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Chase Goodbread

Chase Goodbread

Chase Goodbread primarily covers the Southeastern Conference for College Football 24/7, and lives in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Previously, he covered Alabama football for The Tuscaloosa News and Tidesports.com. Unlike most, he appreciates low-scoring football, and the SEC often obliges.


July

Projected stat leaders: ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press The Rebels' propensity to pass the ball frequently could mean a big statistical season for Laquon Treadwell. It's fun to talk about... more

The United States Patent and Trademark Office settles disputes all the time where two parties have an interest in securing trademark rights for the same property. But something tells us nobody will be putting up a fight with the University of Arkansas... more

One more down, and one big one left to go. The SEC Network announced an agreement Friday with Comcast Cable for carriage of the fledgling network less than a month before its launch, which will put 24-hour SEC programming in an additional 46 million... more

Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports La'el Collins expects to see another mass exodus from LSU of potential NFL prospects following the 2014 season. HOOVER, Ala. -- In case you missed it, here are 19 highlights from SEC Media Days, with a heavy... more

Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press Kentucky's Bud Dupree was credited with a half sack in a loss to Louisville last season. HOOVER, Ala. -- Before anyone etches in granite Jadeveon Clowney's 4.53 40-yard dash as one of the greatest feats for... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- Florida coach Will Muschamp said the NFL was "trying to help " with the rising number of underclassmen entering the NFL draft on Monday, but offered no explanation as to how. Now we know what the changes will be, per NFL Media reporter... more

Dave Martin / Associated Press Amari Cooper likes everything about the game of 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree. HOOVER, Ala. -- Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman still doesn't think much of Michael Crabtree, but one of the top wide... more

Richard Shiro / Associated Press Star Wars director J.J. Abrams might have some competition in Georgia WR Chris Conley. HOOVER, Ala. -- If Chris Conley's football career ends after college, film-making could be the ideal fall-back option for... more

Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press Georgia RB Todd Gurley's 2013 season was plagued by injuries. HOOVER, Ala. -- Georgia coach Mark Richt has been even less shy about identifying Bulldogs star running back Todd Gurley as a potential early NFL... more

Spruce Derden/USA Today Sports Ole Miss free safety Cody Prewitt is among the biggest hitters in college football. HOOVER, Ala. -- Alabama has been picked as the 2014 SEC champion by media members at SEC Media Days, and it's bad news for the... more

Aaron M. Sprecher / Associated Press Cedric Ogbuehi can become the third consecutive Texas A&M offensive lineman to be selected in the first round. The problem of underclassmen declaring for the NFL draft in increasingly alarming numbers... more

AP Photo/Butch Dill LSU's La'el Collins is one of the top offensive tackles in college football. HOOVER, Ala. -- La'el Collins put off the NFL for one more season in college last winter to put himself in the best possible position as a... more

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Freshman RB Leonard Fournette has already made quite an impression on his LSU teammates. HOOVER, Ala. -- It's a good thing LSU incoming freshman Leonard Fournette has been, by all accounts, humble since joining... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Dorial Green-Beckham emerged as a star for Missouri before being dismissed from the team this spring. HOOVER, Ala. -- Despite plenty of questions about Dorial Green-Beckham's character, and a pending season on... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk showed promise as a freshman last season. HOOVER, Ala. -- Maty Football? Just a day after Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin conceded that "there's not going to be another Johnny... more

Wade Payne/Associated Press A.J. Johnson has been a highly productive middle linebacker for Tennessee. HOOVER, Ala. -- Three years just were not enough for Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson. Johnson, the Volunteers' leader in career... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi is a potential first-round pick in next year's draft. HOOVER, Ala. -- Texas A&M star Cedric Ogbuehi, one of the top offensive tackle prospects in college football, patterns his play after... more

Denny Medley/USA Today Sports Dee Ford made quite an impression on Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi last season. HOOVER, Ala. -- The way Texas A&M offensive lineman Cedric Ogbuehi sees it, the Kansas City Chiefs could have another Von Miller on... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- If Kevin Sumlin must be done coaching Johnny Manziel, he's most definitely done answering questions about him. There can't be much doubt the Texas A&M coach will miss Manziel's quarterback wizardry after two record-setting seasons with the... more

Spruce Derden/USA Today Sports Benardrick McKinney is the leader of Mississippi State's defense, but might not fill that role much longer. HOOVER, Ala. -- Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney has two more seasons of college... more

Richard Shiro/Associated Press Jadeveon Clowney disappointed as a junior after his standout sophomore season at South Carolina. HOOVER, Ala. -- Jadeveon Clowney has said he never gave any serious thought to sitting out the 2013 season in... more

John Raoux/Associated Press If a South Carolina underclassman wants to enter the NFL, Steve Spurrier won't try to stop him. HOOVER, Ala. -- Steve Spurrier no longer believes it's wise to try to retain underclassmen who want to make an early... more

Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Vernon Hargreaves emerged as a rising star for Florida during his freshman season. HOOVER, Ala. -- Vernon Hargreaves isn't ready to call himself the best cornerback in college football just yet, but the Florida... more

Alan Diaz/Associated Press Florida head coach Will Muschamp bemoaned the number of underclassmen entering the NFL draft. HOOVER, Ala. -- It can't be easy for Florida head coach Will Muschamp to look at his inexperienced secondary without... more

Chris Carlson/Associated Press Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn isn't saying whether he'll suspend QB Nick Marshall. HOOVER, Ala. -- Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall will face consequences for his weekend marijuana-possession citation, Auburn... more

Auburn University has pulled Nick Marshall from its trio of player representatives for SEC Media Days, replacing the quarterback who was cited for marijuana possession on Friday. He has been replaced with tight end C.J. Uzomah, according to a release... more

Tony Ding / Associated Press Michigan's Devin Gardner will have to compete to keep his starting job this season. THIBODAUX, La. -- Three takeaways from the final day of the 19th annual Manning Passing Academy, a camp for youth quarterbacks... more

Steve Dykes / Associated Press Oregon State QB Sean Mannion was graded as a third-round pick after last season. THIBODAUX, La. -- With victories at both the Elite 11 Counselor Challenge and the Air-It-Out Challenge at the Manning Passing... more

Don Ryan/Associated Press Sean Mannion returns for his senior season as one of college football's top quarterbacks. THIBODAUX, La. -- With the benefit of an accurate deep ball, Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion took the 2014 Manning... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press Urban Meyer is ecstatic about LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Never let it be said that Ohio State coach Urban Meyer can't spot an opportunity to market his program. NBA star LeBron James'... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press South Carolina's Dylan Thompson is taking on a new role entering his senior season. THIBODAUX, La. -- While several new starting quarterbacks in the SEC are truly getting their first chance to run a college... more

Ben Liebenberg / NFL Jameis Winston says dealing with Texas A&M fans is harder than dealing with Florida State fans. THIBODAUX, La. -- As Florida State's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Jameis Winston doesn't believe the notoriety and... more

Devin Gardner faced competition for the Wolverines' starting QB job in spring practice. THIBODAUX, La. -- Devin Gardner's status as Michigan's starting quarterback might be uncertain, but if he is to be overtaken by Shane Morris in fall camp,... more

Wide receiver Damiere Byrd could play a larger role in South Carolina's offense this season. THIBODAUX, La. -- South Carolina wide receiver Damiere Byrd's reputation as one of the fastest players in college football -- and, certainly, the... more

Don Ryan/Associated Press Oregon QB Marcus Mariota returned for his junior season after mulling early NFL draft entry. THIBODAUX, La. -- Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will spend the weekend imparting wisdom about the game to young campers... more

LM Otero/Associated Press Baylor's Bryce Petty returns as one of the top quarterbacks in college football. THIBODAUX, La. -- With dozens of college quarterbacks on hand to assist more than 1,000 young campers at the Manning Passing Academy,... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press Florida State QB Jameis Winston vows his 2014 season will be "one to remember." THIBODAUX, La. -- Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston isn't commenting on his father's assertion that the Heisman... more

Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press Baylor QB Bryce Petty is among a star-studded group of college players set to attend the Manning Passing Academy. Defending Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, Oregon's Marcus Mariota, UCLA's Brett Hundley... more

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For College Football 24/7?s look at impact freshmen for the 2014 season, we chose players who not only have the talent to play right away, but who also are playing a position of need for their school and are expected to fill that void. Most are redshirt freshmen who have at least proven themselves on a college practice field for the last year, although a few are true freshmen who should see significant playing time, if not a starting role this fall. With that, meet the next wave of college football stars:... more

RB Frank Gore was just a freshman on a 2001 Miami Hurricanes that was loaded with future NFL stars. With NFL Network celebrating the first decade of the 2000s this week, CFB 24/7 presents the 10 best college football teams from that era. We... more

Former New England Patriots and Florida Gators star Aaron Hernandez remains jailed in Massachusetts. A year after former Florida Gators star Aaron Hernandez was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, a... more

QB U RB U WR U LB U Andre Johnson has been selected to seven Pro Bowls since departing the University of Miami. The label of "Wide Receiver U" could fit nicely with a number of college programs, and not surprisingly, one of... more

June

You'll be hard-pressed to find a more talented pairing of prankster and victim than Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston of Florida State, and his highly regarded pass protector on the left side, Seminoles tackle Cameron Erving. Winston's... more

Aaron Rodgers might have had to wait on draft day, but he has proven to be one of the top picks of the decade. Who were your NFL team's best and worst first-round draft picks of the 2000s? Here is a look at two strong candidates for each... more

Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen was killed Sunday morning in LaGrange, Ga. Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen died early Sunday in a car accident. According to Georgia State Patrol, Lutzenkirchen was traveling south of... more

Alabama safety Landon Collins, one of the top defensive back prospects in college football's junior class, gets high marks from NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks on the field. Off the field, the hard-hitting star of the Crimson Tide secondary is slowly... more

Former Georgia Tech linebacker Recardo Wimbush and his wife, Therian Wimbush, have been charged with malicious and intentional cruelty to children, and false imprisonment, for placing the oldest of their 10 children in the basement of their home for what... more

Eric Draper/Associated Press Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips was a part of two undefeated Cornhuskers teams in the 1990s. With NFL Network celebrating the 1990s this week, CFB 24/7 presents the 10 best college football teams of the... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi is a top prospect for the 2015 NFL Draft. Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi hasn't yet tried his hand on the left side of the offensive line, but NFL Media analyst Daniel... more

Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press Georgia running back Todd Gurley enters the 2014 season as a contender for the Heisman Trophy. For a school that has Herschel Walker at the top of its storied list of top running backs, place in history... more

College Football 24/7?s 14 for ?14 series continues with a look at some of the top coordinators in college football, mixing young up-and-comers with others seasoned with plenty of experience. Expect some to join the head-coaching ranks in short order. Naturally, the hottest offensive coordinators generally favor throwing a lot of passes as the college game continues to trend in that direction, and tend to be younger. The top defensive coordinators? More often, they?re more experienced and proven to adapt and survive the latest and greatest developments in the forward pass.... more

Richard Shiro/Associated Press South Carolina running back Mike Davis should be considered a Heisman candidate, former winner George Rogers said. Whether South Carolina running back Mike Davis can gather the notoriety and hype necessary to... more

Tommie Frazier did magical things as the quarterback of the Nebraska Cornhuskers back in the 1990s. As NFL Network continues to celebrate '90s week, College Football 24/7 takes a look at the 10 greatest players from the 1990s. Criteria here... more

Who were the best and worst first-round NFL draft picks of the 1990s? With NFL Network celebrating '90s week, we offer a look at two strong candidates for each category in all 10 drafts of the decade. Let the debates begin: 1990 Best: Junior Seau or... more

Utah QB Travis Wilson has been medically cleared to participate this fall. Utah quarterback Travis Wilson got the news he was hoping for Tuesday, that he's been medically cleared to play for the Utes this fall after a season-ending head... more

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is receiving a new contract. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is poised to join the $5 million club with a contract extension that will be reviewed by OU's board of regents Wednesday. Coming off an upset win over... more

Emmanuel Greene's performance at the Miami summer camp earned him a scholarship offer from the Hurricanes, one more for a stack of offers that has grown awfully tall for a kid who was merely a high school freshman last fall. The Coconut Creek wide... more

Miami coach Al Golden likely will remember the name of WR Emmanuel Greene. Miami head coach Al Golden might never sign Emmanuel Greene to a Hurricanes scholarship offer, but nobody can say he was never aware of Greene's skills. The Coconut... more

South Carolina's Steve Spurrier doesn't believe in burning the midnight oil as a coach. » College football's best head coaches South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier took a dig at Alabama coach Nick Saban's record as the Crimson... more

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is incorporating new technology into Seminoles practices. Catapult Sports might have a long way to go when it comes to its volume of football-team clients. But for having just two that recent reports... more

Alabama's Jalston Fowler appears to have settled in at fullback for his final college season. Jalston Fowler's path to the NFL will be a hard one, but at least it is finally set: He's a fullback. And although fullbacks rank with kickers and... more

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee will learn just how difficult -- and thoroughly scrutinized -- its task of picking four teams for the first playoff will be as the process begins this fall. But at least now, fans will have no doubts about... more

Associated Press Jim Kelly was a first-round pick of the Bills after starring at the University of Miami. NFL Network is celebrating the '80s this week, and no college impacted the NFL draft in that decade more than the Miami Hurricanes.... more

LSU's La'el Collins is among the top offensive tackles in college football. LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins is protecting his most important investment: his health. The star left tackle is expected to increase the value of an... more

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Remember when 320 pounds was absolutely massive for a college lineman? It's still awfully big, but 340 is quickly becoming the new 320 when it comes to size up front in the college game. With a look at some of college football's biggest players in our latest installment of the "14 for '14" series, CFB 24/7 has compiled some real monsters, each of whom is either a returning starter from last year, or expected to start this fall.... more

Rusty Costanza/Associated Press Alabama head coach Nick Saban is still in possession of a Jets playbook given to him by Rex Ryan. The brushfire that Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine started about the New York Jets' playbook has officially... more

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff is a top NFL prospect at his position. Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff is never going to make a dime returning punts, but for an All-Big Ten left tackle who is considered... more

Former Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham's plans for the 2014 season remain a mystery. The weeks-long delay in a decision from former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham's about his future plans -- to either transfer to a small... more

The younger brother of Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is playing a key role in the College World Series. The younger brother of Jacksonville Jaguars first-round pick Blake Bortles continues to find himself in the center of the Ole Miss baseball... more

When college football recruits are committed to one school and visit that school's rival, be it for an official visit, a summer camp, or a weekend of football, fans get nervous. The last thing they want to see is a potential star not only bow out of their... more

Out with Beef O'Brady's, in with Bitcoin. There's a new bill-payer in St. Petersburg in the bowl sponsorship game, and it's digital currency network Bitcoin, on what is reportedly a three-year deal . Your obligatory ribbon-cutting on Twitter:... more

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Sometimes the smallest packages bear the best gifts, and these 14 returning college football players are some of the smallest in the nation. With one notable exception, they?re all making a significant impact on FBS-level programs, and not one of them weighs even 190 pounds. All but two are 5-9 or shorter.... more

Alabama cornerback Bradley Sylve claims to be faster than Tide WR Amari Cooper. Bradley Sylve might be a backup cornerback at Alabama who is still battling for playing time as a fourth-year junior, but don't ever forget he was a... more

James Franklin is in his first season with Penn State after spending the previous three at Vanderbilt. To fully appreciate the latest spat between Penn State coach James Franklin and Maryland coach Randy Edsall, look back at their history.... more

Bill Belichick believes the late timing of the 2014 NFL Draft hindered player development. Whatever benefit NFL teams might have enjoyed with an extra couple of weeks to prepare for this year's NFL draft, Bill Belichick can do without... more

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CFB 24/7's "14 for ?14" series continues with a look at 14 celebrity college fans, and which teams they support. For some, a football sideline is about the only place they can stand amid 80,000 people without being the focus of attention. No wonder they like football (although one is undoubtedly partial to basketball). So with apologies to left-offs Luther Campbell (Miami), Bill Clinton (Arkansas), James Carville (LSU) and John Mellencamp (Indiana), here are the 14 who made the cut:... more

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has indefinitely suspended wide receiver Will Mahone from all football-related activities after the third-year sophomore was arrested over the weekend, according to the Twitter feed of Michael Bertsch , the school's... more

Tommie Frazier's 1995 Nebraska team is one of the all-time greatest in college football. Over the weekend, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer labeled his 2008 Florida Gators team as the best to ever play college football. Not only is... more

Ohio State's Braxton Miller returns as a top contender for the 2014 Heisman Trophy. Offseason shoulder surgery precluded Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller from full participation in spring practice, but the Heisman Trophy candidate... more

Urban Meyer made a bold statement about his 2008 Florida Gators team over the weekend. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer declared his 2008 Florida Gators the greatest college football team ever in front of a group of youth football campers over... more

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will enter the 2014 season as a Heisman Trophy contender. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will be a junior this fall with two years of college eligibility remaining, but the 2015 Reese's Senior Bowl will be open to... more

Mark Zerof/USA TODAY Sports Joker Phillips suddenly resigned from his position on the Florida coaching staff on Wednesday. An apparent violation of the NCAA "bump rule" reportedly precipitated the resignation of Florida wide receivers... more

LSU defensive back Jalen Mills has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested. The attorney for one of the SEC's top defensive backs, LSU's Jalen Mills, opened strong fire on the veracity of a police report identifying his client as... more

Joker Phillips spent only one season as Florida's wide receivers coach. Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips has resigned and will be replaced by former Gators quarterback Chris Leak. "I'm thankful for the opportunity that the... more

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Others Alabama running back Derrick Henry is considered another star in the making. We're a long way from the start of the 2014 college football season (not that we're counting, but it's 77... more

Construction on part of the University of Houston's new football stadium has been halted while UH police investigate the discovery of a body found at the site Monday morning. "All indications are that this was a suicide," a university spokesman told... more

Oregon's Marcus Mariota will try to elude Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun in a highly anticipated 2014 meeting. Sure, it's early, but not too early to look ahead to the 2014 college football season. Be sure to make your calendars for these... more

Deshea Townsend was a fourth-round pick of the Steelers in 1998. A Pittsburgh residence owned by Mississippi State assistant coach Deshea Townsend, a former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback, was the site of a massive drug bust in which police... more

Blake Bortles might have been on the biggest stage in sports on May 8, when the Jacksonville Jaguars chose him No. 3 overall in the NFL draft. But the former Central Florida quarterback is giving way to his little brother this summer where the sports... more

Jacob Coker is expected to win the starting job at quarterback in his first season with Alabama. Just what the rest of college football needs: Alabama getting an upgrade at quarterback over AJ McCarron. That's what Florida State coach... more

Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi is considered one of the top tackles for the 2015 NFL Draft. Offensive tackles Cedric Ogbuehi of Texas A&M and Brandon Scherff of Iowa are two of the most highly-touted linemen in the nation... more

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Three of the nation?s elite quarterback prospects make CFB 24/7?s list of college players possessing the best intangibles, but for our criteria, there was plenty of room for others. We sought players who have a way of making their teammates get more from their own abilities, be it through pure inspiration (Shon Coleman), proven leadership (Brett Hundley) or a field-general knowledge of others? responsibilities (Derron Smith).... more

If Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has any trouble finding Seminoles receivers to work out with this summer (other than himself , that is), his backup option is a good one: girlfriend Breion Allen. The Heisman Trophy winner posted this... more

The record number of underclassmen that declared early eligibility for the NFL draft this year (98) has been a hot topic since the draft closed with 36 of them undrafted. How to lower that number in future drafts is no easy question, but Senior Bowl... more

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Linemen spring to mind when the phrase "most physical" is attached to a list of football players, and not surprisingly, nine of them populate CFB 24/7's look at 14 of the most physical players returning for the 2014 season. But room was made for a pair of hard-hitting safeties, as well as a linebacker, a tight end and a running back. Trust us, you wouldn't want to meet any of them in the hole.... more

David Cleveland/Associated Press Ty Isaac will need to get an NCAA waiver to be eligible to play for Michigan this fall. Ty Isaac is headed for the Big House. The former USC running back, who has been exploring transfer options, settled on... more

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Former Georgia DE Garrison Smith likes what he sees from the Bulldogs' new defensive coordinator. It was a case of too much playing time too soon for Georgia's young defense last season. That's how Garrison Smith,... more

Dave Martin / Associated Press Chris Davis' dramatic return reversed the championship fortunes of two bitter rivals. The San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat will conduct a rematch when the NBA Finals begin this week, spurring us at College... more

Jameis Winston has more time to devote to football now that Florida State's baseball season is over. Now that the Florida State baseball team has been eliminated from NCAA Regional play, it's not surprising that we find Heisman... more

Braxton Miller's speed is under review after a tweet from an Ohio State recruit. We now know how fast Ohio State's top 2015 draft prospects can run, thanks to Buckeyes recruit Hakeem Bailey. ... Well, we at least know how fast they're... more

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has suggested eliminating national signing day. While some college football coaches push for a second, earlier signing period to take some of the pressure off the annual national signing day in early February, Bo... more

Graham Glasgow is Michigan's top center and played all 13 games last season. If Michigan center Graham Glasgow's alleged driving under the influence wasn't obvious enough to be pulled over, he apparently found plenty of other ways to draw... more

Rich Wingo has gone from Packers linebacker to Alabama politician. Add former Green Bay Packers linebacker Rich Wingo to the list of football players that have made a post-athletic career out of politics. Wingo won the Republican primary for... more

QB Stephen Rivers is departing LSU in hopes of earning a starting spot at Vanderbilt. A change to Vanderbilt scenery worked just fine for one Pro Bowl quarterback's little brother. Another younger sibling of a top NFL signal-caller will... more

Former Texas A&M LB Darian Claiborne was a standout on the Aggies' defense. Two former Texas A&M football players that were dismissed from the program Tuesday -- linebacker Darian Claiborne and defensive lineman Isaiah Golden -- have been... more

Nick Saban has won three national titles while serving as head coach at Alabama. If assumptions that Nick Saban would be gone from Alabama as fast as he came haven't died off after seven seasons -- his longest stint as head coach... more

Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty is a top Heisman contender heading into the 2014 season. How does a college quarterback improve on a season in which he passed for 4,200 yards and 32 touchdowns and threw just three interceptions? Tough... more

Tim Tebow's days holding a microphone are fast approaching, but the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and 2010 first-round draft pick still isn't sure he's done holding a football. Tebow has been hired by ESPN to be an analyst on the SEC Network, which launches... more

The Baylor Bears have soared to new heights under head coach Art Briles. If there is more room for innovative college coaches in the NFL, Art Briles could be the man to fill it. The Baylor coach said he would be intrigued by an NFL... more

May

Dave Martin/Associated Press Chris Davis' epic 109-yard return of a missed field goal is being celebrated once again at Auburn. Former Auburn cornerback Chris Davis couldn't be farther from his old school after signing with the San Diego... more

Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press Eddie Lacy gave the Packers' backfield a huge boost in his rookie season. Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin said Thursday that his backfield trio of T.J. Yeldon, Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake to... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Former Auburn QB Cam Newton still likes to tweak Alabama when he gets a chance. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton logged just one season for the Auburn Tigers, but his allegiance to the program has since been... more

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin believes his RB trio is better than any in the NFL. Under Alabama coach Nick Saban's policy that restricts assistant coaches from speaking to the media in all but the... more

Oklahoma State freshman running back Devon Thomas has been arrested on felony complaints of armed robbery and shooting with intent to kill, according to police reports obtained by tulsaworld.com . The victim told police that Thomas and three other men... more

L.G. Patterson/Assocaited Press Jordan Lynch's dual-threat skills and NIU's unbeaten record puts the QB into the Heisman conversation. The very week that President Barack Obama re-addressed the issue of concussions in youth football, Missouri... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press The Oregon Ducks have to hope QB Marcus Mariota improves his ball security in 2014. Perhaps Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos could lend the University of Oregon some of those green Lycra-covered footballs being... more

Richard Johnson / Independent Florida Alligator This T-shirt lampooning QB Jameis Winston's theft of crab legs is being sold in Florida. Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston may have put behind him his embarrassing citation for... more

Keith Srakocic/Associated Press QB Jacob Coker is expected to start for Alabama after transferring from Florida State. Quarterback Jacob Coker hasn't logged a single college start, but the former FSU signal-caller is already drawing an NFL... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Former Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham made 59 catches for 883 yards and 12 TDs last season. NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks believes former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham should transfer and play... more

The Dallas Cowboys lost a centerpiece to their 2014 defense during an OTA session Tuesday when linebacker Sean Lee tore the ACL in his left knee . The position tends to be one of leadership on the defensive side of the ball, with linebackers handling... more

Gail Burton/Associated Press Duke's Chris Hipps helped lead the Blue Devils' lacrosse team to an NCAA title this season. Duke lacrosse player Chris Hipps, several years removed from being one of the most talented wide receivers in the Texas... more

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Versatility in football comes in all shapes and sizes, from the little guys who return kicks, to the big ones who can handle multiple spots on the line of scrimmage, to the quarterbacks who double as dangerous rushers. CFB 24/7's "14 for 14" series continues with a look at some of the nation's most versatile talents.... more

Lenny Ignelzi/Associated Press Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb showed intriguing potential during his freshman season. After an NFL draft in which the fate of quarterbacks was tough to predict, projections of college quarterbacks as... more

Much is expected of Missouri DE Markus Golden after an impressive 2013 season. Missouri's Markus Golden already knows he'll be the next Tigers pass rusher to become the primary concern for opposing offenses. With the likes of former Missouri... more

Butch Dill / USA Today Sports Alabama's Nick Saban indicated Tuesday a gay player would be welcomed on his team. Alabama head coach Nick Saban said Tuesday he would have no problem signing a gay recruit, and noted he's had no issues with gay... more

Rusty Costanza/Associated Press Is Alabama coach Nick Saban falling behind Auburn in recruiting the Mobile, Ala. area? Tre Williams is quickly becoming something of a spokesperson for Auburn's incoming freshman class, though perhaps not... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Dorial Green-Beckham might sit out the 2014 college football season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft. Former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, dismissed from the program last month, is reportedly... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press Urban Meyer was at the 2014 NFL Draft, and he says it won't be the last one attends. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, meet the NFL draft. Again, and again. The Buckeyes' coach witnessed the draft in person... more

As rare as an invitation to an NFL tryout might be for a Division II basketball player, Zach Noreen did something even more rare: He turned down the invite. The former Bemidji (Minn.) State basketball player told The Bemidji Pioneer that he was... more

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

Notre Dame incoming freshman Quenton Nelson is known around Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic High for his immense physical strength, but after the release of a video of Nelson bench pressing more weight than some notable NFL Scouting Combine participants --... more

When Howard Schnellenberger resurrected the University of Miami football program in the early 1980s, he did it with a recruiting philosophy that he called "The State of Miami," instructing his assistant coaches to score the top recruits in the South... more

Undrafted free agents are signed and soon cut as a matter of routine in the NFL, but if the scouting community's assessment of Green Bay Packers rookie Colt Lyerla is on target, the former Oregon tight end's eventual flame-out is more a matter of time.... more

Johnny Manziel never stepped close to the idea that Texas A&M's renovated Kyle Field should bear his name, but the Cleveland Browns' most popular rookie still addressed the outlandish-to-some suggestion of TAMU Board of Regents member Jim Schwertner, and... more

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC East SEC West Other Eric Gay/Associated Press Freshman QB Kyle Allen is in the running to replace Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M. On Jan. 16, the day after a record 98 underclassmen officially... more

Matt Cashore/USA TODAY Sports Notre Dame is expecting big things from defensive lineman Sheldon Day in his junior season. Interior defensive linemen that can rush the passer rank high on the list of rare personnel commodities for NFL general... more

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC East SEC West Other Wade Payne/Associated Press Darius English will have big shoes to fill in his attempt to replace Jadeveon Clowney at South Carolina. On Jan. 16, the day after a record... more

David Caldwell's best-laid plans aren't long for the football season, according to NFL Media analyst Charles Davis. The Jacksonville Jaguars general manager declared earlier this week that the plan for No. 3 overall pick Blake Bortles is to sit the... more

The Green Bay Packers are setting aside concerns about the character of tight end Colt Lyerla just long enough to, at least, give the former Oregon standout a tryout as an undrafted free agent this weekend at the club's rookie minicamp. For a tight end... more

Since last August, College Football 24/7 has brought you The Johnny Chronicles on a weekly basis, tracking college football's most compelling figure both on and off the field. With the Cleveland Browns choosing Manziel with the 22nd overall pick in last... more

When last we heard from Colt Lyerla , the gifted tight end who was dismissed from Oregon last year, he was at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis answering a slew of tough questions about character concerns NFL clubs had for him. Now he's getting a... more

Blake Bortles set the stage for a 12-1 season at Central Florida with a road win over Penn State last September, but little did he know the game also set the stage for the Jacksonville Jaguars' selection of him with the No. 3 overall in the 2014 NFL... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Georgia's Todd Gurley returns in 2014 as one of the top running backs in college football. Georgia coach Mark Richt might not think his star running back, Todd Gurley, needs the benefit of a full-fledged Heisman... more

It's been well-documented that Kansas City Chiefs rookie De'Anthony Thomas played his youth ball for Snoop Dogg in the Snoop Youth Football League before going on to college stardom at Oregon. But a couple of other alumns from Snoop's youth league have an... more

The Oprah Winfrey Network will broadcast a documentary series on St. Louis Rams rookie defensive end Michael Sam's efforts to make the team as the NFL's first openly gay player. Sam was chosen in the seventh round of the NFL draft Saturday with the No.... more

It's one thing to assess a draft-day trade-up based on the picks sacrificed to acquire a particular player. It's quite another to attach names to those picks, and that's exactly what Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones did this week in... more

Al Behrman / Associated Press Ex-Texas A&M player and current Bengals LB Sean Porter is not a fan of "The House That Johnny Built." As much impact as Johnny Manziel had on Texas A&M football in his two years as a starting quarterback -- from... more

Brandon Wade/Associated Press Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State will have to navigate the 2014 season while dealing with a practice disadvantage. If the NCAA was looking to hit the Oklahoma State football program where it would hurt, it... more

Georgia running back Todd Gurley's job is about as secure as anyone's in college football, what with back-to-back seasons averaging at least 6.0 yards per carry as the Bulldogs' backfield star. But if UGA coach Mark Richt is looking for a back to handle... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi is one of the top offensive tackles in college football. Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi had a tough decision to make as he considered whether to declare early entry for... more

Jordan Matthews will start his pro career playing an inside receiver position with the Philadelphia Eagles, coach Chip Kelly said. Whether he actually develops into a starter at the position remains to be seen, but Kelly spoke of Matthews' inside role in... more

The phrase "The House That Johnny Built" is well on its way to being Johnny Manziel's to bargain with, and at least one Texas A&M regent wants to deal. Board member Jim Schwertner said Monday that he wanted Texas A&M's Kyle Field, which is undergoing an... more

Eugene Tanner/Associated Press Former San Diego State RB Adam Muema rushed for 1,244 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. After going undrafted, former San Diego State running back Adam Muema will now try his hand in the fight game. "I... more

Yes, our love is real. That's what former Oklahoma center Gabe Ikard and his girlfriend essentially had to confirm to appease the OU compliance office that their presence at Oklahoma City Thunder basketball games was not potentially an NCAA violation.... more

Rutgers dismissed transfer quarterback Philip Nelson from its football program Tuesday, a day after he was charged with assault for his alleged role in an incident that left a man with a severe head injury. Former Minnesota State-Mankato linebacker... more

Buffalo Bills rookie Sammy Watkins made the first big catch of his career, in a sense, with a classy move to visit former Bills star quarterback Jim Kelly in the hospital. Kelly, who won four consecutive AFC titles in Buffalo, is battling sinus cancer and... more

Of the 98 underclassmen and 102 college football prospects overall who left a year or more of NCAA eligibility on the table for the NFL draft, many will be left to wonder this week whether they made the right decision. Much has been made of the 38 who... more

Jae C. Hong/Associated Press Morgan Breslin went undrafted but signed with the San Francisco 49ers as a free agent. » Gil Brandt's top undrafted free agents An alarmingly high number of college football prospects (38) forfeited... more

Rutgers quarterback Philip Nelson was charged with one count of first-degree assault and one count of third-degree assault Monday for his alleged role in an altercation that left one man gravely injured. Isaac Kolstad, the victim of the assault... more

Cleveland fans might not want to see LeBron James in their town, but the biggest star in the NBA cracked a little smile and played along when asked if he'd care to switch sports and catch some passes from the NFL's biggest rookie star, Johnny Manziel.... more

Former Alabama star AJ McCarron made 40 consecutive starts as the Crimson Tide's quarterback over the last three seasons, but whether or not he should have played through injuries during his streak became a hot social media topic following a McCarron... more

Orders for Michael Sam jerseys are ranking squarely with some of the NFL draft's biggest names, including defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and quarterbacks Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater. Brian McCarthy, the NFL's vice president of... more

Nick Lucero / NFL UCLA's Brett Hundley returns as one of college football's most intriguing quarterbacks. Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley were among the most prominent college underclassmen to take a pass... more

Despite Johnny Manziel providing a real-life, what-not-to-do blueprint for handling Heisman Trophy attention just a year earlier, the father of Jameis Winston doesn't think his son, his family, or Florida State University did an especially good job of... more

NEW YORK -- With a two-time BCS national champion in AJ McCarron, the SEC's all-time leading passer in Aaron Murray, and one of the NFL draft's late, hot names in Tom Savage still available, the Arizona Cardinals made Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas the... more

NEW YORK -- Five surprise picks from Friday's second- and third-round draft action at Radio City Music Hall: 1) Jets wait on receivers The New York Jets were widely expected to draft a wide receiver in the first round, given the club's dearth... more

NEW YORK -- A potential successor to Tom Brady is in place in New England, and it doesn't appear to be Ryan Mallett. How to watch the NFL draft With the 2014 NFL Draft officially underway, find out how to catch all the action from Radio City Music... more

NEW YORK -- Mike Evans can learn from Vincent Jackson in Tampa Bay, and Odell Beckham will join Victor Cruz with the New York Giants, but Marqise Lee won't have the benefit of learning from an established No. 1 receiver as a Jacksonville Jaguar. But... more

NEW YORK -- The Atlanta Falcons certainly don't have to worry about their second-round draft pick, Ra'Shede Hageman , having an inflated opinion of himself. How to watch the NFL draft With the 2014 NFL Draft officially underway, find out how to catch... more

NEW YORK -- A daily draft-week look into the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M -- and new Cleveland Browns -- quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. On Friday, as the Cleveland Browns prepared to continue adding help through the draft,... more

A daily draft-week look into the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. It's finally over, and the most anticipated card of the 2014 NFL Draft read like this: Johnny Manziel's draft card at the podium... more

NEW YORK -- An unpredictable first round of the NFL -- packed with trades , intrigue and uncertainty -- unfolded Thursday to bring a flurry of predictions and reporting to fruition ... in some cases, rotten fruition. There were plenty of prognostications... more

NEW YORK -- As Johnny Manziel explained why he identifies well with Cleveland Browns fans, a handful of the team's fans made sure he knew the feeling was mutual Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall. Loud chants of "Johnny Cleveland!" interrupted... more

NEW YORK -- Sammy Watkins might be ready handle NFL defensive backs, but is the Buffalo Bills' first-round draft pick ready to play in the snow? How to watch the NFL draft With the 2014 NFL Draft officially underway, find out how to catch all the... more

NEW YORK -- Getting chosen No. 1 overall in the NFL draft might make Jadeveon Clowney even more of a household name than he already was, but the Houston Texans' new star rookie learned Thursday he's still not as well-known as he thinks. A slip of the... more

NEW YORK -- The Miami Dolphins have reportedly discussed a trade-down move in the first-round of the NFL draft with at least four clubs: the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers. And among the players they are... more

NEW YORK -- Rueben Randle and Odell Beckham Jr. were LSU's top two receivers in 2011, combining for 94 catches and nearly 1,500 yards for an SEC championship team. How to watch the NFL draft With the 2014 NFL Draft  fast approaching, find out how to... more

NEW YORK -- The Houston Texans' asking price for the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, for at least two inquiring clubs, is three first-round picks at a minimum, according to NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport. With former South Carolina star... more

A daily draft-week look into the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. One of Manziel's first stops on Wednesday was the NFL's Play 60 Youth Football Festival, where he and 29 other draft prospects spent an... more

NEW YORK -- Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel maintained he would be excited to go to whatever NFL club drafts him during his media interviews Wednesday at the NFL Play 60 Youth Football Festival. That's not the case, though, according to... more

NEW YORK -- Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor are well-attuned to their status as the top two safeties, and likely first-round picks, in the NFL draft Thursday. But while the easy assumption would be the prospects from Alabama and Louisville,... more

NEW YORK -- Apparently, the experts aren't the only ones who think South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney will go to the Houston Texans with the No. 1 overall pick of the NFL draft. The prospects themselves, at least a small sample of them, have arrived at... more

» Analyzing the likely landing spot for Johnny Manziel NEW YORK -- Johnny Manziel has been known to praise Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson as something of a trailblazer for smaller, mobile quarterbacks in the NFL, and did so again... more

NEW YORK -- Just days after Jadeveon Clowney announced in January that he would forego his final year of college eligibility for the NFL draft, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair suggested that star defensive end J.J. Watt would be an ideal mentor for him... more

Heeeeere's ... Jadeveon? Nope, doesn't roll off the tongue. But former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will nevertheless make an appearance on "The Tonight Show" Wednesday, less than 24 hours before he's widely expected to be the No. 1... more

Several NFL teams have medically flagged LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger over a back condition called spondylolysis, although surgery is not required, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. » Mettenberger shaped by rocky road to 2014 NFL Draft... more

NEW YORK -- Former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano joined "NFL Total Access' NFL Draft Preview" on Tuesday and provided a unique perspective on one of the draft's most intriguing prospects in Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage . Having sat out two full seasons... more

A daily draft-week look into the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. Manziel broke a four-month Twitter silence on Tuesday with a link to an Instagram photo of his Big Apple arrival for the NFL draft.... more

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon isn't the first to question whether Johnny Manziel 's six-foot, 200-pound frame can absorb the physical punishment his scrambling style is likely to withstand in the NFL, and now he's not the last,... more

NEW YORK -- Former Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy mentioned the Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams when asked Tuesday about his feel for the teams that have shown the most interest in him this draft season. "Dallas was really good. I like them.... more

