• John Harbaugh disputes report that Jim’s family is pushing him to Michigan

    Pro Football Talk "Jim Harbaugh reportedly is “torn” between taking the job at Michigan and staying in the NFL. Harbaugh’s “family and friends” reportedly are urging him to return to his alma mater. His brother, John, disputed that on Wednesday. Strongly. “My dad and I both . . . I will say this: The report..." December 24

  • Police release 300 reports on FSU athletes after ESPN request

    SB Nation "Star Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was named as an associate in an aggravated assault case from July 17, 2014 that is still being investigated by Tallahassee police. The Tallahassee police released a statement that Cook is an associate, but has no further updates at this time. This..." December 24

  • Gary Patterson named AP Coach of the Year

    CBSSports.com "Gary Patterson's trophy case is filling up rather quickly this season. It was announced on Wednesday that the TCU coach had been named the AP Coach of the Year after leading TCU to an 11-1 record this season, a year after the Horned Frogs went 4-8. It's just the latest Coach of the Year award..." December 24

  • U of L's Dyer ruled ineligible for Belk Bowl

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The University of Louisville football team will be without running back Michael Dyer when it takes on Georgia next week in the Belk Bowl, the school announced Tuesday night. Dyer, a senior who's second on the team in rushing yards, is not academically eligible to play in the Dec. 30 bowl game..." December 24

  • Kalani Sitake and Ilaisa Tuiaki to join Gary Andersen at Oregon State

    Salt Lake Tribune "Utah’s future went from bright to uncertain Tuesday afternoon, when defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake and defensive line coach Ilaisa Tuikai agreed to join former boss Gary Andersen at Oregon State. Sitake, 39, was widely thought to be the linchpin of Utah’s recruiting efforts and directed a..." December 24

  • Former ND QB Tommy Rees to join Northwestern as graduate assistant

    SI - College Football "As the son of a longtime college and NFL personnel man and a cerebral quarterback for one of the nation's most prestigious programs, Tommy Rees always figured to make a good college football coach eventually. Now that career has its launching point. The former Notre Dame signal-caller will join..." December 24

  • Gary Patterson rules RB B.J. Catalon out for Peach Bowl

    College Football Talk "Despite not playing in the final four games of the season for the TCU Horned Frogs, running back B.J. Catalon still leads the team with 10 rushing touchdowns. It’s a total Catalon won’t be able to increase at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. TCU head coach Gary Patterson stated Catalon won’t play in..." December 24

  • James Franklin preaches patience; long-term plan in place at Penn State

    USA Today "As the number of healthy bodies dwindled and the challenge for James Franklin became clearer in his first season at Penn State, there was an undeniable temptation to sacrifice the long-term plan for immediate relief. Franklin, after all, learned Sept. 9 that the NCAA had rescinded its..." December 24

  • Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher receives contract extension through 2022

    Fox Sports "Florida State has signed head coach Jimbo Fisher to a new eight-year contract that runs through the 2022 season and will make Fisher one of the highest-paid college-football coaches in the country. A source told FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman that the contract averages $5.5 million per season, which..." December 23

  • Superior talent at QB makes Ohio State's system run, and pass

    USA Today "Cardale Jones masked his nerves with what his strength coach calls his "big ol' smile and big chipmunk cheeks." But still, no matter how prepared he was for the biggest game of his life — which just so happened to be his first start — the nerves persisted. Jones still had to go out onto that field..." December 23

  • Memphis defensive coordinator Barry Odom takes same position at Missouri

    Yahoo! Sports "Missouri will turn to a familiar face to fill its vacancy at defensive coordinator. The school announced Tuesday morning that Barry Odom, a former Mizzou linebacker and assistant coach, will take over as defensive coordinator, beginning Jan. 1. Odom, who just finished his third season as..." December 23

  • Mick Cronin to have more tests

    ESPN.com "Cincinnati's Mick Cronin is at home resting and will continue to undergo tests for his unruptured aneurysm, the coach told ESPN on Tuesday. "I want to say thank you to everyone who has reached out to me,'' Cronin said in a text message. "Because we play [Tuesday], I want the focus to be on my..." December 23

