Faced with the decision to kick an extra point to tie or go for two and the lead late in games last weekend, two college football coaches did not hesitate to basically put it all one play instead of trying to get to overtime. Aggressive? Sure. Calculated? Absolutely. Risky? No way. Long before a coach makes that critical call he has assessed everything from his players to his playbook. There is nothing spur of the moment about the decision. In fact, it could have been made in a meeting room days before. So while it might have looked as if Utah and Eastern Michigan gambled and lost when their 2-point plays failed, the coaches who made those calls say the percentages were on their side. "It would
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
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,
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
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
AO: Yeah, we're excited to just get out there, another opportunity with this team, become 1-0, but it's even more exciting being that it's a [Penn State] White Out. Q. Everybody always points to last year's Michigan game; is there anything that you guys even take out of what happened last year in Ann Arbor and how the team went 15-1 since then? AO: Yeah, all we do is evaluate the film and just break down what we could have done better. Q. Getting back to the [Penn State] White Out, what do you remember from your first experience in the [Penn State] White Out?