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Chase Goodbread

Chase Goodbread


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


September

UCLA cornerback Ishmael Adams has been suspended indefinitely following his Sunday morning arrest on suspicion of robbery. Adams is among the top man-to-man cover cornerbacks in the Pac-12, and his loss comes at a bad time for the Bruins -- just four... more

Perry Knotts/NFL Braxton Miller is transitioning to H-back after previously starring as Ohio State's quarterback. For players, coaches and teams around college football, the preseason brought fortunes both good and bad in August. With the... more

Tony Ding / Associated Press Jim Harbaugh's debut as Michigan's head coach takes place Thursday night in Utah. The eccentricity of Jim Harbaugh is well-documented, but Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer has put an unforgettable stamp on the... more

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is sticking to his plan of not revealing whether Cardale Jones or J.T. Barrett will start at quarterback in the team's season opener. But as for his plan for the season, he revealed a bit more on Tuesday. "I anticipate... more

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Zach Banner is entering his second season as USC's starting right tackle. Zach Banner is clearly thinking about the NFL draft, but not necessarily the 2016 draft. USC's junior offensive tackle wants to be the... more

USC athletic director Pat Haden's decision on a course of action for Trojans head coach Steve Sarkisian came after Haden consulted not only with USC staff members but medical professionals as well, Haden told USC's "Trojans Live" radio show on Monday.... more

August

Ben Liebenberg / NFL Everett Golson threw for 29 touchdowns in 2014, but also had 14 interceptions. Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher announced Monday that quarterback Everett Golson will start the season opener, bringing an end to... more

Stephen Brashear / Associated Press Ishmael Adams returned both of his interceptions for touchdowns in 2014. UCLA cornerback Ishmael Adams was arrested Sunday on suspicion of robbery on campus, according to the UCLA Police Department. One... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Chad Kelly arrived at Ole Miss as a highly touted JUCO transfer. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze saved the college career of Chad Kelly, the nephew of Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, when he signed the... more

Brynn Anderson/AP Florida's Antonio Morrison is one of the top inside-linebacker talents in college football. Antonio Morrison's readiness to resume his role as Florida's middle linebacker was in question this preseason as he continued his... more

Elaine Thompson / Associated Press Oregon hopes Vernon Adams' prolific career at the FCS level will translate to success for the Ducks. After just two weeks of practice, Vernon Adams has emerged as the replacement for Heisman Trophy winner... more

Andrew Nelles/Associated Press Tim Beckman served as Illinois' head coach for three seasons. Illinois has fired head coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season. UI Director of Athletics Mike Thomas confirmed the dismissal on... more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Philadelphia Eagles need to replace Jeremy Maclin after he reached a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday, but which Maclin will they have to replace: the one who enjoyed a breakout season of 1,318 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns last... more

One of the most heavily attended pro days of the spring will commence Thursday, when an Oregon draft class led by Marcus Mariota will be on display for NFL coaches and scouts. Joining Mariota will be defensive end Arik Armstead , tackle Jake Fisher and... more

Two of the top players from the 2007 NFL Draft made headlines for different reasons Tuesday, with San Francisco 49ers star linebacker Patrick Willis announcing his retirement and cornerback Darrelle Revis agreeing to terms on a deal with the New York... more

There might not be a bigger fan of Brett Hundley than his former coach at UCLA, Jim Mora, but even Mora conceded Tuesday that Hundley isn't ready to be an immediate NFL starter in 2015. "I think he's ready for the NFL. I don't know that he's ready to... more

Florida State has filed a motion for dismissal regarding the federal Title IX lawsuit filed by the woman who accused former FSU quarterback Jameis Winston of a sexual assault. » Mike Mayock's top five 2015 NFL Draft prospects by position Federal... more

Three Mississippi State football players, including star quarterback Dak Prescott, were involved in a brawl in Panama City, Fla., Monday while attending a Waka Flocka Flame concert. The players are not seriously injured and have returned to Starkville,... more

Marcus Mariota 's pro-day workout Thursday will be attended by a lengthy cast of NFL coaches and scouts, but what might be most important to his draft stock will come afterward. » Draft Winds: Rumors connecting players, NFL teams The former Oregon... more

The draft arrows on cornerbacks Trae Waynes and P.J. Williams went in different directions following the NFL Scouting Combine last month, when Waynes ran a 40-yard dash more than a quarter of a second faster (4.31) than Williams (4.57). Not... more

The weekend disappearance of Jameis Winston 's Twitter account gives rise to any number of possible explanations, but the one that makes the most sense is simple. With the NFL draft less than eight weeks away, the elimination of a potential distraction... more

Efforts to screen prospective NFL draft prospects with a history of domestic violence more effectively is not only happening at the club level, but at the league level, as well. And that means added scrutiny for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston ,... more

The defensive tackle position could become a much higher draft priority for the Detroit Lions if reports of Ndamukong Suh's inclination to sign a lucrative free-agent contract with the Miami Dolphins come to fruition, particularly if the club doesn't... more

What's the difference between drafting as an NFL coach and recruiting as a college coach? Visibility, for one thing. » 2015 pro days schedule and results The sharpest football minds in the NFL can huddle in a room and put together a dynamite... more

Whether Florida defensive end Dante Fowler has the highest potential of edge pass rushers in the 2015 NFL Draft is a tricky debate with promising talents such as Nebraska's Randy Gregory , Missouri's Shane Ray and Clemson's Vic Beasley also presenting... more

What does Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck need to go with the speedy T.Y. Hilton now that the club is parting ways with veteran Reggie Wayne? More speed, of course. NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis and Curtis Conway each offered... more

Minus Brandon Marshall, the Chicago Bears are left with a void to fill at the wide receiver position and have a deep class of receivers to evaluate in the 2015 NFL Draft. Barring another trade or free-agency activity, the team likely will look to that... more

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht was impressed by Jameis Winston during the former Florida State quarterback's visit to the club's facilities. But with eight weeks to go before the 2015 NFL Draft, the club's investigation into whether... more

An ideal cure for rookie immaturity can be the right mentor within an NFL locker room. NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein revisits five draft prospects with character questions , and which NFL veterans or coaches could be a strong locker-room match for... more

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

If you thought Chip Kelly frequented his share of pro day workouts last year , one can only wonder how many he'll attend in 2015 knowing he needs a backfield ace for his unique offense. Star LeSean McCoy is off to Buffalo in a trade, and returning... more

AUBURN -- Are the New England Patriots interested in drafting Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates ? They certainly had a presence at the school's pro day on Tuesday. » 2015 pro days schedule and results Bill Belichick was the only NFL head coach in... more

AUBURN, Ala. -- Could the NFL Scouting Combine have left a 40-yard-dash champion at home this year? » 2015 pro days schedule and results Auburn running back Corey Grant, regarded as one of the fastest players in the SEC, ran unofficial times of... more

Former Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson 's 4.64 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine was better than the times of some of the most highly regarded NFL draft prospects at the position, including Mississippi State's Benardrick McKinney and Miami's... more

February

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt took a series of questions about the 2015 NFL Draft via Twitter on Friday. A look at five highlights from the exchange: 1. Although Brandt views FSU's Jameis Winston as the right short-term answer for an NFL club in... more

As much fun as it is to watch an offensive lineman of 300-plus pounds run a 40-yard dash, it could soon be a thing of the past. Changes could be coming to the NFL Scouting Combine that allow draft prospects to perform in testing that is more... more

The 2015 NFL Draft might not be too soon to begin preparing for the post-Dez Bryant era in Dallas, as his long-term future with the Cowboys is uncertain and stalled contract negotiations point toward the club placing its franchise tag on the veteran star... more

Ric Tapia/NFL Urban Meyer has three national titles as a college head coach after Ohio State's win over Oregon earlier this year. Tom Coughlin's 17-14 toppling of the undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, with a New York Giants... more

Eric Kendricks has learned a lot about what it will be like to play in the NFL from his brother, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks. But for the former UCLA star who figures to be among the first inside linebackers chosen in the 2015 NFL... more

With linebacker A.J. Hawk's release from the Green Bay Packers , the club's need to address the linebacker position in the 2015 NFL Draft suddenly looks a bit different. » Bucky Brooks: Top five prospects by position And according to former NFL... more

Leonard Williams survived at the top of NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's latest Top 50 list of the NFL draft's top prospects, but Nebraska's Randy Gregory slipped out of the top five following the NFL Scouting Combine. » Daniel Jeremiah's top... more

At the NFL Scouting Combine last week in Indianapolis, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith and GM Jason Licht both expressed cautious optimism that the team's background checks on Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston would come back... more

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah released the third edition of his mock draft on Wednesday, with the benefit of information gathered from the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Here are five interesting changes from... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press A cruise ship carrying 2,500 passengers, including Urban Meyer, is back on land after a delayed return. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's feet are back on the ground after the return of a charity cruise was... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Sunday was the day for front-seven defenders to take center stage at the NFL Scouting Combine , and they didn't disappoint. Pass rushers, in particular, showed some rare explosiveness and speed at Lucas Oil Stadium. With media interviews... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NFL club that requested an electromyography be performed on former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's throwing shoulder at the NFL Scouting Combine was the Dallas Cowboys, and the results of the exam showed no issue, according... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Missouri defensive end Shane Ray won't go through drills at the NFL Scouting Combine because of a toe injury, but at least one NFL scout appears to have seen all he needs to see on film. And he wasn't very complimentary. "I don't... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The glamour positions of quarterback, running back and wide receiver got to run the glamour event of the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday, the 40-yard dash, to make for the most exciting day of the combine week at Lucas Oil Stadium. There... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- One of the most explosive pass rushers in the NFL draft will have to do his exploding another time. » Mike Mayock's top five 2015 NFL Draft prospects by position Missouri defensive end Shane Ray said a foot injury will prevent him... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- NFL combine participants don't often admit to shedding tears about anything, but Landon Collins didn't hesitate when asked how he was impacted by the death of former Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor. » Mike Mayock's top five... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Marcus Mariota ran a 4.52 40-yard dash Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine, the top time among quarterbacks, confirming that arguably the best quarterback prospect available in the 2015 NFL Draft is also the speediest. » Combine... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The busiest day yet at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine saw the offensive linemen and tight ends go through on-field workouts, and a cast of players take their turns with media interviews, including the top QB prospect who said he'd win a... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- When Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith gave a cautious endorsement of quarterback Jameis Winston 's character Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine, it was more about the vetting of the 2015 NFL Draft's most polarizing prospect than... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Vic Beasley left no doubt on Friday that NFL clubs see him as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense, not surprising given the Clemson defensive end's size (6-foot-3, 246 pounds) and skill set. But as for which NFL club he fits best,... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Georgia running back Todd Gurley declined to allow doctors at the NFL Scouting Combine to examine his injured knee, according to NFL Media's Mike Silver. » Mike Mayock's top five 2015 NFL Draft prospects by position The former... more

Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon and Georgia's Todd Gurley are widely considered the top two running backs available in the 2015 NFL Draft, but scouting analysis and the consensus forged by draft experts doesn't always align. For at least two NFL scouts,... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Shaq Thompson doesn't have any doubt about what position he plans to play in the NFL; the former Washington two-way star declared last week that he is a linebacker and a linebacker only . But not everyone agrees. Thompson has been... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Todd Gurley has a chance to be the first running back chosen in the 2015 NFL Draft, but the club that invests a high pick in him -- be it a first-round pick or a second-rounder -- won't be able to see him practice at full speed right... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham didn't directly address the alleged incident that prompted his dismissal from Missouri -- when he was accused of pushing a female down several stairs -- at the NFL Scouting Combine. » Dorial... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Auburn's Nick Marshall will throw at the NFL Scouting Combine this week because NFL clubs have expressed an interest in him as an emergency option as a passer. The former star quarterback, who led the Tigers to a national championship... more

No sooner did word get out that Dorial Green-Beckham measured 6-foot-5 and 237 pounds than the comparisons began. Calvin Johnson, the game's premier jumbo receiver, measures 6-5 and 236. » Dorial Green-Beckham "dominated" Oklahoma practices In... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The same level of pre-draft scrutiny that led one NFL general manager to a thumbs-down opinion on quarterback Johnny Manziel last year awaits Jameis Winston -- this year's character-flawed draft quandary at the quarterback position --... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Dorial Green-Beckham might not have made an impact at Oklahoma on Saturdays last fall, but his presence was most definitely felt on the practice field. Oklahoma tight end Blake Bell said he became close with Green-Beckham, the troubled... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The reduction in the number of underclassmen declaring for the 2015 NFL draft compared to last year was driven by changes to the NFL Draft Advisory Board, and by the high percentage of last year's early-entry crop that went undrafted,... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- More top quarterbacks than usual will throw passes at this year's NFL Scouting Combine, but at least one intriguing talent at the position will sit out the drills. Colorado State's Garrett Grayson , who was ranked this week as the No. 3... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota won't be among the first-round NFL draft prospects who take a pass on passing at the annual NFL Scouting Combine. Both will throw on Saturday, according to... more

Trae Waynes doesn't presume to be as good as Joe Haden, the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback from the Cleveland Browns, but stylistically, Waynes said he sees Haden as just the right model for his game. » Bucky's Big Board: Williams No. 1 prospect in... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a glaring need at the quarterback position, and Jameis Winston looks like the one to fill it. NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock, at least entering the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week, sees the former Heisman... more

Former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston , potentially a target for the No. 1 pick of the NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, isn't yet committed to throwing passes at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. He's ready to do so, according to... more

Oklahoma defensive lineman Jordan Phillips and wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham are high-risk, high-reward prospects in the NFL draft this year, but either one could be a first-round pick, according to NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock. Asked who could be... more

Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster issued something of a vote of confidence regarding second-year quarterback Zach Mettenberger, and in so doing, cast some doubt on any assumptions that the club is intending to invest the No. 2 overall pick... more

Former Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess provided a preview of the athleticism he'll be flashing at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis next week, showing off his leaping ability on the hardwood at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., where the 6-5,... more

Alabama head coach Nick Saban suggested in December that the rankings of high school football recruits are more favorable when they are pursued by elite programs such as the Crimson Tide. But are NFL draft prospects from Alabama given a similar bump up... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press A.J. Johnson recorded a team-high 101 tackles in 10 games last season for Tennessee. Former Tennessee star linebacker A.J. Johnson , one of the Volunteers' top NFL draft prospects, was indicted by a grand... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Breshad Perriman caught 50 passes for 1,044 yards and nine touchdowns in 2014. Another Perriman is on his way to the NFL, and this one could be drafted higher than his father. » Mike Mayock's 2015 NFL Draft... more

Even the most heralded NFL draft prospects have their detractors. Some scout, somewhere, is ready to poke holes in the game of even the highest-profile player, while other evaluators happily discuss the same player's merits. One NFL scout who correctly... more

Shane Ray plays big. But does he measure big enough? That will be a primary question on the star pass rusher from Missouri upon his arrival at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis next week, according to NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah. While... more