  • Frank Beamer will coach from press box in Military Bowl

    The Roanoke Times "Still on the mend from throat surgery earlier this month, Frank Beamer will coach for Virginia Tech in the Military Bowl, but he won't join the team until Friday and will handle his gameday duties from the press box at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium. Beamer's health was just one of a few bits of..." December 23

  • Accuser's attorney blasts FSU hearing: 'The fix was in'

    CBSSports.com "An attorney for the woman who has accused Jameis Winston of sexual assault blasted the Florida State code of conduct hearing concerning her allegations, calling it "biased" and a "sham." Retired Florida Supreme Curt Justice Major Harding decided in a ruling made public Sunday that Winston had..." December 23

  • Michigan's Doug Nussmeier expected to be named Florida off. coordinator

    SI - College Football "Michigan offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier is expected to be named to the same position at Florida, per a source. Nussmeier would join new Gators coach Jim McElwain's staff after McElwain was hired to replace the fired Will Muschamp. Nussmeier has spent one season with the Wolverines..." December 23

  • Memphis, BYU ADs to probe fight

    ESPN.com "The athletic directors at Memphis and BYU are expressing regret over the fight following the Tigers' 55-48 overtime victory over the Cougars in the Miami Beach Bowl on Monday. Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen said he and coach Justin Fuente will review video over the next few days and take..." December 23

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  • Average Joes among Badgers' 46 applicants

    ESPN.com "If new Wisconsin Badgers football coach Paul Chryst has trouble getting out of the gate at his alma mater, he may have to look over his shoulder for the likes of Jarrad Dann, Arturo Bonomie and Greg Miller. Those men are three of the more unlikely applicants for the previously vacant Badgers..." December 23

  • LSU cornerback Jalen Collins to enter draft, Jalen Mills to stay, sources say

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "erback Jalen Collins will enter the 2015 NFL draft but fellow defensive back Jalen Mills is staying, sources close to LSU told NOLA.com | The times-Picayune Sunday. Both players are juniors. Collins received a favorable draft grade from the NFL Advisory Committee while Mills did not, the source..." December 23

  • Winston defines 'consent' at hearing

    ESPN.com "According to a transcript obtained Monday by ESPN, Jameis Winston did answer questions from the retired judge overseeing the Florida State quarterback's student code of conduct hearing for an alleged sexual assault in 2012. After initially declining to answer questions from retired Florida..." December 23

  • Jaelen Strong announces he's leaving ASU for NFL draft

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State junior wide receiver Jaelen Strong has announced through a news release sent out by the athletic department on Monday that he is leaving school early to enter the 2015 NFL draft. Strong and the Sun Devils (9-3) leave Tempe for El Paso on Tuesday in advance of Saturday's Sun Bowl..." December 23

  • Sources: MSU coordinator Pat Narduzzi in talks to become next Pitt coach

    Yahoo! Sports "Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi has emerged as the leading candidate to become the next head coach at Pittsburgh, sources told Yahoo Sports on Monday. Narduzzi had interviewed with both Pittsburgh and Colorado State within the last week, sources said. Narduzzi was the leading..." December 23

  • RB Jay Ajayi to skip senior season

    ESPN.com "Boise State running back Jay Ajayi announced Sunday that he's going to skip his senior season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft. The junior ranks fourth in the nation with 1,689 rushing yards and is second nationally only to Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon with 25 rushing touchdowns. "What I appreciate..." December 23

  • Mike Bobo agrees in principle to become Colorado State's football coach

    Denver Post "Colorado State on Monday reached an agreement in principle to name Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo as the Rams' head football coach, according to a source close to the situation. The deal is subject only to final contractural details and approval by attorneys, but that is considered to..." December 22

  • Ole Miss QB signee Chad Kelly arrested in scuffle with police

    Buffalo News "Chad Kelly, a former local high school football star who signed a major college football scholarship offer last week, was arrested early Sunday after police say he fought with bouncers trying to evict him and a companion from a downtown bar and restaurant and later scuffled with police. Kelly,..." December 22

  • Florida State Sent A Recruit “75 Reasons” Explaining Why He Should Play For The Seminoles

