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Notre Dame makes Alexander and Balis hires official
Notre Dame confirmed the news that Del Alexander and Matt Balis are joining Brian Kelly’s staff. As expected, Alexander will coach wide receivers while Balis was named director of football performance...
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Jim Harbaugh, Michigan coaches ride go-karts with five-star recruit in Georgia
National Signing Day is just around the corner and that means a flurry of in-home visits by coaches across the country trying to lock up the next class of impact players for their program. We’ve seen...
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Florida QB Luke del Rio to miss spring practices following surgery
Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio will be out of action this spring in Gainesville, the school announced on Thursday. Del Rio will instead be taking time to recover from shoulder surgery. Del Rio underwent...
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San Diego State extends Rocky Long’s contract through 2021
Coming off a second straight 11-3 season, San Diego State has rewarded head football coach Rocky Long with a contract extension. The school announced a new contract that tacks on five additional seasons to...
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Former Illini rushing leader announces intent to transfer from Illinois
Illinois running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn is moving on from the Illini. The sophomore announced, via Twitter, he will transfer to a new school in 2017. "If You Don't Know Where You Are Going Any...
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Pitt and UCF add home-and-home series for 2018 and 2019
The Pitt Panthers have filled out their non-conference slate for the 2018 and 2019 seasons with the addition of a home-and-home series with UCF. The scheduling deal, announced Thursday morning, confirm UCF...
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Mississippi lawmaker proposes bill to fine NCAA for extended investigation process
Politicians will always look for ways to play to their constituents, and that sometimes means tugging at the heartstrings of local sports fans. There is no other reason why a lawmaker in Mississippi is...
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LSU dismisses nose guard Travonte Valentine
LSU has dismissed nose guard Travonte Valentine. The dismissal for a violation of team rules was announced Thursday night with an emailed release with head coach Ed Orgeron sharing a brief statement. “At...
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Matt Canada being paid $1.5 million per year to be LSU offensive coordinator
LSU has certainly invested in its coaching staff, now under the leadership of Ed Orgeron. New details about the contract for new offensive coordinator Matt Canada reveal LSU’s newest coordinator will...
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Proposal for 10th assistant coach gains support of NCAA Division 1 Council
The NCAA’s Board of Directors is expected to approve a proposal that will allow college football programs to add a 10th assistant to the coaching staff. The proposal has received the support of the...
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Colorado adds defensive coordinator DJ Eliot from Kentucky
Colorado has a new defensive coordinator, but that means Kentucky is now shopping the market. DJ Eliot will leave his job as defensive coordinator at Kentucky to take on the same role at Colorado. The news...
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Saying Goodbye: Five things I learned writing Inside the Irish
As Lloyd Christmas said, “I hate goodbyes.”But after eight seasons of covering the day-to-day happenings of Notre Dame football, it’s time to say just that. It’s crazy to think that...
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Oklahoma State OC Mike Yurcich no longer candidate for Auburn
As Auburn looks to fill its vacancy on the football staff at offensive coordinator (previously filled by UConn-bound Rhett Lashlee), it appears that search will no longer include Oklahoma State’s Mike...
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NCAA Division 1 Council turns down proposed June signing period
The fight for an early signing period will continue, but a proposed rule to open up a signing period in the month of June has been rejected by the NCAA’s Division 1 Council. According to the...
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Northern Michigan OL Anthony Herbert passes away
Northern Michigan offensive lineman Anthony Herbert has passed away following a workout Tuesday, the school has confirmed. He was 20. Herbert is the second college football player to pass away in less than...
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Pac-12 announces 2017 schedule
The Pac-12 announced its 2017 schedule on Wednesday, beginning with a New Mexico State-Arizona State/North Dakota-Utah double-header and ending with the conference title game, once again set for Levi’...
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Washington QB Jake Browning reportedly undergoes surgery on throwing shoulder
Washington quarterback Jake Browning has undergone surgery on his throwing shoulder, according to a report from The Seattle Times. The Times reports Browning injured his right shoulder during a 44-18 win...
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Oregon suspends strength coach in wake of player hospitalizations
Three Oregon players were hospitalized after grueling winter workouts conducted by new strength coach Irele Oderinde, and now the school has suspended Oderinde for one month without pay. The original report...
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Appalachian State, East Carolina announce 4-game series
North Carolina’s eastern and western Group of 5 programs are going to rekindle their rivalry. Appalachian State and East Carolina — or is that East Carolina and Appalachian State? —...
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Arkansas promotes Paul Rhoads to defensive coordinator
Arkansas has promoted Paul Rhoads to defensive coordinator, the program has announced. Like a college player going pro or a high schooler freshly offered a scholarship, Bret Bielema made the announcement...
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Clemson LB Ben Boulware trolls Desmond Howard with CFP trophy tattoo on his heel
Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware is the quintessential “player you hate if he’s on the other team and player you love if he’s on your team.” Boulware constantly searches — often...
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Report: Tarean Folston won’t return for fifth year
Tarean Folston will declare for the NFL Draft. The senior running back, who has a fifth-year of eligibility available after a medical redshirt in 2014, will instead turn his focus to preparing for the...
