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Minnesota coaching duo fired amid anemic offense

After finishing 97th in the FBS in scoring and 75th in passing yardage, Minnesota fired offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover and passing game coordinator Jim Zebrowski, the school announced.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Black Sunday so far in Big Ten: Rutgers dumped head coach Kyle Flood and AD Julie Hermann. Purdue let go both its offensive and defensive coordinators. Penn State and Minnesota also fired their offensive play callers.

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Hundreds turn out to honor 5-year-old Chad Carr

Six days after his death from brain cancer, hundreds of people, including Michigan football players, attended a memorial service for the 5-year-old grandson of former coach Lloyd Carr on Sunday.

Can Buckeyes bounce into playoff?

Ezekiel Elliott got his wish by way of 30 carries in Ohio State's win over Michigan. But our Mark Schlabach still has the Buckeyes on the outside looking in at the playoff picture because they can't win a conference title. GameDay final

Hawkeyes must help themselves

Yes, Iowa is undefeated. But the all important body of work for the Hawkeyes just isn't there, according to our Mark Schlabach. There's one simple thing they can do to make the playoff though. GameDay final

Sparty spanks Nittany Lions

Michigan State was not planning on giving up a winnable game this week to Penn State. Is MSU in better or worse position than Big Ten championship game foe Iowa for a playoff spot? GameDay final

Postseason Champagne in Champaign?

Bill Cubit may be able to coach his first bowl game this season contrary to what the Illini's 5-7 record may state. College football doesn't have enough six-win teams and provisions must be made to fill bowl slots. Bowling with five wins?

Gophers still could go to bowl

Minnesota may only have five wins, but they have an outside shot to make a bowl game due to a lack of six-win teams. How could the Gophers make the postseason? Bowling with five wins?

Grades could get Nebraska in bowl

Mike Riley's inaugural season in Lincoln hasn't gone like the Huskers had hoped. It can end on a positive note if they can slide into a bowl game through the back door. Bowling with five wins?

Eliminated! Week 13 cuts to the playoff pool (1:13)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz on C.J. Beathard's emergence after the transfer of Jake Rudock: "They say if you have two quarterbacks, you dont have any. Thats the old axiom. In this case, we did have two." Beathard's leadership since the promotion has "just taken off," Ferentz said.

Sooners and Cardinal move up in AP Poll (1:43)
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B1G mess possible for playoff spot?

The Big Ten will most likely get a team into the playoff. The picture is crystal clear for Iowa and fairly simple for Michigan State as well. But how can Ohio State crash the party? Path to the playoff

Rutgers fires AD, football coach

Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann and football coach Kyle Flood have been fired, sources tell ESPN's Brett McMurphy. Flood, whose Knights finished the season 4-8, told NJ.com Saturday night: "I fully expect to be the head coach here for a long time." Story

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Sooners move up to No. 3 ahead of Big Ten trio

Oklahoma moved up to No. 3 behind Clemson and Alabama, and the Big Ten placed three teams in the top six of the new Associated Press college football poll.

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6hJosh Moyer

Nittany Lions' Franklin dismisses OC Donovan

After failing to crack the top 100 nationally in total offense over the past two seasons, John Donovan was fired as offensive coordinator at Penn State.

Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State coach James Franklin has fired offensive coordinator John Donovan. The firing itself isn't a surprise, but the timing is a bit of a shock. Franklin didn't really hint at this move during a postgame press conference Saturday.

CFB playoff: Who's in? (1:59)

Rutgers coach expects to keep job

Said Kyle Flood after Saturday's loss dropped the Scarlet Knights to 4-8: "I haven't spoken to anybody in the university yet. Nobody's given me any indication that I wouldn't be the football coach. ... We've gone to three bowl games in four years. And I fully expect to be the head coach here for a long time." (via NJ.com)

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Scarlet Knights' Flood 'fully expects' to keep job

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood said he expects to keep his job after a tumultuous season in which he was suspended for three games. "I fully expect to be the head coach here for a long time," he said.

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