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Colorado State coach Jim McElwain angry mayor of Denver didn’t know his name (Video)

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Colorado State defeated Colorado 31-17 on Friday night in an annual in-state rivalry game to win the Centennial Cup. After the game, the trophy was presented to Rams head coach Jim McElwain by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. The mayor ended up making himself look bad by not doing his homework.

Hancock either forgot McElwain’s name or didn’t know how to pronounce it, which led to an irritated McElwain grabbing the microphone from the mayor and correcting him. McElwain gave a chuckle before being handed the trophy, but he clearly didn’t find Hancock’s oversight to be humorous. He was still steaming on Monday.

“The mayor doesn’t even know the head ball coach’s name, I guess that really shows where we are and where I am as a program,” McElwain said without smiling, via Brian Olson of KUSA. “Boy, that makes a guy feel good. The guy giving you the trophy can’t spit your name out?. Shows you how much they care about Colorado State right?”

The video of the exchange and McElwain’s comments is below:

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Baylor students trampled running onto field prior to football game (Video)

Baylor officially opened its brand new McLane Stadium on Sunday with a 45-0 victory over SMU. Robert Griffin III was in attendance for the unveiling of a statue in his honor and so was George W. Bush, who handled the pregame coin toss.

baylor-line-tramplePrior to Baylor taking the field at home games, a tradition by the Baylor Line takes place. Freshmen gather in one of the end zones, charge onto the field, and create a tunnel for the Bears football team.

Unfortunately, some of the group had a memorable time for the wrong reason.

As the students rushed the field, a few ended up on the ground and were subsequently trampled. Thankfully, no one appears to have been seriously injured.

The Baylor Line has its own section behind the opponent’s bench and got a visit from the school’s first Heisman Trophy winner during halftime.

Auburn ball boy is insanely fast (Video)

Is it possible that one of the most athletic people on the field at an SEC football game wasn’t even a player?

Auburn ball boyOne of the ball boys for the Auburn-Arkansas game Saturday showed off some insane speed when he chased down and pretty much kept pace with Tigers wide receiver Melvin Ray on a 49-yard touchdown catch.

Did you see how fast that guy was? He came out of the gates like he was running from a pride of hungry lions. Guy closed faster than a Radio Shack store.

If Auburn hasn’t already invited him out for a tryout, some other programs have to. Guy can run.

Byron Marshall pulls a DeSean Jackson, drops ball before end zone (Video)

Byron MarshallByron Marshall had a monster game for Oregon in the Ducks’ season-opening 62-13 win over South Dakota on Saturday night in Eugene, but it would have been even bigger if not for a mental mistake.

Marshall took a second quarter handoff and broke through the defense for what should have been a 54-yard touchdown. However, he dropped the ball just before crossing the goal line, which turned a touchdown into a touchback.

“Out of all the good that happened tonight that’s really the only thing replaying through my mind,” Marshall said after the game, according to the Daily Emerald. “Stuff like that shouldn’t happen.”

No, it certainly should not. Marshall still had 228 yards and two TDs in the victory.

Here’s another look at the blunder:

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Jameis Winston breaks out the hurdle in great touchdown run (Video)

Jameis Winston used about every move possible while scoring on a quarterback run in the third quarter of Florida State’s season-opening game against Oklahoma State on Saturday night.

Winston juked, hurdled and dove into the end zone to give FSU a 27-17 lead in the game. The 28-yard run was the longest of his career, according to the ABC broadcasting crew.

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If he had run like that after stealing the crab legs, he’d never had been caught.

Video via GIFD Sports

Nick Saban is clueless about why Lane Kiffin is so disliked

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Nick Saban might be the only person left who doesn’t understand why Lane Kiffin is so disliked among the public. The real reason he is disliked is because he is an abrasive, off-putting, arrogant jerk who thinks he is Bill Belichick when he is really just Josh McDaniels.

Fans and media members know this. Saban does not.

When asked Saturday about how Kiffin did in his first game as Bama’s offensive coordinator, Saban was praiseworthy of Lane’s efforts. Then he decided to go the extra mile in his praise of Lane.

“You know, the guy’s a really good coach,” Saban said in his postgame news conference. Y’all need to fess up to that. Most places that don’t like him is because he left and they were made because he left. They weren’t mad about anything he did while he was there. Just do a little research on that.”

Sorry, Nick, but I think you might have been buried recruiting, watching film and coaching to pay attention to why everyone hates Kiffin.

[Previously: Tennessee fans want to name sewage system after Kiffin]

For starters, many feel Kiffin was privileged because his father, Monte, had a great reputation in the NFL. The guy seemingly got three head coaching jobs despite not having proven success — and each job seemed to be better than the next. He got into a big fight with Al Davis and was accused of being insubordinate. Then he bolted Tennessee after just one season, which showed zero commitment or loyalty to the program and was overall a disrespectful move. Then USC got mad because he brought the program down to sub-par levels and was fired for his crap job as a head coach. The players were happy to see him go. That’s a big reason why Trojans fans don’t like him.

But, hey, keep enjoying him, Nick, and keep talking him up.

Skydiver with UCF-Penn State game ball landed outside stadium (Video)

ucf-skydiverPenn State and UCF got their 2014 football seasons underway on Saturday across the Atlantic Ocean in Dublin, Ireland.

Not surprisingly, there were pregame festivities at Croke Park Stadium, which included skydivers representing both teams delivering game balls. As we can see above, Penn State’s skydiver did what we have come to expect in such situations.

UCF’s skydiver, on the other hand, wasn’t as fortunate as he missed the stadium altogether.

Penn State went on to win the game 26-24 thanks to a 36-yard field goal by Sam Ficken as time expired.

I mean, if there was ever a sign Saturday wasn’t going to be Central Florida’s day, their skydiver landing on a railway line outside of the stadium had to be it, right?

H/T SB Nation