STILLWATER, OK - SEPTEMBER 17 : Running back James Conner #24 of the Pittsburgh Panthers is pursued by linebacker Devante Averette #40 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys September 17, 2016 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
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Pitt RB James Conner declares for NFL Draft

James Conner is taking his inspirational story and frightening running back skills to the NFL. The Pittsburgh running back made the announcement Saturday afternoon through his Twitter account. Forever Grateful. pic.twitter.com/B8wXA9ABZz — James Conner (@JamesConner_) December 10, 2016 The Panthers immediately released a statement blessing the move. We will always love #ConnerStrong pic.twitter.com/ujIgna3Wpx — Pitt Football […]

CHAMPAIGN, IL - OCTOBER 15:  Head coach Luke Fickell of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches as his team takes on the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on October 15, 2011 in Champaign, Illinois. Ohio State defeated Illinois 17-7.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Cincinnati formally announces Luke Fickell as new head coach

The worst-kept secret in college football is no longer a secret. Luke Fickell is Cincinnati’s new head coach. The school made the announcement Saturday afternoon after word had begun trickling in the Buckeye State since last night. #Bearcats … a new era starts today pic.twitter.com/lqSCG1417q — Cincinnati Bearcats (@GoBEARCATS) December 10, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Fickell is a true […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11:  Offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks on the field before the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Reports: Lane Kiffin to FAU hits stumbling block

As of last night, there was a deal in place for Lane Kiffin to become the next head coach at Florida Atlantic. As of Saturday morning, it appears the deal is off. FootballScoop, who broke the news of the two sides’ talking, reported Saturday morning that the talks hit a “stumbling block.” (Full disclosure: I also write […]

LOUISVILLE, KY - SEPTEMBER 17:  Lamar Jackson #8 of the Louisville Cardinals  runs for a touchdown against the Florida State Seminoles  at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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How do Jackson, Mayfield and Watson stack up with recent Heisman QBs?

The 82nd Heisman Trophy winner will be crowned tonight, and it will probably be Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson. If not him, it will almost certainly be Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. And if some freak accident occurs where most of the votes from east of the Mississippi River somehow become destroyed, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield will take home the trophy. With […]

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 26:  Head coach Luke Fickell of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on from the sideline while playing the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 40-34. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Report: Cincinnati will name Ohio State’s Luke Fickell as new head coach on Saturday

Looks like Cincinnati didn’t need to go far to find their replacement for Tommy Tuberville. According to Toledo sports reporter Jordan Strack, the Bearcats will make the hire of Ohio State co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Luke Fickell official on Saturday. A person told USA Today that talks between the two parties were progressing on Friday night but not yet complete. […]

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