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Dana Holgorsen’s hair is out of control

Dana Holgorsen hair

Dana Holgorsen did a good job keeping his West Virginia Mountaineers competitive with Alabama before losing their season opener 33-23 on Saturday. One area where things weren’t quite as close for Holgorsen however, was the hair category. The guy lost that battle in a blowout.

That dude’s hair started to wilt like a flower in heat. It became progressively messy by the quarter. By the time the game ended, he was in full-on Big Ern McCracken mode.

Big Ern McCracken hair

Holgorsen’s hair was just as bad from the back, too.

Hey Holgy, you might want to try a visor or hat and see how that looks. Maybe see if Spurrier has an extra one.

Jordan Westerkamp makes amazing behind-the-back catch (Video)

Jordan-Westerkamp-catchThe 2014 college football season is merely a few days old, and already we have a strong candidate for catch of the year. We feel confident in saying that the behind-the-back catch Nebraska wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp made on Saturday may not be topped in the next four or five months.

A Florida Atlantic cornerback tipped a pass that was intended for Westerkamp and nearly intercepted it, but the sophomore receiver still managed to make the play. The catch would have been mind-boggling if it happened in the open field. The fact that Westerkamp was able to secure the ball and keep his feet in practically defies physics.

Here’s another angle:

We saw some amazing plays throughout the course of last season, but Westerkamp’s catch probably tops them all. You just watched SportsCenter’s top play of the week.

GIFs via SB Nation, Anthony Slater

Nick Saban frustrated with his soft D (Video)

Nick Saban angryNick Saban and his Alabama Crimson Tide went into halftime Saturday with a 20-17 lead in their season-opening game against West Virginia, but the head coach was not satisfied with his squad’s effort.

During his halftime interview with ABC, Saban expressed his frustrations.

“The big thing for me is we gotta play better on defense and special teams,” said Saban. “Defensively we’ve made a lot of mental errors. We’re not doing the stunts right. We’re soft. So we really need to get ourselves some poise on defense.”

Well said, Mr. Nick. Let’s see if we can make your D harder in the second half.

Lee Corso drinks beer with Stone Cold Steve Austin (Video)

ESPN’s College GameDay kicked off the 2014 season with a bang on Saturday morning. We mean that quite literally, as the program featured everyone’s favorite crazy uncle, Lee Corso, drinking beer with Stone Cold Steve Austin and firing fake guns with Kirk Herbstreit.

Stone Cold was the first guest of the year, and the WWE legend did not disappoint. He brought a couple of his trademark barley pops with him and shared one with Cordo while the crew made their picks:

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And even though the entire panel picked Florida State to beat Oklahoma State in Saturday night’s game, Corso and Herbie decided to fire off some cap guns in honor of the Cowboys anyway.

Has it been a long spring and summer or what? Life is back to normal.

GIF via SB Nation
Photo via @recordsANDradio

Ohio State TE Jeff Heuerman wearing No. 5 to honor Braxton Miller

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Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the entire 2014 season after having surgery to repair a torn labrum. Not having Miller, who was a Heisman Trophy favorite, will be an incredible obstacle for the Buckeyes to overcome. Senior tight end Jeff Heuerman is hoping Miller’s No. 5 can still bring the team some good fortune.

Heuerman, who has worn No. 86 throughout his Ohio State career, is wearing No. 5 in honor of Miller in the team’s season opener against Navy on Saturday.

“Only right that part of him stays on the field with us @BraxtonMiller5,” Heuerman wrote on Twitter before Saturday’s game.

We doubt Heuerman will have the same type of impact the other No. 5 would have had, but it’s a nice gesture that I’m sure Miller appreciates.

Also see: This is the guy who is trying to replace Braxton Miller

H/T Cleveland.com

Terrel Hunt ejected for punching Villanova player in head (Video)

The Syracuse football team got their 2014 season underway with a 27-26 double overtime victory over Villnova on Friday, but for the majority of the game they were without their starting quarterback.

Late in the second quarter, Terrel Hunt was tackled by Joey Harmon during a rushing attempt. On his way to the ground, the senior quarterback was then hit up around his head by Dillon Lucas. Hunt took exception to the second hit and retaliated by punching Lucas in the helmet while both were laying on the ground.

Hunt was assessed a personal foul penalty and subsequently ejected.

While Hunt clearly threw a punch, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer didn’t feel the ejection was warranted when speaking after the game.

Shafer later backtracked a bit.

Shafer also said there would be no internal discipline for Hunt regarding the play.

Josh Shaw case being investigated by police for possible domestic violence

Josh Shaw USCPolice say they are investigating the Josh Shaw case for a possible domestic violence incident that may have occurred between the USC cornerback and his girlfriend last weekend.

Shaw’s story became national news after he fabricated a tale about how he injured both of his ankles last weekend. Shaw told USC — and the school later publicized the story — that he hurt his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning. After multiple sources told USC that account was not true, Shaw finally admitted he lied about how he got hurt. He has since been suspended indefinitely by the team.

Shaw’s lawyer did say that the senior defensive back hurt himself falling off a third-floor balcony at the Orsini apartments in downtown Los Angeles, nearby the USC campus. A witness in the apartment complex told police she heard a scream from inside an apartment and then saw a man “shimmying” down the side of the building. It sounds like that man was Shaw.

According to The Los Angeles Times, police officers went to the apartment in response to the call. Here’s what The Times says happened:

The officers then broke open the door and conducted a brief search, but found no one inside. Officers noticed that “the window had been pried open,” she said.

Faden said witnesses told police they had seen a man with dreadlocks climbing from the third-floor balcony of the apartment. The woman who resides in the unit then arrived on the scene.

The woman, who is believed to be Shaw’s girlfriend, told police the description matched that of Shaw, who also lives in the building.

[Related: Shaw asked USC to make change to fabricated hero story]

Shaw has already been interviewed by police twice and has been advised by his lawyer not to speak with them anymore. Shaw’s girlfriend apparently did not indicate to police that she was a domestic violence victim.

As we have been saying for a few days here at LBS, it looks like Shaw fled the apartment after a domestic incident with his girlfriend and got hurt climbing down the side of the building.