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Bryan Fischer

Bryan Fischer primarily covers the Pac-12 and Big 12 conferences for College Football 24/7. He previously served as Senior Correspondent for Pac-12 Networks and has made stops at CBS Sports and Yahoo! Sports among others. A Texan through and through, he typically can be found watching some form of football every day of the week.


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What does it take to have a great stadium for college football? A storied history helps plenty, especially when you mix in a bit of mystique, a great view and plenty of raucous fans. There are tons of quality places to watch a game at the college level, but here are 15 of the best from all over the country.... more

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CFB 24/7's "15 for '15" series continues with a look at 15 quarterbacks who can lay claim to having the strongest arms in college football. While one doesn't have to have a cannon on your shoulders to play the position well, having an arm that can make all the throws is extremely important when facing speedy defenses. It can be hard to judge arm strength without lining up everybody and using a radar gun but make no mistake, these signal-callers can spin it.... more

Mark Humphrey / Associated Press Anthony Jennings threw for 1,611 yards and 11 touchdowns for LSU in 2014. Thursday was a day LSU head coach Les Miles would like to forget. Four Tigers football players, including quarterback Anthony... more

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning knows how to conduct an offense. ┬╗ 15 for '15: Countdowns of college football's best He has some experience conducting an orchestra, too. Yes, Manning led the Colorado Symphony in a rendition of... more

Top CFB tandems: RB WR OL DL LB DB Associated Press Shawn Oakman and Andrew Billings combine to give Baylor an intimidating presense up front. Batman and Robin. Beer and wings. Bert and Ernie. Tom and Jerry. Scotch and... more

Being the head coach at Ohio State has plenty of perks. After all, Urban Meyer's contract calls for him to be paid nearly $6 million in 2015. He's able to use various facilities on campus and can fly in a private jet provided by the school. One item a... more

Top CFB tandems: RB WR OL DL LB DB Associated Press Jonathan Williams and Alex Collins both rushed for more than 1,000 yards last season. We continue our look at the best positional tandems in college football, taking... more

Jay LaPrete/AP Cardale Jones led OSU to wins in the Big Ten title, national semifinal and national championship games last season. Ohio voters are giving a big thumbs up to Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer and have a favorite in the team's... more

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There is speed, and then there is football speed. These players have both. CFB 24/7's "15 for '15" series continues with a look at the fastest major college football players in the country.... more

Justin Hayworth / Associated Press Kansas linebacker Jake Love will retire from football after being advised not to play football. The offseason typically brings a rash of player departures in college and the NFL for various reasons, but 2015... more

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Stanford coach David Shaw says virtual-reality training will soon be "all over the place" in college football. The latest fad in college football? It's not flashy uniforms (already here to stay) or gaudy... more

U-Who?: QB RB WR TE OT DL LB DB Scott Boehm / Associated Press Kyle Williams has emerged from fifth-round pick out of LSU to four-time Pro Bowl selection. Next up in CFB 24/7 's "U-Who?" series are the menacing... more

It used to be that viral video stars had plenty of time in the spotlight. In today's social media age, that is no longer the case. Not 24 hours after Wisconsin kickeráRafael Gaglianone released a video of him kicking a field goal off his holder's nose ,... more

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Carey Spear was a three-time team captain and All-Academic honoree at Vanderbilt. Kickers are people, too. Some of them are also hitters. Hard hitters. Carey Spear is one of two kickers on the Cleveland... more

Jim Harbaugh is participating in a tour of satellite football camps around the country this summer to bring the Michigan coaching staff closer to players. As far as his level of participation? Well, the Wolverines coach is going all-in on that front. He... more

Gregory Bull / Associated Press Chargers top pick Melvin Gordon pulled off a rushing "Triple Crown" while at Wisconsin in 2014. American Pharoah will look to end a decades-long drought and become the 12th Triple Crown winner in horse-racing... more

Controversy often begets even more controversy, and that seems to be the case for Syracuse. Take a look at the top 10 players from Syracuse to play in the NFL. The school recently announced that the Orange's famous No. 44 could return to the football... more

U-Who?: QB RB WR TE OT DL LB DB Alan Diaz/Associated Press Jimmy Graham played one season of football for Miami before being picked in the third round of the 2010 draft. The next group in our "U-Who?" series is tight... more

Being a holder on field goals is typically a fairly straightforward job. That is, unless, your kicker is Wisconsin's Rafael Gaglianone. In an impressive display of trust in the Badgers' sophomore kicker, Gaglianone enlisted his holder to keep the ball... more

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CFB 24/7's "15 for '15" series continues with a look at the top head coaches in college football who are ready to take the next step and become NFL head coaches if the opportunity arises.... more

Think you work out a lot? Well, we're guessing Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine has you beat. Take a look at this picture from the Sooners' Twitter feed. This is an unaltered photo of @samajp32 's biceps. #94days pic.twitter.com/OTqxGCRc5z Ô??... more

Associated Press The juxtaposition of Notre Dame's tradition and Boise State's modernity would be compelling for fans. The 2015 Stanley Cup Finals start on Wednesday night. This year's battle for hockey's ultimate prize pits one of the... more

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CFB 24/7 continues its "15 for '15" series with a look at current NFL players who would be able to make the transition into coaching at the college level.... more

Who is the most interesting coach in college football? South Carolina's Steve Spurrier or Ohio State's Urban Meyer might come to mind, but perhaps there's another coach you should consider. How about Texas' Charlie Strong? Another day at the office.... more

The 2015 NFL Supplemental Draft is not going to be a one-man show. Check out the top NFL players to come from the supplemental draft. North Carolina Central wide receiver/kick returner Adrian Wilkins became the second player to enter this year's... more

The University of Alabama-Birmingham is taking steps to reinstate its football team. School president Ray Watts made the announcement during a Monday press conference. AD Mark Ingram said Monday that the school would like to have the team playing as... more

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CFB 24/7 continues its "15 for '15" series with a look at the men who are most responsible for wins and losses at college football programs.... more

May

Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is having a pretty good 2015. He helped lead the Buckeyes to a national championship in January, and has a chance to emerge as the team's starter this season, although he'll have to fend off J.T. Barrett and Braxton... more

Baylor Athletics Baylor unveiled new green and grey uniforms for the upcoming 2015 season. Baylor is commonly associated with its school colors of green and gold, but the Bears have not been afraid to push the envelope when it comes to... more

Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield is locked in a battle for the starting QB job this year after sitting out last season following his transfer from Texas Tech. Already the front-runner, Mayfield might have just won the job on Wednesday. The signal-caller... more

The 2015 college football season is more than three months away, and it's been more than four months since Ohio State hoisted the national championship trophy. Instead of wandering through the desert of the offseason with nothing to watch, though, College... more

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One of the special things about college football is how important -- and sometimes personal -- annual rivalry games become for fans. It's not only one team against the other -- it's decades of history wrapped up into a single game every year. While it was difficult to narrow the list down, CFB 24/7's "15 for '15" series continues with a look at the sport's greatest rivalries.... more

Tony Ding/Associated Press Jim Harbaugh is looking to get Michigan back on track after a 5-7 season. Along with annual fantasy football drafts, few things really hammer home the fact that the NFL season is about to begin quite like watching... more

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CFB 24/7's "15 for '15" series continues with an eye toward one of the more tradition-rich aspects of college football by taking a look at the top mascots from around the country.... more

Tarik Cohen knows how to put on an encore. The North Carolina A&T State running back has quickly become a bit of a social-media star this offseason thanks to the videos of ridiculous catches he has posted to his Instagram account. If you thought... more

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CFB 24/7's "15 for '15" series continues with a unique look at the best uniforms in college football by focusing only on the alternate versions worn by teams. Most come from the past few years, but there are a handful of designs that reach back much further into the sport's lore.... more

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CFB 24/7's "15 for '15" series continues with a look back through college football history to dig up the best historical uniforms and helmets. Some are still in use today (with various tweaks) but they still find a place here thanks to their link to the past.... more

You probably have not heard of North Carolina A&T State running back Tarik Cohen, but he's becoming a social media star. Cohen, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year in 2013, is turning heads thanks to a couple of Instagram posts. The... more

The 2015 NFL Draft concluded almost three weeks ago, but the excitement from the event is still fresh in our minds. Chicago was a fantastic host this year as the draft moved away from New York City for the first time since 1964. So, what cities might be... more

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CFB 24/7 continues its "15 for '15" series with a look at freshmen in college football that will make the biggest impact in 2015.

There is a single redshirt freshman on the list, but otherwise it's all about players from a very talented class of 2015 jumping in right away and becoming household names around college football.... more

Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press Penn State's Christian Hackenberg didn't meet expectations after entering the 2014 season to much fanfare. Spring football has concluded around the country and many programs are already in the thick of summer... more

Baylor defensive lineman Shawn Oakman has an already impressive social media resume thanks to his massive size (6-foot-9, 280 pounds) and ability to make highlight-reel plays. He appeared to add to it on Tuesday. In a video posted by Bleacher Report,... more

When Pete Carroll was roaming the sideline at USC back in the day, famous rappers and Hollywood celebrities were a common sight next to the Trojans' bench. Now they're all over at UCLA and it's not just because the Bruins are leading the crosstown... more

Greg Trott/AP AdrianáRobinson appeared in 12 games for the Steelers in 2012. AdrianáRobinson, a former NFL linebacker and the 2009 MAC Defensive Player of the Year, has died. Robinson's representatives and his most recent football team ,... more

Matt York/Associated Press Everett Golson lost his starting job with Notre Dame before the team's bowl game last season. The wait for a decision on where former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson will play his final season of college... more

Draft-pick replacements: ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Non-Power Five It wasn't just the big boys in the Power Five leagues that produced a number of players in the 2015 NFL Draft as front offices scoured schools big and small across... more

Draft-pick replacements: ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Non-Power Five It was a banner year in many respects for the Pac-12 when it came to the 2015 NFL Draft, and that was reflected in the nine first-round picks that set a new... more

Connor Halliday 's NFL career is over before it began. The record-setting quarterback from Washington State has decided to retire from football, per the Washington Post . The news surfaced just as the team opened rookie minicamp on Friday. Halliday... more

Stanford's defensive rebuild in 2015 might be more difficult than first thought depending on the decision of one of the school's top two-sport stars. Starting safety Zach Hoffpauir told The Stanford Daily that he is likely to select baseball over... more

Draft-pick replacements: ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Non-Power Five The Big 12 conference once again brought up the rear when it came to picks in the 2015 NFL Draft among the Power 5 conferences, but rebounded slightly after a poor... more

Members of the 2015 NFL Draft class are settling in with their new franchises and are looking to make an impression on the league early in their first season. Here's a ranking of the top 100 rookies based on who will make the biggest impact in Year 1.... more

It can be hard for some college football programs to stand out for recruits around the country, but the Cincinnati Bearcats might have stumbled upon a very unique recruiting pitch for some teenagers: burritos. Yes, you read that right. Cincinnati sent... more

There's no denying that Jameis Winston has a complicated legacy at Florida State. He won both a Heisman Trophy and national title for the Seminoles and lost only one game during his tenure in Tallahassee before becoming the No. 1 overall pick of the... more

Quarterback Everett Golson is taking a trip through the Sunshine State this week, and he might be getting closer to choosing where he'll play his final season of college football. Golson announced last week his intention to transfer out of Notre Dame... more

Much of the 2015 rookie class has already hit the field at various minicamps around the league, and clubs are already penciling in the recent NFL draft picks on the depth chart. As the march toward the regular season continues, it's time to take one... more

The 2015 NFL Draft has come and gone, but the debate over quarterbacks from spread offenses is a neverending discussion nowadays. As if the selection of Oregon's Marcus Mariota with the No. 2 overall pick wasn't enough to quiet things down a little... more

The 2015 NFL Draft is already in the rearview mirror for a lot of players as rookie minicamps begin for most NFL teams this weekend. As the 2015 rookie class turns its attention to contributing for new teams, NFL Media analysts on NFL Network's "Path to... more

Without fail, the NFL draft produces a few head-scratchers in each round every year. It could be a team taking a player at a position where it doesn't have a need or a club reaching for somebody who should have been picked a little later in the draft.... more

Best bargain picks: AFC/NFC East | AFC/NFC North | AFC/NFC South | AFC/NFC West The 2015 NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror and grades have already been passed out to all 32 teams. But who really did their homework and grabbed a big-time... more

"The Top 100 Players of 2015" debuts Wednesday night on NFL Network and airs each Wednesday through July 8 , when the top 10 players on the list will be revealed in a special two-hour edition. ┬╗ "The Top 100 Players of 2015": Airing Wednesdays on... more

Randy Gregory and Shane Ray both fell in the 2015 NFL Draft thanks to off-field concerns, although Gregory dropped all the way to pick No. 60 in Round 2, while Ray's slide stopped at pick No. 23 in Round 1. Both players ended up slipping to Super Bowl... more

Best bargain picks: AFC/NFC East | AFC/NFC North | AFC/NFC South | AFC/NFC West The 2015 NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror and grades have already been passed out to all 32 teams. But who really did their homework and grabbed a big-time... more

We all have our regrets, and when it comes to the NFL draft, all 32 franchises have made some picks that they certainly would love to take back. Following the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, though, NFL Media analyst Brian Baldinger thinks one team in... more

It's Cinco de Mayo and there are surely a number of front offices around the NFL that will celebrate the holiday with full force after landing a top-notch class from the 2015 NFL Draft. But who among this year's class of incoming rookies is the most... more

Best bargain picks: AFC/NFC East | AFC/NFC North | AFC/NFC South | AFC/NFC West The 2015 NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror and grades have already been passed out to all 32 teams. But who really did their homework and grabbed a big-time... more

All 256 picks are in from the 2015 NFL Draft and the freshly selected players are already making their way to a new NFL city for rookie mini-camps that begin this weekend. While every player heads to professional football with quite a bit of pressure... more

If there's one constant for players not picked in the top five of the NFL draft, it's their inevitable sound bite about how they'll make teams that passed on them regret it. While it will take some time before we find out how good the 2015 draft class is,... more

Best bargain picks: AFC/NFC East | AFC/NFC North | AFC/NFC South | AFC/NFC West The 2015 NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror and grades have already been passed out to all 32 teams. But who really did their homework and grabbed a big-time... more

The declining number of underclassmen declaring for the 2015 NFL Draft was a much-publicized story early in the year, and although several early entrants didn't hear their name called in Chicago, the percentage of undrafted underclassmen this year... more

AFC East AFC North AFC South AFC West NFC East NFC North NFC South NFC West With all 256 picks of the 2015 NFL Draft in the books, CFB 24/7 breaks down how all 32 teams fared from Rounds 1-7. Baltimore Ravens Draft pick:á... more

AFC East AFC North AFC South AFC West NFC East NFC North NFC South NFC West With all 256 picks of the 2015 NFL Draft in the books, CFB 24/7 breaks down how all 32 teams fared from Rounds 1-7. Miami Dolphins Draft pick: áWR... more

AFC East AFC North AFC South AFC West NFC East NFC North NFC South NFC West With all 256 picks of the 2015 NFL Draft in the books, CFB 24/7 breaks down how all 32 teams fared from Rounds 1-7. Dallas Cowboys Draft pick: CB... more

AFC East AFC North AFC South AFC West NFC East NFC North NFC South NFC West With all 256 picks of the 2015 NFL Draft in the books, CFB 24/7 breaks down how all 32 teams fared from Rounds 1-7. Houston Texans Draft pick: CB... more

AFC East AFC North AFC South AFC West NFC East NFC North NFC South NFC West With all 256 picks of the 2015 NFL Draft in the books, CFB 24/7 breaks down how all 32 teams fared from Rounds 1-7. Denver Broncos Draft pick:... more

AFC East AFC North AFC South AFC West NFC East NFC North NFC South NFC West With all 256 picks of the 2015 NFL Draft in the books, CFB 24/7 breaks down how all 32 teams fared from Rounds 1-7. Atlanta Falcons Draft pick:... more

AFC East AFC North AFC South AFC West NFC East NFC North NFC South NFC West With all 256 picks of the 2015 NFL Draft in the books, CFB 24/7 breaks down how all 32 teams fared from Rounds 1-7. Chicago Bears Draft pick: áWR... more

AFC East AFC North AFC South AFC West NFC East NFC North NFC South NFC West With all 256 picks of the 2015 NFL Draft in the books, CFB 24/7 breaks down how all 32 teams fared from Rounds 1-7. Arizona Cardinals Draft pick:... more

AFC NFC With the first three rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft in the books, here are CFB 24/7's quick-snap grades for Days 1 and 2. AFC East Miami Dolphins Draft pick: áWR DeVante Parker (No. 14 overall), DT Jordan Phillips (No. 52... more

For the first time in two years, there was a running back taken in the first round of the NFL draft. Two actually. That serves to highlight that it's a strong year for the position, and there are still plenty of talented prospects left on the draft... more

April

AFC NFC With the first three rounds of the NFL draft in the books, here are CFB 24/7's quick-snap grades for Days 1 and 2. NFC East Dallas Cowboys Draft pick: CB Byron Jones (No. 27 overall), DE Randy Gregory (No. 60 overall), OL Chaz... more

The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft once again provided a thrilling few hours of drama, with every team hoping it added a key piece for a run toward Super Bowl 50. ┬╗ Tracking every pick in 2015 NFL Draft Naturally, plenty of people took to... more

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock has burned up his phone minutes and pressed the flesh with general managers, coaches, and scouts around the league in order to get a good sense of what will happen Thursday night, when the 2015 NFL Draft kicks off. ┬╗... more

Thanks to hindsight, there are hundreds of players whom franchises have passed over in the draft, only to regret it later. Who in the 2015 NFL Draft will teams around the league most regret not taking? According to NFL Media analysts on "Path to the... more

With little drama at the top of the draft, the most intriguing storyline heading into Thursday surrounds the draft's other Heisman Trophy winner, Marcus Mariota , and just where he will land. It could be Tennessee with the No. 2 pick, or it could be one... more

Once a top-10 lock, Missouri edge rusher Shane Ray might have cost himself some money this week when he was cited for marijuana possession just a few days before the 2015 NFL Draft. On the flip side, it might wind up being a blessing for teams picking... more

The Buffalo Bills don't have a first-round pick this year and won't be on the clock until selection No. 50. Will they be looking to land their quarterback of the future with that second-round pick, and could their target be Baylor's Bryce Petty ? Petty... more

One of the most heartwarming stories of the 2014 NFL season was the inspriring case of Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still and his daughter Leah, who fought and successfully overcame a bout of cancer. The family just recently disclosed that... more

The 2015 NFL Draft is only a few days away and people around the league appear quite confident that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will make Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston the No. 1 overall selection. ┬╗ Mock draft central: Winston a unanimous... more

Being a receiver in the NFL means you have to have some confidence in yourself, likely bordering on the line of cockiness. The same applies if you're a tight end as well. Just ask Rob Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham.á Teams might have to live with such an... more

Former LSU cornerback Jalen Collins áis viewed as an interesting prospect going into the 2015 NFL Draft but certainly not an unblemished one. ┬╗ Hot 100 + 40: Gil Brandt's 2015 draft rankings Collins has been knocked by several analysts for his... more

Take a quick look at some of the contracts handed out in free agency this year, and it's clear that defensive back has become a premier position in the NFL. ┬╗ Mike Mayock's top five prospects by position The 2015 NFL Draft will be no exception as... more

Wednesday was the final day for prospects to visit teams before the 2015 NFL Draft, and some racked up an impressive number of frequent flyer miles between stops. ┬╗ Draft Winds: Connecting prospects to NFL teams One such player is Alabama's Landon... more

NFL teams are buying what Florida State's Jameis Winston is selling when it comes to his new explanation for the crab legs incident he was involved in last year. ┬╗ Winston: Crab legs were given to me by store employee Winston, the favorite to go... more

The NFL schedule is out , and people across the country are furiously booking hotel rooms and flights to ensure they're present for some phenomenal matchups this year. ┬╗ 2015 NFL schedule: Five potential matchups for Jameis Winston NFL.com has... more

The Cleveland Browns have not had a good, long-term quarterback under center in a long, long time. That's partly why the franchise has spent a handful of first-round picks on the position trying to find a franchise quarterback. Should they do it again... more

NFL Media's LaDainian Tomlinson knows a thing or two about playing running back in the NFL. The former All-Pro tailback turned his attention Tuesday to the next group of rushers entering the league and gave a strong endorsement to the player he ranks as... more

USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor was one of the big movers on NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's ranking of the top 50 prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft. ┬╗ Draft Winds: Connecting draft prospects to NFL teams The former Trojans star checked in at... more

The "Chip Kelly did what?" alert has seemingly sounded at least once a week the past three months in Philadelphia. The current case, of course, has sparked the latest round of Tebow-mania, as the Eagles officially signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a... more

UCLA needs all the help it can get in the backfield next season as it tries to replace the production from quarterback Brett Hundley , but the Bruins could find themselves without one of their top recruits this year. The Dallas Morning News reports... more

There's been a lot of focus this offseason on what the Carolina Panthers could do to upgrade Cam Newton's weapons on offense, but no one should be surprised if the team addresses its defense in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft . ┬╗ Mayock's... more

Last week, Minnesota Vikings fans were wondering when Adrian Peterson would be back in the NFL. Following the running back's reinstatement on Friday , though, fans of the team now might be wondering if he'll ever be back in a Vikings uniform. ┬╗... more

Nike had a big presence in the first-ever College Football Playoff by outfitting all four teams involved in the event, and the company could continue a good year with an equally big presence in the 2015 NFL Draft . ┬╗ Draft Winds: Rumors connecting... more

The Oakland Raiders, who hold the No. 4 overall pick, have been linked to the draft's top wide receiver prospects all offseason. However, if picking a pass-catcher is indeed their intention, they're at least doing their due diligence on one of the... more

One of the 2015 NFL Draft's most interesting prospects is racking up the frequent flyer miles in a bid to convince teams he is worth a first-round pick. Former Oklahoma/Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham made a pair of visits with wide... more

A wrist injury isn't slowing down Jaelen Strong 's ability to fly around the country. The Arizona State wide receiver's schedule appears to be jam-packed with visits to teams, and the latest is a Friday stop in Pittsburgh to talk with the Steelers,... more

Valuable players can be found anywhere in the draft, and Thursday's 15th anniversary of the New England Patriots picking Tom Brady in the sixth round is a great reminder of that. ┬╗ Mike Mayock's top five prospects by position Who knows if there's... more

The final few weeks before the draft are often when prospects see their stock rise or even begin to generate buzz as potential first-round picks. The 2015 NFL Draft is no exception. One fast-moving prospect -- in this case, literally -- is Miami wide... more

While trade buzz linking San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and Oregon's Marcus Mariota simmers, the former Ducks star worked out Thursday for one of the many teams he's been linked to in the lead-up to the 2015 NFL Draft. The St. Louis... more

For many, April 16 is a day like any other outside of the cold realization that they just had to pay their taxes the day before. The date is special for the New England Patriots, however, because it's head coach Bill Belichick's birthday -- he's 63 this... more

There are few things in the 2015 NFL Draft that have scouts, coaches and front-office personnel in agreement, but there does seem to be a consensus as to who are the top two quarterbacks and wide receivers. While the order the two names are listed does... more

As we approach the 2015 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers are smack dab in the middle of two big crossroads. The first involves the franchise's potential relocation to Los Angeles and the other involves the team's longtime quarterback, Philip Rivers.... more

Every general manager, head coach, and franchise is facing pressure in the 2015 NFL Draft. Still, some front offices are on a hotter seat than others, and NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah thinks the Jacksonville Jaguars must land a stud player this... more

The Tennessee Titans have been most closely associated with quarterbacks and defensive linemen in the 2015 NFL Draft, but could the franchise be interested in adding a top-flight wide receiver in Round 1? The team has met with the consensus top two wide... more

The question of which quarterback should be third off the board after Florida State's Jameis Winston and Oregon's Marcus Mariota is one of the big debates in the lead-up to the 2015 NFL Draft. Some believe it will be Colorado State's Garrett Grayson ,... more

The medical rechecks for 2015 NFL Draft prospects are scheduled for this weekend in Indianapolis, and Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong is among the players that will be under examination. The potential first-round pick has a broken bone in his... more

There are two certainties in life, as the saying goes -- death and taxes -- but when it comes to the 2015 NFL Draft, it's difficult to qualify anything as certain. There are wild trades. There are crazy picks. There are risers, and there are fallers. In... more

The Washington Redskins are bringing in one of the top edge rushers in the 2015 NFL Draft and the team just so happens to have a glaring need at that position. ┬╗ Draft Winds: Connecting draft prospects to NFL teams NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport... more

Ask any NFL prospect whom they would like to play for in the league, and you'll probably get the standard answer: "Any team." Ask the same question to Alabama safety Landon Collins , however, and you'll actually get a specific answer. "I grew up a... more

Ever since Philip Rivers made it known that he would play out his current contract with the San Diego Chargers, there's been plenty of talk in league circles that the team could trade him as he enters the final year of his deal. One intriguing scenario,... more

The running back position seemed like an afterthought in the first round of recent drafts, but that isn't the case this year. Outside of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota 's potential landing spot, where Georgia running back Todd Gurley winds up being... more

Washington and Oregon are bitter Pac-12 rivals on and off the football field, but Washington head coach Chris Petersen still has plenty of nice things to say about former Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota . "He's the best player that I've seen in a long,... more

