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Getting to know LSU’s newest quarterback, Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow is such a competitor that, although he threw six touchdown passes in the 2014 state championship game, he was still torn up by the fact that Toledo Central Catholic had downed his Athens squad 56-52. The worst day of his life, he called it. There weren’t many bad days his senior year. That’s for

Joe Burrow is such a competitor that, although he threw six touchdown passes in the 2014 state championship game, he was still torn up by the fact that Toledo Central Catholic had downed his Athens squad 56-52. The worst day of his life, he called it. There weren’t many bad days his senior year. That’s for […]

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Hunter Johnson’s transfer tells us much about Clemson’s 2018 QB competition

With Hunter Johnson reportedly set to transfer, as first reported by Larry Williams of Tiger Illustrated, Clemson’s quarterback race becomes much clearer. It also means: Heading in to fall camp, Kelly Bryant is still a contender, if not the leading candidate to start at quarterback Despite moving up the depth chart at the end of

With Hunter Johnson reportedly set to transfer, as first reported by Larry Williams of Tiger Illustrated, Clemson’s quarterback race becomes much clearer. It also means: Heading in to fall camp, Kelly Bryant is still a contender, if not the leading candidate to start at quarterback Despite moving up the depth chart at the end of […]

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Steve Spurrier shares story of ill-fated interview for LSU coaching position

Tales of the 1986 LSU football coaching search have been told in press rooms and bar rooms all over Baton Rouge for more than 30 years. In some variation, the story goes that Steve Spurrier—then the head coach of the USFL’s Tampa Bay Bandits—was stood up at the airport by LSU brass. The Head Ball

Tales of the 1986 LSU football coaching search have been told in press rooms and bar rooms all over Baton Rouge for more than 30 years. In some variation, the story goes that Steve Spurrier—then the head coach of the USFL’s Tampa Bay Bandits—was stood up at the airport by LSU brass. The Head Ball […]

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Dan Mullen needs a history lesson on football in Mississippi

Dan Mullen appears to be settling in nicely as the new head coach at the University of Florida. While he hasn’t crowned himself king of football in the state of Florida yet, it appears he believes he created football in the state of Mississippi. Mullen came to the Gators after leading Mississippi State to a 69-46

Dan Mullen appears to be settling in nicely as the new head coach at the University of Florida. While he hasn’t crowned himself king of football in the state of Florida yet, it appears he believes he created football in the state of Mississippi. Mullen came to the Gators after leading Mississippi State to a 69-46 […]

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Big risks, big rewards await FSU in 2019 season-opening game in Jacksonville

The 2018 season hasn’t even started yet and excitement for 2019 has already been kickstarted for Seminole Nation. Willie Taggart and company left ACC spring meetings Wednesday to come to Jacksonville and announce next season’s opening game against Boise State. Taggart, Jacksonville Mayor Leon Curry, TaxSlayer Gator Bowl President Rick Catlett, FSU AD Stan Wilcox,

The 2018 season hasn’t even started yet and excitement for 2019 has already been kickstarted for Seminole Nation. Willie Taggart and company left ACC spring meetings Wednesday to come to Jacksonville and announce next season’s opening game against Boise State. Taggart, Jacksonville Mayor Leon Curry, TaxSlayer Gator Bowl President Rick Catlett, FSU AD Stan Wilcox, […]

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Jerry Stovall discusses honor of having his number retired by LSU

LSU announced this week that Jerry Stovall will become only the 13th former athlete or coach to have his or her jersey retired by the school.  It’s an honor that still has not sunk in for the 77-year-old former All-American and head coach of the Tigers. “You go into the stadium and you see the

LSU announced this week that Jerry Stovall will become only the 13th former athlete or coach to have his or her jersey retired by the school.  It’s an honor that still has not sunk in for the 77-year-old former All-American and head coach of the Tigers. “You go into the stadium and you see the […]

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Gators appear to be de-emphasizing South Florida recruiting

