7:35 AM ET Another college football bowl season is in the books. While Alabama reigns supreme again, there was much more to the postseason than just the College Football Playoff. Even in a modified bowl season, with fewer games because of the coronavirus pandemic, there were still plenty of exciting moments and noteworthy performances to
3:27 PM ET Alabama’s annual exodus of players to the NFL began Thursday as four starters from the Crimson Tide‘s championship team — defensive lineman Christian Barmore, quarterback Mac Jones, defensive back Patrick Surtain and wide receiver Jaylen Waddle — announced they would be leaving school early to turn pro. ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd
8:40 AM ET When you have coached as long as Nick Saban (this was his 25th season as a head coach), won as many games (165), national championships (7) and conference titles (10) and pumped as many dudes into the NFL draft (33 first-rounders and counting), then guess what? You get your own All-Star team!
7:13 AM ET In the realm of Alabama football (and given the monster Nick Saban has created), going two entire years without winning a national championship is inexcusable. Pardon the sarcasm. But as we look back on a season unlike any other in college football, right there at the top of ESPN’s final 2020 power
10:20 PM ET Alabama is finalizing a deal with former Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien to be the Crimson Tide’s next offensive coordinator, sources told ESPN. O’Brien was in the Alabama football complex on Wednesday. He also spent some time around the team last week leading up to the College Football Playoff national championship game.
3:50 PM ET Steve Sarkisian added his first commitment as Texas head coach on Tuesday when ESPN Jr. 300 wide receiver Armani Winfield announced his pledge to the Longhorns. A 6-foot-2, 180-pound receiver from Lewisville High School in Lewisville, Texas, Winfield is the No. 50-ranked recruit overall in the 2022 cycle. He is ranked No.
7:28 AM ET The 2020 college football season has just ended, but it’s never too early to start looking ahead to next season. Here’s a look at one potential breakout star for each player in the 2021 Way-Too-Early Top 25. No. 1 Clemson: QB D.J. Uiagalelei This feels like cheating. Saying Uiagalelei is going to
5:39 PM ET Louisiana-Monroe has hired Rich Rodriguez as its new associate head coach and offensive coordinator, the school announced Tuesday. Rodriguez, who most recently served as Ole Miss offensive coordinator in 2019, will be joining new Warhawks coach Terry Bowden. Rodriguez’s son, Rhett, a quarterback at Arizona the past four seasons, is transferring to
10:24 AM ET “I enjoyed the ride!” Alabama head coach Nick Saban, his 69-year-old face looking downright cherubic, was specifically talking about the lift he had just received, as he was carried him across the field of Hard Rock Stadium like a sack of potatoes on the right shoulder of 6-foot-6, 324-pound Landon Dickerson, celebrating
10:37 AM ET RYAN DAY KEPT it together, because that’s what he does. There would be no outbursts or regrettable lines on this day. But the Ohio State head coach didn’t run from his emotions, either. “Sad, angry, frustrated, all of the above,” Day said Aug. 12 about the previous day’s decision by the Big
2:59 AM ET MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — At the end of a long, grueling, strange, uncomfortable season for college football, we finally got a small piece of normalcy as the final seconds ticked off the clock Monday night at Hard Rock Stadium: Alabama, hoisting yet another national championship trophy after winning in dominant, historic fashion.
8:49 PM ET MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Alabama receiver DeVonta Smith set the SEC career receiving yards record with his first catch against Ohio State in the national championship game Monday night. The Heisman Trophy winner had one reception for 15 yards on the opening drive, moving him past Jordan Matthews, who set the record
7:00 AM ET JUSTIN FIELDS STEPS into an injury tent like Clark Kent entering a phone booth. On the outside, he’s a mild-mannered quarterback, not much of a talker. At heart, he’s still that small-town kid from the Atlanta suburbs who desperately wanted to stay close to home and play for Georgia and who nearly
8:59 PM ET Former Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano, who entered the transfer portal three weeks ago, will transfer to Washington State, he announced Friday. Guarantano started seven games in 2020 for the Volunteers, and 32 in his career, before losing his starting job late in the season to Harrison Bailey. Washington State started true freshman
7:00 AM ET Chris Low Close ESPN Senior Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of the University of Tennessee Adam Rittenberg Close ESPN Senior Writer College football reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2008. Graduate of Northwestern University. Alabama and Ohio State most recently met during the inaugural College Football Playoff in 2015. Behind
6:22 PM ET Notre Dame hired Cincinnati defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman to take on the same role with the Fighting Irish, it was announced Friday. Freeman fills the vacancy left by Clark Lea, who left Notre Dame to become head coach at Vanderbilt. Freeman, who will also work with the linebackers at Notre Dame, had
3:11 PM ET Chris Low Close ESPN Senior Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of the University of Tennessee Adam Rittenberg Close ESPN Senior Writer College football reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2008. Graduate of Northwestern University. South Carolina is hiring Western Kentucky defensive coordinator Clayton White for the same role, sources confirmed
7:29 PM ET Boise State football is hiring Oregon defensive coordinator Andy Avalos, a former player and assistant at the school, as its next head coach, sources confirmed to ESPN. Avalos, 39, spent the past two seasons at Oregon, helping the Ducks to consecutive Pac-12 championships. He came to Oregon from Boise State, where he