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Chase Goodbread

Chase Goodbread


Chase Goodbread covers the top NFL prospects for College Football 24/7, and lives in the hotbed of a lot of that talent -- Tuscaloosa, Ala. As a young high school football writer in Florida, he saw the likes of Daunte Culpepper, Sean Taylor, Takeo Spikes, Jevon Kearse, Laveranues Coles and Champ Bailey play as teenagers. Previous to joining NFL.com, he covered Alabama football for The Tuscaloosa News and Tidesports.com. When not keeping up with college football's best players, he's probably listening to the Drive-By Truckers.


August

Is UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen the impetuous kid that Bruins coach Jim Mora has had to admonish at times, or is he quickly growing into a level of maturity that matches his prolific talent? It depends upon whom is asked, of course, but at least one... more

Washington State starting safety Shalom Luani was arrested early Wednesday morning on a preliminary charge of second-degree assault, which is a felony. Luani became upset because his order at a Domino's Pizza was taking too long, and after being as... more

Rookie kickers looking shaky in the preseason wouldn't generally rate higher than a footnote on an NFL team's list of concerns. But when a second-round draft pick was invested in that player -- in this case, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Roberto Aguayo -... more

The Wisconsin Badgers are losing their most experienced starter in offensive lineman Dan Voltz, who announced Tuesday he is retiring from football. Voltz is a fifth-year senior and a three-year starter who was returning from a knee injury this fall... more

With 15 selections, Michigan placed more players on the Reese's Senior Bowl watch list, released Tuesday , than any other school. Wolverines on the watch list include TE Jake Butt, OL Ben Braden, DE Taco Charlton, WR Jehu Chesson, WR Amara Darboh,... more

Fall camps are coming to a close around college football as classes begin and two-a-day practices come to a merciful end for players. The focus in practice will be turning from fundamentals and position battles to opponent-specific preparations. Coll... more

Jalen Tabor's candor on Twitter can be anything from fun to controversial, from insightful to inciting. And at times, it can also be toxic. On Sunday, the Florida Gators star cornerback took to Twitter to criticize teammate C'yontai Lewis, with w... more

Deshaun Watson's future in football couldn't be much brighter , but if the Clemson quarterback ever needs a second career, fortune telling might be a good option. A Watson Twitter post nearly four years old, dating back to his high school days,... more

Steve Keim was far from alone in dismissing Russell Wilson as a draft prospect, but that doesn't mean the Arizona Cardinals general manager, who was the club's vice president of player personnel at the time, lets himself off the hook for it. In fac... more

A Michigan recruiting graphic touting the number of college players coach Jim Harbaugh has placed in the NFL accidentally included at least one -- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier -- who never played a down for the Wolverines coach. That... more

Six Notre Dame football players were arrested in separate incidents Friday night and Saturday morning, including starting safety Max Redfield. Redfield, Kevin Stepherson Jr. and Dexter Williams were charged with marijuana possession and possession... more

DeCalon Brooks, the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks, has committed to play at Florida State, where his father was a two-time consensus All-American. Brooks (5-foot-10, 190 pounds) is a three-star recruit, per Rivals.com... more

Luke Del Rio's wait is finally over. After transfers that led him from Alabama to Oregon State and finally to Florida, the son of Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio -- a reserve quarterback at previous stops -- has been named the Gators' starter fo... more

Nobody can say Arden Key isn't aiming high. The LSU defensive end says his goal is to record 20 sacks this season, per Ron Higgins of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Sound familiar? It's the same goal that Texas A&M star Myles Garrett has set... more

The catch that helped vault Odell Beckham's status as an NFL star was duplicated about as well as anyone could by Ricky Hagins on Tuesday. Same reach-back, one-handed grab, same kind of throw -- deep pass to the right sideline -- just on a much, muc... more

Passing for more than 4,000 yards last season at Clemson wasn't enough. Neither, apparently, was Deshaun Watson's dismantling -- mostly from the pocket -- of Alabama's vaunted defense in the College Football Playoff title game. Despite all his... more

One of the most anticipated quarterback battles of college football's preseason won't be settled in the preseason. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Wednesday that quarterbacks DeShone Kizer and Malik Zaire will both play when the Fighting Irish op... more

Deshaun Watson is about five months away from the deadline to decide whether he will enter the 2017 NFL Draft as an underclassman, and the Clemson star quarterback is already insured like a player with draft value. Watson has a $5 million insurance... more

Florida cornerback Jalen Tabor, one of the top prospects in college football, and tight end C'yontai Lewis were suspended Wednesday by UF coach Jim McElwain. Tabor, a junior and preseason All-SEC selection, and Lewis are suspended from practice and... more

Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen qualified for the finals of the men's 110-meter hurdles at the Olympic Games in Rio Tuesday with a time of 13.36. The top two times in each of three heats, plus the next best two times, qualified for the finals. All... more

Leonard Fournette's 2016 season has begun with a setback in preseason practice. LSU's star running back suffered an ankle sprain during a Tigers scrimmage on Tuesday and is wearing a walking boot. Coach Les Miles described the sprain as "slight" on... more

Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen's dream of Olympic gold is still alive. Allen qualified for the semifinals of the men's 110-meter hurdles at the Rio Olympic Games Monday night with a time of 13.41 seconds. Following a rain delay, the Ducks' two-sp... more

Zach Banner is one of the biggest players in college football, even after losing weight for fall camp. The USC offensive tackle, who's listed by USC at 6-foot-9 and 360 pounds, is also one of the top prospects at his position for the 2017 NFL Draft,... more

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is facing the likelihood that he'll be starting a redshirt freshman at quarterback for the second time in four years this fall, but he's not about to draw any other similarities between Deondre Francois and former Hei... more

Biaggio Ali Walsh, the grandson of late boxing legend Muhammad Ali, has committed to play football at Cal. The Las Vegas Bishop Gorman High School running back chose the Golden Bears over scholarship offers from Arizona, Hawaii, Louisville and othe... more

Cardale Jones no longer wears scarlet and gray, but the Buffalo Bills rookie is still tweeting like he does. The former Ohio State quarterback wants Ezekiel Elliott, his ex-Buckeyes teammate, to wipe out Emmitt Smith from the Dallas Cowboys' record... more

The next dynamic wide receiver to come from Clemson could be NFL-bound as early as 2017, and Tigers receivers coach Jeff Scott believes comparisons to forerunners like DeAndre Hopkins, Martavis Bryant and Sammy Watkins are warranted for fourth-year j... more

Jim Harbaugh's coaching resume isn't short on accomplishments, from a 12-1 season at Stanford resulting in an Orange Bowl win, to reaching three consecutive NFC title games with the San Francisco 49ers. But the eccentric Michigan coach doesn't consid... more

Video surfaced Wednesday of LSU star running back Leonard Fournette and Tigers offensive lineman Garrett Brumfield squaring off in some intense hand-to-hand combat, but the exchange was mere horseplay, according to a school official. The video of... more

At just 5-foot-7 and 185 pounds, Davonte Lynch isn't nearly as big as his older brother, retired former Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch, but the relentless style with which he runs the football is unmistakably Beast Mode. Take this embarrassin... more

Count Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones among those firmly supportive of former Baylor coach Art Briles, who has indicated he's confident he'll be coaching again next season. Briles has been touring NFL training camps and visited the Cowboys' camp... more

At the ACC Football Kickoff last month, Louisville coach Bob Petrino noted that star pass rusher Devonte Fields was out of shape when he arrived for fall camp in 2015, but found his dominant form over the second half of the season. But there was a... more

HBO's "Hard Knocks" makes its 2016 debut Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET, descending upon the Los Angeles Rams' training camp with a weekly five-episode series. It's sure to captivate, with the team's return to L.A. serving as a backdrop behind the... more

Pitt running back James Conner, after a successful offseason bout with Hodgkin lymphoma, returned to the practice field with no restrictions Monday as the Panthers opened fall camp. The 2014 ACC Player of the Year, who underwent a dozen chemotherapy... more

If Michigan State defensive lineman Malik McDowell is being projected as a top-10 draft pick when the 2016 season winds down, it won't be enough for him to apply for early eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft, the All-Big Ten junior said on Monday... more

The on-again, off-again football career of Cordell Broadus, for now, is off. The son of rap artist Snoop Dogg, for the second time in the past year, has left the UCLA football program. Bruins coach Jim Mora said Broadus is pursuing other passions ,... more

UCLA coach Jim Mora hasn't been shy about touting his young quarterback, Josh Rosen, saying the sophomore-to-be would have been the No. 1 pick of last year's draft had he been available. Now, he's invoking the name of a previous No. 1 overall pick... more

Arizona offensive lineman Zach Hemmila died in his sleep Sunday night, the school's athletic director, Greg Byrne, announced on Monday. Byrne said Hemmila "passed away in his sleep last night. We were notified this morning." "We lost a great youn... more

It's rare for a college football team to have one player talented enough to play on both sides of the ball. Two on the same team? No coach is that lucky, except perhaps Jim Harbaugh. The Michigan coach said Sunday that All-Big Ten cornerback Jour... more

A seating pinch at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium for Texas' Sept. 4 home game against Notre Dame will prevent UT from accommodating NFL scouts for the game with the exception of general managers, the school confirmed Friday. A high number... more

The example Johnny Manziel set in his two years as a starter at Texas A&M was exactly what backup quarterback Kenny Hill didn't need, according to one of Hill's new coaches at TCU. Hill plunged from being celebrated as "Kenny Trill" and the next Ma... more

Devon Allen has enough speed to make the fastest players in college football envious, and could be as few as nine months away from embarking upon a pro-football career. Yet, entering his fourth year at the University of Oregon, Allen can't be sized u... more

Bill Belichick's reputation is well-known a long way from New England. Take a look at all the action as teams prepare for the 2016 college football season. All the way, in fact, to Tuscaloosa, Ala. That's why when Alabama coach Nick Saban told a... more

With his brute strength and breakaway speed, Leonard Fournette's physically dominating play as a running back brings with it a level of hype and excitement that is unmatched by anyone in the college game. But does that necessarily make him a bette... more

An ACC coach says the conference's two elite quarterbacks -- Clemson's Deshaun Watson and Miami's Brad Kaaya -- are bound for elite draft status as well. » Ex-NFL exec: Kaaya has Peyton Manning-like qualities "Both of them are top picks in th... more

Miami Hurricanes quarterback Brad Kaaya is one of the top prospects in college football, and as a junior, he could be eligible for the NFL draft as early as 2017. He's drawing high praise from a former NFL executive. » ACC coach: Watson, Kaaya "... more

Fall camp at Auburn couldn't have gotten off to a much worse start as presumptive starting running back Jovon Robinson was dismissed from the program Wednesday for a violation of team rules. Robinson did not participate in Auburn's first practice o... more

You can call him the best cornerback in college football, but you just don't call him Jalen. The Florida Gators' star cover man -- up until now known as Jalen Tabor -- is changing his name to Teez, and wants everyone to know it. The UF roster, alon... more

A day after Tyrann Mathieu and the Arizona Cardinals agreed to terms on a five-year, $62.5 million contract extension, LSU coach Les Miles described the versatile defensive back's 2012 dismissal from the Tigers program as one of his worst decisions.... more

Missouri's defensive line absorbed a major blow Wednesday as the school confirmed that two key players, Harold Brantley and Walter Brady, are no longer with the team. Brantley, a senior defensive tackle, failed to meet academic expectations and is... more

After only one season at UCLA, quarterback Josh Rosen's standing as one of the top passers in college football is already secure. One opposing Pac-12 coach says the Bruins sophomore is the best of them all, and believes Rosen has a highly successfu... more

Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker will wear the No. 3 jersey in training camp this month to honor his friend Mike Sadler, the former Michigan State punter who was killed last month in a car accident along with Nebraska punter Sam Foltz. "Mike w... more

After a successful rookie season in the NFL, Amari Cooper has had a chance to get a handle on the biggest difference between NFL defensive backs and those he faced in the SEC over his three seasons at Alabama. Bigger, stronger, faster? None of th... more

Alabama football is already a sore subject for Tennessee fans with the Crimson Tide riding a nine-game win streak over the rival Volunteers. But leave it to Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin to twist the knife a bit. The former Tennessee he... more

Florida State safety Derwin James can count on being measured against 2016 first-round pick and former FSU defensive back Jalen Ramsey as the new star of the Seminoles' secondary. Could the versatile James be even better than Ramsey? One ACC coach... more

NFL coaches who prefer the pro ranks over coaching in college because they're free of the incessant recruiting responsibilities that college staffs have to deal with just got one more reason to stay put. An NCAA rule went into effect Monday allowin... more

July

Detroit Lions president Rod Wood would like to see Detroit involved in the hunt to host a future NFL draft, but has made no formal effort to make it happen just yet. "As I said before, I'd love to do it," Wood said, according to the Detroit Free Pr... more

Steve Spurrier's retirement didn't last long. The former Washington Redskins coach, who resigned as coach at South Carolina in midseason last year, has accepted a job as a consultant and ambassador for the University of Florida athletics department... more

Ohio State's recruiting loss is ... South Florida's gain? Believe it. After backing out of a commitment to Ohio State because Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer failed to recognize him on a visit to the school, four-star recruit Bruce Judson has committ... more

The College Football Playoff will drop its initiative to play more semifinal games on New Year's Eve, responding to a dip in television ratings for last year's semifinals. CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock told USA Today Sports that a change of... more

Ezekiel Elliott made quite a mark at Ohio State with back-to-back 1,800-plus yard rushing seasons, a national title and an eventual selection as the No. 4 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft . But Riley Bullough believes a Big Ten running back with... more

Fall camps around college football open on Aug. 1, and by Aug. 8 every fall camp will be underway. With roughly four weeks to prepare for the start of the season, a lot of question marks will need relatively quick answers. College Football 24/7 take... more

Some weeks-old remarks by Penn State coach James Franklin -- in which he alleged negative recruiting tactics by other schools -- caused a stir Tuesday at Big Ten Media Day 2. And not long after two of his conference peers -- Ohio State's Urban Meye... more

UNLV football might have been 3-9 last season, but chins are up in the Rebels program as the team prepares for fall camp. Nobody can say UNLV strength coach Keith Belton doesn't run a highly motivated weight room: High energy. Hard work. Welcome to... more

You knew Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh would find a way to stand out at Big Ten Media Day 1 on Monday. It was only a question of how. The eccentric former San Francisco 49ers coach wore a baseball cap with a jacket and tie -- that certainly set him a... more

James Conner's return to the football field from Hodgkin lymphoma will begin when Pittsburgh opens fall camp on Aug. 8. Coach Pat Narduzzi confirmed Monday that the ACC's 2014 Player of the Year will participate fully in preseason practice, though he... more

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh enumerated the litany of positions that Wolverines star Jabrill Peppers can play at Big Ten Media Days on Monday -- that's something he's done before -- but what he hasn't done before is offer a hint as to the position Pe... more

Treon Harris' move to wide receiver sure didn't last long. The former Florida Gators quarterback is moving on altogether. Harris is transferring out of the progam, the school confirmed Monday , bringing an abrupt end to a UF career that began with... more

The bill pile at Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio's home is about to get lighter. By a lot. Del Rio's son, Luke, who had been a walk-on quarterback with the Florida Gators, has been placed on scholarship, according to 247 Sports . It was all bu... more

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson has found himself quite a mentor in Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Long before Watson became arguably the biggest star in college football, he and the 2015 NFL MVP struck up a friendship that has been... more

Just days before the Summer Olympics get underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil without Adoree' Jackson, the USC defensive back's disappointment in failing to qualify at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the long jump appears to be subsiding. Jackson -- one... more

QB RB WR TE OL Interior DL Edge LB CB S Medal count With the world's best athletes set to compete in the Summer Games in Rio, we thought we'd get in on the fun by holding a medal competition at each major position... more

The Miami Hurricanes' hiring of new coach Mark Richt might be a little late for UM fans who have been waiting since 2003 for a 10-win season. But for quarterback Brad Kaaya, the timing couldn't be better. Kaaya said Thursday at ACC Football Kickoff D... more

Whether Nick Chubb will ever be on a level with the Los Angeles Rams' Todd Gurley as a pro is a question that could take years to answer. But as a college running back, Chubb is Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason's choice. "... Nick Chubb is the best... more

The ACC and ESPN announced a partnership Thursday for a digital network and cable TV channel. "I could not be more pleased to stand before you today (to announce) the launch of the ACC Network and the ACC Network Extra," ACC Commissioner John Swoff... more

Less than six months after suffering a torn ACL in his junior season at Georgia, Todd Gurley walked across the NFL draft stage as the No. 10 overall pick of the Rams. So for Georgia star running back Nick Chubb, recovering from a knee injury himself... more

The Big 12 is late to the expansion party, but at least it has RSVP'd. The 10-team league announced Tuesday at Big 12 Media Days that it will explore expansion to 12 or 14 schools following a unanimous vote by league presidents. The other Power Fiv... more

If Baker Mayfield's daring playing style -- and the potential for injury that goes with it -- is a concern for NFL scouts, the Oklahoma quarterback will deal with that when the time comes. Until then, he's not changing anything. Check out the top... more

Deshaun Watson isn't anywhere near as big as Cam Newton, and it remains to be seen if the Clemson star quarterback is regarded on the same level as a draft prospect as the Carolina Panthers' former No. 1 overall pick. But from the standpoint of... more

The month full of headlines that satellite camps brought Jim Harbaugh is over, but college football season remains more than a month away. In the interim, there could be no doubt that the Michigan coach would find a different way to brand the progr... more

Transferring from Stanford to Oklahoma State got Barry J. Sanders out from behind one of the nation's most prolific rushers -- the Cardinal's Christian McCaffrey -- to a much more favorable depth-chart situation. Oklahoma State's leading rusher las... more

Adoree' Jackson doesn't just want the chance to cover Calvin Ridley on occasion when USC opens the 2016 season against Alabama in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 3. The Trojans cornerback wants to follow the defending national champions' top wide receiv... more

Is the kickoff an endangered play in college football? The American Football Coaches Association and the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee have held informal discussions about the possibility of eliminating kickoffs from the college game... more

In the unofficial annals of football comparisons, you'd be hard-pressed to find many made between a college running back and a retired NFL quarterback. Add one for the record: David Shaw went there Friday. The Stanford coach sees star running bac... more

No rookie transition to the NFL is easy, particularly at quarterback. But David Shaw believes Kansas City Chiefs rookie quarterback Kevin Hogan will have about as smooth a transition as he could hope for. The Stanford coach told reporters at Pac-12... more

Butkus Camp Hornung Mackey Maxwell Nagurski O'Brien Thorpe Walker Deshaun Watson's inclusion on the Walter Camp Award watch list is no surprise, but Clemson's star quarterback has some company. The Tigers placed three... more

Biletnikoff Hornung Mackey Maxwell Nagurski O'Brien Thorpe Walker Christian McCaffrey has a chance to be the first repeat winner of the Paul Hornung Award, but with three finalists from last year's honor returning for 2016,... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly 's ongoing battle with cancer took a positive turn a week ago when preliminary results of a biopsy on the former Buffalo Bills star showed no sign of the disease . And for Ole Miss... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- On-field indications that Chad Kelly wasn't ready for the NFL were hard to find last season. The Ole Miss quarterback averaged 311 passing yards per game, threw for 31 touchdowns and showed all the physical traits NFL scouts look fo... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- Leonard Fournette wouldn't say he intends to enter the 2017 NFL Draft as an underclassman, nor did he deny the possibility, at SEC Media Days on Thursday. However, the LSU star running back did suggest a highly unusual path to the d... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- The SEC's position on the controversial satellite camps popularized by Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has been clear: the league isn't supportive of offseason craze and supported the NCAA's initial decision to ban the camps . But now... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- Charles Harris sees himself as an early entry candidate for the 2017 NFL Draft, and a first-round talent, at that. The Missouri pass rusher left no doubt about his confidence at SEC Media Days on Wednesday, telling College Football... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- Following a precipitous drop in television ratings from its first year to its second, the College Football Playoff's management committee will consider moving semifinal play from New Year's Eve to New Year's Day. Check out the best... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban and the SEC Network's Paul Finebaum had a terse exchange about Saban's decision not to suspend star left tackle Cam Robinson, who was arrested in May along with teammate Laurence "Hootie" Jones on drug and wea... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- Nick Saban's idea for a combine workout for underclassmen is gathering support, and the NFL is listening. "I think the NFL is very much interested in this," Saban said at SEC Media Days on Wednesday. "We have a meeting scheduled in... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been a widespread inspiration in winning his battle with Hodgkin lymphoma, and you can count Tennessee cornerback Cam Sutton among those that the 2015 NFL Comeback Player of the Year has touc... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- Myles Garrett has two lofty goals: the Texas A&M star wants to compile 20 quarterback sacks this fall, and he wants to be the No. 1 overall pick of the NFL draft. "Of course (I do). Who doesn't?" he told ESPN of being the top pick... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- Myles Garrett acknowledged at SEC Media Days on Tuesday that idea of sitting out his junior season to protect himself from injury and help ensure NFL riches has been suggested to him. But the Texas A&M star defensive end -- one of the... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- Myles Garrett has seen his share of standout offensive tackles in the SEC the last two years -- LSU's La'el Collins, Ole Miss' Laremy Tunsil and Alabama's Cam Robinson, to name three -- but the best pass protector the Texas A&M star h... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- Early last month, Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen left the SEC meetings in Destin, Fla. -- conveniently so, according to his critics -- just before the school announced it would admit incoming freshman signee Jeffery Simmons and su... more

Bednarik Biletnikoff Butkus Mackey Maxwell Nagurski Outland Thorpe Alabama linebackers Ryan Anderson, Tim Williams and Reuben Foster were named to the Butkus Award watch list on Tuesday, the most of any school. The Butkus... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- Just a year after placing Vernon Hargreaves as the No. 11 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft , the Florida Gators have another star cornerback -- just as good, according to teammate Marcus Maye -- waiting to fill Hargreaves' void.... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis enters 2016 as one of the elite linebackers in college football and, as a senior, a highly regarded prospect for the 2017 NFL Draft. However, he's not without flaws in his game, and the one concern no... more

The track-or-football decision isn't getting any easier for Devon Allen, but the Oregon wide receiver wouldn't have it any other way. After winning the finals of the 110-meter hurdles event at the U.S. Olympic Trials over the weekend, Allen is hea... more

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Bednarik Biletnikoff Butkus Mackey Maxwell Nagurski Outland Thorpe For the first time, the Jim Thorpe Award could crown the same king two years in a row. Desmond King, that is. The Iowa cornerback and defending Thorpe A... more

Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen kept his Olympic dream alive Friday at the U.S. Olympic Trials, advancing to Saturday's semifinals by winning his first-round heat in the 110-meter hurdles event with a time of 13.44 seconds. "It's a lot of fun, the... more

Bednarik Biletnikoff Butkus Mackey Maxwell Nagurski Outland Thorpe Whomever USC coach Clay Helton picks to replace Cody Kessler at quarterback, he'll have impressive talents blocking for him. The Trojans placed three of the... more

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Bednarik Biletnikoff Butkus Mackey Maxwell Nagurski Outland Thorpe The 2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list has a distinct SEC flavor. The SEC placed 27 players on the list, more than twice as many as any other conferen... more

Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill, a former rusher for LSU, believes the current star in the Tigers' backfield, Leonard Fournette, deserves top billing among college football's best players. "I think he's the best player. (He's not only t... more

The Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry will be back on in 2018, the schools announced on Thursday. The Fighting Irish will host the 2018 game on Sept. 1, and Michigan will host the series the following season (Oct. 26, 2019). Sports Illustrated's Ryan Kra... more

The drumbeat is getting louder from college coaches who want to see changes to the system for providing feedback to underclassmen that are considering early NFL draft entry. The latest noise comes from the coach who lost more underclassmen to the d... more

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Bednarik Biletnikoff Butkus Mackey Maxwell Nagurski Outland Thorpe Forgotten at times in Alabama's offense last year, Crimson Tide tight end O.J. Howard made a lasting impression in a national championship win over Clemson... more

Former Iowa Hawkeyes offensive lineman Kyle Calloway, a 2010 seventh-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills, was killed by a train on Saturday in Tucson, Arizona. He was 29 years old. A Tucson Police Department release stated that Calloway was jogg... more

The book is far from closed on the NFL careers of Matt Ryan and Luke Kuechly, but with their stellar college careers at Boston College cemented, BC is bestowing a high honor upon the pair this fall. The school will retire the jerseys of the Atlanta... more

Bednarik Biletnikoff Butkus Mackey Maxwell Nagurski Outland Thorpe The Alabama defense lost four second-round draft picks this year, but the unit continues to reload with top talent and high expectations. Four Crimson Tide... more

Bednarik Biletnikoff Butkus Mackey Maxwell Nagurski Outland Thorpe Malik Zaire and DeShone Kizer will battle for the starting quarterback job at Notre Dame next month when fall camps commence around college football, but ho... more

Former Ole Miss CB Tee Shepard is among six players eligible for this year's NFL Supplemental Draft. The draft will be held on July 14, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Check out the top NFL players to come from the supplemental draft. Shepard,... more

June

Oklahoma's Jordan Thomas, one of the top cornerbacks in the Big 12, was arrested early Thursday after an alleged altercation at a Norman, Okla., bar. Charges for public intoxication and interference have been filed against Thomas, while assault and... more

Concern over the Zika virus will cut short Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh's satellite-camp tour. The tour was to have concluded Thursday in American Samoa with a contingent of Michigan staff that was expected to include Harbaugh. ESPN reported a Michi... more

The Georgia Bulldogs bark loudest in The Top 100 Players of 2016 . The school is No. 1 in alums on the annual list, which is determined by a player vote. And the UGA contingent ranked high, as well. Four of the six were ranked among the NFL's to... more

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Adoree' Jackson's shot at Olympic glory is still alive. The USC football star will compete this weekend at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the long jump. This year's Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from Aug. 5-21. He failed to... more

If Sol-Jay Maiava is to follow the lead of Marcus Mariota and become a star quarterback from Hawaii, Jim Harbaugh apparently isn't waiting around to watch it unfold from the wrong sideline. Maiava, who is entering his freshman year of high school,... more

As one of college football's most versatile and talented players, Michigan's Jabrill Peppers doesn't need a 40-yard dash clocking to establish himself as one of the game's elite. But as a prospect who will be heavily scouted, it doesn't hurt to post... more

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney isn't downplaying Deshaun Watson's importance to the 2016 Tigers, nor is he backing away from the notion that his quarterback, if he were to enter the 2017 NFL Draft as an underclassman, could be the No. 1 overall pick.... more

Alabama junior Cam Robinson, one of the most talented offensive tackles in college football, and Crimson Tide defensive back Laurence "Hootie" Jones will not be prosecuted on charges stemming from their arrests last month in their hometown of Monroe,... more

Expectations for Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd are going to be awfully high this fall, particularly now that his head coach, Butch Jones, has called him the best running back in college football. By the look of things, Hurd is taking the chall... more

Former Baylor coach Art Briles reached a settlement agreement with the university on Friday, according toNFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt , just a day after Briles' attorney filed a motion that included a claim of wrongful termination . Briles... more

With Father's Day approaching, College Football 24/7 is celebrating dads with a look at 12 gridiron father-son pairings. The fathers are former NFL players who had pro careers that were at least so... more

Jim Harbaugh's controversial satellite camp tour comes with a fat price tag, but it's one the coach's boss doesn't mind paying. Michigan Athletic Director Warde Manuel confirmed the cost will be roughly $350,000. He also called Harbaugh's ambitio... more

The arraignment of Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson on charges stemming from his arrest last month has been postponed. A new arraignment date has not yet been set, according to the Ouachita Parish Clerk of Court's office. Robinson, considered... more

Notre Dame wide receiver CoreyRobinson is giving up football due to the concussions he has suffered, he announced via a school release on Wednesday. The decision has been months in the making for Robinson, who has been contemplating his future in... more

It's always fun to project how a star basketball player might perform on a football field, and there is no shortage of them who have tried. In fact, some have had success . Then there are those who have made the switch more as a gag than as a career... more

