• Minnesota lands commitment from 6-foot-8, 395-pound offensive tackle

    College Football Talk "P.J. Fleck is going to need a bigger boat. Minnesota has landed a commitment from the largest recruit on record, as 6-foot-8, 395-pound offensive tackle Daniel Faalele has committed to the Gophers. Faalele made the announcement on his Twitter page on Saturday night. A 3-star recruit, Faalele..." December 11

  • Sonny Dykes expected to be named SMU head coach

    Larry Brown Sports "SMU has been searching for a new head coach after Chad Morris left to take the Arkansas job, and it appears the Mustangs are on the verge of securing a replacement. Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports reports that SMU has reached an agreement with former Cal coach Sonny Dykes. The hire is expected to..." December 11

  • Nebraska loses highest-ranked commitment, No. 36 Joshua Moore

    ESPN "Nebraska's recruiting class took a big hit Sunday when ESPN 300 athlete Joshua Moore announced that he was decommitting from the Huskers. Moore is the No. 36-ranked prospect in the 2018 class and was the highest-ranked commitment for Nebraska prior to his decommitment. Moore is the fourth ESPN..." December 10

  • Washington State dismisses top receiver Tavares Martin

    The Spokesman Review "It appears the Washington State football program will be moving forward without both of its starting outside receivers from Belle Glade, Florida. Tavares Martin Jr., a second team Associated Press All-Pac-12 selection who led the Cougars in every receiving category, has been dismissed from WSU..." December 10

  • Jerry Jones’ grandson receives scholarship offer from Arkansas

    Yardbarker "The Jones football legacy at Arkansas looks like it will be continuing. John Stephen Jones, who is the grandson of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, received a scholarship offer from Arkansas on Friday night. Jones shared the news of his offer via his Twitter page on Saturday. Jones is a..." December 10

  • Chip Kelly adding former Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads to UCLA staff

    CBS Sports "UCLA coach Chip Kelly is reportedly rounding out his defensive staff with another strong hire, targeting former Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads as the Bruins' defensive backs coach, according to Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman. The 50-year old Iowa native was an assistant at Iowa State..." December 10

  • Texas A&M's Henderson arrested for threatening people with rifle

    Sports Day "Texas A&M senior defensive lineman Zaycoven Henderson was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with multiple felonies after allegedly pointing a gun at people. Henderson, 23, was arrested by the College Station Police Department for allegedly pointing a rifle at several people around 2:30..." December 10

  • Daniel Faalele, at 6-8, 395 pounds, to play football for Gophers

    ESPN "If Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck is looking for someone to row the boat, he might hand his latest recruit the oar. Offensive lineman Daniel Faalele, a 6-foot-8, 395-pound lineman, committed to the Golden Gophers on Saturday night. The giant prospect is originally from Melbourne, Australia, and..." December 10

  • Jimbo Fisher: Deondre Francois was absent from final team meeting

    247 Sports "Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois was not happy following Jimbo Fisher's abrupt exit to Texas A&M and said as much on Twitter. Fisher was asked Saturday on College GameDay if the two had cleared the air and spoken since his arrival in College Station. “No I haven’t ... he was not at..." December 10

  • Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield wins Heisman Trophy

    ESPN "Since the NCAA began allowing athletic scholarships in 1950, no player to win the Heisman Trophy had started his career as a walk-on. Baker Mayfield changed that Saturday night. Mayfield, the Oklahoma quarterback whose storybook saga began with him walking on at Texas Tech, captured the 83rd..." December 10

  • Missouri, Odom agree to 2-year extension

    Bleacher Report "The Missouri Tigers agreed to a two-year contract extension with head football coach Barry Odom, the school announced Saturday. The move added two years to Odom's previous deal, which now extends through the 2022 season. Odom's salary and performance-based bonuses remained the same, while the..." December 09

  • Clemson DC Brent Venables tells recruit he is not leaving

    Larry Brown Sports "There has been talk about Brent Venables potentially leaving Clemson, but he appears to be telling recruits he is not leaving. Venables, who is Clemson’s defensive coordinator, has been visiting recruits along with other coaches on the Tigers’ staff ahead of the upcoming dead period. One of the..." December 09

