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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.


February

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 NFL... 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 is... 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 offense... 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 high... 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 Smith,"... 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. That's... 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) is... 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 recruit... 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 the... 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 analyst... 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 touchdown... 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, who... 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 50,... 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 a... 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. » What we... 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 first... 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, dazzling... 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. The... 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 a... 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 his... 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. But... 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 despite... 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 he... 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 his... 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 level... 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 supervisor in... 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. Johnny... 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 fired... 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??? #Pack16... 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 2010... 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 An... 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 Bowl... 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 offered... 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 its... 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 Super... 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 for... 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 been... 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 Bucky... 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 preseason... 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 jeopardy.... 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 Irish... 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 will... 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 draft... 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 the... 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 of... 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 that the... 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 the... 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 he... 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 chance... 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 Smith... 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 prayed... 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 2016... 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 been... 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, Clemson... 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 for me... 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 might... 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 his... 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 his... 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 miserable... 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 entry... 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 2016... 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 Heisman... 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 the... 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 to... more

December

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 to be... 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 confirmed... 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 NFL... 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 professional... 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 Bears... 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 early NFL... 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, and... 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. But... 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 is prominently featured here.

CFB 24/7 experts Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Charles Davis, Chase Goodbread, Daniel Jeremiah, Chad Reuter and Lance Zierlein have provided their predictions for each game.

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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 career... 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 (@KCBoutThatLife)... 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 Cook... 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 years of... 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's... 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 missed... 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 Murray had... 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 Kessler,... 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 this... 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 the... 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 the... 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 to... 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 BYU's... 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 were... 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 2016... 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 included... 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 Sports... 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 these... 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 Kyle... 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 for... 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 Titans'... 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 as... 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's... 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 the... 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 Senior... 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 that... 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-yard... 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 Draft.... 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 maintain... 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 have... 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 Dec.... 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't do... 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 in... 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 Carl... 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) and... 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-high... 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 quarterback... 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 receptions... 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 been... 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 pro... 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 multiple... 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 is... 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, but... 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 as an... 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 the... 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 was... 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 four... 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 the... 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 NCAA... 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 Statesman .... 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 lead and... 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 Babers... 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 teams... 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. The... 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, Daniel Jeremiah, Chad Reuter and Lance Zierlein have provided their predictions for each game.

Season records entering Week 14:
Brandt: 94-36
Goodbread: 92-38
Davis: 88-42
Jeremiah: 88-42
Zierlein: 88-42
Brooks: 85-45
Reuter: 85-45

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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 has... 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 try... 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 junior to... 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 from... 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-Constitution .... 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. 1... 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 Schiano... 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 struggles in... 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 did on... 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-painted... 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 hire.... 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-American... 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 want to... 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 Baylor... 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 someone... 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 11... 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 them in... 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 instigated a... 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 instead of... 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 Reuter and Lance Zierlein have provided their predictions for each game.

Season records entering Week 13:
Brandt: 86-34
Goodbread: 84-36
Jeremiah: 82-38
Zierlein: 82-38
Davis: 80-40
Brooks: 79-41
Reuter: 78-42

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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 to... 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 Cooper.... 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 opening at... 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 long... 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 NFL... 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 his way... 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 visiting... 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 at... 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 Shoe,... 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 Derrick... 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 total... 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 was... 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 are... 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 would... 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 an NFL... 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, Charles Davis, Chase Goodbread, Daniel Jeremiah, Chad Reuter and Lance Zierlein have provided their predictions for each game.

Season records entering Week 12:
Brandt: 80-30
Brooks: 75-35
Goodbread: 75-35
Jeremiah: 75-35
Davis: 74-36
Zierlein: 74-36
Reuter: 73-37

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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 Wednesday to... 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 LeBron... 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. Behold,... 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 after... 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 Saturday... 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 enough... 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-12's... 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 and two... 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 Crimson... 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 State... 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 told... 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 in... 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 the... 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 Brooks, Charles Davis, Chase Goodbread, Daniel Jeremiah, Chad Reuter and Lance Zierlein have provided their predictions for each game.

Season records entering Week 11:
Brandt: 74-26
Brooks: 69-31
Goodbread: 69-31
Davis: 68-32
Reuter: 68-32
Zierlein: 67-33
Jeremiah: 67-33

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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 look... 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 week,... 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 Saturday's... 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 pass... 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 championships,... 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. He's... 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. "To... 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 a... 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 Crimson... 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 as... 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. An... 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 overall... 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 under... 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 Goodbread, Daniel Jeremiah, Chad Reuter and Lance Zierlein have provided their predictions for each game.

Season records entering Week 10:
Brandt: 68-22
Brooks: 65-25
Goodbread: 64-26
Davis: 62-28
Zierlein: 62-28
Jeremiah: 61-29
Reuter: 61-29

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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 active in... 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 staffs of... 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 to... 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 a... 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 college... 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. The... 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 Buckeyes'... 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 start... 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 and... 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 rushers.... 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 didn't... 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 to... 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, Charles Davis, Chase Goodbread, Daniel Jeremiah, Chad Reuter and Lance Zierlein have provided their predictions for each game.

Season records entering Week 9:
Brandt: 61-19
Goodbread: 58-22
Brooks: 55-25
Jeremiah: 54-26
Reuter: 53-27
Zierlein: 53-27
Davis: 52-28

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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-shoulder... 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 time... 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 Baylor... 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 The... 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 up... 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, Adacia... 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 comparison... 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 wide... 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 of... 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, a... 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 provided their predictions for each game.

Season records entering Week 8:
Brandt: 52-18
Goodbread: 49-21
Brooks: 48-22
Jeremiah: 46-24
Reuter: 45-25
Davis: 45-25
Zierlein: 44-26

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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 the... 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. » Is... 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, but... 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 pedigree... 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 this... 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 QB... 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 two... 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 back... 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 a... 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 coach... 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 Reuter and Lance Zierlein have provided their predictions for each game.

Season records entering Week 7:
Brandt: 44-16
Goodbread: 42-18
Brooks: 41-19
Jeremiah: 39-21
Zierlein: 39-21
Reuter: 38-22
Davis: 37-23

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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 intention... 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 function... 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 the... 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 younger... 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 that... 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, and... 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 from... 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-solving... 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. Jack, a... 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, Chad Reuter and Lance Zierlein have provided their predictions for each game.

Season records entering Week 6:
Brandt: 36-14
Goodbread: 34-16
Brooks: 34-16
Jeremiah: 33-17
Zierlein: 32-18
Reuter: 31-19
Davis: 29-21

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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 but I... 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 Athletic... 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 just 17... 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 Media's... 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 after the... 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. Mora... 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 home... 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 heading... 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 Aaron... 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 of... 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 top... 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 Rich... 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. Pundits... 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 after... 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 and... 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 Reuter and Lance Zierlein have provided their predictions for each game.

Season records entering Week 5:
Brandt: 30-10
Goodbread: 28-12
Brooks: 27-13
Zierlein: 26-14
Reuter: 26-14
Jeremiah: 25-15
Davis: 22-18

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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 coach... 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 fullback... 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 sit... 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 historian.... 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 former NFL... 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 fourth... 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 UCLA... 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 explosive... 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-old... 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 fourth... 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-33... 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 lost... 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 the... 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 Football... 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 serious... 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, Chase Goodbread, Daniel Jeremiah, Chad Reuter and Lance Zierlein have provided their predictions for each game.

Season records entering Week 4:
Brandt: 23-7
Goodbread: 22-8
Brooks: 21-9
Jeremiah: 20-10
Zierlein: 20-10
Reuter: 20-10
Davis: 16-14

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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 moment:... 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 outside... 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 of... 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 subject... 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 Moreau... 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 one... 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. Bittersweet... 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 never... 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 Illinois... 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 Miss... 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 of a... 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 learned... 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 Goodbread, Daniel Jeremiah, Chad Reuter and Lance Zierlein have provided their predictions for each game.

Season records entering Week 3:
Goodbread: 17-3
Brandt: 16-4
Jeremiah: 16-4
Brooks: 15-5
Zierlein: 14-6
Reuter: 13-7
Davis: 12-8

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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, that... 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 to... 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 level... 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's a... 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 lofty... 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 the... 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 he... 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 private... 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 when... 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 stingy... 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 would... 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 perform at... 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 would... 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 Jeremiah, Chad Reuter and Lance Zierlein have provided their predictions for each game.

Season records entering Week 2:
Goodbread: 10-0
Reuter: 9-1
Zierlein: 9-1
Brandt: 8-2
Brooks: 8-2
Davis: 8-2
Jeremiah: 8-2

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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 pretty... 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 onus... 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 Rich... 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 Cleveland... 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 justified... 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 confirmed... 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 a... 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 ATU to... 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 10... 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 Orion... 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 State a defeat last season, Virginia Tech.

CFB 24/7 experts Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Charles Davis, Chase Goodbread, Daniel Jeremiah, Chad Reuter and Lance Zierlein have provided their predictions for each game.

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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 -- in... 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 four... 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 anticipate... 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. UI Director of Athletics Mike Thomas confirmed the dismissal on... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Kansas State's Glenn Gronkowski was a first-team All-Big 12 selection last season. There aren't many roster spots for fullbacks in the NFL anymore, but Glenn Gronkowski wants one of them. When the youngest... more

The father of former Boise State and Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu contends that Baylor coach Art Briles, who accepted Ukwuachu as a transfer in 2013, was not advised by Boise State coach Chris Petersen in May 2013 of an alleged violent incident... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Reggie Ragland is entering his second season as a starter for Alabama. NFL teams are already going beyond the game film in their evaluations of Alabama senior Reggie Ragland. Ragland is one of the top linebacker... more

Phil Sandlin / Associated Press New Florida coach Jim McElwain will open the season with a two-quarterback system. As quarterback battles at places like Oklahoma , UCLA and Texas A&M have ended, Florida's has no end in sight. New Gators... more

While Virginia Tech on Thursday discontinued one system of fining its football players and denounced another, Cincinnati is embracing a similar concept. A day after Virginia Tech assistant coach Bud Foster commented that players' newly acquired benefit... more

Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams said Thursday he will most likely enter the 2016 NFL Draft. The Razorbacks' 1,000-yard rusher had been expected to lead the Arkansas backfield this fall until he suffered a left foot injury in a scrimmage nearly... more

Adidas Louisville will be sporting these uniforms when it hosts Clemson next month. The Louisville Cardinals will debut an all-black alternate uniform on Sept. 17 in a home game against Clemson. The school unveiled the new unis on Thursday.... more

Stephen R. Sylvanie/USA Today Sports Josh Rosen will take over for 2015 fifth-round pick Brett Hundley as UCLA's starting quarterback. Selecting true freshman quarterback Josh Rosen as the starter might not have looked like the next move UCLA... more

Jay LaPrete / Associated Press Cardale Jones' epic three-game run to the national title hasn't earned him the starting spot. Just 10 days before the majority of colleges open the football season, some of the most high-profile quarterback... more

Boise State issued a statement Tuesday night asserting that the school did not receive a report of physical abuse by former player Sam Ukwuachu, and that Ukwuachu's dismissal did not pertain to any accusations of sexual assault or physical abuse against... more

Eric Gay / Associated Press Myles Jack could be a frightening presense for opposing teams as a return specialist. While the two-way role of UCLA star Myles Jack has trended more toward a one-way role as a linebacker over the course of his... more

Texas A&M's latest recruiting promotion shines an awfully bright light on the Aggies' ability to produce NFL players, specifically on the offensive side of the ball. With an image of the 2012 Aggies offense, the promotion highlights all 11 Aggies having... more

Georgia Southern kicker Younghoe Koo sees your spinning trick field goal , Andy Phillips, and he raises you a backflip. Just days after Phillips, the kicker at Utah, kicked a football spinning on its end through the uprights prior to a Utes scrimmage,... more

Mel Evans / Associated Press Kyle Flood has compiled a 23-16 record in three seasons as Rutgers' head coach. With Rutgers' football season set to begin in less than two weeks, coach Kyle Flood could have a greater concern. Rutgers is... more

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian said Tuesday that he will participate in an unspecified treatment program and that a determination hasn't yet been made as to whether he will enter rehabilitationfollowing his appearance Saturday at the school's "Salute to... more

Ric Tapia / NFL Did Ohio State borrow a defensive scheme from another team to take down Marcus Mariota and Oregon? New Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi , the architect of Michigan State's vaunted defenses since 2006, took a slice of credit for... more

Tony Gutierrez/AP Texas A&M went 3-2 in quarterback Kyle Allen's five starts last season. Kyle Allen will start at quarterback for Texas A&M in the season opener against Arizona State, and with that, the signal-caller reputed to be more like... more

Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press Baker Mayfield sat out the 2014 season after transferring from Texas Tech. Former walk-on Baker Mayfield has beaten out the Oklahoma quarterback who torched Alabama in the Sugar Bowl two years ago , Trevor... more

USC coach Steve Sarkisian apologized Sunday for his behavior at the Salute to Troy gathering Saturday evening -- a season kickoff event for the program attended by alumni, boosters, and others close to the program. Sarkisian said he used inappropriate... more

Polls: AP Coaches Defending national champion Ohio State commanded all 61 first-place votes in the preseason Associated Press poll, released Sunday, commanding the top spot by 92 points over No. 2-ranked TCU. Ohio State is the first team to be a... more

Phil Sandlin / Associated Press Florida safety Marcus Maye will miss his team's season opener against New Mexico State. If Florida's defensive backs are truly deserving of the "DBU" title they self-assigned, they won't get the chance to... more

Sam Ukwuachu, a defensive end who transferred to play for Baylor in 2013, was convicted of sexually assaulting a then-Baylor soccer player in 2013 on Thursday. Ukwuachu was sentenced by a Texas judge on Friday to 180 days in county jail, 10 years of... more

Thaddeus Moss is a long way from National Signing Day, but if the son of former NFL star Randy Moss sticks with his list, he won't be following his father to Marshall. The younger Moss is regarded as one of the top tight end recruits in the nation,... more

Here's a look at this week's best social-media posts from around college football. Channeling the Nature Boy If football doesn't work out for Texas LB Peter Jinkens, he can always fall back on his impersonation of pro wrestling great Ric Flair: @espn... more

Lenny Ignelzi / Associated Press Adoree' Jackson contributed on defense, offense and special teams as a freshman in 2014. The USC defense has said a practice goodbye to star sophomore cornerback Adoree' Jackson , but he won't be gone long.... more

Bill Snyder is where any discussion of the face of Kansas State football begins and ends. But among other notable Wildcats, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is now as visible as anyone. The Nelson Family Locker Room in Kansas State's new... more

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants the Windy City to be the NFL draft's new permanent home. Take a look at the best photos from the 2015 NFL Draft, the first held in Chicago since 1964. After Chicago hosted the NFL draft for the first time since 1964 in... more

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith has rare explosiveness. If there is something on a football field Jaylon Smith can't do, he hasn't found it yet. The Notre Dame star junior can play inside, outside and in... more

John Raoux / Associated Press Tim Tebow is a college football legend who has had an on-again, off-again NFL career. The Football Writers Association of America released it's 75th Anniversary All-America team Thursday, honoring 75 of the best... more

Adidas Arizona State will wear new alternate uniforms in its season opener vs. Texas A&M. Whether Arizona State plays well in its season opener against Texas A&M is anyone's guess, but we know this much -- the Sun Devils will look good. ASU... more

Amy Sancetta/Associated Press Maurice Clarett rushed for 1,237 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2002, his lone season with Ohio State. Former Ohio State star and NFL bust Maurice Clarett threw away what could have been a promising football career,... more

Ben Liebenberg / NFL With a new starter under center, expect UCLA to rely heavily offensively on running back Paul Perkins. Jim Mora isn't ready to name Josh Rosen his starting quarterback, and he doesn't care who knows it. The UCLA coach... more

LSU could have to play two key SEC West games, against Mississippi State and Auburn, without one of the nation's top defensive backs in Jalen Mills. Mills suffered a fractured fibula in practice Wednesday morning and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks,... more

Elaine Thompson/Associated Press Former Eastern Washington star Vernon Adams hopes to replace Marcus Mariota as Oregon's starting QB. There's just too much about Vernon Adams' transfer to Oregon that sets up well for him and the Ducks to come... more

J.T. Barrett has been part of a two-quarterback system before, and he doesn't care for it. Cardale Jones doesn't like the idea, either. However Ohio State coach Urban Meyer decides to handle the two quarterbacks, who are engaged in the nation's most... more

Ben Liebenberg / NFL Jaylon Smith is one of the top defensive players to follow in the college game this fall. Jaylon Smith isn't 6-foot-8, and he doesn't dominate college football in quite the same way that LeBron James dominates the NBA.... more

Joe Raymond/Associated Press KeiVarae Russell enters 2015 as one of the top defensive back prospects in college football. The wait is over for KeiVarae Russell. One of the top cornerbacks in college football has been cleared by the NCAA to... more

Ohio State star Braxton Miller's potential as an NFL wide receiver will be on display this fall for the first time, but it could be a postseason look that gives NFL scouts a better chance to see Miller up close: the Reese's Senior Bowl. Take a look at... more

Walk-ons earn scholarships every year across college football, but not every school is smart enough to capture the big moment on video for promotional purposes. North Carolina State is. Wolfpack defensive back Nicholas Lacy (5-7, 180) paid his own... more

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema brought some clarity Monday to the weekend news that star running back Jonathan Williams would need foot surgery and would miss an "extended" period of time. As it turns out, extended means the entire regular season .... more

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Northwestern football players cannot form a union, overturning a March 2014 ruling . Monday's 16-page ruling did not directly address whether athletes are employees of schools, which was part of the basis... more

Baylor long snapper Jimmy Landes kept the "long-snapper wars" raging over the weekend with a snap from the top of BU's McLane Stadium into a garbage can that awaited against a goal post. From the top of the stadium @SportsCenter @BUFootball... more

Having two rushers capable of 1,000 yards has to this point been a luxury for Arkansas, but for the time being, having only one will be a necessity. Razorbacks senior Jonathan Williams, who ran for 1,190 yards on 211 carries last season to lead the team,... more

Jerome Miron / USA TODAY Sports Devonte Fields was the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 after registering 10 sacks. Devonte Fields said all the right things Friday in his first meeting with reporters since he arrived at... more

If Wake Forest wide receiver Cortez Lewis has any trouble with the playbook, it has nothing to do with his memory. Word is, Lewis has customized handshakes with some 50 teammates or more, and the school's athletic department decided to capture a lot of... more

Utah kicker AndyPhillips doesn't think much of social-media videos that show off leg strength . But just plain showing off? Nothing wrong with that for Phillips, who succeeded with this nifty trick shot prior to the Utes' scrimmage on Thursday:... more

Former Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson's second chance at college football has come. And it starts in Scooba, Miss. Johnson has enrolled at East Mississippi Community College , according to ESPN, after being dismissed from the Seminoles... more

Here's a look at this week's best tweets, Instagram posts, vines and more from around college football. Les is the best As this horrifying courtroom sketch of New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was panned all over social media this week, LSU coach... more

Don Wright/Associated Press Steelers wide receiver Shakim Phillips made two catches for 43 yards against the Vikings on Sunday night. For prospects, getting noticed at the NFL Scouting Combine in February is a good way to make a training camp... more

John Salangsang / Associated Press Cordell Broadus, son of Snoop Dogg, has opted to pursue other passions outside of football. UCLA football signee Cordell Broadus, the son of rapper Snoop Dogg, has decided football isn't for him. The... more

It might look a little strange for the Michael Jordan "Jumpman" logo to be branded all over a storied football stadium, but they'll get used to it in The Big House. Spurred initially by a phone call from Michael Jordan to Michigan football coach Jim... more

Vernon Adams, a star quarterback from Eastern Washington, learned Thursday that he scored well enough on an exam to make his transfer to Oregon complete. After completing some paperwork , his effort to replace Marcus Mariota, the No. 2 overall pick in... more

Previously suspended Auburn wide receiver D'haquille "Duke" Williams has been reinstated to the team, putting to rest for now the latest drama with the Tigers' gifted but often-troubled star. » Top 15 senior prospects for 2016 NFL Draft Auburn... more

Mark Humphrey / Associated Press Butch Jones was quick to refute a report that his receiver suffered a serious injury. Tennessee coach Butch Jones lambasted a report from Wednesday night that suggested WR Marquez North , one of the top... more

Gregory Payan/Associated Press Ben Simmons will make his debut for the LSU men's basketball team later this year. The No. 1-rated men's basketball signee in the nation, believe it or not, isn't at Kentucky or Duke. He's at LSU, and after... more

You don't have to be named Grassman to pull off a long-snapper trick shot. Western Kentucky long snapper Nolan Dowling scored two points (actually, we'll give him three) with a long snap from the suite level of the Hilltoppers' home stadium into a... more

Under Armour Notre Dame will be donning new green uniforms when it meets Boston College on Nov. 21. There are some schools with uniforms so traditional and well-recognized that they should be insulated from the onslaught of the alt-uni craze.... more

Michigan State lost a key member of what is expected to be one of the top defenses in the Big Ten Wednesday in linebacker Ed Davis, who is out for the season with a knee injury. It's a blow in multiple ways for a Spartans defense that counted on the... more

Joshua S. Kelly / USA Today Clemson's Mackensie Alexander is getting out in front of the "best corner in the nation" debate. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has laid claim to the title of the NFL's best cornerback, with rebuttals... more

Dozens of college football teams dot their starting lineups with star players that have plenty of NFL potential, but the ultimate sign of strength and stability in a program is in its depth. » Ohio State's Bosa leads top 15 junior prospects When... more

Keith Srakocic / Associated Press Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg has a good number of supporters, as well as detractors. We don't know whether Christian Hackenberg will become a four-year quarterback at Penn State just happy to hear his... more

Nobody in College Station will be surprised if future Texas A&M quarterbacks hailed as "the next Johnny Manziel" amount to a string of mildly electrifying players that never quite measure up to Johnny Football. But Aggies offensive coordinator Jake... more

A request for a speedy trial filed by the attorney for suspended Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was granted Wednesday. Cook has been charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly punching a woman in the face several times outside a Tallahassee,... more

Brad Miller, the police officer who shot and killed unarmed Angelo State football player Christian Taylor early Friday morning, has been fired for what Arlington, Texas, police chief WillJohnson termed as "inappropriate judgment" in the incident.... more

BYU football player Colby Jorgensen fractured his neck and slipped a disc in his spine during practice Tuesday, requiring emergency surgery. Jorgensen's brother, Austen, told the Daily Herald that the sophomore linebacker was undergoing a five- to... more

Aaron M. Sprecher / Associated Press After less than a week of practice, Texas coach Charlie Strong has already lost two of his players. When Charlie Strong first took over the program at Texas, quite a few players didn't play another down... more

The NFL draft will return to Chicago in 2016, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday. The draft will be held April 28-30. "We are excited to return to Chicago and look forward to creating an even better... more

Vernon Adams' hopes of replacing Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota at Oregon come down to one final exam on Thursday. The test will either launch his one-year career with the Ducks if he passes, or put his football career in limbo if he fails. Adams,... more

Ric Tapia / NFL Charles Nelson has already made a name for himself as a return ace for the Ducks. The transformation of Oregon's Charles Nelson from a wide receiver to a cornerback hasn't taken long to solidify itself. The gifted... more

Michael Conroy / Associated Press After throwing for 5,292 yards and 52 TDs in three seasons as a quarterback, Braxton Miller is switching positions. It didn't take long for Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's initial suggestion that Braxton... more

Add NFL Media analyst Charles Davis to the list of those that see the highest of NFL draft potential in Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg, despite a rough sophomore season that fell short on both production and expectations. "I see (a) guy who... more

Rogelio V. Solis/AP Mississippi State's Will Redmond has recorded three interceptions in 20 career games. Mississippi State cornerback Will Redmond, a senior who is regarded as a top-50 prospect for the 2016 NFL Draft by draft analyst Chad... more

David Stephenson/Associated Press Kentucky's Jacob Hyde is entering his redshirt sophomore season. Kentucky is known more for bullying teams in the paint than at the line of scrimmage, but Jacob Hyde is going to do all he can to change that... more

Suspended Florida State running back Dalvin Cook's status with the football program is tenuous, as the program took team photos Sunday both with and without the star sophomore. But whether Cook ends up playing for the defending ACC champions or not, his... more

The surest of signs that Florida State doesn't yet know whether suspended star running back Dalvin Cook will be reinstated to the team came Sunday, when the 2015 FSU team photo was taken twice -- once with Cook, and once without him. A photo tweeted by... more

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn never used the word "suspended" in his remarks about why wide receiver D'haquille "Duke" Wiliams has yet to participate in fall practice, but in its purest definition, that's what Malzahn has done to his oft-troubled star. "He... more

Oregon's depth behind star running back Royce Freeman took a hit over the weekend, as the Ducks' No. 2 back, Thomas Tyner, had season-ending shoulder surgery. The procedure was done to correct lingering pain from a shoulder injury Tyner sustained last... more

Christian Taylor, a sophomore on the Angelo State football team, was killed in a police shooting early Friday morning after Taylor crashed a vehicle through the front window of a car dealership in Arlington, Texas. Arlington police were responding to a... more

Gerald Herbert / Associated Press Tyrann Mathieu forced five fumbles and intercepted two passes en route to being a Heisman finalist in 2011. Whether LSU is the true "DBU" is up for debate , but there is certainly no shortage of former Tigers... more

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Defensive back Naijiel Hale played in every game for Washington last season. University of Washington coach Chris Petersen has dismissed defensive back Naijiel Hale, the son of late rapper Nate Dogg, from the UW... more

Even six months after the play that turned Super Bowl XLIX , USC coach Steve Sarkisian isn't about to second-guess the man who once hired him as the Trojans' offensive coordinator, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. Sarkisian was asked the hard... more

