Jimbo Fisher and family caught a huge shark while fishing


Jimbo Fisher just seems to be winning at everything these days. The Florida State head coach is probably still high on his team’s BCS National Championship win back in January, and he brought some of that good karma with him on a family fishing trip earlier this week.

Fisher’s wife Candi tweeted the photo you see above on Tuesday evening, which shows a shark that is at least 6 or 7 feet in length. Since the Fishers were able to get the beast onto the boat, we can’t quite call it as awesome of a catch as that fish Mike Trout and company caught last year.

And yes, I thought about making a “Fisher” joke and decided that would be just too easy.

H/T Dr. Saturday

Jeopardy! jabs Notre Dame over BCS title game loss to Alabama


Prior to the 2013 BCS Championship Game that saw Manti Te’o and Notre Dame face off against A.J. McCarron, Eddie Lacy, and Alabama, many felt the game wouldn’t be much of a contest.

And they were right.

The Crimson Tide rolled over the Fighting Irish, putting up over 500 yards of offense on the way to a decisive 42-14 victory to capture their second consecutive national championship and third in four years. Even Kate Upton got in on the act of piling on Notre Dame.

We can also add the popular game show Jeopardy! to the list. Notre Dame made its way into one of the answers, which also managed to deliver a jab towards the Fighting Irish.

It’s nothing that hasn’t been said countless times since that game ended, but there’s something about seeing it written out on television that makes you say, “That’s cold.”

H/T For The Win
Photo: Twitter/Salzano14

Miami LBs JaWand Blue, Alex Figueroa admit to drugging and raping 17-year-old

Alex-FigueroaTwo University of Miami football players were arrested and charged with sexual battery on Tuesday morning after they admitted to police that they gave a 17-year-old girl alcohol and raped her. The players, linebackers JaWand Blue and Alexander Figueroa, have been dismissed by the team and suspended from school.

According to an arrest affidavit which was obtained by the Miami Herald, the incident occurred early Saturday morning at Pearson Hall on the Miami campus. Blue and Figueroa allegedly gave the victim a narcotic (or knew of someone who did) without her consent that made her “physically helpless to resist.” The two 20-year-olds admitted to buying the victim drinks and bringing her back to Figueroa’s dorm room, where they performed sexual acts on her without consent.

The victim reported the crime to campus police and Blue and Figueroa came forward on Tuesday. They were arrested and held without bond. Both former players were scheduled to appear in front of a judge on Tuesday.

Miami athletic director Blake James released a statement on Tuesday condemning the behavior.

“Earlier today, I permanently dismissed JaWand Blue and Alexander Figueroa from the UM football team,” James said. “The University has also suspended the students from school and barred them from all campus facilities while the University conducts an internal investigation and continues to cooperate with local law enforcement.

“Any allegation of a sexual assault is extremely serious, and the University will not tolerate conduct that threatens the sanctity and safety of our students and our campus. We hold all of our students — especially student athletes — to the highest standards of moral conduct. The University is committed to maintaining a safe campus environment for all.”

College kids make mistakes. When those mistakes amount to something like underage drinking, we tend to forgive them. What James and Figueroa have admitted to doing is disgusting. They should end up in jail.

H/T Bruce Feldman

Robert Griffin III getting statue at new Baylor stadium

robert-griffin-iiiBaylor is opening a new 45,000-seat football stadium this fall. Robert Griffin III is a big part of the reason the Bears outgrew their old facility, so the team is thanking him in a big way. According to David Ubben of Fox Sports Southwest, Baylor has decided to honor RG3 with a statue at McLane Stadium.

The 9.5-foot bronze statue will be installed and unveiled in the south end zone before Baylor’s regular-season opener against SMU at the end of August. Tom White and his wife Marcey, owners of Tom White Studios in Texas, built the statue after taking photos of Griffin in his Baylor uniform and allowing him to choose his favorite ones.

