• Houston Nutt settles lawsuit with Ole Miss

    Houston Nutt wanted money and an apology from Ole Miss. He’ll have to settle for the second of the two — and a largely different future for the program he used to lead. It was Nutt’s lawsuit, remember, which exposed the documents that led to a Mississippi State fan finding Hugh Freeze‘s call to a Tampa escort service, which led to Freeze’s resignation, which led to… we have no idea what it will lead to, but, whatever that future is, it will be wildly different than if Freeze was still the Rebels’ coach. Nutt amended his lawsuit in August to seek simply an apology from Ole Miss, and that apology finally came on Monday. Each side released their own bitter, short statements. Nutt will go on, with

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  • Penn State, Georgia, TCU go 2-3-4 in latest Coaches’ Poll

    The lesser of the two opinion polls was released Sunday morning, with a major shakeup in the top 10. Following losses by Clemson, Washington and Washington State, Penn State has moved to No. 2 in the Coaches’ Poll, followed by Georgia, TCU and Wisconsin to fill out the top five. Ohio State gained two spots to No. 6, while Miami’s last second-win over Georgia Tech boosted the Hurricanes three spots to No. 7. Clemson dropped to No. 8, while fellow 1-loss contenders Oklahoma, USC and Oklahoma State followed thereafter, each bumping ahead three spots. In keeping up with the regular inconsistencies, Michigan remains four spots ahead of Michigan State despite the teams having the same record and Sparty

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  • Shaka Smart says 'no easy fix' for NCAA recruiting issues, Texas coach won't rule out players protesting national anthem

    Shaka Smart acknowledged there is "no easy fix" for the recruiting problems that led to the FBI's investigation and the arrest of four major-college assistant coaches. "There's been a lot of talk lately about the model and whether or not it works and whether or not it's broken," the Texas men's basketball coach said Monday. "I've read a lot about it and listened to a lot of people. I've not heard anyone that has all the answers. I don't have all the answers." Smart said he has been in close communication with athletic director Mike Perrin and the Texas compliance department to make sure NCAA rules are followed. He said he has not been spoken to by the FBI about its probe. Texas was in the running

  • LSU coach Ed Orgeron takes swipe at old team, says he wished he was at LSU while at Ole Miss

    LSU coach Ed Orgeron resorted to coachspeak at his weekly newsconference Monday when asked about facing his former team, Ole Miss, on Saturday in Oxford as the Tigers' leader. "This game is not about me," Orgeron told reporters Monday. "Again, I will say this to you: I had a tremendous opportunity at Ole Miss. I didn't get it done, but the past is the past. This is way behind us. Me and my family have moved forward. I'm so happy to be an LSU Tiger. This is another an SEC game. It's LSU/Ole Miss. It means a lot, and it has nothing to do with me. This is about the team." In a one-on-one interview with ESPN's Chris Low, Orgeron took a bit of swipe at the Rebels. The Ole Miss game is just another

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  • Washington loses LT Adams, CB Miller for the season

    No. 12 Washington’s loss to Arizona State was a disaster on the field — for more reasons than one. The Huskies not only put their College Football Playoff hopes in danger — they’ll need to sweep their next six games, including a finishing kick that calls for games against No. 22 Stanford, No. 15 Washington State and, presumably, No. 11 USC, two of them away from Seattle. But the road to get there became noticeably more difficult after losing two starters. Left tackle Trey Adams suffered a torn ACL in his right knee, and cornerback Jordan Miller sustained a broken ankle. Head coach Chris Petersen confirmed Monday that both will be lost for the season. Miller is the third Husky this season to suffer

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  • Big Ten Power Rankings: Week Eight

    The Big Ten returned to something resembling status quo this week with few surprises. Maybe the biggest surprise was Northwestern beating Maryland, although every Maryland defeat comes with some big caveats this season. Mercifully, finally, we get a match-up between two of the top four teams this week in a showdown that should tell us a lot about both teams. t14. Illinois (2-4, 0-3) t14. rutger (2-4, 1-2) rutger got their first win against a Big Ten team in 728 days on Saturday. That’s a real stat. Is Lovie Smith even going to last through this season? 12. Minnesota (3-3, 0-3) Last week - Loss vs. Michigan State, 30-27 Points wise, Saturday was Minnesota’s best showing in the Big Ten. They’ll

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  • 2017 Heisman Watch - Heisman Trophy Candidates

    Follow all the top Heisman Trophy candidates on ESPN.com. Includes our weekly experts poll and past Heisman winners.