“If you don’t think South Florida is important to us…. as a coach at Wagner College, the first guy I ever signed, went on to be an All-American, went to Gulliver Prep (in Miami),” Dan Mullen. The most important state in the Union in terms of football recruiting is Florida. There is a wealth of

“If you don’t think South Florida is important to us…. as a coach at Wagner College, the first guy I ever signed, went on to be an All-American, went to Gulliver Prep (in Miami),” Dan Mullen. The most important state in the Union in terms of football recruiting is Florida. There is a wealth of […]

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Legendary Alabama players chat up Nick Saban when returning for graduation

Former Alabama players Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Amari Cooper, and Derrick Henry stopped by just in time for graduation and conversation on, among other subjects, finances and coming back to school to graduate. Nick Saban opens this episode of “Bama Cuts” by congratulating the players on keeping their promises of returning to school and earning their

Former Alabama players Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Amari Cooper, and Derrick Henry stopped by just in time for graduation and conversation on, among other subjects, finances and coming back to school to graduate. Nick Saban opens this episode of “Bama Cuts” by congratulating the players on keeping their promises of returning to school and earning their […]

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Joe Burrow could succeed at Florida where other transfer QBs have failed before

Former Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow is not your normal graduate transfer. He has two years of eligibility remaining. Go get him, Dan Mullen. When I first heard reporters speculating that Florida could be a contender for Burrow, I was less than thrilled. At some point, the Gators have to develop quarterbacks. Florida brought in

Former Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow is not your normal graduate transfer. He has two years of eligibility remaining. Go get him, Dan Mullen. When I first heard reporters speculating that Florida could be a contender for Burrow, I was less than thrilled. At some point, the Gators have to develop quarterbacks. Florida brought in […]

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Arsene and Ferguson love-hate relationship

The rivalry between Wenger and Ferguson cannot be forgotten easily and is known worldwide. If one is the Boss of the Manchester United then other is fondly known as The Teacher who revolutionized football in the United Kingdom and transformed the Arsenal club. The long lasting rivalry was finally put to rest and the lid

The rivalry between Wenger and Ferguson cannot be forgotten easily and is known worldwide. If one is the Boss of the Manchester United then other is fondly known as The Teacher who revolutionized football in the United Kingdom and transformed the Arsenal club. The long lasting rivalry was finally put to rest and the lid […]

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Jeremy Pruitt not concerned about Phil Fulmer meddling in football program

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt didn’t mince words when asked what he thought about those who might be concerned about Phillip Fulmer meddling with Tennessee’s football team. “They need to worry about something else,” Pruitt said flatly during an interview on WGOW. Perhaps, but the concern does have merit. Fulmer is one of the most successful

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt didn’t mince words when asked what he thought about those who might be concerned about Phillip Fulmer meddling with Tennessee’s football team. “They need to worry about something else,” Pruitt said flatly during an interview on WGOW. Perhaps, but the concern does have merit. Fulmer is one of the most successful […]

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Is Kentucky grad transfer linebacker Denzil Ware a good fit for Florida State?

Last week, one of my sources made me aware of a potential graduate transfer to FSU by the name of Denzil Ware. Ware was a three-year starting linebacker at Kentucky who was suspended for the team’s bowl game, but returned for spring practice. He was named third-team All-SEC last season, specifically playing the rush outside

Last week, one of my sources made me aware of a potential graduate transfer to FSU by the name of Denzil Ware. Ware was a three-year starting linebacker at Kentucky who was suspended for the team’s bowl game, but returned for spring practice. He was named third-team All-SEC last season, specifically playing the rush outside […]

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Are coaches endangering players by taking more control of training staffs?

As it sought to tackle the growing concerns around concussions on the football field and how the injuries were diagnosed, the NCAA more than two years ago saw its autonomy group easily pass a rule that mandated full power to the school’s medical officials on a player’s clearance to return to the field of play.

