College Football NEWS ARCHIVE

» Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Boston College DE Landry ’fully committed’ to Senior Bowl

Boston College defensive end Harold Landry, one of the top pass-rushing prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft, told Dane Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com that he is "fully committed" to playing in the Senior Bowl as he recovers from an ankle injury.

» Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CFB notebook: New SMU coach Dykes will coach bowl game

Sonny Dykes was introduced as SMU's new football head coach Tuesday, and he soon will be on the sideline.

James Madison signs coach Houston to 10-year extension

Fear of losing its coach to a major school helped James Madison decide to reward coach Mike Houston with a 10-year contract extension.

Dykes introduced at SMU, will coach in Frisco Bowl

Sonny Dykes was introduced as SMU's new football head coach Tuesday, and he soon will be on the sideline.

Injured Wyoming QB Allen aims to play in bowl game

Josh Allen doesn't want to let a lingering shoulder injury dictate his chance to play one more game with Wyoming.

QB Park requests release from Iowa State

Former Iowa State starting quarterback Jacob Park requested his release from the school and intends to transfer.

» Monday, December 11, 2017

CFB notebook: Ole Miss’ Patterson to transfer to Michigan

University of Mississippi quarterback Shea Patterson announced on Twitter Monday that he will transfer to Michigan, where he might be eligible in 2018 due to NCAA sanctions against the Rebels' program.

Ole Miss QB Patterson to transfer to Michigan

University of Mississippi quarterback Shea Patterson announced on Twitter Monday that he will transfer to Michigan, where he might be eligible in 2018 due to NCAA sanctions against the Rebels' program.

Pittsburgh S Whitehead to enter NFL draft

Pittsburgh junior safety Jordan Whitehead announced on social media Monday that he will enter the 2018 NFL draft.

Florida A&M picks Simmons as head coach

Florida A&M has tabbed Willie Simmons to be the next head coach of its football team, multiple outlets reported on Monday.

» Sunday, December 10, 2017

Aggies suspend DT Henderson after arrest

Texas A&M starting defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson was suspended indefinitely after being arrested on multiple felony assault charges on Sunday.

Washington State WR Martin no longer with program

Washington State dismissed leading wide receiver Tavares Martin Jr. for an undisclosed violation of team rules on Sunday, though there are conflicting accounts of what happened.

Washington State WR Martin no longer with program

Washington State dismissed leading wide receiver Tavares Martin Jr. for an undisclosed violation of team rules on Sunday, though there are conflicting accounts of what happened.

Oklahoma’s Mayfield wins Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK -- Baker Mayfield's college career began with him being introduced as a walk-on quarterback. Now the Oklahoma quarterback has Heisman Trophy winner attached to his name.

Oklahoma’s Mayfield wins Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK -- Baker Mayfield's college career began with him being introduced as a walk-on quarterback. Now the Oklahoma quarterback has Heisman Trophy winner attached to his name.

» Saturday, December 9, 2017

Oklahoma’s Mayfield wins Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK -- Baker Mayfield's college career began with him being introduced as a walk-on quarterback. Now the Oklahoma quarterback has Heisman Trophy winner attached to his name.

Oklahoma’s Mayfield wins Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK -- A year ago, Baker Mayfield headed to New York with a chance to win the Heisman Trophy and finished third.

Missouri giving Barry Odom 2-year extension

Missouri extended the contract of head football coach Barry Odom for two years, the school announced Saturday. The new agreement runs through the 2022-2023 season.

» Friday, December 8, 2017

Mayfield heads to Heisman ceremony as favorite

Baker Mayfield, who finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting last season, is a near-lock on Saturday night to become the sixth Oklahoma player to win the award.

Oregon promotes Cristobal to head coach

Oregon promoted co-offensive coordinator and interim coach Mario Cristobal to head coach, the school announced Friday.

Oregon promotes Cristobal to head coach

The Oregon Ducks will promote co-offensive coordinator and interim coach Mario Cristobal to head coach, according to multiple reports Friday.

» Thursday, December 7, 2017

Oklahoma QB Mayfield cleans up at awards show

Oklahoma senior quarterback Baker Mayfield took home plenty of hardware Thursday night, winning four major awards in what is expected to be a precursor to hoisting the Heisman Trophy.

CFB notebook: Oklahoma’s Mayfield wins Walter Camp award

Oklahoma senior quarterback Baker Mayfield was selected as the Walter Camp Player of the Year, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced Thursday.

Oklahoma’s Mayfield wins Walter Camp award

Oklahoma senior quarterback Baker Mayfield was selected as the Walter Camp Player of the Year, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced Thursday.

Riley returns to Oregon State as assistant coach

Mike Riley is back at Oregon State -- this time as an assistant head coach.

Tennessee hires Alabama DC Pruitt as head coach

Tennessee has hired Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as its new head coach, the school confirmed on Thursday.

Tennessee reportedly set to hire Alabama DC Pruitt

Tennessee is expected to hire Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as its new head coach, multiple outlets reported on Thursday.

» Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Arkansas hires SMU’s Morris as head coach

The Arkansas Razorbacks hired SMU's Chad Morris to become their next head coach, the school announced Wednesday.

Emotional Taggart set for ’dream job’ with Florida State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- As Willie Taggart sat in his home Monday night, weighing the offer with his wife from Florida State to leave Oregon and become the Seminoles' next head football coach, in walked his 16-year-old son, Willie Taggart Jr., with a piece of advice for his dad.

South Carolina fires OC Roper

South Carolina fired offensive coordinator Kurt Roper, head coach Will Muschamp announced Wednesday.

Arkansas finalizes deal with SMU’s Morris as next coach

The Arkansas Razorbacks hired SMU's Chad Morris to become their next head coach, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

» Tuesday, December 5, 2017

CFB notebook: Florida State hires Oregon’s Taggart

Less than a week after Jimbo Fisher resigned from Florida State to take the head coaching position at Texas A&M, the Seminoles hired former Oregon coach Willie Taggart as their new coach, the school announced on its website Tuesday.

Florida State lands Taggart as new coach

It didn't take long for Florida State to replace Jimbo Fisher.

Memphis locks in coach Norvell to extension

Memphis coach Mike Norvell agreed to a five-year, $13 million extension, the university announced Tuesday.

Florida State lands Taggart as new coach

It didn't take long for Florida State to replace Jimbo Fisher.

Florida State RB James declares for NFL draft

Florida State safety Derwin James has declared for the NFL draft and will not play in the Seminoles' upcoming Independence Bowl matchup against Southern Mississippi, the redshirt sophomore announced Tuesday.

Central Florida tabs Heupel as head coach

Central Florida hired Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Heupel as its head coach on Tuesday.

Reports: Rice to hire Stanford OC Bloomgren as coach

Rice is finalizing a deal to hire Stanford offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren as its next head coach, multiple outlets reported.

Oklahoma RB Anderson accused of rape in protective order

An emergency protective order was issued against Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson on Monday in Cleveland County (Okla.) District Court, accusing him of rape.

» Monday, December 4, 2017

N.C. State DE Chubb wins Nagurski Trophy

North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb was awarded the 2017 Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the nation's top defensive player in a ceremony Monday night in Charlotte, N.C.

Ohio State-USC highlight of non-playoff bowl games

Ohio State was left on the outside looking in by the College Football Playoff selection committee on Sunday, but the Buckeyes can't lament being passed over for long.

Jackson, Mayfield, Love named Heisman Trophy finalists

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson will have a chance to become the first repeat Heisman Trophy winner since 1975.

CFB notebook: Texas A&M hires Fisher away from Florida St.

Texas A&M officially confirmed the hiring of Jimbo Fisher as its head football coach with a 10-year, $75-million contract on Monday morning ahead of his introductory press conference.

Pitt WR/KR Henderson to enter 2018 NFL draft

Pittsburgh junior Quadree Henderson, a speedy wide receiver and kick returner, announced Monday he will enter the NFL Draft.

Florida St. attempts to meet with Oregon’s Taggart

Florida State officials planned to meet with Oregon head coach Willie Taggart on Monday about the university's job opening, according to multiple reports.

ASU’s Edwards fired up at introductory press conference

New Arizona State football coach Herman Edwards displayed the passion for which he is known on Monday during his introductory press conference.

Texas A&M confirms 10-year, $75M contract for Fisher

Texas A&M officially confirmed the hiring of Jimbo Fisher as its head football coach with a 10-year, $75-million contract on Monday morning ahead of his introductory press conference.

Texas A&M confirms 10-year, $75M contract for Fisher

Texas A&M officially confirmed the hiring of Jimbo Fisher as head football coach with a 10-year, $75-million contract on Monday.

Staying put: Malzahn agrees to new deal with Auburn

Gus Malzahn isn't going anywhere.

» Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sun Devils officially hire Edwards as head coach

Arizona State made it official and hired Herm Edwards as its next head coach, the school announced Sunday night.

Georgia’s stout defense faces major playoff test

You want a contrast in styles? The Rose Bowl between Georgia and Oklahoma in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff is just for you.

Playing in Rose Bowl a bonus for playoff-bound Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. -- There was no massive watch party for Oklahoma heading into the College Football Playoff announcement on Sunday.

Clemson’s Swinney: ’Fitting’ to play Alabama in playoff

It's going to be Clemson vs. Alabama, Part III.

5 reasons why Clemson can win it all

Clemson, making its third consecutive appearance in the College Football Playoff, is the defending national champion.

5 reasons why Alabama can win it all

Alabama snuck into the College Football Playoff, somewhat controversially over Ohio State, but that is now old news.

CFB notebook: Alabama in final four; Ohio State out

The College Football Playoff selection committee untangled one of its most difficult logic pretzels with supreme confidence, picking Alabama over Ohio State on Sunday as the last team into the final four.