Elaine Thompson/Associated Press CB Marcus Peters was dismissed from the Washington program during the 2014 season. Former Washington cornerback Marcus Peters , arguably the most talented man-to-man cover corner available in the 2015 NFL... more

Texas Christian's Paul Dawson , one of the top linebacker prospects available in the 2015 NFL Draft, is expecting his share of questions about his character next week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. » Mike Mayock's positional top-five... more

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock released his top five NFL draft prospects at each position , entering the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine next week, on Wednesday. Some of the rankings aren't surprising, but a few were bold. Here are five interesting takeaways... more

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston figures to be a strong possibility to be the No. 1 overall pick of the quarterback-starved Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but according to NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks, need isn't the only thing that makes Winston ideal... more

Lynne Sladsky / Associated Press Florida State CB P.J. Williams says he can perform a broad jump of 11 feet, 1 inch. P.J. Williams must not expect to feel any pressure at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine next week. » Sources Tell Us: What... more

Jameis Winston is gone from Florida State and preparing for the 2015 NFL Draft, but the wake of the sexual assault allegation that followed Winston for the last 13 months of his college career hasn't settled in his absence. » Sources Tell Us: What... more

UCLA coach Jim Mora took respectful exception with NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock regarding former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and his short-term NFL potential. » Mayock: Marcus Mariota a project for every team except one Mayock said he... more

Recruiting a famous rap artist's son, believe it or not, wasn't a high-maintenance experience for UCLA coach Jim Mora. » Snoop Dogg backs son's UCLA decision The Bruins last week surprisingly signed WR Cordell Broadus , the son on rapper Snoop... more

Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston have yet to play a down in the NFL, but to NFL Players Inc., an arm of the NFL Players Association, they are already two of the league's 10 most marketable rising stars. The "Rising 50" list projects which NFL players... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers might need at quarterback with the first pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, but Randy Gregory isn't afraid to put his own name into the Bucs' list of options. » Mock draft 1.0: Lance Zierlein forecasts first round of 2015 NFL Draft... more

Southern Cal defensive lineman Leonard Williams might skip bench press testing at the NFL Scouting Combine due to shoulder problems. Potentially the No. 1 pick of the draft, the former Trojans star is postponing the decision while he continues preparing... more

Morry Gash/Associated Press Wisconsin tight end Sam Arneson declined an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine. An invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine is something of a rite of passage for NFL draft prospects, and for most of the 300-plus... more

NFL draft prospects can be reticent at times in discussing the defensive scheme they are best-suited for at the next level. However, Nebraska's Randy Gregory embraces his fit: the 3-4 linebacker with the get-the-quarterback assignment. Think Jason... more

Auburn's Nick Marshall made the decision weeks ago to pursue an NFL career as a defensive back, making a difficult switch from quarterback, and put his coverage skills on display for NFL scouts at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., last month. But the... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Offensive tackle D.J. Humphries decided to leave Florida and enter the NFL draft. Add Florida offensive lineman D.J. Humphries to the cast of draft prospects with first-round potential. The Gators' left tackle,... more

As dominant a player as Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper was in the SEC, earning the Biletnikoff Award with dizzying numbers unheard of for the Crimson Tide's traditionally ground-based offense, NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks sees Cooper being even... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi is among the most intriguing O-line prospects in this year's draft. The minute Texas A&M offensive lineman Cedric Ogbuehi learned he tore an ACL in his knee during the Aggies' Liberty Bowl win... more

For all the attention placed upon the nation's top high school recruits who entered national signing day Wednesday uncertain of their choice -- or, at least, unwilling to reveal it until the attention of a national television audience was properly cued --... more

National signing day is the stage of a lifetime for many of the nation's top high school recruits, but for C.J. Sanders, it's nothing compared to the silver screen. The son of former Tennessee Titans wide receiver Chris Sanders played a young Ray... more

BYU Athletics Lineman Motekiai Langi officially joined the BYU football family on Wednesday. His name is hard to spell, but his size is even harder to miss. » Where first-round picks of last five years rated out of high school BYU... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu missed the CFB Playoff because of a knee injury. It's not easy for Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu to feel sorry for himself, and that's the way he wants it. » Gil... more

Mark Humphrey / Associated Press Florida's Dante Fowler says he plans to compete in drills at defensive end and linebacker. Among elite-level NFL draft prospects, there can be a degree of cherry-picking when it comes to the NFL Scouting... more

It looks like Trevor Knight isn't too cool for Katy Perry, after all. Months after the pop star appeared on ESPN's "College GameDay" and expressed her fondness for the Oklahoma quarterback, Knight finally responded after Perry's Super Bowl halftime... more

Five of the top performing players in Super Bowl XLIX didn't even merit a draft pick when their college careers came to an end. Through some very different paths, however, they all arrived and thrived on football's biggest stage during the New England... more

January

Former Georgia star Todd Gurley could be playing for the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks next season. It might be hard to picture him with those teams, but that doesn't mean the idea is far-fetched. In fact, for the moment, NFL Media... more

Mark Humphrey/Associated Press Florida's Dante Fowler, Jr., is among the top pass rushers in the 2015 NFL Draft. The last thing on the mind of Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn this week, with a championship at stake, is who he... more

Former San Diego Chargers star LaDainian Tomlinson believes Melvin Gordon will be the first running back chosen in the 2015 NFL Draft, thanks in part to the knee injury that Georgia's Todd Gurley suffered in November. » Gil Brandt: 2015 NFL Draft... more

The NFL club with the patience and willingness to develop one of the top quarterbacks available in the 2015 NFL Draft might be better off choosing Oregon's Marcus Mariota . But for NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah, the choice is easy if you want instant... more

Comparing Oregon's Marcus Mariota to any other quarterback can be tricky, given the mile-a-minute offense he directed for the Ducks and his unique athleticism for escaping the pocket and running when necessary. But former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and... more

The debate on whether Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota is the top quarterback in the NFL draft could rage for months, but there is little doubt which defensive lineman stands out most to NFL scouts leading up to the NFL Scouting Combine. » Draft... more

A side-by-side look at the 2014 draft classes of the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks bares one striking similarity: neither will have its top pick from last year available. Seattle wide receiver Paul Richardson, drafted in the second round... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Dak Prescott mulled applying for entry into the 2015 draft before opting to remain at Mississippi State. 2016 Senior Bowl candidates: ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Others The 2015 Reese's... more

The 2015 Reese's Senior Bowl gave scouts from every NFL club a chance to add a layer to their evaluations on some of the top seniors from the college ranks. Draft-day money was both made and lost in the process, although the prospects have multiple... more

Ric Tapia/NFL Urban Meyer led Ohio State to the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship. Just weeks after the College Football Playoff's inaugural postseason finished with Ohio State winning the national title , the CFP is... more

The Reese's Senior Bowl might not be the only opportunity to perform for NFL scouts that Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota passes on. The Heisman Trophy winner said he is unsure if he will throw passes at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis next... more

Looking for an early favorite to run the top 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis next month? » Can't-miss Moments: Top plays from 2015 Senior Bowl Three possibilities surfaced Saturday night on the Reese's Senior Bowl... more

Some of this year's top draft prospects are competing Saturday in the Reese's Senior Bowl, and it's bound to deliver some Can't-miss Moments. College Football 24/7 is here to make sure you have access to the game's must-see plays. Kansas State WR Tyler... more

Mark Iowa's Carl Davis down as one of the Reese's Senior Bowl participants who boosted his draft stock as much as anyone this week in Mobile, Ala. The defensive tackle, in fact, might have pushed himself into the first round with his performance in... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Alabama's offense took flight in Lane Kiffin's first season with the Crimson Tide. Alabama announced Saturday that Lane Kiffin has confirmed he will return as the Crimson Tide's offensive coordinator for the 2015... more

Andrew Weber/USA Today Braxton Miller will have some tough competition at quarterback if he stays at Ohio State. The three-headed quarterback monster at Ohio State won't be losing any of those heads in the offseason. At least, that appears... more

Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones' choice to return to college came as something of a surprise, despite the fact he had made only three college starts, given reports before the announcement that the sophomore would enter the 2015 NFL Draft. »... more

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Florida State's Jameis Winston are getting the 1-2 treatment in the earliest 2015 NFL Draft projections as the top quarterbacks available. » What we learned at Day Three of Senior Bowl practices But Baylor... more

Johnny Vy / NFL Kansas State's Tyler Lockett had 106 receptions for 1,515 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. MOBILE, Ala. -- For wide receivers as small as Kansas State's Tyler Lockett , one of the biggest adjustments to the NFL game is... more

Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion's measurements at the Reese's Senior Bowl weigh-in confirmed exactly the size NFL coaches and scouts were hoping for. At 6-foot-5 1/2 and 229 pounds, the North squad quarterback is plenty big enough. Catching up to... more

Brynn Anderson/Associated Press TCU cornerback Kevin White has impressed observers in workouts at the Senior Bowl. MOBILE, Ala. -- The Kevin White NFL coaches and scouts were most anticipating at the 2015 Reese's Senior Bowl -- the explosive... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press Todd Gurley has done all he can as a collegian, so his early entry move to the NFL makes sense. In just about any context, broken records are good things. But the record 102 underclassmen who declared for... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Huddle? What's a huddle? Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt illustrated just how pervasive the no-huddle offense has become at the college level in speaking with NFL Network at the Reese's Senior Bowl Tuesday. Whisenhunt asked his... more

Chuck Cook / Associated Press Alabama coach Nick Saban could be looking for a new offensive coordinator if Lane Kiffin leaves. MOBILE, Ala. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban had nothing specific to say on Tuesday about reports of offensive... more

Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty measured 6-foot-2 and three quarters and weighed 230 pounds Tuesday at the Reese's Senior Bowl weigh-in, leaving NFL scouts no questions about whether he fits the NFL's preferred range of size at the quarterback position.... more

Reese's Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage confirmed prior to the event's Tuesday morning weigh-in that Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has declined an invitation to the game. Savage had held out hope that the Heisman Trophy winner would... more

While the tie between Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly and his former quarterback at Oregon, Marcus Mariota, makes for easy speculation where the 2015 NFL Draft is concerned -- particularly given the Eagles' need for a quarterback -- there is nothing... more

In coaching the North squad for the Reese's Senior Bowl, the Tennessee Titans' coaching staff will get an up-close look at some of the most talented seniors available for the 2015 NFL Draft this week in Mobile, Ala. But according to Titans general manager... more

Mark Duncan/Associated Press Ohio State QB Cardale Jones held a press conference Thursday to announce he will return to school in 2015. That Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones felt the need to defend his decision to hold a news conference... more

Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones announced he will return to Ohio State next season rather than applying to enter the 2015 NFL Draft. Although the 6-foot-5, 250-pound sophomore has only three college starts to his name, there was heavy speculation... more

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley has declined an invitation to play in the Reese's Senior Bowl, eliminating one of college football's top passers from the games' final remaining slot available at the position. » Players who have accepted invitations to... more

Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott will go back to college for his senior year rather than filing for early NFL draft eligibility. The Bulldogs star junior' announced his decision formally Wednesday afternoon, and his return will give coach Dan... more

ARLINGTON, Texas -- If Ohio State sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones declares for the 2015 NFL Draft, three primary questions scouts will have about the intriguing young addition to the draft field would be his ability to adapt to a pro-style system, his... more

Jay LaPrete / Associated Press Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett suffered a season-ending injury in a Nov. 29 game against Michigan. ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett's contribution to Ohio State's national championship , at... more

Ric Tapia/NFL Ezekiel Elliott wore out the Oregon defense in leading Ohio State to a title-game win. ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ohio State overcame four turnovers and a Heisman Trophy winner Monday night in a 42-20 win over Oregon for the first... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi will need surgery for a torn ACL, but is expected to be ready to play by summer. Texas A&M offensive lineman Cedric Ogbuehi's midseason move from left tackle to right tackle will be among... more

DALLAS -- Rap artist Jay Z's sports agency, Roc Nation, has added Georgia star running back Todd Gurley to its client list. Todd Gurley @TG3II is the newest member of the #RocNationSports family! pic.twitter.com/pv6lEl8Qmv ?? Roc Nation... more

Paul Sancya / Associated Press Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun will return to school next season along with QB Connor Cook. Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun will return to college next season, the first-team All-Big Ten... more

DALLAS -- By every account from the Ohio State football program -- from teammates, to head coach Urban Meyer, to assistant athletic director for football performance Mickey Marotti -- quarterback Cardale Jones is not the same person he was just a couple... more

DALLAS -- Ohio State coach Urban Meyer would like to see the NFL's Jan. 15 deadline for underclassmen to file for early draft eligibility moved back to allow the last group of top juniors still playing meaningful college football more than three days to... more

DALLAS -- Cornerback Doran Grant wants to call himself the fastest player on the Ohio State roster, but hesitates. "The tape on that will get around," he said. Nevertheless, when asked about this display in the OSU football building , Grant... more

DALLAS -- Ohio State senior wide receiver DevinSmith will join a deep and talented group of wide receivers entering the 2015 NFL Draft, but that doesn't mean Smith's name will be lost in the crowd. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Saturday during... more

DALLAS -- Ohio State star defensive linemen Joey Bosa and MichaelBennett gave Oregon the requisite plaudits Saturday when asked about their film sessions watching the Ducks' 59-20 Rose Bowl win over Florida State. As for the Seminoles, the two weren't... more

LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter will apply for early entry into the 2015 NFL Draft, a key loss for a Tigers defense that has already lost defensive back Jalen Collins , as well as linebacker Kwon Alexander , and one of the top coordinators in the... more

Scouts from seven NFL clubs won a lottery for credentials to scout the College Football Playoff national championship game: the New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Houston Texans, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers.... more

Eric Gay / Associated Press Texas DT Malcom Brown was a finalist for the Outland Trophy this season. Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown has informed Longhorns coach Charlie Strong that he intends to apply for early NFL draft eligibility,... more

Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper and running back T.J. Yeldon will reportedly apply for early eligibility into the 2015 NFL Draft, joining safety Landon Collins, whose draft intentions were reported earlier Thursday . » List of underclassmen who... more

As a former Michigan quarterback, new Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh knows the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry as well as anyone. But apparently he doesn't have quite the same contempt for the Buckeyes as do many Michigan fans who will be rooting for Oregon to... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney intends to skip his senior season. Mississippi State's Benardrick McKinney decided to return to college after a dynamic season as a third-year sophomore in... more

Brynn Anderson/Associated Press Safety Landon Collins was Alabama's leading tackler in 2014 with 103 takedowns. Alabama defensive back Landon Collins has reportedly decided to apply for early entry for the 2015 NFL Draft, the third Crimson... more

Ric Tapia/NFL Washington defensive lineman Danny Shelton's draft stock has skyrocketed this season. Put Washington defensive lineman Danny Shelton in a category with Missouri defensive end Shane Ray and West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White... more

