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April 13, 2021

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Sources: Titans great George to coach Tenn. St.

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1:33 PM ET Turron DavenportESPN Close Covered Eagles for USA Today Covered the Ravens for Baltimore Times Played college football at Cheyney University NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee State is naming Eddie George its new head football coach, sources told ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. George starred at running back for the Tennessee......

Sanders Still on Pace to Change Culture at Jackson State

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Wilton Jackson JACKSON, Miss. — Nearly four weeks ago, the Jackson State football team sat 3–0 for the first time since the 2011 season. In those games—a season-opening win against Edward Waters College, a thrilling victory against Grambling and a......

Hop on the Gus Bus! Coach Malzahn aims to make a champion out of UCF

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The billboards started popping up across Florida one month after Gus Malzahn arrived at UCF. His picture is on them, mid fist-pump, along with a big UCF logo and this message: “The future of college football is in Orlando.” The campaign extends into Georgia, too, a not-so-subtle......

Meet Camaron Cheeseman, elite long-snapper, aspiring dentist and NFL draft hopeful

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Back in 2018, No. 12 Michigan was holding on to a 13-7 lead over No. 15 Wisconsin during the first drive of the second half. The Wolverines were facing a fourth-and-6 from their own 44 and lined up to punt. As they got the kick away, a flag came out......

$50M suit alleges backlash to Miles allegations

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BATON ROUGE, La. — In a $50 million federal racketeering lawsuit, an LSU associate athletic director has accused university officials of retaliating against her for reporting racist remarks and inappropriate sexual behavior by former Tigers football coach Les Miles. Sharon Lewis’ lawsuit says she was denied pay raises and subjected......

Source: Fields gets 2nd pro day; 49ers expected

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Because of a scheduling conflict with another prominent pro day, San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan were unable to attend Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields‘ first pro day on March 30. Now, as Shanahan and Lynch hoped and expected, they will......

Ex-FSU WR Rudolph jailed on murder charge

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Former Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph has been arrested on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder with a firearm in Palm Beach County, Florida, according to the sheriff’s office. Sheriff’s officers responded to a double shooting early Wednesday morning in Lake Park, Florida. The Palm Beach County......

What we’re watching in spring football: Most impactful transfers and best QB battles

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One benefit of all the days blurring together during the pandemic is that it’s already time for spring football, other than the spring football they’re playing over in the FCS, where they’re actually playing real games. But the FBS fellas are back on the field after the strangest, most trying......

Associate AD Suing LSU After Miles Investigation

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Madeline Coleman Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser/USA Today Network Sharon Lewis, LSU’s associate athletic director of football recruiting and alumni relations, is filing a $50 million Title IX lawsuit against the school, according to state and federal lawsuits filed this week, first......

Orgeron Issues Statement About Guice, Won’t Testify

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Madeline Coleman Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports LSU’s Ed Orgeron released a statement on Tuesday in lieu of testifying before the Louisiana Senate Select Committee on Women and Children. In the written letter, the head football coach said ex-LSU star running back......

Orgeron: Guice’s alleged behavior ‘unacceptable’

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LSU coach Ed Orgeron said in written statement submitted to a Louisiana state Senate committee on Tuesday that he considered former running back Derrius Guice‘s alleged sexual harassment of Gloria Scott in 2017 “utterly unacceptable” but denied ever speaking to Scott directly about the matter. Orgeron’s statement contradicts some of......

Retiring Badgers AD Alvarez: It’s ‘been an honor’

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Wisconsin Badgers athletic director Barry Alvarez will retire from his post June 30, he announced Tuesday. Alvarez, 74, has led Wisconsin’s athletic department since 2004 and served as the Badgers’ football coach from 1990 to 2005, where he revived the program with three Big Ten championships and three Rose Bowl......

Ex-Miami HC Shannon joins rival FSU as analyst

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Florida State has hired former Miami Hurricanes head football coach Randy Shannon as a senior defensive analyst, the school announced Monday. Shannon, 55, spent the past three seasons as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at UCF but was not among the assistants Josh Heupel brought with him from UCF to......

ESPN on ESPN Crime: Kirk Herbstreit Blasts Dan Orlovsky

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1. But how do you really feel, Kirk Herbstreit? ESPN’s lead college football analyst, and former Ohio State quarterback, was not pleased with colleague Dan Orlovsky’s negative analysis of Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields. And he let the world know. In case you missed it, Orlovsky got in social media hot water......

From running game to receivers: What to watch in Clemson’s spring game

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There’s surprisingly little drama surrounding Clemson‘s spring game, which is probably a story in itself. Throughout the past six weeks, head coach Dabo Swinney has offered his usual effusive praise of position groups that looked shaky when we last saw the Tigers take the field in a 49-28 loss to......

FCS Week 7 viewers guide: Games and storylines to watch

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The road is getting a little bumpy for the 2021 spring FCS season. On the field, it continues to deliver. Last weekend alone, No. 3 Weber State gave up a go-ahead score to Northern Arizona with 17 seconds left, then completed a 50-yard Hail Mary as time expired. VMI moved......

McCoy Joined Texas Alumni in Push to Keep ‘Eyes of Texas’

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgwMDE5MjI2NDk1NDI3OTI4/colt-mccoy-texas.jpg Michael Shapiro Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy joined an alumni campaign to keep “The Eyes of Texas” as the university’s alma mater song, according to the Texas Tribune.  A fierce debate regarding the school song began in June 2020 when a group of Texas......

Ed Orgeron Asked to Testify Before State Senate Committee

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Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports A Louisiana state senate committee formally requested LSU coach Ed Orgeron to testify following Gloria Scott’s testimony that Orgeron knew Derrius Guice sexually harassed her. The hearing is scheduled for April 8, but the head coach has not responded, according to Sen. Regina Barrow. He has......

Can ACC keep up with SEC, Big Ten? New commissioner Jim Phillips faces a tall order

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Mar 31, 2021 Andrea Adelson Close ESPN Senior Writer ACC reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2010. Graduate of the University of Florida. David M. Hale Close ESPN Staff Writer ACC reporter. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of the University of Delaware. Since officially taking over as ACC commissioner last month, Jim......

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