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2016 5-Star OT Patrick Hudson Reveals 5 Potential Official Visit Destinations

Patrick Hudson, a five-star offensive lineman in the 2016 class, has been committed to Baylor since July 2014.  The 6-foot-5, 325-pound offensive tackle might be considering other options, though.  Hudson announced this afternoon that there are five official visits he “might” be taking. They are: Baylor, LSU, Florida, Texas and Texas A&M.  Here is where I’m going to...
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College Spun’s First 2016 NFL Mock Draft

Twitter/NFL Well, college football season is officially over, and with the NFL playoffs kicking into full gear, it’s time to look ahead to one of the more hectic and interesting times of the year: NFL draft season. The combine is still a few weeks away, and the draft isn’t until late April, but it’s never too soon to predict where this year’s college stars will begin their...
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Report: Nick Saban Hiring Georgia’s Director of Player Personnel For His Alabama Staff

In leaving Alabama for Georgia, Kirby Smart has taken with him a couple of the Crimson Tide’s staffers.  Nick Saban is reportedly returning the favor.  According to BamaOnline, Alabama is hiring Bulldogs’ director of player personnel Sam Petitto. His role with the Crimson Tide is unclear, per the report.  BREAKING: Tide hiring staffer away from Georgia https://t.co/JLlVWTFGQH...
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Tennessee Star CB Cam Sutton Will Return For Senior Season

The Volunteers received some excellent news concerning one of their defensive stars.  Standout cornerback Cam Sutton has decided to return to Knoxville for his senior season, he announced via Twitter Thursday. This is big news, as the 5-foot-11, 186-pounder finished 2015 with 28 tackles–three for a loss–one interception and six passes defended. He also returned two punt for...
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Chip Kelly Named Head Coach Of The San Francisco 49ers

Former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly, who coached the Philadelphia Eagles the past three years, will be back on the sidelines in 2016. Kelly will not be returning to the college game, however – he’s headed to the San Francisco 49ers. Jed York announced the news Thursday afternoon. After a thorough search, Trent & I are thrilled to announce Chip Kelly as the new #HeadCoach...
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Oklahoma Lands Commitment From 2016 4-Star OL Johncarlo Valentin

Johncarlo Valentin, a four-star offensive lineman in the 2016 class, has committed to Oklahoma.  The 6-foot-5, 330-pound offensive guard out of Philadelphia, Pa. is ranked the No. 14 player at his position in the class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  He announced his decision on Twitter.  I would like to think every school that Recruited me .. But I am Officially Committed...
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Ohio State Defensive End Joey Bosa Projected To Go No. 1 Overall In Mel Kiper’s Latest NFL Mock Draft

Ohio State’s football program has had three players selected No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft. That number could be increasing to four this spring.  Former Buckeyes’ star defensive end Joey Bosa is projected to go No. 1 overall in Mel Kiper’s latest mock draft for ESPN.  Bosa, a 6-foot-6, 275-pound defensive lineman, opted to declare for the NFL Draft after his junior season...
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5-Star DT Derrick Brown Drops All-SEC Top 5

Five-star defensive tackle Derrick Brown, the top-rated player in the state of Georgia according to 247Sports, will be playing college football for an SEC squad. Whether it’s Auburn, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi State or Georgia remains to be seen. Brown, a 6-foot-4, 320-pound monster from Buford, announced that he’ll be making his decision between the five schools on National...
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ESPN Releases 360-Degree Video Of Alabama’s On-Field Celebration Following Title Win

It’s likely that even if you’re an Alabama fan, you weren’t able to be on the field during the post-game celebration following the Crimson Tide’s national title victory over Clemson Monday night. Don’t worry though – ESPN has you covered. Thursday, ESPN’s College GameDay Facebook account posted a four-minute video of the on-field celebration. It’s a 360-degree video...
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LSU DE Lewis Neal Announces He’ll Return For Senior Season

LSU’s coaching staff got some great news Thursday afternoon. Star junior defensive end Lewis Neal, who posted eight sacks and 48 tackles in 2015, has announced that he will return for his senior season in Baton Rouge. Neal announced the news via Twitter, telling his followers that he considered entering the 2016 NFL Draft, but ultimately decided he wanted to return for his final...
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Michelle Beadle Signs New Deal With ESPN, Changes Coming For Her, ‘SportsNation’

Michelle Beadle has signed a new deal with ESPN and the 40-year-old personality’s role at the network will be expanding.  Beadle, who is in her second stint at ESPN after leaving NBC at the end of 2013, has signed a multi-year contract with The Worldwide Leader.  As part of her new deal, Beadle will co-host a radio show with ESPN senior writer Ramona Shelburne. The show will...
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Here’s ESPN’s Final Football Power Index Of The 2015 College Football Season

ESPN has published its final Football Power Index of the 2015 college football season.  It’s a lot different than the final polls.  Like both the AP and Coaches’ Poll, Alabama, the national champion, is No. 1 in the FPI. That’s about where the similarities end, though. Clemson, No. 2 in both polls, is all the way down at No. 5 in the final FPI. Oklahoma, which lost (fairly...
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College Spun Is Looking For Louisville Students Interested In Producing Video