Top prospects will be flocking to Chicago to hear their names called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in person at the 2015 NFL Draft. Twenty-eight college stars have accepted an invitation to attend the April 30-May 2 draft. USC defensive lineman... more

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been pegged by most as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft since the calendar turned over from 2014. ┬╗ Draft Winds: Connecting draft prospects to NFL teams You wouldn't know that by looking at... more

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman has been re-tooling the Carolina receiving corps since taking over in 2013, and his work in that area figures to continue in the draft as he looks to strengthen quarterback Cam Newton's group of targets. Carolina... more

Where in the world will Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota land in the 2015 NFL Draft ? ┬╗ Draft Winds: Rumors connecting players, NFL teams The Tennessee Titans and New York Jets have been mentioned as likely landing spots for the Heisman Trophy... more

Are you an NFL franchise in need of a defensive lineman? Good news, the 2015 NFL Draft is full of them. One prospect who is shooting up draft boards and is a busy member on the pre-draft visit circuit is Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead . The... more

It seems like Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been a lock to be taken No. 1 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2015 NFL Draft for the past two months. But what if the Bucs passed on Winston? Just over two weeks out from draft... more

Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota are easily two of the most debated players when it comes to the 2015 NFL Draft. While some, such as NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock, have Mariota ranked slightly ahead of Winston , it's easy to lose sight of the fact... more

The 2015 NFL Draft is just over two weeks away, and there's plenty of intrigue over what the draft's new host town will do with the No. 7 overall selection. With a new head coach, new general manager, and an impatient fanbase wanting to get back to the... more

There are many in NFL circles who believe former USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams is the most talented player in the 2015 NFL Draft. NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock is among them. Williams is not expected to go No. 1 overall to Tampa Bay, however,... more

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston might have moved on from a number of infamous incidents during his time in Tallahassee, but no matter how much distance he puts between them, they're bound to come back up in some form or fashion. Case in point?... more

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock has finally come in from the coast-to-coast pro-day circuit, and after talking with various coaches, scouts, and general managers, he's gotten a better sense of who is rising and falling in the 2015 NFL Draft. ┬╗ Mayock:... more

When NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock released his updated position rankings for the 2015 NFL Draft, most focused on how he'd moved Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota ahead of presumed No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston . That wasn't the only tweak Mayock... more

Even before future Pro Football Hall of Fame safety Troy Polamalu announced his retirement on Thursday , the Pittsburgh Steelers figured to be in the market for some secondary help in the 2015 NFL Draft. Given how weak the safety position is this year,... more

Pro days are part of the evaluation process NFL clubs use in the run-up to the NFL draft. However, two evaluators can watch the same pro-day performance and have two very different takes on it. It's a highly subjective exercise. Some pro days are used... more

There are two things you need to have in order to be successful in the NFL: a quarterback and somebody who can get to the quarterback. ┬╗ Mayock: I'll be stunned if Fowler isn't top-five pick While the 2015 NFL Draft doesn't have a ton of... more

Who is the No. 3 quarterback in the 2015 NFL Draft? It probably depends on whom you ask. ┬╗ Mayock's updated top five prospects by position Some think it's UCLA's Brett Hundley , who has the physical tools to earn the high ranking from some scouts.... more

Quarterback is not the only position that is tough to evaluate when it comes to the 2015 NFL Draft, nor is Oregon's Marcus Mariota 's jump to the next level the most difficult to peg.á ┬╗ What we learned from Mayock's latest positional rankings... more

Quarterbacks were the big talking point in draft circles after NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock released his new position rankings , which have Marcus Mariota leaping Jameis Winston as his No. 1 QB. ┬╗ What we learned from Mayock's latest positional... more

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock made waves Wednesday when he released his updated positional rankings for the 2015 NFL Draft, listing Oregon's Marcus Mariota as his No. 1 quarterback ahead of Florida State's Jameis Winston . The players are the... more

Most of the major pro days have wrapped up around the country, and as a result, players are settling into their final spots on draft boards as the 2015 NFL Draft draws near. ┬╗ 2015 pro day schedule, results and analysis While pro days carry... more

The Tennessee Titans are staying busy as the clock ticks down to Chicago and the 2015 NFL Draft. ┬╗ Draft Winds: Connecting prospects to NFL teams Case in point? The team is set to bring in Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota on Thursday for a... more

The top two quarterbacks on nearly every team's draft board are Florida State's Jameis Winston and Oregon's Marcus Mariota . After that, opinions start to splinter. Some believe Baylor's Bryce Petty has shown enough to be the third signal-caller... more

After making a big splash in free agency on the defensive side of the ball with the signing of Ndamukong Suh, the Miami Dolphins might be inclined to use their first-round pick this year on a wide receiver for quarterback Ryan Tannehill. While the top... more

Ask folks who the top edge rusher is in the 2015 NFL Draft, and you're bound to get a handful of different answers. ┬╗ Tuesday's pro-day recap: Fowler highlights star-studded Florida event NFL analyst Mike Mayock knows whom he would put at the top... more

The NFL Scouting Combine has come and gone, and the road to the 2015 NFL Draft has turned to pro days. College Football 24/7 will be your one-stop shop for information on workouts from Alabama to Yale and everybody in between. ┬╗ 2015 pro day... more

The top of the 2015 NFL Draft is not set in stone at the moment, but, approximately three weeks out, it is coming into focus. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston figures to go first overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and then the Tennessee... more

Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant were two of the bigger steals from the 2014 NFL Draft after being mid-round picks. Who could have a similar start to their careers out of the 2015 class... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars figure to address a few needs on the defensive side of the ball early in the 2015 NFL Draft. Could that include a new name beyond the usual suspects of USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams and Florida's Dante Fowler, Jr. ?... more

Every selection in the 2015 NFL Draft carries some risk, but some prospects have a higher talent floor in the league than others. If a general manager with an early pick is hoping to avoid a bust with his first-round selection, NFL Media analyst Daniel... more

Will the Tennessee Titans trade away the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft? It's a possibility, but the pick will not come cheap to any interested party. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Monday on NFL Network's "Path to the Draft" that the... more

The 2015 NFL Draft is less than four weeks away, and the Jacksonville Jaguars are preparing to open their doors to top prospects that could be in play for them with the No. 3 overall pick. USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams , Nebraska edge rusher... more

Plenty of NFL franchises were sent back into the draft room on Friday as news surfaced from NFL Media's Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport that Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams was arrested on a DUI charge . ┬╗ Florida State CB prospect arrested on... more

Quarterbacks are the lifeblood of NFL franchises, and if you don't have a good one who is able to win playoff games for your team, you're likely looking to draft one. ┬╗ Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 prospects for 2015 NFL Draft The 2015 NFL Draft will... more

The Miami Dolphins were a big player in free agency and during the wild trade season that ensued, and with the draft approaching they'll have yet another opportunity to upgrade quarterback Ryan Tannehill's group of targets. ┬╗ Draft Winds: Connecting... more

So long, DeMarco. Hello, Melvin? That could be a scenario that plays out in Dallas, with the Cowboys looking to replace running back DeMarco Murray in the 2015 NFL Draft, and NFL Media analyst Charley Casserly thinks Wisconsin back Melvin Gordon could... more

With just four weeks until the 2015 NFL Draft officially kicks off, which prospects have helped themselves the most the past few weeks, going from fringe players in the first round to sure-fire invitees to the Windy City? ┬╗ Deep sleepers: Best... more

West Virginia's Kevin White might not be the No. 1 wide receiver on every 2015 NFL Draft board, but NFL Media analysts Charles Davis , Daniel Jeremiah and Mike Mayock each have him in the top slot in their rankings. Despite having plenty of... more

Quarterback Geno Smith has yet to prove that he's the Jets' answer under center, and the team's brass hasn't exactly been throwing its weight behind Smith, the incumbent starter, in recent weeks. If anything, the front office has fueled speculation that... more

The NFL Scouting Combine has come and gone, and the road to the 2015 NFL Draft has turned to pro days. College Football 24/7 will be your one-stop shop for information on workouts from Alabama to Yale and everybody in between. ┬╗ 2015 pro day... more

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is the presumed No. 1 overall pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2015 NFL Draft, and as a result, his every move has been scrutinized in every little way. ┬╗ Jameis Winston among most polarizing prospects... more

The Georgia State Senate took a big step Tuesday toward cracking down on autograph hounds, overwhelmingly passing a bill that would make it a crime to bribe or entice student athletes to break NCAA rules by taking money. ┬╗ Baldinger: Gurley is most... more

Fresh off a big performance at LSU's pro day, defensive end/outside linebacker Danielle Hunter is about to start racking up the frequent flyer miles. ┬╗ Draft Winds: Connecting prospects to NFL teams Appearing on NFL Media analyst Gil Brandt's... more

You would have to go back pretty far to find a time when the Cleveland Browns didn't have a draft need at wide receiver. ┬╗ Draft Winds: Connecting prospects to NFL teams The 2015 draft would be no exception, and the team is reportedly bringing in... more

The 2015 NFL Draft might finally be the one that ends the talk of running backs being devalued. At least two players at the position could be taken in the first round this year, and several others will probably be off the board before the end of Day 2 in... more

It's April Fools' Day, and that means we're less than a month away from the 2015 NFL Draft. With that in mind, which prospects would teams be foolish to pass on this year? NFL Network's "Path to the Draft" crew discussed that subject on Wednesday and --... more

It seems like everyone believes Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles will at least make a run at trading up in the 2015 NFL Draft in order to select Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota . ┬╗ Draft Winds: Connecting prospects to NFL teams If the team... more

The NFL Scouting Combine has come and gone, and the road to the 2015 NFL Draft has turned to pro days. College Football 24/7 will be your one-stop shop for information on workouts from Alabama to Yale and everybody in between. ┬╗ 2015 pro day... more

March

Despite mixed reviews on how he performed at Florida State's pro day, there is seemingly nothing stopping quarterback Jameis Winston from going No. 1 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ┬╗ Mayock: I'm not there yet with... more

Florida State's pro day Tuesday was probably the final hurdle for quarterback Jameis Winston going No. 1 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft.á ┬╗ Scout's Take: Winston solidifies status as No. 1 QB in draft While it's widely assumed the Bucs will choose... more

One of the most anticipated pro days to be held since Johnny Manziel strapped on the pads last year came and went at Florida State on Tuesday as Jameis Winston held his workout. The performance drew mixed reviews , and it appears Winston did little to... more

The NFL Scouting Combine has come and gone, and the road to the 2015 NFL Draft has turned to pro days. College Football 24/7 will be your one-stop shop for information on workouts from Alabama to Yale and everybody in between. ┬╗ 2015 pro day... more

The 2015 NFL Draft is fast approaching, and quarterback Jameis Winston remains the favorite to become the No. 1 overall pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. There appears to be just one more hurdle -- Florida State's pro day Tuesday -- before general... more

Former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota might be the most intriguing talent in the 2015 NFL Draft, even if he's considered by most to be the second-best player at his position this year. Still, this is a quarterback-needy league and teams either have... more

The 2014 class of wide receivers could be the best crop produced at the position in a single draft, but most believe the 2015 class is not too far behind in terms of talent and depth. NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock has watched plenty of tape on players... more

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has just one big step left before it becomes clear sailing for him to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft: his pro day. ┬╗ Zierlein: Winston among top-five QBs in past five drafts Most questions... more

Alabama defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor was dismissed from the team Sunday following an arrest by Tuscaloosa police on charges of domestic violence third-degree assault and domestic violence third-degree mischief. Taylor's dismissal was announced by... more

Given the New Orleans' Saints close proximity to LSU, it's safe to say they have a good idea of the talent level located just up the road in Baton Rouge. ┬╗ Draft Winds: Connecting prospects to NFL teams While the Saints have not gone out of their... more

When it comes to the 2015 NFL Draft , there are two things that are slowly becoming a consensus as we approach just over a month until the commissioner takes the stage in Chicago: Jameis Winston is going No. 1 overall and USC's Leonard Williams is the... more

We've known for several weeks that the New York Jets would be one of the clubs that will privately work out Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota , but only now are we learning how big a contingent of key personnel executives and coaches the team is sending... 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

Prospects are still rising and falling on various draft boards in the unpredictable run-up to the draft, but we typically have some idea about where they'll end up going. ┬╗ Which prospects will be surprise first-round picks? The NFL Network's... more

It's unlikely that a tight end will come off the board early in the first round of this year's NFL draft. However, that does not mean there aren't quality players available at the position. Many count Minnesota's Maxx Williams as the top tight end in... more

There are usually a few players each year in the NFL draft that are first-round surprises, coming off the board much earlier than expected. Who will get the earlier-than-expected call this year? NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah says two players out of... 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

There's been plenty written about the burgeoning salaries of college head coaches, including Alabama's Nick Saban, who recently crossed the $7 million a year threshold. Jim Harbaugh, the former 49ers head coach who is now coach at Michigan, seems to... more

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston áis seemingly the favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2015 NFL Draft, but draft day is still a little over a month away. ┬╗ Draft Winds: Connecting prospects to NFL teams... more

It's looking increasingly likely that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will select Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall selection. But what kind of signal-caller would coach Lovie Smith be getting when Winston shows up at the team's... more

Any time a team selects a player early in the first round of the NFL Draft, it expects the player to develop into a superstar and help turn the team into a Super Bowl contender. ┬╗ Zierlein: Top 10 defensive line prospects Few players can play at... more

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome's fondness for drafting players out of Alabama is well known in scouting circles, but could he end up drafting a pair of prospects out of the school that beat the Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff... more

The NFL Scouting Combine has come and gone, and the road to the 2015 NFL Draft has turned to pro days. College Football 24/7 will be your one-stop shop for information on workouts from Alabama to Yale and everybody in between. ┬╗ 2015 pro day... more

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft have been awarded to 14 teams, the NFL announced Monday at the NFL Annual Meeting in Arizona. Under the rules, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in... more

Who is the top wide receiver in the 2015 NFL Draft? ┬╗ Top-five most dangerous red-zone WR prospects It depends on whom you're asking. For the most part though, this year the No. 1 WR debate has seemingly come down to either Alabama's Amari Cooper... more

Despite missing four games to start the season, New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. went from off-the-radar rookie to a bonafide NFL star and the league's rookie of the year. NFL Media analyst Charles Davis believes there's one prospect who can follow... more

The 2012 NFL Draft is widely known not only for the superstars it produced but also the massive trade that the Washington Redskins engineered in order to select Robert Griffin III with the No. 2 overall pick. With about five weeks to go until the 2015... more

The NFL Scouting Combine has come and gone, and the road to the 2015 NFL Draft has switched over to pro days. College Football 24/7 will be your one-stop shop for information on workouts from Alabama to Yale and everybody in between. ┬╗ 2015 pro day... more

Michigan's Devin Funchess is one of the more interesting prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft. Some teams see him as a big wide receiver, while others think he is more of a tight end who can flex out wide. The former Wolverines star didn't quite meet... more

Baylor head coach Art Briles generated some major buzz when he used 410-pounder LaQuan McGowan as a tight end in the Cotton Bowl earlier this year, as the big man connected with quarterback Bryce Petty for an 18-yard touchdown catch. Though the Bears... more

It doesn't matter if you're rooting for UAB, Dayton or Georgia State, some potential Cinderella team is hoping the slipper fits and that they make a magical run in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament this year. The same applies to this year's... more

Every year it happens as the clock ticks down at the NFL draft and fans start to get anxious about a potential trade brewing. ┬╗ Draft Winds: Rumors connecting players, NFL teams Then, bam! A team that nobody saw coming moves way up into the top 10... more

The wide receiver class from the 2014 NFL Draft might just go down in league history as one of the best ever, as several members of the group are coming off incredible rookie seasons. While the 2015 crop of wide receivers is also considered to be an... more

Pro-day workouts give players a chance to showcase their ability in front of NFL scouts in a more controlled environment than the NFL Scouting Combine offers, and some prospects have made good use of the opportunity, giving their draft stock a significant... more

Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery had a chance to become a riser in the 2015 NFL Draft with a good performance at the NFL Scouting Combine last month, but he didn't give his stock a boost with his performance at the event. He had a much better... more

Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams can say he tops NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt in one department -- well, at least this week. ┬╗ Zierlein: 50 most intriguing prospects in 2015 NFL Draft The Houston Texans star made the rounds on... more

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is the near unanimous pick as the top player at his position and almost universally regarded as the selection for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the No. 1 overall pick. Each time the quarterback's name is... more

Bryce Petty was the star attraction at Baylor's pro day on Wednesday as he aimed to show scouts and coaches that he is the No. 3 quarterback available in the 2015 NFL Draft. ┬╗ What we learned from Wednesday's pro days Despite some great numbers... 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

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah released the fourth edition of his mock draft on Wednesday and made some notable changes from the top to the bottom of the 2015 NFL Draft. ┬╗ Slam dunks: 10 safest prospects in 2015 NFL Draft Here are five... more

Art Briles is at it again. Briles, Baylor's head coach, made yet another bold proclamation at the Bears' pro day Wednesday, telling reporters that he expects his former quarterback Bryce Petty will be a first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. ┬╗... more

The 2015 NFL Draft is still well over a month away, and that means there's plenty of time for teams across the league to change their draft boards heading into Chicago. ┬╗ Eight greenest prospects with highest upside With that in mind, NFL... more

The San Diego Chargers are in an interesting position heading into the 2015 NFL Draft. The team has a good core to build around, a top-tier quarterback in Philip Rivers (although his future is in question beyond next season) and a number of young,... more

No matter who winds up filling the revolving door that is the Cleveland Browns' quarterback spot, he'll need someone to throw to, and the team has been sorely lacking in receivers the past few seasons. That could change with the 2015 NFL Draft, however,... more

Every year during the NFL draft, a team takes a chance on a prospect who might have a few questions in the hopes that he'll wind up being a future Pro Bowler. ┬╗ Draft winds: Green-Beckham could be great fit for Eagles These prospects take on... more

Clemson linebacker/defensive end Vic Beasley emerged from the NFL Scouting Combine as one of the hottest prospects available in the 2015 NFL Draft.á ┬╗ Draft winds: Linking prospects to NFL teams While he undoubtedly wants to go as high as... more

Running backs have been an afterthought in the first round of past NFL drafts, but it seems a lock that the 2015 edition will have one, if not two or three, players at the position selected on the first night in Chicago. ┬╗ Draft winds: Linking... more

We're still several weeks away from the 2015 NFL Draft, but all signs point to Florida State's Jameis Winston being the No. 1 overall pick for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If he does indeed go No. 1, Winston would be come the 21st quarterback of the Super Bowl era to be drafted with the first pick.

How do those 20 quarterbacks stack up against each other? Amazingly, nearly half (nine to be precise) of the No. 1 picks at quarterback are still active, so there's still time for this list to change as players close out their careers. For now, however, here's a look at the best of the best QB's, down to the biggest busts of the Super Bowl era.... 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

Jeremy Maclin has said his goodbyes to the Philadelphia Eagles and departed for greener pastures in Kansas City. Whom will Chip Kelly and company turn to replace his production? Among the plethora of options , NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah thinks... more

There's no rest for the weary, and that's certainly the case for Marcus Mariota , the consensus No. 2 QB in the 2015 NFL Draft. Less than 24 hours after a sub-par pro day in Eugene, the Oregon quarterback was on the other side of the country being... more

Wide receiver Kevin White , a potential top-five pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, was the main attraction Friday at West Virginia's pro day. ┬╗ 2015 pro days schedule and results However, while White's workout was reportedly impressive, it was his... 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

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota did not have the stellar pro day many were expecting out of him Thursday, and already there is talk that he's bound to start slipping in the 2015 NFL Draft. ┬╗ Charles Davis: Don't rule out Eagles landing Mariota in... more

Oregon's pro day Thursday marked one of the most anticipated workouts in NFL circles since Johnny Manziel strapped on the pads at Texas A&M last year, but the star of the day, Marcus Mariota , did not quite live up to advance billing during his 65-throw... more

It's that time of year where top prospects need to state their case for why they should be taken early in the 2015 NFL Draft. Thursday, it was Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota 's turn to show off his arm, his footwork, and the rest of his abilities for... more

We're still several weeks away from the 2015 NFL Draft, but all signs point to Florida State's Jameis Winston being the No. 1 overall pick for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If he does indeed go No. 1, Winston would be come the 21st quarterback of the Super... 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

LOS ANGELES -- As the 2015 NFL Draft draws closer, it still appears likely that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are zeroing in on taking quarterback Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick. ┬╗ 2015 pro days schedule and results If Wednesday's... more

The New England Patriots are fresh off another Super Bowl victory, but it appears they will sport a very different look on the field as they mount their title defense in 2015. The team locked up safety Devin McCourty, but it declined Darrelle Revis'... 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

LOS ANGELES -- Tuesday's pro day at UCLA lacked some of the buzz of last year, when Anthony Barr -- the No. 9 overall pick last year -- tore up the turf at Spaulding Field. However, there was still considerable NFL interest Tuesday, with 28 teams on hand... more

Ndamukong Suh is reportedly taking his talents to South Beach and therefore leaving a massive -- literally and figuratively -- hole in the middle of the Detroit Lions defense. ┬╗ Five possible draft replacements for Ndamukong Suh in Detroit While... more

The debate over former Washington two-way star Shaq Thompson 's best position at the next level just might be the most interesting in the 2015 NFL Draft. ┬╗ Washington's Petersen: Thompson's best position is running back Thompson played running... more

Monday was a difficult day for some in the Houston Texans organization as the team officially cut longtime receiver Andre Johnson. ┬╗ Draft Winds: Rumors connecting players, NFL teams While a divorce between the former All-Pro and the team that... more

Clemson outside linebacker/defensive end Vic Beasley emerged from the NFL Scouting Combine as one of this year's fastest rising prospects leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft. ┬╗ 2015 pro day schedule, results and analysis His workout in Indianapolis... 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 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

LINCOLN, Neb. -- It looks increasingly likely that the long national nightmare of running backs not getting selected in the first round is about to go bust with the 2015 NFL Draft. ┬╗ Abdullah, Gregory shine at Nebraska pro day While most scouts... more

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska has pumped out its fair share of NFL talent the past few seasons, but Thursday's pro day drew scouts from nearly every NFL franchise in what might have been the biggest postseason event for the Cornhuskers since Ndamukong Suh was... more

The conversation is already starting to shift, both inside the league and within the media. As Tampa Bay zeroes in on Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston as the No. 1 overall pick, the buzz in the 2015 NFL Draft is moving West toward another highly... more

The days of the NFL draft as you know it are over. There will still be plenty of future NFL stars strolling across a stage to hug the commissioner, to be sure, but the entire process leading up to and following that seminal moment is being completely... more

The talk -- for months -- surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles has been whether the franchise would trade the farm in order to move up in the 2015 NFL Draft and select Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.á ┬╗ Mike Mayock's top five prospects by position... more

When the NFL draft rolls around, there are always prospects rising and falling on boards across the league. The 2015 edition is no exception, and coming out of the NFL Scouting Combine, a few wide receivers who weren't generating much buzz in early... more

There aren't many things safe to assume heading into the 2015 NFL Draft, but the Atlanta Falcons addressing a big need on defense? That might just be one of them. After all, the franchise has a new head coach in former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan... 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

When he's not tweeting about Judge Judy , Zambonis or wishing folks happy birthday in a unique way , former San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is staying quite busy in his new role as the head coach at Michigan. In the middle of spring practices... more

It's tough to find a consensus on anything when it comes to NFL prospects, but with the 2015 draft less than two months away, most analysts appear to agree on two things: Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota are the top quarterbacks and Melvin Gordon and... more

One of Jameis Winston 's nicknames might soon have some official paperwork to go with it. ┬╗ Gil Brandt: Mariota better long-term option than Winston Winston recently filed to trademark the phrase "Famous Jameis," according to ESPN.com "We have... more

At variuos points over the past several weeks, Iowa's Brandon Scherff , Pitt's T.J. Clemmings and LSU's La'el Collins have been mentioned as the top offensive tackle available in the 2015 NFL Draft. ┬╗ Mike Mayock's top 5 prospects by position for... more

One of the biggest storylines in the 2015 NFL Draft is whether the Philadelphia Eagles will make a move similar to the Robert Griffin III trade in order to pick Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota . ┬╗ Eagles VP: Trading up in NFL draft not a good idea... 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

February

Led by the likes of Odell Beckham Jr., Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans, last year's rookie wide receivers left quite a high bar to clear for the group available in the 2015 NFL Draft. ┬╗ Four potential replacements in draft for Cowboys' Dez Bryant... more

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston left the NFL Scouting Combine last week as a big winner . He not only threw well on the turf of Lucas Oil Stadium, but got out of Indianapolis relatively unscathed after facing questions about his off-the-field... more

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians had many around the league nodding in agreement last week during the NFL Scouting Combine when he took to the podium to criticize spread offenses and how they develop (or rather, don't) quarterbacks. Many thought... more

Looking for a quarterback in the 2015 NFL Draft ? You might be out of luck unless you're the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, or, perhaps even the New York Jets. Those are the three teams most closely associated with the two elite signal-callers... more

The Seattle Seahawks are on an amazing run of success lately under Pete Carroll, and will be aiming for a third consecutive trip to the Super Bowl when the 2015 season kicks off. It won't be an easy hill to climb, however, as several key pieces of the... more

We're just a couple days removed from the NFL Scouting Combine, but opinions of top prospects are already starting to shift as narratives surrounding players begin to evolve based on testing results . One polarizing player in the 2015 NFL Draft is... more