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Arizona State hires former Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Henson
Arizona State has hired former Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Henson to coach its offensive line, the Sun Devils announced Tuesday. Henson spent seven seasons on staff in Columbia, the last three as...
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Oregon hires Mario Cristobal away from Alabama
Oregon has hired Alabama offensive line coach Mario Cristobal to serve as the Ducks’ co-offensive coordinator and run game coordinator, the Ducks announced Tuesday. Though it was just announced today...
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Frank Beamer headlines class of new CFP selection committee members
Now three years into the new system, the College Football Playoff’s selection committee roster is beginning change. Gone are Barry Alvarez, Condoleezza Rice and Lloyd Carr (Carr had already stepped...
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Penn State DT Antoine White announces transfer to Albany
Penn State defensive tackle Antoine White will plug gaps and chase passers in a new destination next season. White revealed he will leave Happy Valley to play for Albany in 2017. As a redshirt sophomore in...
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Cal hires Eastern Washington head coach Beau Baldwin as offensive coordinator
New Cal head coach Justin Wilcox‘s first hire is a big one. Eastern Washington head coach Beau Baldwin has left his red field of fire to become the offensive coordinator in Berkeley. “This one is...
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Grueling workouts put multiple Oregon players in hospital, per report
The Willie Taggart era at Oregon is barely a month old, and already the first crisis has arrived. A report from The Oregonian uncovered that at least three Ducks football players have been sent to the...
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Phillip Fulmer reportedly a candidate for Tennessee AD job
Tennessee is still in search of its next athletics director, which has become a point of contention lately — and especially over the past 24 hours. Alabama hired Greg Byrne away from Arizona without...
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Missouri State RB Richard Nelson fatally shot in front of home
Missouri State running back Richard Nelson was fatally shot in the back while attempting to break up a fight on Saturday night. He was 18 years old. According to a description of the altercation from the ...
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College football records highest-ever scoring season in 2016
The average college football team topped 30 points per game for the first time in the game’s history, according to data compiled and released by the NCAA. The typical team scored 30.04 points per game...
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USC star Adoree’ Jackson declares for 2017 NFL draft
One of college football’s most versatile players in the country is taking his game to the next level. Adoree’ Jackson of USC announced, via Twitter, he is declaring for the 2017 NFL Draft....
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NCAA denies appeal for extra year for Louisiana-Lafayette QB Anthony Jennings
The football-playing career for Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback Anthony Jennings has officially come to a close.
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Vols add UNC DB coach Charlton Warren to coaching staff
Following a somewhat disappointing season in Knoxville, changes are in the air for the Tennessee Vols coaching staff. Among the first changes of the offseason comes at the defensive back coaching position....
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Mike Locksley promoted to full-time offensive assistant at Alabama
With some room to work on the Alabama coaching staff this offseason, head coach Nick Saban has found the right opportunity to promote Mike Locksley to a full-time offensive assistant role in Tuscaloosa. The...
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Report: Ohio Bobcats RB arrested for alleged intoxicated accident and fleeing scene
Ohio running back Maleek Irons was arrested over the weekend for his role in fleeing a possible drunk driving accident. The Athens News reports Irons was arrested Saturday morning by police responding to a...
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Alabama to hires Arizona AD Greg Byrne for same position
Alabama head coach Nick Saban may be the most powerful person within the Alabama sports department, but even he has a boss.  Now, he will have a new boss. Alabama Director of Athletics Bill Battle is...
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Notre Dame OL Quenton Nelson announces return to school
It’s not yet Signing Day, but Notre Dame has already secured a major commitment for what Brian Kelly hopes is a major bounce-back 2017 season. Offensive lineman Quenton Nelson announced Sunday he is...
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Quenton Nelson will return for his senior season
Brian Kelly’s talked about the rare 6-star recruit: Harrison Smith, Manti Te’o, Michael Floyd, Zack Martin. Well, add Quenton Nelson to the list. Notre Dame’s starting left guard has made...
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Sonny Dykes reportedly joins TCU staff
Former California head coach Sonny Dykes is set to join TCU’s staff in a to-be-determined role, multiple outlets reported Sunday evening. Jeremy Clark of TCU’s 247 site broke the news. Sources...
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Memphis promotes Darrell Dickey to offensive coordinator
Chip Long is off to call plays at Notre Dame, and now Tigers head coach Mike Norvell has moved his remaining staff up a line. The Tigers announced Sunday associate head coach/running backs coach Darrell...
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Michigan OL David Dawson announces transfer to Iowa State
Michigan offensive lineman David Dawson announced shortly after the Wolverines’ Orange Bowl loss to Florida State he would seek a home elsewhere, and now he has found that home. Dawson announced...
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With Chargers skipping town, San Diego State places focus on new stadium
The San Diego Chargers wanted a new stadium in San Diego but were turned down.
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Back for Moore: South Carolina LB Skai Moore to return in 2017
After missing the entire 2016 season due to a herniated disk in his neck, South Carolina linebacker Skai Moore will return to the field in 2017 to play for the Gamecocks. It was previously expected Moore...