  • South Carolina RB Rico Dowdle heading to surgery

    South Carolina running back Rico Dowdle will undergo surgery for a fractured bone in his left leg later this week. As a result, Dowdle will miss some playing time for an undetermined amount of time. Dowdle was injured on Saturday in a win against Tennessee. Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp announced Dowdle will undergo surgery later this week.With just five games left in the regular season, the injury could potentially be a season-ending one, although Muschamp has not officially ruled Dowdle out for the year at this time. This is likely because Dowdle could potentially return for a bowl game. South Carolina is one win away from clinching bowl eligibility with a 5-2 record and some potential

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  • VolQuest.com

    1. Tennessee is a trainwreck in the redzone especially inside the 10 – As we noted following the game, Tennessee had -17 yards in 8 snaps inside the 10 yard line. Against, Georgia the Vols never got inside the redzone. Against UMass they had two snaps inside the 10, a run went for -1, and Dormady threw an 8 yard touchdown pass. Against, Florida they had 7 snaps inside the 10, they totaled -1 yard and an interception. After running six plays against Georgia Tech inside the 10 that resulted in 10 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Vols last 17 snaps inside the 10 have generated 1 touchdown and -13 yards. Can we say disaster? 2. The passing game is a struggle – Regardless of who the quarterback is there

  • Now healthy, Texas A&M QB Nick Starkel will be back-up on the depth chart

    Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin eliminated any brewing quarterback controversy on Monday night. During his radio show, Sumlin said redshirt freshman Nick Starkel will be the back-up quarterback behind freshman Kellen Mond. After missing five games because of a lower leg injury, Starkel was dressed out for last Saturday's game against Florida and participated in pre-game warm-ups. But that doesn't mean Starkel, who started the season opener against UCLA, will be moving back to the top of the depth chart. "He comes back right now as our back-up guy," Sumlin said Monday night. "As he continues to get healthy, that's going to be important for him to be engaged with this football team because just like

  • EdgyTim.com

    Batavia (Ill.) junior inside linebacker prospect Luke Weerts (6-foot-2, 220 pounds) was able to make his first recruiting visit to Western Michigan on Saturday. Weerts, who has been a key part of the state ranked Bulldogs (8-0) defense this season recaps his latest recruiting news and more here. "I went to Western Michigan on Saturday for a visit," Weerts said. "They ended up not playing the game because of the bad weather on Saturday but I still had a very good visit to Western Michigan." Weerts recapped his first impressions from his Saturday trip[ to Western Michigan. "It was an awesome visit and experience. I was able to see a lot of the school and I loved the campus along with the facilities

  • BlueAndGold.com

    This weekend’s Notre Dame-USC showdown will be the 89th between the two schools, dating back to 1926, with the Fighting Irish holding a 46-37-5 advantage. It will be the 72nd consecutive meeting since 1946 between the No. 11-ranked Trojans and No. 13 Fighting Irish — and the first since 2006 in which both teams are ranked in the top 15 of the Associated Press poll. The bar in this series is about as high as it comes because there has been no rivalry in college football history where a meeting between two programs has had the national title on the line with such frequency, although Miami-Florida State since 1983 has come a little closer. The peak of the Notre Dame-USC series was from 1964-80, when one or both programs were legitimately in the hunt for the national title at the time of the game virtually every years.

  • GamecockCentral.com

    “We spend a good portion of our practice on Wednesday is totally devoted to the red zone and again on Thursday,” Will Muschamp said. “Our guys know about personnel and down and distance. They can walk out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday and tell you what we’re going to call. But it all depends on your opponent and what they do.” Out of 66 possible yards the Vols could have picked up in the red zone Saturday, they only picked up 32 yards. They ran 21 plays and averaged 1.5 yards per play. True freshman quarterback Jarrett Guarantano went 3-for-8 with 33 yards and no touchdowns, finishing with a 72.15 rating in the red zone. The Vols rushed for 22 total yards averaging 3.67 yards a carry

  • GoldandBlack.com

    • Purdue's schedule lightens in the second half of the season, it seems. As of now, none are ranked in the top-25, after Purdue played three in its first six games. Although Brohm is reluctant to talk beyond a game, he says he likes how the Boilermakers are playing. "I do like the way we've competed against very good football teams and it's encouraging," he said. Rutgers (2-4) is up next, after the Scarlet Knights beat Illinois on Saturday. "We've got to find a way to win, get better and compete," Brohm said. • Elijah Sindelar is getting the bulk of the snaps right now, over David Blough. Brohm says he'd like one to emerge, but it's not happened. "Right now, Elijah has played the bulk and done

  • UCFSports.com

    A 6-foot-3 cornerback originally from Florida committed to UCF on Monday night. Elijah Jones, who currently attends Ellsworth Community College in Iowa, announced his pledge via Twitter: