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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 put an end to that. The now-former Bears coach released...Read more
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 Brian Jean-Mary was named the program's new defensive coordinator...Read more
Alabama's 'other' coordinator makes his mark...Read more
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.) running back Najee Harris landed in Birmingham on a flight Sunday...Read more
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 the power to take control of the conference schedule when the need...Read more
SEC close to approving new rescheduling rules...Read more
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 Feldman of FOX Sports reported the news via Twitter. BREAKING #Cal has...Read more
Sources: Cal fires coach Dykes after 4 seasons...Read more
It would appear the rematch for Alabama and Clemson in the College Football Playoff championship is helping to inject a little more juice into the ticket market for this year's championship game from a year ago when these two programs last faced off for supreme...Read more
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 the College Football Playoff national championship game is the best....Read more
Dabo: Saban's accomplishments 'just incredible'...Read more
Alabama TE O.J. Howard shouldn't sneak up on Clemson this time...Read more
Clemson's urgent quest to dethrone the Alabama dynasty...Read more
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 would make a quick return to the state as soon as the law was...Read more
Clemson's interesting approach to coaching the D-line...Read more
Meet Bradley Bozeman, Alabama's glue guy in the middle...Read more
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 absolutely no one, JuJu Smith-Schuster announced via Twitter in a pair...Read more
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 surprisingly announced that he has “decided to forego my...Read more
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 coaching staff with the Bulls.  Instead of quarterbacks coach,...Read more
Smith-Schuster leaving Trojans for NFL draft...Read more
Prior to No. 16/15 Xavier's (13-2, 3-0 Big East) critical matchup versus No. 1-ranked Villanova on Tuesday evening, the program welcomes back a familiar face. Head coach Chris Mack announced guard Myles Davis, who served a 15-game suspension due to two misdemeanor criminal...Read more
There's a documentary a Bobby Bowden documentary debuting Sunday, focusing on how the College Football Hall of Fame coach turned Florida State into Florida State. Part of the Seminoles' success in those days was not losing talented players who ran afoul of...Read more
Deon Cain's hard lesson can pay off in his hometown...Read more
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 Bloomington after a 2,000-yard, 15-touchdown season in...Read more
Saint Nick over Santa Claus: Fans pick title game over Christmas...Read more
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