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How every Heisman winner has fared in his bowl game

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield will try to become the fifth Heisman winner in the past nine seasons to double-up and also win a national title ring. Alabama’s Mark Ingram in 2009, Auburn’s Cam Newton in ’10, Florida State’s Jameis Winston in ’13 and Alabama’s Derrick Henry in 2015 followed up their Heisman-winning campaigns by starring

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield will try to become the fifth Heisman winner in the past nine seasons to double-up and also win a national title ring. Alabama’s Mark Ingram in 2009, Auburn’s Cam Newton in ’10, Florida State’s Jameis Winston in ’13 and Alabama’s Derrick Henry in 2015 followed up their Heisman-winning campaigns by starring […]

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It’s official: Arkansas’ new coach is SMU’s Chad Morris

Arkansas has its new head hog. The school announced Wednesday that is has hired SMU’s Chad Morris as coach. When Arkansas fired Bret Bielema on the day the Hogs’ season ended – heck, they may have fired him as the season ended – speculation was that Auburn’s Gus Malzahn would be at the top of

Arkansas has its new head hog. The school announced Wednesday that is has hired SMU’s Chad Morris as coach. When Arkansas fired Bret Bielema on the day the Hogs’ season ended – heck, they may have fired him as the season ended – speculation was that Auburn’s Gus Malzahn would be at the top of […]

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Arkansas said to be zeroing in on SMU’s Chad Morris

When Arkansas fired Bret Bielema on the day the Hogs’ season ended – heck, they may have fired him as the season ended – speculation was that Auburn’s Gus Malzahn would be at the top of the list of possible replacements. But with Malzahn signing an extension with the Tigers, Arkansas had to move on.

When Arkansas fired Bret Bielema on the day the Hogs’ season ended – heck, they may have fired him as the season ended – speculation was that Auburn’s Gus Malzahn would be at the top of the list of possible replacements. But with Malzahn signing an extension with the Tigers, Arkansas had to move on. […]

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The SEC bowl primer: A look at all 9 games involving league teams

Nine SEC teams will play in a bowl, including two who have made the College Football Playoff field. Here’s a quick look at each of the postseason games involving an SEC team. The teams are listed alphabetically. All times are Eastern. Alabama (11-1) Bowl: vs. Clemson (12-1) in the Sugar Bowl The early line: Alabama

Nine SEC teams will play in a bowl, including two who have made the College Football Playoff field. Here’s a quick look at each of the postseason games involving an SEC team. The teams are listed alphabetically. All times are Eastern. Alabama (11-1) Bowl: vs. Clemson (12-1) in the Sugar Bowl The early line: Alabama […]

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Who gets the 4th playoff spot — Alabama or Ohio State? Here are our CFP, bowl projections

Ohio State’s victory over Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game has added a heck of a lot of intrigue – or, if you prefer, controversy – to the selection of the four-team College Football Playoff field. Conference champions Clemson, Georgia and Oklahoma are safely in the field. Wisconsin, which had been No. 4 in

Ohio State’s victory over Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game has added a heck of a lot of intrigue – or, if you prefer, controversy – to the selection of the four-team College Football Playoff field. Conference champions Clemson, Georgia and Oklahoma are safely in the field. Wisconsin, which had been No. 4 in […]

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Reports: Jimbo Fisher resigns at FSU, headed to Texas A&M as Aggies’ new coach

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has resigned, effective immediately, and will be the new coach at Texas A&M, multiple reports Friday say. The move was expected, though the thought was Fisher would coach FSU’s final regular-season game Saturday against UL-Monroe, then leave for Texas A&M. FSU must win Saturday to become bowl-eligible, and long-time defensive

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has resigned, effective immediately, and will be the new coach at Texas A&M, multiple reports Friday say. The move was expected, though the thought was Fisher would coach FSU’s final regular-season game Saturday against UL-Monroe, then leave for Texas A&M. FSU must win Saturday to become bowl-eligible, and long-time defensive […]

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Could Tennessee end up with Mike Leach as coach?

