Jeff Saturday News Archive

Pitt basketball gets commitment from 3-star forward Au'Diese Toney

Pitt basketball coach Jeff Capel received a commitment Saturday for of his two remaining open scholarships when forward Au'Diese Toney of Fayetteville, N.C., announced his intentions to enroll. Toney, who was a junior at Trinity Christian School this year, said he plans to reclassify and join Pitt's class of 2018 that already includes guards Trey McGowens and Xavier Johnson.

Former Colts center Jeff Saturday now coaching high school in Georgia

At Hebron Christian Academy, head football coach Jeff Saturday still isn't used to hearing "coach" before his name. "It's strange, at times," Saturday said. "I start looking around to see who they're talking to." As coach, Saturday channels the "Dungy Days," leaning on the teachings of Tony Dungy, Jim Caldwell and Jim Mora, the coaches he played under.

Peyton Manning tells a tale about Jeff Saturday and a NSFW snap count mix-up

NFL quarterbacks and centers aren't joined at the hip, but they tend to be connected from the hand to the rear end. The connection that Peyton Manning and former Colts center Jeff Saturday shared will go down in NFL lore. Saturday came to Indianapolis just one year after Manning was drafted by the Colts, and the two played together until 2011.

Jeff Saturday Nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame

Five former Indianapolis Colts players are on the list of 108 nominees for a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Of this group, 15 will be finalists to be voted on before next year's Super Bowl. Running back Edgerrin James, centers Jeff Saturday and Ray Donaldson, offensive lineman Chris Hinton, linebacker Cornelius Bennett are up for honors. Saturday is on the list for the first time.

Can Wake Forest Land a Historic Basketball Recruiting Class?

Wake Forest has now landed top-40 recruits in consecutive years for the first time since Jeff Teague was running the show in Winston-Salem. Danny Manning has done a phenomenal job of remaining patient with the process and accruing talent while, at the same time, taking high-character kids he can build with. On Saturday, the Deacons landed the commitment of Jaylen Hoard.

Jeff Saturday Wins His First Game as a High School Football Coach

Jeff Saturday made his debut as the head football coach of the Hebron Christian Lions on Friday night and his team did not disappoint. The Lions (1-0) trounced the East Jackson Eagles (0-1) by a 48-22 score, earning a dominant road win behind an explosive ground attack. “It was a ton of fun,” said Saturday, an NFL analyst for ESPN when he isn’t coaching.

Jeff Saturday: Bears should let Mitchell Trubisky compete for starting job

What happens if Mitchell Trubisky outperforms Mike Glennon in the preseason? Former six-time Pro Bowl center and ESPN NFL analyst Jeff Saturday believes the Bears should hold a legitimate, open quarterback competition -- even if many think Trubisky needs more time to develop after making just 13 career starts at North Carolina (Saturday’s alma mater).

The best Tar Heels to not be selected in the NFL Draft

It seems unthinkable that Jeff Saturday wasn’t actually drafted. However, after a four-year UNC career that included an All-ACC selection, Saturday was not selected in 1998. Thirteen years later, Saturday retired as a Super Bowl champion and a six-time Pro Bowler. The longest NFL career by a former North Carolina player belongs to Ethan Albright.

Former NFL All-Pro Jeff Saturday treasures being a Georgia Hall of Famer

During his 14-year NFL career, Jeff Saturday was regarded as one of the best centers in the league. He was named to the Pro Bowl six times and won Super Bowl XLI with the Colts. Saturday recently was inducted to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. It’s an accolade he admits seemed extremely far fetched as a prep athlete who played high school ball in Decatur, Ga.

Ailing Capel joins son, Duke staff on bench

Duke made room on its bench for an extra seat on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Retired coach Jeff Capel Jr., who is battling ALS, sat next to his son, Duke associate head coach Jeff Capel III, on Duke’s bench as the Blue Devils beat Wake Forest 99-94.

Coach K to return to bench Saturday vs. Pitt

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will return to the sidelines on Saturday against Pittsburgh. Coach K has missed a month of action after undergoing a successful back surgery, which removed a fragment of a herniated disk. Associate head coach Jeff Capel replaced him during his absence. The Blue Devils were 4-3 without the Hall of Fame coach.

Jeff Saturday to coach high school football team in native Georgia

Hebron Christian Academy (Dacula, GA) has a new head football coach with at least one notable similarity to its previous one — he is a former NFL offensive lineman. The Dacula private school announced Friday that six-time NFL Pro-Bowler and Super Bowl XLI champion Jeff Saturday has been hired for the head coaching vacancy left by Kevin Shaffer’s resignation.

UNC Football: Behind The Scenes - Part Three

If you like college football your adrenaline gets going early on Saturdays. When it’s a Saturday where you’ll have a backstage pass to the action, then no alarm is needed. I tried to run into Starbucks to grab a drink. But there was a line. Again, Jeff’s Starbucks needs were not a line item on “The Card” so I wasn’t about to let my desire for caffeine make me late.

Carolina Insider Podcast: Jeff Saturday

Former Tar Heel center Jeff Saturday, who went on to a standout NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers, visited with the Carolina Insider podcast for Friday's episode. Saturday visited with Jones Angell and Adam Lucas for a look at his college career, the NFL, broadcasting, the 2016 Tar Heels and more.

Protesting the protest: Fayetteville station dumps ECU game

Fans of East Carolina University football in Fayetteville won't hear the team's Saturday game against South Florida on 100.1 FM because of the decision made by some ECU band members to kneel during the National Anthem this past weekend. Jeff Andrulonis, the CEO of Colonial Media and Entertainment, which owns the station, called the student protest a "shameful disrespect of the National Anthem."

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