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson Marcus Peters is going to have to answer questions from NFL teams about his character at the Scouting Combine. Washington cornerback Marcus Peters will have plenty to answer for at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine after... more

Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press Tight end Jesse James has started every game for Penn State the past two seasons. Penn State tight end Jesse James has announced his intent to apply for early entry into the 2015 NFL Draft. » List of... more

Associated Press Louisville defensive backs James Sample and Gerod Holliman both intend to enter the 2015 NFL Draft. Louisville junior safety James Sample will reportedly join safety Gerod Holliman in applying for early entry into the 2015... more

Missouri defensive end Shane Ray announced Wednesday that he intends to apply for early entry into the 2015 NFL Draft, adding one of college football's most dynamic pass rushers to the pool of prospects entering the pro ranks. » List of underclassmen... more

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is reportedly interested in transferring to LSU, where the quarterback situation proved to be anything but settled in 2014. » List of underclassmen entering 2015 NFL Draft Golson has reached out to the school,... more

AP Photo/Chris O'Meara Auburn QB Nick Marshall is open to a position change if it helps his NFL chances. One NFL club might see Nick Marshall as a quarterback, another as a wide receiver or a defensive back. But whatever the former Auburn... more

Carolina Panthers rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has a divisional playoff game to look forward to, but he most certainly wasn't looking forward to this -- making good on an apparent bet with Panthers tight end Brandon Williams, a former Oregon Ducks... more

David Zalubowski / Associated Press Shaq Thompson won the Paul Hornung Award this season as the nation's most versatile player. Washington two-way star Shaq Thompson announces his intent to apply for early entry into the 2015 NFL Draft.... more

Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel will finish his college career at Louisiana Tech. After two much-maligned seasons in which the Florida offense sputtered with Driskel at the helm, a change of scenery was as much in order for Driskel as any player in... more

Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes was a high school teammate of Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon. Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes will forego his senior year with the Spartans and enter the 2015 NFL Draft as... more

Perry Knotts / NFL Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 230 yards with two touchdowns to lead Ohio State past Alabama. NEW ORLEANS -- The Big Ten arrived in the Big Easy Thursday night. And so did Ezekiel Elliott. » 10 things we learned from New... more

Minnesota third-year sophomore Maxx Williams might have come up on the losing end of the Citrus Bowl, as the Golden Gophers fell Thursday to Missouri, 33-17, but he erased whatever doubts there might have been about whether he is one college football's... more

NEW ORLEANS -- Ohio State defensive lineman Michael Bennett could be an NFL rookie right now, but the Buckeyes' top 2015 draft prospect will be a better one in 2015. And the 6-foot-2, 288-pound leader of the OSU defensive line says he has no regrets... more

Texas A&M running back Trey Williams has joined the lengthening cast of SEC rushers who will enter the 2015 NFL Draft as underclassmen. But unlike the exits of Georgia's Todd Gurley and South Carolina's Mike Davis, Williams' decision comes as something of... more

December

Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott denied a broadcast report that he has decided to remain in college for his senior season in 2015. ESPN's Brent Musburger said prior to the game that Prescott had revealed his decision when the two met during the... more

Georgia Tech made easy work of Mississippi State's defense in a 49-34 Orange Bowl win Saturday, but the Bulldogs got some news on an early draft candidate that took the sting out. Or did they? » What we learned from New Year's Eve bowl games The... more

Aaron M. Sprecher / Associated Press LSU LB Kwon Alexander led the Tigers with 90 tackles this season. LSU linebacker Kwon Alexander announced via Twitter that he will enter the 2015 NFL Draft. » Tracking underclassmen intentions for... more

NEW ORLEANS -- Scouts from 10 NFL clubs are scheduled to be on hand for the College Football Playoff semifinals, and there is no shortage of talent for them to focus on. Clubs scouting the Alabama-Ohio State Sugar Bowl will be the Atlanta Falcons,... more

Scouts from 10 NFL clubs are scheduled to be on hand for the College Football Playoff semifinals, and there is no shortage of talent for them to focus on. The Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, New York Jets, St. Louis Rams and Houston Texans will... more

NEW ORLEANS -- As coach of the team that squeezed into college football's inaugural four-team playoff on the last possible weekend, Urban Meyer couldn't be happier that Ohio State could be playing as many as two more games. But the winner of Thursday's... more

NEW ORLEANS -- Alabama coach Nick Saban has been linked to the newly open New York Jets coaching job only by a New York Post columnist who tossed the idea out in print almost like an open letter to Jets owner Woody Johnson . Yet the Crimson Tide's... more

NEW ORLEANS -- Doran Grant isn't asking to play Amari Cooper in man coverage, but he's not shying away from it, either. » Predicting winners for every CFB bowl game Grant, a senior cornerback for Ohio State, calls Cooper the most complete... more

NEW ORLEANS -- Joey Bosa is at least a year away, or more, from making a go of an NFL career. But the Ohio State sophomore defensive end has already drawn some impressive notice from the NFL, and Bosa was humbled to learn that one NFL club used him as a... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Alabama defensive end Jarran Reed has not decided whether to return to Alabama or leave for the NFL. NEW ORLEANS -- Alabama junior defensive end Jarran Reed confirmed he is among the Crimson Tide's underclassmen to... more

Marvin Gentry/USA TODAY Sports Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland has yet to make a decision on whether he will enter the 2015 draft. NEW ORLEANS -- Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland is among the Crimson Tide's underclassmen to submit for... more

NEW ORLEANS -- Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott has heard the rumors of injured quarterback Braxton Miller leaving the Buckeyes program like everyone else -- that he could transfer, that he could jump to the NFL, that he could see his way out of... more

NEW ORLEANS -- If Alabama All-Americans Landon Collins and Amari Cooper are thinking about the NFL, they're most definitely not talking about it. Not two days before a College Football Playoff semifinal against Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl, and... more

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema brought quite a twist to the same old, boring, coaches handshake photo that precedes bowl games. In shaking with Texas coach Charlie Strong using his right hand, as the two prepare for the Texas Bowl, Bielema apparently... more

Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press Miami RB Duke Johnson rushed for 132 yards in what is expected to be his final college game. Duke Johnson's final college game couldn't have gotten off to a much better start, and couldn't have ended much... more

Johnny Manziel didn't show much in his brief time under center as an NFL rookie, and at this point he can't even speak with much authority on being on time , either. But he is one of just four quarterbacks to beat Alabama in the last three years. So... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel was benched after struggling during the 2014 season. Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel, who lost his starting role at UF during the 2014 season and faces a new incoming coaching... more

Michael C. Johnson/USA TODAY Sports Vincent Testaverde threw for 116 yards and was picked off once in his lone appearance for Texas Tech in 2014. Texas Tech quarterback Vincent Testaverde, the son of former NFL quarterback Vinny Testaverde,... more

Georgia coach Mark Richt confirmed Friday that Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley will enter the 2015 NFL Draft as an underclassman. In speaking with reporters as Georgia prepares for Louisville in the Belk Bowl, Richt said "he'll be moving on,"... more

Oregon junior defensive lineman Arik Armstead will get to show NFL scouts what he can do against one of the nation's most talented offensive lines in the Rose Bowl against Florida State on New Year's Day, but as an athlete, at least one NFL general... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press Ohio State's Joey Bosa is already among CFB's top defensive players as just a true sophomore. Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa won't be eligible to enter the NFL draft until 2016, but the Buckeyes sophomore... more

Todd Kirkland/Associated Press West Virginia's Clint Trickett ranks 17th in the FBS with 3,285 yards passing this season. West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett is retiring from football just before the team's Liberty Bowl appearance... more

Richard Shiro/Associated Press South Carolina running back Mike Davis intends to enter the 2015 NFL Draft. South Carolina running back Mike Davis didn't quite have the kind of year he was hoping for, but it was good enough for the Gamecocks... more

Arkansas junior running back Jonathan Williams will return to college next year for his senior season, taking one standout rusher out of the potential pool of backs available for the 2015 NFL Draft, and giving the Razorbacks one of the league's legitimate... more

Either USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams is genuinely considering a return to school next year for his senior season, or he's taking Trojans fans for a bit of a ride. » Top 10 individual matchups in CFB bowl season Although NFL scouts have... more

If San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is headed to the University of Michigan at the end of the season, it won't be at the behest of his family, his brother John Harbaugh said. » Inside the Pocket: Harbaugh will disappoint Michigan The... more

If the Dallas Cowboys host a game in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs , people will be hustling at AT&T Stadium. The game would be held Jan. 10 or 11, just before the College Football Playoff title game on Jan. 12. Such tight scheduling would... more

Stephen B. Morton / Associated Press South Carolina WR Shaq Roland has elected to drop out of school and turn pro, according to Steve Spurrier. South Carolina wide receiver Shaq Roland plans to turn pro and is also dropping out of school and... more

Phelan M. Ebenhack/Associated Press Jimbo Fisher and Florida State are preparing to face Oregon in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. If Jimbo Fisher's standing as coach at Florida State were a poker game, Florida State just went all in with every chip... more

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III doesn't think too highly of how his alma mater, Baylor, was treated by the College Football Playoff selection committee. » Predicting winners for every CFB bowl game On a teleconference with... more

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is still mum about whether he will be off to Michigan after the season. But the Michigan football official Twitter feed appears to be having a little more fun with the possibility. » Baalke confirms Michigan... more

Lynne Sladky/Associated Press Jameis Winston and Florida State are preparing to play Oregon in the Rose Bowl. An attorney for the accuser of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston left some scorched Earth behind the FSU code-of-conduct... more

Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Tennessee Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers couldn't be further away from the playoffs. But the league's two worst teams couldn't be much closer in the running for the No. 1 overall draft pick. The... more

Rick Scuteri / Associated Press Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong had 75 catches for 1,062 and 10 touchdowns this season. Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong will enter the 2015 NFL Draft. » Tracking underclassmen intentions for 2015... more

Jeff Chu / Associated Press Former 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore retired last month because of knee injuries. It didn't take long for Marcus Lattimore to find his second career, and find it in a familiar place. » Brandt: Projected 2015 draft... more

Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery didn't have the season some were expecting. But with a shoulder injury threatening his postseason, it appears he will at least have a chance to finish his college career the way he would want. Stanford is preparing to... more

Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham sat out the 2014 season under NCAA transfer rules. Oklahoma wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham remains undecided about whether to enter the 2015 NFL Draft, but the Sooners... more

The news is both good and bad for the LSU secondary. » Tracking underclassmen intentions for 2015 NFL Draft Defensive back Jalen Collins will enter the NFL Draft, but defensive back Jalen Mills will reportedly stay for his senior year in 2015. The... more

Tommy Gilligan / USA Today Sports Jameis Winston will face Oregon and Marcus Mariota on New Year's Day in the Rose Bowl. Count Michael Vick among those who see Jameis Winston flourishing in pro football, calling the Florida State quarterback... more

Utah defensive end Nate Orchard harassed quarterbacks mercilessly as a senior, leading the nation in sacks per game at 1.46, but as an NFL Draft prospect the senior's production is only a piece of the evaluation puzzle. And for one NFL general manager,... more

NFL clubs searching for a quarterback in the 2015 NFL Draft might want to be wary of overvaluing the available options, based on the assessment of an AFC personnel executive who was critical of the college-passer crop that could potentially make up the... more

Whether or not Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty can adjust to a pro-style offense after spending his college career operating a spread attack is the knock heard most often when it comes to his NFL potential. But for one AFC personnel executive, concerns... more

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher believes quarterback Jameis Winston would be one of the top two players chosen in the 2015 NFL Draft if the third-year sophomore chooses to forego his last two years of NCAA eligibility. But whether Winston is ready to... more

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh deflected a question Thursday about whether he has been offered a job by his alma mater, Michigan, but didn't deny the reported offer, either. "As you know, I only talk about the job that I have. We've been... more

The University of Michigan is prepared to do more than merely pay San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh $48 million over six years to revive the Wolverines' struggling program. With that very deal, it's prepared to: 1) Make him the highest-paid coach... more

Arkansas defensive end Trey Flowers strung together an impressive series of game films for NFL scouts to evaluate this fall, including a huge performance against the Razorbacks' toughest opponent of the season in Alabama. But as football season moves into... more

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has been offered a six-year contract worth $48 million to become the new coach at Michigan, sources informed of Michigan's plans told NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport. » Sources Tell Us: What we're hearing about... more

Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney's long-asserted plan to enter the 2015 NFL Draft apparently hasn't wavered. » SEC prospects with most on the line in bowl season After leading the Bulldogs defense to an Orange Bowl berth as one of... more

Prospects with most on line in bowl season: Top 10 overall | ACC | Pac-12 | SEC | Big Ten The first bowl is Saturday, and to get you prepared for what seemingly will be a never-ending onslaught of games -- there are a record 38 bowls this season... more

LSU wide receiver Travin Dural will return to the Tigers next season rather than leave college early for the NFL draft, helping to stem what is expected to be a smaller contingent of LSU underclassmen turning pro this year. WBRZ sports director Michael... more

Former Washington defensive back Marcus Peters, one of the top cornerback prospects in college football, plans to enter the 2015 NFL Draft, according to a report. » Tracking underclassmention intentions for 2015 NFL Draft Citing multiple sources,... more

Ryan Kang/Associated Press Oregon DL Arik Armstead's athletic ability makes him an intriguing prospect. Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead is reportedly leaning strongly toward entering the 2015 NFL Draft as an underclassman, and the... more

The gap between Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III as NFL quarterbacks is far more sizable now than it appeared in 2012, when the two were chosen with back-to-back picks at the top of the 2012 NFL Draft. But apparently that draft gap is wide enough for... more

As the new Heisman Trophy winner and a possible prize in the 2015 NFL Draft, the understated and humble Oregon junior Marcus Mariota would never make a joke at the expense of two NFL clubs in public. » GM rates Mariota below Luck, ahead of RGIII... more

As a former head coach in the NFL, and as a UCLA coach who has faced Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota in the Pac-12, Jim Mora has a broad perspective on the new Heisman Trophy winner 's pro potential. And Mora had nothing but effusive praise for Mariota... more

A lot of national awards for college football players claim things like character and integrity in their selection criteria. » Ranking top 10 prospects with most on the line in bowl season But none of them walk that talk quite like the Lott IMPACT... more

Auburn tight end Jakell Mitchell, who was murdered early Sunday morning , was in an argument with a man in an apartment complex parking lot when he was shot multiple times by a third man, his girlfriend said. "He just started shooting. Jakell... more

Georgia linebacker Leonard Floyd is among four Bulldogs expected to return to college next year rather than entering the 2015 NFL Draft, giving coach Mark Richt at least one more season with one of the SEC's most athletic pass rushers. Richt said he... more

LSU safety Jamal Adams picked up an impressive honor Thursday, when the SEC announced the Tigers newcomer had made the league's All-Freshman team . But Adams picked up a compliment Friday that might mean just as much. » Top 10 ball-hawking defensive... more