NEW YORK -- Khalil Mack has put in plenty of time this offseason working on his pass-rushing skills, because that's an area NFL clubs have told him he could be extensively used at the next level. But the potential top-five pick in the opening round of... more

NEW YORK -- The Philadelphia Eagles, Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens have shown the most pre-draft interest in Cody Latimer , one of the NFL draft's fastest risers, the former Indiana wide receiver told College Football 24/7 Tuesday. But it took... more

NEW YORK -- The Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens showed C.J. Mosley the most interest in his pre-draft visits and workouts, the Alabama linebacker told College Football 24/7 Tuesday. But with the NFL draft just two days away, the 2013 Butkus Award... more

Clemson's Sammy Watkins will be long gone by the time Brandin Cooks hears his name at the NFL draft podium, but that doesn't mean Watkins is any better than the former Oregon State star. At least, that's Cooks' view. "I feel like I'm the best... more

Shhh. Do you hear that silence? That's the sound of Johnny Manziel letting his camp handle his critics for him. When Texas assistant coach Vance Bedford took what some perceived as a jab at Manziel's NFL learning curve on Twitter, Manziel fans and even... more

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome didn't hesitate when asked about which position the club could be seeking help for this week in the NFL draft: inside linebacker is an area of need. And while Newsome hinted that Ravans fans can expect to see... more

NFL scouts who aren't sure about Jadeveon Clowney 's work ethic aren't hard to find, but the defensive end position as a whole isn't getting a pass, either. The former South Carolina star has drawn front-line fire for months from scouts as the top... more

As speculation that the Dallas Cowboys might have an interest in drafting Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel simmers, Manziel himself didn't exactly throw water on it with this post to his Instagram account, in which he is posing with star Cowboys... more

The depth of the wide receiver position in the upcoming NFL draft might have some teams content to wait for higher value with a lower pick, but not all. In fact, two of them -- the San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets -- are considering a trade-up... more

At 6-5 and 230 pounds, Blake Bortles is just the size NFL coaches traditionally like in their quarterbacks. But that doesn't mean the fit necessarily goes both ways, and the Central Florida prospect who might be the first quarterback chosen in next... more

The injuries that contributed to Marqise Lee 's underproductive 2013 season at USC might have dampened some people's expectations for him, but certainly not his own. Lee said he believes he'll be the go-to receiver for whoever drafts him next week, most... more

One of the most intriguing aspects to Missouri defensive end prospect Kony Ealy is his versatility. At 6-4 and 274 pounds, he's a classic defensive end, but big enough to perhaps play inside on third down as an interior pass rusher. Nevertheless,... more

The Atlanta Falcons moving up ... for Greg Robinson ? If you thought the reports of the Falcons trading for the No. 1 overall pick of the NFL draft to get Jadeveon Clowney were the latest, check the mill one more time . The mammoth Auburn offensive... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. If nothing else, Johnny Football will bring some offseason electricity to whatever NFL club makes him their own next week. If you think... more

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie would rather grab greatness at wide receiver early in the NFL draft than wait and land a lesser pass-catcher later. At least, that's what he's saying , raidersbeat.com reported via Twitter. As with... more

With a reported interest in Jadeveon Clowney , the Atlanta Falcons are the talk of the draft-pick trade market just a week before the NFL draft. But the team with more resources to really make a move up, and perhaps the more likely team to actually pull... more

With Clemson star Sammy Watkins at the top and more intriguing names than you can throw a football at making up the rest, the 2014 NFL Draft could be remembered for its wide receivers more than any other position. And former Cleveland Browns general... more

That a high-level NFL scout doesn't have Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin among the NFL draft's top five receiver prospects isn't a surprise -- it's a deep position, and draft grades will naturally vary on a 240-pound wide receiver whose speed... more

That the Chicago Bears need defensive line help in next week's NFL Draft has been made obvious enough, but at which point in the draft the club plans to address isn't quite so clear. As a 3-technique defensive tackle in the Bears' 4-3 defense,... more

April

There are eight people who would make for interesting company as Johnny Manziel's guest at Radio City Music Hall for the 2014 NFL Draft next week.... more

Draft prospects Victor Hampton and Kelcy Quarles of South Carolina will not face charges stemming from an April 11 brawl at the Greenhouse nightclub in New York City, according to a tmz.com report . Although some details remain unclear, the fight... more

Florida defensive lineman Dominique Easley 's rehabilitation from a torn ACL -- the second of his career -- has for months kept him out of the discussion of potential first-round picks in next week's NFL draft. But that doesn't mean he doesn't have a... more

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's post-Heisman Trophy offseason took an embarrassing turn Tuesday when he was cited for shoplifting crab legs at a Tallahassee, Fla., grocery store. Winston's sticky fingers at a local Publix resulted in an... more

If Marshall Faulk were sitting in the chair of Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith, his first pick of the NFL draft would be either South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney , or Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel . But his first instinct... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will not consider Johnny Manziel 's off-field behavior in its evaluation of the former Texas A&M star, and will give heavy consideration to making him the No. 7 overall pick of the NFL draft next week. That is, if he's even... more

Keith Srakocic / Associated Press Defense attorneys allege that James Franklin contacted the victim in the Vanderbilt rape case after the alleged incident. James Franklin is about 700 miles from Vanderbilt as Penn State's new football coach,... more

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt conducted a question-and-answer session via Twitter earlier Tuesday, shedding some significant light on what might transpire next week at the NFL Draft in New York. Below are some of the highlights from Brandt's... more

Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland has been removed from the draft board of one NFL club due to a medical concern about his surgically repaired left shoulder, according to a report. The Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year is considered a likely... more

Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is widely projected as a first-round pick and could well be the first safety chosen in the NFL draft next week, but his hometown is too excited to wait for the honor. As such, a billboard has gone up in Clinton-Dix's old... more

Whether the Jacksonville Jaguars' reported interest in Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews is real or a smokescreen, the club reportedly brought the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews in for a visit last Thursday, just two weeks before... more

The Cowboys are remaining tight-lipped about whether drafting a quarterback is on their agenda for the 2014 draft, but former Cowboys star quarterback Roger Staubach isn't withholding his opinion on the matter. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen... more

Draft projections on Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron , which run anywhere from the second to fourth round of the NFL draft next week, aren't quite as high as what he's been told by NFL executives. In fact, McCarron says he's been given a range of... more

From one former Alabama quarterback to another, it's not surprising that "Broadway" Joe Namath likes what he sees from the Crimson Tide's latest pro quarterback prospect, AJ McCarron . "He has the ability physically and mentally, certainly, and the... more

Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby has insisted he was not drunk when he was cited for operating a vehicle while under the influence last week by the Columbus (Ohio) Police Department, and he has some paperwork to show it. But evidence that he was... more

Making projections about when Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel and other top quarterback prospects will go in the NFL draft is tricky business this year. NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock can see why: There is apparently not much consensus among teams'... more

Make room in the shoebox. The Johnny Manziel rookie trading card will be released in late May, as the former Heisman Trophy and soon-to-be NFL rookie has signed with Panini America for a memorabilia and autograph deal. The company's line of trading... more

Former Fresno State star Derek Carr continues to crash what was once thought to be a three-man party among the draft's elite quarterback prospects, this time in the form of NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock's latest update to his position rankings .... more

Rising prospects Aaron Donald and Zack Martin have most frequently been projected to go in the middle of the draft's first round on May 8. But one team's logic is another's folly when it comes to draft evaluations, and both players are reportedly rated... more

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor believes the club will get him some help at his position in the first round of the NFL draft next week, and will help itself at wide receiver soon after. The Steelers' 11-year veteran told his radio listeners last... more

Never let it be said that Bill Belichick isn't a good multi-tasker. The New England Patriots coach is in Nashville to run the Rock & Roll Half Marathon, and made time to oversee a private workout from Vanderbilt offensive lineman Wesley Johnson . It... more

Medical re-checks for several NFL draft prospects who attended the NFL Scouting Combine in February are underway in Indianapolis, and some pretty big names are among those being looked at. Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins , Georgia... more

Give this to Justin Gilbert : He's not lacking for confidence. Granted, that's something a first-round cornerback should never be lacking, anyway, but the former Oklahoma State star made some awfully bold statements about both himself and the Detroit... more

Auburn running back Tre Mason was a surprise visitor among NFL draft prospects in Indianapolis for a medical re-check, where it was determined that he will need wrist surgery following the draft and will not be available for initial team activities,... more

Former Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby 's court date following a citation for operating a vehicle while under the influence is Friday, but he opened his defense outside the courtroom via Twitter: I was not drunk pic.twitter.com/CviiPuydkp â??... more

If Jadeveon Clowney 's work ethic is going to hamper his professional football career, Nick Saban isn't seeing it. The Crimson Tide coach spoke highly of Clowney at a speaking engagement in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday night, and said he believes Clowney... more

The pairing of Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Louisville's Calvin Pryor as the NFL draft's top two safety prospects, and probably the only two safeties to be chosen in the first round, has been thematic thinking for weeks among draft experts. But NFL... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. No NFL franchise is starting over quite like the Cleveland Browns, with not only a new coach but a new front office. New era, new ways of... more

An under-the-weather AJ McCarron reportedly called in sick on a visit to the Tennessee Titans last month. And it's fair to say that of all the clubs the former Alabama quarterback has visited or worked out for, the timing of this particular illness... more

The Houston Texans' choice for the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft isn't really a choice at all, according to South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier. To him, it's more like a no-brainer -- whether Jadeveon Clowney had even played last season or not.... more

Less than a week after the Palm Beach Post reported that the Miami Dolphins favor Alabama left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio over Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin for the No. 19 overall pick in the NFL draft, a second report is directly contradicting... more

Steelers CB Ike Taylor is no general manager, and his team doesn't need a quarterback. But when asked to wear the draft-day GM hat and select a quarterback No. 1 overall, Taylor went with the one who caught his eye during an offseason workout at... more

Nobody named Golden should ever be insecure. And Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate would be no exception if his new team landed another receiver -- Clemson's Sammy Watkins -- in the first round of next month's NFL draft. The free-agent signee... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have narrowed their options for the NFL draft's No. 7 overall pick, and Johnny Football has reportedly made the cut. Former Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel is on a "short list" of the Bucs' first-round candidates,... more

The idea of Johnny Manziel playing football for his home-state Dallas Cowboys might seem like a made-for-TV match, but the club and the former Heisman Trophy-winning Texas A&M star are an unlikely pairing on multiple fronts, according to NFL Media senior... more

Count former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden in the Derek Carr camp, at least where the former Fresno State quarterback's raw talent as a passer is concerned. Gruden has seen the draft's top quarterback prospects up close... more

It's often said that practice habits are more telling of an athlete's work ethic than game performances. And if that axiom holds true with Jadeveon Clowney , NFL teams have nothing to worry about where the former South Carolina star's "motor" is... more

How serious are the Cleveland Browns about drafting Johnny Manziel ? The club itself will have a better idea after Wednesday, as the former Texas A&M star will make his formal visit to the Browns just 15 days before general manager Ray Farmer and... more

The Houston Texans hold the best card in the 2014 NFL Draft with the No. 1 overall pick, but according to NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt, the club just might want to play a different hand. As in, trading down with a team with a bad case of... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press Texas coach Charlie Strong likely rankled Longhorns fans by saying his team won't be in the national title game. If new Texas coach Charlie Strong hasn't yet had his "I'm not at Louisville anymore" moment, he's... more

Add linebacker C.J. Mosley to the list of top NFL draft prospects visiting teams that likely won't have a chance to pick them, as the 2013 Butkus Award winner is in Denver visiting the Broncos. Denver drafts No. 31 overall, and as one of the... more

For all the NFL clubs with a quarterback need drafting near the top of the first round, there isn't much certainty that they'll choose to fill that need before Round 2. And the way the general manager of one of those clubs is talking -- Minnesota Vikings... more

A couple of weeks ago, the Jacksonville Jaguars brought in a lengthy cast of the NFL draft's elite prospects for visits, all within a few days. Now, the red carpet has apparently been shipped to Atlanta. The Falcons will host defensive end Jadeveon... more

A brawl allegedly involving NFL draft prospects from the University of South Carolina began when the players objected to marijuana being smoked in the Greenhouse nightclub in New York, according to the New York Post. Defensive lineman Kelcy Quarles... more

The top 50 big board of Nolan Nawrocki included some bold rankings, both high and low, for various prospects expected to be early choices in the 2014 NFL Draft. A quick look at who is up and who is down for the author of NFL.com's scouting reports:... more

Dominique Easley is due to visit the Dallas Cowboys this week, which isn't too surprising given that the club took time to look at the former Florida defensive lineman at his pro-day workout, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt reported. Plenty of NFL... more

It's a busy week for Justin Gilbert , the former Oklahoma State cornerback who is expected to be the first player chosen at his position in the NFL draft next month. The first-round prospect tweeted that he will visit the New York Jets on Monday before... more

Just where Aaron Murray will land in next month's NFL draft is anyone's guess, but he's just the sort of Day Two or Day Three quarterback prospect that could be the reason clubs will think twice about spending too early a pick on the position. The... more

The Houston Texans are apparently still considering making Johnny Manziel the first pick of the NFL draft next month, as the club will host the former Texas A&M star for a visit Monday. But the player more widely expected to be the club's top overall... more

Speculation about the order in which the 2014 NFL Draft's top quarterback prospects will be chosen has taken on varying combinations in recent months, with UCF's Blake Bortles , Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel and Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater taking turns... more

Former North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron told a team he recently visited that he expects to be drafted by the Detroit Lions. The Lions hold the No. 10 overall pick in the NFL draft and are reportedly in strong consideration of drafting a receiver,... more

Vicious isn't often a word associated with a wide receiver, but that's how former Texas A&M star Mike Evans sees Chicago Bears star Brandon Marshall. And Marshall, in turn, is how Evans has seen himself since high school. "I get a lot of Vincent... more

Presumptions that Miami Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey will look to rebuild his offensive line with the club's first-round draft pick are on target, but the mock drafts linking the Dolphins to Notre Dame's Zack Martin are off-target, according to... more

Johnny Manziel is getting awfully close to the serious business of the NFL draft, but the former Texas A&M quarterback still knows how to have fun. Case in point: This Instagram video Manziel posted in which he catches a long pass, thrown by a friend on... more

Johnny Manziel 's pro-day performance on March 27 impressed a lot of people, but it hasn't done anything to change Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon's opinion: He's just not sold. Moon told SiriusXM NFL Radio that Manziel will have to tone down the... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis would have no issues with his club making Manziel the No. 3 overall pick. In a video... more

LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham doesn't have much left to prove where his NFL draft status is concerned, so why not prove something else? The early-entry prospect, who is projected as a mid- to late-first round pick, was recently at his old high... more

Former USC wide receiver Marqise Lee isn't tipping his hand about where in the NFL draft he expects to be chosen, but after paying a visit to the Detroit Lions, the projected first-rounder certainly sounds like he's identified his best-case scenario.... more

Pittsburgh wide receiver Devin Street and the Carolina Panthers could be an ideal match for one another in the NFL draft next month, particularly if the club passes on the wide receiver options they have with their first-round pick at No. 28 overall. NFL... more

The Miami Dolphins and Notre Dame offensive-line prospect Zack Martin have been linked in mock draft after mock draft, with the versatile former Fighting Irish star being an ideal fit for an offensive line in a state of transition. But whether he'll be... more

Two more wide receivers are set to visit the New York Jets next week as LSU's Odell Beckham Jr. and Oregon State's Brandin Cooks get a chance to sell their draft value to the NFL club that needs a first-round-caliber wide receiver perhaps more than any... more

If the Baltimore Ravens' defense isn't much of a scheme fit for draft prospect and former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam , as former Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has suggested, someone had better tell general manager Ozzie Newsome. The Ravens... more

Conventional wisdom holds that the Detroit Lions should be looking at a skill position with the No. 10 overall pick in the NFL draft, perhaps a cornerback or a wide receiver to complement Calvin Johnson. But former Washington Redskins general manager... more

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer recently suggested that he would embrace a club decision to bring in a rookie quarterback to compete with him, given his age and waning career. NFL Network's Curtis Conway believes the time is right for the... more

If the Cleveland Browns don't draft a quarterback with the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL draft, trade interest near the end of the first round could be sparked by the Houston Texans, who might look to move ahead of the Browns' pick at No. 26 to secure the... more

South Carolina cornerback and NFL draft prospect Vic Hampton has been arrested for an alleged dispute with his sister, Victoria Hampton, adding yet another layer of concern for NFL clubs where his discipline record and character are concerned.... more

David Butler II / USA TODAY Sports Former NFL QB Jared Lorenzen competed in the CIFL this year before suffering a broken leg. Former New York Giants quarterback Jared Lorenzen has never lacked for a sense of humor about his weight issues,... more

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon went back and forth last month about whether the Cleveland Browns should take Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel or Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater with the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL draft. Now, he's... more

Anthony Barr is regarded as a versatile NFL draft prospect as a 6-foot-5, 255-pound linebacker who can rush the passer, play in space, and find a home in either a 4-3 or a 3-4 defensive scheme. But according to Barr, based on a visit with the Dallas... more

L.G. Patterson / Associated Press Kelcy Quarles says he is concerned a report suggesting he was involved in a fight will hurt his draft status. South Carolina's Kelcy Quarles , one of the top defensive tackle prospects in the upcoming NFL... more

If Tuesday is any indication, the New Orleans Saints are awfully serious about drafting a defensive back or two in the upcoming NFL draft. At least six defensive backs, led by Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert and Louisville safety Calvin Pryor... more

Browns general manager Ray Farmer is apparently making good on his assurances that pro days aren't necessarily mandatory stops, even at the expense of a chance to see elite prospects like Johnny Manziel . Farmer emphasized the value of a private workout... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper has earned rave reviews from Nick Saban during spring practice. Alabama coach Nick Saban doesn't tend to go overboard with individual praise, but his remarks about... more

The Chicago Bears' interest in strengthening a weak run defense with an interior defensive lineman early in next month's NFL draft has been widely assumed. And speaking of wide, one of the biggest of all such prospects recently visited the club: Notre... more

If the Jacksonville Jaguars have any interest in trading the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft, their needs would best be served by South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins being chosen ahead of them, by... more

Being the best player one can be is all some professional athletes ask of themselves, and indeed, all anyone can ask of them. For Johnny Manziel , according to former Texas A&M offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, the determination goes far beyond that.... more

Between a private weekend workout and two days in Minnesota, Vikings coaches and personnel staff are getting a lengthy look at former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater . NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported via Twitter that Bridgewater is... more

The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly have a strong interest in Florida linebacker Ronald Powell , whose promising college career was derailed by knee injuries and ended with his decision to turn pro after the 2013 season. Powell was the nation's No.... more

If New Orleans Saints fans get an LSU Tigers-flavored draft pick next month, they'd just as soon it be the best one available. In a poll at neworleanssaints.com , Saints fans identified wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. , who is expected to be the first... more

While debate might rage about which of the NFL draft's top quarterback prospects is best, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt maintains former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel is No. 1. Brandt, who served as executive vice president for the Cowboys from... more

Amid the NFL teams that might be interested in trading up to acquire Jadeveon Clowney, the Detroit Lions are one that makes little sense at first glance. Would the club really be willing to pay the high price it will take to be in position to draft... more

Two years after watching his last quarterback at Texas A&M be chosen in the first round of the NFL draft, Tim DeRuyter is about to see his first at Fresno State be drafted as well. And between Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and Derek Carr , the... more

The importance of drafting former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel into the right offensive system -- one that can accentuate his athleticism best -- is a drumbeat draft analysts have maintained since the January day the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner... more

The NFL clubs that already have worked out South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney are learning they've got a bit of an edge over those who haven't. Because the ones who haven't reportedly won't get one at all. And at least one general manager isn't happy... more

Another busy week of draft preparation is close to coming to an end. This week featured a flurry of prospect visits -- are the Jaguars interviewing every high-profile player -- and LSU's pro day that lured more than 150 personnel people from NFL teams... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham was dismissed from the football team Friday. Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been kicked off the football team, the school announced Friday. His dismissal... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. Johnny Manziel in silver and black? Oh, the possibilities. Manziel visited the Oakland Raiders this week and made a strong impression on... more

Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews, together again? Nah, can't be. Can it? One former Texas A&M left tackle, Joeckel, was the Jacksonville Jaguars' No. 2 overall pick in last year's draft. The other former Texas A&M left tackle, according to the... more

If the St. Louis Rams are at all serious about drafting a defensive end with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft when the club already has one of the NFL's top defensive end combinations, Friday could prove crucial for Jadeveon Clowney 's draft fate.... more

AJ McCarron 's reputation for being able to deliver in a collapsing pocket passed a light-hearted test Thursday when the former Alabama quarterback's interview with Jaguars.com was interrupted with a rush from defensive end Jadeveon Clowney .... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Missouri star wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been suspended indefinitely. Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham will not be arrested by Columbia, Mo., police following a burglary investigation... more

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron met with the New England Patriots Wednesday, amid his turn in the Gruden QB Camp rotation and the news that he would (or maybe wouldn't ) be part of a reality TV show based on his wedding plans with model and fiance... more

Forgive the Pittsburgh Steelers scouting contingent if they were simply looking for a good excuse to dive into some authentic Cajun cuisine. None could blame. But the club's interest in dining with LSU's Odell Beckham Jr. Tuesday night before his pro-day... more

David Stluka / Associated Press Vikings star Adrian Peterson spoke out in favor of college athletes receiving compensation. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on Wednesday lent a strong voice to the heated argument about the... more

NFL veterans and Chicago Bears teammates Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler are working with former Louisville star Teddy Bridgewater in his pre-draft training, giving the first-round draft prospect an up-close look at what NFL throws -- and catches -- are... more

Johnny Manziel 's visit to the Jacksonville Jaguars this week will make for a short trip to his next stop. Manziel will go directly from Jacksonville to visit with Buccaneers officials, according to NFL Media reporter Albert Breer, via Twitter . The... more

The first three quarterbacks chosen in the NFL draft might not be the oft-linked trio of Johnny Manziel , Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles , after all -- not according to the latest mock draft by NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah, anyway.... more

Call it Hard Knocks, of a different sort. Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron 's dive into marital bliss with girlfriend and model Katherine Webb will be made into a reality television show. The wedding, set for July 11, will come just before... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars' facility is starting to look more and more like the green room before the start of the NFL draft. Add Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins to the star-studded list of first-round prospects visiting coach Gus Bradley's team this... more

(Mark J. Terrill/associated Press Arizona State's Marion Grice rushed for 996 yards on 191 carries last season. Not all 10 of the NFL clubs represented at Arizona State running back Marion Grice's pro-day workout Tuesday necessarily need a... more

Hall of Fame wide receiver Lynn Swann can see a bright future for former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney , but the former Pittsburgh Steelers star emphasized the importance of system fit, and threw in a cautionary character caveat on the... more

Jeff Roberson/Associated Press Vinnie Sunseri has come back quickly from an ACL injury suffered in October. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The record for recovery time from an ACL tear by a football player isn't exactly kept officially, but... more

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The gathering of scouts at Alabama's second pro-day workout, where offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio was the primary draw, wasn't as strong Tuesday as it was for the Crimson Tide's first pro day. But Kouandjio wasn't about to let any... more

The Jaguars are hosting Johnny Manziel for a pre-draft visit to the team's facility Tuesday, but he's only one among the first-round talent making its way to Jacksonville this week. Two of the club's other top options with the No. 3 overall pick,... more

Derek Carr will visit the Jacksonville Jaguars, making for yet another NFL club with a quarterback need taking a close look at the former Fresno State star passer. Carr is one of the top quarterback prospects available in the upcoming draft, although... more

Before the Philadelphia Eagles released DeSean Jackson, addressing a porous defense was perhaps the club's top priority in the draft. But evidence continues to mount that the Eagles are strongly considering a wide receiver with their first-round pick, and... more

Former Clemson offensive lineman Brandon Thomas , thought to potentially be a high second-round pick in the NFL draft next month, has reportedly received some of the worst possible news for pro prospects preparing for the draft: injury news. Thomas... more

Jake Matthews is widely considered to be an offensive tackle prospect, and arguably the best one available, in next month's NFL draft. But the former Texas A&M star and son of Hall of Fame lineman Bruce Matthews might not be limited to one position where... more

The Houston Texans' due diligence on their hunt for a rookie quarterback continues this month with visits from Central Florida's Blake Bortles on April 15-16, and Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel on April 21-22. With 32 days to go before the NFL draft... more

With new Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith bringing in a veteran quarterback whom he has coached before in Josh McCown, and with a promising young one already on hand in Mike Glennon, the Bucs' need for a quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft isn't quite... more

The three core talents of Texas A&M's dynamic offense -- quarterback Johnny Manziel , wide receiver Mike Evans and offensive tackle Jake Matthews -- won't last more than 10-12 picks in the NFL draft next month, according to NFL Media draft analyst Mike... more

As hard as draft experts work to slot pro football prospects into a round, or a range of rounds, in which they'll be selected in the NFL draft, some aren't so easily projected. Baylor offensive guard Cyril Richardson might be a dangerous one to... more

Jordan Lynch intends on being the NFL's Rookie of the Year in 2014. He just doesn't have any idea what position he'll have to play to do it. Lynch, a former quarterback at Northern Illinois, might need a position change to make an NFL roster. He... more

Of all the visits Kony Ealy will be making to various NFL clubs over the next several weeks, the one to the St. Louis Rams Friday has to rank as a special one for the former Missouri defensive end. And for the club, a unique one. For Ealy, it... more

As the top-rated tight end for the 2014 NFL Draft, Eric Ebron has an April dance card filled with private workouts and visits with various NFL clubs. Teams are more serious about some prospects than others -- Ebron's visit with the Bills on Friday... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two up 1. So you want to know the scout who really discovered Johnny Manziel from the very beginning? It was a guy named Terry Bollea, and he saw the arm... more

Forgive Josh Gordon if he can't make up his mind. It's not easy for NFL general managers, either. The Cleveland Browns wide receiver suggested he'd like to see Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel land in Cleveland last Friday, but just a few... more

The three inches of height and nearly 50 pounds of weight that separate Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams and draft prospect Khalil Mack make a comparison between the two seem like a stretch to most. Heck, they don't even play the same... more

Just when we thought the Johnny Manziel trademark story was on its way to being settled , the former Texas A&M quarterback's efforts to defend rights to his name and likeness are apparently facing a new hurdle. But this time, the hurdle appears to... more

Tony Romo's successor as the Dallas Cowboys' quarterback might be in the 2014 NFL Draft, and NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt, who served as the Cowboys' vice president of player personnel from 1960-89, believes the time is right to find him. And by... more

Brandin Cooks may not be in the same discussion with wide receivers Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans as potential top-10 picks in the NFL draft, but the former Oregon State star isn't bothering with comparisons to the rest of the draft class, anyway.... more

As if any more evidence was needed to prove the New York Jets are strongly considering drafting a wide receiver with their first pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, it now appears Florida State's Kelvin Benjamin is the latest pass catcher to draw the Jets'... more

Two down, and at least two to go. The Cleveland Browns' hunt for a quarterback in the draft now turns to pending workouts with former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel and Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater and others, according to cleveland.com . The club... more

Jaguars coaches were not in town for long, but they accomplished their mission in Columbia, S.C., at the pro-day workout of South Carolina star Jadeveon Clowney . They saw the NFL draft's most prolific pass rusher fatigued, and for Jaguars defensive line... more

It was more a question of when than if, but the Rams are reportedly hosting former Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson on a visit to the team's facility Wednesday. Robinson could be the Rams' choice with the No. 2 overall pick in next month's... more

File this in the way-too-soon category: Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery expects 2014 NFL Draft prospect Jadeveon Clowney to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It's a pretty outrageous claim for anyone to make about a rookie-to-be who doesn't even... more

The Houston Texans' presence at Jadeveon Clowney 's pro-day workout was predictable enough on Wednesday, given that the former South Carolina defensive end could well be the draft's most prolific talent, and that the club holds the top pick.... more

Former Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins has heard that the Lions are enamored with him, and the feeling is mutual. The Megatron feeling, anyway. The possibility of pairing the NFL's top receiver in Calvin Johnson with the NFL draft's most highly... more

It's a given that the more NFL coaches and general managers like about a draft prospect, the less they tend to say about that prospect publicly. But at times, the axiom works in reverse as well, and a coach who would have no conceivable need for a... more

Teddy Bridgewater in Patriots gear? Given that the former Louisville star quarterback might be a top-five pick in a draft where New England holds the No. 29 overall pick, it's hard to imagine. But it's even harder to imagine the club burning one of 30... more

NFL Media analysts Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Mike Mayock haven't reached a consensus about the top quarterback prospect in the NFL draft, but they're getting closer. After witnessing pro day workouts that saw Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel dazzle... more

Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr respects Brian Hoyer, but he wouldn't be afraid to compete with the Cleveland Browns starting quarterback if he were to be drafted by the Browns. The potential first-round pick said as much in the aftermath of a... more

Like any elite NFL prospect, Jadeveon Clowney wants the Texans to make him the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. But if Clowney also wants to simply rush the passer from the same position down after down, he won't get everything he wants in Houston.... more

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff clearly wasn't sending out a smokescreen earlier this offseason when he spoke of his team's need to add more size and toughness at the line of scrimmage. The club's free-agency activity proved he meant what he said. What's... more

Speculation about the Baltimore Ravens' interest in drafting a wide receiver in the first round gets a measure of validation Tuesday as the club will host Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin for one of its 30 allotted official visits. »... more

The New York Jets are in definite need of receiving help, but who says they have to turn to a wide receiver to get it? The club is reportedly interested in former Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro , whose prolific receiving skills in college generated... more

March

Just weeks after Michael Sam became the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect, Chapman University defensive end Mitch Eby has come out as the first openly gay active college football player, according to outsports.com . Eby told his teammates about his... more

Could the Philadelphia Eagles go from relying on one of the NFL's smallest veteran receivers to one of its biggest new ones? Former Texas A&M star Mike Evans is visiting the club on Monday , just days after the Eagles released DeSean Jackson. That... more

Quarterback Johnny Manziel's meeting with the Minnesota Vikings following his pro-day performance apparently wasn't filled with softball questions. New Vikings coach Mike Zimmer cited "flags" that Manziel was asked about regarding his maturity... more

Johnny Manziel got to show NFL coaches and scouts his physical tools, on his own turf, at the star quarterback's pro day last Thursday. But when NFL clubs get him on their turf for private visits, it will be more about the mental than the physical. The... more

The variance of opinions on Johnny Manziel 's NFL potential couldn't be more diverse for a potential top-10 draft pick, and it appears the former Texas A&M star's pro-day work out did nothing to lessen the polarization. Two NFL scouts texted Houston... more

There are NFL teams in unquestionable need of a quarterback who figure to make an early, if not a first-round, investment in the position. Then there are those who may only be checking the temperature of the quarterback pool with one toe. The... more

The entire draft class of tight ends is a weak one, according to one NFL personnel executive, and the fool's gold starts at the top with North Carolina's Eric Ebron . The former Tar Heel is widely regarded as the draft's top prospect at the position and... more

Johnny Manziel dominated the news this week with his pro day of epic proportions. His workout Thursday was widely regarded as a success, but it was far from the only interesting development of the week with word of a rising prospect -- not Manziel --... more

Jeff Blake/USA TODAY Sports Kelcy Quarles does not stand with college athletes seeking the right to form a union. The support among college athletes for unionization might be high, but it's not unanimous. Former South Carolina defensive... more

The Browns will conduct a private workout with former Fresno State star Derek Carr on Monday as the NFL draft's "other guy" at quarterback is quickly gaining momentum as a first-round prospect. Carr will apparently be the first quarterback to be... more

While the St. Louis Rams are thought to be most interested in an offensive tackle with the No. 2 pick of the NFL draft, coach Jeff Fisher indicated he wouldn't be afraid to add South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney , even though the club is... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. There was no shortage of buzz about Manziel's decision to wear shoulder pads and a helmet for his pro-day workout, which is probably what was... more

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- A few things we learned from Johnny Manziel 's pro-day workout in front of NFL coaches and scouts: 1. Wearing pads an easy choice We certainly learned that Manziel isn't afraid to set himself apart, not that he's ever shown... more

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Mike Evans didn't need Johnny Manziel to look good on Thursday at his pro-day workout; he did that on his own. But the SEC's most dynamic quarterback-receiver duo over the last two years couldn't have been more in tune in... more

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Johnny Manziel's decision to wear a helmet and shoulder pads for his pro-day workout Thursday was, to say the least, unconventional. But for Manziel, it was an easy choice and one that he felt was important in wanting to show NFL... more

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. -- Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel put on quite a show for the assembled NFL coaches and scouts at his pro-day performance on Thursday. According to the TAMU Athletics Department, 75 NFL personnel were on hand,... more

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The oft-heard criticism of the pro day workouts of NFL quarterback prospects is that little can be gained from seeing one throw in a T-shirt and shorts to uncovered receivers. Johnny Manziel won't have Aggies cornerbacks... more

Manziel pro-day coverage: Tune into NFL Network for live coverage of Johnny Manziel's pro day at Texas A&M on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. ET. COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The Detroit Lions' interest in Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans figures to take a... more

Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz might not be considered among the elite 2014 NFL Draft prospects at his position, but that doesn't mean NFL clubs aren't taking a hard look at the more traditionally styled, hand-on-the-ground tight end. Fiedorowicz... more

Manziel pro-day coverage: Tune into NFL Network for live coverage of Johnny Manziel's pro day at Texas A&M on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. ET. COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- You just knew the pro-day workout of Johnny Manziel would somehow, some way, trump all... more

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien sees the same scrambling brilliance as anyone else when he watches film of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel , but he sees something else that not every scouting report gives Manziel credit for: the ability... more

Give it to Texans fans who double as Texas A&M fans on Saturdays, they love their Johnny Football. What else can be concluded from the current poll at houstontexans.com asking fans of the Houston Texans who they would most like to see drafted by the... more

The Minnesota Vikings could use a quarterback, and Johnny Manziel might be their guy. But before new Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer zeroes in on Manziel's passing skills, he first wants to find answers to questions that have dogged Manziel for more... more

Cornerbacks who have the height and length to cover taller wide receivers can be hard to find in the NFL draft, and the ones who match the size with enough skills are prized draft picks. North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren coached Broncos cornerback... more

Johnny Manziel has LeBron James as an NBA star advocate, and now it appears former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has Dwight Howard. The Houston Rockets star stumped for Clowney to be the top pick of the NFL draft by the Houston Texans,... more

Comparisons between Jadeveon Clowney and eight-time Pro Bowler Julius Peppers aren't hard to find as NFL draft analysts seek to paint an illustration of what the former South Carolina defensive end is capable of in the NFL. What's harder to find is a... more

NFL clubs in search of a new quarterback might find a faster, quicker quarterback in Johnny Manziel and a bigger, stronger one in Blake Bortles , but they won't find a tougher one than Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater . That's what Bridgewater said... more

Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer will not attend the pro day workout of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel on Thursday and said he doesn't understand what all the pro-day fuss is about. Farmer reportedly attended the pro-day... more

Alabama wide receiver Kevin Norwood caught three years worth of passes from quarterback AJ McCarron and was one of his better friends on the team. So it comes as no surprise that he is praising McCarron's NFL potential in the weeks before the 2014 NFL... more

Just three days before he will perform for NFL coaches and scouts at his pro-day workout, Johnny Manziel posted an Instagram video of himself dunking basketballs. The former Texas A&M star quarterback hopes to be drafted No. 1 overall to the Houston... more

Keith Srakocic/Associated Press Florida State's Jameis Winston riled up Clemson fans with a tweet over the weekend. Jameis Winston just couldn't help himself. And neither, apparently, could the Jameis Winston haters. The Florida State... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans are among the teams set to meet with Kentucky linebacker Avery Williamson in the coming weeks, a good sign for the rising draft hopes of a prospect once considered on the fringe of NFL... more

The Houston Texans won't be tipping their hand on a rookie quarterback with the size of the contingent they send to pro-day workouts of the NFL draft's elite prospects at the position. The same trio that attended the pro days of Central Florida's... more

There was a time when former Auburn running back Tre Mason was viewed as just too small for the NFL, and he would have found it hard to argue as a 190-pound running back who wasn't exactly known for pounding the ball between the tackles. But that was a... more

Pending a possible appeal, Johnny Manziel has apparently won a legal battle over the trademark rights to his nickname, "Johnny Football." And the outside income that could result is no small matter. The U.S. Trademark and Patent Office issued a... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two up 1. The Johnny Football commercial debut was made in the most understated way, a McDonald's ad in which Manziel had no speaking part and... more

What the Atlanta Falcons will do with the No. 6 draft pick is more of a mystery than most, given the variety of positions at which the club could use some help. But you can bet Anthony Barr is a character in the play, and Barr will reportedly perform a... more

Auburn defensive end Dee Ford has visits scheduled with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, although if Ford is drafted in the first-round range expected by draft experts, it's tough to imagine the pass-rushing standout landing with at... more

Johnny Vy/NFL Michael Sam appeared to improve on his NFL Scouting Combine numbers at Missouri's pro day. Despite a hamstring problem, Michael Sam appeared to leave his pro day Thursday with what he needed most from the event: a better... more

Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports Alabama head coach Nick Saban suggested only third-round prospects and higher should be invited to the combine. With a record 98 underclassmen declaring for the NFL draft this year, plus another four who had... more

Like any of the NFL draft's elite prospects, Jadeveon Clowney hopes to be the No. 1 overall pick of the Houston Texans. But if the former South Carolina star's name isn't on the first card commissioner Roger Goodell reads, landing with the Jacksonville... more

For all the fan excitement that Johnny Manziel will bring to whichever NFL team chooses him in the NFL draft -- manifesting itself in everything from ticket sales and merchandising, to Sunday thrills and TV ratings -- none of that should seep into the... more

Former Texas A&M star wide receiver Mike Evans has scheduled the New York Jets among his pre-draft visits to NFL clubs, providing yet another hint that the Jets are targeting a wide receiver with their first-round draft choice. The team has a glaring... more

Johnny Manziel isn't the only Texas A&M draft prospect taking to the sand to prepare for the NFL draft. Offensive tackle Jake Matthews is doing the same, incorporating bare-footed beach workouts into his training as NFL clubs continue to evaluate... more

