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    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson linebacker Mike Jones Jr. has entered the NCAA transfer portal, becoming the first player to be leaving the Tigers’ top 15 defense that was projected to have all 11 starters returning next season. A team spokesman said Monday the athletic department’s compliance office confirmed Jones had entered the NCAA transfer portal. Jones, a 6-0, 220-pound redshirt sophomore from Nashville, Tennessee, started seven games this season in helping the defense lead the Atlantic Coast Conference and finish 15th nationally with 326 yards allowed per game. “Clemson family has been the absolute best, I wouldn’t trade these last 3 years for the world,” Jones posted on social media. That group was expected to stay together into next season as several standouts like linebacker James Skalski, safety Nolan Turner and cornerback Derion Kendrick all chose to return for another college season. Skalski and Turner...
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado has worked out an arrangement to play Texas A&M at the home of the Denver Broncos on Sept. 11. The Buffaloes have frequently held football games inside Empower Field at Mile High as part of their Rocky Mountain Showdown with Colorado State. Texas A&M and Colorado are coming off notable 2020 seasons. The Aggies finished 9-1 and No. 4 in the AP Top 25 poll, while the Buffaloes went 4-2 during the first season under coach Karl Dorrell. The Aggies were set to host Colorado in College Station, Texas, during the 2020 season, only to have the game canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The schools agreed to a contract in 2015 that included a provision for the return game to be played in Denver or Boulder. Colorado leads the overall series against Texas A&M by a 6-3 margin, with all but one of those...
    Clemson football star Mike Jones has entered the dreaded transfer portal.Despite playing for the best program in the ACC, linebacker Mike Jones has entered the transfer portal after his sophomore season with the Clemson football team. Jones is a former four-star recruit who had 30 tackles and two interceptions for the Tigers last season when he started seven games. He was also a trusted leader off the field. With Jones reportedly leaving the Clemson program, this paves the way for Trenton Simpson to take over his starting spot at the SAM linebacker spot. Simpson is coming off a true freshman campaign with four sacks and 6.5 tackles for a los of yardage in 2020. With Mike Jones Jr., now in the portal, expect Trenton Simpson to be Clemsons starting SAM linebacker. As a true freshman in 2020, he had 6 1/2 TFLs and four sacks with increased playing time coming...
    Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Wolverines. (USA Today) A handful of traditional college football powers could be better than expected in 2021.Though there are only a few college football teams capable of winning the 2022 College Football Playoff, several blue-blood-caliber programs could be on the precipice of having a great year seemingly out of nowhere. We could look at examples from last season when it comes to exceeding expectations. Who saw the Northwestern Wildcats winning the Big Ten West, the Indiana Hoosiers becoming a top-15 staple or the Iowa State Cyclones winning the Fiesta Bowl? As we mentally prepare for the 2021 season ahead, look for any of the following five teams to be way better than expected this fall.College football teams that will overachieve in 2021 5 Michigan Wolverines Big Ten East An improved defensive staff may be the difference to getting back to relevancyThe Michigan Wolverines were so pathetic a season...
    New Yorks radical female and non-binary skateboarders -- in photos U.K. Mulls Tighter Borders; Mexico Leader Infected: Virus Update College football underclassmen who intend to enter 2021 NFL draft With the bowl season complete, premier college football players who have been in school for three or four seasons and still have eligibility remaining must weigh the positives and negatives of returning to continue their college careers or turning professional. NFL mock draft 1.0: Patriots find Tom Bradys replacement at quarterback USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next NFL divisional Sunday overreactions: Bradys not done yet, Brees on the other hand... USA TODAY SPORTS NFL divisional Saturday overreactions: No one is circling the wagons like Buffalo USA TODAY SPORTS LeRoy Butlers prediction for the Rams game USA TODAY SPORTS As a new NHL season begins,...
    Citizenship data is latest rollback of Trump census efforts Russia protests: Hundreds detained as rallies in support of Navalny sweep across Russia Report: Tennessee interested in Clemson OC Tony Elliott for HC position The Tennessee Volunteers are embarking on what could be a difficult coaching search, but they have reportedly identified one name of significant interest as they get it underway. © Ken Ruinard / staff-Imagn Content Services, LLC Elliott has been co-offensive coordinator at Clemson since 2015. According to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports, new Tennessee athletic director Danny White is very interested in Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott. One name we’re hearing that is high on the list for new Tennessee AD Danny White is Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott, whose offenses have been elite:https://t.co/wyRhpYtQtQ — Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 23, 2021 It’s not clear how interested Elliott would be in the job. The Tennessee program is...
    Georgia football head coach Kirby Smart honors the late Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron. Like many Georgia football fans, Kirby Smart is a card-carrying member of Braves Country. Smart grew up in Bainbridge and like any self-respecting Georgian, idolized Atlanta Braves icon Hank Aaron. “Hammerin’ Hank” passed away at the age of 86 on Friday morning. Smart shared a photograph of he and Aaron at a football camp. The Georgia head coach tweeted out this message as a part of his touching tribute to the greatest player in Braves franchise history. “I loved getting to spend some time with Hank Aaron a few years ago. He was a legend in every way! RIP.” Across the entire Southeast, and America for that matter, Aaron was an icon. I loved getting to spend some time with Hank Aaron a few years ago. He was a legend in every way! RIP pic.twitter.com/c56h79qJfj — Coach...
    The son of the rapper and songwriter received his first two scholarship offers.  Rick Ross is a rapper, songwriter and founder of the record label Maybach Music Group. We can now add the title of proud football dad to the list. Ross’ son, William Roberts, is a 2024 recruit out of Fort Lauderdale who played offensive tackle for St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Even though he’s unranked, considering he’s a freshman, he received scholarship offers from two top ACC schools. On Wednesday, Roberts revealed on Twitter that those programs were Miami and Syracuse. Beyond blessed to receive my first offer from the university of Miami????????????????#blessed @CoachHarriott @GarinJustice @CoachEHickson2 pic.twitter.com/xZGvpVrVfV — WilliamRoberts (@mmgbigbank) January 20, 2021 Beyond blessed to receive an offer from Syracuse University ????????#blessed @CoachHarriott @CoachNJ_Monroe @SyracuseU pic.twitter.com/brWk9KMR9q — WilliamRoberts (@mmgbigbank) January 21, 2021 Roberts get his first of likely many scholarship offers“Will’s size, strength and athleticism have...
    Coronavirus updates: Biden outlines COVID plan, requires masks on flights; Fauci feels liberated on Biden team Fauci unleashed: Doc takes liberating turn at center stage Alabama officially names Bill OBrien offensive coordinator Head football coach Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide are coming off yet another national title. They have also done the near impossible and upgraded at offensive coordinator with Bill O’Brien. © Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Bill O'Brien is landing on his feet with a new job as Bama's offensive coordinator. For the past couple of weeks, reports suggested that Alabama would hire the former Houston Texans head coach and general manager to replace Steve Sarkisian as offensive coordinator. That’s now come to fruition. Saban announced on Thursday, via the program’s official website: “We are pleased and happy to be able to add Bill O’Brien to our coaching staff. He has a wealth of experience as...