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Luke Fickell’s focus on Cincinnati recruiting will be welcome change for high school coaches
Ohio State will always figure to dominate the in-state recruiting efforts within the state of Ohio, but former Buckeye assistant and new head coach of Cincinnati Luke Fickell will do all he can to recruit...
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Report: Michigan RB coach Tyrone Wheatley expected to leave for NFL’s Jaguars
Former Michigan running back and current running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley could be heading back to the NFL.
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Baylor WR Ishmael Zamora leaving for NFL Draft
Baylor wide receiver Ishmael Zamora will leave Waco and enter the NFL Draft this spring. Zamora confirmed the news of his decision on Twitter after human performance training company EXOS announced he was...
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SEC’s leading tackler Zach Cunningham declares for the 2017 NFL Draft
It’s not often that Vanderbilt is a must-stop sight on the Pro Day circuit for NFL scouts but it might be this year. Commodores star linebacker Zach Cunningham has declared for the 2017 NFL Draft...
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Cal officially names Justin Wilcox as new head coach of the Bears
It’s been in the works for several days but finally became official on Saturday afternoon: Justin Wilcox is the new head coach at Cal. “It has been a dream of mine to lead a college football...
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Washington DT Vita Vea returning for another season with the Huskies
After a magical season that culminated in a Pac-12 championship and berth in the College Football Playoff, Washington was not surprisingly hit hard by several underclassmen declaring for the 2017 NFL Draft...
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Louisville reportedly pulls O-line coach Mike Summers away from Florida
After a white-hot start, Louisville belly flopped through the end of the 2016 season. After rising as high as No. 3 in the polls, finishing seven yards shy of knocking off eventual national champion Clemson...
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Clemson defensive tackles coach Dan Brooks announces retirement
In addition to a plethora of players, Clemson will have to replace one of its assistant coaches as it gears up for a title defense this fall. At the Tigers’ national championship celebration on...
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Connecticut names Villanova’s Billy Crocker defensive coordinator
New UConn head coach Randy Edsall has named Billy Crocker his defensive coordinator, the program announced Saturday. Crocker arrives from Villanova, where he helped the Wildcats build one of the most...
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Jake Spavital set to reunite with Dana Holgorsen at West Virginia
Jake Spavital worked for Dana Hologrsen three different times spread across four years, and now the two are set to reunite again. According to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports, Spavital will return to West...
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Cal reportedly hands new head coach Justin Wilcox a 5-year contract
Cal interviewed Wisconsin DC Justin Wilcox earlier this week, and now the two sides have reportedly made their mutual interest official.
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LSU receiver Malachi Dupre latest junior off to the NFL Draft
Add another talented junior to the list of underclassmen who are skipping their senior season for the 2017 NFL Draft.
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Nebraska reportedly hiring ex-UConn coach Bob Diaco as next defensive coordinator
Nebraska head coach Mike Riley surprised many when he let longtime defensive coordinator Mark Banker go this week but didn’t leave Cornhuskers fans wondering what direction he was going to go on that...
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Report: Western Michigan to hire Tim Lester as P.J. Fleck’s replacement
Western Michigan appears to have found a new captain to row the boat. According to FootballScoop and several others, former Broncos quarterback and recent Purdue coach Tim Lester is set to be hired as the...
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Ex-Alabama QB David Cornwell announces transfer to Nevada
Few programs deal with a January full of roster turnover quite like Alabama and that was certainly the case with a few expected decision coming from players looking to continue their careers outside of...
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Report: Ohio State AD Gene Smith joining CFP Selection Committee
There's still plenty of business left to do for the organization responsible for the postseason.
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A second Clemson Tiger reportedly transferring
Earlier Friday, we noted that offensive lineman Jake Fruhmorgen had decided to transfer from Clemson.  A few hours later, another Tiger has parted ways with the reigning national champions. According to...
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Top deep-ball threat will take grad transfer route out of Kentucky
When Kentucky looked for a home-run ball or chunk yardage in the passing game in 2016, quite often they’d turn to Jeff Badet.  This coming season, they’ll be forced to look in another direction...
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Alabama trio officially rolls early to NFL draft
Alabama is losing handful of underclassmen to the NFL, albeit a smaller handful than some had projected.
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Clark Lea formally named Linebackers Coach
Notre Dame formally introduced new linebackers coach Clark Lea on Thursday. The press release for the 35-year-old  included the following quote from the new assistant who has worked at Bowling Green, UCLA...
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Reports: Alabama assistant Mario Cristobal leaving for co-OC job at Oregon
It appears Nick Saban will have another hole to fill on his Alabama coaching staff. According to 247Sports.com, Mario Cristobal is leaving Saban’s staff to join Willie Taggart at Oregon as co-...
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Starting center leaving Minnesota for Oklahoma State
The interior of Oklahoma State’s offensive line the season after next has just gotten stronger, to the detriment of Minnesota’s. Earlier this month, rumblings were bubbling that Tyler Moore was...
