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Dixon, Simmer, Wimbush win Comeback Player of Year honors

Dec. 18, 2018 1:59 PM EST

Kent State receiver Antwan Dixon, Dartmouth defensive lineman Seth Simmer and Carson-Newman running back Antonio Wimbush are the first recipients of the Mayo Clinic college football Comeback Player of the Year Award. The new award recognizes college football players from FBS, FCS and lower divisions who overcome...

Ohio takes on slumping San Diego State in Frisco Bowl

Dec. 18, 2018 12:32 PM EST

Frisco Bowl: San Diego St. (7-5) vs. Ohio (8-4), Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST (ESPN) Line: Ohio by 3. Series Record: First meeting WHAT'S AT STAKE Ohio and San Diego State have gotten to their bowl on different streaks. The Bobcats of the MAC have won two in a row and five of their last six. They are also trying to win...

New normal: Most recruits choosing to sign in December

Dec. 18, 2018 11:45 AM EST

College football fans used to treat the first Wednesday of February like a virtual national holiday. Now that recruiting ritual and all the madness surrounding it has shifted to December. Most schools are signing nearly all their incoming recruits the week before Christmas. The arrival of an early signing period...

AP source: Georgia freshman QB Fields plans to transfer

Dec. 17, 2018 11:04 PM EST

Georgia freshman quarterback Justin Fields has informed Bulldogs coaches he plans to transfer, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Monday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Fields, the former five-star recruit, had yet to formally notify No. 6 Georgia of...

AP Coach of the Year: Notre Dame's Kelly wins for 2nd time

Dec. 17, 2018 10:10 PM EST

Notre Dame's Brian Kelly is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year and the third coach to win the award twice since it was established in 1998. Kelly received 16 of 58 first-place votes from AP college football poll voters and 81 total points. Alabama's Nick Saban was second with 16 first-place...

Stanford RB Bryce Love to skip bowl game, prep for NFL draft

Dec. 17, 2018 7:50 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford running back Bryce Love will skip the Sun Bowl to prepare for the NFL draft. Love announced his decision on Monday to sit out the bowl game for the Cardinal (8-4) on Dec. 31 against Pittsburgh (7-6). Love says he wants to be completely healthy for the 2019 draft. Love had a...

Sacramento State hires Troy Taylor as head coach

Dec. 17, 2018 6:57 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento State has hired Utah offensive coordinator Troy Taylor as its new football coach. Athletic director Mark Orr announced the move Monday, calling Taylor an innovative play-caller with ties to the Sacramento area. Taylor has been coordinator for the Utes the past two...

Left out of playoff, Georgia looks to avoid Sugar letdown

Dec. 17, 2018 6:24 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A year ago, Georgia was getting ready for the College Football Playoff. Now, it feels like the Bulldogs are preparing for the Letdown Bowl. Georgia missed out on the four-team playoff field after another bitter loss to Alabama, forcing it to settle for the Sugar Bowl as a consolation...

Michigan says DT Aubrey Solomon can speak to other schools

Dec. 17, 2018 6:04 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has given permission to defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon to speak with other schools, giving him the opportunity to transfer. Solomon signed with the Wolverines in 2017 as a highly touted recruit from Leesburg, Georgia. He played in every game last year as a freshman and had...

Saban: Tagovailoa's ankle 'probably ahead of schedule'

Dec. 17, 2018 5:57 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban says quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is "probably ahead of schedule" in recovering from ankle surgery. The Heisman Trophy runner-up has been practicing for the top-ranked Crimson Tide, which began preparations Friday for an Orange Bowl semifinal matchup with...