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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2019, file photo, Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith runs onto the field for the team's NCAA college football game against Oklahoma State, in Corvallis, Ore. Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith has received a three-year contract extension that would keep him with the Beavers through the 2025 season.  (AP Photo/Amanda Loman, File)

Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith gets 3-year extension

Jan. 8, 2020 3:01 PM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith has received a three-year contract extension that would keep him with the Beavers through the 2025 season. Smith, a former Oregon State quarterback, originally signed a five-year deal when he became coach of the Beavers prior to the 2018 season. ...

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, left, talks with quarterback Russell Wilson, second from right, during warmups before NFL football practice, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Carroll savors another playoff trip after decade in Seattle

Jan. 3, 2020 2:20 AM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When Pete Carroll was informed that nearly 10 years to the day had past since he was announced as the Seattle Seahawks head coach, the normally effusive coach was momentarily stunned. Partly because it hasn’t felt like a decade. Partly because he’s never been anywhere...

Washington quarterback Jacob Eason (10) passes under pressure from Boise State nose tackle Scale Igiehon (90) during the second half of the Las Vegas Bowl NCAA college football game at Sam Boyd Stadium, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus)

QB Jacob Eason leaves Washington early, will enter NFL draft

Dec. 26, 2019 3:26 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington quarterback Jacob Eason announced Thursday he will skip his final year of college and enter the NFL draft. Eason started 13 games for Washington last season after beginning his college career at Georgia and transferring following his sophomore season. He threw for 3,132 yards and...

Washington fires offensive coordinator Bush Hamdan

Dec. 22, 2019 3:49 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington fired offensive coordinator Bush Hamdan on Sunday following a season where the Huskies' offense failed to match expectations. It's first major move by new coach Jimmy Lake and it came less than 24 hours after the Huskies closed out Chris Petersen's tenure by routing Boise State...

Washington defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake, left, and head coach Chris Petersen lift the Las Vegas Bowl trophy after the team defeated Boise State 38-7 in the Las Vegas Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. Lake is taking over as head coach as Petersen is stepping down after six seasons. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP)

Washington routs No. 18 Boise State in Petersen's last game

Dec. 22, 2019 12:47 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Bowl was always going to be about Chris Petersen. It was his final game as coach, a matchup the two programs he led to such great heights in Washington and Boise State It could have been his moment, but the humble Petersen went out of his way to share his last spotlight after...

Georgia coach Kirby Smart speaks with the media on National Signing Day in Athens, Ga, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

All-star games could shake up team recruiting rankings

Dec. 20, 2019 8:37 PM EST

College football’s early signing period closed with several top-100 prospects still officially uncommitted. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re undecided. Nine of the nation’s top 100 prospects according to composite rankings of recruiting sites compiled by 247Sports are listed as...

Washington head coach Chris Petersen speaks with reporters ahead of the Las Vegas Bowl NCAA college football game in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

'Petersen Bowl': Washington, Boise State meet in Las Vegas

Dec. 20, 2019 3:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chris Petersen brought Boise State into the national consciousness with trick plays and toughness. He returned Washington to the top of the Pac-12 with his kind of guys. Now, as Petersen is set to step away after six seasons leading the Huskies and 14 consecutive years of the...

Washington head coach Chris Petersen speaks with reporters ahead of the Las Vegas Bowl NCAA college football game in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

No. 18 Broncos seek more Las Vegas Bowl success vs. Huskies

Dec. 20, 2019 12:04 PM EST

Las Vegas Bowl: No. 18 Boise State (12-1 Mountain West) vs. Washington (7-5 Pac-12), Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC) Line: Washington by 3 1/2. Series Record: Tied 2-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE Washington's Chris Petersen will end his six-year coaching tenure with the Huskies by facing the Broncos, the program he was...

Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin poses alongside showgirl Jennifer Autry ahead of the Las Vegas Bowl NCAA college football game in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Watch every bowl? Yes! Here's why they are all must-see TV

Dec. 18, 2019 2:17 PM EST

This bowl season starts a bit earlier and ends a bit later. The number of games is the same, but they are spread over more days. That means more days with at least a little bit of college football, ending with the national championship game Jan. 13 in New Orleans. We will save the playoff picks for another time....

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day reacts after a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

12 of 26 first-year coaches are taking their teams to bowls

Dec. 8, 2019 8:35 PM EST

Twelve of the 26 first-year coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision are taking their teams to bowls. Ohio State’s Ryan Day is among six first-year coaches at bowl-bound Power Five schools. His unbeaten Buckeyes are the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff and will play Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl....