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CFP Takeaways: Bearcats belong; Tide proves doubters wrong

Dec. 05, 2021 00:31 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cincinnati proved it belonged, Alabama showed it should never be doubted and Jim Harbaugh finally delivered Michigan fans the season they have been craving. The College Football Playoff picture easily fell into place Saturday as the Bearcats...

AP source: Napier gets 7-year, $51.8M contract at Florida

Dec. 04, 2021 22:16 PM EST

GAINEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Billy Napier more than tripled his salary while moving from the Sun Belt to the Southeastern Conference. A person familiar with negotiations says Florida's newest football coach agreed to a seven-year, $51.8 million contract that makes him the...

'Coach Prime' leads Jackson State to SWAC championship

Dec. 04, 2021 22:12 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Deion Sanders checked the primary objective off his coaching to-do list with a Southwestern Athletic Conference championship, leading Jackson State to a 27-10 victory over Prairie View A&M on Saturday. And Sanders' Tigers captured the title...

Alabama's O-line comes up big in SEC championship vs Georgia

Dec. 04, 2021 21:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Alabama's blockers went from being bullied to dominant in the span of a week. The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide's offensive line rose to the occasion against No. 1 Georgia's heralded defensive front in a 41-24 Southeastern Conference Championship game...

Playoff bound: Bama rolls No. 1 Georgia 41-24 for SEC title

Dec. 04, 2021 21:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Underdog is an unusual role for Alabama. Turns out, it suits the Crimson Tide just fine. Now, Nick Saban's team is in a much more familiar position: getting ready to play for another national title. Bryce Young...

No. 1 Georgia looks to become top dog over Alabama in SEC

Dec. 02, 2021 15:42 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide have faced sporadic challengers during their long reign over the Southeastern Conference. Auburn will pop up every few years to take on college football's greatest dynasty. Joe Burrow led LSU to a national title at...

Kelly compares LSU to Broadway, brushes off legacy questions

Dec. 01, 2021 21:40 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Newly hired LSU coach Brian Kelly can accept if his legacy at storied Notre Dame is tarnished by the sudden and unceremonious way in which he walked away from the Fighting Irish. “Legacies are not what I spend time thinking about," Kelly said...

LSU, Kelly agree to 10-year contract worth at least $95M

Nov. 30, 2021 17:48 PM EST

LSU flew newly hired coach Brian Kelly on a private jet to Baton Rouge, where he was greeted Tuesday by fans, dignitaries and the Golden Band from Tigerland after agreeing to a 10-year contract worth $95 million plus incentives. The hiring of Kelly — who has Notre Dame...

SEC Championship game features 2 of nation's top defenders

Nov. 30, 2021 14:20 PM EST

Alabama’s Will Anderson wreaks more havoc in opposing backfields than any college player in the country. Georgia’s Jordan Davis anchors the best defense in college football. They could well be the best players on the field Saturday in the Southeastern Conference...

LSU hires Kelly away from Notre Dame to be Tigers next coach

Nov. 30, 2021 07:29 AM EST

LSU is hiring Brian Kelly away from Notre Dame, a stunning move by one of the most accomplished coaches in college football jumping from the sport's most storied program to a Southeastern Conference powerhouse. The move was confirmed Monday night by a person familiar with...