Former? Oregon?coach Chip Kelly is joining ESPN as a studio analyst next season. ESPN announced Kelly's multiyear deal Friday, "Over the last 30 years, I have experienced football from one perspective -- as a coach," Kelly said in a statement. "Working in television will allow me to see the game from a different angle; simultaneously, I'll provide viewers an insight to the mindset of a coach and team while offering alternative views of various situations. "Once I decided to make the move to TV, my familiarity with ESPN, combined with their high-quality production and vital role in college football, it was easily the best network suited for me." Kelly will primarily be part of Saturday pregame,
Northwestern’s task of replacing the Big Ten’s leading receiver from a year ago appeared to take a hit on Friday. InsideNU reports that wide receiver Solomon Vault will miss the upcoming 2017 season after undergoing “lower body surgery” and will now take a redshirt for the year. The speedy pass-catcher had 15 receptions for 164 yards and two touchdowns last season for the Wildcats and was expected to step up and see a big increase in targets with all-Big Ten receiver Austin Carr off to the NFL. In addition to his duties catching passes from Clayton Thorson, Vault was also Northwestern’s first choice at kick returner after scoring a whopping five touchdowns on returns in the past three years.
Until he gets his academic house in order, Alaric Williams‘ debut on The Plains will, at minimum, be delayed. The 2017 signee confirmed via his Twitter account that, because he “came up short academically,” he will not play for Auburn this season. Instead, the running back has signed with Garden City Community College and will play for the junior college in 2017. In his tweet, Robinson intimated that, after his stint at the JUCO level, he’ll make his way to AU; whether that ultimately happens over the next several months remains to be seen. The highly-touted signee also had a message for “the young recruits who are being highly recruited.” “School is not something you play with,” the Alabama