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UCF loses Jamari Chisholm, poachers target Knights

UCF lost a key piece to their 2017 recruiting class when 3-star defensive tackle Jamari Chisholm flipped his commitment from the Knights to Texas Wednesday. The Georgia native announced his decision on Twitter. “This has been a long and hard process,” Chisholm tweeted. “There has been nights where...

National Signing Day rankings

National Signing Day is upon us as Alabama looks to wrap up the top recruiting class once again. Here is a look at some of the national rankings from sites like ESPN, 247sports, Scout and Rivals.com. 247sports.com 1. Alabama 2. Ohio State 3. Georgia 4. Michigan 5. Florida State 6. LSU 7. Oklahoma...

Levi Jones picks USC over FSU, UF

Levi Jones utilized a flair for the dramatics during his nationally-televised signing ceremony but eventually, the nation’s fourth-best linebacker settled on USC.  The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder teased his decision by standing up and unzipping his sweatshirt to reveal a Florida Gators t-shirt — drawing...

Alabama on track to win National Signing Day

Another National Signing Day is upon us and with it comes another opportunity for Alabama to flex its recruiting muscles. The Crimson Tide enter Wednesday on the verge of wrapping up their seventh consecutive No. 1 class. When asked whether he had ever seen a team on such a remarkable run, veteran...

How College Football’s Signing Process Is Flawed — and Getting Worse

Until players sign, agreements are only as solid as the word of the parties, causing one coach to ask: “What’s happening with the word ‘commitment’?”

Big name coaches making big impacts at USF, FAU and FIU

USF, FAU and FIU made news this offseason when they hired well-known coaches Charlie Strong, Lane Kiffin and Butch Davis. Each has the reputation for being a ferocious recruiter and despite a limited window; each has made an impact heading into Wednesday’s National Signing Day, according to several...

What to expect on National Signing Day

It’s easy to get caught up in all of the hoopla associated with National Signing Day. For it’s the culmination of – in some cases – years of recruiting capped off on that special day when a high school recruit puts pen to paper and sends in his National Letter of Intent to play football. There...

New Lawsuit Amplifies Allegations of Sexual Assault at Baylor

The lawsuit filed Friday by a former student says at least 52 rapes were committed by at least 31 Baylor football players from 2011 through 2014.

Lane Kiffin latest coach to pull scholarship from committed player

Ever heard the one about a college football coach who pulled the scholarship offer to a high school player who was committed to join his program? I know you have, and the punchline isn’t funny. The joke is always on the player. It’s happening so often, in fact, that something should be done to...

Early signing period moves closer to becoming a reality

The idea of an early signing period in college football moved one step closer after the Division I Football Oversight Committee Tuesday recommended changes to a recruiting proposal that could see a final vote sometime in April. The Football Oversight Committee threw its support behind a 72-hour...

College Football Playoff adds three new members to selection committee

Former Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer is one of three new members to join the College Football Playoff selection committee this season.  Beamer will be joined by Ohio State athletics director Gene Smith and former Robert Morris University president Chris Howard.  “Frank, Chris and Gene will each...

Notre Dame, Colorado among biggest surprises of 2016

Now that Clemson has celebrated winning the national title, it’s a good time to review my 2016 Orlando Sentinel college football top 128 preseason rankings. I’ll more than willing to admit when I make a mistake and readers don’t hesitate to remind me of them. I’m also not afraid to toot my own...

Video: Where's Coach Saban? Where's Dabo? Alabama, Clemson coaches lost amid title game chaos

Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, could not find each other for the customary postgame handshake following the College Football Playoff National Championship game in Tampa. The two good friends did eventually meet on the field following Clemson's 35-31 victory....

Alabama early favorite to win 2017-18 national title

Alabama may have fallen just short in winning the 2016-17 national championship, but that hasn’t stopped sports odds makers from picking the Crimson Tide as the early favorite to win the title in 2017-18. Nick Saban’s squad is a 4-1 favorite to win another title according to Bovada.  Florida State...

Nick Saban: Alabama season not defined by title game loss to Clemson

Bags, cleats, pads and helmets lay in heaps on the locker room floor. There was complete silence except for the shuffling of belongings and the voice of Alabama defensive end Tim Williams. “I left all of me out on the field. Real talk,” Williams said, pausing between each line he spoke. “We’re...

Clemson savors college football national title

As the sun rose on a new day in Tampa Tuesday, Clemson fans rubbed the sleep out of their eyes wondering if what they just witnessed was a dream.  For Dabo Swinney, this new day was unlike any he’s ever experienced as a coach. “I watched the sun rise. It was incredible,” a bleary-eyed Swinney said...

On College Football: Clemson’s Title Was a Surprise. Just Not to Them.

After beating Alabama, 35-31, on Monday night, the Tigers are national champions for the first time in 35 years. “It was just a matter of time,” Brandon Streeter said.

Clemson rallies to beat Alabama, win national title

All week, Clemson players spoke about the pain of last year’s loss. This time would be all business, they said. There was a score to even, and they wanted to make history. No. 2 Clemson (14-1) stood by those words Monday night, returning to the national championship stage for a rematch against...

Never too early 2017 college football top 25

We may have just put the 2016 college football season to bed, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start looking ahead to next season. With that in mind, here are my way too early 2017 top 25 rankings.  1. Ohio State Buzz: The Buckeyes may have ended 2016 with a thud thanks to a 31-0 loss to Clemson...

Recruiting Florida has given Clemson, Alabama a boost

Clemson has enjoyed extensive recent football success and head coach Dabo Swinney is establishing a consistent national title contender in the tiny South Carolina town with a population of 14,276. Offensive lineman Blake Vinson, however, says Clemson’s recruiting pitch is not so much a “come-play-for-a-champion”...

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