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There wasn't much of an offseason for college football coaches before the proliferation of satellite camps began a year ago, and the camps have made for even less time off. At least one NFL coach is glad to be removed from the camp craze, which was... more

After winning the NCAA title in the 110-meter hurdles on Friday, there can be little doubt that Devon Allen has recovered nicely from the knee injury that limited his effectiveness on the football field for Oregon last season. But balancing track a... more

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Nobody can say Jim Harbaugh isn't willing to schedule tough non-conference games around Michigan's Big Ten schedule. The coach confirmed at a football camp in Detroit on Friday that he's in favor of a renewal of the Michigan-Notre Dame series, and... more

Under normal circumstances, writing on someone's car is a good way to get in trouble with the owner or, worse, the police. For Jo Ann Humbert, however, there was absolutely nothing to get upset about. The Michigan fan drove to Warren, Ohio, on... more

Steve Spurrier has cast a lengthy shadow at Florida since he last coached his alma mater in 2001. Now, the school is honoring the coach by renaming its football field in honor of him. It's official - "Florida Field" is now "Steve Spurrier-Florida... more

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In this year's draft, NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock got some indirect credit for the Minnesota Vikings' choice of German wide receiver Moritz Böhringer in the sixth round. Now, he's getting some retroactive credit, also in a very indirect way, fo... more

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Big 12 football teams hoping 2016 would be the last year they would have to face Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield could be in for a disappointment. The Big 12's faculty representatives will consider a rule proposal next week at league meetings t... more

Michigan's decision to hold some of its spring practices in Florida came with a price tag, and it wasn't cheap. Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh's innovation cost nearly $350,000, per Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News. Michigan spring football t... more

Peyton Manning might not know exactly what his immediate future holds, but the retired Super Bowl champion has some idea of what it won't hold. Manning was a guest speaker at the Middle Tennessee Sports Awards in Nashville Thursday, and put to rest... more

Nothing turns the wheels of college football recruiting like NFL success, and Florida State greased them with an impressive graphic Thursday showing the pro football path for 11 of its players on each side of the ball from the 2013 national champions... more

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Baylor has suspended coach Art Briles indefinitely and intends to fire him, the school announced on Thursday among sweeping changes. Briles has been under fire amid a scandal at the school with regard to how it has handled allegations of sexual as... more

Jordan Kitna, the son of former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna, is joining TCU as a preferred walk-on this fall. Michigan State finished behind TCU in Kitna's recruitment, as noted in his announcement via social media on Tuesday: I have decided that I... more

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Duke walk-on defensive end Danny Doyle learned he had earned a scholarship this week, but Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe wasn't the one to give him the news. Instead, Cutcliffe enlisted the help of Doyle's parents, Tianne and Dan, to give their... more

There is no telling what kind of scouting grade Abiola Aborishade would draw from the New England Patriots if he actually got the tryout he's looking for. But the box for persistence would be checked before he even put his cleats on. The former w... more

After a months-long battle with Hodgkin lymphoma, James Conner is cancer-free. The Pittsburgh star running back took to Twitter Monday with the news he was hoping for and a milestone in his effort to return to the football field. God is AMAZING.... more

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After failing to land an NFL contract after tryouts with two different clubs, Vernon Adams has found a football home. The former Oregon quarterback has signed with the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes. The BC Lions traded Adams' right... more

An NFC scout says he's not sold on University of Miami star QB Brad Kaaya as a first-round pick. The Hurricanes junior will enter his third year as a starter this fall. The scout told The Miami Herald that Kaaya's lack of mobility is a concern, al... more

As a UCLA freshman, Josh Rosen wasn't eligible for the 2016 NFL Draft. But had he been, Bruins coach Jim Mora believes his quarterback would have been chosen No. 1 overall. "In my opinion he (would have been) the best quarterback in the draft and... more

Former Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk is headed to Eastern Kentucky to revive a once-promising career that was derailed by disciplinary issues. Mauk has signed a grant-in-aid agreement to play at EKU this fall, a school spokesperson confirmed to th... more

Brad Kaaya is just two seasons into his college football career at the University of Miami, but the Hurricanes junior has plenty more years in the game as a pro to look forward to, according to an ACC assistant coach. "I don't think you can stop hi... more

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Add Jesus Machado to the very short list of football prospects good enough to garner scholarship offers before they've even set foot in high school. Machado, an eighth-grader from Hialeah (Fla.) Champagnat Catholic, has drawn an offer from the... more

Christian McCaffrey believes his race plays a role in the way he's perceived as an athlete. The Stanford star recently told Sports Illustrated that his athleticism isn't fully appreciated because he is white. "When you read about white athletes the... more

Some of the biggest stars in college football are back for 2016, and as always, plenty more will emerge from obscurity. Housecleanings from coast (USC) to coast (Rutgers) have reshaped the coaching landscape, and there are can't-miss games all over t... more

100 CFB things: 1-20 21-40 41-60 61-80 81-100 Some of the biggest stars in college football are back for 2016, and as always, plenty more will emerge from obscurity. Housecleanings from coast to coast have reshaped the coaching... more

100 CFB things: 1-20 21-40 41-60 61-80 81-100 With 100 days to go before the season begins, College Football 24/7 presents 100 things to be excited about for college football in 2016. Here are Nos. 21-40: 21. New USC athletic dir... more

100 CFB things: 1-20 21-40 41-60 61-80 81-100 With 100 days to go before the season begins, College Football 24/7 presents 100 things to be excited about for college football in 2016. Here are Nos. 41-60: 41. North Dakota State a... more

100 CFB things: 1-20 21-40 41-60 61-80 81-100 With 100 days to go before the season begins, College Football 24/7 presents 100 things to be excited about for college football in 2016. Here are Nos. 61-80: 61-69. Nine head-to-head... more

100 CFB things: 1-20 21-40 41-60 61-80 81-100 With 100 days to go before the season begins, College Football 24/7 presents 100 things to be excited about for college football in 2016. Here are Nos. 81-100: 81. Your new Navy... more

Alabama coach Nick Saban discussed on Wednesday his philosophy regarding discipline for his players and, specifically, the arrest of star left tackle Cam Robinson. Robinson was arrested Tuesday morning for felony possession of a stolen firearm and... more

Lane Kiffin is one of the most highly paid offensive coordinators in college football, but the $680,000 he earned in his first year at Alabama in 2014 is a mere fraction of the compensation he received that same year from the school that fired him in... more

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The albatross that is Notre Dame's buyout agreement with former coach Charlie Weis has announced itself once again. The school's new federal tax return confirms Weis, who was fired in 2009, was paid $2,054,744 in 2014. That's more expensive than cu... more

The 2016 NFL Draft saw more quarterbacks selected (15) than any draft ever, and other passers from prominent programs were picked up as undrafted free agents. That opens plenty of doors this fall for new quarterbacks. College Football 24/7 ranks t... more

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Russell Wilson provided some insight about his college transfer from North Carolina State to Wisconsin over the weekend, casting former Wolfpack coach Tom O'Brien as a doubter who told Wilson he would not play if he returned for his senior season.... more

The notion that Alabama football players enter the NFL with worn-down bodies is offensive to Nick Saban. And the Alabama coach is waiting to hear it from someone other than the media. Check out the top 10 players from Alabama to play in the NFL.... more

Players 1-20 21-40 41-60 61-80 81-100 Here's a ranking of the top 100 rookies based on who will make the biggest impact in Year One, continuing with players Nos. 61-80. 61. OL Germain Ifedi, Seattle Seahawks: Much like the Seahaw... more

Players 1-20 21-40 41-60 61-80 81-100 Here's a ranking of the top 100 rookies based on who will make the biggest impact in Year One, continuing with players Nos. 81-100. 81. DT Vincent Valentine, New England Patriots : Just becaus... more

Players 1-20 21-40 41-60 61-80 81-100 Here's a ranking of the top 100 rookies based on who will make the biggest impact in Year One, continuing with players Nos. 41-60. 41. CB KeiVarae Russell, Kansas City Chiefs: A year after... more

Players 1-20 21-40 41-60 61-80 81-100 Here's a ranking of the top 100 rookies based on who will make the biggest impact in Year One, continuing with players Nos. 21-40. 21. DE Noah Spence, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The beauty of the... more

Players 1-20 21-40 41-60 61-80 81-100 Players selected in the 2016 NFL Draft are getting acquainted with their new clubs and hoping to make their presence felt right away as they transition to the next level. Here's a ranking of the... more

The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Black College Football Hall of Fame have reached a partnership that will bring the BCFHOF to the new Hall of Fame Village as its new home in Canton, Ohio. Check out the top 10 all-time NFL players from small... more

Players selected in the 2016 NFL Draft are getting acquainted with their new clubs and hoping to make their presence felt right away as they transition to the next level. Here's a ranking of the top 100 rookies based on who will make the biggest impa... more

In advance of what could be his final college season, LSU running back Leonard Fournette's parents have purchased a pair of insurance policies valued at $10 million each to protect his financial future in the event of an injury. One policy protects... more

While Arkansas coach Bret Bielema talks about taking satellite camps to the international arena, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is actually doing it. The man whose satellite camps have caused controversy throughout college football since he began sched... more

NFL teams weigh all sorts of factors when determining if a prospect is the right fit for them. There are players who fit positional needs and particular schemes, and from a personality standpoint, there are those who are the right fit for certain loc... more

Bret Bielema would like to see undrafted underclassmen be allowed by the NCAA to return to college to resume their playing eligibility. Under NCAA rules, underclassmen forfeit their remaining eligibility upon entering the draft. The Arkansas coac... more

The Buffalo Bills' emphasis on improving defensively was evident when the club invested its first three draft choices on defensive players. What was evident at Bills rookie minicamp to the first of those picks, Shaq Lawson, was the background of te... more

Paxton Lynch's abbreviated rookie minicamp with the Denver Broncos was cut short so that he could attend his graduation ceremony at the University of Memphis. But the club's first-round draft choice got more than just permission from club general... more

Pittsburgh running back James Conner has reached a key juncture in his recovery from Hodgkin lymphoma, completing a chemotherapy regimen as he continues his efforts to return to the football field this fall. Glory to God allowing me to get through... more

Offensive ROY candidates Defensive ROY candidates Projecting NFL Rookie of the Year awards isn't just about identifying the best players. A confluence of factors -- from raw talent, to the opportunity to start immediately, to being surrounde... more

Everything is bigger in Texas, including its total of players chosen in the NFL draft. The Lone Star State's high schools produced 32 picks in the 2016 NFL Draft, more than any other state, according to NFL Communications . That number eclipsed Flo... more

Randall Cobb's graduation from the University of Kentucky over the weekend wasn't just a big deal for the Green Bay Packers wide receiver. It meant a lot to his quarterback, as well. Enough, in fact, that Aaron Rodgers attended the ceremony a day a... more

Offensive ROY candidates Defensive ROY candidates Projecting the NFL Rookie of the Year awards isn't just about identifying the best players. A confluence of factors -- from raw talent, to the opportunity to start immediately, to being surro... more

The Buffalo Bills have added a Gronkowski, but there is still only one Gronk. Undrafted rookie free-agent signee Glenn Gronkowski noted two key differences between himself and New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski, whose fun-loving personality... more

The afterglow of the Los Angeles Rams' selection of Jared Goff with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft continued this week with owner Stan Kreonke drawing a comparison between the former Cal quarterback and former Rams great Kurt Warner.... more

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Ohio State coach Urban Meyer compared his team's first-round presence in the 2016 NFL Draft to "a three-hour infomercial for our program." If the first round was an OSU infomercial, the entire draft was an OSU telethon. It began with DE Joey Bosa... more

Soon enough, NFL rookies will get an introduction to playing against professional veterans, but how they fare against one another brings an intrigue all its own to the football season. Head-to-head matchups can provide an entertaining snapshot of how... more

The New York Jets will learn a little bit about Terron Beckham this weekend. Beckham, however, will learn much more about himself. The personal trainer and former fitness model, without a single game of college football experience to his credit, ha... more

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze expressed surprise Thursday that former Rebels star Laremy Tunsil stated during a press conference last week at the NFL draft that he received money from a school official during his career with the program. Tunsil's... more

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It didn't take long for Jim Harbaugh to continue filling his travel schedule after the NCAA reversed field and decided to allow the controversial satellite camps that the governing body for college sports had nixed weeks earlier . The second-year... more

Comparisons between college prospects and NFL players are common enough, but they're almost always made of two players at the same position, skill set to skill set. So it's quite the outlier for New England Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett to be compar... more

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Despite Ohio State's record-breaking presence in the 2016 NFL Draft, the SEC took its normal place at the top of the conference picks race over the weekend. The breakdown of picks for Power Five conferences: SEC: 51 Big Ten: 47 Pac-12: 32... more

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Ian Seau 's entry into the NFL is coming with far less attention than his uncle's, but it's coming just the same. The Nevada defensive end, who is the nephew of Pro Football Hall of Famer Junior Seau , has signed with the Los Angeles Rams as an... more

CHICAGO -- Reggie Ragland had a choice in the minutes following the Seattle Seahawks' choice of Texas A&M's Germain Ifedi as the final pick of the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night. And he wasn't quite sure which direction to go. Each yea... more

NFL executives and coaches couldn't be more secretive about which college prospects they like and what their draft plans are, so much so that they've been known to float some misinformation to cover their tracks. Leave it to Buffalo Bills coach Rex... more

Nothing was nearly as hard in the NFL draft green room Thursday night than being Laremy Tunsil, but sitting beside him as a teammate wasn't easy, either. Laquon Treadwell did his best to console his Ole Miss teammate as pick after pick went off the... more

Leading up to the NFL draft, Paxton Lynch told NFL Network that being drafted by a team with an established starter at quarterback, giving him a chance to learn and develop as a backup, would probably be the ideal situation to begin his career. And... more

Dak Prescott knows he faces a serious learning curve in the NFL, particularly in making the transition to a pro-style offense from Mississippi State's spread-option attack. But the former Bulldogs star couldn't be happier to have Tony Romo to learn f... more

Aim high, MoBo. Why not? Minnesota Vikings sixth-round pick Moritz Boehringer of Germany, the first player drafted directly into the NFL from a European league, wants a career track like that of America's most notable German pro athlete, Dirk... more

Myles Jack says his fall to the No. 36 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft was an embarrassing one, but the Jacksonville Jaguars' newest linebacker is converting that embarrassment into motivation. "I can't wait to contribute, I can't wait to play t... more

For just the fourth time in 25 years, the Dallas Cowboys have drafted a quarterback. Coach Jason Garrett signaled the decision -- no smokescreen on this one -- as far back as the NFL Scouting Combine in February. And it's not as though the need wa... more

April

CHICAGO -- Is the Big Apple big enough for two Beckhams? New York will find out soon enough. Terron Beckham, the cousin of New York Giants star Odell Beckham, was offered a tryout next weekend at the New York Jets' rookie minicamp, but not a contra... more

CHICAGO -- The 2016 NFL Draft got its first shocker before the first pick was even made, and didn't fail to entertain through the end of Day 3. Here's a look at nine of the biggest surprises of the draft: 1. There are big surprises, then there are... more

CHICAGO -- There was a small increase from the previous year in the number of underclassmen who were granted early eligibility into the NFL draft, and a small increase in the percentage of underclassmen who went unpicked followed. Ninety-six... more

CHICAGO -- The Buckeyes flexed their NFL draft muscle again Saturday with this breathtaking feat: The school has had a player selected at every defensive position within draft's first four rounds. To wit: Defensive tackle : Adolphus Washington (... more

CHICAGO -- The NFL added another brotherly duo Saturday when the San Diego Chargers drafted Wisconsin fullback Derek Watt, the younger brother of Houston Texans star J.J. Watt. With the 198th overall pick, a sixth-round choice, the Chargers made Watt... more

CHICAGO -- Leave it to the team closest to Annapolis, Md., to draft the kid from Navy who America can't help but root for. The Baltimore Ravens drafted Navy's Keenan Reynolds No. 182 overall in the sixth round, picking up a triple-option quarterba... more

CHICAGO -- The Buffalo Bills signed up to solve the riddle of the 2016 NFL Draft's most enigmatic prospect Saturday. Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones went to Buffalo in the fourth round, which was squarely in range of analyst expectations. Jone... more

CHICAGO -- The Los Angeles Rams selected one of the 2016 NFL Draft's most talented tight ends Saturday in Western Kentucky's Tyler Higbee (No. 110 overall pick in Round 4). While he's a promising prospect, Higbee had been sliding down draft boards of... more

CHICAGO -- The fourth round was a curiously late point in the 2016 NFL Draft for Connor Cook to be chosen, and the Oakland Raiders were an equally curious destination. The former Michigan State quarterback was thought to be a potential late first-r... more

CHICAGO --There were surprises throughout the second day of the 2016 NFL Draft. In typical fashion, clubs defied conventional wisdom in navigating the second and third rounds. Here are six of the biggest surprises from Rounds 2-3: 1. The third pick... more

CHICAGO -- Whether questions about Connor Cook 's leadership and character were overblown won't be answered until the former Michigan State quarterback has had a chance to settle into an NFL locker room and find a role. But whether NFL teams were... more

CHICAGO -- Ohio State broke a record with 10 players selected in the first three rounds of the NFL draft Friday. After five Buckeyes were chosen in the first round Thursday, five more went on Day 2 in Rounds 2-3: defensive lineman Adolphus Washingt... more

CHICAGO -- On the first day of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans put a big offensive piece in front of second-year quarterback Marcus Mariota in offensive tackle Jack Conklin. On the second day, they put a big piece behind Mariota in their... more

The two most talented linebackers in the 2016 NFL Draft were passed on in the first round due to very different knee injuries with very different complications. But the second-day wait for both couldn't have been much shorter. The Dallas Cowboys... more

CHICAGO -- It's difficult to know how far Myles Jack will fall in the 2016 NFL Draft, but he's not waiting around to find out. The former UCLA star linebacker, invited to Chicago this week among 24 other prospects with a strong chance to be chosen... more

Emmitt Smith might have thought the Dallas Cowboys should go in another direction with the No. 4 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, but that doesn't mean he's not impressed with its chosen prize in Ezekiel Elliott. Smith, a Pro Football Hall of Fa... more

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was unaware of the Twitter video posted Thursday that led multiple teams to remove Laremy Tunsil from their draft boards as the 2016 NFL Draft opened later that night. But had he known about the video at the time he gr... more

CHICAGO -- The first round of the 2016 NFL Draft was rife with surprising developments that left some prospects grinning from ear to ear, and others wondering what happened. A recap of the biggest Day 1 shockers: 1. There is no possible way the Mia... more

CHICAGO -- Myles Jack fell out of the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft in a stunning development that underscores the concern teams have about the health of his right knee. It was expected that Jack would fall in the first round -- the former UCL... more

CHICAGO -- A news conference Laremy Tunsil knew would be tricky turned downright bizarre Thursday night for the Miami Dolphins' first-round draft pick. Minutes before the start of the 2016 NFL Draft, a video of Tunsil smoking from a bong through a... more

CHICAGO -- An unauthorized video posted to Laremy Tunsil's Twitter feed just before the beginning of the 2016 NFL Draft cast a cloud on what was expected to be a night of affirmation for the former Ole Miss left tackle, and appeared to have a role in... more

CHICAGO -- Doug Pederson spent a decade backing up Brett Favre in Green Bay, and he sees some of the same qualities in his new QB that he did in his former teammate during his playing days. Pederson compared No. 2 overall draft pick Carson Wentz to... more

Reggie Ragland 's status for the 2016 NFL Draft has been affected by a medical concern. The former Alabama linebacker was flagged for an enlarged aorta and some NFL clubs have lowered Ragland on their draft boards as a result, people close to the p... more

A prominent NFL Network analyst once said, "The best information about what teams are actually going to do comes in the 48 hours before the draft starts." It's a reason why we monitor mock drafts so closely in the two days leading up to the draft.... more

Nobody can accuse Myles Jack of overselling the long-term health of his surgically-repaired right knee. The former UCLA star linebacker acknowledged the potential for microfracture surgery in the future, a procedure that carries a level of risk th... more

Things could break one of three ways for the Dallas Cowboys with the No. 4 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, according to NFL Media draft expert Mike Mayock. But they couldn't break any better for Ezekiel Elliott in Mayock's mock draft . "A co... more

NFL Media draft expert Mike Mayock released the final version of his top-five rankings by position for the 2016 NFL Draft (April 28-30 on NFL Network ) on Wednesday. Here are six takeaways from Mayock's release. 1. Robert Nkemdiche was out of th... more

If NFL clubs could know Ezekiel Elliott would average roughly 1,300 yards per season over his first nine years as a pro, as Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson has, drafting him high in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft would be easy. Of co... more

Joey Bosa has received the approval stamp from the Dallas Cowboys where his character is concerned, a factor which could help him come off the 2016 NFL Draft board with the club's No. 4 overall draft pick. "His character issue would not be a facto... more

For anyone who's hoping to keep the wheeling and dealing going at the top of the 2016 NFL Draft, be advised: The Dallas Cowboys are probably not going to get into the trading game. Team owner Jerry Jones said Monday that the club is most likely goi... more

It would be a jaw-dropping stunner if an NFL team had Vernon Adams wedged between Carson Wentz and Jared Goff in their assessment of the 2016 NFL Draft's top three quarterbacks. But Adams, the former Oregon quarterback, says that's where he belo... more

If Jerry Rice has his way, the NFL will witness a pairing of Chip Kelly and Paxton Lynch . The Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver endorsed the former Memphis quarterback as the right pick for his former team, and its new coach, in this week's... more

The Cowboys' interest in defensive end Joey Bosa with the No. 4 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft has been presumed for months. He's a popular choice for the club in mock drafts, including that of NFL Media analyst and former Redskins and Texans... more

Comparing prospects across different drafts can be tricky business, but the trades of the Rams and Eagles trades into the top two spots of the 2016 NFL Draft bring one such comparison into better focus. NFL Media draft expert Mike Mayock is sold o... more

NFL Media draft expert Mike Mayock answered questions about the 2016 NFL Draft for 90 minutes on a teleconference Friday and went into extensive analysis of needs for teams and how those needs might be met. College Football 24/7 compiled a quick lo... more

Paxton Lynch and the New York Jets could make for a nice match with the No. 20 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft next week, but the club might have to cross its fingers when the Buffalo Bills pick just ahead of them at No. 19. That's the range N... more

Nobody can accuse the Arizona Cardinals or San Diego Chargers of not hustling for intel on prospects in the final week before the 2016 NFL Draft. Both teams will travel to Ohio to meet with Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones , as well his mentor an... more

James Conner went on the Ellen DeGeneres Show expecting just to talk about the Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis that derailed his football career as a star running back at the University of Pittsburgh, but ended up meeting one of the people who inspired... more

You can be certain more than one NFL club has character concerns about Robert Nkemdiche , but one -- the Detroit Lions -- has now acknowledged those concerns publicly. Lions general manager Bob Quinn said on Thursday that the former Ole Miss defensiv... more

A year after 6 wide receivers were picked in the first round of the NFL draft, and nine were chosen within the first 41 picks, the 2016 draft class at the position looks bereft by comparison. At least that's the way an NFC personnel director sees t... more

The Cowboys' chance at landing linebacker Myles Jack got a little better Wednesday with the Eagles' trade to the No. 2 pick of the 2016 NFL Draft to take a quarterback. And for star linebacker from UCLA, playing D in Big D would be just fine. "T... more

Myles Jack insists his knee is in good health. A week before the 2016 NFL Draft, that's what any draft prospect coming off a knee injury would say. But the former UCLA linebacker also wondered aloud if reports of concerns regarding his recovery fr... more

All signs point to the Philadelphia Eagles acquiring Carson Wentz with the newly acquired No. 2 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, and for one NFL scout, signs point to Wentz developing into a quarterback similar to Blake Bortles of the Jacksonvil... more

The Carolina Panthers made a major addition to their list of needs for the 2016 NFL Draft on Wednesday, and if a player is drafted to fill that need, he'll have big shoes to fill. Cornerback Josh Norman became an unrestricted free agent when the... more

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is not among those wondering if Jaylon Smith will be able to regain dominant form after he enters the NFL. Kelly says he has no such concerns about his former star linebacker, who sustained a severe knee injury during... more

The 2016 NFL Draft has definitely become the year to be a quarterback prospect. Naturally, the front-runners in the draft class -- Cal's Jared Goff and North Dakota State's Carson Wentz -- are thrilled to see two teams in need of a quarterback, t... more

With barely more than a week before the 2016 NFL Draft gets underway, Doug Whaley could of course be smoke-screening. But signs point to the Buffalo Bills general manager shooting straight in saying that the club will likely be adding a quarterback a... more

Former Baylor basketball player Rico Gathers is traveling an unorthodox path in an effort to claim an NFL roster spot, but not too unorthodox for the Dallas Cowboys to at least give him a look. Gathers will work out for the club on Wednesday, accor... more

Dallas Cowboys executive vice president/director of player personnel Stephen Jones sees a quarterback and a pass rusher as two priorities for the club entering next week's NFL draft. Dallas' offense was anemic last season after Tony Romo exited with... more

If Paxton Lynch was hoping for a respite from his travel schedule with the NFL draft barely more than a week away, he'll have to catch his breath some other way. The former Memphis quarterback will go from Chicago to Baltimore for his next pre-draft... more

The Dallas Cowboys, who have shown high interest in quarterback prospects this draft season, are once again turning their attention to Mississippi State's Dak Prescott . After putting Prescott through a private workout last month , the club will ho... more

It will be another 10 days before the Los Angeles Rams reveal the No. 1 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, but the club will be gathering more information about the two primary candidates this week. North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz wil... more

Les Snead got a little less coy about the Rams' plans with the 2016 NFL Draft's No. 1 overall pick on Monday, while at the same time continuing to milk the drama about which player the team will select after trading up from No. 15 last week. The Ra... more

A little more than a week before Joey Bosa is expected to walk across the stage in Chicago's Auditorium Theatre as one of the early picks of the 2016 NFL Draft, he's getting an early look at the Windy City. Bosa arrived in Chicago on Sunday for a... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars have already brought Myles Jack to the First Coast for a pre-draft visit. Now, they're seeing Jack on his turf. Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley and general manager Dave Caldwell are on their way to Los Angeles Saturday mor... more

Ezekiel Elliott has one word for Jim Harbaugh: scoreboard. The former Ohio State running back had some choice words on Friday for the coach of OSU's rival, Michigan, and feels OSU's 42-13 win over the Wolverines in November speaks more loudly tha... more

Joe Haden is hoping the Browns don't go fishing for a new quarterback with their top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Cleveland's two-time Pro Bowl cornerback believes the franchise, which holds the draft's second overall pick, is in good quarterback ha... more

As the top running back prospect in the 2016 NFL Draft, Ezekiel Elliott has been through his share of private workouts, pre-draft visits and all manner of evaluation from plenty of NFL clubs. But it's the Philadelphia Eagles who seem to Elliott t... more

Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith's medical recheck in Indianapolis didn't change the expectation that he will miss the entire 2016 NFL season . Many NFL clubs, however, expect the 2015 Butkus Award winner to return for 2017, according to NFL Medi... more

Denver is assembling a bid to host the NFL draft in 2019. "We're very eager to pursue hosting the NFL draft," Broncos spokesperson Patrick Smyth told 9 News , the NBC affiliate in Denver. "The next few drafts unfortunately don't align perfectly wit... more

With the 2016 NFL Draft just two weeks away, Paxton Lynch is still squeezing pre-draft visits into his calendar. The former Memphis quarterback meets this week with the New Orleans Saints and New York Jets, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapop... more

The medical recheck for Myles Jack has resulted in mixed reviews among NFL teams. The former UCLA star linebacker, who is considered one of the top prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft, sustained a season-ending knee injury in September and after a rou... more

The 300-plus draft prospects that are invited to the NFL Scouting Combine each year often lament the first order of business: exhaustively thorough medical exams. But for some, a second trip to Indianapolis for a medical recheck is required, typicall... more

