College football

College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities. It was through college football play that American football rules first gained popularity in the United States. Unlike most other sports in North America, no minor league farm organizations exist in American or Canadian football.
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  • Ex-Kellis coach Shawn Copeland expected to become Verrado football head coach
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    Ex-Kellis coach Shawn Copeland expected to become Verrado football head coach

    Shawn Copeland, who had a successful run at Glendale Raymond S. Kellis before returning to Texas last season, is being recommended to be the next Buckeye Verrado head football coach. Sheila Sorenson, executive of human resources for the Agua Fria High School District, confirmed in an email that Copeland has been recommended for the Verrado job. "Verrado High School has recommended Mr. Copeland to Human Resources for the position of Head Football Coach," Sorenson wrote. "As is our practice, we submit all Human Resources actions to the Governing Board for their final approval. We support the school's recommendation." Copeland said he could not comment until next Friday. Copeland was head coach

  • The 5 best Big 12 RBs for 2019: A possible surprise at No. 1; backs with potential round out league's best
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    The 5 best Big 12 RBs for 2019: A possible surprise at No. 1; backs with potential round out league's best

    The Big 12 is known for its elite passing offenses and star quarterbacks, but the conference saw a rise in quality running backs last season. With Kansas State's Alex Barnes, Iowa State's David Montgomery, Oklahoma's Rodney Anderson and Oklahoma State's Justice Hill all departing for the 2019 NFL draft, who will be the top Big 12 running backs next season? Here are the five best returning backs in the Big 12. 1. Pooka Williams Jr., Kansas This is not a joke -- a Kansas running back is first on the list. In his freshman season, Williams was third in the conference with 1,125 rushing yards. Barnes and Montgomery were the only two with more, meaning Williams leads all returning running backs. He

  • Bryant left his mark on the Clemson program
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    Bryant left his mark on the Clemson program

    It had been almost an hour since the final seconds of Clemson's national championship win over Alabama ran off the clock, but Austin Bryant was still on the field. The senior stood at the 25-yard line and just soaked up every second he could. He knew this was going to be the last time he wore a Clemson uniform. “It feels amazing. All the hard work that went into it. I feel grateful for each and every one of the guys on this team,” he said. “They mean more to me then they will ever know. This is a moment that I will never forget. I don't even want to leave the field.” That moment was the whole reason why Bryant decided to come back to Clemson in the first place. He was just a year removed from

  • Badgers renew Chryst's deal through '23 season
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    Badgers renew Chryst's deal through '23 season

    Associated Press MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Badgers renewed football coach Paul Chryst's five-year contract through January 2024 on Friday. Chryst is entering his fifth season with the Badgers, who wrapped up a relatively disappointing season at 8-5 (5-4 Big Ten) with a dominating 35-3 win in the Pinstripe Bowl over Miami. He is 42-12 at Wisconsin and the Badgers won consecutive Big Ten West titles before falling short this past season. Wisconsin is looking forward to having standout running back Jonathan Taylor back for his junior year next season. Taylor ran for 205 yards and a touchdown in the bowl win over the Hurricanes and topped the 2,000-yard mark for the season.

  • Scott and Winovich drop out of Senior Bowl
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    Scott and Winovich drop out of Senior Bowl

    MOBILE, AL (WTVB) - In college football, Michigan State University running back LJ Scott and University of Michigan defensive end Chase Winovich will not play in the upcoming Senior Bowl due to injuries. Scott withdrew from the game due to an ankle injury and ends his career with the Spartans with 2,855 rushing yards with 25 touchdowns on 610 carries. Winovich also has an injured ankle and will not be able to play in the game. He had 69 tackles, 17 for a loss and five sacks last season. The Senior Bowl will be held in Mobile, Alabama January 26, 2019.

  • Thomas Hammock, NIU's new coach, was driven to coaching by a heart ailment that ended his playing career: 'I realized I missed football. This was my passion'
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    Thomas Hammock, NIU's new coach, was driven to coaching by a heart ailment that ended his playing career: 'I realized I missed football. This was my passion'

    Thomas Hammock pledged years ago to return to Northern Illinois. He was Wisconsin's running backs coach when he met Sean Frazier, the Badgers deputy athletic director at the time. Hammock, a former NIU running back from 1999 to 2002, told Frazier: “You know what? I'm going to be the head coach at Northern Illinois University.” Eight years later Frazier, now NIU's athletic director, helped Hammock make good on that goal. Hammock, 37, returned to his alma mater Friday, when he was introduced as the replacement for Rod Carey, who left NIU a week earlier to coach Temple. Hammock spent the previous five seasons in the NFL as the Ravens running back coach after assistant coaching stops at NIU (2005-06),

  • UCLA football notebook: WR Audie Omotosho will transfer
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    UCLA football notebook: WR Audie Omotosho will transfer

    Receiver Audie Omotosho will leave UCLA with a degree, but no game appearances. Omotosho, a 6-foot-2 receiver from Plano, Texas, announced his intention to pursue a graduate transfer Thursday via Twitter, ending his UCLA career after a string of injuries. Omotosho, a former four-star prospect, redshirted his true freshman year in 2016, missed the following season due to a knee injury then did not play last year with an undisclosed injury. Of UCLA's three four-star receivers in the 2016 recruiting class, only Theo Howard made significant contributions on the field. Damian Alloway, the third piece of the once-celebrated group, transferred prior to the 2018 season after head coach Chip Kelly took

  • USA Today

    Mississippi's Kermit Davis takes long road to SEC success

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Kermit Davis is getting another crack at a big-time men's basketball coaching job nearly 30 years after the lowest point in his career. Two months into the season, Davis has the Rebels in the Top 25 for the first time since 2013. It's been a long road back to the top for the veteran coach. In 1991 he resigned at Texas A&M amid an NCAA investigation which resulted in Davis receiving a two-year show cause penalty. Now, his No. 18 Rebels will try to earn their 11th win in 12 games when they face Arkansas on Saturday. "I don't care if you're a basketball coach, a banker or a lawyer, it's just different paths for everybody," Davis said. "The basketball gods have

  • Meet new UH defensive coordinator Joe Cauthen
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    Meet new UH defensive coordinator Joe Cauthen

    Five things to know about Joe Cauthen, who was announced Friday as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at the University of Houston: 1. He has 29 years coaching experience, including 23 on the collegiate level, most recently the past five seasons as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Arkansas State. 2. At Arkansas State, Cauthen's defenses were known for aggressive style that led to a combined 146 sacks, the most over a four-year span since the program moved to FBS in 1992. The Red Wolves also posted at least 86 tackles for loss each of the last four seasons. 3. Cauthen's career has also included stops at Trinity Valley Community College, Stephen F. Austin, Texas A&M-Commerce,

  • Ex-UConn QB transfers to D2 school to compete for starting job
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    Ex-UConn QB transfers to D2 school to compete for starting job

    Quarterback Jordan McAfee never got his chance to play at UConn, so he is transferring to a new program to get a crack at a starting job. McAfee will look for his chance at Assumption College, a Division 2 school in Worcester, Massachusetts competing in the Northeast-10 Conference. It is not often you see a player move from a FBS program down to a Division 2 school, but it is not unprecedented. “I transferred to compete for the starting job,” McAfee said to Hearst Connecticut Media, according to a report from New Haven Register. As noted by the report, Assumption has a handful of quarterbacks already on the roster but lacks experience at the position. Not that Mcafee fixes that concern, but he

  • Jeremy O'Day sets sights on the next Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach
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    Jeremy O'Day sets sights on the next Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach

    Jeremy O'Day knows the traits he's looking for in the new head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He replaces Chris Jones, who was the Riders' vice-president of football operations, general manager, head coach and defensive co-ordinator. Jones bolted the Riders on Tuesday for a position as a senior defensive assistant with the NFL's Cleveland Browns. “We're going to find the best head coach whether he has an offensive, defensive or special-teams background,” O'Day said. “We'll determine that as we go through the process. I'm not going to zero in on one side of the ball.” O'Day said he's already had many recommendations for head-coaching candidates. “It's important to understand that there

  • Matt Rhule Might've Found his Haason Reddick With Incoming Freshman Will Williams
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    Matt Rhule Might've Found his Haason Reddick With Incoming Freshman Will Williams

    Williams, being from El Paso, is exactly the type of recruit that recruiting services are not designed to accurately rate. As Ian Boyd argues in the linked article, recruiting services (and to a large extent, CFB programs themselves) are not built to scout the entire country, so they tend to (understandably) focus on “recruiting hotbeds,” while effectively ignoring rural, hard-to-get-to locales with players who are even harder to evaluate. This is why Williams, despite being one of the best (if not THE best) defensive recruits Baylor has signed in the past four of five years, he was rated as a middling 3 star recruit. Williams signed with Baylor back in December, and he committed to Baylor in June of 2018 after wowing Baylor coaches at a camp.

  • MATTER'S ALL-MIZZOU FOOTBALL TEAM
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    MATTER'S ALL-MIZZOU FOOTBALL TEAM

    QUESTION: If you could pick a Mizzou football team from past players, what would that team look like and would it be on par with Alabama and Clemson? MATTER: I'm going to stick with Mizzou players from the Pinkel/Odom years. We're talking 2001-18. That team would compete with Alabama and Clemson. Just off the top of my head, these aren't necessarily the best players at each position over the last 18 years, but they'd be my team: OFFENSE QB: Chase Daniel RB: Henry Josey/Larry Rountree TE: Chase Coffman/Albert Okwuegbunam WR: Danario Alexander/Jeremy Maclin/Emanuel Hall/Bud Sasser OT: Justin Britt/Mitch Morse OG: Connor McGovern/Tre'Vour Wallace-Simms C: A.J. Ricker DEFENSE DE: Aldon Smith/Shane

  • Keandre Jones set to transfer from Ohio State, per report
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    Keandre Jones set to transfer from Ohio State, per report

    Jones enters the transfer portal After a relatively quiet couple of days in Ohio State football circles, we got some news this morning, as ESPN's Cole Cubelic reported that Buckeye linebacker Keandre Jones had entered the transfer portal. Jones, a 2016 signee and close friend of Dwayne Haskins had been buried a bit on the depth chart, despite the starting linebackers leaving quite a bit to be desired. With that in mind, it's pretty easy to see why Keandre might want a fresh start elsewhere, away from the incompetence that was Ohio State's defensive staff last year, even with new coaches coming in. The easy guess and likely answer for Jones' landing spot is his home-state Maryland Terrapins. With

  • Louisville Football Hosting Four Official Visitors This Weekend
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    Louisville Football Hosting Four Official Visitors This Weekend

    Coach Scott Satterfield and his coaching staff will host four high school prospects for an official visit weekend starting today. The number of total official visitors from this week until signing day climbed to 18 this morning, per 247. The emphasis seems to be on defense as only five of those prospects are offensive players. Louisville has 10 or 11 spots left in this class and they look to be laser focused on filling specific needs. Here's a look at the guys that are slated to visit this weekend. Frank Ponce seems to be the guy that caught wind of McKibbin who is from California. He doesn't have an offer yet, but the staff is looking to get five quarterbacks on the roster and that would likely