Florida State wraps up practice at IMG; QB job still open

Florida State wrapped up four days of training camp at IMG Academy with coach Willie Taggart saying the Seminoles accomplished several things as they prepare for their season opener against Virginia Tech. ”I thought we got a lot done,” Taggart said Thursday. What Taggart wasn’

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Cougars enter season drawing strength from Hilinski’s memory

Washington State receiver Robert Lewis is going into this season still mourning Tyler Hilinski but also drawing strength from his memory. Hilinski was expected to lead the Cougars this year but the young quarterback killed himself in January. In the …

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Jones Named to Manning Award Watch List

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke redshirt junior quarterback Daniel Jones has been selected to the preseason watch list for the Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The annual honor is presented to the top quarterback in country following bowl seaso…

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Saban, Bama seek title No. 6 with old challenges, new faces

Alabama and Nick Saban begin the quest for their sixth national title as college football’s ultimate power couple with many of the same old challenges – and lots of new faces. The Crimson Tide must replace a bounty of NFL talent, especially on defense, like usual. What’s new: six assistant

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Ash facing tough task at Rutgers heading into third season

Chris Ash heads into his third season as football coach trying to make Rutgers more than an also-ran in the Big Ten Conference while the shadow of a credit card scandal involving several of his players looms over the program. The Scarlet Knights are c…

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The RPO was born in high school and took over college. Now it’s the NFL’s favorite play.

Last February, Dino Babers settled in to watch the Super Bowl from his home in Syracuse, N.Y. He wanted the Philadelphia Eagles to win because he was close friends with Philadelphia special teams coach Dave Fipp, but otherwise he had no personal invest…

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Vanderbilt leans on Shurmur looking for 2nd bowl in 3 years

Vanderbilt’s all-time leading rusher is gone, currently trying to earn a job in the NFL with the New England Patriots. With Ralph Webb out of the picture, luckily for the Commodores they have quarterback Kyle Shurmur back to follow up one of the best seasons in school history and help Vanderbilt

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Oklahoma St seeks replacement for longtime QB Mason Rudolph

It has been a long time since someone other than Mason Rudolph was the starting quarterback at Oklahoma State. It was late in the 2015 season when the Cowboys faced Oklahoma, and that was because Rudolph wasn’t at full strength. Now that Rudolph is with the Pittsburgh Steelers, several players

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Ex-Baylor coach Art Briles visits UH practice

Former Houston and Baylor coach Art Briles was a guest at the Cougars’ practice Thursday. Briles’ son Kendal is in his first season as UH’s offensive coordinator. “It’s his son. I have a son and I want to be around my son and be involved in everything my son does,” UH coach Major Applewhite

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Frost plans to mix old with new in bid to bring back Huskers

Bill Callahan, Bo Pelini and Mike Riley have come and gone the last 14 years, none able to return Nebraska to its traditional place in the college football hierarchy. Enter Scott Frost, the back-to-the-future hire hailed from border to border in a sta…

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