Stanford lineman Andrus Peat, one of the top offensive tackles in college football, isn't the only Cardinal prospect considering an early jump to the NFL draft. Cornerback Alex Carter might leave school early, as well. » Ranking top 10 prospects with... more

Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper has done all that could be asked to establish himself as the nation's top player at his position this season, posting three 200-yard receiving games and seven 100-yard receiving games on his way way to winning the... more

Given the struggles Robert Griffin III has had with the Washington Redskins since his promising rookie season, it wouldn't be a surprise for NFL personnel executives to foresee a better pro career for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. But given that... more

Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press Tyreek Hill helped Oklahoma State earn a berth in the Cactus Bowl with last week's win in the Bedlam game. Oklahoma State running back Tyreek Hill has been dismissed from the football team after he was arrested... more

To whatever extent the record numbers of college underclassmen declaring early eligibility for the NFL draft the last two years is a problem, LSU has been the face of that problem. As the number jumped from 73 to 98 last year, LSU lost 17 underclassmen to... more

UCLA coach Jim Mora confirmed Thursday what Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley has led UCLA fans to believe for nearly a year -- that the fourth-year junior will enter the 2015 NFL Draft. » 2014-15 college bowl schedule "This will be his last game... more

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press Utah's Nate Orchard had 6.5 career sacks before recording 17.5 this season. Utah's Nate Orchard was announced Wednesday as the winner of the Ted Hendricks Award as the nation's top defensive end, beating out an... more

Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon, who will soon learn if he has won the Heisman Trophy, has piled up 2,336 yards this season. But for one NFL scout, the speed of the defenses in the Big Ten Conference didn't do much to stop him. "He's good against... more

Add Lane Kiffin to the list of college football coaches that have all but waved goodbye to a star underclassman whom they expect to declare early eligibility for the 2015 NFL Draft. The Alabama offensive coordinator thinks the College Football Playoff... more

Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press West Virginia WR Kevin White has 102 catches for 1,318 yards and nine TDs this season. West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White, one of the top 2015 NFL Draft prospects at his position, reminds one NFL... more

The freshman who was good enough to share the Alabama backfield with Eddie Lacy in 2012 just might be better than Lacy himself, according to an NFL scout who has evaluated Crimson Tide junior T.J. Yeldon. » Ranking every bowl game: From No. 38 to No.... more

If the book on UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley's primary shortcomings as a passer gets any thicker, it will need a Volume Two edition. The Bruins' fourth-year junior, who has all but announced he will enter the 2015 NFL Draft , has drawn criticism from... more

Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports Louisville safety Gerod Holliman has intercepted 14 passes in 2014. Louisville safety Gerod Holliman has gained national notoriety this season by tying a daunting, 46-year-old NCAA record of 14 interceptions in a... more

It's not difficult to find NFL scouting concerns about Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's off-field trouble. » Scout's Take: Grading prospects in conference title games But concerns about his play have come under greater scrutiny... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press Linebacker Eric Kendricks is the first winner of the Butkus Award from UCLA. UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks won the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker Tuesday, giving the Bruins program its first-ever... more

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota's trophy shelf is likely to get awfully crowded this month, and the first to claim a spot is the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. Although the award's official web site indicates the award won't be presented until Dec. 12... more

» CFB Playoff picture: Final four is set If you thought the tension between Baylor coach Art Briles and Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby was high over the weekend, just wait until Briles catches wind of Bowlsby's comments Monday on "The Dan Patrick... more

Darron Cummings/Associated Press QB Cardale Jones came through in the clutch for Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game. ATLANTA --Through all the Big 12 smoke and fire, the College Football Playoff selection committee will see a... more

ATLANTA -- Cam Robinson didn't even get to see Shane Ray for an entire game. But the talented Alabama left tackle saw enough in Alabama's 42-13 SEC Championship win Saturday to believe Missouri's fourth-year junior has mastered the college game enough... more

ATLANTA -- It was hard to tell whether a 58-yard touchdown pass or the ejection of its most dynamic player was more of a gutting blow for Missouri, but that 1-2 punch, occurring on the same play Saturday, was the defining moment in an SEC Championship... more

ATLANTA -- Just a week after Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin celebrated a touchdown pass to star receiver Amari Cooper before the pass was even thrown , the mastermind of the Crimson Tide's record-setting offense was at it again. But this... more

ATLANTA -- Missouri defensive end Shane Ray, the SEC's leader in sacks, was ejected Saturday from the SEC Championship Game on a targeting call against Alabama quarterback Blake Sims. Just after Sims released a 58-yard touchdown pass to DeAndrew White... more

Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to this weekend? College Football 24/7 provides a glimpse at the teams that are credentialed to attend some of the biggest games in college football. NFL Media analyst and former NFL scout Bucky Brooks... more

Getting past Kansas State and perhaps into the College Football Playoff is the immediate challenge for Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty. But another challenge -- getting past the stereotype that the Bears' shotgun offense hasn't prepared him well for the... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Greg Schiano went 11-21 in two season as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' head coach. San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh can't seem to escape speculation that he could be the next coach at his alma mater, Michigan, but... more

Texas A&M wide receivers coach David Beaty is the new head coach at Kansas University, the school confirmed Friday . It's the third head coaching vacancy to be filled in the last two days, along with the Florida job (Jim McElwain ) and the Nebraska... more

Baylor's win over TCU might not be enough to get the Bears into the College Football Playoff with both Big 12 teams only once-beaten, but Baylor head coach Art Briles won't ride in the playoff's backseat without making his displeasure known. » Inside... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Bret Bielema opted to stay with the rebuilding project at Arkansas instead of moving on to Nebraska. When rumors began to surface that Nebraska was targeting Arkansas coach Bret Bielema as its new coach... more

It's been a year and a half since TCU quietly added Minnesota to its 2014 football schedule to help Golden Gophers coach Jerry Kill fill a gap created when he dumped North Carolina off his schedule to -- of all things -- lighten it. There's nothing... more

David Zalubowski/Associated Press Jim McElwain will be introduced as Florida's new head coach at a press conference Saturday. Colorado State coach Jim McElwain has been hired as the new coach at Florida, putting an end to one of the most... more

Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker, one of the top defensive players in the Big 12 Conference, made an unsolicited show of support for Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper as the Heisman Trophy winner. » Tuesday Tweetbag: Can Cooper steal Heisman from... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Head coach Bill Clark led UAB to a 6-6 record this season. The decision to end the University of Alabama-Birmingham football program was one of simple numbers for school president Ray Watts. An FBS football... more

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz believes Hawkeyes offensive tackle Brandon Scherff compares favorably with some of the top former Iowa linemen in the NFL, including the Baltimore Ravens' Marshal Yanda and former first-round picks Riley Reiff (Detroit Lions) and... more

All indications are that Baylor will not have to play for the Big 12 championship without star quarterback Bryce Petty. The senior suffered a concussion in a win over Texas Tech just four days ago, but both Petty and Bears coach Art Briles are... more

The autographed memorabilia that led to Georgia running back Todd Gurley's month-long suspension earlier this season certainly wasn't worth the cost to the junior, who had been a Heisman Trophy candidate up to that point. It apparently wasn't worth it... more

Thomas Graning/Associated Press Hugh Freeze had Ole Miss in contention for a CFB Playoff berth for most of the season. Scratch Hugh Freeze from speculation for the Florida coaching job, the Nebraska job, or any other big opening. Ole Miss... more

November

Butch Dill / Associated Press UAB finished 6-6 this season, and are eligible to play in a bowl game. The University of Alabama-Birmingham has fired athletics director Brian Mackin and intends to shut down its football program amid sweeping... more

Greg Bartram/USA TODAY Sports Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett's season is over after he suffered an ankle fracture vs. Michigan. Somehow, Ohio State's win over rival Michigan on Saturday might have hurt -- if not destroyed -- the Buckeyes' chances... more

TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin raised his hands to celebrate an Amari Cooper touchdown Saturday night, a 39-yard deep ball in the third quarter, before the pass had even left quarterback Blake Sims' hand. Cooper, of course, led... more

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- With Alabama's national championship hopes appearing to slip through its grasp against rival Auburn for a second consecutive season, Amari Cooper caught them and wouldn't let go. » Winners, losers from Week 14's college football... more

Thomas Graning/Associated Press Ole Miss knocked off Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl to end the Bulldogs' CFB Playoff hopes. Ole Miss spoiled rival Mississippi State's season, and its hopes of qualifying for the College Football Playoff,... more

Dave Tulis/Associated Press Paul Johnson and Georgia Tech knocked off Georgia in a rivalry game Saturday. Just a day after being eliminated from SEC championship contention by Missouri's win over Arkansas , things got even worse for the... more

L.G. Patterson / Associated Press Missouri's Markus Golden played a big role in leading the Tigers to the SEC East title Friday. Conference championship fortunes turned in the Pac-12 and SEC on Friday, but for UCLA, there was nothing... more

Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to this weekend? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that are credentialed to attend some of the biggest games in college football. NFL Media analyst and former NFL scout Bucky Brooks... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Missouri QB Maty Mauk helped engineer the Tigers' comeback win against Arkansas. Missouri managed to upend Arkansas and Georgia on the same afternoon Friday, and in so doing, punched its ticket to the SEC... more

Jonathan Bachman/Associated Press Leonard Fournette ran for 146 yards on 19 carries to lead LSU. LSU freshman Leonard Fournette bullied the Texas A&M defense for 146 yards on 19 carries to lead the Tigers to a 23-17 road win on Thanksgiving... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press Jeff Long is the chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee. Jeff Long doesn't deny that on some level, each member of the College Football Playoff selection committee must overcome a measure... more

Sam Riche / Associated Press Indiana RB Tevin Coleman needs 94 yards Saturday to reach 2,000 yards on the season. NFL scouts have taken notice of Indiana running back Tevin Coleman this season, but one in particular has taken notice of... more

Alabama defensive back Nick Perry, after five years in the Crimson Tide program, has now seen enough of Amari Cooper to declare him the best wide receiver he's ever been around. That would be a rather obvious claim for most, except that Perry is old... more

Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory has emerged as one of college football's top pass rushers over the past two seasons, but Huskers coach Bo Pelini believes the junior's career arc isn't even close to reaching its peak. » Sources Tell Us: What... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL USC's performance against UCLA last week did not impress rapper Snoop Dogg. Along with losing to rival UCLA last week, USC also lost some standing with one its most famous -- or at least, famous by association --... more

Al Goldis/Associated Press Michigan State's Tony Lippett will play on both offense and defense again this weekend. Michigan State's 1,000-yard receiver, Tony Lippett, will start at cornerback Saturday against Penn State. The senior is listed... more

Kim Klement / USA Today Sports Georgia LB Amarlo Herrera is on pace to top 100 tackles for the second consecutive season. Georgia linebacker Amarlo Herrera and Arizona wide receiver Austin Hill are two of the top talents to accept an... more

Scouting questions about UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley's readiness to enter the NFL draft have apparently not led to Hundley questioning himself. » Scout's Take: Hundley performing like best player in college football The fourth-year junior told... more

Odell Beckham Jr.'s spectacular one-handed catch for the New York Giants on Sunday, in a 31-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, is being heralded as perhaps the catch of the year in the NFL. But to the Mad Hatter, it's old hat. » Can't-miss Moments: Top... more

Jay LaPrete/Associated Press Braxton Miller hasn't played a down this season because of a shoulder injury. As Ohio State freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett continues to lead the Buckeyes to what could be a College Football Playoff berth, his... more

Mark Wallheiser / Associated Press Some experts felt Jameis Winston's pre-snap incident Saturday warranted a penalty and ejection. The Atlantic Coast Conference's coordinator of officials supports the decision not to penalize or eject Florida... more

Kevin Jairaj/USA Today Oklahoma's Samaje Perine didn't let Melvin Gordon's single-game rushing yards record stand for long. It took 15 years for someone to break LaDainian Tomlinson 's single-game FBS rushing record. And it took just seven... more

Wade Payne/Associated Press Missouri QB Maty Mauk overcame early struggles to lead the Tigers to a win Saturday. Missouri maintained its precarious hold on the SEC East with a 29-21 win Saturday at Tennessee, thanks to a late rally by... more

Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press Brandon Wilds could return as one of the SEC's top RB talents next season. For now, it appears South Carolina running back Brandon Wilds won't be among the college underclassmen declaring early eligibility... more

Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to Saturday? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that are credentialed to attend some of the biggest games in college football. NFL Media analyst and former NFL scout Bucky Brooks adds... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Mississippi State's Justin Cox has started eight of the nine games he's played in this season. Mississippi State defensive back Justin Cox has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest on suspicion of... more

UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks is among the most accomplied linebackers in the nation, with an incredible 446 career tackles on his resume, and as a fifth-year senior he's the soul of the Bruins' 2014 defense. But at just 6 feet tall, he's on the short... more

Accuracy and awareness continue to be two aspects of UCLA junior quarterback Brett Hundley's game that are drawing questions from NFL scouts. His performance against rival USC on Saturday will give him a chance to either help dispel some of those doubts,... more

Steve Cannon/Associated Press Florida State QB Jameis Winston's numbers this season aren't as impressive as they were last season. Uncertainty about Jameis Winston's alleged role in an alleged sexual assault didn't prevent the Florida State... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press USC's Leonard Williams is among the top players in college football. The injuries that have hampered USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams this season, both shoulder and ankle problems, don't appear to have... more

John Raoux/Associated Press South Carolina's Mike Davis ranks 37th in the FBS with 875 yards rushing. South Carolina running back Mike Davis hinted this week that his decision on whether to turn pro early might already have been made. But to... more

Perry Knotts/NFL Ohio State QB Braxton Miller is facing a tough decision about his future. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller could send his career in all sorts of different directions after the season. But one of those options -- making... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC The second-place teams in each SEC division both need help to reach the SEC Championship Game. In the West, Mississippi State needs Auburn to beat Alabama next week, not to mention... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Auburn's Nick Marshall appears destined for a position change at the next level. Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall's determination to play quarterback took a little softer stance this week as the Tigers' senior... more

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has seen two of his Alabama receiving records fall this year at the hands of junior Amari Cooper, so it comes as little surprise that the former Crimson Tide star expects a lot of Cooper as a pro -- whenever that... more

Associated Press Phil Savage is hopeful that Marcus Mariota and Brett Hundley will accept Senior Bowl invitations. Phil Savage knows better than to count the eggs in the Reese's Senior Bowl basket prematurely, because rosters for the annual... more

Eric Gay / Associated Press West Virginia's Kevin White has been compared by some scouts to Arizona Cardinals star Larry Fitzgerald. West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White is not only a top prospect for the 2015 NFL Draft, he could be ahead... more

Mark Humphrey/Associated Press Florida defensive end Dante Fowler indicated Tuesday evening he would turn pro. Florida coach Will Muschamp believes defensive end Dante Fowler, a junior who plans to enter the 2015 NFL Draft, is a first-round... more