LSU running back Jeremy Hill , one of the top running back prospects in the upcoming NFL draft, had his probation lifted by a judge Wednesday, clearing the way for the third-year sophomore to enter the NFL clear of the legal issues that have marred his... more

A day after going gloveless in a pro day workout that was "average at best ," quarterback Teddy Bridgewater says he will sport the gloves he wore throughout his stellar junior season at Louisville for the remainder of his workouts for NFL teams.... more

North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron has at least four NFL teams lined up for visits next month, and the Buffalo Bills will have the first chance of the four to draft him. The most highly-regarded tight end in the upcoming NFL draft, Ebron is projected... more

Houston Texans players have been trying out general manager Rick Smith's chair, and they seem to like it. And to at least three of them, the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft facing Smith isn't too tough a decision: They like the way Jadeveon Clowney... more

There is no shortage of opinions on both sides of the fence regarding Johnny Manziel 's NFL potential, but few, if any, are sitting on it. The former Texas A&M star is reportedly a potential No. 1 overall pick to the Houston Texans, yet few dispute that... more

The sub-par pro-day performance of Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was apparently not enough to eliminate him from being considered by the Texans, who hold the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft. The club has not ruled out any of the draft's... more

A dozen NFL clubs have shown more interest in Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray than others, and not surprisingly, the Cincinnati Bengals are among them. The club's reported interest in Murray as a potential successor to starter Andy Dalton, however, is... more

Florida State running back Devonta Freeman is positioning himself to be a prized mid-round pick, although NFL teams who are excited about him might be disappointed when he goes off the draft board too soon for them, according to NFL Media analyst Daniel... more

Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin had a strong pro day Tuesday and -- according to NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt -- might have helped solidify himself as a potential first-round pick in the NFL draft. But the good news for Benjamin... more

Louisville safety Calvin Pryor has been widely projected as a first-round choice in the 2014 NFL Draft by experts -- possibly the first safety chosen over Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix -- and his impressive 4.58 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine... more

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake was on hand Monday for the University of Florida pro day, and it's little wonder why. The club has a need for draft help at cornerback, and Gainesville is the place to get it. The Gators boast three... more

A few notables from NFL Media analyst Charles Davis' fourth installment of his first-round mock draft: 1. Receivers aplenty Davis sees wide receivers, an area of outstanding depth in the 2014 draft, occupying more than 20 percent of the first round (7... more

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray picked up as much love as a supposed third-day draft prospect could hope for on a Monday. Just hours after NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger predicted Murray to post the best NFL career of any quarterback in the... more

The Detroit Lions on Monday hosted arguably the top safety prospect in the NFL draft in Ha Ha Clinton-Dix of Alabama, linking a first-round talent to a club thought to be more inclined to draft for a different position in the first round. Two... more

Virginia offensive tackle Morgan Moses tweaked a hamstring and ended his Monday pro day performance early, but nobody can say it's because the potential first-round pick has let himself get out of shape. To the contrary, Moses played as heavy as... more

Ask NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger who the most talented quarterback in the upcoming draft is, or who has the most potential, and you might get a different answer. You might hear a name like Teddy Bridgewater or Johnny Manziel . But ask him what... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Alabama WR Amari Cooper is one of college football's top underclassmen prospects. Let the Amari Cooper hype begin. The star Alabama wide receiver, who will be a true junior this fall, said he ran unofficlal... more

Rice defensive coordinator Chris Thurmond's players only had to defend Johnny Manziel for eight pass attempts last year -- recall, the former Texas A&M star quarterback was suspended for the first half of the season opener against the Owls -- but even in... more

NFL clubs not sold on AJ McCarron as a high-end draft prospect, consider yourselves warned. Alabama coach Nick Saban apparently can't understand how McCarron isn't regarded as highly as any quarterback prospect available, and took up for his... more

It was one of the first questions scouts asked about Boston College running back Andre Williams : How in the world did he carry the football 355 times last season without catching even one? Yet, there it is on his stat line, just a few digits away from... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. Don't count Manziel out as the No. 1 overall pick of the Houston Texans. According to NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt, Manziel... more

Three officials from the Minnesota Vikings descended on Alabama's pro day on Wednesday, giving way to speculation that the club is zooming in on AJ McCarron as a possible answer at quarterback. Not only was general manager Rick Spielman on hand , but... more

Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo believes his skill set as an NFL prospect resembles the style of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Yet, it's one of Rogers' chief rivals for which he'd most like to play. Garoppolo's draft stock... more

When Jadeveon Clowney tries to rush his first NFL quarterback with pure speed around the edge, he won't be able to get to him. And when he tries his inside pass-rush move next, offensive tackles will be waiting for it. That's, at least, how one NFL... more

Former Boston College running back Andre Williams didn't immediately know quite what his official 40-yard dash time was Wednesday at the Golden Eagles' pro day event, but he was relieved to learn from scouts that his goal of improving on his 4.56... more

Add AJ McCarron to the list of quarterback draft prospects declaring themselves the best available after the Alabama quarterback didn't back down when asked about where he stands at the Crimson Tide's pro day event Wednesday. "Why not? The rest of... more

The Chicago Bears took a particular interest in South Carolina defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles at the NFL Scouting Combine. Considered one of the top interior defensive linemen available in the draft, Quarles would fill a need for the Bears, as... more

A veteran NFL locker room that works with Michael Sam 's transition as the NFL's first openly gay player would be ideal, fellow Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy said. Ealy would know more than almost anyone -- he was Sam's roommate at Missouri -- and... more

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Some awfully big names were among the dozens of NFL head coaches, general managers and scouts that gathered Wednesday at the University of Alabama for the Crimson Tide's annual pro day event, even though some of Alabama's top players... more

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley refuted a published report that NFL teams are worried about his health due to a concern about his knee at the Crimson Tide's annual pro day event Wednesday. "Everything went well. Before the combine... more

Alabama offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio said he has no concerns about his surgically repaired knee, but indicated Wednesday that he learned six NFL clubs do. "From what I heard, from the stuff you guys wrote, six teams," Kouandjio said at the... more

Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph has both personal and professional reasons to have his fingers crossed for the club to draft South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft May 8. Personally, it... more

The Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles have scheduled former Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans for visits, Evans told College Football 24/7 on Tuesday. Projected by all of NFL Media analysts' mock drafts to be the second wide receiver drafted in... more

The unceremonious exit of DeMarcus Ware from the Cowboys sheds more light on a glaring need for the team: a pass rusher. And while Dallas' No. 16 pick in the draft might be a bit high for Auburn defensive end Dee Ford , his pass-rushing style is... more

So if you thought Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack helped himself at his pro day by improving his NFL Scouting Combine 40-yard dash time by a full tenth of a second, get a load of this: UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr blazed a 4.44 40-yard dash at his pro day... more

NFL clubs willing to invest in an offensive tackle in the first round of the NFL draft will be better off than those looking to plug the same hole in free agency. But according to NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah, they'll need to reel in one of three... more

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton doesn't have any questions about Johnny Manziel 's ability to make plays in the NFL, but making his way in the locker room in a leadership role is another matter. And as NFL clubs evaluate not... more

Ole Miss brothers Robert and Denzel Nkemdiche not only deny allegations that they participated in an assault, they're seeking $2 million in a civil claim against the plantiff for "false and defamatory statements." Key starters on the Ole Miss... more

As athletic as former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is, his change-of-direction skills have yet to be judged by NFL scouts in a workout setting, and one former NFL general manager says that they're questionable on game film. Phil... more

Retirement has apparently afforded Super Bowl-champion coach Bill Parcells the chance to do a few more favors, including one for a former player of his, Abe Elam. That favor afforded former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater -- potentially the No. 1... more

The developing narrative that the Jacksonville Jaguars will pass on drafting a quarterback with the third overall pick has taken a step forward as South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw, who is projected as a third-day choice (rounds 4-7) said he's... more

Texas A&M offensive lineman Jake Matthews is on his way to being a first-round pick because of his potential as a left tackle, and his skills as a pass protector make him ideally suited to the highest-paying position on the offensive line. But Texas A&M... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. The price is going up on Johnny Manziel's marketability, as of this week's news that apparel industry giant Nike has inked Manziel to an... more

Former Texas Christian standout Jason Verrett is among the most highly-regarded cornerbacks in the upcoming draft and a legitimate candidate to be a first-round pick. But according to NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt, Verrett might have what it takes... more

The St. Louis Rams were hands-on with offensive tackles Jake Matthews of Texas A&M and Greg Robinson of Auburn on back-to-back pro days earlier this week, but the one who fits the Rams the best of any tackle is Robinson. That's the opinion of NFL... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press QB Zach Mettenberger is planning to throw at the LSU pro day on April 9. LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger 's speedy recovery from a torn ACL has progressed to the point where he has decided to show off his... more

The versatility to play on every defensive down isn't easy to come by in a draft prospect, and that might be Kony Ealy 's golden ticket. The former Missouri defensive end has been projected as a late first-round pick by NFL Media analysts Bucky Brooks... more

As former Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins wowed NFL coaches and scouts in position drills Thursday at the Tigers' pro day event, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan was among the onlookers. In need of a wide receiver, the Jets figure to be a stronger... more

The Detroit Lions might not be in a good position to draft Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, that doesn't mean the club isn't interested in pairing the dynamic pass catcher with the best receiver in the game, Calvin Johnson. NFL Media insider Ian... more

Former Auburn running back Tre Mason and coach Gus Malzahn took exception to the suggestion that Mason's blocking is an area of concern for NFL clubs evaluating the Tigers' star rusher. NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock mentioned blocking as a hole in... more

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock has made no secret of his appreciation for the skills of former Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins , calling him a top-10 pick and a franchise-caliber receiver at the NFL Scouting Combine two weeks ago. Thursday on "NFL AM,"... more

The Cleveland Browns' decision not to formally interview Johnny Manziel at the NFL Scouting Combine can't speak for the club's interest or disinterest in the former Texas A&M star, because as it turns out, they didn't speak with any quarterback. At... more

As much as the Oakland Raiders and Johnny Manziel might be an ideal fit from a personality standpoint -- outlaw quarterback joins outlaw club -- they wouldn't match quite as well personnel-wise. That's what former Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon... more

Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans won't know exactly how his impressive NFL Scouting Combine performance will translate to the NFL draft until the day he's picked, presumably in the first round on May 8, but he has to like a phrase he's hearing from the... more

If the St. Louis Rams are interested in an offensive tackle with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft, they aren't hiding it especially well. A day after Rams offensive line coach Paul Boudreau took an especially keen interest in the pro day workout of... more

While Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio's surgically repaired knee might have been flagged at the NFL Scouting Combine, it shouldn't affect his ability to play in the NFL in the short term, the Crimson Tide's team doctor told NFL Media Insider Ian... more

Count Auburn offensive lineman Greg Robinson among a handful of prospects making a public case for himself, along with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney , to be the No. 1 overall pick of the Houston... more

Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray was among the players interviewed by the Cincinnati Bengals at the NFL Scouting Combine last month, and the club is believed to have interest in the Bulldogs' record-breaking quarterback. Draft's top sleepers... more

Weather precluded former Alabama State running back Isaiah Crowell from improving on his 40-yard dash at ASU's pro day Tuesday, but it didn't keep him from providing some insight into which NFL clubs have expressed interest in him of late. Crowell said... more

Former Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy will be joining other top performers from the NFL Scouting Combine in being little more than a spectator on pro day. After impressing scouts in Indianapolis with the fastest three-cone drill time of any defensive... more

The White House put Michael Sam's decision not to be, at least early in his NFL career, perceived as an activist for gay rights to the test, and the former Missouri defensive end passed it. Sam, the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect, declined an... more

If NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks' latest mock draft is on target, former Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles will have a lengthy and uncomfortable wait through most of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft on May 8. Brooks projects Bortles to... more

The story behind the early departure from the NFL Scouting Combine of San Diego State running back Adam Muema, who has said he was divinely inspired to do so, continues to unfold as the chaplain of the Green Bay Packers told latimes.com that Muema... more

So what does Jadeveon Clowney 's 37.5-inch vertical leap look like on a basketball court? With the variable of a couple years separating Clowney delivering a slam dunk in a 2012 charity basketball game and his vertical measurement taken at the NFL... more

Former Auburn defensive end Dee Ford turned in unofficial 40-yard dash times of 4.53 and 4.59 at the school's pro day event Tuesday morning, according to Auburn's official Twitter feed . Ford also bench-pressed 225 pounds 29 times, which would have... more

Some big names were on hand Tuesday morning for Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack 's pro day event, and the first-round prospect didn't disappoint . According to NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport, Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine and Oakland Raiders... more

For Greg Robinson , Auburn's pro day event Tuesday isn't exactly pressure-packed. That's the luxury afforded to the former Tigers left tackle after a jaw-dropping display of athleticism at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis nearly two weeks ago. For... more

Henry Josey 's reconstructed knee held up well enough last year to hang 1,166 yards and 16 touchdowns against an SEC schedule. That's about as much on-field validation as a rehabbed running back could hope for. But Josey, a former Missouri star, still... more

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah has updated his rankings of the NFL draft's top 50 prospects in the wake of the NFL Scouting Combine, and the risers and fallers are many. Here are three notables from each category: Three risers 1. Mike Evans ,... more

Getting under Jake Matthews' skin isn't an easy task. The former Texas A&M left tackle and soon-to-be first-round NFL draft pick keeps an even keel on the field and frustrates opponents with every tool a pass protector needs: size, athleticism and... more

The NFL club that drafts Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley in May will be getting a reserved player who does far less to draw attention by what he says than by how he plays. But that shouldn't be mistaken for an inability to lead others, according to UA... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press Nick Marshall helped take Auburn to the national title game in his first season as the Tigers' starting QB. Quarterback guru George Whitfield can make Nick Marshall drop back into the San Diego surf until his... more

Tack another NFL scout onto the pile of Jadeveon Clowney doubters who aren't ready to anoint him as a future All-Pro just because the 266-pound defensive end ran a 4.53 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine last week. "I would not put my job on the... more

February

Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins won't participate in Washington's April 2 pro day workout after undergoing surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot, according to CBSSports.com. Doctors at the NFL Scouting Combine discovered... more

Teddy Bridgewater may have breezed through the NFL Scouting Combine doing little more than interviewing with clubs and skipping more drills than he participated in, but that has only set up a more demanding pro day workout for him. Bridgewater is vying... more

Would Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien be willing to build his offensive system to suit Johnny Manziel's talents? Would the Jaguars' Gus Bradley, the Browns' Mike Pettine or Raiders coach Dennis Allen? For Tony Dungy, this is the question they... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two up 1. One of the most intriguing nuggets from Manziel's trip to Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine was the way he handled his interview... more

Cathleen Allison/Associated Press Adam Muema declared early entry for the draft despite knowing he was not among the elite RB prospects. Adam Muema is safe, but his place in the NFL is far from it. The former San Diego State running back,... more

Pairing Jadeveon Clowney with J.J. Watt as a pass-rushing duo with the Houston Texans has a nice ring to it, but Clowney might not be the ideal fit for the Texans' 3-4 scheme. Former Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage told Fox Sports AM 620... more

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin is at least the second NFL figure -- joining San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh -- to suggest the biggest challenge for former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam as the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect... more

Jadeveon Clowney comes across with extreme confidence about his preparation for the NFL draft and his place among the elite first-round prospects. The former South Carolina star believes he should be the No. 1 overall pick, and has explained why to... more

Johnny Manziel 's calculated separation from the Johnny Football persona continued with Jon Gruden's "QB Camp" show on ESPN, which will feature Manziel and other top quarterback prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft for a series of episodes this spring. A... more

No fewer than 17 NFL quarterback coaches, polled at the NFL Scouting Combine, favor Fresno State's Derek Carr over Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel as a draft prospect, according to a report . Hold everything. The conventional wisdom that has developed in... more

The support at Missouri for former defensive end Michael Sam, who is attempting to become the NFL's first openly gay player, has drawn unilateral praise from those closest to the Tigers program -- most importantly from Sam himself. But that doesn't... more

After taping an episode of his TV show with first-round draft prospect Johnny Manziel , Super Bowl champion coach Jon Gruden compared him to former San Francisco 49ers star quarterback Steve Young, and is sold not only on Manziel's ability to succeed in... more

If the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect is trying to become its first openly gay player, Michael Sam might have some work to do. The former Missouri defensive end's measurables at the NFL Scouting Combine didn't exactly thrill the scouting... more

After turning in one of the most impressive performances among wide receivers at the NFL Scouting Combine, LSU's Odell Beckham, Jr. has his draft stock on the rise. Beckham has cracked NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks' Big Board , which has been updated... more

The NFL Scouting Combine revealed plenty about the upcoming draft class, but didn't quite reveal all. With the dust now settled in Indianapolis, here is a look at five key questions about prospects that are yet to be answered: 1. Manziel's throwing arm... more

Former Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage believes former Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald may have vaulted himself among the top 15 picks of the 2014 NFL Draft with his performance in Indianapolis at the NFL Scouting Combine. Savage,... more

Call it a mixed case of due diligence and faint hopes, but the Dallas Cowboys' interview of Johnny Manziel at the NFL Scouting Combine was the club's way of being prepared in case the red flags on the former Texas A&M star cause him to tumble to the... more

One day after comparing Johnny Manziel to both Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson as a top-impact type of player, former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer unloaded on Johnny Football and his persona as a party-loving jetsetter. "I don't... more

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson knows the value of speed like few other players in the NFL. At just 175 pounds, Jackson is one of the league's best receivers, and speed is a huge part of the former Cal star's game. So when Jackson... more

Penn State coach James Franklin at least had an angle with the Julius Peppers plan. As the wide receivers coach at Maryland, Franklin was in on the Terps' game plan to block Peppers while he was terrorizing quarterbacks in his final two seasons at North... more

With Jadeveon Clowney being one of the NFL draft's elite prospects, one would think that only heavy-hitting players in the apparel game such as Nike and Adidas would have a shot at signing him to an endorsement contract. Take a look as the combine gets... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Louisville's Calvin Pryor , regarded as the top two safety prospects available in the NFL draft, ran identical 4.58 40-yard dashes at the NFL Scouting Combine Tuesday. Separating the two hasn't been easy... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- If the Atlanta Falcons come down to Buffalo's Khalil Mack and UCLA's Anthony Barr for the No. 6 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, look for Mack to be the one to get the call. That's the way plugged-in Atlanta Journal-Constitution... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Johnny Manziel being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys is a virtually impossible scenario, but this much is clear: The club likes Johnny Football. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, in fact, predicted NFL stardom for the former... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam ran an official 40-yard dash time of 4.91 seconds Monday at the NFL Scouting Combine. Silver: Standing with Sam Facing the assembled media for the first time since announcing he's gay, Michael... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Auburn defensive end Dee Ford isn't backing down from his assessment that the NFL draft's top-rated pass rusher, Jadeveon Clowney , plays like "a blind dog in a meat market ." And Ford still insists he, not Clowney, is the best... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Leave it to Hall of Famer and NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp to deliver a colorful explanation of the criticism Auburn defensive end Dee Ford directed toward Jadeveon Clowney at the NFL Scouting Combine. On the final day of mostly... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney officially clocked a 4.53 40-yard dash Monday at the NFL Scouting Combine to lead all defensive linemen. Potentially the No. 1 overall pick of the Texans in the 2014 NFL Draft, Clowney... more

INDIANAPOLIS --Just one day after declaring himself a better pass rusher than Jadeveon Clowney and thus setting up an interesting battle between the two at the NFL Scouting Combine, Auburn defensive end Dee Ford has withdrawn from workouts. Silver:... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- From the NFL Scouting Combine , the day that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. Manziel 'fessed up that his interviews with NFL clubs at the combine have indeed... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Dee Ford took aim at Jadeveon Clowney on Sunday, and minced no words in trying to establish himself as the top pass rusher in the NFL draft. Comparing Clowney's reckless style of play to "a blind dog in a meat market," the 6-foot-2,... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- As defensive backs close the NFL Scouting Combine on Tuesday with 40-yard dashes that will, in some cases, help them move up draft boards, Aaron Colvin will have to sit and hope they don't move above him. The former Oklahoma... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Since the end of the college football season, NFL draft prospects have been thinking of almost nothing but the NFL Scouting Combine. Johnny Manziel has been ignoring it. At least, that's what the star quarterback's speed coach,... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- There were indeed 10 other players not named Jadeveon Clowney on the South Carolina defense last year, but one would hardly know it, given the media attention and credit that the nation's most dynamic defensive player drew for his team's... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Johnny Manziel ran an official 40-yard dash of 4.68 seconds Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine. It was just what he needed. For those expecting Manziel's prolific rushing exploits to translate into a blazing 40-yard dash like the 4.41... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- From the NFL Scouting Combine , the day that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. They're rivals this week on the Lucas Oil Stadium field, but that isn't stopping Teddy... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Nearly two months after his mysterious suspension from the Rose Bowl by Michigan State, linebacker Max Bullough was in no mood Saturday to divulge details about his absence from the Spartans' 24-20 win over Stanford. At least not... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tennessee left tackle Antonio Richardson isn't the only offensive tackle prospect whose NFL draft stock appears to be backsliding due to knee trouble at the NFL Scouting Combine. Alabama left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio failed physical... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- As the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect, Michael Sam will deliver his best efforts at the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend to help his goal of being drafted in May. But once that goal is attained, his next goal might be to gain more... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier made a stir last week on NFL AM in describing defensive end Jadeveon Clowney 's work ethic as just "OK," and ranking the soon-to-be first-round draft pick's work habits behind those of several former... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Concerns about the medical reports on offensive lineman Antonio Richardson aren't helping the draft status of the former Tennessee left tackle, according to NFL Media analyst Charles Davis, who questioned on NFL Network Saturday whether... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jadeveon Clowney might have come up a bit short of his listed college height at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday, measuring at 6-foot-5 1/4, but the Clowney measurement that raised the most attention was an 83-inch wingspan, which... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- From the NFL Scouting Combine , the day that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. The hardest fastball Manziel received during 15 minutes with reporters was up around the... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Intimate personal stories rarely make the rounds among media interviews at the NFL Scouting Combine, but Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr shared a deeply intimate story about his infant son on Friday. Born with intestinal... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Like any NFL rookie, AJ McCarron would like nothing more than to start as a rookie this fall. But if the former Alabama quarterback has to ride a bench to begin his pro career, he can't think of a better place to do it than New... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- At age 36 and with three Super Bowl titles on his resume, there isn't much left for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to dream of for his NFL career. But as one of the league's least athletic quarterbacks, he'd apparently like a... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Johnny Manziel was quizzed about reported counseling he received at Texas A&M for alcohol and anger management issues Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine, and unlike his answers to virtually every other question he received in a 15-minute... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- So what does the quarter-inch difference between Johnny Manziel 's prediction that he would measure 6 feet tall at the NFL Scouting Combine and the 5-11 3/4 that he actually measured mean? Pretty much nothing, if you ask his private... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- With presumably no chance of landing Johnny Manziel in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys want to talk to the former Texas A&M star anyway at the NFL Scouting Combine. And they've used one of their 60 allotted interviews to do it.... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- A week after promising he would measure "72 inches on the dot " at the NFL Scouting Combine, quarterback Johnny Manziel came up just short of the mark in the official measurement early Friday morning. The former Texas A&M quarterback... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- From the NFL Scouting Combine, the day that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. Turn up the highlights! If you've ever gotten frustrated with grainy, shaky, hard-to-see... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- As the New England Patriots seek to replace Aaron Hernandez as their slot tight end this offseason, draft prospect Jace Amaro's name keeps coming up as a possible answer. Most recently, by Amaro himself. Earlier this week, NFL... more

For former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla, the interview chair will feel more like a dentist's chair this week at the NFL Scouting Combine, where his arrest and subsequent guilty plea for cocaine possession will be at the heart of his conversations with all... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Questions from both media and NFL clubs are tougher on some draft prospects than others at the NFL Scouting Combine, and for former Washington tight end Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, the grill got fairly hot on Thursday. Considered among the... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Xavier Su'a-Filo is doing his best to stay humble at the NFL Scouting Combine, but when one of the NFL's most legendary personnel men sang his praises, Su'a-Filo couldn't help but be excited. NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt predicted... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's concern for the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect, former Missouri linebacker Michael Sam , is more about the attention he'll receive from the media rather than from the league and its players.... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- If Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie sees Johnny Manziel as the franchise's next quarterback, he might want to re-think the position. That's how former Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon, now an analyst with Sirius XM NFL Radio,... more

Few people know former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect, better than Kony Ealy. They shared a team, a position, and even a room at Missouri. Ealy, a potential first-round pick and squarely in the second... more

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock held a marathon media teleconference of roughly 2 hours, 40 minutes to discuss draft prospects entering the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. A look at some of Mayock's key points: 1. Manziel a Flutie-Tarkenton hybrid In... more

Michael Sam does not have a clear position at the NFL level, according to NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock. In echoing similar comments from fellow analyst Daniel Jeremiah, Mayock said he doesn't see Sam, who has become the draft's most talked-about... more

Just how much Jadeveon Clowney loves the game of football will be the question NFL teams are most interested in at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock. Clowney's physical skills, on the other hand, aren't a question... more

Who does Johnny Manziel look like on a football field? One quarterback can't define him, as far as NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock is concerned. But Mayock was able to combine two for a Manziel comparision: Doug Flutie and Fran Tarkenton. "At the... more

UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr joined Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel as elite football prospects making a case for themselves as the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. Take a look at NFL stars showing off their skills at the NFL Scouting... more

Johnny Manziel paid close attention to the Super Bowl, and saw just what he was hoping for when it ended: A smallish quarterback holding the Lombardi Trophy. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, in just his second year in the league, is just... more

Five takeaways from NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock's initial position-by-position prospect rankings : 1. Bridgewater over Manziel The debate over which quarterback is the best among Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater , Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel and... more

BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy was rated as the most impressive outside linebacker at the Reese's Senior Bowl, ahead of Florida State's Christian Jones and Georgia Tech's Jeremiah Attaochu, according to Senior Bowl executive director and former Cleveland... more

Florida's Jaylen Watkins is widely considered the third-best defensive back prospect from his own school, behind cornerbacks Loucheiz Purifoy and Marcus Roberson , but the versatile former Gator intends to grab plenty of attention with his 40-yard dash... more

David Fales might not have much elite company in throwing passes at the NFL Scouting Combine, but the former San Jose State quarterback can't afford the luxury of joining top-tier signal-callers on the sideline. Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel won't... more

With the Dallas Cowboys drafting with the 16th or 17th pick in the first round of the NFL draft, and just about any credible assertion of Johnny Manziel's draft value establishing him as a top 10 pick and perhaps even the No. 1 pick of the Houston Texans,... more

D.J. Swearinger has played behind Jadeveon Clowney, and he's played behind J.J. Watt. Now the Houston Texans safety is hoping to play behind both. Swearinger, a former star at South Carolina, is pushing for the club to take Clowney with the No. 1... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. How about these ups? Johnny Football dunking a basketball, at a listed height of 6-foot-1 that may prove to be a tad generous at the NFL... more

The Houston Texans picking Johnny Manziel No. 1 overall in the NFL draft would be a great decision, Manziel said, but not picking him would be one the club would live to regret. Especially if the quarterback-starved Jacksonville Jaguars grabbed him with... more

Few are better qualified to judge Johnny Manziel's balance of on-field focus and off-field fun than Joe Namath, the former New York Jets star quarterback who could run the offense and run the streets with equal effectiveness during a 13-year pro career.... more

Of the 335 NFL draft prospects who will gather in Indianapolis next week for the NFL Scouting Combine, personal interviews with individual NFL clubs will be more crucial for some than others. And none more crucial than Chris Boyd. The former... more

If Jadeveon Clowney enjoys a better NFL career as a pass rusher than former No. 1 overall pick Mario Williams, NFL Films producer Greg Cosell won't be surprised. Cosell said he likes Clowney over Williams on the Houston-based Proper Gentlemen of... more

It's Sammy Watkins, then everyone else. Everyone, including anyone since A.J. Green and Julio Jones. That's how highly NFL Films producer Greg Cosell views Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins and his place among the elite prospects in the 2014 NFL... more

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has long been a proponent of NCAA athletes getting better financial compensation than simply the value of an athletic scholarship. Now, he has even more reason to advocate the growing national sentiment for that to... more

As sideshows go, whatever apparel company ultimately signs Johnny Manziel for an endorsement is a far cry from the drama surrounding which NFL club will choose him in the NFL draft, but at least this race is easier to handicap. Manziel met with Nike... more

That Johnny Manziel might run too much for his own good in the NFL is the longest-standing red flag, along with his size, about the former Heisman Trophy winner's pro potential as a quarterback. That Manziel tucked and ran despite having open receivers at... more

While the 40-yard dash might be the most important drill for many of the NFL prospects who will gather at the NFL Scouting Combine beginning next week, it won't be the pivotal test for former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay... more

Nobody can accuse Central Florida coach George O'Leary of overselling quarterback prospect Blake Bortles, who led O'Leary's team to its first BCS bowl appearance last season. O'Leary's definition of a franchise quarterback might be a little more lofty... more

Alabama defensive back Vinnie Sunseri is a sleeper for the NFL draft, but the son of former Carolina Panthers assistant coach Sal Sunseri isn't asleep in preparation. Sunseri tore an ACL on Oct. 19 against Arkansas, ending his junior season with the... more

The 2014 NFL Draft is deep with talent. Really deep. So deep, in fact, that the back end of that talent isn't prepared to play at the pro level. That's what Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert suggested Wednesday with regard to a record... more

Getting a show of support from President Barack Obama and the First Lady via Twitter had to be special for Michael Sam, but then again, he's not trying to find a job at the White House. The NFL's first openly gay draft prospect is, however, looking... more

NFL Films producer Greg Cosell isn't quite sure what to make of Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel, but he sure didn't like what he saw in the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner's last two regular-season games. Speaking with the Midday 180 radio program in Nashville... more

Is one dominant defensive end enough for an NFL team? Jadeveon Clowney doesn't think so, and he intends to convince the Houston Texans of the same. The former South Carolina defensive end spoke in-depth Wednesday with College Football 24/7 about his... more

Former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, potentially the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, doesn't know Michael Sam. But he's seen him play enough to be impressed with the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect, regardless of his... more

Johnny Manziel has about 750,000 Twitter followers, so forgive him if he doesn't pay any attention to the anonymous masses watching his every social media move. But one of his latest followers might catch his eye, and this one is anything but anonymous:... more

For all the support that former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam has received since announcing that he is gay, the father of NFL's first openly gay draft prospect has said it has been difficult for him to accept. Michael Sam Sr. said the news was... more

West Virginia running back Charles Sims will probably play his way into a running back rotation in the NFL as a rookie this fall as well as have a role as a kick returner, according to Reese's Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage, who rated Sims as... more

Former Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers center Jeff Saturday has seen enough of former Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel to be sold on his ability to succeed in the NFL, and he doesn't want to hear about the competitive gap between the SEC... more

Rusty Costanza / Associated Press Reuben Foster previously committed to Auburn before signing with Alabama last year. Rashaan Evans and his family knew things would be rough living in his hometown of Auburn, Ala., and attending Auburn High... more

Is the state of Mississippi ready for an openly gay college player? That's the question clarionledger.com asked in the wake of Missouri's Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay NFL draft prospect on Sunday night. And while the answer can't be known... more

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken activist for gay rights, offered up two NFL clubs that could be ideal fits -- one predictable, one not so predictable -- for the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect, Michael Sam: The New England... more

Former Missouri quarterback James Franklin's beliefs about homosexuality stopped him short of a show of support for former teammate Michael Sam, who is the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect, but the Tigers' three-year starter said he was accepting of... more

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who played collegiately at Auburn for just one season between junior college and an early jump to the NFL, is back on the Plains this spring in pursuit of a degree. An Auburn spokesperson confirmed to al.com... more

While Michael Sam figures to become the NFL's first openly gay player this fall, provided the former Missouri defensive end and mid-to-late-round draft prospect makes a team, he has no plans to invest much, if any, time in using his platform as a future... more

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock echoed fellow analyst Bucky Brooks Monday in assessing Missouri defensive end Michael Sam as a third- to fifth-round choice in the May 8-10 NFL draft, and he said he doesn't think Sam's sexual orientation would change that.... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press Johnny Manziel has not indicated whether he will throw at the NFL Scouting Combine. Johnny Manziel won't put his throwing arm on display for NFL scouts at the Texas A&M pro day event on March 5, and will... more

Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay NFL draft prospect Sunday night, projects as a fourth- or fifth-round draft pick and has a skill set similar to Philadelphia Eagles pass rusher Trent Cole, according to NFL Media... more

Former Missouri pass rusher and 2014 NFL Draft prospect Michael Sam received support from the highest of places Monday for his decision to make public that he is gay, from President Barack Obama and, earlier in the morning, from First Lady Michelle Obama.... more

The announcement by former Missouri standout Michael Sam Sunday night that he is gay wasn't planned to have come until after the 2014 NFL Draft, according to his agent, but when news of Sam's sexual orientation began to leak at the Senior Bowl in Mobile,... more

Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, a projected NFL draft pick in May, made it publicly known Sunday night that he is gay , setting the stage to become the NFL's first openly gay player. Reaction to the news on Twitter was explosive: Support for... more

Missouri defensive end Michael Sam told The New York Times and ESPN he is gay, and the 2014 NFL Draft prospect plans to become the first openly gay player in the NFL. "I just want to make sure I could tell my story the way I want to tell it," Sam... more

Wade Payne/Associated Press Tennessee LB A.J. Johnson recorded 106 tackles during the 2013 season. Tennessee LB A.J. Johnson, one of the top returning seniors in college football, was arrested Saturday along with Vols teammate DT Danny... more

Alabama's AJ McCarron isn't the only quarterback prospect unsure whether he will throw passes at the NFL Scouting Combine later this month. Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr is also hedging the decision, deferring to his advisors, including his brother... more

New Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's first order of business when it comes to prospect evaluations will be to assess the quarterbacks, and though he hasn't yet turned on the film, Johnny Manziel already has made an impression. "I... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two up 1. You didn't think national signing day would come and go without some sort of anecdotal contribution about Johnny Football, did you?... more

Jadeveon Clowney's claim that he should be the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft isn't the first time NFL Media analyst and former scout Daniel Jeremiah has heard a prospect make that statement, but in this case, Jeremiah is buying it. "In my opinion,... more

David J. Phillips / Associated Press Tim Tebow is contracted to serve as a broadcaster for the new SEC Network that launches in the summer. Tim Tebow's days as an NFL quarterback might be done, but that doesn't mean the former Broncos starter... more

Oh, will @fauxpelini ever have a good time with this. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini's recruitment of lineman Tanner Farmer included a living room wrestling challenge during Pelini's visit to the Farmer home. According to omaha.com, Farmer is the strongest... more

Jonathan Bachman / Associated Press Zach Mettenberger showed great improvement in 2013 under the tutelage of Cam Cameron. Former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron made some adjustments to LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger's... more

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis wrote Thursday that Auburn's Dee Ford was worthy of the buzz he generated with his performance at the Reese's Senior Bowl, and Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage agrees with him. Ford helped himself more than... more

As the quarterback who knocked Tony Romo off the top of a few all-time record lists at Eastern Illinois, Jimmy Garoppolo has fielded more and more questions about how he measures up with the Dallas Cowboys quarterback as the 2014 NFL Draft draws closer.... more

Nobody can say former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney's confidence isn't where it should be. "I just think I should be the No. 1 pick taken in the draft, overall. So we'll see how that goes," Clowney said Thursday on the Dan Patrick Show.... more

Wade Phillips endorsed the drafting of Johnny Manziel during an unsuccessful interview to become the Houston Texans' permanent head coach, and kiddingly inferred on a local Houston radio show Thursday morning that ownership might not have agreed with the... more

Central Florida's Blake Bortles has been a fast riser among NFL quarterback prospects for the upcoming draft, but for NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks, it's been a little too fast. But on the College Football 24/7 podcast (46:10 mark ), fellow analyst... more

Reese's Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage sees Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald as a top-50 draft choice after the 6-1, 290-pounder dominated drill work at Senior Bowl practices. On Wednesday, Savage echoed the sentiments of NFL scouts... more

Jae C. Hong / Associated Press Steve Sarkisian's first recruiting class at USC was rated No. 11 in the nation in 247sports.com's composite rankings. The carousel of head coaches that blew through Southern Cal in the fall, from Lane Kiffin... more

Jeff Blake/USA TODAY Sports Former South Carolina DL Kelcy Quarles' inspiration comes from watching former NFL stars. Kelcy Quarles knows his Green Bay Packers history. And while that might not get him any closer to the starting lineup if... more

Von Miller. Aldon Smith. Mario Williams. All three and more of the NFL's top pass rushers surfaced among remarks that SI.com collected from the scouting community about the potential of former South Carolina star Jadeveon Clowney. And while each... more

Patrick Semansky/Associated Press Alabam's Nick Saban has assembled what is believed to be the top 2014 recruiting class. When signees shock college football fans on national signing day by choosing the unexpected school, there is typically a... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press LSU coach Les Miles added some offensive firepower to his roster on National Signing Day. The heart of the LSU offense will be ripped out this offseason with a quarterback (Zach Mettenberger), two wide... more

Wade Payne / Associated Press Jadeveon Clowney might just pull off the rare feat of being a top high school recruit-turned-No. 1 NFL draft pick. A look at the nation's No. 1 recruit over the past 10 years (rated by Rivals.com): 2013 DE... more

Houston Texans chief operating officer Cal McNair and potential No. 1 overall draft pick Johnny Manziel exchanged a high-five Tuesday night, and McNair didn't even have to travel to Manziel's San Diego training site to do it. Manziel flew to Houston... more

Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports LSU recruit Leonard Fournette draws comparisons to six-time Pro Bowl selection Adrian Peterson. A look at the nation's top 10 college prospects and where they committed to sign, according to 247Sports' Composite... more

Count Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley among those, including Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff , who are saying nothing but positive things about Jadeveon Clowney. Bradley joined Jacksonville's 1010XL radio Tuesday night to discuss... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press Mack Brown's Longhorns were blown out by Mark Helfrich's Ducks in the 2013 Alamo Bowl. Like many who read a cbssports.com story detailing comments that Texas recruit John Bonney made to Houston television station... more

