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Tar Heels RB E. Hood entering NFL draft...Read more
Miles seeking coaching job, 'not limiting myself'...Read more
Gators DT Brantley declares for NFL draft...Read more
Officially, it's officially official. With speculation ramping up overnight, and with its new head coach's now-former employer stealing their thunder, Minnesota has confirmed that P.J. Fleck has been hired to take over the Gophers' football program.  Fleck replaces...Read more
With Geoff Collins leaving for the head-coaching job at Temple, Jim McElwain was left looking for a new defensive coordinator.  As it turns out, the Florida head coach didn't have to look far. The Gators announced Friday that McElwain has stayed on staff and promoted...Read more
LSU All-American safety Adams to enter draft...Read more
Gators' Shannon gets defensive coordinator title...Read more
College Football Playoff fans: Welcome to the pirate life...Read more
Why Nick Saban teams play so well on championship stages...Read more
Every coach at nearly every level of football will tell you that a team can be vastly different from one season to the next no matter how many players are returning to the roster. There may be no better example of that than this year's historic rematch in the national...Read more
How QBR proves Alabama's defensive dominance...Read more
You steal our coach?  We'll steal your thunder. Overnight, multiple media reports emerged that had P.J. Fleck on the verge of leaving Western Michigan for the Minnesota job.  Throughout the last couple of hours, additional reports surfaced that had Fleck to the...Read more
Source: Minnesota expected to hire WMU's Fleck...Read more
In a stunning development, a talented player with remaining eligibility has decided to go pro. In a statement sent out through the school, Chris Godwin announced that he has decided to enter his name into the 2017 NFL draft pool. This upcoming season would've been the wide...Read more
Alabama vs. Clemson, Part 2: How we got here...Read more
Charlie Strong won't have the most productive running back in USF history as the head coach prepares for his first season with the Bulls. USF announced Thursday night that Marlon Mack will forego his senior year at the school and declare himself available for the April...Read more
It appears Minnesota has found it's man.  Or another man if it's first choice backs away. While the FOX television affiliate in Minneapolis is reporting that Western Michigan's P.J. Fleck has tentatively reached an agreement to become Minnesota's next head coach, the...Read more
New Oregon coach Willie Taggart has gone back to the well in trying to rebuild the Ducks' lackluster defense. The school announced on Thursday that Charles Clark has joined the program as its next defensive backs coach, following coordinator Jim Leavitt to Eugene from...Read more
After a disastrous Outback Bowl outing earlier in the week, Iowa's spirits were picked up a bit on Thursday as star tailback Akrum Wadley announced he will return to the Hawkeyes for his senior season and not declare for the upcoming NFL Draft. “It was the...Read more
Nobody understands Jalen Hurts like Jamelle Holieway does...Read more
To the surprise of nobody, Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is moving on from Norman and is headed to the 2017 NFL Draft. Reports from The Oklahoman and ESPN both reported the news on Thursday night ahead of an official announcement by the school. The controversial tailback...Read more
Source: Mixon tells Sooners he's going pro...Read more
Charlie Strong isn't the only person who's moving from Austin to Tampa this offseason. The school confirmed several reports on Thursday evening by announcing that former Texas offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert would be taking the same role with the Bulls in 2017....Read more
A little bit of closure came to the famous Auburn landmark of Toomer's Corner on Thursday, as the man responsible for lighting one of the area's oak trees on fire pleaded guilty in county court. According to the Opelika-Auburn News, Jochen Wiest plead guilty to...Read more
Evans of '58 Buffalo integration stand dies...Read more
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