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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.

Column: Bay Area no place for college football championship

Monday, January 7th, 2019

But since this is an actual football game, contested by two teams from the opposite side of the country, it's hard to understand why the powers-that-be decided on the Bay Area (technically, San Jose and Santa Clara) as an appropriate spot for the fifth edition of their championship extravaganza. Simply put, college football is no big deal in this part of the world. One game - even a really big game between the nation's two most dominant programs, Alabama and Clemson - isn't going to change that reality.

Bill Belichick flexes photographic memory while talking Army-Navy game

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Bill Belichick can be a grumpy guy, but two topics always seem to cheer him up: Special teams and Navy football. The latter topic came up Friday during the New England Patriots head coach's press conference, as Navy will play Army on Saturday to continue one of the oldest rivalries in college football. Considering Belichick's father, Steve, spent over 30 years at Navy as a coach and scout, the Midshipmen hold a special place in Bill's heart -- especially when the Army-Navy game rolls around.

The Latest: UCF’s White dismisses playoff as ‘invitational’

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

Central Florida athletic director Danny White is unhappy again with the College Football Playoff. A year ago, he spearheaded UCF's ''national title'' push after the Knights finished an unbeaten season and were left out of the four-team playoff. Despite a 12-0 record and a 56-41 win over Memphis in Saturday's American Athletic Conference title game, UCF was on the outside looking in as Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma advanced to the playoff.

John Tessitore, son of ESPN broadcaster Joe Tessitore, to make first Boston College start

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

After years of as a college football play-by-play man, ESPN broadcaster Joe Tessitore called his first regular season Monday Night Football game late Monday night. On Thursday afternoon, his son John will be Boston College’s starting kicker as the Eagles take on Wake Forest, a source told Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel. John Tessitore replaces the injured Colton Lichtenberg, a senior who was 12-of-20 on field goal attempts last year, in the starting lineup.

Harbaugh, Michigan counting on ex-Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson

Friday, August 24th, 2018

Jim Harbaugh was hailed as a savior when he came back to Michigan, a former star quarterback tasked with returning college football's winningest program to glory. Harbaugh hasn't been able to do it yet and, perhaps coincidentally, quarterback has not a position of strength for the Wolverines his first three years. Mississippi transfer Shea Patterson will be under center when the 14th-ranked Wolverines open the season on the night of Sept. 1 at No. 12 Notre Dame.

Wednesday’s Sports in Brief

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Ohio State suspended coach Urban Meyer for three games for mishandling repeated professional and behavioral problems of an assistant coach, with investigators finding Meyer protected his protege for years through domestic violence allegations, a drug problem and poor job performance. The superstar coach's treatment of his now-fired assistant was also clouded by his abiding devotion to the legacy of former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce, the grandfather of former wide receivers coach Zach Smith and an early coaching mentor for Meyer.