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FSU confirms WR Travis Rudolph leaving ‘Noles for NFL
It was reported Thursday that the 2016 season was the last for Travis Rudolph at Florida State.  A day later, that’s been confirmed. FSU announced via a press release that Rudolph is foregoing his...
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Reports: OL Jake Fruhmorgen transferring from Clemson
For the first time since claiming the national championship, Clemson has seen a player abandon the winning ship. While the football program has yet to confirm it, TigerNet.com is reporting that Jake...
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Craig Bohl ‘excited’ QB Josh Allen’s returning to Wyoming
If you listened to some of the growing draft chatter, Josh Allen had the kind of talent that wowed scouts and could’ve led to the redshirt sophomore being the first quarterback taken in the upcoming...
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On Twitter, Shai McKenzie announces transfer from Hokies
Shai McKenzie began his Virginia Tech career as one of the most decorated members of the Hokies’ 2014 recruiting class.  In the end, and thanks in part to injury, he’ll fall far short of the...
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Les Miles reportedly ‘out’ as a candidate at Western Michigan
Well, at least theoretically it was fun while it lasted. In a television interview Wednesday, former LSU head coach Les Miles intimated that he would be open to the Western Michigan job if it was offered....
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UConn moves 2017 football game against Boston College to Fenway Park
Bowl season is over but playing football games in baseball stadiums is not. UConn announced on Thursday evening that their non-conference matchup with Boston College on November 18, 2017 is being moved to...
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Bo Jackson: No way I would allow my kids to play football today
Bo Jackson, one of the greatest athletes of his generation, didn’t know everything when it came to the game of football.
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P.J. Fleck still working on taking ‘Row the Boat’ to Minnesota
Will P.J. Fleck keep rowing the boat in the Twin Cities? The new Minnesota head coach certainly would like to.
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Maryland, Virginia renew old rivalry with home-and-home series
Conference realignment broke up dozens of traditional rivalries back in the early part of this decade but one that probably wasn’t on the radar of most fans was the longstanding game between Maryland...
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Michigan confirms hiring of Pep Hamilton
The latest addition to Jim Harbaugh‘s staff is officially official. Following up on reports that have been simmering for a few days now, UM confirmed Thursday that Pep Hamilton has been hired as the...
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Deshaun Watson claims back-to-back Manning Awards
Deshaun Watson is off off to the NFL, but he's aking one more piece of hardware with him.
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Geoff Collins puts finishing touches on first Temple staff
A little over four weeks after landing his first head-coaching job, Geoff Collins has completed his first coaching staff. Temple announced Thursday that Collins has made three additions to his initial staff...
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Kirk Ferentz announces two more changes to Iowa’s offensive staff
As Kirk Ferentz looks to renovate his offensive coaching staff at Iowa, the demolition continues. The head coach announced in a press release early Thursday afternoon that Bobby Kennedy and Chris White (...
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TCU co-OC Doug Meacham heading to Kansas as solo OC
An odd set of offensive coordinator moves continues, with one Big 12 program losing one of its coordinators to another. In a press release, Kansas announced that it has hired Doug Meacham as its offensive...
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Ex-OSU WR Torrence Gibson following Luke Fickell to Cincinnati
Torrance Gibson may have left Ohio State, but he’s not leaving the state of Ohio. Back in August, it was announced that Gibson had been suspended for the entire 2016 season, a suspension with which...
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RB Derrick Gore opts to transfer from Alabama
When you have a stable full of running backs returning, one’s bound to get antsy and bust out. That’s the case with Derrick Gore, who took to Instagram Wednesday evening to announce that he has...
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Reports: ‘No way' Art Briles becomes Auburn’s next OC
Less than 24 hours into Auburn's search for their next offensive coordinator, we can safely cross one name off the list.
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Chargers move to LA won’t mean another team in the Coliseum
The turf at the famed Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum can breathe a little easier this morning. Last season, the famed venue served as the football home of the USC Trojans, of course, as well as the NFL...
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Jim Harbaugh welcomes child No. 7 into the world
If anything, Jim Harbaugh can now officially field one full side of a seven-on-seven drill. Late Wednesday afternoon, the 53-year-old Michigan head coach took to Twitter to announce the arrival of his...
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Dabo Swinney wins second straight Bear Bryant award
Dabo Swinney vanquished Bear Bryant‘s former team in the national championship game earlier in the week.
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D’Onta Foreman claims Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award
Underrated, undervalued and under-publicized all year long, D'Onta Foreman is finally taking home some additional hardware.  And the best part?  This one honors one of Texas’ football legends....
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Lorenzo Ward added to Louisville’s coaching staff
The reshaping of Bobby Petrino‘s Louisville defensive coaching staff has continued. Earlier in the day, Mississippi State confirmed that it had hired U of L defensive coordinator Todd Grantham for the...
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Auburn OC Rhett Lashlee leaves to take same job at UConn
UConn announced that new/old head coach Randy Edsall has hired Lashlee as his new coordinator on his Huskies coaching staff.