Here's a look at this week's best social-media posts from around college football. All business There are always a few college football players who swear off social media for the season, and go silent from August to December or January to focus on... more

Adidas The Aggies will don an alternate uniform when they meet South Carolina on Oct. 31. Forgive the South Carolina Gamecocks if they find themselves a bit frightened when they take the field at Texas A&M on Halloween. The Aggies unveiled... more

Alabama coach Nick Saban isn't too happy that an unauthorized biography on his life has been released, and he let that be known Thursday in his first news conference of fall practice. The book, "Saban: The Making of a Coach," was written by Monte Burke... more

Ric Tapia / NFL Justin Smith retired following the 2014 season after 14 years as an NFL defensive end. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel suggested at SEC Media Days last month that former Mizzou star defensive lineman Justin Smith , who retired... more

Former NFL head coach Jon Gruden, who has been the subject of speculation about a return to coaching since he left the profession after the 2008 season, considers coaching at the University of Tennessee a dream job. Gruden, an ESPN analyst who coached... more

If only drinking large quantities of milk was all it took to be the quarterback at Michigan. Dairy farmers would have more business than they could handle, and the health of young boys all over the Wolverine State would be on the sharp rise. New... more

Joe Raymond/AP KeiVarae Russell missed all of last season while serving an academic suspension. Notre Dame still doesn't know whether cornerback KeiVarae Russell will be cleared to play by the NCAA this season. However, Fighting Irish coach... more

Some guys just don't look right wearing the No. 1. Too many skinny wide receivers, defensive backs and kickers have come through the college ranks commanding single-digit jerseys for massive Tennessee freshman defensive lineman Kahlil McKenzie to pull... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press Florida is looking to expand the role of its two-time first-team All-SEC player, Vernon Hargreaves III. Count Florida coach Jim McElwain among those who consider CB Vernon Hargreaves III as the best in the... more

Wade Payne / Associated Press Largely untested Volunteers QB Josh Dobbs faces heightened expectations in 2015. If the SEC is to return to its perch at the top of college football, the league's longtime staples of strong running games and even... more

NFL personnel executives and scouts are often quick to point out that statistics are relatively meaningless when it comes to scouting a player. Physical traits trump numbers, as Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday learned in going undrafted after... more

Oregon coach Mark Helfrich has a quarterback competition on his hands this preseason between Jeff Lockie and incoming transfer Vernon Adams. But as focused on the 2015 season as Helfrich might be, you'd better believe he can identify with this young Ducks... more

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin and Michigan State's Connor Cook, seniors poised to lead two of the top programs in college football, also lead a field of 30 quarterbacks for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. Presented to the nation's best quarterback,... more

If you ever visit the University of Oregon football facility and miss the display of former Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota's Heisman Trophy, well, it's not Oregon's fault. » Watch: Mariota's move to NFL has young Oregon fan in tears The school... more

Bob Leverone / Associated Press Deshaun Watson threw for 1,466 yards, with 14 touchdowns to just two interceptions, in 2014. Dabo Swinney isn't taking any more chances with his star quarterback's knee than necessary. The Clemson coach said... more

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer let someone know about it the last time he found his parking spot occupied . So when Meyer did the same thing to one of his players, naturally, they gave him a taste of his own medicine: What happens when @OSUCoachMeyer... more

Dominique Hatfield's return path to good standing with Utah football coach Kyle Whittingham reached another roadblock Monday as the standout cornerback was charged with misdemeanor assault stemming from his alleged involvement in a fight at a party last... more

Keith Srakocic / Associated Press Tyler Boyd has boasted back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons at Pitt. Ohio State's Joey Bosa isn't the only top talent who will be sitting out the first week of the college football season. Tyler Boyd,... more

Ohio State's Braxton Miller is certainly more used to throwing footballs than catching them, but you wouldn't know it by his latest Instagram post. The two-time Big Ten Player of the Year as the Buckeyes' quarterback from 2012-2013 is making a move to... more

Lenny Ignelzi/AP USC's Adoree' Jackson is one of the most versatile athletes in college football. USC cornerback Adoree' Jackson's athletic pursuits don't stop with college football, and Trojans coach Steve Sarkisian isn't going to stop them.... more

USA TODAY Sports / Associated Press Former FCS standout Vernon Adams and Jeff Lockie will vie to replace Marcus Mariota at Oregon. A quarterback controversy, and the overwhelming speculation and fan interest that comes with it, awaits all... more

The domestic violence case involving Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil was dismissed Monday, clearing the legal problems for one of college football's elite offensive linemen. However, potential NCAA problems still linger. Tunsil and his stepfather,... more

Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil and his stepfather, Lindsey Miller, have agreed to drop charges of domestic violence against one another and as a result, the case is expected to be dismissed Monday. Steven Farese, Tunsil's attorney, confirmed the case... more

July

Don't mark Brandon Harris down for LSU's starting quarterback job just yet. Tigers quarterback Anthony Jennings and two other LSU players will not face charges stemming from their June arrest for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, according... more

The proliferation of two-way players in college football has emanated mostly from the Pac-12 -- from UCLA's Myles Jack to Washington's Shaq Thompson and, most recently, USC's Adoree' Jackson , it's largely a West Coast phenomenon. Now add to that... more

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh still speaks of his former NFL coach, Mike Ditka , in reverent tones. And with Big Ten Media Days being held in Chicago, Harbaugh had a chance to catch up with the former Chicago Bears coach Thursday night. Harbaugh came... more

Here's a look at this week's best social-media posts from around college football. Preseason pranks Buckeyes intern Mike Hartline got the best of Cardale Jones -- and a few other Buckeyes -- with a mannequin prank at the OSU football facility this... more

Barely 20 months old, the Kick Six legend already has acquired YouTube fame, its own Wikipedia page, and has even been commemorated by the Auburn grounds crew in orange chalk. And now, the 109-yard missed field goal return by former Tigers cornerback... more

Christian Hackenberg did little last season to suggest he's ready for the NFL, but former Detroit Lions president Matt Millen believes one more year of college seasoning will be all the Penn State quarterback needs. Millen, a former Penn State star,... more

For those eager to find out who will start at quarterback for Ohio State this season, keep waiting. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says he doesn't intend to reveal his choice between Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett until the Sept. 7 season opener at Virginia... more

Fall camps open next week around college football, and hotly contested quarterback battles will commence for some of the game's high-profile programs. No battle will have more eyes on it nationally than the one at defending national champion Ohio State,... more

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer put Buckeyes star Braxton Miller's athleticism in a class with Buffalo Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin on Thursday, but wasn't quite as ready to predict a Harvin-like impact for Miller, the two-time Big Ten Player of the Year... more

Virginia Tech's hopes of upsetting defending national champion Ohio State for a second consecutive season might be slim, but they grew a bit stronger Thursday with the news that Buckeyes defensive end Joey Bosa will serve a suspension when the two teams... more

Polls: AP Coaches Defending national champion Ohio State overwhelmingly commanded the top spot in the initial Amway Coaches Poll, which was released Thursday morning. With the bulk of last year's title team returning, the Buckeyes took 62 of 64... more

Adidas/Arizona State University The Arizona State football team will be debuting new uniforms in 2015. Adidas unveiled new Arizona State uniforms Thursday, and the timing couldn't have brought the new look any more attention: Pac-12 Media... more

It's often said in scouting circles that there is no such thing as a perfect prospect. Flaws will be found, no matter how much a player impresses on film, at the NFL Scouting Combine, or in an interview setting. The point was driven home for Oregon... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press Cardale Jones returns for Ohio State after a dazzling postseason run. It's obvious now that Cardale Jones' stunning three-game run through the postseason last year -- leading wins over Wisconsin, Alabama and... more

Lynne Sladky/Associated Press Florida State's Jalen Ramsey is one of the fastest players in college football. Jalen Ramsey's flashes of versatility on the defensive side of the ball give Florida State defensive coordinator Charles Kelly all... more

The indefinite suspension that Florida State star running back Dalvin Cook received after being charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly punching a woman is now a little less indefinite. FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said Tuesday morning that Cook would... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press Myles Garrett became an instant star as a freshman for Texas A&M last season. It's almost unfair that Myles Garrett's first year playing SEC football immediately followed Jadeveon Clowney's last. Having broken... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin had a breakout season in 2014. Who needs watch lists, anyway? They're a relatively hollow late-summer exercise for college football's various individual awards, because players... more

The cloud of academic concerns that recently complicated Devonte Fields' enrollment at Louisville has lifted for the former TCU star . However, the cloud of legal troubles that contributed to Fields' dismissal from the TCU program in 2014 will follow... more

Here's a look at this week's best social-media posts from around college football. Multi-tasking Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici can't possibly prepare for the season and spend time with his girlfriend simultaneously, can he? Well, he's trying... more

It's not yet known if Tyler Boyd will miss any games after he was charged with DUI in June, but Pittsburgh's star wide receiver received a legal outcome Friday that was more definitive: 12 months of probation and an order to take driver safety classes... more

Ohio State star Braxton Miller says he will switch positions from quarterback to wide receiver for his senior season, giving coach Urban Meyer a much easier path to selecting a starter among three experienced candidates, and giving the NFL a look at his... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press D'haquille "Duke" Williams leads a promising receiving corps for Auburn. Gus Malzahn has a lot to say about his wide receiving corps -- will the NFL listen? According to the Auburn coach, the Tigers have three... more

Count LSU coach Les Miles among those that would like to see the NFL give college underclassmen more time to decide whether to apply for early draft eligibility. Miles believes the mid-January deadline doesn't allow enough time for players to make their... more

Devonte Fields' second chance at major college football has a problem: academic eligibility. The star pass rusher hasn't yet been certified by the University of Louisville or the NCAA as he continues to take summer classes. "That's an ongoing process,... more

Alabama-Birmingham, just seven months after announcing its football program was being terminated, will have Blazers football back on the field in 2017, the school announced Tuesday. Citing budgetary concerns, UAB president Ray Watts announced late last... more

The Tallahassee Police Department has released a 911 call from the incident in which Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was accused of punching a woman multiple times outside Clyde's & Costello's Bar in Tallahassee, Fla. But unlike the publicly... more

Remember last week when Arkansas coach Bret Bielema went, shall we say, a bit overboard in describing his elation about beating Texas in a bowl game last year? It wasn't lost on second-year Texas coach Charlie Strong . Strong posted Bielema's remark... more

Gerry Broome/Associated Press Peyton Manning and Eli Manning visit the Duke campus for workouts with Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe. Any college team with famous football alums can use those great players to their advantage in recruiting,... more

Alabama head coach Nick Saban often refrains from responding to criticism. After all, if he responded to all of it, he'd have little time for anything else. However, the Twitter rant that former New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Plaxico... more

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said he wouldn't promise quarterback Everett Golson a starting job if he came to Florida State, and Fisher seems to be sticking to his word. Golson, who transferred to FSU from Notre Dame this offseason, was listed No.... more

Criminal charges against former Utah cornerback Dominique Hatfield were dropped on Thursday. A court motion filed by the state read: "New evidence has been received and examined that casts doubt on the defendant's guilt of the crimes as alleged in the... more

Here's a look at this week's best tweets, Instagram posts, vines and more from around college football. Buckeye QB flirts with Rousey Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones did a little Twitter flirting with Ronda Rousey this week prior to the ESPYs,... more

Bednarik Biletnikoff Camp Maxwell Nagurski O'Brien Thorpe Walker Five players from defending national champion Ohio State have been selected to the Walter Camp Award watch list, making up 10 percent of a 50-man field for the... more

Brynn Anderson/Associated Press LSU's Leonard Fournette passed on a chance to declare himself the SEC's No. 1 RB. HOOVER, Ala. -- Back in May, both Florida and LSU players laid claim to their school as "DB U," referring to the program with... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said Thursday that if the Rebels' season opened today, star left tackle Laremy Tunsil would be in the starting lineup. Ole Miss and the NCAA are investigating whether Tunsil has received improper benefits from... more

Associated Press Cardale Jones, Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett will compete to start at quarterback for Ohio State. With 50 days left before the start of the college season, College Football 24/7 examines 50 burning questions that will... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress took exception to Alabama coach Nick Saban's remarks Wednesday at SEC Media Days that he's concerned about the distraction NFL draft feedback can be to players... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Alabama's Reggie Ragland says teams aren't scared to play the Crimson Tide. HOOVER, Ala. -- Alabama has won 23 games and an SEC title in the last two years, but linebacker Reggie Ragland has noticed a difference... more

Ric Tapia/NFL Justin Smith was selected to five Pro Bowls during his 14-season NFL career. HOOVER, Ala. -- Justin Smith announced his retirement from the NFL earlier this year, but the former San Francisco 49ers star might not be away from... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- Missouri defensive lineman Harold Brantley will not play this season following an automobile accident that left him with multiple injuries last month. Tigers coach Gary Pinkel confirmed the news Wednesday at SEC Media Days. However, Pinkel... more

No wonder Michigan parted ways with Adidas. The school on Wednesday announced details of its new apparel agreement with Nike that make for the nation's largest apparel contract in college sports: $169 million over 11 years. The deal begins on Aug. 1,... more

Brynn Anderson/AP Nick Saban's Crimson Tide fell to Ohio State in a national semifinal game last season. HOOVER, Ala. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban is advocating for the NFL Draft Advisory Board to refrain from delivering feedback on draft... more

Jeremy Brevard / USA Today Sports Mike Matthews is the latest in a long line of talent from one of game's great football families. HOOVER, Ala. -- Mike Matthews has been a regular on the Aggies' offensive line for three years now, but the... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- Jadeveon Clowney's legacy at South Carolina is one of a freakish athlete and a dominant pass rusher. » Nine things we learned Tuesday from SEC Media Days But Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier joked Tuesday at SEC Media Days that the... more

Former Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson, who was the subject of national attention after surveillance video from a Tallahassee, Fla., bar was released that showed him allegedly punching a woman, apologized for the incident Tuesday. In his first... more

On the very day Florida State president John Thrasher met with the FSU football team to discuss behavioral expectations in the wake of two incidents in which Seminoles players were accused of punching a woman, the attorney for Seminoles running back... more

Phil Sandlin / Associated Press Kelvin Taylor reached paydirt in Florida's Orange-Blue spring game. HOOVER, Ala. -- New Florida coach Jim McElwain got more than enough of a look at one son of a former NFL Pro Bowler in spring practice, and... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Vernon Hargreaves has been a first-team All-SEC selection in each of the past two seasons. HOOVER, Ala. -- While plenty of college football's top underclassmen shy from the question of whether they might apply for... more

Joe Raymond/Associated Press Brian Kelly is entering his sixth season as Notre Dame's head coach. If Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly ever leaves the Fighting Irish for a coaching job in the NFL, his introductory news conference will require some... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Jeremy Johnson is entering his first season as Auburn's No. 1 quarterback. HOOVER, Ala. -- High expectations follow new Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson into the 2015 season. They stem from his impressive... more

Bednarik Butkus Guy Mackey Maxwell Nagurski Outland Rimington Thorpe Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller can only hope to one day be a first-round draft pick like his brother, Kyle, was in 2014 (Chicago Bears, No. 14... more

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press BYU's Taysom Hill enters the 2015 season as a top Heisman Trophy candidate. BYU quarterback Taysom Hill might not receive as much draft acclaim as Teddy Bridgewater did during his final collegiate season, but as... more

Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was charged Friday with misdemeanor battery for allegedly punching a woman in the face outside a bar in Tallahassee, Fla., last month, and it's not the first legal issue for the Seminoles' star sophomore. Cook was... more

Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil and his stepfather, Lindsey Miller, gave vastly different accounts of an altercation between the two on Friday during a court hearing in which a protective order against Tunsil was dismissed. Tunsil, one of the... more

Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press Florida State's Dalvin Cook rushed for 1,008 yards as a true freshman last season. Florida State announced Friday that running back Dalvin Cook is suspended indefinitely after a woman accused him of punching... more

It took less than two weeks after kicker Eddy Pineiro, who has committed to Alabama, posted video of a 73-yard field goal to social media for the feat to be topped. Baylor kicker Spencer Evans posted the clip above to his Twitter feed, showing what... more

Just a week after College Football 24/7 identified 15 of the best social media accounts among the nation's college football players , we return our weekly CFB Social feature that tracks the best Twitter and Instagram posts by college players on a weekly... more

Already this summer, we've had a top college recruit use a bus to announce his college choice. Now, with the help of an airplane and a professionally produced video, kicker Quinn Nordin announced his commitment to Penn State. #WeAre... more

Alex Gallardo/Associated Press Dominique Hatfield made 10 starts for the Utes last season. Utah cornerback Dominique Hatfield's suspension from the team lasted just five days. Unfortunately for the junior, it ended with a dismissal rather... more

Bednarik Butkus Lombardi Maxwell Nagurski Outland Rimington Thorpe Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright III, who won the Nagurski Trophy last year as the nation's top defensive player, leads a field of 88 players on the preseason... more

Bednarik Groza Guy Mackey Maxwell Nagurski Outland Rimington Thorpe Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil might be the most talented player on the list of 81 Outland Trophy candidates released Friday. However, Ole Miss is... more

The speculation about Braxton Miller transferring from Ohio State to another school to escape a heated quarterback competition has died off, as Miller confirmed Thursday that he will stay with the Buckeyes for the 2015 season. However, there's nothing... more

The 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game will match two teams that qualified for the inaugural College Football Playoff in Florida State and Alabama, as the Peach Bowl announced the pairing of power programs Thursday. The Palm Beach Post first reported the... more

Richard Shiro/AP Isaiah Battle made 11 starts for Clemson last season. Clemson offensive tackle Isaiah Battle was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the fifth round of the NFL Supplemental Draft on Thursday, the league announced . With the... more

Bednarik Groza Guy Mackey Maxwell Nagurski Outland Rimington Thorpe Chuck Burton / Associated Press Maryland's Brad Craddock is vying to be just the second two-time winner of the Lou Groza Award. Oakland Raiders... more

Backflip catches are out . One-handed grabs from a seated position, clearly, are in. Just a couple of days after Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell took to social media to show off the skill, Ole Miss' Evan Engram proved that tight ends can make... more

Adidas Adidas unveiled its new "Primeknit" UCLA football uniform on Thursday. So, let's say you're Adidas. You've lost three big-name accounts in Michigan, Tennessee and Notre Dame to rival competitors in the apparel industry, and your... more

Bednarik Groza Guy Mackey Maxwell Nagurski Outland Rimington Thorpe Will the 2015 Ray Guy Award race have room at the top for a new face? It won't be easy. Seven semifinalists from last year's competition for the honor... more

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CFB 24/7's "15 for '15" series continues with a look at 15 of the biggest games in college football this fall. Collectively, these games will go a long way to shape the second-annual College Football Playoff field, although a few of them are more about intrigue than implications.... more

Bednarik Groza Guy Mackey Maxwell Nagurski Outland Rimington Thorpe Michael Thomas/AP Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram made 38 catches for 662 yards last season. Ole Miss' Evan Engram, Iowa's Jake Duzey, Arkansas'... more

Bednarik Lombardi Mackey Maxwell Nagurski Outland Rimington Thorpe Al Goldis/AP Jack Allen has started 35 of the 36 games he's appeared in for Michigan State. Michigan State's Jack Allen, a finalist for the... more

Melina Vastola/USA TODAY Sports De'Andre Johnson was dismissed from the Florida State football team on Monday. The attorney representing former Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson on a battery charge after he allegedly struck a woman... more

Bednarik Butkus Lombardi Maxwell Nagurski Outland Rimington Thorpe Rick Scuteri/AP Arizona's Scooby Wright III returns as one of college football's top defenders. Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright III leads a field... more

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CFB 24/7's "15 for '15" series continues with a look at some teams with the potential to surprise this fall, but the definition of ?surprise? depends on the team here. In some cases, losing programs are primed to surprise with a season-long turnaround. In others, winning programs are on the brink of something bigger. All, however, have the goods to make 2015 a memorable season.... more

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., caught the Internet ablaze this week with some one-handed catches of machine-thrown passes , while lying down, that were posted to social media. Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, however, set out... more

Bednarik Groza Guy Mackey Maxwell Nagurski Outland Rimington Thorpe USA TODAY Sports QBs Cardale Jones, Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett were selected to the Maxwell Award watch list. The Maxwell Football Club... more

Gerry Broome/AP Duke linebacker Kelby Brown was a first-team All-ACC selection in 2013. Duke linebacker Kelby Brown is one of the real hard-luck stories in college football. Brown, one of the ACC's top linebackers when healthy, tore the ACL... more

Michael Conroy/AP Florida State has dismissed freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson from its football program following a bar altercation in which he is alleged to have punched a woman. Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples posted FSU's... more

Nearly 30 years after Michael Irvin helped put Miami Hurricanes football on the map as a star wide receiver, his son will try to help put UM back at the forefront of college football. Michael Irvin, Jr., has committed to Miami. "It's what I've always... more

The Florida State Attorney's Office released on Monday security video from Yianni's bar in Tallahassee, Fla., that allegedly shows quarterback De'Andre Johnson striking a female at the bar. Johnson, who was one of several contenders to replace Jameis... more

Ole Miss responded on Monday to a report of an NCAA probe into whether Rebels star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil has been involved in any NCAA rules violations, acknowledging NCAA involvement in the case and that it has launched its own investigation.... more

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CFB 24/7's "15 for '15" series continues with the nation?s best teams. A lot can happen between now and Nov. 3, when the initial College Football Playoff rankings will be released. But for the time being, the team left standing on top of the hill at the end of last season is still waiting to be knocked off of its perch.... more

Rick Scuteri/AP Dominique Hatfield recorded 38 tackles and an interception for Utah last season. Football is the least of Dominique Hatfield's problems right now, and Utah coach Kyle Whittingham on Monday gave the troubled cornerback one less... more

David Goldman/AP A loss to Baylor was the only blemish on the record of Gary Patterson's TCU team last season. The U.S. women's national soccer team won the World Cup final on Sunday, beating the team that eliminated the Americans in the 2011... more

Thomas Graning/Associated Press Ole Miss' Laremy Tunsil is one of the top offensive linemen in college football. The stepfather of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil is alleging knowledge of NCAA rules violations involving Tunsil and... more

The New York Giants' 2015 second-round pick learned a valuable but costly lesson in his final college game before entering the NFL: Take no opposing player for granted. Landon Collins, the Alabama safety for whom the Giants moved up to select No. 33... more

Marc Serota/Associated Press Sean "Diddy" Combs' son, Justin, is a redshirt junior defensive back for UCLA. Music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs will not face felony charges stemming from an altercation at the UCLA football facility with Bruins... more

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Somewhere in between the segments of college football players who are disinterested in social media, or too outlandish on it, or set their accounts to private, lies another group that consistently delivers for fans on Twitter or Instagram. Some are prominent players with legions of followers that number in the tens of thousands, while others are backups who are underrated on social media, if not on the field. In the latest installment of CFB 24/7's "15 for '15" series, we highlight 15 of the most interesting players in the social media arena.... more

Nike Tennessee unveiled its new uniforms for the 2015 season on Wednesday. Ah, the college football offseason, where news off the field takes on an importance it could never hope to command in October. Transfers, injury rehabs and... more

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CFB 24/7's "15 for '15" series continues with a look at 15 returning players who bring outstanding intangible qualities to their respective teams. Each brings a high level of leadership and dedication to the game, and is well-respected by teammates and coaches alike. They're not all household names, but they're the type of players coaching staffs can never have enough of.... more

Melina Vastola / USA TODAY Sports FSU QB De'Andre Johnson has been suspended indefinitely. De'Andre Johnson, one of the contenders to replace No. 1 overall draft pick Jameis Winston as quarterback at Florida State, turned himself in to the... more

June

Don Ryan/Associated Press Nike co-founder Phil Knight has helped the Oregon football program become a national power. Oregon football's most recognizable benefactor, Phil Knight, is stepping down as the chairman of Nike. Knight donated $10... more

The college football offseason has managed to turn the backflip catch from spectacular to static, but there are still only a handful of guys who have proven they can do it. The latest: Dylan Cantrell of Texas Tech: Cantrell caught 20 passes for... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Harold Brantley is Missouri's top returning defensive lineman heading into the 2015 season. Missouri football player Harold Brantley has been released from University Hospital following a car accident in which he... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Ole Miss' Laremy Tunsil is one of the top OL talents in college football. The stepfather of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil alleges a different version of the events that led to Tunsil incurring a... more

Jim Harbaugh might not have remembered much about Connor Murphy when he baby-sat the youngster six years ago while recruiting his older brother, Trent Murphy, to Stanford University. Connor, however, remembers it well. And that just might pay off for... more

Nothing like a 73-yard field goal to add some juice to fan expectations for a kicker. Alabama commitment Eddy Pineiro took to Twitter over the weekend with a claim, backed by video, of a 73-yard field goal: Broke my personal best record with a 73... more

Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press JoJo Natson scored four touchdowns on punt returns for Utah State. Utah State wide receiver JoJo Natson has been dismissed from the program, ending the Aggies career of the Mountain West's top punt returner.... more

Ole Miss offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil was arrested Friday on a charge of domestic violence in which he is alleged to have assaulted his stepfather in defense of his mother. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze addressed the incident in detail. "We can... more

Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns became the third UK player taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft. 16 years ago, Tim Couch was the No. 1 overall selection of the Cleveland Browns.

