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Mike Huguenin

Mike Huguenin primarily covers the ACC, Big Ten and AAC Conferences, along with Notre Dame, for College Football 24/7. He has covered college football for most of the past 28 years for multiple media outlets, including Yahoo! Sports/Rivals.com, the Orlando Sentinel and Sporting News. He attended his first college football game in 1969.


October

Every Thursday during the season, we'll take a look at the big game(s) during the upcoming weekend that will have the biggest impact on the playoff chase. The release of the College Football Playoff selection committee's first top 25 rankings of the... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Everyone in the Big Ten is just killing time until next week's mega-showdown in East Lansing between Michigan State and Ohio State. This week's league schedule isn't all that... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC FSU basically can lock up an unbeaten regular season if it takes care of Louisville on Thursday night. While the Seminoles seem to have the Atlantic Division title in hand, the... more

Arkansas guard Sebastian Tretola -- all 350 pounds of him -- threw a touchdown pass on a fake field goal last Saturday against UAB, and like any forward-thinking school these days, Arkansas is milking that "fat-guy touchdown" for all its worth. The... more

Miami junior offensive tackle Ereck Flowers, one of the nation's best non-seniors at his position, will miss at least one game after having knee surgery Wednesday. Miami has not disclosed the severity of the injury, and coach Al Golden told reporters... more

Mario Garcia / Associated Press Nevada's Cody Fajardo enters the weekend 25 yards shy of 9,000 career passing yards. Nevada senior quarterback Cody Fajardo is about to join an NCAA fraternity so exclusive that it only has one other member.... more

If last weekend is any indication, the 2014 wide receiver class is on its way to living up to its advance billing. » Vote: Four WRs nominated for Pepsi Rookie of Week 8 Five wide receivers were selected in the first round and 33 receivers were... more

Troy Wayrynen/Associated Press Utah wide receiver Dres Anderson caught 22 passes for 355 yards and four touchdowns in 2014. Utah's hopes for a Pac-12 South title took a hit with the news that star wide receiver Dres Anderson will miss the... more

Elaine Thompson/Associated Press Washington's Shaq Thompson continues to excel on both sides of the ball. Washington needs an offensive spark, and the Huskies might turn to one of the nation's most talented linebackers for help. Junior Shaq... more

The NCAA announced Wednesday morning that Georgia tailback Todd Gurley must sit out two more games and also said the school has appealed the ruling. Georgia had applied for Gurley's reinstatement last week , after he had missed two games. Under the NCAA... more

David Stephenson/Associated Press Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott expects to play this weekend vs. Arkansas. Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott said he is fine and will play Saturday against Arkansas -- and he brought up Beyonce... more

While everyone will be focused on the top four teams when the College Football Playoff selection committee releases its first top 25 of the season Tuesday night, remember that the committee also has been tasked with picking the matchups in the four... more

Steve Cannon/Associated Press Investigators still want to talk to FSU's Karlos Williams about a recent armed robbery. One day after it was announced that Florida State starting tailback Karlos Williams was being investigated in a domestic... more

Miami junior tailback Duke Johnson -- coming off the biggest performance of his career -- said Monday that his mother will have a big say as to whether he turns pro after this season. Johnson (5-foot-9, 206 pounds) rushed for 249 yards and a TD as the... more

Carlos Osorio/Associated Press Michigan coach Brady Hoke apologized for his team planting a stake into the field at Spartans Stadium on Saturday. As if he didn't already have enough to worry about, Michigan coach Brady Hoke now is apologizing... more

Steve Cannon/Associated Press Florida State's Karlos Williams has rushed for 378 yards and seven TDs on 82 carries this season. Florida State starting tailback Karlos Williams is the subject of a Tallahassee Police Department investigation... more

Steve Dykes/Associated Press Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu will be among the first defensive backs drafted in April. Oregon's Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and the nation's top two interceptors, Mississippi's Senquez Golson and Louisville's Gerod... more

Three sets of teammates are among the 15 semifinalists named Monday for the Butkus Award, given annually to the nation's top college linebacker. UCLA's Myles Jack and Eric Kendricks, Washington's Hau'oli Kikaha and Shaq Thompson and Georgia's Jordan... more

Mike Huguenin has spent more than 30 years in sports journalism, many of them closely associated with college football. As a longtime Heisman Trophy voter and one who will cast his ballot again at the end of this season, Huguenin takes a weekly look at... more

Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott has led the Bulldogs to the top of the SEC West standings. Mississippi State is expected to have quarterback Dak Prescott available for this week's game with Arkansas.... more

Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press J.T. Barrett scored both of Ohio State's overtime touchdowns vs. Penn State. Redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett had a big overtime and sophomore defensive end Joey Bosa had a big game to lead Ohio... more

Isaiah J. Downing / USA Today Sports Colorado State's Garrett Grayson has a school-record 53 TD passes in his college career. Colorado State senior quarterback Garrett Grayson, considered a potential third-day draft pick, threw for 390 yards... more

Michael Thomas Shroyer / USA Today Devon Johnson scored four touchdowns to help Marshall improve to 8-0 this season. Unbeaten Marshall faced a halftime deficit for the first time this season, but the Thundering Herd shrugged that off and beat... more

Alonzo Adams/USA TODAY Sports West Virginia QB Kevin White is one of college football's fastest-rising draft prospects. West Virginia senior wide receiver Kevin White had his streak of 100-yard games end at seven, but it didn't matter to WVU... more

Melvin Gordon's streak of 175-yard games ended at four, but he still rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as Wisconsin thrashed Maryland, 52-7. Gordon's output was part of the Badgers' 311-yard day on the ground, but the defense really was... more

Nati Harnik/Associated Press Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah gashed the Rutgers defense in a 42-24 Huskers win Saturday. Nebraska senior tailback Ameer Abdullah set a school record for single-game all-purpose yardage Saturday -- and burnished his... more

With every fan eagerly awaiting the first batch of top 25 rankings from the College Football Playoff selection committee (the rankings will be unveiled Tuesday), it's a good time to remind folks that a non-Power Five school is guaranteed a spot in one of... more

A few minutes after Miami junior tailback Duke Johnson finished destroying his defense Thursday night, Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer was asked if Johnson was the best running back he had seen this season. "Not only all season," said Beamer, 68, who... more

East Carolina senior quarterback Shane Carden threw for 445 yards and two touchdowns Thursday night as the Pirates -- the only ranked team outside the Power Five conferences -- eased past Connecticut, 31-21. The game was much closer than expected,... more

Every Thursday during the season, we'll take a look at the big game(s) during the upcoming weekend that will have the biggest impact on the playoff chase. The first College Football Playoff selection committee top 25 comes out next Tuesday, and as... more

Keith Srakocic/Associated Press Quarterback Taylor Heinicke has put up huge numbers for Old Dominion throughout his career. Old Dominion senior quarterback Taylor Heinicke is on track to finish his career with more than 14,000 passing yards,... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Michigan State and Ohio State still appear to be on a collision course for their Nov. 8 showdown in East Lansing; they also appear to be the two best teams in the league. Minnesota... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC The ACC is looking as if it will have a playoff participant after Florida State held off Notre Dame last Saturday. The Irish were FSU's last on-field impediment, and the Seminoles... more

Chris Jackson/Associated Press West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White is an ascending talent on the radar of NFL scouts. The senior who might be the nation's best wide receiver is going against the Big 12's worst pass defense this Saturday.... more

If strength of schedule truly will be used as a measuring stick when it comes to selecting the four teams for the College Football Playoff, the Big Ten is in trouble. So, too, is the Big 12, though to a lesser extent. Best non-conference wins/notable... more

Eric Dickerson, Keyshawn Johnson, Ray Lewis and NFL Network's Warren Sapp are among the 193 candidates on the 2015 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. There are 75 players and six coaches from the FBS ranks and 87 players and 25... more

It's mid-October, which means it's time for the World Series, NBA exhibitions, the opening of the NHL regular season, the start of playoff talk in the NFL -- and screams about "SEC bias." >> College Football 24/7's Top 25 Power Rankings? Nebraska... more

Georgia will apply for star tailback Todd Gurley's reinstatement, the school announced Wednesday morning. Gurley, perhaps the nation's best running back, has missed the past two games while there has been an investigation into signed memorabilia . The... more

California's Sonny Dykes is the only guy who has coached against both Marcus Mariota and Johnny Manziel, and he gives the edge to Mariota. "I think he's the best quarterback I've seen in a while," Dykes told bayareanewsgroup.com, also saying "Mariota's... more

For the first time this season, the College Football 24/7 bowl projections don't have Florida State playing in the title game. FSU is No. 1 in the CFB 24/7 Top 25 Power Rankings , but the thought here is that while FSU will be in the playoffs -- heck,... more

Andy Manis/Associated Press Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon is on pace to top 2,000 rushing yards this season. Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon ran for 1,609 yards last season, but says the second half of the season was disappointing and vows... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Former Florida QB Tim Tebow has been unimpressed by the Gators' offense this season. Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow criticized his alma mater's offense and lack of leadership Tuesday morning. Tebow won the... more

Andrew Weber/USA Today Sports Virginia Tech's Luther Maddy should return as one of the nation's top defensive tackles in 2015. Virginia Tech's Luther Maddy, one of the top five senior defensive tackles nationally, is going to miss the rest of... more

Steve Cannon / Associated Press Notre Dame's celebration was cut short Saturday after an offensive pass interference call negated a touchdown. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly remains upset with the offensive pass interference call that negated... more

John Raoux / Associated Press Will Muschamp's Gators have lost eight of their last 10 SEC games, including Saturday's 42-13 loss to Mizzou. The high temperatures in most of Florida this week will be in the high 70s and low 80s, and it's not... more

Baylor has lost another starting offensive lineman for the season. Starting right tackle Troy Baker (6-foot-7, 305 pounds), a fifth-year senior, suffered a torn ACL during the Bears' loss at West Virginia on Saturday. Baker was a fulltime starter as a... more

Mike Huguenin has spent more than 30 years in sports journalism, many of them closely associated with college football. As a longtime Heisman Trophy voter and one who will cast his ballot again at the end of this season, Huguenin takes a weekly look at... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press Archie Manning has withdrawn from the College Football Playoff selection committee to focus on a health issue. Archie Manning is relinquishing his spot on the College Football Playoff selection committee... more

Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press Jakeem Grant, Texas Tech's leading receiver this season, was reportedly stabbed in the neck Sunday. Texas Tech wide receiver Jakeem Grant reportedly was stabbed in an off-campus incident early Sunday morning in... more

John David Mercer / USA Today Notre Dame QB Everett Golson went 31-of-52 for 313 yards and three TDs on Saturday. Notre Dame's Everett Golson quarterbacked the losing team in the Irish's game at Florida State, but his Heisman hopes actually... more

Mark Wallheiser / Associated Press Jameis Winston finished 23-of-31 for 273 yards with two TDS and one INT against Notre Dame. A masterful second-half performance by Jameis Winston led Florida State to a 31-27 victory Saturday night over... more

Caylor Arnold/Associated Press Running back Ameer Abdullah is Nebraska's No. 2 all-time rusher with 4,001 career yards. Nebraska senior tailback Ameer Abdullah became the first player in school history with three 1,000-yard seasons during the... more

Alan Diaz/Associated Press Marshall's Rakeem Cato continues to rack up huge numbers for the Thundering Herd. Marshall's Rakeem Cato set an NCAA record Saturday by throwing a touchdown pass for the 39th consecutive game. He had been tied... more

Jay LaPrete / Associated Press Ohio State's J.T. Barrett passed for 261 yards and rushed for 107 more in a 56-17 win over Rutgers. Ohio State redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett became just the sixth quarterback in school history to throw 20 TD... more

Don Petersen / Associated Press Under Lance Leipold, Wisconsin-Whitewater has won five national championships in seven seasons. A Division III coach has become the fastest coach to 100 wins in NCAA history. Wisconsin-Whitewater's Lance... more

Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY Sports David Cobb is on pace to break Minnesota's single-season rushing record, held by Laurence Maroney. Minnesota's David Cobb, the "other" tailback in the Big Ten West Division, had a big game Saturday to help... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 21. Clemson (4-2) Buzz: If true freshman QB Deshaun Watson were healthy, Clemson would run the table. But with him injured, Clemson's... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 We're at the midway point of the season, and the first season with a playoff has been a wild one, as evidenced by the state of Mississippi... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 11. TCU (4-1) Buzz: Hiring offensive assistants Sonny Cumbie (from Texas Tech) and Doug Meachem (from Houston) was a shrewd move by coach... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 41. Pittsburgh (4-3) Buzz: RB James Conner and WR Tyler Boyd are studs. But QB Chad Voytik is doing some on-the-job learning, and it has... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 31. LSU (5-2) Buzz: This isn't anything close to a vintage LSU team. But if Les Miles can keep his best juniors in school, next season's... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 51. Rutgers (5-1) Buzz: The Scarlet Knights are one win from bowl eligibility. We have to admit we didn't see that coming. 52. Florida... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 61. Texas Tech (2-4) Buzz: The Red Raiders' best performance may have come in a loss, last week's setback to West Virginia in which the... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 71. Northern Illinois (4-2) Buzz: The Huskies had a nice win over Northwestern early in the season. But they have struggled a bit of late,... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 81. Purdue (3-4) Buzz: The offense has made some strides of late; now it's the defense's turn to get better. 82. Illinois (3-4) Buzz: It... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 91. UT San Antonio (2-4) Buzz: UTSA looked good in its opener, a win over Houston. But the only other win was a nail-biter over FIU. 92.... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 101. Wake Forest (2-4) Buzz: The Demon Deacons have scored one rushing touchdown. One. In six games.102. Army (2-4) Buzz: The Black Knights... more

Suspended Georgia tailback Todd Gurley did not make the trip with the Bulldogs to Arkansas for Saturday's game with the Razorbacks and will not play Saturday, Georgia senior athletic director for sports communications Claude Felton confirmed to multiple... more

There are just six unbeaten college football teams left, and that number is guaranteed to shrink by one this weekend. Baylor, Florida State, Marshall, Mississippi, Mississippi State and Notre Dame are the six, and the Seminoles play host to the Fighting... more

Every Thursday during the season, we'll take a look at the big game(s) during the upcoming weekend that will have the biggest impact on the playoff chase. Two of the nation's six unbeaten teams and two of the nation's top quarterbacks get together... more

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press USC running back Javorius Allen has nine 100-yard outings in his past 12 games. Washington's Bishop Sankey was the first running back selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, going to the Tennessee Titans with the 54th... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC The league has six one-loss teams, but Michigan State appears to be the only league team with a shot at earning a playoff bid. The West Division title chase is going to be an... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC At the midway point of the season, Florida State and Clemson are the top two teams and Wake Forest is the worst -- just as expected. But the rest of the league is a jumbled mess.... more

Georgia coach Mark Richt early Thursday morning indicated that suspended Bulldogs tailback Todd Gurley would not play Saturday against Arkansas. I will try to clear up Todd's status. "We will let you know if his status changes. Not anticipating it to... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 We ranked all the FBS quarterback situations before the season, and with the season now at the midpoint, we have decided to do it again.... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 Dean Hare / Associated Press Connor Halliday threw for an FBS record 734 yards against California. 11. Washington State... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 Nati Harnik / Associated Press Wes Lunt had been a bright spot for a woeful Illini team before suffering an injury. 31.... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 Bob Leverone / Associated Press For a true freshman, Deshaun Watson had been impressive before an injury derailed his stellar debut... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 Hans Pennink / Associated Press Army doesn't ask Angel Santiago to do much passing, but his ability to run sparks the team's... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 Elaine Thompson / Associated Press Washington's Cyler Miles has yet to throw an interception this season. 41. Washington... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 Steve Helber / Associated Press Will Gardner has experienced an up-and-down season under the guidance of new Louisville coach Bobby... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 Morry Gash / Associated Press James Knapke was forced into action when Bowling Green's incumbent starter, Matt Johnson, was lost for the... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 Charlie Riedel / Associated Press Cooper Rush's development has helped Central Michigan emerge as a threat in the MAC. 61.... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press Appalachian State's Kevin Lamb has shown promise, but has yet to win one of his starts.... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 Darron Cummings / Associated Press Indiana's Nate Sudfeld had his season cut short by a shoulder injury. 91. Indiana... more

Andy Manis/Associated Press Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon has rushed for at least 175 yards in four consecutive games. You have to forgive Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald if he's a little tired of gearing up to face a star running... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press DaVaris Daniels made 49 catches for 745 yards and seven touchdowns for Notre Dame last season. Notre Dame wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, who was suspended in August as the school investigated alleged academic... more

Let's take a break from trying to figure out which four teams will make the College Football Playoff and instead focus our attention for a few minutes on which conferences might not fill all their bowl slots. » CFB 24/7 Top 25 Power Rankings: New No.... more

Hans Pennink/Associated Press Buffalo has fired head coach Jeff Quinn after a 3-4 start this season. Technically we're not even at the midpoint of October and already there are four schools looking for new coaches. Buffalo fired Jeff Quinn... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Georgia running back Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely. Georgia junior tailback Todd Gurley was on the practice field Monday, but he remains indefinitely suspended as an investigation into signed... more

Tony Ding / Associated Press Brady Hoke's Michigan team improved to 3-4 after last week's win over Penn State. Two coaches share the hottest-seat designation this week. Michigan's Brady Hoke and Florida's Will Muschamp were hired about a... more

Maybe the wildest blocked extra-point attempt ever occurred Saturday when Sacramento State beat Northern Colorado in a FCS matchup. Take a look -- and make sure you watch until the end: Sacramento State kicker Brad Cornish is the guy who had his PAT... more

Mike Groll / Associated Press Jameis Winston faces a hearing to determine whether he violated FSU's student conduct code. Five days before his Florida State team meets Notre Dame in one of the biggest games of the season, Seminoles coach... more

Gerry Broome/Associated Press Linebacker Jerod Fernandez is one of seven N.C. State players suspended for the Week 8 game vs. Louisville. North Carolina State announced Monday that it is suspending seven players, including two starters, for... more

Mike Huguenin has spent more than 30 years in sports journalism, many of them closely associated with college football. As a longtime Heisman Trophy voter and one who will cast his ballot again at the end of this season, Huguenin takes a weekly look at... more

Rainier Ehrhardt/Associated Press Clemson QB Deshaun Watson is expected to miss several weeks with a broken finger. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney confirmed Sunday that talented true freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson could miss at least three... more

Senior defensive end Vic Beasley became Clemson's career sacks leader Saturday and helped lead a strong defensive effort as the Tigers beat Louisville, 23-17. Louisville failed on a 4th-and-goal from Clemson's 2-yard line with 21 seconds left.... more

Joe Raymond/Associated Press QB Everett Golson is leading the Irish to wins but must cut down on the turnovers. Notre Dame's Everett Golson threw for 300 yards for the second time in three weeks to lead the Irish to a wild 50-43 win over... more

Mike Groll/Associated Press Jameis Winston is undefeated as Florida State's starting quarterback. Jameis Winston threw for 317 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as Florida State cruised past Syracuse 38-20 a day after FSU announced that... more

Reese Strickland/USA TODAY Sports Indiana's Tevin Coleman came up big for Indiana in a losing effort at Iowa. Indiana lost for the third time this season Saturday, falling 45-29 to Iowa, but Hoosiers junior tailback Tevin Coleman had another... more

Andy Manis/Associated Press Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon continues to show he's among college football's top running backs. Wisconsin tailback Melvin Gordon had his second four-touchdown day of the season Saturday in leading the Badgers to a... more

Steve Cannon/Associated Press Jameis Winston is 18-0 as Florida State's starting quarterback. Florida State sent a letter Friday morning to supporters defending the way it handled a sexual assault investigation of what it termed "a prominent... more

The five players suspended at Notre Dame for academic issues are unlikely to play this season. >> Where is Notre Dame in CFB 24/7's Top 25 Power Rankings? A Chicago Tribune report said the five players -- cornerback KeiVarae Russell, wide receiver... more

Every Thursday during the season, we'll take a look at the big game(s) during the upcoming weekend that will have the biggest impact on the playoff chase. Last week was "Armageddon Saturday" in the SEC West. Because of the results last week, this... more

Florida State wide receiver Rashad Greene, who suffered a concussion in the first half of last weekend's win over Wake Forest, returned to practice Wednesday, and FSU coach Jimbo Fisher indicated Thursday that he expects Greene to play Saturday against... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller's injury changed things in the Big Ten. The biggest change: It made Michigan State, not the Buckeyes, the team to beat, and so far, the Spartans... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Florida State and Clemson went into the season considered the two best teams in the league, and Wake Forest was considered the weakest. That hasn't changed. But who should be third... more

David Zalubowski/Associated Press Jon Gruden has been linked to a number of coaching vacancies since leaving the sideline. Jon Gruden's stated goal in life was to be Michigan's coach. Unfortunately for Wolverines fans who would love to see... more

Eric Risberg/Associated Press USC's Josh Shaw was suspended prior to the season for fabricating a story about saving his drowning nephew. Suspended USC cornerback Josh Shaw's immediate future remains up in the air. The Los Angeles Daily... more

The good: The Pac-12 can make a legitimate claim to being the best conference because of its incredible balance. The bad: That incredible balance is going to keep the league from having a team in the College Football Playoff. >> Where are Pac-12 teams... more

There's nothing quite like seeing a successful college coach lip-syncing and dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy." >> Where is Clemson ranked in CFB 24/7's Top 25 Power Rankings? Clemson coach Dabo Swinney helped school officials publicize the Oct.... more

Darron Cummings/Associated Press Indiana running back Tevin Coleman's production has attracted the notice of NFL scouts. The Big Ten is living up to its long-time reputation as a league based on strong rushing attacks. There's Wisconsin... more

Darron Cummings/Associated Press Despite dealing with an undisclosed injury, Stanford QB Kevin Hogan is expected to play vs. Washington State on Friday. Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan is injured; that much is known. The severity of the... more

Joe Raymond/Associated Press DaVaris Daniels has been critical of the way Notre Dame has handled its investigation. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Tuesday during his weekly news conference that the school's rulings on five suspended... more

Last weekend saw a major reshuffling of the top 10 -- and of the bowl projections. Three huge games in the SEC West reshaped the top 10, the potential playoff teams and the projections. The same thing could happen this week, with Mississippi at Texas... more

Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon is averaging 174.2 rushing yards per game. Wisconsin junior tailback Melvin Gordon leads the nation in rushing. Just think how productive he could be if the Badgers had any kind... more

Jim Lytle/Associated Press QB Dak Prescott has accounted for eight touchdowns in Mississippi State's past two games. Auburn plays at Mississippi State on Saturday in a huge SEC West showdown, and Tigers coach Gus Malzahn said the opposing... more

Rich Schultz/Associated Press The heat is turned up on Michigan's Brady Hoke after a 2-4 start to the season. Michigan coach Brady Hoke entered the season on the hot seat. That thing is a-blazin' now. A horrible week at Michigan ended with... more

AP Photo/Gerry Broome Florida State wide receiver Rashad Greene must be cleared to play by doctors after suffering a concussion. Florida State could be without three offensive starters Saturday when it plays at Syracuse. Center Austin... more

Chris O'Meara/Associated Press EJ Manuel starred at Florida State before being made a first-round pick of the Buffalo Bills. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher refuted an ESPN report that said he bad-mouthed former FSU quarterback EJ Manuel... more

Editor's note: This story was published prior to Georgia's announcement that Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely after an alleged NCAA violation. Mike Huguenin has spent more than 30 years in sports journalism, many of them closely associated... more

Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports Baylor will be without defensive end Jamal Palmer after he suffered a torn ACL on Saturday. Baylor starting defensive end Jamal Palmer will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL suffered in Saturday's win... more

Mike Carter/Associated Press Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah struggled to find running lanes against Michigan State's stout defense. Nebraska tailback Ameer Abdullah's streak of 200-yard games ended at two Saturday as Michigan State barely held off... more

Nam Y. Huh\Associated Press Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon is averaging 8.3 yards per carry this season. Wisconsin junior tailback Melvin Gordon had the best game of his career Saturday, but his 259-yard performance wasn't enough as... more

John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports QB Jameis Winston completed passes to 12 different receivers in Florida State's win over Wake Forest. Jameis Winston threw for 297 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a score Saturday as Florida State... more

Karl B DeBlaker/Associated Press East Carolina QB Shane Carden became the school's all-time passing-yardage leader Saturday. East Carolina senior quarterback Shane Carden threw for 410 yards and four TDs Saturday, and became the school's... more

Nebraska senior tailback Ameer Abdullah leads the nation in rushing yards, and he's the key to the Huskers' upset hopes in Saturday's Big Ten showdown at Michigan State. Abdullah (5-foot-9, 200 pounds) has rushed for 833 yards and eight touchdowns,... more

Tony Ding/Associated Press Minnesota running back David Cobb is on pace to rush for 1,732 yards. Two tailbacks have had multiple 200-yard games this season. One is Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, who is receiving all sorts of acclaim (and... more

Quarterback Everett Golson accounted for 18 touchdowns in 2012, when he guided Notre Dame to the BCS national championship game. He already has accounted for 15 in four games this season, and his high-level play has impressed Stanford coach David Shaw.... more

J Pat Carter/Associated Press Wide receiver DeVante Parker's return could help spark Louisville's passing attack. Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker, who hasn't played this season because of a foot fracture, could return to practice next... more

Tony Ding / Associated Press Brady Hoke is turning to Devin Gardner to start for the Wolverines against Big Ten newcomer Rutgers. Michigan coach Brady Hoke said Wednesday that Devin Gardner will be the Wolverines' starting quarterback for... more

Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg has thrown four touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. What if we told you a quarterback that NFL scouts are said to be salivating over has gone three consecutive... more

247sports.com Ole Miss defensive line coach Chris Kiffin will face off against his brother, Alabama's Lane Kiffin, on Saturday. Younger brothers love upstaging their older brothers, and Chris Kiffin will be looking to do just that Saturday.... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Texas Tech QB Davis Webb practiced Tuesday and might be available this week against Kansas State. Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb, who suffered an injury to his left (non-throwing) shoulder in the Red Raiders'... more

Two Oregon State defensive tackles suffered knee injuries in last Saturday's loss to USC, and Beavers defensive coordinator Mark Banker has questioned USC's blocking techniques. Starter Jalen Grimble will miss up to a month and backup Noke Tago is out... more

September

This is the biggest weekend of the season thus far -- and by far -- in terms of winnowing the possible playoff field. There are three huge games in the SEC West (Alabama at Mississippi, LSU at Auburn and Texas A&M at Mississippi State), with all six... more

Tony Ding/Associated Press Michigan announced early Tuesday that QB Shane Morris suffered "a probable, mild concussion" vs. Minnesota. Michigan coach Brady Hoke spent his usual eight minutes on the Big Ten coaches' teleconference Tuesday, but... more

Gerry Broome/Associated Press N.C. State coach Dave Doeren was unhappy about the pace of Saturday's game vs. Florida State. North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren on Tuesday morning tweeted an apology for saying Florida State faked injuries... more

Tony Ding/Associated Press Michigan AD Dave Brandon issued a statement acknowledging Shane Morris played with a probable concussion. Michigan acknowledged at 1 a.m. Tuesday that Wolverines quarterback Shane Morris was reinserted into... more

» Michigan's Hoke atop hot-seat coaches list Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh has been mentioned as a potential candidate at Michigan if the Wolverines were to fire Brady Hoke, and Harbaugh responded exactly as you would expect Monday afternoon.... more

Michigan's Brady Hoke and Florida's Will Muschamp were hired a month apart following the 2010 season, and they're atop our weekly look at the college football coaches on the hottest seats. We're still not into October, and there already are two coaching... more

Rob Kinnan/USA Today Sports Florida State QB Jameis Winston threw for 365 yard and four touchdowns vs. N.C. State. It might not be a good idea to get coaches Jimbo Fisher of Florida State and Dave Doeren of North Carolina State in a room... more

AP Photo/Tony Ding Michigan's Brady Hoke is under fire for his handling of QB Shane Morris' injury in Saturday's loss. Michigan coach Brady Hoke said Monday at his weekly news conference that quarterback Shane Morris told him he had stumbled... more

Tony Ding/Associated Press Michigan QB Shane Morris was injured during Saturday's loss to Minnesota. Michigan coach Brady Hoke on Monday defended his handling of quarterback Shane Morris , who appeared to be injured during this past... more

Mike Huguenin has spent more than 30 years in sports journalism, many of them closely associated with college football. As a longtime Heisman Trophy voter and one who will cast his ballot again at the end of this season, Huguenin takes a weekly look at... more

AP Photo/Nati Harnik Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah crossed the 200-yard rushing mark for a third time this season. Another week, another 200-yard game for Nebraska senior tailback Ameer Abdullah. Abdullah ran for 208 yards and three... more

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Notre Dame QB Everett Golson had a career-high in completions Saturday, but also had four turnovers. Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson had an uneven Saturday night in the Irish's 31-15 victory over Syracuse.... more

AP Photo/Tony Ding Michigan QB Shane Morris appeared to be injured late in the loss to Minnesota but returned to action. As if there wasn't already enough heat on Michigan coach Brady Hoke, he is hearing criticism for his handling of... more

Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports Deshaun Watson torched North Carolina's defense in his debut as Clemson's starting quarterback. True freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson made his first start for Clemson on Saturday, and he set the bar quite... more

AP Photo/Gerry Broome Florida State QB Jameis Winston guided the Seminoles to a win in his first game back after his suspension. Jameis Winston returned from a one-game suspension to throw for 365 yards and four touchdowns as Florida State... more

AP Photo/Tony Ding The results for Michigan were no better Saturday with QB Shane Morris getting the start. Michigan head coach Brady Hoke hoped a quarterback change to Shane Morris would spark his offense Saturday at home against Minnesota.... more

Morry Gash/Associated Press Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon carried a heavy load for the Badgers vs. USF. Wisconsin tailback Melvin Gordon didn't do too much in the first half Saturday against USF. But he had a big second half to propel... more

Todd Williamson/Invision/AP Images Snoop Dog's son, Cordell Broadus, is still deciding where to play his college football. Cordell Broadus, a wide receiver at powerhouse Las Vegas Bishop Gorman High, is one of the nation's top dozen high... more

Associated Press Quarterbacks Devin Gardner and Jeff Driskel have struggled this season. Florida's Will Muschamp and Michigan's Brady Hoke were hired within a month of each other after the 2010 season. Each took his team to a BCS bowl early... more

Every Thursday during the season, we'll take a look at the big game(s) during the upcoming weekend that will have the biggest impact on the playoff chase. Conventional wisdom is that Oregon is the Pac-12 team most likely to make the four-team playoff.... more

Florida State's offensive line, which returned four starters from last season's national championship team, was expected to be one of the best units in the nation. That hasn't been the case, at least not yet. FSU has struggled to run the ball (just... more

Michigan State's Jeremy Langford ran for 1,422 yards and 18 TDs last season, but he is off to a slow start this season. Langford (6-foot-1, 208 pounds), a senior, was the nation's No. 5 returning rusher, but he has managed just 203 yards through three... more

J Pat Carter/Associated Press Will Gardner was injured in last week's game and won't be available to play vs. Wake Forest. Louisville will go with true freshman Reggie Bonnafon as its starting quarterback when it plays host to Wake Forest on... more

Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press Virginia Tech cornerback Brandon Facyson has struggled to live up to his showing from last season. Virginia Tech sophomore cornerback Brandon Facyson might not play anymore this season because of a leg injury.... more

A Jameis Winston family advisor wrote in a letter to Florida State that an attorney for the woman who accused Winston of sexual assault asked for $7 million to settle any potential lawsuit. The Tampa Bay Times obtained a copy of a letter sent by David... more

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel has thrown for 689 yards and 10 touchdowns in two games. Statistically, Ohio State's secondary looks fine, as the Buckeyes lead the Big Ten and are third nationally in pass defense.... more

Steve Cannon/Associated Press Florida State nose tackle Niles Lawrence-Stample is out for the season with a pectoral injury. Florida State starting nose tackle Niles Lawrence-Stample will miss the rest of the season with a pectoral injury.... more

David Zalubowski/Associated Press KeiVarae Russell was considered Notre Dame's best cornerback before he was suspended. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Tuesday that the hearings on the five players suspended from the team because of... more

Matthew Emmons/USA Today Sports Florida State defensive tackle Eddie Goldman is generating buzz early in his junior season. Florida State's Eddie Goldman was one of the most celebrated prospects in the 2012 recruiting class. He is starting to... more

Tony Ding/Associated Press Shane Morris replaced starting QB Devin Gardner during Michigan's loss to Utah last Saturday. Beleaguered Michigan coach Brady Hoke had said he would name his starting quarterback Tuesday. Well, he reversed field... more

Associated Press BYU quarterback Taysom Hill has emerged as a contender for the Heisman Trophy. While there aren't "BCS-busters" anymore, the idea that BYU could make like a BCS-buster and crash the "big bowl" party is gathering steam. BYU... more

Chuck Burton/Associated Press Florida State QB Jameis Winston is back with the Seminoles after serving a one-game suspension vs. Clemson Former NFL running back Clinton Portis has three bits of advice for Florida State quarterback Jameis... more

One day after Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston officially got his starting job back, a Winston family advisor tweeted that Winston would be cooperating with the school's Title IX investigation into an alleged sexual assault from December 2012.... more

Three former Michigan State quarterbacks started in the NFL on Sunday. The current Michigan State starting quarterback seems in no hurry to join them. Kirk Cousins (Washington Redskins), Brian Hoyer (Cleveland Browns) and Drew Stanton (Arizona... more

AP Photo/Tony Ding Michigan coach Brady Hoke's team suffered a big loss at home to Utah on Saturday. We're still in September and there already is one coaching vacancy (SMU). While it's extremely unlikely another job will come open this... more

Steve Cannon/Associated Press Jameis Winston is back for Florida State after serving a suspension on Saturday. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Monday that a communication breakdown led to Jameis Winston dressing out Saturday night... more

Mike Huguenin has spent more than 30 years in sports journalism, many of them closely associated with college football. As a longtime Heisman Trophy voter and one who will cast his ballot again at the end of this season, Huguenin takes a weekly look at... more

In a decision that likely surprised no one, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney announced that true freshman Deshaun Watson will start at quarterback this week for the Tigers. Watson (6-foot-2, 205 pounds) replaces fifth-year senior Cole Stoudt (6-4, 225) as the... more

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley was injured early during the Bruins' victory over Texas on Sept. 13, and coach Jim Mora won't say if Hundley will play Thursday night in a big Pac-12 South game at Arizona State. Hundley's injury supposedly was a... more

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports Florida QB Sean Maguire was able to lead the Seminoles to a win in overtime vs. Clemson. Who needs Jameis Winston? Florida State proved it could win without its Heisman-winning quarterback, beating Clemson... more

Nati Harnik/Associated Press Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah is among the top running backs in college football. It was quite a night for Nebraska senior running back Ameer Abdullah: He rushed for 229 yards and two touchdowns, caught a TD pass,... more

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Indiana running back Tevin Coleman doesn't get a lot of national attention but is putting up big numbers again. A week after rushing for 190 yards and two TDs in a loss to Bowling Green, Indiana junior tailback... more

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, who has been suspended for school officials for Saturday night's Clemson-FSU game , came out for pregame warmups dressed out in his pads and jersey. Winston even took some snaps from a backup center, but... more

James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports East Carolina QB Shane Carden keeps putting up huge numbers as the Pirates continue to roll. East Carolina got noticed when it upset Virginia Tech last week. This week, expect the Pirates to be in the... more

Morry Gash/Associated Press Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon is among college football's top RB prospects. There were some concerns about Wisconsin tailback Melvin Gordon after a desultory 38-yard performance against FCS opponent Western Illinois in... more

Associated Press Former Clemson star QB Tajh Boyd has signed with the Florida Blacktips of the FXFL. Former Clemson star quarterback Tajh Boyd was cut after being a sixth-round draft pick by the New York Jets, but he's hoping to keep his... more

In a stunning decision Friday night, Florida State announced that quarterback Jameis Winston will be suspended for the entirety of Saturday's game against Clemson. Wednesday, the school had suspended Winston for the first half because of an incident... more

Pitt sophomore running back James Conner has drawn a comparison to Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy from an AFC scout, and you could forgive the Panthers' first three opponents for thinking it was Lacy in the backfield when they played Pitt.... more

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Thursday he is hopeful the half-game suspension for Jameis Winston is enough to change his quarterback's behavior. "The object isn't to punish them; it's to change their behavior," Fisher said during an appearance... more

Every Thursday during the season, we'll take a look at the big game(s) during the upcoming weekend that will have the biggest impact on the playoff chase. Florida State's impressive domination of Clemson in Week 7 last season propelled the Seminoles on... more

Nati Harnik/Associated Press Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory is still seeking his first sack of 2014 after notching 10.5 last season. Nebraska's defensive backs are worried about Miami's speed at wide receiver, which means this is a game... more

As BYU's profile has risen this season, with talk of the Cougars potentially finishing unbeaten, so, too, has junior quarterback Taysom Hill's. Hill is showing up on more and more Heisman watch lists, and he'll remain on them as long as he continues to... more

Sean Maguire will be one of the most closely scrutinized players in the nation. That's because Maguire (6-foot-3, 220 pounds), a sophomore, will start at quarterback for Florida State in place of the suspended Jameis Winston. Maguire has played... more

Florida State announced Wednesday that quarterback Jameis Winston would be suspended for the first half of Saturday's ACC showdown with Clemson for what the school called inappropriate comments in public. A number of tweets from FSU students... more

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Virginia defensive end Eli Harold has recorded three sacks so far in 2014. BYU is gaining notice as a team that could finish unbeaten and Cougars junior quarterback Taysom Hill is gaining momentum as a Heisman... more

Florida State offensive tackle Cam Erving got the best of Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley last season -- to the point that Beasley was talking about this season's matchup with Erving more than two weeks ago. Beasley (6-foot-3, 235 pounds), a senior,... more

AP Photo/David Zalubowski Arizona State QB Taylor Kelly will miss the Sun Devils' Week 5 game vs. UCLA. Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly, who has thrown 63 TD passes and rushed for 12 more TDs since becoming the Sun Devils' starter for... more

Evidently, Clemson defensive tackle Grady Jarrett doesn't think much of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Jarrett (6-foot-0, 290 pounds), a senior who is one of the best interior linemen in the ACC and an "intriguing" NFL prospect, made his... more

Life as a bowl prognosticator can be difficult. Consider the case of South Carolina as an example. Before the season, the Gamecocks were considered the best team in the SEC East and given a legit chance to make it into one of the so-called "playoff... more

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Kevin Olsen departs Miami having never played a snap for the Hurricanes. Miami announced Tuesday that redshirt freshman quarterback Kevin Olsen no longer is enrolled at the university. The dismissal came a... more

AP Photo/Morry Gash Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon has not yet put up the number many expected he would. Wisconsin junior tailback Melvin Gordon graded himself Monday during the Badgers' weekly news conference, and he gave himself a... more

Massachusetts coach Mark Whipple is a former NFL assistant -- a former NFL quarterback coach, to be exact -- and he has a high opinion of Penn State sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg. Whipple and UMass play at Penn State on Saturday, and he was... more

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley has been suspended in advance of this week's game vs. Oklahoma. West Virginia will be without one of its key defenders Saturday when it faces Oklahoma in an important... more

Gary Kazanjian/Associated Press Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah has rushed for 396 yards on 57 carries this season. Saturday's Miami-Nebraska game is a chance for both teams to gain some positive attention for themselves and for their leagues. It's... more

Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports Notre Dame QB Everett Golson has seven TD passes and four TD runs in three games so far in 2014. Notre Dame senior quarterback Everett Golson hasn't received all that much help from his rushing attack, but he... more

Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports Miami QB Kevin Olsen began the 2014 season serving a two-game suspension. Miami redshirt freshman quarterback Kevin Olsen, the younger brother of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, has been arrested for... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates could return to action on Thursday after missing time with a leg injury. Auburn seems likely to have its top two wide receivers for Thursday night's game at Kansas State. Sammie... more

Mike Huguenin has spent more than 30 years in sports journalism, many of them closely associated with college football. As a longtime Heisman Trophy voter and one who will cast his ballot again at the end of this season, Huguenin takes a weekly look at... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press UCLA QB Brett Hundley missed the second half of the Bruins' win over Texas on Saturday. Arizona State plays host to UCLA in a big Pac-12 South showdown on Sept. 25, but each school's starting quarterback was... more

Mel Evans/Associated Press Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg came through when it mattered against Rutgers. Sophomore Christian Hackenberg didn't throw a TD pass Saturday night, but he nonetheless led Penn State to a 13-10 win at Rutgers in... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press Quarterback Everett Golson is 13-1 as Notre Dame's starting quarterback. Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson's hot start to the season continued Saturday as he accounted for three touchdowns in the Irish's... more

Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports Pitt running back James Conner has racked up 529 yards in the first three games of the 2014 season. Pittsburgh sophomore running back James Conner continued his strong start to the season Saturday, rushing for... more

AP Photo/Don Petersen East Carolina QB Shane Carden threw for more than 400 yards in a game for the fourth time in his career Saturday. East Carolina senior quarterback Shane Carden started strong and finished with a flourish Saturday to lead... more

Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff suffered a knee injury vs. Ball State in Week 2. Iowa star offensive tackle Brandon Scherff started Saturday's game against Iowa State, which the Cyclones won on a... more

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel lived up his considerable hype on Friday night in his first college action. Cincinnati sophomore quarterback Gunner Kiel made his first career start Friday night, and to say his debut... more

Phil Sears/Associated Press Miami defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad was slated to serve as a pass-rush specialist for the Hurricanes. Miami sophomore defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad, who would've played a key role for the Hurricanes this... more

Ted S. Warren/Associated Press Rutgers coach Kyle Flood has guided the Scarlet Knights to a 2-0 record to start the 2014 season. SMU coach June Jones resigned two games into the season Monday -- but a bigger eyebrow-raiser involving a coach... more

Every Thursday during the season, we'll take a look at the big game(s) during the upcoming weekend that will have the biggest impact on the playoff chase. College Football Playoff Picture: If the season ended today This looks to be one of the most... more

Keith Srakocic/Associated Press Pitt sophomore running back James Conner is gaining attention for his powerful running. Pittsburgh sophomore tailback James Conner is starting to receive some buzz -- one AFC scout said Conner reminds him of... more

East Carolina senior wide receiver Justin Hardy is on pace to become the NCAA's leading career receiver, but he'll face his toughest test Saturday when he and the Pirates take on Virginia Tech, which has one of the nation's top two or three secondaries.... more

Al Messerschmidt/Associated Press Jaguars rookie wide receiver Allen Hurns caught four passes for 110 yards and two TDs in his first NFL game. A bit less than half of the 2014 first-round picks -- 14 of 32 -- started their first NFL games... more

Jonathan Bachman/Associated Press LSU's Leonard Fournette has taken plenty of heat for striking the Heisman post last week vs. Sam Houston State. Highly touted LSU true freshman tailback Leonard Fournette was widely -- and rightly -- derided... more

If your team -- whether it be in the NCAA or NFL -- is looking for a quarterback, it needs to look in California and Texas. We took a geographical look at the starting quarterbacks for the 32 NFL teams and the 128 FBS teams, and found that almost half... more

Fred Beckham/Associated Press BYU QB Taysom Hill is producing 342.5 yards per game so far in 2014. BYU and Houston will wear American flag-themed helmets when they play Thursday night in Provo, Utah, on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11... more

Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press Kirk Ferentz and Paul Rhoads will face off this weekend when Iowa and Iowa State play their annual rivalry game. The Iowa-Iowa State series doesn't have much national significance because, hey, it involves... more

Jeff Haynes/Associated Press Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence is set to return from his suspension, which stretches back to last season. Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence returns to the team this week after a three-game suspension,... more

Rainier Ehrhardt/Associated Press Steve Spurrier said his players know that if they hit a female, they will not play football at South Carolina. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier was his usual plain-speaking self Tuesday when he was asked... more

As bad as the weekend was for the Big Ten, the league still is in good shape to place two teams in the "playoff bowls." While it seems unlikely the league will get a team into the playoff, the selection committee also is responsible for selecting... more

Maryland will wear helmets and uniforms celebrating the 200th anniversary of the "Star-Spangled Banner" on Saturday against West Virginia. » Photos: College football alternate uniforms of 2014 Maryland players will have the poem "Defence of Fort... more

Mike Thomas/Associated Press Troy Aikman will have his UCLA jersey retired prior to the Bruins' final home game of the season. UCLA announced Saturday that it would retire Troy Aikman's jersey Nov. 28 during the last regular-season game of... more

David Goldman/Associated Press Todd Gurley amassed 293 all-purpose yards in Georgia's season-opening win over Clemson. Conventional wisdom seems to be that Georgia junior tailback Todd Gurley will go pro after this season, and his coach seems... more

Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff injured a knee vs. Ball State but returned to the game. Iowa senior offensive tackle Brandon Scherff, one of the nation's top prospects regardless of position, had knee... more

Texas senior cornerback Quandre Diggs, one of the Longhorns' best players, isn't sure some of his teammates are passionate enough about winning. Texas has opened 1-1 under new coach Charlie Strong and was blown out 41-7 by BYU this past Saturday -- at... more

LM Otero/Associated Press June Jones has stepped down as head coach at SMU after opening the 2014 season 0-2. SMU coach June Jones, who signed a three-year contract extension in December, has stepped down from his job leading the Mustangs.... more

Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press Bill Belton's comment during Big Ten Media Days has become bulletin-board material for Rutgers players. Penn State tailback Bill Belton is a New Jersey native and was recruited by Rutgers, but he left the state... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press Oklahoma State QB J.W. Walsh will miss time after suffering a broken foot. Oklahoma State starting quarterback J.W. Walsh suffered a broken foot in a victory over Missouri State. Reports have Walsh (6-foot-2,... more

Mike Huguenin has spent more than 30 years in sports journalism, many of them closely associated with college football. As a longtime Heisman Trophy voter and one who will cast his ballot again at the end of this season, Huguenin takes a weekly look at... more

Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports Michigan coach Brady Hoke's Wolverines were blown out by Notre Dame on Saturday night. Much like an athletic director giving a vote of confidence to his beleaguered coach, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany has... more

Virginia Tech's defense came up with seven sacks and three interceptions Saturday night as the Hokies downed Ohio State 35-21. Defensive end Dadi Nicolas and linebacker Derek DiNardo had two sacks apiece as the Hokies' defense clamped down on Ohio State... more

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Notre Dame QB Everett Golson is off to a hot start this season after sitting out the 2013 campaign. Quarterback Everett Golson led Notre Dame to the 2013 BCS National Championship Game, then was suspended last... more

AP Photo/Steve Cannon Jameis Winston completed more than 80 percent of his passes in Saturday's win over The Citadel. Jameis Winston played a bit less than three quarters and threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns as Florida State beat FCS... more

Cary Edmondson / USA TODAY Sports Leonard Williams played through injury in USC's win over Stanford on Saturday. An athletic director comes down to the field because he has been summoned by a coach during the game? That was just part of the... more

AP Photo/Gus Ruelas USC linebacker Hayes Pullard was ejected from Saturday's game for targeting. USC linebacker Hayes Pullard was ejected for targeting during the third quarter of the Trojans' 13-10 win over Stanford. Pullard, a senior who... more

Justin Hayworth/Associated Press Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff returned to Week 2 action after an early-game injury scare. Iowa senior offensive tackle Brandon Scherff -- one of the top two seniors at his position nationally -- went... more

Jeff Hanisch/USA Today Sports Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon did not have a big day rushing the ball in a win over Western Illinois. Wisconsin tailback Melvin Gordon had good production but relatively few carries last week in a loss to LSU. That... more

Cathleen Allison/Associated Press Nevada QB Cody Fajardo has racked up 10,178 yards during his college career. Cody Fajardo replaced Colin Kaepernick as Nevada's starting quarterback, and Fajardo on Friday night followed Kaepernick in... more

Florida State junior P.J. Williams, one of the nation's top cornerbacks, will miss Saturday's game against FCS foe The Citadel because of a nagging hamstring injury. Williams missed a lot of practice time during fall camp because of the issue with his... more

Associated Press Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio and Oregon coach Mark Helfrich know playoff aspirations are on the line this week. Every Thursday during the season, we take a look at the biggest games of the week that are sure to have a... more

Paul Sancya/Associated Press Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes will attempt to limit Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Saturday. The quickie breakdown of Saturday's Michigan State-Oregon game goes something like this: It will be Oregon's speed vs.... more

Patrick Semansky/Associated Press Urban Meyer was Notre Dame's wide receivers coach when Ohio State and Notre Dame last played in the regular season. Notre Dame and Ohio State, two of college football's most prestigious programs, announced... more

Gerry Broome/Associated Press Miami coach Al Golden has increased the Hurricanes' win total each year he has been on the job. One game into the season, Miami athletic director Blake James already has felt the need to make public his support... more

Texas will be without three starting offensive linemen and its quarterback when it plays BYU on Saturday night. Longhorns coach Charlie Strong on Wednesday night suspended both starting offensive tackles, Kennedy Estelle and Desmond Harrison. Center... more

Greg Bartram/USA Today Sports Ohio State's Michael Bennett is among the nation's top defensive line prospects. One of the biggest concerns for Ohio State heading into the season was its secondary, but one week in, the Buckeyes are third... more

AP Photo/David Stluka Former Jaguars WR Jimmy Smith played for Louisville coach Bobby Petrino in Jacksonville. Trey Smith, the son of former Jacksonville Jaguars Pro Bowl wide receiver Jimmy Smith, has committed to play for Louisville.... more

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams suffered an ankle injury in practice Tuesday. USC All-American defensive lineman Leonard Williams suffered a high ankle sprain during Tuesday's practice, and one report says he... more

Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports The loss of Kyler Fackrell leaves a big void in the Utah State defense. Utah State won the Mountain West Conference last season despite losing quarterback Chuckie Keeton, its best player, during the season to a torn... more

Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports USC QB Cody Kessler missed practice Tuesday after having a procedure performed on his toe. USC starting quarterback Cody Kessler, who threw for 394 yards and four TDs in the Trojans' season-opening rout of Fresno... more

AP Photo/Andy Manis It appears Wisconsin will be playing without quarterback Joel Stave for the foreseeable future. Monday saw the solving of the mystery as to why Wisconsin tailback Melvin Gordon received so few carries in a loss to LSU. We... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Jameis Winston had a shaky season debut, but still led Florida State to a win over Oklahoma State. Week 1 is over, which means it's time to unveil the first bowl projections of the college football season. Yes, it's a... more