Mark Humphrey / Associated Press Florida DE Dante Fowler was a midseason All-America pick by NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt. For the second year in a row, a Florida Gator has gotten the season of NFL draft entry declarations by... more

Jay LaPrete / Associated Press Braxton Miller would not have to sit out a season if he transfers out of OSU under the post-graduate rule. Returning to Ohio State in 2015 to reclaim his starting job is one option for Buckeyes quarterback... more

If there is room for one more on Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's list of mentors, Randy Moss will take the seat. The former NFL star, who spent a troubled year of his own at Florida State before salvaging his college career at Marshall,... more

Lynne Sladky/Associated Press QB Braxton Miller has said he intends to return to Ohio State in 2015. In three short months, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has gone from a question mark to an exclamation point as a Buckeye, from replacing... more

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Florida State's Cameron Erving has been moved to center, which might impact his draft status. The experiment of Florida State left tackle Cameron Erving as a center is over. It's now permanent. >> College... more

Wade Payne/Associated Press Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson surpassed the 100-tackle mark in Saturday's game vs. Kentucky. Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson, one of the Volunteers' top NFL prospects, is one of two UT players under... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Outgoing Florida coach Will Muschamp was informed Sunday he will not return in 2015. One of the most handy tools newly-hired football coaches have in tamping down expectations is to declare the task at hand is a... more

The timing for Georgia running back Todd Gurley's torn ACL Saturday couldn't have been much worse . But in doubling Gurley's loss of value insurance a couple of weeks ago, while he was serving a four-game suspension, the school's timing couldn't have been... more

Stephen B. Morton / Associated Press Will Muschamp will vacate a position that will be the envy of many in the coaching ranks. The reprieval that Florida coach Will Muschamp earned with a win over rival Georgia two weeks ago was apparently... more

Brynn Anderson / Associated Press Dak Prescott's rough performance Saturday was good news for Melvin Gordon in the race for the Heisman. Wisconsin star running back Melvin Gordon couldn't have done more to enhance his Heisman Trophy chances... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Georgia running back Todd Gurley suffered a knee injury of unknown severity in his return from suspension. Mark Richt didn't exactly ease Todd Gurley back into the mix in the Georgia rushing rotation Saturday.... more

Marvin Gentry/Associated Press Defensive end Bud Dupree's big day was far from enough for Kentucky in a loss to Tennessee. Kentucky's defense yielded 50 points and 511 yards in a blowout loss Saturday to Tennessee, but few could fault... more

John David Mercer/USA Today Sports Alabama can celebrate Saturday after knocking off No. 1-ranked Mississippi State. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- That knock on the door from the fifth position in the College Football Playoff rankings just got a great... more

Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to Saturday? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that were credentialed to attend some of the biggest games in college football. NFL Media analyst and former NFL scout Bucky Brooks adds... more

Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney will play on the biggest stage of his college career Saturday at Alabama, a game with both national and conference championship implications. In McKinney, fans will get to see one of the nation's elite... more

Elise Amendola/Associated Press Florida State's P.J. Williams is among the top cornerbacks in college football. Florida State's P.J. Williams, one of the top cornerbacks in college football, was involved in a two-car accident while driving... more

Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon is making a legitimate push for a 2,000-yard season, and among non-quarterbacks, he's as strong a contender for the Heisman Trophy as anyone. The fourth-year junior is also drawing praise from NFL scouts, including... more

Richard Shiro/Associated Press Tennessee RB Jalen Hurd is making quite a first impression in his freshman season. Among the younger players who figure to shape the future of Tennessee football, freshman running back Jalen Hurd ranks high on... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC The game of the year in the SEC comes this weekend, when Mississippi State visits Alabama in what could prove to be a play-in for the SEC Championship Game. Meanwhile, Auburn's hopes... more

Associated Press Eagles DL Fletcher Cox is beaming with Mississippi State pride heading into the Bulldogs' game at Alabama. Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox is preparing for a trip to face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday,... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Unlike several LSU players last spring, offensive tackle La'el Collins opted to return to school for his senior season. While the draft projections on Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi appear headed in the... more

Eric Risberg/Associated Press USC defensive back Josh Shaw has opened up about the lie that led to his suspension. Suspended Southern Cal defensive back Josh Shaw, who fabricated a lie in August about why he leaped from a balcony and badly... more

Richard Shiro/Associated Press South Carolina running back Mike Davis has not been as productive this season as last. If South Carolina running back Mike Davis' decision whether to turn pro after the season hinges merely on being drafted... more

Gerry Broome/Associated Press Jimbo Fisher's FSU team fell one spot to No. 3 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher didn't offer any direct criticism for the College Football Playoff selection... more

Associated Press Auburn's Gus Malzahn and Ole Miss' Hugh Freeze currently are guiding very solid two-loss teams. If the College Football Playoff selection committee has taught us anything the last three weeks, it's to not expect the weekly... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press Florida State's Karlos Williams has rushed for a team-high nine TDs through eight games this season. The alleged victim in a domestic battery case has declined to press charges against Florida State running... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press Kentucky DE Bud Dupree has the talent to be a first-round draft pick, according to coach Mark Stoops. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has been around two edge rushers in his coaching career who were first-round draft... more

David J. Phillip / Associated Press Texas A&M OL Cedric Ogbuehi received a fourth-round grade from a regional scout this week. Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi hasn't played up to his projection as a first-round draft pick, according... more

An NFL general manager suggested Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota could be such a strong fit with the Philadelphia Eagles offense that the club might consider trading up to get the Heisman Trophy candidate. "Moving up and mortgaging your future for... more

Garry Jones/Associated Press Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker missed a significant chunk of his senior season with a foot injury. If Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker manages to parlay his senior season in college into... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi was moved back to right tackle after starting at left tackle earlier this season. Should Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi have left the Aggies last year after an... more

Jeff Blake/USA Today Sports South Carolina running back Brandon Wilds has rushed for 445 yards on 71 attempts this season. Before the season, South Carolina running back Mike Davis was considered as likely as anyone to leave college early for... more

Wade Payne/Associated Press Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and the Vols are 4-5 and trying to reach bowl eligibility. Rapper and Tennessee fan Lil Jon visited the Volunteers Monday at practice, offering some encouragement for a team barely... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Oklahoma State's Tyreek Hill has scored a pair of touchdowns on kickoff returns this season. Tyreek Hill has enjoyed a big junior season for Oklahoma State, one that has put every facet of his game -- as a receiver, a... more

Denny Medley / USA Today Sports Missouri DE Shane Ray ranks fourth in the nation this season with 12 sacks. Draft buzz around Missouri junior defensive end Shane Ray has intensified, from the preseason to date, as much as any college prospect... more

Georgia star running back Todd Gurley returns from suspension this week against Auburn, but Bulldogs coach Mark Richt passed on the chance to name Gurley the starter. >> College Football 24/7 Top 25 Power Rankings "We haven't even talked about that... more

Steve Cannon/Associated Press Only nine FBS quarterbacks have thrown more interceptions that Jameis Winston this season. There is still a zero in the loss column for the Florida State, but the Seminoles' Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback... more

Jim Brown/USA Today Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin's creative play calling helped the Tide to an overtime win. There was no beating LSU's defense with things like power or speed Saturday night, so when Alabama offensive coordinator... more

Derick E. Hingle/USA Today Alabama held off LSU, but faces a stiffer test next week against top-ranked Mississippi State. Alabama escaped Death Valley with its College Football Playoff skin still intact, holding off LSU for a 20-13 overtime... more

Shanna Lockwood/USA Today Texas A&M QB Kyle Allen threw four TD passes in the Aggies' upset of No. 3 Auburn. Auburn quite literally handed Texas A&M an upset win during a wild finish Saturday that presumably eliminated the defending SEC... more

Mark Zerof/USA TODAY Sports Isaiah McKenzie's big plays on special teams helped fuel Georgia's win over Kentucky. Georgia freshman Isaiah McKenzie is several weeks away from learning if his return skills merit postseason All-SEC honors. But... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press TCU's B.J. Catalon has rushed for 10 touchdowns in his eight games this season. TCU's bid to remain among the one-loss hopefuls for a berth in the College Football Playoff will be made Saturday without its... more

Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to Saturday? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that were credentialed to attend some of the biggest games in college football. NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks examines which players... more

The school code of conduct hearing facing Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston could be delayed after David Cornwell, the Florida State quarterback's attorney, requested more preparation time from the school. "Mr. Cornwell obviously doesn't want his... more

Character concerns and all, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston can expect to be an early first-round pick if he decides to declare eligibility for the 2015 NFL Draft, according to former Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage. "With... more

The comparisons between Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and former Florida Gators star Tim Tebow are easy enough to spot, from their college offensive scheme, to the coach who helped them learn it (Dan Mullen), to the jersey number they share... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Dorial Green-Beckham is practicing with Oklahoma this season but is not eligible to play under NCAA transfer rules. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops lashed out Wednesday at the credibility of November mock drafts when it... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi is among the top OL prospects in college football. It's a good thing Cedric Ogbuehi had his first-round draft grade long before he made the anticipated move from right tackle to left... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC With Georgia's loss to Florida, the SEC's chance at a second playoff team is now slim to none , with the most realistic possibility being Mississippi State taking one spot as an... more

David Zalubowski/Associated Press Marcus Peters has three interceptions and 10 passes defensed this season. One of the most promising NFL prospects in college football is looking for a new team. Or perhaps, a new challenge. Washington... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill is currently serving a two-game suspension for violating team rules. Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sean Salisbury claimed he has been retained by the family of Texas A&M quarterback... more

Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman has piqued the interest of NFL scouts. Shawn Oakman's potential and his production, to be clear, are two different things. But while the enigmatic Baylor defensive end... more

Kim Klement / USA Today Sports Georgia's loss to Florida last Saturday all but killed the SEC's chances for two Playoff teams. Relax, SEC haters. » CFB Playoff Picture: If the season ended today As aghast as you must have been to see... more

When the book finally closes on Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's evaluation as an NFL draft prospect, character questions and all, the Seminoles star and defending Heisman Trophy winner will still likely be one of the first 10 players drafted... more

David Zalubowski/Associated Press Washington's Shaq Thompson is a two-way star for the Huskies, playing running back and linebacker. If the latest word from the NFL scouting community about Washington two-way standout Shaq Thompson is on... more

How badly would Michigan fans like to see former Wolverines quarterback Jim Harbaugh replace Brady Hoke as its coach this winter? Badly enough, for one of them anyway, to vote for Harbaugh as governor of Michigan Tuesday. I voted Jim Harbaugh for... more

Andrew Weber/USA Today Sports Jameis Winston is 21-0 as Florida State's starting quarterback. Florida State's code of conduct hearing on a sexual assault allegation against Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston will be held the week of Nov.... more

Dean Hare/Associated Press Cody Kessler plans to pitch Leonard Williams on returning to USC for another season. The NFL can wait. That can be a difficult message to get through the mind of a highly touted underclassman, but USC... more

The injury news couldn't be much better for Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah and the 8-1 Cornhuskers. Coach Bo Pelini said the star rusher should be 100 percent healthy for Nebraska's next game, Nov. 15 at Wisconsin. "I would anticipate he'll be... more

Marcus Lattimore informed the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday thathe intends to retire , but he still apparently has a career in football in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said Tuesday, and reiterated the thought on Wednesday , that... more

Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper's future in football is headed in the right direction very quickly . But if for some reason the NFL doesn't work out for the Crimson Tide's star junior, perhaps politics could be a fallback option. >> Where does... more

Jay Sailors/Associated Press South Alabama's Brandon Bridge has thrown 10 touchdown passes and four interceptions this season. South Alabama quarterback Brandon Bridge might be short on name recognition compared to college quarterbacks like... more

Courtesy, Mississippi State University Mississippi State is breaking out new alternate uniforms for the Egg Bowl matchup vs. Ole Miss. The Egg Bowl could be taking on more importance than ever before this season, and as such, Mississippi... more

Michael C. Johnson/USA Today Sports Vincent Testaverde could start at quarterback when Texas Tech plays Oklahoma. Another Testaverde is back on a big football stage, but this time, 21-year NFL veteran Vinny Testaverde can just watch from the... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Nick Marshall will have to decide whether to go through the scouting process as a QB or switch positions. His former coach, Georgia's Mark Richt, once suggested that cornerback could be the position of the... more

Dean Hare/Associated Press Washington State QB Connor Halliday suffered a devastating injury in Saturday's game. Among the well-wishing Twitter followers of injured Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday was one who managed to evoke a... more

Dave Martin / Associated Press Alabama safety Landon Collins was recruited by Nick Saban out of Dutchdown, La. A potential SEC championship and College Football Playoff berth will be at stake for Alabama on Saturday at LSU, but for star... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Chris Davis' return of a missed field goal in last year's Iron Bowl is one of college football's most memorable plays. Two things are certain about the auction price that the Iron Bowl helmet of former Auburn... more

Gus Ruelas / Associated Press UCLA QB Brett Hundley says he's determined to run more this season if the Bruins need him to. UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is playing for the right people now: his teammates, his coaches, his fans, himself.... more

Associated Press / USA Today Sports While Mississippi State survived a scare, Ole Miss might have seen its CFB Playoff hopes all but disappear. Two storybook seasons in the state of Mississippi took vastly different turns Saturday as Ole Miss... more

Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press Mississippi State's Dak Prescott passed for a career-high 331 yards against Arkansas but threw two INTs. It wasn't the prettiest night for Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott, but it was effective... more

Richard Shiro / Associated Press South Carolina WR Pharoh Cooper had 11 catches for a school record 233 yards Saturday. Tennessee had no answer for South Carolina's Pharoh Cooper on Saturday night -- at any of three positions -- but it had... more

Brynn Anderson/Associated Press Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell suffered an ugly injury on a game-altering play in the fourth quarter. Ole Miss redefined the term heartbreaker Saturday in a 35-31 loss to Auburn, but nobody's heart -- and... more

Denny Medley/USA Today Missouri defensive end Shane Ray has racked up a 12 sacks this season, a Mizzou single-season record. Less than a year after Michael Sam tied Aldon Smith's single-season Missouri record for sacks, Shane Ray has put them... more

Kim Klement / USA Today Florida's Kelvin Taylor (left) rushed for 197 of the Gators' 418 yards on the ground against Georgia. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- With its head coach sitting on the hottest seat in college football , and with an offense that... more

DaVaris Daniels and Kendall Moore, two of five Notre Dame football players who have been suspended for the season , came up with some daring costumes for Halloween Friday. At least, perhaps a little daring for Daniels. The two donned prison gear for... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Texas A&M's Myles Garrett broke Jadeveon Clowney's SEC record for sacks by a freshman. Texas A&M freshman defensive end Myles Garrett broke the SEC record for sacks by a freshman Saturday, previously held by South... more

Brynn Anderson/Associated Press Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill has been suspended for two games for a violation of team rules. In less than a week, Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill has gone from the Aggies' starter, to its backup, and now to its... more