Only 10 schools can claim to have produced a No. 1 NFL draft pick as well as have a player chosen No. 1 overall in the NBA draft. Here is a look at those schools.... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Florida State indefinitely suspended freshman QB De'AndreJohnson from the team. The field of candidates to replace Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, and the No. 1 overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft ,... more

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You'll note two categorical absences in CFB 24/7's look at 15 of the best game-day traditions. No live animals and no hand gestures. While Georgia's long line of Bulldogs named UGA and the history behind Texas A&M's Reveille have their place in college football lore, live mascots are everywhere -- from Texas to Colorado to Tennessee to LSU -- and distinguishing which are the best is folly. Ditto on splitting hairs between the traditional fan gestures: Florida's Gator Chomp, Texas' Hook 'Em Horns, FSU's Tomahawk Chop, et al. So with those ground rules set, here are 15 of the finest traditions -- some more well-known than others -- in the college game.... more

Richard Shiro/AP Offensive tackle Isaiah Battle intends to enter the NFL supplemental draft. Clemson offensive tackle Isaiah Battle will enter the NFL supplemental draft next month, and according to NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein, the... more

Rick Scuteri/AP Linebacker Jaylon Smith recorded 112 tackles in 2014 while leading Notre Dame's defense. If Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith wants to get a look at Patrick Willis, he'll have to find the recently retired San Francisco 49ers... more

Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press Terrelle Pryor is attempting to make the Cleveland Browns' roster as a wide receiver. The NCAA will not consider former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor to be in violation of a five-year ban from OSU... more

A day after music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs allegedly attacked UCLA strength coach Sal Alosi and was charged with assault with a deadly weapon in using a kettlebell, his representatives are attempting to alter the narrative. Nathaniel Moar, of Combs... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Justin Combs is a redshirt junior at UCLA and has seen action in seven games for the Bruins. UCLA police arrested music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, whose son is a football player for the Bruins, on charges... more

Michael Conroy/AP Quarterback Danny Etling will sit out the 2015 season as a transfer to LSU. The quarterback competition at LSU just got a little stiffer, but the controversy over who will take snaps for the Tigers this fall is none the... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Missouri defensive lineman Harold Brantley was seriously injured in a car accident. Missouri defensive lineman Harold Brantley is in serious condition following a one-car accident Sunday in Columbia, Mo. Brantley... more

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For years, college programs have engaged in an arms race for the biggest, best and most modern facilities. It's not only a recruiting tool to have the finest weight room, it fosters an environment for stronger, better athletes as well. It's not surprising that heavier iron is getting pushed around all over the country. CFB 24/7's "15 for '15" series continues with a look at some of the strongest players. We're not declaring these 15 as the undisputed strongest around -- in fact, some are smaller players whose strength is impressive in more relative terms -- but all 15 are as powerful as anyone on their teams and are expected to make significant contributions this fall.... more

Top CFB tandems: RB WR OL DL LB DB Associated Press Ohio State's Joshua Perry and Darron Lee combine to form college football's best LB duo. College Football 24/7 's series examining the top position tandems in college... more

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Little people, big impact. That's what stood out in CFB 24/7's look at 15 of the smallest players in the college game. Most of them are starters or significant contributors, yet all but one 5-8 or shorter, and they only weigh anywhere from 150 to 178 pounds.

The smallest of them all, Kent State's Ernest Calhoun (5-6, 151 pounds), led the Flashes in all-purpose yards last year with 1,033. Bottom line: these guys can play. And if the NFL has room for the likes of Trindon Holliday, Dexter McCluster, Dri Archer and T.Y. Hilton, it could well have room one day for a few of these.... more

Top CFB tandems: RB WR OL DL LB DB Associated Press Baylor should continue to post eye-popping numbers on offense with KD Cannon and Corey Coleman at wide receiver. There might not be a more dangerous position to have two... more

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Suffice to say, college football players aren't getting any smaller. CFB 24/7 brings you up close with 15 of the game's biggest returning players, ranging from those on championship-contending teams in the Power Five conferences to a giant making his way through a Conference USA career. Some spin the scale, some measure NBA-tall, and a few do both. Naturally, most are offensive linemen, but one is a -- gulp -- tight end. Most are starters or at least projected to start this fall, though a few are still looking to crack the lineup.... more

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CFB 24/7's "15 for '15" series continues with a look at some of the smartest players in the college game. No, we didn't compare LSATs and MCATs to come up with this group, but we did add the requirement of significant on-field contributions. With a sampling of schools both big and small, and schools of varying academic reputations, here are 15 players who more than get the job done in the classroom.... more

Mark Wallheiser/AP Brian Kelly lost five players for the entire 2014 season due to academic suspensions. Notre Dame's athletic administration is taking a close look at how to best manage student-athletes who are at risk for academic... more

Never let it be said that the Kennesaw State football squad is short on musical taste. While the latest and loudest might be most popular in college football weight rooms around the country, the Owls have spun enough of the classic Marvin Gaye-Tammi... more

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CFB 24/7's "15 for '15" series continues with a look at 15 of the most versatile players in the college game. Some play on both sides of the ball, and others don't, but they all have an accomplished record in multiple roles.... more

After just six career starts, we've already seen enough of Georgia running back Nick Chubb to know the Bulldogs' sophomore-to-be is one of college football's elite rushing talents. And thanks to Bulldogs offensive lineman Hunter Henry, we're also... more

College football players are getting viral attention this offseason with some pretty spectacular displays of athleticism , and the latest must be seen to be believed. Texas kicker Nick Rose pops a short field goal through the uprights midway through a... more

U-Who?: QB RB WR TE OT DL LB DB Rogelio V. Solis/AP Former LSU receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., became an instant star for the Giants in 2014. The next group in our "U-Who?" series is wide receiver. Last year's rookie... more

U-Who?: QB RB WR TE OT DL LB DB Associated Press FSU has had a QB selected in the first round in two of the past three NFL drafts (Jameis Winston, 2015; EJ Manuel, 2013). NFL teams can't afford to miss on... more

May

Snoop Dogg knows plenty about show business, but now he's venturing into the shoe business. It looks like the rap artist has collaborated with adidas to produce a specialty cleat for the Texas A&M Aggies, based on this tweet from TAMU's official Twitter... more

Six things we learned from the annual SEC meetings in Destin, Fla., this week, where Mike Slive passed the baton to Greg Sankey as league commissioner : 1. Cashing in NCAA student-athletes will finally be getting more compensation than a standard... more

For any NFL club that just didn't feel quite satisfied with its draft outcome for a pass rusher this year, help could be forthcoming. West Georgia's Darrius Caldwell will apply for inclusion in the NFL's annual supplemental draft, according to NFL Media... more

U-Who?: QB RB WR TE OT DL LB DB Jay Laprete/Associated Press Former Ohio State star Donte Whitner has been selected to each of the past three Pro Bowls. Last year, College Football 24/7 tackled the question of which... more

As a wave of college football coaches employing the hurry-up, no-huddle offense take the game in a new direction, at least one of them is in favor of a technological advancement, as well. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, now entering his fourth season with the... more

Rainier Ehrhardt/Associated Press Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson showed promise as a freshman last season. College Football 24/7 presents 10 breakout players for the 2015 season, beginning with Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, one of... more

With a year left at the NCAA level, some of the top seniors in the college game have already begun reminding us of some pros that have preceded them. All will have the attention of NFL scouts this fall as they look to prepare themselves for the pro ranks. But who might they resemble once they get there?

CFB 24/7 compares 10 seniors to current NFL players who play with a similar style and stature.... more

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CFB 24/7's "15 for '15" series looking at 15 superlative players in college football for 2015, across dozens of categories, continues with a look at the top offensive players returning this fall.... more

Let the offseason scoreboard for hype videos show LSU 1, Florida 0. A youtube.com clip declaring UF as "DBU" complete with highlights of its current defensive backs was released earlier this week. Among that group is junior cornerback Vernon Hargreaves,... more

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP David Letterman is retiring after 33 years as a late-night talk-show host. The curtain comes down on "Late Show with David Letterman" Wednesday night, and one of the show's most popular and enduring segments has... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press Everett Golson threw for 3,445 yards and 29 touchdowns last season. The two-week drama surrounding former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson, and where the dual-threat quarterback would next play under the... more

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CFB 24/7's "15 for '15" series looking at 15 superlative players in college football for 2015, across dozens of categories, continues with a look at the top defensive players returning this fall.... more

With seven picks each on the defensive side of the ball, Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer and New England Patriots chief-of-all-things-football Bill Belichick clearly entered the 2015 NFL Draft determined to shake up the their respective... more

Ed Zurga/AP Former coach Charlie Weis is out of football after being fired by Kansas in 2014. Some athletic directors would like to forget certain coaching contracts, but the checks that have to be written to a coach who has already been... more

The St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans were two of only six NFL teams to spend their first two picks in the 2015 NFL Draft on offensive players, but they didn't stop there. The Rams and Titans went on to turn in seven cards each for the offensive side... more

AFC East NFC East AFC North NFC North AFC South NFC South AFC West NFC West The gems of a draft class aren't always first-round picks, and the picks that disappoint aren't always the third-day fliers. College Football 24/7 takes... more

AFC East NFC East AFC North NFC North AFC South NFC South AFC West NFC West The gems of a draft class aren't always first-round picks, and the picks that disappoint aren't always the third-day fliers. College Football 24/7 takes... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL Everett Golson is on the move after losing his starting job before Notre Dame's bowl game last season. Former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is in search of a home for his final year of college football, and... more

AFC East NFC East AFC North NFC North AFC South NFC South AFC West NFC West The gems of a draft class aren't always first-round picks, and the picks that disappoint aren't always the third-day fliers. College Football 24/7 takes... more

AFC East NFC East AFC North NFC North AFC South NFC South AFC West NFC West The gems of a draft class aren't always first-round picks, and the picks that disappoint aren't always the third-day fliers. College Football 24/7 takes... more

Anytime someone says they hope not to offend as a front-end softener, you know the sledgehammer is about to fall on the back end. This time, it's Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable, and his target is the spread offenses that have swept... more

AFC East NFC East AFC North NFC North AFC South NFC South AFC West NFC West The gems of a draft class aren't always first-round picks, and the picks that disappoint aren't always the third-day fliers. College Football 24/7 takes... more

AFC East NFC East AFC North NFC North AFC South NFC South AFC West NFC West The gems of a draft class aren't always first-round picks, and the picks that disappoint aren't always the third-day fliers. College Football 24/7 takes... more

Draft-pick replacements: ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Non-Power Five The SEC had 54 players selected in the 2015 NFL Draft, the most of any college conference. The SEC West division produced 29 of those drafted players, second most of... more

All sorts of factors go into an NFL draft pick being the right fit for the team which picks him. There are those who fit position needs and particular schemes, and from a personality standpoint, there are those who are the right fit for certain locker... more

AFC East NFC East AFC North NFC North AFC South NFC South AFC West NFC West The gems of a draft class aren't always first-round picks, and the picks that disappoint aren't always the third-day fliers. College Football 24/7 takes... more

AFC East NFC East AFC North NFC North AFC South NFC South AFC West NFC West The gems of a draft class aren't always first-round picks, and the picks that disappoint aren't always the third-day fliers. College Football 24/7 takes... more

» Top Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates The best candidates for NFL Rookie of the Year awards aren't just about who is the best player. A confluence of factors -- from raw talent, to the opportunity to start immediately, to being surrounded by... more

Tony Ding / Associated Press Jim Harbaugh took the Michigan head-coaching job in December after four seasons with the 49ers. Before new Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has put his first points on the scoreboard in The Big House, the school... more

The NFL draft is a point of prestige for major college football programs, a certain validation of the talent level that each maintains and, in turn, uses as a recruiting tool. » Crunching the draft numbers: How major college programs fared But... more

Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press Everett Golson is transferring out of Notre Dame after losing his starting job before the team's bowl game last season. Former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is deciding where he wants to play his last year... more

Former Illinois offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic unleashed a series of allegations against the football program and specifically head coach Tim Beckman Sunday, calling for the coach's resignation and detailing what he described as a "hostile and abusive... more

» Top Defensive Rookie of the Year candidates The best candidates for NFL Rookie of the Year awards aren't just about who is the best player. A confluence of factors -- from raw talent, to the opportunity to start immediately, to being surrounded by... more

Atlanta Falcons rookie Vic Beasley made a bold prediction of 10 or more sacks in his first NFL season last week after being picked No. 8 overall. And while he's still got a long season ahead to make good, at least one expert believes he's got a better... more

The top two picks in the 2015 NFL Draft are set to square off in the first week of the season, but the Jameis Winston-Marcus Mariota matchup is far from the only intriguing rookie clash this fall. » Charles Davis: Projecting the 2015 NFL All-Rookie... more

Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press After an up-and-down 2014 season, Everett Golson has decided to transfer from Notre Dame. The parting of ways between Notre Dame and quarterback Everett Golson is at hand. The senior will transfer after throwing... more

The disdain between the SEC and the rest of college football extends beyond the football field -- all the way to an NBA court. Chicago Bulls forward Joakim Noah, a former Florida star, took apparent exception to Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones... more

When you reach a height of 6-foot-5 by the eighth grade, you don't just stand out among your classmates. You stand out to college coaches, too. And in Blake Hinson's case, he's stood out to those in both football and basketball. The Daytona Beach... more

One of the top returning wide receivers in the Atlantic Coast Conference, North Carolina's Ryan Switzer, has picked up an offseason trick that has to be seen to be believed. Behold, the backflip football catch, courtesy of TheACC.com : While it's not... more

For college underclassmen, whether or not to enter the NFL draft can be an easy decision, or a gut-wrenching one. This year's draft included 60 early-entry prospects who were among the 256 picked , and another 24 early entries who went undrafted . For... more

As the dust begins to settle following the 2015 NFL Draft, the pre-draft smokescreens that helped keep the draft plans of NFL clubs under wraps are beginning to dissipate. Around the NFL examined four such smokescreens two days before the draft. Here's... more

CHICAGO -- The frenzied pace of undrafted free-agent signings went well into the night Saturday, and in the aftermath, a number of top undrafted prospects found their way to clubs with whom they have a legitimate chance to thrive. » Top undrafted... more

CHICAGO -- On the first day of the NFL draft, surprises come in the form of shockers. On the third day, they come in the form of head-scratchers. Here are seven surprises from the final day of the 2015 NFL Draft that defy explanation: » Quick-snap... more

CHICAGO -- The NFL draft hype machine doesn't take a day off all spring, and expectations for which players will be picked early in the draft aren't always on target. Here are eight of the biggest sliders from the 2015 draft, not including the notables... more

CHICAGO -- Of all the NFL draft prospects who went to bed unchosen Friday night after the third round of the draft, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu had to have slept the best. » Quick-snap draft grades through Day 2 of 2015 draft A former Oregon cornerback once... more

Entering the third day of the 2015 NFL Draft, there are plenty of teams that have yet to address clear needs, and plenty of talented players available to fill them. Here are nine perfect fits for day three of the draft, and why they make sense. »... more

CHICAGO -- Another day, another wait for La'el Collins. The drama surrounding the LSU offensive lineman's draft status will linger into Day 3 Saturday with the once-projected first-round pick still unchosen. And if his agent isn't bluffing, he'll be... more

CHICAGO -- The second day of the 2015 NFL Draft did its best to offer as much drama as the first , and the biggest stunner was a fall for one of the draft's elite talents. Here are eight surprises from Friday's second- and third-round action. 1. Tumble... more

CHICAGO -- Randy Gregory could have cried after falling nearly to the end of the second round of the NFL draft Friday night. Instead, he found a little humor. » Mayock: Dallas needs to have plan in place for Randy Gregory Told he was the No. 2... more

CHICAGO -- La'el Collins ' draft stock remains in question as an investigation into the shooting death of a 29-year-old pregnant woman, Brittany Mills, is unresolved. Mills was Collins' ex-girlfriend, and Collins, who is not a suspect, is scheduled to be... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 2015 schedule holds some intriguing matchups that await quarterback Jameis Winston . Here are some schedule highlights for Winston's rookie year in Tampa: Sept. 13 vs. Tennessee Titans Think a matchup of Winston vs. Marcus... more

CHICAGO -- Florida State's Cam Erving and Danny Shelton couldn't have been farther apart last fall, with one playing at Florida State and the other at Washington. Now, at least when it comes to Xs and Os, they couldn't be closer together. The... more

CHICAGO -- Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory , whose slide to the second day of the 2015 NFL Draft was precipitated by a failed drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine and questions about his mental makeup , put the blame squarely on his own shoulders... more

April

CHICAGO -- Missouri pass rusher Shane Ray paid a price for the citation he received earlier this week for marijuana possession, slipping to the Denver Broncos at the No. 23 overall pick of the NFL draft Thursday. » 2015 NFL Draft: Day 1 quick-snap... more

CHICAGO -- Arguably the best pass rusher and the best safety in the 2015 NFL Draft will be back in the green room at the Chicago Auditorium Theater on Friday when the second round commences. Randy Gregory of Nebraska and Landon Collins of Alabama... more

CHICAGO -- La'el Collins ' agent scrambled early Thursday to try to get the LSU offensive lineman withdrawn from the 2015 NFL Draft in favor of the league's supplemental draft this summer. The NFL rejected the request and Collins, once thought to be a... more

CHICAGO -- Eight surprises from the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft: 1. Williams slides out of top five: The No. 1 overall player on some draft boards , Leonard Williams, somehow slipped to the New York Jets at No. 6. Every team drafting ahead of... more

Vic Beasley wasted no time setting high expectations for his rookie season with the Atlanta Falcons. » Mike Mayock's top 100 2015 draft prospects The former Clemson defensive end predicted double-digit sacks in his first year in the NFL, a high... more

CHICAGO -- To ring in Round 1 properly today, here are 32 random pre-draft observations. Some information came from scouts, some is opinion, and some is a mix. Here we go: 1. I don't see greatness ahead for either Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota .... more

CHICAGO -- Four NFL Media analysts predict who will be drafted first between Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory or Missouri pass rusher Shane Ray , two top prospects who are facing a potential slip in the draft due to concerns over marijuana. Gregory... more

CHICAGO -- Georgia's Todd Gurley and Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon have long been expected to be drafted in the first round in the 2015 NFL Draft, the first two running backs to go that early since 2012. But the way NFL Media analyst Charles Davis sees it,... more

CHICAGO -- Danny Shelton stops short of predicting that the Chicago Bears will make him the No. 7 overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, but the former Washington nose guard doesn't hesitate to mention he believes he would be an ideal fit for the Bears and... more

CHICAGO -- Dante Fowler, Jr. hasn't been shy about calling himself the best pass rusher in the 2015 NFL Draft, and he did so again Wednesday at the NFL's Play 60 event. » Mike Mayock's top five prospects by position But Fowler went a step... more

CHICAGO -- Bud Dupree is considered among the fastest risers in the 2015 NFL Draft, but when it comes to the reason for his ascent, the former Kentucky star pass rusher doesn't want to hear about Shane Ray and Randy Gregory . Ray and Gregory were once... more

For all the research and tire-kicking that NFL clubs do on prospects in the months before the NFL draft, assessing those with character concerns is tricky business. Certainties are few, strikes of gold even fewer, and disappointments are plentiful.

As NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock noted on a media teleconference last week: ?My perception and my experience is, plus or minus, 90 percent of the time, a kid ultimately turns into who he's always been."

The NFL draft has its share of top prospects with character concerns once again in 2015, with Florida State QB Jameis Winston -- due to in part to his standing as the presumptive No. 1 overall pick -- chief among them.

Here is a look at five NFL success stories who were drafted in the first round despite off-field concerns, and five whose NFL careers didn?t meet or haven?t yet met expectations.... more

Melvin Gordon has made it no secret that he has strived throughout the NFL's draft season to position himself as the first running back to be chosen, ahead of Todd Gurley . And as long as Gordon's high school coach is immune to the smokescreens that NFL... more

A compelling need at the running back position has often linked former Georgia star Todd Gurley to the San Diego Chargers and Dallas Cowboys in the months leading up to this week's NFL draft. » Draft Winds: Rumors connecting players, NFL teams... more

Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer and other club officials flew to Orlando Sunday to have dinner with Central Florida wide receiver Breshad Perriman , a potential first-round pick in this week's NFL draft. The meeting brought together one of... more

Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota are expected to be the only quarterbacks selected Thursday in the first round of the NFL draft, despite questions -- albeit very different ones -- about their ability to succeed as the offensive cornerstone of an NFL... more

Former NFL quarterback coach Ted Tollner doesn't hear things like "learning curve" and "developmental prospect" when it comes to Oregon quarterback and presumptive first-round draft pick Marcus Mariota . Instead, he trusts what he sees more than what he... more

Whenever Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's playing days come to an end, you can bet he will be able to find a new career at the University of Tennessee if he wants one. The school announced on Friday a whopping pledge of $3 million from the... more

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik is taking aim at an anonymously quoted NFL personnel executive who drew a comparison between this year's, presumptive No. 1 overall pick, quarterback Jameis Winston , and JaMarcus Russell, who is... more

Multiple reports in the last week regarding Todd Gurley 's rehabilitation from a torn ACL have been encouraging, particularly with five NFL clubs telling NFL Media's Albert Breer that the former Georgia star running back has a "great shot " to be ready to... more

With a couple of the top offensive linemen available in next week's NFL draft possibly ticketed for a switch from college tackle to pro guard, Stanford's Andrus Peat might be the first pure tackle prospect chosen in the first round. And at least one... more

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock took nearly two hours of questions about the 2015 NFL Draft on a media teleconference Thursday. Here are 16 things we learned from Mayock's answers: » Potential landing spots: Mayock connects prospects to teams 1. Red... more

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock took questions for nearly two hours Thursday on a media teleconference , and linked a number of 2015 NFL Draft prospects with teams that could represent a potential fit. Here are some of the possibilities Mayock mentioned:... more

Fool Mike Mayock once, shame on him. And Jameis Winston won't fool him twice. After setting aside character concerns with his assessment of Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel prior to last year's NFL draft, the NFL Media analyst said he... more

The New York Jets' first-round choice with the No. 6 pick of the NFL draft should be an easy one if Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is available, according to NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock. "Personally, and I don't know a thing about it in the... more

Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead is poised to become a first-round pick in next week's NFL Draft, perhaps in the top half of the round. But for one NFL scout, there is an alarming three-round gap between Armstead's talent and his production.... more

Leonard Williams is considered the No. 1 player in this year's NFL draft in part due to his versatility, a rare asset for a 300-pound defensive lineman who can play effectively at either tackle or end. And for one NFC scout, Williams' versatility... more

The difference between Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota could be as little as one pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, but ranked amid all quarterbacks chosen in the first round since 2011, there is significantly more distance between the two. So much... more

A year after being passed over in the NFL draft, and eight months after being cut by the Green Bay Packers following a short-lived tryout, Colt Lyerla is back for another chance. The former Oregon tight end walked away from the Ducks football program... more

Todd Gurley's chances of being an early first-round pick and the top running back chosen in the 2015 NFL Draft look better than ever. The former Georgia star's recovery from the ACL tear he suffered in November received a favorable review over the... more

Former Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong is visiting the Houston Texans Wednesday, giving a club in need of a replacement for Andre Johnson a close look at one of the NFL draft's best prospects at the position. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport... more

Do the Washington Redskins, with the No. 5 pick in next week's NFL draft, have a chance at the draft's top overall player ? If Southern Cal defensive lineman Leonard Williams falls that far, he'll at least have made the most recent impression possible on... more

It will only take one NFL team to believe in the character of former Washington star Marcus Peters for the cornerback to hear his name called in the first round of next week's NFL draft. But for one club, it appears the talented man-to-man coverage ace... more

Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham -- character questions and all -- could be gone in the NFL draft a lot faster than many projections suggest. At least, that's the way an NFC scout sees it. How fast? The first 10 picks fast. » Daniel... more

Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley solidified the perception that UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley won't be ready to start in the NFL as a rookie on Tuesday, suggesting that Oregon State's Sean Mannion , Baylor's Bryce Petty and Colorado State's... more

The New York Jets are spending their final week of preparation before the NFL draft getting a close look at some of the top defensive prospects available. But the latest one to meet with the club might raise some eyebrows. Former Washington cornerback... more

The Chicago Bears are using one of their final days of draft preparation to host arguably the top wide receiver in the NFL Draft Tuesday. » Draft Winds: Connecting draft prospects to NFL teams Former West Virginia star Kevin White is visiting the... more

It's been a busy draft season for Pittsburgh offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings , and the final week before the 2015 NFL Draft isn't slowing down for the potential first-round pick. » Draft Winds: Connecting draft prospects to NFL teams Clemmings is... more

As the carousel of official visits and private workouts begins to slow down for prospects in the final week before the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Jets are still at work with two of the draft's elite prospects. » Draft Winds: Connecting draft... more

For all that goes on during the nine-or-so weeks between the NFL Scouting Combine and the NFL draft -- from pro days to private workouts, from official visits to medical re-checks -- at least one NFL general manager wouldn't mind eliminating all of it. In... more

Three months of draft buzz on quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota have forged a widespread presumption that Winston is the better prospect of the two and, at a minimum, the one more ready to help an NFL team win immediately. Yet two former... more

The Philadelphia Eagles are in the headlines again with the signing of quarterback Tim Tebow, who will join Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne as the Eagles' quarterbacks. If there is any truth to the Eagles' rumored interest in... more

Help with the pass rush might be the last thing the St. Louis Rams need from a first-round draft pick, but the club nevertheless hosted one of the best for a recent official visit. And he's not the first. » Draft Winds: Connecting prospects to NFL... more

The Miami Dolphins invested their first-round pick in their offensive line last season, selecting tackle Ja'Wuan James, but that doesn't mean they wouldn't do it again in this year's draft. » Draft Winds: Connecting prospects to NFL teams LSU... more

It's looking more questionable than ever that former Georgia running back Todd Gurley will slip to the end of the first round of the NFL Draft on April 30, but the New England Patriots are doing their homework just the same. » Mike Mayock's top... more

Questions about Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory 's failed drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine have been enough to muddle his draft projections. Now, an NFL scout has added something else to the list of concerns about Gregory: his effort level in the... more

The woman who accused former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of a December 2012 sexual assault filed a civil lawsuit Thursday against Winston. Erica Kinsman, of Zephyrhills, Florida, filed the suit, claiming sexual battery, assault, false... more

Los Angeles is a long way to go for just one workout, so while the Atlanta Falcons are on the West Coast Friday holding a private workout session for UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks , they'll also make time for one of the NFL draft's elite prospects.... more

Adrian Peterson's future as a Minnesota Viking is anything but clear, even after the NFL announced he will be reinstated effective Friday . The club could release or trade Peterson, whose relationship with the club has been strained, or try to mend the... more

There's nothing boring about Lombardi Trophies. Not to Randy Gregory , anyway. » Draft Winds: Connecting draft prospects to NFL teams Just a couple days after the former Nebraska pass rusher and top draft prospect found himself in something of a... more

How surely will Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper be chosen in the top 10 picks of the upcoming NFL draft? If his tour of official visits is any indication, it's a near certainty. » Scout vs. Scout: Who is No. 1 WR in the 2015 draft? The... more

USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor is among several NFL draft prospects believed to have vaulted themselves from a second-round pick into a late first-round possibility. And the team holding the final pick of Round 1 will be among the last clubs to work... more

If the Detroit Lions learned as much from Florida offensive lineman D.J. Humphries ' Thursday visit to the club's facility as its fans learned from his interview with the team's website, they know at least this much: He doesn't lack for confidence. The... more

As much as NFL coaches and scouts scour tape looking for the physical strengths and shortcomings of draft prospects, they face an entirely different plane of evaluation when it comes to things like psyche, mental toughness and leadership. It's intangibles... more

The San Francisco 49ers already have three LSU players on their roster, and that number might grow at the NFL draft in two weeks. The NFC West club has a strong interest in former Tigers linebacker Kwon Alexander and running back Terrence Magee ,... more

The St. Louis Rams' facility looked a lot like the green room at the NFL draft this week, as a lengthy list of some of the draft's very best prospects came through to visit with the club just two weeks before it will find itself on the clock for the No.... more

Scott Frost sounds like a man who is ready to get the 2015 NFL Draft behind him -- and he's not even involved in it. The Oregon offensive coordinator has been quizzed plenty by NFL scouts about former Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota , the Heisman... more

Two weeks before the NFL draft, the Denver Broncos are getting a closer look at some of top offensive tackles available for what appears to be the team's biggest need. Stanford's Andrus Peat was in Denver Wednesday, according to the Denver Post , just a... more

The New York Jets are leaving no pass rusher unturned in preparation for the 2015 NFL Draft, with Kentucky's Bud Dupree the latest to schedule a visit to the AFC East team. » Draft Winds: Connecting draft prospects to NFL teams Earlier Wednesday,... more

Count NFL Films executive producer Greg Cosell among those that don't believe the Tennessee Titans should draft a quarterback in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. But while some who agree with Cosell might cite a bigger need than quarterback or the... more

It's three team meetings in three days for former Washington cornerback Marcus Peters , but the last of them is bound to mean a little more. One of the top cornerback prospects available in the 2015 NFL Draft, Peters visited the San Francisco 49ers on... more

A year ago, the New Orleans Saints traded up in the first round of the NFL draft to acquire a dynamic wide receiver in Brandin Cooks, one of five trades made on the first day of the draft that impacted the first round. » Zierlein: Top five draft... more

If Clemson pass rusher Vic Beasley isn't chosen in the first 10 picks of the 2015 NFL Draft, it won't be because he didn't get a close enough look. » Draft Winds: Connecting draft prospects to NFL teams Six teams with top-10 picks have already... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers brought Utah pass rusher Nate Orchard to the club's facility for a visit last week, and by Orchard's account, the club -- and in particular, linebackers coach Joey Porter -- appears to have his name circled. » Draft Winds:... more

The 2015 NFL Draft is just 15 days away. Here are 15 things you probably didn't know about it: 1. Sweet home Chicago: The draft is being held in Chicago after spending decades in New York, but it's not the first time the draft has been held in the... more

There are all kinds of ways the Denver Broncos can address their biggest area of need, offensive tackle, in the 2015 NFL Draft. The club holds the No. 28 pick, right around what is expected to be a late first-round run on offensive tackles. But one... more

Nebraska linebacker and presumptive first-round draft pick Randy Gregory is used to rushing the quarterback, but following a visit to the New Orleans Saints, he found himself backpedaling. From criticism, that is. His mistake? Being critical of New... more

The Cleveland Browns did very well for themselves at the running back position in last year's NFL draft, but that won't prevent general manager Ray Farmer from taking a close look at the very best the position has to offer in 2015. Former Wisconsin... more

With Lamar Miller entering the prime of his career and coming off his best season yet, the running back position wouldn't figure to be a high draft priority for the Miami Dolphins -- certainly not in the first round. Nevertheless, the Dolphins will host... more

Two NFL teams in two days? That's the pace this week for former UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley , who according to NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport will go from a visit to the Arizona Cardinals Tuesday to a private workout at UCLA for the San Diego... more

Jameis Winston might not be headed to Chicago for the 2015 NFL Draft, but it appears he'll at least get a chance to see what he's missing. » Draft Winds: Connecting draft prospects to NFL teams The former Florida State quarterback will make a... more

Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan recently called New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. the greatest athlete on Earth . That's pretty high praise for a second-year pro that missed the first month of his rookie year and didn't even start... more

April is supposed to be the offseason, but Melvin Gordon sees the NFL draft itself as competition. And for him, Todd Gurley is the opponent. The former Wisconsin running back is intent on being the first running back chosen in the draft, and isn't... more

When the Chicago Bears hired Vic Fangio as their new defensive coordinator, a transition to a 3-4 defense came with the move. That requires different types of players throughout the defensive front seven, and the 2015 draft will be a significant step in... more

The offseason retirements of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland have left a gaping pre-draft hole at inside linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers. But while general manager Trent Baalke has plenty of work to do in replenishing that position, inside... more

Draft stock watch: Marcus Mariota Jameis Winston With private workouts and visits to various NFL club facilities filling the March and April calendars of Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota , the 2015 NFL Draft 's top two quarterbacks couldn't be... more

Draft stock watch: Marcus Mariota Jameis Winston With private workouts and visits to various NFL club facilities filling the March and April calendars of Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota , the 2015 NFL Draft 's top two quarterbacks couldn't be... more

It takes more than speed and quickness to play defensive back -- without the instinctiveness to play the ball in the air and be in the right place at the right time, athleticism isn't enough. The 2015 NFL draft isn't especially deep with secondary... more

New York Jets coach Todd Bowles has made it plain enough that the team's current quarterbacks can expect some added competition for the 2015 season, presumably from the NFL draft. But while the club is getting an up-close look at the draft's best... more

For all the presumed certainty that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will make Jameis Winston the No. 1 overall pick of the draft, the quarterback's April calendar is still filled with interest from other teams. The former FSU star will have a pre-draft visit... more

Randy Gregory is doing a lot of explaining this month, trying to establish the difference between the Gregory who failed at least two drug tests in college, plus another at the NFL Scouting Combine , and the Gregory who will -- he says -- be a pro's pro.... more

Draft priorities for some NFL teams are more obvious than others, and in some cases, a club's biggest need for a first-round pick is something of an open book. There are always clubs that surprise and divert from what's expected -- it's the NFL draft,... more

Former Miami running back Duke Johnson is among the most talented rushers in a draft class that is deep at the position, and is one of several Hurricanes who should be chosen on either the first or second day of the 2015 NFL Draft, to be held April... more

It was only a matter of time before Kevin White started piling up frequent flier miles. » Draft Winds: Connecting draft prospects to NFL teams The former West Virginia wide receiver could be a top-five pick in the NFL draft in three weeks, yet... more

Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston will be looked upon as franchise-changing draft picks in the first round of the NFL draft on April 30, but on May 2, in the latter part of the draft, a future NFL starting quarterback could get the big call. Tom Brady... more

With uncertainty at the quarterback position, the New York Jets are believed to be among the NFL clubs with an interest in Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota as a first-round draft pick. The Jets hold the No. 6 overall pick and have deployed evaluators... more

If the Washington Redskins plan to draft Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota with the No. 5 overall pick of the NFL draft, it appears they'll have to do it without the Heisman Trophy winner making an official visit to the team. » Mike Mayock's top... more

It's widely expected the Pittsburgh Steelers will invest the No. 22 overall pick in the NFL draft in a pass rusher or a cornerback. If it's the former, the eventual choice just might be at the club's facility Wednesday. » Draft Winds: Connecting... more

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock ranks the top five players in the NFL draft at each position, and released his third edition of the rankings on Wednesday. The initial rankings were posted prior to the NFL Scouting Combine in February, and the first update... more

More than ever, NFL offenses are splitting their running back responsibilities among multiple players. That's bad news for the position as a whole, because it drives down draft and free-agency value. But it's good news for backs who can do more than just... more

The parade of top draft prospects visiting the Jacksonville Jaguars this week continues with a pair of Alabama stars who are at the club's facility Wednesday -- one of whom could be an ideal fit for the team's draft needs. » Draft Winds: Connecting... more

Benardrick McKinney couldn't make it to a pre-draft visit to the Dallas Cowboys Monday due to an illness. But according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport , McKinney will make time to visit the club at a later time. That might not be easy, given the... more

Super Bowl XXI MVP Phil Simms doesn't believe Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Marcus Mariota is the right choice for the Tennessee Titans, who hold the No. 2 overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft and just waved goodbye to a former first-round quarterback... more

If Leonard Williams is to be No. 2 overall pick of the NFL draft behind presumptive No. 1 choice Jameis Winston of Florida State, a crucial step awaits him this week. The former USC star will meet the holders of the No. 2 pick, the Tennessee Titans,... more

Only so many of the 30 visits NFL clubs are permitted to host for draft prospects can be legitimate candidates for a given team's first-round pick. There can be little doubt, however, that one such prospect will be mingling with Chip Kelly and his staff... more

About a year after drafting one of the top outside linebackers available in the NFL draft in Anthony Barr, the Minnesota Vikings will take a close look at perhaps the best inside linebacker this year: Texas Christian's Paul Dawson . » Draft Winds:... more

The draft buzz on Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs has been so low, few have heard much noise about him. But if Miami Dolphins defensive lineman A.J. Francis knows of what he speaks, it ought to be a lot louder. Francis, who was picked up by the... more

Georgia's Todd Gurley and Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon might be the only two running backs headed for first-round riches in the NFL draft, but the real bargains at the position might come off the board in the middle rounds. One of those rushers who could... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' vetting of quarterback Jameis Winston as the expected No. 1 overall pick of the NFL draft continues Wednesday with a private workout at Florida State. The club has already hosted the former Seminoles star for a visit to its... more

The Houston Texans' interest in a quarterback in the 2015 NFL Draft might not have been quenched by the re-signing of Ryan Mallett or the addition of former Cleveland Browns starter Brian Hoyer in free agency. » Draft Winds: Connecting prospects to... more

A pair of strong candidates to be the No. 2 overall pick of the Tennessee Titans will get their chance to make an in-person impression on coach Ken Whisenhunt and other club officials this week. » Draft Winds: Connecting prospects to NFL teams The... more

The Dallas Cowboys will get a good look Tuesday at three prospects out of the Pac-12 with the potential to boost their defense. The Cowboys will host two UCLA defenders -- linebacker Eric Kendricks and defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa -- and... more

Big wide receivers like 2015 NFL Draft prospects Dorial Green-Beckham (6-foot-5, 237 pounds) and Devin Funchess (6-4, 232) are becoming more and more prevalent on NFL rosters, but that doesn't mean there is no longer room for the little guy. Antonio... more

Wisconsin and Duke clash Monday night with the NCAA basketball national championship at stake, and the NCAA's elite teams on the hardwood will have their share of contributions for the 2015 NFL Draft, as well. Which will have the stronger presence in the... more

NFL clubs are looking for coverage ability first and foremost in both cornerbacks and safeties these days, but it's certainly an added bonus if a draft prospect can also bring a physical, intimidating element to a secondary. A big hit at the right time... more

Could Kentucky's Bud Dupree be on his way to leapfrogging Nebraska's Randy Gregory on draft boards as one of the top four edge pass rushers available in the 2015 NFL Draft? With Gregory's draft stock uncertain following his admission of a failed NFL... more

Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams , one of the most highly-regarded prospects at his position for the 2015 NFL Draft, has been arrested on a DUI charge. According to NFL Media's Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport, who cited the Leon County (Fla.) jail,... more

The New Orleans Saints met with Washington cornerback Marcus Peters for an interview following his pro-day workout Thursday, becoming the latest team to size up one of the NFL draft's most controversial prospects . Peters declined to identify the NFL... more

A week after LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins told College Football 24/7 that he held his own against Florida's Dante Fowler in 2014, Fowler took it a step further in describing the 2013 encounter between the two 2015 NFL Draft prospects. »... more

Florida defensive end Dante Fowler 's hopes of being one of the top three picks in the 2015 NFL Draft face a key juncture after the UF pro day on April 7, as the former Gators pass rusher will take visits to the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars.... more

When Jameis Winston 's private quarterback coach, George Whitfield, revealed at the Florida State pro day this week that his top pupil was shadowed on his flight to the NFL Scouting Combine by one or more clubs who wanted to observe him without alerting... more

Chris Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, C.J. Spiller and LeSean McCoy are just a few of the top running backs to come out of the NFL draft since the Minnesota Vikings made Adrian Peterson the No. 7 overall pick in 2007. » Baldinger: Gurley most talented... more

The 2009 trade that sent Jay Cutler to the Chicago Bears and Kyle Orton to the Denver Broncos -- which took place six years ago today -- was considered a big one at the time, having set up the Broncos with a pair of extra first-round picks and the Bears... more

The Tennessee Titans' need to develop a young quarterback could make Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota an attractive option with the No. 2 overall pick of the NFL draft, but the more sensible pick -- both on the field and for the Ken Whisenhunt coaching... more

If Nick Foles is the answer at quarterback for the St. Louis Rams, a dynamic new target for him to throw to might be part of the equation, as well. Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper spent Wednesday visiting the Rams, who hold the No. 10 overall pick... more

The Detroit Lions brought a familiar name to their facility for a visit this week -- UCF receiver Breshad Perriman , son of former Lions receiver Brett Perriman -- but that doesn't mean Detroit was necessarily familiar to him. » Draft Winds:... more

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah has updated his Top 50 rankings of the 2015 NFL Draft's best prospects, and some players moved up as many as seven spots. Jeremiah's Top 50 list isn't a mock projection of where players will be selected in the draft, but... more

The NFL's presence in the international market expands from the football field to the NFL draft this year, as the Jacksonville Jaguars' last two selections in the sixth and seventh round will be announced by a U.K.-based fan from a London television... more

Pass-rushing ability is what gets defensive linemen drafted early in the first round of the NFL draft, and in turn, that's where the money is for NFL D-linemen in general. But stopping the run is a skill not to be overlooked, and the 2015 draft includes... more

All accounts from Jameis Winston 's interviews with NFL teams have suggested the former Florida State quarterback has handled himself well when asked about the character issues that have red-flagged his evaluation as an NFL draft prospect. But the... more

March

If Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston showed anything at his pro-day workout Tuesday to give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pause about making him the No. 1 pick of the NFL draft, general manager Jason Licht wasn't showing it. In fact, Licht offered a... more

Florida State's pro day Tuesday didn't mark an end to the pre-draft process for FSU defensive lineman Eddie Goldman . It only signaled the beginning. » Draft Winds: Connecting prospects to NFL teams Six NFL clubs have arranged either a private... more

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston 's pro-day workout Tuesday might not have added any question marks for NFL coaches and scouts about the potential No. 1 overall pick, but it didn't appear to answer any, either. Winston's private quarterback coach,... more

The tug between talent and character when it comes to draft prospects can make for heated debates not only within NFL clubs, but throughout their fan bases, as well. The draft's biggest lightning rods for controversy are always the players with prolific... more

Nobody blew the lid off the NFL Scouting Combine in February quite like UConn's Byron Jones , who broad-jumped farther than combine participants and Olympians alike with a record-setting mark of 12 feet, three inches. But the cornerback prospect might... more

Former Texas A&M offensive lineman Cedric Ogbuehi 's first and only season at left tackle came to mixed reviews , but Ogbuehi is confident he can handle the left edge at the NFL level. After a pre-draft visit to the Detroit Lions on Monday, he believes... more

For Jameis Winston , Florida State's pro day and the release of a documentary film that highlights sexual assault allegations levied against him in 2012 have inconveniently converged in the same week. » What do evaluators want to see from Winston... more

The New York Jets will host two of the NFL draft's elite prospects this week in Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper and Stanford offensive tackle Andrus Peat . » Draft Winds: Connecting prospects to NFL teams The Jets hold the No. 6 overall pick... more

Add the defending Super Bowl champions to the list of teams that have held a pre-draft workout with Michigan State's Trae Waynes . The question is, just how could the New England Patriots add the draft's top cornerback to their roster? » Draft Winds:... more

The Atlanta Falcons will work out Clemson pass rusher Vic Beasley on Monday, getting a closer look at a first-round prospect at the club's most-pressing draft need. And given the draft slide that could be forthcoming for Nebraska's Randy Gregory ,... more

For every NFL rookie, there is plenty to learn and plenty of coaching necessary to make an instant impact at the pro level. But some positions, more than others, require a natural instinct for knowing where to be, what to do, and how to react. Without... more

T.J. Clemmings ' pre-draft schedule has yet to include any visits to NFL clubs, but plenty of teams are visiting him. » Draft Winds: Rumors connecting players, NFL teams The Pittsburgh offensive tackle has performed private workouts for the... more

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins met with the New Orleans Saints following his brief pro day workout Friday, and if the 2014 All-SEC tackle gets to play NFL football just a short drive from his hometown of Baton Rouge, that will... more

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been using pro days to learn a lot more about top draft prospects than just their 40-yard dash times. » Draft Winds: Connecting draft prospects to NFL teams He dined with... more

The bigger question for NFL clubs with some draft prospects isn't whether they can make a roster, but at what position they can make the most impact. Even with the most versatile prospects, the team that drafts them will know exactly where it plans to... more

If the next Julio Jones or Brandon Marshall is available in the 2015 NFL Draft, expect West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White to take the role. » Charles Davis: White could slide in draft NFL Media analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis made... more

Prior to failing a drug test for marijuana at the NFL Scouting Combine, Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory was considered a strong candidate to be a top-five pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Now, the former Cornhuskers star can forget about being a top-five... more

While a positive drug test for marijuana use has cast doubt about Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory 's draft status, not every team will be scared off by the news. » Scout's Take: How does failed drug test impact Randy Gregory? One, according to... 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 and... more

The difference between the best running backs in the NFL and the rest, more often than not, is the extra gear needed to break away for the big gainers. But finding a back with that kind of explosiveness isn't easy. No NFL back had four rushes of 40-plus... more

Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory was impressive in a workout for the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday, on the heels of a visit to the club's facility last week. Just how the Panthers could get Gregory back in Carolina after the draft, however, is... more

How serious are the Dallas Cowboys about acquiring one of the 2015 NFL Draft's very best running backs? » Draft Winds: Connecting prospects to NFL teams Serious enough to make sure just about all of them get a chance to make an in-house... more

Ohio State University is investigating whether star quarterback Braxton Miller violated an NCAA rule by appearing to endorse a product in a photograph that was posted online Tuesday night. In a photo that has since been removed, but was captured by the... more

Breshad Perriman might not have ascended draft boards as quickly as he ran 40 yards Wednesday, but it might not have taken much longer. » 2015 pro day schedule, results and analysis The Central Florida wide receiver's 40-yard dash was clocked at... more

How might P.J. Williams look in a Baltimore Ravens uniform? General manager Ozzie Newsome will soon be getting a better idea, as the club will be hosting the former Florida State cornerback for a pre-draft visit to the team's facility, according to the... more

Alabama safety Landon Collins , the top safety prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft, will perform for the Carolina Panthers in a private workout Tuesday. One of three Alabama underclassmen to enter the draft, Collins told al.com of his scheduled workout with... more

Former Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson has heard the talk about his chance of being the third quarterback chosen in the NFL draft behind Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota . But he thinks that talk has sold him short. And he doesn't see why he can't be... more

Few tasks are more difficult for a cornerback than preventing a touchdown pass to a tall, strong receiver in the red zone. Had the Seattle Seahawks had a more physically imposing receiving target in the Super Bowl, the call might have been a lob to the... more

Nate Orchard is dealing with some of the same questions that all smallish defensive end prospects endure before the NFL draft: Can he play linebacker? Can he fit a certain scheme? Can he handle pass coverage? » Draft Winds: Connecting draft... more

If a bad character reference does anything to scare NFL teams away from wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham in the NFL Draft, it won't come from Gary Pinkel. » Bucky Brooks: Green-Beckham shows No. 1 WR potential The coach who dismissed... more

Add the Tennessee Titans to the list of NFL clubs who will engage Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston for both a private workout and a visit to the club's facility. » Draft Winds: Connecting draft prospects to NFL teams With the No. 2 pick... more

Could the Cleveland Browns invest a first-round pick on a quarterback in two consecutive drafts -- and another quarterback from a hurry-up, shotgun offense at that? Nearly a year after the Browns took Johnny Manziel from Texas A&M with the No. 22 pick,... more

Missouri defensive end Shane Ray didn't perform poorly at Missouri's pro-day event on Thursday , but compared to the other top edge rushers in the draft -- Nebraska's Randy Gregory , Florida's Dante Fowler , Clemson's Vic Beasley and Kentucky's Bud... more

Neither a disappointing performance at the NFL Scouting Combine nor questions about attitude and character have prevented Texas Christian linebacker Paul Dawson from having a busy schedule where visits to NFL clubs are concerned. » Draft Winds:... 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 and... more

Washington's Shaq Thompson has drawn most of the attention as the primary two-way prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft, with proven ability at both running back and linebacker. But while Thompson has shied away from the two-way label , Tony Lippett seems to... more

Boise State running back Jay Ajayi stood on all his NFL Scouting Combine numbers at the school's pro-day event Wednesday, but the NFL isn't standing still on him. Ajayi confirmed with College Football 24/7 that he had four interviews with NFL clubs --... more

There are more than a few questions that NFL clubs will be looking to answer about Jameis Winston before deciding whether to invest a first-round draft pick in the former Florida State star, but arm strength isn't one of them. In fact, Winston's arm... more

With March Madness getting underway this week, we're scouring the field of 2015 NFL Draft prospects to find the group's top slam dunks -- the safest prospects available this year. » Draft Winds: Rumors connecting prospects to teams The "boom or... more

There are too many gifted running backs available in the 2015 NFL Draft for at least one of them not to become a true draft-day steal. Beyond the two who could go in the first round -- Georgia's Todd Gurley and Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon -- a cast of... more

Boise State running back Jay Ajayi is among the top prospects at his position available in the 2015 NFL Draft, and NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein has ranked him as the draft's fourth-best back in the draft. College Football 24/7 caught up with Ajayi... more

While everyone is supposed to wear green on St. Patrick's Day, a handful of NFL draft prospects are dealing with the green look on a daily basis. College Football 24/7 takes a look at the greenest players available in the 2015 NFL Draft. These are raw,... more

Every NFL draft prospect would like to be the first hand commissioner Roger Goodell shakes to begin the first round, but they aren't all consumed by the pursuit. On Monday, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota visited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , who hold the... more

If DeVante Parker thought a break in his pre-draft schedule was coming after Louisville's pro day on March 11, the wide receiver knows differently now. » Draft Winds: Linking prospects to specific NFL teams The Miami Dolphins are among a dozen... more

Two teams that could use some help at the running back position -- the Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys -- are set to host one of the NFL draft's elite prospects at the position in Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin. » Draft Winds: Linking prospects to... more

Missouri linebacker Shane Ray might not have been able to show his speed at the NFL Scouting Combine, but the NFL clubs in greatest need of a pass rusher aren't waiting around for a 40-yard dash clocking to bring the SEC Defensive Player of the Year in... more

Denzel Perryman 's shoe size probably isn't much more impressive than his height (5-foot-11), but the way two-time Pro Bowl running back Clinton Portis sees it, Perryman could be filling some awfully big shoes as an NFL rookie. Those of Patrick Willis.... more

Southeastern Conference coaches get plenty of recruiting mileage out of the league's standing as the biggest producer of NFL draft picks. Its 49 last year led all conferences for the eighth consecutive draft. As it turns out, the mileage goes both ways.... more

While Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota turned in a pro day performance that left some analysts feeling underwhelmed , Devin Funchess was busy overwhelming those on hand for Michigan's pro day. » 2015 pro days schedule and results The former... more

Oregon's pro day might not have been what former Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota was hoping for , but his opportunities to leave a better final impression on various NFL clubs haven't run out. » Mayock: Mariota's pro day was at best a solid workout... more

Count the San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers among the NFL teams that have shown draft interest in Kentucky pass rusher Bud Dupree , who went through the Wildcats' pro-day event on Thursday. » 2015 pro day schedule,... more

The Oklahoma football team will take a stance on the racially-charged controversy on the OU campus by wearing black for its practices upon returning from spring break, and will also demonstrate silently on Owen Field Thursday instead of practicing. »... more

No fewer than five NFL general managers gathered in Eugene, Ore., Thursday to witness the Oregon pro day featuring star quarterback Marcus Mariota Thursday. » 2015 pro day schedule, results and analysis New York Jets GM Mike Maccagnan, Washington... more

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Few know better than Alabama coach Nick Saban whether former Crimson Tide wide receiver Amari Cooper can make the NFL impact former Alabama star Julio Jones has. But if he does, the former Miami Dolphins coach believes it will come in... more

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper said the Jacksonville Jaguars are first up on his tour of visits to various NFL clubs to follow Wednesday's Crimson Tide pro-day event. » 2015 pro days schedule and results But which teams... more

The Philadelphia Eagles need to replace Jeremy Maclin after he reached a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday, but which Maclin will they have to replace: the one who enjoyed a breakout season of 1,318 receiving y