The New York Giants and Chicago Bears hold the No. 10 and 11 overall picks, respectively, for the 2016 NFL Draft, and it appears their pre-draft visit schedules are in the same ballpark, as well. Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell will visit... more

The Titans' blockbuster trade with the Rams Thursday morning sent shock waves through the NFL and throughout social media. Here's some of the reaction from current, former and future NFL players, as well as NFL Media analysts: Great move @RamsNFL... more

The Los Angeles Rams' move to acquire the No. 1 pick of the 2016 NFL Draft has, reasonably, drawn immediate speculation that the club is targeting a quarterback, and for what the club gave up to the Tennessee Titans to move up 14 spots in the draft,... more

Some might Jaylon Smith 's knee, but none can question his confidence. The former Notre Dame star's rehabilitation from a severe left knee injury could potentially render him unable to play his entire rookie season, but Smith nevertheless believes... more

While the New York Jets explore potential bridges to a new contract with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, they'll be exploring a bridge to a different quarterback. Penn State's Christian Hackenberg will make a pre-draft visit to the Jets on Thursday,... more

Former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman was arrested Wednesday on a sexual assault charge by police in Waco, Texas, a spokeswoman for the McLennan (Texas) County Jail confirmed to NFL Media. Sgt. Patrick Swanton of the Waco (Texas) Police Departme... more

One of the 2016 NFL Draft's most controversial prospects is making a sales pitch on the West Coast Wednesday. Ole Miss defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche is in San Diego on a pre-draft visit with the San Diego Chargers, according to NFL Media insi... more

Iowa defensive end Drew Ott 's appeal for a fifth year of eligibility with the NCAA was denied Tuesday , per The Cedar Rapids Gazette, bringing to a close one of the more unique NCAA eligibility cases in recent memory. Ott's 2015 season came to an... more

Like draft experts everywhere, Emmitt Smith sees star potential in Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott . He's not among those that think the Dallas Cowboys must put a star on his helmet if he's available with the No. 4 overall pick, though. The... more

Lynn Swann is USC's new athletic director, the school announced on Wednesday. OFFICIAL: Lynn Swann named USC's next Athletic Director. #FightOn pic.twitter.com/NU6n4AgYHi ?? USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) April 13, 2016 In filling the void lef... more

The Paxton Lynch -Blake Bortles comparison is a relatively common one, but few people if any are as qualified to make it as Charlie Taaffe. The former UCF quarterbacks coach spent four years with Bortles, and was Lynch's private QB coach as the forme... more

It was only a matter of time before Jim Harbaugh would react to the NCAA's decision to ban the satellite camps he innovated soon after becoming coach at Michigan, if react is even the right word for it. Erupt is more like it. "The incompetence o... more

After sending a whopping 14 players to the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, Ohio State's presence at this year's NFL draft (April 28-30 on NFL Network ) will be every bit as impressive. As impressive, in fact, as any presence before it. Five OSU player... more

Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil and Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey are among 25 top draft prospects that will attend the 2016 NFL Draft at Roosevelt University's Auditorium Theatre in Chicago on April 28-30 (on NFL Network ). Tunsil and... more

Pro Football Hall of Fame potential is a description most often reserved for NFL players who are midway through or near the end of their careers, having displayed sustained dominance at the pro level. Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback and curre... more

NFL clubs don't have much more time to finalize their evaluations of prospects for the 2016 NFL Draft, and at least four of those teams haven't yet closed the scouting book on Jared Goff . The Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints and New York Je... more

LaQuan McGowan might have a fallback plan if he's unable to find his way onto an NFL roster. The 400-pound tight end from Baylor has a long-term eye on a career with World Wrestling Entertainment, which could certainly put his massive size to good... more

Laremy Tunsil 's week is beginning with visits to two teams picking in the top three of the 2016 NFL Draft. The Ole Miss left tackle meets on Monday with the Chargers, who hold the No. 3 overall pick, followed by a visit with the Titans, according... more

One of the nation's top tight end prospects has run afoul of the law just three weeks before the 2016 NFL Draft. Western Kentucky's Tyler Higbee was arrested and charged Sunday morning with second-degree assault, second-degree fleeing or evading... more

If the chip on Derrick Henry 's shoulder isn't big enough after spending the pre-draft months hearing that he's likely not a first-round draft pick , how big might it become when he hears his former backup might be? Alabama running back Kenyan Drake... more

If Jalen Ramsey had only been allowed to leave Florida State's campus twice a week to train for the NFL draft, would he have run a 4.41 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine? If Derrick Henry had gone to classes all day instead of training all... more

If Rico Gathers really has NFL potential, the New Orleans Saints might be the first team to know it. The Baylor basketball player's pursuit of an NFL career made a stop at the Saints' local pro day workout Friday, according to ESPN . NFL clubs are... more

On Friday, the NCAA implemented what will almost certainly come to be known as "The Harbaugh Rule," which will prevent colleges from holding off-campus satellite camps. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh began organizing satellite camps since he became co... more

The Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears will get a late look at Ezekiel Elliott in the draft process. The former Ohio State star has scheduled pre-draft visits to those clubs, he told NFL Network's "Total Access" on Thursday .... more

If Keenan Reynolds is able to make his living in the NFL, it might look a lot like one of the best return men in pro football history. The former Navy quarterback who set an NCAA quarterback record with 88 career rushing touchdowns is trying to g... more

The less-traveled path Terron Beckham is trying to take toward an NFL roster spot got a little clearer Thursday. And in impressive fashion. The cousin of New York Giants star Odell Beckham, Jr., didn't play college football . He followed his high... more

The less-traveled path Terron Beckham is trying to take toward an NFL roster spot got a little clearer Thursday. And in impressive fashion. The cousin of New York Giants star Odell Beckham, Jr., didn't play college football . He followed his high... more

Jalen Ramsey 's versatility for both the cornerback and safety positions helps make him one of the most prized prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft. It's also readily apparent in NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock's positional rankings, the third iteration... more

Perhaps the Atlanta Falcons just want to make sure they have Myles Jack placed correctly on their value board. Perhaps it's simple diligence, or a smokescreen. But if the club has serious interest drafting in the UCLA star linebacker, it's willing... more

The Dallas Cowboys, San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos were at the center of an exchange between NFL Media analysts Wednesday about potential trade scenarios that could land quarterback Paxton Lynch for one of them on draft day. The three clubs... more

Count the Baltimore Ravens' front office among those who keep an eye on NFL Media mock drafts. Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome noted in a Tuesday news conference that the projections of analysts Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis and others can be... more

Even before Paxton Lynch took the field for a blustery pro day workout Wednesday, whispers from NFL general managers generated plenty of buzz about the former Memphis star quarterback. By the time he was finished, there was even more. Two GMs to... more

Paxton Lynch is a popular choice as the Denver Broncos' first-round pick at No. 31 overall, but if Broncos general manager John Elway has those intentions, he might want to cross his fingers. NFL Media analysts Mike Mayock and Bucky Brooks believ... more

The aftermath of the Jacksonville Jaguars' convention-like gathering of top draft prospects for pre-draft visits on Tuesday won't be a quiet day in the team's building. The club is back at it on Wednesday with another group of top talents. Wednesd... more

Paxton Lynch spent his pro-day eve meeting with the Buffalo Bills. The club took the former Memphis quarterback to dinner on Tuesday, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport . He's also scheduled a pre-draft visit with the Denver Broncos, per... more

Joey Bosa 's draft value couldn't be much higher, but if Charley Casserly is right, perhaps it should be. The NFL Media analyst said Bosa is a more attractive draft prospect than three dynamic NFL defensive linemen. Casserly -- the former Washingto... more

For some NFL clubs, a formal visit from an elite draft prospect is a chance to give that player its undivided attention. For others, it's better to be done parade-style. Enter the Jacksonville Jaguars, who will open their doors to a lengthy list of... more

With trade talks regarding 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick at a potential impasse, the Broncos are taking a closer look at a QB prospect in the 2016 NFL Draft. Former Mississippi State signal-caller Dak Prescott is traveling to Denver on Tuesda... more

Note: NFL Network will have live coverage of Memphis' pro day beginning at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 6. There are 71 throws in the script Paxton Lynch and his private quarterback coach, Charlie Taaffe, have built for his pro-day workout Wedne... more

The San Francisco 49ers are the most likely team to trade up for the No. 1 pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, and acquiring a quarterback could be the reason, according to NFL Media analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks. The analysts put the 49ers at th... more

NFL clubs can't get a look at Karl Joseph in a pre-draft workout setting due to his rehabilitation from a torn ACL, but the former West Virginia safety believes he'll be in full health at a more important juncture: in advance of the 2016 season. J... more

The Cowboys will bring in the three most highly regarded passers in the 2016 NFL Draft -- Carson Wentz , Jared Goff and Paxton Lynch -- for a pre-draft visit this week. The club will also host Christian Hackenberg , Connor Cook and Jacoby Brissett... more

Two quarterback-needy teams are taking a closer look at a signal-caller who's considered one of the most polarizing prospects in this year's draft. The Browns and 49ers have held private workouts with Michigan State QB Connor Cook , according to NF... more

Jameis Winston wants the Buccaneers to find a way to land Jalen Ramsey in the 2016 NFL Draft, and he's willing to give up some of his salary to make it happen. "We (FSU) definitely have the best player in the world in Jalen Ramsey," Winston recent... more

Whatever interest the Dallas Cowboys had in putting Ezekiel Elliott through a workout last month, it apparently hasn't waned. The Ohio State star running back flies to Dallas on Sunday morning for a visit with club officials, according to NFL Medi... more

Corey Coleman might be the best wide receiver available in the 2016 NFL Draft, but held up against the light of the impressive wide receiver draft classes since 2013, he doesn't quite reach the top. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah, on NFL Networ... more

Don't write off any prospect other than Laremy Tunsil for the Titans with the 2016 NFL Draft's No. 1 overall pick just yet. The club has scheduled a visit with Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey with four weeks to go until the draft begins... more

Myles Jack might be a longshot to fall to the No. 11 pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, but the Bears will be ready if it happens. The former UCLA star linebacker, who's expected to be a top-10 pick, met with the club Thursday, according to the Chicago... more

Ezekiel Elliott pictures himself, Eli Manning and Odell Beckham as a Super Bowl-bound, three-headed offensive monster if he falls to the New York Giants with the No. 10 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. Widely regarded as the top running back... more

March

It's pro-day season, and College Football 24/7 is your one-stop shop for information and analysis on every workout. Here's a look at the key takeaways from Thursday's pro-day action. Notre Dame: Smith making quick recovery in weight room Big draw:... more

The No. 11 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft is higher than most in the first round, but perhaps not high enough for the Chicago Bears to claim one of the draft's elite talents. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah sees the Bears' position in the fir... more

The Dallas Cowboys' vetting of quarterback prospects continued Wednesday as the team conducted a private workout with one of the most enigmatic passers in the 2016 NFL Draft class. The club had dinner and a blackboard session with Penn State's Chri... more

Could Derrick Henry be the right man to fill these shoes? ??? pic.twitter.com/wesip4IhOR ?? Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) February 8, 2016 Those, of course, are the retired cleats of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who signaled... more

It's pro-day season, and College Football 24/7 is your one-stop shop for information and analysis on every workout. Here's a look at the key takeaways from Wednesday's pro-day action. Tennessee: Im(press)ive showing Big draw: LB Curt Maggitt D... more

NFL scouts love to put draft prospects in difficult positions, even uncomfortable ones, as a means of challenging them during pro-day workouts. But Mother Nature had a challenge for scouts and prospects alike Tuesday at the University of Miami, in... more

The Dallas Cowboys tried to challenge Paxton Lynch last week with some high-difficulty throws in a private workout in Orlando, and toughened his task even more by asking him to make some of those throws on the run. But in his first private workout... more

Myles Jack proved he could play multiple positions, and play them well, in college. Will he get a chance to show the same kind of versatility in the NFL? At least one NFL club, the Chargers, would use the former UCLA star linebacker in the seconda... more

Less than a week after the Dallas Cowboys conducted their own Ohio State pro day of sorts, the Titans are doing much the same. Buckeyes prospects Joey Bosa (DE), Darron Lee (OLB), Tyvis Powell (S), Vonn Bell (S) and Adolphus Washington (DT) ar... more

Su'a Cravens is passing on the chance to work out for NFL teams privately in advance of the 2016 NFL Draft. Is it smart? It depends upon whom you ask and, of course, from what perspective they view the decision by the former USC star who figures... more

Jalen Ramsey didn't hesitate to call himself the best prospect in the 2016 NFL Draft following his pro day workout Tuesday, and NFL Media analyst Charley Casserly didn't hesitate to put Ramsey in strong company, either. The former Washington Reds... more

If the Philadelphia Eagles don't use the No. 8 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft on a quarterback, they'll at least have done plenty of homework on the best ones available. In a four-day span this week, the club is conducting private workouts with... more

Roberto Aguayo figures to have a lot more pressure on him to make field goals in close NFL games than any pro-day workout could match, but give Mike Tomlin credit for trying. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach was at Florida State's pro day Tuesday, and... more

Jalen Ramsey doesn't want any hometown favoritism from the Titans, who hold the 2016 NFL Draft's top pick. The former Florida State defensive back doesn't think he should need it. "They should take me not because I'm a Nashville kid. They should... more

Not all private workouts are the same for NFL draft prospects, and Shaq Lawson experienced two very different ones in a span of three days last week. The more challenging one was courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, but the Clemson defe... more

Cardale Jones fell out of a starting job in the fall, but the former Ohio State quarterback certainly hasn't fallen off the draft radars of NFL clubs. The Bills and Cardinals are scheduled to hold private workouts with Jones, the quarterback told Si... more

Count the Philadelphia Eagles among the NFL clubs to put Jared Goff through a private workout. The former Cal star, who could be the first quarterback chosen in the 2016 NFL Draft, worked out for the Eagles on Monday, according to NFL Media inside... more

Laremy Tunsil didn't run the 40-yard dash at Ole Miss' pro day on Monday , and it might have been his last chance to do so prior to the 2016 NFL Draft. According to a College Football 24/7 source who was at Tunsil's pro day, the offensive tackle... more

Paxton Lynch 's initial plan was to travel from Orlando to Memphis on Monday to begin on-campus preparations for his pro-day workout next week . But at this time of year, draft prospects fill out their calendars in pencil rather than ink, and instead... more

Hunter Henry is regarded as the top tight end in the 2016 NFL Draft, but he also stacks up well with the best tight ends from recent drafts. "He's the most complete tight end to come out in years. He's a legitimate first-round pick," an NFL scout... more

Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell are known commodities, while Robert Nkemdiche is very much unknown. Ole Miss' pro day on Monday helped provide some validation for Tunsil and Treadwell as perhaps the first offensive lineman and first wide rec... more

Robert Nkemdiche 's athleticism and talent are readily apparent, but so are the scouting concerns about the Ole Miss defensive tackle, from his off-field character to his inconsistent play. Add all that together, and you have the 2016 NFL Draft's... more

Laquon Treadwell was clocked in the mid-4.6s on Monday when he ran the 40-yard dash at Ole Miss' pro day. The times legitimize scouting concerns that Treadwell, arguably the top wide receiver in the 2016 NFL Draft, doesn't have the vertical speed NF... more

As a strong candidate to be the No. 1 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, Laremy Tunsil was sure to draw scouts by the droves Monday at Ole Miss' pro day. And just as surely, the team holding the draft's top pick showed up in strong numbers. Titan... more

Christian Hackenberg 's explanation for why his passing production declined over his last two years at Penn State reportedly isn't sitting well. The quarterback has pointed the finger of blame at PSU coach James Franklin in discussions with personnel... more

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said the club's No. 4 overall draft pick doesn't have a quarterback's name on it , and apparently Joey Bosa 's name won't be on it, either. The Ohio State defensive end is projected as a high first-round pick, but... more

Dak Prescott is getting to know the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff, and quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson in particular, fairly well. Wilson was in Starkville, Miss., on Monday to conduct a workout with the former MSU quarterback, and after spending s... more

Every team in the NFL will do plenty of homework on the bevy of draft prospects coming out of Ohio State for the upcoming NFL draft, but give the Dallas Cowboys points for efficiency and practicality. The Cowboys are holding private workouts with... more

Less than five weeks before the 2016 NFL Draft, NFL teams are beginning to get a much stronger grip on which college prospects have freakish, off-the-charts athletic ability, and which were onl... more

The test was passed, the grade was an A (maybe even an A-plus), and for Carson Wentz , graduation comes April 28, when the 2016 NFL Draft's first round will be held. Yes, the former North Dakota State star shined at his pro-day workout Thursday and... more

Just a day after working out for the Dallas Cowboys, Paxton Lynch is off to visit with another NFL club that, like Dallas, could be looking for a young quarterback to groom behind a veteran starter. The former Memphis star is traveling to Kansas Cit... more

Robert Griffin III is the newest member of the Browns, but that doesn't mean Carson Wentz , Jared Goff -- the two most highly regarded quarterbacks in the 2016 NFL Draft -- or another QB prospect won't end up joining him in Cleveland. As new Brow... more

A quarterback can only look so good to NFL scouts in a pro-day setting, where the environment is sterilized from pads, defenses and pressure situations, but Carson Wentz made as strong an impression as possible Thursday. And the early reviews glow... more

Every team in the NFL shows up to see lesser prospects at other pro days, so why are only 18 NFL clubs represented at North Dakota State on Thursday? About the only thing that could keep 14 teams away a workout by arguably the No. 1 quarterback prosp... more

The NFL Scouting Combine and pro day workouts are known to be money makers for NFL draft prospects who can raise their stock in the NFL draft with a strong impression. But could the NFL meetings in Boca Raton, Fla., help someone in the draft, as w... more

It's pro-day season, and College Football 24/7 is your one-stop shop for information and analysis on every workout. Here's a look at the key takeaways from Wednesday's pro-day action. USC: Cravens continues to carve hybrid role for pros Big draw:... more

Just two days after holding a private workout with Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott , the Dallas Cowboys are checking out an even higher-profile passer available in the 2016 NFL Draft: Memphis' Paxton Lynch . Cowboys coach Jason Garrett... more

Keyshawn Johnson's son, a touted wide-receiver recruit, won't be headed to USC, where his father starred before embarking on his NFL career. Instead, Keyshawn Johnson, Jr., will play at Nebraska. He announced his decision Wednesday in an elaborate... more

Kelvin Taylor might not be able to run quite as fast as his father, Fred Taylor , did when he starred for the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he can do everything else like his dad. That's the way NFL Media analyst Maurice Jones-Drew sees it, and he shoul... more

A small sample of NFL executives favor Carson Wentz over Jared Goff as the better quarterback prospect, and by a margin of two to one from respondents who didn't defer the question. The polling comes courtesy of NFL Media analyst Charley Casserly... more

Dak Prescott has a busy week as he tries to improve his status in the 2016 NFL Draft , and he's not the only one. The Mississippi State quarterback worked out for the Dallas Cowboys on Monday and follows that with a workout for the Arizona Cardina... more

It's pro-day season, and College Football 24/7 is your one-stop shop for information and analysis on every workout. Here's a look at the key takeaways from Tuesday's pro-day action. Florida: Hargreaves solidifies standing Big draw: CB Vernon... more

Florida's pro day on Tuesday attracted representatives from all 32 NFL teams, but the main attraction for the event -- Vernon Hargreaves -- said two teams were playing particularly close attention to him. The former Florida cornerback said that th... more

There is little doubt that Jared Goff is highly regarded among NFL scouts, but in a league of 32 teams, complete consensus on any prospect is unusual, even for the best of prospects. Case in point, this Goff doubter: "I hope somebody takes him e... more

The Cleveland Browns' options to improve the quarterback position go beyond the 2016 NFL Draft. In fact, the team met with one of those options over the weekend in free agent Robert Griffin III. But for a club already resetting itself from the fro... more

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones might not be inclined to spend the No. 4 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft on a quarterback, but if one of the top prospects at the position is available, it's the move NFL Media draft expert Mike Mayock believes the club... more

Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley saw Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan and Cal quarterback Jared Goff on back-to-back days last week for their respective pro-day workouts. Goff is considered a potential top-10 pick , while Hogan's draft p... more

Is it really best to wait until the middle or late rounds of the NFL draft to find a running back? The position as a whole, given its short average career and role-by-committee evolvement at the pro level, has largely been devalued in the NFL. Ea... more

Three NFL clubs whose primary draft need is at cornerback are taking a close look at perhaps the best one available: Florida's Vernon Hargreaves. The Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have arranged meetings with the Gato... more

Could the Dallas Cowboys get the best player in the 2016 NFL Draft after three prospects have already come off the board? Could, and should, says NFL Media analyst Brian Baldinger. The 13-year NFL veteran, who played for the Cowboys in his first... more

Dez Bryant doesn't get to sit in the Dallas Cowboys' GM chair, but he's not afraid to say what he would do if he did. The club's star wide receiver wants the Cowboys to draft Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey with the No. 4 overall pick of... more

Trading up to the No. 1 pick of the NFL draft isn't ever easy, but doing so with new Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson sounds especially daunting. Robinson told a gathering of Titans fans Saturday that a trade to move back too far would... more

Cardale Jones might be a developmental prospect to NFL scouts, but don't assume the Ohio State quarterback will be taken with a draft pick that typically corresponds with such a label. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes Jones will hear his... more

It's pro-day season, and College Football 24/7 is your one-stop shop for information and analysis on every workout. Here's a look at the key takeaways from Friday's pro-day action. Cal: Goff holds serve Big draw: QB Jared Goff Don't forget: W... more

Quarterback Jared Goff didn't make it easy on himself on Friday at California's pro day, which took place in front of representatives from all 32 NFL clubs. But for the most part, he made it look easy. Arguably the top quarterback prospect in th... more

Jared Goff 's hand size was highly scrutinized last month at the NFL Scouting Combine when the Cal quarterback's mitt measured just nine inches, a full inch smaller than that of North Dakota State's Carson Wentz , and especially after Cleveland Brown... more

Shaq Lawson 's schedule of private workouts and visits is getting busy quickly, and two major reasons are the Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers. Both clubs have arranged for both a private workout and a Lawson visit to team facilities in th... more

It's pro-day season, and College Football 24/7 is your one-stop shop for information and analysis on every workout. Here's a look at the key takeaways from Thursday's pro-day action. Penn State: Hackenberg changing minds? Big draw: QB Christian... more

There were representatives from 31 NFL clubs for Christian Hackenberg to impress at Penn State's pro day Thursday, and the former Nittany Lions quarterback can only hope they all saw his workout the way one did. "No doubt," an NFL evaluator told N... more

Like any quarterback readying for the NFL draft, Paxton Lynch will be glad to work with receivers he's familiar with when he returns to the University of Memphis on March 28 to begin final preparations for an April 6 pro day workout . Lynch, howev... more

Christian Hackenberg 's coach at Penn State, James Franklin, believes the Nittany Lions' three-year starter has the potential to be a franchise quarterback at the pro level if he lands in the right spot. For Franklin, that perfect scenario would af... more

With six weeks left before the 2016 NFL Draft, Eli Apple's calendar is quite full. The Ohio State cornerback is scheduled to visit with with more than half the league, an itinerary that includes meetings with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay... more

Leonard Floyd has the first-step explosiveness, length and speed that NFL clubs prefer in pass rushers off the edge; the concern for NFL scouts on the Georgia linebacker is whether he'll have the size and power needed to go with it at the pro level.... more

From accuracy to leadership, there are scouting questions about former Michigan State QB Connor Cook . NFL teams were trying to track down the answers Wednesday at MSU's pro day. The San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns each... more

It's pro-day season, and College Football 24/7 is your one-stop shop for information and analysis on every workout. Here's a look at the key takeaways from Wednesday's pro-day action. Baylor: Texans coach works with Coleman on routes Big draw: WR... more

The Dallas Cowboys are arranging a closer look at two intriguing possibilities to play behind one of the NFL's elite offensive lines: Derrick Henry and Connor Cook . Henry, the Heisman Trophy-winning power back from Alabama, has been scheduled for... more

Draft buzz about Shawn Oakman has been on a relatively steady decline since last summer, when the confluence of an 11-sack junior season and his weight-room exploits on social media made the Baylor defensive end one of the most talked-about players... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers' interest in a wide receiver for the 2016 NFL Draft is surely trending up since Martavis Bryant was suspended for the entire season . NFL Media analysts Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah suggested a few of Pittsburgh's optio... more

The NFL Scouting Combine has come and gone, and the calendar flipping over to March means only one thing on the road to the 2015 NFL Draft: pro days. College Football 24/7 will be your one-stop shop for information on workouts from Alabama to Yale an... more

The wide receiver class in the 2016 NFL Draft drew its share of criticism at the NFL Scouting Combine in February for its lack of speed. But NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock and Chris Harris of the Denver Broncos weren't the only ones to notice ; Ari... more

What will a DUI arrest do to Dak Prescott 's stock in the NFL draft? The former Mississippi State quarterback was arrested on a DUI charge Saturday morning in Starkville, Miss., less than 48 hours after he performed in front of representatives fro... more

Myles Jack isn't alone in having great expectations for his workout on Tuesday at UCLA's pro day. After then-pending medical clearance prevented him from participating in the NFL Scouting Combine last month, the former UCLA star linebacker has si... more

Former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Saturday morning, according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger . Prescott, one of the top quarterback prospects available in the 2016 NFL Dr... more

Entering his pro day, Ezekiel Elliott was already entrenched as the best running back available in the 2016 NFL Draft. After his workout at Ohio State on Friday, he's making a case for being the best player in the draft. With four NFL head coaches... more

The NFL awarded 13 teams a total of 33 compensatory draft selections Friday, which are granted under league rules to teams that lose more or better compensatory free agents than they acquire in the previous year. Compensatory free agents are determ... more

With Ohio State's defense from last season boasting three projected 2016 first-round picks and several others who could impact the NFL draft in Round 2 and beyond, there is no arguing the Buckeyes' 2015 defense was among the most talented college... more

Home-field advantage must mean a lot for Braxton Miller . The early word on the Ohio State wide receiver's 40-yard dash time at the Buckeyes' pro day Friday is an unofficial time in the range of the mid-4.3s. ESPN's Austin Ward reported a 40 time o... more

Losing nine underclassmen to the NFL draft might've been bad news for Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, but the resulting impact the Buckeyes will have on the NFL draft next month will be the kind of exposure that can't be bought. Try this for impact:... more

The most anticipated 40-yard dash in the country Thursday turned out just fine for Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander . Alexander, one of the top CB prospects in this year's NFL draft, sat out drills at the NFL Scouting Combine due to a hamstr... more

For whatever the long-term potential Carson Wentz and Jared Goff might have at the quarterback position, Cleveland isn't the place for either of them in the short-term. That's the way NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah sees the position that the... more

It's one thing to be too small, another to be too old. By a skeptic's standard, Nate Robinson is both -- along with being inexperienced in football -- but the 11-year NBA veteran doesn't care. At 5-foot-9, 180 pounds, and on the wrong side of 30 ye... more

Myles Jack 's assurances at the NFL Scouting Combine that his rehabilitated knee would be ready for UCLA's pro day were well-founded. The former Bruins star linebacker flew from Phoenix, where he's training, to Los Angeles on Monday and received medi... more

It looks like Cordell Broadus' football career might not be over after all. The son of rapper Snoop Dogg signed with UCLA as a four-star wide receiver recruit 13 months ago, but left the Bruins program just as fall camp was beginning last August.... more

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland 's calendar tells the story of a prospect who will be in demand this draft season. » 2016 pro days schedule and results Ragland, who's projected to be a first-round pick, spoke with Colle... more

Miami Myles? It certainly has a ring to it, and if the Miami Dolphins are willing to trade up from the No. 8 pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes UCLA linebacker Myles Jack would be an ideal addition. "They're b... more

There might've been better draft prospects than Kansas State's Glenn Gronkowski participating in pro days Tuesday, but nobody gets excited for pro-day competition quite like the younger brother of New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski. That wa... more