    Tennessee transfer Henry To’o To’o has heavy hitters among his top four. Henry To’o To’o has narrowed his list after entering the transfer portal Wednesday afternoon. His top four consists of Alabama, Michigan, USC and Georgia, according to 247Sports. To’o To’o was Tennessee’s best linebacker in his two seasons, recording 148 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, five pass breakups, 1.5 sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery in that span. He follows an exodus of players that have entered the portal since the end of the season, spiked recently by the firing of head coach Jeremy Pruitt. The former four-star linebacker became a 2019 SEC Freshman All-American named to the SEC All-Freshman Team by the coaches. What sticks out on film about To’o To’o is his speed and ability to shoot the gaps to take down the ball carrier. He’s excellent in run support and can rush the passer well....
    Tennessee Volunteers. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) You know who you are, but there are some college football fan bases who are living in the past. We all became college football fans for a reason, but sometimes you just have to let the past be the past. Whether your beloved alma mater cannot get the head coach right or the biggest, baddest bully in your conference got theirs right and there is nothing you can do about it, fan bases of teams longing for yesteryear are ever-present. Sure, their passion is unrivaled, but sometimes it can be channeled in a time that either pre-dates Twitter or maybe even the internet for all we know.These college football fans are stuck in the past 7 Florida State Seminoles ACC Atlantic It has been almost a decade since the Florida State Seminoles last won a national title. Jameis Winston was a redshirt freshman...
    Divisive policies and actions from Trump-era that Biden could decide to alter China sanctions Mike Pompeo and high-ranking Trump administration officials after Biden takes office QB1 star Tate Martell sends Twitter message as tease for next season Tate Martell finally tweeted this week after being silent on the social media service for months. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Martell opted out of the 2020 college football season in September after being suspended by Miami. Though he retweeted some messages, this was the first time he sent one in months. Martell seemed to explain his mentality. just had to get my mind right, that’s it.. pic.twitter.com/ckXp3tdefc — TATE MARTELL (@TheTateMartell) January 19, 2021 Now that Martell has presumably gotten his “mind right,” it seems like he may be ready for the 2021 college football season. Inside the U reported last week that Martell intends to return to the Hurricanes’ program....
    Inauguration sows doubt among QAnon conspiracy theorists Live updates: Inauguration underway as Biden, Harris near big moment Tennessee star players enter transfer portal after Jeremy Pruitt firing With Jeremy Pruitt fired and the potential for looming sanctions, the Tennessee football program is a huge mess right now. On Wednesday, it managed to get even messier thanks to some high-profile player departures. © Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports Tennessee running back Eric Gray is among the Vols players to enter the transfer portal. As summed up by al.com’s Matt Zenitz, the Volunteers lost four starters to the transfer portal: linebackers Henry To’o To’o and Quavaris Crouch, running back Eric Gray, and offensive lineman Jahmir Johnson. These are not insignificant departures. To’o To’o was the quarterback of the defense, led the team in tackles with 68 tackles, 7.5 of them for a loss. Crouch was a five-star recruit who was the team’s...
    Clare Crawley, Dale Moss End Engagement: Signs They Were Headed for a Split A master limited partnership is a venture that trades like a public company but offers the rich returns and tax breaks of a private investment Tennessee students hilariously troll football team over McDonald’s bags scandal The Tennessee football team is facing serious penalties stemming from an investigation into recruiting violations, and it does not appear the school’s student body feels any sympathy for the program. © Caitlyn Jordan/News Sentinel, Knoxville News Sentinel via Imagn Content Services, LLC The Rock on the University of Tennessee campus The iconic “Rock” on the University of Tennessee campus featured some classic McDonald’s artwork on Wednesday. Someone painted a Happy Meal and the McDonald’s slogan “I’m Lovin’ It” on the giant boulder. Check it out: pic.twitter.com/AsvDKHs6k0 — RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) January 20, 2021 If you don’t get the reference, you must...
    Seemingly out of nowhere, a report states that Kirby Smart has added former South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp to his staff. Who saw this news coming? After being fired by the South Carolina Gamecocks in November, Will Muschamp began the search for a new job. Well, it’s looking like the veteran coach has landed back at his alma mater. Per a report, Muschamp is in Athens and has joined Kirby Smart’s staff with the Georgia Bulldogs. While it hasn’t been made clear what Muschamp’s role with the team is, he’s been spotted on campus throughout the week entering the team’s football facility. Holy smokes.Will Muschamp has finally made his way home to the Georgia BulldogsThis is a homecoming for Muschamp, as he used to be a standout safety for the team. He walked on in 1991 and then was a team captain his senior year in 1994. His son...
    Todd Gurley and Johnny Manziel recently had some jokes about taking money while in college. Dan Patrick dropped an incredible report Tuesday about how Tennessee recruits were being handed McDonald’s bags full of cash. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Source: Tennessee #Vols got sloppy with recruiting. They were handing recruits cash in McDonald’s bags when they visited campus. Also a name to look out for to fill the Head Coaching vacancy: Jason Witten pic.twitter.com/HKDd02rldz — Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) January 19, 2021 Naturally, that led to some comedy. In response to a tweet from Mike Davis about not being paid, Todd Gurley tweeted, “Should’ve sign some memorabilia.” The Texas A&M Heisman winner simply responded to Gurley with, “Facts.” Should’ve sign some memorabilia ???? https://t.co/E6yuNuKWCA — Todd Gurley II (@TG3II) January 19, 2021 Facts — Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) January 20, 2021 ...
    Dozens of outstanding college football players have declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.With the 2020 college football season firmly in the rearview mirror, many of the sports’ top prospects have declared for the 2021 NFL Draft. Because this past season did not count towards one’s eligibility, many star players precious declarations were a bit more premeditated. Though some took advantage of having that extra year of eligibility to get better on campus, others believed this past season was what it took to get them ready for the next level. Naturally, some teams will have to adjust after losing key players. Overall, some of the departures came as no surprise whatsoever. Plenty of college players declare early every year. Unfortunately, it does not always pan out for them. For every Penei Sewell or a Ja’Marr Chase, you will have a horror story about a guy who should have stayed and benefited from one more...
    Dabo Swinney, Clemson Tigers. (Mandatory Credit: Russell Costanza-USA TODAY Sports) The Clemson football team faces some tough questions heading into the 2021 offseason.Dabo Swinney‘s Clemson football team is the best in the ACC, but that does not mean they do not have questions to answer this offseason. Clemson may have won its conference six years in a row, making the College Football Playoff every single time. However, the Tigers have not won a national championship in three seasons and have only won one in the last four. That would be a remarkable benchmark for most programs, but Clemson is not most programs. If they want to remain a dynasty, they need to win it all in 2021. Overall, Clemson will again be one of the four best teams in the land, as the Tigers have not been challenged by anyone in the ACC for any extended stretch in the last...
