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Dawg Sports

Opponent Preview: Vanderbilt Commodores

The Basics Location: Nashville, Tennessee Conference: SEC 2017 record: 5-7 Head Coach: Derek Mason (5th season, 18-31 overall) The Rundown In the sixth game of the 2018 season, Georgia welcomes the Vanderbilt Commodores between the hedges. The last time Vandy came to Athens in 2016, the ‘Dores utilized big special teams plays and poor UGA execution to come out on top 17-16. The Dawgs would get revenge in 2017, dismantling Vanderbilt 45-14 in Nashville. Beginning his 5th season at the helm, head coach Derek Mason is looking to get the Commodores bowl eligible once again after finishing...

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Video: Joshua Kelley on his road from UC Davis to UCLA

Running back Joshua Kelley talks about how he landed at UCLA after two years at UC Davis, what it was like to earn a scholarship this year and what he imagines his first game at the Rose Bowl to be like.

Addicted To Quack

Gaze into the Cristobal: Predicting the PAC-12 South

...ask again later. Welcome, take a seat, gaze into the Cristobal as ATQ predicts your future... or at least the future of the PAC-12 South- the division of disappointment in a conference of disappointment. Last year, USC broke the North’s stranglehold on the PAC-12 championship game by defeating Stanford, 31-28. Will the Trojans return to Levi’s Stadium in December? Will Utah finally win the South? Or will this be Kahlil Tates’ chance at a Rose Bowl appearance? ATQ writers attempt to predict the South... Adam Chimeo predicts... 1. USC (10-2, 8-1) 2. Utah (10-2, 7-2) 3. Arizona...

Arizona Daily Star

Chip Kelly's UCLA Bruins aim for quick success by going fast

FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2017, file photo, UCLA wide receiver Theo Howard (14) runs away from Kansas State defensive back Duke Shelley for a touchdown during the Cactus Bowl NCAA college football game in Phoenix. Howard is among…

Streaking The Lawn

2018 Virginia Football Opponent Preview: Pittsburgh Panthers

UVA has a great chance to beat the Panthers for the first time since 2014. The Virginia Cavaliers went into Heinz Field last year with a chance to become bowl eligible against the Pittsburgh Panthers after falling to the Boston College Eagles the previous week. Their third straight loss to Pitt did not cripple their postseason hopes - UVA beat Georgia Tech the following week - but it did display the gap that’s grown between Pat Narduzzi’s program and the Wahoos. 2017 Season: 5-7 (3-5 ACC) A non-conference schedule that featured the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Penn State Nittany Lions,...

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Coaching Quack: WR Coach Michael Johnson

Who is the Ducks’ receivers coach? What can he bring to the table as a developer and recruiter? Will he stay long term? Can he get the Ducks receivers on the right path? Coach: Michael Johnson Title: Wide Receivers Coach Salary: 2 years, $335,000 per year Buyout: 10% of guaranteed salary if coach leaves before the bowl game and/or conclusion of the Early Signing Period. Buyout is waived if he leaves for a FBS coordinator or Head Coach job. Age: 45 Alma Mater: Arizona State / Mesa CC / Akron - Originally played quarterback for the Sun Devils in the mid 80s before transferring to a junior...

Canes Warning

Miami Hurricanes QB Malik Rosier named to Manning Award Watchlist

Miami Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosier has been named to the watch list for the Manning Award. One of college football’s newest awards has been given out since the 2004 season. The Manning Award is sponsored by the Sugar Bowl. Rosier is one of 30 quarterbacks on the watch list. He is returning for his second […] Miami Hurricanes QB Malik Rosier named to Manning Award Watchlist - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

SportsDay

This is why Texas OC Tim Beck is on the hot seat

Chuck Carlton, Big 12 beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answers your questions about college football in a live chat recently. Here are some highlights. Question: Tom Herman seems entrenched is his position as head coach, but is Tim Beck on the hot seat?Carlton: Uh (thinking, thinking, thinking) ... yes. It's never a good sign when the head coach calls plays in the bowl game or muses about taking over play-calling duties. That said, Beck didn't exactly take over a plug-and-play offense last season. Fairly or not, if the offense sputters this season, Beck will make...

University of Memphis

MEMPHIS AND KROGER TEAM UP TO FIGHT HUNGER

MEMPHIS – The University of Memphis has teamed with participating area Kroger stores to sell $9.01 football tickets for the Tigers' season opener in support of the Zero Hunger Zero Waste Campaign. Memphis kicks off the 2018 season against Mercer on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. in Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.   This game is a salute to the 901 area code. To support our neighbors in need, the Tigers will offer a special $9.01 game ticket and will donate $1 from each ticket sold to the Mid-South Food Bank.   Tickets for the Mercer game are currently on sale at Kroger stores throughout the Memphis...