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QB Ryan Willis tweets transfer from Kansas to Virginia Tech
Kansas’ quarterback room will have a decidedly different look when spring practice opens in a couple of months. Rumors swirled earlier in the day Wednesday that Ryan Willis had decided to transfer...
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DC Mark Banker one of two coaches no longer on Nebraska staff
Once again, change has come to Mike Riley‘s Nebraska coaching staff. In a press release Wednesday, Riley announced the departures of a pair of his assistants.  One of those was a forced departure as...
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Georgia, Virginia to meet in 2020 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game
Georgia and Virginia will meet in a 2020 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
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Temple hires Taver Johnson as defensive coordinator
Taver Johnson will be Temple’s new defensive coordinator, the program announced Wednesday. Johnson arrives in Philadelphia from Purdue, where he served as defensive backs coach from 2014-16. Prior to...
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Artavis Scott joins parade of Clemson wideouts off to NFL
Clemson’s offense is going to look different next season. Very different.
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Former Iowa State K Cole Netten makes highlight reel of tweets from his haters
Coaches and players often say the, uh, free expression of today’s social media age is one of the hardest things about participating in college football. Not only can anyone who watches a game critique...
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Reports: Lea, Alexander added to Irish coaching staff
Brian Kelly is adding to his rebuilt coaching staff, reportedly finalizing deals with Wake Forest linebackers coach Clark Lea and Arizona State assistant DelVaughn Alexander. Lea will reunite with Mike Elko...
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Mike Williams makes early move from Clemson to NFL
As most expected, Mike Williams announced via Twitter that he is leaving Clemson early for the NFL.
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Baylor DC Phil Bennett taking same role at Arizona State
With Baylor overhauling its coaching staff in the wake of the highly-publicized sexual assault scandal, Phil Bennett had been left standing in the game of coaching musical chairs — until now. Arizona...
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Les Miles open to considering Western Michigan job?
There are currently two FBS head-coaching jobs open.  Could the Mad Hatter land at one of them? This spinning of the coaching carousel, Les Miles has been on the outside looking in.  Rumored to be in play...
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Amidst Cal rumors, Derek Mason reaffirms commitment to Vandy
Even as we don’t know yet who’ll be the new head coach at Cal, we can cross one potential name off the list. Probably. Cal is in the midst of a search to replace Sonny Dykes, who was summarily...
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Instagram the vehicle for WVU’s Shelton Gibson to announce NFL plans
For the first time this cycle, West Virginia is losing a Mountaineer football player to early draft attrition. On his Instagram account Wednesday afternoon, Shelton Gibson revealed that  he has decided to...
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Marshon Lattimore becomes sixth Buckeye, third OSU DB to leave early for 2017 NFL draft
Ohio State’s defensive backfield has taken yet another hit, albeit a largely expected one. Following in the footsteps of others, Marshon Lattimore announced via Twitter that he will be leaving OSU...
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Luke Falk opts to return to Wazzu for senior season
As expected, Washington State won’t be replacing its prolific quarterback quite yet. Confirming the move in a statement released through the school, Luke Falk announced that he will indeed be...
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Joker Phillips, Jon Tenuta added to Luke Fickell’s first Cincinnati coaching staff
Embarking on his first offseason as the head coach at Cincinnati, Luke Fickell has made a couple of veteran additions to his first UC coaching staff. The football program announced in a press release the...
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Louisville losing DC Todd Grantham to same job at Miss. St.
The ACC may have become the “it” college football conference this postseason, but the SEC is still the sought-after destination for coaches. According to Pete Thamel of SI.com, Louisville...
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Report: Stanford losing one QB to transfer, another for at least six months due to Sun Bowl injury
To say the quarterback position down on The Farm is in a state of flux would be a massive understatement. Keller Chryst suffered a significant knee injury in Stanford’s Sun Bowl win over North...
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CFP extends contract of executive director Bill Hancock
The leadership at the top of the College Football Playoff will remain as its been since its inception. In a press release Wednesday morning, the CFP board announced it has reached an agreement on a three-...
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Report: Wisconsin’s Justin Wilcox interviews for Cal vacancy
Cal’s search for a new head coach continues, with a current Big Ten and former Pac-12 coordinator the latest to get some significant attention from the university’s athletic administration....
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Referee Defee overwhelmed by reaction to his arms
Muscular Mike Defee's arms has been popular on social media, a reaction that the modest referee has gotten a few laughs about.
New pro league would help players bypass college, prep for NFL
College football’s talent pool could get a bit shallower if one “in-between” football league comes to fruition. According to the esteemed Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports, a handful of...
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Former five-star Alabama DB moving on to Ohio State
After beginning his collegiate playing career at one FBS juggernaut, Kendall Sheffield will continue the next phase of it at another. In a commitment shared with ESPN.com Tuesday, Sheffield confirmed that...
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Mullen intrigued by possibility of coaching in NFL
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen admits to having at least some interest in the chance to coach at the next level.
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Domestic violence allegation leads to suspension for Colorado assistant
Colorado has suspended safeties coach Joe Tumpkin while police open an investigation into an alleged domestic violence incident involving the Colorado coach and his ex-girlfriend, according to a Daily...