Danny Johnston / Associated Press Arkansas DL Robert Thomas said the bench press might be the only workout he does at the combine. Arkansas defensive lineman Robert Thomas' rehabilitation from a broken leg has progressed well, but not well... more

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien has concerns about the work ethic of former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel, but both he and Central Florida's Blake Bortles are in contention to be the No. 1 overall pick by the Texans in the upcoming NFL draft, according... more

Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin ranked as the top North squad offensive lineman at the Reese's Senior Bowl, according to executive director Phil Savage, while Mississippi State guard Gabe Jackson ranked atop the South squad linemen at the... more

A look at the high school recruiting profiles of the top 50 prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft , according to NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah: 1. Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina Class: 2011 Size as a recruit: 6-6, 247 Rivals.com rating:... more

AP Photo/Matt Slocum Former Giants quarterback Jared Lorenzen is still playing in the Continental Indoor Football League. (Courtesy LEX18) The Round Mound of Touchdown. The Pillsbury Throwboy. Hefty lefty. The nicknames all still apply to... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press Dorial Green-Beckham has been involved in two marijuana-related arrests at Missouri. Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham's cooperation with police following his arrest on a drug charge last month... more

Garry Jones/Associated Press Kentucky coach Mark Stoops is on the verge of landing a very solid recruiting class. With the University of Kentucky on the brink of completing one of its best football recruiting classes just two days prior to... more

Former New England Patriots defensive back Rodney Harrison said he believes coach Bill Belichick needs to add a hard-hitting safety more than anything else in the offseason. "I really believe, if they could get that physical, hard-hitting safety ...... more

Aaron M. Sprecher / NFL AJ McCarron said he isn't a fan of 5-star recruits who carry a sense of entitlement with them into the college ranks. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron had some sharp, albeit not altogether accurate, words for the... more

January

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two up 1. Johnny Football may have sworn off Twitter until after the NFL draft, but he's still up to providing fans with a snapshot here and there on... more

The Atlanta Falcons are as high on top NFL draft prospect Jadeveon Clowney as anyone, but while the Falcons might be willing to trade up from the No. 6 position, don't look for general manager Thomas Dimitroff to give away the house trading up to land... more

Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron couldn't help but take a friendly jab at ABC and ESPN broadcaster Brent Musburger on the tail end of an NFL Network interview with Scott Hanson Thursday during the network's Super Bowl coverage. One of the top... more

Brandon Wade / Associated Press Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham had a team-high 59 receptions and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore. Missouri sophomore wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham did not own the pound of marijuana police discovered in a... more

Garry Jones/Associated Press Kentucky coach Mark Stoops pulled off a recruiting coup by landing defensive lineman Matt Elam. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops shared an unwanted distinction with Arkansas' Bret Bielema last year as the only two SEC... more

Showing up at the BCS National Championship Game for some face time on ESPN was one thing. But to Johnny Manziel, showing up among the celebrities at the Super Bowl is quite another. NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt reports that the former Texas A&M... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press AJ McCarron said Thursday he hasn't decided whether he will go through passing drills at the combine. Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron told a radio show Wednesday that he expects his athleticism to... more

LM Otero/Associated Press TCU QB Casey Pachall's disappointing 2013 season was shortened by a broken arm. In a move described at star-telegram.com as "shocking, and disappointing," the web site reported Texas Christian quarterback Casey... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL AJ McCarron uses the fact that he isn't projected to be a first-round pick as motivation. Like any quarterback at the NFL Scouting Combine, former Alabama signal-caller AJ McCarron's throwing arm will be under heavy... more

Ole Miss freshman defensive back Bobby Hill has been suspended by coach Hugh Freeze after his arrest Tuesday on a charge of sexual battery, according to clarionledger.com . Hill, who appeared in 10 games as a freshman last season, is being held in... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press San Jose State QB David Fales fared well in the Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge. Who has the strongest throwing arm among NFL draft quarterback prospects David Fales of San Jose State, Tajh Boyd... more

Associated Press Buccaneers QB Jordan Rodgers tweeted his frustration with a Vanderbilt athletic department policy. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jordan Rodgers ripped the Vanderbilt football program, where he was a two-year starter, for... more

Perry Knotts/NFL Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is being used in recruiting pitches by Arkansas and Wisconsin. Recruiting top college prospects to play at Arkansas is tough business. Nevermind its proximity to talent-rich Texas. By the time... more

"The M&M Super Bowl Special" on NFL Network featuring Michael Irvin and Marshall Faulk veered toward the NFL draft just long enough for a quick segment about which draft prospect will be under the most pressure at next month's NFL Scouting Combine. And... more

Kicker Conner Mertens of Willamette (Oregon) University became the first active college football player to publicly come out as LGBT this week when he told his coach, followed by his team, followed by the world via social media, that he is bisexual.... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press Johnny Manziel's No. 2 jersey isn't likely to be retired anytime soon based on A&M's history with retiring numbers. If Texas A&M ultimately decides to put Johnny Manziel's No. 2 jersey in a glass case and... more

Gerald Herbert / Associated Press LSU QB Zach Mettenberger plans to attend the NFL Scouting Combine but might not participate in drills. LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger's rehabilitation from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his knee has gone... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL Tim Tebow's burgeoning broadcasting career takes another leap this week when he co-hosts on "Good Morning America." As Tim Tebow continues his unlikely quest to return to the NFL as a quarterback, his side career as a... more

John Raoux / Associated Press South Carolina QB Connor Shaw is hoping to improve his arm strength leading up to the NFL Scouting Combine. South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw is working out six hours per day in preparation for the NFL... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press Johnny Manziel is positioning himself to make marketing money before he ever throws a pass in the NFL. Johnny Football is apparently so big, one marketing agency isn't enough. Manziel's new partnership with... more

Johnny Vy/ NFL Kain Colter is attempting to organize a union for college football players. While NFL draft prospects like Kain Colter are hard at work training to better their own futures, Colter himself has his focus on bettering the futures... more

Alabama coach Nick Saban did everything he could to convince safety Vinnie Sunseri to stay at UA for one more season, but the junior who missed the latter part of the season with an ACL tear told Atlanta's 790 The Zone he is convinced he is ready for the... more

Bill Haber / Associated Press Former LSU QB Zach Mettenberger had surgery to repair torn knee ligaments Jan. 2. Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray isn't the only SEC quarterback with NFL hopes who is navigating a rapid recovery from a... more

If Johnny Manziel feels at all indebted to undersized quarterbacks for helping pave his path to the NFL, the names could range from Doug Flutie to Drew Brees to, of course, Seattle Seahawks second-year star Russell Wilson. But Manziel might also tip his... more

Jim Brown / USA Today Sports Chris Boyd was dismissed from Vandy's football team after his alleged involvement in a rape charge. Former Vanderbilt wide receiver Chris Boyd has been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Boyd... more

Rick Bowmer / Associated Press Utah's Trevor Reilly expects to be ready for next month's NFL Scouting Combine. Utah linebacker Trevor Reilly was unable to participate in recent all-star games because he had minor knee surgery this month.... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL A billboard campaign urging the Texans to draft Johnny Manziel is underway in Texas. The neighborly thing to do -- not to mention the easier and cheaper thing -- would be for Tony Buzbee to simply knock on Houston Texans... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- A few things we learned from Saturday's Reese's Senior Bowl in a 20-10 win by the South squad: 1) Ford the week's big winner: Dee Ford is on another level as a prospect compared with just about anyone on either Senior Bowl roster.... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- For Dee Ford, being the buzz of the week in practice just wasn't enough for his Reese's Senior Bowl performance. The Auburn defensive end dominated when the game-day cameras turned on, as well. Ford recorded two sacks and a pass... more

AP Photo/David J. Phillip Florida State QB Jameis Winston is returning to his school's baseball team. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is formally into baseball mode just a couple of weeks after leading a national championship win... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- A few quotables from Senior Bowl coaches Gus Bradley and Mike Smith on Reese's Senior Bowl prospects this week: Bradley on Virginia offensive tackle Morgan Moses: "He's done a good job. I have not watched as much as I should of... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- NFL general managers Thomas Dimitroff of the Atlanta Falcons and Dave Caldwell of the Jacksonville Jaguars got a good chance to catch up this week at the Reese's Senior Bowl, with their teams' coaching staffs working with the North and... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- "It's the worst Senior Bowl talent I've seen." That indictment of the collection of talent at the Reese's Senior Bowl came from an NFL general manager, and he wasn't the only personnel man to lament the scouting opportunity during the... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Playing time can be tough to come by when 55 players are squeezed into 60 minutes of football at the Reese's Senior Bowl, but North squad coach Mike Smith has devised perhaps the only fair way to split time among his quarterbacks,... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- The fourth day of practices at the Reese's Senior Bowl wrapped up Thursday. Here are some of the things we learned about the top prospects here: Any place, anywhere If Minnesota defensive lineman Ra'Shede Hageman proved one thing... more

Jim Brown/USA TODAY Sports Western Kentucky's Antonio Andrews is coming off a highly productive college career. MOBILE, Ala. -- Antonio Andrews owns it. The Western Kentucky running back coughed up six fumbles last season, five of them lost... more

Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY Sports Minnesota DT Ra'Shede Hageman has impressed evaluators at Senior Bowl practices. MOBILE, Ala. -- The last thing an NFL prospect who plays in the defensive front seven wants is a scheme label. One of the surest... more

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports Boston College OL Matt Patchan played six seasons of college football. MOBILE, Ala. -- As an alternate brought in to replace an injured player , Boston College offensive lineman Matt Patchan will barely get half... more

AP Photo/Dave Martin Nick Saban typically only endorses underclassmen with first-round grades to leave school early for the NFL draft. MOBILE, Ala. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban joined Reese's Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage this... more

Johnny Vy/NFL Baylor offensive guard Cyril Richardson is learning stay lower in his blocks. MOBILE, Ala. -- Baylor offensive guard Cyril Richardson came into the practice week at the Reese's Senior Bowl with a few advantages beyond his... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- One of the most electrifying scenes of the practice week at the Reese's Senior Bowl -- and one that, not coincidentally, is heavily watched by NFL scouts and personnel execs -- are the live pass rush drills between the linemen. It's... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- The third day of practices at the Reese's Senior Bowl wrapped up Wednesday. Here are some of the things we learned about the top prospects here: Murray taking part Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is the only player on hand for the... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Even among a collection of the nation's most talented college football players, Tennessee defensive lineman Daniel McCullers can't help but stand out for his size at the Reese's Senior Bowl. McCullers, a nose guard on the South... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- When AJ McCarron officially passed on the chance to participate in the Reese's Senior Bowl, eventually citing medical reasons , the door opened for a sixth and final quarterback to be added to the roster. At the time, Reese's Senior... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Auburn defensive end Dee Ford has been among the bright spots for the Reese's Senior Bowl South squad this week, and the 6-foot-2, 240-pound pass rusher has done nothing but help his NFL draft stock since practices began Monday. One scout... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Having just won Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors, and generally wreaking havoc in one of college football's top conferences for the past three seasons, Chris Borland's ability to stop the run is questioned by few. Does being... more

Jeff Roberson / Associated Press At 6-2, 255 pounds, Missouri DE Michael Sam is considered undersized for a defensive end at the next level. MOBILE, Ala. -- Missouri defensive end Michael Sam worked at both defensive end and linebacker during... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Pittsburgh defensive lineman Aaron Donald had a dominant showing on Tuesday working against the North squad offensive linemen. At 6-1, 288 pounds, Donald plays low and strong, leveraging blockers with quickness and a lot of raw strength.... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- The second day of practices at the Reese's Senior Bowl wrapped up Tuesday. Here are some of the things we learned about the top prospects here: Matthews turns heads After grousing about dropping a few passes Monday , Vanderbilt wide... more

Jeff Blake/USA TODAY Sports Jadeveon Clowney visited the Senior Bowl Tuesday even though he's not participating in the all-star game. MOBILE, Ala. -- Arguably the top junior in the 2014 NFL Draft showed up at the Reese's Senior Bowl on... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin suffered a torn ACL Tuesday afternoon at the Reese's Senior Bowl South squad practice. Colvin's agent confirmed the injury via Twitter . Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said he had no additional information... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Windy conditions at the Reese's Senior Bowl practice made for a trying circumstance for North squad quarterbacks Tuesday, yet Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd made a few spectacular throws and seemed largely unaffected by the elements. That... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Logan Thomas is essentially on loan from quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr. for the Reese's Senior Bowl this week. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound prospect from Virginia Tech has spent the last two weeks in San Diego, working out the second... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- He's been on hand for more than two days now, but forgive Jimmy Garoppolo if he feels like he just arrived at the Reese's Senior Bowl. Having come from the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he drew impressive reviews ,... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- The annual Monday scrum of linemen battling in one-on-one drills at the Reese's Senior Bowl didn't disappoint this year, as some big names from the South squad engaged in some pretty noisy collisions despite the team being in half-pads for... more

A couple weeks ago, Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage put some sunshine on Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews' work ethic with this tweet that drew a lot of attention: Talk about work ethic and pro approach, @VandyFootball WR J Matthews... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- The time-tested adage for all-star games is that defenses have an advantage because offenses have only one practice week to not only learn an offense, but try to build some chemistry as well. Defenses, meanwhile, can simply be turned... more

With the staggering numbers that Stanford's Trent Murphy posted in 2013 as a rush linebacker, it's somewhat surprising that Senior Bowl North squad coaches from the Atlanta Falcons are taking him out of his comfort zone some this week with a look at... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- The first day of practices at the Reese's Senior Bowl wrapped up Monday. Here are some of the things we learned about the top prospects here: Thomas on target Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas didn't exactly have the kind of... more

Rick Scuteri / Associated Press Arizona State's Will Sutton had 13.5 tackles for loss and four sacks this season. MOBILE, Ala. -- Arizona State defensive lineman Will Sutton hasn't wasted any time introducing himself to NFL clubs in his first... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Just a day after Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman made a statement on the field, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt made one off it. And it was music to the ears of Nebraska CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste. Sherman, of course,... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- With the NFL draft less than four months away and with no desire to tip his hand, Senior Bowl South squad coach Gus Bradley of the Jacksonville Jaguars didn't stray far from the generic company line when addressing his all-star team's fist... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie was all business Monday, when NFL personnel gathered for the Senior Bowl weigh-in. A few developments from the Reese's Senior Bowl weigh-in Monday: Smith on short side... more

Patrick Semansky/Associated Press Robert Griffin III is fitting some Baylor recruiting work into his offseason schedule. The name Cordell Broadus doesn't resonate nearly like that of Snoop Lion and Robert Griffin III. But the son of... more

The narrative linking the Cleveland Browns to Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel went even deeper Sunday when a report surfaced that the club would be willing to trade up to get the dynamic Aggies star. This from cbssports.com : "... they are... more

Before the rivalry between Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh ever took flight, Carroll's son Nate was briefly recruited to the University of San Diego by Harbaugh. The unique backstory to the relationship... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two up 1. If LeBron James has anything to say about it, Manziel's off-field earnings are going way up, and in short order. After Manziel formally signed with... more

A report alleging NCAA violations involving memorabilia by Alabama players being sold by a Tuscaloosa, Ala., store owner drew a response Thursday night from Alabama director of athletics Bill Battle, as well as a vehement denial from Tom Al-Betar, owner... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Georgia will reportedly be without Josh Harvey-Clemons for the first three games of next season. Georgia defensive back Josh Harvey-Clemons will be suspended for the first three games of the 2014 season due to a... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley improved as a run defender in his senior season. Alabama All-American linebacker C.J. Mosley will not participate in the Reese's Senior Bowl, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt has... more

A closer look at NFL Media analyst Charles Davis' first 2014 mock draft : Brownie points If things break the way Davis sees it, the Cleveland Browns would fill two needs with two star players without having to use the fourth overall pick to fill a need... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton will be allowed to interview for the Vanderbilt job. Vanderbilt's search for a replacement for departed coach James Franklin didn't begin with Pep Hamilton,... more

AP Photo Kirk Olivadotti is leaving his post as a Georgia assistant to join the Redskins' coaching staff. After three years at Georgia, linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti is returning to the NFL ranks with the Washington Redskins, where he... more

Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley likely won't participate in the Reese's Senior Bowl, according to the all-star game's executive director, Phil Savage. Mosley is projected as a first-round pick in this year's draft. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah ranks... more

Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney will return to play for the Bulldogs in 2014 and pass on the NFL draft, but for a player with two years of college eligibility remaining, McKinney had an interesting choice of words in his announcement,... more

Rainier Ehrhardt/Associated Press South Carolina's Steve Spurrier is entering his 10th season as the Gamecocks' coach. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is set to receive a contract extension and raise Thursday from the school's Board of... more

Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports QB Luke Del Rio is moving on after one season with the Crimson Tide. Alabama backup quarterback Luke Del Rio, the son of Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, announced Wednesday via Twitter that... more

Bill Boyce/Associated/Press Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer has coached at the collegiate level at Syracuse and USC. St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will interview Wednesday for the vacant... more

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Alabama WR DeAndrew White stood out in a Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma. The cascade of underclassman wide receivers announcing early entry for the NFL draft appeared to tumble forth yet another name Tuesday, but... more

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports LSU's La'El Collins could position himself as a top left-tackle prospect next season. LSU offensive lineman La'El Collins put a stop to the parade of Tigers underclassmen leaving early for the NFL, announcing... more

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron will not participate in the Reese's Senior Bowl, according to al.com . McCarron's choice to pass on the all-star game he grew up on in Mobile, Ala., will probably be criticized both locally and nationally -- and for... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL Lane Kiffin will be kept out of the limelight in his new position as an Alabama assistant coach. Whatever baggage new Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin brings to the Crimson Tide coaching staff -- be it his ego, his... more

If the Houston Texans draft South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, don't be surprised if owner Bob McNair has Clowney's locker placed next to that of Texans star J.J. Watt. McNair, being an alum of South Carolina, has obviously been paying... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Missouri's Dorial Green-Beckham is among the top WR prospects in college football. The career of one of college football's elite wide receivers could be in limbo for months as prosecutors sort out the facts of a... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press LSU's Kenny Hilliard could find himself in backup duty again next season. Running back Kenny Hilliard will return to LSU next season rather than declare eligibility for the NFL draft. And while Hilliard might... more

If the Cleveland Browns are as interested in drafting Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel as reports indicate, the beleaguered club could be lining up the most exciting player in college football to turn its fortunes around with a new coach, a new... more

Beth Hall/USA TODAY Sports LSU guard Trai Turner has decided to make himself available for the 2014 NFL Draft The cast of LSU underclassmen leaving the Tigers early for the NFL draft saw its membership increase by two on Monday, with... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press LSU RB Jeremy Hill is turning pro after two seasons with the Tigers. LSU running back Jeremy Hill took to Twitter on Monday to declare his eligibility for the 2014 NFL Draft, a surprise move based on reports that... more

Are the Cleveland Browns smoke-screening their draft plans four months in advance? Or will they put the club's future in the hands of a new coach, only to put that coach's future in the hands of Johnny Manziel? For the second time in a month, a... more

David Zalubowski/Associated Press Lane Kiffin has been hired by Nick Saban to serve as Alabama's offensive coordinator. Nick Saban has hired Lane Kiffin as Alabama's next offensive coordinator. Alabama's official Twitter feed confirmed the... more

Lynne Sladky/Associated Press Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman led the Hurricanes in tackles with 108 in 2013. Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman will return to play for the Hurricanes, according to the Miami Herald . UM coach Al Golden... more

Al Behrman / Associated Press Teddy Bridgewater's ability to work in any offense gives him an edge over Johnny Manziel, Bucky Brooks says. For NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks, it's Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel, then all the rest.... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two up 1. Up and gone, officially. Earlier this week, Johnny Football made his early NFL draft entry official with what amounted to an open letter to Aggies... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Johnny Manziel relied on the advice of Miami Heat star LeBron James during the 2013 season. A couple months ago, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel commented on the mentorship and advice that his friend, Miami Heat... more

NFL Photos/Associated Press Troy Aikman won three Super Bowls as quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. Durability and maturity are the primary factors NFL general managers must evaluate in assessing the draft value of Texas A&M quarterback... more

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama defensive lineman Jeoffrey Pagan and linebacker Adrian Hubbard announced Thursday that they would enter the NFL draft, joining teammates Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Cyrus Kouandjio to make four underclassmen leaving the Crimson Tide,... more

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports Jadeveon Clowney is looking to fight the speeding ticket he received for being clocked at 110 mph. If Jadeveon Clowney's new agent, Bus Cook, is telling him to just pay a $355 speeding ticket and move on as one... more

AP Photo/David J. Phillip Running back Tre Mason has decided to leave Auburn for the NFL. Auburn running back Tre Mason has decided to declare for early NFL draft entry despite an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board that projects him... more

AP Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi will return next season as one of the top tackle prospects in college football. College football underclassmen who stay in school despite being projected as a first-round draft pick are... more

Alabama junior safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and junior offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio will forgo their senior seasons at the school and enter the NFL draft, according to an ESPN report . Clinton-Dix was a two-year starter for the Crimson Tide and is... more

A year after witnessing Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel embrace offseason celebrity as the first freshman Heisman Trophy winner, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winson will instead use a second sport to curtail his own notoriety. Winston, who led a 34-31... more

AP Photo/Rick Scuteri Lane Kiffin flamed out at USC, but he could wind up as Alabama's next offensive coordinator. Former USC coach Lane Kiffin, fired midseason after a 62-41 loss to Arizona State, will interview at Alabama for its vacant... more

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports LSU running back Jeremy Hill is expected to remain in school rather than declaring for the NFL draft. LSU running back Jeremy Hill, reportedly inclined to stay in school another year rather than enter the NFL... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press Roddy White said he thinks a pass rusher is among the Falcons' top needs. The Atlanta Falcons have plenty of draft needs that were exposed throughout the course of a 4-12 season in 2013, but the need for a... more

AP Photo/Butch Dill Alabama LB Adrian Hubbard's athletic ability could intrigue NFL scouts. Alabama linebacker Adrian Hubbard plans to declare eligibility for the NFL draft, according to cbssports.com . A fourth-year junior, Hubbard... more

David J. Phillip / Associated Press Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin is looking for a new starting quarterback. As the college football season came to a close, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin made no secret of the fact that his tattered defense... more

Johnny Manziel announced Wednesday that he'll enter the 2014 NFL Draft, bringing an official end to one of the most prolific two-year college football careers ever for a quarterback. The Texas A&M star leaves the Aggies with two years of college... more

Make way for Johnny Football in the NFL. Johnny Manziel, as expected, will enter the 2014 NFL Draft and leave two years of college eligibility on the NCAA table. The Texas A&M star quarterback submitted his name to the NFL for inclusion in the 2014 NFL... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL Tim Tebow does not have what it takes to be an NFL quarterback, according to NFL Media analyst Jamie Dukes. Like most, Jamie Dukes isn't buying the notion that Tim Tebow's comeback attempt as an NFL quarterback will ever... more

Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel will announce his decision whether to enter the NFL draft Wednesday, two sources told ESPN.com . NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt reported last week that Manziel and Aggies wide receiver Mike Evans would... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press Johnny Manziel has yet to say publicly whether he will return to Texas A&M or turn pro next season. Although Johnny Manziel has yet to announce that he will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, he has taken a step that... more

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson was one of the standout players in the BCS title game on Monday night. One of the fastest-rising underclassmen in college football will cash in with two years of college... more

AP Photo/Brandon Wade Missouri running back Henry Josey has rebounded from a devastating knee injury. Missouri running back Henry Josey will forego his final year of college and enter the NFL draft, the school announced . Josey rebounded... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson will not leave school early for the NFL draft. Tennessee junior linebacker A.J. Johnson will return to UT for his senior season rather than making himself eligible for the NFL... more

Stephen Morton/Associated Press Vanderbilt's James Franklin is being pursued by college football and NFL teams. Anchor up? Vanderbilt coach James Franklin, who brought the slogan "anchor down" to the Commodores three years ago and proceeded... more

Chris O'Meara/Associated Press LSU RB Jeremy Hill tied for 11th in the FBS this season with 16 rushing touchdowns. LSU star running back Jeremy Hill might not be ready to walk the trail blazed by 14 LSU underclassmen before him over the last... more

David J. Phillip / Associated Press Tim Tebow made his first appearance as a college football analyst for ESPN on Monday night. So how did Tim Tebow perform in his debut as an ESPN college football analyst? Here's a look at Tebow's pre-game... more

Have a look at some of the best trash talk among NFL players from Auburn and Florida State, via Twitter, about Monday night's BCS championship came. Tweets listed oldest to latest, with pre-game Twitter chatter first: Pre-game buzz I'm just... more

April L Brown/Associated Press Arkansas DE Trey Flowers is returning for another season as a Razorback. If the NFL Draft Advisory Board's evaluation of Arkansas defensive lineman Trey Flowers was on target, a four-year rookie contract worth... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Panthers QB Cam Newton surely will be rooting hard for his Auburn Tigers in the BCS championship game. Just about any NFL team that has a former FSU Seminole and a former Auburn Tiger on its roster can count on... more

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Linebacker Ronald Powell said deciding to leave Florida for the NFL was a difficult decision. Florida linebacker Ronald Powell will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, according to a release from the school , marking the... more

Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief has joined a lengthy list of players at his position declaring for early NFL draft eligibility, according to a Saturday night release by the school . "After meeting with Coach (Hugh) Freeze and looking at all... more

Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins will enter the NFL draft and skip his final year of college, according to Yahoo! Sports. Check out the best images from the college football bowl season.The report cited multiple unnamed sources . Watkins' decision... more

Garry Jones / Associated Press With Teddy Bridgewater as his quarterback, Charlie Strong went 23-3 in the past two seasons at Louisville. Louisville coach Charlie Strong will be named the new coach at Texas on Sunday, and a news conference... more

Jay LaPrete / Associated Press Ohio State LB Ryan Shazier had 134 tackles this season, 12th-most in the nation. Ohio State will lose one of its top underclassmen on one side of the ball, but keep another on the other side, according to... more

Mark Humphrey / Associated Press Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews had five catches for 143 yards and two touchdowns in the Compass Bowl. If any NFL scouts still had doubts about Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews' ability to make an impact... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press Johnny Manziel capped his 2013 season with a thrilling win over Duke in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Johnny Manziel is still waiting to announce his decision whether or not to leave college early for the NFL, but the... more

Alex Gallardo / Associated Press UCLA OL Xavier Su'a-Filo's age, 23, could be a concern for some scouts. UCLA offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo will give up his final season of eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL Draft, he announced on his... more

John Raoux / Associated Press Louisville's Charlie Strong has reportedly been offered a five-year, $25 million deal to be Texas' head coach. Louisville coach Charlie Strong's move to Texas might be imminent, but it won't happen before the... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson has two years of college eligibility remaining. Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson is just days away from announcing whether he'll crash the NFL draft party with two years... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel could be a target for the Houston Texans if they trade down. The Houston Texans can have any player they want in the 2014 NFL Draft, but they might instead opt to trade down and fill... more

Keith Srakocic / Associated Press Al Golden guided Miami to a 9-4 record in his third season as head coach. Miami Hurricanes coach Al Golden will meet with Penn State officials Saturday about the Nittany Lions' coaching vacancy, according to... more

David J. Phillip / Associated Press Texas A&M junior Cedric Ogbuehi moved from right guard to right tackle this season. Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews isn't the only Aggies tackle projected to go in the first round of the NFL draft... more

Texas A&M wide receiver Ricky Seals-Jones told a high school basketball radio crew that Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel has decided to opt for the NFL, according to chron.com. Seals-Jones, who formerly attended Sealy High, spoke to the Sealy radio crew... more

Mark Humphrey / Associated Press Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews holds the SEC records for most career receptions and receiving yards. The career swan song for Jordan Matthews, the top NFL prospect on either sideline in the BBVA Compass Bowl (1... more

The four-year transition Bruce Ellington made from basketball to football was finally completed Friday when the South Carolina wide receiver announced he will leave college early for the NFL draft. And whichever NFL club lands him, its fans can in part... more

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Florida cornerback Marcus Roberson recorded just 11 tackles and three pass breakups in 2013. Florida cornerback Marcus Roberson will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, according to a release by the school , marking the... more

Alex Gallardo/Associated Press UCLA coach Jim Mora has removed himself from consideration for the Texas job. UCLA coach Jim Mora has removed his name from the Texas Longhorns coaching search, according to cbssports.com . According to... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two up 1. Johnny Manziel's presumed final college game left Aggies fans up on their feet, leading a 52-48 comeback victory that included some classic Johnny... more

Carlos Osorio/Associated Press Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch was one of six Heisman Trophy finalists. Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch and Wisconsin star running back James White will lead the East squad in the East-West Shrine Game,... more

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will be represented by agent Bus Cook, whose agency, BC Sports, also has handled contracts for some of the biggest names in the sport: Brett Favre, Cam Newton, Calvin Johnson and others. Clowney reportedly... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press Coach Art Briles is denying reports that he would be open to leaving Baylor for another job. Baylor coach Art Briles backed up reports that he intends to remain at the school via his Twitter feed Friday.... more

A pair of two-loss teams tangle here in what should be a high-scoring affair, with Oklahoma State showing more balance offensively this season, and Missouri's hurry-up offense moving the chains through the air. The Cowboys rode a seven-game win streak... more

Alabama left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio gave NFL scouts something to remember Thursday night in the Sugar Bowl, but it's something he'd rather forget. The Crimson Tide's key pass protector played one of the worst games of his career in a 45-31 loss to... more

Gerald Herber/Associated Press LSU DT Anthony Johnson didn't meet expectations this season. LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson announced his intention to turn pro and forgo a season of college eligibility via Twitter Thursday, becoming the... more

John Raoux/Associated Press South Carolina defensive lineman Kelcy Quarles is the third Gamecocks defender to opt to go pro in 2014. What's been presumed for a couple of months, since his father spilled Kelcy Quarles' NFL beans , became... more

John Raoux/Associated Press South Carolina senior QB Connor Shaw's running style could be viewed as a negative among NFL teams. After capping his college days with one of the best performances of his career in a 34-24 Capital One Bowl win... more

John David Mercer/Associated Press Texas A&M WR Mike Evans finished fifth in the FBS with 1,394 yards receiving this season. Texas A&M third-year sophomore will enter the NFL draft and forego two seasons of college eligibility, according to a... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Johnny Manziel was brilliant in Texas A&M's Chick-fil-A Bowl win over Duke on New Year's Eve. As the Times Square ball dropped in New York and ushered in 2014 Tuesday night, and New Year's celebrants everywhere... more

Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press Oklahoma's Aaron Colvin could get tested by AJ McCarron and Alabama's offense in New Orleans. The second day of 2014 features just one bowl game, the Sugar Bowl, so plan accordingly. Here's a preview of the... more

Elise Amendola/Associated Press Count Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers among the many admirers of Johnny Manziel. Not even the NBA can get enough of Johnny Football. Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers found time to watch the... more

Just a year after investing a high second-round draft pick in a quarterback, would the New York Jets be bold enough to invest an even higher pick in another? New York Post columnist Steve Serby suggests they might be smart to do so, if the... more

Richard Shiro/Associated Press South Carolina cornerback Vic Hampton will make himself available for the 2014 NFL Draft. Did Vic Hampton put in for feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, or not? The South Carolina junior cornerback,... more

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports LSU safety Craig Loston had a late interception to help seal the Tigers' win over Iowa in the Outback Bowl. NFL draft prospects Jeremy Hill, Odell Beckham and Craig Loston flashed their pro potential Saturday in a... more

As recently as mid-November, the bone spurs in the right foot of South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney were giving the star junior plenty of problems , and the plan was for postseason surgery to remove the spurs. Apparently, however, the... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Alabama QB AJ McCarron will look for a 37th career when he leads the Crimson Tide in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron will pass on the opportunity to play in the Reese's Senior Bowl,... more

David Manning-USA TODAY Sports South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney intends to enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Not that there was any suspense left after his coach joked about a limo driving him away from the Capital One Bowl, but South... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press AP photographer Dave Martin passed away after collapsing on the field at the Georgia Dome following the Chick-fil-A Bowl. ATLANTA -- AP sports photographer Dave Martin died of an apparent heart attack shortly... more

Jamie Martin/Associated Press Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel is expected to declare his intention to enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Just as Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel may be on the brink of being able to profit on his name and likeness for... more

December

Soobum Im / USA Today Sports Texas A&M's Mike Evans said he has made his draft decision but wasn't ready to announce it after Tuesday's Chick-fil-A Bowl. ATLANTA -- Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans said his decision on whether to turn pro... more

Jamie Martin / Associated Press Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel was 30 of 38 for 382 yards and four touchdowns in Tuesday's Chick-fil-A Bowl. ATLANTA -- The Johnny Manziel send-off that Texas A&M fans and pundits expected in the Chick-fil-A Bowl... more

Wade Payne / Associated Press Jadeveon Clowney's toughness and effort level have been questioned after a disappointing junior season. South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney responded Monday to questions about his mental readiness to... more

Derick E. Hingle / USA Today Sports Defensive lineman Ego Ferguson is one of several underclassmen on LSU considering early draft entry. LSU defensive lineman Ego Ferguson will be out for Tuesday's Outback Bowl against Iowa, but the school... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press Alabama LB C.J. Mosley won the Butkus Award after totaling 102 tackles and anchoring one of the nation's top defenses. C.J. Mosley may not be quite as big as retired Baltimore Ravens linebacking great Ray Lewis,... more

ATLANTA -- NFL Media analyst and former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah took a closer look at Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel's game film this week and came away with some stark impressions. Studied Manziel today... Escapability vs free rushers is the best I've... more

Austin McAfee / Associated Press Donte Moncrief had six catches for 113 yards and a TD in possibly his final college game. If Donte Moncrief wants to enter the NFL draft early, he picked a good game on which to finish his college career.... more

Shanna Lockwood / USA Today Sports Charles Barkley said Chris Davis' 109-yard return to win the Iron Bowl was the greatest sporting event he's ever witnessed. NBA legend and unabashed Auburn fan Charles Barkley joined NFL Network's Rich Eisen... more

Chalk this up in the "Things you'll never see again" category. Alabama's Nick Saban, the ultimate alpha male of the college coaching business, apparently sat to have his fingernails painted from a patient at the New Orleans Children's Hospital on... more

Mark Humphrey / Associated Press James Franklin has led Vanderbilt to three bowl games in his first three years as head coach. If Penn State loses coach Bill O'Brien to the Houston Texans or any other NFL coaching vacancy, the Nittany Lions... more

Stephan Savoia/Associated Press Former Broncos QB Tim Tebow is not giving up on returning to the NFL. Former Florida Gators star quarterback Tim Tebow, whose NFL career began as the 2010 first-round pick of the Denver Broncos and fizzled with... more

Add Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops to the list of college coaches that could be candidates for the NFL coaching jobs that are now open in Detroit, Tampa, Houston, Washington, Minnesota and Cleveland, according to NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport. "Another... more

Just a day after the NFL regular season ended, an inkling or two about the potential draft fate of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel points to the possibility of Johnny Football landing with the Cleveland Browns. While the firing of coach Rob... more

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt has confirmed what most expected about Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel and the Aggies' star wide receiver, Mike Evans: That both will play their final college game Tuesday in the Chick-fil-A Bowl and will... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Alabama's Cyrus Kouandjio is among the elite tackle prospects in college football. It's essentially a coin flip as to whether Alabama junior offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, one of the top prospects at any... more

With Sunday's loss to the Tennessee Titans, the Houston Texans secured the worst record in the NFL and clinched the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 Draft. Houston might not be able to zero in on a draft target until after a new coach is in place -- that... more

Matt York/Associated Press Colorado State's Kapri Bibbs rushed for 1,741 yards on 281 carries this season. Colorado State running back Kapri Bibbs will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, he announced via his Twitter feed Sunday. To my ram fans and... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel's hoops game could use a little work. Johnny Basketball, he's not. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel might be a wizard with a football in his hand, but basketball doesn't appear to be his... more

Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports Coach Brian VanGorder is leaving the NFL for the college ranks. New York Jets assistant coach Brian VanGorder is headed back to the college game, this time to become the new defensive coordinator at Notre Dame,... more

Randy Sartin/Associated Press Head coach James Franklin led Vanderbilt to an 8-4 record in the regular season. Multiple NFL teams have a "big-time" interest in Vanderbilt coach James Franklin, NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported via... more

Penn State coach Bill O'Brien has informed members of his staff to be prepared for a move to the Houston Texans, and the school's director of athletics, Dave Joyner, is preparing to counter the potential loss with a push for Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach... more

Stephen Morton/Associated Press Bruce Ellington leads Gamecocks this season with 43 catches for 635 yards and six TDs. An envelope from the NFL Draft Advisory Board is awaiting South Carolina wide receiver Bruce Ellington at his home, but the... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press Notre Dame RB George Atkinson was suspended for Saturday's Pinstripe Bowl. Notre Dame RB George Atkinson III's consideration of making an early jump the NFL might have received quite a nudge in the pro... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Georgia LB Ramik Wilson plans to return to school for his senior season. Ramik Wilson, the SEC's leading tackler in 2013, will come back to Georgia for another season. The Bulldogs' junior linebacker told... more

Brian Losness/USA TODAY Sports A coaching change impacted Boise State DE Demarcus Lawrence's draft decision. Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence took to Facebook to announce that he'll leave the school and make himself eligible for... more

Otto Kitsinger/Associated Press Wyoming QB Brett Smith threw seven touchdown passes in a win over Hawaii last month. The first underclassman quarterback to announce intentions to enter the NFL draft did so Friday night, but it wasn't... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press Alabama QB AJ McCarron said he would wait until after the Sugar Bowl to decide whether he'd play in the Senior Bowl. Alabama quarterbacks and the Reese's Senior Bowl go together like, well, peanut butter and... more

Matthew Emmons / USA Today Sports Arkansas DT Robert Thomas suffered a broken leg in October, but recorded 3.5 sacks and six tackles for loss in seven games. Arkansas defensive tackle Robert Thomas made the cut for the 2014 NFL Scouting... more

A dashboard camera video of South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney being pulled over for his second speeding ticket in less than a month was released by police Friday, but this time, Clowney had an excuse at the ready: Apparently, Clowney was... more