There was plenty of buzz coming out of the NFL Scouting Combine thanks to a pair of insane jumps by two fast-rising prospects. Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley leaped a combine-record-tying 45 inches in the vertical jump and UConn cornerback Byron... more

All 32 teams have packed up and left the NFL Scouting Combine full of adjustments to their big boards, and with the 2015 NFL Draft just over two months away, each franchise is getting set for a fast-moving few weeks as their rosters for next season start... more

The latest edition of the NFL Scouting Combine has wrapped up, and we learned plenty from interviews, tests, meetings and on-field drills to walk away from Indianapolis with plenty of nuggets on what teams are thinking about the top prospects in the 2015... more

Ric Tapia/NFL Urban Meyer won his third national championship as a college head coach earlier this year. This year had been going swimmingly for Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. His team was selected for the first ever College Football Playoff... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- He came. He saw. He jumped. That was the game plan for Connecticut cornerback Byron Jones , and he executed it perfectly by posting some eye-popping numbers Monday at the NFL Scouting Combine, including a broad jump that obliterated the... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- TCU linebacker Paul Dawson arrived at the NFL Scouting Combine looking to prove his athleticism and respond to concerns about his character . ┬╗ 2015 NFL Scouting Combine: Sunday's best performances Dawson is NFL Media analyst Mike... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Where in the world will Shaq Thompson play as a pro? That was the question many NFL scouts, front office executives and media members were asking the Washington star as he was put through the paces at the NFL Scouting Combine this... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- By nearly every account, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston left the NFL Scouting Combine after handling questions about off-the-field concerns with relative ease. It appears he did nothing to hamper his already sky-high draft... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- All eyes around the NFL were focused on Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday as the quarterbacks took to the field for their throwing sessions. ┬╗ Saturday's best and worst from NFL Scouting Combine The excitement level was especially... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Many of this year's top draft prospects faced bright lights and tough questions from the national media on Saturday as the NFL Scouting Combine kicked into full gear with a variety of defensive backs, linebackers, defensive linemen and... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kenosha, Wisconsin is a somewhat nondescript small city along the shores of Lake Michigan that is notable to some for being a nice halfway pitstop when driving between Chicago and Milwaukee. That's about to change in a few months,... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The time had finally come for Marcus Peters to offer his mea culpa for his dismissal from Washington's football program, and he did just that when facing the media for the first time in months Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine. "I... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Who will be the NFL Scouting Combine's fastest man this year? ┬╗ Nine candidates to run fastest 40 at Scouting Combine Many expect Miami wide receiver Phillip Dorsett to be that guy, and there's even increasing buzz that he can... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Many of this year's top draft prospects faced tough questions and bright lights from the national media on Friday as the NFL Scouting Combine kicked into full gear with a variety of linebackers, defensive linemen and others, including... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The talk all week at the NFL Scouting Combine has been dominated by quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota . ┬╗ 2015 combine: Prospects matched to pros based on measurements That's not unexpected, considering both are... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- College football fans know how much confidence Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has in himself on and off the field. Following the Heisman Trophy winner's session with the media at the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday, the league... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- When the lights shine brightest, Jameis Winston typically performs at his best. That was the case once again Friday as Winston met the media at the NFL Scouting Combine and opened with a statement addressing his history of off-field... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jameis Winston intends to throw Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine. The star quarterback made the declaration Friday afternoon, not long after news broke that he underwent additional medical tests on his shoulder. ┬╗ Mike Mayock's... more

The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine is in full swing at Lucas Oil Stadium and this year's top prospects are getting measured, poked, prodded and put through the paces by scouts. While clubs try to determine who is the best fit for their team, NFL Insight analytics analyzed prospects to come up with the best NFL comparisons for them based on their height, weight, arm length and hand size. Think you know who a certain player is like? Think again.... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Dozens upon dozens of 2015 NFL Draft prospects faced the tough questions and bright lights from the national media on Thursday as the NFL Scouting Combine kicked into full gear with a variety of quarterbacks, wide receivers and running... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- It used to be a regular occurrence to find running backs taken in the first round of the NFL draft, but the last several years have prompted a flurry of remarks over the position's notable absence of being in the spotlight on the first... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- The concept that the Philadelphia Eagles and Chip Kelly would do whatever it takes to land dual-threat quarterback Marcus Mariota in the 2015 NFL Draft has been around for nearly as long as the coach has been in the professional game.... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota drew the largest crowd of any player at the NFL Scouting Combine , and left the throngs of cameras and reporters standing around Lucas Oil Stadium with one message: he's happy with any team in the NFL.... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's early in the process for teams to determine whom they want to take in the 2015 NFL Draft, but it appears the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are more comfortable than once thought with one top prospect. Head coach Lovie Smith spoke to... more

Scratch one intriguing option at the NFL Scouting Combine from the list of running backs clubs are eager to get a look at. ┬╗ 14 takeaways from Mayock's 2015 NFL Draft Q&A NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt reported Monday that Indiana tailback... more

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock completed a marathon session of two hours and 45 minutes on Monday during his annual pre-scouting combine conference call with various media members from around the country. As impressive as his stamina was, Mayock also... more

Will he throw or not at the NFL Scouting Combine? ┬╗ Winston uncertain he'll throw at scouting combine That's the question a number of quarterback-needy teams are asking about Oregon's Marcus Mariota , and it appears he still hasn't made up his... more

The NFL Scouting Combine is not a be-all, end-all evaluation tool for prospects entering the 2015 NFL Draft, but it does allow franchises to answer questions about players they may not truly be able to determine from watching tape or checking out their... more

Former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson was indicted on two counts of aggravated rape this week. Just days before the NFL Scouting Combine was set to kick off in Indianapolis, one 2015 NFL Draft prospect learned he was no longer welcome at... more

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock recently emerged from the film room to release his first set of position-by-position rankings on prospects just ahead of next week's NFL Scouting Combine. ┬╗ Charles Davis: Who's in the mix to be No. 1 pick in 2015... more

Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press Penn State's Jesse James made 38 catches for 396 yards and three touchdowns last season. The NFL Scouting Combine is in many ways football's most scrutinized job interview, but one enterprising 2015 NFL Draft... more

Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson turned scouts' heads and had a budding Heisman Trophy campaign during his final collegiate season in Seattle, thanks in part to his ability to flip sides during a game and take a few carries at running back. ┬╗... more

The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine is fast approaching, and prospects from all over the country are putting in the extra hours of hard work to ensure they perform their best during the drills next week on the Lucas Oil Stadium turf. ┬╗ Most fascinating NFL... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the clock for the 2015 NFL Draft, and there's plenty of debate over whom the team should take No. 1 overall this year. Most of the focus for the franchise will undoubtedly center around the hole it has at quarterback and... more

New Year's Eve football is a go this year. Conference commissioners denied a request by ESPN to move the College Football Playoff semifinal games away from Dec. 31 to another date. "We reviewed it and rejected it," Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott... more

Tony Ding/Associated Press New Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh put together a solid recruiting class on short notice. The next wave of future college football stars -- and some eventual NFL draft picks -- put pen to paper Wednesday in the annual... more

Todd Williamson / Associated Press Cordell Broadus, son of rapper Snoop Dogg, is a four-star recruit out of Las Vegas Bishop Gorman. Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the top school of them all? ┬╗ Recruiting: How top 25 teams fared in... more

January

Matthew Putney/Associated Press Tevaun Smith led Iowa in receiving yards with 596 last season. Records are made to be broken, but we're guessing New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was hoping his would last a little longer. The... more

Life is full of regrets, and the Miami Dolphins will be among the NFL teams with at least one big one when they watch Russell Wilson play Sunday in Super Bowl XLIV. Just ahead of Sunday's big game, ESPN reported on how the Seattle Seahawks were able to... more

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley received an invitation to the 2015 Reese's Senior Bowl, but was one of the notable omissions from the game's roster earlier this month. Many scouts and evaluators thought he could have helped his case significantly when... more

As soon as the final shreds of confetti are swept up off the grass at University of Phoenix Stadium, the winning team of Super Bowl XLIX will turn its attention to the 2015 NFL Draft in order to aim for a repeat in the 2015 season. Only seven NFL... more

While poring over the projected starting lineups for the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX, College Football 24/7 discovered there will be as many undrafted free agents starting as first-round picks . Both teams are regarded as... more

Forty-three men have etched their name into football lore by being selected as Super Bowl MVP. Most have gone on to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and become household names thanks in part to their heroics on the grand stage. Five players have won the... more

Super Bowl Media Day is an annual circus featuring everything from the insane to the mundane. Such was the case in Phoenix on Tuesday ahead of Super Bowl XLIX, but there was at least one notable moment to come out the endeavor for college football fans.... more

Brandon Wade/Associated Press TCU's Trevone Boykin will enter the 2015 season as one of the top Heisman Trophy candidates. 2016 Senior Bowl candidates: ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Others The 2015 Reese's Senior Bowl is... more

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press Utah's Devontae Booker racked up 1,512 yards rushing last season for the Utes. 2016 Senior Bowl candidates: ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Others The 2015 Reese's Senior Bowl is over, which... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty had an up-and-down week along the Gulf Coast during Senior Bowl practices, but he's hoping that helping the North squad to a victory in the game on Saturday while leading all quarterbacks in passing will... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Some of the top 2015 NFL Draft hopefuls wrapped up postseason play on Saturday as the North knocked off the South, 34-13, in the Reese's Senior Bowl. As they have all week, the running backs stole the spotlight from the quarterbacks.... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Washington defensive tackle Danny Shelton has been one of the stars of the show this week during Reese's Senior Bowl practices. The consensus seems to be that the mammoth interior presence will be the first player drafted of the... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- The transition from college football quarterback into NFL starter is one fraught with difficulties for all but a handful of rookies, such as Andrew Luck or Matt Ryan. This week's signal-callers at the Senior Bowl have all displayed growing... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- One of the great things about the Senior Bowl practices is they always allow a handful of players to go from intriguing prospects to pleasant surprises in a matter of three days. Count Utah's Nate Orchard among that type of prospect... more

Standouts at Senior Bowl practice: Day 1 | Day 2 MOBILE, Ala. -- Reese's Senior Bowl practices wrapped up the full-contact portion of the schedule on Thursday, and some of the top 2015 NFL Draft hopefuls put on a show in front of NFL general managers,... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Reese's Senior Bowl practices revved up again Wednesday, and some of the top 2015 NFL Draft hopefuls put on a show in front of NFL general managers, coaches and scouts. We saw uneven performances by a number of players, but there were some... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- The most intriguing prospect at the Senior Bowl is someone college football or NFL fans probably have never seen play. At least at football, that is. ┬╗ Nine things we learned from Day 1 of Senior Bowl practices Before he played... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Reese's Senior Bowl practices began on Tuesday and some of the top 2015 NFL Draft hopefuls put on a show in front of NFL general managers, coaches and scouts. We saw uneven performances by a number of players getting acclimated to a new... more

Johnny Vy/NFL USC defensive back Josh Shaw showed well during workouts at the Senior Bowl on Tuesday. MOBILE, Ala. -- USC cornerback Josh Shaw was one of the few players who did not seem to be wide-eyed or timid on Tuesday as the North team... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Hundreds of NFL scouts and other front office staffers packed an auditorium to find out how big and heavy dozens of top 2015 NFL Draft prospects were at the official weigh-in for the Senior Bowláon Tuesday morning. Here's a listing of all... more

Senior Bowl week has arrived in the NFL, and there's plenty of money to be made and players to be scouted over the next few days down at one of the most important all-star games in the country. ┬╗ Mock draft 1.0: Bucs take Winston with No. 1 pick... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will almost certainly be looking to address the quarterback position this offseason, and many are expecting the team to take a long, hard look at the crop of signal-callers available in the 2015 NFL Draft. There's already... more

The NFL made a number of changes to the evaluation and advisory process to stem the rising tide of underclassmen declaring for the draft last July, and things appear to be working. ┬╗ List of players who have declared intent to apply for early entry... more

The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis next month is not the only place where players will try to show off their talents for scouts in the months leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft. The schedule for this year's regional combines, all of which will... more

Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press Joe Paterno will again be college football's winningest coach after the NCAA restores 112 Penn State victories. The long-running saga between Penn State and the NCAA might finally be coming to an end. As part... more

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press Utah running back Devontae Booker rushed for 1,512 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014. The conventional wisdom for running backs has been if there's a position that is best-served for early entry into the NFL draft,... more

Doug Benc / Associated Press DeForest Buckner is considered by some to be a better prospect than Arik Armstead, who will apply for the 2015 draft. Oregon might have said mahalo to quarterback Marcus Mariota on Wednesday as he announced his... more

In a move that surprises absolutely nobody, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will apply for early entry into the 2015 NFL Draft. ┬╗ Inside the Pocket: Mariota could be star in NFL with right fit The long-rumored news was confirmed on Oregon's... more

Doug Benc / Associated Press Oregon DL Arik Armstead had an impressive postseason run, including a dominant game vs. FSU in the Rose Bowl. Less than 24 hours after saying he would speak with his family before making a decision , Oregon... more

DALLAS -- Urban Meyer has accomplished just about everything there is to do in college football. ┬╗ Inside the Pocket: Ohio State, Oregon trending in different directions He's won three national championships -- two at Florida, one at Ohio State.... more

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Notre Dame left tackle Ronnie Stanley will return to school next season. Notre Dame is riding a wave of momentum following its bowl win over LSU last month, and Ronnie Stanley apparently wants to keep things... more

ARLINGTON, Texas -- As gold confetti fell to the turf at AT&T Stadium on Monday night, it was hard not to step back and appreciate the journey that led to that moment and what it represented. Ohio State's emphatic victory over Oregon marked the end of... more

Mike Groll / Associated Press Florida State DT Eddie Goldman had a team-high four sacks this season. Florida State's remarkable run over the past three seasons has been fueled in part by the contributions of several of head coach Jimbo... more

ARLINGTON, Texas -- After Oregon star Marcus Mariota capped off his remarkable 2014 season with a disappointing loss in the national championship game, the redshirt junior remained noncommittal on whether he would apply for early entry into the 2015 NFL... more

DALLAS -- When Oregon takes the field against Ohio State on Monday night in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, it will do so with the winningest senior class in school history -- along with the winningest basketball player in school... more

DALLAS -- Urban Meyer has tutored a No. 1 overall pick in Alex Smith as well as one of the best to ever play college football in Tim Tebow. ┬╗ Mariota: I haven't made 2015 draft decision yet His opponent in this week's College Football Playoff... more

DALLAS -- The most interesting person, depending on your perspective, at the College Football Playoff National Championship was nowhere to be found for most of the week. ┬╗ Top 10 players to watch in CFB national title game But that didn't stop... more

DALLAS -- Few coaches in the country can match the experience longtime Oregon offensive line coach Steve Greatwood has in developing players for the next level. One only has to look to NFL rosters of the past season to see the fruit of such labor, with... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL Running back Javorius "Buck" Allen is coming off his finest season as a Trojan. USC's football program is no stranger to losing talented underclassmen, and it appears the Trojans will likely be replacing another key... more

DALLAS -- As news rippled through the country on Friday night that Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington had been ruled ineligible for the national championship game , the redshirt freshman's teammates and coaches did their best to simply shrug their... more

DALLAS -- There's been a lot of talk by various media outlets -- and even in the scouting community -- about Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota's status for the 2015 NFL Draft and whether or not he would be one of the first players taken in the spring... more

Lenny Ignelzi/Associated Press Oregon WR Darren Carrington scored two touchdowns in a Rose Bowl win over Florida State. One of the key storylines heading into the national championship game has been the adversity both Oregon and Ohio State... more

As part of a CFB 24/7 series, we're taking power rankings from macro to micro. Instead of looking at the best teams that are dominating the college football landscape, we're focusing on something more specific in this series. This week, we're looking at... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL Leonard Williams announced he intends to apply for early entry into the 2015 NFL Draft. DALLAS -- Newly minted College Football Hall of Famer Lincoln Kennedy has played with and against his share of greats on the gridiron,... more

Associated Press Ricky Williams and Zach Thomas are members of the College Football Hall of Fame class of 2015. DALLAS -- Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams, former Raiders All-Pro offensive tackle Lincoln Kennedy, ex-Oklahoma star Brian... more

Michael C. Johnson / USA Today Sports Vincent Testaverde Jr., the son of former NFL All-Pro QB Vinny Testaverde, is leaving Texas Tech for Miami. Miami fans who show up at Sun Life Stadium in the next few years might do a double-take when... more

Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press West Virginia WR Kevin White reminds NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah of Falcons star Julio Jones. It's been a banner year in the NFL for rookie wide receivers, and based upon the soon-to-be-concluded... more

Sharon Ellman / Associated Press Houston's Deontay Greenberry had 72 catches for 841 yards and six touchdowns this season. Houston wide receiver Deontay Greenberry might not have played college football for a big-name school, but he could... more

Mike Groll/Associated Press Florida State's Mario Edwards Jr. will offer NFL teams intriguing versatility. It appears Florida State is about to lose another talented underclassman. Seminoles defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. is set to forgo... more

Richard Shiro/Associated Press Clemson punter Bradley Pinion is the rare punter who has decided to declare early for the NFL draft. NFL Network host Rich Eisen reminds us all season long that punters are people too. Punters are also... more

On Monday, reports surfaced around the internet that UCLA's Jim Mora was targeted by several NFL franchises looking for a new head coach. The fact that there's interest in the former Falcons and Seahawks head coach is no surprise, but he joined "The... more

In the back of the press box at halftime of the Rose Bowl, an interesting -- but not unexpected -- debate brewed over the game's two quarterbacks, Florida State's Jameis Winston and Oregon's Marcus Mariota , and their ability to translate to the next... more

Mike Groll / Associated Press Florida State's P.J. Williams earned defensive MVP honors in last year's BCS title game. After spending three productive years in garnet and gold, Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams is looking to move on from... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Dorial Green-Beckham will be one of the most intriguing talents among WRs in the 2015 draft. Dorial Green-Beckham's time at Oklahoma was brief. The Missouri transfer will apply for early entry into the 2015 NFL... more

Cathleen Allison/Associated Press Dee Hart became a star for Colorado State is his one season with the team. Colorado State has already said goodbye to its head coach of the past three seasons , and now the team is saying farewell to its... more

USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams isn't the only Trojans underclassman who will enter the 2015 NFL Draft . Wide receiver Nelson Agholor announced on Saturday that he would be forgoing his senior season to enter the draft. "These past three years... more

When Maryland moved from the ACC to the Big Ten, many wondered how many of its players would be able to easily translate to the new league. There were no such questions asked about Terrapins wide receiver Stefon Diggs, though. He has been easily one of... more

The Jim McElwain era at Florida will begin in earnest after Saturday's Birmingham Bowl win over East Carolina, but the new head coach says he's already taken care of one piece of Gators business. McElwain seemed to confirm to reporters Saturday what... more

Florida State is still trying to deal with the aftermath of its 59-20 beatdown at the hands of Oregon in the Rose Bowl, and school employees and players returned home from the game to find a troubling surprise. ┬╗ Winston takes to Twitter to laugh... more

Oklahoma State burned Mason Rudolph's redshirt out of necessity late in the season against Baylor, but the true freshman's first start -- a road game against a Bears team ranked in the top 10 -- showed signs of life at the position that had been a... more

It didn't take long for the Cactus Bowl to provide a handful of incredible highlights to wrap up Friday's college football action. ┬╗ Photos: Top 10 performers of bowl season Early in the first quarter, Oklahoma State broke out the Jumbo version of... more

UCLA raced out to a big lead against Kansas State and barely held off a furious second-half comeback by the Wildcats to win the Alamo Bowl on Friday night. ┬╗ Photos: Top 10 performers of bowl season Trailing by five points with less than 90... more

Brett Hundley closed out his career at UCLA in grand fashion Friday night as the Bruins raced out to a big lead on Kansas State and held on late to win the Alamo Bowl, 40-35. ┬╗ Photos: Top 10 performers of bowl season Hundley, a redshirt junior,... more

Phil Sears / USA Today Tennessee's Jalen Hurd rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns in the TaxSlayer Bowl. Ever since head coach Butch Jones took the Tennessee job, he has started to rebuild the program brick by brick from years of malaise.... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press Jameis Winston threw a touchdown pass vs. Oregon, but also was picked off and lost a fumble in FSU's loss. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston did not have his best game in Thursday's Rose Bowl, as his... more

PASADENA, Calif. -- The matchup is set for the first-ever national championship game in the College Football Playoff system, and it isn't what many were predicting when the season began. Ok, some might have chalked up a Bucks vs. Ducks showdown in the... more

PASADENA, Calif. -- As confetti rained down on the hallowed grounds of the Rose Bowl on the chilly first night of the new year, a number of longtime Oregon staffers stood watching their players celebrate a College Football Playoff semifinal win with a... more

PASADENA, Calif. -- There were plenty of joyous moments on the field of the Rose Bowl for Oregon players as they celebrated a blowout win over Florida State in the first ever College Football Playoff semifinal. ┬╗ What we learned from New Year's Day... more

Michael Yanow / NFL Florida State QB Jameis Winston suffered his first-ever loss in college in the Rose Bowl. PASADENA, Calif. -- Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston dismissed any questions that his first loss as a college quarterback... more

PASADENA, Calif. -- The sun setting on the San Gabriel mountains served as the perfect backdrop for Thursday's first-ever College Football Playoff semifinal at the Rose Bowl. At least one of the two teams involved certainly proved worthy of the sport's... more

The best day of the college football season is underway and social media is buzzing with the action. Here are the best tweets, vines, videos and more from across the country on New Year's Day. Judging from his tweets Thursday night, Cleveland Cavaliers... more

December

Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press Jay Ajayi rushed for three first-half touchdowns as Boise State built an early lead. Boise State has a rich and thrilling Fiesta Bowl history, often being portrayed as the fresh-faced David to power teams'... more

LOS ANGELES -- Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has become one of the most polarizing figures ever to play on the hallowed grounds of the Rose Bowl, but he certainly has his defenders among the Seminoles faithful. ┬╗ Scouting the scouts: Jets... more

LOS ANGELES -- Drafting a quarterback in the first round of the NFL draft has been an inexact science for a long time. For every Andrew Luck, there's a Robert Griffin III who has seen some success but struggled to make the transition to the next level.... more

LOS ANGELES -- Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has been the big man around town in the lead up to the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Rose Bowl this week and for good reason. The Heisman Trophy winner has handled all of the media attention... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen has emerged as a go-to weapon in the Ducks' offense. LOS ANGELES -- A constant refrain from Florida State players in the run up to the Rose Bowl has been the speed of... more

Stanford head coach David Shaw has a ton of future NFL talent on his roster and he would be the first to tell you an 8-5 season capped off with a Foster Farms Bowl win is a bit of a disappointment for a program normally used to playing in a major game on... more

John Beale / Associated Press Penn State's Deion Barnes had 44 tackles and six sacks this season. Penn State coach James Franklin's rebuilding job in the suddenly stout Big Ten might get a little tougher, thanks to another early departure to... more

The Jim Harbaugh freight train arrived in Ann Arbor on Tuesday , much to the delight of the Michigan faithful. It was a joyous day for the Maize and Blue to welcome their beloved son home, and I can't think of a better person suited to fix the present... more

LOS ANGELES -- In a game with so much on the line, there's been surprisingly little chatter around the Rose Bowl about quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. ┬╗ Mariota vs. Winston leads bowl season's 10 best individual matchups OK, that's... more

A meeting of former Southwest Conference rivals at the Texas Bowl turned into every bit the slugfest that many expected going into the game. The only issue? The knockout blow was delivered in the 1st half. Arkansas used star tailbacks Alex Collins and... more

LOS ANGELES -- On a team loaded with NFL prospects on both sides of the ball and a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback directing its offensive attack, Florida State does not lack for players to keep an eye on as they head to the Rose Bowl against Oregon on... more

LOS ANGELES -- You can ask Oregon players about defending Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston until the sun sets on the beautiful California landscape surrounding the Rose Bowl, or quiz the Seminoles on how they're going to slow down Ducks'... more

It didn't take long for Leonard Williams to decide he had accomplished what he needed to at USC following Saturday's Holiday Bowl win over Nebraska. ┬╗ Tracking underclassmen intentions for 2015 NFL Draft The Trojans defensive lineman announced... more

LOS ANGELES -- On his way to a national championship and Heisman Trophy a season ago, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston displayed remarkable poise, anticipation and command of the Seminoles offense. It was enough to cause a number of scouts to... more

LOS ANGELES -- There are few games as hallowed as the Rose Bowl is in college football lore, and this season's edition has been further enhanced as the host of a first-ever College Football Playoff semifinal game. Check out the best images from the... more

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is still under contract with the organization for another season, but it is becoming rapidly clear that his future will be elsewhere in 2015. We might be a step closer in determining where, exactly, that will... more

Rick Scuteri / Associated Press Utah's Jeremiah Poutasi led an offensive line that allowed just three sacks this season. The Utah football program is fresh off an improbable nine-win season and bowl game win but will head into 2015 without... more

Joel Auerbach / Associated Press Marshall's Rakeem Cato finished his career with 131 passing TDs, tied for fourth all time in the FBS. The inaugural Boca Raton Bowl was billed as a mid-major Super Bowl between Marshall and Northern Illinois.... more

As we enter Day 77 of Jim Harbaugh Watch, it appears we are on a freight train heading toward a railroad switch at well over 100 miles per hour. At the moment, the tracks are set in the direction of Ann Arbor . ┬╗ Baalke: Michigan contacted 49ers... more

The dance continues between Jim Harbaugh and Michigan. San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke confirmed on Monday night that the school has reached out to the 49ers regarding its interest in Harbaugh as it conducts a head-coaching search.... more

Add Boise State running back Jay Ajayi to the growing list of college underclassmen who have made themselves available for the 2015 NFL Draft. The junior announced on Sunday that he would be foregoing his senior season and turning pro after the... more

Less than a month before the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft, the cloud hanging over Jameis Winston's head appears to be clearing. ┬╗ Michael Vick: Winston is 'the future of the NFL' | ┬╗ Is Winston an elite NFL prospect?... more

The first bowl games of the season typically involve lower-level matchups between teams that are simply lucky enough to qualify for the game. That was not the case for Saturday's Las Vegas Bowl between Utah and Colorado State, which might have been one of... more

While you might be focused on your fantasy team's championship game this week or figuring out bowl-game travel plans, NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock is in the film room breaking down prospects. ┬╗ 10 biggest X-factors in CFB bowl season In fact,... more

As part of a recent series, we're taking power rankings from macro to micro. Instead of looking at the best teams that are dominating the college football landscape, we're focusing on something more specific in this series. ┬╗ Predictions for every... 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

Tim Tebow will not let his NFL dream die. Don't believe us? Ask his former coach. "He wants another shot at playing," Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said at his press conference on Thursday. "I hope he gets it. If not, I think he's going to... more

The issue of record-breaking numbers of underclassmen declaring for the NFL draft might be diminishing thanks to recent changes to the NFL's feedback system for such players. ┬╗ Tracking underclassmen intentions for 2015 draft The number of college... more

Saturdays during college football season always deliver a bevy of "Can't-miss Moments." College Football 24/7 went back through the archives to find the best of them from each week of the season. Feel free to tell us which one was your favorite play in... more

The college football regular season is in the books, but we're still firing up the Tweetbag to tackle the burning topics on your mind, from top pro prospects to the best teams in the sport. ┬╗ College Football 24/7's 2014 All-American Team Feel... 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

CFB 24/7 has released its 2014 All-American Team as we start to wrap up the regular season and turn our attention toward bowl games and the 2015 NFL Draft. Before that happens, though, it's time go back and honor the unsung heroes of their teams and the... more

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was announced as the winner of the 2014 Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, becoming the first Ducks player to capture college football's highest individual honor. Naturally, Twitter and other forms of social media... more

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? ┬╗ Ranking top 10... more

Prospects with most on line in bowl season: Top 10 overall | ACC | Pac-12 | SEC | Big Ten As part of an ongoing series, we're taking power rankings from macro to micro. Instead of looking at the best teams that are dominating the college football... more

Steve Helber / Associated Press Chad Kelly, a former Clemson quarterback, led East Mississippi to the junior college national title this season. Die-hard college football fans will recognize the name Chad Kelly, the former Clemson quarterback... more

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is widely regarded as a special talent at his position, and the outstanding season he's having in 2014 is why he's considered a runaway favorite to win the Heisman Trophy this year. ┬╗ Predictions for 2014 college... more

Andy Manis / Associated Press Gary Andersen leaves as Wisconsin head coach after just two seasons. Nebraska surprised everybody in the college football world when it hired Oregon State's Mike Riley to replace Bo Pelini. ┬╗ Ranking this... more

USC has begun preparing for the Holiday Bowl at the end of the month, but Trojans defensive lineman Leonard Williams has something else on his mind. ┬╗ Davis: How will Heisman finalists fare in NFL? Williams, a junior, has been one of the top... more

The draft declaration process has begun for college juniors, and Michigan wide receiver/tight end Devin Funchess announced on Tuesday that he would be among the first in the Big Ten to forego his senior season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft. "I would like... more

College football regular-season action is in the books, so we decided to fire up the Tweetbag to tackle the burning topics on your mind this season, from top pro prospects to the best teams in the sport. Feel free to submit your questions to... more

Where in the world will Jim Harbaugh coach next season? That's the question that's being asked around the Bay Area this week as talk heats up that he will be moving on from the San Francisco 49ers after the season. Some have suggested that a move to... more

Isaac Brekken / Associated Press Tony Sanchez compiled an 85-5 record at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. From Gus Malzahn at Auburn to Hugh Freeze at Ole Miss, former high school coaches are experiencing plenty of success running... more

There was always going to be controversy with the move to the College Football Playoff, and as many predicted, the outrage shifted Sunday from the Nos. 2-3 spots to Nos. 4-6. Two Big 12 fan bases are still stewing about being left out while four others... more

The first-ever College Football Playoff bracket is set and there are some juicy matchups in the race to determine a national champion on the field for the first time. Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State made the cut , but the season-long battle... more

┬╗ CFB Playoff picture: Final four is set The first-ever College Football Playoff field is set and history is about to be made as the sport determines a national champion on the field for the first time. Historic power Alabama locked up the No. 1... more

Otto Kitsinger / Associated Press Boise State's Jay Ajayi was limited to 70 yards on 22 carries Saturday against Fresno State. Boise State has always faced an uncertain future when it came to access to a major bowl game, but with the advent... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Baylor QB Bryce Petty had 412 passing yards with one touchdown against Kansas State. Following its victory over Iowa State on Saturday afternoon, TCU wondered if it did enough to make it into the four-team... more

Associated Press Marcus Mariota might have locked up the Heisman this week; Bob Stoops' Sooners lost in stunning fashion to rival OSU. Week 15 of the college football season brought us highlights galore and a number of surprises nobody could... more

Associated Press / USA Today Sports Samaje Perine rushed for 151 yards and two TDs, but the game turned on Tyreek Hill's late punt return for a TD. Every year, the annual Bedlam game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State is one of the best... more

Was that enough? That's the question TCU fans will be asking themselves in the hours leading up to Sunday's announcement of the four teams headed for the College Football Playoff. ┬╗ Inside Slant: TCU over Baylor for playoff is senseless The... more

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Despite all of Oregon's success the past decade, the team has always been derailed by a road block on its way to greatness. There was the oft-documented Stanford problem, in which the Cardinal ended any national or Pac-12 title... more

Who is the best wide receiver in the NFL today? Ask 10 different people and you might get 10 different answers, given the wealth of quality pass-catchers in the game right now. But what if you narrowed the field to the best wide receiver in the league... more

Associated Press Jim Harbaugh got a ringing endorsement for the Michigan coaching job from ex-Wolverines coach Lloyd Carr. While Nebraska and Florida have quickly wrapped up their head coaching searches, one of the most attractive positions... more

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come to... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Auburn wide receiver D'haquille Williams leads the Tigers in receiving yards and catches this season. Fresh off a tough Iron Bowl loss to rival Alabama , Auburn finds itself playing a waiting game prior to finding... more

It's been a couple years since Jim Fassel's name was being thrown around for job openings, but the former New York Giants head coach is looking to change that this offseason. One opening in particular intrigues the 65-year-old, and it just so happens to... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated PressÔ?? Mike Riley spent 14 seasons as Oregon State's head coach in two separate stints with the Beavers. Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst surprised most of the college football world when he... more

As part of a new series, we're taking power rankings from macro to micro. Instead of looking at the best teams that are dominating the college football landscape, we're focusing on something more specific in this series. ┬╗ Ranking the top 10 running... more

The rise and fall (and possible rise again) of Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III will someday make for an interesting book. For now, there are still a few chapters left to be written in the saga of a player who went from being one of the stars of... more

Associated Press Jameis Winston lost out on ACC Player of the Year honors to James Conner. Last season, Jameis Winston won just about every award imaginable on his way to a national championship and sky-high expectations for his redshirt... more

Associated Press TCU moved from No. 5 to No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings, while Florida State fell to No. 4. The College Football Playoff selection committee released its sixth set of rankings Tuesday and surprised everybody... more

Ashley Landis / Associated Press Trevone Boykin and the Horned Frogs are now in position to earn a spot in the first-ever CFB Playoff. ┬╗ CFB Playoff Picture: If the season ended today TCU head coach Gary Patterson is having a good week... more

Week 14 college football action is in the books, so we decided to fire up the Tweetbag to tackle the burning topics on your mind this season, from top pro prospects to the best teams in the sport. ┬╗ Heisman Watch: Which top candidates stepped up in... more

John Raoux / Associated Press Florida RB Matt Jones led the team in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns this season. Florida is in the middle of a search for its next head coach, but that doesn't mean football decisions around Gainesville... more

Associated Press The TCU vs. Baylor debate became a bit more clear following Week 14's games. After years in the making, we'll see yet another glimpse of the College Football Playoff selection committee in action Tuesday night, when it... more

In almost every college football season, there is often a surprising theme that runs from the opening kickoff to the final whistle. ┬╗ Heisman Watch: Mariota finishing his season strong While the emergence of the running back position has... more

November

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has done enough this season to merit an invite to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony next month. Many consider him to be the front-runner for the award. ┬╗ Winners and losers from Week 14's college football... more

Associated Press Paul Johnson and Dak Prescott experienced different emotions on Saturday. Week 14 of the college football season brought us highlights galore and a number of surprises that nobody could have predicted earlier this year. While... more

Associated Press Bryce Petty left in the third quarter, but Shawn Oakman and the Baylor defense came up big in the second half. Baylor is in contention for a spot in the College Football Playoff, but its chief competition might just be a team... more

USC has had a long and illustrious history with Notre Dame, but no quarterback has ever had as good an outing against the Irish as Cody Kessler did Saturday afternoon at the Coliseum. ┬╗ Things you need to know from Week 14's CFB action Kessler... more

Week 14 of college football is underway and social media is buzzing with the action. Here are the best tweets, vines, videos and more from across the country. C.J. Spiller appeared to be enjoying Clemson's showing against South Carolina today. It be... more

Rick Scuteri / Associated Press Arizona's Nick Wilson rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns against Arizona State. With the Pac-12 South title on the line, Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez and Arizona State coach Todd Graham both said... more

Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press Stanford QB Kevin Hogan went 16-of-19 for 234 yards and two touchdowns against UCLA. Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan ruined Oregon's national title chances in 2012. He did the same in 2013 in another upset.... more

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley has maintained for a while that 2014 would be his last season in Westwood and that he would declare early for the 2015 NFL Draft. He reiterated that earlier this week when he noted that he likely has played his final... more

Jeffrey Boan / Associated Press Clemson's Chad Morris is among the highest-paid coordinators in college football. SMU was the first school to have a head coaching opening in 2014, and it appears it will be the first school to fill one. ┬╗... more

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come to... more

Ashley Landis/Associated Press QB Trevone Boykin and TCU dominated Texas in Austin on Thursday night for a 48-10 win. TCU rolled into Austin on Thanksgiving looking to deliver a statement to the College Football Playoff selection committee.... more

USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams had a pretty good game against UCLA last week, but it wasn't enough to help the team slow down quarterback Brett Hundley and company in a 38-20 loss. ┬╗ Hundley: 'Really good chance that was my last game against... more

Associated Press Former Dallas Cowboys star Emmitt Smith played running back at Florida from 1987 to 1989. While Thanksgiving will feature a ton of big-time NFL and college football matchups throughout the day, Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame... more

Jay LaPrete / Associated Press Ohio State junior DE Noah Spence led the Buckeyes in sacks in 2013. Ohio State will not be receiving a late season defensive boost in 2014. ┬╗ Five things we learned from latest CFB Playoff rankings The... more

Associated Press Rakeem Cato's Thundering Herd suffered a blow to their playoff case, while J.T. Barrett's Buckeyes got a boost. The College Football Playoff selection committee released its fifth set of rankings Tuesday, and while there was... more

One sure sign the college football season is winding down? The announcement of major award finalists . Various organizations across the country announced on Tuesday evening which three players are in the running for some of college football's most... more

┬╗ CFB Playoff Picture: If the season ended today For the first time all season long, there was no movement among the top four of the College Football Playoff selection committee's top 25. ┬╗ Five things we learned from latest CFB Playoff... more

Mark Wallheiser/Associated Press Florida State QB Jameis Winston is one of college football's most talented, but most divisive, figures. Week 13's college football action is in the books, so we decided to fire up the Tuesday Tweetbag to... more

After struggling during the first half of the season, UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley admitted he was thinking too much about what NFL scouts were saying and that such pressure was impacting his play for the Bruins. It comes as no surprise that Hundley... more

After years in the making, we'll see yet another glimpse of the College Football Playoff selection committee in action Tuesday night, when it releases its fifth set of top 25 rankings. ┬╗ College Football 24/7 Top 25 Power Rankings Fresh off a... more

Sue Ogrocki/Charlie Neibergall-Associated Press Samaje Perine and Melvin Gordon are two running backs to make history in 2014. When the Cleveland Browns released Ben Tate and the Pittsburgh Steelers did the same with LeGarrette Blount last... more

USA Today Sports Hau'oli Kikaha helped limit Oregon State to 13 points, but Sean Mannion still passed for 314 yards and two TDs. Washington defensive lineman Hau'oli Kikaha entered Saturday tied for the most sacks in the nation, but because... more

Whenever a quarterback makes a mistake, he can let it continue to haunt him or he can respond. Brett Hundley did the latter in a big way against his crosstown rival. ┬╗ Winners and losers from Week 13's college football games The UCLA... more

"Game control" has been the buzz phrase around college football circles ever since College Football Playoff selection committee chairman Jeff Long mentioned it on Tuesday. Perhaps Baylor, a team on the outside of the playoff looking in, listened. ┬╗... more

Associated Press Samaje Perine had a record-setting day for Oklahoma; James Franklin's Nittany Lions have lost five of their last seven. Week 13 of the college football season brought us highlights galore and a number of surprises that... more

Week 13 of college football is underway and social media is buzzing with the action. Here are the best tweets, vines, videos and more from across the country. After Oregon defeated Colorado, Mark Helfrich took this question from a student reporter:... more

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has yet another decision to make after the season as to whether he returns to Eugene or declares early for the NFL draft. No matter what the redshirt junior chooses, he'll end 2014 with an impressive home finale on his... more

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press The Utah defense had no answer for Arizona RB Nick Wilson on Saturday. It's been a highly productive season for freshman tailbacks across the country and that was highlighted Saturday, as Oklahoma's Samaje Perine... more

Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine ran wild Saturday against the Kansas defense. Move over Melvin Gordon, there's a new tailback atop the record books. Take a look at the top single-game rushing yardage... more

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come to... more

Kansas State's trip to Morgantown on Thursday night to play West Virginia had plenty of College Football Playoff implications. It was also a matchup of two of the best wide receivers in the country with the Wildcats' Tyler Lockett running routes on the... more

It didn't surprise a whole lot of folks when Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota decided to return to the program for another year this past offseason. It probably will surprise a ton of folks if the Heisman Trophy favorite opts to make the same decision... more

With just a few weeks left in the regular season and the race for the College Football Playoff heating up, CFB 24/7 decided to take a look at which teams have the inside track to winning the national title. How does one handicap the odds for each team... more

As part of a new series, we're taking power rankings from macro to micro. Instead of looking at the best teams that are dominating the college football landscape, we're focusing on something more specific in this series. This week, we're looking at the... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC The strongest league in the country? It just might be the Pac-12, which has as many teams in the selection committee's top 25 as the SEC. The South Division in particular looks... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Over half the league is bowl-eligible, but most have higher aspirations than that, with two squads in particular in the thick of the College Football Playoff race . The shine has... more

Ron Dayne. John Clay. P.J. Hill. All are former Wisconsin running backs who never quite lived up to expectations in the NFL after quality, productive careers in college. The stigma of their failures has led to a reputation for runners at the school, and... more

For three seasons, college football coaches have schemed to figure out a way to stop Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. All it took for the Oregon State Police to trip Mariota up was a small stretch of highway near Eugene. The Ducks' signal-caller was... more

Associated Press Nick Saban and Mark Dantonio are the highest-paid coaches in college football. Coaching major college football has its drawbacks, but few can deny it's quite the lucrative career path. Nick Saban once again topped the... more

Associated Press J.T. Barrett's Buckeyes and Amari Cooper's Tide both received good news in the latest CFB Playoff rankings. The College Football Playoff selection committee released its fourth set of rankings Tuesday , and while there was... more

Eric Risberg / Associated Press Josh Shaw missed 10 games this season after making 21 starts in the previous two seasons for USC. Time might not heal all wounds, but it did help the case of suspended cornerback Josh Shaw. USC announced on... more

Brynn Anderson / Associated Press T.J. Yeldon and Alabama leaped from No. 5 to to the top of the rankings following Saturday's win over MSU. ┬╗ CFB Playoff Picture: If the season ended today A new week in college football, a new No. 1... more

It's not exactly a stretch to call Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt the best defensive player in the NFL right now. Take a look at the top single-game rushing yardage performances in major college football history. While he is staying quite busy on... more

Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State are 5-5 and face a tough road in order to make a bowl this season. Week 12's college football action is in the books, so we decided to fire up the Tuesday Tweetbag to tackle the... more

Kirby Lee / USA Today Sports USC's Josh Shaw entered the season as one of the top senior cornerback prospects. After months of limbo, Josh Shaw's return to USC's football team might finally happen. In a step that could pave the way for... more

Associated Press Both Alabama and Mississippi State could remain in the top four when the new rankings are released. After years in the making, we'll see yet another glimpse of the College Football Playoff selection committee in action... more

It's been a pretty fun few days in the spotlight for Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon. ┬╗ Heisman Watch: Gordon shoots to top of list He set an FBS single-game record for most rushing yards against Nebraska on Saturday -- in three quarters.... more

If you were still watching Georgia's surprising destruction of Auburn on Saturday night, you might have stuck around for one of the most unfortunate injuries of the college football season. With just over five minutes left and his team up 27-7,... more

Arizona State head coach Todd Graham's blitz-happy defensive scheme was on full display Saturday night against Oregon State. The upside was present when the team pressured and then intercepted Beavers quarterback Sean Mannion in the first quarter. The... more

Associated Press Melvin Gordon might have run his way to the Heisman ceremony, but Dak Prescott had a forgettable Saturday. Week 12 of the college football season brought us highlights galore and a number of surprises that nobody could... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Utah was able to defeat Stanford in double overtime on Saturday. What happens when an immovable object meets an unstoppable force? In the case of Utah and Stanford getting together, not much. A defensive... more

Rick Scuteri / Associated Press Casey Skowron helped keep Arizona's South Division hopes alive with his game-winning field goal. Casey Skowron had been in this situation before. The Arizona kicker missed a potential-game winning field goal... more

Orlin Wagner/Associated Press QB Trevone Boykin and TCU narrowly survived an upset bid from Kansas on Saturday. For three quarters, Kansas played like it was Baylor. In the final quarter, however, the Jayhawks reverted to form and looked... more

Week 12 of college football is underway and social media is buzzing with the action. Here are the best tweets, vines, videos and more from across the country. Sub-freezing temperature? Check. Horizontal snow? Check. Minnesota football staffer eating a... more

John David Mercer / USA Today The excitement level is high at Mississippi State leading up to its showdown Saturday with Alabama. The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major... more

USC isn't used to playing Thursday night football games at the Coliseum, but it's quickly becoming used to Nelson Agholor putting on a show. The junior wide receiver was terrific in a 38-30 win over California that lacked much drama until the end but... more

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press Hroniss Grasu's injury is the latest for an Oregon offensive line that's no stranger to hardship. Oregon finds itself in an enviable spot, entering a bye week as the No. 2-ranked team by the College Football... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Poll voters might be undervaluing the Pac-12 considering how much respect the College Football Playoff selection committee is giving them. The top tier of the conference is strong,... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC A weekend full of conference action provided (some) clarity when it came to the Big 12 title race but spawned another sweeping debate: Who is more deserving of a bid to the... more

Fresh off a triumphant victory over Michigan State and now in the thick of the College Football Playoff race, it's a good time to be a part of the Ohio State football program. If you're Urban Meyer, however, it also means you have quite the decision... more

Becoming a household name overnight is usually a good thing for a college football player. That's not the case for Utah wideout Kaelin Clay, who earned the dubious distinction of going viral on the internet after he dropped the football short of the... more

David Drapkin/Associated Press Charles Grant spent eight of his nine NFL seasons with the New Orleans Saints. It's not uncommon to hear about former NFL stars giving back by becoming volunteer coaches at colleges across the country once their... more

Associated Press Oregon, Florida State and TCU all saw significant movement in the CFB Playoff rankings. The College Football Playoff selection committee released its third set of rankings Tuesday, and while there was plenty of intrigue over... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Trevone Boykin has helped lead TCU into the top four of the latest College Football Playoff rankings. ┬╗ CFB Playoff Picture: If the season ended today Mississippi State not surprisingly stayed right where it... more

Associated Press TCU and Baylor both appear likely to finish the regular season with 11-1 records. Week 11's college football action is in the books, so we decided to fire up the Tuesday Tweetbag to tackle the burning topics on your mind this... more

Casey Sapio/USA Today Sports Utah offensive tackle Jeremiah Poutasi is an under-the-radar pro prospect. You've probably heard of most of the top NFL draft prospects at offensive tackle by this point: Iowa's Brandon Scherff, Texas A&M's Cedric... more

(Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)(Stephen Brashear/Associated Press) Washington's Shaq Thompson will start on defense this week, and Hau'oli Kikaha is expected to play, too. The Shaq Attack is back... on defense. After two starts at... more

Associated Press Oregon and Alabama are looking good in the race to secure a spot in the College Football Playoff. After years in the making, we'll see yet another glimpse of the College Football Playoff selection committee in action Tuesday... more

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) TCU's Trevone Boykin and Ohio State's J.T. Barrett have their teams heading the right direction. Last Saturday was one of those days when you were at a significant disadvantage if you didn't... more

Marcus Mariota and Oregon clinched the Pac-12 North and a spot in the conference title game with a 51-27 win over Utah, but the game proved quite costly to just about everything but the quarterback's Heisman Trophy hopes. Already down key players this... more

LM Otero/Associated Press TCU QB Trevone Boykin continues to deliver performances that keep him in the Heisman conversation. Few could have predicted that Kansas State vs. TCU would be a top-10 matchup and possibly the Big 12 game of the... more

Associated Press Myles Jack and Shaq Thompson continue to show their ability to make plays on both sides of the ball. Jack tackled Shaq. Shaq ran by Jack. If you think that is the start to a Dr. Seuss story, you wouldn't be wrong per se,... more

Associated Press Kevin Sumlin and the Aggies scored a huge win Saturday, while Everett Golson and the Irish did not. Week 11 of the college football season brought us highlights galore and a number of surprises that nobody could have... more

Associated Press Texas defensive end Cedric Reed had a big day, while West Virginia receiver Kevin White was kept out of the end zone. Texas defensive end Cedric Reed earned two votes from NFL executives in this week's Ask 5 on the most... more

Saturday's Oklahoma-Baylor matchup was supposed to be a de facto Big 12 title game. Instead, the Bears turned it into a Big 12 blowout in a historic 48-14 win. Behind quarterback Bryce Petty's big arm and a terrific defensive performance, Baylor ended a... more

Week 11 of college football is underway and social media is buzzing with the action. Here are the best tweets, vines, videos and more from across the country. Texas head coach Charlie Strong went crowd surfing to celebrate the Longhorns' upset of West... more

As part of a new series, we're taking power rankings from macro to micro. Instead of looking at the best teams that are dominating the college football landscape, we're focusing on something more specific in this series. This week we're looking at a... more

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come to... more

With just a few weeks left in the college football season, TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is a leading candidate for both the most improved player in the country and the Heisman Trophy . Boykin is third in the country in total offense and a big... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Will the Big 12 get a team into the College Football Playoff this season? Saturday will go a long way toward sorting that out with the potential to determine the league champ if... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Week 11 offers the Pac-12 a chance to make a national statement, not just to the College Football Playoff selection committee , but to skeptical fans everywhere. The division... more

Kirby Lee/USA Today John Ross III leads Washington with four touchdown catches this season. Washington head coach Chris Petersen always takes a unique approach to recruiting, and he might soon take his pitch to potential future players to a... more

Associated Press Oregon and Arizona State each climbed in the second CFB Playoff Rankings, with the Ducks moving up to No. 4. The rankings are out, the angry tweets have been sent, and the politicking has begun. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the... more

Don Ryan / Associated Press After finally beating Stanford, Marcus Mariota and the Ducks are in position to reach the College Football Playoff. ┬╗ CFB Playoff Picture: If the season ended today The College Football Playoff selection... more

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports Northern Illinois safety Dechane Durante got on NFL scouts' radar thanks, in part, to 2014 draft pick Jimmie Ward. Tis the season to be a football fan. Starting with last Thursday's matchup between Louisville and... more

Darron Cummings / Associated Press Brian Kelly's Fighting Irish close their season with games against Arizona State, Northwestern, Louisville and USC. Week 10's college football action is in the books, so we decided to fire up the Tuesday... more

Associated Press Florida State, Mississippi State and Auburn all figure to remain in the top four after winning last weekend. The new College Football Playoff selection committee unveils its second set of rankings Tuesday night, giving us... more

Jerry Larson / Associated Press Baylor QB Bryce Petty suffered two fractured transverse processes in his back in Week 1. Reporters in the state of Texas have suddenly become very familiar with cracks in the transverse processes of a back.... more

Kirby Lee / USA Today Sports USC's Josh Shaw was suspended in August after fabricating a story about rescuing his drowning nephew from a pool. The long saga involving former USC cornerback Josh Shaw might yet have another chapter to be... more