October

Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to Saturday? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that were credentialed to attend some of the biggest games in college football. For each game NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks examines... more

It's almost the season of firings and hirings for college football coaches. » CFB Hot Seat Watch: Hoke apologizes for 'Stake Gate' And as such, the time is now to extend the contracts of successful coaches who could be targeted in the winter... more

Gus Ruelas/Associated Press USC's Leonard Williams is among the top prospects in college football. You wouldn't know it by the way he's played on Saturdays, but Leonard Williams is being held back from practice for much of the week. »... more

Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook is having the time of his life in college, and doesn't see much reason to walk away from it early. The talented junior offered his thoughts Thursday on the possibility of declaring eligibility for the 2015 NFL... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC If you guessed back in August that Mississippi State would be the only undefeated SEC team heading into November, speak up now ... [crickets]. The Bulldogs took care of business at... more

Ameer Abdullah had some compelling insights Wednesday on the College Football 24/7 Podcast . He shared his thoughts about the way the running back position has come to be devalued in the NFL, the NFL player he most tries to emulate, and more. But as the... more

Russell Isabella/USA Today Utah running back Devontae Booker has scored six touchdowns in the Utes' last four games. "Baby Arian Foster" is on his way to the NFL, it's just a question of when the underclassman decides to enter the NFL draft.... more

Bob Donnan / USA Today Sports Hurricanes RB Duke Johnson has rushed for 1,036 yards and seven touchdowns this season. Miami running back Duke Johnson's name isn't resonating with Heisman Trophy pundits, the way Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah is ,... more

It's the job of NFL scouts, and by extension, the general managers that oversee them, to find flaws in college prospects. They all have them -- some more obvious than others -- and a failure to identify them correctly can manifest itself into a wasted... more

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher doesn't care what you think of him. Whether you believe FSU quarterback Jameis Winston should be under center when the Seminoles take on Louisville Thursday or not, his coach will send the third-year sophomore onto the... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill has been intercepted six times in his last three games. The Texas A&M coaching staff got true and real with struggling quarterback Kenny Hill this week, and the result is a re-opened... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press TCU's 82 points vs. Texas Tech on Saturday easily topped its home average of 47.8 points this season. Texas Christian has been scoring points at a blistering pace this season, but even the school apparently... more

Wade Payne / Associated Press Alabama coach Nick Saban's home was purchased by the Crimson Tide Foundation for $3.1 million. It pays to be a successful Alabama football coach. In spades. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban will make $6.9... more

Tony Raoux / Associated Press La'el Collins could become the first LSU offensive lineman to be a first-round pick since 1998. LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins is considered one of the top NFL prospects at his position for the 2015 draft,... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press LSU safety Ronald Martin's interception sealed the Tigers' upset of Ole Miss. LSU coach Les Miles has called Death Valley, the Tigers' home venue, a place "where dreams go to die." » Can't-miss... more

Shanna Lockwood / Associated Press Nick Marshall helped Auburn's offense amass 551 total yards in a shootout win over South Carolina. Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall scored his third rushing touchdown of the day in the fourth quarter as the... more

Jonathan Bachman/Associated Press Leonard Fournette rushed for 113 yards as LSU knocked off previously unbeaten Ole Miss. With the emotional backdrop of the death of LSU coach Les Miles' mother serving as motivation, LSU knocked off... more

Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper broke the Crimson Tide's single-game receiving record with 224 yards Saturday night as Alabama beat Tennessee 34-20. Cooper, a junior and one of the elite NFL prospects at his position in the college game, caught nine... more

Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press Mississippi State's Josh Robinson accounted for two of Saturday's most impressive runs. No. 2-ranked Mississippi State received a bit of a scare Saturday, but running back Josh Robinson put the real fear in... more

Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to Saturday? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that were credentialed to attend some of the biggest games in college football, and NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks examines which players... more

SMU Director of Athletics Rick Hart disputed a report Friday that the Mustangs have had preliminary discussions with former Texas coach Mack Brown to take over as head coach. » 12 things you should know about CFB Week 9 Those discussions,... more

Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon is drawing scouting comparisons to former first-round draft picks Darren McFadden and DeAngelo Williams, per NFL Media's Albert Breer . "(Yeldon is) better than he gets credit for," said the AFC scout who cited Williams... more

October in college football is for thinning out the ranks of the unbeaten. November, in turn, thins out the one-loss herd. » Predictions for top games in CFB Week 9 But if Saturday doesn't provide a few upsets, November is going to have its... more

Just a couple weeks removed from breaking Clemson's all-time sack record previously held by former NFL players Michael Dean Perry and Gaines Adams, Tigers defensive end Vic Beasley will find himself in the company of even more pro talent this Saturday.... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC To the chagrin of SEC haters everywhere, the league is populating the top 10 like Star Trek tribbles: three of the top four, four of the top six, and five of the top 10, according... more

NFL teams evaluating Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston have little to be concerned about where the Heisman Trophy winner's on-field intangibles are concerned, but NFL Media analysts Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah believe the sexual assault... more

Brynn Anderson/Associated Press Lane Kiffin is set to return to Tennessee's Neyland Stadium for the first time since leaving the school in 2010. Alabama coach Nick Saban has said offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin's focus is entirely on... more

Danny Johnston / Associated Press Arkansas TE A.J. Derby played quarterback before switching to tight end as a senior. Arkansas tight end A.J. Derby is drawing increased interest from NFL scouts who visit Razorbacks practices, and according... more

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton is known to be outspoken when it comes to Heisman Trophy winners , but on Wednesday, the former Minnesota Vikings star came down especially hard on the latest to win the award, Florida State quarterback... more

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Arizona State's Jaelen Strong has produced despite playing without his starting QB for much of 2014. Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong is expected to turn pro early and enter the 2015 draft, and an NFL... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham was regarded as the nation's No. 1 recruit in the 2012 class. Oklahoma wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham can't show NFL scouts much of anything these days, except perhaps for his... more

John Reed / USA Today Sports Auburn DB Jermaine Whitehead received a four-game suspension three weeks into the season. Auburn defensive back Jermaine Whitehead has been reinstated to the team after a four-game suspension, but that doesn't... more

Rich Shultz/Associated Press QB Devin Gardner has been subject to a wave of criticism in the wake of Michigan's poor season. Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner has endured a lot this year, from a losing season to injury to even a benching.... more

Brynn Anderson/Associated Press Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin heads back to Tennessee this weekend. College football at its worst can be a dirty game. But never quite as dirty as politics. >> Where is Alabama in CFB 24/7's Top... more

AP Photo/Gerry Broome Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is growing tired of answering questions about his handling of Jameis Winston. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is most definitely tiring of fielding questions about troubled quarterback... more

Nati Harnik / Associated Press Bo Pelini's Cornhuskers are among several FBS teams with a one-loss record. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini called into question the relationship between ESPN and the SEC, from which the new SEC Network is a... more

Projecting the quality of a pro football career is at the center of any NFL draft evaluation, but projecting the length of one is important, too. » College Football 24/7's Top 25 Power Ranking That's why running backs, with the shortest average... more

Phelan M. Ebenhack / Associated Press Jack Nicklaus defended FSU QB Jameis Winston, saying, "You're supposed to be innocent until proven guilty." Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, through his own doing, is a little short on allies... more

Chris Jackson/Associated Press The College Football Playoff hopes of Baylor and Bryce Petty took a tumble on Saturday. With just one loss, Baylor can't quite be counted out of the College Football Playoff hunt. But if you think the Bears'... more

Jim Dedmon / USA Today Missouri DE Shane Ray upped his sack total to 10 this season after Saturday's win over Florida. Shane Ray's ascent up NFL draft boards continued Saturday as the Missouri defense end notched his ninth and 10th sacks of... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press Ole Miss cornerback Senquez Golson leads the SEC in interceptions with seven. A swarming Ole Miss defense, replete with NFL prospects at all three units, had its way with Tennessee Saturday in a 34-3 home win.... more

If the Georgia Bulldogs offense misses Todd Gurley, it's not showing up on Saturdays very much. » Can't-miss Moments: Top plays of Week 8 Freshman running back Nick Chubb rushed for 202 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Georgia to a 45-32... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper bounced back vs. Texas A&M after a quiet day vs. Arkansas. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The seven days between Alabama's 14-13 win over Arkansas and Saturday's 59-0 trouncing of Texas A&M... more

Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to Saturday? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that were credentialed to attend some of the biggest games in college football, and NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks examines which players... more

Critical comments made earlier this week about Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston by one of his fellow Heisman Trophy winners, Bo Jackson, wrankled FSU coach Jimbo Fisher a bit. Wrankled him enough, apparently, to characterize the relationship... more

Notre Dame's visit to Florida State on Saturday (8 p.m. ET, ABC) will shape the College Football Playoff picture as much as any game left in the regular season. One will fall from the ranks of the unbeaten, the other will pass its biggest regular-season... more

For now, Jameis Winston-autographed memorabilia available for sale online won't keep the Florida State star quarterback off the field for the Seminoles. That's the bottom line of a release from FSU athletic director Stan Wilcox Friday, which addressed... more

Georgia running back Todd Gurley is under investigation for reportedly profiting $400 for autographing memorabilia . But according to former South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia, Gurley got ripped off based on market standards. Garcia told The... more

Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden joined Bo Jackson and Herschel Walker this week in weighing in on the immaturity of FSU quarterback Jameis Winston, and like the two Heisman Trophy winners before him, Saint Bobby did not mince words. » FSU AD:... more

There is no telling exactly how much compliance manpower is being devoted to investigating Florida State's Jameis Winston and Georgia's Todd Gurley in their respective cases involving autographed memorabilia, and whether they profited from it in violation... more

The mention of integrity in the criteria for winning the Heisman Trophy means more to some than others. But nobody can say it doesn't mean much to Herschel Walker. The former Georgia star and Heisman winner said Thursday that integrity issues... more

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is lighting up opposing defenses this season with career-best paces in some significant statistical categories. Among them: A 72.2-percent completion rate, a touchdown-to-interception ratio of nearly four to one, and an... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Mississippi State and Ole Miss remained atop the SEC West for another week, scoring significant wins over Auburn and Texas A&M to maintain their hopes of crashing the College Football... more

Nati Harnik/Associated Press Nebraska's Randy Gregory has a rare combination of speed, quickness and length. Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory would do well to have an NFL career like that of former Tennessee Titans and Philadelphia Eagles... more

Dak Prescott's days at Mississippi State could be numbered. The star quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate said he would leave MSU early and enter the 2015 NFL Draft if he's projected as a first-round pick, according to Sports Illustrated .... more

Mike Groll/Associated Press Florida State QB Jameis Winston is 19-0 as a starter in college, but he needs to rehabilitate his image. Bo knows. But Jameis Winston apparently doesn't care. >> Where does Florida State rank in CFB 24/7's Top... more

Rich Barnes / USA Today Sports Jameis Winston faces a disciplinary hearing to determine whether he violated FSU's student code of conduct. The attorney for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston wants more time to prepare for a disciplinary... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Commissioner Mike Slive has was in charge of the SEC when it won seven consecutive national titles in football. SEC commissioner Mike Slive will retire on July 31, 2015, after 13 years as the leader of a... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press LSU defensive back Jalen Mills has 28 tackles and an interception so far this season. The attorney for LSU defensive back Jalen Mills entered a not guilty plea for the Tigers junior Tuesday on a misdemeanor... more

With half of the 2014 college football season still to be played, there are countless games that could have an impact in determining the four participants in the first-ever College Football Playoff. Some of those games will carry more weight and influence... more

Earlier this season, Cleveland Browns rookie Johnny Manziel was the centerpiece of an imaginitive trick play in which he ran to the sideline and feigned a discussion with his coaches while barely standing inbounds, only to run downfield and catch a pass .... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press A search of Alabama TE Kurt Freitag's dorm room turned up more than 100 grams of marijuana. A search conducted by the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force yielded 112 grams of marijuana and $4,661 in cash in the... more

Associated Press Florida coach Will Muschamp will use both Jeff Driskel (left) and Treon Harris (right) at quarterback. The Florida Gators haven't gotten what they had hoped for from veteran quarterback Jeff Driskel this season, but coach... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Jets starting QB Geno Smith still has the support of head coach Rex Ryan. Struggling quarterback Geno Smith might not have the confidence of Jets fans, or even the full support of his own locker room, but the second-year... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press UCLA QB Brett Hundley didn't have a horrible day statisically, but the Bruin lost again. Brett Hundley hasn't even said hello yet to what should eventually be a promising pro career, but he all but said... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace has not thrown an interception vs. an SEC opponent this season. If you're still waiting for the mistake-prone Bo Wallace to show up for Ole Miss, holding your breath might not be wise.... more

Derick E. Hingle/USA Today LSU freshman RB Leonard Fournette arrived to great expectations this season. The nation's most highly touted freshman running back picked a night when his offense needed him most to play his best football of the... more

Jason Getz/Associated Press A'Shawn Robinson played a large role in Alabama slowing down Arkansas' strong rushing attack. Of all that went wrong for Alabama Saturday in a 14-13 win over Arkansas, the one thing the Crimson Tide needed most... more

Jim Lytle/Associated Press Rising QB Dak Prescott delivered for Mississippi State in its win over Auburn. It wasn't Dak Prescott's finest day as a passer. In fact, it was one of his worst. But on a day where the undefeated Bulldogs... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Georgia running back Nick Chubb was given 38 carries Saturday in the Bulldogs' win over Missouri. It took about twice the carries that Todd Gurley would normally need, but Georgia freshman running back Nick... more

Tom Lynn/Associated Press Chiefs rookie QB Aaron Murray panned the rules that led to his former teammate, Todd Gurley, being suspeded. Kansas City Chiefs rookie quarterback Aaron Murray took aim at the NCAA rules that have Georgia star... more

As Florida State's handling of star quarterback Jameis Winston's alleged sexual assault continues to draw pointed criticism , the defending Heisman Trophy winner learned Friday that the school is not yet finished with the case, either. Winston will... more

Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to on Saturday? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that were credentialed to attend some of the biggest games in college football: Scouting the scouts: Sept. 20 Scouting the scouts:... more

Gerry Broome/Associated Press Florida State QB Jameis Winston has thrown for eight TDs and five interceptions this season. Florida State officials and Tallahassee police obstructed the state's criminal investigation of an alleged sexual... more

Over a two-game stretch ending Saturday, TCU coach Gary Patterson has an opportunity to take complete command of the Big 12 and lock two strong postseason contenders -- Oklahoma and Baylor -- out of the inaugural College Football Playoff. After knocking... more

Suspended Notre Dame cornerback KeiVarae Russell will not play again this season, and has decided to return to play for the Fighting Irish next season rather than enter the NFL draft. "Though disappointed in the decision the school has just recently... more

Randy Sartin/USA TODAY Sports Florida QB Treon Harris sparked the Gators' offense last week in a win over Tennessee. Just days after Florida freshman quarterback Treon Harris was suspended indefinitely after being accused of a sexual assault,... more