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Ohio State hires Wilson as offensive coordinator
For the second time in a matter of weeks, Ohio State is losing an offensive coordinator to another program. Fortunately, they had a replacement ready to slide into the spot. Ohio State made the hiring of...
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FSU’s Roderick Johnson next to take early leap into NFL draft pool
Florida State becomes the latest FBS program to take an early personnel hit to its roster. Through a statement released on the team’s official Twitter account, Roderick Johnson (pictured, No. 77)...
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Las Vegas books took a bath on ‘Bama loss
Alabama wasn’t the only loser at the end of the day Monday night. In the days leading up to the Clemson-Alabama College Football Championship game, and coming off the former’s shutout win over...
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Jabrill Peppers taking leave of Ann Arbor, taking talent to NFL
Most observers at both the collegiate and NFL levels expected Jabrill Peppers to make this his last season at the former level.  Tuesday, the Michigan defensive back confirmed as much. Peppers confirmed to...
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Alabama opens as Bovada’s early 2017 title favorite
Alabama may have seen their dynasty temporarily derailed Monday night in Florida, but at least one wagering establishment expects Nick Saban to get it back on track post-haste. Bovada.lv released its...
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After title win, RB Wayne Gallman confirms moves from Clemson for NFL too
In the immediate aftermath of Clemson’s win over Alabama, quarterback Deshaun Watson confirmed to the assembled media that, as expected, he was leaving early for the NFL.  A little over 12 hours later...
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Championship game television ratings decline again
By all accounts, last night’s Alabama-Clemson College Football Playoff championship game was one of the greatest title games ever, and was talked about in the same breath as the Texas-USC classic a...
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Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough suffered broken bone in leg
Ask some (most?) Alabama fans, they’d say their beloved Crimson Tide suffered a handful of bad breaks in the form of penalties and “rub” plays in the title game loss to Clemson Monday...
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A Look Ahead: CFT’s Way-Too-Early 2017 Heisman Trophy Projections
We’re nearly eight months from the start of the 2017 season, but it’s never too early to peer into the crystal ball and see how the initial stages of the Heisman Trophy race may shake out. Of...
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A Look Ahead: CFT’s Way-Too-Early 2017 Top 25
The last bit of confetti has barely settled onto the Raymond James Stadium turf and the carcass of the 2016 season isn’t even cold yet, and we’re already rolling out a way-too-early Top 25 for...
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Is Clemson's win vs. Alabama the best final ever?
After a thrilling win by Clemson in the college football championship against Alabama, Dan Patrick weighs in if it was the greatest title game ever. Does it compete with Vince Young and Texas' win over USC...
Final AP poll: Clemson No. 1; USC rockets to No. 3; Ohio State drops to No. 6
The votes are in and — surprise!!! — Clemson’s the media’s king as well. The Associated Press released its final 2016 rankings Tuesday morning, with Clemson, off their stirring win...
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Alabama’s loss to Clemson was ‘like a death in the family’
The juxtaposition, as is normally the case, was startling and jarring. On the one hand, you had Clemson, dancing and celebrating the football program’s first national championship in over three...
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Deshaun Watson’s move from Clemson to NFL officially official
Early last year, Dabo Swinney challenged the Clemson faithful to show up for what was “going to be the last time to see Deshaun Watson, most likely, in a spring game.” In early November, the...
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Utah the landing spot for transferring Arizona LB Cody Ippolito
Instead of the desert, Cody Ippolito will spend his sixth season of college football in the Beehive State. On his personal Twitter account Monday, Ippolito revealed that he would be transferring to Utah and...
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Dabo Swinney cements place among college football’s elite coaches with exclusive accomplishment
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has had to claw his way up the ranks since taking over the Clemson coaching gig, but today he rests comfortably among the elites in college football. Swinney coached Clemson...
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WATCH: Auburn fans celebrate Alabama loss by rolling Toomer’s Corner
Go ahead and chalk this up as funny.  Or sad.  Or both. You may have heard by now that Alabama was taken down by Clemson in the College Football Playoff championship game, with the Crimson Tide’s 26-...
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Rematch revenge! Clemson knocks off Alabama to win the 2017 National Championship Game
In order to be the champions, you had to beat the champions. Mission accomplished for Clemson.
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VIDEO: Bo Scarbrough injured and O.J. Howard strikes again!
Things have been happening pretty quickly in the third quarter of the College Football Playoff national championship game. Right after Clemson lost redshirt freshman defensive end Clelin Ferrell to an...
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Report: Cal will interview Bears OC Jake Spavital for head coach
Cal is not wasting much if any time. Sunday, at least a few eyebrows were raised when athletic director Mike Williams announced that Sonny Dykes was out after four years as the Bears head coach.  A day...
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Alabama leads Clemson with just one quarter left in the national title game
All good things must come to an end and there is just one more quarter of college football left this season. Judging by the way the College Football Playoff National Championship Game has gone for three...