USA Today Sports UCLA's Myles Jack and Washington's Shaq Thompson have played at both running back and linebacker this season. They have been nicknamed the "running backers," and their exploits at both running back and linebacker have been... more

Associated Press Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston have their teams in the running for the College Football Playoff. Unless you've been stuck in the film room too long, you'd know that Tuesday is when the 2014 midterm elections are being held... more

Associated Press Arizona State's Taylor Kelly passed for 205 yards in the win; Travis Wilson struggled, with just 57 yards passing. Special teams was supposed to be Utah's strength going into its matchup against Arizona State. In the end,... more

USA Today Anu Solomon struggled to get his offense going, while Brett Hundley passed for 189 yards and rushed for 131. In just about every Hollywood script writer's desk, there's a story of a sports team bouncing back from adversity to end up... more

Associated Press Will Muschamp scored a big Florida win, while Shane Carden's East Carolina team suffered a big loss. Week 10 of the college football season brought us highlights galore and a number of surprises that nobody could have... more

When Marcus Mariota returned to Oregon after last season, there were a few things he was looking to accomplish in what was probably his final season in Eugene. Winning a Pac-12 title, setting every school record imaginable and getting the Ducks to... more

USA Today It was a slow day statistically for TCU QB Trevone Boykin and West Virginia WR Kevin White. TCU's College Football Playoff hopes survived -- barely. On a lackluster day for both offenses,áJaden Oberkrom's 37-yard field goal as... more

Associated Press WSU's Connor Halliday injured his leg in the first quarter when he was hit by Leonard Williams. It has been a miserable season for Washington State, but one of the few bright spots has been quarterback Connor Halliday's... more

Week 10 of college football is underway and social media is buzzing with the action. Here are the best tweets, vines, videos and more from across the country. Georgia Tech's mascot, Buzz, demonstrated a textbook tackle of ... the base of the goal post.... more

Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press Oklahoma's Trevor Knight accounted for six touchdowns in a win over Iowa State. Oklahoma was ranked earlier this week as the top two-loss team by the College Football Playoff selection committee .... more

October

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» Complete 14 for '14 series

Bigger, faster, stronger ... scarier? The talent level in college football continues to get better and while that's great news for NFL teams, it presents a bit of a challenge for opponents who have to face more imposing players. With that in mind, CFB 24/7's "14 for '14" series continues with a look at some of the nation's scariest athletes who will cause coaches (and players) to stay up at night.... more

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come to... more

Give the NCAA credit -- it's becoming savvier at public relations when it comes to news fans might dislike. The organization confirmed in a release late Thursday night that Georgia running back Todd Gurley would not catch a break in his much publicized... more

While we've had a few thrilling Thursday night college football games so far this season, few can match the potential impact that Florida State's trip to Louisville will have on the national title race with both teams in the CFB Playoff selection... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC It says plenty about the Pac-12, the North Division in particular, that Stanford at Oregon isn't the game of the week out West. That's partially due to Utah's big win over USC and... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC The Big 12 might have two College Football Playoff contenders, but not the two many predicted before the season started. TCU rewrote a number of conference records against Texas... more

We know who's in and who's out of the first ever College Football Playoff at the moment thanks to the release of the selection committee's top 25 on Tuesday. We still have plenty of football to be played, however, so things should change plenty between... more

The rankings are out , the angry tweets have been sent, and the politicking has begun. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the College Football Playoff era has begun in earnest. ┬╗ MSU, FSU top first CFB Playoff rankings The 12-member selection committee... more

┬╗ CFB Playoff Picture: If the season ended today After decades of waiting, the country's first real glimpse at a College Football Playoff was revealed Tuesday. The selection committee , led by chairman and Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long,... more

Steve Cannon/Associated Press Florida State RB Karlos Williams is averaging 4.6 yards per carry this season. After days of ambiguity and uneasiness in Tallahassee surrounding Florida State RB Karlos Williams' status for Thursday's game at... more

Kevin Jairaj/USA Today Sports Bill Hancock and Jeff Long are helping shape the first-ever College Football Playoff. Week 9 college football action is in the books, so we decided to fire up the Tuesday Tweetbag to tackle the burning topics on... more

Brennan Linsley / Associated Press Condoleezza Rice's presence on the selection committee has been criticized by a former coach before. As college football prepares to enter a new era with a four-team playoff, some coaches appear unable to... more

Paul Spinelli/Associated Press Dolphins owner Stephen Ross won't interfere in Michigan's decision on the future of its athletic director. It's a tough time to be a Michigan Man. The Wolverines football program is in disarray, the team was... more

Mark Wallheiser / Associated Press; Timothy D. Easley / Associated Press Jameis Winston's Seminoles and Dak Prescott's Bulldogs are likely to be 1-2 when the rankings are released Tuesday. After years in the making, we'll see our first... more

Alex Brandon / Associated Press Bill Hancock is executive director of the College Football Playoff, which releases its first rankings Tuesday. A new era in college football officially becomes reality Tuesday night, when the selection... more

Associated Press / USA Today Sports USC's Leonard Williams was a disruptive force Saturday, but Utah's Nate Orchard was much less of a factor. SALT LAKE CITY -- The late night Pac-12 games continue to be a great source for thrills, chills and... more

Associated Press While Ameer Abdullah had a record day for Nebraska, Charlie Strong's offense struggled to move the ball Saturday. Week 9 of the college football season brought us highlights galore and a number of surprises that nobody could... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press TCU QB Trevone Boykin is one of college football's most improved players this season. Who is the best one-loss team in the country? We'll find out who the College Football Playoff selection committee thinks... more

UCLA was a trendy preseason pick to make it into the first-ever College Football Playoff. At this rate, however, the Bruins will be lucky to play for the Pac-12 South title later this year. ┬╗ Scouting the scouts: Who is your NFL team watching in Week... more

Orlin Wagner/Associated Press Kansas State QB Jake Waters and the Wildcats control their own destiny in the Big 12. The Little Apple continued to be a house of horrors for Texas. Kansas State controlled a slugfest throughout and continued... more

Week 9 of college football is underway and social media is buzzing with the action. Here are the best tweets, vines, videos and more from across the country. Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin made his way into Tennessee's Neyland Stadium for the... more

Playing at the home of the San Francisco 49ers, Oregon made Levi's Stadium sound like Autzen South. It looked like it by the end of the game, too, with just a handful of green-clad faithful in the stands cheering on their Ducks in a 59-41 blowout of... more

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come... more

Ann Heisenfelt/Associated Press Minnesota intends to soon pay Jerry Kill's football players a cost-of-attendance stipend. University of Minnesota officials confirmed they are set to pay a cost-of-attendance stipend to the school's... more

It appears North Carolina isn't the only ACC school in hot water with the NCAA. Syracuse's football program is being investigated as part of a wide-ranging NCAA probe into the school's athletic department, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard .... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC The Pac-12 North is shaping up to be a race that's pretty clearly defined (Oregon, and then everybody else), but the South might end up being a battle to the very end. This makes... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Chaos came to the Big 12 in Week 8 as the top of the league was upended and the conference took a hit in the race to get a team into the College Football Playoff. There's still... more

We're still months away from the 2015 NFL Draft, but for some, watching film of prospects never stops. That's certainly the case for NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah, who made several interesting comparisons between current college stars and some big... more

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich is as nice a person as you'll find in college football, no matter if it's in an interview or you're chatting off the field about any topic. But if there is one thing that might tick him off, it's hearing about how the... more

Michael Thompson / Associated Press Texas coach Charlie Strong's players, along with all UT athletes, might soon receive a cost-of-attendance stipend. Texas football players might soon find themselves with a slightly thicker wallet. No, not... more

Gerry Broome/Associated Press Academic improprieties took place under several UNC coaches, according to a report, including Butch Davis. Independent investigator Kenneth Wainstein, a former U.S. Attorney and general counsel to the FBI, found... more

Rick Bowmer / Associated Press Travis Wilson led Utah to a win over Oregon State last week and will start Saturday vs. USC. The old adage that "if you have two starting quarterbacks, you really don't have a quarterback" might apply to Utah.... more

Week 8 college football action is in the books, so we decided to fire up the Tuesday Tweetbag to tackle the burning topics on your mind this season about everything from top pro prospects to the best teams in the sport. Feel free to submit your... more

Orlin Wagner / Associated Press Although Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State were cleared, they still face allegations of three lesser violations. Oklahoma State might have some issues on the field this season, but at least it doesn't have to deal... more

Eric Bakke / Associated Press LenDale White said he was kicked out of the Coliseum on Saturday following USC's win. As one should expect in a back-page story involving USC, the strange incident involving former Trojans running back LenDale... more

David Zalubowski / Associated Press Arizona State QB Taylor Kelly has missed the last three games with a foot injury. There is a quarterback controversy at Arizona State. Just not for the Sun Devils coaching staff. ┬╗ CFB 24/7's Power... more

USA TODAY Sports Jameis Winston and Jeff Driskel are at opposite ends of the quarterbacking spectrum in the state of Florida. In both the NFL and college football, it was a week to celebrate quarterbacks. It was also a week to lament the play... more

On a day full of drama around college football, USC was actually set to fly mostly under the radar with a blowout win over Colorado . ┬╗ 18 things you need to know from CFB Week 8 Being USC however, the Trojans weren't content to go quietly into... more

Associated Press Stanford's Ty Montgomery and Arizona State's Jaelen Strong both did some positive things in Saturday's game. It doesn't come close to making up for a lost trip to the Rose Bowl, but Arizona State got its revenge on Stanford... more

It was throwback week in Eugene as Oregon celebrated the 20th anniversary of a program-defining play known to Ducks fans simply as "The Pick." While things weren't as dramatic or close Saturday as they were back in 1994, the result -- a 45-20 win... more

Week 8 of college football is underway and social media is buzzing with the action. Here are the best tweets, vines, videos and more from across the country. Matthew McConaughey was one hand at the Iowa State-Texas game Saturday as one of several alums... more

Associated Press Bill Snyder's Wildcats aced their test against a conference foe, whereas Kevin Sumlin's Aggies flopped in their game. Week 8 of the college football season brought us highlights galore and number of surprises that nobody... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press USC's Cody Kessler shredded Colorado's defense as the Trojans cruised to a win Saturday. USC's offense had been a bit hit or miss this season, aside from its shellacking of Fresno State in the opener. All... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press Quarterback Trevone Boykin has made great strides for TCU this season. The TCU Horned Frogs suffered their first loss of the season last week but they're not about to let College Football Playoff Committee... more

Associated Press UCLA's Brett Hundley and Cal's Jared Goff combined to put up 633 passing yards on Saturday. Memorial Stadium in Berkeley has been a bit of a house of horrors for UCLA the past 15 years. It almost was again on Saturday... more

Associated Press West Virginia's Kevin White proved to be too much for Bryce Petty's previously unbeaten Baylor team. Chaos is becoming the norm in the Big 12. Despite committing two early turnovers, a terrific defensive effort and a... more

Associated Press Trevor Knight and Oklahoma came up a bit short against Tyler Lockett's Kansas State team. For the second time in three years Saturday, Kansas State coach Bill Snyder left Norman with a win over his former pupil, Oklahoma's... more

Move over Rob Gronkowski, you are no longer the most popular member of the family this week. Baby Gronk -- Kansas State fullback Glenn Gronkowski -- turned in a highlight reel catch against Oklahoma on Saturday, taking a pop pass 62 yards for a score.... more

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The college football season is just past the halfway point, but the 2015 NFL Draft is still a topic of extensive conversation around USC. The school will probably add to its record number of draft picks this offseason, but Trojans head coach Steve... more

Baylor's high-flying offense has already suffered a few injuries this season, but most of the players have eventually found themselves back in the lineup after a little bit of rest and recovery. That won't be the case with starting guard Desmine... more

The first half of the 2014 college football season had its share of thrills, and we have some exciting moments to prove it. Here are the College Football 24/7 team's picks for the top 10 plays of the first half. Think we missed one? Discuss it in the... more

Who knows how long Les Miles will be around to coach LSU, but if he stays in Baton Rouge, he has a pretty good idea about the schedule he'll face in the coming seasons. The Tigers' sports information office was quite busy on Thursday, as the school... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Call it parity or call it chaos, but the Pac-12 has been nothing if not entertaining this season. While Oregon seems to have re-established itself as a potential elite team with the... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Baylor's win over TCU gave the Big 12 a clear leader of the pack and a viable College Football Playoff contender, but there are still plenty of games left on the conference slate, and... more

Georgia could know the fate of star running back Todd Gurley's status sooner than expected. ┬╗ Sources Tell Us: Gurley's suspension a positive? Speaking to reporters after practice, Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt hinted that a decision on Gurley... more

Associated Press Cedric Ogbuehi and Marcus Mariota have obtained insurance policies to protect themselves against injury. The days of schools using the NCAA Student Assistance Fund to pay insurance premiums for star athletes might not last... more

Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press Alabama will get a chance to avenge its Oct. 4 loss to Ole Miss in Week 3 of the 2015 season. We're just halfway through the 2014 college football season, but the SEC joined several other conferences by... more

No one should be surprised if Marcus Mariota is taking snaps for an NFL team at this point next season after leaving Oregon behind. However, the redshirt junior is still playing things close to the vest when it comes to his 2015 NFL Draft decision.... more

Eric Gay / Associated Press David Ash retired from football last month after suffering a series of concussions. Quarterback David Ash's career at Texas might be over when it comes to playing football, but he might find himself back out on a... more

(AP Photo/Mike Groll)(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson Jameis Winston has the Seminoles in the playoff race, and Shaq Thompson is a Heisman contender. Week 7 college football action is in the books, so we decided to fire up the Tuesday Tweetbag to... more

Eric Gay / Associated Press Bryce Petty passed for 510 yards and six touchdowns in last week's come-from-behind win over TCU. The film session of Saturday's 61-58 win over TCU could be best described as a marathon for the Baylor offense. The... more

Mike Groll / Associated Press Jameis Winston's recent off-field incidents have caused his draft stock to fall. An investigation into whether a college football player accepted money in exchange for autographs has already thrown the career of... more

Associated Press QB Marcus Mariota is a top Heisman contender, and Hugh Freeze has Ole Miss is great position. We've reached the halfway point of the season entering Week 8, so it's time to take stock, gaze into the crystal ball and lay our... more

USA Today USC's Leonard Williams made big plays Saturday vs. Anu Solomon and the Arizona offense. The late-night Pac-12 action that tends to end every college football Saturday continues to be one of the best, if not most interesting, parts... more

Week 7 of college football is underway and social media is buzzing with the action. Here are the best tweets, vines, videos and more from across the country. Look who had time to check out the big Ole Miss-Texas A&M game. Welcome to Kyle Field,... more

Associated Press West Virginia kicker Josh Lambert and Marshall QB Rakeem Cato both land on the good list. Week 7 of the college football season brought us highlights galore and number of surprises that nobody could have predicted earlier... more

Associated Press QBs Trevone Boykin and Bryce Petty combined to lead TCU and Baylor to 1,265 yards in Saturday's shootout. Baylor and TCU filled up just about every slot on your college football bingo card on Saturday. The Horned Frogs... more

A little over a week ago, UCLA and Oregon was being billed as a top-10 showdown with major College Football Playoff, Heisman Trophy and NFL draft implications. It might still wind up being an important piece of the puzzle in all three, but it was not a... more

Associated Press Sterling Shepard provided a spark for Oklahoma, while Texas' Malcom Brown showed why scouts are showing interest. It wasn't pretty, but Bob Stoops walked out of the Cotton Bowl a winner once again on Saturday. Oklahoma's... more

Star Georgia running back Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely, the school announced on Thursday, sending shock waves through the college football community. Gurley is suspended while an investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules... more

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We're barely into October, but the 2015 NFL Draft lobbying has already begun. A group of Tennessee Titans fans, already frustrated by the play of the team's quarterbacks this season, are campaigning for the team to tank the rest of this season in order... more

Rick Osentoski/Associated Press Tony Corrente has resigned as the Pac-12's Coordinator of Football Officiating. The Pac-12's uphill battle to fix its officiating problem just got a bit tougher. Citing personal and professional reasons,... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC They've already started to beat each other up out West. Thanks to the conference's elite teams suffering some earlier-than-expected losses, the Pac-12 is anybody's conference at the... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Thanks in part to Week 6, the Big 12 rankings have already had a shakeup compared to where things stood at the beginning of the season. As we progress further into the conference... more

Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports West Virginia has reinstated cornerback Daryl Worley, who had been suspended. West Virginia's pass defense just received a personnel boost in the middle of Big 12 play. Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen... more

Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost raised a few eyebrows after the team's loss to Arizona last week when he suggested that quarterback Marcus Mariota wasn't quite 100 percent healthy. >> AFC personnel executive expresses doubts about Marcus... more

AP Photo/Al Goldis Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio is making an argument for why the Big Ten needs a team in the CFB Playoff. We haven't even reached the halfway point of the college football season, but the politicking has already begun.... more

Associated Press Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace and Arizona QB Anu Solomon were part of big upsets in Week 6. Week 6 college football action is in the books, so we decided to fire up the Tuesday Tweetbag to tackle the burning topics on your mind this... more

Ted S. Warren/Associated Press Washington State coach Mike Leach dismissed his special-teams coach. There are good college football weekends and there are bad college football weekends. Then there's what happened to Washington State. The... more

Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press The Big 12 issued a stern response and hefty fine to Iowa State AD Jamie Pollard for his criticism of officials. The Big 12 has a response to Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard for his criticism of... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press QB Bryce Petty believes Baylor's offensive hiccups can be quickly corrected. It probably speaks to how far Baylor has come as a football program that it was disappointed with a 21-point win at rival Texas on... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press Mack Brown served as the Texas Longhorns' head coach for 16 seasons. Mack Brown is spending his Saturdays as a college football analyst this year, but the former Texas coach might return to the sideline before long.... more

Steve Dykes/Associated Press QB Marcus Mariota remains in the running for the Heisman despite Oregon's loss to Arizona. Week 6 was billed as the biggest of the young college football season, and it more than delivered. In fact, it might have... more

Associated Press and USA Today Dres Anderson and the Utes were too much for Brett Hundley's Bruins on Saturday. UCLA played with fire all season long. On Saturday night at the Rose Bowl, the Bruins finally were burned. Utah helped... more

Kirby Lee/Associated Press Arizona State QB Mike Bercovici came through in the clutch for the Sun Devils on Saturday. Nine down, three minutes to go and on the road. No problem if you ask Mike Bercovici. Arizona State used a 54-yard Hail... more

Associated Press Quarterbacks Bo Wallace and Dak Prescott assured the state of Mississippi would have a happy Saturday night. Week 6 of the college football season brought us Separation Saturday and a host of huge upsets. While we know who... more

Associated Press TCU's Trevone Boykin outplayed Oklahoma's Trevor Knight in the Horned Frogs' win Saturday. Oklahoma had a chance to ascend to No. 1 in the polls thanks to a crazy day of college football . Thanks to TCU, the Sooners did no... more

Eric Gay\Associated Press Baylor QB Bryce Petty and the Bears survived a scare vs. Texas on Saturday. A win is a win for Baylor, but Saturday's outing at Texas wasn't pretty. In Charlie Strong's first meeting with offensive guru Art Briles,... more

There's plenty of frustration when it comes to the state of officiating in college football. It's bad in the Big 12, Big Ten, SEC, ACC and, especially, the Pac-12. Well, Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard is beyond fed up with the current state... more

Week 6 of college football is underway and social media is buzzing with the action. Here are the best tweets, vines, videos and more from across the country. Katy Perry made an appearance on "GameDay" this morning, and apparently she has a thing for... more

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Associated Press Arizona QB Anu Solomon greets Oregon's Marcus Mariota after the Wildcats beat the Ducks on Thursday. Marcus Mariota was set up to have a Heisman moment for Oregon, down a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Then along came... more

Kiichiro Sato/Associated Press Chicago will host the NFL draft for the first time since 1964. The 2015 NFL Draft will be held April 30-May 2 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and... more

Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon is standing by embattled head coach Brady Hoke. Saturday's game against Rutgers gives Michigan a chance to change the subject after a tumultuous week for the program, and... more

Can you guess what famous actor stopped by Texas practice? We'll give you three hints: alright, alright, alright. Yes, Longhorns super fan and Texas alum Matthew McConaughey stopped by practice in Austin on Wednesday as a guest of head coach Charlie... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Ole Miss has confirmed it is under investigation by the NCAA. The center of the college football universe this week lies in the state of Mississippi, as the two SEC teams from that state host a pair of top... more

Eli Lucero / Associated Press Chuckie Keeton's absence will put additional pressure on Utah State in its upcoming game vs. BYU. One of the most electrifying players west of the Mississippi is apparently done for the season. Utah State... more

National Football League Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly will be honored during University of Miami Homecoming festivities. Jim Kelly is so closely associated with the Buffalo Bills franchise that one has to be of a certain age to... more

Andrew Weber/USA Today Sports A fan at Saturday's Ohio State game who ran on the field could lose his scholarship. The image was everywhere. For most, it was all they saw of Ohio State's home win over Cincinnati. We're referring, of... more

September

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Transfer QB Baker Mayfield will have to wait until 2015 to compete for Oklahoma. Baker Mayfield will be limited to the scout team at Oklahoma this season and will not suit up for the Sooners in 2014. The school... more

NFL / Associated Press Jameis Winston and FSU look vulnerable, while Brett Hundley and UCLA finally had a standout game. Week 5 college football action is in the books, so we decided to fire up the Tuesday Tweetbag to tackle the burning... more

John Raoux / Associated Press George O'Leary's UCF team stands at 1-2 entering a game against Houston on Thursday. Billable hours is a term that George O'Leary is very familiar with. The UCF head coach was named in a breach of contract... more

Gerry Broome/Associated Press Florida State QB Jameis Winston's negative headlines have alienated some residents of his hometown. Florida State's Jameis Winston has his fair share of critics, and they've only become more vocal the past month... more

AP Photo/Jay LaPrete Braxton Miller was lost for the 2014 season when he injured his shoulder in late summer. After a rough game against Virginia Tech, Ohio State's offense has surged behind the improved play of quarterback J.T. Barrett.... more

Associated Press Kansas fired Charlie Weis on Sunday, while Bret Bielma is rebuilding the Arkansas program. It has begun. Normally we are just discussing hot-seat rankings at this point in the year, but firing season opened early in 2014,... more

Associated Press NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met with Texas coach Charlie Strong to discuss his core values. Charlie Strong is always an early riser, but recently found a high-profile meeting on the docket instead of film review. The... more

(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Sean Mannion and Leonard Williams were just two of the NFL prospects on display in the Oregon State-USC game. An unranked Oregon State team traveling to face a USC team coming off... more

AP Photo/Bill Wippert Baylor QB Bryce Petty has the Bears' offense humming, as expected. It took until Week 5 of the college football season, but Baylor finally turned up the competition level. OK, the Bears didn't turn things up too much,... more

AP Photo/Tony Ding Michigan coach Brady Hoke's team was beaten by Minnesota at home on Saturday. Week 5 of the college football season brought us highlights galore, some lovable mascots and a number of surprises that nobody could have... more

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)(AP Photo/Tony Avelar Both No. 7s -- Washington's Shaq Thompson and Stanford's Ty Montgomery -- were stellar in Seattle on Saturday. Every time Stanford ventures in to the red zone, it's completely appropriate for... more

Week 5 of college football is underway and social media is buzzing with the action. Here are the best tweets, vines, videos and more from across the country. Peyton Manning is not shy about his love of Tennessee. He took advantage of the Denver Broncos'... more

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come to... more

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley looked just fine in UCLA's big win over Arizona State. Brett Hundley was so fired up to score a touchdown he slapped his arm in excitement. Normally that would be a cause for... more

Associated Press Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb was injured late in his team's loss to Tyreek Hill and Oklahoma State. Oklahoma State's 45-35 win over Texas Tech on Thursday night was nothing if not entertaining for most fans considering... more

There is good news and bad news for Florida State heading into its game Saturday against North Carolina State. The good news: Jameis Winston will return for the Seminoles after the star quarterback was suspended for last week's game vs. Clemson.... more

Texas A&M is beefing up its non-conference schedule in a big way. The school announced on Thursday that it had scheduled a home-and-home series with Notre Dame. The two teams will play in College Station on Aug. 31, 2024 and in South Bend on Sept. 27,... more

Ever since it was announced, many wondered just how many games the members of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee would be watching every week. After all, most have day jobs that range from strenuous to time-consuming. There are athletic... more

Ted S. Warren/Associated Press Shaq Thompson is still in line to receive work at running back despite linebacker being his primary position. Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson is second on the team in tackles. He is also sixth on the team... more

Associated Press Emmitt Smith is honored in the Gator Football Ring of Honor and is in the College Football Hall of Fame . Florida fans everywhere are frustrated at their team's ability to play football right now, a fact underscored by a... more

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)(AP Photo/Kevin Terrell) The Seahawks' Pete Carroll and Broncos' Jack Del Rio are among the latest USC Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. USC will be looking to get back to its winning ways this week as the team... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press The salary of Saints QB Drew Brees helps make Purdue players in the NFL among the best-paid by average. It's been a rough couple of years on the field for Purdue football. When it comes to the Boilermakers'... more

Week 4 college football action is in the books, so we decided to fire up the Tuesday Tweetbag to tackle the burning topics on your mind this season about everything from top prospects to the best teams in the sport. Feel free to submit your questions to... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press QB Baker Mayfield threw 12 touchdown passes in eight games for Texas Tech last season. It's a good week to be Bob Stoops. The Oklahoma head coach picked up victory No. 100 in Big 12 play on Saturday, his team is a... more