Tennessee’s coaching search hasn’t gone smoothly, but there appears to be a chance that the Vols end up with Mike Leach. And that wouldn’t be a bad consolation prize at all. Multiple reports say Leach has interviewed with Tennessee, and the talks evidently went well. #Tennessee coaching search update: Source tells me the meeting with

Tennessee’s coaching search hasn’t gone smoothly, but there appears to be a chance that the Vols end up with Mike Leach. And that wouldn’t be a bad consolation prize at all. Multiple reports say Leach has interviewed with Tennessee, and the talks evidently went well. #Tennessee coaching search update: Source tells me the meeting with […]

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Dave Doeren spurns Tennessee to stay at NC State

Tennessee’s coaching search apparently will continue as North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren is staying with the Wolfpack. Doeren reportedly has received a contract extension and a raise from NC State; he is in his fifth season with the Wolfpack. NC State coach Dave Doeren told me via text why he is staying put: "My

Tennessee’s coaching search apparently will continue as North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren is staying with the Wolfpack. Doeren reportedly has received a contract extension and a raise from NC State; he is in his fifth season with the Wolfpack. NC State coach Dave Doeren told me via text why he is staying put: “My […]

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Tennessee’s interest in Jeff Brohm was overblown; Dave Doeren is Vols’ focus

Tennessee’s interest in Purdue’s Jeff Brohm wasn’t as in-depth as it was made out to be, and the Vols’ focus as the school searches for a new coach is on North Carolina State’s Dave Doeren. Much of Wednesday was spent on “Brohm to Tennessee” talk, but sources tell GN that Brohm never met with UT

Tennessee’s interest in Purdue’s Jeff Brohm wasn’t as in-depth as it was made out to be, and the Vols’ focus as the school searches for a new coach is on North Carolina State’s Dave Doeren. Much of Wednesday was spent on “Brohm to Tennessee” talk, but sources tell GN that Brohm never met with UT […]

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Mike Gundy says ‘no’ to UT; SMU’s Chad Morris appears to be next on list

Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy, who met with Tennessee officials about the Vols’ coaching vacancy, has pulled out of the running. Cowboy For Life! #GoPokes #okstate — Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) November 29, 2017 Gundy, 50, is in his 13th season as Oklahoma State’s coach. Since 2010, Oklahoma State has won at least 10 games five times.

Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy, who met with Tennessee officials about the Vols’ coaching vacancy, has pulled out of the running. Cowboy For Life! #GoPokes #okstate — Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) November 29, 2017 Gundy, 50, is in his 13th season as Oklahoma State’s coach. Since 2010, Oklahoma State has won at least 10 games five times. […]

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Reports: Mississippi State hires Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead as coach

Two days after Mississippi State lost coach Dan Mullen to Florida, Bulldogs athletic director John Cohen has found a replacement. Multiple reports Tuesday night say Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead, 44, is the Bulldogs’ new head man. Moorhead is in his second season as Nittany Lions offensive coordinator. Before that, he spent four seasons

Two days after Mississippi State lost coach Dan Mullen to Florida, Bulldogs athletic director John Cohen has found a replacement. Multiple reports Tuesday night say Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead, 44, is the Bulldogs’ new head man. Moorhead is in his second season as Nittany Lions offensive coordinator. Before that, he spent four seasons […]

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Ole Miss takes off ‘interim’ tag, names Matt Luke coach

Matt Luke’s work as Ole Miss’ interim coach this season was good enough to earn him the permanent job. Luke officially had the interim tag removed Sunday after leading the Rebels to a 6-6 mark. He was given the interim title in July when Hugh Freeze was dismissed, and guided the Rebels to a .500

Matt Luke’s work as Ole Miss’ interim coach this season was good enough to earn him the permanent job. Luke officially had the interim tag removed Sunday after leading the Rebels to a 6-6 mark. He was given the interim title in July when Hugh Freeze was dismissed, and guided the Rebels to a .500 […]

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It’s official: Florida hires Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen as coach

Florida will return to its past to rev up its future – and its present. The school announced Sunday that Dan Mullen, who has been Mississippi State’s coach for the past nine seasons, will replace Jim McElwain as the Gators’ coach. Before going to Mississippi State, Mullen spent four seasons as Florida’s offensive coordinator and