  • Texas officials will hire TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte

    Hook'em "TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte has been hired to assume the same position at the University of Texas where he will assume responsibility for both the men’s and women’s athletic departments, a source told the Austin American-Statesman on Saturday. Texas was expected to make the..." December 09

  • Army probe cleared QB Bradshaw of 2014 rape allegation

    ESPN "An Army investigation into 2014 rape allegations against Black Knights quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw "were unfounded and the case was closed," according to a statement released by the United States Military Academy on Saturday. "The Army takes all allegations of sexual assault seriously, and every..." December 09

  • Oregon removes interim tag, names Mario Cristobal its new coach

    CBS Sports "Oregon has found its replacement for Willie Taggart, and it didn't have to look far. The school announced Friday that Mario Cristobal has been hired to take over the program from Taggart. Aaron Fentress of NBC Sports first reported the news. "I'm excited and honored to be the head football..." December 08

  • Duke kicker/punter Austin Parker dismissed for violating academic policy

    Sportsnaut "The Duke football program dismissed its top special teams ace on Friday. The team’s starting kicker and punter, Austin Parker, has been dismissed for violating the university’s academic policy, Duke announced in a press release (h/t College Football Talk). Per the press release, Parker had..." December 08

  • LSU lands commitment from top JUCO tackle Badara Traore

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU's offensive line got a huge boost on Thursday when Badara Traore, the top-rated junior college offensive tackle in the country, announced his commitment to the Tigers. Traore, who plays at Asa College in New York but is from Massachusetts, announced his commitment on Twitter. The..." December 08

  • Baker Mayfield Tops Bryce Love, Wins 2017 AP College Football Player of the Year

    Bleacher Report "The Associated Press named Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield the AP College Football Player of the Year on Thursday. Mayfield earned 51 of a possible 56 first-place votes with Stanford running back Bryce Love finishing second, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson placing third and Penn State..." December 07

  • Mayfield wins Davey O'Brien Award for best quarterback

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was named the 2017 Davey O’Brien Award winner Thursday night during ESPN’s college football awards show. The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award honors the nation’s best quarterback. The 41st Annual Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner will be held at The Fort..." December 07

  • Baker Mayfield wins Walter Camp Award

    Sports Day "Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is on the awards tour, and he picked up his first national honor on Thursday evening. Mayfield was named the recipient of the 2017 Walter Camp Football Player of the Year. The Sooners' QB threw for 4,340 yards this season to go with 41 touchdowns and just..." December 07

  • Stanford's Love wins Doak Walker Award as nation's top running back

    Die Hards "Stanford junior Bryce Love has won the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation’s top running back. The winner was announced on Wednesday night at the Home Depot College Football Awards show in Atlanta. Love ran for 1,973 yards this season, second-most in FBS, with 17 touchdowns, topping the..." December 07

  • Oklahoma State's Washington wins Biletnikoff Award for top receiver

    KFOR "Oklahoma State’s James Washington won the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top wide receiver on Thursday night at the College Football Awards Show in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s the third time an OSU receiver has won the honor. Justin Blackmon won the award twice in 2010 and 2011. It’s..." December 07

  • Josh Rosen rips ‘false news’ report about him already deciding to go pro

    Larry Brown Sports "Josh Rosen has yet to decide whether he will go pro or return for his senior year at UCLA, and he doesn’t appreciate any reports to the contrary. A report circulated from WalterFootball on Thursday that the star QB had decided to forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2018 NFL..." December 07

  • Fired by Nebraska, Mike Riley quickly returns to coaching… as assistant at Oregon State

    College Football Talk "Not long after Mike Riley was fired as Nebraska’s head coach shortly after the end of the regular season, it was thought that, in some capacity, he could return from whence he came. Today, that officially came to fruition. In announcing members of his first coaching staff at Oregon State,..." December 07

