In what may be the coolest catch you will see from Saturday, Southern Mississippi wide receiver Mike Thomas caught a seven yard touchdown pass Odell Beckham style.
Thomas reeled the pass in with one hand, used his body to control the football, and maintained possession all the way to the ground.
The catch gave his team a 21-3 lead over Louisiana Tech and is as good as any you’ll see in college football this year.
- Southern Miss Football
Jimbo Fisher has reportedly told Florida State administration that he has no intention of leaving the school despite rumors that he’s the preferred replacement at LSU.
Fisher told school president John Thrasher that he is happy with the administration, support, and the direction of the program, sources told the Palm Beach Post’s Tom D’Angelo on Saturday.
Fisher also told Thrasher that he does not intend to take any other coaching job.
Fisher has been sticking to this story all week as the LSU rumors have intensified. He said he was very happy at Florida State during his Wednesday radio show as well.
“I’m happy where I’m at,” he said. “I’m very happy here. I’ve got a great job. You don’t ever get into that. That is why I don’t ever comment on jobs. I made that statement earlier that is disrespectful to both sides of it.
“I love this place. It is a great place and it has been very good to me. Hopefully I will end up being very good to it.”
If LSU do fire Les Miles, as is widely expected, one wonders where they’ll look if Fisher won’t come. It seems crazy that they’ll get rid of Miles without having an attainable replacement in mind.
Some questioned why the Cowboys brought Tony Romo back this season, and those questions only intensified it when the Cowboys quarterback was reinjured on Thursday. Jerry Jones and his son Stephen defended the team’s handling of Romo.
“We felt that the risk was worth the potential of having him be the impact that he can be and is on our team and really having a fairy-tale turnaround and doing something that was special,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News’s Brandon George.
Jones’s son Stephen, the team’s executive vice president, echoed those sentiments.
“There is always risk when you come back like that, but I still think that it was something everybody was comfortable with as far as when he returned,” Stephen Jones said. “Anytime you break a bone there is a chance you can do something like that. I still believe, and obviously the doctors will stand by that, and Tony felt good about it, we feel that he did the right thing.
“I know Tony wanted it so bad, and sometimes you push. Whether you like it not, when you don’t play for eight weeks it’s tough to come back and be the guy you want to be.”
Hindsight is 20/20, but the Cowboys play in a weak division and Romo wanted to play, even with the known risks.
H/T Eye on Football
The Michigan vs. Ohio State rivalry remains as heated as ever, as the Buckeyes found that their hotel keys mysteriously didn’t work upon arriving at their hotel in Ann Arbor on Friday.
A Youtube video shows the team standing outside in a hotel hallway, unable to access their rooms.
Surely this is just an odd coincidence that befell the entire Ohio State team. Nothing fishy going on here, not at all. At least none of them appeared to be wearing khakis, in keeping with the orders of the Governor.
H/T The Big Lead
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After spending the first three full seasons of his NBA career with the Thunder, Reggie Jackson was traded to the Pistons in February. Detroit apparently saw enough from Jackson after the trade that they were confident enough in his abilities to offer him a five-year contract worth $80 million.
On Friday, Jackson returned to Oklahoma City to face the Thunder and recorded 15 points (4-16 FG), five rebounds, four assists, and two steals. However, the Pistons were on the wrong end of a 103-87 score. When speaking with the media after the game, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook did their best to not acknowledge their former teammate.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 28, 2015
Kevin Durant called Andre Drummond the Pistons "best player" and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Detroit's "second best player" CC: Reggie Jackson.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 28, 2015
Prior to Jackson’s departure, there was reported animosity within the Thunder locker room between Jackson and other players. Kendrick Perkins and Serge Ibaka refused to give him the ball during a game and Jackson reportedly refused to play in another game earlier in the same season. To make matters worse, Jackson tweeted he cried “tears of joy” after learning he was headed to the Pistons.
It was quite obvious Reggie Jackson wore out his welcome in Oklahoma City and couldn’t wait to get out. Whatever happened in the locker room clearly didn’t sit with with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, that part is quite apparent as well.
The heated rivalry between Baylor and TCU took another turn Friday night when the Horned Frogs won in overtime, and TCU fans got in Art Briles’s face about it.
After Baylor was stopped on 4th down in the second overtime, clinching a Horned Frogs victory, the home fans stormed the field and let Baylor’s coach have it.
Briles looks none too pleased by the incursion, and it’s hard to blame him. His team had just thrown away their Big 12 title hopes with a rivalry loss, he was trying to find noted enemy Gary Patterson, and a bunch of fans are taunting him.
- Art Briles
Saturday’s Iron Bowl may prove to be a one-sided spectacle, with Alabama heavily favored, but that hasn’t stopped Auburn from escalating the rivalry in the leadup to the game.
This is the Crimson Tide’s first visit to Auburn since the famous Kick Six play in 2013, and the Tigers are more than happy to provide reminders. This is Haley Center, strategically lit.
— The Auburn Plainsman (@TheAUPlainsman) November 28, 2015
The Auburn University Bookstore got in on the fun as well with this button.
— AUFAMILY (@AUFAMILY) November 26, 2015
The Tigers have little to play for other than pride, but you can bet they’d love the chance to knock their arch rivals out of a playoff spot.
H/T Sporting News
Anthony Davis injured his right knee on Friday night and had to be carried off the court.
Davis bumped knees with Chris Paul, which sent the Pelicans forward to the floor in immense pain. It looked like a significant injury.
Davis couldn’t even walk on it, and had to be carried to the locker room.
Despite the apparent severity of the injury, the Pelicans reported that there was no apparent structural damage to Davis’s knee. The injury was classified as a right knee contusion, and the hope is that it won’t keep Davis out for too long, despite the scare.
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Boston police are now investigating Jahlil Okafor for his role in a Wednesday street fight.
Early Friday, it was reported that Okafor would not be investigated unless a victim came forward. Later on Friday, the Boston Globe’s Felicia Gans reported that that happened, and Okafor was facing a police investigation.
Okafor allegedly punched the victim with a closed fist and knocked him to the ground after an argument. Video of the incident can be seen here, and the video is part of the police investigation.
Okafor played in Friday night’s loss against Houston, scoring 11 points and collecting six rebounds. The Sixers have not disciplined him to this point.
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Cam Newton made an appearance at the Charlotte Hornets game on Friday night and treated the crowd to some dancing.
Newton was seated courtside, and the Panthers star put his moves on for the crowd.
— Daniel Guy (@danny_g13) November 28, 2015
J.R. Smith noticed, and he unleashed Newton’s famous Superman celebration after making a free throw.
Smith got the last laugh as the Cavaliers won. Newton’s Panthers are 11-0, though, so who’s really living good here? Keep dancing, Cam.