OU Daily

Oklahoma predicted to play Alabama in CFP playoff by CBS Sports' Jerry Palm

With college football season just weeks away, preseason bowl projections have started to come out. CBS Sports' Jerry Palm is predicting Oklahoma to come in at No. 4 and take on No. 1 Alabama in the Cotton Bowl in the…

Streaking The Lawn

In Perkins, Virginia Finally Has A Main Attraction at QB

The dual-threat transfer could finally put the fun back into UVA football You won’t find many people predicting a postseason appearance for the Virginia Cavaliers in 2018. Consider: The Hoos were ranked last in the ACC Coastal division media poll. SB Nation’s Bill Connelly picked them to win 5 games. Odds Shark set their over/under win total at 5.5 and took the under. Jerry Palm left them out of his preseason bowl projections. Even we at Streaking The Lawn pointed to this season’s “fresh uncertainty” in our bowl watch preview. There’s been one notable agent of optimism,...

A Sea Of Blue

2018 Kentucky Football Schedule and Roster

The Kentucky Wildcats will soon begin their 2018 college football season. The 2018 college football season will be here very soon, and with it will come the return of the Kentucky Wildcats. Mark Stoops has led Kentucky to consecutive bowl games for the first time since Rich Brooks helped lay the foundation for five-straight bowl berths. Expectations are high that these Wildcats will make it three-straight postseason trips on the strength of a senior-heavy team featuring Mike Edwards, C.J. Conrad, Derrick Baity, Josh Allen and Jordan Jones. Kentucky also has great sophomore and junior...

House of Sparky

ASU Football: Antonio Pierce’s instant impact

ASU’s new linebackers coach has brought s new credibility to the defense. Lost in all the spotlight of the Herm Edwards’ regime in Tempe is a coaching staff with some impressive names. Defensively, the Sun Devils have struggled mightily the last few seasons, and have added some big names in attempt to fix those woes. Danny Gonzales came from San Diego State to lead the unit and former NFL player Shaun Nua is mentoring the defensive line. One name on the coaching staff stands out more than anyone else. Former Super Bowl champion and New York Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce has...

Arizona Daily Star

Pick Six Heisman Darkhorses Football

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2017, file photo, Washington quarterback Jake Browning (3) throws against Penn State during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game in Glendale, Ariz. Browning is hoping to repeat what Baker…

Journal & Courier

Purdue running back Markell Jones sheds weight, ready for senior season

Senior running back Markell Jones dropped 10 pounds since last years bowl game, changing his eating habits to prepare for the 2018 season         

Streaking The Lawn

2018 Virginia Cavaliers Football Position Previews: Running Backs and Wide Receivers

Who will stand out for the Hoos this season? Last week, we looked at the quarterbacks and offensive line. In both cases, we noted that those units have not been particularly good over the years. In fact, the UVA offense has simply not been good since 2011. So let’s look at the running backs and wide receivers. A year ago, Virginia had an 800 yard rusher and an 800 yard receiver. They hadn’t had that since 2011, when Perry Jones rushed for over 900 and Kris Burd had over 900 receiving. That, of course, was also the last time Virginia went to a bowl. Gaining 800 yards in 12 (or 13)...

Arizona Desert Swarm

Injury, bowl loss motivating Arizona LB Kylan Wilborn in sophomore year

Like several of his defensive teammates, Kylan Wilborn was thrust into the fire last season as a true freshman asked to play against mostly older and more experienced opponents. The overall results weren’t pretty, with the Arizona Wildcats allowing 34.4 points per game and ranking near the bottom nationally in most defensive statistics. Wilborn is the first to admit he was flying relatively blind in 2017, when the defensive end/linebacker—known as a “stud” in coordinator Marcel Yates’ system—started all 13 games. “Last year it was more of just, I know I have this assignment on...

Addicted To Quack

Observations and Questions: Breaking down Oregon’s 2017 football film, phase 4

Weeks 12-13 + the Las Vegas Bowl: Arizona, Oregon St, and Boise St This series will break down the film of all 13 of Oregon’s 2017 football games, grouped into four installments chronologically and posted near the end of each month of the offseason. I’ll post a few clips to help analyze issues that I saw, and offer general observations from studying the film of each game closely and tallying up successful and unsuccessful assignments of every Oregon player on all non-garbage time snaps. Each month I’ll also spotlight two of the eight position groups which were particularly relevant to...

State of The U

How Far We’ve Come: A 10-year look back

We take a short trip in a time machine back to 2008 to remember how different things were for the Canes As we patiently wait for the start of the 2018 Canes Football season, I thought it would be a great time to take a look back at where the program was 10 years ago. Just a precaution: the state of the program in 2008 is very unsettling. To set the stage, the Canes were coming off of a 5-7 season which included the closing of the Orange Bowl. What the Orange Bowl means to Canes fans would make you think that we would celebrate the end of an era in style, but instead it was marked by a 48-0...

