College football Week 8 highlights

On Saturday, Clemson turned the ball over four times, trailed by as much as 14, benched its starting QB and won. That, Dabo Swinney said, is the headline. Got it? No, don’t ask about that QB controversy. It doesn’t exist. Figment of your imagination. Swinney is essentially Kevin Bacon at the end of “Animal House,” … Read more

Miami football and Mario Cristobal remain a perfect pairing

7:00 AM ET Paolo UggettiESPN CORAL GABLES, Fla. — In the middle of the toughest professional decision of his life, Mario Cristobal dialed a familiar phone number. Over 3,000 miles from Eugene, Oregon, in Stuart, Florida, Dennis Lavelle picked up. Cristobal wanted to know what his former high school coach at Christopher Columbus High thought … Read more

College football Week 3 – Miami-Texas A&M, BYU-Oregon highlight the biggest games

7:00 AM ET ESPN staff The forecast for Week 2’s college football slate was dreary and yet, the scheduled delivered. The Sun Belt rose to the occasion as Marshall knocked off then top-10 Notre Dame 26-21 and Appalachian State — this week’s host for College GameDay — went into College Station and handed Jimbo Fisher … Read more

Miami football has been waiting two decades for a quarterback like Tyler Van Dyke

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Like all the best mythology, Tyler Van Dyke‘s origin story is grounded in truth, but the details took on a life of their own. It was October 2021, and Miami was 2-4, teetering on the brink of a lost season, and Van Dyke — the starter at quarterback by default after … Read more

Relinquishing playcalling duties something Texas A&M Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher could ‘evaluate’ if struggles continue

After a woeful offensive performance in a 17-14 loss to Appalachian State — one of biggest upsets in Texas A&M history — Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher was asked on Monday if he would consider relinquishing playcalling duties. “In time, I would,” Fisher said. “Possibly could. You always evaluate those things.” Texas A&M is 103rd nationally … Read more

College football Power Rankings after Week 1

11:30 PM ET ESPN staff The Week 1 college football slate was loaded with top-tier matchups to officially kick off the season while ushering fans back into stadiums and onto message boards. Some games lived up to the hype — No. 5 Notre Dame went toe-to-toe with No. 2 Ohio State for three quarters and … Read more

College Football Playoff expansion — Answering the biggest lingering questions

6:30 PM ET ESPN staff Tired of waiting for the commissioners to make a decision about expanding the College Football Playoff, the 11 presidents and chancellors who comprise the CFP’s board of managers took control on Friday with a unanimous vote to expand the field to 12 teams in 2026. The presidents have strongly urged … Read more

Predicting every college football Power 5 conference for the 2022 season

As much as college football has changed over the past few seasons through the transfer portal, conference realignment and NIL money, the lopsided nature of the sport has largely remained unchanged. Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State are still the most dominant teams in the FBS, and it’s difficult to find any other program that … Read more

Hooters restaurant chain signs 51 college offensive linemen nationwide to name, image and likeness deals

Restaurant chain Hooters announced on Monday that it has signed 51 college football offensive linemen to name, image and likeness deals from teams across the country. The chain said it wanted to sign offensive line groups, rather than individual athletes, and is now working with players from Auburn, LSU, Oklahoma, Miami, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Texas … Read more

Preseason College Football Power Rankings

8:00 AM ET ESPN staff Despite the seismic changes that took place during college football’s offseason, the upcoming season will provide fans with a breath of familiarity. Yes, the preseason College Football Power Rankings are once again led by perennial playoff teams, Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia and Clemson. But last season’s rankings had the Spencer … Read more