As it sought to tackle the growing concerns around concussions on the football field and how the injuries were diagnosed, the NCAA more than two years ago saw its autonomy group easily pass a rule that mandated full power to the school’s medical officials on a player’s clearance to return to the field of play. […]

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Explaining why Florida State Seminoles fell in 2018 NFL Draft

I receive questions daily on social media and in person, the answers to which don’t make it into articles. Recently, I’ve fielded great questions about the FSU football program that I wanted to flesh out beyond 280 characters on Twitter. I figured it was time to do my version of a mailbag – a third

I receive questions daily on social media and in person, the answers to which don’t make it into articles. Recently, I’ve fielded great questions about the FSU football program that I wanted to flesh out beyond 280 characters on Twitter. I figured it was time to do my version of a mailbag – a third […]

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Could Jason Witten be interested in front-office role with Cowboys after playing career?

As Jason Witten ponders his future – either of an immediate transition to the television booth or for one more season with the Dallas Cowboys – it appears two scenarios have emerged for the former Volunteers’ star. First, per industry sources, Witten holds an offer to join an entirely overhauled “Monday Night Football” broadcast team

As Jason Witten ponders his future – either of an immediate transition to the television booth or for one more season with the Dallas Cowboys – it appears two scenarios have emerged for the former Volunteers’ star. First, per industry sources, Witten holds an offer to join an entirely overhauled “Monday Night Football” broadcast team […]

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Mississippi State an early surprise of 2019 recruiting cycle

As we enter May, we are still more than seven months away from the early signing period for the Class of 2019. One of the early surprises in that class is the work being done by Joe Moorhead. Mississippi State currently sits with nine commitments for its 2019 class, four of those nine prospects considered

As we enter May, we are still more than seven months away from the early signing period for the Class of 2019. One of the early surprises in that class is the work being done by Joe Moorhead. Mississippi State currently sits with nine commitments for its 2019 class, four of those nine prospects considered […]

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Report: SMU interim head coach Jeff Traylor joins Arkansas, Sonny Dykes to coach bowl game

Arkansas’ hiring of Chad Morris has left a domino effect of wackiness at SMU – but don’t expect to see it elsewhere in the bowl season. SMU’s interim head coach Jeff Traylor is following his former boss to the Razorbacks, leaving the Mustangs without a head coach for the second time in about a week.

Arkansas’ hiring of Chad Morris has left a domino effect of wackiness at SMU – but don’t expect to see it elsewhere in the bowl season. SMU’s interim head coach Jeff Traylor is following his former boss to the Razorbacks, leaving the Mustangs without a head coach for the second time in about a week. […]

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Report: New SMU coach Sonny Dykes will get early start — in the Mustangs’ bowl game

Arkansas’ hiring of Chad Morris has left a domino effect – but don’t expect to see it elsewhere in the bowl season. SMU interim coach Jeff Traylor was supposed to coach the Mustangs in the Frisco Bowl, but is following his former boss to the Razorbacks. The solution, as reported by the the Dallas Morning

Arkansas’ hiring of Chad Morris has left a domino effect – but don’t expect to see it elsewhere in the bowl season. SMU interim coach Jeff Traylor was supposed to coach the Mustangs in the Frisco Bowl, but is following his former boss to the Razorbacks. The solution, as reported by the the Dallas Morning […]

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Could Alabama or LSU be in future for Louisville RB Jeremy Smith?

What does LSU’s future at running back look like after Derrius Guice? A rusher who shared the backfield with a Heisman winner might be the answer. The father of Louisville running back Jeremy Smith says his son is planning a graduate transfer, and he’s discussing LSU and Alabama as potential destinations, as reported by the

What does LSU’s future at running back look like after Derrius Guice? A rusher who shared the backfield with a Heisman winner might be the answer. The father of Louisville running back Jeremy Smith says his son is planning a graduate transfer, and he’s discussing LSU and Alabama as potential destinations, as reported by the […]

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FSU tight ends coach Tim Brewster follows Jimbo Fisher to Texas A&M

