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  • An 8-Team Playoff Would Solve Most Of College Football's Biggest Championship Problems

    12/09/2017 8:18:24 PM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-9-2017 | Cork Gaines
    The College Football Playoff field is set and there was one controversial decision — the committee took Alabama over Ohio State. While our projection had Alabama in as the fourth team rather easily, many felt that Ohio State had he stronger resume based on bigger wins and the sometimes important conference championship. Playoff committee chairman Kirby Hocutt made it sound like the decision wasn't that hard, calling the Buckeyes' 31-point loss to unranked Iowa "damaging" and noting that the committee felt Alabama was "clearly the No. 4 team in the country.". The decision was also controversial because it means this...
  • Tennessee offers head-coaching job to Alabama DC Jeremy Pruitt, sources say

    12/07/2017 5:23:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 7, 2017 | Chris Low
    The University of Tennessee's circuitous head-coaching search, which has taken on just about every twist imaginable, is nearing an end, as the Volunteers are finalizing a deal with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, sources told ESPN. Tennessee expects to announce Pruitt as its football coach on Thursday, and a press conference to introduce him is planned for later in the day. Sources told ESPN that Pruitt plans to stay on as Alabama's defensive coordinator through the College Football Playoff, while pulling double duty as the Vols' head coach and spearheading their recruiting efforts and putting together his staff at Tennessee.
  • Playoff Chair Says 'Alabama Was Clearly The No. 4 Team' And It Wasn't That Close (College football)

    12/03/2017 5:25:37 PM PST · by blam · 144 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-3-2017 | Cork Gaines
    The College Football Playoff committee has spoken and Alabama is in over Ohio State as the fourth team and will play Clemson in the Sugar Bowl semifinal. Bama-vs.-Ohio State was debated heavily following the conference championship games on Saturday. Ohio State had a conference championship and more impressive wins. But they also had something Alabama did not have, a second loss, an ugly 33-point debacle against Iowa. The decision was also controversial because it means this year's playoff will have no teams from the Big Ten and the Pac-12. Instead, it will have two teams from the SEC, including one...
  • The 2017-2018 college football bowl schedule, released in full

    12/03/2017 2:50:48 PM PST · by iowamark · 48 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 12/3/2017
    College football’s bowl season is upon us. Between Dec. 16 and Jan. 8, 39 FBS bowl games and the College Football Playoff will get played. That’s in addition to the FCS playoffs and the Celebration Bowl, and it all happens right as the NFL gets into its stretch drive. All of that combines to make this the best time of the year for this sport. Below, we’re keeping track of each bowl game, adding in team names as soon as they’re released. Here’s the 2017-2018 bowl schedule in its entirety. All times are Eastern, and streaming destinations are linked where...
  • Alabama Is 4th Team In The 2017 College Football Playoffs: Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia, Alabama

    12/03/2017 9:35:22 AM PST · by blam · 220 replies
    ESPN TV ^ | 12-3-2017 | blam
    This announcement is being made from a TV broadcast. This is from the National Football Selection Committee.Alabama has been chosen as the 4th team to participate in the 2017 college football playoff.More to follow as soon as it hits the press.
  • J.T. Barrett, Ohio State Hang on to Beat Wisconsin in 2017 Big 10 Championship

    12/02/2017 9:09:54 PM PST · by C19fan · 126 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | December 3, 2017 | Alec Nathan
    The No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes captured their first Big Ten championship since 2014 thanks to a 27-21 triumph over the No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday night.  The win, which was buoyed by a slew of explosive plays from the Buckeyes' speedy skill position players, figures to incite tremendous debate among the College Football Playoff selection committee in advance of Sunday's final rankings reveal. 
  • No. 1 Clemson rolls No. 7 Miami for ACC title and third-straight playoff berth

    12/02/2017 8:37:16 PM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | December 2, 2017 | Nick Bromberg
    Clemson’s got a chance to usurp Alabama as the best team of college football’s brief playoff era. The No. 1 Tigers are headed to a third-straight playoff after slamming No. 7 Miami 38-3 Saturday night in Charlotte in the ACC Championship Game. Assuming No. 5 Alabama doesn’t make the playoff Sunday afternoon, the Tigers will join the Tide as the only schools with three playoff appearances in four seasons of the championship format.
  • LIVE! We're Projecting The College Football Playoff Teams All Day On 'Championship Saturday'

    12/02/2017 5:21:44 PM PST · by blam · 88 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-2-2017 | Cork Gaines
    It's Championship Saturday! One game is in the books at Oklahoma blew out TCU, 41-17. That put the Sooners in the playoff and officially eliminated TCU. That leaves as many as eight teams that could have a case to be included in the playoff's last three spots depending on how the last three major conference championship games play out on Saturday. But in reality, there are five teams that still control their own destiny. Outside of those teams, there are two teams that could have strong cases, including Alabama, who needs some help, and one team that would likely need...
  • Scott Frost leaves UCF for head-coaching job at Nebraska

    12/02/2017 4:38:36 PM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 2, 2017 | Mitch Sherman
    Scott Frost is coming home. Frost, a former quarterback who led the Nebraska Cornhuskers to a share of the 1997 national championship, has been hired as the school's next football coach, it was announced Saturday.
  • The SEC Championship live blog: Dawgs get complete revenge and punch Playoff ticket