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Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell ruled out with apparent ankle injury
Clemson avoided a little bit of an injury concern in the first half when wide receiver Mike Williams was only forced to miss a brief time following a helmet-to-helmet collision, but the concern may be a tad...
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Alabama rolls to halftime lead in National Championship Game rematch with Clemson
It’s always tough for sequels to live up to the original and in the case of Alabama and Clemson’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game rematch, two dominant defenses are helping...
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VIDEO: Watch Clemson light offensive spark in three plays
Down 14-0 in the second quarter and stuck starting an offensive series from their own 13-yard line, Clemson needed to make some big plays happen. They did just that. Three plays highlighted the much-needed...
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VIDEO: Bo Scarbrough breaks loose for 2nd TD vs. Clemson
Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough is having himself quite the half of football in the College Football Playoff national championship. After breaking off a 25-yard touchdown in the first quarter to open the...
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Alabama takes early 1st quarter lead over Clemson in National Championship Game
The final college football game of the season is underway at Raymond James Stadium and defending national champions Alabama got off to a good start in protecting their crown by jumping out to a 7-0 lead...
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VIDEO: Another questionable missed targeting on Alabama knocks Mike Williams out (briefly)
Clemson had a bit of an injury scare in the firsts quarter when wide receiver Mike Williams was knocked out of the game following a helmet-to-helmet hit, but a sideline report from ESPN’s broadcast...
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VIDEO: Bo Scarbrough makes a man miss to put Alabama on the board
The first touchdown of the evening in the College Football Playoff national championship game was a thing of beauty from Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough. Scarbrough took off for a 25-yard touchdown run...
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VIDEO: Should Reuben Foster have been flagged for targeting on Deshaun Watson?
The College Football Playoff national championship game is just underway, and already there may have been a slightly controversial non-call on the field. Alabama’s Reuben Foster was flagged for a...
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Reports: Michigan adding former Harbaugh assistant Pep Hamilton to staff
The Michigan Wolverines are reuniting head coach Jim Harbaugh with one of his former assistants. Pep Hamilton will reportedly be leaving the Cleveland Browns to head Michigan’s passing game and take...
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Nation’s leading sack master Harold Landry returning to Boston College in 2017
Boston College received a bit of great news Monday. Defensive lineman Harold Landry, the nation’s leader in sacks in the 2016 season, has announced he will be back to play for the Eagles in 2017....
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Colorado extends Mike MacIntyre’s contract through 2021
After coaching Colorado to a remarkable season to clinch the Pac-12 South Division championship, Colorado is provide a little extra job security to head coach Mike MacIntyre. Colorado announced it has...
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Air Force rewards Troy Calhoun with one-year contract extension through 2021
Air Force is tacking on one additional year to the contract of head coach Troy Calhoun. The Air Force Academy announced today Calhoun’s latest extension will keep him in charge of the Air Force...
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Report: Arizona QB Anu Solomon to transfer to Baylor, eligible in 2017
Oh, if you thought Matt Rhule was doing a good enough job of keeping his inherited roster together since making the move from Temple to Baylor, it gets better. He may be getting set to welcome a pretty...
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All in the Hawkeye family: Iowa names Brian Ferentz offensive coordinator
Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz did not have to look very far to find his new offensive coordinator. Not only did he have to look outside the Iowa program, but he didn’t even have to look outside his own...
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Chip Long in as Offensive Coordinator… and play-caller
Notre Dame’s formal press release introducing Chip Long as the new offensive coordinator did more than confirm news that we’ve known for a few weeks. It let us in on Brian Kelly’s initial...
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USC QB Sam Darnold, Houston DL Ed Oliver headline FWAA Freshman All-America Team
USC quarterback Sam Darnold and Houston defensive lineman Ed Oliver were the stars of the FWAA’s Freshman All-America Team for the 2016 season, and Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente and USC head...
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Matt Rhule manages to keep Baylor roster largely in place
Barring any more changes in the days to come, Matt Rhule has managed to succeed in one of his first jobs at Baylor. That task is keeping the roster together. Consider that one mission accomplished following...
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WR D.J. Chark will return to LSU for senior season
LSU had already seen three of its eligible players walk out the door early.  D.J. Chark has ensured that, at least for the moment, there won’t be a fourth. On his Twitter account, Chark announced that...
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Notre Dame names Memphis’ Chip Long as new OC
Two weeks after his offensive coordinator left for a Group of Five program, Brian Kelly has plucked his replacement from the same FBS level. In a press release, Notre Dame announced that the head coach has...
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Curtis Samuel latest to leave Buckeyes early for NFL; Tyquan Lewis confirms he’s returning
Since the end of their 2016 season, Ohio State had seen four of their Buckeyes football players leave eligibility on the table.  Monday, a fifth did the same. On his Twitter account very early Monday...
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Report: Female student arrested for punching Florida DL Antonneous Clayton in the head
At least in this instance, it’s a college football player on the receiving end of an alleged punch. According to Florida’s student newspaper, The Alligator, 18-year-old Aisia Valmyr was arrested...