  • South Carolina’s Hayden Hurst declares for draft but will play in bowl game

    The State "South Carolina tight end Hayden Hurst has decided to skip his final year of eligibility with the Gamecocks in order to enter the 2018 NFL Draft. Hurst, a 6-foot-5, 250-pound junior who joined South Carolina as a walk-on after spending two years in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system, is..." December 07

  • Tennessee football, Jeremy Pruitt have finalized deal, per reports

    USA Today "Finally, the search is over. Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee have finalized a deal that will make Pruitt the Vols' coach, according to a report Thursday morning by ESPN.com's Chris Low. Pruitt will be introduced at a news conference Thursday night, Low reported...." December 07

  • Saquon Barkley to Wait Until After Fiesta Bowl to Make NFL Draft Decision

    Bleacher Report "Saquon Barkley isn't rushing his announcement regarding a potential declaration for the 2018 NFL draft. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, the Penn State Nittany Lions running back said he would wait until after his team's showdown against the Washington Huskies in the Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 30 to..." December 07

  • How Peyton Manning is digesting Tennessee’s coaching fiasco

    New York Post "It has been nearly two decades since Tennessee won a national championship, and just as long since the school stood atop the SEC. A return to such glory seems unimaginable at the moment. The Volunteers are coming off their first winless SEC season since joining the conference in 1933, and..." December 07

  • Tennessee offers head-coaching job to Alabama DC Jeremy Pruitt, sources say

    ESPN "The University of Tennessee's circuitous head-coaching search, which has taken on just about every twist imaginable, is nearing an end, as the Volunteers are finalizing a deal with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, sources told ESPN. Tennessee expects to announce Pruitt as its..." December 07

  • Michigan favored to land Shea Patterson

    Sportsnaut "Jim Harbaugh and Michigan need a quarterback, and he’s not going to find a better one than Ole Miss transfer Shea Patterson. According to Kyle Rowland of the Toledo Blade, that connection may be happening. Rowland reports the Wolverines are the favorite to land Patterson, who is expected to be..." December 06

  • Florida makes big move joining Jordan Brand's growing college football footprint

    CBS Sports "Jordan Brand is quickly expanding into college football, and now the iconic apparel provider has reached the SEC with Florida agreeing to become the first program in the league -- and just the fourth college football team in the country -- to wear the Jumpman logo on the field. The Gators will..." December 06

  • Report: Pitt, football coach Pat Narduzzi working on contract extension

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Less than three years after Pitt hired Pat Narduzzi to be its football coach, university officials are working on his second contract extension, Yahoo reported. This one is for seven years and includes pay raises for Narduzzi and an increase in the salary pool for others, Yahoo..." December 06

  • Ole Miss reverses course on transfers, lifts all restrictions

    College Football Talk "You could probably sense this one coming. When the NCAA levied additional sanctions on the Ole Miss football program, including a 2018 bowl ban, the university confirmed that any player heading into their final season of eligibility would be permitted to transfer with no restrictions. That..." December 06

  • Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson 'unlikely' to be charged with sexual assault, report says

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson and his legal team are not expecting him to be charged with sexual assault, The Daily Oklahoman reported Wednesday, citing unidentified sources. The Sooners' leading rusher was accused by a 23-year-old woman of raping her in the early hours of Nov. 16...." December 06

  • Tennessee coaching search: Vols examining a trio of SEC defensive coordinators

    CBS Sports "It's been more than three weeks since Tennessee fired coach Butch Jones. One athletic director upheaval and several swings and misses on the coaching carousel later, the Vols could finally be closing in on a new head honcho. It appears as though Tennessee is focusing in on a trio of SEC..." December 06

  • Jim Harbaugh's rebuttal of Mark Dantonio adds needed fuel to rivalry

    Detroit Free Press "Mark Dantonio has been trolling Michigan for years. He did it back in the fall after his Michigan State Spartans upset the Wolverines by mentioning the number of formations Jim Harbaugh uses on offense. As if to say: “I know football, too!” And he did it again this week, when asked what he..." December 06