Some are picked in the first round of the NFL draft (Dee Ford), others in the seventh (Michael Sam), but NFL clubs can never be sure of what they will get from an undersized pass rusher until the draft investment is made and the Sunday whistle blows.... more

If Georgia running back Todd Gurley needs a blueprint for how to escape significant penalty for allegedly autographing memorabilia for profit, Johnny Manziel certainly gave it to him last season. » Gurley suspended indefinitely for alleged rules... more

Georgia running back Todd Gurley might be in hot water with the NCAA , but as an NFL draft prospect, he's simply hot. » Manziel showing support for Gurley And one NFC general manager believes the Bulldogs junior, if he chooses to enter the 2015 NFL... more

Arkansas secondary coach Clay Jennings thinks of Calvin Johnson when watching film of Alabama star receiver Amari Cooper. And while Cooper might not be anywhere near as big as the Detroit Lions star, he's big enough to be a major concern for Jennings as... more

The migration of Texas A&M offensive tackles from the right side to the left -- the Aggies have done so with current left tackle Cedric Ogbuehi, and with Jake Matthews before him -- hasn't just been about filling lineup gaps from one season to another.... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Roughly halfway through the season, the standings look nothing like they typically do. Three of four teams still unbeaten in SEC play are Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Missouri.... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Ole Miss fans have raised more than $100,000 to defray costs associated with Saturday's raucous celebration. Not that the coffers at Ole Miss can't easily swallow a $75,000 bill for damages resulting from... more

Jim Dedmon/USA Today Missouri defensive end Shane Ray has recorded eight sacks so far this season. Missouri defensive end Shane Ray still has a decision to make after the season on whether to turn pro early or return to college, but based on... more

Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron isn't sure the Crimson Tide has the necessary leadership on the offensive side of the ball. >> Where is Alabama ranked in CFB 24/7's Top 25 Power Rankings? But to coach Nick Saban, the key word in that sentence... more

Alex Gallardo/Associated Press UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks has recorded 58 tackles in five games this season. UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks has been all over the field for the the Bruins' defense, averaging more than 11 tackles per game... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper has caught 52 passes for 746 yards and five TDs this season. Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper has enjoyed an explosive first half of the season, but in the wake of the... more

Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports Florida QB Skyler Mornhinweg is the son of Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. To whatever extent dysfunction has marked Florida football over the last couple of years -- and the examples have been... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Nick Saban was unable to guide the Crimson Tide past Ole Miss on Saturday. There are a couple of unwritten rules, or at least, common-sense guidelines, that govern things like fan etiquette in the SEC in the... more

Gus Ruelas / Associated Press USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams "is as fast as our skill players," says Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez. After a thrilling upset win over Oregon last week, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez is preparing his... more

Perhaps Houshun Gaines has never heard of San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o's notorious "Catfish" victimization while he was at Notre Dame in 2012, or perhaps he has and simply never thought such a thing could happen to him. Either way, the high... more

J Pat Carter/Associated Press Louisville wide receiver DaVante Parker could take the field for the first time this season vs. Clemson DeVante Parker, one of the most talented wide receivers in college football, should return to Louisville's... more

Christopher Hanewinckel/USA Today Sports Running back Kenyan Drake leads Alabama with four rushing touchdowns this season. Alabama's loss Saturday to Ole Miss knocked the team out of the top spot in the SEC West standings, and coach Nick... more

Randy Sartin/USA Today Sports Florida QB Treon Harris sparked the Gators' offense in a win Saturday over Tennessee. Florida Gators quarterback Treon Harris has been suspended indefinitely after being accused of sexual assault, the school... more

Alex Gallardo/Associated Press Utah's defense swarmed UCLA QB Brett Hundley in the Bruins' loss Saturday. UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley's play Saturday in the Bruins' loss to Utah raised concerns about his pocket awareness, and apparently... more

Associated Press Ole Miss and Mississippi State shook up the SEC West by winning in upsets on Saturday. A doormat no more. The state of Mississippi, where SEC powers have traditionally gone to score wins as a matter of routine, sent top-10... more

Mark Zerof/Associated Press South Carolina running back Mike Davis has rushed for 551 yards and six touchdowns in 2014. Kentucky knocked off South Carolina 45-38 Saturday to add yet another upset to a day full of them in college football. But... more

Brynn Anderson/Associated Press QB Nick Marshall led an explosive Auburn offense in a win over LSU on Saturday. In his first start as an SEC quarterback, LSU's Brandon Harris didn't get it done. But at least he got to watch Nick Marshall... more

Georgia running back Todd Gurley did a little bit of everything Saturday in the Bulldogs' 44-17 win over Vanderbilt, but his performance as a rusher probably would have been more than enough for a victory. The Heisman Trophy hopeful and early-entry... more

Rogelio V. Solis\Associated Press Senior quarterback Bo Wallace delivered for Ole Miss in its upset of Alabama. The College Football Playoff picture grew awfully fuzzy on Saturday, and Ole Miss made sure it didn't miss out on the fun.... more

Marvin Gentry/USA TODAY Sports Bryan Cox Jr. had two career sacks before recording three Saturday in a win over Tennessee. Bryan Cox Jr. picked quite a day to play a lot like his father did during his NFL career. The son of former... more

Marvin Gentry/USA TODAY Sports Quarterback Dak Prescott racked up five touchdowns in Mississippi State's win over Texas A&M. Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott made all sorts of statements in the Bulldogs' 48-31 win Saturday over... more

Associated Press Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott has been compared to Tim Tebow by an NFL general manager. Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow draw comparisons for a number of reasons. They're... more

Cleveland Browns rookie Johnny Manziel is a million-dollar first-round draft pick, the dream of any young football player, yet the former Texas A&M star yearns to be back in College Station. At least, for the fun part. "I don't think I miss school,... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Alabama defensive back Landon Collins is drawing high praise for his play this season. A three-player run of Alabama safeties with first-round talent from Mark Barron to Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to Landon Collins makes... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Chris Davis' epic 109-yard return of a missed field goal is still being celebrated at Auburn. The Auburn helmet worn by former Tigers cornerback Chris Davis during his instant-classic 109-yard missed field goal... more

Gary Kazanjian/Associated Press Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah is looking to boost his Heisman candidacy against Michigan State's vaunted defense. There are a few college football Saturdays every year that are too big for one television set.... more

Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to on Saturday? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that were credentialed to attend some of the biggest games in college football, and NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks offers his take on... more

Johnny Manziel has enough on his plate as a rookie NFL quarterback who seemingly needs a little counseling of his own at times. But the former Texas A&M star nevertheless wants to be a mentor for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston when it comes to... more

Nati Harnik/Associated Press Nebraska's Randy Gregory is among the top pass-rushing prospects in college football. Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory has certainly been productive over the last season and a half for the Cornhuskers, but... more

If NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock's high-end projection for Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley is on target, the Tigers' star could end up being awfully happy that he stayed in college for his senior season. Mayock said Beasley's a potential... more

Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press South Carolina's Mike Davis is averaging 1.2 yards fewer per carry than he did last season. South Carolina running back Mike Davis, who's considered good enough to declare early eligibility for the 2015 NFL... more

There is plenty of distance between college football's top players and the 2015 NFL Draft -- not only the rest of the football season, but the scouting season as well. For now, though, things look good for Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery. Reese's... more

The 2015 NFL Draft will be held April 30-May 2, the league announced Thursday. The league had been considering the possibility of extending the draft to a four-day event, with possible other dates including April 22-24 and April 29-May 2. It will remain... more

Myles Jack's two-way action for UCLA has included far more snaps at linebacker than running back during his young career, but NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes Bruins coach Jim Mora would be better off reversing the talented sophomore's role.... more

Quarterbacks Devin Gardner of Michigan, Hutson Mason of Georgia, and Taylor Kelly of Arizona State were among 12 who missed the latest cut for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented annually to college football's top quarterback. Gardner has... more

If your college football TV surfing stops on the Ohio State-Maryland game Saturday, don't adjust your TV. Those garish Maryland helmets are actually supposed to look that way: Miss the hand-painted helmets...? Well, they're back this Saturday vs. Ohio... more

Matt Sayles/Associated Press The son of former boxing champ Evander Holyfield has received a scholarship offer from Oregon. Normally, it's not easy for a Georgia high school football player to get the attention of a Pac-12 school. But it... more

September

Tony Ding/Associated Press Michigan coach Brady Hokes remains under fire for his handling of injured QB Shane Morris on Saturday. » Michigan's Hoke atop hot-seat coaches list One of the first questions Michigan president Mark Schlissel... more

Steve Dykes/Associated Press Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will decide whether to enter the 2015 NFL Draft after the season. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is widely-regarded as one of the top NFL prospects in the college game, but the way... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell has missed the past 13 months of action with knee injuries. Malcolm Mitchell will finally get his football career back underway Saturday when the Georgia wide receiver will... more

Athens Clarke-County Police have determined that Georgia star running back Todd Gurley was falsely accused of an assault at an Athens, Ga., bar in the early hours of Sunday morning after it was learned that the victim had been punched by a white male.... more

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Devonte Fields was voted as the Big 12 preseason Defensive Player of the Year in July. When former TCU star defensive end Devonte Fields was dismissed from the school after allegedly punching his girlfriend, he... more

NFL/Associated Press Jameis Winston won't be helped by JaMarcus Russell's failed run in the NFL. Not that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston needed any help in hurting his standing with NFL scouts as a draft prospect, but FSU coach... more

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton is dealing with a knee injury for the second consecutive season. Utah State coach Matt Wells expressed shock Monday that a defensive lineman from BYU, Utah State's opponent... more

Jonathan Bachman/Associated Press Brandon Harris will be LSU's starting quarterback on Saturday night vs. Auburn. Brandon Harris essentially announced himself LSU's new starting quarterback Saturday by vastly outperforming his season-long... more

Gerry Broome/Associated Press Florida State QB Jameis Winston still has much work to do in rehabbing his image. If Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston manages to rehabilitate his image as a poor decision-maker off the field, Buffalo... more

Michigan is interested in Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh as a potential replacement for embattled coach Brady Hoke, NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday . Rapoport cited high-ranking Michigan sources that the Wolverines would prefer John... more

Less than 24 hours after being shut out, 23-0, by Texas, Kansas fired coach Charlie Weis Sunday morning. The Jayhawks were 2-2 under Weis this season but had been blown out by their two toughest opponents, Duke (41-3) and Texas. They had beaten... more

AP Photo/Gerry Broome Jameis Winston's Seminoles eventually pulled away after struggling against North Carolina State. Florida State showed it could win without its star quarterback as Jameis Winston served a suspension last week against... more

AP Photo/L.G. Patterson Missouri's Shane Ray is one of the most freakish athletes in college football. Missouri defensive end Shane Ray notched two more sacks Saturday against one of the SEC's top offensive lines in the Tigers' 21-20 road win... more

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert Brandon Harris is establishing himself as LSU's top option at quarterback. As much as LSU head coach Les Miles continues to be coy about his plans for the quarterback position, there was nothing coy about how he used... more

AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill wasn't perfect, but he managed to make the plays necessary to defeat Arkansas. For a half, the Trill was gone. But with former Aggies star Johnny Manziel on the sideline (the Cleveland Browns... more

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports Bud Dupree notched his first sack of the season in Kentucky's win over Vanderbilt. Bud Dupree was just a freshman at Kentucky the last time the Wildcats won an SEC game. But on the day the Wildcats' top NFL draft... more

Georgia running back Todd Gurley put an emphatic stamp on his place as college football's top running back Saturday with a dominating performance against rival Tennessee in a 35-32 Bulldogs win. He rushed for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns... more

Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to this weekend? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that were credentialed to attend some of the biggest games in college football this weekend, and NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks offers... more

A word of caution to those convinced that Arkansas' prolific rushing attack will keep the Razorbacks in contention to beat Texas A&M on Saturday: a consistent running game only keeps things close if it's coupled with solid defense. And Arkansas can't... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press Baylor's Shawn Oakman has a rare combination of size and athleticism. Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman's play this season is drawing attention, and one NFL scout sees the Bears' 6-foot-9, 280-pound junior as a... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Florida AD Jeremy Foley indicated Will Muschamp will have the full season to prove himself. Florida Gators fans that would rather see an interim coach steer the Gators through the rest of the season than Will... more

Al Behrman/Associated Press Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville said Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore was a key member of the Bearcats' scout teams. University of Cincinnati running back Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore was killed in a motorcycle accident... more

Wide receiver prospects better than Sammy Watkins, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, aren't easy to find. But NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes Alabama has one in junior Amari Cooper. Jeremiah and fellow analyst Bucky Brooks discussed... more

Quarterback gurus might be able to help their college pupils with things like mechanics, but that doesn't mean they're helping them be winners. Those were the sentiments of Duke coach David Cutcliffe, who joined the College Football 24/7 Podcast and was... more

Somebody out there is trying to undercut Kevin Sumlin's recruiting efforts by telling recruits that Texas A&M is too loaded at wide receiver for a freshman to make an impact. Sumlin won't say which opposing coach might do such a thing, but his message is... more

Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah wouldn't seem to need any help marketing himself as one of college football's top rushers, not with the recent backing of fearameer.com and a gaudy average of 212 all-purpose yards per game. Not to mention being a... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press Longhorns coach Charlie Strong is trying to instill a new culture at Texas. After back-to-back losses to BYU and UCLA, it doesn't appear the Texas Longhorns will be any better this year under new coach Charlie Strong... more

Here's what we don't know about Mississippi State's 4-0 football team: By the time the Bulldogs complete the SEC West gauntlet of Texas A&M, Auburn, Alabama and Ole Miss, what will be left of them? After all, MSU fans have seen this movie before, and they... more

Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell is expected to return to game action on Oct. 4. It's been a 13-month wait for Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, but it's about to finally be over. And if what teammate... more

Scott Boehm/Associated Press Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy wouldn't want Jameis Winston as his quarterback. Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy says he wouldn't care to draft Florida State quarterback Jameis... more

AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen Oregon State's Sean Mannion is one of the more intriguing QB prospects in college football. The mysterious addition of 53 yards to the college career total of former USC quarterback Matt Barkley has pushed Oregon State... more

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez Stanford coach David Shaw spent nine years in the NFL as an assistant coach. Stanford left tackle Andrus Peat is considered one of the most talented offensive tackles in the college game and a possible first-round... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Center Dillon Day is key to Mississippi State operating its style of offense. The idle date Mississippi State will enjoy this week as a 4-0 team coming off an upset win over LSU just added quite a... more

Mark Wallheiser/Associated Press Deshaun Watson was named Clemson's starting quarterback on Monday by coach Dabo Swinney. Clemson freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson is taking over, in case you haven't heard . And on Monday, Tigers coach... more

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Ex-USC coach Lane Kiffin, now with Alabama, is facing a lawsuit from a former player. Former Southern Cal football player Brian Baucham has filed a lawsuit claiming negligence, naming the school and former head... more

