Jacksonville Jaguars hire Urban Meyer as head coach

From Joseph Zucker of B/R: Urban Meyer is returning to the coaching ranks, but it won’t be at the college level.  On Thursday, the Jacksonville Jaguars announced they hired Meyer. It will be the 56-year-old’s first time as an NFL head coach: Meyer most recently coached at Ohio State, compiling an 83-9 record in seven years at the school. The Buckeyes were national champions in 2014 and claimed the Big Ten title on three occasions under his watch. Meyer announced ahead of the 2019 Rose Bowl he was stepping down, with Ryan…

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Alabama WR DeVonta Smith wins Heisman

From Alex Scarborough of ESPN: The nearly three-decade drought of wide receivers failing to win the Heisman Trophy ended when Alabama senior DeVonta Smith was presented the award during a virtual ceremony on Tuesday night. Smith is the third player from Alabama to claim college football’s most prestigious award and the first receiver to win it since Michigan‘s Desmond Howard in 1991. Smith beat out three other finalists, all of whom were quarterbacks: Alabama’s Mac Jones, Clemson‘s Trevor Lawrence and Florida‘s Kyle Trask. Smith leads the FBS in receptions (105), receiving yards (1,641) and receiving touchdowns (20). He’s dropped…

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Texas firing Tom Herman underscores hypocrisy of College Football Inc.

Texas firing Tom Herman is the latest example that the football beast must be fed ever-increasing amounts, even when college athletics is navigating a financial crisis. By Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated: A long time ago, way back in mid-December 2020, Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte issued a statement saying that Tom Herman is the coach of the Longhorns football program. As shows of support go, this was the bare minimum. Now we know why. What the statement didn’t say is that Herman would remain the coach of the Longhorns football…

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Postgame fight provides ugly end to the Armed Forces

from B/R: Tulsa and Mississippi State did not wish each other a happy New Year at the conclusion of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, which the Bulldogs won 28-26. Instead, a massive brawl broke out between the two teams: This is never what you want to see at the end of a game, especially when it’s the final note of a team’s season. There will surely be punishments and potentially future suspensions for the key figures in the brawl, with punches and kicks thrown by a number of individuals. …

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December 18, 2020 College Football upcoming matchups and stats

Upcoming Top 25 Matchups Friday December 18, 2020 Purdue v #7 Indiana Cancelled Ball State v  #23 Buffalo 7:30 ET Oregon v  #13 USC 8:00 ET Saturday December 19, 2020 #15 Northwestern  v #3 Ohio State 12:00 ET #5 Texas  v A&M Tennessee 12:00 ET #8 Iowa State v #12 Oklahoma 12:00 ET Vanderbilt  v #10 Georgia Cancelled #17 Louisiana v  #9 Coastal Carolina Cancelled #4 Clemson v #2 Notre Dame 4:00 ET Boise State v #25 San Jose State 4:15 ET Michigan v #18 Iowa. Cancelled #1 Alabama v #11 Florida 8:00 ET #20 Tulsa v #6 Cincinnati 8:00 ET Upcoming Bowl Games Saturday December…

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NCAA Football Weekly Recap

Who Got it Done Michael Carter (UNC vs. MIA):  24 rush, 308 yds, 2 TD Javonte Williams (UNC vs. MIA):  23 rush, 236 yds, 3 TD Dillon Stoner (OKST vs. BAY):  8 rec, 247 yds, 3 TD Grayson McCall (CCAR vs. TROY):  24/29, 338 yds, 3 TD; 1 rush TD Torrance Marable (CCAR vs. TROY):  20 rush, 120 yds, 3 tot TD Kyle Trask (FLA vs. LSU):  29/47, 474 yds, 2 TD; 2 rush TD Kedon Slovis (USC vs. UCLA):  30/47, 344 yds, 5 TD Dorian Thompson-Robinson (UCLA vs. USC): …

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Texas State football player shot and killed, two charged with murder

The young life of sophomore Texas State football player Khambrali Winters was tragically and needlessly cut short last week. According to KXAN out of San Marcos, TX two individuals Enalisa Briana Blackman, 20, and Michael Tyreek Ifeanacho, also aged 20, along with Winters were planning to purchase marijuana at the Lodge Ridge Apartments in San Marcos. According to police, Winters was shot in the chest during the deal and died at the scene. Officers responding to the scene discovered Winters’ boys and attempted to save his life, but unfortunately their…

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Alabama’s Nick Sabah reportedly tested positive for COVID-19

from ESPN.com: Alabama football coach Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID-19, team sources tell ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi. Saban was informed of the poisitive test by the training staff today. Saban left the football facility immediately. No. 2 Alabama plays No. 3 Georgia Saturday night.

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Multiple positive COVID-19 tests causes Saturday’s LSU v Florida game to be postponed

from ESPN.com: Saturday’s game between No. 10 Florida and LSU at “The Swamp” has been postponed after the Gators have seen a surge in positive COVID-19 tests this week, it was announced Wednesday. The game has tentatively been rescheduled for the SEC’s built-in bye week on Dec. 12, which is the week before the SEC championship. The SEC said on Twitter that the game was postponed after “positive tests & subsequent quarantine of individuals with the Florida FB program.” Florida has 18 positives among scholarship players and three walk-ons, athletic director Scott Stricklin said Wednesday. He…

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SEC will play conference-only schedule in 2020

from cbssports.com’s Adam Silverstein With college football schedules across the country in flux amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the SEC will announce Thursday afternoon that it will move to a 10-game, conference-only schedule for the 2020 season, according to AL.com and Sports Illustrated. The SEC will also push the start of its season to Saturday, Sept. 26, what was originally scheduled to be Week 4 of the 2020 campaign. It is unknown at this time how the SEC will fill out the additional two games of its conference-only schedule. League members traditionally play eight…

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