AP Photo/Tony Ding Michigan running back Derrick Green rushed for 170 yards in Saturday's season-opening win. Michigan's rushing attack was abysmal last season, with the Wolverines averaging just 125.7 rushing yards per game. That was the... more

The second Bobby Petrino era at Louisville got off to a rousing start Monday night thanks to the Cardinals' defense. Petrino's first game in his second go-round at Louisville coincided with the school's first game as an ACC member, and the Cardinals... more

AP Photo/David J. Phillip Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon says a minor hip injury impacted his performance vs. LSU. The mystery as to why Wisconsin star tailback Melvin Gordon had just four second-half carries in the Badgers' loss to LSU... more

AP Photo/Nati Harnik Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory could miss Week 2 with a knee injury. Nebraska junior defensive end Randy Gregory is doubtful for Saturday's game against FCS opponent McNeese State because of a left knee injury.... more

AP Photo/David Goldman Georgia running back Todd Gurley's monster game has increased his Heisman hype. The first week of the season isn't even over and we're already going to start talking about the Heisman. While Heisman mentions on Sept.... more

South Carolina tailback Mike Davis played sparingly in the Gamecocks' season-opening loss to Texas A&M and might miss Saturday's game against East Carolina because of bruised ribs. Coach Steve Spurrier called Davis, who ran for 1,183 yards last season,... more

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AP Photo/David J. Phillip Wisconsin running Melvin Gordon had only four carries in the second half on Saturday night. Wisconsin tailback Melvin Gordon showed off his speed and explosiveness Saturday night against LSU. Well, he showed them off... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Jameis Winston got all he could handle from a pesky Oklahoma State defense. Florida State's defense of its national title got off to a shaky, but ultimately successful, start. The same can be said for... more

AP Photo/Nati Harnik Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory injured his left knee in the opener, but coach Bo Pelini didn't seem worried. Nebraska junior defensive end Randy Gregory, who is expected to contend for All-American honors this... more

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett guided the Buckeyes to a season-opening victory over Navy on Saturday. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller's first college start, as a true freshman in Game 4 of the 2011 season, resulted... more

Tony Ding/Associated Press The transition of Michigan's Devin Funchess from tight end to wide receiver will be scrutinized this season. Michigan's Devin Funchess officially has moved to wide receiver from tight end , and his first game at his... more

Steven Flynn/USA TODAY Christian Hackenberg became the first Penn State quarterback to surpass 400 yards passing in a game on Saturday. Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg's sophomore season got off to a rousing start Saturday in... more

Brian Powers/USA TODAY Western Kentucky QB Brandon Doughty threw for 569 yards in an upset win over Bowling Green. Six quarterbacks had 500-yard games last season. In just the first two days of this season, three quarterbacks already have... more

Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press Christian Hackenberg is among the most promising quarterback talents in college football. Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg's highly anticipated sophomore season begins on Saturday, and fans will see... more

Nati Harnik/Associated Press Bo Pelini says marijuana use is a big problem in college athletics and society as a whole. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini railed against marijuana use on Friday morning when he was the guest speaker at a local radio... more

Christopher Hanewinckel/USA Today Sports Micah Seau made 10 tackles in 11 games as a backup last season for San Diego State. Another Seau will be patrolling the field at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium this weekend. Micah Seau, the nephew... more

Rainier Ehrhardt / Associated Press Kenny Hill was sensational in his debut as Texas A&M's starting quarterback. The 511-yard performance by Texas A&M sophomore quarterback Kenny Hill in Thursday night's easy win over South Carolina set a... more

AP Photo/Joe Raymond Brian Kelly's team is at the center of Notre Dame's academic fraud investigation. Notre Dame announced on Thursday afternoon -- a bit less than 48 hours before its season kicks off -- that a fifth player is being... more

Rob Kinnan/USA Today Sports North Carolina defensive tackle Ethan Farmer (middle) will be eligible to play this fall. North Carolina senior defensive tackle Ethan Farmer, the only returning starter on the Tar Heels' defensive line, has been... more

Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press James Franklin has cautioned his players not to count on having Penn State's bowl ban lifted in 2014. Penn State's four-year postseason ban, imposed by the NCAA in July 2012 in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky... more

Tony Ding/Associated Press QB Devin Gardner will be operating in a revamped Michigan offense in 2014. Everyone knew a coordinator change meant that Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner would be running a different offense this season, and... more

Tim Heitman/USA Today Sports Kenny Williams will be auditioning for NFL scouts this season as a linebacker, not a running back. Not surprisingly, Texas Tech's leading rusher the past two seasons will start Saturday against FCS opponent... more

Rob Kinnan/USA Today Sports North Carolina senior Ethan Farmer (middle) might not be available for the Tar Heels this season. North Carolina's defensive line was expected to be a team weakness this season, and the news keeps getting worse for... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press Freshman running back Leonard Fournette could play a large role in the LSU offense this season. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is trying to become the first two-time Heisman winner since Ohio State... more

Jeff Hanisch/USA Today Sports Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon enters the 2014 season as Heisman Trophy contender. Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon has received a lot of preseason acclaim -- for instance, he is the No. 10 player and... more

Auburn sophomore Shon Coleman is tasked with replacing Greg Robinson, who was the No. 2 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams, as the Tigers' starting left tackle. Forgive Coleman if he doesn't think it's a big deal replacing the first... more

The post-Teddy Bridgewater era at Louisville begins Monday night with a game against Miami, and Bridgewater wanted to make sure to thank Cardinals fans beforehand. He purchased a full-page ad in the student newspaper, The Louisville Cardinal, to express... more

Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press If healthy and dialed in, Louisville's Michael Dyer can be one of the top running backs in the ACC. Louisville already knows it will be without star wide receiver DeVante Parker for Monday night's ACC... more

Chuck Burton/Associated Press Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer believes freshman wide receiver Isaiah Ford has a bright future. Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer has high praise for true freshman wide receiver Isaiah Ford. In a bit of a... more

Kelvin Kuo/USA Today Sports The Trojans' defense took a big hit with the loss of linebacker Jabari Ruffin. Just like in the NFL, season-ending injuries before the season even begins can be crippling to college teams, too. Just ask Ohio... more

H. Rumph Jr/Associated Press Louisville's DeVante Parker is among the top wide receivers in college football. Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker -- one of the top seniors at the position nationally -- needs foot surgery and will miss up... more

Associated Press/NFL Photos Bryce Paup, who starred for several NFL teams, is now an assistant coach for Northern Iowa. If you watch closely during Saturday's Iowa-Northern Iowa game, you might be able to see a former NFL Defensive Player of... more

Maryland coaches know how talented junior wide receiver Stefon Diggs can be. And that's why they want more focus from him this season. "He's a great kid," Randy Edsall told The Baltimore Sun. "I love the kid to death. But sometimes, he's a young man... more

Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press James Franklin is in his first season as head coach at Penn State. The season hasn't even started, but we already have a winner in the "Best Video Featuring a Coach's Daughter" category. New Penn State coach... more

Four days after saying South Carolina star tailback Mike Davis might miss the opener, Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier said Sunday night that coaches think Davis will be ready to go Thursday against Texas A&M. "Hopefully Mike will be full speed and 100... more

Morry Gash / Associated Press Gary Andersen has reportedly pegged Tanner McEvoy to lead his offense against LSU on Saturday. OK, if you're like us, you're giddy with anticipation -- giddy like a 6-year-old on Christmas morning -- about the... more

John Raoux / Associated Press Louisville is still awaiting word on receiver DeVante Parker's status after an injury. While Miami (Fla.) -- Louisville's opponent in the season opener for both teams on Sept. 1 -- made news Sunday (more on... more

Steve Dykes / USA TODAY Sports Brad Kaaya -- who went 23-3 during his high school career -- beat out transfer Jay Heaps for the starting spot. True freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya will start in the season opener for Miami (Fla.) on Sept. 1... more

Beth Hall / USA TODAY Sports Gerald Dixon Jr. will start alongside his half-brother when South Carolina opens its season Thursday. Gerald Dixon will start at defensive end and Gerald Dixon Jr. at defensive tackle for South Carolina when the... more

Jae C. Hong / Associated Press Pat Haden -- who won two national titles as a player at USC -- has been the athletic director at the school since 2010. USC athletic director Pat Haden has been hospitalized twice in recent days because he has... more

There's no better way to pass the time until the college football season kicks off Thursday than to revisit some of Les Miles' best quotes during his tenure as LSU's coach. Luckily, instead of having to search all over the internet the New Orleans... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Fresno State's Derron Smith enters the 2014 season with aspirations to improve his draft stock. Fresno State senior free safety Derron Smith has some specific goals in mind this season: He wants to be able... more

Conference previews: ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Others Randy Snyder/Associated Press Marshall QB Rakeem Cato has a realistic shot at leading the Thundering Herd to an undefeated season in 2014. Life for teams outside... more

Gregory Bull / Associated Press Defending champion FSU enters 2014 as the favorite to win the first playoff in FBS history. We're less than a week away from the first kickoff of the season, and it's never too early to talk playoffs. So, who... more

Ben Liebenberg / NFL Jameis Winston is looking to lead Florida State back to the national championship game. The BCS is gone, the four-team playoff is in -- and there are more bowls than ever. It's true: Four bowls have been added to the... more

James Snook/USA Today Sports Eastern Washington QB Vernon Adams has thrown for 75 touchdown in the past two seasons. The 2014 college football season officially begins Saturday, and not surprisingly, it begins on TV. The first game of the... more

Conference previews: ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Others Bob Leverone/Associated Press QB Jameis Winston enters 2014 looking to defend his Heisman Trophy win and Florida State's national title. The ACC had the worst... more

Garry Jones/Associated Press Louisville wide receiver DaVante Parker could put up big numbers in Bobby Petrino's new offense. OK, so all the preseason top 25s are in and the 1-128 countdowns are over, and though the season hasn't even kicked... more

Associated Press Marcus Mariota and Shilique Calhoun will face off when Oregon and Michigan State meet on Sept. 6. The thought that "every game is created equal" had some merit in the BCS era, and that will carry over into the start of the... more

Carolina Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton visited Tuesday with a high school quarterback who recently had brain surgery. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Newton visited with Jaylend Ratliffe, who suffered a fractured skull in a July 30... more

South Carolina running back Mike Davis appears to be questionable for the Gamecocks' Aug. 28 opener against Texas A&M. "Mike Davis has been hurt; he hasn't practiced all week," coach Steve Spurrier told the Sportstalk radio network after Wednesday's... more

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You want to get the home crowd riled up at a football game? Deliver a big hit. The only thing better than a big hit to get a crowd really going is a big play on offense. That means that the 14 players you will be reading about in less than a minute are fan favorites. That's because these players are known as big hitters. Truthfully, every team has a player (or two) known for being able to lay the wood; in some cases, that's all the player can do. But the home crowd loves them for that ability. Our "14 for '14" series continues with 14 big hitters who have caught our eye.... more

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"Freakish athletes" have been around forever -- you just know there were guys who drew raves in the ancient Greek Olympics -- but they're celebrated more than ever now. An athlete who makes a "Did you see that? Can you believe that?" play will have his performance celebrated on TV, radio and the Internet.

Here, then, are some high-level athletes who have caught our eye for various reasons as CFB 24/7's "14 for '14" series continues with a look at the nation's most freakish athletes.... more

Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press James Franklin's scheduled debut as Penn State's head coach is being threatened by a volcano. The Aug. 30 Penn-State UCF game in Dublin, Ireland, could be disrupted by a volcano. Yes, a volcano. An... more

Kent State Athletics Kent State offensive lineman Jason Bitsko was expected to start at center this season. Kent State starting center Jason Bitsko died Wednesday morning, the school announced. He was 21. Cleveland TV station WOIO reported... more

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Nothing can swing the momentum of a game like an explosive play.

To that end, there's nothing like offensive players who make you hold your breath when they have the ball in their hands and defensive players who blow up a play before it has a chance to truly get going.

As a part of our "14 for '14" series, here's a look at 14 explosive players for the 2014 season.... more

Jay LaPrete/Associated Press QB J.T. Barrett is expected to replace injured Braxton Miller in Ohio State's starting lineup. Conventional wisdom is that the season-ending injury for quarterback Braxton Miller means Ohio State is in for a... more

Poor Charlie Weis. As if his Kansas team wasn't going to be bad as it was, he's now dealing with a total mess at tailback. Follow along: » Projected starting tailback Taylor Cox suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in practice Monday and will miss the... more

It didn't take long for the Ohio State fan base to rally around quarterback Braxton Miller, who will miss the season with a shoulder injury. Coach Urban Meyer tweeted out a picture of a billboard with a message for Miller. Buckeye Nation!!!!... more

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When you mention college football "personalities," most fans immediately think of TV analysts such as Lee Corso or Kirk Herbstreit. But our list of personalities is different; we're not talking about shtick or TV time (well, some of these guys will be getting a lot of coverage this fall). Instead, we're looking at players (and a coach) who you will need to follow this fall for a variety of reasons -- among them talent level, their sense of humor and their back stories. Here are some guys who have caught our eye as CFB 24/7's "14 for '14" series continues with a look at 14 big personalities.... more

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Conventional wisdom used to be that unless you received preseason acclaim as a Heisman favorite, you had no chance to win the award.

That notion has been blown out of the water of late: The past two winners have been redshirt freshmen, and five of the past seven winners were in their first seasons as a full-time starter.

Recent history, then, would make it seem as if putting together a list in June of the top Heisman candidates would be a waste of time because the eventual winner will have emerged from relative obscurity.

But this season feels different. There are a lot of big names who -- barring injury -- are going to put up big numbers. If there is one constant about Heisman winners, even Heisman winners who emerge from nowhere, it's that they put up big numbers for good teams.

Here is a look at the top 14 preseason Heisman candidates.... more

Gerry Broome / Associated Press Jacoby Brissett is expected to give North Carolina State's offense a much-needed boost. It has been said more than once -- more than a million times, actually -- that quarterback is the most important position... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 Steve Cannon/Associated Press Florida State's Jameis Winston is looking to repeat as a Heisman winner and national champion.... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 Jae C. Hong/Associated Press Kevin Hogan is entering his second season as Stanford's full-time starter. There still are seven... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 Jeff Chiu/Associated Press California QB Jordan Goff showed promise as a true freshman last season. There still are seven weeks... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Oklahoma State's J.W. Walsh threw for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns in eight games last season.... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 David Tulis/Associated Press Hutson Mason has big shoes to fill in replacing Aaron Murray at Georgia. There still are seven... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 Eric Gay/Associated Press Freshman QB Kyle Allen is charged with replacing Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M. There still are seven... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 David Butler II / USA TODAY Sports The Longhorns are hoping David Ash can bounce back from injuries. There still are seven weeks... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 AP Photo/Wade Payne Tennessee QB Justin Worley will need a good camp to strengthen his hold on the starting job. There still are... more

Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press Urban Meyer and Ohio State could have their College Football Playoff hopes dashed by Braxton Miller's injury. As the preseason Big Ten favorite, Ohio State had hopes of reaching the four-team College Football... more

Jay LaPrete/Associated Press Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett is in line to start Ohio State's season opener. There is an intense focus on J.T. Barrett as Ohio State is expecting Braxton Miller to miss the entire season after reinjuring his... more

Former New York Giants running back David Wilson, who had to give up his NFL career earlier this month because of a neck injury, has decided to resurrect his career as a track athlete. Wilson, 23, told reporters Monday that he will start training as a... more

Bob Leverone/Associated Press Florida State QB Jameis Winston has rare vision, according to his positional coach. Florida State quarterback coach Randy Sanders says one thing about Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston truly sets him apart:... more

John Reed/USA Today Sports Auburn defensive end Carl Lawson's availability continues to be in doubt because of a torn ACL. Auburn defensive end Carl Lawson was expected to be one of the top sophomores in the SEC this season until he suffered... more

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on NFL Network late last month that the Cowboys were "that close" to drafting Johnny Manziel in the first round in May. Now we're getting a better idea of how close "that close" really was. The Dallas Morning... more

Doug Benc/Associated Press Jameis Winston was recruited by home-state school Alabama, but opted to sign with FSU. Bill Polian enjoyed a long and successful career as an NFL general manager, and he says he still might be a GM (and not a media... more

Jay LaPrete/Associated Press Quarterback Braxton Miller is heading into his senior season with the Buckeyes. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller said on Monday that he's not worried about his sore shoulder. Miller had shoulder surgery in... more

John David Mercer/USA Today Sports Tight end Braxton Deaver likely would have been Duke No. 2 receiving target. Duke tight end Braxton Deaver reportedly has suffered a torn ACL and will miss the season, the second key Blue Devils starter to... more

Conference previews: ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Others Andrew A. Nelles/Associated Press Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun is a strong Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year candidate. The 16-season BCS era... more

Victor Calzada/Associated Press Brett Hundley will benefit from his return to UCLA, says former Bruins QB Troy Aikman. Former Super Bowl-winning quarterback Troy Aikman thinks highly of UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley and said he made a wise... more

Associated Press Florida State was ranked No. 11 in the 2013 preseason AP poll before going on to win the national title. When the biggest "news" in college football is about who is No. 1 in a preseason poll -- remember, preseason polls... more

Associated Press The last time FSU was a preseason No. 1 pick in the AP poll, it went on to win the national title. Go ahead and start your internal clock: It's less than two weeks until the first kickoff, and you have our permission (as if... more

Amy Sancetta / Associated Press Maurice Clarett accounted for 18 touchdowns during Ohio State's run to the 2002 national title. Former Ohio State star running back Maurice Clarett, whose fall from grace has been well-chronicled in the past... more

Phil Sears / Associated Press Jimbo Fisher's Seminoles appear to be a clear favorite to defend their national championship. Defending national champion Florida State was ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press' preseason poll, which was... more

Chris Jackson / Associated Press Dana Holgorsen's woeful Mountaineers defense could get a boost from an FCS transfer. West Virginia's defense has been one of the worst in the Big 12 -- and one of the 20 worst in the nation -- in the two... more

Wade Payne / Associated Press Robenson Therezie was a preseason second-team All-SEC pick after leading his team with four picks in 2013. Senior Robenson Therezie, a returning starter at Auburn's hybrid "star" position, has eligibility... more

Ann Heisenfelt / Associated Press Carl Davis has been pouring over game film to help prepare for his goal of being selected in the draft. Senior offensive tackle Brandon Scherff is unquestionably Iowa's top NFL prospect -- NFL Media senior... more

Victor Calzada / Associated Press Mark Leal saw action in the Hokies' Sun Bowl loss to UCLA after an injury to Logan Thomas. Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer said the race to be the Hokies' starting quarterback is down to two players -- a... more

April L. Brown/Associated Press Arkansas AD Jeff Long has a tough task ahead of him as chairman of the CFB Playoff selection committee. The final preseason meeting of the College Football Playoff selection committee was Thursday, and the... more

Dave Einsel/Associated Press Vince Young has accepted a job at the University of Texas, where he helped deliver a national title. Former Texas quarterback Vince Young has been hired by the university to work as a development officer. The... more

Former Houston linebacker and defensive end Sam Hairston, 35, died in combat in Afghanistan while serving in the Army. Hairston, who played for the Cougars from 1997-2000, was killed in a small-arms battle Tuesday in Ghazni, Afghanistan. Hairston was... more

Colin Hackley/Associated Press Jimbo Fisher's philosophy on how to coach players like Jameis Winston resulted in big success last season. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said it's important for coaches to let players' personalities shine... more

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg will have to adjust to a new coaching staff in 2014. Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg will be a team captain this season, becoming the first sophomore in school history to... more

AP Photo/Phil Sears Linebacker Terrance Smith is Florida State's leading returning tackler. Florida State junior linebacker Terrance Smith made a huge jump last season. He could make the same kind of jump this fall. Smith (6-foot-4, 222... more

UCLA wide receiver Devin Lucien caught 19 passes for 339 yards and two TDs in 2013. UCLA junior wide receiver Devin Lucien briefly was hospitalized Tuesday night after suffering what appeared to be a head injury. Lucien was taken by... more

Michigan sophomore wide receiver Csont'e York has been suspended since the start of fall camp for a "failure to meet team standards," and Ann Arbor police on Tuesday released a video of York punching a man outside a bar on July 18. In the video,... more

The BCS is gone, replaced by the College Football Playoff. It's the dawning of a new and exciting era, with a four-team playoff starting this season. Here is a primer to get you ready. » Mobile-friendly version » Full College Football 24/7... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Miami running back Duke Johnson has added weight in an effort to become more durable. Miami's quarterback situation is nebulous, to say the least, but good news for whomever is the starter is that junior tailback Duke... more

John David Mercer/USA Today Sports Duke will be without the services of All-ACC linebacker Kelby Brown in 2014. Duke linebacker Kelby Brown, a preseason first-team All-ACC pick, will miss the season with a torn left ACL. Brown, who was a... more

Bill Haber/Associated Press QB Nick Montana started 11 games at Tulane last season but will enter 2014 at No. 3 on the depth chart. Tulane has named redshirt freshman Tanner Lee its starting quarterback, and senior Nick Montana, Joe's... more

Chuck Burton / Associated Press Dave Clawson has opted to open his first season as Wake Forest's coach with a true freshman at quarterback. True freshman John Wolford, who arrived on campus a bit more than two months ago, has been named Wake... more

Bob Donnan / USA Today Sports Kendall Fuller's improvement can only make one of the nation's best secondaries even more exemplary. Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller spent part of the 2014 NFL Draft in the green room. He was there as... more

Maybe Nebraska coach Bo Pelini really is kinder and gentler this year. How else to explain his willingness to pose for a photo with a newlywed couple on Saturday -- the same day he learned he would be without three potential defensive starters for the... more

Kelvin Kuo/USA Today Sports The loss of outside linebacker Jabari Ruffin leaves a big void in the Trojans' defense. USC sophomore Jabari Ruffin, a projected starter at outside linebacker, will miss the season with a torn ACL. Ruffin... more

Tim Tebow has said it before and he has said it again: He is a better quarterback now than he ever has been. Tebow told USA Today that he still works out six days a week and that he throws four days a week. He was asked if he's a better quarterback... more

Jerry Lai / USA Today Sports Bo Pelini's defense suffered some serious setbacks at the end of this week. It's hard to overstate how tough the past 36 hours have been for Nebraska coach Bo Pelini. After all, it's not often you lose three... more

Tom Hruby is a 32-year-old walk-on defensive end at Northwestern. Take a look at the top 10 players from Northwestern to play in the NFL. A walk-on in his 30s -- at a prestigious private university, no less -- is rare enough. Hruby also is married with... more

Michael Conroy / Associated Press LeRoy Alexander is able to practice, just not play in games, this year for Nebraska. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini was all about showing a more positive attitude during the offseason, but it seems doubtful he can... more

Michael Conroy / Associated Press Ezekiel Elliott was in line to replace last year's starter, Carlos Hyde, in the Buckeyes' backfield. Sophomore Ezekiel Elliott, who had been Ohio State's projected starting running back, reportedly had wrist... more

Jerome Miron / USA TODAY Sports Devonte Fields showed next-level talent as a freshman in 2012, but it's been all downhill since then. The Devonte Fields saga took another turn Friday night, when the former TCU star defensive end found out... more

Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press Venric Mark was a true senior in 2013, but played in just three games and was granted another season of eligibility. Northwestern is going to have to wait a bit longer than expected for the return of speedy... more

Mike Dinovo/USA Today Sports Defensive end Josh Shirley is available to play at UNLV immediately as a transfer. Senior defensive end Josh Shirley, who announced last month he was leaving Washington, has resurfaced at UNLV, where he will have... more

John Raoux/Associated Press QB Rakeem Cato should put up huge numbers for Marshall this season. With everyone still trying to figure out all the potential ramifications of Thursday's "autonomy vote," we thought it a good time to remind folks... more

Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley will be watched closely this fall by NFL scouts. Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley is known for his violent pursuit of quarterbacks on the field. He spent part of the day Friday... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Georgia linebacker Ramik Wilson was a first-team All-SEC selection last fall. Georgia senior linebacker Ramik Wilson, who led the SEC in tackles last season, has yet to practice in fall camp, including missing... more

Andrew Weber/USA TODAY Sports Ohio State tight end Jeff Heuerman missed spring practice with a foot injury. Ohio State senior Jeff Heuerman has gone from a little-targeted tight end to the best at his position in the Big Ten in the past year.... more

Nati Harnik/Associated Press Nebraska defensive back Charles Jackson will miss the 2014 season. Nebraska junior Charles Jackson, expected to be the Huskers' main nickelback this season, will miss the 2014 campaign with a knee injury. Coach... more

Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports Miami's Raphael Akpejiori spent the past four seasons on the Hurricanes basketball team. Former Miami basketball player Raphael Akpejiori is attempting to follow in the big footsteps of New Orleans Saints... more

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has high expectations for defensive lineman Sheldon Day. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly was rather lavish in his praise of defensive lineman Sheldon Day during the spring, and it... more

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)(AP Photo/Dave Weaver) Brandon Scherff and Randy Gregory will face off in what could be one of the season's best individual matchups. Forget team matchups for a minute. Yes, it's difficult not to already be... more

AP Photo/Rick Osentoski Northern Illinois running back Cameron Stingily will miss the start of the 2014 season with an injury. Northern Illinois senior tailback Cameron Stingily, the No. 2 returning rusher in the MAC, is expected to miss the... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL The star power of Johnny Manziel paid huge dividends for Texas A&M. Texas remained No. 1 for the ninth consecutive year in the annual list of collegiate licensing royalties revenue. The Collegiate Licensing Company... more

AP Photo/Wily Low Arizona safety Tra'Mayne Bondurant has a chance to return to the team, according to coach Rich Rodriguez. It turns out that Arizona starting safety Tra'Mayne Bondurant wasn't dismissed from the team after all. Wildcats... more

Clemson walk-on wide receiver Seth Ryan, whose dad, Rex, coaches the New York Jets, broke his collarbone at practice Monday. The school said Ryan -- a 5-foot-11, 160-pound redshirt freshman -- was making a diving coach in the end zone when he was hurt.... more

Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports LSU safety Jalen Mills practiced Monday, the opening day of the Tigers' fall camp. LSU starting free safety Jalen Mills learned Monday morning that a second-degree battery charge would be reduced to simple... more

John Russell/Associated Press Stephen Davis played in the NFL for 11 seasons after playing collegiately at Auburn. Stephen Davis Jr., the son of a former 11-year NFL running back, committed to Auburn on Monday, choosing the same school as his... more

Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports QB Devin Gardner and WR Brandon Funchess are adapting to a new Michigan offense. One of the most intriguing -- and important -- position changes nationally involves Michigan junior Devin Funchess officially... more

Dave Weaver/Associated Press Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory has added bulk in advance of his junior season. Nebraska opens practice Monday, and the start of camp is all about numbers for highly touted Huskers junior defensive end Randy... more

Phil Sears / Associated Press Jimbo Fisher's son, Ethan, switched to Nike after an email was sent to Florida State by the apparel manufacturer. As if Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher didn't have enough to worry about as he tried to guide his... more

Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports Kevin Olsen is in the running to start at quarterback for the Hurricanes. Miami quarterback Kevin Olsen, a redshirt freshman in the running to start the Hurricanes' season-opening game, reportedly has been... more

Jerry Lai/USA TODAY Sports Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany says Big Ten coaches need to broaden their scope in recruiting. The BCS era wasn't all that kind to the Big Ten, and league commissioner Jim Delany seemed to acknowledge that earlier... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press Jameis Winston is looking to repeat as a national champion and Heisman Trophy winner. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's premium for "loss of value" insurance reportedly will be paid out of the... more

A walk-on linebacker who was added to Miami's roster on Tuesday died Wednesday in an accident while diving for lobsters. Joey Grosso had played for three seasons at Penn and was set to use his final season of college eligibility at Miami , where he... more

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini seemingly is trying to present a kindler, gentler -- and funnier -- side in public the past eight months, and he was at it again Friday. Yep, that's Pelini modeling the alternate uniform his Huskers will wear Sept. 27 in their... more

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Phil Sears/Associated Press QB Jameis Winston and coach Jimbo Fisher will lead Florida State's attempt to repeat as national champs. Defending national champion Florida State was ranked No. 1 in the preseason coaches' poll, which was released... more

Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma kicker Michael Hunnicutt connected on 24 of 27 field-goal attempts in 2013. Oklahoma gave each of its players iPads loaded with the Sooners' playbook Wednesday, and kicker Michael Hunnicutt couldn't... more

Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports Jesus Wilson can return to the Florida State team after settling some legal issues. Florida State wide receiver Jesus Wilson pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors Thursday, clearing the way for him to return... more

Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports Shawn Underwood was expected to play a large role along the defensive line for UNC this season. North Carolina opens practice Friday knowing it has issues along the defensive line. Those issues have become bigger,... more

Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports Gavin Stansbury was dismissed from the Texas A&M football program in July. Defensive end Gavin Stansbury, who was Texas A&M's defensive MVP last season, reportedly is transferring to Houston, where he would... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Quarterback Rakeem Cato has racked up huge numbers for the Thundering Herd. Marshall senior Rakeem Cato has thrown for 8,117 yards in the past two seasons and has a legitimate chance to finish his career in the top... more

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports Nittany Lions offensive line coach Herb Hand came to Penn State with new head coach James Franklin. Ahhh, the vagaries of recruiting in 2014. Dropped another prospect this AM due to his social media... more

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Missouri wide receiver Levi Copelin has been suspended by the NCAA for the 2014 season. Missouri wide receiver Levi Copelin, a sophomore who was a potential starter, has been suspended for the season by the NCAA... more

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports James Franklin would love to see further easing of sanctions against the Penn State football program. Five Pennsylvania Congressmen sent a letter to NCAA president Mark Emmert asking that the organization remove the... more

Christopher Jackson/Associated Press West Virginia running back Wendell Smallwood rushed for 221 yards and a TD in 2013. Charges have been dropped against West Virginia tailback Wendell Smallwood, who was arrested earlier this month on... more

Alex Gallardo/Associated Press Damore'ea Stringfellow is expected to be eligible to play for Ole Miss in 2015. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini talked some Monday at Big Ten Media Days about how he is "pretty laid back off the field and away from my... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Central Florida coach George O'Leary is going to have to break in a replacement for QB Blake Bortles. Cincinnati, which has been one of the winningest programs in the nation the past 10 years, is the preseason... more

Jay LaPrete/Associated Press LeBron James grew up an Ohio State fan, and Urban Meyer hopes the hoops star will attend some games. Count Ohio State coach Urban Meyer among those who continue to be happy that NBA star LeBron James has decided... more

Cathleen Allison/Associated Press Nevada defensive end Brock Hekking has recorded 17 sacks in the past two seasons. Nevada defensive end Brock Hekking is one of the leading returning sack men in the nation, but it's his hair -- a glorious... more

The NCAA will provide $70 million to settle claims in several concussion-related class actions. The organization announced Tuesday morning that the money will pay for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former NCAA student-athletes as a part... more

Morry Gash/Associated Press Tanner McEvoy is in the running to start at quarterback for Wisconsin this season. Joel Stave threw for 2,494 yards and 22 touchdowns last season, when he guided Wisconsin to a 9-4 record and a berth in the Capital... more

Chip Kelly is getting ready for his second season as an NFL coach, and he already has strong feelings about the worst thing in the league. Kelly, whose second training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles has begun, told Sports Illustrated's MMQB that the... more

Ted S. Warren/Associated Press Oregon State's Isaac Seumalo is one of the best centers in the nation, but he could be moved to guard. Oregon State junior center Isaac Seumalo, one of the best players at his position nationally, could miss the... more

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports Clemson wide receiver Charone Peake will miss the start of fall camp because of knee surgery. Forgive Clemson coach Dabo Swinney if he is feeling a bit of angst about his receiving corps. The Tigers lost... more

Jay LaPrete/Associated Press Ohio State QB Braxton Miller will put the Buckeyes in position to compete for the Big Ten title. The Big Ten doesn't have an "official" preseason media poll, but that doesn't mean there isn't an unofficial one.... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press Running back Joe Bergeron rushed for at least 100 yards in a game five times in Texas career. Texas running back Joe Bergeron reportedly has been dismissed by coach Charlie Strong, making him the third player in two... more

Phil Sears/Associated Press QB Jacob Coker hasn't been named Alabama's starter yet, but his teammates have been impressed so far. Alabama quarterback Jacob Coker hasn't thrown an important pass in a football game since 2010, when he was a... more

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong Auburn QB Nick Marshall is facing discipline from coach Gus Malzahn in the wake of his marijuana citation. Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall's marijuana possession case is closed after his mother paid the fine for the... more

Don Ryan/Associated Press Washington QB Cyler Miles started one game as a redshirt freshman last season. Washington will be without starting quarterback Cyler Miles for its season opener at Hawaii. Miles has been suspended for the opener,... more

Michael Thomas/Associated Press Kendall Sanders caught 37 passes for 361 yards and one touchdown last season. Two Texas players, including a potential starting wide receiver, have been charged with sexual assault for an incident that occurred... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press Bob Stoops took exception to some comments that Nick Saban made about last year's Sugar Bowl. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops never shies away from criticizing the SEC, and he did so again Wednesday. Tuesday,... more

Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press Jonathan Taylor's role in Georgia's defense was set to expand this season. Georgia defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor has been dismissed from the team, the school announced Wednesday, one day after he was... more

AP Photo/Carlos Osorio Bowling Green QB Matt Johnson threw for 3,467 yards and 25 TDs last season. Bowling Green and Toledo were selected to win their respective MAC divisions and BG was picked to again win the overall league title in voting... more

Doug Benc / Associated Press Florida State's Jameis Winston is looking to build off a sensational redshirt freshman season. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is the reigning Heisman winner and the only returning quarterback in the ACC... more

AP Photo/David Zalubowski Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu returns to the Ducks' defense after deciding not to enter the NFL draft. Oregon and UCLA have been picked to win their respective Pac-12 divisions, and the Ducks are the overall... more

Gerry Broome/Associated Press Hud Mellencamp is a walk-on reserve CB for Duke, but hasn't played a down since joining the team in 2012. Duke cornerback Hud Mellencamp, a walk-on who is the son of rock star John Mellencamp, has run into legal... more

Garry Jones/Associated Press Bobby Petrino expects Louisville to compete for a championship as it moves into the ACC. After almost two years in a sort of exile, Bobby Petrino will be back in the spotlight this fall -- and at the place where... more

Bob Leverone/Associated Press Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher and QB Jameis Winston both know the Heisman Trophy winner can improve. GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has some on-field things to work on this... more

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- ACC coordinator of football officials Doug Rhoads said Monday that his league will use eight officials in all league games this season and that he sees no negatives in the move from seven to eight officials. In an experiment, the... more

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- In a vote that should surprise no one, defending national champion Florida State was the media pick to win the ACC title this season. In addition, FSU sophomore quarterback Jameis Winston -- who won the Heisman last season, when... more

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is going to miss wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin this season, but Winston is happy that his former teammate is getting to play with Cam Newton. Benjamin led FSU with 15 touchdown receptions... more

Noah K. Murray / The Star-Ledger via USA TODAY Sports Sean Hickey nearly left Syracuse last season, but returned to boost his NFL credentials. GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Syracuse offensive tackle Sean Hickey is a management major, and he says he... more

Garry Jones / Associated Press Lorenzo Mauldin's position switch could make him more valuable in the eyes of NFL scouts. GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Louisville had one of the most productive defensive end duos in the nation last season, with Lorenzo... more

Phil Sears / Associated Press Running back Duke Johnson claims to be faster, despite adding 20 pounds to his 5-foot-9 frame. GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Miami (Fla.) running back Duke Johnson and linebacker Denzel Perryman have a lot in common.... more

Lynne Sladky / Associated Press Vic Beasley finished the 2013 season with 13 sacks, including one in an Orange Bowl win over Ohio State. GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Clemson All-American defensive end Vic Beasley's offseason has been all about getting... more

Sam Sharpe / USA TODAY Sports Jameis Winston returned to the spotlight at the ACC Kickoff football media event. GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was peppered with questions about life in the spotlight Sunday at the... more

Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press Ohio State's Braxton Miller returned for his senior season after considering NFL draft entry. "Watch list" mania has subsided, what with the last official release from the National College Football Awards... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Head coach Nick Saban is entering his eighth season at Alabama. Alabama head coach Nick Saban denied Thursday that there were conversations between him and Texas about becoming the Longhorns' coach this offseason.... more

The construction worker who was fired for hanging an Alabama flag at Texas A&M's Kyle Field evidently made some posts on Facebook that indicated he purposely sabotaged the stadium renovation. The San Antonio Express-News reported that Bobby Livingston,... more

Two North Carolina State assistants, defensive coordinator Dave Huxtable and wide receiver coach Frisman Jackson, on Tuesday helped a 16-year-old girl who was stuck in her car after it overturned. Coach Hux n I just pulled a young lady from her... more

Alabama and USC, two of the biggest names in college football, will open the 2016 season at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. LM Otero / Associated Press Jarvis Landry helped LSU prevail over TCU in the 2013 edition of the "Cowboys Classic."... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press QB Nick Marshall helped lead Auburn to the national championship game last season. A Columbus, Ga., TV station has obtained police video from last week's traffic stop of Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall.... more

UCLA Athletics/Adidas The UCLA Bruins will wear their new gray uniforms for one game this season. UCLA's regular uniforms are among the best-looking in college football, but for the third season in a row, the Bruins will wear an alternate... more

Projected stat leaders: ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Jesse Johnson/USA Today Sports DE Randy Gregory is expected to build off an impressive first season with Nebraska. It's fun to talk about numbers in sports, and while... more

Christopher Jackson/Associated Press Wendell Smallwood is in line to play a big role in West Virginia's offense. West Virginia running back Wendell Smallwood, a projected starter this fall, has been arrested and faces charges of witness... more

Projected stat leaders: ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC David J. Phillip/Associated Press Florida State QB Jameis Winston could struggle to top his numbers from last season. It's fun to talk about numbers in sports, and while... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 David Butler II / USA TODAY Sports Purdue's Danny Etling threw 10 touchdown passes and seven interceptions in eight games last season.... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 David Butler II / USA TODAY Sports Gary Nova will lead Rutgers at quarterback in its first season in the Big Ten. There still... more

Rankings: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101-128 John Raoux/Associated Press Kevin Ellison is leading a new offense for Georgia Southern this season. There still are seven weeks... more

Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press NFL teams will be keeping a close eye on Iowa's Brandon Scherff this season. Offensive tackle Eric Fisher went No. 1 overall in the 2013 draft, five years after fellow tackle Jake Long went first in the... more

With the move to the four-team playoff this season comes a new national championship trophy. A new era, a new trophy. pic.twitter.com/anXBuxO7uV ?? CFB Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) July 14, 2014 It can be argued that the old championship trophy, referred... more

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston served as a counselor over the weekend at the Manning Passing Academy, and he told reporters he aspires to be like a Manning. Take a look at the action from Peyton Manning's Passing Academy, where Archie Manning... more

Running back Jeremy Hill left LSU for the NFL, but he always will have a piece of LSU in his heart -- and on his back. Hill, who was a second-round pick by Cincinnati Bengals in May's draft, tweeted out a picture of a LSU-related tattoo on his back.... more

Phil Sears/Associated Press Miami running back Duke Johnson didn't travel far from home to attend college. LeBron James made a whole bunch of folks in Northeast Ohio happy on Friday with his decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.... more

247sports.com Kahlil McKenzie is expected to contribute as a true freshman at Tennessee in 2015. Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie told his highly recruited son to "go with your gut" when it came to choosing a college, and his son's gut... more

Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports Clemson's Vic Beasley is among the highly regarded defensive prospects for 2015. We're 49 days away from the start of the 2014 college football season, meaning fans are desperate to read any kind of news related... more

Liz Condo/USA TODAY Sports Former UNC LB Darius Lipford was one of four players eligible for the 2014 NFL Supplemental Draft. To no one's real surprise, none of the four players available in Thursday's NFL Supplemental Draft were selected.... more

Melina Vastola/USA TODAY Sports Wide receiver Jesus Wilson is a candidate to start for Florida State in 2014. Florida State sophomore wide receiver Jesus Wilson, a potential starter this season, has been suspended from the team after being... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Lane Kiffin finds himself back in the SEC after joining Nick Saban's Alabama coaching staff. Coaching changes can have a huge bearing on players' careers. Consider this: Five players who were selected in the top... more

Calvin Ridley is considered one of the best high school wide receivers in the nation, and has committed to Alabama. Ridley (6-foot-2, 170 pounds) is from Coconut Creek (Fla.) Monarch High (that's in the Fort Lauderdale area) and is participating at The... more

Kevin Reece/Associated Press Bernie Kosar was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the 1985 supplemental draft. It remains to be seen if any of the four players available in Thursday's supplemental draft will be selected, but the odds are... more

Liz Condo/USA TODAY Sports Former UNC LB Darius Lipford is hoping to hear his name called during Thursday's supplemental draft. There will be four players available in Thursday's 2014 NFL Supplemental Draft, and each is far from a household... more

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While the vast majority of players selected every year will come from the FBS ranks, there still were 26 non-FBS players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Included in that total was one FCS player selected in the second round, Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. And there were four non-FBS players in the third round.

As part of our "14 for '14" series, here's a look at 14 of the best small-school prospects for the 2015 draft; all are seniors, and each will be on scouts' radar this fall.

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Dave Martin/Associated Press Johnny Manziel took the college football world by storm with his sensational freshman season. All this talk about freshmen that could make a big impact this season got us thinking: What are the best freshman... more

Miami-Dade Department of Corrections Alex Figueroa (left) and JaWand Blue have been charged with sexual battery. Miami dismissed two players from its team Tuesday, including a projected starting linebacker, after they were charged with sexual... more

Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press QB Devin Gardner will have to show more consistency for Michigan to have success in 2014. Michigan had an uneven 2013 season, mirroring starting quarterback Devin Gardner. When Gardner was good, he was excellent.... more

Craig Ruttle/Associated Press QB Robert Griffin III helped spark a revival of Baylor football. Baylor football is enjoying unprecedented heights, and former Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III -- the key player in the program's ascension --... more

Lennox McLendon/Associated Press Jack Del Rio starred at linebacker for the Trojans from 1981-84. Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, who guided USC to two national titles but also oversaw the program during a time in which the school... more

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There is an unidentifiable something about college football rivalry games.

The sky is bluer. The field looks better than usual. The uniforms seem to stand out even more. The players and fans are more jacked. Heck, the anticipation is almost too intense.

After a lot of thought, as part of our "14 for '14" series to get you ready for the season (which is a bit more than eight weeks away), here are the 14 best rivalries in college football. Trust us: It was tough to narrow it to 14, as there were some good ones we left out.... more

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press Utah wide receiver Dres Anderson made 53 catches for 1,002 yards last season. Friday is Independence Day, which commemorates the July 4, 1776, adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which -- as everyone... more

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer landed a pair of highly regarded defensive recruits. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer received some good news Wednesday with the commitments of two of the consensus top-50 recruits in the nation -- a future defensive... more

QB U RB U WR U LB U USA TODAY Sports Willie McGinest leads USC's proud tradition of sending linebackers to the NFL. The best teams in the NFL are stacked at linebacker. That points to the value of the position, and with that... more

The latest round of conference realignment became official Tuesday. Half of the nation's 10 FBS conferences were affected, with the biggest change happening in the Big Ten with the additions of Maryland and Rutgers. The league's footprint now extends... more

QB Tim Tebow had a magical career at Florida, but he didn't have staying power in the NFL. Last week, College Football 24/7 took a look at the 10 greatest college football players from the 1990s; today, we're looking at the 10 best from... more

Florida State sophomore quarterback Jameis Winston bought a "loss of value" insurance policy that provides him with up to $10 million in coverage, which could be a sign he will enter the 2015 draft. Citing a source, Yahoo Sports reported that the policy... more

June

Minnesota senior wide receiver Logan Hutton hasn't done all that much for the Golden Gophers -- he has just four career catches -- but he still seems poised to become an Internet sensation. Why is that? Catching two footballs while doing a backflip... more

Former Alabama and New York Jets quarterback Greg McElroy will be watching a lot of SEC football as an SEC Network analyst this fall, and he has bad news for the teams he will be covering: He said he doesn't think his alma mater will be faltering anytime... more

John Miller/Associated Press Arizona WR Austin Hill is returning to action after missing last season with a knee injury. It's safe to say Louisville senior Devante Parker will be one of the most-talented wide receivers in the nation this... more

Stephen Morton/Associated Press Georgia running back Todd Gurley will enter the 2014 season as a contender for the Heisman Trophy. Georgia coach Mark Richt seems to think Bulldogs junior running back Todd Gurley will go pro after this season.... more

Florida State freshman quarterback J.J. Cosentino obviously feels that if something was good enough for Jameis Winston, it's good enough for him. When he was a freshman, Winston threw a ball over FSU's Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house and was... more

Jameis Winston won the Heisman Trophy and led Florida State to national title last season. The state of Alabama loves college football. And that love, apparently, occasionally transcends state borders. Heisman-winning quarterback Jameis... more

Orlin Wagner/Associated Press West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen might need to have a successful 2014 season to return in 2015. This is an important season for West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen , and he announced Tuesday that senior Clint... more

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Everyone knows that coaches are hired to be fired, and there certainly are some coaches who need to be worried about their job security this fall. As part of our "14 for '14" series, here is a look at the 14 coaches who are on the hottest seats this season. The No. 1 guy should surprise absolutely no one.... more

Pitt sophomore James Conner is expected to play on offense and defense in 2014. A meeting with Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons at a workout facility last year has Pitt sophomore running back James Conner thinking big thoughts... more

Butch Jones continues to build the Tennessee program in his second year on the job. Second-year Tennessee coach Butch Jones has a high-profile fan in his corner: Denver Broncos star Peyton Manning. Manning, a Tennessee alum, told The... more

Charlie Ward was a Heisman-winning quarterback who opted to play in the NBA instead of the NFL. Baylor center Isaiah Austin's NBA career is over before it has begun, as he has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that will... more

USC athletic director Pat Haden announced his school will offer four-year scholarships in football. USC announced Monday that it will begin offering four-year scholarships to all scholarship athletes in football and men's and women's... more

Georgia running back Todd Gurley is a top threat as a runner and receiver. New Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner wants to get Adrian Peterson more involved in the passing game this season, which seems like sound strategy.... more

Miami running back Duke Johnson suffered a broken ankle in November, but he says he is healthy and ready to go for this fall. Johnson told reporters last week that he is game-ready and that he has gained about 15 pounds of muscle this offseason.... more

Here's a look at college football players who have famous dads. By no means is this all-inclusive, but it is a list with dads who are pretty darn famous.... more

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Others Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Ben Koyack is in line to become the next star tight end for Notre Dame. We're a long way from the start of the 2014 season (not that we're counting, but it's... more

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller has shown he can deliver when a game is on the line. Ohio State senior Braxton Miller leads all current FBS quarterbacks in producing game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime. Miller,... more

Vols head coach Butch Jones is making a push to land touted recruit Kahlil McKenzie. Tennessee is hoping that the best way to nab a top recruit is through his parents. To help celebrate the 25th anniversary of stud defensive tackle Kahlil... more

Monte Harrison won a state title in high school, but is leaving football behind to pursue a football career. One of Nebraska's top recruits has spurned the Huskers and will play pro baseball instead. Wide receiver Monte Harrison of Lee's... more

Shane Morris (left) and Devin Gardner are expected to compete for the Wolverines' starting QB spot. Former Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, who was the No. 11 overall pick by the Tennessee Titans in the 2014 NFL Draft , seems to have... more

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Others Devin Funchess, the Big Ten's tight end of the year last season, is likely making a switch to receiver in 2014. We're a long way from the start of the 2014 college football season... more

Florida State Heisman winning-quarterback Jameis Winston has been busy on Instagram of late, producing videos showing him catching a pass from himself and completing one to his girlfriend . In addition, evidently feeling the need to show off his... more

The lawsuit brought by former Arizona State QB Sam Keller has been settled. On the same day the Ed O'Bannon case against the NCAA is set to begin in an Oakland courtroom, the NCAA announced it had settled another federal case brought by... more

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Others Florida State running back Karlos Williams will play a key role in the Seminoles' offense in 2014. We're a long way from the start of the 2014 season (not that we're counting, but... more

If you're a University of Miami fan, you can pay to have UM mascot Sebastian the Ibis show up at an event. A couple decided to do just that at a south Florida wedding over the weekend. But the guy Sebastian brought with him ... let's just say that it... more

The Seattle Seahawks' fortunes might have been different had Pete Carroll remained at USC. Pete Carroll became just the third head coach with a Super Bowl title and a national championship in college football in February when the Seattle... more

Darron Cummings/Associated Press Ohio State DE Joey Bosa is coming off an impressive freshman season. At one time, former NFL first-round pick John Bosa liked it when his son, Joey, then a 270-plus-pounder, would do back flips. Now, though,... more

Associated Press Houston QB Andre Ware passed for 517 yards in a single half in 1989. California Chrome goes for horse-racing immortality Saturday in the Belmont Stakes when he attempts to become just the 12th Triple Crown winner in... more

Florida State's Ronald Darby is one of the most highly touted cornerbacks in college football. A Florida State panel has reportedly cleared Seminoles starting cornerback Ronald Darby of any wrongdoing related to a 2012 sexual encounter... more

Oklahoma State RB/WR Tyreek Hill impressed during spring practice. Signing junior-college players is far from a sure thing, with a major reason being that players coming from the JC ranks generally went there for a negative reason (mostly... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Florida State's Cameron Erving is among the top tackle prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft. Florida State has had 18 players selected in the past two drafts (that's four more than the school had selected in the... more

Auburn and Oklahoma last met in 1972, which is the only time the schools have played. The Stanley Cup Final begins Wednesday night between the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers, and the most intriguing off-ice aspect of the series... more

Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa's Florida high school keeps pumping out NFL talent. High school powerhouse Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas had the most alums taken in the 2014 NFL Draft (four), and the talent is going to keep... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL The Miami offense struggled after RB Duke Johnson suffered a broken ankle in Game 8 of 2013. As always, injuries played a role in shaping teams' seasons in 2013. The flipside: The players who missed time in 2013 are... more

Arkansas emerged from spring practice with some questions at guard, but a UNLV transfer might be the answer. Cameron Jefferson (6-foot-6, 300 pounds), who was a three-year starter for UNLV, has transferred to Arkansas and looks to be in line to start... more

May

Marvin Gentry/USA TODAY Sports SEC Commissioner Mike Slive will be distributing $292.8 million among schools in his conference. College sports is awash in money, a point that was driven home again Friday. SEC commissioner Mike Slive... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press Texas coach Charlie Strong is in his first year leading college football's most valuable program. So, the Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly going to sell for $2 billion (man, what would an NFL team in L.A. be... more

Florida State Heisman-winning quarterback Jameis Winston is "a tremendous human being" who has learned from his mistakes, Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said. "Jameis is a tremendous person," Fisher told the media at the L'Arche Mobile DEX Imaging... more

It should surprise no one who follows college football that California, Florida and Texas produce the most NFL players . To that end, we decided -- with a tip of the cap to sbnation.com -- to pick all-star college teams from those three states. But in... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press DaVaris Daniels will be back on the field for Notre Dame this season after an academic suspension. Notre Dame's top returning playmaker has been cleared to return to school. Junior wide receiver DaVaris... more

The College Football Hall of Fame announced its latest inductees late last week, and the Memorial Day weekend gave us time to think about who isn't in the Hall but should be. And, truth be told, we think the majority of the guys on our list deserved... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Alabama's Amari Cooper has said he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.31 seconds. There is nothing like a player who makes you hold your breath when he has the ball in his hands. If he plays for "your" team, you love the... more

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC East SEC West Other John Raoux/Associated Press Central Florida's Justin Holman is charged with replacing Blake Bortles at quarterback. Our final look at who's replacing the 2014 draft... more

Two Pro Football Hall of Famers, former Alabama linebacker Derrick Thomas and former Louisiana Tech offensive tackle Willie Roaf, were among 16 players and coaches announced Thursday as the newest members of the College Football Hall of Fame. Also... more

Pick-by-pick breakdown Team Fischer Team Goodbread Team Huguenin College Football 24/7 writers Bryan Fischer , Chase Goodbread and Mike Huguenin conducted a fantasy mock draft to create their starting 22 from the enormous pool of college... more

Ric Tapia/NFL The 49ers are hoping they have found the next Antonio Gates. San Francisco 49ers GM Trent Baalke's trip to watch his daughter play college basketball has led to an invitation for a men's basketball player at her school to try... more

Tulane has offered a preferred walk-on spot to a legally blind long-snapper from the Boston area. Aaron Golub, from Newton (Mass.) South, has been blind since birth. He has no vision in his left eye but can see some out of his right eye. "For reference,... more

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC East SEC West Other Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports Ohio State cornerback Amari Reeves will take over for first-round draft pick Bradley Roby. The Big Ten had 30 draft picks in 2014, the... more

Nati Harnik/Associated Press Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. was pressed into service earlier than expected in 2013. Sophomore Tommy Armstrong Jr. is expected to start at quarterback for Nebraska this season, and he received some tutelage... more

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC East SEC West Other Jamie Rhodes/USA TODAY Sports Will Gardner will get the opportunity to replace first-round draft pick Teddy Bridgewater at Louisville. The ACC had 42 draft picks in... more

Chris O'Meara / Associated Press Jameis Winston was suspended from the baseball team after he shoplifted some crab legs. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said he has spoken with Heisman-winning quarterback Jameis Winston about the intense... more

Chris O'Meara / Associated Press Les Miles saw nine former LSU players get drafted this year, the most of any school in the 2014 draft. LSU had nine players selected in the draft, the most of any school, and Tigers coach Les Miles trumpeted... more

USA TODAY Sports Demetri Goodson is the only player to start an NCAA tournament game and a BCS bowl game. Here is our look at the most intriguing player selected in each round of the 2014 NFL Draft. "Intriguing" means different things to... more

Richard Carson/Associated Press Rice head coach David Bailiff is apparently going to great lengths to land recruits. Houston high school quarterback J.T. Granato evidently is close with his cat. We say "evidently" because Granato... more

Associated Press Nick Saban didn't take kindly to a reporter's question about Alabama's recruitment of Pat White. Nick Saban wasn't the Alabama coach when future West Virginia quarterback Pat White was being recruited, but that didn't stop a... more

Danny Wild / USA Today Sports Ex-Wake Forest RB Josh Harris went undrafted but was invited to participate in the Cowboys' rookie minicamp. Running back Josh Harris, considered a fringe third-day draft prospect by most analysts, blames his old... more

Heisman winner Jameis Winston of Florida State already has finished his 20 hours community service related to stealing $32.72 worth of crab legs from a Publix grocery store in Tallahassee, and the Leon County Sheriff's Department released video of the... more

The Oprah Winfrey Network is doing a documentary series on St. Louis Rams rookie defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL, and Sam's agent said the filmmakers won't be shooting any footage at the Rams' facility. There has been... more

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports Washington has reinstated QB Cyler Miles, who had been suspended indefinitely. Cyler Miles, who is in line to be Washington's starting quarterback, has been reinstated to the team, coach Chris Petersen... more

The Panthers' selection of Florida State's Kelvin Benjamin snapped a draft cold streak for Seminoles WRs. Thankfully, you don't have to be all that good at math to crunch some numbers from the 2014 NFL Draft and the four drafts that preceded... more

Go ahead and admit it: You were saying "Who is that guy and why is he being drafted?" when the names of some of those sixth- and seventh-round picks were being announced Saturday during the final day of the 2014 draft. Don't be surprised if a handful of... more

New Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron reportedly was criticized by NFL teams for his attitude during the run-up to the draft, but Alabama coach Nick Saban said Tuesday he had zero issues of that type with his former signal-caller. "It does... more

ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC OK, everyone has had a few days to digest how their favorite pro team fared in the draft. We decided to take a look at the "Power 5" conferences and see how they did. Included is a listing of each "Power... more

ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC OK, everyone has had a few days to digest how their favorite pro team fared in the draft. We decided to take a look at the "Power 5" conferences and see how they did. Included is a listing of each "Power... more

ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC OK, everyone has had a few days to digest how their favorite pro team fared in the draft. We decided to take a look at the "Power 5" conferences and see how they did. Included is a listing of each "Power... more

ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC OK, everyone has had a few days to digest how their favorite pro team fared in the draft. We decided to take a look at the "Power 5" conferences and see how they did. Included is a listing of each "Power... more

ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC OK, everyone has had a few days to digest how their favorite pro team fared in the draft. We decided to take a look at the "Power 5" conferences and see how they did. Included is a listing of each "Power... more

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Former USF defensive end Aaron Lynch was drafted in the fifth round by the San Francisco 49ers. USF strength and conditioning coach Hans Straub has resigned after posting a tweet he made disparaging the San... more

Jadeveon Clowney and Khalil Mack were separated by just four picks in the NFL draft. When it came to the recruiting trail, though, the distance almost was immeasurable. Clowney was the nation's top high school prospect in the 2011 recruiting class. He... more

» Gil Brandt's top undrafted free agents Here's all you need to know about the job prospects of the guys who went undrafted over the weekend: STATS LLC says there were 530 undrafted free agents on NFL rosters in Week 17 of last season. That's a... more

It happens every year: Productive, well-known college players go undrafted, causing college fans to wonder what happened between the end of the season and the end of the draft. Today, we're here to celebrate those who had stellar college careers --... more

Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles made seven picks during the 2014 draft -- and six of their draftees have either graduated from college or are set to graduate this semester. Philadelphia took Louisville defensive end/outside linebacker Marcus... more

Michael Sam , who will be the first openly gay player in the NFL, was taken in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams . Sam was taken with the 34th pick in the round (249th overall), with a compensatory selection. NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock... more

Georgia's Aaron Murray and Alabama's AJ McCarron frequently were mentioned together in the past four or five months, and not just because both had a lot of success in the SEC. Both were considered members of the second-tier group of quarterbacks in... more

The New York Giants had a revolving door at running back last season and the front office is hoping fourth-round pick Andre Williams can help solve the problem. Williams, from Boston College, led the nation with 2,177 rushing yards. That's the... more

Chip Kelly recruited, signed and coached wide receiver Josh Huff at Oregon. Now he will coach him again with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles selected Huff with the 22nd pick in the third round (86th overall). Huff is the first Oregon player... more

USC center Marcus Martin had the longest wait of any of the 30 players invited to the NFL draft. "I initially was expecting to be a late-first, early-second-rounder," Martin said during his press conference in New York. "And the round just kept going... more

Almost exactly an hour after Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson took to Twitter on Friday night wondering whether there were any running backs in this draft, the Tennessee Titans made Washington's Bishop Sankey the first running back taken, with the 54th... more

Washington is looking for a right tackle in this draft, and the Redskins -- who didn't have a first-round pick -- could be zeroing in on Alabama's Cyrus Kouandjio with the No. 2 pick in the round (34th overall). NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport... more

Super Bowl winner Kurt Warner, as clean-cut an NFL quarterback as you could find, doesn't have any issues with new Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel off the field. It's the on-the-field Manziel that Warner questions. "He has a lot to learn... more

The second round of the draft has some intrigue, especially with the Houston Texans believing the top pick in the round has some trade value . Former Super Bowl-winning general manager Charley Casserly projected how he thinks the top 10 picks of the round... more

It shouldn't surprise anyone that the Houston Texans are willing to trade the first pick of the second round (No. 33 overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft. What might be a surprise is that NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the Texans believe a team... more

New Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater -- taken with the last pick of the first round Thursday night -- was diagnosed with an abnormal heartbeat during his pre-draft physical at the NFL Scouting Combine. In a conference call with reporters... more

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater ended up in the first round after all. After his draft stock yo-yoed throughout the pre-draft process, Bridgewater went to Minnesota with the final pick of the first round. The Vikings traded with Seattle to... more

The Carolina Panthers needed to get quarterback Cam Newton some wide receivers in this draft. The front office got him one almost as big as he is in the first round. The Panthers selected Florida State's Kelvin Benjamin (6-foot-5, 240 pounds) with the... more

Fixing the offensive line was priority one for the Miami Dolphins in this draft, but they may have reached by taking Tennessee offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James with the No. 19 overall selection. How to watch the NFL draft With the 2014 NFL Draft... more

Conventional wisdom was that former UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr was sliding down draft boards. Conventional wisdom was wrong. Barr (6-foot-5, 255 pounds) was picked ninth by the Minnesota Vikings, whose new coach, Mike Zimmer, is a... more

The first big surprise of the first round was the Jacksonville Jaguars taking UCF quarterback Blake Bortles with the No. 3 pick. Bortles (6-foot-5, 232 pounds) "is a prototypical pro quarterback," NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner said. "He's a great... more

The New York Jets continue to be linked to a quarterback in this draft. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Jets were "keeping in regular contact with QBs slated to go in the first round," and Thursday he tweeted that the... more

A former NFL executive is "offended" by some recent remarks made about former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater . Amy Trask, a former Oakland Raiders CEO, now is a CBS Sports analyst and says anyone saying Bridgewater can't be the face of a... more

Former NFL coach and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden thinks Johnny Manziel is going No. 2 overall in the NFL draft. Making his annual pre-draft appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show, Gruden spoke highly of Manziel. How to watch the NFL draft... more

The first thing UCF quarterback Blake Bortles is going to do with the money he receives in his first NFL contract? Pay for his younger brother's college education. Colby Bortles is a freshman infielder on a partial baseball scholarship at Mississippi.... more

Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Arthur Ashe Courage Award. The honor, which will be presented to Sam at the ESPYs in July, goes to an individual who transcends sports. ESPN said he is being... more

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has seen his draft stock tumble, and he says he isn't worried about potentially not leaving the "green room" during Thursday night's first round. "I'm ready for anything," Bridgewater told the New York Post on... more

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James was the No. 1 pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, and he's hoping Johnny Manziel is the No. 1 pick in this year's NFL draft. "Being a huge supporter and friend of Johnny, I want him to go No. 1," James said during a Heat news... more

Miami's linebacker play last season can charitably be called mediocre, and the Dolphins could turn to a "local" prospect to help shore up the position. Ohio State's Ryan Shazier -- who grew up in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Plantation, about 20... more

Clemson offensive tackle Brandon Thomas suffered a torn ACL during a workout with the New Orleans Saints last month and now questions the need for such workouts for top prospects. "If you been through the combine, your pro day, all-star games,... more

Five teams in the top 10 are legitimate landing spots for Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel . The question about Manziel is "which team actually pulls the trigger and takes him," NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Tuesday on NFL Network's "NFL Total... more

Mentioning any player as a potential Hall of Famer -- much less one who never has taken an NFL snap -- makes observers sit up and take notice, which means former Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson will be a heavily scrutinized guy the next few... more

The New York Jets signed free-agent quarterback Michael Vick this offseason and also have Geno Smith, who started all 16 games as a rookie last season. Could they be looking to add another quarterback in this draft -- and in the first round? NFL... more

Last year at this time, Stanley Jean-Baptiste was gearing up for his first full season as a starting cornerback for Nebraska. This week, he's a potential first-round draft pick. NFL Media draft analysts Charles Davis and Daniel Jeremiah have... more

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will go first and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel fourth in the first round Thursday night. That is if NFL Media analyst Charles Davis' vision is correct. Davis' final mock draft also has seven... more

When Teddy Bridgewater was a third-grader growing up in inner-city Miami, he promised his mom, Rose Murphy, that he one day would buy her a pink Cadillac Escalade. He has made good on that promise. Bridgewater, whose destination will be one of the... more

USC wide receiver Marqise Lee will be in New York for the first round of the draft Thursday. There's a chance he could end up making the city his home. Wide receiver is a big need for the New York Jets in this draft, and Lee could appeal to the... more

Gary Haynes certainly isn't one of the top prospects in the 2015 recruiting class, but chances are he'll be one of the most-searched recruits in the next month. That's because Haynes, a 5-foot-8, 160-pound wide receiver/cornerback from Manvel (Texas)... more

The first of two quarterbacks taken in the draft's first round will go to the Cleveland Browns with the fourth pick -- and it'll be Johnny Manziel . So says NFL Media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah in his final mock draft . Jeremiah has the Houston... more

Few analysts see former Buffalo outside linebacker Khalil Mack as a better prospect than former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney , but if the Houston Texans take Mack instead of Clowney with the No. 1 pick Thursday night, it might be because... more

Linebacker isn't a deep position in this draft, but one athletic 'backer that now seems certain to go in the first round is Ohio State's Ryan Shazier . NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport tweeted Monday that he is hearing "so much love" for Shazier this... more

Former Super Bowl-winning general manager Charley Casserly can see two quarterbacks going in the first round Thursday night -- but Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel isn't one of them. Casserly, now an analyst for NFL Network, has UCF quarterback Blake... more

NFL scouts sometimes get a little hyperbolic when discussing draft prospects, and two anonymous scouts brought up one of the greatest running backs in NFL history when discussing Washington running back Bishop Sankey . "He's got a little bit of... more

Houston owns the No. 1 pick and, obviously, will set the tone for the draft. Thing is, St. Louis -- which owns two first-round picks, at Nos. 2 and 13 -- has a chance to shape the first round, as well. What the Rams do with the No. 2 pick -- keep... more

It surprised some observers earlier this week when it was announced that USC center Marcus Martin was invited to New York for the draft, but news that Martin worked out for the New Orleans Saints is leading to speculation the team could be targeting him... more

Khalil Mack 's ability as a pass rusher cannot be overstated and is the biggest reason he's going to go early in the first round of the draft. Former NFL general manager Charley Casserly said Friday on NFL Network's "NFL AM" that if "you want to say... more

Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith continues to talk about potentially trading the overall No. 1 pick in the draft. While there are tons and tons of hot air emanating from NFL GMs at this time of the year, a reason the Texans legitimately could... more

Before the Browns drafted Barkevious Mingo in the first round last year, he was a first-hand witness to all things Johnny Manziel while playing outside linebacker at LSU. Mingo, like two former NFL quarterbacks , is a Manziel believer and thinks the... more

As if Sammy Watkins ' receiving skills weren't enough, his ability as a return man has only helped his value. NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reports several teams interested in Watkins also envision using him as a kick returner and view his skills... more

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater once was seen as a top-10 pick, but NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock said Thursday that he "would be surprised if he goes in the first round." During a NFL Network draft preview teleconference, he also said... more

The opinions on Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel run the gamut. NFL Media senior draft analyst Gil Brandt, for instance, thinks he is the best prospect in this draft . But former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski has said he... more

The San Francisco 49ers traded up last year to land a player from LSU in the first round. The same plan could be unfolding this year. Last year, the 49ers nabbed LSU free safety Eric Reid. This year, the object of their affection could be Tigers wide... more

April

Texas A&M has three players who could go in the top 10, and the St. Louis Rams will have a group of officials in College Station, Texas, on Friday to work out the trio. NFL Media insiders Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport report that the Rams -- who have... more

Wisconsin inside linebacker Chris Borland and Auburn running back Tre Mason are two top-level prospects who have injury issues, but NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt reported NFL teams he's talked to don't appear overly concerned about the problems.... more

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome played collegiately at Alabama and is the best tight end in Crimson Tide history. He also is a Pro Football Hall of Fame tight end and one of the most widely respected GMs in the NFL. He laughed... more

The Johnny Manziel -to-the-Philadelphia Eagles storyline just won't go away , and you can thank Eagles general manager Howie Roseman for keeping the fire stoked. "We're going to stick to our board on (possibly drafting Manziel)," Roseman told... more

The New York Giants will be looking to upgrade their offensive line in the draft, and the player the team might be zeroing in on is a bit of a surprise -- Notre Dame's Zack Martin . The Giants -- who pick 12th in the first round -- are "extremely... more

Mark Schiefelbein/Associated Press Former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham will be eligible to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft. Former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham appears to be on the verge of transferring to FCS... more

In what should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel has -- by a huge margin -- the biggest following on social media of any top prospect in this draft. The No. 2 guy, though, might surprise you. Manziel has a combined... more

Ohio State's Bradley Roby , considered one of the top five cornerbacks in the draft and a likely first-round pick, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio, to physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Roby,... more

Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater purchased insurance that would pay him $5 million if he falls out of the top 10 and the fall can be proved to have been caused by injury or illness. Bridgewater purchased a $5 million loss-of-value insurance policy after... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars would seem to be in the market for a quarterback, whether the pick comes at No. 3 or later in the draft. No matter the round, current Jaguars starter Chad Henne thinks the rookie signal-caller would be better off sitting and... more

Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer appears to be one of the fastest-rising prospects in this draft , and he spent part of his weekend meeting with a team that drafts in the top 20. NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported Latimer visited with the... more

USC wide receiver Marqise Lee has visited with seven teams, with all but one of them picking between 17th and 29th in the first round. That's the general area where Lee is expected to go in the draft. But the one outlier is interesting: It's the... more

The idea of Johnny Manziel playing in a Chip Kelly-designed offense for the Philadelphia Eagles would be interesting, no question, and there even is a rumor making the rounds that the Eagles are trying to trade up from No. 22 to grab Manziel. But... more

The New York Giants need to improve their offensive line and drafting an offensive tackle at No. 12 in the first round would be a prudent move. But will any of the top three tackles be there at No. 12? Michigan's Taylor Lewan visited with the Giants... more

The Atlanta Falcons used what they called a "cutting-edge athletic performance program" Friday on South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Last week, NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported that Clowney wouldn't do any team workouts except... more

Nati Harnik/Associated Press Pat Fitzgerald believes it would not be in the best interest of Northwestern players to unionize. Northwestern's scholarship players voted Friday morning on whether to be represented by a union, but their vote... more

The Buffalo Bills struck gold with a rookie linebacker in the 2013 draft class and might be willing to try again. Alabama's C.J. Mosley (6-foot-2, 234 pounds) visited with the Bills on Thursday. He is the best inside linebacker in the draft and might... more

Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer was an honorable-mention selection on the coaches' All-Big Ten team, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he is the first skill-position player from the conference taken in this year's draft. Latimer worked out Friday... more

We're a bit less than two weeks from the draft, and while the Jadeveon Clowney s and Khalil Mack s and Johnny Manziel s of the world continue to draw attention (and rightfully so), there are a multitude of players who deserve more notice in the run-up to... more

It could be the Falcons that pull off the blockbuster trade of the draft for the second time in four years. After moving up 21 spots to land Julio Jones sixth overall in 2011, their target this time around might be Jadeveon Clowney, the consensus... more

The New York Jets need to add offensive help in this draft, and two highly touted pass-catchers visited with team officials on Thursday. Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins were meeting with the... more

The Atlanta Falcons had the fewest rushing attempts in the league last season, putting too much pressure on quarterback Matt Ryan and the passing attack. Maybe that's why the Falcons seem interested in running backs Jeremy Hill of LSU and Carlos Hyde... more

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said the quarterback crop in this year's draft is a good one. But he also said there is nobody with a "wow factor" in the group. "I don't know how many of them have a 'wow' factor, but there are some really,... more

Most analysts have Michigan's Taylor Lewan as the No. 3 offensive tackle in this draft, but the Raiders being the Raiders, they reportedly have him No. 1. The Raiders -- who hold the draft's fifth-overall pick -- like Lewan more than Auburn's Greg... more

Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix reportedly has met -- or will meet with -- at least nine teams, but not with the team that he perhaps is most associated with in this draft. Clinton-Dix, who is the top safety available and might be the first... more

Steve Cannon/Associated Press State attorney Willie Meggs continues to be critical of the handling of the Jameis Winston investigation. The state attorney who determined that there was not enough evidence to prosecute Florida State... more

The top five prospects in this draft basically are set in stone. The big question is in what order they will come off the board May 8. Talking with personnel guys, they all have the same names in their top 5: Clowney, Mack, Watkins, Robinson & Matthews.... more

Forget just being the best defensive end in the draft. Missouri's Kony Ealy says he is the best player available. "I feel like I'm the best guy in this draft, period," Ealy told USA Today . "And that's not a cocky thing -- that's just a confidence... more

Former Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans spent Tuesday meeting with the Buffalo Bills, who own the draft's ninth-overall pick. Whether Evans will be available at No. 9 likely would be a concern for the team. Evans (6-foot-5, 231 pounds)... more

Former Buffalo outside linebacker Khalil Mack visited the Lions on Tuesday and said he could see himself playing alongside Ndamukong Suh. Before Lions fans start dreaming -- and NFC North offensive coordinators begin having nightmares -- remember that... more

Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas is a work in progress, but still is further along as a natural passer than Cam Newton was heading into the 2011 NFL Draft. That's the opinion shared by NFL Films producer Greg Cosell in a piece he wrote for... more

Maybe it's time to throw another name into the mix as the possible overall No. 1 pick. NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported via Twitter that the Texans are set to visit with Texas A&M's Jake Matthews , one of the top tackles in the draft. The... more

Five safeties available in the draft should be able to start as rookies -- and it's possible that only two of them will be drafted in the first round. NFL Media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah tweeted early Tuesday morning that he thought Louisville's... more

That touted Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks is visiting the receiver-needy New York Jets this week is not a surprise. What is a surprise is that the trip is Cooks' only planned team visit. Does that mean Cooks is overrated by draft analysts,... more

The Philadelphia Eagles appear to need a wide receiver as much as any team in the league, and LSU star Odell Beckham Jr. will be meeting with the Eagles this week. Beckham (5-foot-11, 198 pounds) told Sirius XM that he would be meeting with the... more

Buffalo outside linebacker Khalil Mack , considered a top-10 lock, will visit with three teams that pick in the top 10 this week. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that per a source close to Mack, the linebacker is visiting the Detroit Lions... more

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater , whose stock reportedly has dropped , will be meeting with the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars within the next week. Bridgewater will meet with the Jaguars on Saturday and with the Texans next week,... more

This has to cut the heart out of Tennessee fans: Vols icon Peyton Manning was in Tuscaloosa, Ala., for two days recently meeting with Alabama coach Nick Saban . Saban told AL.com that Manning and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase were... more

Jon Gruden compared Johnny Manziel to Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young in February, and this week, Gruden compared Manziel to future Hall of Famer Brett Favre . Gruden met with and worked out nine quarterbacks this year for his... more

It isn't a secret that North Carolina's Eric Ebron admires San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, and Ebron could become the first tight end drafted in the top 10 since Davis was picked sixth overall in 2006. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah... more

No running back went in the first round of the draft last year, the first time that had happened since 1963, and conventional wisdom is that it will happen again this year. NFL Media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah isn't convinced, though. There is good... more

It's not music to the ears of Blake Bortles , Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel , but it's looking more and more like quarterback-needy teams drafting early in the first round this year are open to bypassing the position with their top pick. In a... more

Atlanta needs an offensive tackle and a pass rusher, and Falcons officials are traveling on Thursday to meet with the best offensive tackle in the draft. FOXSports1's Alex Marvez reported on Twitter that the Falcons are going to Auburn to have a... more

Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman says he is a Johnny Manziel fan and that he thinks Manziel has "an opportunity to really have a special career." But that doesn't mean he thinks the Dallas Cowboys, his former team, will draft Manziel. Dallas needs... more

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is in play to be the top pick in the draft and conventional wisdom says there is no way he lasts beyond the third pick. The Detroit Lions pick 10th in the first round. So where was Clowney on Wednesday? He... more

Andrew A. Nelles/Associated Press Cincinnati QB Munchie Legaux suffered a serious knee injury on low hit vs. Illinois last season. The NCAA approved a new rule Wednesday to protect quarterbacks from hits at or below the knee. The NCAA... more

Steve Cannon/Associated Press State Attorney Willie Meggs says that Tallahassee police did not thoroughly investigate Jameis Winston. When the state attorney in Tallahassee, Fla., announced in November that Florida State quarterback... more

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing said South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is going to make an immediate impact in the NFL. "A guy like Jadeveon Clowney is obviously going to be an instant-impact player, whether it's us picking him or... more

If nothing else, the Houston Texans are giving those who follow the draft something to talk about. #Texans are weighing all options at No. 1. They host Auburn OT Greg Robinson next week. Related note: Jonathan Ogden played LG as a rookie ?? Ian... more

J Pat Carter/Associated Press Miami basketball player Erik Swoope is attempting to jumpstart an NFL career. Miami's Erik Swoope never did all that much in four seasons on the basketball court, and it now appears as though he is trying to... more

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley could have his pick of the draft's premier pass rushers with the third selection in May's draft, and he has good things to say about the top two guys. Appearing Tuesday on "Schein on Sports" with NFL Media's Adam... more

Fresno State star Derek Carr said he "absolutely" is the best quarterback in this draft. He made his proclamation on Tuesday's edition of "NFL AM" on NFL Network. Then again, which player isn't going to say he's the best available at his position? But... more

The Dallas Cowboys pick right in the middle of the first round -- No. 16 overall -- and conventional wisdom is that the Cowboys will try to grab a defensive tackle for coordinator Rod Marinelli to mold into a star. But which defensive tackle? Dallas... more

The ACL injury suffered by Clemson offensive lineman Brandon Thomas during a team workout is the reason South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will not do any on-field workouts in the run-up to the draft, NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported... more

Ohio State's Bradley Roby went into the 2013 season considered the nation's best cornerback, but after an up-and-down year he didn't exit it the same way. But NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah said the old thinking about Roby should become the current... more

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been disparaged and seen his game picked apart the past few weeks, but he remains the class of the quarterback class in this draft, NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah says. Jeremiah had Bridgewater as the... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press Ohio State QB Braxton Miller will enter the 2014 season as a top Heisman candidate. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller didn't play in Ohio State's spring game Saturday, but he still managed to poke fun... more

Phil Sears/Associated Press Florida State's James Wilder Jr. rushed for 563 yards and eight touchdowns last season. Former Florida State running back James Wilder Jr. was arrested Sunday night in his hometown of Tampa, Fla., on a suspended... more

There hasn't been all that much buzz about Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins going to St. Louis with the No. 2 pick, but expect the talk to intensify now. NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported on Twitter that Watkins is visiting with the Rams on... more

Lisa Norman-Hudson / Associated Press Former LSU linebacker Tahj Jones, a senior last season, was in serious condition after being shot Friday. LSU linebacker Tahj Jones, who was a senior last season and participated in the Tigers' pro day... more

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will work out for the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, and NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reports that Bridgewater also will meet with Vikings officials Sunday and Monday. Representatives from the Vikings held a... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury got his players fired up Thursday by participating in a dance-off. Contrary to rumors, Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury will not play in the Red Raiders' spring game Saturday, but... more

USC center Marcus Martin , considered one of the top two players at his position in the draft, has met with Carolina, New Orleans and Philadelphia. The National Football Post reported on Martin's visits. He and Colorado State's Weston Richburg are... more

Minnesota is meeting with seemingly every available quarterback in the run up to the draft, and Eastern Illinois' Jimmy Garoppolo is the latest. Garoppolo, the FCS player of the year in 2013, worked out for the Vikings on Friday, The Star-Tribune and... more

Lost in all the talk about how strong this draft is at wide receiver, quarterback and offensive tackle is that as many as five cornerbacks could go in the first round. Five of the seven mock drafts on NFL.com have five corners being selected in the... more

The praise for former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is effusive -- maybe too effusive. NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock has said that Clowney is "the best defensive-lineman talent on the planet ," and some are already predicting... more

Eastern Illinois' Jimmy Garoppolo is the best quarterback in this draft -- at least on tape. NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly, a former NFL general manager, told WDAE-AM in Tampa that Garoppolo "probably is the best player on tape " among the... more

Former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger had surgery for a torn ACL on Jan. 2, but says he doesn't have any physical limitations and will prove it Wednesday with his workout during LSU's pro day. "The biggest milestone I want to hit is when the... more

NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach said he would take Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel over South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 pick. Appearing on NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Wednesday morning, Staubach -- who... more

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater 's busy month will continue early next week when he visits with the Minnesota Vikings. ESPN reported that Bridgewater will be in Minneapolis on Monday and Tuesday to meet with Vikings officials. Tampa Bay... more

Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer is receiving a lot of pre-draft attention of late, and he will get to show off his wares at a private workout on April 25 at Indiana. Latimer (6-foot-2 1/2, 215 pounds) had foot surgery in January and was unable... more

In a draft that's deep on wide receivers, one receiver who often is overlooked is Penn State's Allen Robinson . Perhaps his pro day Tuesday will change that. WR Allen Robinson having big day at #PennState pro day. 42 VJ, 11 BJ, sub-4.5 40. Stock will... more

Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard has visits scheduled with the New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals and St. Louis Rams and already has visited with the Pittsburgh Steelers. "I think I'm the best cornerback in the class because of a lot of... more

Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews reportedly is visiting the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday. The Buffalo News said Matthews would be in town for the meeting with Bills representatives. The Bills pick ninth in the first round , and it seems... more

The Chicago Bears likely will be looking to improve their defense with the team's first-round pick, and to that end Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller is visiting with the team on Tuesday. The Chicago Tribune reported that Fuller (5-foot-11¾, 190... more

Weight is an issue with Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt, who did not play consistently as a junior in 2013, and could be the key to whether he is selected in the first round. NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock told KBME-AM in Houston that Tuitt... more

UCF quarterback Blake Bortles has drawn numerous comparisons to Pittsburgh Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger, including from Jon Gruden , so maybe it shouldn't be a surprise that Bortles has worked with Roethlisberger in his pre-draft preparations. Josh... more

There is a deep pool of wide receivers in this year's draft, and Indiana's Cody Latimer appears to be one of the fastest-rising prospects at the position. NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt said Latimer already has met with Buffalo, is visiting with... more

Wednesday's pro day is just one part of a busy week for LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger . NFL Media insider Albert Breer reports that Mettenberger will have meetings Tuesday and Wednesday with representatives from Oakland, Minnesota, Detroit and... more

Pittsburgh signed free-agent safety Mike Mitchell last month, and the Steelers are entertaining one of the best safeties in the draft Monday. Louisville's Calvin Pryor -- considered either the best or second-best safety in the draft -- was visiting... more

The Miami Dolphins need offensive line help and they reportedly "would be happy" if Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan falls to them at No. 19. Alas, Lewan doesn't seem likely to fall that far. The Miami Herald reported that "an associate of... more

TCU's Jason Verrett is a strong possibility to be the third cornerback taken in the draft, but he has his focus set on a different number: He wants to be the NFL's No. 1 defensive rookie. "My goal is to be the rookie of the year," Verrett said on "Pro... more

With the trade of Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills , the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seem more likely than ever to target a wide receiver with the No. 7 pick in the first round. Tampa Bay had the league's most anemic passing game as it was last season,... more

The Carolina Panthers arguably need wide receivers more than any team in the NFL, and the good news for the Panthers is that -- even though they don't pick until 28th in the first round -- this draft is exceptionally deep at that position. Carolina had... more

LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. played in a legitimate passing offense for the first time as a junior in 2013 and saw his draft stock rise. It has continued to rise in the run-up to the draft. Beckham (5-foot-11, 198 pounds) showed off his... more

Miami (Fla.) offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson is one of the more confounding prospects in this year's draft: He has a ton of natural ability and athleticism but not much of a track record. Thursday's pro day was just as confounding. Miami's... more

Four offensive linemen whom most analysts project to go in the second or third round have the ability to start as rookies, NFL Media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah says. I think B. Thomas (Clemson), J. Bitonio (Nevada), W. Richburg (CSU) & M. Martin... more

Clemson's Sammy Watkins is universally acclaimed as the best wide receiver in the draft, and he appears to agree with that sentiment. "I have some freakish talents and ability to make plays," he told KGMZ-FM in San Francisco on Tuesday. "I can jump,... more

Chris O'Meara/Associated Press Florida State QB Jameis Winston hasn't lived up to lofty expectations thus far in spring practices. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, the reigning Heisman winner, went into spring practice with some... more

Jadeveon Clowney 's pro-day workout went as expected Wednesday: He wowed everyone with his athleticism. NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock said he had seen enough from Clowney before the workout even ended and called him a "special, special talent."... more

Linebacker Yawin Smallwood toiled mostly in anonymity at Connecticut for three seasons, but he says he's the best player at his position in this year's draft. "I've seen the top guys and I feel like I am the top linebacker in this class," Smallwood... more

Former NFL head coach Tony Dungy has a suggestion for new Texans coach Bill O'Brien: Take South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick in the draft. "There is no one physically like Clowney in this draft," Dungy told USA... more

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney 's pro day is Wednesday, and the Jacksonville Jaguars should be well-represented. The Jaguars have an interest in him, and it is reciprocated . But will the Jaguars, who pick third, be able to grab Clowney?... more

New Houston coach Bill O'Brien reiterated Monday that the Texans will draft one quarterback -- and "maybe two." Frankly, drafting two quarterbacks is not an outlandish thought at all. Indeed, the Texans should snag two. The first reason: It's not... more

Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr said his Monday workout with the Cleveland Browns "went exactly how we wanted it to." Carr told Sirius XM's "Late Hits " show he had dinner Sunday night with a contingent of Browns officials, including general... more

March

Opening day of the Major League Baseball season is a good time to mention that Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas had the highest velocity among the quarterbacks who threw at last month's NFL Scouting Combine. A Thomas pass was clocked at 60 mph during his... more

Auburn's Dee Ford is a bit undersized for a defensive end (6-foot-2 1/8 and 252 pounds) and he said he would have no problem playing outside linebacker in a 3-4. Ford played end in a 4-3 set with the Tigers and also played end in high school in... more

UCF quarterback Blake Bortles recently spent time with Jon Gruden for the ESPN analyst's "quarterback camp", and he seemingly made a big impression. "Houston needs the 'Golden Knight,' " Gruden said , making a play on UCF's "Knights" nickname and... more

North Carolina's Eric Ebron is considered by most to be the best tight end available in the draft, but his pro-day workout Tuesday was marred by some dropped passes. The most notable aspect of Ebron's workout? It might have been his socks. .@Ebron85... more

Jordan Palmer has been an NFL quarterback for five seasons and has seen a lot of signal-callers, and he says that UCF's Blake Bortles "absolutely" can be a franchise quarterback. Bortles is in play to be the No. 1 pick in the draft and considered... more

Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater may have had an underwhelming pro day , but that doesn't temper the enthusiasm one former NFL coach has for the quarterback. ESPN analyst Jon Gruden recently spent time with Bridgewater for his "Gruden QB Camp " series... more

New Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine would seem to be in the market for a quarterback, and he provided a quick rundown on each of the top four quarterback prospects Tuesday morning at the NFL Annual Meeting. Pettine called Fresno State's Derek Carr... more

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Tuesday morning he is looking forward to talking personally with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel when he attends A&M's pro day Thursday. Speaking at the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., O'Brien told... more

David J. Phillip / Associated Press Tim Tebow is getting his start in broadcasting, but has yet to give up on an NFL career. Tim Tebow "works every day" and is "hoping" for another NFL shot, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said. "There are... more

UCLA's Anthony Barr and Buffalo's Khalil Mack are possible top-10 picks in this year's draft -- with Mack, it seemingly is a certainty -- which means they could be just the fifth and sixth outside linebackers to go in the top 10 in the past six NFL... more

The Oakland Raiders are said to have "a massive crush" on Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr -- but that crush doesn't mean they will take him with the No. 5 overall pick. The Fresno Bee reported that while Oakland thinks highly of Carr, the Raiders... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers have left little doubt about making running back a position of need this offseason, bringing bigger-name free agents like Maurice Jones-Drew and LaGarrett Blount in for workouts. Now it looks like their interest in adding a back... more

The buzz around Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage continues to grow, with one scout telling NFL.com that he might have the strongest arm in the draft. Savage is not a first-round pick -- not close, in fact -- but he is seen as an intriguing... more

The depth of the 2014 NFL Draft talent pool, both overall and at quarterback specifically, has led to a lot of speculation that quarterback-needy teams that pick in the top 10 could bypass a quarterback in the first round in favor of a player at another... more

Oakland's trade for former Texans quarterback Matt Schaub on Friday means that five teams drafting in the top eight have either acquired or re-signed a veteran at the position. Houston, which owns the top pick, signed Ryan Fitzpatrick . Jacksonville,... more

Michigan's Taylor Lewan , considered one of the top three offensive tackles in the draft and a potential top-12 draft pick, faces three misdemeanor charges from a Dec. 1 incident in Ann Arbor, Mich. Lewan will be arraigned April 8 and faces a charge of... more

NFL/Associated Press Antonio Gates starred on the basketball court in college before taking his game to the girdiron. There was a time the Dallas Cowboys hosted a coaches' party at the Final Four. Yes, an NFL team hosted a party for... more

Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr plans to participate in his school's pro day Thursday despite spending part of Wednesday night in a hospital. NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reports that Carr spent Wednesday night battling a stomach virus. He was... more

Most quarterback-needy teams sent their head coaches to the pro day workouts this week of UCF's Blake Bortles and Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater . One notable exception was Cleveland, which picks fourth. New general manager Ray Farmer attended both... more

Missouri defensive end Michael Sam thanked everyone associated with Mizzou for their acceptance in a letter to the editor published Thursday, which is the Tigers' pro day. Sam's letter was published in The Missourian, the morning paper in Columbia, Mo.... more

Lenny Ignelzi/Associated Press San Diego State RB Adam Muema rushed for 1,244 yards and 15 TDs last season. Running back Adam Muema is on the list of players who potentially could work out at San Diego State's pro day Thursday, but... more

Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas worked out Wednesday at the Hokies' pro day, and quarterback guru George Whitfield said Thomas "put on a show." Then again, Thomas is a Whitfield client, so ... The varying opinions on Thomas -- who might be... more

UCF quarterback Blake Bortles ' pro-day workout Wednesday was a success, especially when compared to Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater 's. Both are in play to be the No. 1 overall pick in May's draft. Bortles ran a 65-pass workout supervised by NFL... more

Chris O'Meara / Associated Press Jameis Winston will miss Friday's practice to play in the FSU baseball team's game at Clemson. Florida State opens spring practice Wednesday, and perhaps the best news for the reigning national champions is... more

UCF quarterback Blake Bortles ' pro day workout begins at around 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, and a report says Bortles stayed plenty busy prior to his drill work. The Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders and Minnesota Vikings "met... more

Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press Georgia's Todd Gurley is considered one of college football's top running backs. Georgia opened spring practice Tuesday, and the best part of the day for Bulldogs coach Mark Richt was a healthy Todd Gurley.... more

UCF's Blake Bortles met with Oakland Raiders personnel Tuesday, a day before his pro day in Orlando. The news was reported by John Middlekauff, a former NFL scout who now works for a San Francisco Bay area radio station. Bortles' pro day has... more

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is said to have immense physical gifts and definitely is in play to be the top pick in the draft. But a quick perusal of other defensive ends who went in the top 10 in the past 10 drafts shows that... more

Florida State could have three first-rounders and as many as six players drafted in the first 100 picks, NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock said Tuesday. FSU holds its pro day Tuesday, and it will be well-attended by scouts. The Seminoles had 11... more

TCU's Jason Verrett , one of the top five cornerbacks in the draft, had surgery Monday for a torn labrum, and he tweeted that the procedure went well. Surgery went well..ima be back like I never left #StraightUp ?? ?? Jason Verrett (@Jfeeva_2)... more

South Carolina wide receiver Bruce Ellington is considered a mid-round prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft because of his potential as a playmaker, especially in space. But at one time Ellington was considered a better basketball player than football player. Still, there's not a lot of opportunity for a 5-foot-9 guard in the NBA, so he gave up basketball early in the season to concentrate on football.

When you watch the NCAA tournament have an open mind and project some of the guys you see on the court onto the gridiron. Trust us: There will be a lot of players who will pique your interest as potential NFLers. Here are 10 who have piqued the interest of College Football 24/7 (and by no means is this an all-inclusive list).... more

» 2014 pro day reports UCF's Blake Bortles might be the top quarterback on some teams' draft boards, but NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock says he has a big issue with one aspect of Bortles' game. Appearing on NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Monday, Mayock... more

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater didn't exactly help himself in his quest to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft with his pro day workout Monday. NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock and NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner weren't wowed by... more

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and safety Calvin Pryor have their pro day workouts Monday and each ranks first at his position in NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock's rankings . Twenty-nine teams are represented at the pro day, and... more

In his apparent quest to post pictures of himself in the uniform of every team with a top-10 pick, Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins on Thursday posted a depiction of himself in a Cleveland Browns uniform. That makes four photos so far that... more

A former NFL scout told College Football 24/7 that scouts he has talked to don't think Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is a top-five pick. "I think he is solid, just don't see any qualities that make him great," John Middlekauff told College... more

Bill Haber/Associated Press Rapper Lil Boosie is a fan of Jameis Winston, but not Nick Saban. Rapper Lil Boosie was released from prison in Louisiana last week and college football fans who didn't know who he was likely do now because of two... more

LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger 's arm strength has drawn raves from a former No. 1 overall pick. Tim Couch was the top pick in the 1999 draft and played five seasons in the NFL. Couch said Mettenberger "has probably the strongest arm in the draft."... more

Lenny Ignelzi/Associated Press San Diego State RB Adam Muema rushed for 1,244 yards and 15 TDs last season. A day after a tweet from his account hinted that he thinks the world will end soon , San Diego State running back Adam Muema tweeted... more

UCLA's Xavier Su'a-Filo could be the first guard selected in May's draft, which would make sense considering UCLA coach Jim Mora said two scouts told him that Su'a-Filo is the best guard prospect in the draft since Steve Hutchinson in 2001. Hutchinson... more

Free agency always will have an effect on the ensuing draft, and it won't be any different this year, with team needs changing depending on who teams sign -- or don't sign -- during this free-agency period. The irony is that many of these free agents who... more

UCF coach George O'Leary said Blake Bortles "has all the skills" NFL teams are looking for in a quarterback. Bortles, who led UCF to a 12-1 mark and a Fiesta Bowl upset of Baylor last season, is in play to be the No. 1 pick in the draft. The Houston... more

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon isn't sure Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel is worth a first-round pick and said his NFL career could end up like that of Tim Tebow's. Manziel "as a college quarterback" was one of the greatest to ever... more

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is in prison for up to 60 years, but his wife says he is innocent of the 45 sexual-abuse charges. In her first TV interview, Dottie Sandusky said on "The Today Show" Wednesday that there were not... more

Virginia defensive tackle Brent Urban had an uneven college career, and an injury caused him to leave the Reese's Senior Bowl early and miss the NFL Scouting Combine and means he won't be able to participate in the Cavaliers' March 17 pro day. Still,... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' signing of Michael Johnson -- the No. 1 free-agent defensive end and the No. 3 overall player on the market -- adds even more intrigue to the team's eventual selection with the No. 7 pick in the draft. The Bucs were in... more

The signing of free-agent offensive tackle Brandon Albert on Tuesday should change the Miami Dolphins' draft board. Offensive tackle might have been the team's biggest need, but Albert's signing alleviates the necessity to take a tackle in the first... more

Andy Manis/Associated Press Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon is among the top rushers in college football. It wouldn't be a surprise if no running back is selected in the NFL draft's first round for the second year in a row, but surely Wisconsin's... more

Last month, Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins posted renderings of himself in Rams and Buccaneers uniforms. This week, Watkins had an Instagram post showing him next to Detroit Lions All-Pro Calvin Johnson. Underneath the Johnson-Watkins pictures are... more

Eugene Tanner/Associated Press Running back Adam Muema left San Diego State with one season of eligibility remaining. The strange saga of San Diego State running back Adam Muema -- who left last month's NFL Scouting Combine because he said... more

Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins recently received high praise from NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock, with Mayock saying Watkins was one of the best wide receivers he has seen on tape in the past decade . There have been 38 wide receivers... more

Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton 's draft stock seems to fluctuate as much as his weight, and that is not a good thing. NFL Media senior draft analyst Gil Brandt said Sutton's pro day Friday was underwhelming and that "after further review,... more

Johnny Vy/NFL Wake Forest's Michael Campanaro surprised some observers with his speed at the NFL Scouting Combine. Wake Forest wide receiver Michael Campanaro finished his career as the leading receiver in school history, but despite his... more

Montana linebacker Jordan Tripp doesn't lack for confidence. "I don't want to sound arrogant, but I believe that I'm the most versatile linebacker in this draft," Tripp told FoxSports.com . "I believe I can run and cover better than any linebacker in... more

Rainier Ehrhardt / Associated Press Dabo Sweeney will get to see what his quarterbacks are seeing on the field thanks to helmet cameras. Ohio State has fitted injured quarterback Braxton Miller with a "cap cam" this spring . Clemson's... more

Jacksonville re-signed veteran quarterback Chad Henne on Friday to a two-year deal, and speculation immediately began as to whether the signing precludes the Jaguars from using the No. 3 pick in May's draft to take a quarterback. Of course it... more

Gerry Broome / Associated Press East Carolina's Shane Carden tied for ninth in the FBS last season with 33 TD passes. Spring practice has started at universities across the country, and we're using the kickoff of spring drills to get you... more

Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier wasn't able to run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine because of a hamstring issue, and he tweaked his hamstring again Friday at Ohio State's pro day. But he tweaked it while running the 40, and with... more

Mike Stew/Associated Press Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said Ira Denson isn't currently on the Florida State roster. Police say two Florida State football players were involved in an incident in December that led to the shooting death of one... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Baylor QB Bryce Petty will be a top Heisman contender heading into the 2014 season. Spring practice has started at universities across the country, and we're using the kickoff of spring drills to get you... more

Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press Ohio State QB Braxton Miller underwent surgery recently on the shoulder he injured in the Orange Bowl. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is limited in spring practice because of recent shoulder surgery,... more

Jamie Rhodes / USA Today Sports Louisville's DeVante Parker will miss Teddy Bridgewater but remains one of the nation's top WR prospects. Spring practice has started at universities across the country, and we're using the kickoff of spring... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press NCAA coaches were up in arms at times with the way the targeting rule was called during the 2013 season. The NCAA's targeting rule has been changed after one season. That the rules change was coming was a given,... more

Donna McWilliam/Associated Press Former NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson is a candidate for the College Football Hall of Fame. Numerous former NFL stars are on the latest list of candidates for the College Football Hall of Fame. One of... more

UCF quarterback Blake Bortles , who is in play to be the No. 1 pick in the draft, said Wednesday night on SiriusXM Sports' "Late Hits" show that he already has visits lined up with the Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Houston owns the No. 1... more

TCU cornerback Jason Verrett played much of the 2013 season with a torn labrum, and he will have surgery on the injury soon after the Horned Frogs' pro day on Thursday. NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday, citing a source who has... more

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher calls Heisman-winning quarterback Jameis Winston "a natural people person," and that's not necessarily a good thing for school officials worried about NCAA compliance and fan access. Florida State sports information... more

Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack has become one of the darlings of draft season with his showings at the NFL Scouting Combine and his pro day on Tuesday. He said Wednesday on the College Football 24/7 Podcast that he is ready for whatever comes next.... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Nick Saban believed the rule that would've likely limited the number of offensive plays in a game should have been passed. The NCAA Football Rules Committee decided to table the controversial proposed "defensive... more

Stanford sagely built what it is calling an "alumni locker room" when it expanded its facilities last year, and the addition will pay off this spring, with a number of high-profile Cardinal alums expected to work out on campus this offseason. One is... more

Dean Hare / Associated Press Oregon State's Sean Mannion enters the season as one of the five best senior QBs in the nation. Spring practice has started at universities across the country, and we're using the kickoff of spring drills to get... more

Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald had the best 2013 of any defensive lineman nationally and he followed it up with standout performances at the Reese's Senior Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine. Donald, who measured a quarter-inch under 6-foot-1... more

Mike Groll / Associated Press Clemson starting DE Corey Crawford is among four Tigers who were suspended for the Aug. 30 opener vs. Georgia. We're a bit less than six months away from the start of the 2014 season, but Clemson already has... more

Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack 's excellent workout at his pro day kept him in play to potentially be the No. 1 pick in the draft. If Mack indeed does go No. 1 overall, he would be the second consecutive Mid-American Conference player to be chosen... more

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, embroiled in controversy about his future in San Francisco , attended Northwestern's pro day Tuesday to get a close-up look at Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo . #EIU QB Jimmy Garappolo has a private workout with... more

Aaron M. Sprecher / NFL Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi will move to left tackle this season, replacing likely first-round pick Jake Matthews. Spring practice has started at universities across the country, and we're using the kickoff of spring... more

Stanford's Trent Murphy led the nation in 2013 with 15 sacks playing outside linebacker in the Cardinal's 3-4 defense, but defensive end looks to be his position in the NFL. Murphy said playing end is "kind of where my upside is," in an interview... more

New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen's little brother is moving into the spotlight. Minnesota's Brock Vereen followed up a strong performance at the NFL Scouting Combine with a solid showing at the Gophers' pro day Monday , and looks to have... more

Count Notre Dame nose tackle Louis Nix among those who seem tired of all the Jadeveon Clowney bashing. Unnamed Scout: @clownejd can't fly, thus him not translating well to the NFL. #SMH pic.twitter.com/FWPU57xjIG ?? lOUIS NIX III... more

Pitt's Aaron Donald , whose lack of height has been an issue with numerous pro scouts, is the new No. 1 defensive tackle in NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock's updated position rankings . Donald tore it up at the recent NFL Scouting Combine and had a... more

Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez has called the NCAA's proposed 10-second defensive substitution rule "ridiculous," and the school decided to make fun of the proposal Monday by releasing a spoof video playing off the movie "Speed." Arizona's video features... more

UCF quarterback Blake Bortles is in play to be the No. 1 overall pick, and NFL Media national reporter Albert Breer said the most common comparison he has heard from NFL personnel people is Andrew Luck, who went first overall in 2012. Bortles measured... more

Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press Ohio State QB Braxton Miller will be among the top contenders to win the 2014 Heisman Trophy. Spring practice has started at universities across the country, and we're using the kickoff of spring drills to help... more

Most of the scouting reports on Washington State strong safety Deone Bucannon said the same thing: A big hitter who is one of the best players for a middling program, but a guy who can't run all that well. Bucannon (6-foot-1, 211 pounds) dispelled one... more

February

Next stop for Florida State Heisman-winning quarterback/baseball player Jameis Winston? How about "Dancing with the Stars." During the Web-only telecast of FSU's baseball season-opener against Niagara on Feb. 14, Winston decided to have a little fun by... more

Barry Switzer hasn't coached a college football team since he resigned under pressure at Oklahoma during the offseason following the 1988 season. But that didn't stop him from opining on the current recruiting scene. The result was another classic... more

Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan might be on his way to being one of the first three offensive tackles taken in the draft, but he bemoaned his current state Friday on NFL Network's "NFL AM": "As of right now, I'm 22 years old, living with my... more

Twenty-one offensive tackles have gone in the first round of the past five drafts, including three of the top four picks in the 2013 draft. So when NFL Network analyst Shaun O'Hara said during the NFL Scouting Combine that the top three tackles this year... more

Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier weighed-in at the NFL Scouting Combine, and also participated in some of the events. But he didn't run the 40 or do the drills because of a hamstring issue, and that makes his March 7 pro day all the more intriguing.... more

Ohio State self-reported 42 NCAA secondary violations across all sports that happened during 2013, and included was a phone conversation between Tim Tebow and a football recruit. The Cleveland Plain-Dealer reported that four of the minor violations... more

Richard Shiro/Associated Press Wide receiver Alex Amidon had a Boston College-record 191 receptions for 2,792 yards. Boston College wide receiver Alex Amidon, who finished his career in 2013 as the school's leading career receiver, has... more

Phil Simms never is shy about offering an opinion, and the CBS NFL analyst expressed a few Wednesday on this year's class of quarterback prospects to NFL.com columnist Adam Schein on SirusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio. The most interesting opinion: "I think... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL Pete Carroll is one of three head coaches to win a Super Bowl and college football national title. Pete Carroll just won the Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks, but he still isn't pleased with how the NCAA handled its... more

Notre Dame's March 20 pro day will be one of the most important on the pro day circuit, as the Irish have multiple potential first-rounders and a top-ranked tight end who did not work out at the NFL Scouting Combine. The potential first-rounders are... more

Danny Moloshok/Associated Press Mark Dantonio has led the Spartans to a school-record seven consecutive bowl appearances. One of Michigan State's most successful seasons ever helped net Spartans coach Mark Dantonio a raise of almost $1.7... more

Jadeveon Clowney's 4.53-second 40-yard dash elicited a jaw-dropping response, but that kind of speed from a defensive end hasn't necessarily translated into individual NFL success of late. Clowney's 40 time is tied for sixth among all defensive linemen... more

UCF quarterback Blake Bortles said the weirdest questions he received at the NFL Scouting Combine were about his girlfriend, including, "If we come to town, will your girlfriend be there for dinner?" Appearing on Wednesday's "Dan Patrick Show,"... more

There remains a lot to digest from the four-day NFL Scouting Combine, but some performances were so good (or not-so-good) that they deserve immediate attention. Here are some winners and losers from the combine, based on our observations and what others... more

Former San Diego State running back Adam Muema has not spoken with Aztecs coaches since he left the NFL Scouting Combine over the weekend because he said God told him to. The San Diego Union Tribune reported Tuesday that a person close to Muema... more

The question after the NFL Scouting Combine on Johnny Manziel was which team with a top-five pick would take him. If ESPN analyst/former NFL quarterback Ron Jaworski was doing the drafting, Manziel wouldn't go in the first three rounds. Jaworski told... more

Presumably because there are no issues that currently need to be addressed by Congress, Washington D.C.-based lobbyist Jack Burkman said he is preparing legislation that would ban gay athletes from joining the NFL. Fresh off his appearance at the NFL... more

NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock has had a frenzied past four days reporting for the NFL Network from the NFL Scouting Combine. Here are some takeaways from Mayock on Tuesday, when defensive backs took the field on the final day of the combine:... more

While the Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars apparently came away from the NFL Combine impressed with Johnny Manziel , one current NFL starting quarterback says if a team wants to win, it will take UCF quarterback Blake Bortles over the former... more

The biggest knock on Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard was his supposed lack of speed. Dennard took steps -- or, rather, runs -- toward alleviating those concerns Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine. Dennard (5-foot-11, 199 pounds) turned in... more

NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock kept pace with defensive linemen and linebackers at the NFL Scouting Combine on a busy Monday -- a bit more than six on-air hours -- on the NFL Network. Here are some takeaways from Mayock: 1. Donald earns big... more

There is no consensus on the top cornerback available in the draft and there likely won't be even after the NFL Scouting Combine. Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert is one of those in the mix, and he had a good Monday. Gilbert, who measured 6-foot and... more

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was dinged by some analysts Monday morning for not participating in all the drills at the NFL Scouting Combine, but Clowney defended his decision on the NFL Network. "I didn't tell [the teams] I was... more

Missouri defensive end Michael Sam's 40 time provided fodder for those who wonder what position he can play at the next level. He posted an official time of 4.91 after running on Monday morning in Indianapolis. Sam's unofficial times were 4.79... more

Former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney caused jaws to drop with his even-better-than-expected 40-yard dash times Monday at the NFL Scouting Combine, but while NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock and NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp were... more

NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock had a busy Sunday -- almost nine on-air hours -- on NFL Network reporting from the NFL Scouting Combine. Here are 10 takeaways from Mayock: 1. Manziel's pocket play a concern Mayock loves Texas A&M's quarterback... more

Conventional wisdom was that Kent State running back Dri Archer would have one of the best 40 times at the NFL Scouting Combine, and he came through Sunday, blazing to an official clocking of 4.26 seconds in his first attempt. It was the fastest time of... more

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney didn't wow anybody Sunday with his bench press at the NFL Scouting Combine, putting up just 21 reps at 225 pounds. There were 14 defensive linemen at last year's combine who had at least 28 reps, and Georgia... more

NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock loves Texas A&M's quarterback Johnny Manziel 's "innate feel" for the game, but he also wonders about Manziel's pocket presence in the NFL. During a short segment on Manziel on the NFL Network's coverage of the NFL... more

UCF quarterback Blake Bortles is in play to be the No. 1 pick in the draft, and he has fans in NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock and NFL Network analyst Brian Billick. Bortles is the only one of the top four quarterbacks who is working out at the NFL... more

NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock said Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater 's decision not to work out at the NFL Scouting Combine is "kind of silly," but Mayock still is high on Bridgewater's potential. On the NFL Network's combine coverage... more

NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock was impressed with the speed of the first group of wide receivers on Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine. "These guys are flying," Mayock said on the NFL Network. Oregon State's Brandin Cooks and Texas A&M's Mike... more

Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater -- in play to be the No. 1 pick in the draft -- has decided not to run at the NFL Scouting Combine, it was announced Sunday morning. He had announced Saturday he was not going to throw, and evidently a decision was made to... more

NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock was busy Saturday on NFL Network reporting from the NFL Scouting Combine. Here are some takeaways from the great one: 1. 'Red flags' around Clowney South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney doesn't work out... more

North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron vowed earlier in the week that he would beat former Tar Heels teammate Gio Bernard's time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, but he couldn't do it. Bernard was clocked at 4.53 seconds at last... more

NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock raved about the athleticism of the top offensive tackle prospects at the NFL Scouting Combine. His opinion was shared by numerous others on the NFL Network. Mayock said each of the top three tackles --... more

The Houston Texans took North Carolina State defensive end Mario Williams with the first overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft . The Texans have the top pick again this year and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is a potential choice. NFL... more

North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron certainly is confident in his abilities -- he says his size/speed mix should be "illegal" -- and NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock clearly is a fan. Mayock said Ebron -- whose workouts at the NFL Scouting... more

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will not throw at the NFL Scouting Combine. Bridgewater confirmed Saturday while meeting with the media that he will join Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel and Fresno State's Derek Carr on the sidelines when it's... more

Miami punter Pat O'Donnell might not get drafted, but there's no question the guy is a good athlete. O'Donnell, who was second nationally in punting with a 47.1-yard average, ran a 4.62-second 40-yard dash Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine. One day... more

A Mid-American Conference player went first in the 2013 draft, and if NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock had his way, a MAC player would go No. 1 in 2014, too. Appearing on Minneapolis radio station KFAN on Friday morning, Mayock said he would... more

For a guy considered a finesse tight end, Texas Tech's Jace Amaro had an impressive bench press workout Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine. Amaro, who measured 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds at the combine weigh-in, had 106 receptions in 2013 and set an... more

Conventional wisdom has Texas A&M's Jake Matthews or Auburn's Greg Robinson as the first offensive tackle off the board in the 2014 draft. If Friday's bench-press results from the NFL Scouting Combine are any kind of tiebreaker, Robinson wins going... more

It's right there on LSU running back Jeremy Hill 's official NFL Scouting Combine bio page: "Arrested multiple times in past few years." And it's in red ink, too, calling attention to the biggest red flag of all regarding Hill. Hill, who measured... more

His college coach might have concerns about his work habits , but South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has too much talent to pass up with the No. 1 overall pick, says NFL Media draft analyst Bucky Brooks. In his latest mock draft , Brooks... more

While much of the attention Friday morning at the NFL Scouting Combine was focused on Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel measuring in at a shade less than 6 feet, two other quarterback measurements shouldn't go unnoticed. Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater , who... more

Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press Ohio State QB Braxton Miller will be limited in spring practice because of shoulder surgery. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is scheduled to have minor surgery Friday on his right shoulder. Miller... more

Dave Martin / Associated Press Georgia's Mark Richt is among several coaches who have spoken out against the NCAA's defensive substitution rule. South Carolina's Steve Spurrier is the latest coach to comment on the NCAA's proposed defensive... more

Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey will be looking to impress when running backs do their on-field workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday. Carey led the nation in rushing in 2012 and finished second to Boston College's Andre Williams in 2013; he... more

Georgia Tech defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu has a partially torn hamstring and won't participate in any of the testing at the NFL Scouting Combine, his agent announced Thursday morning. Agent Pat Dye Jr. told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that... more

Former NFL quarterback Chris Weinke is sure he knows what new Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien wants in a quarterback, and Weinke says that is good news for Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater. Weinke -- who won the Heisman Trophy at Florida State in 2000... more

Intangibles -- like effort, leadership, attitude and intelligence -- can make or break a prospect in the NFL draft. They can be the difference between getting drafted on the first day or not being selected at all. Draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki, who writes... more

Chris O'Meara/Associated Press John Garrett will be coaching a promising draft prospect in Sean Mannion in 2014. Oregon State's Sean Mannion threw for 4,662 yards and 37 TDs in 2013 -- figures that ranked second and tied for third,... more

In his free time away from the Miami Heat, LeBron James apparently has done some football scouting. James is a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys, and before the Heat's Tuesday-night victory over the Dallas Mavericks, James said it "would be great" if the... more

Former NFL star quarterback Brett Favre hasn't seen all that much of Johnny Manziel , but what he has seen has left him mightily impressed. "I haven't watched him much," Favre told USA Today Sports , "but one game I watched, for like three quarters, was... more

With big cornerbacks all the rage in the NFL, Virginia Tech's Antone Exum is an intriguing prospect whose NFL Scouting Combine appearance will be important. Exum, listed at 6-foot-1 and 224 pounds by Virginia Tech, needs to show he is healthy. He... more

For a guy who threw 24 TD passes and one interception last season, South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw routinely was overlooked in 2013. Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier hopes that changes. Spurrier was on NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Wednesday and... more

NFL Media draft analyst Charles Davis said big and physical Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans would be a good fit to work with big and physical Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Davis told Pittsburgh's KDKA-FM that Evans "fits... more

TCU's Jason Verrett sometimes gets overlooked when talk turns to the best cornerback in the draft, but he says he will change things at the NFL Scouting Combine. Verrett, who was listed at 5-foot-10 and 176 pounds by TCU, generally is considered... more

The NFL Scouting Combine runs Saturday to Tuesday in Indianapolis, and it brings together 335 of the nation's most draftable players and numerous front-office representatives and scouts from each NFL team. A big portion of the combine is the individual... more

Fresno State QB Derek Carr will not throw at the NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday. While he will do other drills at the combine, Carr will wait to throw until Fresno State's pro day, which is scheduled for March... more

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier gushed about Jadeveon Clowney 's talent level on Wednesday. But Spurrier didn't gush about Clowney's work habits. Brooks: Clowney's best fit? Jadeveon Clowney is one of the main figures in the 2014 draft. Which team... more

Kent State running back Dri Archer was expected to be one of the most explosive players in the nation in 2013, but leg and ankle injuries limited him all season and his production tailed way off from his breakout 2012 campaign. He says he is healthy... more

Tailback Lache Seastrunk is the only player in Baylor history with two 1,000-yard seasons, and he has his sights set on even more rarefied air at the NFL Scouting Combine. Interviewed on Fox Sports 1 on Tuesday, Seastrunk said he believes the can run a... more

UCF quarterback Blake Bortles has removed some of the intrigue surrounding his time at the NFL Scouting Combine. No one in Bortles' camp had said definitively if he would throw at the combine, but he confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel on Tuesday that he... more

Daniel Shirey/USA TODAY Sports Strong safety Josh Harvey-Clemons has been dismissed from the Georgia football team. Georgia starting strong safety Josh Harvey-Clemons has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules, the school... more

Last week, Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins posted a fan drawing of himslef in a Rams uniform on his Instagram account. Monday, he posted a drawing of himself in a Bucs uniform. Both teams make sense for Watkins. NFL Media draft analyst Bucky... more

Paul Beaty / Associated Press Former Northwestern QB Kain Colter testified that being a college football player "truly is a job." The second small step in determining whether Northwestern football players can form a union was taken Tuesday at... more

Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby had a disappointing junior season that included a one-game suspension for off-field issues, but he says he is healthy and ready to put up big numbers at the NFL Scouting Combine. Roby (5-foot-11, 192 pounds) went into... more

The NFL Scouting Combine gets underway this week in Indianapolis, and it brings together 335 of the nation's most draftable players and numerous front-office representatives and scouts from each NFL team. A big portion of the combine is the... more

Clemson's Sammy Watkins says one of his goals has been to "dominate" the NFL Scouting Combine, and he plans to do so because he is "10 times faster than I was in college." Watkins (6-foot-1, 205 pounds) is considered the No. 1 wide receiver in an... more

UCF quarterback Blake Bortles is in play to become the overall No. 1 pick in May's draft, and one current NFL quarterback who has worked closely with Bortles likes what he has seen. Bortles is one of four quarterbacks who has worked with NFL backup... more

Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro had 106 receptions in 2013 and set an NCAA record for receiving yards by a tight end with 1,352. But he didn't win the Mackey Award, which annually goes to the nation's top tight end. Heck, he wasn't even a finalist. What... more

The NFL Scouting Combine runs Feb. 22-25 in Indianapolis, and it brings together 335 of the nation's most draftable players and numerous front-office representatives and scouts from each NFL team. A big portion of the combine is the individual events,... more

Carlos Osorio/Associated Press Michigan's Devin Gardner is looking to bounce back from an up-and-down junior season. Michigan opens spring practice next week, and returning starting quarterback Devin Gardner finally is running again .... more

A bruised kidney caused Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage to miss the second half of his final college game and to turn down an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game. But he says he is healthy now and looking to impress observers at the NFL Scouting... more

Colorado State running back Kapri Bibbs may not rank high on the name-recognition list, but he certainly is up there when it comes to self-confidence. Bibbs rushed for 1,741 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2013 as a sophomore, then decided to turn pro. So... more

Michael Conroy / Associated Press Taylor Stubblefield finished his career at Purdue in 2004 with a then-NCAA record 316 receptions. Taylor Stubblefield left Purdue in 2004 with the NCAA record for most career receptions. Soon, he might... more

The NFL Scouting Combine runs Feb. 22-25 in Indianapolis, and it brings together 335 of the nation's most draftable players and numerous front-office representatives and scouts from each NFL team. A big portion of the combine is the individual events,... more

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray says he is "way, way ahead of schedule" in his rehabilitation from ACL surgery and remains on track to throw at the Bulldogs' pro day on April 16. Murray suffered a torn ACL in his left knee Nov. 23 and had surgery Nov.... more

The NFL Scouting Combine runs Feb. 22-25 in Indianapolis, and it brings together 335 of the nation's most draftable players and numerous front-office representatives and scouts from each NFL team. A big portion of the combine is the individual events,... more

Boston College's Andre Williams led the nation in rushing with 2,177 yards -- he's one of just 15 players in NCAA history to reach the 2,000-yard plateau -- but a perceived lack of speed hurts his draft stock. That stock would be helped if Williams... more

There is no question Minnesota's Ra'Shede Hageman is the most athletic interior defensive lineman available in the draft, and he should put on quite a show at the NFL Scouting Combine. But there are questions about his consistency, intensity and upside,... more

USC outside linebacker Morgan Breslin wasn't invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, and he's not happy about that. "I honestly thought I should've got an invite to the combine," he told FOXSports.com . "I was pretty pissed about that." There will be... more

The NFL Scouting Combine runs Feb. 22-25 in Indianapolis, and it brings together 335 of the nation's most draftable players and numerous front-office representatives and scouts from each NFL team. A big portion of the combine is the individual events,... more

Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt had an uneven 2013 season, but he still expects to be a first-round pick. Tuitt told Lombardiave.com , a website that covers the Green Bay Packers, that a selection in the first round "is what I'm expecting."... more

Eric Gay / Associated Press The NCAA's targeting rule generated plenty of controvery in its first year last season. The biggest problem with the NCAA's targeting rule -- well, other than the fact it's called differently by basically every... more

North Carolina's Eric Ebron, considered by most analysts to be the No. 1 tight end in the 2014 NFL Draft, has a confession he wants to make about San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis. "I've been studying him since high school," Ebron told College... more

LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger might one day look back on his ACL surgery with fondness, not regret, his college offensive coordinator said. LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that Mettenberger is making a... more

Kim Klement / USA Today Sports East Carolina DE Terrell Stanley was involved in a car accident early Tuesday morning. East Carolina defensive end Terrell Stanley, voted the Pirates' most valuable defensive lineman in 2013, is in critical... more

Chuck Burton / Associated Press Maryland WR Stefon Diggs suffered a broken right leg against Wake Forest on Oct. 19. Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who was one of the most explosive players in the nation before he broke his right leg in... more

The NFL Scouting Combine runs Feb. 22-25 in Indianapolis, and it brings together 335 of the nation's most draftable players and numerous front-office representatives and scouts from each NFL team. A big portion of the combine is the individual events,... more

Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks, who led the nation with 1,730 receiving yards in 2013, is looking to run the 40-yard dash in about 4.3 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine. Cooks, who has been compared with Carolina Panthers star receiver Steve... more

The NFL Scouting Combine runs Feb. 22-25 in Indianapolis, and it brings together 335 of the nation's most draftable players and numerous front-office representatives and scouts from each NFL team. A big portion of the combine is the individual... more

It turns out Teddy Bridgewater's biggest critic might be Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater led the nation in completion percentage in 2013 at 71.0 percent. But he told Louisville TV station WDRB "it probably should have been 80 or 85" percent.... more

UCF quarterback Blake Bortles will make "a game-time decision" on whether he will throw at the NFL Scouting Combine later this month, his father said. Blake Bortles, who is in play to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft, is in San Diego at an... more

Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press Mark Dantonio signed the nation's No. 21 recruiting class. Whether it will include Malik McDowell is uncertain. The soap opera that is star defensive end Malik McDowell's recruitment continues to provide... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press QB Keith Price guided Washington to three consecutive bowl appearances. Washington quarterback Keith Price didn't get an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine, and he isn't pleased. Presumably he will ask... more

AJ Mast/Associated Press Cornerback Darqueze Dennard says he still has a lot to prove at the scouting combine. Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard said skipping the Reese's Senior Bowl was "a business decision," but also says he has "a... more

California junior defensive end Ted Agu died Friday after a conditioning workout, the school reported on its website. Agu, 21, reportedly died at a local hospital near Berkeley, Calif., after collapsing during a conditioning workout. "This is a very... more

Carlos Osorio/Associated Press Jordan Lynch will get to work out at quarterback at the NFL Scouting Combine. The NFL Scouting Combine participant list has been announced, allowing us to examine some under-the-radar storylines to follow... more

One day after his coach said he thought Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston would play two more seasons of college football, Winston himself said he would stick around for two more years. When discussing the Seminoles' recruiting class Wednesday... more

The 335 participants in the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine have been announced. Here's a position-by-position look at the number of invitees, declared underclassmen who weren't invited and some notable players who won't be there. Quarterbacks Number of... more

Here are some numbers for the players invited to participate at this year's NFL Scouting Combine, which runs from Feb. 19-25 in Indianapolis. NFL Network will provide live coverage of the event. Position breakdown Quarterbacks: 19 Running... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Washington's Cyler Miles made one start for the Huskies during the 2013 season. Washington's Cyler Miles and Damore'ea Stringfellow -- projected starters at quarterback and wide receiver, respectively --... more

Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma's Blake Bell is moving to a new position this offseason. Oklahoma coaches were crowing four years ago about the signing of Blake Bell, considered one of the nation's top 10 quarterbacks. Wednesday... more

Jimbo Fisher has a message for everyone looking ahead to the 2015 NFL Draft and projecting Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston as the No. 1 pick: Hold up there, folks. Fisher and his FSU assistants reeled in a bunch of high-profile recruits... more

Morry Gash/Associated Press Wisconsin's Gary Andersen is looking to fill a vacancy on his coaching staff. Wisconsin needs a new running backs coach, and Badgers coach Gary Andersen said star tailback Melvin Gordon will be involved in the... more

Joshua S. Kelly/USA TODAY Sports Urban Meyer is known as an excellent recruiter and delivered the Big Ten's only top-10 recruiting class in 2014. The usual suspects cleaned up on the recruiting trail this year. National Signing Day was... more

Scott Audette/Associated Press Former NFL WR Keyshawn Johnson attended West Los Angeles College before transferring to USC. Signing junior college players doesn't lead to much National Signing Day excitement, but it's extremely likely that a... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio landed a highly touted DE prospect on Wednesday. Malik McDowell apparently decided that his parents don't know best. McDowell, a defensive end who is considered the top prospect in... more

Teddy Bridgewater was one of the last big-name draft prospects to choose representation, and he bypassed a lot of big-name agents with his choice. Bridgewater, in play to be the No. 1 pick in the draft and considered a lock to go in the top 10, chose... more

Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press Urban Meyer and Ohio State have already received a commitment from top CB prospect Damon Webb. Normally, you don't expect a lot of recruiting controversy in the Big Ten. Evidently, times are changing. Heck, all... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press Georgia QB Aaron Murray said he is planning to throw at Georgia's pro day in March. Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray suffered a torn ACL on Nov. 23 and had surgery Nov. 26. Tuesday, he tweeted out a picture of... more

Gregory Bull / Associated Press Jameis Winston was a part of a recruiting class in 2012 that ranked third nationally. Despite what anybody tells you, talent evaluation is a crapshoot much more than a science. If it truly were a science, why... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Jared Abbrederis aims to be the latest college walk-on to make the leap to high-level NFL player. National Signing Day is Wednesday, but by no means does a recruit have to have four or five stars by his name... more

AP Photo/G.M. Andrews Running back James White rushed for 1,444 yards in 2013 despite sharing the load with Melvin Gordon. Wisconsin running back James White had a strong week at the Reese's Senior Bowl, and next up is the scouting combine... more

Tony Ding / Associated Press Michigan's Devin Gardner, who started 12 games last season, is nursing a toe injury as spring practice approaches. Michigan coach Brady Hoke said Monday that quarterback Devin Gardner isn't necessarily guaranteed... more

Julio Cortez/Associated Press Florida State QB Jameis Winston won the Heisman Trophy after a spectacular 2013 season. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has said he wants to be like Bo Jackson and play two pro sports , and if Baseball... more

Auburn's Tre Mason is looking to prove he's the No. 1 back in the 2014 draft. Mason, who left Auburn after his junior season , signed with agent Bus Cook on Friday. Cook also represents, among others, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and... more

Ric Tapia / NFL Eric Fisher went from lightly regarded high school prospect to the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. National Signing Day is Wednesday, and to some college football fans that's like Christmas in February. We decided... more

National Signing Day is Wednesday, and it's a big deal for colleges and players alike. After all, after Wednesday, a vast majority of the 2,500 or so players who sign with FBS schools won't really be heard from again. The goal for almost all of the... more

Phil Sandlin / Associated Press Ronald Powell -- the top high school recruit in 2010 -- likely won't be a high draft pick in 2014. National Signing Day is Wednesday, and coaches and fans will crow about the classes their schools reeled in.... more

Linebacker Telvin Smith led national champion Florida State with 90 tackles -- 21 more than any teammate -- and measured in at almost 6-foot-3 and 218 pounds at the Reese's Senior Bowl. But if some analysts have their way, Smith would be a safety at the... more

January

Johnny Manziel has received a lot of attention -- much of it negative -- for his off-field decisions the past 15 or so months. Surprisingly, his decision this week to bypass the Super Bowl and all its festivities hasn't received all that much publicity.... more

Associated Press Joe Montana is one of three Notre Dame quarterbacks who have started in the Super Bowl. Wisconsin will become the 44th school to have a starting quarterback in the Super Bowl when Seattle's Russell Wilson takes the field... more

Mel Evans/Associated Press Miss America Nina Davuluri was disappointed in the performance of Michigan's football team in 2013. Michigan coach Brady Hoke better watch out: Miss America is disappointed with the Wolverines. Nina Davuluri, who... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson's team violated an NCAA rule and will suffer the consequences. Georgia Tech broke an NCAA rule and has self-imposed a penalty. The punishment? One of its football practices in... more

Steve Mitchell/Associated Press After some trying times, agent Leigh Steinberg is getting back into the business of representing players. Leigh Steinberg is back in the agent game. Steinberg was one of the most powerful sports agents around... more

Jacksonville coach Gus Bradley and his staff oversaw the South squad in last week's Reese's Senior Bowl, and Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said the task was a big benefit in the team's draft preparation. Front offices have extra work this year... more

If you're going to dream, you might as well dream big. Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is doing just that. Bridgewater was on WHBE-AM in Louisville on Wednesday and said that being the overall No. 1 draft pick is "my dream right now, and... more

Notre Dame University Notre Dame Stadium will be getting quite the makeover. Notre Dame announced Wednesday that Notre Dame Stadium will undergo a renovation that will cost an estimated $400 million and take nearly three years. The school... more

Brody Schmidt/Associated Press TCU Devonte Fields was the 2012 Big 12 defensive player of the year. TCU defensive end Devonte Fields was robbed and shot at, but he told Fort Worth Police he is not interested in pressing any charges in the... more

Mark Dolejs/USA TODAY Sports Duke cornerback Ross Cockrell is training in California in advance of the NFL Scouting Combine. Duke has had just one player drafted since 2004 and only 11 since 1990. Cornerback Ross Cockrell should change those... more

J Pat Carter/Associated Press Ohio State assistant coach Tom Herman was stranded in his car for nearly 24 hours on a recruiting trip. The winter weather in the Southeast caused all sorts of turmoil Monday and Tuesday (and into Wednesday) for... more

Nick Wass/Associated Press Ralph Friedgen will be named the new offensive coordinator at Rutgers. Former Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen will be named Rutgers' new offensive coordinator. Rutgers is looking for a replacement for Ron Prince,... more

Johnny Vy / NFL Wisconsin RB James White said he models his game after Brian Westbrook and Darren Sproles. Going back to his high school days, Wisconsin tailback James White is used to sharing carries. All that sharing could help him in the... more

John Beale/Associated Press New Penn State coach James Franklin will attend the State of the Union address. There will be at least one big-name football coach at Tuesday night's State of the Union address by President Barack Obama. New Penn... more

Danny Moloshok/Associated Press Cornerback Darqueze Dennard could help improve a Lions pass defense that struggled at times in 2013. If Detroit Lions fans have their way, the Lions' embattled front office will select Michigan State cornerback... more

Bruce Thorson/USA TODAY Sports Nebraska DE Avery Moss played a key role for the Cornhuskers last season as a redshirt freshman. Nebraska defensive end Avery Moss -- who started three games this season and played extensively in others as a... more

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron skipped the Reese's Senior Bowl -- and in his hometown of Mobile, Ala., no less -- because he said he was advised to rest his body after the rigors of the season. Perhaps another reason was to get some practice as a... more

Former Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel was called "a better version of Fran Tarkenton" by NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt. Brandt has made Tarkenton comparisons before with Manziel, and the latest proclamation was in Peter King's... more

John Miller/Associated Press UCLA QB Brett Hundley will get a chance to impress Heisman voters with three big games early in the season. UCLA coach Jim Mora knows he has a legitimate Heisman candidate at quarterback, and Sunday night he let... more

Jay Sailors/Associated Press Running back Isaiah Crowell rushed for 1,121 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2013 despite playing with an ankle injury. Alabama State running back Isaiah Crowell, who began his career at Georgia before being dismissed,... more

No standouts among QBs 7:18 p.m. ET: The teams combined for 123 plays in the Senior Bowl, and 70 of them were passes. But the six quarterbacks didn't exactly light it up. South quarterbacks Derek Carr (Fresno State), David Fales (San Jose State) and... more

There is a definite market in the NFL for 6-foot-2 wide receivers who can run a sub-4.4 40-yard dash and score a ton of touchdowns -- even if said wide receiver is from a Division II school. Jeff Janis, who starred at Saginaw Valley State, a... more

Pierre Desir is a big cornerback from a small school almost no one has heard of. Desir is a 6-foot-1, 195-pound cornerback from Lindenwood University, a Division II school in St. Charles, Mo., a St. Louis suburb. That size has increased Desir's draft... more

Marcus Smith, who was second in the nation with 14.5 sacks this season, arrived at Louisville in 2010 after playing quarterback in high school, and he finished his Cardinals career as a defensive end. He might be making another position change in the NFL.... more

Wisconsin wide receiver Jared Abbrederis tweeted that he won't play in Saturday's Reese's Senior Bowl because of an injury suffered in practice. Unfortunately I won't be able to compete in the game because I tweaked my hamstring. I am heading home to... more

Colorado State's Weston Richburg has come a long way in the past decade, and his trip could end with him being the first or second center selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. Richburg is "ready-made to plug and play," NFL Media draft analyst Daniel... more

Notre Dame offensive tackle Zack Martin wasn't an unknown commodity to NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock heading into practices for the Reese's Senior Bowl. Mayock serves as the analyst for NBC's telecasts of Notre Dame games and was familiar with... more

AP Photo/John Bazemore Players at the Senior Bowl who have faced Johnny Manziel offered differing opinions on the QB's pro prospects. LSU safety Craig Loston agrees that Johnny Manziel was a "great" college player, but he's not willing to say... more

Todd Williamson/Invision/AP Images Cordell Broadus is moving from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to play for a bigger high school football program. Cordell Broadus, one of the nation's top 200 juniors and the son of rapper Snoop Dogg, is changing... more

While senior quarterbacks Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo spent this week trying to impress scouts at the Reese's Senior Bowl, Teddy Bridgewater moved into a one-bedroom apartment in Florida to begin workouts in an effort to impress scouts over the next... more

Iowa's C.J. Fiedorowicz should be one of the top five or six tight ends selected in the 2014 draft, and he should be the first senior off the board at the position. Fiedorowicz generally has performed well this week at the Reese's Senior Bowl practices.... more

Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports Florida State's Jameis Winston will defend his Heisman Trophy and a national title next season. Heisman winner Jameis Winston and national champion Florida State will have to navigate a 2014 schedule that... more

Mississippi State guard Gabe Jackson was called "a brawler and a mauler" Wednesday at the Reese's Senior Bowl. And that's a good thing. After redshirting as a true freshman in 2009, Jackson, who is 6-foot-3 and 339 pounds, started all 52 games in... more

Michigan offensive tackle Michael Schofield spent the past two seasons in the shadow of Wolverines All-American Taylor Lewan, but Schofield has shown well this week at the Reese's Senior Bowl. Schofield, who measured 6-foot-6 and 303 pounds during... more

In July, at the ACC Football Media Days event, Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald said his NFL role model is Cincinnati's Geno Atkins. It will make Donald happy, then, that NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock compared him to Atkins on NFL Network... more

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd received a fourth-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board after his junior season, so he returned for his senior season to improve his stock. He threw for 3,851 yards and 34 touchdowns in 2013 and also ran for 10... more

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron said he skipped the Reese's Senior Bowl on the advice of doctors because his body needed rest. McCarron told al.com that he battled through numerous injuries during the 2013 season, including toe, shoulder and... more

Miami offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson has told NFL teams that marijuana use led to some suspensions in college. "I'm just being honest with every team and letting them know exactly what the situations were, and that I'm putting all the negative... more

Matt Patchan's long, strange trip through six years of college football has paid off with a Reese's Senior Bowl invitation. Boston College OL Matt Patchan is flying in tonight to take part in the Senior Bowl practices and the game ?? Ian Rapoport... more

There are 11 cornerbacks on the rosters at the Reese's Senior Bowl, and five of them are at least 6 feet tall, and three are at least 6-2. The tallest corner is Utah's Keith McGill, who measured 6-3 and 214 pounds at Monday's weigh-in. NFL Media draft... more

Notre Dame's Zack Martin wasn't necessarily a common name when the nation's top offensive linemen were mentioned this season, but he has the look of a first-round pick, and three NFL Media draft analysts aren't surprised. Speaking Tuesday on the NFL... more

Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland was the Big Ten's defensive player of the year and finished his career with 421 tackles, but his lack of size is an issue for NFL scouts. Borland measured 5-foot-11 and 243 pounds at Monday's Reese's Senior Bowl... more

Clemson's Tajh Boyd will be one of the most scrutinized players this week at the Reese's Senior Bowl, and two NFL Media analysts have differing views on him. Daniel Jeremiah said he thinks Boyd could solidify himself as a second-round pick with a... more

Johnny Manziel apparently has a deal with Under Armour, the Sun of Baltimore reported Monday night. The Sun said that signs in at least two locations at Under Armour's headquarters in Baltimore welcomed Manziel to "the team." Requests for comment from... more

Jacksonville (third overall) and Tampa Bay (seventh overall) own some of the earliest picks in the 2014 draft, and the Jaguars' pick, especially, has a chance to set a tone for the first round. Jacksonville needs a quarterback. But it also could use a... more

All three North team quarterbacks in the Reese's Senior Bowl are from the ACC, and NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said Monday that each has something to prove this week. The three are Clemson's Tajh Boyd, Miami's Stephen Morris and Virginia Tech's Logan... more

There are nine healthy scratches for the Reese's Senior Bowl -- players who are healthy but chose not to participate in the week-long event -- and NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock wondered Monday why Alabama senior quarterback AJ McCarron and Michigan... more

Last week, during Seattle's home playoff game with Green Bay, Texas A&M's official Twitter account sent out a gentle reminder that A&M is the real home of the 12th man. Sunday night, after the Seahawks beat San Francisco in the NFC championship game,... more

Phil Sears/Associated Press Miami running back Duke Johnson suffered a broken ankle during a November loss to Florida State. Miami's Duke Johnson, the Hurricanes' best player and likely to be one of the nation's top six or seven running backs... more

New Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien takes over a team that has the first pick in the 2014 draft, and early speculation has the Texans taking a quarterback with the top pick. O'Brien was asked by the Houston Chronicle about three quarterbacks who... more

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller has withdrawn from the Senior Bowl. Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller pulled out of the Reese's Senior Bowl because he still is rehabbing from surgery in November to repair a... more

Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press Derek Mason was the Minnesota Vikings' secondary coach before arriving at Stanford in 2010. Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason on Saturday was introduced as Vanderbilt's new head coach. Mason,... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans is training in California. Johnny Manziel isn't the only former Texas A&M player working out in southern California. It turns out that wide receiver Mike Evans is there, as... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Division II running back Franklyn Quiteh has rushed for 7,532 yards in his collegiate career. The nation's leading rusher and passer, two of the most productive linebackers in the SEC and eight total quarterbacks... more

Stephen Haas/Associated Press Jimmy Garoppolo has been added as the sixth quarterback for the Senior Bowl. Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, named the FCS player of the year after throwing for 5,050 yards and 53 touchdowns in... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton will remain in Indianapolis rather than taking the Vanderbilt job. Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton turned down the Vanderbilt coaching job, and... more

Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard has chosen not to participate in the Reese's Senior Bowl. Dennard, widely regarded as one of the top two or three cornerbacks available in the 2014 NFL Draft, was on the game roster released Wednesday but... more

Patrick Semansky/Associated Press Maryland WR Stefon Diggs could benefit quite a bit from learning under his new position coach. Former NFL wide receiver Keenan McCardell has been hired as Maryland's wide receivers coach, the school announced... more

Arkansas State defensive tackle Markel Owens was one of two men shot and killed in a home invasion Wednesday night in his hometown of Jackson, Tenn., the Jackson Sun reported . Owens, who just finished his junior season, was a reserve for the Red... more

At one point during the 2013 season, Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was seen as one of the two best draft-eligible players. Now, NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah says there are teams that don't consider Bridgewater a first-rounder. I have... more

At one point, the 2014 NFL Draft looked as if it would be remembered for the large number of quarterbacks who went in the first round. Now it appears wide receivers will be at a premium. NFL Media draft analysts Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah unveiled... more

Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley has decided to remain in school for his senior season, he announced Wednesday night. Beasley (6-foot-2, 235 pounds) led the ACC and was tied for third nationally with 13 sacks, giving him 21 for his career. He also had... more

2014 Senior Bowl rosters January 15, 2014

AP Photo/David Cleveland Fresno State QB Derek Carr is one of the quarterbacks who will appear in the 2014 Senior Bowl. The Reese's Senior Bowl released its rosters Wednesday, but there will be a few additions, including one more quarterback.... more

John Bazemore/Associated Jadeveon Clowney is the consensus No. 1 pick, at least in the eyes of two NFL Media analysts. There's a long way to go before the 2014 NFL Draft -- about 16 weeks -- but it's never too early to start mock drafts. In... more

Mike Groll/Associated Press Khalil Mack has decided not to attend the Senior Bowl. Buffalo outside linebacker Khalil Mack, considered a top-10 pick by NFL Media draft analysts Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah, will not attend the Reese's... more

John Raoux / Associated Press QB Tyler Murphy started six games for Florida last season after Jeff Driskel suffered a broken leg. Quarterback Tyler Murphy, who started six games for Florida this season, has transferred to Boston College for... more

Tony Avelar / Associated Press Ed Reynolds is the second Stanford underclassman to declare for the 2014 draft, joining David Yankey. Stanford free safety Ed Reynolds will bypass his senior season and turn pro, the school announced Tuesday.... more

J. Pat Carter/Associated Press Mark Whipple compiled a 49-26 record during his first stint as UMass head coach. Former NFL assistant Mark Whipple officially was introduced as Massachusetts' coach Tuesday morning. He previously coached the... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly will call the offensive plays during the 2014 season. One day after he announced he had hired Brian VanGorder as defensive coordinator , Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly announced who... more

Chris Carlson/Associated Press Jimbo Fisher will not be the last national-champion coach to clutch the crystal football. The College Football Playoff (yes, that's the official name) comes into being next season, and the winner of the... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Brian VanGorder has officially been named the new defensive coordinator at Notre Dame. Brian VanGorder officially was named Notre Dame's defensive coordinator Monday. VanGorder had been the New York Jets'... more

Jeremy Brevard / USA Today Sports Portland State's D.J. Adams scored two touchdowns in the inaugural Medal of Honor Bowl on Saturday. Portland State tailback D.J. Adams (5-foot-10, 210 pounds), a Maryland transfer who ran for 1,600 yards and... more

Aaron M. Sprecher / NFL Texas A&M's 12th man tradition, started in 1922, involves Aggies fans at home games standing throughout the contest. Texas A&M folks evidently are a little tired of all the "12th man" talk emanating from Seattle's... more

John Raoux / Associated Press Jacksonville State's Pierre Warren helped his team reach the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs. Jacksonville State free safety Pierre Warren is bypassing his senior season and entering the draft, the school... more

Brandon Wade / Associated Press Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham had a team-high 59 receptions and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore. Missouri sophomore wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was arrested on a drug charge overnight in his hometown of... more

John Beale / Associated Press James Franklin takes over as Penn State's head coach after leading Vanderbilt to nine-win seasons in 2012 and 2013. Calling it his dream job and where he wanted to be, James Franklin officially was introduced as... more

Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press Arizona State's Carl Bradford tied for the team lead with 8.5 sacks and was third in the Pac-12 with 19 tackles for loss. Arizona State outside linebacker Carl Bradford, who ranked third in the Pac-12 with... more

Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press Ohio State QB Braxton Miller is returning to the Buckeyes after mulling draft entry. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will return for his senior season, the school confirmed Thursday. Miller (6-foot-2,... more

Winslow Townson/Associated Press Mike Vrabel made a Pro Bowl and won three Super Bowls as a member of the Patriots. Ohio State defensive line coach Mike Vrabel is leaving to become linebackers coach on Bill O'Brien's staff with the Texans.... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press Notre Dame wide receiver DaVaris Daniels caught 49 passes for 745 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013. Notre Dame sophomore wide receiver DaVaris Daniels has been suspended for the spring semester because of an... more

Nati Harnik/Associated Press Nebraska's Ameer Adbullah will return as one of the top RB prospects in college football next season. Nebraska tailback Ameer Abdullah will return for his senior season, the school announced Thursday. The... more

AP Photo/Amy Sancetta Jim Tressel said he would be interested in getting back to coaching, perhaps in the NFL. Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said on a Columbus, Ohio, radio station Thursday that while he is content with his vice... more

AP Photo/Garry Jones Bobby Petrino was very successful during his first stint as the head coach at Louisville. Bobby Petrino said Louisville is his "destination job" when he officially was introduced as the Cardinals' new coach Thursday.... more

Stephen Morton/Associated Press James Franklin is expected to leave Vanderbilt to take the Penn State coaching job. Vanderbilt coach James Franklin will be the next coach at Penn State, CBSSports.com reported Thursday. Franklin had been... more

AP Photo/Steve Cannon Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan is expected to make himself available for the 2014 NFL Draft. Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan is planning to turn pro. The news, first reported by ESPN, is... more

AP Photo/John Raoux Cam Erving has developed nicely as an offensive tackle after being converted from defensive tackle. Three key juniors at Florida State -- wide receiver Rashad Greene, offensive tackle Cameron Erving and guard Tre Jackson... more

AP Photo/Tony Ding Al Borges spent the past three seasons at Michigan as offensive coordinator. Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner will play his senior season under a new offensive coordinator after Wolverines coach Brady Hoke fired Al Borges... more

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and the Tallahassee, Fla., Police Department likely will face a civil lawsuit, the attorney for the complainant in Winston's sexual-assault case told ABC News on Wednesday . Patricia Carroll said she "absolutely"... more

AP Photo/Joe Raymond Notre Dame running back George Atkinson III intends to enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Notre Dame junior tailback George Atkinson III, who rushed for 943 yards in his Irish career, has declared his intent to enter the 2014 NFL... more

Garry Jones / Associated Press Bobby Petrino is returning as head coach of Louisville, a program he coached from 2003 to 2006. Bobby Petrino will be returning to Louisville to coach, Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday. Petrino, 52, previously... more

San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman interviewed this week for the vacant Penn State coaching job, NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, citing a source informed of Roman's schedule. The 49ers play at the Carolina Panthers... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press Towson RB Terrance West will enter the NFL draft after a prolific college career. Towson running back Terrance West, who set FCS single-season records for rushing yards and touchdowns, is bypassing his senior... more

David Zalubowski/Associated Press USC tight end Xavier Grimble did not request feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board. About a month after saying he was better off staying in school , USC junior tight end Xavier Grimble announced Tuesday... more

Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports Ball State wide receiver Willie Snead caught 195 passes with 24 touchdowns over the past two seasons. Ball State wide receiver Willie Snead, who was third nationally in receiving yardage this season, will... more

AP Photo/David J. Phillip Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher expressed concerns over the four-team playoff that will begin next season. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher sure didn't get much time to think about winning the national title:... more

Jayne Kamin-Oncea / USA Today Sports James Wilder Jr. was Florida State's third-leading rusher this season with 563 yards and eight touchdowns. Florida State junior running back James Wilder Jr. will make himself available for the 2014 draft,... more

Phil Sears / Associated Press Cameron Erving could be part of one of the nation's top offensive lines if he returns next season. With the 2013 season now out of the way, it's time to look to 2014 -- and wonder if Florida State can repeat.... more

Ted S. Warren / Associated Press Oregon State CB Rashaad Reynolds' Hawaii Bowl performance included two fumble returns for a touchdown. The postseason ended with a phenomenal national championship game Monday night (what a way for the BCS to... more

Jeff Haynes/Associated Press Ohio State DE Noah Spence's three-game suspension includes the first two games of next season. Ohio State sophomore defensive end Noah Spence was suspended for three games, including last week's Orange Bowl loss... more

Chris Carlson/Associated Press Gus Malzahn and Auburn complete the 2013 season ranked No. 2 in the AP poll. The top six teams in both major polls were the same Tuesday morning when the 2013 season's final top 25s were released. Unbeaten... more

Brett Flashnick/Associated Press UAB running back Darrin Reaves rushed for 2,337 yards during his college career. UAB tailback Darrin Reaves will bypass his senior season and enter the draft, the school announced Monday. Reaves (5-foot-10,... more

Matt York/Associated Press UCF RB Storm Johnson ranks 33rd in the FBS with 1,139 yards rushing. UCF quarterback Blake Bortles, as expected, announced Monday that he is bypassing his senior season to turn pro. The Knights' program, fresh off... more

Elaine Thompson/Associated Press Oregon's Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is one of the top CB prospects in college football. Cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu will remain at Oregon for his senior season, the school announced Monday. Ekpre-Olomu (5-foot-10, 195... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk averaged 107 yards rushing per game this season. Baylor junior tailback Lache Seastrunk is turning pro, he said in a statement to Yahoo Sports on Monday. Seastrunk (5-foot-10, 210... more

Victor Calzada/USA TODAY Sports UCLA's Brett Hundley is among the top QB prospects in college football. UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley made it official Monday at a news conference: He is returning for his junior season. But he also said the... more

Spruce Derden/USA TODAY Sports North Carolina defensive tackle Tim Jackson is set to play in the Medal of Honor Bowl. The nation's leading tackler and two sets of twins will be playing in the inaugural Medal of Honor Bowl all-star game... more

Another Clemson junior is going pro -- and this one is a surprise. Wide receivers Martavis Bryant and Sammy Watkins were expected to go pro, but cornerback Bashaud Breeland? Breeland (6-foot-0, 185 pounds) was a full-time starter for the first time this... more

Windy conditions and a better-than-expected opposing defense hampered prolific Ball State senior quarterback Keith Wenning in Sunday night's GoDaddy Bowl. Arkansas State (8-5) prevailed 23-20 on a touchdown pass with 32 seconds left, dashing Ball... more

Marc Lebryk / USA Today Sports Ball State QB Keith Wenning has 10 300-yard games this season and is sixth in the nation with 34 touchdown passes. Ball State senior quarterback Keith Wenning finishes off one of the best careers in Mid-American... more

Tim Sharp / Associated Press Missouri DE Michael Sam's fourth-quarter sack helped lead to the Tigers' clinching touchdown in the Cotton Bowl. In a game in which the lead changed hands on six consecutive fourth-quarter possessions, a defensive... more

Missouri junior defensive end Kony Ealy will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, he said in a news conference after the Tigers' 41-31 win over Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl on Friday night. Ealy (6-foot-5, 275 pounds) had 9.5 sacks this season, including two... more

Robert Mayer / USA Today Sports Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde rushed for 113 yards on 25 carries Friday night in the Orange Bowl. Ohio State junior quarterback Braxton Miller is thinking about bypassing his senior season to turn pro and told... more

Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press Clemson's Sammy Watkins had 16 catches for 227 yards and two touchdowns in the Orange Bowl. Clemson junior wide receiver Sammy Watkins seems certain to turn pro. That means the best game of his career came in... more

John Raoux / Associated Press Louisville's Charlie Strong has reportedly agreed to a five-year deal worth $25 million to be Texas' next head coach. Charlie Strong has been hired as Texas' head coach, multiple media outlets reported Friday... more

Mark J. Rebilas / USA Today Sports Blake Bortles accounted for four touchdowns in UCF's upset victory over Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl. UCF junior quarterback Blake Bortles received a first-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, the... more

Rick Scuteri / Associated Press Oregon State DE Scott Crichton had 7.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss this season. Oregon State junior defensive end Scott Crichton will bypass his senior season and turn pro, his attorney said in an e-mail to... more

Matthew Emmons / USA Today Sports LSU's Ego Ferguson had 58 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss in his first year as a starter this season. LSU junior defensive tackle Ego Ferguson declared for the draft via his Instagram account Friday night.... more

Clemson senior quarterback Tajh Boyd has something to prove in Friday night's Orange Bowl. For all the success Boyd has had at Clemson -- he is leaving with 11 ACC records and 16 school marks -- he hasn't always come up big in big games. The Orange Bowl... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Louisville's DeVante Parker will be among the top wide receiver prospects in college football next season. Louisville junior wide receiver DeVante Parker, who has 22 TD receptions in the past two seasons, announced... more

Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press Penn State WR Allen Robinson is headed for the NFL draft. Penn State junior wide receiver Allen Robinson will bypass his senior season and turn pro, the school announced Thursday. Robinson (6-foot-3, 210... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Mike Smith's Falcons finished 4-12 this season after coming within a win of a Super Bowl appearance last season. The Atlanta and Jacksonville staffs have been selected by the NFL to coach in the 2014 Reese's