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Virginia Tech announces Terrell Edmunds underwent season-ending surgery

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Virgina Tech will play the final games of their 2017 season without one of their top players. Safety Terrell Edmunds had surgery on his left shoulder, and the recovery will cost him the remainder of the college football season.

“Terrell has battled through this condition for much of the season without missing any playing,” Virgina Tech head coach Justin Fuente said in a released statement. “After further evaluation, our medical staff, Terrell and his family all agreed that the most prudent course of action was to undergo surgery and begin the rehab process as soon as possible.”

The Hokies now are hurting in the defensive secondary in the final weeks of the season. Divine Deablo has been out with a fractured left foot since earlier in the season.

Edmunds’ season ends with two interceptions and 59 tackles in 10 games. Edmunds still has a year of eligibility should he return to the program for the 2018 season.

56 college football assistants named nominees for 2017 Broyles Award

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College football’s award season is coming quickly with semifinalists and finalists for various awards coming in the next few weeks. Among the awards is the Broyles Award, which recognizes the top assistant coach in college football. Today, the Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation released its list of nominees for this year’s award. All 56 of them, which is sure to keep more SIDs busy this time of year.

No school has more than one assistant nominated for the award and previous winners of the award from the past five seasons are not eligible. Clemson’s Brent Venables won the award last year, for example, so he is not eligible this season. This list of nominees will be trimmed to 15 semifinalists later this season, and that list will be cut down to five finalists for the award.

The Broyles Award was first awarded in 2010 to Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn. Malzahn is currently the head coach of the Tigers. In total, five Broyles Award winners have gone on to be a head coach, with four of those currently holding head coaching positions. Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi (2013, Michigan State defensive coordinator), Texas head coach Tom Herman (2014, Ohio State offensive coordinator), and Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley (2015, Oklahoma offensive coordinator) currently hold head coaching jobs. Bob Diaco, who won the award in 2012 while at Notre Dame, went on to be named the head coach at UConn and currently is an assistant with Nebraska.

2017 Broyles Award Nominees

  • Alabama – Brian Daboll, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Arizona – Rod Smith, Co–Offensive Coordinator
  • Arizona State – Phil Bennett, Defensive Coordinator
  • Arkansas State – Brian Early, Defensive Line Coach
  • Auburn – Kevin Steele, Defensive Coordinator
  • Boise State – Andy Avalos, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Bowling Green State – Matt Brock, Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
  • California – Beau Baldwin, Offensive Coordinator
  • Central Florida – Troy Walters, Offensive Coordinator
  • Clemson – Tony Elliot, Co–Offensive Coordinator, Running Backs
  • Eastern Michigan – Neal Neathery, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
  • FAU – Chris Kiffin, Defensive Coordinator
  • FIU – Brent Guy, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Fresno State – Orlondo Steinauer, Defensive Coordinator
  • Georgia – Mel Tucker, Defensive Coordinator
  • Georgia State – Nate Fuqua, Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers
  • Iowa State – Jon Heacock, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties
  • Kansas State – Sean Snyder, Special Teams Coordinator
  • LSU – Dave Aranda, Defensive Coordinator
  • Memphis – Joe Lorig, Special Teams Coordinator; – Outside Linebackers
  • Miami – Manny Diaz, Defensive Coordinator
  • Michigan – Don Brown, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Michigan State – Harlon Barnett, Co–Defensive Coordinator/Secondary Coach
  • Mississippi State – Todd Grantham, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Missouri – Josh Heupel, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • NC State – Dwayne Ledford, Offensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator
  • North Texas – Graham Harrell, Offensive Coordinator
  • Northwestern – Mike Hankwitz, Defensive Coordinator
  • Notre Dame – Mike Elko, Defensive Coordinator
  • Ohio State – Larry Johnson, Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line Coach
  • Oklahoma – Bill Bedenbaugh, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
  • Oklahoma State – Mike Yurcich, Offensive Coordinator/QBs
  • Ole Miss – Derrick Nix, Running Backs Coach
  • Oregon – Jim Leavitt, Defensive Coordinator
  • Penn State – Brent Pry, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
  • San José State – Bojay Filimoeatu, Linebackers Coach
  • SMU – Joe Craddock, Offensive Coordinator
  • South Carolina – Coleman Hutzler, Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
  • Southern Miss – Tony Pecoraro, Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers
  • Stanford – Mike Bloomgren, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
  • Syracuse – Brian Ward, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
  • TCU – Chad Glasgow, Defensive Coordinator
  • Temple – Jim Panagos, Defensive Line
  • Texas – Todd Orlando, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Toledo – Brian Wright, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
  • Troy – Vic Koenning, Defensive Coordinator
  • U.S. Military Academy – Brent Davis, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
  • USC – Tee Martin, Offensive Coordinator/WR Coach
  • Utah State – Mark Tommerdahl, Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs
  • Virginia Tech – Bud Foster, Defensive Coordinator
  • Wake Forest – Warren Ruggiero, Offensive Coordinator
  • Washington – Pete Kwiatkowski, Defensive Coordinator
  • Washington State – Alex Grinch, Defensive Coordinator / Secondary
  • West Virginia – Tony Gibson, Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Western Kentucky – Clayton White, Defensive Coordinator
  • Wisconsin – Jim Leonhard, Defensive Coordinator

Top five remains the same in latest College Football Playoff rankings

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The second edition of the College Football Playoff rankings were released Tuesday night and the top five teams remained the same in the second edition. TCU moved forward to No. 6 ahead of Saturday’s visit to No. 5 Oklahoma, who remained in place after winning at then-No. 11 Oklahoma State.

