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The revamping of the top of Urban Meyer‘s offensive coaching staff is nearly complete. With Tim Beck leaving OSU “to pursue other opportunities” — Texas later confirmed that he was taking over as the Longhorns' offensive coordinator and...Read more
Najee Harris is a running back prospect out of Antioch High School in Antioch, Calif. Harris isn't just any prospect, though. He's the nation's top overall recruit, according to 247Sports. Harris is a longtime Alabama commit, but he's been fielding interest from...Read more
Wake Forest has rewarded Dave Clawson for his first bowl trip in three years as the Demon Deacons' head coach with an 8-year extension. The program announced a new contract for Clawson that keeps him in Winston-Salem through 2024. Financial terms were not...Read more
Browns and Bears to coach Senior Bowl...Read more
Check out the last time each Power 5 conference school won a college football bowl game with the helpful chart below. College football bowl season is basically over. It’s sad! All we have left now is the national championship game—a rematch of last year’s...Read more
Minnesota AD Mark Coyle has fired head coach Tracy Claeys after a highly publicized come-to-Jesus meeting, the program confirmed on Tuesday. We have learned that Tracy Claeys has been fired as head coach of the Gophers — Mark Rosen...Read more
Ohio State all but announced the news earlier in the day when they released the hiring of his replacement, but Tim Beck is the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Texas. “I'm so excited to have Tim joining our staff and running our...Read more
Tennessee's offensive coordinator isn't the only Vol making a move. It's long been expected that Derek Barnett would leave the Volunteers early in order to make himself available for the April NFL draft.  In a very succinct post made to his Twitter account Tuesday...Read more
Source: Minnesota fires embattled coach Claeys...Read more
Wake Forest's Clawson extended through 2024...Read more
Swinney: Clemson has 'more juice' vs. Alabama...Read more
The spate of early leaps to the NFL continues unabated, with Washington the latest to be hit with what's a wave of personnel attrition. UW announced in a press release Tuesday that four Huskies football players – safety Budda Baker, cornerback Sidney Jones, defensive...Read more
For the second day in a row, Ohio State has lost a significant piece of its talent-laden secondary. A redshirt junior, Gareon Conley announced on his personal Instagram account that  he will leave his senior season of eligibility on the table and leave the Buckeyes...Read more
Lane Kiffin may be gone, but he's far from forgotten. Monday, Alabama announced that Kiffin would not serve as offensive coordinator in the national championship game against so that he can (ahem) “turn his full attention to his new head coaching role at...Read more
Baker, Ross among four Huskies to enter draft...Read more
Indiana to hire Tennessee OC Mike Debord to same post...Read more
Mike DeBord, much to the delight of a sizable portion of Volunteer Nation, had been strongly considering stepping down from his post at Tennessee and retiring from the profession.  Instead, he appears set to head back to his home state as a gainfully employed...Read more
Maybe the timing on this couldn't possibly be worse seeing as we just saw arguably the most stirring Rose Bowl any of us have ever seen betwixt Penn State and Southern California, or maybe that's a small point of the overall point. But three years and six games in, the CFB...Read more
There will be yet another Watt brother representing Wisconsin in the NFL next season. T.J. Watt confirmed on his Twitter page very late Tuesday morning that he is leaving Wisconsin early and cannonballing into the 2017 NFL draft pool.  Watt is the younger brother of...Read more
Following the Sugar Bowl win over Auburn Monday night, Bob Stoops indicated that Samaje Perine was leaning toward leaving Oklahoma early.  Tuesday, that lean morphed into a full-blown leap. On his Instagram account late this morning, the Sooners running back...Read more
You can add another talented junior quarterback to the 2017 NFL draft pool. As most had expected, Patrick Mahomes announced Tuesday that he has decided to forego his remaining eligibility at Texas Tech and will instead take his talents to the next level.  According to...Read more
Badgers' Watt ready to join brothers, enters draft...Read more
Perine turns pro after setting OU rushing record...Read more
Sources: Buckeyes' Beck to join Horns as OC...Read more
Texas Tech QB Mahomes declares for NFL draft...Read more
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