Florida will return to its past to rev up its future – and its present. The school announced Sunday that Dan Mullen, who has been Mississippi State’s coach for the past nine seasons, will replace Jim McElwain as the Gators’ coach. Before going to Mississippi State, Mullen spent four seasons as Florida’s offensive coordinator and […]

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Texas A&M fires Kevin Sumlin after 6 seasons as coach

Months of speculation became reality Sunday when Texas A&M announced that coach Kevin Sumlin would not return. Sumlin was coach at A&M for six seasons; his first season was the Aggies’ first year in the SEC. He was 51-26 overall and 25-23 in the SEC in his tenure in College Station. His best team was

Months of speculation became reality Sunday when Texas A&M announced that coach Kevin Sumlin would not return. Sumlin was coach at A&M for six seasons; his first season was the Aggies’ first year in the SEC. He was 51-26 overall and 25-23 in the SEC in his tenure in College Station. His best team was […]

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Heisman watch: Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield way out in front

As a Heisman Trophy voter, GN’s Mike Huguenin takes a weekly look at the Heisman race. Here is our seventh Heisman watch of the season, spotlighting the top three contenders after 13 weeks of the season. Remember that 14 of the past 17 winners have been quarterbacks, including six of the past seven. 3. Stanford

As a Heisman Trophy voter, GN’s Mike Huguenin takes a weekly look at the Heisman race. Here is our seventh Heisman watch of the season, spotlighting the top three contenders after 13 weeks of the season. Remember that 14 of the past 17 winners have been quarterbacks, including six of the past seven. 3. Stanford […]

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Alabama remains No. 1 in latest College Football Playoff rankings

The top four teams remained the same in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, though there was some movement among the quartet. Unbeaten Alabama stayed at No. 1 and unbeaten Miami now is No. 2, up one spot from last week. UM switched spots with one-loss Clemson, and one-loss Oklahoma remained fourth. Wisconsin, which is

The top four teams remained the same in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, though there was some movement among the quartet. Unbeaten Alabama stayed at No. 1 and unbeaten Miami now is No. 2, up one spot from last week. UM switched spots with one-loss Clemson, and one-loss Oklahoma remained fourth. Wisconsin, which is […]

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This week’s College Football Playoff, bowl projections

Here are the updated GN playoff and bowl projections. Our four projected playoff teams this week: Alabama, Clemson, Miami and Oklahoma. The thoughts on those four: Alabama wins out, including the SEC championship game; Clemson downs Miami in a close one in the ACC title game; Oklahoma wins the Big 12 championship game; and Wisconsin

Here are the updated GN playoff and bowl projections. Our four projected playoff teams this week: Alabama, Clemson, Miami and Oklahoma. The thoughts on those four: Alabama wins out, including the SEC championship game; Clemson downs Miami in a close one in the ACC title game; Oklahoma wins the Big 12 championship game; and Wisconsin […]

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Heisman watch: Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield remains atop the list

As a Heisman Trophy voter, GN’s Mike Huguenin takes a weekly look at the Heisman race. Here is our sixth Heisman watch of the season, spotlighting the top three contenders after 12 weeks of the season. Remember that 14 of the past 17 winners have been quarterbacks, including six of the past seven. 3. Louisville

As a Heisman Trophy voter, GN’s Mike Huguenin takes a weekly look at the Heisman race. Here is our sixth Heisman watch of the season, spotlighting the top three contenders after 12 weeks of the season. Remember that 14 of the past 17 winners have been quarterbacks, including six of the past seven. 3. Louisville […]

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This week’s College Football Playoff, bowl projections

Here are the fifth GN playoff and bowl projections of the season. Our four projected playoff teams this week: Alabama, Clemson, Miami and Oklahoma. Yes, that’s right — two ACC teams in the playoff. The thought is that Miami is ranked higher in the CFP rankings going into the ACC championship game but that Clemson

Here are the fifth GN playoff and bowl projections of the season. Our four projected playoff teams this week: Alabama, Clemson, Miami and Oklahoma. Yes, that’s right — two ACC teams in the playoff. The thought is that Miami is ranked higher in the CFP rankings going into the ACC championship game but that Clemson […]

