Jim Harbaugh and his khakis are going international. Michigan football will officially spend part of its spring practice schedule in Rome. The program announced Monday that it will hold three of its 15 spring practices at the facility of AS Roma, a professional soccer club located in Italy’s capital city.
COLUMBUS – It's been a month since the disaster in the desert, Ohio State's 31-0 loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinal, and the defeat remains pretty hard for many in Buckeye Nation to swallow. While fans are still hurting from the loss, the players have been forced to move on. "A lot of us have actually watched the film," fifth-year senior center Billy Price said on Sunday. "You have to understand what you did wrong, what the aspect work was and just kind of be optimistic about the future." Knowing what went wrong is the only way to improve, but many OSU fans are still trying to figure that out. One guy who seems to have a good idea is quarterback J.T. Barrett. "I know what
California will hire former Fresno State head coach Tim DeRuyter to serve as its defensive coordinator, according to multiple reports out Monday. DeRuyter, of course, was the Bulldogs’ head coach through mid-October, where he was let go after starting with a 1-7 record. Prior to that, he led Fresno State to the 2013 Mountain West championship and shares of the MW West Division crown in 2012 and ’14. (And then Derek Carr graduated.) A longtime defensive coordinator, DeRuyter previously served in that same post at Ohio, Navy, Nevada, Air Force and Texas A&M. Gorley writes DeRuyter will be asked to transition the Bears from a 4-3 to a 3-4 alignment, a task he’s successfully completed in the past.