Burnt Orange Nation

CBS Sports predicts Texas will meet Georgia in the Sugar Bowl

Get your burnt-orange kool-aid ready for the 2018 season, folks. CBS Sports released its preseason College Football Playoff and bowl game predictions for the 2018 season on Thursday, and there are now high hopes for the ‘Horns. CBS Sports Senior Writer Jerry Palm projected the 2018-19 bowl landscape, and he anticipates another notable step forward from the Texas Longhorns, projecting them to the Sugar Bowl. Palm has Texas facing off against last year’s national championship runner-up, the Georgia Bulldogs. If this proved true, it would be about as enticing as it gets for a New Years...

Arizona Daily Star

Island Plate Lunch

The shoyu poke bowl in the front and the chicken katsu plate are available at the Island Plate Lunch restaurant.

Garnet And Black Attack

Weekend discussion: What has to happen for this season to be considered a success?

It can be measured in a lot of ways. Leapfrogging off of last week’s discussion topic about which game you really want to see the South Carolina Gamecocks win this season, here’s a related subject: What has to happen for 2018 to be considered a success? Is it reaching a certain win total? Notching victories over specific teams? Showing improvement in trouble areas? Earning a better bowl destination? It can be all those things, of course, but which means the most to you? All things considered, South Carolina’s schedule sets up pretty well, and the pieces are there for coach Will...

Arizona Desert Swarm

Early projections predict Holiday Bowl for Arizona

The Wildcats would take on the Iowa Hawkeyes The Arizona Wildcats have high expectations for this upcoming season. Kevin Sumlin leads a core of young players coming off a pleasantly surprising 2017 season, and Arizona boasts one of the most favorable Pac-12 schedules in a year filled with mystery across the conference. Most fans would consider 8-4 a successful season in year one of the Sumlin regime, and the thought of a Pac-12 South Championship isn’t just a pipe dream. For now, Arizona figures to be somewhere in the middle according to CBS, as they project Arizona to land in the Holiday...

The Champaign Room

Come on, boys.

It’s not a bad thing to have a little hope. 6-6. Literally all I — and probably, you — are asking for. A trip to the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl to play some Conference-USA team the day after Christmas on ESPN2. Sounds incredible. You’d take that, right? I’d take it. I bet most of us would take it. Other programs strive for national championships. If Wisconsin plays in the Heart of Dallas Bowl in 2018, it’s a massive disappointment. “Fire Chryst! Down with Hornibrook!” If Alabama wasn’t in the College Football Playoff, you know someone would say it. “Fire Saban!”...

Arizona Daily Star

COLLEGE FOOTBALL '18; D-line is where stars are this season

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2018, file photo, Alabama defensive lineman Raekwon Davis (99) gestures after a stop in the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Clemson in New Orleans. Alabama’s Raekwon Davis, who…

House of Sparky

ASU Football Opponent Primer: Washington Huskies

Chris Peterson’s squad appears ready to make noise in the Pac. Arizona State 2018 Schedule UTSA (Sept. 1) - Read Michigan State (Sept. 8) - Read At San Diego State (Sept. 15) - Read At Washington (Sept. 22) Oregon State (Sept. 29) At Colorado (Oct. 6) Stanford (Oct. 18) At USC (Oct. 27) Utah (Nov. 3) UCLA (Nov. 10) At Oregon (Nov. 17) At Arizona (Nov. 24) Washington’s 2017 Season After making the College Football Playoff in 2016, the Huskies regressed a bit in 2017. The Huskies lost to Penn State in the Fiesta Bowl after finishing 10-3 and second in the Pac-12 North. The Sun Devils...

Bruins Nation

UCLA Football 2018 Opponent Preview: Utah Utes

The Utes are primed for an improved 2018. Welcome to Bruins Nation’s opponent preview series for the UCLA Bruins 2018 football season! Each week, we will be taking a look at an upcoming opponent this year, examine their strengths and weaknesses, and make a bold prediction regarding the outcome. This week, we take a look at UCLA’s Week 9 opponent: the Utah Utes. Last Year This is going to sound like I’m trivializing the Utes, but I was honestly shocked to remember that Utah only won 7 games this last year, and needed a bowl game victory to do that. I think it speaks to how consistent...

Wake Up, College Football: Alabama, Clemson dominate playoff

On the post-playoff episode of Wake Up, College Football, Ryan and Dan run down the playoff semis and their favorite bowl moments thus far.

2017 Outback Bowl: Florida Gators vs Iowa Football Hype [HD]

After an 8-4 regular season, the Gators will take on the Hawkeyes in Tampa on January 2nd! Florida will be looking to end the season with a win after losing its last two games against FSU and Alabama. This will no doubt be a defensive battle and whoever c