Another star QB headed to Washington

Current Huskies QB Jake Browning just threw for 2,955 yards in his freshman season, but look for in-state commit Jacob Sirmon (No. 15 overall, ESPN Junior 300) to follow in his footsteps. Instant-impact 2018 recruits (Insider)

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7hAdam Rittenberg

The 13 "next big thing" coaches in college football

These men are rising stars in college football's coaching community, and here is your starting lineup of coordinators who could be running their own programs in the not-so-distant future.

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1dAdam Rittenberg

Who are the 12 hottest coordinators in college football?

They say every AD has a list of coordinators they'd talk with should their coach leave or be fired. Well, here's the list of the 12 coaches who are most likely on those wish lists.

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1dChris Low

Who CFB coaches want their kids to play for

We asked SEC and Big 12 coaches which colleagues they would send their sons to play for. The list starts with Bob Stoops, but Mark Dantonio and David Shaw weren't far behind.

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Will Trojans' uptick continue?

USC went 5-1 in the Pac-12 and 3-0 at home after Clay Helton took over for Steve Sarkisian. The Trojans did lose four games under Helton, but none against unranked opponents.

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David Shaw doesn't get enough love

Stanford has won 10+ games in four of the past five seasons. Before Shaw was hired, that happened four times in the previous 119 seasons in Palo Alto.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

After the Rose Bowl loss to Stanford, Iowa's Kirk Ferentz asked his staff regarding Christian McCaffrey: Who in the last 17 years have we played who's better than him? [Antwaan] Randle El is the closest thing in my mind," Ferentz said of the former Indiana star. "I still think if Randle El had played at Florida State, he would have won two Heismans. He was such a dynamic player."

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Most 700-yard games last season

Will Baylor's offense slow down without former coach Art Briles on the sidelines? Last season, the Bears totaled 700 or more yards in an FBS-best five games.

Kevin Gemmell ESPN Staff Writer 

A spokesman for the Pullman Police Dept. tells they are investigating a "handful" of Washington State football players (anywhere between 5-12) for an alleged assault at a party that happened over the weekend and left one student hospitalized. Cmdr. Chris Tennant said it's a "complex" investigation when dealing with a party setting, alcohol and a lot of people. "Just because they were there doesn't mean they are guilty of something ... To make a criminal charge, we have to prove that an individual took an individual act and that individual act was criminal. And you have to prove that beyond a reasonable doubt." WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos said in a statement the school is aware and they are cooperating with local police.

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3dKevin Gemmell

WSU players investigated over alleged assault

A "handful" of Washington State players are being investigated in an alleged assault that took place over the weekend, the Pullman Police Department confirmed.

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Tide, Bucks have ruled last four years

Alabama and Ohio State share the lead for most FBS wins in the past four seasons. ACC Atlantic rivals Florida State and Clemson rank third and fourth, followed by Oregon at fifth.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Dennis Green, who passed away last night, coached at Stanford from 1989-1991. Brian Billick and Tyrone Willingham were on his staff. David Shaw, Ed McCaffrey, John Lynch, Bob Whitfield, and current US Senator Cory Booker were players on his team.

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Dennis Green's career highlights

Before his 13-year career as an NFL head coach, Dennis Green served as the head coach at Northwestern (1981-85) and Stanford (1989-91). He died Thursday at the age of 67.

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Former Cards, Vikes coach Green dies at 67

Dennis Green, who coached the Vikings and Cardinals over 13 NFL seasons, died Thursday at the age of 67 from complications of a cardiac arrest.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State tripled takeaway production last year (8 in 2014, up to 24 in 2015). It's no coincidence that they also tripled their win total in that span (3 to 9).

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The nation's most improved defenses

Gene Chizik made a big difference in his first season as defensive coordinator at North Carolina. Vanderbilt also improved greatly after Derek Mason took over the defense.


Will Helton have a successful tenure?

How will the Trojans start the season under their new head coach Clay Helton? Plus, Travis Rodgers and Brian Kamenetzky talk about Pac-12 media day and the upcoming season.

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USC suspends CB Langley for opener vs. Bama

USC has suspended Isaiah Langley for the season opener against Alabama. The Los Angeles Times reports he was arrested in May at a fraternity party and is expected to enter a diversion program.

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Most rushing TDs in last two seasons

Among active Power 5 players, Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine's 37 rushing touchdowns is the most since the 2014 season.

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9dPhil Steele

The 13 biggest CFB surprise teams for 2016

The top of the 2016 college football heap is projected to look a lot like the end of 2015 -- starting with Alabama and Clemson. But what are the sneaky-good teams that could crash the CFP party?