College Spun, founded in September of 2012, is an independent sports blog that brings you the most interesting college athletics stories of the day. The publication, which reaches over four million unique readers per month, focuses on the social media aspect of the industry. We are looking for University of Louisville students who are interested in producing interesting/viral...
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Cardale Jones Thinks Former Ohio State Assistant Tom Herman Should’ve Been Named Coach of the Year

Clemson’s Dabo Swinney was named the Paul “Bear” Bryant coach of the year in college football Wednesday night. The Tigers’ national champion runner-up is the first ACC coach to be given the honor, named after the late Alabama coach.  Cardale Jones would’ve gone with another coach.  The former Ohio State quarterback thinks his former offensive coordinator, Tom Herman...
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VT’s Buzz Williams Takes Shot At Team’s Defensive Performance On Twitter

Virginia Tech knocked off Wake Forest Wednesday night, but the Hokies didn’t turn in their best defensive performance of the season. The Demon Deacons, in a 93-91 loss, shot 59% from the field, out-rebounded the Hokies 31-23 and nearly erased a six-point deficit in the game’s final 30 seconds.  Virginia Tech head coach Buzz Williams, while happy with the win, wasn’t happy...
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Jim Harbaugh Bends NCAA Rules During High School Visit

High school juniors aren’t allowed to take photos with college football coaches, per NCAA rules. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh appears to have found a way around that. In the below photo, taken at Detroit Jesuit, four students (we’re not sure how many are recruits) lined up in the background while Harbaugh stared in another direction. Technically, they aren’t posing with Harbaugh...
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Columnist Thinks Bobby Bowden, Not Nick Saban, Is Best Coach Of All Time

YouTube/Alabama This past Monday night, Alabama head coach Nick Saban notched his fifth national title – four of which have come with the Crimson Tide – leading many to debate whether he’s the best college football coach of all time.  His main competition? The legendary Bear Bryant, who also coached at Alabama and won six national titles. Well, that’s what most people think...
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Video: The 2nd Trailer For “Being Bret Bielema” Is Now Out

Late last month we brought you the news about Arkansas coach Bret Bielema receiving his own behind-the-scenes series. “Being Bret Bielema.” The first trailer for the show debuted already and can be viewed in the link above. Yesterday, the second trailer premiered, courtesy of Bo Mattingly, the sports talk radio host who is involved in production. We suggest you watch it. Anything...
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Videos: Ole Miss Guard Stefan Moody Keeps Hitting Threes From The Midcourt Logo

LSU superstar Ben Simmons picked the wrong night to go silent, because his counterpart—Ole Miss guard Stefan Moody—is doing his best Steph Curry impression. Moody has 21 points so far tonight, with six coming on a pair of absurdly deep threes. LSU has a giant midcourt logo, but no one should be hitting these shots in a game. Stefan Moody shot from the ‘U’ at midcourt with...
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Michigan Defensive Tackle Willie Henry Makes NFL Draft Decision

Willie Henry only started nine of 12 games on the Michigan defensive line this season, but the big tackle had a productive season, and is off to the NFL Draft. He made the announcement in a long note on Twitter earlier. pic.twitter.com/eWoPJAt2zm — Willie Henry (@WE_69) January 14, 2016 Henry, who thanks both Brady Hoke and the current staff in his message, had 34 total tackles...
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Videos: Huge Jaron Blossomgame Dunk Seals Clemson’s Upset Of Duke

Just when you thought ACC basketball couldn’t be deeper, Clemson is throwing its name in the ring with an incredibly impressive win streak. The Tigers, picked to finish 12th in the league, have now won four straight against Florida State, at Syracuse, vs. Louisville, and now vs. Duke. Star forward Jaron Blossomgame led the way for the Tigers with 17 points, none bigger than the...
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5-Star Defensive Tackle Rashard Lawrence Choosing Between LSU And Ohio State On January 22

The top-ranked player in Louisiana and one of the nation’s top defensive tackles will come off the board next week. Five-star Rashard Lawrence will choose between his home state LSU Tigers and Ohio State on January 22, he announced today. pic.twitter.com/b1JdWLQrGN — Rashard Lawrence (@Rashard_99) January 14, 2016 Heading into the season those two schools were included in his...
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Video: Jason Whitlock Says Ciara’s Cleavage Shows She’s “Thirsty” From Not Having Sex With Russell Wilson

Yep, the article title here says it all. Jason Whitlock, who now works for FOX Sports after leaving ESPN earlier this year, joined Colin Cowherd on his radio show earlier Wednesday to talk about his issue with Ciara’s decision to wear a somewhat revealing dress during her singing of the National Anthem ahead of Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship. Kristine...
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Alabama Pass Rush Specialist Tim Williams Announces Return For Senior Season

When Alabama linebacker Tim Williams makes a tackle, it usually results in a big play for the Crimson Tide. His explosive ability will be back on display in Tuscaloosa next season. In late December, he said he planned to return for his senior year, and he verified that on Twitter today. Coming back to play with my brothers. We can win this thing again baby!! RTR. — Timmy Soldado...
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Auburn OL Avery Young declares for NFL Draft

Auburn offensive lineman Avery Young has been very versatile for the Tigers since 2012, when he started three games as a true freshman. Despite having another year of eligibility, Young will head to the NFL, he told NFL Network’s Rand Gatlin. Just spoke to #Auburn OT @AveryYoung56. He tells me he’s submitting his name for entry into the 2016 NFL Draft. pic.twitter.com/8yot4rNC9J...
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