College Football

More College Football News

More News | Wire

Currie, Schiano had agreed on $27M deal

(AP Photo/Mel Evans, file)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Former Tennessee athletic director John Currie and Greg Schiano signed a memorandum of understanding to make the Ohio State defensive coordinator the new Volunteers football coach before the deal fell apart amid a public backlash.

The memorandum of understanding, obtained through a public records request, states Schiano would have received a six-year, $27 million contract. Tennessee officials say they believe the document isn't legally binding because it was never signed by the school's chief financial officer.

Tennessee Chancellor Beverly Davenport also didn't sign the document with Schiano.

Read More...

Mayfield headlines AP All-America team

No. 2 Oklahoma will bring three All-Americans to the College Football Playoff.

Quarterback Baker Mayfield, offensive tackle Orlando Brown and tight end Mark Andrews of Oklahoma were selected to the Associated Press All-America team, giving the Sooners more players on the first team than any school. The All-America team, which dates to 1925 and was selected this season by a panel of 17 Top 25 voters, was released Monday.

 MORE

Ole Miss QB Patterson joins Michigan

Mississippi quarterback Shea Patterson says he will transfer to Michigan, where coach Jim Harbaugh has gone through three starting QBs this season.

Patterson made his commitment in a tweet on Monday after visiting the Ann Arbor, Michigan, campus last weekend . Patterson is recovering from a right knee injury that cost him the final month of last season, but he should be ready to compete in 2018.

 MORE

SMU hires former Cal coach Dykes

SMU hired former California and Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes on Monday as its new coach, replacing one Texan with a reputation for directing potent offenses for another.

Dykes will replace Chad Morris, who left SMU last week to become Arkansas' coach. SMU will hold a news conference Tuesday with university President Gerald Turner and athletic director Rick Hart to introduce Dykes.

 MORE

Florida DT Bryan leaving to enter draft

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida defensive tackle Taven Bryan has decided to forgo his senior year and enter the NFL draft.

Bryan announced his decision Monday on Twitter, saying coach Dan Mullen's return to Gainesville "made this decision very difficult because I have the highest regard for him." Bryan ultimately, though, chose to move on.

 MORE

Injured Louisville RB Smith to transfer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville senior running back Jeremy Smith plans to transfer after sustaining a season-ending foot injury in September.

Cardinals spokesman Rocco Gasparro said Monday night in a text message that coach Bobby Petrino granted Smith's request for a release to transfer. Louisville's top returning rusher entering this season played one game and was injured in practice two days before the team faced defending national champion Clemson.

 MORE

TCU names Donati new athletic director

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Jeremiah Donati was named TCU's athletic director just two days after his former boss, Chris Del Conte, took the same job with the Texas Longhorns.

As Donati was introduced on Monday, he saved Del Conte for last on the list of people he thanked, and he left no doubt about his respect for his predecessor.

 MORE

No. 21 Wash. St. dismisses top WR Martin

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) No. 21 Washington State has dismissed leading receiver Tavares Martin Jr. from the team for violation of team rules.

A school spokesman confirmed the move Sunday. Martin led the Cougars with 70 receptions and nine touchdowns during the regular season as Washington State went 9-3 and earned a spot in the Holiday Bowl. He was named second-team all-Pac-12 by the AP.

 MORE

OU's Mayfield wins Heisman in landslide

NEW YORK (AP) Baker Mayfield took a unique road to the Heisman Trophy, a long and winding climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players to ever play college football.

The brash, flag-planting Oklahoma quarterback became the sixth Sooner to the win Heisman on Saturday night in one of the most lopsided votes in the 83-year history of the award.

 MORE

Army posts second straight win over Navy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Just when you thought Army-Navy couldn't get any more intense, it snowed.

Then 60 minutes of bruising football came down to squinting through that snow to see where a long field goal attempt would land.

 MORE
Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2017 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.