John Raoux/Associated Press South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will have a lot of questions to answer in the coming months. What's between Jadeveon Clowney's ears and in his heart, rather than what physical tools he can bring to an... more

Bill Haber / Associated Press LSU coach Les Miles could again lose several underclassmen to the draft, including Odell Beckham Jr. and Anthony Johnson. As hard as it may be for college football coaches to convince their not-yet-ready... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two up 1. Someone quick with a camera came up with this rather awkward photo of the Chick-fil-A Bowl mascot doing something the SEC's top defenders haven't... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Johnny Manziel is expected to announce whether he will enter the 2014 NFL Draft after Texas A&M's bowl appearance. Count "influence of family" among the concerns that at least one NFL player personnel director... more

John Raoux / Associated Press Georgia safety Josh Harvey-Clemons was suspended for the second time this year. Georgia safety Josh Harvey-Clemons and cornerback Sheldon Dawson have been suspended for the Bulldogs' Gator Bowl appearance against... more

Dak Dillon / USA Today Sports Missouri DE Kony Ealy had 7.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss in his junior season. Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy's decision whether to turn pro early as a third-year sophomore wasn't too difficult, given his... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press Gus Malzahn has Auburn in the BCS championship game one season after it went 3-9 under previous coach Gene Chizik. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has been named the Associated Press Coach of the Year , marking what... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Alabama QB AJ McCarron doesn't believe his Sugar Bowl performance will impact his draft status much. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron will look to deliver his 38th win in 41 career starts for the Crimson Tide... more

Jae C. Hong/Associated Press USC head coach Steve Sarkisian is still interested in adding Ed Orgeron to his staff. New USC head coach Steve Sarkisian wants the Trojans' former interim coach, Ed Orgeron, on his staff. And in a radio interview... more

Peter Aiken/USA TODAY Sports The Aggies will be without star freshman Darian Claiborne vs. Duke in the Chik-fil-A Bowl. The massive task of building a respectable defense at Texas A&M for next season was supposed to begin with guys like... more

Auburn left tackle Greg Robinson, a third-year sophomore contemplating his future, would be chosen in the first half of the first round if he enters the draft, according to an NFL scout. The scout, who spoke to jsonline.com , raved about Robinson's... more

Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports USC WR Marqise Lee had a strong finish to his 2013 season in a Las Vegas Bowl win over Fresno State. USC's Marqise Lee rates as a top-10 pick if the junior wide receiver chooses to turn pro early, according to an... more

Colorado State defensive line coach Greg Lupfer's sideline remarks to Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday during Saturday's New Mexico Bowl are being investigated by CSU Director of Athletics Jack Graham. "I'm fully aware of what happened; I've... more

Jonathan Bachman/Associated Press LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. has made 57 catches for 1,117 yards and eight touchdowns this season. LSU underclassmen Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr., Ego Ferguson, Anthony Johnson and La'El Collins are all... more

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has drawn comparisons to Fran Tarkenton , Russell Wilson , Doug Flutie, and all manner of scramblers that have confounded NFL pass rushers. Add San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana to the list. An NFL scout told... more

Mary Langenfeld/USA TODAY Sports Penn State's Bill O'Brien is likely to be in demand among NFL teams searching for a head coach. Penn State coach Bill O'Brien's impressive start to a major rebuilding job with the Nittany Lions might come to a... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk has run for 1,060 yards on 141 carries this season. Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk is among the college underclassmen toying with the idea of entering the NFL draft... more

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh deferred to the courtroom protocol of TV personality Judge Judy when asked about rumors that he could replace Mack Brown as the next coach of the Texas Longhorns. It wasn't the first time Harbaugh's been asked... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two up 1. Time's up for Johnny Football's college career, right? The expected announcement that he will turn pro early and leave two years of eligibility on... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Linebacker Xzavier Dickson has been suspended for Alabama's Sugar Bowl matchup with Oklahoma. Alabama linebacker Xzavier Dickson and reserve running back Alvin Kamara have been suspended for the Sugar Bowl,... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Georgia linebacker Ramik Wilson has an SEC-high 128 tackles heading into the bowl game. Longtime Washington Redskins defensive assistant Kirk Olivadotti, who now serves as Georgia's inside linebackers coach, will... more

Gerald Hebert/Associated Press Johnny Manziel will have plays called by a new coordinator when the Aggies face Duke in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. In the wake of back-to-back disappointing offensive performances against LSU and Missouri to end the... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press Alabama defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan will consider leaving school for the draft after the bowl game. Alabama left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio isn't offering any hints about whether he plans to declare early... more

Jonathan Bachman/Associated Press LSU running back Jeremy Hill has not decided whether he will leave for the NFL or return to school next season. As LSU running back Jeremy Hill considers whether to leave the school for the NFL with two years... more

David Goldman / Associated Press Auburn center Reese Dismukes, a junior, earned all-SEC honors this season. Auburn center Reese Dismukes has applied for feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, the junior confirmed Wednesday.... more

Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury may have only been on the Texas A&M sideline for one of Johnny Manziel's first two seasons as a starting quarterback for the Aggies, but that didn't stop the former TAMU offensive coordinator from bestowing the... more

Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports Arkansas junior defensive end Trey Flowers is seeking feedback from the Draft Advisory Board. Arkansas' Chris Smith isn't the only Razorbacks defensive end who may be playing in the NFL next year. Junior Trey... more

Mark Zerof/USA TODAY Sports Kentucky's Za'Darius Smith didn't begin playing football until his senior year of high school. Defensive end Za'Darius Smith announced he will return to Kentucky next year for his senior season, ending speculation... more

Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief has caught 53 passes for 825 yards and five touchdowns so far in 2013. It's certainly commonplace for college underclassmen considering an early jump to the NFL to lean on... more

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports South Carolina cornerback Vic Hampton is preparing for the bowl game as if it will be his last with the Gamecocks. South Carolina cornerback Vic Hampton indicated Tuesday that he is approaching his final game at... more

The strongest scouting opinions on Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron among NFL clubs vary wildly, from a late first-round pick to as late as Round 5, according to Reese's Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage, but most identify the Crimson Tide's... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Dominique Easley (left) was among the SEC's most disruptive defensive linemen before suffering a knee injury. NFL clubs might have due concern about the health of former Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley's... more

Michael Yanow / NFL UCLA LB Anthony Barr, who was No. 1 on Gil Brandt's midseason Hot 100, earned first-team AP All-America honors. Linebackers Anthony Barr of UCLA and C.J. Mosley of Alabama and Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews were... more

As the NFL's worst teams try to close out the season on a positive note with a feel-better victory or two, their positions for the 2014 NFL Draft are shuffling in the balance. And for the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday's 27-26 win over the also-awful Washington... more

Jay Sailors/Associated Press Georgia defensive back Damian Swann will not enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Georgia junior defensive back Damian Swann will return to play for the Bulldogs next season rather than declaring for early NFL draft entry,... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press It will be pricey for a team to buy out Kevin Sumlin from his Texas A&M contract. If talk is cheap, talk of Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin making the NFL his next coaching stop is now a lot cheaper. Details... more

Mark Humphrey/Associated Press WR Jordan Matthews will be without starting QB Austyn Carta-Samuels in Vanderbilt's bowl game. Vanderbilt quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels underwent surgery for a torn ACL and will miss the Commodores' BBVA... more

Brett Flashnick / Associated Press South Carolina WR Bruce Ellington is currently playing point guard for the Gamecocks basketball team. South Carolina receiver Bruce Ellington may be worried more about basketball than football these days,... more

If Johnny Manziel had any advice for Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston when it comes to rubbing elbows with sports and entertainment celebrities, hopefully he's delivered it already. Because it hasn't taken long for Winston, Florida... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL Lane Kiffin is visiting Nick Saban and the Alabama coaching staff this week. While its commonplace for college football coaches to visit coaches on other campuses for idea exchanges, this one rates as a curious fit.... more

Keith Srakocic/Associated Press Alabama offensive guard Anthony Steen underwent shoulder surgery to repair a partially torn labrum. Alabama offensive lineman Anthony Steen, one of the top guard prospects available for the 2014 NFL draft, is... more

Wade Payne/Associated Press Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney would be the best pick for the Texans, according to a Houston-area columnist. With just two games remaining, including one against the 11-3 Denver Broncos, the 2-12 Houston Texans are... more

Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston told NFL AM Monday that he patterns the mental approach of his game after three Super Bowl champion quarterbacks. For the redshirt freshman on his way to the BCS National Championship... more

Alabama coach Nick Saban has agreed to a contract extension with the Crimson Tide, a move that likely will bring a swift end to speculation that Texas is on the brink of replacing coach Mack Brown with Saban. Multiple news outlets reported the deal Friday... more

Mark Zerof/USA TODAY Sports Kentucky defensive end Bud Dupree has announced that he is returning to school next season. Kentucky defensive end Bud Dupree, one of the few bright spots in an otherwise forgettable season for the Wildcats,... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press Johnny Manziel has yet to say whether he will enter the 2014 NFL draft. As Johnny Manziel continues to suggest he has yet to make up his mind about whether to turn pro or return to college, other indicators are... more

Auburn running back Tre Mason's unlikely run to Heisman Trophy finalist status came on the strength of a fantastic November stretch in which he rushed for 100-plus yards in consecutive weeks against SEC foes Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. After... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press Johnny Manziel said he'd probably return to Texas A&M if he is told he's not a first-round prospect. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel said Friday he would probably return to TAMU next year if his draft... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two up 1. How about two thumbs up for Miami Heat star LeBron James, whom Manziel credited earlier this week for helping him weather a torrid NCAA storm in... more

Any coach set to face Johnny Manziel will have praise for him, and Duke coach David Cutcliffe is no different. But Cutcliffe, whose Blue Devils will play Manziel and Texas A&M in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, has as strong a reputation for coaching quarterbacks... more

As mistake-free as AJ McCarron typically is on the football field, he's not prone to missteps with the media, either. And given his close relationship with coach Nick Saban, he's about the last person on Earth who would say something that would... more

It might as well have been "Throwback Thursday" for South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier at his Capital One Bowl news conference. The Gamecocks coach took jabs at former employers in Florida and the NFL's Washington Redskins, and a former rival in Florida... more

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, as a former winner of the Heisman Trophy, has a vote for all future Heisman races. But with a chance to write his own name down at No. 1 on his ballot this year, the redshirt sophomore didn't do it, according to... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Jadeveon Clowney didn't wow with his production in 2013, but he still remains a top NFL prospect. Jadeveon Clowney barely merited mention in a review of the 10 biggest plays of the season for a 10-2 South Carolina... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press Cade Foster missed three field goal attempts in Alabama's 34-28 loss to Auburn. After failing on three field goal tries in his team's crushing 34-28 Iron Bowl defeat to rival Auburn, Alabama kicker Cade Foster... more

Johnny Manziel has been in the company of some of the biggest stars in the entertainment business in the year since becoming an overnight celebrity as the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, but he's never rubbed elbows with a bigger star than... more

Bruce Kluckhohn / USA Today Sports Alshon Jeffery chose South Carolina in 2009, a decision Lane Kiffin is alleged to have said Jeffery would regret. As Alshon Jeffery continues to emerge as one of the NFL's budding stars at the wide receiver... more

Brandt Brooks Davis Jeremiah Goodbread Greenspan Huguenin College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread names his 2013 college football All-American and picks for the season's major awards: Award picks Heisman Trophy: Jameis... more

While South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is equipped with just about every physical tool needed to dominate in the NFL as a pass rusher, his mental toolbox might be missing a few pieces. That was the conclusion of six NFL personnel executives... more

Wade Payne/Associated Press Tennessee LB A.J. Johnson has recorded 8.5 tackles for loss in each of the past two seasons. Tennessee defensive coordinator John Jancek indicated a couple of weeks ago that Volunteers junior linebacker A.J.... more

Rogelio Solis/Associated Press QB Tyler Russell threw five touchdown passes and three interceptions in seven games this season. Mississippi State senior quarterback Tyler Russell underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his throwing... more

Wade Payne / Associated Press South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney was cited for driving 110 mph in a 70 mph zone this week. A video of the South Carolina Highway Patrol officer who ticketed Jadeveon Clowney for speeding at 110 miles per hour... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press Georgia QB Aaron Murray hopes to be ready for a pro day workout in April, five months after he tore his ACL. Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray intends to recover from his torn ACL in time to practice dropping... more

Associated Press Alabama QB AJ McCarron has become a source of inspiration for Joe Girardi's New York Yankees. AJ McCarron, on top of both his game and the world as a Heisman Trophy finalist , took a phone call from perhaps the most embattled... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press Nick Saban denied interest in the Texas coaching job last month, insisting he is "totally committed" to Alabama. From reports of high-level Texas boosters putting out backchannel feelers for Nick Saban's interest... more

Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports Auburn's Greg Robinson has emerged as one of the SEC's top tackles during his sophomore season. In the space of about four months, Auburn offensive lineman Greg Robinson has gone from a relative unknown to a... more

Traffic offenses by themselves might not do harm to an NFL prospect's draft status, but that doesn't mean NFL clubs won't take note of the ticket Jadeveon Clowney received Saturday night for driving 110 mph in a 70-mph zone. The South Carolina star was... more

Jeff Blake/USA TODAY Sports South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney could be an early first-round pick if he enters the 2014 draft. Wisconsin 325-pound nose guard Beau Allen was asked about South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney after the... more

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, whose team will face Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2, called Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron the best player in the nation, and endorsed the Crimson Tide fifth-year senior for the Heisman Trophy. "I think AJ... more

Alabama defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, one of the nation's top underclassmen and NFL draft prospects, will be ready to play in the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma despite undergoing minor knee surgery after the regular season. Alabama coach Nick Saban... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press C.J. Mosley anchored one of the nation's top defenses this season, recording 102 tackles. Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley was presented with the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker Sunday night at the... more

Michael Conroy / Associated Press Some former Gator players took pleasure in seeing Urban Meyer's Buckeyes fall in the Big Ten title game. The handful of veteran Florida Gators who were recruited by and, in some cases, played for former coach... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press Missouri's Dorial Green-Beckham had touchdown receptions of 28 and 55 yards Saturday vs. Auburn. ATLANTA -- It wasn't, by any stretch, his first big performance of the season, but Missouri wide receiver Dorial... more

Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports Auburn OT Greg Robinson has yet to make a decision about the 2014 NFL Draft. ATLANTA -- Auburn left tackle Greg Robinson told College Football 24/7 that he is considering declaring for early eligibility for... more

Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports Auburn running back Tre Mason turned in a monster performance in the SEC title game Saturday. ATLANTA -- Tre Mason ran for an SEC Championship Game record 304 yards, on an SEC title game record 46 carries, to... more

Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson has emerged as one of the top linemen in the SEC this season. Auburn sophomore left tackle Greg Robinson and Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy, two of the nation's top... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Alabama kicker Cade Foster had a miserable showing in the Iron Bowl, but his teammates have his back. After catching enough grief, and even some threats, on his Twitter account for three failed field-goal attempts... more

On the eve of Auburn's biggest football game since a national championship victory over Oregon three years ago, the Tigers sent a message to athletic directors all over the country who may be looking for a new coach: Don't knock on this door. Auburn... more

Wade Payne / Associated Press Tennessee's Antonio Richardson is among the top offensive tackles in the SEC. Tennessee offensive lineman Antonio Richardson has elected to declare eligibility for the 2014 NFL Draft, according to a Vols release... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press Auburn DE Dee Ford is fourth in the SEC with eight sacks despite missing two games with a knee injury. NFL scouts attending Saturday's SEC Championship Game will be watching no fewer than a half-dozen players who... more

Jeff Roberson / Associated Press Johnny Manziel finished the regular season with his two worst games of the year, but his draft stock is looking up. The week that was in the always unpredictable life of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel:... more

It takes guts to compare a running back to legendary Georgia Bulldogs star Herschel Walker. It takes some perspective to be right about it. But right or wrong, former Georgia star Tim Worley has stood in the shoes of the Bulldogs' backfield starter,... more

Days after the Iron Bowl thrilled the nation with one of the most epic and pivotal moments in college football history, Auburn's 34-28 win on the game's final play, those who talked a little too much trash in the preceding week are beginning to reveal... more

Ohio State's schedule began with a trouncing of Buffalo, ended with a narrow win over a Michigan team that went 3-5 in the Big Little Ten Conference, and offered the Buckeyes very little resistance in between. But if Ohio State faces Florida State in the... more

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel could benefit from Marcus Mariota's decision to return to Oregon. Credit Sports Illustrated writer Greg Bedard with a clever and humorous tweet coming off the news that Oregon quarterback... more

The Ohio State football schedule that has been roundly criticized this week after the Buckeyes moved into position to play for a BCS National Championship found an unlikely ally on the NFL.com College Football 24/7 Podcast Wednesday in the form a... more

Jonathan Bachman / Associated Press LSU QB Zach Mettenberger is likely to miss the Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine after suffering a torn ACL. LSU confirmed Wednesday that quarterback Zach Mettenberger, one of the top prospects at the... more

Auburn running back Tre Mason is enjoying a career-best season entering Saturday's SEC championship game against Missouri. He has 1,317 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns for an 11-1 team that could be on the brink of a national championship appearance.... more

Stephen Morton/Associated Press Bruce Ellington, South Carolina's leading receiver, is slated to return to the Gamecocks' basketball team. If South Carolina wide receiver Bruce Ellington wants to make a pro career out of football, one... more

The knee injury LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger sustained against Arkansas on Friday, first described by coach Les Miles as one that would likely not keep the fifth-year senior out of the Tigers' bowl game, is in fact a torn ACL that will do just that,... more

AP Photo/ Jack Dempsey Tim Tebow is being courted by several television networks for next college football season. No fewer than three TV networks are interested in hiring former Denver Broncos and New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow to be... more

With Alabama transitioning quarterbacks next season with three-year starter AJ McCarron moving up to the NFL, the battle to be McCarron's heir will be on in a few short weeks. David Cornwell isn't even on campus yet, and there are more than a few... more

AP Photo/Jay Sailors Auburn QB Nick Marshall is not among the leading candidates for this year's Heisman Trophy. First, Auburn Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs declared that any national title game that excludes a one-loss Auburn team would... more

Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, among the top defensive back prospects who could be available for the 2014 NFL Draft, underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, according to the Instagram account of teammate John Fulton, and played through... more

There is no shortage of reported commentary from NFL scouts suggesting that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel should, if he were to turn pro after the Aggies' bowl game, be a first-round NFL draft pick next spring. But some of those same comments are... more

Spruce Derden / USA Today Sports Mississippi State safety Nickoe Whitley came up with a game-clinching strip in overtime last week vs. Ole Miss. Over the weekend, College Football 24/7 explained why Mississippi State narrowly qualifying for a... more

Florida cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy is done with Gator football , and Gator football is done with him . And no matter how much praise Florida coach Will Muschamp heaps upon his departing junior cover man, one gets the sense both were ready to move on.... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Missouri's E.J. Gaines is one of the top defensive backs in college football. The SEC Defensive Player of the Week honor is one for playmakers. Interceptions, sacks, and other big-play categories rule the... more

If South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney opts to enter the NFL draft as a junior, it won't go down as a very well-kept secret. Among other indicators, his defensive coordinator has left no doubt of his expectation when asked about the potential... more

In a deep class of draftable college quarterbacks that will include seniors Tajh Boyd, Derek Carr and Zach Mettenberger, and potentially underclassmen such as Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Marcus Mariota, could Alabama's AJ McCarron be the first... more

Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and left tackle Antonio Richardson are two underclassmen who will soon decide whether to turn pro early, or return to college for one final season. But based on the comments of Vols assistant coaches, Richardson might... more

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton knocked off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with ease on Sunday, 27-6, but the Panthers' win wasn't the victory he was interested in talking about. Auburn's stunning 34-28 win over defending national champion Alabama... more

November

Jeff Blake / USA Today Sports South Carolina CB Vic Hampton had a team-high three interceptions and nine pass breakups this season. South Carolina cornerback Vic Hampton confirmed that he intends to leave college a year early and enter the... more

L.G. Patterson / Associated Press Missouri QB James Franklin was 18 of 28 for 233 yards with two TDs and no interceptions vs. Texas A&M. Last week, it was an opposing defense that found a way to outshine Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny... more

Wade Payne/Associated Press South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney picked up his third sack of the season vs. Clemson. The streak is over for Jadeveon Clowney, but unfortunately for his South Carolina Gamecocks, so is the SEC season.... more

Dave Martin / Associated Press Auburn's Tre Mason kept the chains moving against Alabama and finished with 164 yards and a TD. A look at the 10 of the top rushing performances in college football this week. 10. T.J. Yeldon, Alabama Key... more

AUBURN, Ala. -- The script for Alabama and AJ McCarron was supposed to have been written, with ink dried, when the fifth-year senior hushed a sellout Iron Bowl crowd at Auburn with a 99-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Amari Cooper to give the... more

AUBURN, Ala. -- At Auburn, Chris Davis is well-known and well-respected as the Tigers' leading tackler and top cover man at the cornerback position. Outside of Auburn? He was pretty anonymous -- until Saturday. Davis returned a missed field goal 100... more

NFL scouts from the St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots and Chicago Bears were credentialed to witness Auburn's stunning upset of No. 1 Alabama . Below is College Football 24/7's play-by-play analysis of Alabama... more

Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports Auburn's Greg Robinson has played a key role in the Tigers' high-powered rushing attack this season. NFL scouts from the St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots and... more

Mark Humphrey/Associated Press Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews completed the 2013 regular season with an SEC-best 107 receptions. Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews made the last regular-season game of his college career a... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Florida CB Loucheiz Purifoy is one of the most dangerous defenders in the SEC. Florida cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy will pass on his senior season and enter the NFL draft, according to an ESPN report. Florida... more

Gerald Herbert / Associated Press LSU QB Zach Mettenberger was 14 of 22 for 156 yards and no touchdowns before leaving Friday's game with a knee injury. LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger injured his left knee in the Tigers' season-ending... more

Spruce Derden/USA TODAY Sports The student wearing Mississippi State's mascot costume suffered a broken leg during Thursday's game. The Mississippi State Bulldogs' mascot, "Bully," missed Thursday night's thrilling finish of MSU's 17-10... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two up 1. Thumbs up for sure on Johnny Football's postgame handling of a convincing, 34-10 loss to LSU last week. Manziel showed the proper amount of... more

Dave Martin / Associated Press Nickoe Whitley is considered one of the top safety prospects in the SEC. College football players, of course, aren't permitted to profit from a school's bowl earnings. But if anyone on the Mississippi State... more

Jay Sailors / Associated Press Isaiah Crowell was the Southwestern Athletic Conference's second-leading rusher in 2013. Alabama State running back Isaiah Crowell will forego his final year of college eligibility to declare for the NFL draft ,... more

Associated Press OT Cedric Ogbuehi and DE Michael Sam are two players scouts will be watching closely in the Texas A&M-Missouri game. Texas A&M offensive tackles Jake Matthews and Cedric Ogbuehi will take on Missouri defensive ends Michael... more

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports South Carolina defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles reminds Steve Spurrier of Warren Sapp. Kelcy Quarles reminds Steve Spurrier of Warren Sapp. And if the South Carolina defensive tackle has even half the career... more

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease had to laugh at an embarrassing play in the Gators' loss to Georgia Southern. Just when we thought things couldn't get much worse for the Florida Gators, UF's... more

Derick E. Hingle / USA Today Sports Johnny Manziel has passed for 3,537 yards and 32 touchdowns one season after winning the Heisman as a freshman. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel may not repeat as the Heisman Trophy winner, but don't... more

Beth Hall/USA TODAY Sports LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins is one several Tigers underclassmen who have a big decision to make soon. A year ago, the LSU football team lost an unprecedented 10 players to early NFL draft declarations,... more

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin clarified his remarks from last week about when quarterback Johnny Manziel would decide whether to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft, saying his words were misconstrued. Last week, Sumlin was quoted on an ESPN radio show... more

Phil Sandlin / Associated Press Marcus Maye and the Gators reached a low point last Saturday, when they suffered their first loss to an FCS school. Did Florida defensive back Marcus Maye gouge the eyes of a Georgia Southern player during the... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press AJ McCarron says he isn't nervous about the Iron Bowl. The same can't be said about his girlfriend, Katherine Webb. To the quarterback who will be at the center of the nation's attention Saturday in the annual... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Terry Saban, the wife of Nick Saban, said the Alabama job will her husband's last coaching job. Although Nick Saban already has been at Alabama for two years longer than he has ever been a head coach anywhere,... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press; John Raoux/Associated Press Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal each put 100 pounds of brisket on the line in last Saturday's Texas A&M-LSU game. Johnny Manziel may have lost more than just the Heisman Trophy in his... more

Joe Howell/Associated Press Former Vanderbilt wide receiver Chris Boyd plans to enter the 2014 NFL Draft rather than resuming his college career. Former Vanderbilt wide receiver Chris Boyd, who was dismissed from the team earlier this year... more

Jonathan Bachman/Associated Press Instead of taking an extra year of eligibility, running back Alfred Blue will leave LSU for the NFL. LSU running back Alfred Blue, despite being a backup for the Tigers this season, may pass on a final season... more

AP Photo/Jeff Haynes Members of the EMU football team observe a moment of silence for Demarius Reed before an Oct. 26 game. Two men have been charged in the shooting death of former Eastern Michigan wide receiver Demarius Reed, according to... more

Nelson Chenault / USA Today Sports Arkansas center Travis Swanson has been one of the few bright spots for the Razorbacks amid a 3-8 season. Arkansas senior center Travis Swanson has done nothing this season to deter coach Bret Bielema from... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Georgia QB Aaron Murray could be among the most polarizing prospects in the 2014 draft. Aaron Murray's draft projection already was difficult to peg. The left knee injury he suffered Saturday muddies his... more

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier provided a strong hint about the football futures of star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles, saying he expected both to "go out with the seniors" this Saturday on Senior Day at... more

Embattled Florida coach Will Muschamp will be retained to coach the Gators in 2014, according to Orlandosentinel.com . Following Saturday's 26-20 loss to FCS cupcake Georgia Southern, speculation about Muschamp's future has been rampant. The Gators will... more

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray tore an ACL in his left knee Saturday in a win over Kentucky, ending the fifth-year senior's season and college career, according to onlineathens.com . The publication cited a Facebook post from Murray's mother which... more

Spruce Derden / USA Today Sports Ole Miss WR Donte Moncrief had six receptions for 115 yards Saturday against Missouri. If Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief ultimately lets his late-season production influence his decision on whether to... more

Mark Zaleski/Associated Press Vanderbilt senior wide receiver Jordan Matthews added another SEC record to his collection on Saturday. Another major record fell at the hands of Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews Saturday, as the... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press Georgia QB Aaron Murray left Saturday's game against Kentucky with a left knee injury. Aaron Murray was taken to the hospital to have an injured knee examined, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,... more

Patrick Semansky / Associated Press Boston College's Andre Williams has rushed for 897 yards and six touchdowns in his last three games. A look at the 10 of the top rushing performances in college football Saturday. 10. Dri Archer, Kent... more

Gerald Herbert / Associated Press Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel has thrown five interceptions in his last two games against LSU. For the first time in more than a calendar year, Johnny Manziel didn't really look like Johnny Football on... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Florida coach Will Muschamp is sure to hear from an angry fan base after Saturday's loss to Georgia Southern. The Georgia Southern Eagles, in their final game at the FCS level before joining the FBS ranks next year,... more

Word from South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier this week was that Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, ailing with bone spurs in his right foot that will require surgery after the season, would play against Coastal Carolina Saturday. It didn't... more

AP Photo/Dave Martin Mississippi State senior Nickoe Whitley leads the Bulldogs with four interceptions this season. Nickoe Whitley figures to the the third defensive back from Mississippi State drafted in the last two years, joining 2012... more

AP Photo/Butch Dill Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was suspended for two games for accepting a loan from an assistant coach. Corey Harris, the Alabama assistant strength coach who was implicated in an NCAA violation involving star safety Ha... more

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports South Carolina cornerback Victor Hampton is considering leaving school early for the NFL. About a week after South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier indicated Gamecocks cornerback Victor Hampton may turn pro early,... more

Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports South Carolina defensive lineman Kelcy Quarles has not yet decided whether to turn pro early. South Carolina defensive lineman Kelcy Quarles indicated his father may have been premature in revealing that the... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two up 1. Cotton up, Johnny Football. With Texas A&M now eliminated from the SEC race, and presumably out of the BCS bowl bid picture, postseason... more

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will play Saturday against Coastal Carolina despite missing practice Thursday, but defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles will not. Clowney is in pain this week with bone spurs in his foot that will require surgery... more

Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin doesn't think the Aggies' move to the SEC should preclude an annual game with in-state rival Texas, according to mysanantonio.com , placing any responsibility for the continued suspension of the historic series at the... more

Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley spent the better part of three years watching Nico Johnson handle the vast majority of snaps at his position against teams like Tennessee and LSU, and any other power-rushing offenses on the Alabama schedule. He has been... more

AAron Ontiveroz/Associated Press Wyoming wide receiver has received an invitation to the Senior Bowl, according to a former teammate. A tweet from a former teammate of Wyoming's Robert Herron indicates the wide receiver prospect has received... more

Thomas Campbell / USA TODAY Sports Johnny Manziel's electric style of play has attracted a fan on the opposing team's sidelines. LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry will be on the sideline Saturday when Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is on... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Kentucky senior LB Avery Williamson is dealing with swelling in his thumb. As a veteran linebacker closing in on 300 career tackles, and his second consecutive season with more than 100 stops, Kentucky... more

Russell Wilson's place among the NFL's most dynamic young quarterbacks is impressive by any standard. But the Seattle Seahawks' second-year starter is no Johnny Manziel. At least, that's what one NFL scout believes. In a dallasnews.com report about... more

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins has a bright future beyond the college game, according to coach Les Miles. LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins hasn't even yet logged a full season as a starting left tackle, but... more

How does one garner support as one of the greatest quarterbacks in college football history, but at the same time be an afterthought among Heisman Trophy candidates? Perhaps not even AJ McCarron himself can explain that. By most accounts, the Heisman... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press LSU's Jeremy Hill has established himself as one of the top backs in the SEC. LSU sophomore running back Jeremy Hill is likely to turn pro after the season, according to a nola.com report on the extended... more

Top NFL left tackle prospects Cyrus Kouandjio of Alabama and Jake Matthews of Texas A&M have been named among six semifinalists for the Outland Trophy, which is given annually to the nation's top lineman. Others making the cut include Pittsburgh... more

Dave Martin / Associated Press Georgia coach Mark Richt expressed frustration with the inconsistency in the targeting rule's application. Georgia coach Mark Richt has seen his defenders involved in a couple of controversial targeting... more

Beth Hall/Associated Press Texas A&M right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi hasn't made up his mind about entering the NFL draft next spring. Offensive linemen aren't supposed to hold, but where Texas A&M right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi's stance on early... more

David J. Phillip / Associated Press Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel has been keeping a relatively low profile recently. Is Johnny Manziel lying low? After last year's Manziel Halloween Spectacular , the absence of a social media storm... more

Nelson Chenault / USA Today Sports Arkansas TE Austin Tate has one reception this season, but coach Bret Bielema says he deserves a shot in the NFL. If Austin Tate never finds his way into the NFL, Bret Bielema won't be the reason. The... more

Richard Shiro/Associated Press South Carolina CB Vic Hampton is apparently considering leaving the Gamecocks after this season. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier indicated Tuesday that cornerback Vic Hampton is giving some consideration to... more

Richard Shiro/Associated Press South Carolina junior A.J. Cann wants to know what NFL teams think of him. South Carolina junior offensive lineman A.J. Cann told reporters he will apply for feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, but plans... more

David J. Phillip / Associated Press Ahead of Saturday's showdown, LSU coach Les Miles talked up Johnny Manziel's improved play. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has a chance to beat one of only four teams he's lost to in two years as a... more

John Raoux / Associated Press Florida QB Tyler Murphy missed last week's loss to South Carolina with a sprained shoulder. Injured Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy did not practice Monday, and it remains to be seen whether he will be able to... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said he didn't blame Ray Buchanan Jr. for his decision to transfer. Ray Buchanan Jr., a redshirt freshman cornerback at Arkansas, is seeking a transfer , Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema... more

Texas A&M's Mike Evans, Clemson's Sammy Watkins and Oregon State's Brandin Cooks are among 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, presented annually to college football's top wide receiver. Others include Davante Adams of Fresno State, Jace Amaro... more

Michael Dwyer/Associated Press Boston College RB Andre Williams is closing in on a 2,000-yard season. A look at the 10 of the top rushing performances in college football Saturday. 10. Myles Jack, UCLA Key stats: Jack scored four... more

Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews all but assured himself the SEC record for career receptions Saturday with 12 against Kentucky, leaving him just three short of former Commodore Earl Bennett, now of the Chicago Bears. As tennessean.com notes,... more

Alabama sophomore running back T.J. Yeldon rushed for a season-high 160 yards on 24 carries in the Crimson Tide's sloppy 20-7 win over Mississippi State. Week 12: Top RB performances Boston College's Andre Williams racked up 339 yards Saturday, but... more

A frustrated Florida coach Will Muschamp defended his players and admonished fans for negativity in the wake of a 19-14 loss to South Carolina Saturday. Said Muschamp: "There is a lot of negativity out there, and some of our fans need to get a grip.... more

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney aggravated the bone spurs in his foot that will require surgical removal after the season in the Gamecocks' 19-14 win over Florida. Week 12: Things we learned From Auburn's miraculous victory over Georgia... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Auburn DE Dee Ford continued his strong senior season with a disruptive day vs. Georgia. Auburn DE Dee Ford put on yet another impressive pass-rushing performance Saturday in Auburn's 43-38 win over Georgia,... more

Shanna Lockwood/USA TODAY Sports Ricardo Louis' spectacular grab of a Nick Marshall pass lifted Auburn over a stunned Georgia team. Call it the Plainsgrass Miracle. On a 4th-and-18 desperation play with less than a minute remaining, Auburn... more

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Florida cornerback Marcus Roberson was suspended prior to Saturday's game vs. South Carolina. With the Florida football team falling apart with injuries and losses, one of its top NFL prospects had a slip of his... more

Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews leads the SEC in receptions this season with 83. Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews further established himself as one of the top receivers in school history, becoming... more

David Goldman / Associated Press Georgia's Aaron Murray holds the SEC record for TD passes, but his size and arm strength are concerns for scouts. Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is finishing a record-breaking career with the Bulldogs, but... more

Jack Dempsey / Associated Press Broncos LB Von Miller finished his All-American career at Texas A&M in 2010, two years before Johnny Manziel's arrival. Denver Broncos linebacker and pass rusher Von Miller admits he may not have the most... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two up 1. Hopes are certainly up for Texas A&M fans who want Johnny Football to make a return for his junior season next year, futile as they may be. But... more

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney may have every physical tool required to be a top-notch player in the NFL, but he needs to show more than just tools to be an elite pro, according to NFL Media draft analyst Bucky Brooks. In a College... more

NFL Media draft analyst Bucky Brooks projected Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron as a 2014 first-round draft pick Thursday in a video feature with NFL.com's Dave Dameshek, giving the fifth-year senior high marks in some of the intangible categories that... more

Rainier Ehrhardt/Associated Press South Carolina running back Mike Davis is motivated to run hard against Florida, which had recruited him. Mike Davis won't just be running Saturday against Florida. The South Carolina sophomore will be... more

Darron Cummings/Associated Press Missouri QB James Franklin has bounced back from a disappointing junior season. Missouri quarterback James Franklin is ready to return from a shoulder injury that has sidelined him since he helped lead an Oct.... more

Da'Shawn Hand, one of the nation's top-rated high school football recruits, made an oral commitment to Alabama over Michigan and Florida Thursday at Woodbridge (Va.) High. Hand made one of his five allowable official visits to Alabama the weekend of Oct.... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Ole Miss WR Donte Moncrief is relying on his coach to help him make a draft decision. Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief, for the second season in a row, is heating up as the weather turns cold. And this time,... more

Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports Wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. played scout-team QB to help LSU prepare for Johnny Manziel. Johnny Manziel may not be piling up the rushing yards the way he did a year ago, but his ability to scramble... more

Defense attorneys involved in the Vanderbilt campus rape case that resulted in the dismissal from school and rape charges for four Commodores football players have requested text message records of the Commodores' coaching staff in a court filing.... more

As Florida coach Will Muschamp faces mounting fan criticism, waist-deep in a 4-5 season that few Gators fans can identify with, UF Director of Athletics Jeremy Foley reiterated his belief in the third-year coach Wednesday. "As athletic director, I'm a... more

Tennessee defensive lineman Daniel McCullers has made tremendous strides in his final collegiate season, Volunteers coach Butch Jones said, but the senior's consistency in performance still isn't where it needs to be. And if it's not yet quite to Jones'... more

Wily Low/Associated Press UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr is among the finalsts for the Lott IMPACT Trophy. UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr and Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley are among nine players who qualified for the semifinalist cut for the... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said he doesn't believe racial slurs were used in the game vs. Florida earlier this season. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema defended his team Wednesday from Florida center Jonotthan... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Ole Miss defensive end D.T. Shackelford missed the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Ole Miss defensive end D.T. Shackelford is considering applying for a sixth year of college eligibility, according to... more

Gerald Herbert / Associated Press Florida center Jonotthan Harrison was ejected for pushing a referee in an Oct. 5 game vs. Arkansas. Weeks after his somewhat mysterious ejection from Florida's win over Arkansas, Gators center Jonotthan... more

Aaron M. Sprecher / NFL Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel leads the SEC with 331 passing yards per game and 31 touchdown passes. Count New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees among those sold on Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel's ability to... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Alabama QB AJ McCarron will have supporters and critics when it comes to NFL draft evaluations. Just where Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron will go in the NFL draft next spring isn't just guesswork for fans. It's... more

John Raoux/Associated Press QB Skyler Mornhinweg could be pressed into Florida's starting lineup this weekend vs. South Carolina. Florida quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg, the son of former Detroit Lions head coach Marty Mornhinweg who now... more

Wade Payne/Associated Press Auburn QB Nick Marshall might have a shot at playing cornerback at the next level. Very little about Nick Marshall's first season as a starting quarterback at Auburn suggests he'll ever play the position in the... more

