Alabama rolled to its second consecutive Discover BCS National Championship, and third in four seasons, beating No. 1 Notre Dame 42-14 in a BCS championship game that was no classic after all.
Bret Bielema is taking his brand of power football to Arkansas, leaving Wisconsin after seven seasons. Arkansas released a statement Tuesday night saying Bielema has agreed to a contract to take over the program reeling after the firing of former [...]
Louisville coach Charlie Strong is likely to stay with the Cardinals, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports. Strong had emerged as the front-runner to be the next head coach at Tennessee, multiple sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday. The coach, however, has been tight-lipped about where he’ll be in 2013.
Auburn has turned to Gus Malzahn to restore a program that made an unprecedented fall two years after winning the national title with Cam Newton operating the then-assistant coach’s high-powered offense to perfection. Malzahn was the Tigers’ offensive coordinator during their 2010 national championship run before heading to Arkansas State for his first college head coaching position. He received a five-year contract worth $2.3 million annually to try to get the team back on solid footing.
After a day of upsets, Notre Dame is NAfter a day of upsets, Notre Dame is No. 1 in the land and the SEC has regained its superiority near the top of the BCS standings. The Fighting Irish moved up from No. 3 to the No. 1 spot because it is now the last eligible undefeated team in the country. Notre Dame is the third new No. 1 team in the past three weeks. “Now we don’t have to answer questions about style points or politics,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. “Now we have a chance to play for the national championship this week.” Notre Dame, ranked No. 1 in both polls and by the computer ratings, needs only to beat slumping rival Southern California on Saturday in Los Angeles to earn its first trip to the BCS title game. On Saturday, old No. 1 Kansas State lost at Baylor 52-24, and No. 2 Oregon fell in overtime to Stanford, 17-14. No. 2 Alabama filled the vacuum and regained its spot in the national championship, with SEC compatriots Georgia at No. 3 and Florida No. 4.o. 1 in the land and the SEC has regained it superiority near the top of the BCS standings.
Kansas State and Oregon are now on course to play for the BCS national championship. After Alabama was upset by Texas A&M, the new BCS standings have the Wildcats (.9674) first and the Ducks (.9497) second.
Alabama secured its hold at the top of the BCS standings a day after winning its biggest road test of the season. Kansas State remained No. 2, while No. 3 Oregon passed No. 4 Notre Dame in the latest standings released Sunday night. All three contenders won on Saturday. The Crimson Tide, No. 1 in both the USA Today and Harris polls, rallied for a 21-17 win at LSU on Saturday and were rewarded by the computer average that makes up one-third of the BCS standings.
Steve Spurrier may not have been a good fit in the NFL. However, the ol’ ball coach says Nick Saban and powerhouse Alabama have what it takes to compete at the highest level. “Alabama, gosh, they look like they could beat a couple of those NFL teams that I’ve watched on Sundays,” Spurrier said Wednesday on “The Dan Patrick Show.” “I think a lot of the oddsmakers out there that usually know what’s going on, I’d guess Alabama would be favored by a little bit.”
South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore hyperextended his right knee against Tennessee, causing injury to several ligaments, the school said in a release Sunday. Coach Steve Spurrier said the injury is something Lattimore can come back from to play football again. There were no fractures or additional injuries, according to team physician Jeffrey Guy.
No. 3 Kansas State and No. 4 Notre Dame each moved up a spot in The Associated Press college football poll, setting up a final four of sorts for the last month of the regular season. Alabama is No. 1 for the ninth straight week and it is unanimous. The Crimson Tide received all 60 first-place votes. Oregon is No. 2 for the sixth straight week.
Arkansas has taken the second-largest fall out of the AP college football poll, dropping from eighth to unranked after losing to Louisiana-Monroe.
Da’Rick Rogers officially has left Tennessee’s football team, just not the state’s borders. The former all-Southeastern Conference wide receiver has transferred to Football Championship Subdivision program Tennessee Tech, the school confirmed Monday afternoon. The move was announced four days after Tennessee indefinitely suspended Rogers for a violation of team rules.
Former Ohio State and Alabama receiver Duron Carter has transferred to Florida Atlantic.
Former Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden has transferred to LSU.
In punishing the Penn State football program with an unprecedented series of sanctions, president Mark Emmert said he hopes the NCAA has served notice that a win-at-all-costs mentality in major college football won’t be tolerated.