Associated Press Ameer Abdullah says Jameis Winston need to start taking things more seriously. Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah wants what Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston already has -- a Heisman Trophy -- but it was Abdullah... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press Tyrone Swoopes is making no secret of the fact that he still has high hopes for Texas this season. Texas enters this week sitting at 1-2 with a host of issues facing head coach Charlie Strong. Despite the... more

Associated Press Jameis Winston has made headlines for the wrong reasons, while Blake Sims is off to a great start for Alabama. We're through four weeks of college football action, but a huge chunk of the season remains. Who has been the... more

Dean Hare/Associated Press Oregon QB Marcus Mariota did nothing to hurt his Heisman Trophy chances in a narrow victory over Washington State. Marcus Mariota was under siege Saturday night on the Palouse. His offensive line featured a... more

Associated Press While Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon got back on track, Frank Beamer's Virginia Tech team is struggling. Week 4 of the college football season brought us highlights galore, some lovable mascots and a number of surprises that... more

Andrew Weber/USA TODAY Sports Freshman running back Samaje Perine keyed Oklahoma's win over West Virginia with big night on the ground. No Keith Ford on the road in a conference road opener? No problem at all for Oklahoma. The Sooners... more

The most-discussed college football player on Saturday will be one who doesn't take a snap, and if that doesn't tell us plenty about today's game there's not much that will. This is the world in which Jameis Winston lives at Florida State, even if he... more

Week 4 of college football is underway and social media is buzzing at the action. Here are the best tweets, vines, videos and more from across the country. QB Dak Prescott turned in celebratory-worthy performance in Mississippi State's upset of LSU.... more

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Michael C. Johnson/USA Today Sports After a rough outing last weekend, Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury made a change at defensive coordinator. On the list of "safe" coaching jobs, Texas Tech defensive coordinator is at or near the bottom.... more

Eric Gay / Associated Press Concerned about his overall health, David Ash has opted to no longer play football. A day many around Austin feared would happen came true on Wednesday. Quarterback David Ash informed the Texas coaching staff... more

UCLA running back Paul Perkins was in the middle of one of the best games of his young career against a stingy defense. Senior Jordan James was averaging over eight yards a carry in the same contest. But in the fourth quarter of a close game last Saturday... more

Week 3 college football action is in the books, so we decided to fire up the Tuesday Tweetbag to tackle the burning topics on your mind this season about everything from top prospects to the best teams in the sport. Feel free to submit your questions to... more

Eli Lucero/Associated Press Utah State's Chuckie Keeton is one of the most intriguing QB prospects in college football. Utah State captured a 36-24 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday but the win might have come at quite the cost. Star... more

Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty knows his line in the box score might have looked impressive -- 416 yards and four touchdowns -- last week, but the perfectionist still knows there was room to improve. He forced a few throws he'd like to have back. He got... more

Associated Press/USA Today Sports BYU's Taysom Hill and Alabama's Amari Cooper are off to hot starts this season. Week 3 is in the books and the college football landscape is becoming a little bit clearer than it was when things kicked off in... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Oklahoma running back Keith Ford will be missed as a rusher, receiver and pass protector. Oklahoma is riding high after a big win over Tennessee on Saturday and is tied for third in the latest CFB 24/7 Top 25... more

(AP Photo/Chris Jackson)(AP Photo/Chuck Burton) QB Clint Trickett led West Virginia to a win, while ACC commissioner Jack Swofford was likely a little down Saturday. Week 3 of the college football season brought us highlights galore , some... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops backed up his talk about the SEC with a win over Tennessee on Saturday. For months and months, Bob Stoops talked about the SEC. On Saturday, Big Game Bob got to back up those big words... more

Associated Press/USA Today Sports USC coach Steve Sarkisian's Trojans were shocked by Steve Addazio's Boston College squad. USC was riding high after last week's big upset of Pac-12 rival Stanford. On Saturday however, the Trojans came... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press UCLA's Brett Hundley is one of the top quarterback prospects in college football. UCLA's worst fears came true on Saturday night. Then a player with a familiar name to Bruins fans led the team to a surprising... more

Week 3 of college football is underway and social media is buzzing at the action. Here are the best tweets, vines, videos and more from across the country. Well played University of Iowa Police Department, well played. @ISUPD Just for you...... more

Mike Groll/Associated Press QB Bryce Petty looked sharp in returning to action from a back injury that had sidelined him since Week 1. Baylor likely could have won with anybody on the team behind center on Friday night against Buffalo.... more

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come to... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press J.W. Walsh suffered an injury a week after leading Oklahoma State to a near upset of Florida State. Oklahoma State will be without its top quarterback for the foreseeable future. Cowboys starter J.W.... more

Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford has been around college football for nearly 30 years and he's faced a number of eventual NFL quarterbacks along the way. He'll be facing another this week when the Longhorns take on UCLA at AT&T Stadium in... more

In addition to producing a number of NFL coaches over the past few years, Stanford has turned into quite the pipeline to the pros for players . There are a number of Cardinal players who will make the jump and get drafted in the spring, but none might be... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Harvey Updyke served a six-month prison sentence for poisoning Auburn oak trees at Toomer's Corner. The bizarre case of Harvey Updyke simply will not go away. Now it's the world's most infamous Alabama fan's... more

Garry Jones/Associated Press Kentucky backup RB Jojo Kemp is in hot water with his head coach, Mark Stoops. Guaranteeing a win is one sure way for a player to draw attention, in the locker room and in the press. This week it's Kentucky... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops could be an attractive coaching candidate to NFL owners this winter. There will be calls if the Florida job opens up after the season. There will be calls for many NFL jobs when they open... more

A week of rest will do a football player well. At least, that's the case with Bryce Petty and his injured back. Check out the newest football bowl subdivision stadiums, including Baylor's McLane Stadium. Baylor head coach Art Briles told reporters on... more

Matthew Emmons / USA TODAY Sports Eddie Goldman is among the FSU defensive linemen who missed practice Tuesday. Playing FCS programs is a way of life for most major football programs, which often treat the matchups against overmatched... more

Associated Press Eric Dickerson had some pretty harsh criticism about his former school's football team. It has not been a fun few weeks on The Hilltop in recent weeks. SMU has fallen to 0-2 on the season, been outscored 88-6 so far this... more

Week 2 college football action is in the books, so we decided to fire up the Tuesday Tweetbag to tackle the burning topics on your mind this season about everything from top prospects to the best teams in the sport. Feel free to submit your questions to... more

Elaine Thompson/Associated Press Washington cornerback Marcus Peters will not be available for the game vs. Illinois. An already shaky Pac-12 pass defense will be without its star player this week. According to the Seattle Times ,... more

Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press James Franklin and the Nittany Lions are eligible to go bowling after the NCAA's ruling Monday. It was a bad week for the Big Ten. It was a fantastic one for Penn State, however. The NCAA announced on Monday... more

Paul Sancya/Associated Press Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio will have an uphill battle to land his team in the playoff. By the time the sun rose on Sunday morning, the Big Ten looked like a prize fighter, way past his prime, who just got... more

Jae C. Hong/Associated Press USC athletic director Pat Haden left the pressbox Saturday to argue with game officials. On Sunday night, Pat Haden apologized for his actions on the sideline of the USC-Stanford game, but it was clear to... more

(Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports)(AP Photo/Chris Pietsch) Quarterbacks Connor Cook and Marcus Mariota were on display for NFL scouts in Saturday's marquee matchup. EUGENE, Ore. -- The biggest non-conference game of 2014 lived up to the hype.... more

Associated Press Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah scored the game-winning touchdown; Darrell Hazell's Boilermakers lost to a MAC team. Week 2 of the college football season brought us highlights galore , some lovable mascots and a number of... more

Week 2 of college football is underway and social media is buzzing at the action. Here are the best tweets, vines, videos and more from across the country. Tulane doesn't produce a ton of big-name NFL players these days, but Bears running back Matt... more

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Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Jameis Winston led Florida State to a win over Oklahoma State in the season opener. Florida State has opened a Title IX investigation into quarterback Jameis Winston, according to reports from USA Today and The New York... more

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Baylor wide receiver Levi Norwood could miss the next three games with a wrist injury. You wouldn't think the Baylor training staff would be all that busy after an easy 45-0 win over SMU, but you'd be wrong.... more

Andrew Weber/USA TODAY Sports Urban Meyer is expecting LeBron James to attend Saturday's Ohio State-Virginia Tech game. It's been a busy offseason for LeBron James. The basketball superstar left South Beach to return to play for the... more

Dave Einsel / Associated Press Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin has reportedly used the "Swaggercopter" to help lure recruits. Johnny Manziel might be cashing checks a few hundred miles to the north, but Texas A&M has maintained its swagger as... more

Alan Diaz/Associated Press Will Muschamp reinstated players that served suspensions during a game that was ultimately canceled. Even Mother Nature is getting into the act of denying Florida coach Will Muschamp a chance for a win.... more

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Ex-Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla says he was promised a house by a booster if he signed with the Ducks. Tales of recruiting improprieties are nothing new to college football, but they always seem to generate... more

Geoff Burke / USA TODAY Sports UCLA QB Brett Hundley was under seemingly constant pressure in a narrow win over Virginia. UCLA was touted by many as a dark horse College Football Playoff contender this season thanks to the play of a... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Bryce Petty threw for 161 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 45-0 rout of SMU on Sunday. Sunday's opening of McLane Stadium was supposed to be quite the celebration for the Baylor faithful. In many ways, the... more

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)(AP Photo/John Miller) USC coach Steve Sarkisian and Texas-San Antonio coach Larry Coker. The college football season has begun in earnest, and with that comes some new features around College Football 24/7 . With... more

AP Photo/LM Otero Baylor QB Bryce Petty suffered a back injury in Sunday night's win over SMU. Everybody in the stadium -- and those watching at home -- could tell Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty was injured in his team's opening week win... more

Ed Szczepanski/USA TODAY Sports Cyler Miles has been named Washington's starting quarterback. When new Washington coach Chris Petersen named Jeff Lindquist the starting quarterback for the Huskies' opener, many wondered how long he would be... more

(AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Brett Hundley and J.T. Barrett led their teams to wins, but neither UCLA nor Ohio State was overly impressive. The first week of college football is, almost, in the books. One of the... more

David Goldman/Associated Press Georgia running back Todd Gurley scored four touchdowns in Saturday's win over Clemson. There were plenty of big winners from Saturday's slate of college football action but, on an individual level, few come... more

AP Photo/Eric Gay Texas QB David Ash will miss at least the BYU game because of concussion symptoms. All of the warm, fuzzy feelings from Charlie Strong's coaching debut on Saturday seem to be out the window by Monday. In the Big 12... more

August

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Marcus Mariota accounted for four touchdowns in a 62-13 rout of South Dakota. In Connor Cook's warm-up act, the Michigan State quarterback was nearly flawless in the team's opener against Jacksonville... more

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Georgia running back Todd Gurley had a big day rushing against Dabo Swinney's Clemson squad. The first Saturday of the college football season was glorious. There were highlights galore, lovable mascots and a... more

AP Photo/Eric Gay Charlie Strong delivered a Longhorns win in his first game as Texas head coach. The eyes of Texas were upon Charlie Strong on Saturday. They just might have liked what they saw. At least on defense. With Mack Brown... more

Geoff Burke/USA TODAY It wasn't pretty, but Brett Hundley and UCLA notched a victory at Virginia. This was supposed to be UCLA's year, a time for the Bruins to live up to big expectations. If they play like they did on Saturday, though, it... more

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports Michigan State QB Connor Cook and the Spartans face Oregon in a key non-conference game next week. Friday's slate of college football games was not as appetizing as Thursday's, but without any other football on,... more

AP Photo/LM Otero Kliff Kingsbury is reaping the benefits after his quick rise in the coaching ranks. College football's most eligible bachelor just received a raise. Texas Tech announced a contract extension for head coach Kliff... more

Crystal LoGiudice/USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma is seeking to enforce a one-year suspension of linebacker Frank Shannon. The drama surrounding linebacker Frank Shannon and the University of Oklahoma continued on Friday afternoon. Shannon's... more

Robert Hanashiro/USA Today Sports Cornerback Josh Shaw has been suspended from the USC football team. Another day, another chapter in the bizarre case of USC cornerback Josh Shaw. The Los Angeles Times reported on Friday that L.A.... more

Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall will be missing some key pieces as the Cougars open the season. The BYU defense will not be at full strength on Friday night as it opens the season at Connecticut. Senior... more

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Marvin Gentry / USA TODAY Sports Redshirt senior Blake Sims will reportedly start for 'Bama over Jacob Coker vs. West Virginia. Nick Saban knows what you've been thinking when it comes to his quarterback battle, but he simply doesn't care.... more

Elaine Thompson/Associated Press Senior Anthony Brown made six starts at cornerback during his career with USC. Hollywood soap operas are filmed not too far from the USC campus, but the daytime shows would have a hard time matching all the... more

USC cornerback Josh Shaw admitted to school officials on Wednesday that the story involving him saving his nephew from drowing in a pool was completely fabricated. "On Saturday August 23, 2014, I injured myself in a fall. I made up a story about this... more

Gerry Broome/Associated Press North Carolina coach Larry Fedora has suspended four players for the season opener. It's a good thing North Carolina is opening its season with a game against an FCS foe like Liberty instead of a big... more

Phil Sears/Associated Press Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden is not a fan of the new College Football Playoff system. Retirement can sometimes be an adjustment for those who were in their job for a long time, but if you talk with Bobby... more

Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports Cornerback Josh Shaw has made 21 starts over the past two seasons for USC. The Josh Shaw story at USC continues to get more bizarre with each passing hour. After Trojans head coach Steve Sarkisian told reporters... more

David Butler II / USA TODAY Sports Coach Larry Fedora's team is reportedly under investigation for an alleged hazing incident. It appears there is a new investigation into the North Carolina football program, which is no stranger to probes.... more

Eric Risberg/Associated Press New information has led USC to take a closer look at Josh Shaw's heroic story. Just as the college football world was celebrating the feel-good story of USC CB Josh Shaw saving his nephew from drowning, the... more

Bill Haber / Associated Press Less than a week before a big game against Auburn, QB Brandon Allen's truck was set on fire. No head coach wants to receive a 4 a.m. phone call. Usually those calls mean a player is either injured or in serious... more

AP Photo/Eric Risberg Cornerback Josh Shaw has made 21 starts over the past two seasons for USC. It was supposed to be a great weekend for Josh Shaw as he prepared for USC's season opener. It turned into something far more serious, though.... more

Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press Georgia's Ramik Wilson is among the top inside linebackers in college football. Head coaches often will throw out the possibility of a star player not starting a game as a way to motivate them during... more

Associated Press Les Miles and Nick Saban are among the coaches that have yet to announce their starting quarterback. Just about a week ago, a dozen or so major college football programs had yet to announce their starting quarterback.... more

Five football players from the Cal Poly team were charged with felonies on Friday in connection to an alleged robbery at a local fraternity house, according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune . The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office charged the... more

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki Texas Tech transfer Michael Brewer was declared the victor of Virginia Tech's quarterback competition. Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer became the latest head coach to pick a starter under center, announcing Texas Tech... more

AP Photo/Tony Ding Former Northwestern star Venric Mark has explosive ability as a rusher and kick returner. One of the more surprising developments of training camp was the decision by running back Venric Mark to transfer from Northwestern... more

AP Photo/John Raoux Louisville's DeVante Parker is among the top wide receivers in college football. Louisville's debut in the ACC might come and go next week without its star wide receiver on the field. Wide receiver DeVante Parker injured... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Dorial Green-Beckham will have to sit out the 2014 season to earn eligibility at Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Sports Information office has been pretty busy issuing statements as of late. The school issued another on... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press Indications are Texas quarterback Davis Ash has had a stellar fall camp. While Florida State, Alabama, Oregon and other highly ranked teams will garner most of the attention this season, there are a number of coaches... more

Stephan Savoia/Associated Press Coach Jimbo Fisher's Florida State squad is stocked with top-flight players heading into 2014. Florida State is widely regarded as the No. 1 team in the country for one easy-to-see reason: The Seminoles have... more

Clemson Athletics Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables practices yoga in a video released by the school. The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding... more

Ted S. Warren/Associated Press Jeff Lindquist will start the opener, but Washington's long-term plans at QB have not yet been determined. Washington coach Chris Petersen has his starting quarterback. For now. Petersen announced on Friday... more

Morry Gash/Associated Press Tanner McEvoy is going from starting safety to starting quarterback for Wisconsin. Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen might be rolling the dice on his starting quarterback as he looks ahead to one of the biggest... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Kenny Hill's first start in the post-Manziel era is a showdown with South Carolina with massive SEC implications. The great thing about college football is the season changes so much from week to week that... more

Conference previews: ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Others Aaron M. Sprecher / NFL Oklahoma fans hope Trevor Knight can lead the Sooners into a spot in the new four-team playoff field. The Big 12 enters 2014 as a... more

Phil Sears / Associated Press Idaho returns to the state of Florida, where it was on the wrong end of an 80-14 beatdown against Florida State in 2013. When you sit down for a Saturday of college football this fall, you probably have a handful... more

The Reese's Senior Bowl released its annual watch list of nearly 350 players from all levels of college football on Wednesday, and there are plenty of big names primed to compete in the prestigious event. According to the release on SeniorBowl.com , a... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press Howard Schnellenberger coached at FAU for 11 seasons, leading the Owls to two bowl victories. While there was a ton of news -- good, bad and ugly -- that popped up Wednesday, one of the more under-the-radar... more

David Butler II / USA TODAY Sports Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, but has vowed to return to the Buckeyes in 2015. The news that Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the entire season rightfully dominated the... more

Garry Jones / Associated Press Bobby Petrino refutes a report that there's friction inside the Louisville locker room. Louisville quickly responded to a Sports Illustrated report that head coach Bobby Petrino was feuding with staff members... more

AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez Robert Griffin III will have a statue of himself unveiled at McLane Stadium on Aug. 31. The Heisman Trophy soon won't be the only Robert Griffin III hardware around the Baylor campus. After taking the football... more

Conference previews: ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Others Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will keep the Ducks in the hunt for a College Football Playoff berth. There figures to be at least... more

QB U RB U WR U LB U Carson Palmer became the first overall pick in the 2003 draft after winning the Heisman Trophy in '02. It's the most important position on the football field, and for many NFL teams, it's the most... more

Keith Srakocic / Associated Press PSU fans are hoping Christian Hackenberg won't suffer from a sophomore slump after a stellar freshman season. Whether you're a college coach or one in the NFL, winning games is a whole lot easier if you... more

Eugene Tanner / Associated Press A number of factors could be contributing to Hawaii considering dropping football. Training camp is supposed to be a time when football programs are in high spirits, optimistic about the upcoming season. One... more

Christopher Jackson / Associated Press Icky Banks could miss his entire senior season due to academic eligibility issues. Dana Holgorsen heads into the season on the hot seat in Morgantown, and it doesn't appear that things are getting any... more

Aaron M. Sprecher, Phil Sears / Associated Press Blake Sims (left) and Jacob Coker (right) are embroiled in a competition to be Alabama's starting QB. ┬╗ Braxton Miller reinjures shoulder in practice It seems as though Monday was the... more

Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma's Joe Mixon was among the top running back recruits of the 2014 class. The Oklahoma football team will be without one of its top recruits for the 2014 season. The school announced on Monday that running... more

Rick Scuteri / Associated Press Marcus Mariota is one of four Oregon players to take out insurance policies in the event of an injury. Oregon did an about-face on Friday when it comes to supplemental insurance policies for players. After... more

Darron Cummings / Associated Press Cornerback KeiVarae Russell had started all 26 games over his career at Notre Dame. It's been an interesting week for Brian Kelly at practice. Seven days ago he strolled onto the Notre Dame fields on a... more

Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports Joe Mixon was slated to play a key role in the Oklahoma backfield this season. Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon's future became a little clearer on Friday afternoon. Cleveland County District Attorney Greg... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press Brian Kelly will be without four players during Notre Dame's investigation into academic fraud. Just weeks before the college football season is set to kick off at Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish appear to have... more

Compete Magazine Arizona State's Chip Sarafin is expected to serve as a backup offensive lineman this season. When Arizona State offensive lineman Chip Sarafin came out to a local magazine earlier this week, most reacted positively to the... more

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AP Photo/Wade Payne Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley had his 2013 season derailed by a thumb injury that required surgery. With just about two weeks to go before college football season gets underway, teams are selecting their starting... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press QB Baker Mayfield wants to be eligible to play for Oklahoma this season after transferring. Baker Mayfield has had an interesting journey through college football the past year and a half. He started out as a... more

Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press Venric Mark had a breakout 2012 season, but injuries derailed his attempt at a follow-up effort in 2013. When it was announced that Northwestern running back Venric Mark was suspended for the first two... more

Eric Christian Smith/Associated Press Bronco Mendenhall's BYU coaching staff lightened the mood at training camp recently. With just two weeks until real, live college football kicks off, most training camps are at (or a bit past) the halfway... more

Compete Magazine Offensive lineman Chip Sarafin is entering his senior season with the Sun Devils. When Michael Sam told the world he was gay in February , it was hailed as a milestone event in football to have the first openly gay NFL draft... more

Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports Zach Banner appears to be the leading candidate to start at right tackle for the Trojans. New USC head coach Steve Sarkisian inherited a talented roster from his predecessors, but one key area his staff... more

AP Photo/Joe Raymond Everett Golson will open the 2014 season as Notre Dame's starting quarterback. It's always fun to have a few bold predictions heading into the college football season to see which of them flame out and which end up coming... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press The status of a key defender for Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops remains unsettled. Monday's big news stemmed from the announcement that Oklahoma had issued a one-year suspension to linebacker Frank Shannon, who was... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press He might have left College Station, but there will be plenty of Johnny Manziel gear for sale at Texas A&M this season. The Ed O'Bannon vs. NCAA lawsuit has opened the door for schools to one day license... more

The NFL's dance with a franchise in Los Angeles has started and stopped more often than the traffic on the infamous 405 freeway. Talk seems to be picking up about the league moving back to L.A., however, and if a team needs a temporary home in the next... more

Jay LaPrete / Associated Press Urban Meyer's Buckeyes will be adjusting the depth chart at middle linebacker following a major injury. On Monday morning, news came out that Oregon left tackle Tyler Johnstone re-tore his ACL and would miss... more

L.G. Patterson / Associated Press Tennessee coach Butch Jones is moving closer to making a decision on his starting quarterback. The biggest question mark for the vast majority of SEC teams heading into 2014 involves the quarterback position... more

Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports Frank Shannon led the Sooners in tackles last season with 92. When Bob Stoops wasn't stirring things up by blasting the SEC , most of the attention the past few weeks around the Oklahoma football team has... more

Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA Today Sports UCLA's Myles Jack quickly rose to stardom as a freshman last season. UCLA linebacker/running back Myles Jack must have been upset on Monday morning once he learned he was only ranked the 16th-best player in... more

Rick Scuteri / Associated Press Tyler Johnstone's injury is a brutal blow for a Ducks offense aiming at keeping Marcus Mariota upright. There's a reason why NFL teams pay left tackles tons of money to protect a quarterback's blind side, just... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Oregon QB Marcus Mariota returns as a top contender for the Heisman Trophy. The latest trend in college football has nothing to do with uniforms or waterfalls in new facilities. You see, the most... more

John Raoux/Associated Press UCF's George O'Leary indicated Pete DiNovo is positioned as the likely successor to Blake Bortles. A program making headlines twice in two days isn't always a good sign -- it's often an indication of injury issues,... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press South Carolina's Steve Spurrier found his way into the news quite frequently in the past week. Smell that? That's the scent of football in the fall. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, college football is almost here.... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Quarterback Nick Marshall led Auburn on a stunning run to the BCS title game last season. After Auburn pulled him off of the SEC Media Days circuit , plenty were wondering about when we would next hear from Tigers... more

Jay LaPrete/Associated Press Ohio State's Braxton Miller is among the leading Heisman Trophy contenders this season. When Ohio State takes the field for its season opener against Navy, the Buckeyes expect to have a familiar face under center... more

Steve Cannon/Associated Press Florida State's Jameis Winston became the target of social-media jokes on Sunday. We're just a few short weeks away from the college football season, but it can still be a little slow on the news wire with... more

John Raoux/Associated Press George O'Leary is entering his 11th season as UCF's head coach. Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles' old coach, George O'Leary, is typically pretty busy on Sundays during the college football season. Despite a report... more

David Butler II / USA TODAY Sports NCAA president Mark Emmert's organization was dealt a loss last week in the O'Bannon case. After five long years, former UCLA star Ed O'Bannon and his fellow plaintiffs have the ruling they sought against... more

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Brynn Anderson/Associated Press Nick Saban's Alabama team is expected to be back in the national-title hunt this season. It was a relatively quiet day in college football. Some might say it was almost too quiet. But perhaps that means there... more

David Butler II / USA TODAY Sports The Vikings will play their home games at the University of Minnesota's TFC Bank Stadium for the next two seasons. When the Washington Redskins travel to play the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 2, they could be... more

David Butler II / USA TODAY Sports Big changes are coming to NCAA president Mark Emmert's organization. The NCAA Board of Directors voted on Thursday to grant autonomy to the five major FBS conferences in a sweeping reform of the... more

Associated Press Devonte Fields burst onto the scene with 10 sacks as a freshman. The preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year will not be playing football in the Big 12 this year. Ending weeks of speculation, defensive end Devonte... more