Derick E. Hingle / USA Today Sports Florida LB Antonio Morrison, who leads the team with 56 tackles this season, has a torn meniscus in his knee. Florida sophomore linebacker Antonio Morrison became the 10th Gators player to be lost for the... more

A man was shot early Sunday morning after hecklers taunted him for being an Alabama fan following the Crimson Tide's 38-17 win over LSU, according to Tuscaloosa, Ala., police. The Tuscaloosa News reported that the victim, 30, who was at a Shell gas... more

Johnny Manziel stuck to the company line. But one of his teammates was reading between them. The Texas A&M quarterback wouldn't really even entertain the question of whether Saturday's 51-41 win over Mississippi State was his final home game, a... more

John Raoux / Associated Press Dominique Easley (2) will rehab his knee injury in hopes of being ready to perform at his pro day. Florida defensive lineman Dominique Easley will rehabilitate his surgically repaired right knee in Boca Raton,... more

David Goldman / Associated Press Senior QB Aaron Murray might be Georgia's top prospect for the 2014 NFL Draft. Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is widely recognized as a 2014 NFL Draft prospect, but can the fifth-year senior look around the... more

Dave Martin / Associated Press Alabama QB AJ McCarron broke the school record for most career passing yards Saturday vs. LSU. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron fired three touchdown passes and became the Crimson Tide's all-time leading passer... more

David Zalubowski / Associated Press Colorado State's Kapri Bibbs rushed for 312 yards and scored four touchdowns vs. Nevada. A look at 10 of the top rushing performances in college football Saturday: Week 11: Things we learned From AJ... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Alabama cornerback Deion Belue battled LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry on Saturday night. Alabama cornerback Deion Belue and LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry squared off Saturday in an exciting matchup of NFL... more

Gerald Herbert / Associated Press LSU DT Anthony Johnson struggled to make an impact in the first half in his matchup with Alabama OG Anthony Steen. Alabama offensive guard Anthony Steen and LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson squared off... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Ole Miss WR Donte Moncrief is bouncing back after a slow start to the season. Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief caught seven passes for 149 yards and a touchdown Saturday in the Rebels' 34-24 win over... more

Mark Zerok/USA TODAY Sports Missouri redshirt junior Kony Ealy wreaked havoc Saturday in the Kentucky backfield. Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy, one of the top NFL draft prospects among pass rushers, delivered two sacks Saturday in a win... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham had four touchdowns vs. Kentucky. Missouri sophomore wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham's young career found its first signature game Saturday in a blowout win over... more

Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports Auburn QB Nick Marshall has rushed for 734 yards so far this season, including 214 vs. Tennessee on Saturday. Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall torched the SEC's worst rushing defense, Tennessee, for 214 yards on the... more

Rainier Ehrhardt/Associated Press Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott has earned a starting job in his sophomore season. Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott is available to play Saturday at Texas A&M, returning from his grieving family... more

Alabama coach Nick Saban described Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron as the college game's most underrated player in a live appearance on ESPN Saturday in advance of UA's home game against rival LSU. With two national championships as a starter on his... more

Eric Christian Smith / Associated Press If this is Johnny Manziel's last season at College Station, Saturday will be his farewell to Kyle Field. The week that was in the always unpredictable life of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two... more

Tony Dejak / Associated Press Executive director Phil Savage will fill two teams with 55-man rosters for the Senior Bowl. Arkansas linemen Chris Smith and Travis Swanson were just two of more than 30 college players who received Senior Bowl... more

David J. Phillip / Associated Press Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin said earlier this season that he was not interested in the USC head coaching job. Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin is Southern Cal's top choice for its next head coach,... more

AP Photo / Rogelio V. Solis Coach Hugh Freeze's Rebels are 5-3 heading into Saturday's game against Arkansas. It's hard to imagine any modern college football player identifying with New York Yankees great Joe DiMaggio, but Ole Miss coach... more

John Raoux/Associated Press If the Razorbacks had a better record, maybe Bret Bielema wouldn't have to deal with so many early kickoffs. Everything for Arkansas coach Bret Bielema, as a new coach in the Southeastern Conference, is new to him... more

Could Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota be the top overall pick in the NFL draft next spring? Apparently, one NFL general manager believes so. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport tweeted Wednesday that he spoke to one GM who saw Mariota as the top pick:... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Missouri cornerback E.J. Gaines doesn't regret his decision to return for his senior season. Most college football juniors who are projected to be drafted, but not as first-round picks, agonize over the... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Auburn's Dee Ford has posted a sack in five straight games. The longest streak of consecutive games with a sack in the Southeastern Conference this season, five, belongs to Auburn pass rusher Dee Ford. And the... more

April L Brown/Associated Press Arkansas center Travis Swanson, along with teammate Chris Smith, has received an invite to the Senior Bowl. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema confirmed on his radio show Wednesday night that linemen Chris Smith and... more

Alan Diaz/Associated Press The rehab of defensive lineman Dominique Easley, who tore his ACL, is going well, according to his new agent. Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley, out for the season with a knee injury and rehabilitating in... more

AP Photo / Butch Dil Alabama coach Nick Saban is looking to lead the Crimson Tide to a third consecutive BCS title. Three of the top four highest-paid coaches in college football are from the SEC, led by Alabama coach Nick Saban at more than... more

Brad Barr / USA TODAY Sports South Carolina defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles has been the star of the Gamecocks' D-line this season. Defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles of South Carolina will forego his senior season to enter the 2014 NFL Draft, his... more

Alabama coach Nick Saban did what he could to put the latest Saban-to-Texas rumor to rest a day after The Associated Press reported his agent indicated Texas would be the only job for which the coach would leave the Crimson Tide. "Well I don't know... more

Quarterbacks AJ McCarron of Alabama, Jordan Lynch of Northern Illinois and Derek Carr of Fresno State are among 10 finalists for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award, presented in January to the player who best displays ideals in the areas of community,... more

Don McPeak/USA TODAY Sports Vanderbilt offensive tackle Wesley Johnson has started all over the offensive line during his career. Vanderbilt offensive tackle Wesley Johnson has the potential for a 12-year NFL career, Commodores coach James... more

Alabama coach Nick Saban always bristles when asked, prior to facing a weak non-conference opponent, about the possibility of younger players seeing late action after the outcome has been decided. So when Crimson Tide defensive lineman Jeoffrey Pagan... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Florida offensive lineman Tyler Moore is out for the season after being injured in a scooter accident. Chalk up yet another starter lost for the season to injury for the Florida Gators, but this time, the... more

An experienced, talented offensive line was supposed to be the strength of the Tennessee football team this season, and indeed, an eventual honey hole for future NFL draft picks. And while NFL futures surely still await several of the Volunteers'... more

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin won't try to sway star quarterback Johnny Manziel to stay in school for his junior season next year, unless Manziel asks for his opinion. And even then, the second-year coach will only encourage him to stay if he believes he's... more

Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University showed off its new indoor football facility on Tuesday. Cutting-edge indoor practice facilities in college aren't just for the football factory schools any more. Vanderbilt, with its esteemed... more

Jim Brown/USA TODAY Sports Western Kentucky running back Antonio Andrews leads the nation in rushing with 1,290 yards. Is the mileage on the legs of Western Kentucky running back Antonio Andrews getting too high? Yes, according to WKU coach... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press LSU safety Craig Loston is considered among the top prospects at his position for the 2014 NFL Draft. Previously-injured LSU safety Craig Loston, among the top senior NFL draft prospects at his position, will... more

Dale Zanine / USA TODAY Sports Injured Missouri QB James Franklin has bounced back from a disappointing 2012 season. Is Missouri quarterback James Franklin, out since Oct. 12 with a shoulder injury, ready for action? It depends upon which... more

Spruce Derden / USA TODAY Sports Ole Miss' defense should get a big boost from the return of Robert Nkemdiche. Defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche, who was the top-rated high-school recruit in the nation last year, is ready to return to the... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry, along with teammate Odell Beckham, Jr., will challenge the Alabama secondary Saturday. Odell Beckham, Jr., and Jarvis Landry could be too much for Alabama's cornerbacks to... more

LM Otero / Associated Press LSU fullback J.C. Copeland will return to action Saturday after missing three weeks with a concussion. LSU senior fullback J.C. Copeland will play Saturday against Alabama for the first time since a slip in the... more

Is Johnny Football's Heisman Trophy worth more than $20,000 to Texas A&M athletics? Not really, says A&M. A bloomberg.com report suggests the school limits its assessment to $20,000 boosters paid to sit at Manziel's table at a fundraising dinner, plus... more

Eric Christian Smith / Associated Press It would be a surprise to many if Johnny Manziel would decide to remain in school after this season. Could Johnny Manziel be with the Philadelphia Eagles next spring? On the same day quarterback Nick... more

Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports Will Muschamp's Gators fell to the Bulldogs in an intense "World's Biggest Cocktail Party" showdown. A heckler got under the skin of Florida coach Will Muschamp Saturday night as the Gators coach exited... more

Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde averaged 13.9 yards per attempt in the Buckeyes' win over Purdue. A look at the top 10 performances by running backs from Week 10: Week 10: Things we learned From Jadeveon... more

School was again in session for another Johnny Football opponent Saturday, and the bell rang six times for UTEP. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel accounted for half a dozen touchdowns -- four passing, two rushing -- in less than three quarters of... more

AP Photo/L.G. Patterson Missouri cornerback E.J. Gaines recorded his seventh career interception in a win over Tennessee. Missouri cornerback E.J. Gaines came off two missed games due to a quad muscle injury in impressive form Saturday night,... more

AP Photo/Beth Hall Auburn running back Tre Masson scored four touchdowns in the Tigers' win over Arkansas. Auburn running back Tre Mason blistered the Arkansas defense Saturday night for two season highs -- 32 carries and four touchdowns --... more

AP Photo/Stephen Morton Georgia running back Todd Gurley racked up 187 rushing and receiving yards in a win over Florida. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Todd Gurley may have missed the entire month of October for the Georgia Bulldogs, but he didn't... more

Mark Humphrey/Associated Press Georgia QB Aaron Murray had a chance Saturday to impress scouts in a game against a good Florida secondary. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray faced the most heralded trio of cornerbacks in... more

It sounds like a broken record, but probably not the kind of broken record Jadeveon Clowney had in mind. Week 10: Things we learned From Jadeveon Clowney coming up empty again vs. Mississippi State to Ohio State's unsung tight end, here are the... more

Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports South Carolina running back Mike Davis broke the 1,000-yard barrier for the season on Saturday afternoon. South Carolina sophomore running back Mike Davis rushed for 128 yards on only 15 carries Saturday in a... more

Jim Brown / USA Today Sports Tennessee DL Maurice Couch was one of five players alleged to have accepted improper benefits from agents. Tennessee defensive lineman Maurice Couch has been ruled permanently ineligible by the NCAA for receiving... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press Georgia WR Justin Scott-Wesley was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana Thursday. Georgia wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley was arrested on a marijuana possession charge Thursday after a... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Top two 1. A day after Halloween, the first order of business is, of course, to delve into Johnny Football's Halloween encore. Last year, Manziel in a... more

October

Dave Martin / Associated Press Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze had some Halloween fun at the expense of a Rebels player Thursday. Never let it be said that Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze doesn't do Halloween. The Rebels' second-year coach posted a... more

Cyrus Kouandjio has added a wrinkle to his game as Alabama's star left tackle and potential early draft pick. And, apparently, Kouandjio has deemed it nickname-worthy. But is it NFL-worthy? You be the judge. Known as "The Slap", Kouandjio uses his... more

Mark Humphrey/Associated Press Despite being knocked out of the race for a national title, Georgia QB Aaron Murray doesn't regret his decision to return. Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray gave some serious thought to leaving Georgia after his... more

Spruce Derden/USA TODAY Sports Mississippi State defensive lineman Quay Evans was arrested Wednesday. Mississippi State defensive lineman Quay Evans, already suspended by MSU coach Dan Mullen for a violation of team rules, was arrested... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Western Kentucky linebacker Andrew Jackson has been suspended indefinitely by coach Bobby Petrino. First-year Western Kentucky coach Bobby Petrino has suspended star middle linebacker Andrew Jackson , one of the... more

Associated Press Former NFL star Henry Ellard's record for yards per catch is being threatened by Texas A&M's Mike Evans. The style differences between former Los Angeles Rams and Washington Redskins star receiver Henry Ellard and Texas A&M... more

South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw is learning the Gamecocks' gameplan for Mississippi State from a sickbed . The quarterback received the plan, delivered to his home while he deals with a bad illness, from the coaching staff on Tuesday. South... more

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry has caught 58 passes for 882 yards and eight touchdowns this season. LSU wide receivers Odell Beckham, Jr., and Jarvis Landry are likely to leave the school after the season and declare... more

Former Alabama and Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain, prior to retiring from the NFL at the age of just 24, "felt like Aaron Hernandez, like I just wanted to kill somebody," he said among other revealing things about the abrupt end of his playing... more

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack Chargers offensive tackle D.J. Fluker put forth full effort in pro-day workouts last spring. Tennessee Titans director of college scouting Blake Beddingfield spoke to the Huntsville (Ala.) Quarterback Club Tuesday... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Tennessee QB Justin Worley had been playing through a thumb injury until it was hurt further on Saturday. Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley is out indefinitely following surgery on the thumb of his throwing... more

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin can't see why the second-biggest star on his team, Mike Evans, shouldn't be a Heisman Trophy candidate. The answer may be history -- it's been 22 years since a wide receiver has won college football's most prestigious award.... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press Missouri QB James Franklin has missed the last two weeks with a sprained shoulder. Missouri quarterback James Franklin, projected out 3-5 weeks with a shoulder sprain, might return to action sooner than... more

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron has the intangible qualities necessary to lead an NFL team, and that will ultimately help him be a success at the next level. That's what UA linebackers coach Lance Thompson indicated Monday in speaking to a football club... more

Alabama linebackers coach Lance Thompson, speaking to a football club in Mobile, Ala., Monday night, bestowed about the highest possible praise on Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. "I'm a Johnny Manziel groupie because we've watched him so... more

AP Photo / Danny Johnston Arkansas is 0-4 in SEC play this season under first-year head coach Bret Bielema. Of the SEC coaches that won't be exchanging holiday cards this winter, count Arkansas' Bret Bielema and Auburn's Gus Malzahn among... more

Kerry Smith / Associated Press Dak Prescott has thrown for five touchdowns and rushed for eight more for the Bulldogs this season. It's been a tough enough season for Mississippi State as it is, so a kick in the shin wasn't exactly what... more

Kim Klement / USA Today Sports South Carolina DT Kelcy Quarles has a team-high seven sacks this season, including two Saturday vs. Missouri. The emergence of South Carolina's Kelcy Quarles as one of the Southeastern Conference's most... more

Star Georgia running back Todd Gurley is back at practice again this week. He hasn't played in a game since suffering an ankle sprain against LSU on Sept. 28, but the Twitter feeds of reporters at practice indicate that Gurley is cleared for contact. One... more

Gerald Herbert / Associated Press Florida RB Kelvin Taylor, son of ex-Gators star Fred Taylor, has rushed for 126 yards as a backup in the last two games. As the Gators' offense continues to search for more production amid several crucial... more

South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney told the New York Times, among other things, that he did not practice hard during the best season of his college career to date, when he posted 13.5 sacks in 2012. The star junior, who is expected to... more

Nelson Chenault / USA TODAY Sports Arkansas State's Ryan Carrethers is shattering expectations with his tackle production. Performances like the one Ryan Carrethers of Arkansas State turned in last week are the sort that make little-known NFL... more

Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press Cedric Ogbuehi's injury has forced the Aggies to shuffle their lineup. Texas A&M right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi, one of the top underclass offensive linemen in college football, missed Saturday's win over... more

Wade Payne / Associated Press Jadeveon Clowney continues to face intense scrutiny from evaluators. As secure as Jadeveon Clowney's status for the 2014 NFL Draft, assuming the star junior declares early eligibility as expected, the same topic... more

Eric Christian Smith / Associated Press Johnny Manziel chose an interesting trio of characters for his dream party. It's not as if Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel would need any help when it comes to throwing a party. If you're... more

Matt Wright / Associated Press Western Connecticut State senior RB Octavias McKoy made history with a dominant showing Saturday. Western Connecticut State running back Octavias McKoy shattered the NCAA single-game rushing record with 455... more

L.G. Patterson / Associated Press Missouri DE Michael Sam recorded his nation-leading 10th sack of the season Saturday. Missouri defensive end Michael Sam delivered his NCAA-leading 10th sack of the season Saturday night against South... more

Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. had six catches for 204 yards and two touchdowns vs. Furman on Saturday. LSU's Odell Beckham Jr., one of the top juniors in the nation at the wide receiver position, exploded for... more

Justin Hayworth/Associated Press Oklahoma State running back Desmond Roland rushed for 219 yards and four touchodwns vs. Iowa State. A look at 11 of the standout rushing performances from Week 9: (Reflects early games; nightcap update... more

Tennessee center James Stone is a candidate for the Rimington Trophy as the nation's top center, and one of the top-rated centers for the 2014 NFL Draft. With scouts from the San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars and... more

Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson led the Southeastern Conference in tackles last year as a sophomore, and this year, the Volunteers veteran could be on the 2014 NFL Draft radar if he chooses to turn pro early. Most, however, expect Johnson to return for... more

It made little difference on the scoreboard, where Texas A&M scored a runaway win over visiting Vanderbilt on Saturday, but Vanderbilt cornerback Andre Hal did a better job covering nearly uncoverable Aggies receiver Mike Evans than just about any corner... more

Vanderbilt receiver Jordan Matthews won't want to remember much about the Commodores' embarrassing 56-24 loss Saturday to Texas A&M, but the 2014 NFL Draft prospect won't have a choice. Matthews broke the SEC record for career receiving yards,... more

Consider Johnny Manziel's shoulder healed. But that doesn't mean it's not a lingering concern for Texas A&M. The Aggies' star sophomore completed 25 of 35 passes for 305 yards, four touchdown passes and just one interception. But the play-calling was... more

The 2013 season was supposed to be a jumping-off point for Charles Sawyer, a year to flourish under a second-year coach, as a leader of a young defense, and perhaps bolster his reputation as third-day NFL draft prospect. Instead, Sawyer has spent the... more

Some nagging injuries this season have limited Alabama senior cornerback Deion Belue, the Crimson Tide's most experienced and skilled player at the position. But on a team that is thin on depth at corner, being limited is better than being out. This week,... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Johnny Dangerously Are we finally beginning to see signs that Manziel can, in fact, feel pain? For two consecutive weeks, Johnny Football has had to come out... more

Dak Prescott's claim on Mississippi State's starting quarterback job continued to strengthen Thursday night as the versatile passer led a 28-22 win over visiting Kentucky for the Bulldogs' first Southeastern Conference win of the season. Meanwhile,... more

South Carolina defensive line coach Deke Adams issued a passionate defense of defensive end Jadeveon Clowney's two-tackle performance vs. Arkansas, noting the impact he had on the game beyond statistical validation. Adams is at it again this week,... more

AP Photo / Butch Dill Ole Miss junior safety Cody Prewitt had three career interceptions entering this season. A few of the obvious guesses for the likely 2013 Southeastern Conference leader in interceptions, at least going into the season,... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Here are the top games involving SEC teams in Week 9 of college football, ranked from worst game to the best. Things we learned From Jadeveon Clowney returning to form to Florida... more

Florida State freshman quarterback Jameis Winston has made enough of a six-game splash in his first season of college football to garner strong mention as a Heisman Trophy candidate. But for former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, Winston has a... more

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Kentucky linebacker Avery Williamson will get to show his skills in a game broadcast nationally on Oct. 24. Kentucky linebacker Avery Williamson hasn't enjoyed much a view in his career. His view from the standings... more

Crystal LoGiudice / USA TODAY Sports LSU freshman running back Jeryl Brazil has been arrested twice since the start of the season. LSU running back Jeryl Brazil has been suspended indefinitely by coach Les Miles following his arrest on... more

Nelson Chenault / USA TODAY Sports His Arkansas career is over, but the Razorbacks will honor Robert Thomas each week for the rest of the season. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema has left no doubt about what kind of leader defensive tackle Robert... more

AP Photo / Stephen Morton Vanderbilt CB Andre Hal could give his draft stock a big boost with a a good showing vs. Mike Evans. Andre Hal is holding a No. 8, and his number has just been called. The Vanderbilt cornerback and NFL prospect is... more

Wade Payne / Associated Press Left tackle Antonio Richardson (74) and center James Stone (64) are part of an offensive line filled with NFL talent. The highly touted Tennessee offensive line is legit. Things we learned From Jadeveon... more

LSU fullback J.C. Copeland is expected to play Saturday when the Tigers look to rebound from an upset loss to Ole Miss against Furman. But one of the top 2014 NFL Draft prospects at his position still probably can't believe why it's even a question. The... more

Tom DiPace / Associated Press Georgia CB Damian Swann has underperformed after recording four interceptions last year as a sophomore. Georgia's top cover corner isn't playing like one. He knows it, his coach knows it, and opponents know it.... more

Dak Dillon / USA TODAY Sports Missouri DL Kony Ealy is making plenty of noise on and off the field this season. If anyone on the Missouri football team was going to say something interesting about the Tigers' attempt to extend their... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Mississippi State cornerback Justin Cox has a chance to develop into a solid draft prospect. From Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen's perspective, Justin Cox has some learning to do. One of the nation's... more

Ole Miss' Bias Incident Response Team has had difficulty identifying specific individuals who were responsible for using gay slurs at cast members of a school production of "The Laramie Project," thedmonline.com has reported . Things we learned From... more

AP Photo / Bob Levey A shoulder injury didn't keep Johnny Manziel down for long in last week's loss to Auburn. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel might have been well enough Saturday to re-enter the Aggies' loss to Auburn after his... more

Mark Humphrey/Associated Press Georgia linebacker Jordan Jenkins is not a fan of the new targeting rule in college football. Two Georgia Bulldogs had some choice words about the officiating of Vanderbilt's upset win over UGA Saturday, calling... more

Don McPeak/USA TODAY Sports Vanderbilt left tackle Wesley Johnson turned in a dominant performance vs. Georgia. If Vanderbilt senior left tackle Wesley Johnson hears his name called in the 2014 NFL Draft, his performance Saturday in the... more

Associated Press South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney got the better of Tennessee tackle Tiny Richardson on Saturday. By all accounts, South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney got the better of Tennessee left tackle... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press Alabama junior safety Vinnie Sunseri did not return to Saturday's game after suffering a left knee injury. Alabama safety Vinnie Sunseri will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL, according to The Anniston... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press LSU running back Jeremy Hill has scored 22 touchdowns in one and a half college seasons. LSU running back Jeremy Hill has met all but the community service hours terms of his probation, according to his... more

Richard Shiro/Associated Press Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley is questionable for the Nov. 2 game against Florida. Injured Georgia Bulldogs Josh Harvey-Clemons and Chris Conley will not require surgery and should return at some point this... more

Austin McAfee/Associated Press Ole Miss freshman tight end Evan Engram will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury. Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram, one of the Southeastern Conference's impact freshmen this year, will miss the... more

Jeff Blake / USA TODAY Sports Kelcy Quarles has been one South Carolina's top performers on defense this season. South Carolina's Kelcy Quarles, one of the top defensive tackle prospects in the Southeastern Conference, sprained his knee and... more

Wade Payne / Associated Press Connor Shaw was having an efficient season for South Carolina, throwing 11 TDs to just one interception. South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw, who suffered a knee sprain against Tennessee on Saturday, is... more

Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press LSU QB Zach Mettenberger made some costly mistakes against Ole Miss. The mistake-free play that vaulted LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger to the Southeastern Conference's best pass efficiency rating turned... more

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban hadn't intended to play junior Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, one of the top NFL prospects in the nation at the safety position, very much on Saturday against Arkansas. After all, he hadn't practiced with the first-unit... more

Soobum Im / USA TODAY Sports Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel couldn't elude Auburn's Dee Ford late in Saturday's game. Of all the defensive ends that can say they once sacked Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, most will tell their... more

If you thought Mike Evans' seven catches for 279 yards against Alabama a month ago couldn't be topped, count yourself stunned. The Texas A&M star sophomore wide receiver caught 11 passes for 287 yards against Auburn in a losing effort Saturday, with... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Here are our top takeaways from Week 8 in the SEC: Check out the top images from the eighth weekend of college football play. 1. Clowning Richardson The much-criticized Jadeveon Clowney made... more

Vanderbilt star wide receiver Jordan Matthews' assault on the Southeastern Conference record books continued Saturday in the Commodores' home upset of Georgia. Matthews, a senior regarded as one of the top wide receiver prospects to be available in the... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press Missouri senior Michael Sam is the SEC's most productive pass rusher this season. A wise word to Southeastern Conference offensive tackles: Don't let Missouri's Michael Sam get even one sack. Otherwise, you... more

South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, a potential top-10 draft pick if he chooses to turn pro early, squared off Saturday with Tennessee's Antonio "Tiny" Richardson, one of the nation's elite left tackle prospects. How did Clowney fare... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi said he intends to return next year for his senior season. Texas A&M right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi has seen first hand the value in moving from right tackle to left... more

After missing two games on suspension for a violation of team rules, Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has been reinstated and is eligible to play against Arkansas. According to a release from UA, the NCAA did not notify UA until late Friday afternoon... more

Eastern Michigan football player Demarius Reed was found shot to death in what is being investigated as a homicide, according to a release from the school . Reed was killed off campus in the 700 block of West Clark Road, and his body was discovered... more

Dave Einsel/Associated Press Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin was pleased to learn that Case Keenum will be starting for the Houston Texans. Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin got a little emotional when asked about the news that his former quarterback... more

Cam Newton has given Johnny Manziel advice before on how to handle the college football spotlight, and in particular, when that spotlight casts a negative light. But this week, Newton isn't looking to help the Texas A&M star quarterback. In fact, he's... more

Spruce Derden/USA TODAY Sports Ole Miss defensive end C.J. Johnson will not play again this season and ask for a medical redshirt. Ole Miss defensive end C.J. Johnson will miss the remainder of the season, requiring surgery for a leg injury.... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Georgia running back Todd Gurley's status for Saturday's game vs. Vanderbilt is doubtful. If Georgia coach Mark Richt wanted star running back Todd Gurley's playing status for Saturday's game against Vanderbilt... more

LM Otero/Associated Press Condoleezza Rice said she is a student of college football and is qualified to serve on the playoff selection committee. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice responded to criticism from former Auburn coach Pat... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Here are the top games involving SEC teams in Week 8, ranked from the worst game to the best. 6. Georgia at Vanderbilt, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET, CBS Rating: 2.5 stars The... more

Gerald Herbert / Associated Press LSU RB Jeremy Hill has rushed for 715 yards on 98 carries and is tied for the SEC lead with nine TDs. LSU running back Jeremy Hill didn't make a start until the Tigers' third game but wasted little time... more

Brace for it ... Jadeveon Clowney vs. Antonio Richardson, the sequel, is coming this Saturday. Clowney, the star South Carolina defensive end and prime NFL draft prospect, will face his toughest challenge of the season in the Tennessee left tackle... more

Opposing coaches have had a difficult time putting into words just what it's like trying to defend Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, but Auburn coach Gus Malzahn's description may have nailed it: It's almost like watching a video game sometimes with... more

Count South Carolina defensive line coach Deke Adams among those who insists Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is making a major difference for his team, without making much of a difference in the box score. Adams gave Clowney a grade of 91 for his... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press Johnny Manziel will let fans choose his Halloween costume this year. Think Johnny Football could have done better than Scooby-Doo for a Halloween costume last year? This year, you apparently have a chance to pick... more

One could argue that, in the preseason, a few names listed below would have been excellent possibilities for the opposite list. As it's turned out, with half a college football season in the books, the league's best overall prospect is mired in an... more

Western Kentucky running back Antonio Andrews took over as the NCAA's top rusher Tuesday night in a 37-20 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette. And while it came in a losing effort, the Hilltoppers' star offensive weapon left no question about his talent in... more

Randy Sartin / USA Today Sports Tennessee LB Curt Maggitt is likely to redshirt this season and return as a junior in 2014. Don't look for injured Tennessee linebacker Curt Maggitt to return to the Volunteers lineup in the second half of the... more

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Jordan Matthews needs 102 yards to become the SEC's all-time receiving yardage leader. Georgia coach Mark Richt, whose team will face Vanderbilt this weekend, called Vandy wide receiver Jordan Matthews a "high draft... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press Alabama safety HaHa Clinton-Dix is currently serving a suspension for violating team rules. HaHa Clinton-Dix may not be playing football these days, but that doesn't mean NFL scouts aren't interested in how the... more

Garry Jones/Associated Press QB AJ McCarron is trying to lead Alabama to a third-consecutive national title. The SEC's reign of seven consecutive national championships, and Alabama in particular, has worn thin on the public consciousness,... more

Matthew Emmons / USA Today Sports Alabama QB Luke Del Rio sits behind fifth-year senior A.J. McCarron and junior Blake Sims on the depth chart. Walk-on football players can find it exceptionally difficult to make an impact at the college... more

Dave Martin / Associated Press Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze got into it with a fan after an emotional loss to Texas A&M on Saturday. Football coaches are typically blind and deaf to derisive comments made by fans as they exit the field,... more

Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports Florida coach Will Muschamp announced Monday that punter Kyle Christy has lost his starting job. Preseason All-America punter Kyle Christy, a finalist for the Ray Guy Award last year as the nation's top punter, has... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press Missouri QB James Franklin might be able to return in time to face Ole Miss on Nov. 23. Missouri quarterback James Franklin will be out three to five weeks while recovering from a shoulder injury he suffered... more

Nelson Chenault/Associated Press Arkansas senior defensive tackle Robert Thomas will need 3-4 months to rehab a leg injury. Arkansas defensive tackle Robert Thomas, a senior considered among the Razorbacks' top NFL prospects, suffered a... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Florida running back Matt Jones will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Florida running back Matt Jones will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury sustained against LSU Saturday, according... more

Joe Imel/Associated Press Western Kentucky running back Antonio Andrews has racked up 882 rushing yards so far in 2013. University of Louisiana defensive coordinator James Willis, who played seven seasons with the NFL's Seattle Seahawks,... more

April L Brown/Associated Press Arkansas director of athletics Jeff Long will lead the College Football Playoff selection committee. Arkansas director of athletics Jeff Long will serve as the first chairman of the College Football Playoff... more

Stephen Morton/Associated Press Wide receiver Shaq Roland is expected to be available for the Gamecocks this weekend. South Carolina wide receiver Shaq Roland, suspended the last three games for a violation of university policy, will return... more

Injured Georgia running back Todd Gurley, out for the past two games with an ankle sprain, is "real close" to returning to the Bulldogs lineup, coach Mark Richt said Sunday. Richt wouldnâ??t say if Gurleyâ??s injury is a high ankle sprain. "Iâ??ll say... more

Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press LB Serderius Bryant was taken from the field on a stretcher Saturday night before a stunned Ole Miss crowd. The condition of Ole Miss linebacker Serderius Bryant, who sustained an apparent head injury Saturday... more

Dale Zanine / USA Today Sports Ole Miss LB Serderius Bryant left Saturday's game with Texas A&M after being involved in a collision with Johnny Manziel. Ole Miss junior linebacker Serderius Bryant may have barely escaped a serious head or... more

Alabama senior quarterback AJ McCarron posted a career-high 359 passing yards against Kentucky Saturday night as Alabama's 668 yards resulted in a 48-7 rout for the Crimson Tide. McCarron is considered among the top quarterback prospects for the 2014 NFL... more

In what was billed as perhaps the Southeastern Conference's most prolific offensive shootout of the season to date, Texas A&M and Ole Miss brought together some of the top offensive prospects in the college game Saturday at Oxford, Miss. NFL clubs... more

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel exited the Aggies' game against Ole Miss with a left knee injury Saturday, the extent of which is unclear. Manziel scrambled to his left on an incomplete pass, but just as he delivered the ball, he stepped awkwardly... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Butch Dill / Associated Press Alabama DL A'Shawn Robinson had two sacks Saturday against Kentucky and leads the Tide with four this season. Here are our top takeaways from Week 7 in the... more

Chuck Cook / USA Today Sports LSU QB Zach Mettenberger was 9-of-17 for a season-low 152 yards and no touchdowns Saturday vs. Florida. All season, LSU has unleashed senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger on opposing defenses with unflinching... more

Gerald Herbert / Associated Press LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow led all players with 13 tackles in the Tigers' 17-6 win over Florida. Some of the most promising defensive players on the LSU roster carried the Tigers to a win in a defensive... more

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney made more noise by not playing last week against Kentucky than he did in his return to the field Saturday. Things we learned From Johnny Manziel's heroics in a thriller at Ole Miss to Marcus Mariota's... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press QB James Franklin had to leave Missouri's win over Georgia after hurting his right shoulder. James Franklin secured the signature Southeastern Conference victory his resume lacked on Saturday, but for the senior... more

Wade Payne/Associated Press Georgia QB Aaron Murray threw two late interceptions in the Bulldogs' loss to Missouri. The lengthy line of offensive skill talent out due to injury finally caught up with NFL draft prospect Aaron Murray and the... more

Kim Klement / USA Today Sports South Carolina's athletic director is unhappy with some of the criticism of Jadeveon Clowney. As if Jadeveon Clowney needed any more attention, the South Carolina star defensive end found himself as an unwitting... more

Texas A&M is placing pallets of Kyle Field turf for sale online . And while Johnny Manziel's name or likeness isn't part of the pitch, imagining his cleat marks may be a suitable substitute for Aggies fans, by some estimates. For $400, a full pallet can... more

For a year and a half, Southeastern Conference opponents have been trying to figure out how to slow Johnny Manziel's offense. On Saturday, Ole Miss will take a different approach. The Rebels will simply try to outrun it. They'll try to beat Texas A&M's... more

It appears as though South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will test his rib cage muscle strain with game action on Saturday when the Gamecocks travel to play Arkansas, and perhaps answer critics of his toughness and desire at the same time.... more

Rainier Ehrhardt / Associated Press Kentucky's JoJo Kemp gave the Alabama defense some bulletin-board material heading into Saturday's game. JoJo has gone Broadway Joe. Alabama's vaunted defense can expect a letdown against a Kentucky team... more

Those wondering how effective LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger would be without one of his two dynamic receivers just may get a glimpse of that Saturday when the Tigers play host to Florida. Junior receiver Jarvis Landry has been hobbled in practice this... more

For Zach Mettenberger, the abrupt firing of Cam Cameron from the Baltimore Ravens last December perhaps couldn't have come at a better time. It was just a couple of months later that LSU coach Les Miles hired Cameron to sharpen the Tigers' offense, and... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press Auburn running back Tre Mason has racked up 415 rushing yards through five games. As an undersized running back, Tre Mason's shot at the NFL isn't guaranteed. But the Auburn junior is doing everything he can to... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Here are the top SEC games in Week 7, ranked from the worst game to the best. 7. Western Carolina at Auburn, Saturday, 2 p.m. ET, Pay-Per-View Rating: 1.5 stars The skinny:... more

South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney won't see a measurable dip in his NFL Draft stock based on his decision to sit out last weekend's game against Kentucky, but may eventually have a few more uncomfortable questions to answer in interviews... more

Kim Klement / USA Today Sports South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney sat out last week's game against Kentucky because of a rib injury. Peter King of the MMQB.com on Wednesday said just what South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney wouldn't... more

L.G. Patterson / Associated Press Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam is on a roll heading into Saturday's meeting with Georgia. Meet Michael Sam . Two weeks ago, even the most in-depth discussion of the Southeastern Conference's top... more

A year ago, Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper had more yardage in five single games than he's amassed through five games combined this season. So what's wrong with the Crimson Tide's star sophomore? Nothing but a toe injury that appears to have... more

Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports Kentucky defensive lineman Donte Rumph needs a strong second half of the season to prove he's worthy of being drafted. Uncle-to-nephew advice between Chris Rumph and Donte Rumph has no doubt had a positive... more

Alan Diaz/Associated Press Florida cornerback Marcus Roberson is expected to return to action this weekend vs. LSU. Florida cornerback Marcus Roberson has spent more time off the field than on it this season, thanks to a knee injury, but the... more

AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez Gene Stallings says the college football playoff committee should be loaded with coaches. Dissenters with the merit of the members reportedly set to serve on college football's inaugural playoff committee next year... more

Jadeveon Clowney is in real pain, and he's really making his own decisions. The South Carolina star defensive end cleared the air about the controversial rib cage injury that compelled him to sit out last week against Kentucky just before kickoff.... more

David J. Phillip / Associated Press Texas A&M senior defensive lineman Kirby Ennis is projected to be a late-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Texas A&M's defensive line has lost its top NFL prospect in senior Kirby Ennis, who has a torn ACL... more

John Raoux / Associated Press South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is questionable for Saturday's game against Arkansas. The hard news: South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is questionable to play against Arkansas on... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press Auburn DL Jeff Whitaker underwent surgery on his right knee before the season and had hoped to play this year. Auburn defensive lineman Jeff Whitaker has been rehabilitating from a knee injury in the hopes of... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Mark Richt has continued coach his Bulldogs to victories despite a rash of injuries. The Georgia Bulldogs have overcome the worst rash of injuries in the Southeastern Conference to earn a share of first place in... more

James Crisp / Associated Press Gators LB Dante Fowler is fourth in the SEC with seven tackles for loss and also has three sacks. Will Muschamp just came out and said it, displaying candor not every coach would want to mimic: In some cases,... more

AP Photo/ James Crisp Kentucky linebacker Avery Williamson was still hot Sunday about a penalty he believes shouldn't have been called. Counting to 11 isn't supposed to be all that difficult, although members of the officiating crew working... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Alabama offensive left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio has a desire to score a touchdown. They're called "Fat Guy Touchdowns," linemen scooping loose balls, or handling the ball by some other tricky means, and plodding to... more

In the box score, it looked like just another big game for Vanderbilt senior wide receiver Jordan Matthews: seven catches, 123 yards, and two more broken school records. Indeed, it was the fifth 100-yard game out of six this season for the highly-regarded... more