Is he a fullback? Is he a tight end? Is he a special-teams ace? However you might define Kansas State's Glenn Gronkowski , the younger brother of New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski, he must also be described as a high-energy guy. "Baby Gronk"... more

NFL Media draft expert Mike Mayock released the second iteration of his positional top-five rankings for the 2016 NFL Draft on Tuesday, with some notable shuffling, including a slip for Ole Miss DL Robert Nkemdiche . Here are the most interesting t... more

Even before the Detroit Lions announced Calvin Johnson hadfiled his retirement papers , wide receiver was among the 2016 NFL Draft needs for the team. Suffice it to say, new general manager Bob Quinn will be in even more of a scramble at the positio... more

For all the signs that point to the Cleveland Browns taking a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft , the right one for the club might not even be in the draft at all. Without a proven quarterback on the roster, speculation... more

Wendall Williams' brow-raising performance at an NFL Regional Combine in Minneapolis over the weekend has already begun paying some dividends for the University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) draft sleeper. Following his laser-timed 4.32 40-yard dash, whi... more

If Lovie Smith has it his way, he won't coach in the NFL again. Smith, who was dismissed as coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the 2015 season, was introduced as the University of Illinois' new head coach on Monday . The 57-year-old Smith says... more

Peyton Manning didn't forget about the impact the University of Tennessee had on his career at his retirement news conference Monday. And David Cutcliffe didn't forget about Manning, either. The Duke head coach, who was Manning's offensive coordin... more

Is the next Clay Matthews available in the 2016 NFL Draft? Comparisons between NFL players and draft prospects commonly are made only because of like styles, but according to DraftInsider.net's Tony Pauline , NFL executives believe Boise State pass... more

With no college experience in football and without having gone through the NFL Scouting Combine, Baylor basketball standout Rico Gathers has made up his mind about the NFL. He's coming, ready or not. The power forward (6-foot-8, 275 pounds) had... more

Jerry Jones might not be willing to spend the No. 4 overall pick of the NFL draft on a quarterback, but the Dallas Cowboys' owner certainly has no hesitation about the kind of mentor veteran Tony Romo could be for whichever young passer the club... more

Connor Cook still has eight more weeks before the 2016 NFL Draft to quell scouting concerns about his leadership, but for the former Michigan State quarterback, the NFL Scouting Combine by itself wasn't enough. NFL Media analyst Charles Davis nam... more

On the very day Michigan is holding spring practice atIMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., word comes that Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh's off-campusphilosophy for summer camps is back in swing, as well. Michigan will hold a camp at Bob Jones High in... more

First, talk about the Dallas Cowboys drafting a quarterback with the No. 4 overall pick of the NFL draft was squelched by club owner Jerry Jones, and now the suggestion that the San Diego Chargers might turn to a quarterback with the No. 3 pick is t... more

Jim Harbaugh is pretty good at casting barbs via Twitter, but the Michigan coach doesn't appear to receive them with nearly the same sense of humor. The latest? Harbaugh is wrapping up Michigan's week of spring practices at IMG Academy in Bradent... more

As hard as NFL draft prospects work out for the NFL Scouting Combine , training for drills is, in one sense, the easy part. At least the demands are known ahead of time -- the 40-yard dash, the vertical jump, etc. -- and players arrive knowing exactl... more

Oklahoma State football players knew what they were looking at when three men modeled the Cowboys' new uniforms, but they had no idea who they were looking at. As it turned out, the models were none other than Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver Dex... more

Can the NFL club that drafts California quarterback Jared Goff expect a Matt Ryan-like pro career? All sorts of factors, not the least of which are system fit, pass protection and surrounding offensive talent, can contribute to how a quarterback's... more

The Dallas Cowboys' No. 4 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft has been widely speculated as an opportunity for the club to draft Tony Romo's eventual successor at quarterback, but NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt says taking a QB with that pick isn... more

Laremy Tunsil , Joey Bosa and Jalen Ramsey are all intriguing options for new Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson with the No. 1 pick of the 2016 NFL Draft , but nothing creates intrigue like a trade. And if Robinson is in the mood to d... more

The debate over which quarterback will be the first selected in the 2016 NFL Draft -- North Dakota State's Carson Wentz or Cal's Jared Goff are the expected contenders -- will rage from water coolers to war rooms for the next two months. And in... more

Carson Wentz might be from a small school, but it's becoming increasingly apparent that the former North Dakota State quarterback doesn't carry a small-school mentality with him. Wentz left the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis having solidified... more

Baylor had college football's biggest curiosity at the tight end position last season in 400-pound LaQuan McGowan. This year, it appears they'll have it again, but in the form of Rico Gathers. A power forward on the Bears' basketball team, Gather... more

February

INDIANAPOLIS -- Here's the final NFL Scouting Combine medal count following Monday's workouts (gold for first-place finish, silver for second, and bronze for third). 2016 #NFLCombine Olympics Medal Count: Final Results@OhioStAthletics wins with... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jalen Ramsey and Vernon Hargreaves entered the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine considered the top two defensive backs in the draft, and left Monday's drills appearing to have held serve. Ramsey, of Florida State, turned in a 4.41 40-y... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Maurice Canady was running for more than himself Monday at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Virginia defensive back was running for a cause, as well. Canady will auction off his cleats and donate proceeds to the memorial fund of a pol... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Mackensie Alexander won't be able to back up his talk while he's at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine. After proclaiming himself the NFL draft's best cornerback with profound confidence , the former Clemson star isn't participating in... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Here's the NFL Scouting Combine medal count following Sunday's workouts (gold for first-place finish, silver for second, and bronze for third). Thanks largely to LB Darron Lee , Ohio State has emerged as the leader three days into th... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- As always, plenty of money is being made at the NFL Scouting Combine this week as so many NFL draft prospects parlay weeks of rigorous training into a refined peak that allows the good ones to look great, and the great ones to look ev... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Noah Spence 's spectacular performance the week of the Reese's Senior Bowl made him a much hotter prospect for the 2016 NFL Draft, but his performance at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine has cooled things for the former Eastern Kentucky... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NFL Scouting Combine medical examinations on Jaylon Smith 's injured knee didn't do anything to help the former Notre Dame star's draft stock, and his medical re-checks prior to the draft could have a significant impact on where h... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Before Christian Hackenberg 's junior season at Penn State even began last fall, scouting opinions were split on the quarterback's future as a pro. Six months later, with the 2016 NFL Draft just eight weeks away, they still are. H... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Though regarded as an elite prospect, linebacker Myles Jack rarely garners the buzz associated with being the No. 1 player in the NFL Draft the way Ole Miss' Laremy Tunsil and Ohio State's Joey Bosa do. Until now, anyway. "He's th... more

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall Iowa defensive lineman Drew Ott is awaiting a ruling on his request for a medical-hardship waiver. INDIANAPOLIS -- In a bizarre intersection of NCAA rules, the NFL calendar, and a trying set of injury... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa is already regarded as a top-10 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and we know the Tennessee Titans, who hold the draft's top pick, are doing their due diligence on the prospect . After a solid 40-yard d... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The perceived jockeying between North Dakota State's Carson Wentz and Cal's Jared Goff to be the first quarterback chosen in the 2016 NFL Draft has all kinds of narratives. Wentz is the better athlete; Goff the more polished. W... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Entering the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine , few believed this year's class of wide receivers to be as strong as last year's. Perhaps nobody believes it now. More than a few 40-yard dash times came in slower than expected in that posi... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NFL Scouting Combine medal count following Saturday's workouts (gold for first-place finish, silver for second, and bronze for third): #NFLCombine Medal Count: After Day 2@CalAthletics @OhioStAthletics & @TCUFootball in the... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander hasn't done a single drill yet, but he's already won one title at the NFL Scouting Combine: best interview. The outspoken Alexander, who played just two seasons at CU before exiting as a redshirt sophom... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NFL Scouting Combine medal count following Friday's workouts (gold for first-place finish, silver for second, and bronze for third): NFL.com illustration 11t. Arizona State -- GOLD: 1, SILVER: 0, BRONZE: 0, TOTAL:... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- NFL clubs are not expecting Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith , one of the 2016 NFL Draft's top prospects, to play in 2016. The Butkus Award winner is recovering from a severe knee injury, suffered in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1, tha... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Call it "Apology Day" at the NFL Scouting Combine . On Friday, a cast of prospects for the 2016 NFL Draft tried to explain away a wide array of character concerns that NFL clubs must reconcile in determining their draft grades. Som... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Paxton Lynch had expected to meet with the media on Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine, but a lengthier-than-normal medical exam forced him to push his session with reporters back a day. The Memphis star is considered one of the... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Noah Spence is at once regarded as one of the 2016 NFL Draft's best pass rushers, and one of its biggest risks. The Eastern Kentucky pass rusher addressed both on Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine. Spence failed two drug tests a... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Robert Nkemdiche did his best on Friday to explain his bizarre December fall from a hotel room in Atlanta. The fall left him hospitalized and eventually charged with marijuana possession, but his answers during his press conference a... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Don't let the laid-back personality fool you: Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa doesn't lack for any confidence. The former Buckeyes star believes he's the best player in the 2016 NFL Draft, and said so Friday at the NFL Scouting... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott showed some regret Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine regarding his critical comments about the OSU coaching staff and his lack of carries in the Buckeyes' crucial loss to rival Michigan S... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The importance of hand size for quarterbacks , at least where the business of NFL scouting is concerned, isn't lost on Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen , and at the Reese's Senior Bowl he came up short of NFL standards with a measur... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Connor Cook has plenty to prove this week at the NFL Scouting Combine , but the former Michigan State quarterback believes he can use the event to vault himself to the top of the 2016 NFL Draft at his position. "I believe so," Coo... more

INDIANAPOLIS --Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett acknowledged on Wednesday that the time has come to find a quarterback to serve as an apprentice to Tony Romo. But he's offering no hints as to where in the draft it might happen. "Certainly we wa... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Florida State, Alabama and Louisville had more participants in last year's NFL Scouting Combine than any other school, but being there and excelling in the combine's various events are two different things. Instead, it was the draf... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Cal quarterback Jared Goff measured with 9-inch hands at the NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday, falling short in a category that is of higher importance for quarterbacks for NFL scouts. Browns coach Hue Jackson, whose team is believ... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Auburn running back Peyton Barber 's decision to enter the NFL draft as an underclassman was one of the more surprising early entries. Although he rushed for more than 1,000 yards on the season for the Tigers, he wasn't considered amo... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tennessee Titans GM Jon Robinson and new coach Mike Mularkey fell short of turning in an early card for Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil as the No. 1 pick in the draft on Wednesday, but they left no doubt that protecting second-year quarter... more

NFL Media draft expert Mike Mayock answered questions about the 2016 NFL Draft for two hours on a teleconference Tuesday and went into extensive analysis of the needs for various teams and how those needs might be met. College Football 24/7 compiled... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- How the top quarterbacks at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine are perceived by NFL scouts when they leave is what's most important, but before they've even thrown the first pass at Lucas Oil Stadium, this much can at least can be said abo... more

Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey has speed, versatility, and all the athleticism an NFL club could ask for in a first-round draft choice. Is he the NFL's next Patrick Peterson? NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock paired the two in his comment... more

Carson Wentz has some catching up to do when it comes to experience and level of competition, but beyond those two caveats, NFL Media draft expert Mike Mayock believes the former North Dakota State quarterback has Andrew Luck-like potential. "When... more

The 300-plus NFL draft prospects gathering in Indianapolis this week for the NFL Scouting Combine won't begin workouts until Friday, but they'll get a workout of a different sort beginning Wednesday, when reporters try to get straight answers to, in... more

Count NFL Media draft expert Mike Mayock as a believer in DeForest Buckner . The former Oregon defensive lineman projects as a top-10 pick based on NFL Media mock drafts as he enters the NFL Scouting Combine this week, and Mayock told The Rich Eis... more

Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook wasn't completely recovered from a shoulder injury when the Spartans absorbed a 38-0 loss to Alabama in a College Football Playoff semifinal at the Cotton Bowl, and the injury impacted his decision not to partic... more

Reggie Ragland believes he could be a match for the Green Bay Packers. And for a player who grew up with a liking for the Packers, that would be just fine with the former Alabama linebacker, who is expected to be a first-round pick in the 2016 NFL... more

There is no shortage of speculation about where Alabama running back Derrick Henry will be chosen in the 2016 NFL Draft, and no shortage of NFL clubs with whom his skill set would be a fit. An NFL college scouting director recently offered his take... more

The dream of playing in the NFL is something Terron Beckham shares with countless other athletes who have neither an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine nor much of a chance to catch the eye of an NFL scout. But he's got two things going for him... more

NFL clubs have something of a "buyer-beware" mentality when it comes to results from the NFL Scouting Combine, where elite athletes have been known to improve their draft stock to an overinflated level. Bill Belichick has another thought: seller be... more

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson has made a lot of big plays in his two NFL seasons, including 16 touchdown receptions. But it's a play from his college years at Penn State that merited an awfully large patch of tattoo real estate on... more

UCLA linebacker Myles Jack won't fully participate in workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, deferring on many of the drills as he continues to recover from a season-ending knee injury suffered in practice on Sept. 22, the week befor... more

Nati Harnik/Associated Press BYU's Taysom Hill was considered a top Heisman contender heading into last season. If college football had a comeback player of the year award, as the NFL does, BYU quarterback Taysom Hill would be at the top of... more

Jim Harbaugh has taken Michigan recruiting to an entirely new level since taking over the program a little more than a year ago, and now he's taking the little brother of a Heisman Trophy finalist along for the ride. Dylan McCaffrey, the younger br... more

The No. 6 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft might not even be high enough for the Baltimore Ravens to get a shot at Jalen Ramsey , but if the Florida State star is available, the fit is a clean one. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes Rams... more

Jon Robinson is a busy man as the new general manager of the Tennessee Titans, and possessing the No. 1 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft is only making him busier. Robinson acknowledged he's had multiple discussions with other clubs about the pick,... more

The NFL Scouting Combine gives club executives, coaches and scouts a new perspective on the athleticism of more than 300 NFL draft prospects each year, but the annual event doesn't always foretell on-field performance in the NFL. Or for that matter,... more

Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith 's recovery from a knee injury might prevent him from participating in the NFL Scouting Combine later this month, but it didn't prevent him from drawing some awfully high praise from NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks.... more

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is ringing alarm bells about the state's budget crisis, and he rang one Thursday that got plenty of attention. In a speech televised statewide, Edwards said LSU's 2016 football season is among the things at risk if sta... more

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair isn't tipping a hand about which quarterback is piquing the club's interest for the 2016 NFL Draft, but he's got no illusions about the club's need for one, and is making no secret of its interest in one, either. "Th... more

NFL offensive coordinators looking to diversify their rushing attacks with help from the quarterback might look to the Carolina Panthers' offensive system as a means to do so. And they might look to Carson Wentz as a quarterback who could execute... more

Barry Sanders Jr. will finish his college football career at his famous father's school. The Stanford running back confirmed he will attend Oklahoma State in 2016 as a graduate transfer. The son of the former Detroit Lions great and Pro Football Ha... more

Sports records can last decades before they fall. However, at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, records fall all the time as football's top prospects are always setting new standards with their physical prowess. Here's a look at 10 prospect... more

The NFL Scouting Combine brings in dozens more prospects than will be chosen in the 2016 NFL Draft, but there are always players drafted that were not at the combine. As well, a strong college career doesn't always guarantee a spot in Indianapolis fo... more

Need a defensive tackle? Sit back and wait for the value. That's among the narratives developing for a 2016 NFL Draft loaded with talented prospects at that position, and NFL Media draft expert Mike Mayock quantified the depth Wednesday on NFL... more

Best team fits: QB RB WR The Cleveland Browns need a quarterback for their immediate future, and the Dallas Cowboys need one for the more distant future, but the top two quarterbacks available in the 2016 NFL Draft could be a strong fit f... more

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock released his top five prospects at each position for the 2016 NFL Draft on Wednesday, naming North Dakota State's Carson Wentz as the draft's top quarterback prospect and Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott as its top rusher... more

Leave it to Jim Harbaugh to keep college football fun in its post-National Signing Day period of dormancy. A day after SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced the league is asking the NCAA to prohibit schools from holding spring practices during spr... more

Five of the NCAA violations levied recently against the Ole Miss athletic program reportedly involve left tackle Laremy Tunsil, who could be the No. 1 pick of the 2016 NFL Draft . The Tunsil-related violations stem largely from allegations made by... more

Best team fits: QB RB WR Consensus isn't always easy to find when it comes to NFL scouting evaluations, but three running back prospects training for the NFL Scouting Combine are aligned as the draft's three best at the position for NFL... more

Who better than a Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver to help former Ohio State star Braxton Miller 's transition to the position? And who better than an older Buckeyes legend to help a newer one? Miller posted a photo of himself and Cris Carte... more

Michigan's move to hold a portion of its spring practice in Florida at one of the state's most high-profile schools, IMG Academy, has been met with a countermove from the Southeastern Conference. The SEC has asked the NCAA to prohibit schools from... more

More than two years after Johnny Manziel's exit from Texas A&M, Kyle Allen believes the trail Manziel left remains scorched earth. Allen, the former Aggies quarterback who transferred to Houston after last season, told CBS Sports that the Manziel... more

Best team fits: QB RB WR Baylor's Corey Coleman , Ole Miss' Laquon Treadwell , TCU's Josh Doctson and Ohio State's Michael Thomas were ranked among the top wide receivers available in the 2016 NFL Draft by NFL Media analysts Daniel Jere... more

Beginning this year, a prospect invited to the NFL Scouting Combine will not be allowed to participate if a background check shows misdemeanor or felony convictions involving violence or use of a weapon, domestic violence, sexual offense and/or sexua... more

Miami Jackson High is set to name Lakatriona Brunson as its varsity head football coach, becoming the first high school in state history to do so, and will add 2 Live Crew founder Luther Campbell as its defensive coordinator. While Campbell has... more

It's no certainty that Laremy Tunsil will still be available when the San Diego Chargers, even with the No. 3 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, turn in their first-round card. But if the Ole Miss left tackle is still waiting for the big phone ca... more

It's been 21 years since a quarterback rose from the ranks of the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) to be the first quarterback chosen in the NFL draft. In fact, it's been so long that when the Houston Oilers chose Alcorn State's Steve McNair N... more

NFL players are known for making wagers risking only embarrassment with one another on college games, typically requiring the loser to wear official gear from the winner's school. But it works the other way around, too. USC linebacker Su'a Cravens... more

Paxton Lynch will participate in passing drills at the NFL Scouting Combine. He's the second top quarterback prospect this week to commit to throwing at the annual event where quarterbacks don't always throw. The former Memphis star told San... more

Joey Bosa has Tamba Hali pegged as the player he'd most like to emulate at the NFL level, but not for the reason most players pick a career model. Bosa, the former Ohio State star who is considered a candidate to be a top-five pick in the 2016 NF... more

Paxton Lynch didn't exactly say he'll be rooting for the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, but one of the 2016 NFL Draft's top quarterback prospects will at least be pulling for Cam Newton. Why? Because the former Memphis star, who i... more

Few could believe the Dallas Cowboys failed to draft a running back last year, despite having no proven options in the backfield after the free-agent loss of DeMarco Murray. It didn't exactly backfire, as the club had the NFL's No. 9 rushing offens... more

It will be nearly three months before the Dallas Cowboys have a chance to draft 36-year-old quarterback Tony Romo's eventual replacement, but the four-time Pro Bowler isn't waiting that long to address the possibility. Romo took the professional hi... more

A Pro Bowler as a rookie. The next Tyron Smith. The best left tackle in the NFL. These are all goals within reach for NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein's No. 1-rated player in the 2016 NFL Draft . "I believe Laremy Tunsil is the next Tyron Sm... more

Praise for Carson Wentz 's performance at the Reese's Senior Bowl as a top quarterback prospect was prevalent, but it wasn't unanimous. The former North Dakota State star will still have some doubters entering the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis... more

The Green Bay Packers' blueprint for aligning the careers of back-to-back Super Bowl champion quarterbacks has been followed before, but never quite as successfully as the club built Super Bowl champions around both Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. Tha... more

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press Alabama running back Derrick Henry and President Barack Obama strike the Heisman pose on Thursday. Getting ready for the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis means long, arduous days training in the... more

Every NFL draft prospect, from the elite prospects bound for first-round glory to Mr. Irrelevant, is subjected to scouting scrutiny in the months leading up to the NFL draft. Nobody is immune; not even the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year... more

Jim Harbaugh made sure that Wednesday wasn't your father's National Signing Day. And it might never be again. The Michigan coach took the annual event to a new and, perhaps, absurd level with a star-studded celebration of the Wolverines' signing... more

Which quarterbacks will and won't throw at the NFL Scouting Combine is always a subject of intrigue for the annual event that brings more than 300 of the best NFL draft prospects to Indianapolis for workouts and interviews. The combine (Feb. 23-29)... more

National Signing Day brought with it plenty of intrigue for college football fans, but no surprises when it comes to which schools finished on top. Defending national champion Alabama won another title of sorts with the No. 1-rated signing class by... more

Jim Harbaugh's signing-day celebration didn't need a commitment from the nation's No. 1 recruit to be the craziest thing to happen on Wednesday, but he got his man, anyway. Defensive tackle Rashan Gary (6-foot-4, 287 pounds), the No. 1-ranked recr... more

Leave it to Jim Harbaugh to bring together Tom Brady and The Nature Boy. The New England Patriots quarterback and retired wrestling legend Ric Flair were just two of the celebrities that gathered in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Wednesday to take part in th... more

Noah Spence created plenty of momentum for his draft status at the Reese's Senior Bowl last week, perhaps enough to launch himself into the top half of the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, according to NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks. The Eastern... more

Braxton Miller has shown scouts he can play wide receiver. But the former Ohio State star's next step is to show them just how fast he is, and whether or not he is chosen in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft could depend on it. NFL Media ana... more

The Cleveland Browns are going to be free of Johnny Manziel, and Hue Jackson could get a chance to pick whichever quarterback he wants in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Browns will release their troubled 2014 first-round pick, per NFL Media Insider Ian... more

College Football 24/7 examines how Super Bowl MVPs of the past decade were regarded as high school recruits: Super Bowl XL MVP : Hines Ward, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers Outcome : The former Georgia Bulldog caught five passes for 123 yards and a touc... more

After having to turn to third- and fourth-string options at quarterback at the end of the season due to injuries, Baylor football got some much-needed news on Monday: the first-string option is ready for workouts. Baylor quarterback Seth Russell, w... more

Matthew Emmons / USA Today Sports Ohio State could counter Michigan's signing day invite list with big names such as LeBron James. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, ever the innovator when it comes to exposure for his program, is rounding up... more

The Miami Hurricanes have had the strongest presence of Super Bowl players in the game's history, and they can thank Greg Olsen for maintaining the status. The Panthers' tight end is the only former Hurricane on either 53-man roster for Super Bowl... more

College coaches never quite know what recruits will become over the course of three or four years, so forgive Steve Spurrier if he didn't clearly see what was coming for Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Of course, Newton's ascent began with... more

January

The situations are different, but the compelling need could be the same. And with quarterback being the most important position on the field, the timing could be right for the Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers and Dallas Cowboys to invest a high... more

With only one quarter of playing time, and the first quarter at that, Carson Wentz didn't have much of a chance to figure in the outcome of the 2016 Reese's Senior Bowl, a 27-16 loss for Wentz's North squad . But more importantly for Wentz's draft... more

The defensive fronts for both the South and North squads were dominant during the Reese's Senior Bowl practice week, so it's no surprise one of them keyed a victory in Saturday's annual all-star game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. » Wha... more

With a long list of early entry underclassmen, plus a strong group of exiting seniors led by Braxton Miller , there is no doubt Ohio State will have a serious impact on the 2016 NFL Draft. How serious? "They could have seven or eight guys in the... more

Add a Super Bowl-bound wide receiver to the list of former Michigan State players circling Spartan-green wagons around Connor Cook . The former MSU quarterback is among the top prospects at his position for the 2016 NFL Draft, but he's come under... more

Ohio State wide receiver Braxton Miller 's draft season is off to a rousing start. The former OSU quarterback was voted the best practice performer among more than 100 NFL draft prospects at the Reese's Senior Bowl by a panel of NFL scouts, dazzli... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Though the Reese's Senior Bowl drew a strong contingent of quarterbacks this year, it could have been a bit stronger had Michigan State's Connor Cook accepted his invitation. But his absence was more his loss than the game's. Th... more

Like any NFL draft choice, Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch would like nothing more than to make an impact as a rookie. But if the star junior is drafted by a team looking to bridge Lynch behind an aging, quality starter, he wouldn't mind spending... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- We already know there is room for two Gronkowskis in the NFL -- it's been done before. But could there be room for two on one team? Kansas State fullback Glenn Gronkowski met with the New England Patriots Wednesday night, the team... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Some of the 2016 NFL Draft prospects at the Reese's Senior Bowl this week will be displayed Saturday on the first of two life-changing stages. The first is the annual all-star game that allows NFL coaches and scouts to watch the... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman 's dismissal from Penn State is a topic he's having to discuss anew this week as NFL scouts and personnel executives meet with some of the nation's top draft prospects at the Reese's Senior Bowl. B... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland 's decision to return to college for his senior season keeps looking better and better. Ragland is practicing well at a new position (outside linebacker) at the Reese's Senior Bowl this week, and de... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Take a close look at Kyler Fackrell in the Reese's Senior Bowl this week. You just might be looking at a first-round draft pick. The Utah State linebacker is garnering an increasing amount of attention from NFL scouts, and while... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Ohio State wide receiver Braxton Miller wants NFL coaches and scouts to see something of Pittsburgh Steelers star Antonio Brown in his game by the time they leave the Reese's Senior Bowl at the end of the week. And Tuesday was hi... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz will face all kinds of scrutiny this week at the Reese's Senior Bowl, from his mechanics to his personal interviews, to his ability to read defenses and whether he can adjust to a higher l... more

Mike Stone / Associated Press North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz's small-school status hasn't hurt his draft stock. MOBILE, Ala. -- Carson Wentz hasn't yet thrown a pass in a Reese's Senior Bowl practice, but the excitement surrounding the... more

Former Texas and Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young has been arrested on a misdemeanor DWI charge. Young was booked into jail at 12:46 a.m. on Monday on a $2,000 bond. He was released later Monday under circumstances that will land a supervis... more

The Cleveland Browns have a new coach in Hue Jackson, and with the No. 2 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, the club should -- once again -- take another shot at a new quarterback to go with him, according to NFL Media draft expert Mike Mayock. Jo... more

Former Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams struggled with accuracy at times during the East-West Shrine Game practice week, but when the lights came on Saturday at Tropicana Field, Adams couldn't have been much more on target. The diminutive transfer fir... more

Thaddeus Moss, the son of seven-time Pro Bowl WR Randy Moss and a top high school recruit, has committed to North Carolina State. I'm beyond blessed to announce that I will be shutting down my recruitment and committing to Nc State??? #Pac... more

LM Otero / Associated Press The defense of Connor Cook's reputation began at the East-West Shrine Game. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook 's evaluation as a draft prospect will include a close look not only at... more

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- More than 100 hopefuls for the 2016 NFL Draft made their final practice impressions on NFL scouts Thursday before playing in Saturday's East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field (live on NFL Network ), and quite a few of them... more

Kim Raff / Associated Press Jared Goff's game against Utah in October would be one he'd like to forget. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- If Jared Goff could burn one of his 2015 game tapes and wipe it from the memories of NFL scouts, it would no... more

Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press A former opponent of Paxton Lynch came away impressed with the Memphis QB's play. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Count South Florida defensive back Jamie Byrd as a believer in Memphis' Paxton Lynch , the star junior... more

The first NFL postseason game to ever feature opposing Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks is upon us, and it's not Peyton Manning versus Tom Brady. No, it's instead the NFC title game that will make Heisman history with Carolina's Cam Newton, the 20... more

Jaylon Smith's injured left knee might be of concern for NFL clubs considering drafting the Notre Dame star, but if the early entry prospect tumbles in the draft, it should be a short fall. » Tracking underclassmen intentions for 2016 NFL Draft... more

Julie Jacobson / Associated Press Heisman winner Derrick Henry made his draft decision official on Friday. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry of Alabama and defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson will apply for early... more

Kansas State fullback Glenn Gronkowski, the younger brother of New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski, will try his hand at tight end later this month at the Reese's Senior Bowl. » Prospects who have accepted invites to 2016 Senior B... more

Ric Tapia / NFL Deshaun Watson excelled against Alabama's talented defense in the national title game. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson has the potential to be the No. 1 choice in the 2017 NFL Draft, according to an NFL quarterbacks coach... more

The demand for Lane Kiffin as a head coach, despite two successful years as Alabama's offensive coordinator, might need another year to solidify. But the demand for him as a coordinator, apparently, remains plenty strong. UCLA coach Jim Mora offere... more

Three days after showing the nation why he's the most dynamic quarterback in college football, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson received the hardware to prove it. The Tigers' sophomore has won the Manning Award, the only major award to withhold i... more

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton knows a thing or two about onside kicks in crucial moments. After all, he turned momentum in a Super Bowl with one, surprising the Indianapolis Colts with a play called "ambush" that helped spark a 31-17 win in... more

Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander intends to enter the 2016 NFL Draft as a third-year sophomore, becoming the sixth player off the Tigers' ACC-championship defense to announce plans for early draft entry. » Tracking underclassmen intentions... more

Clemson safety Jayron Kearse has declared for the 2016 NFL Draft, joining a growing list of Tigers that are intending on early draft entry rather than returning to the College Football Playoff runner-up Tigers. "I'm thankful for everything I've bee... more

As if an offseason transition from St. Louis to Los Angeles isn't enough of a change for the Rams, the club could also find itself making a transition at the most important position on the field. New city, new quarterback? NFL Media analyst Buck... more

Shaq Lawson isn't the only Clemson defensive end who intends to make an early jump to the NFL. His bookend on the other side of the CU defensive line, Kevin Dodd, will forego his final year of NCAA eligibility as well. Dodd finished his career on a... more

Lynne Sladky / Associated Press Baker Mayfield will guide what promises to be a potent Sooners backfield trio in 2016. The 2016 college football season is eight months away, and plenty of factors that aren't yet clear will shape the preseaso... more

David J. Phillip / Associated Press Derrick Henry toppled Shaun Alexander's career yardage record in Alabama's national title win. GLENDALE, Ariz. -- If running back Derrick Henry decides to return to Alabama to play his senior season, it... more

Ric Tapia / NFL O.J. Howard entered the national championship game without a touchdown reception this season. GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Tight end O.J. Howard, something of an afterthought in the Alabama offense throughout the regular season, made... more

David J. Phillip / Associated Press Mackensie Alexander made the first tackle of the game, but later left due to injury. GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Clemson star defenders Shaq Lawson and Mackensie Alexander both started the College Football Playoff... more

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander could miss the College Football Playoff Championship Game against Alabama on Monday night with a hamstring injury, giving the Tigers two key defensive starters whose availability is in jeopard... more

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly isn't inclined to try his hand at being an NFL head coach, at least not at this point in his career. » NFL head-coaching tracker Asked about his possible interest during a Monday interview on ESPN, the Fighting Ir... more

Chicago Bears offensive tackle Kyle Long made himself a social-media poster boy Monday for the draft value that a strong performance at the Reese's Senior Bowl can create. The former Oregon Ducks offensive lineman had very limited experience at the... more

Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith, one of the most highly regarded prospects in college football, intends to enter the 2016 NFL Draft. Despite sustaining a knee injury in the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State that required reconstructive surgery, Smith... more

If you thought organizing satellite camps all over the country would be Jim Harbaugh's boldest stab at innovation as Michigan's coach, adjust your Harb-meter. The Wolverines want to hold an undetermined number of spring practices at IMG Academy in... more

Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook has declined an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl. » Will decision to decline Senior Bowl invite cost Cook in draft? The Spartans' three-year starter is one of the top senior prospects for the 2016 d... more

PHOENIX -- Alabama coach Nick Saban called for the NFL to restructure its calendar with regard to college underclassmen Sunday. In advance of Monday's College Football Playoff championship game against Clemson, the former Miami Dolphins coach said... more

PHOENIX -- Alabama coach Nick Saban believes Crimson Tide linebacker Reggie Ragland's senior season has bolstered his draft stock into first-round status. Ragland, a two-year starter, received a second-round grade last year as a junior, but opted to... more

PHOENIX -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney predicts Tigers defensive end Shaq Lawson will be a first-round draft pick. And if the Lawson who enters the NFL is the same Lawson Swinney knows, the team that selects him won't have to worry about an attitude... more

The College Football Playoff title game between Alabama and Clemson (Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) will feature a wide assortment of pro prospects, many of whom will be available in the 2016 NFL Draft. College Football 24/7 looks at some of the key... more

Matt Cashore / USA TODAY Sports Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith suffered ACL and LCL tears in his left knee in the Fiesta Bowl. What was feared to be a devastating injury and a potentially complicated recovery for Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon... more

By the time more than 300 prospects for the 2016 NFL Draft gather at the NFL Scouting Combine in February, all 32 teams will have plenty of intel on them. But 30 of them won't have the luxury of the headstart in evaluating many of the top seniors tha... more

The NCAA has granted Clemson relief from restrictions on practice time in preparation for the College Football Playoff Championship Game against Alabama. The NCAA limits teams to 20 hours of athletic-related activities in a given week, including... more

If Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun didn't want this play to be remembered as one of his last in a college uniform, he has another chance to make a final impression. The All-Big Ten pass rusher has accepted an invitation to play in th... more

Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Barry Sanders, Jr., will transfer after spending four seasons at Stanford. Barry Sanders, Jr., has obtained a release to transfer from Stanford, and is considering a move to Oklahoma State, where his father played... more

Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah intends to enter the 2016 NFL Draft, adding to a deep group of defensive linemen that have announced they will apply for early draft entry. Ogbah posted his announcement Wednesday on Twitter , adding that... more

Former USC head coach Steve Sarkisian wants to get back into the coaching ranks at any level in 2016, including as an NFL offensive coordinator or quarterbacks coach. "He has worked hard to straighten his life out and whoever gives him a second cha... more

Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith, arguably the best linebacker in college football, suffered an ACL and MCL tear in his left knee last week in the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that there is a fear Smit... more

On Tuesday, Ohio State defensive back Vonn Bell became the ninth Buckeyes underclassman to announce his intention to enter the 2016 NFL Draft, marking what could be the end of what coach Urban Meyer predicted as an "exodus of players " to leave the... more

Make it eight from State. Ohio State wide receiver MichaelThomas became the eighth Ohio State underclassman to announce an intention to enter the 2016 NFL Draft on Tuesday, thanking Buckeyes fans in a statement via social media: I remember I pra... more

Nell Redmond / Associated Press Jalen Ramsey led Florida State with 10 passes defensed this season. Florida State's Jalen Ramsey will apply for early eligibility into the NFL draft, adding one of the nation's elite defensive backs to the 201... more

Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil, one of the elite talents in college football, intends to enter the 2016 NFL Draft as an underclassman. "After weighing the decision with my family, I will forgo my senior season and enter the 2016 NFL Draft. It's... more

Imagine a Super Bowl team being allowed less practice and preparation time than its opponent. Silly, right? Of course, but not quite NCAA-silly. As Clemson and Alabama prepare to play in the Jan. 11 College Football Playoff championship game, Cle... more

Ole Miss junior wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, one of the top draft prospects in college football at his position, has decided to apply for early eligibility into the 2016 NFL Draft. "After sitting down with my family, we have decided it is time f... more

Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry will apply for early eligibility into the NFL draft, becoming the first underclassman at the position in the 2016 class to decide to forego NCAA eligibility for a leap to the pros. But while the tight end position m... more

With turnover among NFL head coaches at its annual Black Monday zenith , club executives looking to make a move need not place a call to Stanford coach David Shaw. The Pac-12 championship the Cardinal just won under Shaw will be a building block for... more

The mystery that is Christian Hackenberg's NFL draft stock is only beginning to unravel with his announcement Saturday that he will apply for early entry into the 2016 NFL Draft. But with plenty of both positive and negative elements in place for hi... more

TCU matched the biggest comeback in bowl history Saturday with a 47-41 triple-overtime win over Oregon, recovering from a 31-0 halftime deficit in the Alamo Bowl. Senior quarterback Bram Kohnhausen, in his only career start, rebounded from a misera... more

Can the NFL handle two Gronks? Either way, make room for another. Kansas State fullback Glenn Gronkowski, the younger brother of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, will forego his final season of NCAA eligibility to apply for early entr... more

The exodus of talent Ohio State coach Urban Meyer predicted for his team regarding the 2016 NFL Draft grew by one more on Saturday. Buckeyes linebacker Darron Lee, a third-year sophomore, will forego two years of NCAA eligibility to apply for the 2... more

Arkansas' top three NFL draft prospects led a 45-23 win over Kansas State in the Liberty Bowl on Saturday, but Alex Collins' performance was on a different level. The Razorbacks' junior running back rushed for 185 yards on 23 carries and three... more

Bill Feig / Associated Press Ole Miss' Laquon Treadwell tied a Sugar Bowl record with three touchdown receptions. Could Ole Miss get star wide receiver Laquon Treadwell be back for another season? The Rebels' junior left open the possibility... more

Chuck Cook / USA TODAY Chad Kelly tied a career high with four touchdown passes in the Sugar Bowl. Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly looked a lot like his Pro Football Hall of Fame uncle on Friday, throwing four touchdown passes as the Rebels... more

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey broke three records Friday in the Cardinal's 45-16 Rose Bowl win over Iowa -- two Rose Bowl marks plus a school record -- showing the very same versatility that carried him to New York City earlier this month as a Heism... more

Pittsburgh wide receiver Tyler Boyd would rather experience Year One in the NFL than Year Two under coach Pat Narduzzi. The Panthers' top receiving threat intends to apply for early eligibility into the 2016 NFL Draft. "I will be declaring for th... more

Tommy Gilligan / USA TODAY Jim Harbaugh led Michigan to its first 10-plus win season since 2011. If Michigan's improvement in just one season under new coach Jim Harbaugh is any indication, the Wolverines will be contending for a lot more... more

If Michigan State's 38-0 loss to Alabama in the Cotton Bowl left Big Ten fans wondering if the league's best team qualified for the College Football Playoff, the Fiesta Bowl left even more doubt. Ohio State knocked off Notre Dame, 44-28, on Friday... more

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Clemson pass rusher Shaq Lawson insisted he'll be ready to play in the national championship game on Jan. 11 against Alabama despite a knee injury that knocked him out of Thursday's College Football Playoff semifinal win over Oklahoma . "I'm going... more

Connor Cook joined Paxton Lynch as NFL draft-bound quarterbacks who closed their college careers on a sour note, as the Michigan State veteran was completely ineffective in a 38-0 loss to Alabama in the Cotton Bowl College Football Playoff semifinal... more

Alabama's defense posted the first shutout in the two-year history of the College Football Playoff on Thursday, throttling Michigan State, 38-0, to win the Cotton Bowl and earn a berth against Clemson in the CFP National Championship Game in Glendale... more

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Clemson QB Deshaun Watson will play in the national championship game to cap off his sophomore season. Deshaun Watson was denied the Heisman Trophy, but the Clemson quarterback won't be denied the chance to... more

Baylor University has avoided a potential Title IX lawsuit brought by a former student-athlete whom a jury found was the victim of a sexual assault by former Bears defensive end Sam Ukwuachu. Attorney John Clune declined to divulge details, but confi... more

Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson, one of the top pass-rushing draft prospects in college football, traded poise for passion in the hours leading up to Thursday's College Football Playoff semifinal against Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. First, he... more

Cal quarterback Jared Goff showed he has little if anything left to prove at the college level Tuesday in dispatching Air Force with a career-best performance, and on Thursday, the junior confirmed he will apply for early eligibility into the 2016 NF... more

Who will end up with the No. 1 pick of the 2016 NFL Draft? Here's a look at the Week 17 games that will help determine the top of the draft order . Note: The draft order is determined by record, using strength of schedule, and then conference and... more

Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa will apply for early eligibility into the 2016 NFL Draft, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said Thursday. Meyer confirmed his star player's intentions Thursday morning, along with two other Buckeyes who already have... more

Urban Meyer's name appears on at least one "short list" for an NFL coaching position, but the Ohio State coach won't say which. He did, however, confirm Wednesday that an NFL club reached out to him to gauge his interest in a move to the profession... more

AP Photo/Butch Dill Memphis QB Paxton Lynch struggled vs. Auburn in a Birmingham Bowl loss. Paxton Lynch isn't Superman, after all. The Memphis quarterback, who some consider the top draft prospect in the country at his position, endured... more

Reggis Ball had a 53-yard interception return for a touchdown Wednesday in his final college game with the Memphis Tigers, but in a bizarre incident after the game, the fifth-year senior made sure his big play isn't what he'll be remembered for.... more

Ron Jenkins / Associated Press Jared Goff capped an impressive junior season at Cal with a strong showing in the Armed Forces Bowl. Quarterback Jared Goff isn't quite ready to announce whether he's calling it a career at Cal, but he... more

How good is Baylor's offense? Check out the best images from the 2015-16 college football bowl season. Good enough to dominate with its most dynamic offensive players on the sideline. Johnny Jefferson rushed for 299 yards on 23 carries as the Bea... more

Yet another UCLA player plans to end his college career a year early. Running back Paul Perkins became the fourth Bruins player to indicate he will apply for early eligibility into the 2016 NFL Draft, issuing a statement via social media on Tuesday... more

Cal quarterback Jared Goff made easy work of Air Force on Tuesday in a 55-36 win in the Armed Forces Bowl, firing six touchdown passes in what might have been his final college game. The Golden Bears' junior is considering whether to apply for earl... more

Alabama coach Nick Saban has some of the most rigid media policies in college football. Practice access is limited, assistant coaches aren't allowed to conduct media interviews except for rare occasions such as Cotton Bowl media access this week, a... more

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott received some good news when he learned that a series of citations stemming from a minor car accident on Sunday would not affect his playing status for the Buckeyes' Fiesta Bowl appearance against Notre Dame.... more

We're getting into the real meat of the bowl schedule, with 10 bowl games featuring ranked teams facing each other. This includes the second annual College Football Playoff, which... more

Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports Cal's Jared Goff is among the top QB talents in college football. The bowl season continues Tuesday with four games, including what could be the final college performance of Cal star quarterback Jared Goff, a... more

What Kenneth Dixon took from Keenan Reynolds last week, the Navy quarterback took back on Monday. Reynolds ran for three touchdowns and threw for another in leading Navy past Pittsburgh, 44-28, in the Military Bowl. He broke the FBS record for care... more

After receiving a second-round draft grade, UCLA junior defensive tackle Kenny Clark announced via social media on Monday that he will apply for early eligibility into the 2016 NFL Draft. pic.twitter.com/uXk8b07vNi ?? Kenny Clark (@KCBoutThatLi... more

Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook won't take on an Alabama defense loaded with draft prospects until Thursday, when the two teams meet in the Cotton Bowl, but Crimson Tide defensive coordinator Kirby Smart already knows which NFL quarterback Coo... more

Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa has made a decision on whether to apply for early eligibility into the 2016 NFL Draft, but he's going to carry the suspense a little longer. The Buckeyes' star junior said Monday he will announce his future plans... more

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott was the at-fault driver in a car accident on Sunday, accoring to Columbus police, and was cited for multiple traffic violations, but he will play for the Buckeyes in the Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame on Friday... more

If the quarterback position commands two of the top five picks in the 2016 NFL Draft, former Oakland Raiders scout Bruce Kebric has an idea of who might fit the suits: Cal quarterback Jared Goff and Memphis' Paxton Lynch. Kebric, who piled up 31 year... more

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez Nebraska's Tommy Armstrong, Jr., led the Huskers to a Foster Farms Bowl win over UCLA. It was the freshman quarterback who started hot in the Foster Farms Bowl, but it was the veteran who finished it. Nebraska'... more

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer went out a winner on Saturday, but it took 55 points and every bit of four quarters to make it happen. The Hokies (7-6) defeated Tulsa (6-7), 55-52, in a shootout to bring a victorious end to the 69-year-old coach's... more

Duke snapped a 54-year bowl-win drought on Saturday with a 44-41 overtime victory over Indiana in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, but needed a controversial call on a game-ending field-goal attempt to do it. Officials ruled that Indiana's Griffin Oakes m... more

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill UCLA's Kenny Clark was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection this season. Bowl season features a heavy Saturday of action, including Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer's final game as coach of the Hokies. College Football... more

Oklahoma has already struck gold with one transfer quarterback from Texas. Now, the Sooners will try to do it again. Kyler Murray, who left Texas A&M after the season, has signed with Oklahoma, coach Bob Stoops announced Thursday. Although Murra... more

Who will end up with the No. 1 pick of the 2016 NFL Draft? Here's a look at the Week 16 games that will help determine the top of the draft order : » 2016 draft order and needs for all 32 teams Texans at Titans Records: Texans: 7-7;... more

Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press Josh Doctson had 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns receiving for the Horned Frogs in 2015. Preparations for the Alamo Bowl for TCU star receiver Josh Doctson can now give way to anticipation for the Reese's Senior... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press This season, Christian McCaffrey eclipsed Barry Sanders' all-purpose yardage record from 1988. Christian McCaffrey might have fallen short in his bid for the Heisman Trophy, but as consolation prizes go... more

The Reese's Senior Bowl added some serious firepower to its roster on Tuesday, including quarterbacks Cody Kessler of USC and Dak Prescott of Mississippi State, and Baylor pass rusher Shawn Oakman, among 11 roster additions . The additions of Kessl... more

Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley announced on Monday that he intends to apply for early eligibility into the 2016 NFL Draft. One of the top left tackle prospects in college football, Stanley still plans to complete his degree at Notre Dame... more

There aren't many higher priorities than spring football for returning college players, but Adoree' Jackson certainly has one: the Olympics. The USC cornerback is expected to miss USC's spring drills under new coach Clay Helton to pursue a spot in th... more

Odell Beckham, Jr., received a one-game suspension for his actions on Sunday, but where his standing among the NFL's young receivers is concerned, he's in no trouble at all. NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt ranked the NFL's best receivers from th... more

The Titans remain just percentage points ahead of the Browns in a tiebreaker for the No. 1 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, but with two weeks remaining in the regular season, those percentage points are looking much more difficult for Cleveland t... more

BYU defensive end Bronson Kaufusi made a strong final impression on NFL scouts to close his college career Saturday. The Cougars' senior recorded a game-high nine tackles, seven of them solos, with three tackles for loss and a pass breakup to lead... more

Florida defensive end Alex McCalister reportedly has been dismissed from the Gators program and intends apply for early eligibility for the 2016 NFL Draft. It's unclear why McCalister was dismissed; his ouster from the program and draft intentions... more

Utah's defense forced five first-quarter turnovers to help forge what looked like an insurmountable lead, then withstood a furious comeback attempt in a 35-28 win over rival BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday. Safety Tevin Carter, a senior and a... more

Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright played one of his best games Saturday in the Wildcats' 45-37 win over New Mexico in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, then made it his last. The Wildcats junior told reporters he will apply for early eligibility into the... more

BYU has named Oregon State defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake as its new head coach, filling one of the last high-profile openings in what has been a busy month for coaching turnover at the collegiate level. Terms of Sitake's contract were not inc... more

Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright is one of the elite players in college football when healthy, but that doesn't necessarily make him an elite pro prospect. And according to one NFL scout, the Wildcats junior doesn't project as a first- or even a... more

Florida quarterback Will Grier saw his season cut short due to a failed NCAA drug test. As it turns out, his career there was cut short as well. » 2015 college football bowl schedule Grier will transfer, according to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sp... more

The bowl season opens Saturday with five games, led by what could be an especially intense affair between BYU and Utah in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. College Football 24/7 examines the top NFL draft prospects in action Saturday. Not all of the... more

Johnny Manziel might be gone, but the Manziel-sized headaches remain for Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin. Aggies quarterback Kyler Murray, who saw action as a freshman this season and was thought to be the future of the program after the transfer of K... more

If University of Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel is considering applying for early eligibility into the 2016 NFL Draft, he'll have to allow his regular-season performance to stand on its own with NFL scouts. The junior will miss the Hawaii Bowl... more

Who will end up with the No. 1 pick of the 2016 NFL Draft? Here's a look at the Week 15 games that will help determine the top of the draft order : Titans at Patriots Records: Titans: 3-10; Patriots: 11-2 Where they stand: The Tennessee Tit... more

The rivalry between BYU and Utah doesn't always come with the highest of stakes, but it always comes with high intensity. » 2015 college football bowl schedule The bitterness between the programs was on full display Wednesday night as the two... more

Ric Tapia / NFL Su'a Cravens registered a team-high 14.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks in 2015. Linebacker Su'a Cravens, USC's top defensive player, will apply for early eligibility into the 2016 NFL Draft. The junior announced the... more

Following his hospitalization for a fall from a broken hotel window and a subsequent charge of marijuana possession, Ole Miss star defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche issued a formal apology Tuesday. In it, the junior also denied a report that he used... more

Virginia Tech defensive back Kendall Fuller will apply for early eligibility into the 2016 NFL Draft. Retiring Hokies coach Frank Beamer confirmed the junior's intentions on Tuesday, praising the entire Fuller family. Kyle's brothers starred at VT... more

There is no shortage of financial perils for NFL rookies, and Phil Savage is tying the Reese's Senior Bowl to an opportunity to make those rookies better-prepared to handle an NFL paycheck wisely. The game's executive director announced Tuesday a... more

Ole Miss defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche's bizarre weekend incident in which he fell out of a hotel window might have come as shocking news to most, but to at least one NFL scout, it was par for the Nkemdiche course. "He's really athletic and he... more

Plenty of questions were raised about whether the Jaguars reached in making Blake Bortles the No. 3 overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. But nearly two full seasons later, Bortles' play has begun answering the critics, and NFL Media senior analyst Gil... more

If Cal's Jared Goff is available in the 2016 NFL Draft, the team that picks him can expect a quarterback similar to Bears veteran Jay Cutler, according to one NFL scout. The scout drew the comparison between Goff, a junior who has yet to announce... more

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly isn't expecting offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley to return to the Fighting Irish next season. As one of the most talented left tackles in college football, it seems likely that Stanley is poised to apply for early... more

If Robert Nkemdiche's NFL scouting evaluation doesn't suffer due to a bizarre incident in which he fell from an Atlanta hotel window over the weekend, it certainly won't be helped by a marijuana charge resulting from the police investigation into th... more

If TCU star receiver Josh Doctson's broken wrist prevents him from playing in the Alamo Bowl against Oregon on Jan. 2, he'll at least get one more chance to show NFL scouts what he can do. Doctson has accepted an invitation to play in the Reese's S... more

A lot of factors point to AJ McCarron winning his first NFL start this Sunday. History isn't one of them. The Cincinnati Bengals' second-year quarterback will be playing with the support of a 10-3 team, and against a 4-9 San Francisco 49ers squad t... more

As the end of the NFL season approaches, the mystery of which NFL club will eventually claim the No. 1 pick of the NFL draft typically unravels. However, on Sunday, that mystery only grew murkier. The Browns' 24-10 win over the 49ers dropped the... more

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson Alabama's Derrick Henry is the third RB to win the Heisman in last 16 years. Alabama running back Derrick Henry was awarded the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night. Henry beat out Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and... more

Quarterback Keenan Reynolds capped his Navy regular-season career by breaking the NCAA Division I record for career rushing touchdowns against rival Army, with his 84th and 85th scores, as the Midshipmen won the game, 21-17. Reynolds broke a 58-yar... more

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports North Dakota State's Carson Wentz threw 16 TD passes in the seven games he appeared in this season. Taking a first-round chance on a player from an FCS school isn't easy, but don't be surprised if an NFL club... more

Noah Spence's college football career has been a difficult journey, and he's ready to end it. The former Ohio State star defensive end, now at Eastern Kentucky, announced on Friday that he intends to apply for early eligibility into the 2016 NFL Dr... more

David Goldman / Associated Press Heisman finalist Derrick Henry leads all FBS running backs with 1,986 yards rushing this season. Derrick Henry didn't have to wait long Thursday at the Home Depot College Football Awards to collect the first... more

Ric Tapia / NFL Adolphus Washington had a productive season on the Buckeyes' defensive line. Things just got a little easier for NFL scouts attending the Notre Dame-Ohio State Fiesta Bowl: one less prospect to keep up with. Buckeyes senior... more

Alabama running back Derrick Henry piled up some more yardage Thursday night at the Home Depot College Football Award show, walking back and forth from his seat to the stage to clean up three of college football's top individual awards. The Heisman... more

Who will end up with the No. 1 pick of the 2016 NFL Draft? Here's a look at four Week 14 games that will help determine the top of the draft order: 49ers at Browns Records: 49ers: 4-8; Browns: 2-10 Where they stand: Would Browns fans rather mai... more

Derek Carr was the fourth quarterback chosen in the 2014 NFL Draft, slipping into the shallows of Round 2 to the delight of the Oakland Raiders. But with nearly two pro seasons behind them, NFL Media draft expert Mike Mayock believes Carr should ha... more

Ohio State has confirmed defensive tackle Adolphus Washington was cited for solicitation on Wednesday night. "Disciplinary action will be handled internally," OSU sports information director Jerry Emig told ABC6 News . Emig said Washington has a... more

Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib won the Lombardi Award (top lineman) on Wednesday night, capping a meteoric rise of a college career that began as a walk-on, and ended with a trophy named for a coach who espoused the traits college walk-ons can... more

Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith is leaning toward applying for early entry into the 2016 NFL Draft and has narrowed his options for an agent, according to NFL Media's Rand Getlin . The Fighting Irish junior has been arguably the best linebacker... more

With college football's top national awards being presented this week, here's a look at the finalist field for each and a prediction for who will take home the hardware. Bednarik Award (top defender) The finalists: LB Tyler Matakevich, Temple; DL... more

Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander's performance in the College Football Playoff could be his last for the Tigers. The third-year sophomore is leaning toward applying for early entry into the 2016 NFL Draft, according to NFL Media's Rand Getlin... more

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien isn't waiting around to see whether Carl Nassib wins the Lombardi Award as one of college football's top players to admit he was wrong about his former walk-on at Penn State. The senior leads the FBS in sacks (15.5)... more

Add Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson to the growing list of college stars that plan to make this college season their last. The Tigers' top pass rusher told Fox 26 Sports of Houston that he intends to apply for early eligibility into the 2016 NFL... more

Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith was announced Tuesday as the Butkus Award winner . The honor goes to the top linebacker in college football. The Fighting Irish junior is among the top pro prospects at his position, and anchored the ND defense with a team... more

Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook will take some individual hardware into the College Football Playoff: the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. Cook beat out four other finalists for the honor, which is presented to college football's top quarter... more

Ohio State wide receiver Braxton Miller has accepted an invitation to the 2016 Reese's Senior Bowl, giving the annual all-star game one of the most intriguing prospects in next year's draft. Although Miller had just 329 yards receiving on 24 recept... more

Florida's Vernon Hargreaves III says he'll probably apply for early entry into the 2016 NFL Draft, signaling an end to a three-year career as one of the top cornerbacks in college football. "We've been talking about it. It's not something we've bee... more

Derik Hamilton / USA TODAY Sports Tyler Matakevich has 126 tackles and 15 tackles for loss for Temple this season. In a field of finalists that included some defenders with far more notoriety -- Clemson's Shaq Lawson and Alabama's Reggie... more

Lynne Sladky/Associated Press Zach Thomas was selected to seven Pro Bowls as a member of the Dolphins after starring at Texas Tech. Zach Thomas isn't quite sure what to make of the way college football has evolved since his days as a... more

John David Mercer / USA TODAY Sports Derrick Henry's tour de force against LSU thrust him into the role of Heisman favorite. Alabama running back Derrick Henry, Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson... more

