Archive for the ‘NCAAF’ Category

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.

Is Alabama no longer the gold standard in college football?

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

HOOVER, Ala. — Alabama football losses are rare. This is why Nick Saban spent a significant portion of his Wednesday appearance at Southeastern Conference media days discussing the fallout from Clemson 44, Alabama 16. When he went on the SEC Network with Paul Finebaum, he laid specific blame on his assistant coaches.

The Latest: Louisville looks to rebuild under Satterfield

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

First-year coach Scott Satterfield says he won't measure Louisville's success this season in terms of wins and losses, but rather by if players are demonstrating the right attitude and giving their best effort on a daily basis. Satterfield knows Louisville faces a long road back after going 2-10 overall and 0-8 in ACC play in 2018. The even-keeled Satterfield plans to lean on his success at establishing Appalachian State as a winner in his attempt to rebuild Louisville.

Terry Bradshaw: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger ‘ain’t that good’

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger scored three touchdowns in a win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. Sam Ehlinger has not won over Terry Bradshaw. Or maybe Bradshaw simply just hasn't watched Ehlinger all that much.

Antwaan Randle El Named To 2020 College Football Hall Of Fame Ballot

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Former IU quarterback Antwaan Randle El (1998-2001) is on the 2020 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today. The dynamic athlete, who also appeared on last year's ballot, was one of 22 Big Ten and 76 FBS nominees overall. Randle El earned All-Big Ten honors three years in a row (1999-2001) and earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors in 1998.

2019 NFL draft: Which players were picked too high? Too low?

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Every year, there are selections made in the NFL draft that leave fans and media members alike scratching their heads. Yahoo Sports college football writers Nick Bromberg and Sam Cooper have watched as much college football as anybody over the past couple years. Below they made their selections for the players they believed were picked too high and too low in this year's draft based on their college football production.

CFB Storylines of the Week

Friday, April 12th, 2019

NFL Draft Rumors *** It's been no secret that the Jets are considered one of the teams that are likely to trade down in the draft from the third pick, but we got a better idea of what they could be targeting this week. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that the Jets are interested in moving down to select an offensive tackle to help protect Sam Darnold and open up holes for newly-acquired tailback Le'Veon Bell. Pauline also mentions two names: Alabama T Jonah Williams and Washington State T Andre Dillard.

Florida showed Todd Grantham the money to get him to spurn the Bengals

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

For the players, college football is amateur athletics. In some cases, even better: Todd Grantham has decided to remain the defensive coordinator at Florida after the Gators made him a very competitive financial offer to turn down an offer to become the defensive coordinator of the Bengals. The University of Florida announced that it extended Grantham's contract through 2022 and increased his salary to $1.8 million a year, placing Grantham among the five highest-paid defensive coordinators in college football.

College football could be making changes to the current overtime format

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Each team gets a possession on the opponents' 25-yard-line in OT. The system may be fairer than the NFL's, but it also leads to some long games.

Darren McFadden selected to College Football Hall of Fame

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Arguably the best player in Arkansas history, Darren McFadden is now recognized as one of college football's all-time greats. The two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up is a member of the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame class, inducted in his first year on the ballot, the National Football Foundation announced Monday. “Growing up in Arkansas, my dream was to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks,” McFadden said in a statement released by the UA.