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Heisman watch: Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield way out in front

As a Heisman Trophy voter, GN’s Mike Huguenin takes a weekly look at the Heisman race. Here is our sixth Heisman watch of the season, spotlighting the top three contenders after 11 weeks of the season. Remember that 14 of the past 17 winners have been quarterbacks, including six of the past seven. 3. Arizona

As a Heisman Trophy voter, GN’s Mike Huguenin takes a weekly look at the Heisman race. Here is our sixth Heisman watch of the season, spotlighting the top three contenders after 11 weeks of the season. Remember that 14 of the past 17 winners have been quarterbacks, including six of the past seven. 3. Arizona […]

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Heisman watch: Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield leads the way

As a Heisman Trophy voter, GN’s Mike Huguenin takes a weekly look at the Heisman race. Here is our fourth Heisman watch of the season, spotlighting the top three contenders after 10 weeks of the season. Remember that 14 of the past 17 winners have been quarterbacks, including six of the past seven. 3. Arizona

As a Heisman Trophy voter, GN’s Mike Huguenin takes a weekly look at the Heisman race. Here is our fourth Heisman watch of the season, spotlighting the top three contenders after 10 weeks of the season. Remember that 14 of the past 17 winners have been quarterbacks, including six of the past seven. 3. Arizona […]

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This week’s College Football Playoff, bowl projections

Here are the fourth GN playoff and bowl projections of the season. Our four projected playoff teams this week: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State. All times listed are Eastern. COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF MATCHUPS Rose Bowl Site: Pasadena, Calif. Date: January 1 Time/TV: 5 p.m., ESPN Matchup: Playoff semifinal. Projection: Georgia vs. Ohio State Sugar

Here are the fourth GN playoff and bowl projections of the season. Our four projected playoff teams this week: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State. All times listed are Eastern. COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF MATCHUPS Rose Bowl Site: Pasadena, Calif. Date: January 1 Time/TV: 5 p.m., ESPN Matchup: Playoff semifinal. Projection: Georgia vs. Ohio State Sugar […]

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Heisman watch: Stanford RB Bryce Love takes over top spot

As a Heisman Trophy voter, GN’s Mike Huguenin takes a weekly look at the Heisman race. Here is our fourth Heisman watch of the season, spotlighting the top three contenders after nine weeks of the season. (We’re cheating a bit because we have a tie for third.) Remember that 14 of the past 17 winners

As a Heisman Trophy voter, GN’s Mike Huguenin takes a weekly look at the Heisman race. Here is our fourth Heisman watch of the season, spotlighting the top three contenders after nine weeks of the season. (We’re cheating a bit because we have a tie for third.) Remember that 14 of the past 17 winners […]

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Heisman watch: Big game vs. Michigan keeps Penn State RB Saquon Barkley on top

As a Heisman Trophy voter, GN’s Mike Huguenin takes a weekly look at the Heisman race. Here is our third Heisman watch of the season, spotlighting the top three contenders after eight weeks of the season. Remember that 14 of the past 17 winners have been quarterbacks, including six of the past seven. 3. Oklahoma

As a Heisman Trophy voter, GN’s Mike Huguenin takes a weekly look at the Heisman race. Here is our third Heisman watch of the season, spotlighting the top three contenders after eight weeks of the season. Remember that 14 of the past 17 winners have been quarterbacks, including six of the past seven. 3. Oklahoma […]

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Our updated College Football Playoff, bowl projections

Here are the second GN playoff and bowl projections of the season. Our four projected playoff teams this week: Alabama, Oklahoma, Penn State and Washington. Yes, we’re aware that Washington is coming off a loss. But four of the Huskies’ remaining five games are at home (though the lone road game is against Stanford), and

Here are the second GN playoff and bowl projections of the season. Our four projected playoff teams this week: Alabama, Oklahoma, Penn State and Washington. Yes, we’re aware that Washington is coming off a loss. But four of the Huskies’ remaining five games are at home (though the lone road game is against Stanford), and […]

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Heisman watch: Penn State RB Saquon Barkley leads, has Michigan defense next