Following last week’s win over then-No. 13 Virginia Tech, Miami jumped Wisconsin to No. 7 as the highest-ranked non-SEC unbeaten teams. Washington and Auburn moved into the top 10, replacing Ohio State and Penn State.

Michigan State was this week’s big jumper after beating Penn State, jumping from No. 24 to No. 12. Ohio State fell to No. 13, Penn State to No. 14 and Oklahoma State to No. 15.

A pair of Big Ten teams joined the rankings as Iowa and Northwestern joined at No. 25. Iowa State and Virginia Tech remained comfortably in the rankings after road conference losses.

1. Georgia
2. Alabama
3. Notre Dame
4. Clemson
5. Oklahoma
6. TCU
7. Miami
8. Wisconsin
9. Washington
10. Auburn
11. USC
12. Michigan State
13. Ohio State
14. Penn State
15. Oklahoma State
16. Mississippi State
17. Virginia Tech
18. Central Florida
19. Washington State
20. Iowa
21. Iowa State
22. Memphis
23. NC State
24. LSU
25. Northwestern

Though the first two rankings have remained static at the top, the Week 3 edition will be sure to change after three games pit top-10 teams and four games feature top-20 teams:

No. 1 Georgia at No. 10 Auburn (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS)
No. 3 Notre Dame at No. 7 Miami (8 p.m. ET, ABC)
No. 6 TCU at No. 5 Oklahoma (8 p.m. ET, FOX)
No. 2 Alabama at No. 16 Mississippi State (7 p.m. ET, ESPN)

AP Poll: Oklahoma rejoins Top 5, Iowa makes first 2017 appearance

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Associated Press voters were embarrassed last week when they mirrored the putrid Coaches’ Poll by having Wisconsin at No. 4 while the one poll that matters — the CFP poll — placed the Badgers at No. 10. A course correction came in this week with the latest edition of the AP poll, released Sunday.

Despite a dominant win over Indiana, AP voters dropped Wisconsin to No. 6 while moving Notre Dame and Clemson forward two spots and Oklahoma, a 62-52 winner over Oklahoma State, forward three spots to No. 5. It was the Sooners’ first top five ranking since losing at home to Iowa State last month, a loss that seems far less catastrophic than it did at the time.

Miami, itself a big winner on Saturday night, nudged forward two spots to No. 7. Washington moved forward three spots to No. 9 and Auburn leaped up a half-dozen spots to round out the top 10.

Ohio State was this week’s big loser after a 55-24 bludgeoning at Iowa. The Buckeyes dropped eight spots to No. 11, while Iowa was rewarded with its first ranking of the season at No. 25. (Nevermind that Iowa won at No. 24 Iowa State in September.)

The full poll:

1. Alabama — 1,520 total points (56 first-place votes)
2. Georgia — 1,468 (5)
3. Notre Dame — 1,357
4. Clemson — 1,289
5. Oklahoma — 1,258
6. Wisconsin — 1,256
7. Miami — 1,220
8. TCU — 1,087
9. Washington — 1,061
10. Auburn — 875
11. Ohio State — 781
12. Oklahoma State — 766
13. Michigan State — 760
14. Central Florida — 736
15. USC — 718
16. Penn State — 717
17. Virginia Tech — 537
18. Mississippi State — 464
19. Washington State — 420
20. Memphis — 376
21. Michigan — 184
22. South Florida — 177
23. West Virginia — 163
24. Iowa State — 155
25. Iowa — 147

Coaches’ Poll: Notre Dame jumps Miami, Michigan State rises 10 spots

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The Coaches’ Poll never makes any sense, and this week’s edition provides a great example.

Wisconsin hasn’t played anyone this year, but the Badgers are 9-0 this year and rose a spot to No. 3 following Ohio State’s shellacking at Iowa. Miami hadn’t played anyone this year, until the Hurricanes, now 9-0 like the Badgers, took down No. 13 Virginia Tech, 28-10. The ‘Canes’ reward for that win? They remained at No. 6 while Notre Dame jumped forward three spots for beating an unranked Wake Forest team.

I’d tell you to go figure, but there’s no figuring this thing out.

Anyway, here’s the Week 11 edition of the more irrelevant of college football’s two irrelevant polls:

1. Alabama — 1,624 total points (64 first-place votes)
2. Georgia — 1,560 (1)
3. Wisconsin — 1,392
4. Clemson — 1,379
5. Notre Dame — 1,367
6. Miami — 1,326
7. Oklahoma — 1,314
8. Washington — 1,154
9. TCU — 1,143
10. Auburn — 900
11. Ohio State — 881
12. Central Florida — 854
13. Penn State — 817
14. USC — 778
15. Oklahoma State — 764
16. Michigan State — 609
17. Virginia Tech — 555
18. Mississippi State — 462
19. Memphis — 457
20. Washington State — 376
21. South Florida — 306
22. Michigan — 261
23. Iowa State — 150
24. NC State — 149
25. LSU — 136