: Notre Dame hires Memphis' Chip Long as new OC

    Notre Dame hired Chip Long as its new offensive coordinator. After it was initially reported back on Dec. 30, Notre Dame confirmed Monday it has hired Memphis’ Chip Long as its new offensive coordinator. In his first season with the Tigers, Long helped direct an offense that averaged 38.8 points per game, which was the second-highest average in school history.

  • Report: Wrigley Field wants to host an annual bowl game starting in 2020

    Wrigley Field could host a bowl game in 2020. Could Wrigley Field be the next major ballpark to host a college football bowl game? “Concerts that may not sell out elsewhere sell out at Wrigley,” Kenney told the paper.

  • Jalen 'Teez' Tabor uses heartfelt letter to declare for NFL draft

    Teez Tabor is leaving Florida for the NFL draft. Florida cornerback Jalen “Teez” Tabor is leaving for the NFL draft. The announcement itself isn’t all that surprising, Tabor is one of the best defensive backs in the country, but the way he did it was heartwarming and meaningful.

  • Minnesota fires coach Tracy Claeys despite Gophers' best season in 13 years

    Minnesota Golden Gophers head football coach Tracy Claeys has been fired despite notching best Gophers season in 13 years. Minnesota has fired coach Tracy Claeys, according to multiple reports. The Gophers are coming off a 2016 season where they won nine games for the first time since winning 10 in 2003.

  • Tennessee's all-time sack leader Derek Barnett become latest Vol to declare for NFL draft

    Derek Barnett is Tennessee’s all-time sack leader. Tennessee defensive lineman Derek Barnett announced via Twitter that he was leaving the Vols to enter the NFL draft. During the Music City Bowl against Nebraska, Barnett became the Vols’ all-time sack leader with 33, passing Hall of Famer Reggie White.

  • Chip Kelly is interested in coaching college football again

    Chip Kelly could be back in the college game sooner rather than later, he told Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman on Tuesday. Two days after Kelly was fired by the San Francisco 49ers, he said he would consider a return to college football if the right opportunity presented itself. According to Fox Sports, several schools would contemplate a coaching change this month if Kelly would agree to be their head coach.

  • Lane Kiffin says he could have coached in the national championship, Nick Saban disagrees

    Lane Kiffin said he could have remained the offensive coordinator for the University of Alabama for the national championship game if he had wanted to stay. Kiffin, the Alabama offensive coordinator who was relieved of his duties on Monday, told ESPN’s Mike & Mike on Tuesday that he the decision to leave the Tide was up to him. “I know this was a decision that I came up with, and it was very difficult to do,” said Kiffin, who was named Florida Atlantic’s head coach in December.

  • Oklahoma thrashes Auburn 35-19 in Allstate Sugar Bowl

    Oklahoma might have missed out on the College Football Playoff, but it made the most of its postseason opportunity — and perhaps set itself up for a strong run in 2017 — with a 35-19 thrashing of Auburn in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The game was close in the first half with the Sooners leading 14-13 at halftime, but out of the locker room, the Sooners scored first and put the pressure on an Auburn offense that was without starting quarterback Sean White. Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield was named the MVP of the Sugar Bowl.

  • Report: Auburn QB Sean White suffers broken arm in Allstate Sugar Bowl

    Auburn quarterback Sean White reportedly suffered a broken arm during the first half of Monday’s Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma. NEWS: Auburn quarterback Sean White broke his arm on the first drive of the game and kept playing, per his father. White suffered the break on the first drive of the game and continued to play before John Franklin III took over late in the first half.

  • Brent Musburger poorly handles discussion about Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon

    ESPN issued a statement regarding Musburger’s comments during Monday night’s Allstate Sugar Bowl. ESPN play-by-play announcer Brent Musburger during the first quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl between Oklahoma and Auburn decided to opine on Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, who punched a woman in the face in 2014.

  • Miami QB Brad Kaaya to enter NFL draft

    Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya has opted to forego his final year with the Hurricanes to enter the NFL draft. Thank you to everyone who was a part of my journey, I will be a Miami Hurricane for life!

  • Mid-American Conference commissioner doesn't think a separate playoff is the answer

    Mid-American Conference commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says Group of Five teams are in a far better position than before. Mid-American Conference commissioner Jon Steinbrecher can appreciate the willingness of the athletic directors in his conference to stir the pot when it comes to a conversation about the College Football Playoff. Last week, Northern Illinois athletic director Sean Frazier told ESPN there’s a growing movement by the Group of Five schools — schools in the American, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West and Sun Belt conferences along with independents BYU, UMass and Army — to start their own playoff because of the limited access to the College Football Playoff.

  • 3 things to know for the Allstate Sugar Bowl

    Here are three things you need to know about the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Sean White is returning to the starting lineup after missing the last two games.(Getty). – Auburn quarterback Sean White is back under center after missing the last two games of the regular season with a shoulder injury.

  • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl makes 13-year-old's Make-A-Wish dream come true

    Andi Jones’ one wish was to sing in front of a large audience. Jones, a 13-year-old who was diagnosed in 2012 with ciliary dyskinesia, a chronic disorder that causes life-threatening respiratory issues, saw that wish come true Saturday during the first quarter of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl when she regaled the crowd with a rendition of God Bless America. Jones’ appearance was part of a Make-A-Wish Georgia, which also has a spring concert planned for Jones in 2017.

  • Florida State holds off Michigan in crazy Orange Bowl finish

    Since Jim Harbaugh took over as head coach at Michigan, he’s been one of the most entertaining coaches to follow in college football. In the end, the Wolverines fell short losing 33-32 to Florida State in the Capital One Orange Bowl, but both teams put on a show that kicked off the 2016-17 New Year’s Six Bowls in extraordinary fashion. In the final five minutes of the game, Michigan and Florida State combined for three touchdowns and a blocked extra point returned for a score.

  • Tennessee's Derek Barnett breaks Reggie White's sack record in Music City Bowl win

    Derek Barnett broke Reggie White’s sack record with his 33rd career sack. It took well into the fourth quarter, but Derek Barnett finally got his record. Late in the fourth quarter, Barnett sacked Nebraska quarterback Ryker Fyfe to earn the 33rd sack of his three-year career and pass Hall of Famer Reggie White as a Vols’ all-time sack leader.