Tight end coach Tim Brewster, one of Jimbo Fisher’s ace recruiters, will follow his boss from Tallahassee to College Station. Brewster tweeted the news Tuesday morning. I will now join Jimbo in College Station. God Bless and always #GoNoles🍢🍢 — Tim Brewster (@TimBrewster) December 12, 2017 Brewster had been in charge of the Seminoles’ tight

Tight end coach Tim Brewster, one of Jimbo Fisher’s ace recruiters, will follow his boss from Tallahassee to College Station. Brewster tweeted the news Tuesday morning. I will now join Jimbo in College Station. God Bless and always #GoNoles🍢🍢 — Tim Brewster (@TimBrewster) December 12, 2017 Brewster had been in charge of the Seminoles’ tight […]

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Reports: Texas A&M hires Memphis assistant Darrell Dickey as offensive coordinator

Multiple media reports say new Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher has hired Darrell Dickey as his offensive coordinator. Dickey had held the same role at Memphis the past six seasons under Justin Fuente and then Mike Norvell. Fisher called his own plays at FSU and is expected to do so at A&M, as well. Dickey

Multiple media reports say new Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher has hired Darrell Dickey as his offensive coordinator. Dickey had held the same role at Memphis the past six seasons under Justin Fuente and then Mike Norvell. Fisher called his own plays at FSU and is expected to do so at A&M, as well. Dickey […]

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Jim Harbaugh’s happy: Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson says he is headed to Michigan

One of the best quarterbacks in the SEC is leaving. As expected, as Ole Miss sophomore Shea Patterson is transferring to Michigan. He announced his decision Monday via Twitter. pic.twitter.com/98X2y0Fg3n — Shea Patterson (@SheaPatterson_1) December 11, 2017 Patterson was a five-star recruit in the 2016 class, and while the plan was for him to redshirt,

One of the best quarterbacks in the SEC is leaving. As expected, as Ole Miss sophomore Shea Patterson is transferring to Michigan. He announced his decision Monday via Twitter. pic.twitter.com/98X2y0Fg3n — Shea Patterson (@SheaPatterson_1) December 11, 2017 Patterson was a five-star recruit in the 2016 class, and while the plan was for him to redshirt, […]

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Report: Former Vols QB Sheriron Jones picks New Mexico as 4th college destination

After college stops in three states, well-traveled former Tennessee quarterback Sheriron Jones seems to be on the move again. He reportedly has committed to New Mexico, as reported by 247Sports.com’s Ryan Bartow. Scoop: One of the nation's top JUCO dual-threat QBs Sheriron Jones, former signal caller at #Tennessee, commits to #NewMexico. @gullyboyjonezy — Ryan Bartow

After college stops in three states, well-traveled former Tennessee quarterback Sheriron Jones seems to be on the move again. He reportedly has committed to New Mexico, as reported by 247Sports.com’s Ryan Bartow. Scoop: One of the nation’s top JUCO dual-threat QBs Sheriron Jones, former signal caller at #Tennessee, commits to #NewMexico. @gullyboyjonezy — Ryan Bartow […]

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4-star WR Devonta Jason’s Kansas de-commit could boost Mississippi State, LSU

Just 10 months ago, six players from the New Orleans area committed to Kansas. Now, only two remain, and teams like Mississippi State or LSU may benefit. Four-star wide receiver Devonta Jason de-committed from the Jayhawks Sunday, with an SEC destination possibly in store. He announced his decision on Twitter: I'm Decommitted From Kansas University

Just 10 months ago, six players from the New Orleans area committed to Kansas. Now, only two remain, and teams like Mississippi State or LSU may benefit. Four-star wide receiver Devonta Jason de-committed from the Jayhawks Sunday, with an SEC destination possibly in store. He announced his decision on Twitter: I’m Decommitted From Kansas University […]

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Trenton Thompson’s potential return could be huge boost to Georgia’s 2018 defense

Based on what he posted to his Instagram account over the weekend, Georgia junior defensive tackle Trenton Thompson appears to be planning to return for his senior season. Thompson was the top prospect nationally in the 2015 recruiting class and he played well in 2016, especially late in the season. That led to speculation that

Based on what he posted to his Instagram account over the weekend, Georgia junior defensive tackle Trenton Thompson appears to be planning to return for his senior season. Thompson was the top prospect nationally in the 2015 recruiting class and he played well in 2016, especially late in the season. That led to speculation that […]

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Florida State scheduling visit for Tennessee QB commit Michael Penix Jr.