    College Spun "It would appear that whoever works in Florida State’s recruiting department has been very busy coming up with more than a few selling points on why high school players should be considering suiting up for the Seminoles. Monday, four-star offensive guard prospect Jalen Merrick tweeted out a photo..." December 22

  • Butch Davis would be interested in return to Hurricanes

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Butch Davis would welcome an opportunity to return as coach at Miami, a position he still considers a "top-notch job." The former Hurricanes coach made a Monday morning appearance on the Joe Rose Show on CBS Radio in Miami, where he was asked about making a return to the program he helped build..." December 22

  • David Shaw planning to stay put

    ESPN.com "Any NFL team hoping to make a major run at Stanford head coach David Shaw will, in all probability, come away disappointed, sources tell ESPN. Despite being viewed as perhaps the top coaching candidate in the college ranks, Shaw has told people he plans to remain at Stanford, where he loves..." December 22

  • Toledo signs Matt Campbell to extension through 2020

    CBSSports.com "Matt Campbell will be back at Toledo in 2015 after signing a contract extension with the school that runs through 2020. Campbell has a 25-13 record as head coach since taking over for Tim Beckman after the 2011 regular season. Under Campbell, the Rockets have had a winning season every year and..." December 22

  • FSU clears Jameis Winston in Code of Conduct case

    Pro Football Talk "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston didn’t face prosecution in the wake of sexual assault accusations made in 2012. He also will not face any discipline from Florida State. Winston’s lawyer, David Cornwell, has published via Twitter the conclusion of the in-house proceedings: “In sum,..." December 22

  • Marcus Lattimore to serve as ambassador at South Carolina

    NFL.com "Lattimore, a former San Francisco 49ers running back who retired last month just days after his 23rd birthday because of knee injuries, will return to South Carolina to complete an undergraduate degree and work in the athletic department in an "ambassador" role. "There's been some..." December 22

  • Tennessee Walk-On Alex Ellis Awarded A Scholarship As A ‘Bowl Gift’ By Butch Jones

    College Spun "Most of the touching videos of college football walk-ons being awarded scholarships come before the season, but Tennessee decided to use the holiday season to reward one of its dedicated players. Butch Jones came to a meeting with a few wrapped presents, which he said he was giving for good..." December 22

  • Michael Vick: Jameis Winston is 'future of the NFL'

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "When Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston does make it to the NFL, he will already have the support of Jets quarterback Michael Vick. Despite Winston's troubles away from the field, Vick believes Winston will be the league's next big star. "I think he's the future of the NFL," Vick said,..." December 21

  • Report: Ohio St. co-DC Chris Ash interviews for Colorado St. vacancy

    College Football Talk "Ohio State has already lost its offensive coordinator to a head coaching job. Could a coordinator on the other side of the ball be next? According to Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com, OSU co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash interviewed for the head-coaching vacancy at Colorado State. Former USC..." December 21

  • 5-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack announces his top 2 schools

    The Score "After decommiting from Texas A&M on Friday, five-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack has announced which schools he's considering playing at next season. " December 20

  • ASU RB Deantre Lewis leaves team before Sun Bowl

    Fox Sports Arizona "Arizona State's main motivation looking ahead to its Sun Bowl game is sending 11 seniors off with a victory, but it appears one of those players won't be getting such an opportunity. Head coach Todd Graham confirmed after practice Friday that redshirt senior running back Deantre Lewis is no longer..." December 20

  • Former four-star TE transfers from Vanderbilt to Colorado State

    College Football Talk "The Colorado State Rams don’t have a head coach yet, but they’ve already landed a big commitment. Tight end Mitchell Parsons was one of the crown jewels in the Vanderbilt Commodores’ 2013 recruiting class. The former four-star recruit was considered the nation’s seventh-best tight end prospect,..." December 20

  • Report: Notre Dame OT Christian Lombard's career is over

    CBSSports.com "The career of Notre Dame offensive tackle Christian Lombard is reportedly over. According to a report from IrishIllustrated.com, Lombard has a bulging disc in his back that will not only keep him out of Notre Dame's appearance in the Music City Bowl, but end his career as well. Lombard..." December 20