More than anywhere else on a football field, the bottom of a pile, particularly on a fumble, is known to be a place where anything can happen, and just about anything goes. But even there, spitting isn't acceptable. And Florida cornerback Loucheiz... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press His commitment is being questioned, and Jadeveon Clowney's coach isn't exactly lending his support. With a night's sleep and time to think more about his star defensive end sitting himself out a victory over... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press Keith Marshall is one of two Georgia running backs considered among the nation's most talented at the position. Georgia coach Mark Richt confirmed what Bulldogs fans feared most Sunday, that running back Keith... more

Phelan M. Ebenhack / Associated Press Florida center Jonotthan Harrison was ejected on Saturday, then fought with his coaches on the sideline. It's one thing to get kicked out of a game. It's quite another to make contact with two coaches,... more

South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney sat out the Gamecocks' win over Kentucky, reportedly with bruised ribs. But after the game, coach Steve Spurrier sounded like a coach fed up with excuses. The junior, who is among the top early-entry... more

Todd J. Van Emst / Associated Press Ole Miss WR Donte Moncrief had his first 100-yard receiving game of the season Saturday night. Ole Miss star wide receiver went five consecutive games, dating back to last season, without posting 100... more

John Raoux / Associated Press Florida's Loucheiz Purifoy had an interception, a sack, a forced fumble, and three pass breakups Saturday. For a guy who is considered a potential first-round draft pick, Florida cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy took... more

Mark Humphrey / Associated Press Missouri quarterback James Franklin has 13 touchdown passes for the 5-0 Tigers. If there were such a thing as Comeback Player of the Year in the Southeastern Conference, James Franklin would be the... more

Spruce Derden / USA Today Sports LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. had nine catches for 179 yards and two touchdowns in a 59-26 win over Mississippi State. LSU junior wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. shredded the Mississippi State pass defense... more

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray not only broke the hearts of rival Tennessee with an overtime victory Saturday, he also etched his name into Southeastern Conference lore by breaking the league's all-time passing record. Murray now has 11,625 career... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports QB Aaron Murray became the SEC's all-time passing yardage leader during Georgia's win over Tennessee. Here are our top takeaways from Week 6 in the SEC:... more

Georgia sophomore running back Keith Marshall, who started against Tennessee on Saturday with Todd Gurley unavailable due to an ankle injury , exited with a potentially serious knee injury in the first quarter, leaving the Bulldogs down to a third-string... more

Call it a sophomore slump or not, but another game went by Saturday without much impact from Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper. The star sophomore played only sparingly in Alabama's 45-3 win over Georgia State, and was not among 15 Alabama players to... more

Georgia star running back Todd Gurley, ailing with an ankle sprain sustained during the Bulldogs' home win over LSU last week, will not play against Tennessee Saturday, CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson learned. Gurley, only a sophomore but considered... more

Five games into the 2013 season, it's time to recognize that Johnny Manziel isn't the same quarterback he was last year. Is he more effective? Probably. Is he more exciting to watch? Probably not. But for all the questions surrounding Manziel... more

Vanderbilt left tackle Wesley Johnson, a senior who has experience at four of five positions on the Commodores' offensive line, was flagged for holding last week for the first time in his college career. He made 42 consecutive starts and played a... more

Earlier this week, Florida defensive lineman Damien Jacobs stirred up some controversy by saying he doesn't think Arkansas center Travis Swanson, one of the top center prospects in the nation, plays clean football. Jacobs said, in part: "I just see,... more

Western Kentucky running back Antonio Andrews' spectacular senior season continued Thursday night with 155 rushing yards against Louisiana-Monroe, leaving the Hilltoppers star atop the entire NCAA rushing list. Andrews now has 882 rushing yards to lead... more

The University of Alabama has placed an assistant strength coach on administrative leave for providing improper benefits to safety HaHa Clinton-Dix, according to The Tuscaloosa News . UA coach Nick Saban announced Clinton-Dix, one of the top pro... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Coming off a heartbreaking loss to Georgia last week, LSU tries to rebound against Mississippi State in this week's top SEC game. Here are all the games involving SEC teams in... more

An estimated 20 Ole Miss football players were among a group of students who reportedly disrupted an Ole Miss theater school play about a gay man with gay slurs, according to the Daily Mississippian web site, thedmonline.com . The school's theater... more

One of the nation's top junior defensive backs, Alabama's HaHa Clinton-Dix, has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules, UA coach Nick Saban announced Wednesday. Clinton-Dix is considered a strong NFL draft prospect, although as a... more

Missouri cornerback E.J. Gaines, one of the Tigers' top NFL draft hopefuls, has watched film this week in search of anything he can exploit in star Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews, whom he'll likely spend plenty of time covering on Saturday when... more

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports First-year Kentucky coach Mark Stoops was not pleased with his team's effort in practice. A 1-3 start for the Kentucky football team, followed by a poor week of practice, brought first-year UK coach Mark Stoops to... more

With September in the books and one-third of the college football season complete, College Football 24/7 checks in on some of the top NFL draft prospects in the Southeastern Conference with help and insight from a couple of NFL scouts and personnel... more

Jeff Roberson / Associated Press Kentucky senior LB Avery Williamson leads the SEC with 10.5 tackles per game. Kentucky senior Avery Williamson is pretty familiar with the view from the top of the Southeastern Conference tackles list, and this... more

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Florida defensive lineman Damien Jacobs said the Gators will have to watch out for Arkansas center Travis Swanson. Florida defensive lineman Damien Jacobs added some pre-game spice to the Gators' matchup with... more

Chris Gardner/Associated Press Former Ravens running back Jamal Lewis doesn't believe that Johnny Manziel will make it as a pro. If Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is an NFL bust one day, Jamal Lewis will be saying 'I told you so.' The... more

John Raoux / Associated Press South Carolina QB Connor Shaw's sprained shoulder was initially expected to keep him out 2-3 weeks. South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw, expected to miss two to three weeks with a shoulder sprain suffered... more

AP Photo/David J. Phillip Texas A&M defensive tackle Kirby Ennis might be unavailable to help the Aggies' struggling run defense. Texas A&M defensive tackle Kirby Ennis, the Aggies' top interior defensive lineman and an NFL draft prospect, is... more

The go-for-broke, swashbuckling rushing style that quarterback Johnny Manziel has brought to the Texas A&M offense in his 18 career games, one of the very things that has made the Heisman Trophy winner so thrilling to watch, may be toned down for the... more

Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott has started the last four weeks in place of the injured Tyler Russell. During Mississippi State's bye last week, MSU coach Dan Mullen said "That's the plan," when asked if... more

Stephen Morton / Associated Press South Carolina WR Shaq Roland will be eligible to return to the team for the Oct. 19 game against Tennessee. Whatever South Carolina wide receiver Shaq Roland did to get himself suspended, it apparently... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has 21 catches for 334 yards through four games. Where the wide receiver position is concerned, bigger most definitely has been better in the Southeastern Conference... more

September

Greg Trott / Associated Press Former Alabama LB Rolando McClain, the No. 8 pick in the 2010 draft, retired from the NFL after just three years. Former Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain, retired at age 24 just three years into a troubled NFL... more

Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press Mississippi State RB LaDarius Perkins has rushed for 109 yards this season after totaling 1,024 rushing yards last year. The 1,024-yard rushing season LaDarius Perkins had for Mississippi State last season... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press LSU QB Zach Mettenberger is one of several SEC quarterbacks having big offensive seasons. A combination of veteran quarterbacks and young defenses has contributed to some of the explosive offensive displays in... more

Stephen Morton/Associated Press Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin isn't interested in discussing the USC job. Vanderbilt coach James Franklin's name has made the rounds as a possibility for the USC opening in the wake of Lane Kiffin's... more

Phelan M. Ebenhack/Associated Press Florida defensive lineman Dominique Easley will make himself available for the 2014 NFL Draft. After sustaining a torn knee ligament that has ended his season, Florida defensive lineman Dominique Easley... more

Adidas Tennessee players will wear new "smokey" gray uniforms this week against Georgia. Back in August, the University of Tennessee released photos of a special "smokey" gray uniform that it planned to wear for one home game this season.... more

Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports Dominique Easley's season is over, but he's still having an impact on Florida's defense. NFL clubs that interview Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley this winter will learn in time that one of the Gators' top... more

Georgia RB Todd Gurley is "day-to-day" with an ankle injury that forced his removal from the Bulldogs' 44-41 win over LSU on Saturday, and will be limited at practice at least Monday and Tuesday, coach Mark Richt told reporters Sunday. Things we... more

Alabama will be without third-year sophomore Ryan Kelly, the Crimson Tide's starting center, for upcoming games against Georgia State and Kentucky at a minimum. Kelly sustained an MCL injury in Alabama's 25-0 win over Ole Miss Saturday night, and coach... more

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Earlier this week, Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace raised some eyebrows in both College Station and Tuscaloosa with some remarks about Ole Miss' wide receivers being better than Texas A&M's, and Alabama's cornerbacks being off their... more

James Crisp/Associated Press Florida sophomore Dante Fowler is quickly developing into a pass-rushing weapon for the Gators. Florida sophomore Dante Fowler has quickly emerged as one of the top playmakers in the Southeastern Conference this... more

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel piled up 320 yards in a 45-33 win over Arkansas on Saturday. He passed for 261 and gained 59 rushing. The defending Heisman Trophy winner threw a pair of touchdown passes to his favorite target, 6-foot-5 sophomore Mike... more

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Alabama left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio didn't have a great first half on Saturday vs. Ole Miss. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- There were few college football games with more NFL prospects on the field Saturday than the... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Here are our top takeaways from Week 5 in the SEC: 1. The Murray, the merrier Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray lit up yet another defense Saturday, but LSU is no ordinary defense. The fifth-year... more

Daniel Shirey / USA TODAY Sports Georgia QB Aaron Murray was ecstatic after leading the Bulldogs to an emotional win over LSU. On Friday, College Football 24/7 primed an epic quarterback matchup of two future pros in fifth-year seniors Aaron... more

Spruce Derden / USA Today Sports Ole Miss junior WR Donte Moncrief entered Saturday's game with 11 catches for 173 yards and two TDs. TUSCALOOSA -- Two potential 2014 NFL Draft picks spent some time head-to-head in Alabama's home game against... more

TUSCALOOSA -- They are only sophomores that aren't likely to be drafted until 2015 or 2016, but Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon and Ole Miss linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche were two of the most prolific talents on the field Saturday in Alabama's home game... more

Mike Stewart/Associated Press Georgia running back Todd Gurley injured an ankle in the first half of the game vs. LSU. Georgia star running back Todd Gurley injured his ankle against LSU Saturday and was removed from the game . The extent... more

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has as quick a first step as any defensive lineman in the college game. But he hasn't been so quick to start the season. Things we learned From Aaron Murray's big-game heroics vs. LSU to Oklahoma's... more

If Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel is the best example of why running quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference can stay healthy, Connor Shaw offers the opposite example. The South Carolina senior's laundry list of injuries grew by one Saturday in the... more

Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen will be back in the lineup for the Razorbacks against visiting Texas A&M Saturday, coach Bret Bielema announced via his official Twitter feed: Excited for a LIVE crowd in Razorback Stadium to start SEC play.We have a... more

It's been 38 years since the only man to win two Heisman Trophies did so, and Archie Griffin is surprised the feat hasn't already been accomplished a second time. The former Ohio State great, now 59, believes Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel could... more

Vanderbilt offensive tackle Wesley Johnson may be borderline as an NFL prospect, but there's nothing borderline about his intensity. Unless, of course, it's bordering on crazy. The Commodores' top offensive lineman brought his full wrath down on... more

Could the M&M quarterback duel of AJ McCarron and Johnny Manziel featured earlier this month in Alabama's thrilling 49-42 win over Texas A&M be topped? If any other M&M QB tandem could do it, bank on Zach Mettenberger and Aaron Murray. Two of the elite... more

Off-field distractions? Johnny Football has a special ability to keep them exactly in their place -- off the field. That's what Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach sees in Texas A&M sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel, who might be on... more

Elise Amendola / Associated Press Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews is in hot pursuit of the SEC records for career receptions and yards. Vanderbilt wide receiver and 2014 NFL Draft prospect Jordan Matthews is a distant cousin of Hall of Fame... more

Gerald Herbert / Associated Press LSU safety Craig Loston (right) is ranked No. 39 on draft analyst Gil Brandt's list of top senior NFL draft prospects. There may not be a professional football team in Los Angeles, but LSU safety Craig Loston... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Here are all the games involving SEC teams in Week 5, ranked from worst game to best. 8. UAB at Vanderbilt, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET, FSN Rating: 0.5 stars The skinny: For... more

Wade Payne / Associated Press Tennessee defensive tackle Daniel McCullers is one of the biggest, and best, prospects in the SEC. Plenty of size on the line of scrimmage has marked Southeastern Conference football for decades. But a more... more

Phelan M. Ebenhack / Associated Press DT Dominique Easley had been a bright spot on a formidable Florida defense this season. Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley, a lynchpin for one of the top defenses in the nation and a rising 2014... more

Derick E. Hingle / USA TODAY Sports Ole Miss could receive a boost on defense from the return of linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said earlier in the week that injured linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche's status for Saturday's... more

Mississippi State offensive lineman Gabe Jackson, one of the elite guard prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft, has turned in a rock-solid first month for his senior season with the Bulldogs. The 6-4, 335-pounder, known for his ability to drive-block at the... more

Alan Diaz/Associated Press Florida coach Will Muschamp said that defensive lineman Dominique Easley injured his knee in Tuesday's practice. Florida defensive lineman Dominique Easley injured his knee at practice Tuesday, and UF coach Will... more

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports South Carolina junior Victor Hampton is once again getting a chance to return punts. A few weeks after sustaining a concussion while returning a punt against North Carolina, South Carolina's Victor Hampton will... more

A lawsuit brought by former Eastern Illinois player Adrian Arrington against the NCAA alleging the governing body for college sports is responsible for Arrington's problems stemming from concussions will go to mediation on Nov. 1, according to... more

Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports Numbers do not tell the whole story of Florida DT Dominique Easley's 2013 season. Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley has made only five tackles this season, yet talk of his pro potential continues to... more

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry has 24 receptions and six touchdowns so far this season. LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry is one of six receivers who have been added to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award,... more

John Bazmore / Associated Press Ole Miss LB Denzel Nkemdiche injured his knee in the season-opener against Vanderbilt. Put me in, coach. That's what standout Ole Miss linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche is telling the Rebels' coaching staff with a... more

Dak Dillon/USA TODAY Sports Missouri defensive lineman Kony Ealy has voiced his support for former teammate Aldon Smith. Missouri defensive lineman Kony Ealy knows 49ers defensive end Aldon Smith well -- too well to sit quietly while his... more

UCLA offensive lineman Christian Morris, a member of the Bruins' freshman class, will likely transfer to Ole Miss, the former four-star recruit told bruinsportsreport.com . "I've been talking to the compliance of Ole Miss; that's probably where I'm... more

AP Photo/Tom DiPace Georgia running back Todd Gurley was held to 91 rushing yards vs. North Texas last Saturday. Is it premature to label Georgia star running back Todd Gurley, just a sophomore and only 17 games into his college career, a... more

Michael Thomas/Associated Press Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace believes his receivers are better than Texas A&M's pass catchers. If you were impressed by Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans posting 279 receiving yards against defending national... more

James Crisp/Associated Press Vanderbilt running back Brian Kimbrow is frustrated with his usage so far this season. Vanderbilt sophomore tailback Brian Kimbrow sat silent on the bench during the Commodores' 24-7 win over UMass on Saturday,... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press LSU QB Zach Mettenberger is ranked second in passing efficiency in the SEC. Not that LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger would be tempted to try and glean a little intel from his mother this week as LSU prepares... more

Jeff Blake/USA TODAY Sports South Carolina defensive end Chaz Sutton is playing through a foot injury. A week ago, South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney revealed that bone spurs in his foot have been causing him problems, but... more

Shanna Lockwood/USA TODAY Sports Auburn wide receiver Jaylon Denson had caught three passes for 45 yards before suffering a knee injury. Auburn wide receiver Jaylon Denson is expected to miss the rest of the season after tearing the patellar... more

Almost three-and-a-half years before he'll even be allowed to sign with a school, high school freshman Dylan Moses verbally committed to LSU this weekend. Moses, a running back/linebacker from University High in Baton Rouge, La., which is located on the... more

Which NFL teams might have an interest in Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews? Things we learned From Stanford learning a lesson against ASU to Baylor's offensive onslaught, here are the things we learned from the fourth weekend of college... more

G.M. Andrews / Associated Press Antonio Andrews is attempting to become Western Kentucky's first drafted player in more than a decade. Western Kentucky has produced just one NFL Draft pick in the last decade, but soon it could become two.... more

Gerald Herbert / Associated Press The LSU defense struggled to slow down Auburn sophomore WR Sammie Coates on Saturday. It was a day to forget for a few defensive backs, but six Southeastern Conference receivers eclipsed the 100-yard mark on... more

Darron Cummings / Associated Press Missouri QB James Franklin passed for a career high 343 yards and two touchdowns against Indiana. It's been two years since Missouri senior James Franklin was an All-Big 12 quarterback with gaudy statistics,... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press LSU running back Jeremy Hill would have done more damage vs. Auburn had he not taken a seat in the second half. LSU sophomore Jeremy Hill showed Auburn coach Gus Malzahn just how much work has to be done on the... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports The Gators will be without quarterback Jeff Driskel for the rest of the season. Here are our observations from Week 4 in the SEC: 1. Down goes Driskel... more

Bob Levey/Associated Press Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel passed for 244 yards and added 102 rushing yards against SMU. Johnny Football did it again. Check out Johnny Manziel enjoying his on-the-field success. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny... more

Steve Mitchell / USA TODAY Sports Defensive lineman Dante Fowler has become more disruptive for the Florida Gators of late. Florida's Ronald Powell, the former No.1-rated high school recruit coming off a serious knee injury, is the pass... more

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Florida will be playing the rest of the season without starting QB Jeff Driskel. Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken right leg Saturday in the... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press Players on Saturday wore "APU" on their gear to raise awareness of issues such as player protection. The pressure on the NCAA for reform continues, and this time, it's coming from the field of play. A number... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press Georgia QB Aaron Murray went 22 of 30 for 408 yards and three TDs against North Texas. It was only fitting that Aaron Murray's 100th career touchdown pass for Georgia also broke the Georgia school record for... more

Elise Amendola/Associated Press Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews was held under 100 yards for the first time this season vs. UMass. Two Southeastern Conference opponents -- Ole Miss and South Carolina -- couldn't hold Vanderbilt wide... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Florida wide receiver Demarcus Robinson will miss the Tennessee game because of a suspension. Florida has suspended freshman wide receiver Demarcus Robinson for its game against rival Tennesee for an unspecified... more

Brad Barr/USA TODAY Sports Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison will make his first start of the season Saturday against Tennessee. Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison will garner his first starting assignment of the season against Tennessee... more

Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon will be suspended for the first quarter of Saturday's Crimson Tide home game against Colorado State as punishment for the throat-slashing gesture he made after a touchdown against Texas A&M last week, annistonstar.com... more

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster admitted to accepting cash payments during his college career at Tennessee in a documentary. NCAA rules prohibit student-athletes from accepting money or things of value from program boosters or agents, although... more

The only thing made clear about Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel's draft status in the wake of his record-breaking performance in a home loss to Alabama is that nothing is clear at all. Scouts' evaluations of Manziel's 464-yard passing day weren't... more

Stephen Morton / Associated Press South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney is putting off surgery until after the college football season. Don't count on star South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney being ready to participate fully in the... more

Thomas Campbell / Associated Press Texas A&M WR Ricky Seals-Jones was one of the top-rated WR recruits in the nation last year. Texas A&M wide receiver Ricky Seals-Jones will undergo season-ending knee surgery, the star freshman indicated in a... more

John Raoux/Associated Press LSU fullback J.C. Copeland hopes an NFL contract will help allow him to support his family. When LSU's 275-pound battering ram of a fullback finally realizes his NFL dream, he'll have two families cheering him on... more

Spruce Derden/USA TODAY Sports Linebacker Deontae Skinner is leading Mississippi State in tackles this season with 19. Coaches don't get overly emotional often, but Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins has been around... more

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Freshman Vernon Hargreaves III has earned the right to see a lot playing time in the Florida secondary. Earning playing time as a freshman in the Southeastern Conference is impressive enough even when depth issues... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Here are all of the Week 4 games involving SEC teams, ranked in order of worst game to best: 9. Vanderbilt at UMass, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET, ESPNews Rating: 0.5 stars The... more

Stephen Morton/Associated Press South Carolina wide receiver Bruce Ellington was singled out by Steve Spurrier for giving good effort. South Carolina's Steve Spurrier, in the roundabout way the silver-tongued coach is known for, took a jab at... more

Johnny Manziel as a top-10 NFL draft pick? At least one NFL scout thinks so, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram , and three others project the Texas A&M star quarterback as a first-round draft choice. The debate over whether Manziel is big... more

Joshua S. Kelly/USA TODAY Sports Georgia's Jordan Jenkins is trying to remain patient as he tries to notch his first sack of 2013. The way Jordan Jenkins drew things up, he was going to step into Jarvis Jones' shoes this season at Georgia and... more

Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports Arkansas coach Bret Bielema believes defensive tackle Robert Thomas has a bright NFL future. Arkansas defensive tackle Robert Thomas is quickly catching the eye of NFL scouts, Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema... more

Thomas Campbell/USA TODAY Sports Texas A&M freshman Ricky Seals-Jones could be shut down for the season because of a knee injury. It's looking more and more likely that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will lose his biggest target at wide... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Wide receiver Chris Boyd was dismissed from Vanderbilt on Tuesday. Suspended Vanderbilt wide receiver Chris Boyd, one of the Commodores' top NFL draft prospects, was dismissed from the program Tuesday. Boyd... more

The latest in-depth insider look at the NFL potential of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel includes a pro endorsement from none other than Alabama coach Nick Saban, among other validations for the sophomore and defending Heisman Trophy winner. This... more

The reasons Texas A&M doesn't mind the headaches that come with having Johnny Manziel has a quarterback? There are $740 million of them. The school announced a record donation total in its last fiscal year, $740 million, according to an email... more

Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports Alabama guard Anthony Steen is expected to play Saturday against Colorado State. Alabama starters Deion Belue, Anthony Steen and Kevin Norwood each are nursing injuries coming out of the Crimson Tide's thrilling... more

Gerry Broome/Associated Press LSU QB Zach Mettenberger is creating a buzz, but has faced subpar competition so far. So what can conclusions can be drawn from the hot start to the season for LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger? The senior came... more

Phelan M. Ebenhack/Associated Press Guard Jon Halapio returns to Florida's lineup in time to face Tennessee on Saturday. A Florida Gators offense in grave need of improvement will get a key member of its front back in the lineup this week... more

Despite Saturday's loss to Alabama, Texas A&M football couldn't be much hotter. After a successful debut in the Southeastern Conference last season and all that comes with Johnny Manziel winning the Heisman Trophy for the Aggies, it comes as little... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Auburn defensive end Dee Ford had six tackles and two QB hurries in his season debut on Saturday. Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson has indicated for the past two weeks that the AU coaching staff didn't... more

Rick Neuheisel went a little overboard in his praise of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel Monday, unless of course, you think the former UCLA coach can carry a tune. Appearing on the Dan Patrick radio show, Neuheisel, now a TV football... more

Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports LSU defender Ego Ferguson was named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week. Here's a bit of anecdotal evidence that LSU's retooled defense will be just fine in time: With 25 percent of the season complete, the... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel's performance in the loss to Alabama impressed some scouts in attendance. Texas A&M's loss to Alabama did nothing to take the shine off of Johnny Manziel's star, as the Aggies'... more

Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon issued an apology on Monday for a 15-yard penalty incurred Saturday after he scored a touchdown in the Crimson Tide's 49-42 win over Texas A&M. Yeldon gave the "money" signal that TAMU quarterback Johnny Manziel made two... more

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will undergo foot surgery after the season to remove painful bone spurs, Clowney revealed after the Gamecocks' 35-25 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday. "It's painful. I'm out here playing on it, though, so... more

Brendan Maloney/USA TODAY Sports Ole Miss running back Jeff Scott torched the Texas defense on Saturday. COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- What does Texas now have in common with Vanderbilt? They've both had their hearts broken by Ole Miss' Jeff... more

Stephen Morton / Associated Press Jadeveon Clowney is not the only South Carolina defensive lineman NFL scouts are watching. COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The South Carolina pass rush came up with five sacks against a mobile quarterback in... more

Gerald Herbert / Associated Press LSU running back Jeremy Hill has quickly worked his way up the depth chart. COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Alfred Blue and Terrence Magee did a nice job handling the bulk of the LSU rushing load over the first two... more

Dave Martin / Associated Press Mississippi State was without ailing QB Tyler Russell on Saturday for the second straight game. COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said Monday that he expected senior quarterback Tyler... more

David J. Phillip / Associated Press Alabama QB AJ McCarron had a message on Saturday for those that think he's simply a "game manager." COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- As if a 30:3 touchdown-to-interception ratio last season wasn't enough, Alabama... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC David J. Phillip/Associated Press AJ McCarron was very complimentary of his left tackle after Alabama's win over Texas A&M. Here's what we learned from Saturday's SEC action: 1. Game... more

David J. Phillip / Associated Press Alabama's defense had no answer for Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans on Saturday. COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M sophomore wide receiver Mike Evans torched Alabama's vaunted pass defense for 279... more

One of college football's top defenders placed himself squarely in the middle of the controversy about the NCAA's new "targeting" rule on Saturday when Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix broke up a pass along the left sideline in the second quarter of the... more

April L. Brown/Associated Press Arkansas running back Alex Collins is part of a strong Razorbacks rushing tandem. With a soft early schedule, it's been easy to dismiss 100-yard rushing performances at Arkansas on a given Saturday. But what... more

James Crisp / Associated Press Kentucky LB Avery Williamson is getting plenty of chances to make tackles, and he isn't disappointing. It's not taking long for Kentucky linebacker Avery Williamson to establish himself as one of the... more

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Watching a quarterback as a fan from an armchair and what an NFL scout looks for are entirely different things. With Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel taking on the vaunted Alabama defense, NFL Draft 365 asked an NFC... more

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- As badly as Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin wants Saturday's Alabama-Texas A&M showdown to be about team vs. team, quarterback Johnny Manziel is squarely in the center of every storyline. And like it or not, the polarization of... more

Everyone from opposing defenses to autograph dealers to the NCAA have tried to tackle Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel in various forms in the last year, and the Heisman Trophy-winning sophomore has been too slippery for all of them. But is he too... more

Wade Payne/Associated Press Suspended Vanderbilt wide receiver Chris Boyd caught 50 passes for 774 yards last season. Vanderbilt wide receiver Chris Boyd, one of the Commodores' top NFL draft prospects, reached a deal with prosecutors Friday... more

Jim Brown / USA TODAY Sports Tennessee Volunteers senior DL Mo Couch allegedly accepted benefits from agents. Tennessee defensive lineman Mo Couch now has two reasons why he's unavailable to play against Oregon on Saturday. UT coach Butch... more

As College Station, Texas, braces for the one of the most crucial college football games of the season when Texas A&M play host to Alabama Saturday, a member of its defensive line rotation has far greater priorities than football. Aggies freshman... more

After an offseason of being caught on camera doing everything from allegedly signing autographs for memorabilia dealers to partying at a University of Texas fraternity house, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel no doubt feels used to be spied on. On... more

Jeff Roberson/Associated Press Kentucky linebacker Avery Williamson expects to apply pressure to Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater this Saturday. Heisman Trophy candidate Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville hasn't had to deal with much of a pass... more

Spruce Derden/USA TODAY Sports Ole Miss defensive back Charles Sawyer will not be making the trip to Texas this week. It still remains unclear how long Ole Miss defensive back Charles Sawyer will be suspended following a DUI arrest last... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC The meeting on Saturday between Alabama and Texas A&M is the can't-miss game of the season, but there are still a few other contests involving SEC teams that are worth a look this... more

Former Crimson Tide offensive lineman D.J. Fluker is cooperating with Alabama's investigation into whether he received improper benefits from agents, and already has been interviewed by the school's compliance staff, according to tuscaloosanews.com .... more

Jim Brown / USA TODAY Sports DL Mo Couch joined the Tennessee program before the 2011 season as a junior college transfer. Not long after a report of improper benefits put some heat on Tennessee's Mo Couch, the heat apparently got to him. A... more

Alabama coach Nick Saban didn't take well to questions about a Yahoo! Sports report that implicates former Crimson Tide right tackle D.J. Fluker for accepting improper benefits from agents, through former UA defensive end Luther Davis, who reportedly was... more

Alex Brandon/Associated Press LSU mascot Mike the Tiger decided to skip his team's blowout victory over UAB last Saturday. Nobody tells LSU's live mascot, Mike the Tiger, when or where he'll be showing up to support LSU home games. Mike... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press LSU coach Les Miles says that he promoted academics during his time leading the Oklahoma State football program. LSU coach Les Miles wasted no time returning fire following a Sports Illustrated article that... more

Jim Prisching/Associated Press Suspended Vanderbilt wide receiver Chris Boyd has a court hearing scheduled for Friday. Vanderbilt wide receiver Chris Boyd, suspended from the team and charged as an accessory after the fact in a campus rape... more

Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell returned to practice Tuesday, a strong indication that his return from a concussion will be Saturday in the Bulldogs' Southeastern Conference opener against Auburn. Things we learned From Aaron Murray... more

Two games into the 2012 season, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney had six tackles and one sack. So those sounding the alarm about Clowney's slow production thus far this season -- exactly six tackles and one sack, once again -- could use a... more

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports The Aggies will go into their critical game against Alabama without the services of safety Floyd Raven. Texas A&M safety Floyd Raven will miss Saturday's crucial home game against Alabama due to a collarbone... more

In an SI.com story about CBS' "Johnny Cam", a camera the network plans to keep fixed on Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel throughout Saturday's game against No.1-ranked Alabama, CBS executive Craig Silver indicated he has been in contact with Texas... more

Not even Alabama coach Nick Saban believes the Crimson Tide defense will shut down Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel Saturday when the defending national champions meet the defending Heisman Trophy winner on his home field. "He is going to make some... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Georgia running back Todd Gurley has tweaked his name on his Bulldogs jersey to honor his father. It took a year to bring John Meshad around, but Georgia running back Todd Gurley finally got his way. Being a... more

Daniel Shirey/USA TODAY Sports QB AJ McCarron isn't interested in talking about Johnny Manziel in advance of Alabama's game vs. Texas A&M. Tired of hearing about Johnny Manziel? Join AJ McCarron. The Alabama quarterback's eight-minute... more

The rare form of cancer that kept Auburn's Shon Coleman off the football field for the past three seasons couldn't keep him off the team. And as of Saturday, it couldn't keep him off the field, either. The Tigers' survivor of acute lymphoblastic... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Auburn defensive end Dee Ford was his team's leading sacker in 2012. Auburn defensive end Dee Ford, the team's top returning pass rusher, is questionable to play against Mississippi State Saturday in the Tigers'... more

Stephen Morton/Associated Press Mississippi State running back LaDarius Perkins is expected back this week after missing the Alcorn State game. Tyler Russell, Nickoe Whitley and LaDarius Perkins are three players the Mississippi State... more

Daniel Shirey/USA TODAY Sports Ole Miss senior defensive back Charles Sawyer was arrested early Sunday morning. Ole Miss defensive back Charles Sawyer has been arrested on a DUI charge and was also charged with running a stop sign in the... more

We've been told that Texas A&M's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Johnny Manziel, has been made well aware that his actions off the field can't escape public scrutiny. Not in the age of cell-phone cameras, social media, and the public thirst for all... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press LSU's Odell Beckham Jr. is averaging 302 all-purpose yards per game. Odell Beckham, Jr. helped beat Alabama-Birmingham in so many different ways, the NCAA had to create a new statistical category to give him... more

When Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin told reporters that quarterback Johnny Manziel wouldn't be made available to reporters until the time was right, no one likely expected that time to be Saturday night. Nevertheless, in walked Manziel to the Aggies' media... more

Jim Brown / USA TODAY Sports Antonio Andrews is a potential NFL prospect to monitor closely this college football season. Western Kentucky linebacker Andrew Jackson talks the talk, but on Saturday, it was WKU running back Antonio Andrews who... more

Crystal LoGiudice / USA TODAY Sports LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had an epic night in the Tigers' win over UAB. Odell Beckham Jr. has had some big games in his college career, but nothing quite like the night the junior had in LSU's... more

Tim Heitman / USA TODAY Sports Sophomore running back Jeremy Hill has returned for the Tigers after serving a suspension. The controversial suspension of LSU running back Jeremy Hill ended with a touchdown rather than an official... more

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, lit up the Texas sky Saturday night in his first full game of the season, passing for 426 yards and three touchdowns. And it wasn't even, truly, a full game. Although Manziel... more

Jadeveon Clowney has cracked the sack column. And the loss column. Georgia's offense displayed a voracious appetite for yardage Saturday in a 41-30 win over the Gamecocks, and the star junior defensive end's first sack of the season wasn't nearly enough... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC John Bazemore/Associated Press Aaron Murray has been criticized for coming up short in games, but that wasn't the case on Saturday. » Photos: Best from weekend in college football... more

Mississippi State dominated Alcorn State Saturday, 51-7, without three of the top NFL prospects on its roster. One of those absences was expected -- the other two were not. Quarterback Tyler Russell sat out while recovering from a concussion, a move MSU... more

Randy Sartin/USA TODAY Sports Tenneessee linebacker Curt Maggitt, who missed Weeks 1 and 2, could play next week at Oregon. One of the few legitimate NFL hopefuls on the Tennessee defense, linebacker Curt Maggitt, was expected to play his... more

Injured Florida offensive guard Jon Halapio, a fifth-year senior expected to be chosen in the 2014 NFL draft, was sorely missed by the Gators' offense Saturday in a 21-16 road loss to Miami (Fla.). Halapio (6 feet 3, 320 pounds) is recovering from a... more

The reigning Heisman Trophy winner would be a bench player for the Michigan Wolverines. Believe it or don't, but that's what UM coach Brady Hoke told the Dan Patrick Radio Show Friday when asked about controversial Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel. Patrick... more

AP Photo / David Goldman As a freshman, Jeremy Hill led LSU with 755 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns last season. LSU running back Jeremy Hill will come off disciplinary action Saturday against Alabama-Birmingham and make his sophomore season... more

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the main event, the show you've all been waiting for. In this corner, standing 6-foot-1, weighing 200 pounds ... the Tempest from Tyler, the Admiral of the Autograph, Johnny Manziel! And in the challenger's corner, in... more

Credit Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports South Carolina CB Vic Hampton suffered a head injury that will keep him out of starting lineup on Saturday. The Georgia Bulldogs will be without their top receiver , injured junior Malcolm Mitchell, for their... more

Labeling a future position for Georgia defender Josh Harvey-Clemons could be tricky for NFL scouts, because when your own defensive coordinator indicates you can play at three different spots, it essentially means your future in the game could go in three... more

John Reed/USA TODAY Sports LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow is among the players named to the Senior CLASS Award watch list. NFL clubs spend all sorts of time, resources and money evaluating potential draftees not just as players, but as people,... more

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady joined a lengthy line of current and former professional athletes who have been asked their thoughts about Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, or at least one aspect of the sophomore Heisman Trophy winner's... more

Time magazine has made a coverboy of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel with a feature story advocating that the NCAA pay its student athletes. Our new cover: It's time to pay college athletes, featuring Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2 ) |... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Round Two does not getting any easier for Georgia. After losing at Clemson in the most anticipated game of opening weekend, the Bulldogs return home for a Southeastern Conference East... more

Legendary former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer always has been a man of few, and sometimes sharp, words. And he solidified that reputation Wednesday when asked about the theatrics the Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel displayed against Rice, including a... more

Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports Images Arkansas center Travis Swanson received high praise from coach Bret Bielema. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema ought to know what an NFL center looks like. After all, the last two centers he coached at... more

NFL free agent safety Jordan Babineaux wasn't shy about his opinion of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel Wednesday morning in his "Neaux Your Role" segment on NFL AM. Babineaux's remarks on Manziel begin around the 3:45 mark. Things we learned... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press Western Kentucky linebacker Andrew Jackson has drawn praise from several members of Tennessee. New Tennessee coach Butch Jones has no doubts about Western Kentucky linebacker Andrew Jackson making it to the... more

Georgia's record-setting quarterback, Aaron Murray, preparing to face rival South Carolina and star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney this weekend, said it's "not even close" when asked during a radio interview Wednesday morning whether he'd ever faced... more

The Wildcat offense that Auburn coach Gus Malzahn helped popularize in the Southeastern Conference as an assistant coach is making a comeback on the Plains. And in Knoxville. And perhaps at some other SEC stadium near you, as well. Things we learned... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Alabama wide receiver Kenny Bell may have changed his mind about leaving the Crimson Tide program. Just hours after Alabama wide receiver Kenny Bell announced on Twitter that he is finished with football, Crimson... more

Auburn defensive lineman Jeff Whitaker, an NFL hopeful who has earned a spot on the Senior Bowl watch list , has undergone surgery for a leg problem that Auburn coach Gus Malzahn declined to be specific about. It could keep one of the team's emotional... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Alabama wide receiver Kenny Bell has decided to walk away from football. Alabama wide receiver Kenny Bell issued what amounted to a retirement announcement on his Twitter feed Tuesday. The fifth-year senior did... more

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin backed up quarterback Johnny Manziel's reaction -- or immediate lack thereof -- to Sumlin benching his star Aggie after he drew a personal foul in a win over Rice Saturday. But in a Tuesday news conference, Sumlin also... more

Don McPeak/USA TODAY Sports Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews was injured in the season opener. Vanderbilt coach James Franklin insists star wide receiver Jordan Matthews, a top senior pro prospect who ranks No 58 on the Hot 100 list... more

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Monday that Tar Heels offensive tackle Kiaro Holts had no "malicious intent" when he clipped star South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney behind his knees Thursday in UNC's season-opening loss to the Gamecocks.... more

Daniel Shirey/USA TODAY Sports South Carolina tight end Busta Anderson is expected to make his season debut vs. Georgia. A key starter for the South Carolina offense, tight end Rory "Busta" Anderson, will make his season debut as a starter... more