Willie Taggart must have a mix of espresso and Monster Energy running through his veins. He’s hit the recruiting trail in a blitz as up-tempo and aggressive as his Gulf Coast Offense. Since arriving in Tallahassee, he has been constantly working the phones trying to dig up “The players that want to be Noles!” Much

Willie Taggart must have a mix of espresso and Monster Energy running through his veins. He’s hit the recruiting trail in a blitz as up-tempo and aggressive as his Gulf Coast Offense. Since arriving in Tallahassee, he has been constantly working the phones trying to dig up “The players that want to be Noles!” Much […]

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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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No surprise here: Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield takes home the Heisman

Quarterback Baker Mayfield on Saturday night became the sixth Oklahoma player to win the Heisman Trophy, and he now will attempt to become the fifth Heisman winner in the past nine seasons to also win the national title. Mayfield will be looking to join Alabama’s Derrick Henry (2015), Florida State’s Jameis Winston (2013), Auburn’s Cam

Quarterback Baker Mayfield on Saturday night became the sixth Oklahoma player to win the Heisman Trophy, and he now will attempt to become the fifth Heisman winner in the past nine seasons to also win the national title. Mayfield will be looking to join Alabama’s Derrick Henry (2015), Florida State’s Jameis Winston (2013), Auburn’s Cam […]

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A great era could unfold as Florida, Florida State, Miami have coaches passionate about their school

I know as a Florida fan that I’m not allowed to say this. I also will say that I would not have considered it when I was younger. But I am genuinely happy for the fan bases in the state of Florida. Each of the state’s “Big Three” college football programs is being led by

I know as a Florida fan that I’m not allowed to say this. I also will say that I would not have considered it when I was younger. But I am genuinely happy for the fan bases in the state of Florida. Each of the state’s “Big Three” college football programs is being led by […]

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Hiring Raymond Woodie as an assistant would help recruiting for Taggart, FSU

As much as Florida State fans are excited about the potential hire of Jim Leavitt as the Seminoles’ new defensive coordinator, they shouldn’t overlook another assistant who is almost certain to make his way to Tallahassee. Raymond Woodie, who was Oregon’s outside linebackers and special teams coach, is a top-flight receiver who helped Taggart secure

As much as Florida State fans are excited about the potential hire of Jim Leavitt as the Seminoles’ new defensive coordinator, they shouldn’t overlook another assistant who is almost certain to make his way to Tallahassee. Raymond Woodie, who was Oregon’s outside linebackers and special teams coach, is a top-flight receiver who helped Taggart secure […]

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There’s no downside for Harbaugh, Michigan if QB Shea Patterson transfers in

Michigan is in hot pursuit of several Mississippi football players in the wake of NCAA sanctions on the Rebels. Reportedly, there are seven potential transfers to Ann Arbor, but sources within the football program tell me the number is likely three for the 2018 season. The biggest name expected to choose the Wolverines is former

Michigan is in hot pursuit of several Mississippi football players in the wake of NCAA sanctions on the Rebels. Reportedly, there are seven potential transfers to Ann Arbor, but sources within the football program tell me the number is likely three for the 2018 season. The biggest name expected to choose the Wolverines is former […]

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Tennessee making unprecedented financial commitment to Jeremy Pruitt and staff

Tennessee is making an unprecedented financial commitment to Jeremy Pruitt and what is expected to be a top-tier group of assistant coaches. The University of Tennessee is giving Pruitt, soon to be formally introduced by athletics director Phillip Fulmer as the Volunteers next head coach, a six-year deal worth not quite $4 million on average