    Bachelor in Paradises Tanner Tolbert Gives Son Brooks a Mullet for His First Haircut Keystone XL May Be Sold for Scrap If Biden Moves to Kill It Tennessee fans make clear their preference for Vols’ next head coach Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Tennessee is looking for a new head football coach. And their fans apparently have a preference. © Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports Hugh Freeze has proven he can coach — and win in the SEC. Tennessee on Monday announced that head football coach Jeremy Pruitt was fired. Philip Fulmer is also stepping down as athletic director. The Vols will need to hire a new athletic director, who will then hire a new head coach. So who do some Vols fans want as the next head coach? The Rock in Knoxville, which is a campus landmark, said Monday “Freeze Please.” The Rock at Tennessee currently says...
    USC football legend Jon Arnett died over the weekend at the age of 85.  There have been several notable deaths in the sports world so far in 2021 and sadly, there is another to report. USC Trojans legend Jon Arnett died over the weekend at the age of 85. The school’s Twitter account announced the news Monday night. #FightOnForever, Jon Arnett. The Hall of Fame halfback, known as “Jaguar Jon,” was one of USC’s greatest running backs before starring with the @RamsNFL. Arnett died on Saturday at the age of 85. pic.twitter.com/eJbISpEIRG — USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) January 18, 2021 Remembering the career of Jon ArnettArnett played with the Trojans from 1954-1956 and was finally inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001. The Los Angeles native had 24 rushing touchdowns in his college career to go along with his 1,898 yards. His play in college led to...
    Billie Eilish shares cheeky snap with her brothers girlfriend Claudia Things every retiree should toss in 2021 Quinnen Williams has extremely high praise for Nick Saban Former Alabama defensive star Quinnen Williams offered extremely high praise for Nick Saban. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Nick Saban is arguably the greatest coach of all time. Williams was a star for the Crimson Tide in 2018 and 2019 before heading to the NFL, where he became the No. 3 overall pick by the Jets. After seeing Saban win his seventh national championship (sixth with Alabama), Williams called Saban the best coach ever. “I think he’s the greatest coach of all time,” Williams told TMZ Sports. “His resume speaks for itself.” Saban has earned the title as greatest college football coach in history. And he is in the conversation for greatest coach of all time, along with people such as John...
    Next1 of 30Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse DeVonta Smith, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports) Ranking the best college football wide receivers of the 21st century, including Heisman Trophy winner, DeVonta Smith who is the first receiver to win since 1991. The wide receiver is not the star player in college like it is in the NFL. For every Randy Moss and Terrell Owens stealing headlines, there is a Reggie Bush and Adrian Peterson cutting defenses at the ankles and making plays on the field. Quarterbacks get a lot of the hype for a passing attack in college football, but obviously, that doesn’t mean some of the best players to ever grace the football field aren’t at wideout. Related Story: 30 best college football quarterbacks of the 21st century The conversation gained steam this season after Alabama’s DeVonta Smith won the Heisman Trophy....
    Wisconsin will open the 2021 football season in Madison against Penn State. Just out of pure curiosity, I looked up our 2021 schedule to get an idea of what Paul Chryst needs to prepare for, and I saw the Nittany Lions will be ready and waiting September 4 at Camp Randall. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) I love the fact that the Badgers going to open the season against PSU. I absolutely love it. Both teams had horrible 2020 campaigns, but they’re historic teams with great fan bases.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Wisconsin Football (@badgerfootball) If you honestly think PSU and Wisconsin will both be down again next season, then you simply have no idea what you’re talking about. The 2020 seasons were the exception to the rule for both teams, especially PSU.   View...
    Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller, who became the first woman to play and score a point in a Power Five game, will participate in the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden. Sarah Fuller’s college football story will continue thanks to an invite from Joe Biden to the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20. The kicker who stepped in for Vanderbilt and became the first woman to play in a Power Five football game announced the invite on Twitter on Sunday.Sarah Fuller will see history made on Wednesday“It’s an honor to be invited to participate in one of America’s greatest traditions. This historic inauguration is especially meaningful for American women and girls. The glass ceilings are breaking and it is the time to #LeadLikeAWoman,” Fuller wrote. It’s an honor to be invited to participate in one of America’s greatest traditions. This historic inauguration is especially meaningful for American women and girls. The glass ceilings...
    Sarah Fuller, who became the first female to play and score a point in a Power 5 college football game this season, will add another highlight to her resume on Wednesday. On Sunday, the former Vanderbilt kicker announced on Twitter that she is participating in Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration. She reportedly taped a video for the inauguration last week at Vanderbilt’s football stadium. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "It’s an honor to be invited to participate in one of America’s greatest traditions," Fuller wrote. "This historic inauguration is especially meaningful for American women and girls. The glass ceilings are breaking and it is the time to #LeadLikeAWoman." VANDERBILT'S SARAH FULLER WILL CONTINUE COLLEGIATE SOCCER CAREER AT NEW SCHOOL Fuller, who is the starting goalkeeper for the Vanderbilt women’s soccer team, was asked to kick for the football team after COVID-19 made its way through some of the special teams...
    Former Auburn defensive end Big Kat Bryant is set to reunite with an old coach after picking Tennessee as his transfer destination. Former four-star defensive end and Auburn starter Big Kat Bryant has decided on a new home thanks to a familiar face. As a junior, he had 1.5 sacks and nine hurries with two pass breakups. Statistically, his best season was in 2018 with 3.5 sacks as a backup. He was an SEC All-Freshman selection in 2017. Next: College football rankings: Way-too-early Top 25 For more NCAA football news, analysis, opinion and unique coverage by FanSided, including Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff rankings, be sure to bookmark these pages.
    Look for these five players to break out these five college football blue-bloods in 2021.With the 2020 college football season firmly in the books, we turn our attention ahead to 2021. While we have an idea about who the five best teams will be entering next season, we are always intrigued by the potential breakout stars of these collegiate juggernauts. Again, this always comes back to recruitment. SEC powerhouses, along with the Clemson Tigers, the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Oklahoma Sooners just recruit at a level unlike the rest of college football. This is why these handful of teams routinely play in conference championships and end up making the College Football Playoff. Look for these breakout candidates to become 2021 stars. These players are poised to shine in 2021 ????✨ pic.twitter.com/B6oEy82f0j — ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) January 16, 2021 Breakout out candidates from top five college football teams 5 Zach...
    Former Tennessee football player Wanya Morris has narrowed it down to three transfer spots.After spending two years with the Tennessee football program, offensive lineman Wanya Morris has announced what three teams he could end up transferring to ahead of the 2021 campaign. The former five-star from the 2019 recruiting cycle plans to play the rest of his college ball west of the Mississippi River. His’ three transfer finalists are the Oklahoma Sooners, the Texas A&M Aggies and the USC Trojans. After starting the bulk of the last two seasons for the Vols, Morris will be an immediate help for whichever program he chooses. Top 3…respect my decision ???????????? pic.twitter.com/3Ry0vbkVlQ — •K I N G???? (@wanyamorris64) January 16, 2021 Where will Wanya Morris end up transferring to in 2021?247Sports has Texas A&M the favorite to land Morris, followed by Oklahoma at a distant second and USC in third. Regardless of where Morris...
    Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay tease Law & Order: SVU reunion with on-set photos Divorcing During the Pandemic? Here’s How To Safely (and Cheaply) Break It Off Will there be exodus of college coaches to NFL? A growing number of college coaches have made the jump to the NFL in recent years, and there is some belief this might be the beginning of a trend. © Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Urban Meyer is the latest former college coach to jump to the NFL, and he might help inspire other coaches to go to the pros. Urban Meyer’s decision to jump to the NFL instead of pursuing another college job is a major talking point. In addition, the Carolina Panthers hired head coach Matt Rhule from Baylor, while Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury landed that job immediately after departing Texas Tech. Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports spoke to a veteran...
    It’s day 308 of the war against coronavirus, and we’re on an absolute roll. Earlier this week, we successfully played the college football national title game after being told pretty much since March that it was impossible to do. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Started the weekend on Fox News talking about the incredible success of the college football season. When we were told the season had to be canceled, millions of fans rose up and saved football. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/HKYfLJOdnF — David Hookstead (@dhookstead) January 9, 2021 We were told that there was no way in hell football could happen during the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of listening to the idiots pushing fear porn, college football teams around America went to work, and we capped off the season with Alabama beating Ohio State.   View this post on Instagram   A post...
    Spike Lee Eyes Future During American Cinematheque Tribute: “I Got Some More Joints to Make” 37 jobs that can withstand a recession Harbaughs Contract Extension Is College Football Rarity: Deal That Makes Sense After weeks of waiting, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and athletic director Warde Manuel finally agreed to extend Harbaugh's contract through 2025.  © Justin Casterline/Getty Images Jim Harbaugh There are no polls tracking fan reaction, but it's clear Michigan fans don't feel the same way they did six years ago, when Harbaugh surprised the sporting world by returning to coach his alma mater.  Back then, fans received Harbaugh as the savior who would return the Wolverines to the promised land, and he started delivering immediately. His first Michigan team won 10 games, twice as many as the year before, portending great things to come. Off the field, Harbaugh's players were even better. They consistently finished in...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State quarterback Bailey Hockman plans to play at Middle Tennessee as a graduate transfer. Hockman announced he has committed to the Blue Raiders in a social-media post Thursday, about a week after announcing he would leave the Wolfpack. The redshirt junior and former Florida State transfer started nine games for N.C. State, helping the Wolfpack to eight wins and an appearance in the Gator Bowl. He threw for 1,820 yards and 12 touchdowns, starting the first two games before Devin Leary took over after being sidelined for much of preseason camp due to COVID-19 protocols. But Leary went down to a season-ending leg injury against Duke on Oct. 17, and Hockman started the final six games. ___ More AP college football: http://apnews.com/hub/college-football and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25 Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Wisconsin pharmacist accused of spoiling Covid-19 vaccine has license suspended How to watch NASA fire up its massive SLS moon rocket on Saturday It appears Urban Meyers messy, controversial legacy wont be enough to deter the desperate Jaguars The Jacksonville Jaguars and coach Urban Meyer are on the verge of a contract that makes him the next head coach, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. © Provided by For The Win Meyer has been in the mix for the job, even before the team fired coach Doug Marone this month. Though Meyer had interest from the University of Texas, he passed on that opportunity, apparently in an effort to get an NFL job, his first head coaching job in the pros after decades of success in college. (He’s been a television analyst over the past two years). If we were able to compartmentalize and think only about football, this move would...
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    The majority of college football coaches apparently are down with the playoff adding more teams. According to 247Sports, AFCA executive director Todd Berry said coaches “overwhelmingly support” playoff expansion during a talk at the AFCA Virtual Convention earlier in the week. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Alabama Football (@alabamafbl) Berry didn’t specify which programs and coaches support the move, but did add, “We didn’t get into the detail other than the fact that currently we feel like for both opportunity and for fairness across the board.”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Alabama Football (@alabamafbl) As I’ve said many times before, the playoff is going to expand. It’s going to happen. It’s not a matter of if. It’s a matter of when. If anything,...
    Some rural hospitals in Texas have yet to receive a single Covid-19 vaccine dose, hospital group says Less lethal police weapons tied to serious injuries during George Floyd protests, researchers say Alabamas three offensive stars headline USA TODAY Sports college football all-bowl team After closing the books on this season with a 52-24 win against Ohio State in the College Football Playoff national championship, Alabama's biggest names are the stars on USA TODAY Sports' 2020-21 all-bowl team. Alabama reasserts itself as king of college football, dismantle Ohio State for national title The Record, Bergen County See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Alabamas Nick Saban wins 2020 Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year Award WVTM 13 Birmingham Lutes and Loggers excited to be back on the gridiron after pandemic delays KING-TV Seattle Hall of Famer Butch Beard...
    Expanded conference schedules in college football might be the new normal going forward. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, several conferences played games only against league opponents during the 2020. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) It was awesome, and fans loved it. Instead of beating up on directional schools, every game was against a solid team. Now, it sounds like expanded conferences schedules are here to stay.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Wisconsin Football (@badgerfootball) An unnamed P5 athletic director told Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel, “Playing more conferences games is suddenly a viable option. Playing more Power Five games is going to be the goal of every Power Five league in the country. We need to play more Power Five games [to keep the] fans.”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Wisconsin...
    Sometimes it’s the team that didn’t win it all that we remember most. This year marks the 23rd season since the BCS era began in 1998, a system that eventually gave way to the College Football Playoff, but still left us with several teams more remembered for the fact they didn’t win the national title. Ohio State became the latest team to lose the College Football Playoff championship in Monday’s 52-24 loss to Alabama, but Clemson did not make this list. Ohio State did based on our criteria of picking one team per season that didn’t win it all. Is that debatable? Absolutely given the controversy that surrounded the Buckeyes’ 29-23 loss to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl.  We’re sticking with our choice, and Ohio State joins a list of could-have-been-champions.  MORE: SN Preason Top 25 for 2021 We did the same exercise for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in March. So,...
    40 Actresses Over 40 Who Are Still Conquering Hollywood (Photos) Strategies for Success You Can Learn From Amazon’s Jeff Bezos After college footballs most trying season ever, what did we learn? Seismic change is coming MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The crimson confetti fluttering through the still South Florida sky on Monday night represented both a celebration and an exhale. Through constant disruption, considerable risk and unprecedented circumstances, the 2020 college football season was completed with a relatively drama-less College Football Playoff title game. Alabama’s victory over Ohio State marked both the end of the season and a shift of focus to a continuing period of seismic change for both college football and college athletics. There’s little doubt that college sports leaders will label 2020 as a success through adversity. But what’s much more compelling is how the pandemic-induced financial crunch and desperation for revenue will fundamentally change both...