Melina Vastola/USA Today Sports Scouts say off-field issues have damaged Florida State QB Jameis Winston's draft stock. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah suggested last week on the College Football 24/7 Podcast that Florida State quarterback... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Mississippi State's Dillon Day is in his fourth season as a starting center for the Bulldogs. Of all the things LSU fans had to complain about Saturday in the wake of their team's first home loss to... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Florida QB Jeff Driskel appears to have lost the support of at least one Gators great. Florida coach Will Muschamp has been a staunch defender of quarterback Jeff Driskel over the course of his career, and after... more

Jason Getz/USA Today Sports Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper has 43 receptions for 655 yards and five touchdowns through four games. Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter knows better than to assume Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper will... more

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Dabo Swinney's Clemson team failed to execute on offense against Florida State. Clemson had every chance it could ask for to pull off a road upset of No. 1-ranked Florida State on Saturday, and the Tigers'... more

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports Wide receiver Pharoh Cooper broke out for South Carolina on Saturday. South Carolina wide receiver Pharoh Cooper showed why he's one of the most versatile athletes in the SEC in leading the Gamecocks to a 48-34 win... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott has rushed for 100-plus yards in three consecutive games. Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott led arguably the biggest win of Dan Mullen's six seasons coaching the Bulldogs, a... more

Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley is considered a top pass-rushing prospect for the 2015 NFL Draft. Which NFL clubs are scouting which college games this weekend? From College Football 24/7's press box operatives... more

Brynn Anderson/Associated Press Wide receiver Amari Cooper is now Alabama's career leader in touchdown catches with 20. TUSCALOOSA -- The much-anticipated matchup between Alabama receiver Amari Cooper and Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Freshman running back Sony Michel scored three touchdowns in Georgia's win over Troy on Saturday. Todd Gurley's Heisman Trophy campaign didn't exactly take a step forward Saturday in Georgia's 66-0 trouncing of... more

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston might have a couple more years of college eligibility to gain some much-needed maturity, but NFL scouts aren't waiting until then to begin forming their opinions of him. In the wake of his suspension for... more

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney downplayed the impact of FSU quarterback Jameis Winston's then-half-game suspension on the College Football 24/7 Podcast this week, but nobody -- Seminoles fans least of all -- will downplay the defending Heisman Trophy... more

Charlie Riedel/Associated Press Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder's team came up short Thursday night against Auburn. Kansas State coach Bill Snyder alleged that Auburn was stealing signals in the first half of the Tigers' 20-14 road win... more

Circumstances couldn't have been much better for Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett to help establish himself as one of the top wide receiver prospects available for the 2015 NFL Draft Thursday night, but it was the Auburn defense that made the... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops would like to see a later deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NFL draft. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops called for the NFL to establish a later deadline for college underclassmen to... more

Auburn will be without starting defensive back Jermaine Whitehead Thursday night when the Tigers visit 20th-ranked Kansas State (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN), reportedly for disciplinary reasons. The school confirmed the senior did not travel with the team,... more

However NFL-ready Jameis Winston might be as a quarterback, the Florida State star might be wise to put off the NFL draft next year and spend another season at the college level for the sake of his maturity. That was among the sentiments NFL Media analyst... more

Five NFL personnel executives went in five different directions when asked who Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper compares to among NFL receivers, but all five put the Crimson Tide's potential first-round draft pick in impressive company. NFL Media... more

Rainier Ehrhardt / Associated Press Look for Jameon Lewis to have the ball in his hands more rather than delivering it to others. Last weekend marked the return of Jameon Lewis as a trick-play quarterback at Mississippi State, but starting... more

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley will be unavailable when the Mountaineers take on Oklahoma this weekend. The violation of team rules that got West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley suspended from the team... more

Nick Wass/Associated Press West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White is making an impression on NFL scouts with a fast start to his senior season. Count West Virginia's Kevin White among college wide receivers gaining momentum as prospects for... more

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Devonte Fields has not indicated he will declare for the NFL draft after the 2014 season. Former Texas Christian defensive end Devonte Fields was determined not to sit out the 2014 season after being dismissed... more

Alabama safety Landon Collins and Florida defensive lineman Gerald Willis will combine for an interesting subplot Saturday when the Gators visit third-ranked Alabama: the two are brothers. And while there is only the slightest of chances, because both... more

Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett has 5.5 sacks in the first few games of his college career. That Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is well on his way to breaking, if not shattering , the SEC record for... more

The Arkansas State football team has lost two games in a row and absorbed a 41-20 beating at the hands of Miami Saturday, but nobody can accuse the Red Wolves of not having fun. Confusion reigned on this fake punt gone awry against the Hurricanes... more

Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Auburn defensive lineman Angelo Blackson has big potential, according to an NFL scout who has seen him. An NFL scout has identified Auburn defensive lineman Angelo Blackson as a breakout prospect on a national scale,... more

Joshua S. Kelly/USA TODAY Clemson's Vic Beasley is one of college football's top pass rushers. There is no question that Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley was more productive than Jadeveon Clowney last season, piling up 13 sacks to just three... more

John David Mercer/USA Today Sports Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper leads the NCAA with 33 catches so far in 2014. For now, Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper gives the "best cornerback I've faced" honor to NFL rookie Aaron Colvin of the... more

Steve Dykes/Associated Press Oregon QB Marcus Mariota remains a favorite in the race for the Heisman Trophy. Rapper Drake has apparently picked his new favorite college quarterback. Or was he just appealing to regional interest? The... more

Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports Highly touted Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is living up to the hype in his freshman season. Just three weeks into the college football season, the question isn't so much whether Texas A&M defensive end... more

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is a top candidate for this year's Heisman Trophy. Oregon showed once again Saturday that it needs just a quarter, if that, to rip away complete control of a would-be close game.... more

Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Florida coach Will Muschamp was spared an embarrassing loss by beating Kentucky in triple overtime. Florida coach Will Muschamp can thank wide receiver Demarcus Robinson, more than anyone, for the Gators'... more

Brynn Anderson/Associated Press Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper has caught 35 passes for 454 yards through three games this season. Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper continued a blazing-hot start to the season Saturday against Southern... more

Jeff Blake/USA Today Sports QB Dylan Thompson completed 21 of 31 passes for 271 yards and three TDs in South Carolina's win. Georgia running back Todd Gurley amassed 131 rushing yards against South Carolina Saturday, but the SEC East showdown... more

Justin Ford/USA Today Sports Mississippi State wide receiver Jameon Lewis threw the fourth TD pass of his career on Saturday. Perhaps Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen ought to just let Jameon Lewis keep throwing passes until one of them... more

Sarah Bentham/Associated Press Arkansas running back Alex Collins shredded the Texas Tech defense on Saturday. The school bell rang in Lubbock, Texas, on Saturday, but for a change, it was the old school doing the teaching. Arkansas... more

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Missouri defensive end Shane Ray is one of the most impressive athletes in college football. Another week brought another round of sacks for the Missouri defensive end tandem of Markus Golden and Shane Ray.... more

As a former Oregon quarterback, Akili Smith is quite naturally a fan of current Ducks signal-caller Marcus Mariota. But as a former No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft and someone who knows plenty about the difficulties of making the transition from... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Nick Saban is down a few snack cakes in his office after a man used his bathroom as a hiding spot. Unique marriage proposals that require some innovation are common, but Drew Clayton took his elaborate plan to... more

Nobody is expecting Tennessee to have much of a chance when the unranked Volunteers play at No. 4 Oklahoma on Saturday (8 p.m. ET, ABC). And why should they? By all rights, OU coach Bob Stoops' open contempt for the SEC should have Sooners fans... more

If Tim Tebow's football comeback is still in the works, demands on his time as a television personality aren't making it any easier. ABC announced Thursday that the former Florida Gators star quarterback and 2010 Denver Broncos first-round pick has... more

A week ago it appeared as if Arkansas senior cornerback Tevin Mitchel was on the brink of having to take a redshirt year, but Mitchel is now apparently on the verge of making his season debut. His return could come just in time for him to face a Texas... more

David J. Phillip/Associated press Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill has been very impressive in his first two college starts. Say this for Johnny Manziel: at least he put in a full season at Texas A&M before applying for trademark rights to his... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press LSU wide receiver Travin Dural leads the NCAA with a yards-per-catch average of 48.5 through two games. LSU wide receiver Travin Dural, the Tigers' top downfield offensive threat, suffered minor injuries in an... more

Saturday football and Sunday football are two different games for a multitude of reasons, not the least of which is that NFL offensive systems aren't nearly as diverse as the college game, where the triple-option still breathes amid a sea of spread... more

Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports Missouri defensive end Markus Golden (33) has piqued the interest of NFL scouts. Former Missouri defensive ends Kony Ealy and Michael Sam upheld a high standard last year at a position that is typically a strong one... more

Nati Harnik/Associated Press Nebraska's Randy Gregory is one of the top defensive ends in college football. It looks as though Randy Gregory will likely be back on the field for Nebraska this Saturday, but that doesn't mean the star defensive... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press LSU defensive back Jalen Mills is facing a court date related to an incident in May. A legal charge against LSU defensive back Jalen Mills that was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor might have made it... more

Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports The handling of the Josh Shaw situation has at least one NFL scout distrustful of USC. Southern Cal's handling of cornerback Josh Shaw's lie about how he sprained both his ankles has damanged the Trojans'... more

David Goldman/Associated Press Pass rusher Leonard Floyd had a pair of sacks in Georgia's season-opening win. One of the most talented sophomores in college football has established himself as a potential early-entry candidate for the NFL... more

Steven Bisig/USA Today Sports Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson scored a 57-yard touchdown in the Huskies' Week 2 victory. Six carries is all Washington's Shaq Thompson and UCLA's Myles Jack have between them as two of the nation's most... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Sooners linebacker Frank Shannon will remain suspended after the Oklahoma Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday. The Oklahoma Supreme Court has upheld Oklahoma University's suspension of linebacker Frank Shannon,... more

Rutgers is separating itself from Ray Rice in light of the release of a video on Monday depicting the former Scarlet Knights running back punching his then-fiancee. A school spokesperson said that pictures and video highlights of Rice will no longer be... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press UCLA linebacker Myles Jack is expected to get more offensive opportunities going forward. UCLA linebacker Myles Jack never saw the field on offense in the Bruins' season-opening win over Virginia, and carried... more

Alex Gallardo/Associated Press USC athletic director Pat Haden will not be present on the Trojans' sideline for the next two games. USC athletic director Pat Haden is sorry for leaving the press box to engage with game officials during the... more

AP Photo/Michael Conroy Notre Dame wide receiver Amir Carlisle scored two touchdowns in the Irish's rout of Michigan. The Big Ten Conference crashed to the college football canvas like an over-the-hill heavyweight on Saturday, and its chances... more

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports) Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill torched the Lamar defense in Week 2. Another week in college football passed on Saturday with Texas A&M fans still wondering if their offense will ever miss a beat without... more

New Texas coach Charlie Strong drew all sorts of criticism in the spring after telling a gathering of Longhorns fans that their team wouldn't reach the national championship game . He's looking prophetic now, if not any more appreciated. BYU brought... more

AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette celebrated a touchdown Saturday by striking a Heisman pose. Until Saturday, there hadn't yet been a single sign that the overinflated hype and unrealistic expectations... more

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis Mississippi State's Dak Prescott has shredded defenses in consecutive weeks to open the season. Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott might not have the notoriety of Heisman Trophy candidates Jameis Winston,... more

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Markus Golden is in line to become Missouri's next great defensive end. Replacing 2014 NFL Draft picks Kony Ealy and Michael Sam as pass rushers is serious business to Markus Golden and Shane Ray, the Tigers'... more

For the second week in a row, top junior prospect Amari Cooper kept the chain gang busy as Alabama's No. 1 receiver. This week, the junior put the school's record-keeper to work, as well. Cooper caught 13 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown to... more

Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports Marcus Mariota will face a tough test on Saturday against Michigan State's stingy defense. Beating Michigan State is, of course, foremost on the mind of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota as the Ducks' electric... more

Ryan Kang/Associated Press Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will be put to the test by a stingy Michigan State defense Saturday. The Michigan State-Oregon game might be the best matchup of the week in college football, and no doubt a game that will... more

Spruce Derden/USA Today Sports LSU offensive lineman Elliott Porter will miss his second game of the season Saturday. Turns out, there was apparently more than football involved with LSU's decision to start Ethan Pocic over Elliott Porter at... more

Scott A. Miller/Associated Press Baylor is adding a locker room for former players, like Robert Griffin III, to utilize when they return to campus. File this under the ever-expanding category of recruiting innovation in college football:... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press USC's Leonard Williams is battling an injury heading into Saturday's game against Stanford. NFL scouts that have made their way through Stanford's program gathering information about draft prospects are in... more

Mel Evans/Associated Press Arkansas cornerback Tevin Mitchel is dealing with hamstring issues that could force him to redshirt in 2014. Arkansas cornerback Tevin Mitchel's hopes of rebounding from a disappointing 2013 season might be on hold... more

LM Otero/Associated Press Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty is among the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy. Bryce Petty might like his chances of playing in Baylor's game against Northwestern State on Saturday, but his head coach isn't... more

David Goldman/Associated Press Georgia linebacker Leonard Floyd is attracting the attention of NFL scouts. The first week of the college football season saw 27 defensive players notch two quarterback sacks or more. That makes Georgia... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops suspended freshman running back Joe Mixon for the 2014 season. Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon appeared to punch a 20-year-old female OU student in the face in surveillance video... more

David Goldman/Associated Press Georgia running back Todd Gurley is drawing high praise coming off his impressive 2014 debut. Just a couple of days after former Georgia great Herschel Walker declared Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley the best... more

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Former TCU defensive end Devonte Fields is now playing for Trinity Valley Community College. After being dismissed from Texas Christian for disciplinary reasons, former Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL After a strong opener, Alabama's Amari Cooper could be set for a prolific 2014 season. Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper is only one game into his junior season, but one game was all West Virginia head coach Dana... more

AP Photo/Ben Liebenberg Michigan State's Connor Cook is 13-1 as the Spartans' starting quarterback. Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook ripped Jacksonville State defensive back Folo Johnson for what he called a dirty hit in the Spartans'... more

AP Photo/Morry Gash Wisconsin QB Joel Stave did not play in Wisconsin's loss to LSU on Saturday. The mysterious absence of Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave from the team's loss to LSU last weekend has turned out to be a mystery within the... more

Rogelio V. Solis The status Mississippi State wide receiver Jameon Lewis for Saturday's game remains in limbo. Mississippi State wide receiver Jameon Lewis might be practicing Tuesday, but coach Dan Mullen isn't making assumptions about the... more

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports LSU defensive back Jalen Mills intercepted a pass in the Tigers' win over Wisconsin. Never let it be said that Arizona Cardinals star Patrick Peterson's new contract making him the NFL's highest-paid cornerback... more