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Embrace College Football Playoff semifinal drama instead of pushing for expansion

Let the debate begin. For weeks, there’s been plenty of hand-wringing and teeth-gnashing surrounding the top of the College Football Playoff rankings — and that was just from the 13 members of the selection committee. How ironic that Twitter doubled its character count around the same time of the...

Notre Dame, LSU among top teams coming to three Orlando bowls

Notre Dame will face LSU in the Citrus Bowl presented by Overton’s and Oklahoma State will take on Virginia Tech in the Camping World Bowl, a source confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel. The Cure Bowl, meanwhile, will feature Georgia State and Western Kentucky. All three games will be played at Camping...

College football bowl schedule

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Alabama edges Ohio State to join Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia in College Football Playoff final four

For the first time in the four-year history of the College Football Playoff, two teams from the same conference qualified for the final four semifinals. Alabama (11-1), which lost to SEC West winner Auburn, moved up into the fourth spot just ahead of Big Ten champion Ohio State (11-2). It’s the...

Miami push for ACC title, playoff spot ends with bruising loss to Clemson

If Miami wanted a glimpse of the future, the Hurricanes need only look across the field at Bank of America Stadium. Clemson has been college football’s model of consistency under the leadership of Dabo Swinney. Since taking over the program in 2009, the Tigers have been to the ACC Championship...

Miami fans rally around Hurricanes on trip to ACC title game

The streets of downtown Charlotte were alive with a wave of orange and green, typical for this time of year in North Carolina. Not so typical: Most of those colors were in the form of Miami Hurricanes fans who filled the city in anticipation of the team’s first ACC Championship Game played ate...

Continuity key as Miami Hurricanes work to take next step

When Mark Richt took the Miami job last season, he wasn’t concerned with changing the culture surrounding the program. Instead, he was focused on getting everyone up to speed on how the Hurricanes were going to go about doing business. “First thing I had to do was hire really good coaches, guys...

Miami Hurricanes eager to shine on ACC championship stage

For many players stepping onto the field at Bank of America Stadium Saturday for the ACC title game, the magnitude of the moment can become overwhelming. Not only are you playing for a conference championship, but most likely a spot in one of the College Football Playoff semifinals. Clemson, who...

Players make their final cases for Heisman Trophy consideration

With the clock ticking down on the end of the season, the race for the Heisman Trophy is coming down to the wire. Here are the final five candidates for college football’s top prize: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma The Buzz: Mayfield didn’t start last week against West Virginia as part of the fallout...

Jimbo Fisher's departure from FSU surprises many at ACC Championship

The news of Jimbo Fisher’s resignation as Florida State’s coach was felt some 500 miles north of Tallahassee as preparations for this weekend’s ACC Championship Game were in full swing. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was shocked when asked his thoughts on Fisher’s decision to take the Texas A&M job....

Chip Kelly, Dan Mullen earn top marks in our coaching hire grades

The coaching carousel has been spinning at breakneck speed during the past few days as more than a dozen schools have openings. Some of the jobs have been filled while others are well on their way to being filled. Check out our early grades of the coaching hires so far: Chip Kelly, UCLA The Buzz:...

Clemson, Auburn take over top spots in College Football Playoff rankings

After another chaotic weekend, two new teams took over the top spots in the penultimate College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday night. Clemson (11-1) grabbed the No. 1 spot for the first time since the release of the final playoff rankings in 2015. The Tigers benefitted from previous...

Overton’s named new Citrus Bowl title sponsor

Outdoors and sporting good store Overton’s is taking over as the Citrus Bowl’s new title sponsor. The game will be known as the Citrus Bowl presented by Overton’s, Florida Citrus Sports announced Tuesday. The game will be played at Camping World Stadium. It will kick off at 1 p.m. Jan. 1 and air...

Auburn, Clemson and Oklahoma big winners after wild college football weekend

Check out the top 10 things we learned during the college football weekend. 1. Auburn relishes the role of spoiler. Once again, Auburn has stunned the college football world by beating the No. 1 team in the country. The Tigers knocked off No. 1 Georgia on Nov. 11 and did it again Saturday, this...

AAC leader Mike Aresco argues UCF, Memphis deserve higher playoff rankings

Like many of us, American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco found himself enjoying some quality time with family and friends during Thanksgiving weekend. And of course, there was football. And like many college football fans, Aresco found himself mesmerized by Friday’s showdown between...

Coaching carousel goes into overdrive as Texas A&M, Arizona State make moves

The final regular season Sunday of the college football season is traditionally known as Black Sunday and for good reason. Texas A&M parted ways with coach Kevin Sumlin Sunday, one day after the Aggies dropped to 7-5 on the season following a 45-21 loss to LSU. The move caps off a year in which...

Heisman watch coming down to the wire

The race for the Heisman Trophy is coming down the wire with less than three weeks left before voters choose college football’s top player. Here are this week’s top candidates: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma The Buzz: Mayfield has done enough to be the leader in the clubhouse when it comes to the...

Career night by Quinton Flowers not enough to lift USF past UCF

Quinton Flowers stood in the pocket for what seemed like an eternity. Time itself appeared to have stopped as the 6-foot-tall, 215-pound quarterback scanned the field ahead of him. The clock in his head counting down as the senior assessed his best option. Nine, 10, 11 … Flowers makes his decision....

UCF, USF showdown among top six college football games to watch

Check out the top five college football games to watch this college football weekend. USF (9-1, 6-1 AAC) at No. 15 UCF (10-0, 7-0) Friday, 3:30 p.m. – ABC The Buzz: The winner of this one earns a spot in the American Athletic Conference Championship Game. USF the preseason favorite to win the conference...

Charlie Strong: USF needs to play its best if Bulls hope to beat UCF

USF coach Charlie Strong didn’t mince words when asked what his Bulls need to do to beat No. 15 UCF Friday afternoon. “Right now, they’re playing better than us,” Strong said. “The only way we can beat them is for us to be at our best.” Easier said than done for a USF (9-1, 6-1 American Athletic...

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