Nebraska has named Washington State's Bill Moos as its new athletic director. Moos, who has led Washington State's athletic department since 2010 and served as Oregon's athletic director from 1995 to 2007, agreed to a five-year contract with Nebraska that will pay him $1 million annually. The 66-year-old Moos will begin working at Nebraska on Oct. 23.
“I just helped him up. I said, ‘It’s one game,’” Bentley said. “I told him to keep his head up. He had a heck of a game; he’s a heck of a player. I told him he’s going to have a long career as a quarterback in this league and he can’t get down after one game.” Also see: Which plays changed the game Saturday? Bentley started as a true freshman last year, going 4-3 in the regular season with losses at Florida and Clemson and another in the bowl game against South Florida. He has been on the better end of a few game winning drives, including one this year against Louisiana Tech, but also didn’t convert on two this season against Kentucky and Texas A&M. Bentley finished going 15-for-24 with 129 yards
The Tennessee Volunteers haven't scored a touchdown since Sept. 23, and that was in a game in which they squeaked by winless UMass. On Saturday, South Carolina downed Tennessee, dropping the Vols to 3-3 and now they have to head on the road to Tuscaloosa to face No. 1 Alabama. This could spell the end for coach Butch Jones, but before you punch his ticket out the door, you'll want to hear what the team at GoVols247 has to say. They've been covering UT athletics for almost 20 years and know the pulse of Rocky Top. They've tapped into their sources to find out where Jones stands. They know Tennessee athletic director John Currie doesn't want the Vols to be the test case for how a coaching change
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Cam Pedersen kicked a game-winning 36-yard field goal in overtime to give North Dakota State a 27-24 win over Youngstown State in a battle of top-ranked Football Championship Subdivision teams Saturday. The victory gives the Bison
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.
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
Original: August 2017 I’m back from my vacation and ready to resume sending the Crootletter. There is a new No. 2 recruiting class in the country on the 247Sports Composite: the Texas Longhorns. Tom Herman is not playing around. Texas has 17 verbal commitments, and 13 of those are rated four- or five-stars. That’s an absurd ratio. The Longhorns have the top four committed prospects in Texas (Nos. 2-5), and six of the top eight. That is some serious in-state dominance. Seventy-five percent of Texas’ high school commits are from the state. The most recent additions are defensive tackle Keondre Coburn and tight end Malcolm Epps. At 6’0 and 329 pounds, Coburn is built like a fire hydrant and plays
USC’s catharsis seven games in the making did not happen when Ajene Harris stuffed Troy Williams on a two-point conversion stop that saved USC’s season. It did not happen when Ronald Jones II went hurtling through the night, pulling a front flip — with a half twist — that won the game 28-27 for USC against Utah on Saturday night. No. 13 USC’s moment of zen was taking place about 15 yards behind that play. There, Sam Darnold stood alone and watched. USC’s quarterback had suffered interception after interception this season. He’d endured three fumbles in the first half Saturday. He had just emerged from the most frustrating and stressful two weeks of his career. Now the stoic, poker-faced quarterback
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
Virginia is a victory from bowl eligibility for the first time since 2011 and receiving votes in the Top 25. It's all very impressive considering the Cavaliers are one year removed from finishing 2- 10. The Cavaliers' trio of captains are at the center of the turnaround.
As if college football didn’t provide enough inspiration, entertainment, bonding among teams of diverse individuals, glimpses at the country’s many subcultures and a sprawling legacy of homespun cheating, it even reminds us of the little tips about life, such as: Try to refrain from assuming. Many of us assumed that the wee-hour machine from the Northwest, No. 5 Washington, not only would continue winning for at least a while, but would be able to score more than once against a defense ranked 127th (out of 130) in yards allowed per play. “They’re just playing better than us,” Washington Coach Chris Petersen told ESPN at halftime of a preposterous 13-7 loss that howled with ghoulish, missed, third-quarter field goals from 27 and 21 yards. Many of us had assumed Clemson darned-near impenetrable because of the brand of football it had exhibited in September.
Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered University of Florida for 13 seasons for ESPN.com and Florida Times-Union Graduate of Jacksonville University Multiple APSE award winner Follow on Twitter JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette suffered a sprained right ankle late in the team's 27-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams at EverBank Field and his status for the upcoming week is unclear. Fournette was cleared to re-enter the game but instead stayed on the sideline for the Jaguars' final two-minute drill. "They said he was taped up and spatted and could have gone back in the game," coach Doug Marrone said. "That's encouraging." Fournette was injured when
All I have thought about during this game was 2011. In 2011, an embattled UCLA team came out of their bye week with a road game against Arizona. The Rick Neuheisel-led Bruins proceeded to get blown out by an Arizona team that ended up being decidedly-mediocre. The capper was a brawl near the end of the first half as the Bruins were down 42-7. It was the turning point for many fans who were on the fence as far as Neuheisel’s long-term prospects as UCLA head coach. I wasn’t writing for Bruins Nation at that time; if anything, I was barely commenting, and more of a casual reader. So I went back and checked out some of the articles from after that game. Former writer freesia39 had this to say in
John O'Korn got right down to business Monday afternoon. After reviewing his performance during the Wolverines' 27-20 overtime win at Indiana last week, Michigan's fifth-year senior starter cut right to the issue at hand. "I need to pick it up," he said. "There's no way around it." O'Korn -- making his second start of the season in place of the injured Wilton Speight -- went 10 of 20 for 58 yards against the Hoosiers in Bloomington. This Saturday, it's No. 2 Penn State (7:30 p.m., ABC). On the road. At night. For O'Korn, it'll be a bit of a homecoming. He's from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania -- a small town about 30 miles south of Penn State's campus. O'Korn said Monday his mother works in State
Florida’s wearing some very unfortunate, alligator-colored alternate uniforms against Texas A&M on Saturday night. It’s not exactly the best way to bounce back from a one-point loss to LSU on Homecoming, but hey, you gotta try something! Anyway, here are some things to know about these, uh, things. OK look, I get what Florida was trying to do here — get some unique uniforms that are both new, but respecting a traditional part of the program. This didn’t accomplish either of those things. The idea behind these, per Florida specifically, was to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Steve Spurrier naming Ben Hill Griffin Stadium “The Swamp.” Twenty-five years after Ben Hill Griffin Stadium became
Maryland football suffered a 37-21 home loss to Northwestern on Saturday. The Terps were within striking distance until late in the fourth quarter, when a Wildcats touchdown put the game on ice. It’s a wonder things were that close. Northwestern gained 531 total offensive yards—293 through the air and 238 on the ground—marking the second straight week Maryland’s defense has surrendered at least 500 yards. The Wildcats converted 10 of 21 third downs and, even more crucial, 3 of 4 fourth downs. Had it not been for two interceptions, including one by cornerback JC Jackson in the end zone, this would have been a rout. Maryland couldn’t pressure Northwestern’s backfield, finishing its fourth straight