Interim coach Mickey Joseph shoulders blame for Nebraska Cornhuskers’ loss

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska interim coach Mickey Joseph took full responsibility for his team’s performance in a 49-14 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday, repeatedly saying in his postgame news conference, “This is on me.” Joseph was promoted to interim coach last Sunday after Scott Frost was fired following a 1-2 start to the season. Throughout … 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

Nebraska Cornhuskers fire coach Scott Frost after starting season 1-2

Nebraska fired coach Scott Frost on Sunday, one day after a 45-42 home loss to Georgia Southern in what had become an untenable situation for the Huskers. Nebraska (1-2) had been a three-touchdown favorite. “Earlier today I met with Coach Frost and informed him we were making a change in the leadership of our football … Read more

No, Texas is not back (yet), but it was no joke Saturday

Texas is not back. Not on Saturday, anyway. Not without its burgeoning star QB, Quinn Ewers. Not on Nick Saban’s watch. But for 59 minutes against Alabama, Texas seemed astonishingly close to turning the page on a decade of heartbreak, embarrassment and jokes before falling to the Tide 20-19. It was, it turns out, a … Read more

First-year coach Clay Helton’s Georgia Southern Eagles ‘got after us,’ stun Nebraska Cornhuskers

LINCOLN, Neb. — Kyle Vantrease scored on an 8-yard run with 36 seconds left after Nebraska had taken its first lead, and Georgia Southern defeated the three-touchdown-favorite Cornhuskers 45-42 on Saturday night. The Huskers’ Timmy Bleekrode was wide left with a 52-yard field goal attempt as time ran out, and Georgia Southern players ran onto … Read more

College football is back! So are Georgia and Bama, and maybe even USC

To endure an offseason as a college football fan is to live within an ecosystem of daily panic, nearly constant tumult and, on the plus side, the occasional heated debate over what to name a chicken. These are fraught times for the sport, when each day brings the possibility of a star player switching teams … Read more

College football Bottom 10 — Zeroing in on the worst teams in the country

Week Zero and the Bottom 10 are a marriage made in confusing, loser heaven. Just where did Nebraska land after their Big Ten opening loss to Northwestern? And where do the annual Bottom 10 powerhouses rank in the preseason standings? Inspirational thought of the week: I can’t say that I’m sorryFor the things that we … Read more

Nebraska football coach Scott Frost accepts responsibility for failed onside kick after stunning upset loss to Northwestern

DUBLIN — — Scott Frost isn’t calling plays on offense this season. However, the embattled Nebraska coach still made the biggest decision in Saturday’s 31-28 loss to Northwestern in Ireland. He ordered an onside kick and it didn’t work. Now, he’s facing even more pressure with Nebraska’s losing streak at seven games. “You’ve got to … 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

Big Ten completes 7-year, $7 billion media rights agreement with Fox, CBS, NBC

The Big Ten has completed a new seven-year media rights agreement with Fox, CBS and NBC that is set to bring in more than $7 billion to one of the nation’s most powerful athletic conferences. The deal will begin July 1, 2023, and run through the end of the 2029-30 athletic year. Specific terms were … Read more