• TheWolverine.com

    Here's a look back at some Michigan related recruiting nuggets from throughout the day. Mustapha Muhammad Sets Decision Date Missouri City (Texas) Ridge Point four-star tight end Mustapha Muhammad announced via Twitter that he is ready to make a decision. The 6-5, 225-pounder has been viewed as a Michigan lean for quite some time and barring some unforeseen, last-minute changes, he'll be commitment No. 15 for U-M in the 2018 class on Friday. Michigan Commits Taking Notice Of Muhammad's Upcoming Decision The Michigan commits are all in a group chat and talk to one another so when news of a potential big-time prospect like Muhammad is getting ready to announce and may be leaning toward U-M, they

  • 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

  • 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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  • 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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  • Rivals.com

    Miller is fresh off a trip to Ann Arbor. It was his second visit to Michigan and he got a little wet this time. The rain that came late in the game Saturday did not put any type of damper on his visit though. The Wolverines have a lot that Miller likes. "I had a poncho and I still had a great time at Michigan," said Miller. "It is just a great school with great fans and I got wet, but I had a great time up there. "What they offer academically is great and they are usually a top 30 school there. The coaching staff reminds me a lot of what it is like for me at Buford. There is a lot of history there and a lot of tradition. People talk about so many legacies and historical players and stuff there.

  • Clemson QB Kelly Bryant “responded well” to concussion protocol

    Clemson saw their ACC and national title dreams hit a bump in the road Friday night at Syracuse, but the larger focus was not on the loss to the Orange but the status of quarterback Kelly Bryant. A week after being taken out of a game with an injured ankle, Bryant was once again removed from the game due to injury. This time it was a concussion from the turf in the Carrier Dome in the first half of Clemson’s road game at Syracuse. On Monday, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said Bryant has shown some positive sides in the concussion protocol, which should be encouraging for Clemson and Clemson fans hoping to see Bryant back on the field as soon as possible. Clemson is off this week with a bye,

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  • VolQuest.com

    One day, “Champions of Life,” “Five-Star Hearts” and “Leadership Reps” will be etched into Butch Jones’ coaching tombstone, but it’s two perfectly benign slogans — Own It and D.A.T. Way — that ultimately exemplify Jones’ current undoing at Tennessee. A head coach who takes responsibility? Details and Accountability? Uh, Bueller? After Saturday’s 15-9 loss to South Carolina, Jones remains the Volunteers’ head football coach. For how much longer is unclear after Jones dropped a game many of note deemed critical for his future. The Vols are 3-3. They haven’t scored a touchdown in 10 quarters. They’ve dropped seven of their last nine conference games and are staring at a date with the Bama buzzsaw

  • 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

  • BlueAndGold.com

    Notre Dame (5-1) kicks off the second half of its schedule on Saturday when the #11 ranked Southern Cal Trojans (6-1) come to town. The Irish ground game has fueled the offense through six games, averaging 308 yards per game. Part of building the offense and improving the offense is diving into the numbers and finding out what areas are strong and where improvements can be made. NOTE: The overall numbers won’t match the official statistics. Any run that isn’t impacted by an offensive penalty (like holding) is counted when evaluating a plays success. Plays where the offense takes a knee at the end of a half or game are not included. Let’s begin with the overall breakdown of the ground game: A

  • Cal loses leading tackler to season-ending injury

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