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 […]

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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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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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