Tennessee is making an unprecedented financial commitment to Jeremy Pruitt and what is expected to be a top-tier group of assistant coaches. The University of Tennessee is giving Pruitt, soon to be formally introduced by athletics director Phillip Fulmer as the Volunteers next head coach, a six-year deal worth not quite $4 million on average […]

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Jeremy Pruitt expected to be named Tennessee coach Thursday

Hall of Famer Phillip Fulmer did in less than a week what suspended University of Tennessee athletics director John Currie stared down for months, yet couldn’t accomplish: find the Volunteers’ next football coach. UT’s long national nightmare unofficially reached its conclusion Wednesday night when Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt agreed to terms to become the

Hall of Famer Phillip Fulmer did in less than a week what suspended University of Tennessee athletics director John Currie stared down for months, yet couldn’t accomplish: find the Volunteers’ next football coach. UT’s long national nightmare unofficially reached its conclusion Wednesday night when Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt agreed to terms to become the […]

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Tennessee and Jeremy Pruitt continue moving toward his hiring as head coach

University of Tennessee representatives led by Phillip Fulmer continued to press on with meetings Wednesday in New York in an attempt to resolve the Vols’ nation’s-longest football head coaching vacancy. While progress was made, the post remains officially open. Per sources with direct knowledge, UT moved forward in talks with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt

University of Tennessee representatives led by Phillip Fulmer continued to press on with meetings Wednesday in New York in an attempt to resolve the Vols’ nation’s-longest football head coaching vacancy. While progress was made, the post remains officially open. Per sources with direct knowledge, UT moved forward in talks with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt […]

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Will Muschamp must find an effective offensive coordinator. Can he do so?

When asked what lesson he learned from his four-year tenure at Florida, Will Muschamp consistently has cited one thing: “We didn’t score enough points.” He’s also maintained that, had he hired Kurt Roper as offensive coordinator earlier in his Florida tenure than in his final season, he likely still would have been there. That’s why

When asked what lesson he learned from his four-year tenure at Florida, Will Muschamp consistently has cited one thing: “We didn’t score enough points.” He’s also maintained that, had he hired Kurt Roper as offensive coordinator earlier in his Florida tenure than in his final season, he likely still would have been there. That’s why […]

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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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Ole Miss must defend itself – aggressively – from latest wave of attacks

Ole Miss finally received the verdict from the NCAA Committee on Infractions; it included an additional bowl ban, a ruling chancellor Jeff Vitter said the school would “vigorously” fight. The ban could be lifted, but the program’s problems have continued to mount from a public relations standpoint. Yahoo! Sports noted that some current Rebel players

Ole Miss finally received the verdict from the NCAA Committee on Infractions; it included an additional bowl ban, a ruling chancellor Jeff Vitter said the school would “vigorously” fight. The ban could be lifted, but the program’s problems have continued to mount from a public relations standpoint. Yahoo! Sports noted that some current Rebel players […]

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Jimbo Fisher’s departure an early Christmas present for Dan Mullen

Florida State hiring Willie Taggart was excellent news for new Florida coach Dan Mullen. Why? Because it means Jimbo Fisher is gone. Taggart, 41, might become a star. I believe he will, despite a 47-50 career coaching record. Still, Mullen’s first week on the job in Gainesville was marked by tremendous fortune with the news

Florida State hiring Willie Taggart was excellent news for new Florida coach Dan Mullen. Why? Because it means Jimbo Fisher is gone. Taggart, 41, might become a star. I believe he will, despite a 47-50 career coaching record. Still, Mullen’s first week on the job in Gainesville was marked by tremendous fortune with the news […]

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Was actor/comedian Tom Arnold (gasp) right about Nick Saban and the Giants?

In October 2016, actor/comedian Tom Arnold was a guest on “The Paul Finebaum Show” and said Alabama coach Nick Saban had flirted with the New York Giants before team hired Ben McAdoo in January 2014. http://broadband.espn.go.com/video/clip?id=17913755 Football fans, especially Alabama fans, scoffed at the notion that Nick Saban would think about leaving Tuscaloosa even though

In October 2016, actor/comedian Tom Arnold was a guest on “The Paul Finebaum Show” and said Alabama coach Nick Saban had flirted with the New York Giants before team hired Ben McAdoo in January 2014. http://broadband.espn.go.com/video/clip?id=17913755 Football fans, especially Alabama fans, scoffed at the notion that Nick Saban would think about leaving Tuscaloosa even though […]

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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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Taggart’s FSU coaching staff taking shape, with Jim Leavitt the likely defensive coordinator

Willie Taggart is Florida State’s new coach, and the speculation surrounding Taggart now is who he will hire as assistants and how quickly he can salvage FSU’s recruiting class. Initially, there had been speculation that he could bring at least four assistants with him from Oregon: defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt, offensive line coach/co-coordinator Mario Cristobal,

Willie Taggart is Florida State’s new coach, and the speculation surrounding Taggart now is who he will hire as assistants and how quickly he can salvage FSU’s recruiting class. Initially, there had been speculation that he could bring at least four assistants with him from Oregon: defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt, offensive line coach/co-coordinator Mario Cristobal, […]

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Reports: Florida State hires Willie Taggart as coach

Willie Taggart is headed home. Numerous media reports Tuesday afternoon have Taggart – a Florida native – being hired as Florida State’s coach, replacing Jimbo Fisher. Taggart, 41, is in his first season at Oregon. Taggart also has coached at Western Kentucky and USF. Fisher resigned at FSU last Friday, and speculation immediately centered on

Willie Taggart is headed home. Numerous media reports Tuesday afternoon have Taggart – a Florida native – being hired as Florida State’s coach, replacing Jimbo Fisher. Taggart, 41, is in his first season at Oregon. Taggart also has coached at Western Kentucky and USF. Fisher resigned at FSU last Friday, and speculation immediately centered on […]

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Phil Fulmer’s search for next Vols head coach drawing to a close

With meetings ongoing surrounding the National Football Foundation events in New York City, Tennessee’s Phillip Fulmer-led coaching search appears to be drawing near its conclusion. Three candidates are undergoing second interviews with Fulmer’s University of Tennessee contingent in the Big Apple: Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt; Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele; and Georgia defensive coordinator

With meetings ongoing surrounding the National Football Foundation events in New York City, Tennessee’s Phillip Fulmer-led coaching search appears to be drawing near its conclusion. Three candidates are undergoing second interviews with Fulmer’s University of Tennessee contingent in the Big Apple: Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt; Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele; and Georgia defensive coordinator […]

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Mizzou’s Josh Heupel leaves for UCF job, hires Randy Shannon as DC

After building the SEC’s top-scoring offense at Missouri, Josh Heupel is leaving the Tigers for his first head-coaching job. He was announced Tuesday as the next coach at UCF. He’s here for sustained success. Welcome to Orlando, @coachjoshheupel! 📰 https://t.co/U2J5is7XzG#ChargeOn pic.twitter.com/oPEx7msW1u — #Perfect2Peach 🍑 (@UCF_Football) December 5, 2017 He replaces Scott Frost, who was hired

After building the SEC’s top-scoring offense at Missouri, Josh Heupel is leaving the Tigers for his first head-coaching job. He was announced Tuesday as the next coach at UCF. He’s here for sustained success. Welcome to Orlando, @coachjoshheupel! 📰 https://t.co/U2J5is7XzG#ChargeOn pic.twitter.com/oPEx7msW1u — #Perfect2Peach 🍑 (@UCF_Football) December 5, 2017 He replaces Scott Frost, who was hired […]

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Phil Fulmer continuing to interview candidates for Volunteers opening

Tennessee’s revamped search for its next football coach continued Monday in Dallas, with new athletics director Phillip Fulmer running point in the Vols’ now-22-day process. Fulmer and his close-knit inner circle are in the process of a full day of interviews after previously speaking this weekend with Les Miles, SMU head coach Chad Morris, Auburn

Tennessee’s revamped search for its next football coach continued Monday in Dallas, with new athletics director Phillip Fulmer running point in the Vols’ now-22-day process. Fulmer and his close-knit inner circle are in the process of a full day of interviews after previously speaking this weekend with Les Miles, SMU head coach Chad Morris, Auburn […]

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Florida State deal with Willie Taggart could be done at any time

It’s becoming increasingly apparent that Oregon coach Willie Taggart is far and away Florida State’s top choice to replace Jimbo Fisher, to the point that one of his current Ducks assistants is looking into where the best schools in Tallahassee are for his children. Sources tell GN that Taggart’s agent, Jimmy Sexton, is close to

It’s becoming increasingly apparent that Oregon coach Willie Taggart is far and away Florida State’s top choice to replace Jimbo Fisher, to the point that one of his current Ducks assistants is looking into where the best schools in Tallahassee are for his children. Sources tell GN that Taggart’s agent, Jimmy Sexton, is close to […]

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Florida State’s pursuit of Oregon’s Willie Taggart continues

Jimmy Sexton, you’re my hero. The villain in Seminole Nation might end up being the hero. The agent for Jimbo Fisher and Willie Taggart (and Gus Malzahn) has been so busy making landmark deals with coaches in the SEC, he has not be able to pay as much attention to the Nike school in Oregon

Jimmy Sexton, you’re my hero. The villain in Seminole Nation might end up being the hero. The agent for Jimbo Fisher and Willie Taggart (and Gus Malzahn) has been so busy making landmark deals with coaches in the SEC, he has not be able to pay as much attention to the Nike school in Oregon […]

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Baker Mayfield says phone number was posted, thanks Bulldogs fans for trash talk

Georgia fans already have shown that they are ready for Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. Mayfield, the likely Heisman winner, tweeted out that his cell phone number was posted and that he received a good amount of trash talk from Georgia fans. Mayfield and the Sooners take on Georgia in the Rose Bowl on January 1.

Georgia fans already have shown that they are ready for Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. Mayfield, the likely Heisman winner, tweeted out that his cell phone number was posted and that he received a good amount of trash talk from Georgia fans. Mayfield and the Sooners take on Georgia in the Rose Bowl on January 1. […]

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Hugh Freeze as a staffer at LSU makes sense — so much so that why isn’t it already done?

BATON ROUGE, La. – The weekend has come and gone, and Hugh Freeze still isn’t a member of the LSU staff. What’s the hold up? While the NCAA’s long-awaited ruling on Ole Miss was buried Friday amid Texas A&M’s power play and Tennessee’s comedy of errors, it carried great news for the former Rebels coach.

BATON ROUGE, La. – The weekend has come and gone, and Hugh Freeze still isn’t a member of the LSU staff. What’s the hold up? While the NCAA’s long-awaited ruling on Ole Miss was buried Friday amid Texas A&M’s power play and Tennessee’s comedy of errors, it carried great news for the former Rebels coach. […]

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New and old candidates, including Les Miles, surfacing for Tennessee with Phil Fulmer now leading search

Tennessee continues its much-publicized, oft-criticized search for its next football coach with Phillip Fulmer, the Hall of Famer-turned-athletics-director, away from the Volunteer State. Named Friday as the head of University of Tennessee athletics, Fulmer has gone from the SEC Championship in Atlanta to the metro-Dallas area as UT has scheduled myriad interviews after having already

Tennessee continues its much-publicized, oft-criticized search for its next football coach with Phillip Fulmer, the Hall of Famer-turned-athletics-director, away from the Volunteer State. Named Friday as the head of University of Tennessee athletics, Fulmer has gone from the SEC Championship in Atlanta to the metro-Dallas area as UT has scheduled myriad interviews after having already […]

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