Crystal LoGiudice / USA TODAY Sports Florida LB Antonio Morrison finished eighth on the team in tackles as a freshman last season. Florida Gators linebacker Antonio Morrison may have had his suspension reduced to one game, but that doesn't... more

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Mississippi State QB Tyler Russell suffered a head injury vs. Oklahoma State in the season opener. Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell, who sustained a head injury and was removed from the Bulldogs'... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press Junior quarterback Nick Marshall made his first career start for Auburn in a win over Washington State. How about a little smack talking after the game. From the losing locker room. Washington State... more

AP Photo/Richard Shirr Georgia running back Todd Gurley was named the SEC's Offensive Player of the Week. Georgia running back Todd Gurley was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week Monday for his 154-yard, two-touchdown performance in a... more

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, as Super Bowl MVP and owner of a new contract worth $120 million, knows he and his team will be a bigger target than ever before this season. So when discussing fan hatred for star players, the Carroll County Times... more

Daniel Shirey / USA Today Sports Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell could be looking at a medical redshirt season after tearing an ACL. The worst fears about the knee injury Georgia's Malcolm Mitchell sustained against Clemson Saturday... more

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David Goldman / Associated Press LSU sophomore running back Jeremy Hill broke out midway through last season. LSU coach Les Miles allowed suspended running back Jeremy Hill to travel and dress with the Tigers Saturday in a neutral-site opener... more

AP Photo / Dave Martin Senior running back Antonio Andrews had a solid showing in Western Kentucky's win over Kentucky. Western Kentucky put Kentucky in the SEC cellar before the Wildcats had even played an SEC game Saturday, and it's two NFL... more

AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Here's what we learned from Saturday's SEC action: Check out the top 10 images from the first weekend of college football play. 1. Manziel sends, then gets, message Johnny Football is back. The... more

Paul Abell / USA TODAY Sports A knee injury sidelined Georgia WR Malcolm Mitchell in the season opener at Clemson. Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell was knocked out of the Bulldogs' season opener against Clemson with a right knee injury,... more

AP Photo / Dave Martin Wide receiver Christion Jones could be a breakout player for the Crimson Tide this season. Alabama wide receiver Christion Jones gave a listless Crimson Tide offense the boost it needed Saturday in a 35-10 win over... more

Call them the Groundhogs. After years of lighting up Southeastern Conference secondaries with a dynamic passing attack installed by former coach Bobby Petrino, new Arkansas coach Bret Bielema abruptly changed that Saturday in his Razorbacks coaching... more

AP Photo / John Raoux Florida coach Will Muschamp railed against the media during his press conference Saturday. Florida coach Will Muschamp dressed down the media following the Gators' 24-6 win over Toledo for erroneously reporting that... more

Ole Miss linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche, one of the Southeastern Conference's top sophomores , will miss 4-6 weeks following surgery to repair meniscus knee damage, Rebels coach Hugh Freeze told CBSSports.com . Nkemdiche was injured in Ole Miss'... more

Thomas Campbell / USA TODAY Sports Texas A&M junior CB Deshazor Everett will serve two different suspensions in back-to-back weeks. Texas A&M cornerback Deshazor Everett was suspended and ejected from the same game Saturday in the Aggies'... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press Johnny Manziel made an immediate impact on the Texas A&M offense after entering the game. During his first action of the season, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel pretended to sign an autograph, giving not only... more

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin has joked with reporters that his team is so young, fans will need lineup flip cards to keep up Saturday against Rice. They'll need them even more now . Texas A&M has announced that CB De'Vante Harris, LB Steven Jenkins,... more

College football analyst Cole Cubelic raised concerns of Alabama fans Friday night with a Twitter photo of Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron wearing a protective boot on his right foot as the team arrived in Atlanta for its game against Virginia Tech.... more

One of the top juniors in college football, Florida all-purpose athlete Loucheiz Purifoy, will be suspended for the Gators' home opener Saturday against Toledo, gatorcountry.com is reporting . Reserve linemen Darious Cummings, Jay-nard Bostwick,... more

Historically, landmark NCAA enforcement cases -- the ones that change the future of college athletics -- are marked by heavy penalties. In concluding its latest case , signing off on a one-half suspension of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel amid... more

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Vanderbilt cornerback Andre Hal turned in a fine performance in Week 1 vs. Ole Miss. One of the top cornerback prospects in the Southeastern Conference, Vanderbilt's Andre Hal, put an impressive performance on tape for... more

Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews was as close to being the hero as he was the heel for the Commodores last night, but the last play that mattered was the one he didn't make. One of the top, and most consistent , pro prospects in the nation at... more

South Carolina got off to a big start Thursday night. Jadeveon Clowney didn't. The North Carolina offensive gameplan was clearly geared to avoid the star junior. The Tar Heels used a variety of blocks, including some double-teaming and cut blocking,... more

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price, a former Vanderbilt Commodore, is in the midst of a tight race with the Boston Red Sox for the American League East title. But even though every pitch matters, nothing will matter to Price more than the Commodores'... more

If Zach Mettenberger struggles this season at quarterback for LSU, don't look for him to blame academic stresses. According to USA Today , the fifth-year senior is taking just one class this fall for three credit hours, and is taking it online. Huh?... more

Top 10 games AAC ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC College football's opening weekend should produce quite a few lopsided wins for SEC teams, but the league does have several of the top openers. In fact, no opener is more highly... more

AP Photo/Dave Martin WKU linebacker Andrew Jackson has been talking smack in advance of the Hilltoppers' meeting with Kentucky. One of the top inside linebacker prospects in college football, Western Kentucky's Andrew Jackson, is one of its... more

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel's suspension for just one half of the Aggies' season opener against Rice leads to just one conclusion about the NCAA's investigation: that it found nothing. First reported at Texags.com, the NCAA has since released... more

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will be suspended for the first half of the Aggies' season opener against Rice, the NCAA and Texas A&M announced Wednesday. The suspension signals the conclusion, barring new developments related to the case, of... more

If the NCAA investigation team isn't sure where to go next after its probe into quarterback Johnny Manziel concludes, a good place to start might just be a few lockers away. Aggies freshman wide receiver Ricky Seals-Jones is one of many subjects in an... more

A car dealership from a town that couldn't be described as Aggie-friendly made that reputation perfectly clear with a new commercial portraying Texas A&M quarteback Johnny Manziel in an unflattering light. Rivals have begun having some fun with the... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Freshman defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche is expected to have a big impact on Ole Miss in his debut season. Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack had some profuse praise for true freshman Robert... more

Jeff Griffith/USA TODAY Sports South Carolina wide receiver Bruce Ellington is in danger of missing Week 1 because of a hamstring issue. South Carolina's leading returning receiver, Bruce Ellington, may miss the Gamecocks' game against North... more

Jeff Roberson/Associated Press Cornerback Damian Swann will be the only experienced member of the Georgia secondary in the season opener. Clemson senior quarterback Tajh Boyd will throw the ball in all directions Saturday against Georgia, but... more

Texas A&M football's regular Tuesday news conference was anything but regular on this Tuesday, with a throng of media wanting answers to questions Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin was instructed not to answer. Aside from questions not pertaining to the... more

Joe Namath doesn't want one of the greatest potential matchups in college football this season spoiled by a suspension for Johnny Manziel. Broadway Joe joined NFL Network's Rich Eisen on his podcast Tuesday, and made it clear he wants Texas A&M's star... more

With the fastest offensive pace in the Southeastern Conference last year, Ole Miss became the surprise of the league by going 6-6 and reaching a bowl game with a team that most expected to finish last in the SEC West. That was new coach Hugh... more

C.J. Mosley may be the No.7-ranked senior NFL prospect in college football according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt, but the University of Alabama linebacker still believes he's got plenty to prove in his final year with the Crimson Tide. Hot 100 seniors... more

The line in the sand that Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp drew regarding quarterback Johnny Manziel's innocence of allegations that he accepted money from autograph dealers has apparently been re-drawn by Manziel himself.... more

Texas A&M senior associate athletic director Jason Cook tweeted Monday that there will be no official comment Tuesday about the eligibility status of quarterback Johnny Manziel when the Aggies convene a football news conference: Texas A&M Coach Kevin... more

With the college football preseason officially in the books and game-week preparations beginning Monday, the time is right for a look back at some of the finest tweets and other social media efforts from fall camp, most coming directly from players: We... more

Chris O'Meara / Associated Press Former Georgia standout Isaiah Crowell is looking to keep his NFL dream alive at Alabama State. Remember Isaiah Crowell? He was one of the nation's top running back recruits in 2011 , and signed with the... more

A viral infection that kept Florida's starting running back, Matt Jones, out of action for the entire preseason will only cost him one game of playing time. But a labrum injury will sideline starting right tackle Chaz Green for the entire season. There... more

The saga of Antonio Morrison's bizarre summer arrest has come to a favorable conclusion for the Florida Gators' starting middle linebacker. UF coach Will Muschamp announced Monday that Morrison's suspension, following his arrest for barking at a police... more

Mississippi State senior quarterback Tyler Russell will make it in the NFL. So says Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy, whose team opens the season Saturday in Houston's Reliant Stadium against Russell and the Bulldogs. Russell certainly has the size... more

Check out the top players from Texas A&M. Texas A&M starting cornerback Deshazor Everett will be suspended for half of the Aggies' season opener against Rice on Saturday, while defensive back Floyd Raven, projected to start at safety, will be suspended... more

Patric Schneider / Associated Press Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M open their season next week against Rice. Texas A&M has "no plans" to sit Heisman-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel for its season-opener against Rice because of its confidence... more

AP Photo / Gerald Herbert Concussions appear to have ended the football career of LSU offensive lineman Josh Williford. LSU coach Les Miles indicated Friday that offensive lineman Josh Williford's football career has ended. Williford (6-7,... more

Jadeveon Clowney has apparently been keeping Larry Fedora up an night. And more sleepless than when the North Carolina coach had to scheme against Brian Urlacher at the college level. Newsandobserver.com quotes Fedora , whose Tar Heels open the season... more

One of the top offensive guard prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft is expected to miss at least two games to start the season with a torn pectoral muscle. Florida fifth-year senior Jon Halapio hasn't participated in fall camp at all and isn't going to... more

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen's team opened the season 7-0 last year against the lighter part of the schedule, then tumbled to an 8-4 regular-season finish when the SEC elite came knocking. A bowl loss to Northwestern represented MSU's fifth loss... more

Nothing gets the attention of NFL scouts more quickly than raw speed. And for whatever knocks any NFL club might have on Damiere Byrd's pro potential -- his size (5-foot-9, 165 pounds) or production (14 catches last year) -- his speed is beyond... more

So how does the Heisman Trophy fraternity feel about its newest member, Johnny Manziel, and the trouble he faces with the NCAA? It depends, of course, upon whom you ask. But more and more former Heisman winners are speaking out one way or another. This... more

Georgia 2013 season preview August 23, 2013

The Bulldogs were within five yards of a national championship game berth under Mark Richt last year, coming up short on the Alabama 5-yard line in the closing seconds of the SEC title game. Richt's team returns much of the offensive firepower that took... more

Gerald Herbert / Associated Press Controversial quarterback Johnny Manziel has the full support of Texas A&M's chancellor. In a television interview, Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp indicated he has seen enough evidence to... more

Patric Schneider / Associated Press Texas A&M's chancellor says the accusations against Johnny Manziel hold no water. Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp says TAMU quarterback Johnny Manziel is innocent of allegations that he... more

Auburn 2013 season preview August 22, 2013

Gus Malzahn takes over a reeling Auburn program that hasn't won an SEC game since 2011. Surprisingly, Auburn's best chance to win a league game last year came against one of the best, a 12-10 home setback to LSU that nearly sunk LSU's season early.... more

Randy Sartin / USA TODAY Sports Tennessee is not quite sure when linebacker Curt Maggitt will be ready for game action. Tennessee linebacker Curt Maggitt's return from an ACL injury won't be quick enough for him to play against Austin Peay on... more

Mississippi State became the latest college football program to turn its uniform -- at least for one game -- over to an apparel company. Adidas has released photos and video of the TECHFIT uniform that the Bulldogs will wear in the annual Egg Bowl this... more

New coach Butch Jones takes over for Derek Dooley after a miserable 1-7 season in conference play. He'll essentially be starting over at quarterback, and revamping a defense that gave up a startling 35.7 points per game last season. With a rabid fan base... more

The first freshman ever to win the Heisman Trophy is the preseason second-team quarterback in his own league as a sophomore, according to a vote of Southeastern Conference coaches. The Southeastern Conference Coaches' All-SEC team can be viewed in full... more

The only person who can stop Jadeveon Clowney from being the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft is Clowney himself. That was part of the takeaway from an extensive profile in the New York Times on the South Carolina star defensive end who already has... more

The Gamecocks felt the sting of the SEC's depth last season in much the same way Texas A&M did: Both teams went 11-2 and 6-2 in conference play, yet only managed a third-place finish in their respective divisions. They did it with a stingy defense that... more

A day after the father of suspended Vanderbilt wide receiver Chris Boyd had harsh words for the district attorney handling the sexual assault case in which Boyd has been indicted, Boyd's attorney tried to settle the waters with a statement crediting the... more

New coach Mark Stoops seeks to pull the Wildcats out of the SEC East cellar with an improved 4-3 style defense and by pursuing higher-level recruits, but he faces as complete a rebuilding job as can be found in any BCS conference. The bar, to be sure, has... more

The Southeastern Conference's 2014 football schedule should please LSU, which has been vocal about the need for balancing cross-conference strength of scheduling. LSU takes on Florida next season, but so does division rival Alabama. Here are 10 that... more

The Tigers' introduction into the SEC wasn't nearly as welcoming as Texas A&M's, as Gary Pinkel's team finished 5-7 (2-6 SEC). Even its conference wins over Tennessee and Kentucky, which were a combined 1-15 in league play, weren't exactly inspiring. The... more

A car dealership in Texas ran a radio advertisement offering test drivers to register for a Johnny Manziel-signed football. Rockwall Dodge of Rockwall, Texas, made the offer on ESPN 103.3, according to dallasnews.com , offering a registration for the... more

Back in 2010, a rare form of cancer placed Shon Coleman's life, to say nothing of his football career, in danger. Today, he's just a play away from seeing action for the Auburn Tigers. One of the top offensive line recruits in the nation three... more

While SEC traditional powers Auburn and Tennessee had a rare look at or near the cellar last year, James Franklin's Vanderbilt Commodores were getting a rare look as well: The view from above .500. Vandy went 5-3 in league play, over .500 for the first... more

Tom DiPace / Associated Press Alabama linebacker Trey DePriest was apparently on his best behavior during a short suspension. Alabama coach Nick Saban said linebacker Trey DePriest's suspension may be as short as a week, and that proved to be... more

Tom DiPace / Associated Press Alabama defensive back Geno Smith plays an important role in the Crimson Tide secondary. Alabama coach Nick Saban has suspended defensive back Geno Smith for the Crimson Tide's season opener against Virginia Tech... more

The surprise team of the SEC West last season, Ole Miss managed to reach a bowl in a year that some expected the Rebels to be the worst team in the division. Hugh Freeze's team closed strong with a 41-24 win over rival Mississippi State to reach bowl... more

Seniorbowl.com has released its watch list for the 2014 Senior Bowl , including more than 400 players who will hope to be invited to the annual week-long event that provides college football's best seniors with extensive exposure to NFL scouts and... more

Florida 2013 season preview August 20, 2013

Will Muschamp's team went 11-2 last season, but with UF being shut out of the SEC title game by its head-to-head loss to rival Georgia, a Sugar Bowl loss to Louisville left a hollow feeling among Gator fans. The Gators' defense will lead the way for UF in... more

Kentucky tight end Anthony Kendrick won't show up in any 2014 NFL mock drafts anytime soon. But do the compilers of mock drafts know more about playing tight end in the NFL than Vince Marrow? Marrow, Kendrick's position coach at UK , played tight end... more

Joe Howell/Associated Press The father of suspended Vanderbilt wideout Chris Boyd is unhappy his son has been indicted. The father of Vanderbilt wide receiver Chris Boyd has spoken out against the way the district attorney's office is... more

LSU 2013 season preview August 20, 2013

LSU posted yet another 10-win season last year, with losses to Florida on the road, Alabama at home, and Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Coach Les Miles returns a strong senior class this fall despite several Tigers departing early for the NFL. QB Zach... more

Auburn defensive end Dee Ford's knee injury is significant enough that he has been ruled out for the Tigers' season opener against Washington State. According to al.com , Ford's return isn't even as certain as the second week of the season, describing... more

Helen Comer / The Daily News Journal Middle Tennessee State football player Steven Rhodes served five years in the U.S. Marine Corp. The NCAA has revised a preliminary ruling on Middle Tennessee State football player Steven Rhodes, a former... more

Take a look at the offensive side of the Freshman All-Southeastern Conference team from a year ago, and it reads a lot more like the All-SEC first team than anything else. With Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel at quarteback, Todd Gurley and T.J.... more

Erik Schelzig/Associated Press U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais is supporting former Marine Steve Rhodes' attempt to play football this season. Political figures Scott DesJarlais and John McCain have spoken out in support of former U.S. Marine and... more

If the best way to wash out the taste of a 4-8 season is a fresh start, the Razorbacks certainly are turning the page in 2013. Spread offenses have taken hold at more SEC school, but new Arkansas coach Bret Bielema puts a dent in that trend, replacing a... more

» Must-see games of 2013: AAC | ACC | Big 12 | Big Ten | Pac-12 | SEC We examined the 112 SEC games scheduled prior to the conference championship game, set for Dec. 7 in Atlanta, and came up with the top 10 must-see games of 2013. 10. Ole... more

Michael Perez / Associated Press Cam Newton was not a star from the start during his Heisman season at Auburn. Comparisons between NFL quarterback and former Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton and new Auburn starting quarterback Nick Marshall... more

At this time a year ago, Texas A&M fans wondered how new coach Kevin Sumlin and his team would adjust to the Southeastern Conference. As it turned out, the SEC had to adjust to the Aggies. And didn't do it especially well. Sumlin's hurry-up, no-huddle... more

If anything can be deducted from Texas A&M's weekend scrimmage, the Aggies continue to plan for star quarterback Johnny Manziel to open the season as its quarterback. Manziel is being investigated by the NCAA to determine whether he made himself... more

Helen Comer / The Daily News Journal Steven Rhodes is a defensive end for the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders. Middle Tennessee State football player Steven Rhodes was away from football for five years while serving in the United States... more

Clemson and South Carolina are reportedly taking steps necessary to compel the Daniel Island Grille in Daniel Island, S.C., to remove the names of star players, including Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, from its menu items. High 5: Most... more

Alabama 2013 season preview August 18, 2013

Not surprisingly, the program pursuing its third consecutive national championship is also turning out NFL draft picks at a level not seen since the Miami Hurricanes' talent pool last peaked in the early 2000s. Coach Nick Saban's team is 25-2 over the... more

Tom DiPace/Associated Press Alabama cornerback Geno Smith was arrested and charged with DUI on Sunday in Tuscaloosa County. Alabama defensive back Geno Smith was arrested on a DUI charge early Sunday morning. Smith still was listed as an... more

Once a Heisman Trophy winner from the state of Texas himself, former NFL running back Ricky Williams knows a bit about the increased visibility -- and scrutiny -- that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has been experiencing. Debate: Manziel's... more

Two weeks before Auburn opens its 2013 season against Washington State, Tigers coach Gus Malzahn named Nick Marshall as the starting quarterback Saturday. Marshall (6-foot-1, 210 pounds) is a junior college transfer from Garden City (Kan.) Community... more

Dave Martin / Associated Press Former Auburn safety Demetruce McNeal was a starter in each of the past two seasons. Safety Demetruce McNeal's playing days at Auburn have come to an end. McNeal was dismissed from the football team Saturday... more

Patric Schneider / Associated Press Texas A&M's athletic director addressed the investigation into Johnny Manziel on Friday. One day after Texas A&M University System chancellor John Sharp brought a candid opinion to the investigation of... more

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis Vanderbilt wide receiver Chris Boyd is facing one count being an accessory after the fact. Vanderbilt wide receiver Chris Boyd, one of the top returning receivers in the Southeastern Conference, has been added to the... more

John Sharp's words lived up to his last name Thursday when the Texas A&M University System chancellor became the latest public figure to offer his opinion on the NCAA investigation into Johnny Manziel's alleged profiting from mass autograph sessions with... more

Adidas Tennessee players will wear a new style of uniform at some point during the 2013 season. New Tennessee coach Butch Jones is putting his team through plenty of changes this preseason -- including its look. The Volunteers released new... more

Nati Harnik / Associated Press Arkansas State hopes to ride Doak Walker Award candidate David Oku to a conference title. Rivals Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe are, by a vote of the league's coaches, co-favorites in the Sun Belt this... more

David Goldman/Associated Press Malcolm Mitchell will focus on playing wide receiver after playing offense and defense in 2012. Before fall camps opened, NFL Draft 365 introduced you to a pair of Southeastern Conference talents who had... more

National Football League Former NFL running back Eddie George likes what he sees in Alabama's T.J. Yeldon. A former Heisman Trophy winner visited the Alabama practice fields this week, not an uncommon sight when the visitor is former Crimson... more

Despite being just a sixth-round draft pick, former Georgia Bulldog Terrell Davis had one of the most successful NFL careers of any player the school has produced. So who better than Davis to name the top six active NFL players from UGA? Here's what... more

Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press Vikings running back Adrian Peterson sounded off on the Johnny Manziel autograph investigation. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson followed Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant as the latest... more

Three of Missouri's most prominent NFL hopefuls, defensive lineman Kony Ealy, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and quarterback James Franklin, posted strong efforts in the Tigers' fall camp scrimmage Thursday. Ealy, whose early camp impression has... more

Bill Haber / Associated Press Running back Kenny Hilliard's role in LSU's offense could expand this season. Getting action in LSU's backfield isn't easy. Routinely, the Tigers have an NFL pipeline lined up behind the quarterback, and... more

Auburn safety Demetruce McNeal has returned to the practice field following surgery to help rid him of a staph infection. But no sooner did the leader of the Tigers' secondary rejoin the team than the leader of its pass rush head for the... more

Perhaps Johnny Manziel isn't the only person in hot water over the alleged autograph-signing sessions that were paid for by memorabilia dealers. Turns out, the dealers themselves may have some legal explaining to do . Attorney Christian Dennie... more

Spruce Derden/USA TODAY Sports Mississippi State center Dillon Day should consider bowling if his football career ends. If Dillon Day's hopes of being an NFL center never materialize, the Mississippi State center may have a future on the... more

When college football players are declared academically ineligible, transfers frequently follow. In the case of Kentucky's J.D. Harmon, however, it appears the Wildcats are only losing him for the season. Several days ago, the news that Harmon would be... more

As the NCAA investigates whether Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel jeopardized his eligibility by selling his autograph, the school's Aug. 24 "Meet the Aggies" day comes this season with a few rules. Manziel, who allegedly signed thousands of... more

Paul Abell/Associated Press Former NFL linebacker Mike Peterson has returned to Florida to help coach the Gators. With one of its best young linebackers, Antonio Morrison, toeing the line of an open-ended two-game suspension, who better for... more

As soon as South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier suggested, earlier this week, that Jadeveon Clowney might miss a season opener against North Carolina with a minor shoulder ailment, doubts were raised about the sincerity of the comment. There had... more

Dez Bryant wants the air taken out of Johnny Football's pigskin. Or does he? Some clarification might be in order. While the NCAA probe into whether Johnny Manziel sold mass autographs to memorabilia dealers searches for the beginning of Manziel's... more

Tom DiPace / Associated Press Alabama middle linebacker Trey DePriest's suspension may not last very long. Alabama middle linebacker Trey DePriest has been suspended by Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban for a violation of team rules. Saban... more

How hot is Johnny Manziel? Hot enough that Texas Monthly magazine didn't even need to publish its upcoming feature story to create an online stir Tuesday -- merely releasing its cover illustration of the Texas A&M quarterback was enough. Manziel is... more

Missouri defensive back E.J. Gaines strained the patellar tendon in his left knee and will miss about a week of practice , the school announced. If his injury doesn't require him to miss too much more than a week, he should be ready to practice a... more

Dak Dillon/USA TODAY Sports Kony Ealy opted to return to Missouri rather than turning pro after the 2012 season. Every year, dozens of college juniors test the NFL waters by submitting an application to the NFL's Draft Advisory Board, which... more

Former Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore, in a discussion with NFL AM about his preseason impact with the New York Giants, spent the last 60 seconds of a five-plus minute interview defending the character of Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel.... more

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said Monday that three of his top players, including star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, are at risk to miss the Gamecocks' season opener against North Carolina due to injury. Wide receivers Bruce Ellington and... more

Spruce Derden / USA TODAY Sports Moving from quarterback to safety could be a smart move by Auburn's Kiehl Frazier. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn tightened the Tigers' quarterback race by one on Monday, announcing that quarterback Kiehl Frazier... more

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel participated in two previously unreported mass autograph sessions -- at least 1,500 signatures in each -- for memorabilia dealers earlier this year, ESPN's Outside The Lines reported Monday night. The report... more

John Reed-USA Today Sports Auburn sophomore Greg Robinson will handle the left tackle position this season. With fall camps around the Southeastern Conference in full swing, a number of younger players -- some expected, some not so expected... more

It's hard to imagine Lorenzo Ward was doing anything other than chiding Jadeveon Clowney as a motivational tactic, but the South Carolina defensive coordinator definitely raised some eyebrows Monday by saying former Virginia Tech defensive end Corey Moore... more

David Goldman / Associated Press Troubled LSU running back Jeremy Hill expressed remorse at the team's media day Sunday. The first time Jeremy Hill spoke to the media following his controversial reinstatement to the LSU football team, he... more

The Loucheiz Purifoy experiment begins in earnest this week. The Florida Gators' standout cornerback, and the No. 24 pro prospect in the college game according to NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah, will begin work at wide receiver in fall camp: Muschamp said... more

Phelan M. Ebenhack/Associated Press Florida guard Jon Halapio will miss another week of practice because of injury. When fall football camp opened for the Florida Gators, standout offensive lineman Jon Halapio knew he'd miss at least a week... more

Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports WR Mekale McKay is hopeful he will be allowed to play at Cincinnati this season. Arkansas wide receiver Mekale McKay will transfer to Cincinnati, and according to scout.com, the 6-foot-6, 195-pound sophomore... more

Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi hopes to eventually profit from his switch from guard to tackle. Cedric Ogbuehi has seen all he needs to see to know his move from guard to tackle on the Texas A&M offensive line... more

Since it was learned that Jim Darnell was representing Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel during an NCAA investigation, the Texas attorney has made more media rounds than an American Idol heart throb. But the predictable lawyer-speak -- "We don't... more

Nelson Chenault / USA TODAY Sports It appears WR Mekale McKay decided he is not a good fit for Arkansas' new offensive system. Arkansas wide receiver Mekale McKay is transferring out, Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema confirmed Saturday,... more

Jadeveon Clowney sat out South Carolina's first scrimmage of the fall Saturday with a shoulder injury, according to the Associated Press, and you can bet the Southeastern Conference's top defensive player won't be asked to do anything in practice this... more

Derick E. Hingle / USA TODAY Sports LSU's Lamin Barrow should welcome an opportunity to stay at outside linebacker. D.J. Welter is doing himself a favor in LSU's fall camp, maintaining the starting middle linebacker role despite the wide... more

Ric Tapia / AP Images for NFLPA Herman Edwards imparted some wisdom to the members of the defending national champions. Herm Edwards certainly has developed a name for himself as a speaker. From his speeches at the NFL's Rookie Symposium to... more

Former dismissed Vanderbilt football players Cory Batey, JaBorian "Tip" McKenzie, Brandon Vandenburg and Brandon Banks were each charged on Friday with aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery, according to The Tennessean . Police say the four... more

Everybody is talking about Johnny Manziel and the allegations that Texas A&M's star quarterback has jeopardized his eligibility by accepting money for autographing memorabilia. Today, The Johnny Chronicles make a feeble attempt at tracing how this... more

Pro Football Hall of Fame RB Earl Campbell knows where Johnny Manziel is coming from. Literally. The first Heisman Trophy winner from Tyler, Texas, Campbell, had plenty to say Friday morning about the second, Manziel, in an NFL AM interview on... more

Garry Jones / Associated Press Steve Spurrier stays in shape at age 68. And with his players roaming with cell-phone cameras, he has to. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has an impeccable resume as a college football coach, but when it... more

LSU offensive lineman Josh Williford's career could be in jeopardy after he suffered a severe concussion Thursday during practice. According to The Times-Picayune , the 6-foot-7, 334-pound senior was unconscious for several minutes after impact.... more

Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel made an earlier-than-expected return to practice Thursday following an emergency appendectomy. The Gators' returning starter had his appendix removed on July 30, and was expected to miss two weeks. Just nine days after... more

You didn't think Johnny Manziel's family would just sit back and let Texas A&M's newly-hired law firm work everything out, did you? No, he wouldn't be Johnny Football without his own lawyer. The Manziel family has released a statement naming... more

Just two days after ESPN announcer Jay Bilas lampooned the NCAA on his twitter feed with evidence that the governing body for college sports was selling merchandise searchable by the last names of its student-athletes, NCAA President Mark Emmert... more

Brad Barr/USA TODAY Sports Supersized Georgia S Josh Harvey-Clemons is seeing some time at linebacker. A quick fall camp roundup highlighting the latest from some of the top players in the SEC East: Georgia Bulldogs safety Josh... more

Wade Payne/AP Tennessee DE Jacques Smith will miss several weeks after undergoing thumb surgery. Tennessee senior defensive end Jacques Smith will miss 4-6 weeks after breaking his thumb in practice, putting his status for the Volunteers'... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press TCU coach Gary Patterson is not impressed with Les Miles' handling of troubled RB Jeremy Hill. It remains to be seen whether LSU running back Jeremy Hill plays in his team's season opener against Texas... more

ESPN college basketball announcer Jay Bilas has crusaded for reform in the NCAA for many years, particularly when it comes to the fact that student-athletes don't share in the multi-million dollar business that is college sports. Amid the NCAA... more

Derick E. Hingle / USA TODAY Sports Ole Miss DE C.J. Johnson will be looking to lead the Rebels in sacks once again this season. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze received the news he was hoping for on defensive end C.J. Johnson Wednesday.... more

Two key mysteries surround the whirlwind news that the NCAA is investigating Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel because he may have profited from mass autograph signing sessions with memorabilia dealers: 1) Why would a kid whose family is... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Florida WR Andre Debose has matured a great deal since last season. Florida wide receiver Andre Debose has been lost for the season due to a knee injury, according to gatorcountry.com. The website reported the... more

News of the NCAA investigating whether Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel -- college football's most popular player -- was paid for hundreds of signed items of memorabilia didn't take long to beget the next logical question: High 5: Most explosive... more

Jeff Roberson / Associated Press Missouri RB Henry Josey is prepared to return as a dangerous weapon in 2013. There was a time when Missouri running back Henry Josey, Ole Miss linebacker D.T. Shackelford and Florida linebacker Ronald Powell... more

Perhaps the only man on earth who can even begin to relate with Johnny Manziel, when it comes to both fame and shame as a star Southeastern Conference quarterback, is Cam Newton. So when it became known that the same law firm that helped steer... more

If the NCAA rules Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel ineligible for accepting money for autographed memorabilia, the news that broke Tuesday could end up being the smoking gun in the entire case. Joe Schad of ESPN reported Tuesday that an East... more

John Reed / USA TODAY Sports Auburn S Demetruce McNeal hasn't practiced yet because of a staph infection. Auburn safety Demetruce McNeal, one of the stronger pro prospects on the Tigers' roster, has yet to participate in fall camp due to a... more

Tom DiPace / Associated Press Nick Saban is using a new pitch to attract top recruits to Alabama. College football programs, of course, aren't allowed to give cash to recruits. Check out the top current players from Alabama.But that doesn't... more

In one corner is Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M, gloves on, and backed by a law firm that Southeastern Conference football fans have heard of before: Lightfoot, Franklin and White. In the other corner is NCAA enforcement, slumped on a stool, with its... more

John Raoux / Associated Press Jaylen Watkins is part of a terribly talented and deep Florida cornerback group. Earlier this week in our series on the SEC's top tandems, NFL Draft 365 brought you a look at two dynamic cornerbacks at the... more

A quick fall camp roundup highlighting the latest from some of the top players in the SEC West: Ole Miss Wide receiver Vince Sanders will miss the next six weeks, and the Rebels' first game at a minimum, after breaking his collarbone Saturday.... more

David Goldman / Associated Press LSU running back Jeremy Hill is practicing again, but still will face discipline from the team. LSU running back Jeremy Hill avoided jail and was reinstated to the Tigers' football team all in a single day,... more

Without hard proof that Johnny Manziel received money for signing memorabilia -- something the NCAA will ultimately find very tough to get -- the Texas A&M quarterback should find his way onto the field this fall for the Aggies. But in the unlikely... more

This is the last of a position-by-position look at the best tandems of NFL prospects in the Southeastern Conference this season. We tried to veer away from superstars and their sidekicks, instead looking to highlight truly strong pairs where the headliner... more

Johnny Manziel is Texas A&M's quarterback, and at least for now, Aggies football practice will proceed under that assumption. Coach Kevin Sumlin didn't say much in his first public comments since news broke that the NCAA is investigating whether... more

Reports that payments were arranged for Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel to autograph memorabilia in South Florida the week of the BCS National Championship Game took a new turn Monday morning. ESPN's Joe Schad is reporting that another... more

AP Photo / Bill Haber LSU RB Jeremy Hill led the Tigers with 755 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns last season. For weeks, LSU coach Les Miles has been deferring comment on suspended running back Jeremy Hill until the legal issues facing the... more

The Johnny Football express came to an abrupt halt Sunday night, but not because the Texas A&M quarterback hit the brakes. This time, the Aggies did it for him. A day after news broke that the NCAA is investigating whether Manziel violated its bylaws... more

Could Johnny Manziel's college football career be a one-year flash? If Sunday's breaking news from ESPN proves to be a problem for the Texas A&M quarterback, the answer could be yes. ESPN is reporting that the NCAA is investigating whether... more

Nelson Chenault / USA TODAY Sports Adrian Hubbard came on strong at the end of last season but could improve his consistency. This is the fifth of a position-by-position look at the best tandems of NFL prospects in the SEC this season. We... more

Dak Dillon/USA TODAY Sports Missouri's Kony Ealy recently discovered he is related to a former teammate. One thing NFL rookies learn at the NFL's Rookie Syposium is to watch out for distant relatives suddenly making their acquaintance -- and... more

Dave Martin / Associated Press Tennessee head coach Butch Jones has high expectations for DT Daniel McCullers. Daniel McCullers is shaping up. And his story is shaping up to look a lot like Terrence Cody's. McCullers, Tennessee's massive... more

Jeff Roberson / Associated Press Missouri QB James Franklin is trying to bounce back from a disappointing season. Captain Backup? That's not exactly the position Missouri quarterback James Franklin finds himself in, but Tigers coach Gary... more

This is the fourth of a position-by-position look at the best tandems of NFL prospects in the SEC this season. We tried to veer away from superstars and their sidekicks, instead looking to highlight truly strong pairs where the headliner and the... more

Phil Sandlin / Associated Press Ronald Powell drew inspiration from the Minnesota Vikings' all-world running back during rehabilitation. Fall camps are opening all over the Southeastern Conference this week, and some of the league's best NFL... more

The off-field circus that is Johnny Manziel's life away from football gives way, finally, to football this week as Texas A&M opens fall camp on Sunday. It couldn't have arrived soon enough, no doubt, for coach Kevin Sumlin. Can Manziel star in the... more

L.G. Patterson / Associated Press Dorial Green-Beckham has huge expectations to live up to for the Tigers. A lot was expected of Dorial Green-Beckham , the nation's No.1-rated wide receiver recruit in 2012, at Missouri last season. He didn't... more

Check out the Alabama's recently renovated Mal Moore Football building. It was certainly no secret that Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio maintains good physical condition. At 6-foot-6 and 310 pounds, the Crimson Tide junior has always had a... more

This is the third of a position-by-position look at the best tandems of NFL prospects in the SEC this season. We veered away from superstars and their sidekicks, instead looking to highlight truly strong pairs where the headliner and the supporting role... more

Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports Running back Matt Jones will be unable to participate in the start of fall camp. Quarterback Jeff Driskel isn't the only member of Florida's starting offense who will be out of action to begin fall camp. UF... more

Kent Gidley / University of Alabama The University of Alabama has unveiled its recently renovated football facility. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- If a University of Alabama football player wanted for anything a year ago, there can be nothing left on the... more

How might an offense go about blocking South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney? Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray delved into the answers as the Bulldogs' fall camp opened Thursday, and this note from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution made it... more

Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports Senior OT Ja'Wuan James could have a future in the NFL at right tackle or guard. This is the second of our position-by-position look at the best tandems of NFL prospects in the Southeastern Conference this... more

July

Dave Einsel / AP Photo Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel continues to live his life under the microscope. Buckle up, NFL fans. Johnny Football is probably just a year away. That was the inescapable conclusion to be drawn from Monday's... more

Mark Humphrey / AP Photo Jordan Matthews could leave Vanderbilt as the school's most productive wide receiver. This is the first of our position-by-position look at the best tandems of NFL prospects in the Southeastern Conference this season.... more

Dave Martin / Associated Press RB Cameron Artis-Payne was the MVP of Auburn's spring football game. A quick look at three junior college transfers entering the Southeastern Conference who are expected to make a major impact this season. For... more

John Raoux / AP Photo The Gators will be without starting quarterback Jeff Driskel when they open fall camp. Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel underwent an appendectomy and could be out for two weeks, Gators coach Will Muschamp said Tuesday... more

AP Photo / John Amis Georgia coach Mark Richt would like to see more uniform drug policies across the NCAA. The University of Georgia's policy on positive drug tests for student-athletes, which includes a suspension for 10 percent of the... more

Glen Johnson / Texas A&M Texas A&M freshman Polo Manukainiu and two others were killed in a car accident. Texas A&M freshman defensive lineman Polo Manukainiu has been killed in an automobile accident, Texas A&M officials have confirmed to... more

Georgia coach Mark Richt raised a few eyebrows at a speaking engagement Monday night when discussing South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. In short, he called him potentially the best football player on the planet. Mark Richt on Jadeveon... more

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