As a longtime Heisman Trophy voter and one who will cast his ballot again at the end of this season, GN’s Mike Huguenin takes a weekly look at the Heisman race. Here is our second Heisman watch of the season, spotlighting the top three contenders after seven weeks. Remember that 14 of the past 17

As a longtime Heisman Trophy voter and one who will cast his ballot again at the end of this season, GN’s Mike Huguenin takes a weekly look at the Heisman race. Here is our second Heisman watch of the season, spotlighting the top three contenders after seven weeks. Remember that 14 of the past 17 […]

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Heisman watch: Penn State RB Saquon Barkley leads the way

As a longtime Heisman Trophy voter and one who will cast his ballot again at the end of this season, GN’s Mike Huguenin takes a weekly look at the Heisman race. We’ve waited six weeks for our first Heisman watch to get a truer picture of who deserves Heisman mention. Here are the top three

As a longtime Heisman Trophy voter and one who will cast his ballot again at the end of this season, GN’s Mike Huguenin takes a weekly look at the Heisman race. We’ve waited six weeks for our first Heisman watch to get a truer picture of who deserves Heisman mention. Here are the top three […]

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A post-spring practice look at the preseason top 25 for 2017

We’re still in April and there are a handful of spring football games still to be played. And we still are more than four months from the first real game of the 2017 season. But when it comes to college football, it’s never too early to look ahead. Thus, this post-spring practice version of the

We’re still in April and there are a handful of spring football games still to be played. And we still are more than four months from the first real game of the 2017 season. But when it comes to college football, it’s never too early to look ahead. Thus, this post-spring practice version of the […]

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North Carolina DC Gene Chizik stepping away from coaching

North Carolina defensive coordinator Gene Chizik – who was Auburn’s coach when the Tigers won the national title in 2010 – announced Thursday afternoon that he was stepping down to spend more time with his family. Chizik has spent the past two seasons in Chapel Hill, living away from his family, which resides in Auburn,

North Carolina defensive coordinator Gene Chizik – who was Auburn’s coach when the Tigers won the national title in 2010 – announced Thursday afternoon that he was stepping down to spend more time with his family. Chizik has spent the past two seasons in Chapel Hill, living away from his family, which resides in Auburn, […]

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Is North Carolina DC Gene Chizik pondering getting out of coaching?

Rumors continue to percolate that North Carolina defensive coordinator Gene Chizik – who was Auburn’s coach when the Tigers won the national title in 2010 – is ready to step away from coaching, with one source telling GN that a persistent rumor has been that Chizik would leave after National Signing Day. FootballScoop.com – a

Rumors continue to percolate that North Carolina defensive coordinator Gene Chizik – who was Auburn’s coach when the Tigers won the national title in 2010 – is ready to step away from coaching, with one source telling GN that a persistent rumor has been that Chizik would leave after National Signing Day. FootballScoop.com – a […]

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Florida set to hire West Virginia RB coach JaJuan Seider as assistant

Look for Florida to announce the hiring of West Virginia running backs coach JaJuan Seider in the next few days. Sources tell GN that Seider – a Belle Glade, Fla., native who has been at WVU for four seasons – seems likely to assume that same role at Florida, with current running back coach Tim

Look for Florida to announce the hiring of West Virginia running backs coach JaJuan Seider in the next few days. Sources tell GN that Seider – a Belle Glade, Fla., native who has been at WVU for four seasons – seems likely to assume that same role at Florida, with current running back coach Tim […]

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Monday bowl primer: A big day for the Big Ten

There are four bowl games Monday, including two (the Outback and Sugar) involving SEC teams. Here’s a look at the other two bowls, both New Year’s Six matchups. Monday is a big day for the Big Ten, which has three teams in action. The league had a strong regular season, but it has not been

There are four bowl games Monday, including two (the Outback and Sugar) involving SEC teams. Here’s a look at the other two bowls, both New Year’s Six matchups. Monday is a big day for the Big Ten, which has three teams in action. The league had a strong regular season, but it has not been […]

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Friday bowl primer: Orange Bowl grabs the spotlight

