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USA TODAY to livestream AFCA awards show on Jan. 9, with Rick Neuheisel, Bonnie Bernstein

Posted: December 13, 2017, 1:59 pm
USA TODAY Sports Breaking down the College Football Playoff SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' college football reporter Paul Myerberg breaks down the upcoming playoff. For the second consecutive year, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) will ...

No. 1 Clemson back from break, focused on 'Bama

Posted: December 13, 2017, 1:51 pm
This is Clemson coach Dabo Swinney's favorite time of the year — his league champion Tigers primed for bowl practice and ready to chase a national title. "This is fun for me," Swinney said Tuesday night. The top-ranked Tigers (12-1, No. 1 CFP) have had ...

If the Aggies are serious about Jimbo Fisher, here's why he should be serious about them

Posted: December 13, 2017, 1:42 pm
With Texas A&M's board meeting Thursday, apparently to co-sign the check, all that could prevent Jimbo Fisher from becoming the Aggies' next football coach is a fan uprising or it turns out $7.5 million doesn't buy what it used to in College Station.

Behind closed doors, good coaching candidates can fall flat in interview process

Posted: December 13, 2017, 1:41 pm
"Source: Mike Leach next head coach at Maryland," the OrangeBloods headline blared. Leach, the pirate-loving Air Raid disciple, was headed to Maryland a year after Texas Tech fired him for alleged poor treatment of Craig James' son. The report from Chip ...

Alabama joins in pursuit of 4-star Sidney Lanier QB James Foster

Posted: December 13, 2017, 12:44 pm
Sidney Lanier quarterback James Foster's recruitment has been filled with twists and turns. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder initially committed to North Carolina and later de-committed. Last spring, he committed to Missouri and began actively recruiting others ...

College Football Bowl Picks: Key stats, matchups for every game

Posted: December 13, 2017, 12:44 pm
With so many matchups to consider this college football bowl season, you're officially forgiven for not having an intricate knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of teams like UAB and Georgia State. However, if you want to win your college bowl pick ...

Nebraska loads up on FCS cupcakes in future scheduling

Posted: December 13, 2017, 12:26 pm
The future of Nebraska football is beginning to look a bit more optimistic with the recent hiring of Scott Frost. Time will tell just how many wins Nebraska will start racking up in Big Ten play under Frost, but Nebraska has made some moves to secure some ...

Malzahn, No. 7 Auburn set to begin Peach Bowl preparations

Posted: December 13, 2017, 12:16 pm
Flush with a new long-term deal, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn likes where his program stands long-term and where the Tigers are headed in the near future. Malzahn's seventh-ranked Tigers are set to begin preparation Friday for the Peach Bowl against No. 10 UCF ...

Baylor reportedly losing QB Zach Smith to transfer

Posted: December 13, 2017, 10:11 am
Two-thirds of the way through a one-win season, Zach Smith lost his job as the starting quarterback at Baylor. Nearly three weeks later, it appears the sophomore has decided to ply his future football wares elsewhere. According to ESPN Radio‘s Central ...

LSU loses general manager Austin Thomas to Tennessee, source says

Posted: December 13, 2017, 8:30 am
LSU's Austin Thomas is headed home, a source confirmed to NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. Go Vols 247 first reported that LSU football's general manager is headed to Tennessee to serve in a similar role on new Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt's staff. Thomas is ...

Ohio State center Billy Price is a unanimous All-American; Denzel Ward earns consensus All-American honors

Posted: December 13, 2017, 7:11 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It's been quite a season for Ohio State center Billy Price. He has the school record for most starts and won the Rimington Trophy this season. He can now add being a unanimous All-American to his accolades after he was named a first team ...

Jim Harbaugh makes change at Michigan; Kevin Tolbert won't return as strength coach

Posted: December 13, 2017, 4:59 am
December 13, 2017 8:59am EST December 13, 2017 8:59am EST A source told Sporting News that Kevin Tolbert, who had served as Michigan's strength and conditioning coach the past three seasons, won’t be returning to the football program in 2018. Jim ...

Resetting Ohio State's 2018 recruiting class: A hot streak, questions, projecting the finish

Posted: December 13, 2017, 2:32 am
That brings the Buckeyes up to 21 commitments in this class, which is still ranked No. 1 in the country by 247Sports. Babb and Togiai join four-star defensive back Tyreke Johnson and three-star quarterback Matthew Baldwin, who both committed last week.

Dabo Swinney to Nick Saban ‘Kind of a rebuilding year for us’

Posted: December 12, 2017, 5:09 pm
The four coaches of the teams in the College Football Playoff held a news conference in Atlanta last week before the College Football Awards show. Alabama coach Nick Saban was chatting with Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and asked if Swinney would be sticking ...

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