“We’d like to keep all photos of it private and anything to describe the pose so there’s some surprise at the unveiling,” Marcey told Fox Sports Southwest. “It’s gonna be awesome. It’s a great tribute to him and all of his wonderful accomplishments.”

RG3 won the Heisman Trophy at Baylor in 2011 after racking up nearly 5,000 yards of total offense and throwing 37 touchdowns and just six interceptions. He scored another 10 touchdowns on the ground. Griffin also led Baylor to its first bowl game in 19 years and helped put the football program back on the map.

Despite the aforementioned accomplishments, plenty of people feel that the statue is premature (see some tweets here) considering RG3 has yet to accomplish anything significant at the NFL level. Baylor is honoring him for what he did at Baylor, not what he has done with the Washington Redskins.

Steve Spurrier claims he has never lost a round of golf to a player

Steve-Spurrier-South-CarolinaWhen Steve Spurrier isn’t coaching football, he likes to get out on the golf course. They say the Ole Ball Coach has gotten pretty good at hitting the little white ball around over the years. In fact, Spurrier is such a good golfer that he has supposedly never been beaten by one of his players in over 30 years of coaching.

As ESPN.com’s David M. Hale revealed in a recent feature about college football coaches who have a love for the links, Spurrier only gives players one shot to challenge his undefeated record. The last player to give the 69-year-old a scare was former South Carolina kicker Ryan Succop, who now plays for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Succop is a very good golfer himself, and Spurrier knew that when he challenged him. That’s why Spurrier intentionally set the match for right after spring practices ended. While the OBC had already gotten out to play a few rounds, Succop had no time in his busy schedule to practice.

“You have to pick your sports when you play someone who’s a lot better than you,” Spurrier admitted.

Succop shot a 79 and still lost to Spurrier, who shot a 77 on what he described as one of his best days. And like every loser before him, Succop never got a shot at revenge.

“All of them say, ‘Coach, when are we going to play again?’” Spurrier added. “And I say, ‘No, no, you had your chance.’”

If that’s not classic Ole Ball Coach, I don’t know what is.

H/T College Football Talk

Police think Philip Lutzenkirchen was drinking, not wearing seat belt

Philip LutzenkirchenPolice suspect that Philip Lutzenkirchen and Joseph Ian Davis were not wearing seatbelts when they were ejected from a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe during single-car crash early Sunday morning that left both of them dead and two other passengers injured. Police also believe alcohol was consumed by all four people.

AL.com shares details regarding the fatal crash:

Davis failed to stop at a stop sign at a T-intersection, crossing an intersecting road and impacting a ditch at an unknown speed before traveling an additional 89 feet and striking another ditch, according to the report. The vehicle traveled further along the edge of a church driveway before hitting a fence, going airborne for 42 feet and overturning several times near Upper Big Springs and Lower Big Springs roads.

Lutzenkirchen, a former Auburn tight end, was ejected from the vehicle and died on the scene. Davis was partially ejected and also was dead when authorities arrived.

Blood toxicology tests were performed on Lutzenkirchen and Davis, but the results will not be available for weeks.

Lutzenkirchen is most strongly known for catching the go-ahead touchdown pass from Cam Newton in the fourth quarter of Auburn’s comeback and victory over Alabama in the 2010 Iron Bowl. He caught 59 passes for 628 yards and 14 touchdowns at Auburn.

Logan Hutton catches two balls while doing a backflip (Video)

Minn-back-flipMinnesota senior wide receiver Logan Hutton caught just three passes for 31 yards last season, but that does not mean he lacks freakish athletic ability. How do we know this? Because he once caught two footballs while doing a back flip.

After posting the video you see above, the official Minnesota Football Twitter account said Hutton needed about 15 tries to finally pull off the feat and that the balls were both throw by the same person. If you ask me, 15 attempts isn’t all that many given the difficulty of the task.

Minnesota was 8-5 last season. If they can find a way to utilize Hutton’s freakish talent they could be even better in 2014.

H/T NFL.com’s Mike Huguenin