    Coronavirus doomsayers slammed college football for moving ahead with the season, with one “expert” even claiming that up to seven would die by the end of the season. However, the reality is the season ended without even one coronavirus death. University of Illinois computer science professor Dr. Sheldon Jacobson was one of those coronavirus scolds who rang the alarm bells the loudest with his prediction that up to seven people would die from the virus if college football continued. “I guarantee someone is going to die,” Jacobson told CBS Sports in June. Jacobson also predicted many more would end up hospitalized thanks to the decision to keep playing. “A few of them could end up in the hospital, and you’ll have a small number who could die,” Jacobson exclaimed. “I don’t want to sugar coat it for you. I just want to give you the facts. … If everybody comes...
    Steve Sarkisian was introduced as the next Texas football head coach on Tuesday afternoon.After five long years as a college football and NFL assistant coach, Steve Sarkisian is now officially the head coach of the Texas Longhorns. Texas football fans have had to endure a decade-plus full of heartache and dysfunction from the Longhorns. Not since losing the national title back in the 2009 college season has Texas been one of the better teams in the country. By hiring away the offensive coordinator for the national championship Alabama Crimson Tide in Sarkisian, Texas hopes to change its fortunes fast. What are the biggest takeaways in your opinion from Sarkisian’s intro presser at Texas? Next: College football rankings: Way-too-early Top 25 For more NCAA football news, analysis, opinion and unique coverage by FanSided, including Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff rankings, be sure to bookmark these pages.
    Justin Fields will not blame his bad performance in the national title bout on an injury.Ohio State football star quarterback Justin Fields may have dealt with a hip pointer during Monday night’s National Championship game, but he did not let that serve as any excuse for his poor performance. “At the end of the day I was able to play and we didn’t get the job done,” said Fields. “So I don’t think my injury had an effect. I mean, of course I could’ve been healthier, but I was healthy enough, and I was able to be out there. We just weren’t able to get the job done.” Justin Fields’ last game in Ohio State uniform was a dudWith Fields expected to turn pro after his true junior season in Columbus, he played arguably the worst game of his Ohio State career on Monday night. Fields completed only 17-of-33 passes...
    Nick Saban letting Landon Dickerson take one last snap was such an emotional moment.There was no way injured Alabama center Landon Dickerson would play another down for Crimson Tide, but his head coach Nick Saban gave the Rimington Trophy winner an unforgettable moment of a lifetime. Dickerson blew his knee out in the Crimson Tide’s Rose Bowl victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on New Year’s Day. Despite being one of the best offensive lineman in the country, that looked to be it for the redshirt senior graduate transfer from Florida State. However, Saban let him take the final snap in the victory formation as Alabama won the 2021 National Championship. What a moment ???? After injuring his knee in the SEC Championship game, @Landon_2012 gets his National Championship moment. pic.twitter.com/lx5ZO04wlU — SEC Network (@SECNetwork) January 12, 2021 Landon Dickerson starred on one of the greatest college offenses to...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer can’t look at his phone these days without worrying if it’s bad news. Player transfers, de-commitment by recruits and offensive assistants Beamer hired opting to leave for a Southeastern Conference rival is not the smooth transition the first-time head coach had hoped he would enjoy. “When I got hired, I didn’t want to lose anyone,” Beamer said, before adding, “that’s just part of it.” Still, it’s not easy to endure even for a team that’s gone 6-16 the past two seasons and fired previous coach Will Muschamp with three games remaining last November. The team’s leading tackler, linebacker Ernest Jones, declared for the NFL draft. Second-leading tackler defensive back Jammie Robinson and lineman Kier Thomas, second on the team with three sacks, are both transferring to Florida State. Quarterbacks Collin Hill and Ryan Hilinski, who combined...
    Alabama football head coach Nick Saban shed a few tears after winning his seventh national championship, a rare moment of emotion from the Crimson Tide leader. Alabama head football coach Nick Saban cemented his name as perhaps the greatest head coach in college football history on Monday night as his top-ranked Crimson Tide knocked off the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes in the College Football National Championship game, 52-24, in Miami, Fla. After such a tumultuous and bizarre 2020 college football season, Saban’s squad was able to overcome multiple hardships to make sure his team was at its best amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Saban’s deep appreciation for what his team accomplished in 2020 was clearly visible as the confetti spilled down from the rooftop of Hard Rock Stadium during the postgame ceremony.Nick Saban couldn’t stop from crying after winning another national titleNick Saban soaking in the moment #NationalChampionship pic.twitter.com/2Z8ymlL4jm —...
    Michigan plans to charge ex-Gov. Snyder in Flint water probe Totally appropriate: Trump shows no remorse over role in Capitol attack Breaking down early odds on next seasons College Football Playoff The Alabama Crimson Tide overwhelmed the Ohio State Buckeyes 52-24 to win yet another national championship under coach Nick Saban in the College Football Playoff finale on Monday night, and to the surprise of very few, Bama is favored to repeat. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban and offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood (70) celebrates with the CFP National Championship trophy after beating the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. With all the quarterbacks for those teams bound for the 2021 NFL Draft, including probable No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence, the national title picture still looks largely the same on the NCAA football gridiron in...
    Nick Saban and Bill Belichick are the best football coaches of all time, but who is the best? Alabama head coach Nick Saban and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick are the architects of two of football’s latest dynasties. After defeating Ohio State, Saban captured his illustrious seventh national title. Meanwhile, his friend and former boss with the Cleveland Browns, Belichick, has won six Super Bowls with the Patriots. The ultimate decider may be that Saban is a Belichick disciple, but the student has shown he can win with a constant turnover of players while Belichick has yet to prove he can win without Brady. That means Saban has produced the greater dynasty. Next: College football rankings: Way-too-early Top 25 For more NCAA football news, analysis, opinion and unique coverage by FanSided, including Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff rankings, be sure to bookmark these pages.
    Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is likely on his way to the NFL. Who will lead the Buckeyes in 2021 as his replacement? Justin Fields probably played his final game for Ohio State on Monday when his Buckeyes were thoroughly bested by Alabama in the CFP National Championship Game. Either way, Ohio State shouldn’t want for quarterback production for a long time. They’re absolutely loaded. Next: Ranking every College Football Playoff team of all time For more NCAA football news, analysis, opinion and unique coverage by FanSided, including Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff rankings, be sure to bookmark these pages.
    In the final AP Top 25 of the college football season, Alabama finishes at No.1 while Texas A&M is ahead of Notre Dame in the college football rankings. Alabama tops the final AP Top 25 of the 2020 college football season after beating Ohio State in the National Championship Game. The Crimson Tide were the unanimous No. 1 team in the nation for the better part of the second half of the season and left no doubt with a pair of dominating performances against Notre Dame and Ohio State in the College Football Playoff who the top program is in the nation. Ohio State finished No. 2 in the AP Top 25 after falling in the National Championship Game. It was a season that wasn’t even supposed to happen after the Big Ten initially canceled the season. And to get to the playoff when many, including Dabo Swinney, didn’t think...
