On Jan. 16, the day after a record 98 underclassmen officially became early NFL draft entries, college football coaches everywhere stood on the rim of the crater and surveyed the roster damage that, along with outgoing seniors, had been done to their programs. Weeks later, the rebuilding process began with spring practice, and in August, the replacement cast of ready-or-nots will be set. College Football 24/7 turns its daily focus to next year's crop of draft talent with a look at the up-and-comers looking to replace 256 draftees plus dozens of gifted undrafted free agents, beginning with the SEC.
Oregon's Kayvon Thibodeaux tackles misinformation, reading mock drafts, being draft's best dressed
University of Oregon pass rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux has had his priorities as they relate to football questioned mightily during the pre-draft process, but the Ducks standout tells NFL Network's Cameron Wolfe it's a lot of misinformation he's ready to prove wrong beginning once he hears his name called in Thursday's first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
UCLA TE Greg Dulcich on much ado about hairdo: 'I roll out of bed and look like this'
With curled, shoulder-length locks, UCLA tight end Greg Dulcich's hairdo has drawn as much acclaim as his rise on draft boards since the conclusion of his 2021 season with the Bruins.
Geremy Hickbottom, Team Gaither defeat Team Robinson in first-ever HBCU Legacy Bowl
Tennessee State quarterback Geremy Hickbottom was named Offensive Most Valuable Player as he helped Team Gaither to a resounding 22-6 win over Team Robinson at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans.
2022 NFL Draft: Five takeaways from NFLPA Collegiate Bowl practice
Practices for Saturday's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl are in full swing, giving prospects a chance to make an impression on NFL coaches and scouts ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft. Here are five takeaways from Wednesday's action at the Rose Bowl.
Georgia beats Alabama, 33-18, for first NCAA title since 1980 season
Former walk-on quarterback Stetson Bennett and an opportunistic Georgia defense led the Bulldogs to their first national championship since 1980 on Monday night, toppling defending champ Alabama, 33-18, in the College Football Playoff National Championship in Indianapolis.
NFL announces prospects to attend 2022 HBCU combine
Today, the NFL in partnership with the Senior Bowl, announced the names of players that will attend the 2022 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Combine presented by Microsoft Surface, which will be held Friday, Jan. 28 - Saturday, Jan. 29, at the University of South Alabama Jaguar Training Center in Mobile, Alabama.
Georgia, Alabama advance to 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Game
The rematch is on. After routing their respective semifinal opponents, the No. 1 seed Alabama Crimson Tide (13-1) and No. 3 seed Georgia Bulldogs (13-1) will play for the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, Jan. 10, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Top recruit Travis Hunter spurns Florida State to commit to Deion Sanders, Jackson State
Deion Sanders' impact on Jackson State, and HBCU football at large, reached a new level on Wednesday as the nation's No. 1-ranked recruit signed with the Tigers.
Alabama QB Bryce Young wins 2021 Heisman Trophy
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young became the second consecutive Crimson Tide player to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, adding an exclamation point to his sensational first season as a starter.
Grambling State to hire Hue Jackson as next head coach
Former Raiders and Browns coach Hue Jackson landed another big-time gig, this time in the college ranks. Tom Pelissero reports that Jackson agreed to terms late Thursday night on a four-year contract to become the new head coach at Grambling State.
Lincoln Riley details why he left Oklahoma for USC: 'We can build one of the best rosters in the country'
The scuttlebutt long had been if Lincoln Riley was going to leave Oklahoma it would be for the NFL. The Cowboys expressed interest after jettisoning Jason Garrett following the 2019 season, and have other teams in recent years. Riley, thus, shocked and shook up the sport last week when he departed Oklahoma for USC.