AP Photo/Mel Evans Rutgers QB Gary Nova has a career touchdown-to-interception ratio of 51-39. The Rutgers quarterback competition wasn't all that much of a competition. Head coach Kyle Flood selected senior Gary Nova to be the starter... more

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson Washington's Cyler Miles is competing to become the Huskies' starting quarterback. One of the biggest coaching changes in the offseason was the move of Chris Petersen from Boise State to Washington. The nation's... more

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez Stanford wide receiver Devon Cajuste should see his production increase in 2014. When you talking about the Stanford offense heading into 2014, chances are you'd be naming a few players before reaching wide... more

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports Baylor's Bryce Petty is among the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy this season. Baylor is on the bandwagon. In what is quickly becoming the hot new trend in college football, Bears athletic director Ian... more

After much anticipation, HBO's "Hard Knocks" is finally back. The new season begins with tonight's episode and we'll get a behind-the-scenes look at the Atlanta Falcons' first week of training camp. A teaser clip already has us pumped for the premiere.... more

Jerome Miron / USA Today Sports Devonte Fields is considered an intriguing prospect, but off-field issues could derail his pro football future. The status of preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Devonte Fields might become clearer on... more

David Zalubowski / Associated Press Coach Mike MacIntyre's Buffaloes got some good news when a transfer was ruled eligible for the 2014 season. Slowly but surely, there are signs of progress at Colorado as the football program tries to... more

Phil Sears/Associated Press Jameis Winston is looking to former Seminoles star Charlie Ward for advice heading into the 2014 season. Florida State kicked off fall camp on Monday and is looking to make a wire-to-wire run in 2014 in search of a... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press An April ACL tear put Oregon WR Bralon Addison's status for the 2014 season in doubt. Oregon is considered a national title contender this season because it has Marcus Mariota lining up at quarterback and... more

It was a horrific season on the field last year for Sonny Dykes and the California faithful, but the Golden Bears suffered an even bigger loss earlier this year when they had to deal with the sudden death of one of their own to cap a tumultuous time in... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press Texas coach Charlie Strong is making players earn having the Longhorns logo on their helmets. One of the fun traditions the Dallas Cowboys have had at training camp over the years is rookie players trying to earn the... more

Rick Scuteri/USA TODAY Sports There's a big void to fill in Arizona's defense following the departure of Tra'Mayne Bondurant. There's plenty of optimism around the Arizona Wildcats this season even though the team is stuck in one of the... more

Mike Carter/USA TODAY Sports Michigan State defensive tackle Damon Knox will miss time with an undisclosed injury. Michigan State has consistently had one of the better defenses in college football under Mark Dantonio and coordinator Pat... more

Danny Johnston/Associated Press Steve Spurrier's South Carolina football program is in a little hot water over some rules infractions. The Old Ball Coach is the king of one-liners in college football, but after this week, Steve Spurrier might... more

AP Photo/Bruce Schwartzman Derrick Brooks starred at Florida State before embarking on a Hall of Fame career in the NFL. On Saturday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame opens its doors to seven new members who forever left their mark on the NFL.... more

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Former Texas A&M wide receiver LeKendrick Williams will immediately be eligible for Fresno State this fall. Fresno State reported for preseason camp this week and did so with a pair of new faces from power five... more

Dave Martin / Associated Press Nick Marshall's 2014 debut will be delayed slightly when Auburn opens the season vs. Arkansas. Auburn won't open the season with quarterback Nick Marshall under center for the defending SEC champions, but they... more

Brandon Wade / Associated Press Mike Gundy's program dodged sanctions and can now focus on playing Florida State. The Hail Mary isn't a super successful play -- all things considered -- but when it connects, there's nothing like it in college... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Dorial Green-Beckham made 59 catches for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. Many folks thought Dorial Green-Beckham would have to drop down to an FCS program to be able to play football in 2014 after... more

Jae C. Hong / Associated Press USC head coach Steve Sarkisian hopes to make sure his players are well-informed of their NFL potential. My how times have changed on the USC campus. Although the Reggie Bush scandal might be in the Trojans'... more

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Nati Harnik/Associated Press It's likely that Myles Jack will primarily see work at linebacker, not running back, during UCLA's fall camp. NFL training camps are in full swing across the country, and now it's that time of the year for college... more

July

Texas A&M/12th Man.com Texas A&M unveiled its updated football facility on Thursday. College athletics is like a never-ending arms race when it comes to facilities. Just when you think you have the latest and greatest, along comes another... more

David Butler II / USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma's Joe Mixon was a highly touted running back recruit. Oklahoma has to replace a lot of production at running back and could be even thinner at the position than first thought. Freshman running... more

Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press Josh Turner is in line to play a key role for the Texas defense this season. Last week it seemed as though coach Charlie Strong was laying down the law in Austin as he reportedly kicked a number of players... more

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Wide receiver Ty Montgomery is a dual-threat playmaker for Stanford. Stanford's star wide receiver, Ty Montgomery, is apparently ahead of schedule in rehabbing a shoulder injury and could be ready as soon as the... more

AP Photo/Ben Liebenberg Florida State QB Jameis Winston's string of off-the-field incidents put his maturity in question. The off-the-field issues that have followed Jameis Winston around during his time at Florida State have been well... more

A water main next to UCLA burst on Tuesday afternoon and unleashed a torrent of water that flooded a good portion of the Bruins campus. According to ABC7 in Los Angeles , city officials said the ruptured pipe is from 1912 and was pushing out an incredible... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press Mark Dantonio said the Spartans could have won the national title if the playoff was in place last season. At the end of the 2013 season, it was hard to find two teams playing better football than Florida... more

These days, it's almost a rite of passage for a group of college football players to produce a rap video. Yes, that's a sad truth, but it is what kids today seem to enjoy doing in their downtime. So it should come as no surprise that defending national... more

Denis Poroy/Associated Press Zane Beadles made the largest donation by a former football player to the University of Utah. Donations are the lifeblood of college athletics unlike the NFL, but every once in a while the money from professional... more

Associated Press Oregon State's Sean Mannion and Oregon's Marcus Mariota are among a talented group of Pac-12 passers. LOS ANGELES -- The word "quarterback" was mentioned 103 times by Pac-12 coaches during their main session on the Paramount... more

Brendan Maloney / USA TODAY Sports Linebacker Steve Edmond is a two-time honorable mention All-Big 12 selection. It was a busy day around the Texas football team on Friday. While the morning was reserved for clearing players off the roster ,... more

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Defensive end Devonte Fields was an immediate star upon arriving at TCU for the 2012 season. It has been a roller coaster of a career for TCU defensive end Devonte Fields and it hit another downslope on Thursday... more

AP Photo-Ben Liebenberg/AP Photo-Eugene Tanner Jameis Winston roomed with Sean Mannion at the Manning Passing Academy earlier this month. LOS ANGELES -- There was little doubt that the quarterbacks in attendance for Pac-12 Media Days this... more

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Bob Stanton/USA TODAY Sports Stanford head coach David Shaw sees rare ability in offensive tackle Andrus Peat. LOS ANGELES -- David Shaw has gone through the NFL draft on both sides of the process. He evaluated players for pro teams for... more

AP Photo/Victor Calzada UCLA QB Brett Hundley threw for 3,071 yards and 24 touchdowns last season. LOS ANGELES -- The star attractions at Paramount Pictures in the middle of Hollywood this week were not the A-listers running around the lot,... more

Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press Taylor Kelly is looking to prove he deserves to be considered among the Pac-12's top QBs. LOS ANGELES -- When you talk about all of the returning Pac-12 quarterbacks this season -- and there are 10 of them --... more

Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press Leonard Williams playing at 100 percent is a scary thought for opposing Pac-12 offenses. LOS ANGELES -- USC defensive tackle Leonard Williams has said he played last season at anywhere from 65 to 70 percent... more

AP Photo/Rick Scuteri Marcus Mariota doesn't like to compare himself to current NFL QBs, instead he prefers to focus on bettering himself. LOS ANGELES -- Despite an injured knee that limited his mobility, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Oregon QB Marcus Mariota knows he still has some aspects of game to work on before turning pro. LOS ANGELES -- Making the decision to bypass another year of college eligiblity is usually a tough one for... more

AP Photo/John Miller Arizona wide receiver Austin Hill has regained confidence in the knee he injured in 2013 spring practice. LOS ANGELES -- It's exceedingly rare for a football program to bring a player who didn't take a snap the prior... more

AP Photo New coach Charlie Strong represented Texas during Big 12 Media Days for the first time. DALLAS -- Big 12 Media Days has gone through plenty of changes over the years, but the 2014 edition just felt different . The vibe wasn't... more

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel Kansas State's Tyler Lockett is among college football's top wide receivers. DALLAS -- Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett was one of the few players that put a dent in the draft stock of CB Jason Verrett, a... more

Orlin Wagner/Associated Press Mark Mangino's presense at Iowa State is expected to have a positive impact on the Cyclones' offense. DALLAS -- For many years, the presence of Mark Mangino on the sideline at a Big 12 game was a common... more

Patrick Semansky/Associated Press Oklahoma's Blake Bell is preparing for his first season at the tight end position. DALLAS -- If things had worked out differently, Oklahoma would be bringing Blake Bell to Big 12 Media Days as the team's... more

Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports TCU's Devonte Fields was selected by the media as Big 12 Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. DALLAS -- Star defensive end Devonte Fields has been separated from TCU until an investigation into disturbing... more

Jeff Roberson/Associated Press Dorial Green-Beckham is not eligible to play in 2014, but is appealing in hopes of getting on the field. DALLAS -- There was a time when former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was reportedly headed... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby's conference could be at a structural disadvantage this season. DALLAS -- One is the loneliest number, and that's fine with the Big 12 conference. As the Big 12 kicked off its... more

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Baylor's Shawn Oakman recorded 12.5 tackles for loss as a backup last season. DALLAS -- The list of misconceptions about Baylor football is longer than one would think but shrinking quickly. Yes, Baylor likes... more

Mark Duncan/Associated Press Just Gilbert made seven interceptions last season for Oklahoma State before being picked by the Browns. DALLAS -- Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer didn't make the trip down to Big 12 Media Days,... more

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports TCU's Gary Patterson isn't buying into the media hype about Devonte Fields. DALLAS -- Media Days are always a time for head coaches to be optimistic about their teams. Their records for the season are all even at... more

Orlin Wagner/Associated Press Kansas coach Charlie Weis is changing up his offensive philosophy. DALLAS -- Charlie Weis has made millions of dollars the past few years thanks to his association with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots'... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Byrce Petty put up massive numbers and led Baylor to a BCS bowl game, but didn't get an invite to NYC. DALLAS -- Art Briles should be a happy camper. His team is the defending Big 12 champion, and arrived at the... more

DALLAS -- The Big 12 will make history during the 2014 college football season. For the first time in the conference's history -- and among all of the major college football leagues -- a female official will work a game when Southeast Missouri... more

The Ed O'Bannon vs. NCAA case has the potential to change college athletics for decades to come once federal judge Claudia Wilken makes her ruling in the landmark case. The NCAA might be making a few tweaks to how they treat student-athlete names,... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press SMU coach June Jones offered an interesting idea to schools outside the "Group of Five" conferences. The NCAA released more details on Friday about upcoming legislative autonomy for the so-called "Group of... more

The NFL Draft, held in New York City every year since 1965, will have a new home for the 80th edition in 2015. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Thursday that New York City is no longer in the running to host next year's draft , leaving Chicago and... more

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Projected stat leaders: ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Dean Hare / Associated Press Arizona State's Jaelen Strong should face stiff competition to be the Pac-12's leading receiver in 2014. It's fun to talk about numbers in... more

Aaron M. Sprecher / NFL Tim Tebow is moving to Jacksonville, but it's not to play for the local professional football team. Tim Tebow has returned. No, not to football but to Jacksonville. Check out the top 10 players from Florida to play... more

AP Photo/Tim Sharp Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury is allowing CB Nigel Bethel to rejoin his team. Well, that was quick. Texas Tech reinstated defensive back Nigel Bethel on Wednesday after the true freshman was initially dismissed... more

Derick E. Hingle / USA TODAY Sports A soon-to-be-released book claims that Texas boosters tried to lure Nick Saban to Texas with loads of cash. As soon as news started swirling that Mack Brown would eventually be leaving his perch as head... more

Projected stat leaders: ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press Baylor QB Bryce Petty was prolific in his first season as a starter. It's fun to talk about numbers in sports, and while projecting stats... more

Former Texas Tech cornerback Nigel Bethel might be out of legal hot water in connection with an incident where he punched a women's basketball player, but the public perception of the football player is sure to suffer following the release of surveillance... more

It has been a relatively quiet offseason in Austin since the arrival of new Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong, but that might be about to change. According to documents obtained by the Austin American-Statesman , the University of Texas reported... more

If it felt like the NCAA enforcement staff members were enjoying some time off this summer, think again. Oklahoma State became the second high-profile school in less than a month to be placed under a formal NCAA investigation, according to an ESPN... more

With all due respect to some of the great rivalries around the NFL, they really don't hold a candle to some of the ones in college football. Nowhere is that more evident than down South in the SEC. Case in point? A crane operator working on the... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Auburn made a run to the National Championship Game in Nick Marshall's first season with the team. Given the flurry of activity surrounding news of LeBron James' return to Cleveland, Friday was probably a good... more

Danny Johnston/Associated Press South Carolina's Steve Spurrier might be without several of his 2014 recruits this season. The weeks leading up to fall camp at the end of the summer are usually filled with vacations for coaching staffs and a... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL Michigan State QB Connor Cook's confidence has grown a great deal in the past year. BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Elite 11 college counselor group is always loaded with a number of NFL prospects at the position, and that was... more

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Bryan Fischer / NFL.com At the Elite 11 QB competition, Chase Griffin was never more than a few feet from Johnny Manziel. BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The most interesting person at the Elite 11 quarterback competition this week might not have been one... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie has enjoyed the recruitment of his son, Kahlil. BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie's resume at the collegiate and NFL levels would make most people jealous. Be it... more

Ringo H.W. Chiu/Associated Press UCLA recruit Josh Rosen is considered one of the top high school quarterbacks in the nation. BEAVERTON, Ore. -- If you find yourself flipping on a tennis match between some of the world's top players, chances... more

Jae C. Hong / Associated Press New USC coach Steve Sarkisian will look to keep the Trojans' NFL pipeline flowing strong. BEAVERTON, Ore. -- As the summer camp circuit for high school athletes winds down in July, more than 150 of the best of... more

Ringo H.W. Chiu/Associated Press Josh Rosen is considered one of the top high school quarterbacks in the nation and is commited to play at UCLA. BEAVERTON, Ore. -- If you were watching an NFL game from the stands or at home last season,... more

Elaine Thompson / Associated Press MarshawnáLynch's impact on the SeattleáSeahawks' run to Super Bowl glory shows the importance of his position. BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The demise of the running back has become readily apparent throughout... more

Bryan Fischer/NFL QB Kyler Murray committed to play for Texas A&M after getting some advice from Johnny Manziel. BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Kyler Murray knows all about trying to create a name for himself in a world where he already has one. Some... more

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press Utah quarterback Travis Wilson's career once appeared to be in doubt. BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Travis Wilson is familiar with just about everything at the Elite 11, from the schedule to the coaching staff he worked with... more

Tony Avelar/Associated Press Oregon State QB Sean Mannion will have to adjust to life without Brandin Cooks in 2014. BEAVERTON, Ore. -- They don't invite just anybody to be a part of the prestigious Elite 11 quarterback competition, and this... more

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come to... more

Former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is making Oklahoma his next home. The days leading up to the July 4th holiday are supposed to be nice and quiet on the college football front as coaches, players and fans get in a few more... more

Ted S. Warren/Associated Press Maurice Clarett helped lead Ohio State to a BCS Championship Game win over Miami in 2003. NFL Network is celebrating the best of the 2000s this week and that provided the perfect impetus for College Football... more

Matt Strasen/Associated Press Texas A&M quarterback recruit Kyler Murray is already being compared to Johnny Manziel. For high school quarterbacks, a trip to the prestigious Elite 11 at Nike's headquarters represents the pinnacle of... more

Mike Dinovo/USA Today Sports Josh Shirley recorded 18 sacks for the Washington Huskies over the past three seasons. Summer is well underway, and as we anxiously await the start of college football media days, we're bound to have a story or... more

There are few things better than seeing your favorite team take the field on a college football Saturday. The tradition and the pageantry of the college ranks is one reason why millions of fans get excited for football in the fall and the numerous uniform combinations schools wear is something that can be a bit foreign to some NFL fans. In honor of the various looks teams will wear this year, College Football 24/7 continues the 14 for '14 series with the best uniform combinations we'll see this year. While we all love the classics, this list is heavy on new designs and alternates as we get to see what kind of fresh look teams will don this year.... more

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What does it take to have a great stadium? Certainly some history, mixed in with a little bit of mystique, combined with a great view and plenty of fans yelling at the top of their lungs. There are tons of quality places to watch a game at the college level, but here are 14 of the best from all over the country.... more

June

Jim R. Bounds/Associated Press Butch Davis was fired from UNC in 2011 amid the NCAA's initial investigation into academic misconduct at the school. The NCAA said Monday it's reopening the investigation of academic misconduct at the University... more

QB U RB U WR U LB U Terrell Davis won two Super Bowls with the Broncos after his career at Georgia. When it comes to the NFL Draft, no position has seen its stock fall further than that of the running back. It was once common... more

The Ed O'Bannon vs. NCAA trial wrapped up on Friday afternoon and the evidence, facts and testimony presented over three weeks at a federal courthouse in Oakland, Calif., has the potential to reshape all of college athletics. With millions of dollars on... more

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The University of Oklahoma is planning a $370 million renovation of its football stadium. Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione has been a busy man. First the Sooners' top boss gave head coach Bob Stoops a contract extension that will... more

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Recruiting is the lifeblood of college football programs and responsible for winning games just as much as the NFL draft is for every team in the league. With a recruiting cycle that has stretched earlier and earlier, coaches are tasked with developing relationships with teenage phenoms longer than ever and selling them on their program. College Football 24/7?s 14 for ?14 series continues with a look at some of the top recruiters in the game in recent years.... more

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While it's true being an NFL head coach is a demanding job with plenty of scrutiny, the pressures a college football coach faces on a weekly basis might be even more rigorous than their professional counterparts. Sure they have to win games, but there's also added elements like recruiting and booster functions some simply don't want to handle. CFB 24/7 continues the "14 for '14" series with a look at the best college football coaches who can do it all at the top of their game.... more

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As much as play-by-play announcers might hope for a game in which a big play involves John Smith and not a difficult name to pronounce, college football tends to not offer that opportunity with a plethora of unique names. Who has the best in the sport, though? CFB 24/7's "14 for '14" series continues with a list of the best names in the sport -- the list is limited to players that have contributed for their teams (sorry, Tulane's Fudge Van Hooser) or are freshman.... more

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come to... more

After Jameis Winston won the Heisman Trophy and led Florida State to the BCS National Championship a season ago, many wonder what's left for the young quarterback to accomplish at the school. If you ask his father, quite a bit apparently. In an... more

David Ash and Tyrone Swoopes are the top contenders to start at quarterback for Texas. Before a snap is taken in the NFL, eyes around the league will undoubtedly be looking at Cleveland to see if either Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel emerges... more

There is troubling news coming from the campus of Oklahoma State, as Stillwater police say a player from the school's football team was stabbed during an incident Monday night. Cowboys wide receiver Cameron Hunter reported to police that he was stabbed,... more

Janzen Jackson spent the first two seasons of his college career at Tennessee. Former five-star recruit Janzen Jackson once had a bright future ahead of him, but a long football career never seemed to be in the cards after he left high... more

Kevin Sumlin and Kliff Kingsbury are two of the most highly regarded coaches in college football. If you want an idea of what kind of rivalry there is between Texas A&M and Texas Tech, look no further than a statue of Will Rodgers and his... more

Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports Oregon's Devon Allen is set to transition from the track to the football field. We knew Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen was fast, and he just proved it again. After being selected as one of the fastest players in... more

Tarik Black appears to favor an NBA career over trying his hand on the gridiron. The trend of college basketball players turning into NFL tight ends is not lost on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Despite the team drafting... more

Gerald Herbert / Associated Press Les Miles isn't exactly all up in arms over the possibility of his son spurning LSU to play elsewhere. LSU head coach Les Miles is not only a pretty good coach, but he is often cited as a great recruiter for... more

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come to... more

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Others TCU's Devonte Fields' promising spring would indicate the defensive end is primed for a big year. Some of college football's biggest storylines the past two years have come thanks to... more

Photos courtesy of Clemson Athletics Clemson's new locker room figures to boost the team in its recruiting efforts. If it seems like every college football program in the country is building new facilities, it's probably because they are... more

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Others Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Cyler Miles is one of a number of options Washington has to replace the departed Keith Price. Some of college football's biggest storylines the past... more

Dale Zanine / USA TODAY Sports Tyrone Prothro made one of college football's most epic catches and then suffered a major injury later that season. After several years (and countless billable hours), the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA trial has finally... more

It probably speaks to the tremendous power of the NFL that it's the middle of June and folks are having heated discussions about the 2015 NFL Draft. Much of that talk stems from the draft being on the move after several years at Radio City Music... more

Ed O'Bannon was a key member of UCLA's 1995 national championship basketball team. After several years of (and countless billable hours) the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA trial has finally made its way to a courtroom in Oakland, Calif. The case has the... more

Reggie Bush and Pete Carroll were fixtures at USC prior to the NCAA investigation that resulted in sanctions. To say that USC has been rebuilt in the 1,460 days since it was handed crippling NCAA sanctions would be both an understatement and... more

Former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon is the lead plaintiff in a case against the NCAA. After several years (and countless billable hours), the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA trial finally had its day in court as the case began in an Oakland,... more

If it hasn't been conveyed clearly enough, the 2015 NFL Draft is on the move. It won't be at Radio City Music Hall next year, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported last week . It might not even be in New York City, as Los Angeles and Chicago are... more

Shoppers received some aid from Utah's official team store if they wanted to buy Dres Anderson's No. 6 jersey. It's a turbulent time for college athletics. The NCAA is under assault in the Ed O'Bannon trial on student-athlete likeness and... more

National Signing Day might be way off in the rearview mirror, but one Jeffersonville High School cornerback from Lafayette, Ind., decided to make things official by signing with NAIA school Campbellsville on Wednesday. In doing so, Shelby Osborne made... more

LM Otero/Associated Press BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall would welcome an opportunity to join the Big 12 if it were offered. BYU has maintained that leaving the Mountain West for the virtues of independence in football was a long-term... more

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The days of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell strolling to the microphone at Radio City Music Hall appear to be over. After nine years, the NFL Draft is on the move and will no longer be at the famous New York City landmark, according to NFL Media Insider... more

Doug Benc / Associated Press Jameis Winston might have a harder time earning the same Triple Crown he did last season. California Chrome will look to end a decades-long drought and become the 12th Triple Crown winner in horse-racing history... more

The 2015 NFL Draft is on the move. The annual function won't return to Radio City Music Hall next year, a league source told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport on Thursday. Venue officials informed the NFL that it would not be available to host in April or... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Texas A&M fans looking for a jersey bearing Johnny Manziel's old No. 2 might be out of luck this year. If you've stopped by a store selling college football apparel, you probably have noticed a jersey with the same... more

Michael Thomas/Associated Press Charlie Strong takes over as coach of a Texas program that generates the most revenue in college athletics. The rich keep getting richer in college athletics. Texas' athletic department maintained the top... more

Charles Krupa/Associated Press The departure of Lyle McCombs leaves a big void in UConn's backfield. Head coach Bob Diaco's rebuilding job at Connecticut became a little more difficult on Wednesday as the school announced running back Lyle... more

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Say what you want about the term student-athlete, but there are thousands of players who truly earn the moniker thanks to their work in the classroom, in the meeting room and beyond.