    12/02/2017 4:36:12 PM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    SB Nation ^ | December 2, 2017 | Jason Kirk
    Georgia 28, Auburn 7, final. A total reversal of Round 1. Auburn again missed scoring chances, but they wouldn’t have even mattered. With a 240-yard rushing day against Auburn and an efficient day by Jake Fromm, Georgia again looks like the most complete team in the country, if not necessarily the best. At the moment, I’m projecting UGA to meet Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl. The last two Power 5 title games matter here, though.
  • Sooners Back-To-Back-To-Back Big 12 Champions, Beat TCU 41-17

    12/02/2017 1:01:00 PM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    KFOR ^ | December 2, 2017 | Dylan Buckingham
    The Sooners and TCU squared off with the Sooners looking to win their 11th Big 12 crown in 19 years. Oklahoma received to begin the Big 12 Championship and after converting on one fourth down, the Sooners had to settle for an Austin Seibert 41 yard field goal. Oklahoma took a 3-0 lead.
  • Hall of Fame coach Phillip Fulmer to serve as Tennessee athletic director

    12/01/2017 12:37:22 PM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 1, 2017 | Chris Low
    Former Tennessee Hall of Fame football coach Phillip Fulmer is taking over athletic director responsibilities at the school, the university announced Friday. Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport announced Fulmer's appointment as acting athletic director, but sources told ESPN that Fulmer will get a two-year contract for the job.
  • Jimbo Fisher leaving FSU to become head coach at Texas A&M

    12/01/2017 10:52:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 1, 2017 | Staff
    Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has resigned and will be named the new coach at Texas A&M, sources told ESPN's Mark Schlabach. He won't coach in Saturday's game against Louisiana-Monroe, sources told ESPN. Florida State officials plan to announce his resignation Friday afternoon.
  • Your Watch Grid guide to college football’s CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND

    12/01/2017 6:43:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    SB Nation ^ | December 1, 2017 | Jason Kirk
    Hey! How’d you like to roll up and watch the most crucial weekend of the college football season! I bet you would! In the FBS, we have conference title weekend, in which every league comes down to a final game (or set of games, if you’re the Sun Belt), with postseason implications all over. Saturday’s four Power 5 title games directly impact the College Football Playoff. This is dang near a quarterfinal weekend. All that stuff’s broken down over here.
  • Here’s How Alabama Can Make The College Football Playoff 2017—Via Auburn And Ohio State

    11/30/2017 8:15:47 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 11-30-2017 | Teddy Cutler - Newsweek
    The College Football Playoff Selection Committee made the only decision available to it on Tuesday night, leaving Alabama looking from the outside in at the top four ahead of the final weekend of the regular season. The Crimson Tide went on the road to Auburn with a perfect record, and a place in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia on the line. Both vanished at Jordan-Hare Stadium. And the Selection Committee reacted, dropping Nick Saban’s team to fifth in its fifth, and penultimate, rankings for the season. Auburn jumped from fourth to second courtesy of that 26-14 win, while Clemson...
  • Reports: Arizona State really is hiring Herm Edwards as its next coach

    11/30/2017 3:56:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | November 29, 2017 | Nick Bromberg
    Arizona State is going to go through with its unconventional plan to hire Herm Edwards as its next head coach. According to multiple reports, Edwards will be the next coach of the Sun Devils when his deal is approved by school administration.
  • Alabama Is Suddenly In Big Trouble And The Reason Why College Football Is Quirkier Than Ever

    11/29/2017 10:09:38 PM PST · by blam · 76 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11-29-2017 | Cork Gaines
    Alabama has been the most dominant team in college football for a decade and have lost just once this year, but if the College Football Playoff teams were chosen today, the Crimson Tide would not be one of the final four. Alabama's resume is certainly flawed. They lack impressive wins over top-ten teams. They lost to Auburn rather handedly and, more importantly, late in the season. There is also more parity at the top this season with a bunch of one-loss teams that feel pretty interchangeable. But Bama's biggest problem is that the game with the biggest impact on their...
  • College Football Ranking Week 13 - November 28, 2017

    11/29/2017 2:29:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    College Football Playoff ^ | November 28, 2017 | Staff
    1 Clemson University 2 Auburn University 3 University of Oklahoma 4 University of Wisconsin 5 University of Alabama 6 University of Georgia 7 University of Miami 8 Ohio State University 9 Penn State University 10 University of Southern California
  • Tennessee Targeting Mike Gundy As Coaching Search Continues

    11/28/2017 10:35:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    SI ^ | November 28, 2017 | Bruce Feldman
    The roller-coaster ride of a coaching search at Tennessee has taken a few new twists and turns. Sources tell SI that Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has become a big target of the Vols. A source also says UT has reached out to Purdue’s Jeff Brohm and NC State’s Dave Doeren.
  • Heat Turning Up on John Currie as Tennessee AD Explains Greg Schiano Pursuit

    11/27/2017 1:50:15 PM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    SI ^ | November 27, 2017 | Bruce Feldman
    In the wake of the uproar resulting from Tennessee’s pursuit of Greg Schiano, SI has learned there is increasing pressure from among the program’s big-money boosters to force out athletic director John Currie. “This is such a hot mess,” a Tennessee source told SI Monday. “Just when you think they’ve gotten out of the ditch. They’ve fallen into a much bigger one.” Tennessee had an agreement in place to make Schiano, Ohio State’s defensive coordinator, its new head coach but formally backed out of it on Sunday night as Volunteers fans expressed their outrage over the choice, citing Schiano’s win-loss...