There are five bowl games Friday, tying it with December 17 as the busiest day of the postseason. And the five contests include the first New Year’s Six bowl. SEC teams are involved in two of the five – the Liberty Bowl with Georgia taking on TCU and the Music City Bowl matching Tennessee and

There are five bowl games Friday, tying it with December 17 as the busiest day of the postseason. And the five contests include the first New Year’s Six bowl. SEC teams are involved in two of the five – the Liberty Bowl with Georgia taking on TCU and the Music City Bowl matching Tennessee and […]

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Alamo Bowl primer: A test case for whether experience matters in the postseason

There are three bowl games Thursday, including the Alamo Bowl, which features Colorado and Oklahoma State. This is the 11th consecutive season Oklahoma State has been in the postseason under coach Mike Gundy. Colorado is making its first bowl appearance since 2007, and coach Mike MacIntyre won numerous coach of the year awards this season.

There are three bowl games Thursday, including the Alamo Bowl, which features Colorado and Oklahoma State. This is the 11th consecutive season Oklahoma State has been in the postseason under coach Mike Gundy. Colorado is making its first bowl appearance since 2007, and coach Mike MacIntyre won numerous coach of the year awards this season. […]

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Wednesday bowl primer: Power-conference matchups all around

There are four bowls Wednesday, with one involving an SEC school. The other three match power conference schools, including the only ACC-Big 12 bowl meeting of the postseason. A primer on the Kansas State-Texas A&M matchup in the Texas Bowl is here. Here’s a quick look at the Pinstripe, Russell Athletic and Foster Farms bowls.

There are four bowls Wednesday, with one involving an SEC school. The other three match power conference schools, including the only ACC-Big 12 bowl meeting of the postseason. A primer on the Kansas State-Texas A&M matchup in the Texas Bowl is here. Here’s a quick look at the Pinstripe, Russell Athletic and Foster Farms bowls. […]

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Tuesday bowl primer: Four games, including one involving Mike Leach

There are four bowl games Tuesday as the postseason continues to hum away. Are there any must-watch games? Uhh, no. But Mike Leach is on the sideline for one of the contests, and he’s always interesting. Here’s a look at Tuesday four bowl games. Heart of Dallas Bowl Army (7-5) vs. North Texas (5-7) WHERE:

There are four bowl games Tuesday as the postseason continues to hum away. Are there any must-watch games? Uhh, no. But Mike Leach is on the sideline for one of the contests, and he’s always interesting. Here’s a look at Tuesday four bowl games. Heart of Dallas Bowl Army (7-5) vs. North Texas (5-7) WHERE: […]

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Quick Lane Bowl primer: Don’t expect much offense

There are three bowl games Monday, with two (the St. Petersburg Bowl and the Independence Bowl) involving SEC teams. The third bowl: The Quick Lane Bowl, which features two 6-6 teams – Boston College and Maryland. Oh, goody – a team that finished 2-6 in the ACC plays a team that finished 3-6 in the

There are three bowl games Monday, with two (the St. Petersburg Bowl and the Independence Bowl) involving SEC teams. The third bowl: The Quick Lane Bowl, which features two 6-6 teams – Boston College and Maryland. Oh, goody – a team that finished 2-6 in the ACC plays a team that finished 3-6 in the […]

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Saturday bowl primer: Hawaii Bowl is in the ‘spotlight’ by itself

There is one bowl game Saturday, the Hawaii Bowl matching Hawaii and Middle Tennessee State. Let’s this out of the way: No matter how much you love football, if you’re not an MTSU or Hawaii alum and you still spend more than an hour watching this game at night on on Christmas Eve … wow.