With the full slate of bowl games revealed , here's a look at the 10 contests that intrigue me most, as well as the prospect with the most on the line in each game. 1. Fiesta Bowl: Notre Dame vs. Ohio State The matchup: For sheer volume of pr... more

Clemson junior Jayron Kearse is leaning toward applying for early eligibility in the 2016 NFL Draft. » Tracking underclassmen intentions for 2016 NFL Draft Kearse is a safety with freakish measurables (6-foot-5, 220 pounds), and has told mult... more

The vaunted Ole Miss signing class of 2013 that produced one of the best junior classes on any team in college football could be losing its first member to the NFL draft. Rebels junior wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has told multiple sources that he... more

Former USC head coach Steve Sarkisian has filed a lawsuit against the school for the way it handled his embarrassing exit from the program earlier this season. The suit claims breach of contract, breach of implied covenant of good faith, failure to... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Not having a conference title game might have cost Bob Stoops' Sooners a better playoff seed. Not playing a conference championship game might not have kept the Big 12 out of the College Football Playoff, bu... more

Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart was announced as Georgia's new head coach on Sunday, just a day after his defense led the Crimson Tide to an SEC Championship Game win over Florida . The former Bulldogs defensive back, after nine seasons a... more

Week 15 polls: CFB Playoff AP Coaches Super 16 Michigan State's 16-13 win over Iowa in the Big Ten Championship Game earned the Spartans a No. 3 seed in the final College Football Playoff rankings, and a game against No. 2 Alabama in t... more

Joshua S. Kelly / USA TODAY Sports Wayne Gallman rushed for 187 yards and a touchdown in Clemson's ACC title game win. College football's conference championship weekend brought with it more than its share of heroes and goats. College... more

Just a year after being fired by the University of Florida, Will Muschamp will take over another SEC East program. South Carolina announced on Sunday that Muschamp will be the football team's new head coach. The former Auburn defensive coordinator... more

Spare yourself any suspense where the College Football Playoff field is concerned. The CFP selection committee won't reveal its final rankings until Sunday, but the outcomes of Saturday's conference championship games left little doubt as to which... more

Darron Cummings / Associated Press LJ Scott capped a 22-play, nine-minute drive with the game-winning score for Michigan State. Michigan State took 9:04 off the clock with a 22-play drive that not only ended with the game-winning touchdown,... more

With a spectacular performance from sophomore running back Christian McCaffrey, Stanford took the Pac-12 Championship Game, 41-22, over USC. Check out the top images from college football's championship weekend. McCaffrey proved to be too much for... more

It took more than two decades and two extra games to knock Barry Sanders off the top of the record book, but Stanford's Christian McCaffrey broke through in the Pac-12 Championship Game on Saturday. McCaffrey broke the former Detroit Lions star's N... more

Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports Alabama's Derrick Henry is widely considered the Heisman Trophy front-runner. Derrick Henry's grip on the Heisman Trophy is a bit tighter, and Alabama's grip on a College Football Playoff spot is as tight as it... more

Baylor lost more than a football game on Saturday when it was upset by Texas . It lost one of its top underclassmen, as well. Wide receiver Corey Coleman indicated he intends to apply for early eligibility into the 2016 NFL Draft, per The Statesm... more

A record of 5-7 isn't nearly what Texas coach Charlie Strong wanted for his second season, but a win over Baylor isn't a bad way to punctuate the dismal record. The visiting Longhorns upset Baylor, 23-17, on Saturday, leveraging a 20-0 halftime lea... more

Friday night, Bowling Green coach Dino Babers proved he could win a Mid-American Conference championship with a 34-14 win over Northern Illinois. Just a day later, he's looking to prove himself on a much bigger stage: the ACC. Syracuse has hired Ba... more

Butch Dill/AP Alabama's Derrick Henry is widely considered the Heisman front-runner entering Saturday's game vs. Florida. Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to this weekend? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the team... more

Luis M. Alvarez/Associated Press Mark Richt takes over as Miami's head coach after spending the last 15 seasons at Georgia. The University of Miami introduced former Georgia coach Mark Richt as the new leader of a proud but troubled football... more

Missouri has named defensive coordinator Barry Odom as its new head coach. Odom, 39, agreed to a five-year contract to replace Gary Pinkel, who retired earlier this month due to health reasons. "We had the opportunity to visit with a number of... more

The decision on whether to fire LSU coach Les Miles, who had won 110 games, wasn't finalized until he was in the midst of winning his 111th. F. King Alexander, LSU's president, acknowledged the 11th-hour determination, per the Baton Rouge Business... more

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's prediction of an "exodus" of talent leaving the program for the 2016 NFL Draft began to materialize with running back Ezekiel Elliott announcing his intention to leave OSU, and star defensive end Joey Bosa could be next... more

How conference championship weekend plays out will ultimately determine the four-team College Football Playoff field, as well as the matchups for the 41 bowl games. CFB 24/7 experts Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Charles Davis, Chase Goodbread, D... more

Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports Mark Richt served as backup QB to Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly while at Miami. Mark Richt is headed back from where he came. The former Georgia coach has agreed to become the head coach at the... more

College coaching vacancies are beginning to disappear this week as quickly as they opened, and one of the biggest among them has been filled. Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin has agreed to be the next head coach at Maryland, the school ha... more

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward would be interested in joining Kirby Smart's coaching staff at the University of Georgia. Ward, a former do-it-all offensive sparkplug for the Bulldogs, told The Paul Finebaum Show he'd like to t... more

UCLA has already lost one underclassman in star linebacker Myles Jack , who withdrew from school to rehabilitate a knee injury and ready himself as much as possible for the NFL Scouting Combine in February. And he might not be the only Bruins junio... more

Add Jeff Tedford to the lengthy list of coaches that could be vying for position in a wide-open college job market. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator and Cal head coach has resigned his position as head coach of the Canadian... more

After correcting some early season struggles and connecting on five out of five field goals in the Iron Bowl on Saturday, consider Alabama kicker Adam Griffith's job safe next year. But the leg waiting behind him is sure to draw plenty of attention... more

It didn't take Georgia long to act on its head coaching vacancy. Just days after the school parted ways with 15-year coach Mark Richt, Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is set to accept the role, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitutio... more

Rick Scuteri / Associated Press After earning Pac-12 Defensive POY honors in 2014, Scooby Wright has had an injury-plagued 2015. Scooby Wright is determined to return for Arizona to play in the Wildcats' postseason bowl game, but the last... more

Margaret Bowles / Associated Press Marquise Williams has led North Carolina to 11 consecutive wins following a season-opening loss. North Carolina made its move into the top 10 of the College Football Playoff rankings as it prepares for No.... more

Tim Heitman / USA TODAY Sports Corey Coleman easily paces all FBS receivers this season with 20 touchdown receptions. Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman, a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top college receiver, is strongly... more

Could Butch be back? Former Miami Hurricanes and Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis has interviewed for the Miami job, according to reports, and he's not the only coach with NFL ties in the running. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schia... more

The NFL draft hasn't been the way the Dallas Cowboys have stocked the quarterback position for a long time -- the club has drafted just two of them since 1992 -- but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones might be ready to buck that trend given the team's struggl... more

Matthew Emmons / USA Today Sports Eric Striker has registered 23 sacks and 43 tackles for loss while at Oklahoma. Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker, Ohio State linebacker Josh Perry and Virginia Tech defensive end Dadi Nicolas are among the... more

With the second pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select ... [insert quarterback here]. In the wake of the Browns' gut-wrenching 33-27 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, the NFL's most hard-luck franchise could be on its way to... more

November

It used to be that seven losses disqualified college football teams from appearing in a bowl game. But with the proliferation of bowls, and the sponsors needed to pay for them, 5-7 teams now have to disqualify themselves. That's what 5-7 Missouri d... more

The Naval Academy released an Under Armour alternate uniform that the Midshipmen will wear in the Dec. 12 Army-Navy game, and amid college football's sea of hideous alt looks, this one is fantastic. In particular, Navy's helmets will be hand-paint... more

When USC athletic director Pat Haden chose Clay Helton to be his head coach of the future , removing his interim tag five days before the Trojans' Pac-12 Championship Game against Stanford, the move might not have resounded nationally as a flashy hir... more

Matt Cashore/USA Today Sports USC is 5-2 under coach Clay Helton this season. The biggest coaching opening in college football came off the vacancy board on Monday as USC athletic director Pat Haden announced Clay Helton has signed a... more

John Raoux / Associated Press Leonard Floyd has accumulated 17 sacks during three seasons at Georgia. On the day Georgia announced it was parting ways with coach Mark Richt after 15 seasons, Georgia junior linebacker Leonard Floyd announced... more

Rick Scuteri / Associated Press Notre Dame's Ronnie Stanley might not have to wait long to hear his name called on draft day. Ronnie Stanley might have lost a chance at the College Football Playoff Saturday, but if NFL Media analyst Mike... more

Scratch another college coaching job off the vacancy list. Toledo coach Matt Campbell has accepted the job at Iowa State despite an offer of more than $800,000 to stay with the Rockets that would have made him the highest-paid coach in the Mid-Amer... more

Mark J. Rebilas / USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield celebrates with fans after clinching the Big 12 title. The College Football Playoff field is still more than a week away from being officially set, but the end of the regular... more

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said on Saturday that Les Miles will continue to coach the Tigers. He made the announcement following the team's 19-7 win over Texas A&M. Miles' job security had come under heavy speculation in recent weeks . "I wan... more

Mark J. Rebilas / USA TODAY Sports Bob Stoops gets doused with water after Oklahoma sealed the Big 12 title. Oklahoma likely punched its ticket to the College Football Playoff on Saturday with a 58-23 rout of rival Oklahoma State, becoming... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press Stanford's Conrad Ukropina is lifted by fans and teammates after kicking the game-winning field goal. Conrad Ukropina drilled a 45-yard field goal as time expired and running back Christian McCaffrey... more

Mike Carter / USA TODAY Sports Mark Dantonio's Spartans prevented the defending national champs from a CFB Playoff return. College football's rivalry weekend brought with it more than its share of heroes and goats. College Football 24/7... more

Al Goldis / Associated Press After missing the Ohio State win, Connor Cook returned to lead the Spartans to the Big Ten title game. Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook returned from a shoulder injury to throw three touchdown passes in a... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press Derrick Henry produced his fourth 200-yard rushing game of the season. Alabama rode running back Derrick Henry for a career-highs of 46 carries and 271 yards to a 29-13 win over Auburn in the Iron Bowl, escaping... more

Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch tied an FBS record with seven touchdown passes in a half in a season-ending 63-0 rout of SMU on Saturday. Check out the top images from the 13th weekend of college football play. Lynch is considered one of the top... more

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott strengthened his Heisman case in a win over Michigan. A week after Ezekiel Elliott unleashed criticism of the Ohio State coaching staff for giving him just 12 carries in a loss to... more

It was only fitting that on a night when a driving rainstorm hampered the normally prolific Baylor and TCU offenses, a defensive stop decided the game. TCU defeated Baylor 28-21 in double overtime Friday when Julius Lewis and Ty Summers stuffed Baylo... more

Hawaii has hired Nevada offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich as its new head coach. The former Rainbow Warriors quarterback will be introduced at a news conference Monday, according to a release from the school . "Nick is a Warrior at heart and so... more

The circus surrounding LSU coach Les Miles and his future with the school reached peak madness Friday as conflicting reports surfaced about whether he told an assembly of Tigers boosters Friday that he won't be back next season. "Thanks for a great... more

Iowa's improbable crash of the College Football Playoff party earned the extension it needed Friday with a 28-20 road win at Nebraska, setting up the Hawkeyes' Big Ten Championship Game appearance against either Michigan State, Ohio State or Michigan... more

First-year Houston head coach Tom Herman, already a hot name as a head coach on the rise, became even hotter Saturday with a 52-31 win over Navy. The win not only put the 11-1 Cougars in the American Athletic Conference Championship Game, but put the... more

Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to this weekend? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that are credentialed to attend some of the weekend's biggest battles. Florida State at Florida Clubs attending: Detroit Lions... more

An incident that left Wisconsin running back Corey Clement with an injured hand two weeks ago has resulted in two citations of disorderly conduct for Clement, and the school is backtracking from a statement it released at the time. Clement instigat... more

Leave it to the Harbaugh home to go off script on Thanksgiving. It can be difficult to tell if Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is kidding or serious sometimes, but if he's to be taken at his word on Wednesday's Stoney & Bill Show , it'll be steak inste... more

Rivalry week features many great showdowns, but this week's slate is highlighted by the intersectional rivalry between Notre Dame and Stanford. CFB 24/7 experts Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Charles Davis, Chase Goodbread, Daniel Jeremiah, Chad... more

Oklahoma's win over TCU was enough to vault the Sooners into the College Football Playoff selection committee's No. 3 ranking Tuesday, while Iowa moved into a coveted top-four spot as well. The Sooners and Hawkeyes replaced Ohio State, which lost... more

Florida State star running back Dalvin Cook wasn't among three finalists selected for the Doak Walker Award on Tuesday, which goes to the nation's top running back. But while Cook is a spectacular talent with as bright a future as there is at the... more

South Carolina wide receiver Pharoh Cooper intends to apply for early entry into the 2016 NFL Draft, his father told The State . The junior's NFL potential, rather than the Gamecocks' pending coaching hire, drove the decision, according to Glen Coo... more

AP Photo/Tony Ding Safety Jabrill Peppers is having a breakthrough sophomore season for Michigan. Former San Francisco Giants center fielder Willie Mays is a baseball legend for a number of reasons, including his ability to excel in all... more

Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard and Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams, who missed the season rehabilitating a foot injury, are among the latest 2016 NFL Draft prospects to accept an invitation to compete at the Reese's Senior Bowl.... more

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg has drawn a wide array of opinions from NFL scouts, primarily because his skill set and physical tools haven't translated especially well to his on-field performance. The junior, who has until a Jan. 18... more

Les Miles is mum about the possibility of LSU making a coaching change at the end of the season, but Tigers assistant Ed Orgeron is making no secret of thoughts about his coaching future. The colorful defensive line coach has interest in the openi... more

LSU coach Les Miles addressed reports that his job is in jeopardy on Monday, saying he won't deal with the issue before the end of the season. He associated the reports with others that proved inaccurate. "(The media) had me in (another) job not lo... more

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer on Monday defended running back Ezekiel Elliott for his critical comments about the OSU coaching staff following the Buckeyes' 17-14 loss to Michigan State on Saturday. In fact, the coach said he agreed with Elliott's... more

The list of finalists for the Butkus Award, presented annually to the college football's top linebacker, has a distinctive SEC flavor. LSU's Deion Jones, Georgia's Leonard Floyd and Alabama's Reggie Ragland all made the cut, along with Notre Dame's... more

Bradley Leeb/Associated Press Urban Meyer's Buckeyes suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday. Less than two weeks ago, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer predicted that an "exodus" of talent would be leaving the OSU program for the NF... more

Ezekiel Elliott's criticism of the Ohio State coaching staff for its play calling in a 17-14 loss to Michigan State won't be held against him when it comes to his evaluation for the NFL draft, and according to one NFL scout, the running back is on hi... more

Oklahoma's Steven Parker deflected a pass on a two-point conversion try with less than a minute remaining to preserve a 30-29 win over TCU on Saturday. The victory keeps the Sooners within reach of the College Football Playoff. Running back Samaje... more

A week after Oklahoma spoiled Baylor's undefeated season, the Bears tried on the spoiler role themselves. And they liked it just fine. Baylor sophomore receiver KD Cannon caught five passes for 210 yards and a pair of touchdowns Saturday as visit... more

Geoff Burke/USA Today Mark Dantonio led his Michigan State team to a stunning upset of Ohio State. The 12th weekend of the college football season brought with it more than its share of heroes and goats. College Football 24/7 takes a look a... more

Geoff Burke / USA TODAY Sports Ezekiel Elliott had 33 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in Ohio State's loss. Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott said he won't be returning to the Buckeyes next season, and had some harsh words for his... more

In the wake of Ohio State's 17-14 loss to Michigan State on Saturday, its final home game of the year, Buckeyes fourth-year junior Cardale Jones dropped a hint as to his intentions for the future: Last time walking down them steps and into The Sho... more

Jay LaPrete / Associated Press Backup QB Tyler O'Connor helped Michigan State prevail in Connor Cook's absence. Michael Geiger converted a 41-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Michigan State to a 17-14 upset road win at Ohio State on... more

Anyone can engage in the debate on which running back is the best in college football, but very few people know what it's like to play against three of the very best candidates. Florida cornerback Jalen Tabor has faced FSU's Dalvin Cook, Alabama's De... more

Virginia Tech defensive end Dadi Nicolas has had a quiet senior season for the Hokies, but this isn't the way a senior NFL draft prospect is supposed to make noise: Nicolas had just been flagged for being offsides, and when referee Ron Cherry... more

What might have been Christian Hackenberg's final home game at Penn State wasn't exactly a memorable one. Michigan's defensive front thoroughly harassed the Nittany Lions' junior quarterback Saturday and outlasted PSU, 28-16, allowing just 208 tota... more

Michigan State star quarterback Connor Cook didn't play in the Spartans' stunning upset of Ohio State on Saturday. Cook, one of the nation's top senior quarterbacks, was knocked out of last week's MSU win over Maryland with a shoulder injury and w... more

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports Michigan State's Connor Cook is looking to keep the Spartans' playoff hopes alive. Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to this weekend? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that ar... more

NFL clubs could soon be permitted to trade compensatory draft choices for the first time. The Competition Committee recommended that compensatory picks be tradable, NFL spokesperson Michael Signora told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. NFL clubs wou... more

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knows the wide receiver position as well as anyone in college football, having been a receiver himself at Alabama, then coaching the position before ascending to the head-coaching ranks at CU. And while he's never been on a... more

Restrictions for NFL scouts on college campuses, which widely vary, can work to the detriment of a majority of NFL draft prospects. That's how an NFL general manager assessed the challenges scouts face as they traverse from school to school gathering... more

Unbeaten Ohio State hosts Michigan State in a Big Ten showdown with major College Football Playoff implications. Elsewhere, Oklahoma State puts its undefeated record on the line against Baylor. CFB 24/7 experts Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Char... more

Aaron M. Sprecher / NFL Charlie Strong has compiled a 10-13 record in his time at Texas. Texas coach Charlie Strong tried to put to rest rumors and reports of his interest in coaching at Miami on Wednesday, and held a short-notice news... more

At 6-foot-7 and 245 pounds, Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch draws a lot more praise for his throwing arm than for his athleticism. But that doesn't mean he's unathletic, and NFL Media draft expert Mike Mayock likened the Tigers' junior on Wednesda... more

The College Football Playoff selection committee didn't show Baylor much respect when the Bears were undefeated and climbed no higher than sixth in its weekly rankings. So it figures, by extension, that a win over Baylor didn't garner much respect,... more

Matthew Emmons/USA Today Sports Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is engaging in some college football trash talk. Not that the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry needs any extra hype more than a week before it's played, but NBA superstar LeBro... more

Georgia linebacker Jordan Jenkins, Oklahoma defensive end Charles Tapper and Louisville defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins are among the top NFL draft prospects to accept an invitation to the 2016 Reese's Senior Bowl. The Senior Bowl announced 19... more

Houston's Tom Herman is 10-0 in his first season as a head coach, so for the time being, his methods are difficult to question. So take heed when Herman says that there are right and wrong ways for the Cougars to express love in a locker room. Beho... more

Don Wright / Associated Press Rob Chudzinski compiled a 4-12 record during his one season as Browns head coach in 2013. Indianapolis Colts associate head coach Rob Chudzinski is among at least half a dozen candidates reportedly expected to... more

Jim O'Connor/USA TODAY A few tough tests stand in the way of Urban Meyer's Buckeyes and a second consecutive playoff berth. The College Football Playoff selection committee will pore through dozens of games over the next several weeks to... more

Top NFL draft prospects almost always cite family considerations as the overwhelming factor in deciding whether to enter the draft as underclassmen. But in Joey Bosa's case, those considerations are decidedly different than most. Ohio State's star... more

Jim Brown/USA Today Sports Missouri's Gary Pinkel is retiring after 15 seasons as the Tigers' head coach. A common theme threaded Missouri coach Gary Pinkel's retirement press conference Monday as he fielded question after question about his... more

Arizona backup quarterback Jerrard Randall threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Nate Phillips in double overtime and the Wildcats defense followed with a stop to lift UA to a 37-30 upset of visiting No. 10 Utah. It was the only pass Randall completed... more

With Josh Rosen's first season at UCLA winding down, the hype surrounding the freshman quarterback continues to wind up. » What we learned: Pac-12's playoff hopes dealt crushing blow NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah took to Twitter on Saturd... more

Mike DiNovo / USA TODAY Sports Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns in Ohio State's road win over Illinois. The 11th weekend of the college football season brought with it more than its share of heroes and goats. College... more

The Baylor playoff dream all but ended Saturday. And Oklahoma's might have been reborn. » What we learned: Pac-12 all but out of playoff contention Visiting OU upset the Bears, 44-34, on Saturday with 511 yards of total offense and just eno... more

Tony Avelar/Associated Press Stanford suffered its second loss of the season Saturday vs. Oregon. The Pac-12 conference was all but taken out of contention for the College Football Playoff on Saturday as Oregon upset Stanford , 38-36. With... more

Oregon all but made sure that if the Ducks can't get back to the College Football Playoff, nobody from the Pac-12 can. Visiting UO upset Stanford, 38-36, on Saturday, giving the Cardinal its second loss and essentially taking what had been the Pac-... more

Arkansas beat LSU for the second consecutive season Saturday, 31-14, and running back Leonard Fournette's Heisman Trophy hopes absorbed another blow with the loss. Razorbacks junior running back Alex Collins outperformed Fournette with 141 yards an... more

Jim Harbaugh has made it clear that it's never a good time to ask him about whether he might be interested in another coaching job, and that especially includes a postgame news conference immediately after a double-overtime win over Indiana. "Stop... more

Marvin Gentry / USA TODAY Sports Alabama's Derrick Henry is among college football's top running backs. If Derrick Henry wrestled Heisman Trophy front-runner status from Leonard Fournette last week, he padded his lead this week. The Crimso... more

A shoulder injury knocked Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook out of the Spartans' 24-7 win over Maryland on Saturday, but both Cook and MSU coach Mark Dantonio expressed confidence that the star quarterback will be ready to play against Ohio Stat... more

Melina Vastola / USA TODAY Sports Florida State's Dalvin Cook was ranked second in rushing yards per game (153.9) in the FBS as he entered Week 11. Dalvin Cook broke Florida State's single-season rushing record of 1,242 yards, held by former... more

Opinions on Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch as a pro prospect vary from glowingly favorable to cautiously optimistic . Count one AFC executive in the former camp. "He goes top 15 -- an athlete with a strong arm, a Big-Ben type," the executive t... more

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel will resign at the end of the 2015 season due to health reasons, director of athletics Mack Rhoades announced Friday. Pinkel was diagnosed in May with lymphoma, according to a school news release . "I made the decision... more

Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports Wisconsin RB Corey Clement has rushed for 131 yards through two games this season. A tough season became even tougher for Wisconsin running back Corey Clement on Sunday morning after an altercation at his... more

Urban Meyer can't say exactly which of his underclassmen will head for the NFL draft after the season, but whatever the number, the Ohio State coach is bracing for a sizable roster shakeup. In January, Ohio State became just the third national... more

Mark D. Smith/USA Today Oklahoma's Sterling Shepard has matched his career high with seven TD catches through nine games this season. Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to this weekend? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse... more

A dashboard video of Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett being arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated has been released, showing the captain of the defending national champion Buckeyes as he was pulled over, denied consuming alcohol and... more

Mark Wallheiser/Associated Press FSU's Dalvin Cook is No. 2 in the FBS with an average of 153.9 rushing yards per game. Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell might be finished for th... more

Baylor hosts Oklahoma in a Big 12 showdown with major College Football Playoff implications. Elsewhere, Alabama is aiming to keep its playoff hopes alive as it hits the road against Mississippi State. CFB 24/7 experts Gil Brandt, Bucky Brook... more

Mel Evans / Associated Press Butch Davis last coached in 2010, when he led North Carolina to a third consecutive 8-5 finish. Before the University of Miami hires a new face to replace fired coach Al Golden, it will take reportedly take a loo... more

Notre Dame is in -- for now. The Fighting Irish moved into the College Football Playoff selection committee's No. 4 ranking, up from No. 5, with its 42-30 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday. Clemson held the No. 1 ranking for the second consecutive w... more

Jim Brown might be the greatest running back to ever play football, but he's the greatest mystery to kids of today. At least, that is, to Clemson players. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney told reporters Tuesday he has been anxiously anticipating Saturda... more

When you're 77 points better than your opponent, you can afford to try something crazy. That's exactly what Division III St. Thomas, of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, did with this no-look, behind-the-back two-point conversion p... more

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly wants an eight-team format for the College Football Playoff. But the obstacles, Kelly told The Rich Eisen Show , are numerous. » AP Top 25: Clemson is new No. 1, Notre Dame up to No. 6 "The conference championsh... more

Jonathan Bachman/Associated Press LSU RB Leonard Fournette leads the FBS with 1,383 rushing yards this season. LSU is investigating whether star running back Leonard Fournette's family violated NCAA rules with a website business, and an LSU... more

Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan wore a Clemson helmet during a press conference on Tuesday in support of his son, Seth, who plays for the ACC-leading Clemson Tigers. Swinney on @BuffaloBills coach Rex Ryan sporting our helmet today - "I just saw it.... more

University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe has resigned, effective immediately. Under criticism and pressure from students for his alleged disregard for campus racial issues, Wolfe announced his decision Monday at a UM Board of Curators meeting.... more

LSU running back Leonard Fournette's jersey from his game against South Carolina, along with LSU and South Carolina helmets autographed by LSU coach Les Miles and former South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier, raised $101,000 in an online auction to aid... more

Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press Penn State's Christian Hackenberg is averaging 199 yards passing per game this season. If Michigan sacks Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg three times on Saturday, the third will mark the 100th time... more

On the same day Missouri coach Gary Pinkel showed solidarity with dozens of players for a boycott of football-related activities by tweeting a photo in support of the group , a Missouri player says the team is anything but united. The players took... more

Nati Harnik / AP Mark Dantonio's Spartans were knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten on Saturday. The College Football Playoff selection committee has plenty of shuffling to do. Four undefeated teams lost on Saturday, making for what... more

Marvin Gentry / USA TODAY Sports Derrick Henry outperformed one of college football's brightest stars on Saturday. The 10th weekend of the college football season brought with it more than its share of heroes and goats. College Football 24/7... more

John David Mercer / USA TODAY Sports Derrick Henry strengthened his Heisman case in Alabama's win over LSU. The showdown between Leonard Fournette and Derrick Henry never materialized on Saturday in Alabama's 30-16 win over LSU. The Crimso... more

Dozens of Missouri football players are refusing to participate in football-related activities until school president Tim Wolfe resigns or is removed from office. Wolfe has been criticized for his handling of racial tension on campus, including... more

Steven Branscombe / USA TODAY Sports Nebraska's Tommy Armstrong, Jr., accounted for four touchdowns in the Huskers' win over Michigan State. Tommy Armstrong, Jr., threw a game-winning 30-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Reilly with 17 seconds... more

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Memphis' Paxton Lynch is among the top quarterbacks in college football. Paxton Lynch might be the quarterback headed for NFL riches, but on Saturday, it was Navy's triple-option offense that played the starring role a... more

Matt Bush / USA TODAY Sports Brandon Allen threw 6 TD passes and scored the game-winning two-point conversion for Arkansas vs. Ole Miss. Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry blindly flipped Ole Miss' SEC championship hopes behind him, and they... more

Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press Jim McElwain's Gators narrowly avoided an upset against Vanderbilt, but emerged victorious. Oklahoma State upset TCU, 49-29, on Saturday, improving to 9-0 and handing the Horned Frogs a loss that will likely... more