  • Five-Star DT Decommits From Texas A&M

    ESPN.com "Hours after the commitment of No. 35-ranked Malik Jefferson to the Texas Longhorns over Texas A&M and UCLA, the Aggies seemingly have lost their top defensive commitment in the class. Five-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack, No. 15 in the ESPN 300 and a friend of Jefferson's, announced on..." December 20

  • Edsall takes first NFL Draft step on behalf of Diggs

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland head coach Randy Edsall has taken the first step in the NFL Draft process on behalf of junior wide receiver Stefon Diggs, submitting information to the NFL to “test the waters” and get feedback on the standout’s draft status. Edsall announced the news on Wednesday during a press..." December 20

  • Tuscaloosa K-12 School Announces Students Will Have 2 Days Off If Alabama Plays In National Championship

    College Spun "Students attending the Tuscaloosa Academy now have extra incentive to root for their beloved Alabama football team against Ohio State Jan. 1. If the No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide defeat the No. 4-ranked Buckeyes in their College Football Playoff semifinal game in New Orleans, the Tuscaloosa..." December 20

  • UH asks for $6 million for financially struggling athletics

    Hawaii News Now "University of Hawaii leaders Thursday asked lawmakers for $6 million over the next two years to help the financially struggling university athletic department try to balance its books. UH athletics officials predict a $3.5 million deficit this year at a department that has been in the red 12 of..." December 20

  • FSU's Fisher on Winston's future: 'It would not shock me either way'

    The Score "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has a tough decision to make: stay another year in college or head for the NFL. What he decides won't come as a surprise to his coach, Jimbo Fisher. Fisher said Friday on ESPN's "Mike and Mike": Jameis loves college football, but I think he's going to..." December 20

  • UF QB facing misdemeanor charge

    The Gainesville Sun "Starting Florida quarterback Treon Harris is facing a second-degree misdemeanor charge for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. According to court records, Harris has never had a license. A citation was filed on Tuesday by University Police. Harris has an arraignment date set..." December 19

  • USF hires former Purdue coach Danny Hope as co-OC

    CBSSports.com "After two seasons outside of coaching, former Purdue coach Danny Hope has returned to college football as USF's new co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, the Bulls announced Friday. From the USF statement regarding Hope's hire and the promotion of staff member David Reaves: Hope..." December 19

  • Gophers tight end Maxx Williams won't talk about entering NFL draft

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "For Maxx Williams, the NFL can wait — this month, at least. The highly decorated Gophers tight end is eligible to enter the 2015 draft as a third-year sophomore and has been projected as a potential first- or second-round selection. The deadline for underclassmen to apply for the draft is..." December 19

  • No. 1 LB Malik Jefferson commits to Texas Longhorns with teammate DeAndre McNeal

    SB Nation "On Friday morning in a ceremony at Mesquite (Texas) Poteet, five-star linebacker Malik Jefferson made the decision to change the trajectory of the Texas Longhorns program, committing to head coach Charlie Strong minutes after his teammate, four-star wide receiver DeAndre McNeal. He chose..." December 19

  • UAB LB Jake Ganus commits to Georgia

    Alabama.com "UAB's leading-tackler from its historic 2014 team that finished 6-6 (4-4 in Conference USA), becoming the first Blazers team to qualify for bowl competition for the first time in a decade, has a found a new home. Chelsea High School product Jake Ganus committed to Georgia this morning, landing..." December 19

  • Tennessee's leading rusher won't miss time after underage drinking charge

    CBSSports.com "Tennessee's leading rusher, freshman running back Jalen Hurd, won't miss any playing time as a result of an underage drinking charge from earlier this month. According to The Tennessean, a University of Tennessee police officer issued citations to two males on Dec. 3 after spotting a car with..." December 19

  • P.J. Fleck signs six-year extension at Western Michigan, is now the MAC’s highest-paid coach

    College Football Talk "Just a year after posting a 1-11 debut, P.J. Fleck is set to become the highest-paid coach in the Mid-American Conference. The Broncos announced a six-year contract extension, keeping Fleck signed through the 2020 season, worth $800,000 annually, plus incentives. The new contract will make..." December 19