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CFT Previews & Predictions: Alabama-Clemson Tale of the Tape
The biggest question mark for this game is just what to expect from Alabama’s offense.
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Peyton Manning, Steve Spurrier (again) among 13 elected to College Football Hall of Fame
If you’re looking for a class with star power, this one has it.  In spades. Monday morning, the National Football Foundation announced the 2017 class that will be inducted into the College Football...
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QB Mitch Trubisky making early leap from Tar Heels to NFL draft
After speculation that he was heavily leaning in this direction, Mitch Trubisky is officially headed that way. The way to which we’re referring is the NFL, with the North Carolina quarterback...
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Penn State’s leading tackler returning for senior season
On the eve of the national title game, Penn State received good news for their hopes of making it to the same contest next year.
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Former Cal coach confirms he was fired without cause
Sunday seemed like a relatively quiet day in college football as the country waited for the National Championship Game to kickoff. Cal’s surprising news that they were firing head coach Sonny Dykes ...
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USF has new DC as Jean-Mary follows Strong
Charlie Strong has found his new defensive coordinator at South Florida and, not surprisingly, it’s a familiar face that is following him from Austin to Tampa. USF announced on Sunday afternoon that ...
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Rich get richer: Nation’s No. 1 recruit Najee Harris lands in Alabama
The rich have gotten richer. After a week full of drama at the U.S. Army All-American Game, the nation’s number one overall recruit is on the ground and fully committed to Alabama. Antioch (Calif.)...
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Greg Sankey may soon have power to reschedule SEC games
After witnessing a messy situation between Florida and LSU in rescheduling a conference game this past season, the conference appears to be moving closer and closer to giving SEC commissioner Greg Sankey...
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Cal fires Sonny Dykes as head coach
On the eve of the College Football Playoff national championship, we have yet one more coach firing to add to this year’s coaching carousel. Cal has reportedly dismissed head coach Sonny Dykes. Bruce...
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Tickets for title game nearly twice as much as last year
It would appear the rematch in the national championship is helping to inject a little more juice into the ticket market this year.
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Nick Saban on Clemson: I think they’re the best team
Alabama head coach Nick Saban has the defending national champions on the brink of the first 15-0 season in FBS history, yet he says the team his Crimson Tide will be lining up against on Monday night in...
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No decision on where 2017 ACC Championship Game will be played yet
When the ACC pulled the ACC Championship Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina in response to the state’s controversial House Bill 2, referred to by many as the bathroom law, it was expected the ACC...
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USC losing WR JuJu Smith-Schuster early to NFL draft
Friday night, offensive lineman Damien Mama became the first USC Trojan to declare early for this years draft.  A day later, one of Mama’s teammates became the second. In a move that should surprise...
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WR Noah Brown becomes fourth Buckeye to leave early for 2017 draft
Ohio State’s first three early departures for the 2017 NFL draft were somewhat expected.  Their fourth will likely raise an eyebrow or two. On his personal Twitter account Saturday night, Noah Brown...
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Shaun King to remain at USF… as RBs coach
One of Willie Taggart‘s former assistants will remain at South Florida, albeit in a different capacity. Earlier Saturday, USF announced that Charlie Strong has retained Shaun King as part of his first...
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Bowden’s player misconduct strategy: Turning felonies into misdemeanors
There's a Bobby Bowden documentary debuting Sunday, focusing on how the coach turned Florida State into Florida State.
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For the third year in a row, an Indiana running back is going pro early
For three consecutive seasons, Indiana has registered a different 1,000-yard running back. And for three consecutive seasons, that running back has turned pro early. Tevin Coleman started the trend, exiting...
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WATCH: All the commitments from the U.S. Army All-American Bowl
The East beat the West 27-17 in Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl. But, of course, the final score is always the least interesting thing to happen inside the Alamodome on the first Saturday in...
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Foster Sarell commits to Stanford
Foster Sarell, a five-star offensive tackle from Graham-Kapowsin High School in Wash., announces his commitment to Stanford at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Jeffrey Okudah commits to Ohio State
Jeffrey Okudah, a five-star cornerback from South Grand Prairie High School in Texas, announces his commitment to Ohio State at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
James Madison takes FCS title over Bo Pelini and Youngstown State
The Dukes are now the crowned kings of the FCS. James Madison cruised to the FCS national championship on Saturday, stuffing former Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini and his Youngstown State team by a 28-14...
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Darnay Holmes commits to UCLA
Darnay Holmes, a five-star cornerback from Calabasas High School in California, announces his commitment to UCLA at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Tate Martell scores on 18-yard keeper
Ohio State-bound quarterback Tate Martell scores on an 18-yard keeper during the second half of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Bubba Bolden commits to USC
Bubba Bolden, a four-star safety from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, announces his commitment to USC at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Fromm finds Matthews down sideline for East TD
Jake Fromm lofts a touch pass down the left sideline and D.J. Matthews does the rest from there to increase the East's lead over the West to 14-3.
Chuck Filiaga commits to Michigan
Chuck Filiaga, a four-star offensive tackle from Aledo High School in Texas, announces his commitment to Michigan at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.