Joshua S. Kelly / USA TODAY Sports Clemson's Deshaun Watson is among the top quarterbacks in college football. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson led the Tigers to their first win over Florida State since 2011 Saturday, 23-13, in a home win... more

Mel Evans / Associated Press DeShone Kizer accounted for six touchdowns (five passing, one rushing) in Notre Dame's win over Pitt. Make room for some gold in the College Football Playoff standings. Golden domes, that is. Notre Dame's... more

Nine NFL teams had a chance to draft Todd Gurley in May before the St. Louis Rams took the former Georgia star running back at No. 10. But if any of the nine who missed on Gurley want another shot at an elite rusher, the wait might only be two years.... more

Charles Krupa /Associated Press Jalen Ramsey leads Florida State with 8 pass breakups this season. Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to this weekend? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that are credentialed... more

Jay LaPrete/Associated Press Ohio State's Joey Bosa is among the top defenders in college football. Recording just three sacks in his final college season didn't prevent former South Carolina star Jadeveon Clowney from being the No. 1 overal... more

The Detroit Lions are making changes atgeneral manager and team president . How long will it be before the team makes a change at quarterback? A new regime in the front office and, potentially, at head coach will put every player on the roster u... more

AP Photo/John Raoux Georgia coach Mark Richt has led the Bulldogs to a 5-3 record this season. Georgia coach Mark Richt's reportedly dysfunctional relationship with second-year defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt isn't the only sign of a... more

Alabama hosts LSU in an SEC showdown with major College Football Playoff implications. Elsewhere, the Big 12 title race will start to take shape as TCU visits Oklahoma State. CFB 24/7 experts Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Charles Davis, Chase Go... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Levi's Stadium, which will host Super Bowl 50, will also host the national title game in 2019. Atlanta, Santa Clara, Calif., and New Orleans were selected for future College Football Playoff Championship... more

While LSU running back Leonard Fournette and TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin are at the center of this season's Heisman Trophy race, Carson Palmer and Charles Woodson are thriving among active Heisman winners. There are 10 former Heisman winners activ... more

AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman LSU RB Leonard Fournette leads the FBS with 1,352 rushing yards this season. Leonard Fournette's wish to auction off his game jersey from LSU's 45-24 win over South Carolina last month to benefit flood victims in... more

Polls: CFB Playoff AP Coaches Super 16 Gerry Broome / Associated Press Deshaun Watson and Clemson first test as a No. 1-ranked team comes against Florida State. Clemson took the No. 1 spot in the College Football Playoff... more

The Harbaugh brothers are teaming up for a coaching clinic of the grandest scale, but it's Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh who stands to benefit. Jim and his brother, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, will be joined by the entire coaching staf... more

Jim Harbaugh gets bizarre, testy or otherwise awkward with reporters, Case No. 98,117. Football coaches take player-status questions every day during the season. Some are more forthcoming than others, but perhaps only Jim Harbaugh can take offense... more

The ACC might have suspended the officiating crew that botched multiple calls on Miami's miracle eight-lateral kickoff return to beat Duke on Saturday, but that doesn't mean Miami is suspending its celebration of the play. Or its profit from it:... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press QB Paxton Lynch has led Memphis to an 8-0 record this season. Paxton Lynch's rise as one of the top quarterback prospects in college football has strengthened by the week as Memphis' signal-caller continues... more

October

John Raoux / Associated Press Florida is one win away from clinching a berth in the SEC Championship Game. It's not a mathematical certainty yet, but Florida is all but in the SEC Championship Game. The Gators' resounding 27-3 win over... more

Jesse Johnson / USA Today Sports Michigan took back the Little Brown Jug and became bowl-eligible after defeating Minnesota. The eighth weekend of the college football season brought with it more than its share of heroes and goats. College... more

Matt Cashore / USA Today Sports DeShone Kizer threw for a touchdown and ran for two more scores in Notre Dame's win over Temple. It took a diving interception by one of the nation's top cornerbacks, KeiVarae Russell and 442 yards worth of... more

Paul Battaglia / Associated Press Michigan recaptured the Little Brown Jug with its last-second win over Minnesota. Michigan's Ryan Glasgow and Joe Bolden stuffed Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner on a fourth-down sneak attempt less than a... more

Cal-Stanford , move over. There's a new contender for nuttiest, most-improbable finish in college football history, and the way Miami's 30-27 win over Duke ended, it must be seen to be believed: Miami pulled off one of the best finishes in colleg... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press QB Mason Rudolph threw two touchdown passes in Oklahoma State's win over Texas Tech. The quarterback duo of Mason Rudolph and J.W. Walsh led No. 12 Oklahoma State back from a 17-point deficit for a 70-53 road win... more

Jared Goff/USA Today Sports Quarterback Jared Goff hasn't led Cal to a win since Oct. 3. USC handed Cal, led by quarterback Jared Goff, its third consecutive loss on Saturday, 27-21. It was USC's second consecutive win under interim coach... more

Texas is having a season to forget on the football field, but Nike hasn't forgotten what the Longhorns' brand is worth. The school's board of regents voted Friday to approve a new contract with the apparel company for $250 million over 15 years. Th... more

Just a week after taking over Ohio State's starting quarterback job, J.T. Barrett was cited early Saturday morning by police for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI), the school has confirmed. Barrett, 20, has been suspended from the Buckeye... more

USC Athletic Director Pat Haden announced Friday he is resigning his post on the College Football Playoff selection committee. "I am reluctant to step down, but my doctors advised me to reduce my traveling. With the weekly CFP meetings about to sta... more

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen recognizes greatness, even if it's from an opposing player. Earlier this year, he called Baylor receiver Corey Coleman the best player in college football . On Thursday night, he could only smile, shake his head a... more

Running back Dalvin Cook is one of six Florida State players who will miss Saturday's game against Syracuse because of an injury, marking the first missed game of the season for the star sophomore and leaving the Seminoles without their top two rushe... more

AP Photo/Ben Margot Jared Goff is looking to help Cal end a two-game losing streak. Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to this weekend? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that are credentialed to attend some... more

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki QB Paxton Lynch has led Memphis to a 7-0 record this season. Memphis' Paxton Lynch is fast-becoming one of the most talked about quarterback prospects in college football. And if the junior applies for early eligibility... more

LSU running back Leonard Fournette has become something of a poster child this year for criticism of an NFL rule that requires underclassmen to be three years removed from high school to be eligible for the NFL draft. While Tigers coach Les Miles did... more

Florida coach Jim McElwain describes the task of focusing on the next game and forgetting about the last, win or lose, as "ripping off the rearview mirror." Jim Harbaugh, for one, hasn't been able to do that. The Michigan coach has had a bye week... more

A week after Ole Miss welcomed its most talented offensive player back to the lineup, the Rebels' top defensive player is making a return as well. Defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche, who hasn't played since sustaining a concussion in a 37-24 loss to... more

Associated Press J.T. Barrett has completed 66 percent of his passes this season for 472 yards and seven touchdowns. When he was on the bench for most of the season, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett had little choice but to listen to... more

As Temple hosts Notre Dame for its first ranked-vs.-ranked game in program history, Florida and Georgia square off in the game affectionately known as the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party". CFB 24/7 experts Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, C... more

That Florida State football is a factory for NFL players is nothing new; when the Seminoles' program is at peak strength, it's as fertile a ground as any in the nation for NFL scouts. Putting every starter on one side of the ball in the Sunday league... more

If you thought no-look passes were reserved for basketball, meet the Robinson High football team from Tampa, Fla. The Knights' quarterback takes a quick glance at the flanker split wide to the right after the snap, then executes an over-the-shoulde... more

Ann Heisenfelt/Associated Press Jerry Kill had 15 winning seasons out of his 21 as a head coach. Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has resigned for health reasons. The resignation of the 2014 Big Ten Coach of the Year will take effect immediately... more

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said on Monday night that he would have had a hard time overlooking the stolen crab legs that were part of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's disciplinary track record in college had he been Winston's coach at the... more

Tony Ding/Associated Press Michigan's Jim Harbaugh revealed his secret to Halloween success. Jim Harbaugh might be eccentric, but he's never without a plan. Not even for Halloween. In the midst of reviving Michigan's program in his first... more

Former Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu, who was convicted of a 2013 sexual assault in August, has been denied a new trial. The conviction sparked a major controversy regarding the circumstances under which the troubled player transferred to Baylo... more

Raymond Carlin III/USA Today Sports Seth Russell led the nation's most prolific offense through the first seven games of the season. Baylor will have to continue its pursuit of a spot in the College Football Playoff without starting... more

If Miami is talking, Ed Reed is listening. The former All-Pro safety and Miami Hurricanes star said he would entertain a call from his former school, which must now search for a new coach after the dismissal of Al Golden on Sunday. Asked Monday on... more

Noah K. Murray / USA TODAY Sports Braxton Miller had 71 all-purpose yards in Ohio State's win over Rutgers on Saturday. NFL coaches and personnel executives will have plenty to ask Braxton Miller about at the NFL Scouting Combine in February... more

Jason Getz / USA Today Sports Florida State's setback to Georgia Tech was just one major development to a CFB Playoff contender. The course of three major conferences -- the ACC, the Pac-12 and the Big 12 -- took a significant turn on... more

Kelvin Kuo / USA Today Sports USC scored its first win over a top-three ranked team since 1975, when it beat Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl. USC earned a measure of respect back for an otherwise lost season Saturday with a 42-24 win over No.... more

Georgia Tech's Lance Austin scooped up a blocked field goal as time expired and returned it 78 yards for a game-winning touchdown, lifting the Yellow Jackets (3-5) to a stunning upset of Florida State, 22-16, on Saturday. FSU's Robert Aguayo lined... more

Nick Lisi / Associated Press A concerted effort to get Tyler Boyd touches paid off for Pitt in a road win over Syracuse. The eighth weekend of the college football season brought with it more than its share of heroes and goats. College... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press Derrick Henry had 143 yards and two touchdowns rushing in Alabama's win over Tennessee. Derrick Henry capped a 19-14 comeback win for Alabama on Saturday with a 14-yard touchdown run to beat visiting rival... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Will Redmond has five interceptions in three seasons at Mississippi State. Mississippi State's top NFL draft prospect, cornerback Will Redmond, won't get another chance to perform on the field for NFL scouts... more

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Miami's Al Golden is under fire as the Hurricanes have dropped three of their past four games. It's difficult to tell which took the worse beating on Saturday: The Miami Hurricanes, or support for coach Al... more

The Oklahoma State "Sea of Orange" Homecoming parade turned tragic Saturday when a car crashed into the parade, killing four people. According to police, there were 44 injuries, including at least eight that are critical. The driver of the car, Ada... more

Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch is drawing significant attention from NFL scouts, and after a 37-24 upset of Ole Miss last week, it should only increase for the balance of the season. If NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah is on target with a compari... more

Laremy Tunsil hasn't played a down of football since breaking his leg in the Rebels' Peach Bowl loss to TCU 10 months ago, and hasn't even been eligible to play until Saturday's home game against Texas A&M as he comes off a seven-game NCAA suspension... more

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong USC's Adoree' Jackson is one of the most versatile talents in college football. Adoree' Jackson's two-way role for USC is about to take a turn. The star sophomore cornerback with skills for both the return game and wid... more

Ric Tapia/NFL Cody Kessler's Trojans have dropped three of their past four games. Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to this weekend? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that are credentialed to attend some o... more

Ole Miss Athletic Director Ross Bjork rebuked the Memphis Commercial-Appeal for its depiction of Rebels defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche's concussion with a letter to its editor after Ole Miss' 37-24 upset loss to the Tigers on Saturday. Nkemdiche,... more

Two of the top three showdowns this weekend take place in the SEC, including a must-win SEC West confrontation CFB 24/7 experts Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Charles Davis, Chase Goodbread, Daniel Jeremiah, Chad Reuter and Lance Zierlein have p... more

In August, Cordell Broadus admitted he no longer wanted to be a football player and left the UCLA program as an incoming freshman . Now, Broadus, the son of rap artist Snoop Dogg, has revealed his passion for football was lacking long before he left... more

Michigan punter Blake O'Neill, just days after mishandling a punt that resulted in a miracle last-play win for Michigan State, faced all the tough questions about the play Spartans fans will never forget, and the one Michigan fans can't forget.... more

After half a season of often inconsistent play from Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones, a change is at hand. Redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett will make his first start of the season Saturday when the defending national champion Buckeyes play at... more

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh labeled his inclusion in speculation about open NFL-coaching jobs as disrespectful Tuesday. "I won't comment on it, it's disrespectful to the game," he said, per the Detroit Free Press . "I look at it as disrespectful."... more

Mark Wallheiser/Associated Press Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has high praise for Florida State's Dalvin Cook. While Leonard Fournette continues to draw heavy Heisman Trophy discussion with a weekly 200-yard average, he's not the only running... more

Add Pete Carroll to the list of coaches who don't care to pick up the pieces of USC football. Or, at least, aren't willing to say if they are for now. "I love USC, its a great place. But that's not happening," the Seattle Seahawks coach said,... more

Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell's place in the Ole Miss receiving corps is obvious to anyone -- he's its leader, both in terms of experience and production. Treadwell's place among NFL receivers to precede him at Ole Miss is entirely another question,... more

One might expect a fair amount of ridicule for the Colts' foiled and folly trick-play attempt Sunday, in a 34-27 loss to the Patriots, to come from Patriots fans or, even, Colts fans. But the Maine Black Bears, from that bedrock of football pedigr... more

Urban Meyer is growing quite accustomed to dodging the simple question of who should start at quarterback for Ohio State, and things took an interesting turn at a news conference Monday, as the defending national champions prepare to face Rutgers thi... more

Charlie Riedel/Associated Press Andrew Billings has helped Baylor to a 6-0 start this season. If Andrew Billings becomes the NFL player Ndamukong Suh is -- minus, especially, the drama -- he'll be a draft prize no matter how high the junior... more

Tony Ding/Associated Press Michigan punter Blake O'Neill has been the target of Wolverines fans' vitriol since the team's loss to MSU. Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett is standing between Wolverines punter Blake O'Neill and the... more

The drumbeat for J.T. Barrett to overtake Cardale Jones as Ohio State's starting quarterback is only getting louder. But Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer is beating a drum of his own: MEYER ON JT: Played great. Gives you dual threat. He'll evaluate the... more

Brian Spurlock / USA TODAY Sports Notre Dame's Will Fuller has drawn comparisons to Redskins WR DeSean Jackson. Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller didn't waste any time making an impact in the Fighting Irish's 41-31 win over USC on... more

A Florida run defense that had allowed just 99 yards per game going into its matchup with LSU's Leonard Fournette didn't look like such a stout unit in a 35-28 road loss to the Tigers on Saturday. The star sophomore ran 31 times for 180 yards and t... more

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Paxton Lynch led Memphis to an upset of Ole Miss on Saturday. The seventh weekend of the college football season brought with it more than its share of heroes and goats. College Football 24/7 takes a look at who had a... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press Derrick Henry has rushed for a TD in a school-record 12 consecutive games. Alabama's Derrick Henry piled up a career-high 236 yards on 32 carries with a pair of touchdowns in a 41-23 road win over Texas A&M on... more

Michigan State stole a miracle road win from rival Michigan on Saturday, 27-23, in a game with an unforgettable finish. Michigan senior punter Blake O'Neill fumbled a punt snap with 10 seconds remaining and it was scooped up by Spartans defensive b... more

Rod Aydelotte/Associated Press Baylor WR Corey Coleman has 16 touchdowns through six games this season. Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman destroyed the West Virginia defense Saturday, and WVU coach Dana Holgorsen wasn't of a mind to put the... more

Mark Humphrey / Associated Press After throwing for three vs. Ole Miss, Memphis' Paxton Lynch has 13 TD passes in six games this season. Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch, the best college quarterback most people haven't heard about, put his... more

Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett has logged less than 20 games in his college career. Like LSU true sophomore Leonard Fournette, however, Garrett is nevertheless drawing plenty of attention from NFL scouts as a pass rusher. And one believes... more

Put a stamp on the "catch of the year" honor in college football, and mail it to Francis Owusu. With half the season still to play, it's safe to say nothing will top the Stanford junior's touchdown catch Thursday night in a 56-35 win over UCLA. On... more

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press Utah is ranked No. 4 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll. As we turn the page on the first half of the 2015 college football season, here are 10 fearless predictions for the second half. 1. Utah will win... more

Former USC receiver Keyshawn Johnson was among several ex-Trojan stars who spoke to USC players Thursday in support of a team that's had a head coach fired at midseason twice in three years. Among his messages: Forget about Philadelphia Eagles coac... more

Associated Press Scouts will be watching Penn State's Christian Hackenberg and Ohio State's Joey Bosa on Saturday. Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to this weekend? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that... more

Ray Thompson/Associated Press Mike Gundy is in his 11th season as Oklahoma State's head coach. How much of a mess has USC football become in the wake of the program's second midseason firing of a head coach in three years? Enough that the... more

Speculation on college-turned-NFL coaches returning to the college ranks is inevitable. It's happened for plenty of coaches, from Nick Saban to Jim Harbaugh. And perhaps because the speculation on all of those coaches eventually became truth, it's... more

Pivotal conference clashes litter the landscape of America this weekend, highlighted by upstart Michigan hosting in-state rival Michigan State. CFB 24/7 experts Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Charles Davis, Chase Goodbread, Daniel Jeremiah, Chad... more

For everyone with a real stake in the Bret Bielema's latest tempest-in-a-teapot controversy, it's a dead issue. For fans, perhaps not quite so much. The Arkansas coach got involved in some barking between players during Alabama's 27-14 win over... more

Florida defensive back Deiondre Porter was arrested Wednesday and faces felony charges after allegedly firing a gun in the direction of his pregnant girlfriend on Sept. 29. Florida coach Jim McElwain said the redshirt freshman reserve has been... more

If college football handed out NFL-style awards , here would be the midseason favorites to take home those prizes: MVP - Trevone Boykin, TCU The MVP question is always debatable, but the defining criteria is always this: Where would the team be... more

D'haquille "Duke" Williams made a smart move Tuesday. While some NFL draft prospects with a history of disciplinary issues save their explanations or apologies for NFL scouts and personnel executives at the NFL Scouting Combine, or perhaps in an... more

Bold predictions about stopping Leonard Fournette have been made before. And they've failed before. But Florida defensive end Jon Bullard, is giving it another try, anyway. The Gators travel to LSU on Saturday, and the Gators senior was actually... more

USC athletic director Pat Haden defended both his track record as the leader of the Trojans athletic program Tuesday, and the hiring of fired coach Steve Sarkisian, who was terminated Monday for failing to adhere to a zero-tolerance policy regarding... more

Jonathan Bachman/Associated Press Steve Spurrier is stepping away after 10-plus seasons as South Carolina's coach. Steve Spurrier has always said he wanted to exit college coaching on his own terms, and the South Carolina coach did just that... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks are 2-4 this season. A prideful Steve Spurrier told his South Carolina Gamecocks team Monday that he is resigning , effective immediately, in the wake of his first 0-4 start in SEC... more

Aaron M. Sprecher / NFL Many consider Laremy Tunsil to be the top offensive tackle in college football. Ole Miss star left tackle Laremy Tunsil will serve one more game on suspension and make his season debut the following week, Oct. 24... more

Johnny Vy/NFL Steve Sarkisian led USC to a 12-6 record during his time as head coach. A day after placing coach Steve Sarkisian on a leave of absence, USC Athletic Director Pat Haden announced Monday that Sarkisian has been fired. In August,... more

Phelan M. Ebenhack/Associated Press Quarterback Will Grier helped lead Florida to a 6-0 start this season. Florida's undefeated run through the first half of the college football season will be a lot more difficult to match in the second... more

Tony Ding/Associated Press Jim Harbaugh's Wolverines are ranked No. 12 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll. The Miami Dolphins reportedly won't be looking to Ann Arbor, Mich., in their search for a head coach. The club has no intentio... more

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema is drawing heavy criticism on social media after the surfacing of a video clip that appears to show the outspoken coach flopping to feign a shove from Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson on Saturday night. » Winners and... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press USC's Steve Sarkisian was placed Sunday on an indefinite leave of absence. USC coach Steve Sarkisian's alleged drinking habit didn't end with an embarrassing speech he gave while impaired at a booster functio... more

Russell Isabella/USA Today After a hot start to the season, Cal's Jared Goff hit a major snag vs. Utah. Utah running back Devontae Booker rushed for 222 yards and Cal quarterback Jared Goff threw five interceptions Saturday as the Utes (5-0)... more

Tim Heitman/USA Today Charlie Strong's Longhorns earned a much-needed win over Oklahoma. The sixth weekend of the college football season brought with it more than its share of heroes and goats. College Football 24/7 takes a look at who had... more

Orlin Wagner/Associated Press TCU's Trevone Boykin is among the top candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Heisman Trophy hopeful Trevone Boykin delivered another big night for No. 2 TCU on Saturday, but for the first time this year, the Horned... more

Wade Payne/Associated Press Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs posted gaudy numbers in leading the Vols to a win over Georgia. When Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs wasn't throwing over the Georgia defense Saturday, he was running over it. By the... more

Jay LaPrete / Associated Press J.T. Barrett closed out three Ohio State scoring drives with touchdown runs. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has way too much ego to credit a reporter's thought with an assist for his football team, but in a 49-28... more

Maryland coach Randy Edsall didn't take well to questions about his future following a 49-28 loss to Ohio State on Saturday. Earlier this week, a report surfaced that Edsall, 22-34 in four-plus years at the school, would likely be fired following t... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Georgia's Nick Chubb is among the top running backs in college football. Georgia star running back Nick Chubb suffered a gruesome-looking injury Saturday on the Bulldogs' first play from scrimmage against rival... more

Embattled Texas coach Charlie Strong got the signature win his program desperately needed Saturday, a shocking 24-17 upset over rival Oklahoma in the annual Red River Showdown in Dallas. Just days after a rift between the Longhorns' older and young... more

Josh Doctson is emerging as one of the elite wide receiver prospects for the 2016 NFL Draft, but for NFL clubs in need of a downfield threat with size and sure hands, the draft-day price won't be cheap. An AFC scout told NFL Media's Albert Breer t... more

USC's hopes of a Pac-12 title and a possible berth in the College Football Playoff were all but dashed Thursday with an embarrassing home loss to Washington, 17-12. Huskies running back Myles Gaskin rushed for a game-high 134 yards on 22 carries, a... more

Lynne Sladky/Associated Press Florida State's Jalen Ramsey is among the top talents in college football. Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to this weekend? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that are... more

An assault charge against Leonte Carroo was dropped this week, allowing the suspended Rutgers wide receiver to return to the team , but that doesn't mean he won't have to answer to NFL evaluators about the incident and the allegations that stemmed fr... more

Brendan Maloney/USA Today Sports Charlie Strong's Longhorns fell to 1-4 after getting blown out by TCU last week. There is no better motivation for a veteran college football player to pursue excellence than the lure of a job in the NFL.... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Nick Saban's Alabama team is off to a 4-1 start this season. Whether Alabama football is still at the top of its game has been a topic of debate since the Crimson Tide lost to Ole Miss, 43-37, at home earlier... more

Raymond Thompson/Associated Press Randy Edsall is in his fifth season as Maryland's head coach. The University of Maryland issued a statement Thursday on the heels of a report that head coach Randy Edsall would likely be fired following... more

New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is smart. Enough, already. Fitzpatrick reportedly scored a 48 on the Wonderlic test (50 is a perfect score) at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Wonderlic is an intelligence test that measures problem-solvin... more

Cost-of-attendance stipends for NCAA student-athletes began this year, but a few thousand dollars a year wasn't enough of a consideration for UCLA linebacker Myles Jack in his decision to withdraw from college and focus on NFL draft preparation. Ja... more

Conference play is in full swing, with a pivotal Pac-12 showdown the highlight among a number of must-watch intra-conference matchups this weekend. CFB 24/7 experts Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Charles Davis, Chase Goodbread, Daniel Jeremiah, C... more

West Virginia safety Karl Joseph, who leads the NCAA in interceptions, will miss the remainder of the season after a knee injury suffered in practice during a non-contract drill, the school confirmed. "This has been difficult for me and my family b... more

Rutgers reinstated wide receiver Leonte Carroo from suspension on Wednesday, one day after an assault charge against the star player was dropped. Coach Kyle Flood, who is suspended, reinstated Carroo after the senior agreed to certain conditions.... more

Flooding in Columbia, S.C., has compelled University of South Carolina officials to move Saturday's football game against LSU to Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. The game had been scheduled for noon ET at Williams-Brice Stadium, but Gamecocks Athl... more

Leonard Fournette is doing things that have never been done in the SEC, yet LSU coach Les Miles believes the star sophomore hasn't even reached his potential yet. Experience-wise, that's certainly plausible. The Tigers' running back has played in jus... more

Participating in the NFL Scouting Combine is Myles Jack's immediate goal after withdrawing from UCLA and shifting his focus to the 2016 NFL Draft. Jack's season-ending knee injury prompted his decision to pursue the draft as a junior, and NFL Medi... more

A simple assault charge against Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo was dropped Tuesday, possibly paving the way for the Scarlet Knights' suspended star player to be reinstated to the team. Municipal Judge Dennis Fackelman dismissed the charge afte... more

School officials at South Carolina are uncertain whether Williams-Brice Stadium will be serviceable for Saturday's home game against LSU. Massive flood damage around the state, resulting from weekend storms, has put the game in doubt in a week where,... more

A September knee injury ended UCLA star linebacker Myles Jack's 2015 season. His college career is over, as well. The talented junior has withdrawn from the school and will apply for early entry into the 2016 NFL Draft, coach Jim Mora said Tuesday.... more

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert D'haquille Williams made just 12 catches for 147 yards this season. Former Auburn wide receiver D'haquille "Duke" Williams' college football career came to an end when coach Gus Malzahn dismissed him from the team... more

Ron Jenkins / Associated Press Threw five games, Trevone Boykin has thrown for 1,802 yards, 19 TDs and just three INTs for the Horned Frogs. Trevone Boykin could be on his way to a Heisman Trophy at TCU, but despite his prolific success as a... more

Ron Jenkins/Associated Press Texas is 7-11 since Charlie Strong took over as head coach prior to the 2014 season. Despite Texas' worst start to a season since 1956, a defense that ranks 119th out of 128 FBS teams, and a divide between... more

Nick Saban is fond of saying he pays the media no attention. However, the Alabama coach went on a spectacular rant with reporters on Monday that made it obvious he heard very clearly the tone of reporting that came out of the Crimson Tide's 43-37 h... more

AP Photo/Mark Tenally Running back Silas Redd signed with the Redskins after going undrafted in 2014. The $3 million collection on a loss-of-value insurance policy that Cleveland Browns cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is expected to draw in the... more

NIKE Oregon players will wear new "Pioneers" uniforms against Washington State on Oct. 10. History buffs will appreciate Oregon's latest alternate uniform, especially if they ever get to hold one in hand. However, fully appreciating the... more

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh Cornerback Kris Boyd's Texas career is off to a rocky start. The lack of maturity that is normal for college freshmen, as compared to college seniors, explains a lot. It doesn't explain Texas freshman cornerback Kris... more

Ron Jenkins/Associated Press TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin strengthened his Heisman case Saturday vs. Texas. The fifth weekend of the college football season brought with it more than its share of heroes and goats. College Football 24/7... more

Richard Mackson/USA Today Mike Bercovici led Arizona State to an upset of UCLA. Four of the top eight college football teams in the last AP Poll were toppled Saturday: UCLA, Georgia, Ole Miss and Notre Dame, setting up a major shakeup headin... more

Richard Shiro/Associated Press Quarterback Deshaun Watson helped Clemson hold off Notre Dame. Clemson made a defensive stop on a two-point conversion at the end of the game to secure a 24-22 home win over Notre Dame Saturday in a battle of... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press Arizona State QB Mike Bercovici helped the Sun Devils bounce back in Week 5. Arizona State held UCLA star running back Paul Perkins to just 63 yards on 18 carries and upset the seventh-ranked Bruins, 38-23,... more

Ole Miss' spread offense might not have met its match at Alabama two weeks ago, but it did so at Florida Saturday night. Led by three of its top draft prospects, the Gators' defense keyed a 38-10 home win that pushed UF to a 5-0 start. In front of... more

Jake Olson has drawn attention as a blind long snapper who joined the USC football squad this fall, and coach Steve Sarkisian intends to get him into a game . However, it looks like Olson will have to be the second such player to do so. Tulane's... more

Mark Ezekiel Elliott down as Ohio State's most legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate just five weeks into the season. And while you're at it, mark him down for another Saturday rescue for the Buckeyes. Check out the top images from the fifth weekend... more

Downpour conditions for the Alabama-Georgia game might have been bad for fans, but with scouts from 10 NFL clubs on hand to evaluate players like Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland and defensive tackle Jarran Reed, they were ideal. Check out the to... more

AP Photo/Ron Jenkins Charlie Strong's Longhorns fell to 1-4 after being blown out by TCU. The dumpster fire that is Texas' football season was doused with gasoline Saturday against TCU in embarrassing fashion, as the Longhorns fell to 1-4 in... more

The Aaron Rodgers-to-Jared Goff comparisons are just too easy, given that both quarterbacks are from Cal and have drawn heavy interest from NFL scouts as collegians. Resist the temptation, suggests NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah. Asked on The... more

Opinions among NFL coaches and personnel staff would be split if LSU star running back Leonard Fournette were to sit out his junior season in 2016, but the prevailing reaction would not be favorable, according to NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock. Pund... more

If Leonard Fournette is paying attention to his place in the news cycle, he might also be wise to check on Ifo Ekpre-Olomu's place, as well. The Cleveland Browns rookie cornerback is expected to cash $3 million on a loss-of-value insurance claim af... more

Marvin Gentry/USA TODAY Sports Alabama LB Reggie Ragland is among the top senior prospects in college football. Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to this weekend? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that are... more

The kickoff of Michigan's Saturday game at Maryland has been rescheduled from 8 p.m. ET to noon ET due to the threat of Hurricane Joaquin. The decision was made between the Big Ten Conference and both schools. "Our foremost priority is the safety... more

LSU star rusher Leonard Fournette took to Twitter earlier this week to dispel any thoughts that he might sit out his junior season in 2016 while awaiting NFL draft eligibility. For Tigers coach Les Miles, a Wednesday radio show was the format to... more

While conference play really ramps up this weekend, it's a non-conference showdown that tops this list of must-watch college football games. CFB 24/7 experts Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Charles Davis, Chase Goodbread, Daniel Jeremiah, Chad Reu... more

September

For now, NCAA athletes won't receive deferred compensation for use of their names, images and likenesses. And while the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling Wednesday that the NCAA has violated antitrust law by limiting... more

AP Photo/Ryan Kang Byron Marshall was Oregon's leading receiver last season. As if two September losses weren't bad enough news for Oregon football, the Ducks have reportedly lost one of their top offensive weapons to an injury. Wide... more

In projecting Penn State junior quarterback Christian Hackenberg as a potential top-five NFL draft pick, Trent Dilfer is late to the party . But in backing the Nittany Lions' supremely talented but production-challenged passer, the ESPN analyst and... more

Two years ago, South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney was advised to sit out his junior season in college as an injury-free bridge to fulfill the NFL's requirement for draft prospects to be three years removed from high school, according to Gamecocks coac... more

Darron Cummings/Associated Press Virginia Tech's Kendall Fuller is among college football's top defensive backs. Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller, one of the top players at his position in college football, will miss the remainder of... more

Leonard Fournette is only three games into his sophomore season, and one of the greatest rushers in college football history is already deferring to the LSU running back. "He's better than I was," Herschel Walker told TMZ . "... "He's like a fullba... more

Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk has been suspended for Saturday's game against South Carolina. The fourth-year junior, who has led the Tigers to one SEC East Division title and served as a part-time starter for another, violated team rules and will... more

Did Knox College (Ill.) wide receiver Ilir Emini come down with the best catch in college football this year? Maybe the most unlikely, maybe the luckiest, but we'll save the "best" label for one that was all skill and a little less, well, fluky.... more

Derek Carr has a wondrous NFL future and, just 19 games into his pro career, is showing signs of a quick rise up the ladder of NFL quarterbacks. But the Oakland Raiders' second-year starter doesn't have much of a future as a college football histo... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press LSU's Leonard Fournette is averaging an FBS-best 210.3 rushing yards per game. If the Heisman Trophy had a player-of-the-week honor, as some of college football's national awards do, Leonard Fournette would... more

Just 17 games into his college career, LSU running back Leonard Fournette is a Heisman Trophy candidate, the talk of college football, and now drawing comparisons to one of the greatest athletes to ever play the game. NFL Network analyst and forme... more

A junior college referee reportedly threw a punch and a clipboard at East Mississippi Community College coach Buddy Stephens during the Lions' 48-24 homecoming win over Itawamba Community College on Saturday. The altercation began early in the four... more

Everything went right for Scooby Wright in 2014. This season, nothing's gone the Wright way. The star Arizona linebacker, just after returning from knee surgery, will be sidelined with a right foot sprain sustained in the Wildcats' 56-30 loss to UC... more

Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams was benched Saturday in favor of backup Jeff Lockie during a 62-20 drumming from Utah , raising questions as to whether the graduate transfer from Eastern Washington can successfully direct the Ducks' normally explosiv... more

EKUSports Communications Joey Kraemer was in his first season with Eastern Kentucky after transferring from UTEP. Eastern Kentucky football player Joey Kraemer was killed in a single-car accident early Sunday morning. Kraemer, a 19-year-ol... more

Mike Carter / USA Today Shilique Calhoun added a blocked field goal to his impressive display on defense vs. Central Michigan. Week 4 of the college football season brought with it plenty of heroes, and of course, a few goats. College... more

Matthew O'Haren / USA TODAY Sports Anthony Zettel put together a nice NFL draft sizzle reel during an emotional performance Saturday. Just hours after losing his father, Terry, to cancer, Penn State defensive lineman Anthony Zettel turned in... more

Oregon will be looking for answers this week after an embarrassing 62-20 loss to Utah, the Ducks' most lopsided loss in 30 years , and quarterback Vernon Adams might not be one of them. » Winners and losers of Week 4 in college football The... more

With one starting cornerback out for the season and another only beginning his own, plus the loss of star linebacker Myles Jack, UCLA's pass defense figured to have all sorts of problems Saturday against Arizona. Check out the top images from the f... more

Josh Doctson broke Texas Tech's defense all day Saturday, but it was Aaron Green who broke its heart. The TCU running back caught a deflected 4-yard touchdown pass with 23 seconds remaining to lead the Horned Frogs to a wild 55-52 win over the Red... more

Florida stunned Tennessee, 28-27, on Saturday for its 11th consecutive win over the rival Volunteers with a 63-yard touchdown pass on a fourth-and-14 play that brought the Gators back from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit with less than two minutes... more

Cardale Jones' hold on the starting quarterback job at Ohio State looks to be on more solid footing after the Buckeyes' 38-12 win over Western Michigan. The fourth-year junior responded to a benching last week against Northern Illinois with a 19-of-3... more

Jim Harbaugh earned his first win over a ranked opponent as Michigan coach on Saturday with a resounding 31-0 rout of BYU that improved the Wolverines to 3-1 on the season. The former San Francisco 49ers coach lost his first game to Utah, but hasn't... more

LSU running back Leonard Fournette continued a spectacular September and a legitimate Heisman Trophy push Saturday at Syracuse with 244 yards on 26 carries in a 34-24 road win for the Tigers. It was Fournette's second consecutive 200-yard game after... more

The four NFL clubs expected to scout the Arizona-UCLA game Saturday will have one more player to keep an eye on. And a close eye, at that: Wildcats linebacker Scooby Wright will return from knee surgery against the Bruins. "You will see No. 33 on t... more

Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright returned to practice this week in hopes of completing his recovery from a knee injury in time to play against UCLA Saturday. But although the 2014 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year hasn't played since the Wildcats'... more

Ric Tapia/NFL USC's Cody Kessler is among the top quarterback prospects in college football. Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to this weekend? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that are credentialed to... more

Corey Clement's season has gone from slowed to stopped as Wisconsin's immediate successor to record-breaking running back Melvin Gordon will have surgery to correct a sports hernia. The junior will miss 4-6 weeks, the school announced on Thursday .... more

St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., leads all high schools with 15 active NFL players. That's more than twice as many as two schools tied for second place with six NFL players each, Cleveland Glenville and Miami Norland, according to USA Foo... more

That's not a giant in a football helmet at Riverside (Calif). King High. It's senior lineman John Krahn, who is 7 feet tall and 440 pounds, per MaxPreps . That's bigger than any NFL player ever. It's too big, in fact, for college scouts to take ser... more

This weekend's slate of games includes a number of important early season Pac-12 showdowns, plus an intriguing non-conference matchup for Jim Harbaugh's Wolverines at "The Big House." CFB 24/7 experts Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Charles Davis,... more

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer named Cardale Jones the team's starting quarterback for Saturday's home game against Western Michigan, ending days of speculation about whether the fourth-year junior had lost the role to J.T. Barrett. » NFC scout:... more

Blind USC long snapper Jake Olson, who joined the Trojans as a walk-on a couple weeks ago, reportedly zipped his first snap in a live practice environment Wednesday. And zipped it well. Lindsey Thiry of The Los Angeles Times captured Olson's momen... more

If Florida quarterback Will Grier's own play hasn't been enough to secure his starting role, it was made more secure Wednesday when his backup, Treon Harris, was suspended for Saturday's game against rival Tennessee along with cornerback Jalen Tabor.... more

Attorneys for Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo say cellphone videos, along with supporting witness statements, will exonerate the star player of a domestic-violence charge. Carroo has been accused of slamming a woman onto a concrete surface out... more

Danny Moloshok/Associated Press UCLA's Myles Jack is among the most versatile and intriguing talents in college football. UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, one of the top defenders in college football, will miss the remainder of the season with a... more

It's only Week 4 of the college football season, and tension between coaches is already beginning to flare. First, Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury and Arkansas coach Bret Bielema got into a dust-up about the merits of the spread offense in the wake... more

Cal coach Sonny Dykes freely admits size will be the concern that most NFL scouts will have about his star quarterback, Jared Goff (6-foot-4, 215 pounds), when the Golden Bears junior enters either the 2016 or 2017 NFL Draft. But when it comes to... more

Jeremy Johnson lasted just three inconsistent games as the starting quarterback at Auburn, at least for now. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said Sean White would start for the Tigers against Mississippi State on Saturday, but that the position would be sub... more

Top UCLA cornerbacks Ishmael Adams and Fabian Moreau won't have a chance to play together this season. Adams, suspended since the beginning of the season, was reinstated Tuesday just as Bruins coach Jim Mora announced at a news conference that Morea... more

USC fans exited Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in dejection Saturday following the Trojans' 41-31 loss to Stanford , which put a promising USC team in an 0-1 Pac-12 hole. But actor Will Ferrell, one of USC's biggest celebrity fans, cheered at least... more

Kevin Jairaj/USA Today Sports Suspended TCU DE Mike Tuaua was expected to play a big role on defense for the Horned Frogs this season. TCU defensive end Mike Tuaua and wide receiver Andre Petties-Wilson were arrested by Fort Worth police... more

One of the few people in Texas who might be more powerful than Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believes Tim Tebow could be the team's answer to Tony Romo's injury. Fortunately for Cowboys fans, Gov. Greg Abbott isn't at the GM controls. Bittersw... more

Jay LaPrete/Associated Press Ohio State QB Cardale Jones' shaky play has his status on the depth chart in doubt. The NFL can wait on Cardale Jones. How long can the Ohio State quarterback wait on the NFL? The answer to that question looks a... more

Generally, football coaches do an A-plus job of keeping their gripes with one another out of the public eye. They happen, but the profession as a whole tends to project itself as something of a fraternity, so reporters and microphones are almost ne... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press LSU RB Leonard Fournette is among the top talents in college football. It's not as though Leonard Fournette wasn't already considered one of the top rushers in college football. The LSU star managed to put... more

If Ohio State coach Urban Meyer had hoped the beginning of the season would be the end of the quarterback controversy featuring junior Cardale Jones and sophomore J.T. Barrett , it was only wishful thinking. Jones played poorly against Northern Ill... more

The third weekend of the college football season brought with it more than its share of heroes and goats. College Football 24/7 takes a look at who had a Week 3 to remember, and who needs to turn the page. Winners Robert Nkemdiche : The Ole Mis... more

Ole Miss beat Alabama, 43-37, on Saturday to snap a 17-game home winning streak for the Crimson Tide and score back-to-back wins over Alabama for the first time in school history. In a wild second-half exchange that saw Ole Miss score off a miracle... more

Cal escaped a furious Texas comeback Saturday, 45-44, with an assist from a missed extra point with 1:11 remaining by Longhorns kicker Nick Rose. Behind star quarterback Jared Goff, the Golden Bears took a 45-24 lead into the fourth quarter. Texas... more

A promising season for No. 6 USC, with a senior Heisman Trophy candidate in quarterback Cody Kessler, absorbed a severe blow Saturday with a home loss to Stanford, 41-31. Quarterback Kevin Hogan completed 18 of 23 passes for 279 yards and a pair of... more

LSU running back Leonard Fournette showed Saturday why he was rated the No. 1 high school running back in the nation in 2013, and in so doing, made Auburn's defense look like he was back at New Orleans St. Augustine High, anyway. » What we learn... more

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith is among the top linebackers in college football. Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to this weekend? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that are... more

If Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell can have the kind of game against Alabama Saturday that South Carolina's Alshon Jeffery did in 2010 (seven catches, 127 yards, two touchdowns), consider the Rebels star's return from serious injury complete.... more

This weekend's slate of games includes a number of important early season SEC showdowns, plus an intriguing matchup in South Bend, Ind., between Georgia Tech and Notre Dame. CFB 24/7 experts Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Charles Davis, Chase Goo... more

The Rutgers student who Scarlet Knights wide receiver Leonte Carroo allegedly picked up and slammed onto a concrete surface has quit her job at the school's football facility and is concerned, because of Carroo's status as the team's biggest star, th... more

The wait for Ole Miss star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, who has been withheld from playing by the school this season amid an NCAA investigation into allegations of eligibility violations, could be a lengthy one. The school is bracing for Tunsil... more

Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams might be unavailable for the Ducks on Saturday against Georgia State with a broken index finger on his passing hand. In fact, the senior transfer who replaced No. 2 overall NFL draft pick Marcus Mariota played with the... more

Ted S. Warren/Associated Press Kyle Flood is in his fourth season as Rutgers' head coach. Rutgers coach Kyle Flood has been suspended for three games and fined $50,000 after a school investigation confirmed he had improperly contacted a... more

Cal quarterback Jared Goff is a couple of light-years away from Aaron Rodgers when it comes to football accomplishments, but as a rising star who is considered a strong draft prospect at the position, the similarities between the two at the college l... more

If Arkansas coach Bret Bielema is looking for a respite from the ribbing he is enduring for losing to Toledo just days after criticizing Ohio State for its weak schedule, the NFL isn't the place. At least, not at 1 Bills Dr., Orchard Park, N.Y.... more

Andy Colwell / Erie Times-News Kris Silbaugh is Cambridge Springs (Pa.) High School's all-time receiving yardage leader. Cambridge Springs (Pa.) High School football player Kris Silbaugh, born without a left hand, says his first football... more

Two-time Heisman Trophy winner and former Ohio State star Archie Griffin spoke with College Football 24/7 recently, as he continues his promotional efforts for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award . The 22nd annual Wendy's High School Heisman Award... more

Mel Evans / Associated Press Leonte Carroo had 1,086 yards and 10 touchdowns receiving during his All-Big Ten 2014 season. Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo's arrest for simple assault under domestic violence stemmed from an allegation... more

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is open to the possibility of renewing the Notre Dame-Michigan football series. Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly is open to it, too. But the negotiations won't play out in public, if Harbaugh has anything to do with it.... more

Thaddeus Moss, the son of former All-Pro wide receiver Randy Moss , is drawing plenty of attention from major college football programs as a recruit. He's doing it not at his father's position, however, but as a 6-foot-4, 240-pound tight end. There... more

Jake Olson's wait to join the USC football team, years in the making, finally ended Tuesday as the blind long snapper took the practice field for the Trojans. Blind USC long-snapper @jakethesnakeo at work. #FightOn pic.twitter.com/6ifCBiMBie ... more

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg hasn't played like a potential first-round draft pick, arguably, since 2013, and his first two starts of 2015 haven't inspired any suggestion to the contrary. But the chorus of believers in Hackenberg's lof... more

Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo was a first-team All-Big Ten selection last season. Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo was arrested and charged with simple assault under domestic violence, according to th... more

Florida head coach Jim McElwain apologized Monday for a sideline outburst Saturday in which he dressed down running back Kelvin Taylor, the son of former Jacksonville Jaguars star Fred Taylor, for a making throat-slashing gesture that resulted in a... more

Head coach Mark Helfrich was smarting Sunday from a tough road loss at Michigan State that steepened the climb to a possible College Football Playoff bid for his Oregon team. But if the Ducks coach cracked a smile Sunday, you can bet it happened when... more

Utah football players Lo Falemaka and Marcel Brooks-Brown were shot at a party Saturday night, but are expected to recover from injuries to the upper torso area. Utes coach Kyle Whittingham confirmed the identity of the players, who were at a priva... more

After playing well in a win over Virginia Tech last week, Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones found out just how tenuous his hold on the Ohio State starting quarterback job really is. J.T. Barrett played early and often against Hawaii in a 38-0 win,... more

Geoff Burke / USA Today Sports DeShone Kizer came in for injured Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire and produced late-game magic. The second weekend of the college football season brought with it more than its share of heroes and goats. College... more

Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook avenged a 2014 loss to Oregon with a 31-28 home win over the Ducks on Saturday night, giving the Spartans a strength-of-schedule advantage for any potential College Football Playoff bid, and putting a solid... more

Sterling Shepard showed why he's one of the top wide receiver prospects available for the 2016 NFL Draft on Saturday in Oklahoma's 31-24 road win over Tennessee in double overtime. But more important to the Sooners and OU coach Bob Stoops, he did it... more

Scratch all that preseason hype that Arkansas would be the surprise team in the SEC this season. The only surprise Saturday was this: Toledo 16, Arkansas 12. Check out the top images from the second weekend of college football play. Led by a stin... more

DeShone Kizer introduced himself to college football in spectacular fashion Saturday, launching a 39-yard touchdown pass to Will Fuller with 12 seconds remaining to bring Notre Dame from behind against host Virginia. The Fighting Irish held on for a... more

There's something that clashes with Marcus Mariota's wholesome, clean-cut image to place him squarely in the role of John Blutarsky at perhaps the most raucous fraternity party in cinematic history. It might not be a move that an apparel company wo... more

Auburn escaped a historic upset Saturday in beating Jacksonville State 27-20 in overtime, requiring a shanked punt late in regulation time to recover from a 20-13 deficit in the final minutes of regulation. Check out the top images from the second... more

Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook projects as a starter in the NFL, but for one high-level scout, not a star. The senior enters arguably the biggest game of his career Saturday at home against Oregon as the Spartans look to add a major... more

The spin move that Ohio State wide receiver Braxton Miller used to break a touchdown run against Virginia Tech Monday was the play that raised the most eyebrows in the Buckeyes' 42-24 win Monday. But to former Cleveland Browns general manager Phil... more

Ryan Kang/Associated Press Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams faces a big test Saturday against Michigan State. Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to this weekend? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that are... more

The recently approved cost-of-attendance stipends that began putting a few thousand extra dollars a year into the pockets of NCAA student-athletes isn't a problem for Notre Dame president John I. Jenkins. But a system where athletes are paid to perfo... more

Last month brought us this video of Texans star defensive lineman J.J. Watt making, with all the deftness of a wide receiver, a series of one-handed catches on balls from a Jugs machine. Had it been the Texans' top receiver, DeAndre Hopkins, it wo... more

While Jim Harbaugh makes his home coaching debut, Michigan's in-state rival, Michigan State, hosts Oregon in the best non-conference game of September. CFB 24/7 experts Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Charles Davis, Chase Goodbread, Daniel Jeremia... more

For Koni Dole to make his way onto the Montana State football roster after having his right leg amputated was an achievement all its own, but the Bobcats' linebacker reached an even higher goal last week: He played in a game for the team. "It was p... more

Seattle Seahawks assistant coach Tom Cable wasted no time lamenting the lack of preparedness for the NFL that he saw among offensive players in college football following this year's NFL draft. But for St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead, the o... more

With the College Football Playoff scrutinizing schedules and contracts for strong non-conference matchups on the rise, a classic-but-sleeping series could be in for an awakening: Notre Dame-Michigan. Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly appeared on The... more

No, Cleveland, not now. Not just two years removed from spending a first-round pick on Johnny Manziel, for whom there is still some hope, not to mention three to four years still on his contract. A number of Twitter users claiming to be Clevelan... more

Oregon secondary coach John Neal doesn't have to artificially inflate his players' regard for Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook, because those returning from 2014 should have a clear memory of Cook throwing for 343 yards in a 46-27 win over the... more

Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports Braxton Miller scored two touchdowns in Ohio State's win over Virginia Tech. Braxton Miller wasted no time making a clean transition from quarterback to his new role Monday in Ohio State's 42-24 road win over... more

Ohio State started Cardale Jones at quarterback to open its defense of a national championship Monday night at Virginia Tech, bringing at least a temporary conclusion to college football's most highly anticipated quarterback competition. Jones just... more

The list of season-ending injuries to some of college football's top players already has begun an alarming climb , but Arizona star linebacker Scooby Wright III has escaped joining the club. Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez told reporters Monday that... more

Pittsburgh running back James Conner, one of the top rushers in college football, will undergo season-ending surgery following a knee injury suffered in a 45-37 win over Youngstown State on Saturday. Panthers first-year coach Pat Narduzzi said the... more

Ryan Kang / Associated Press Vernon Adams threw for 246 yards and ran for 94 more in his Oregon debut. Did Eastern Washington take it personally that quarterback Vernon Adams transferred from EWU to Oregon? Ask John Kreifels. The EWU... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Joel Stave and the Wisconsin offense had no answers for Alabama's stifling defense. The future NFL talent on the Alabama defensive front met Wisconsin's vaunted rushing attack Saturday, and the outcome will be... more

Rick Scuteri / Associated Press Scooby Wright III left Arizona's season-opening win over Texas-San Antonio with a knee injury. Injured Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright III, one of the top defensive players in college football, underwent... more

For the second year in a row, Taysom Hill's season has ended on a bitter, early note. BYU's star quarterback exited the Cougars' 33-28 comeback win over Nebraska with a foot injury in the third quarter Saturday, and BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall conf... more

Ric Tapia / NFL UCLA's Josh Rosen lived up to his high school hype by shredding Virginia at the Rose Bowl. The first weekend of the college football season brought with it more than its share of heroes and goats. College Football 24/7 takes... more

J.J. Watt is holding court on a flight to see his former Wisconsin team take on Alabama at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, and you can bet he's badgering the witnesses. Watt, who last played for the Badgers in 2010, is traveling with... more

Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil, one of the top offensive line prospects in college football, did not play in the Rebels' opening game against Tennessee-Martin on Saturday. Both the school and the NCAA are investigating whether Tunsil violated... more

Arkansas Tech's first defensive snap of the season was played with only 10 men Thursday, as the team sought to honor late Wonder Boys defensive lineman Zemaric Holt, who drowned in July . The result? A defensive touchdown, of course, inspiring AT... more

Shanna Lockwood/USA Today Sports Auburn's D'haquille "Duke" Williams enters his senior year as one of college football's top pass-catchers. Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to this weekend? College Football 24/7 brings you a... more

Hawaii linebacker Benetton Fonua made three tackles in the Rainbow Warriors' 28-20 win over Colorado Thursday night. But it was after a whistle that Fonua made his biggest contribution to the win, and it came by accident. » Predictions for top... more

Paul Battaglia / Associated Press Trevone Boykin accounted for two touchdowns as TCU escaped Minnesota with a season-opening road win. TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin , considered among the frontrunners for the Heisman Trophy, amassed 338... more

Russ Isabella / USA TODAY Sports In his debut, Jim Harbaugh faced many of the same issues that plagued former coach Brady Hoke. New Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said at the onset of preseason practice that his program would be "going into a... more

Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman, one of the top pass rushers set to be available in the 2016 NFL Draft, has been suspended for the Bears' season opener against SMU on Friday. Oakman will sit out along with another Baylor player, defensive back Or... more

The opening weekend of the 2015 college football season kicks off with the long-awaited head coaching debut of Jim Harbaugh when Michigan visits Utah, and then concludes with the defending national champions visiting the one team that dealt Ohio Stat... more

The Nissan "Heisman House" ads are back for the start of the college football season, and this year's opener might even top this one from last season . The actors: former Heisman winners Sam Bradford, Robert Griffin III, George Rogers and Vinny... more

Tony Ding/Associated Press Michigan's Jim Harbaugh inherits a team that went 5-7 last season. On the eve of college football's opening night, here are 10 fearless predictions for the 2015 campaign. 1. Michigan will disappoint -- again -- i... more

At 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, Caylin Newton isn't likely to grow to be his brother Cam Newton's size (6-4, 245). But on the excitement meter, it looks like he'll rate a little closer. Exhibit A: The spin move Newton uses to put a hapless defender on... more

One of the things that gives Nick Saban a most compelling argument as college football's top coach is his perpetual dissatisfaction with his own success. He's admitted to thinking ahead to the next season as quickly as a day after winning national... more

UCLA cornerback Ishmael Adams has been suspended indefinitely following his Sunday morning arrest on suspicion of robbery. Adams is among the top man-to-man cover cornerbacks in the Pac-12, and his loss comes at a bad time for the Bruins -- just fo... more

Perry Knotts/NFL Braxton Miller is transitioning to H-back after previously starring as Ohio State's quarterback. For players, coaches and teams around college football, the preseason brought fortunes both good and bad in August. With the... more

Tony Ding / Associated Press Jim Harbaugh's debut as Michigan's head coach takes place Thursday night in Utah. The eccentricity of Jim Harbaugh is well-documented, but Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer has put an unforgettable stamp on the... more

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is sticking to his plan of not revealing whether Cardale Jones or J.T. Barrett will start at quarterback in the team's season opener. But as for his plan for the season, he revealed a bit more on Tuesday. "I anticipat... more

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Zach Banner is entering his second season as USC's starting right tackle. Zach Banner is clearly thinking about the NFL draft, but not necessarily the 2016 draft. USC's junior offensive tackle wants to be the... more

USC athletic director Pat Haden's decision on a course of action for Trojans head coach Steve Sarkisian came after Haden consulted not only with USC staff members but medical professionals as well, Haden told USC's "Trojans Live" radio show on Monday... more

August

Ben Liebenberg / NFL Everett Golson threw for 29 touchdowns in 2014, but also had 14 interceptions. Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher announced Monday that quarterback Everett Golson will start the season opener, bringing an end to... more

Stephen Brashear / Associated Press Ishmael Adams returned both of his interceptions for touchdowns in 2014. UCLA cornerback Ishmael Adams was arrested Sunday on suspicion of robbery on campus, according to the UCLA Police Department. One... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Chad Kelly arrived at Ole Miss as a highly touted JUCO transfer. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze saved the college career of Chad Kelly, the nephew of Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, when he signed the... more

Brynn Anderson/AP Florida's Antonio Morrison is one of the top inside-linebacker talents in college football. Antonio Morrison's readiness to resume his role as Florida's middle linebacker was in question this preseason as he continued his... more

Elaine Thompson / Associated Press Oregon hopes Vernon Adams' prolific career at the FCS level will translate to success for the Ducks. After just two weeks of practice, Vernon Adams has emerged as the replacement for Heisman Trophy winner... more

Andrew Nelles/Associated Press Tim Beckman served as Illinois' head coach for three seasons. Illinois has fired head coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season