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March 6, 2021

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Most compelling storylines, players and coaches to watch this spring

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Shoulder pads popping. Whistles chirping. Coaches shouting. After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, college football’s spring practices are back as teams slowly begin to resume more normalcy amid the worldwide pandemic. What hasn’t changed since a year ago are the teams at the top of the sport’s upper echelon......

No. 18 recruit Brooks shifts commit to Auburn

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Auburn picked up a late recruit in the 2021 class on Saturday when ESPN 300 defensive end Dylan Brooks announced his commitment to the Tigers. Brooks, ranked No. 18 overall in the ESPN 300, had signed with Tennessee in the early signing period but was recently released from his national......

Sources: UCF to name Malzahn new head coach

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Former Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn will be UCF’s next head coach, sources told ESPN. A deal is being finalized, and an announcement from UCF could come as soon as Monday. Malzahn emerged Sunday as UCF’s leading candidate. Yahoo first reported the hire. Malzahn, 55, was fired on Dec. 13......

SEC schedule opens with 3 Power 5 matchups

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The SEC football schedule release on Wednesday featured the return of nonconference games and an opening-day slate on Sept. 4 that includes Power 5 matchups LSU at UCLA, Georgia vs. Clemson (Charlotte, North Carolina) and Miami vs. Alabama (Atlanta). Louisville and Ole Miss will play each other on Sept. 6,......

SEC football schedule 2021: Dates and key matchups

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It’s already time to start thinking about SEC football in 2021. While the 2020 season ended just recently, next season’s schedules have been unveiled, so it’s time to start breaking down your team’s slate and projecting wins and losses. Can anyone challenge Alabama at the top? Will Ed Orgeron prove......

From Lane to Dabo to Tom Herman’s favorite app: College football’s quotes of the year

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It began with Joe Burrow, Coach O and an unprecedented LSU run that made college football history, and 2020 ended on an even more unprecedented historical note. In between, a global pandemic threatened the entire sport and exposed rifts and power imbalances across its landscape. This was a year of......

Source: Auburn to hire Boise St.’s Harsin as coach

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Boise State‘s Bryan Harsin is set to become the next head football coach at Auburn, a source told ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, confirming a Yahoo Sports report. He replaces Gus Malzahn, who was fired earlier this month after eight seasons with the Tigers. Harsin is 69-19 in seven seasons at Boise......

Auburn Rumors: The Latest on the Tigers’ Coaching Search

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jenna West Following Auburn’s recent firing of Gus Malzahn, the Tigers are still searching for a new head coach. Malzahn had been the school’s head coach since 2013 and led Auburn to seven consecutive bowl game appearances prior to this......

Asked about Auburn job, Kiffin evokes Saban

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Lane Kiffin has long credited Nick Saban for helping to reenergize Kiffin’s head-coaching career, but that doesn’t mean Kiffin is opposed to poking fun at his old boss. In fact, Kiffin jokingly went into full Saban mode Monday at his news conference when asked if he is a candidate for......

Why did Auburn pay Gus Malzahn $21.7 million to walk away? Offensive woes top list

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There were a number of reasons Gus Malzahn was fired by Auburn on Sunday after eight up-and-down seasons, but none was as ironic or as frustrating as the regression of the offense. The struggle there represented the crumbling of the foundation of the program and the core of Malzahn as......

Auburn fires coach Malzahn after eight seasons

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Auburn has fired head football coach Gus Malzahn, the school announced Sunday. The decision comes less than 24 hours after the Tigers finished the regular season with a 6-4 record after beating Mississippi State 24-10 on Saturday. “After evaluating the state of the Auburn football program, we’ve decided that it......

Latest projections for every bowl game, including the College Football Playoff

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10:00 AM ET Kyle Bonagura Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Pac-12. Joined ESPN in 2014. Attended Washington State University. Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia With the College Football Playoff selection show......

Latest projections for every bowl game, including the College Football Playoff

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Nov 29, 2020 Kyle Bonagura Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Pac-12. Joined ESPN in 2014. Attended Washington State University. Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia The past week in college football saw......

Best of Week 14: Coastal Carolina downs BYU, Bama is out for revenge and more

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Week 14 is one for the ages for college football. Never before have we seen two undefeated teams, thousands of miles apart, up and schedule a game against each other in just a matter of days. But that’s what happened with No. 13 BYU and No. 18 Coastal Carolina. Of......

LSU, Penn State and the 2020 stumbles of power programs highlight Week 14

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8:00 AM ET David M. Hale Close ESPN Staff Writer ACC reporter. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of the University of Delaware. Harry Lyles Jr. It has been just 11 months since LSU topped Clemson 42-25 in the College Football Playoff national championship game, completing what might have been the......

Latest projections for every bowl game, including the College Football Playoff

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9:00 AM ET Kyle Bonagura Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Pac-12. Joined ESPN in 2014. Attended Washington State University. Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia After a college football weekend with postponements,......

The best college football player you don’t know, a different kind of rivalry week and more for Week 13

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8:00 AM ET David M. Hale Close ESPN Staff Writer ACC reporter. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of the University of Delaware. Harry Lyles Jr. Mack Brown was standing on the sideline at Kenan Stadium in April 2019, watching his new North Carolina football team run through a spring scrimmage.......

Bama, Irish, Clemson, OSU lead first CFP rankings

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Alabama is ranked No. 1 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, followed by Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State, while BYU debuts at No. 14 despite a 9-0 start to its season. Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide are among four SEC teams appearing in the top-9 of the initial rankings,......

Auburn men’s hoops imposes postseason ban

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Auburn men’s basketball has self-imposed a postseason ban this season as part of the investigation into bribery charges brought against former assistant coach Chuck Person, the school announced Sunday. The athletic department, university administration and coach Bruce Pearl reached the decision, according to the statement, “in light of the ongoing......

Latest projections for every bowl game, including the College Football Playoff

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10:40 AM ET Kyle Bonagura Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Pac-12. Joined ESPN in 2014. Attended Washington State University. Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia As we inch closer to the first......

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