Scott Frost is keeping the defense on their toes. Given his past as an option quarterback at Nebraska, UCF's head coach is back under center this week as they prepare for Navy. "I think we're getting a good look from Coach Frost and the scout team," defensive lineman Jamiyus Pittman said at the beginning of his interview on Monday. So Frost, already known to take reps at quarterback from time to time, is indeed running the show? "Oh yeah, he's the quarterback," Pittman said. "That's a big quarterback back there." The 42-year-old has still got it, too. "I felt like I came in fast, but he ran to the other side," Pittman said. "I didn't catch him, if that means anything." Navy runs the option well,
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida defensive end Jordan Sherit had season-ending hip surgery, the latest setback for coach Jim McElwain's team. Sherit injured his hip in the second half of a home loss to Texas A&M last Saturday and was eventually carted off the field. A fifth-year senior from Tampa, Sherit ranks sixth on the teams with 23 tackles and second with 2 sacks. More Florida Gators news Florida DE Jordan Sherit out for season after hip surgery Jim McElwain on Gators' bye week plans ahead of Georgia game Jim McElwain breaks down the loss to Texas A&M Jim McElwain not making excuses as Florida navigates with depleted roster Florida outgains Texas A&M, notches more 1st downs but ends up
With two straight wins over SEC opponents and a 5-2 record into the bye week, respect for Will Muschamp's scrappy 2017 squad continues to grow. Just a few weeks ago, the Gamecocks were pegged as 12th in the SEC in ESPN.com's power rankings, but in this week's update they've climbed to No. 6 in the conference: Say what you want about Tennessee, but an SEC road win is an SEC road win, no matter how ugly. The Gamecocks' 15-9 victory over the Vols has them at 5-2. South Carolina is currently on its bye week, but hosts Vanderbilt - ESPN.com's No. 11 SEC team - at 4:00 on Oct. 28. The Gamecocks also have No. 2 (in the SEC) Georgia and No. 7 Florida left on their SEC slate. ALSO SEE: Snap Count - How
Avonta Crim has been waiting a long time to visit Notre Dame. Crim, a three-star safety from Ocala (Fla.) Vanguard, was scheduled to visit South Bend for the Georgia game Sept. 9, but had to reschedule due to Hurricane Irma. The Sunshine State talent will make the trip north this weekend to see the Irish take on USC, and couldn’t be more excited. “It’s pretty big,” Crim said. “I’ve been waiting for so long, it's good to finally be able to come up and see how everything is going.” Official visits anywhere are important, but Crim’s trip to South Bend is especially big because he believes he’ll be leaving town with an offer from the Irish. “I’m trying to get this offer from Notre Dame and they told
A borderline Rivals four-star wide receiver prospect traveled to Ames last weekend for the second official visit of his recruiting process. South Fort Myers senior Jeshaun Jones said he liked attending a game at Jack Trice Stadium and many other aspects of his official visit. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Jones, a three-star wide receiver with a 5.7 Rivals rating, was taking his second official visit of the process, after traveling to Tennessee last month. He’s also planning a stop at Maryland next month. In addition to those three schools, Jones has Power-5 offers from Arkansas, Florida State, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, NC State, Rutgers. Virginia Tech and Wisconsin. Freshman wide
For his part, Penn State head coach James Franklin isn’t doing anything to tamp down that excitement level among his Nittany Lions this week. Meeting with reporters Tuesday afternoon at Beaver Stadium for his weekly press conference, Franklin acknowledged the tremendous respect that his program has for Michigan and the opportunity that Saturday night’s game brings with it. Wanting to embrace that feeling while maintaining the same steady approach to the Nittany Lions’ preparations this week, Franklin has his players and staff concentrating not on reflections of last year, the hype surrounding the game, or anything else beyond the immediate task at hand. There's lessons that we learned from last year,” Franklin said, responding to a question about the impact of his team’s 49-10 loss in Ann Arbor, Mich., last season and it's potential effects on this year's game.
Yesterday we looked at the midway superlatives of the Ohio State offense and today we turn our attention to the defense. The Buckeyes through the years have been a team that have made their mark with their defense and this year has seen a lot of good from that side of the ball but not everything has been perfect through 2017. Nobody expected the Buckeyes to give up 31 points to Oklahoma in the second game of the season and through two games, the Buckeyes were 75th nationally in scoring defense and No. 109 in pass efficiency defense. Those numbers have come back down to Earth over the next four weeks with Ohio State ranking No. 16 in total defense, No. 18 against the run, No. 30 in pass efficiency
Against South Carolina, Gaulden allowed just two receptions for four yards, earning a shoutout from Pro Football Focus. On the year, the redshirt sophomore has yielded just a single completion over 10 yards, per College Football Film Room. “He’s playing at a really high level for us,” Warren said.“We are going to need to lean on his and others’ leadership in our style of play down the stretch. He’s having a very productive year. As a whole unit, we have to make more plays and get more takeaways.” Tennessee has forced just six turnovers in six games this season, but Gaulden has had a hand in two game-changing takeaways. He forced a fumble deep in UT’s territory in the win over Georgia Tech, jumpstarting