    Wisconsin has okay odds to win the 2021 college football championship. The 2021 odds from BetOnline.ag are out, and Wisconsin is at 50/1 to win the title next season. Alabama is at the top of the list at 7/2. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) You can check out the entire odds in the tweet below. Early odds from @betonline_ag on the 2021 national champion. pic.twitter.com/EtxI3Gw4QG — Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) January 12, 2021 What do I think about being at 50/1 to win the title next season? Well, right now, I don’t think it means much. We just wrapped up the season. There’s still a lot of  time left before things will start shaping up for the 2021 campaign.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jake Ferguson (@jakeferg84) Having said that, I do know that I’m very...
    Ladies and gentlemen, we made it to the end of the college football season, and the predictions about players dying turned out to be completely wrong. Despite all the hysteria and fear, there wasn’t a single player who went down because of coronavirus. I can’t stress this enough, the fear porn failed. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Started the weekend on Fox News talking about the incredible success of the college football season. When we were told the season had to be canceled, millions of fans rose up and saved football. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/HKYfLJOdnF — David Hookstead (@dhookstead) January 9, 2021 Specifically, let’s take a look back to June. In June, CBS Sports published a piece where Dr. Sheldon Jacobson claimed multiple players would die if the FBS season happened. “A few of them could end up in the hospital, and you’ll...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the College Football Playoff, a four-team seeded postseason format which began for the 2014 season and replaced the Bowl Championship Series (BCS). January 11, 2021 - The Alabama Crimson Tide defeat the Ohio State Buckeyes 52-24 in the College Football Playoff National Championship at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.January 13, 2020 - The Louisiana State University Tigers defeat the Clemson Tigers 42-25 in the College Football Playoff National Championship at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.Other FactsThe 13-member selection committee selects and seeds the four playoff teams. (Number 1 will play Number 4; Number 2 will play Number 3).Read MoreThe two winning teams of the semifinal games advance to the title game, which determines the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football national champion.This replaces the heavily criticized BCS postseason system, which ran from the 1998-2013 seasons and was often accused of unfairness...
    Mac Jones is ready to call the Alabama Crimson Tide the best college football team ever after their National Championship Game victory over Ohio State. On the biggest stage of his life, quarterback Mac Jones delivered for the Alabama Crimson Tide. After a tumultuous year of playing football in the midst of COVID-19, the redshirt junior signal-caller stepped under center for another 60 minutes and put forth a masterpiece that led Nick Saban’s team to their sixth National Championship under his watch, beating Ohio State handily, 52-24. Every phase of the game was dominated by the Crimson Tide. Jones threw for 464 yards and five touchdowns, Devonta Smith set records despite being limited to only one half, Najee Harris found the end zone three times and the defense suffocated electric Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields. But dominance was nothing new for Jones and Alabama this season. They quickly emerged as the...
    The end of the college football season began with a scene that would have looked bizarre 12 months ago — and will likely appear just as strange looking back years from now — but seemed entirely unremarkable Monday night. Alabama coach Nick Saban and Ohio State coach Ryan Day met on the field during pregame warmups with their faces covered by protective black masks. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM From start to finish, the specter of COVID-19 loomed large over the 2020 college football season and the national championship game was no exception. Along with masks for almost everyone except the players, there were lots of empty seats — around 50,000 — for the College Football Playoff showdown. The game, played in the Miami Dolphins’ stadium, drew the sort of turnout typically found in the fourth quarter of an NFL preseason game. For sports fans, the odd atmosphere has...
    No. 1 Alabama beat No. 3 Ohio State 52-24 in the College Football Playoff championship game Monday. The Crimson Tide blew the game open with a 28-point second quarter and a record-setting performance from DeVonta Smith, who finished with 12 catches for 215 yards and three touchdowns — in the first half. An injury caused him to miss the third and fourth quarters, but the Tide didn’t need him to finish the game. First-team All-Americans Mac Jones and Najee Harris also contributed to the blowout. Jones finished with a CFP championship-record 464 passing yards and five touchdowns. Harris added 158 all-purpose yards and four total touchdowns. Alabama totaled a record 621 yards. Tide coach Nick Saban won his sixth national championship with Alabama and seventh overall, which breaks the record of six set by legendary coach Bear Bryant. MORE: Crimson Tide dominant in win over Ohio State Here are...
    Capitol mob members could face more serious charges, prison time, as investigation unfolds US officials ramp up security plans before Biden inauguration Alabama, Georgia lead the way in early look at the Top 25 for the 2021 college football season The book has closed on the memorable 2020 season that saw highs and lows along with plenty of uncertainty. Alabama reasserts itself as king of college football, dismantle Ohio State for national title The Record, Bergen County See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Despite Warning From Mayor, Alabama Fans Pack Tuscaloosa Streets to Celebrate Football Title Storyful Nick Saban’s Alabama program cements legacy as greatest ever SMG Alabama reasserts itself as king of college football, dismantles Ohio State for national title USA TODAY Des Moines food pantry served sees record need through the pandemic. WOI...
    (CNN)The Presidential Inaugural Committee has announced the theme of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration: "America United." Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. Capitol riot The FBI has warned that "armed protests" are being planned at all 50 state capitols and the US Capitol leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next Wednesday. And two US Capitol police officers have been suspended and at least 10 others are being investigated for behavior during last week's riot. Meantime, House Democrats plan first to vote this evening on a resolution urging VP Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from power, then vote tomorrow on an article of impeachment charging Trump with "incitement of insurrection." But let's get something straight: Impeachment itself would...
    MIAMI GARDENS, Florida -- DeVonta Smith was uncoverable, Najee Harris unstoppable and Mac Jones impeccable. With a performance that was both surgical and explosive, No. 1 Alabama won the College Football Playoff national championship game 52-24 against No. 3 Ohio State on Monday night.The final game of a college football season in a pandemic, a season that was uncertain to be played in the summer and filled with disruptions in the fall, ended in the most predictable fashion: Alabama (13-0) as national champion for the sixth time in the last 12 years under coach Nick Saban.For Saban, it was career title No. 7 overall, breaking a tie with Alabama great Paul "Bear" Bryant for the most by a major college coach."To me this is the ultimate team," Saban said. "There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we've ever had. They've had to overcome and to...
    US reports over 200K new Covid-19 cases every single day for a week straight Egypt denies oxygen crisis as Covid-19 ward videos allege shortage AP Top 25 poll: Texas A&M finishes at No. 4 over Notre Dame in final college football rankings Following a 52-24 win over Ohio State in the College Football Playoff National Championship, it's no surprise that Alabama will finish the 2020 season as the unanimous No. 1 team in the final AP Top 25 poll. Which team finished No. 4 may be more of a surprise.  © Provided by CBS Sports Texas A&M felt strongly it should have been in this year's playoff. While the Aggies were passed over in favor of Notre Dame, they will finish fourth in the AP top 25. Coming off an Orange Bowl victory over North Carolina, Texas A&M (9-1) finishes with its highest end-of-season ranking since 1939 when that...
    And then, it was over. The 2020 college football season — one of the most bizarre in the history of the sport — ended with a 52-24 victory by top-ranked Alabama over No. 3 Ohio State in the College Football Playoff championship. With that, the Tide finished as the only undefeated team of the season, secured Nick Saban’s sixth title at Alabama and seventh overall and staked a claim as one of the best teams to ever play. The Buckeyes, despite their beating, finished as the No. 2 team in the country on the strength of their 49-28 destruction of Clemson in the Sugar Bowl semifinal. The Tigers, meanwhile, finished as the No. 3 team in the country in the final Associated Press Top 25. But not all of the four teams that made up the College Football Playoff field are in the top four at the end of the season, at...
    More On: college football playoff This version of Justin Fields wasn’t enough DeVonta Smith presents Jets with draft dilemma Alabama wins national championship in total domination Trio of elite programs will continue to dominate college football At best, Mac Jones was supposed to be a placeholder. Top prospect Bryce Young was the quarterback everyone around Alabama was excited about. Jones was merely the former backup few people had expectations for. As it turned out, he shocked everyone, leading the Crimson Tide to an undefeated season and national championship. “It just goes to show that anything is possible,” Jones said after No. 1 Alabama’s 52-24 thumping of third-seeded Ohio State at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. “When you put your mind to something, believe in your teammates and coaches, you can get things done.” Jones finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting and capped a memorable junior year...
    Miami Gardens, Florida — DeVonta Smith was uncoverable, Najee Harris unstoppable and Mac Jones impeccable. With a performance that was both surgical and explosive, No. 1 Alabama won the College Football Playoff national championship game, 52-24, against No. 3 Ohio State on Monday night. The final game of a college football season in a pandemic, a season that was uncertain to be played in the summer and filled with disruptions in the fall, ended in the most predictable fashion: Alabama (13-0) as national champion for the sixth time in the last 12 years under coach Nick Saban. For Saban, it was career title No. 7 overall, breaking a tie with Alabama great Paul "Bear" Bryant for the most by a major college coach. "To me this is the ultimate team," Saban said. "There is more togetherness on this team than on almost any team we've ever had. They've...
    More On: college football playoff DeVonta Smith presents Jets with draft dilemma Alabama wins national championship in total domination Trio of elite programs will continue to dominate college football How to watch the National Championship Game between Ohio State and Alabama The Clemson version of Justin Fields needed to show up Monday night to give Ohio State a chance. That player, however, was nowhere to be found at Hard Rock Stadium. Instead, it was the inconsistent, at times off-target Fields who was so up and down late in the regular season who was under center. “We definitely wanted a different outcome, but I’m definitely going to miss everybody,” he said after the third-seeded Buckeyes’ ugly 52-24 loss to No. 1 Alabama in the national championship game, referring to what was almost certainly his last college game. In fairness to Fields, even his best may not have been enough considering...
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Alabama finished No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the 11th time on Monday night, extending its record by finishing with the program’s first perfect season since 2009. The Crimson Tide was a unanimous No. 1 in the final poll, getting 61 first-place votes, after beating Ohio State 52-24 in the College Football Playoff championship game. The Buckeyes finished second, followed by Clemson at No. 3 and Texas A&M in fourth, finally passing Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish made the playoff but slipped to No. 4 after losing to Alabama in the semifinals. For the Crimson Tide, it is the sixth national title under coach Nick Saban in the last 12 seasons. No other team has won more than two during that time. With 11 titles overall — Paul “Bear” Bryant was coach for the other five — Alabama has three...
    Live updates: Three San Diego gorillas are first known cases of coronavirus infections in great apes House speeding to impeach Trump for Capitol insurrection Alabama dominates Ohio State 52-24 to make history with another college football national title Alabama coach Nick Saban and Heisman winner DeVonta Smith made history as the Crimson Tide cruised past Ohio State 52-24 in the College Football Playoff championship game Monday night.  Alabama reasserts itself as king of college football, dismantle Ohio State for national title The Record, Bergen County See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Alabama reassert itself as king of college football, dismantles Ohio State for national title USA TODAY Forest View Lanes plans to revive shuttered Rossford Lanes this year WTOL Toledo Multi-billion-dollar budget in the works for Oklahoma public schools KOCO Oklahoma City FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies and Texas...
    No. 1 Alabama beat No. 3 Ohio State 52-24 in the College Football Playoff championship game Monday. The Crimson Tide blew the game open with a 28-point second quarter and a record-setting performance from DeVonta Smith, who finished with 12 catches for 215 yards and three touchdowns — in the first half. An injury caused him to miss the third and fourth quarters, but the Tide didn’t need him to finish the game. First-team All-Americans Mac Jones and Najee Harris also contributed to the blowout. Jones finished with a CFP championship-record 464 passing yards and five touchdowns. Harris added 158 all-purpose yards and four total touchdowns. Alabama totaled a record 621 yards. Tide coach Nick Saban won his sixth national championship with Alabama and seventh overall, which breaks the record of six set by legendary coach Bear Bryant. MORE: Crimson Tide dominant in win over Ohio State Here are...
    Liberty Flames. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports Our way-too-early 2021 college football rankings take a peek into the landscape for next season as Alabama, Oklahoma, Georgia and more remain at the forefront. While many were considered adequate challengers, the Alabama Crimson Tide quickly made it evident in the unprecedented pandemic-affected 2020 college football season that they were the best team in the country. And after a dominant victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes in the National Championship Game, there’s no arguing that fact. Fans, players, coaches and everyone in Tuscaloosa can enjoy another title that will be added to their trophy case. But for the rest of the country — and even some Crimson Tide fans — it’s never too early to look ahead to next season and the top 25 college football rankings. After all, there’s always next year for every other program that’s not Alabama, so it...
    Alabama football fans can rejoice winning another national championship under Nick Saban.And just like that, the Alabama Crimson Tide are national champions yet again under Nick Saban. His Alabama football team dominated every team it came across. The Crimson Tide went 10-0 in SEC-only play, beating the Georgia Bulldogs and the Texas A&M Aggies during the regular season. Alabama knocked off the Florida Gators in the SEC Championship, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Rose Bowl and the Ohio State Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff National Championship. Have Alabama football fans running out of room in the closet?With the amount of winning Alabama has done under Nick Saban, there is a chance you fill up an entire closet with championship t-shirts and other commemorative clothing items. Again, this is Saban’s sixth national championship since coming to Tuscaloosa back in 2007. While he is the ripe old age of...
    Nick Saban surpassed Paul "Bear" Bryant for most college football national championships by a coach in the Associated Press poll era with Alabama’s victory over Ohio State on Monday night. Saban won his seventh national championship overall and his sixth with Alabama. He won his first title with LSU during the 2003 season. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Alabama defeated 52-24 in Monday night’s game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Mac Jones had five touchdown passes and Devonta Smith had three touchdowns in the first half before he left in the third quarter with a hand injury. Najee Harris also had three touchdowns. It’s the Crimson Tide’s third national championship in the College Football era. ALABAMA BEATS OHIO STATE FOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATIONAL TITLE, FINISHES SEASON UNDEFEATED Alabama won its first national title during the College Football Playoff era during the 2015 season, beating...
    Alabama made it look easy as they blasted Ohio State in the National Championship game, earning major praise from the college football media. It’s one thing to have expected Alabama to beat Ohio State in the national title game. Next: College coaches who would be the life of the tailgate party For more NCAA football news, analysis, opinion and unique coverage by FanSided, including Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff rankings, be sure to bookmark these pages.
    Alabama Crimson Tide fans took to Twitter to react to the team’s performance during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Alabama football fans always have high expectations. Plenty likely predicted a big win over Ohio State Monday night in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, and the final result was a blowout victory to become champions once again. The Crimson Tide went 13-0 in arguably the most unique college football season ever and capped it off by proving there is no better team in the nation than Alabama. Their fans were rightfully excited on social media throughout the night.Alabama fans react to the blowout victoryFans had plenty of fun expressing their excitement over the dominant performance. #Alabama #CFPNationalChampionship #RollTide pic.twitter.com/yMTgu2bB5q — Samantha Jo ????️‍???? (@thejojocrowe) January 12, 2021 Give Mac the MVP now!!! #RollTide — SLEEZYULTRAMEGA (@SokeSleezy) January 12, 2021 Alabama breaks 50 in the #CFBPlayoff...
    College Football Championship Jan. 11, 2021 — Alabama 52, Ohio St. 24 Jan. 13, 2020 — LSU 42, Clemson 25 Jan. 7, 2019 — Clemson 44, Alabama 16 Jan. 8, 2018 — Alabama 26, Georgia 23, OT Jan. 9, 2017 — Clemson 35, Alabama 31 Jan. 11, 2016 — Alabama 45, Clemson 40 Jan. 12, 2015 — Ohio St. 42, Oregon 20 BCS National Championship Jan. 6, 2014 — Florida St. 34, Auburn 31 Jan. 7, 2013 — Alabama 42, Notre Dame 14 Jan. 9, 2012 — Alabama 21, LSU 0 Jan. 10, 2011 — Auburn 22, Oregon 19 Jan. 7, 2010 — Alabama 37, Texas 21 Jan. 8, 2009 — Florida 24, Oklahoma 14 Jan. 7, 2008 — LSU 38, Ohio State 24 Jan. 8, 2007 — Florida 41, Ohio State 14 BCS Championship Jan. 4, 2006...
    Alabama defeated Ohio State, 52-24, for its third national championship in the College Football Playoff era. In a season significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, the Crimson Tide were able to come away with the first championship of 2021 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla and finish their season undefeated. The victory makes it 14 consecutive wins for Alabama. The Crimson Tide haven’t lost since Nov. 30, 2019, in the SEC Championship game. The first half of the game was all about Crimson Tide wide receiver Devonta Smith. Smith had 12 catches for 215 yards with three touchdowns. He was making Ohio State defenders miss left and right and was seemingly unstoppable. Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith celebrates after scoring against Ohio State during the first half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)...
    More On: college football playoff Trio of elite programs will continue to dominate college football How to watch the National Championship Game between Ohio State and Alabama The team to bet on in national championship game What will decide Alabama-Ohio State shootout Alabama has another national championship and coach Nick Saban now stands alone. The top-seeded Crimson Tide defeated No. 3 Ohio State, 52-24, in the College Football Playoff championship game at Hard Rock Stadium on Monday night. The victory gives Alabama its 18th national championship and the seventh for Saban overall, moving him ahead of legendary Crimson Tide coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. Heisman Trophy winning receiver DeVonta Smith put on an absolute show with 12 catches for 215 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half. Alabama (12-0) led 38-17 at the break. Smith was forced out of the game with a hand injury with 6:01...
    Alabama’s DeVonta Smith put on a show in the first half of the National Championship Game, leaving the college football media speechless and in awe. The first half of the National Championship Game was owned by Alabama’s DeVonta Smith. The wide receiver was too much for Ohio State to handle. Whether he caught the ball behind the line of scrimmage or well behind the defense, there was just no answer. By the time he caught his third touchdown of the game and crossed the 200-yard mark, the college football world was lost for words. DeVonta Smith. That’s it. That’s the tweet. — Sherree Burruss (@SherreeBurruss) January 12, 2021 lmao this is not fair — Nicole Auerbach ???? (@NicoleAuerbach) January 12, 2021 and there is Devonta TD bang bang — Michael Felder (@InTheBleachers) January 12, 2021 This is insane. — Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 12, 2021 This...
    Alabama defensive back Jordan Battle lowered his helmet and got himself ejected from the National Championship game for a terrible targeting shot. Targeting is one of the most controversial calls on a football field most of the time. On Monday during the National Championship game between Alabama and Ohio State, it wasn’t even a question. Alabama’s Jordan Battle broke up a pass intended for Jeremy Ruckert by lowering his helmet and taking a shot at the pass-catcher’s facemask. It was as clear an instance of targeting as you’re likely to see in a season. Jordan Battle was called for targeting and was ejected after this hit. pic.twitter.com/cX2rN64fka — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 12, 2021 If the replay isn’t clear enough, the freeze-frame tells the story. Was targeting the correct call on this play? pic.twitter.com/X5mRzrgnv0 — FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) January 12, 2021 For once, everyone agreed Jordan Battle’s hit was...
    US coronavirus: Vaccination plan not working, former FDA official warns Man seen carrying Pelosis lectern during riot released on $25K bail AT&T is running College Football Playoff National Championship ads featuring a hologram of Lee Corso Lee Corso has been an analyst on ESPN’s College GameDay since that program’s beginnings in 1987, including the key decision to take it on the road in 1993, and his donning of a mascot head with what team he’s picking has been one of the signature traditions of the program since 1996 (a tradition only prohibited by the Auburn Tigers). This year, though, Corso (who turned 85 in August), has only been appearing remotely from home thanks to COVID-19 concerns. And while he’s still been making his mascot head picks each week (including picking Ohio State in the national championship game Monday), he hasn’t been as involved as he might be in a normal...
    Ohio State may need to rethink their plan for defending Alabama’s DeVonta Smith because they keep leaving the Heisman Trophy-winner wide open. DeVonta Smith just won the Heisman Trophy as the most outstanding player in college football. Next: 50 best college football uniforms For more NCAA football news, analysis, opinion and unique coverage by FanSided, including Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff rankings, be sure to bookmark these pages.
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