There is one bowl game Saturday, the Hawaii Bowl matching Hawaii and Middle Tennessee State. Let’s this out of the way: No matter how much you love football, if you’re not an MTSU or Hawaii alum and you still spend more than an hour watching this game at night on on Christmas Eve … wow. […]

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Friday bowl primer: Dollar General Bowl coaching matchup offers intrigue

There are three bowl games Friday, including a cool coaching matchup in the Dollar General Bowl: The bowl has the second-oldest coach in the FBS ranks (Ohio’s Frank Solich, above right, who is 71) against the third-youngest (Troy’s Neal Brown, above left, who is 36). Here’s a quick look at Friday’s three bowl games: the

There are three bowl games Friday, including a cool coaching matchup in the Dollar General Bowl: The bowl has the second-oldest coach in the FBS ranks (Ohio’s Frank Solich, above right, who is 71) against the third-youngest (Troy’s Neal Brown, above left, who is 36). Here’s a quick look at Friday’s three bowl games: the […]

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Thursday bowl primer: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl has some SEC flavor

The bowl season marches on Thursday, though heavy jackets and gloves will be needed. Colorado State and Idaho meet in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, and temperatures are expected to be in the high teens at kickoff. Despite the locales of the teams involved, there is a definite SEC flavor to this one.

The bowl season marches on Thursday, though heavy jackets and gloves will be needed. Colorado State and Idaho meet in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, and temperatures are expected to be in the high teens at kickoff. Despite the locales of the teams involved, there is a definite SEC flavor to this one. […]

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Wednesday bowl primer: Poinsettia Bowl matches old ‘friends’

Wednesday features one bowl game, the Poinsettia Bowl from San Diego. The contest matches BYU and Wyoming, former longtime rivals in the Western Athletic and Mountain West conferences. Here’s a quick look at the Poinsettia Bowl. Poinsettia Bowl BYU (8-4) vs. Wyoming (8-5) WHERE: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego. TIME/TV: 9 p.m., ESPN BUZZ: This is

Wednesday features one bowl game, the Poinsettia Bowl from San Diego. The contest matches BYU and Wyoming, former longtime rivals in the Western Athletic and Mountain West conferences. Here’s a quick look at the Poinsettia Bowl. Poinsettia Bowl BYU (8-4) vs. Wyoming (8-5) WHERE: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego. TIME/TV: 9 p.m., ESPN BUZZ: This is […]

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Tuesday bowl primer: Boca Raton Bowl should feature a lot of points

The parade of bowls continues Tuesday with one game, the Boca Raton Bowl. The game – played at FAU Stadium, the future home of Lane Kiffin – has the potential to be one of the highest-scoring games of the postseason, though the mindset of one participating team is a question mark. Here’s a quick look

The parade of bowls continues Tuesday with one game, the Boca Raton Bowl. The game – played at FAU Stadium, the future home of Lane Kiffin – has the potential to be one of the highest-scoring games of the postseason, though the mindset of one participating team is a question mark. Here’s a quick look […]

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Monday bowl primer: There’s one game — and it’s in a baseball stadium

There’s one bowl game Monday, the first of eight games this week. It’s a day game, so whether you want to skip work to watch — well, that’s up to you. The potential exists for a lot of points (from one team, anyway). Miami Beach Bowl Central Michigan (6-6) vs. Tulsa (9-3) WHERE: Marlins Park,

There’s one bowl game Monday, the first of eight games this week. It’s a day game, so whether you want to skip work to watch — well, that’s up to you. The potential exists for a lot of points (from one team, anyway). Miami Beach Bowl Central Michigan (6-6) vs. Tulsa (9-3) WHERE: Marlins Park, […]

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Saturday bowl primer: 5 games kick off the postseason

You’re ready for some more football? That’s good because there are five bowl games to kick off the postseason Saturday, including one that has the potential to be one of the best matchups of the entire postseason. There are 14 bowl games before Christmas, meaning a third of those come Saturday. Here’s a look at

You’re ready for some more football? That’s good because there are five bowl games to kick off the postseason Saturday, including one that has the potential to be one of the best matchups of the entire postseason. There are 14 bowl games before Christmas, meaning a third of those come Saturday. Here’s a look at […]

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Peyton Manning, Steve Spurrier on College Hall of Fame ballot

Peyton Manning and Steve Spurrier head the list of 12 former SEC players and coaches who are on the 2017 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Spurrier already is in as a player; he is on the ballot this year as a coach (Duke, Florida and South Carolina). Manning is on

Peyton Manning and Steve Spurrier head the list of 12 former SEC players and coaches who are on the 2017 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Spurrier already is in as a player; he is on the ballot this year as a coach (Duke, Florida and South Carolina). Manning is on […]

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