5 reasons why Georgia can win it all

Georgia is making its first appearance in the College Football Playoff, looking for the school's first national championship in football since the 1980 season.

Staying put: Malzahn agrees to new deal with Auburn

Gus Malzahn isn't going anywhere.

5 reasons why Oklahoma can win it all

No. 2 Oklahoma is making its second appearance in the College Football Playoff, set to play Georgia in a semifinal game in the Rose Bowl.

Louisiana-Lafayette fires Hudspeth

Louisiana-Lafayette fired coach Mark Hudspeth on Sunday after seven seasons at the school.

Saban already looking ahead as Alabama gets CFP nod

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- While everyone in the college football world was glued to a television, Alabama coach Nick Saban was out doing one of his favorite things: recruiting.

Undefeated Central Florida No. 10 in AP poll

There is only one remaining undefeated team in the nation and that squad is nowhere near the top of the final regular-season Associated Press Top 25 poll.

Central Florida has ex-A&M coach Sumlin in crosshairs

Central Florida is targeting former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin to be its next head coach, according to multiple reports Sunday.

Two Georgia players arrested on marijuana charges

Just hours after Georgia defeated Auburn to win its first SEC Championship since 2005, thus sealing its place in the College Football Playoff final four, the Bulldogs were dealt a blow in the form of two arrests.

Alabama joins Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia in CFP

The College Football Playoff selection committee untangled one of its most difficult logic pretzels with supreme confidence, picking Alabama over Ohio State on Sunday as the last team into the final four.

Oklahoma’s Mayfield leaves no doubt for Heisman

The drama in this year's Heisman race is of an historical nature.

Alabama joins Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia in CFP

In one of the biggest debates in the four years of the College Football Playoff, the selection committee on Sunday picked Alabama over Ohio State as the last team into the final four.

Oklahoma’s Mayfield leaves no doubt for Heisman

The drama in this year's Heisman race is of an historical nature.

Report: Tennessee contacts Miles for coaching job

The latest twist in the Tennessee coaching search features a report that former LSU coach Les Miles has been contacted about the vacancy.

Georgia LB Smith looks impressive in SEC title game

The hype leading up to the SEC Championship clash may have focused on the star senior running backs, but like any good linebacker, Georgia's Roquan Smith quickly put a stop to it once the game began.

Top 25 roundup: No. 6 Georgia stuns No. 2 Auburn

ATLANTA -- The College Football Playoffs will feature a red and black hue.

» Saturday, December 2, 2017

Nebraska lands UCF’s Frost as head coach

Scott Frost, a former Nebraska quarterback who coached Central Florida to a 12-0 record and an American Athletic Conference championship, will be Nebraska's new head coach, the school announced Saturday.

» Friday, December 1, 2017

Currie out, Fulmer in as Tennessee athletic director

Former Tennessee Volunteers head coach Phillip Fulmer took over as athletic director after John Currie was placed on leave with pay, the university announced Friday.

CFB notebook: Fisher makes jump to Texas A&M

The saga over whether Jimbo Fisher would stay or leave ended Friday when he submitted his resignation to Florida State officials and accepted Texas A&M's offer to become that school's new coach.

Ohio State QB Barrett game-time decision vs. Wisconsin

Less than one week after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery, Ohio State senior quarterback J.T. Barrett is a game-day decision for Saturday's Big Ten title game between the eighth-ranked Buckeyes and No. 4 Wisconsin.

Currie out, Fulmer in as Tennessee athletic director

Former Tennessee Volunteers head coach Phillip Fulmer took over as athletic director after John Currie was placed on leave with pay, the university announced Friday.

Fisher leaves Florida State for Texas A&M

The saga over whether Jimbo Fisher would stay or leave ended Friday when he submitted his resignation to Florida State officials and accepted Texas A&M's offer to become that school's new coach.

Ole Miss gets hit with additional bowl-ban year

The NCAA hit the Ole Miss football team with more punishment on Friday, including an additional year from playing in the postseason in 2018.

Fisher leaves Florida State for Texas A&M

The saga over whether Jimbo Fisher would stay or leave ended Friday when he submitted his resignation to Florida State officials and accepted Texas A&M's offer to become that school's new coach.

Currie out as Tennessee athletic director

John Currie is out as Tennessee athletic director after an embarrassing week in the school's search for the next Volunteers football coach.

Ole Miss gets hit with additional bowl-ban year

The NCAA hit the Ole Miss football team with more punishment on Friday, including an additional year from playing in the postseason.

Currie out as Tennessee athletic director

John Currie is out as Tennessee athletic director after an embarrassing week in the school's search for the next Volunteers football coach.

Report: WSU’s Leach discusses Tennessee vacancy

Tennessee's drama-filled coaching search took a new turn Thursday night with Washington State's Mike Leach emerging as the leading candidate.

Reports: Tennnesse might go after WSU’s Leach

Tennessee's drama-filled coaching search took a new turn Thursday night with reports that the school was pursuing Washington State's Mike Leach.