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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 file photo, LSU coach Ed Orgeron shouts instructions to players on the field during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Florida in Gainesville, Fla. LSU coach Ed Orgeron has hired Jake Peetz as his offensive coordinator and DJ Mangas as passing game coordinator, luring both coaches away from the NFL's Carolina Panthers. Peetz and Mangas, whose hirings were announced Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 both worked as offensive assistants alongside Panthers offensive coordinator and former LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

LSU taps Peetz, Mangas as top offensive coaches

Jan. 6, 2021 5:03 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron has hired Jake Peetz as his offensive coordinator and DJ Mangas as passing game coordinator, luring both coaches away from the NFL's Carolina Panthers. Peetz and Mangas, whose hirings were announced Wednesday, both worked as offensive assistants alongside...

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones (10) warms up before the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game against Florida, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Atlanta. Heisman Trophy finalists Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith have been selected to The Associated Press All-America team, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, leading a contingent of five Alabama players on the first-team offense. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Heisman Trophy Preview: Loads of offense in four finalists

Jan. 4, 2021 2:26 AM EST

Two Alabama teammates, quarterback Mac Jones and wide receiver DeVonta Smith, join Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Florida quarterback Kyle Trask as the finalists for the 86th annual Heisman Trophy. The winner will be announced Tuesday. A rundown of the finalists: MAC JONES, junior, QB, Alabama BIO: The...

Ohio State defensive tackle Haskell Garrett forces a fumble by Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence during the second half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Clemson star QB Lawrence sputters in Superdome again

Jan. 2, 2021 2:33 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was on his back, reaching out desperately with his right hand to try to gather in the ball after it squirted through his arms as he was dragged down to the Superdome turf. The Heisman Trophy finalist couldn’t quite get a grip on it before it was...

FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Northwestern, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

Sugar Bowl: Unfinished business for Clemson and Ohio State

Dec. 31, 2020 1:39 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Everybody loves a comeback story, and both No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Ohio State arrive at the Sugar Bowl looking for redemption of sorts. For Trevor Lawrence and the Tigers, this College Football Playoff semifinal brings them back to the site of last season's national championship game...

Clemson running back Travis Etienne (9) runs for a touchdown during the first half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against Notre Dame, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. Etienne was selected to The Associated Press All-America first-team offense, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.(AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Clemson RB Travis Etienne expands game for final title run

Dec. 30, 2020 12:47 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — While Travis Etienne's rushing total alone this season tells a disappointing story, the Clemson senior tailback believes there is a more positive tale that has made his decision to return to school for a final year well worth it. Etienne finished last season as the two-time reigning...

In this photo provided by Auburn Athletics, Bryan Harsin, Auburn's new college football coach, talks during a news conference Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics via AP)

New Auburn coach Bryan Harsin embraces challenges

Dec. 24, 2020 8:26 PM EST

Bryan Harsin got a quick lesson in priorities at Auburn. The Tigers' new coach, fresh from a successful seven-year run at Boise State, meandered through a more than half-hour opening statement Thursday at his introductory news conference. The first question when he finally finished was, fittingly, about competing...

LSU assistant coaches Ensminger, Johnson retiring

Dec. 22, 2020 9:56 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger and defensive line coach Bill Johnson are retiring from their regular coaching duties but will remain with the program as analysts. Those changes to coach Ed Orgeron's staff were announced Tuesday, a day after LSU said defensive coordinator...

LSU defensive coordinator Bo Pelini leaving program

Dec. 22, 2020 12:32 AM EST

LSU defensive coordinator Bo Pelini is leaving the program after one difficult season in which the Tigers allowed six opponents to gain more than 500 yards.. In a statement released by LSU on Monday, Pelini said he and head coach Ed Orgeron “mutually decided it’s best” to part ways. ...

Alabama running back Najee Harris (22) runs against Florida during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

STAT WATCH: Numbers reflect dominance of Alabama, Clemson

Dec. 21, 2020 2:18 AM EST

It should come as no surprise to see Alabama and Clemson fill the top two seeds in the College Football Playoff. Although LSU broke through to earn the national title last season, either Alabama or Clemson has still won 12 of the last 15 playoff games. The exceptions are LSU’s two playoff wins last year...

LSU wide receiver Kayshon Boutte (1) reacts after making a touchdown against Mississippi during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Boutte's record day lifts LSU past Ole Miss, 53-48

Dec. 19, 2020 10:05 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Good thing for Kayshon Boutte and LSU that the freshman receiver decided his twisted ankle didn't hurt enough to duck out of a chilly rain and into the locker room during the tense final minutes of a clash with rival Mississippi. Boutte turned an 11-yard crossing route into a...