Archive for the ‘NCAAF’ Category

Ricky Williams’ Heisman sells for auction-record $504,000

Friday, October 18th, 2019

The Heisman Trophy won by Ricky Wiliams in 1998 at Texas was sold at auction for $504,000, setting a record for college football's most recognizable award. The winning bid for the trophy in Heritage Auctions' Fall Sports Memorabilia Collectibles offerings exceeded the previous auction record for a Heisman set when Tim Brown's 1987 trophy garnered $435,763 last December. Williams earned the Heisman for the season he set the then-NCAA career record with 6,592 yards rushing.

Browns P Jamie Gillan was drinking in a bar with his dad when he learned he made team

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Jamie Gillan was sitting at The Flying Monkey bar in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday afternoon, drinking and watching college football with his dad. It was Browns general manager John Dorsey. “As soon as I got off the phone, everybody was kind of looking at me like, 'What was that?'” Gillan said, via the Associated Press. “And I just kind of said, 'It looks like I'm playing Tennessee next week,' and everybody just started going crazy, so it was really cool.

Duke-Alabama Preview

Friday, August 30th, 2019

To everyone declaring Clemson the new kingpin of college football, don't forget that team from Tuscaloosa. Alabama is determined to reclaim its crown. The second-ranked Crimson Tide opens another season with championship aspirations as a huge favorite to beat Duke in Saturday's Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which just happens to be the place where Alabama captured its most recent national title less than 20 months ago.

Bama faces Duke to open another season of high expectations

Friday, August 30th, 2019

To everyone declaring Clemson the new kingpin of college football, don't forget that team from Tuscaloosa. Alabama is determined to reclaim its crown. The second-ranked Crimson Tide opens another season with championship aspirations as a huge favorite to beat Duke in Saturday's Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which just happens to be the place where Alabama captured its most recent national title less than 20 months ago.

Robert Griffin III: ‘I completely understand’ Andrew Luck’s decision

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

At their homes, offensive coordinator Greg Roman and quarterback Robert Griffin III - both of whom knew Luck personally - called his retirement shocking. "I had the opportunity to work with Andrew Luck at Stanford University and it was a great experience working with him," Roman said. In 2010, Luck finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting behind Cam Newton in an offense that was designed by Roman.

Analysis: Arizona State, Auburn, UNC to rely on frosh QBs

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season's College Football Playoff title game. One year earlier, it was Alabama freshman Tua Tagovailoa coming off the sideline to rally the Crimson Tide to an overtime victory over Georgia.

Analysis: Arizona State, Auburn, UNC to rely on frosh QBs

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season's College Football Playoff title game. One year earlier, it was Alabama freshman Tua Tagovailoa coming off the sideline to rally the Crimson Tide to an overtime victory over Georgia.

Analysis: Arizona State, North Carolina to rely on frosh QBs

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season's College Football Playoff title game. One year earlier, it was Alabama freshman Tua Tagovailoa coming off the sideline to rally the Crimson Tide to an overtime victory over Georgia.

Analysis: Arizona State, North Carolina to rely on frosh QBs

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season's College Football Playoff title game. One year earlier, it was Alabama freshman Tua Tagovailoa coming off the sideline to rally the Crimson Tide to an overtime victory over Georgia.

College football notebook: UNLV OC Cotton resigns, needs heart transplant

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

UNLV offensive coordinator Barney Cotton resigned after learning he needs a heart transplant, Rebels coach Tony Sanchez announced on Thursday. Cotton, who turns 63 in September, served in the role for the last four seasons. The school said that Cotton is currently in his hometown of Omaha, Neb. He is a former player and assistant coach for Nebraska and was interim coach for the 2014 Holiday Bowl -- a 45-42 loss to USC -- after Bo Pelini was fired.