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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney confident despite losses of Deshaun Watson, others

Along with the departure of two-time Heisman Trophy finalist Deshaun Watson, the Clemson Tigers will aim to defend their national championship without their starting 2016 running back, linebacker, cornerback and two leading receivers. In all, Clemson will be without 78 percent of its offensive...

Some coaches not happy to see summer end and fall camps begin

Summer may be in full swing, but changes to college football rules mean many programs across the country will start their fall camps next week. After the NCAA eliminated two-a-day practices — two workouts in a single day — it will take coaches more days to use the maximum number of preseason practices...

Despite Heisman win, Louisville QB Lamar Jackson is still flying under the radar

Ever since becoming the youngest player to win the Heisman Trophy, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson says he has not enjoyed a fulfilling night of sleep. Whether it was traveling state to state and living out of a suitcase on a daily basis during a grueling awards tour and national media circuit...

Some college leaders expect rule changes to take glitz out of National Signing Day

Santa Claus won’t be the only one delivering comfort and joy this holiday season. Thanks to a new college football early signing period, college football fans, administrators and coaches will likely haul in numerous elite prospects far ahead of schedule. Recruits will get a chance to send in their...

College leaders respond to coaches’ fury about recruiting changes with caution

It’s hard to miss the critics of college football’s new rule changes that have dramatically altered the recruiting calendar. College football coaches have been among the most vocal critics since may, voicing either displeasure or disdain for the new rules. Alabama’s Nick Saban blasted the new legislation,...

Auburn isn’t ready to cede the SEC West to Alabama just yet

Auburn’s path to a possible national championship would take them through Atlanta — twice. But even more challenging than navigating through Interstate 285, is the possibility of facing an even bigger roadblock in the form of rival Alabama. The Crimson Tide has won 17 straight SEC games and the...

Missouri features plenty of playmakers heading into 2017

Back-to-back SEC East titles are a distant memory for the Missouri Tigers. But after consecutive losing seasons, Mizzou certainly should field an exciting team to watch, if not a winning one. The Tigers boast a collection of playmakers few teams in the SEC can match. Among 10 returning starters...

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin goes from hot commodity to hot seat

The temperature in the main ballroom at this week’s SEC Football Media Days may have made things feel like a meat locker, but even that couldn’t cool down the increasing temperature surrounding Kevin Sumlin’s job status. The Texas A&M coach was peppered with questions about his future and whether...

The naked truth: Gators’ Jim McElwain not amused by shark photo controversy

The viral photo of the Jim McElwain doppelganger posing naked has not yet jumped the shark. At SEC Media Days, McElwain was once again asked about the photo of a naked man on top of a dead shark in a fishing boat that surfaced several weeks ago. McElwain was clearly not amused by the topic. “You...

Jimbo Fisher, Nick Saban tested each other often during their tenures at LSU

Alabama coach Nick Saban and Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher used to engage in epic battles during their tenure at LSU, according to SEC Network analyst Marcus Spears. Now Spears can’t wait for them to face off again to kick off the college football season. Spears developed into an All-American...

SEC’s Greg Sankey says no division realignment on the horizon

The Southeastern Conference isn’t exploring the idea of realigning its current divisions, according to the league’s commissioner. “Has not been an agenda item in the meeting,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said Monday during his introductory news conference to kick off SEC Media Days. There has...

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema reflects on fatherhood, player safety concerns

You’ll have to excuse the dark circles under Bret Bielema’s eyes. It’s been a whirlwind couple of days for the Arkansas coach, who became a first-time father Saturday night when he and his wife, Jen, welcomed a daughter: Briella Nichole. So has his perspective changed now that he’s a father? “I'm...

SEC kicks off football season with media days

There’s nothing like the Southeastern Conference’s annual football media days. No other league can even come close to the buzz generated today through Thursday in Hoover, Ala. Where else would Alabama’s Nick Saban or ESPN’s Paul Finebaum be treated like rock stars surrounded by fans crammed into...

FSU's season-opener against Alabama in Atlanta sold out

One of the hottest tickets in college football just became harder to secure after the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic announced tickets to Florida State’s season-opener against Alabama on Sept. 2 at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta were officially sold out. The sell-out was expected especially...

Florida, FSU among top schools in athletic revenue in 2015-16

The University of Florida’s athletic department generated more than $140 million in revenue in 2015-16, placing it among the top Division I public schools according to the latest financial information gathered by USA Today. Florida ranked eighth in the country in total revenue ($141,441,109). The...

Sevyn Banks' Great Nike Adventure, The Diary

Orlando Jones cornerback Sevyn Banks, who has committed to play football at Ohio State beginning in 2018, will be at Nike’s The Opening this Fourth of July Weekend. Banks will be competing against some of the best athletes from across the nation and he has agreed to take him with us on his journey...

Paterno family drops lawsuit against NCAA

The estate of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and two former Nittany Lions assistant coaches including Paterno’s son Jay, have dropped an impending lawsuit against the NCAA, the organization announced late Friday afternoon. The lawsuit, which was filed in 2013, claimed the NCAA intentionally...

NCAA studying possible changes to transfer rules

The NCAA is gathering feedback from its schools on proposed changes to the transfer model, including allowing a player who transfers to another school to be immediate eligibility to play if they meet certain academic criteria. The Division I Council Transfer Working Group has asked for feedback...

Arkansas State's Ja’Von Rolland-Jones, Troy's Brandon Silvers top Sun Belt players to watch

Here’s a look at some players to keep an eye in the Sun Belt Conference who could make an impact this college football season: Jordan Chunn, RB, Troy The Buzz: Chunn was one of four tailbacks in the Sun Belt to finish the season with at least 1,000 yards rushing last season and one of just two...

Auburn's Jarrett Stidham, Florida's Malik Zaire top SEC players to watch

A pair of quarterback transfers highlight a talented group of players to watch in the SEC this college football season. Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia The Buzz: Chubb rebounded from a leg injury that prematurely ended his 2015 season by rushing for 1,134 yards on a career-high 224 carries. His 3,424 yards...

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