As part of CFB 24/7's "14 for '14" ongoing series, we attempted to narrow down the list and find a few FBS players who have started on the field and are the smartest guy in the room off it. With former Penn State standout and academic all-everything John Urschel off to the NFL, here are a few players who could take his place as the sports' smartest man.... more

Georgia has a void to fill in its secondary after the dismissal of Tray Matthews. Safety Tray Matthews' time on the Georgia football team has come to an end, and he apparently already knows where he'd like to play next. Georgia head... more

Former FSU QB Jacob Coker is the favorite to start for Alabama after transferring in the offseason. When the NCAA passed the graduate-transfer exception in 2006, many college football coaches called it the start of free agency. They were... more

Aaron M. Sprecher / NFL Texas A&M did not take kindly to Florida State's recent use of the phrase "12th man." To say Texas A&M is protective of its "12th Man" slogan is probably a bit of an understatement. The saying and tradition that's... more

Associated Press Anthony Chickillo and Amari Cooper could be rooting for their former schools if Miami and Alabama face off in 2017. One of the benefits of the upcoming College Football Playoff in the coming years is supposed to be a... more

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Fast, meet faster. There are a lot of college football players who can scoot down the field and have another gear to pull away when an opponent comes close but who are the elite sprinters in the game? CFB 24/7's "14 for '14" series continues with a list of the fastest FBS players in the country.... more

May

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come to... more

Mark Humphrey/Associated Press Titans first-round pick Taylor Lewan faces misdemeanor charges and is due back in court next month. Former Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan frequently faced questions about his behavior on and off the... more

Associated Press The further development of Brett Hundley and Marcus Mariota should have fans following the Pac-12 closely this fall. There's no such thing as the offseason in the football world anymore. Case in point -- NFL Media analyst... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Missouri national-champion wrestler J'den Cox's skills could translate to the gridiron. One of the big stories out of the Indianapolis Colts' recent rookie minicamp was the performance of undrafted tight end Erik... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Johnny Manziel appears to have played a role in helping convince Kyler Murray to go to Texas A&M. When Cleveland Browns rookie Johnny Manziel isn't getting some R&R in Las Vegas, he is apparently helping his old... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press There is not a lot of proven depth behind Oregon QB Marcus Mariota. Oregon will head into the 2014 season with one of the Heisman Trophy front-runners and a possible early 2015 NFL Draft pick at... more

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC East SEC West Other Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Kevin Peterson will be the lone returning starter in the Oklahoma State secondary. The 2014 NFL Draft was not a showcase for the Big... more

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC East SEC West Other Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press WR Nelson Agholor led USC in receiving yards last season and is out of the shadow of Marqise Lee. The Pac-12 had 34 players selected,... more

Justin Hayworth / Associated Press In 2012, Charlie Weis was paid more to not coach Notre Dame football than Brian Kelly was to coach it. Charlie Weis is the head coach of the Kansas football team and was paid $2.5 million to run the program... more

Jim Urquhart / Associated Press Bronco Mendenhall's BYU football program is dealing with another difficult situation. It's been a rough month for BYU fans around the country. First there was the difficult-to-swallow news that the ACC and... more

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

To say there was a ton of debate about the decision to hold this year's draft in May -- a couple weeks later than the traditional date of draft weekend -- was probably an understatement. Some folks hated the extra two weeks of dissecting prospects.... more

Michael Yanow/NFL UCLA QB Brett Hundley showed off his acting talent in a video produced by UCLA. The Brett Hundley for Heisman campaign is already well underway at UCLA months before the Bruins' season kicks off at Virginia. But before... more

In terms of unexpected headlines you see in the offseason, a giant sinkhole at an NCAA stadium is probably way up there on the list. That was the case on Monday afternoon, however, as a sinkhole opened up inside Governors Stadium at Austin Peay State... more

Associated Press Florida State's Chris Casher and Ronald Darby are reportedly facing a Tuesday code of conduct hearing. Fallout from the Jameis Winston sexual-assault investigation continued Tuesday when Florida State defensive end Chris... more

Former Oregon Ducks tight end Colt Lyerla was considered a first-round talent by some evaluators, but off-the-field concerns kept his name from being called at the 2014 NFL Draft . Despite the issues, the Green Bay Packers still brought in Lyerla... more

Eric Risberg/Associated Press The Pac-12 football champion will be crowned at Levi's Stadium in its inaugural year. After weeks of speculation, the Pac-12 finally announced last week that it would be holding the conference's football... more

The most popular position in the 2014 NFL Draft was cornerback and that's not all that surprising when you consider how pass-heavy the league has become. While there were five players at the position taken in the first round -- including one in... more

It's not all that surprising to hear that the Dallas Cowboys will be shifting former Notre Dame offensive tackle Zack Martin inside to guard after taking him with the 16th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft . As far as position switches go, that is a... more

Everybody in the league is interested to see when Johnny Manziel takes over as quarterback in Cleveland, but the presence of Brian Hoyer -- and the Browns' willingness to bring Manziel along slowly -- could mean a delayed start in the NFL for the... more

Without fail, the NFL draft produces a few head-scratchers in each round. It could be a team taking a player at a position where it doesn't have a need or simply a club reaching for somebody who should have been picked a little later in the draft. Then,... more

┬╗Top five AFC North and NFC North bargains ┬╗Top five AFC South and NFC South bargains ┬╗Top five AFC East and NFC East bargains The 2014 NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror and grades have already been passed out to all 32 teams. But who really did... more

Among the Day 3 surprises at the 2014 NFL Draft , college football fans undoubtedly would have placed Logan Thomas being drafted ahead of AJ McCarron near the top of the list. NFL.com certainly did . Prior to the festivities at Radio City Music... more

Most of the 2014 NFL Draft grades have been passed out and just about everybody agrees that Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley did a pretty good job with his team's class. Afterall, the Bills landed a playmaker in Sammy Watkins , one of the better... more

Mike Pettine has it pretty good in Cleveland for a first-time head coach. He has a quarterback of the future in Johnny Manziel, thanks to the 2014 NFL Draft, and should field one of the best starting lineups in the division after a productive offseason.... more

The waiting, as Tom Petty tells us , is the hardest part. During the 2014 NFL Draft, Big 12 schools were doing plenty of that. Once one of the top feeder conferences for NFL teams, the league seemed to hit rock bottom last week, when just 17 players... more

San Francisco 49ers games won't be the only ones played in Santa Clara this fall, as the Pac-12 is set to announce it will be moving its football championship game to the new Levi's Stadium beginning in 2014. The conference's brass and 49ers officials... more

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If you were looking for a buzz word that seemed to pop up anytime you talked about running backs prior to the 2014 NFL Draft , the easy answer would be "devalued." That seemed to play out during the draft as we saw a running back go later than ever... more

┬╗Top five AFC West and NFC West bargains ┬╗Top five AFC North and NFC North bargains ┬╗Top five AFC East and NFC East bargains The 2014 NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror and grades have already been passed out to all 32 teams. But who really did... more

The 2014 NFL Draft is over, and we finally know where this year's top prospects will be continuing their careers. With that in mind, taking a quick glance at the league schedule for the upcoming season reveals quite a few intriguing matchups between some... more

If an NFL team is picking a wide receiver in the top 10 of the NFL draft, chances are he is one of the best receivers in that class, and the team itself is lacking options in the passing game. That's why it's no surprise to see the "Path to the... more

Aaron M. Sprecher / NFL Kyle Field could soon be renamed for the school's most famous football alum. "The House that Johnny Built" has a nice ring to it for Texas A&M fans after seeing the profile of their football team elevated significantly... more

┬╗Top five AFC West and NFC West bargains ┬╗Top five AFC South and NFC South bargains ┬╗Top five AFC East and NFC East bargains The 2014 NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror and grades have already been passed out to all 32 teams. But who really did... more

If there's one constant for players not picked in the top five of the draft, it's their inevitable sound bite about how they'll make teams that passed on them regret it in the NFL. While it will take awhile before we find out about how good the 2014 draft... more

With Brian Hoyer coming off an ACL injury and a young quarterback on the roster in Johnny Manziel , it's safe to say the Cleveland Browns will do their best to have a strong running game to take the presure off either of those two. That's one reason why... more

The 2014 NFL Draft is in the books, but the work for scouting departments across the league isn't over yet. Only 256 players heard their names called over the weekend but hundreds more will show up for work with teams as undrafted free agents and if... more

The 2014 NFL Draft produced several memorable scenes over three days at Radio City Music Hall but none were as powerful nor emotional as the one the entire country saw on Saturday when the St. Louis Rams made Michael Sam a seventh-round pick. After... more

The Texas Longhorns have produced an astonishing amount of NFL talent over the years, but this year the school didn't have a prospect drafted for the first time since 1937. Texas' streak of having at least one of its prospects picked in the draft... more

┬╗ 2014 NFL Draft tracker As one of the most anticipated drafts in years, the 2014 NFL Draft certainly didn't lack any drama or good players. While we got the Johnny Manziel circus out of the way Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall, the real... more

Five surprise picks from the final four rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall: Thomas goes before McCarron, Murray We wondered all week which of the developmental quarterbacks would go first and while most thought AJ McCarron would be... more

The St. Louis Rams made a dream a reality by taking Missouri's Michael Sam with the 249th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Social media erupted as the first openly gay prospect was drafted into the league. Thank you to the St. Louis Rams and the whole city... more

┬╗ 2014 NFL Draft tracker One of the most anticipated drafts in years, the 2014 NFL Draft certainly didn't lack any drama on either of the first two days. While we got the Johnny Manziel circus out of the way Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall,... more

NFL Media analyst Brian Billick was not afraid to dive into the research notebook ahead of Day 2 of the 2014 NFL Draft and came away with a little nugget about quarterbacks taken in the late first round while he was at it. In the past 15 drafts, 10... more

The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft is in the books, and it was yet again an exciting night in New York City for nearly every team. While we didn't exactly see the slew of trades we were bracing for -- just five were made -- it was still another... more

┬╗ 2014 NFL Draft tracker One of the most anticipated drafts in years, the 2014 NFL Draft certainly didn't lack any drama. Whether it was the fall of Johnny Manziel or the surprise moves of the Vikings, there was plenty of fun to be had at Radio City... more

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel sat around the green room at the 2014 NFL Draft a little longer than he wanted, but the Cleveland Browns traded up to get him at No. 22 and Twitter erupted with plenty of emotion. Here's a sampling of some of the... more

We were so close to a dream (or nightmare, depending on who you are) scenario, in which the most famous player in the 2014 NFL Draft wound up on America's Team. How to watch the NFL draft With the 2014 NFL Draft áfast approaching, find out how to... more

Twitter lit up on Thursday night as the Houston Texans made it official and selected South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney as the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Here's a sampling of some of the best tweets from around the country as... more

The 2014 NFL Draft is finally here, and after months and months of discussing prospects, we're very close to knowing which teams will be drafting various players. All it takes is one team to fall in love with a prospect, and with so much talent on the... more

The 2014 NFL Draft is here. For many of the prospects that are going to walk across the stage at Radio City Music Hall, it's one of the most important -- and memorable -- days of their young lives. Former North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron figures to... more

A few months from now, a preseason game between two mediocre teams will draw a huge television rating, because one of the quarterbacks taking the field will be Johnny Manziel . How to watch the NFL draft With the 2014 NFL Draft áfast approaching, find... more

When the NFL Network starts to plan programming that looks back at the 2014 NFL Draft, one storyline it will undoubtedly focus on is the rise and fall of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater . How to watch the NFL draft With the 2014 NFL Draft áfast... more

Historically, no franchise has fallen in love with more "fast risers" than the Oakland Raiders. Part of that is due to late owner Al Davis' love of measurables, but it will take a few more drafts if the team wants to start shaking that label. How to... more

There are so many rumors flying around in the lead up to the 2014 NFL Draft that the only thing missing might be Oprah shouting, "You get a trade! And you get a trade! And you get a trade!" While most of the talk has centered on what the Houston... more

┬╗ Analyzing the likely landing spots for Johnny Manziel Move over Robert Griffin III. Out of the way Tom Brady. There's a new quarterback (logo) in town. Future NFL signal-caller Johnny Manziel is not just a likely top-10 pick in the 2014 NFL... more

We've already heard NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock call the 2014 NFL Draft class one of the deepest ever, and Mayock has been particularly enamored with the wide receiver position this year. Come Thursday night, we could see the league show its... more

┬╗ NFL Network analysts' mock draft We're just two days away from the 2014 NFL Draft, and as the league descends upon New York City for this week's festivities, the NFL Network crew huddled up to go through the first round, pick by pick. When the guys... more

John David Mercer / Associated Press Ronnie Brown was the No. 2 overall pick in 2005, when four Auburn players were drafted in the first round. Best draft classes by conference: ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC The 2014 NFL Draft is... more

Khalil Mack is a popular person this week. There's increasing chatter that he is in the mix to become the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and he recently leap-frogged Jadeveon Clowney to earn the title of top prospect in this class from NFL... more

Just a few days from now we will be on the other side of the 2014 NFL Draft and won't be bombarded by terms like "knee bend," "slender frame," and, of course, "high motor" until the calendar turns to 2015. Until then, we still have a little bit more time... more

We're just a few days away from Johnny Manziel Mania going from talk to reality for the team that selects the former Texas A&M quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft. Where he goes remains a mystery at the moment, however, and speculation has the... more

Kevork Djansezian/Associated Press DeSean Jackson led a 2007 Cal draft class that is among the Pac-12's best of all time. Best draft classes by conference: ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC The 2014 NFL Draft is just a few days away,... more

David Longstreath/Associated Press Barry Sanders' greatness makes the Oklahoma State draft class of 1989 stand out in Big 12 history. Best draft classes by conference: ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC The 2014 NFL Draft is just a... more

Holly Stein / Associated Press Tom Brady was a sixth-round pick in 2000, when six players from Michigan were drafted. Best draft classes by conference: ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC The 2014 NFL Draft is just a few days away,... more

Texas A&M's rise to prominence in college football the past few seasons might have it's biggest moment yet when the 2014 NFL Draft rolls around next week. While the Aggies have produced the second overall pick in two of the past three drafts, this year... more

Bruce Schwartzman / Associated Press Sean Taylor was one of a record six first-round picks from Miami's 2004 draft class. Best draft classes by conference: ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC The 2014 NFL Draft is just a few days away,... more

The anticipation for the 2014 NFL Draft is palpable for every fan base in the league less than a week before the commissioner strolls to the stage to announce the first overall pick. While most draft boards are just about set, rumors are swirling about... more

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome is one of the best in the league when it comes to the draft and owes a lot of his success to the time-honored tradition of picking the best player available despite the team's needs. The club seems to be a... more

Linebacker C.J. Mosley has been considered one of the best defensive players in college football over the past year and a sure-fire bet to be taken in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft . Where the Alabama stud ends up landing on the first night of... more

Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron helped lead his team to two national championships and is the most productive passer in Crimson Tide history, but that doesn't guarantee him a spot in the early rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft. After seeing his draft... more

The NFL Draft has been a marquee event in New York City for decades, but a recent report raises the possibility that one of the biggest football experiences in the country could be on the move. Citing NFL sources, the New York Daily News reports that... more

We're a week away from the 2014 NFL Draft and before he jumped on a flight to New York City, NFL Media Analayst Mike Mayock sat down for a marathon chat with the media about top prospects, what direction teams will go, potential first-round picks and... more

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One day, depending on how his career goes, there very well could be a movie made on how Teddy Bridgewater fell so far in the 2014 NFL Draft. After emerging from his final season at Louisville as the top quarterback in the country, Bridgewater has taken... more

It's been an interesting few days for Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby . Considered one of the best defensive backs in the 2014 NFL Draft and a likely first-round pick, he made front-page news for an incident last week and pleaded guilty Tuesday to... more

Every year there are a few surprises in the first round of the NFL Draft, and the 2014 version figures to be no exception. While most of the time the drama surrounds players who drop from where they were projected, the biggest shocks on draft day often... more

Ben Liebenberg / NFL Kelvin Benjamin's touchdown gave FSU a win in the final BCS National Championship Game. College football has finally joined the rest of the sports world with a move to a postseason playoff system in 2014-15, but there are... more

Although rumors are running rampant this time of year, good information is still flowing as we approach the 2014 NFL Draft. One of the biggest things we can learn about prospects is what kind of range we'll see them picked at once the lights go up at... more

Following the departure of Trent Green, the Kansas City Chiefs have spent several seasons searching for consistent quarterback play that will help the club make a dent in the AFC West and in the playoffs. The team traded for Alex Smith last year, and he... more

┬╗ Rich Eisen Podcast: Rich Eisen, Bob Saget NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock evaluates hundreds and hundreds of football players in the lead up to the 2014 NFL Draft, and he's passionate about a lot of the ones that catch his eye. One player he's... more

If you're looking for a popular player in the 2014 NFL Draft, the first name on your list is probably Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel . To say he's in the spotlight heading to New York City would be the understatement of the season. Everybody... more

The quarterback position incites the most debate when the NFL draft rolls around, and that has been the case with the 2014 version as well. While a consensus has started to form regarding the top four prospects at the position -- Johnny Manziel , Blake... more

It's everybody's favorite time of year, when rumor-palooza starts to overtake the NFL news cycle with the 2014 NFL Draft quickly approaching. Some team apparently wants to trade up, another is looking to trade down, and, by the way, some quarterback you... more

The biggest question in the NFL right now? What is Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith thinking heading into the 2014 NFL Draft? The team has a wealth of options as they head to a deep draft looking to quickly rebuild from last year's... more

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is not the most sentimental person in the NFL, so it's rare for him to show anything but his normally quick wit when dealing with the media. On Monday however, he opened up a little bit while discussing the... more

Brady Quinn has had an up-and-down NFL career, but he knows a good quarterback when he sees one. After getting a chance to watch some film of some of the top signal-callers in the 2014 NFL Draft, Quinn put on his analyst hat on Monday's "Path to the... more

Jadeveon Clowney has been destined to be the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft ever since he was a junior in high school. Johnny Manziel would easily be the first player taken this year if popularity were taken into account as much as talent and team... more

The fall of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on draft boards is easily one of the top storylines heading into the 2014 NFL Draft. He began the year as the near consensus top quarterback but suffered another blow Monday, when NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock... more

The talk leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft has been been a near constant refrain about the available depth, depth and more depth. Some analysts are even calling this year's class one of the best ever when factoring in elite players and the quality of... more

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is widely viewed as a once-in-a-decade prospect that potentially will end up being the crown jewel of a deep and talented 2014 NFL Draft . Despite such lofty praise from scouts, the violent pass rusher might... more

The Tennessee Titans head into the upcoming season with a decision to make regarding Jake Locker and if he will be the franchise's quarterback in the forseeable future. Ken Whisenhunt has not been shy in hedging his bets , and it's possible the new head... more

Teddy Bridgewater was once the quarterback who could do no wrong as the top quarterback prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft. It seems that ever since his pro day, however, he seemingly can't do anything right. Bridgewater has seen his stock drop... more

The Cleveland Browns are a near lock to take a quarterback during the first two days of the 2014 NFL Draft, but which one that might be continues to be anybody's guess. The club has done its due diligence over the past few weeks by working out and/or... more

The NFL schedule is out and people across the country are furiously booking hotel rooms and flights to ensure they're present for some phenomenal matchups this year. NFL.com has already put together the ultimate road trip for fans based on the top NFL... more

One of the more popular players on the Pittsburgh Steelers is undoubtedly defensive end Brett Keisel. While some of that popularity stems from his impressive facial hair, he's been a key cog in Dick LeBeau's defense ever since he was drafted by the team... more

As we approach the 2014 NFL Draft, it's important to keep in mind that there tends to be a little hyperbole, some rumors and a handful of downright lies about players as we hit the homestretch to the lights coming on at Radio City Music Hall. That... more

The 2014 NFL Draft is widely considered one of the deepest in years. From wide receiver to cornerback and just about every position in between, teams will be getting tremendous value in the later rounds given the talent of this draft class. The... more

Former Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby was cited Sunday for allegedly operating a vehicle while under the influence, according to a report from WBNS-TV in Columbus . Court documents obtained by the TV station show the incident with Roby occurred April... more

Jadeveon Clowney is considered by most to be one of the best defensive prospects to enter the NFL draft in years. No matter where he winds up being selected in the 2014 NFL Draft , it's safe to say he probably can have an impact early on as a rookie.... more

The run-up to the 2014 NFL Draft has seen a ton of attention paid to potential landing spots for the quartet of top-rated quarterbacks in Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel , UCF's Blake Bortles , Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater and Fresno State's Derek Carr .... more

The NFL schedule has been released and, while we've known each team's slate of opponents for some time, we finally have a complete picture of when each matchup will take place. With the 2014 NFL Draft just two weeks away, what better way to look at the... more

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis agonized for days while putting together his recent big board of 2014 NFL Draft prospects . The buzz over the list seemed to be about UCF quarterback Blake Bortles being slotted all the way down at No. 25, but Davis said... more

Only one tight end will be in New York City for the 2014 NFL Draft, but there are a number of players at the position who could have an impact as rookies. North Carolina's Eric Ebron is the consensus pick to be the first tight end taken, but... more

If recent mock drafts are any indication, Johnny Manziel clearly shouldn't be looking at real estate anywhere in the country until a team turns in a card with his name on it in the 2014 NFL Draft. Manziel has been mentioned as a possible pick for... more

If you spend any time around quarterback Teddy Bridgewater , you'll quickly learn how positive a person he is. That attitude has paid of lately as Bridgewater has seen his stock drop quite a bit after ending his college career as the 2014 NFL Draft's top... more

Fun fact: One-third of all Cincinnati Bengals playoff appearances have come in the past five seasons. The quarterback for all but one of those four games? Current starter Andy Dalton. Three straight postseason games have not translated into any wins... more

Like every little kid has at some point or another, Sammy Watkins has already visualized what he's going to do when he hears his name called at the 2014 NFL Draft. As he makes his way across the stage at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on May 8,... more

Everybody remembers the drama heading into the 2005 NFL Draft . The San Francisco 49ers held the first overall pick and had a decision to make between local star Aaron Rodgers or Utah's Alex Smith as their quarterback of the future. We all know how that... more

One of the deepest draft classes in recent memory will naturally result in one of the biggest green rooms ever at Radio City Music Hall. A record 30 top prospects accepted an invite to attend the 2014 NFL Draft in New York City on May 8-10, the NFL... more

If you're a head coach at the high school or college level with an athletic quarterback on your hands that can't quite cut it as a passer, chances are you've entertained moving the player to the defensive side of the ball as a safety. Position... more

A lot of the attention surrounding the 2014 NFL Draft will rightfully be centered on the skill position players who will hear their names called on the first night of the draft, but that would overlook a number of players who very well could shape their... more

The conventional wisdom regarding the Carolina Panthers and the 2014 NFL Draft is that the team will spend a number of picks on the wide receiver position. It doesn't take much to see that quarterback Cam Newton needs some weapons to throw to if the team... more

St. Louis general manager Les Snead caused quite a stir Monday morning when he said in a radio interview that the Rams have been scouting quarterbacks for the 2014 NFL Draft. Despite sticking with his belief that Sam Bradford was the team's starter going... more

After emerging from his final season at Louisville as one of the top quarterbacks in this year's draft class, Teddy Bridgewater has seen his stock drop precipitously ever since a subpar pro day in March. That doesn't mean he's not a hot commodity... more

As we hit the home stretch on the way to the 2014 NFL Draft, everybody is still in the dark as to what the Houston Texans will do with the first-overall pick. That, naturally, means nobody has a firm idea as to how the first few picks will play out.... more

You won't find Keith Price on first-day draft boards. It's doubtful he'll be picked on the second day of the 2014 NFL Draft . Opinions are all over the place as to whether he'll even be selected by the seventh round. It's not for lack of trying... more

Teddy Bridgewater has had a bumpy ride on his way to the 2014 NFL Draft , but luckily for everybody involved he's less than three weeks away from finding out which NFL team he'll be going to. One destination that he could wind up under center at is... more

That has naturally carried over to the run-up to the 2014 NFL Draft, with NFL personnel gradually becoming aware of Manziel's star power. He is such a unique prospect on and off the field that some folks around the league are simply having a hard time... more

The pro-day circuit ran a little longer than usual thanks to the 2014 NFL Draft being moved back a few weeks but that only meant more time for teams to get a look at potential picks around the country. With most of the school-scheduled pro days wrapped... more

You might have a better shot at winning Warren Buffet's $1 billion March Madness Bracket Challenge or the lotto than you do correctly figuring out the New England Patriots' 2014 NFL Draft plans. Between the secretive nature of the organization and their... more

If you received a nickel for every time you heard Teddy Bridgewater 's stock was slipping in the run up to the 2014 NFL Draft , you'd probably have enough for a pretty big purchase by the time the middle of May rolls around. Former NFL general... more

It's close to impossible for a team to fly a little under the radar three weeks out from the 2014 NFL Draft , but the Minnesota Vikings are doing their best to not draw attention to themselves as a team with a top-10 pick. It seems like we're hearing... more

Tom Savage is riding quite the wave prior to the 2014 NFL Draft. Prior to the NFL Scouting Combine he was considered a developmental quarterback who was likely to be picked late on the third day of the draft. Three weeks away from the draft, however,... more

The pro-day circuit ran a little longer than usual thanks to the 2014 NFL Draft being moved back a few weeks but that only meant more time for teams to get a look at potential picks around the country. With most of the school-scheduled pro days wrapped up... more

Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr is one of the most debated prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft, and he hears just about everything that's being said about him. He doesn't agree with it all and has been on a whirlwind tour of the country to prove to teams... more

The 2014 NFL Draft is bound to have a few surprises, but it would be a shock to just about everybody if the Houston Texans selected somebody other than Jadeveon Clowney or a top quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick. Sure, there are names being thrown... more

Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press Cody Kessler beat out redshirt freshman Max Browne to remain USC's starting quarterback. LOS ANGELES -- New USC head coach Steve Sarkisian has not made any drastic changes to the program since being hired,... more

It's a time-honored tradition when the draft rolls around -- comparing prospects to current or former NFL players. It's a good way for some teams to grasp how highly some 2014 NFL Draft hopefuls are valued as well as a way for fans to understand what kind... more

LOS ANGELES -- Jim Mora is a busy man nowadays. He doesn't face the pressures he once did as an NFL head coach, but his schedule at UCLA is thicker than he would like as he tries to cram in as many film sessions as possible. There are the chats with... more

Wide receiver appears to be one of the deepest positions in the 2014 NFL Draft, and that means teams looking to boost their passing games will have plenty of intriguing options to choose from, even after the first round. The Philadelphia Eagles and... more

San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke is probably to the point where he just assumes it is bad news whenever his cell phone rings at an awkward time of day, given the way the offseason has gone. The latest incident involves troubled star Aldon... more

If you bring up a team taking a safety in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft , chances are you're talking about them selecting Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix or Louisville's Calvin Pryor . Both players occupy the top two slots on NFL Media analyst Mike... more