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Who will challenge Tagovailoa for Heisman Trophy in 2019?

Dec. 9, 2018 11:32 AM EST

Tua Tagovailoa will be the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy next season after the Alabama quarterback had to settle for second to Oklahoma's Kyler Murray. Murray is heading for professional baseball next year and Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, the other Heisman finalist on Saturday night, could...

Ohio State makes Hartline permanent receivers coach

Dec. 8, 2018 7:06 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Brian Hartline has been promoted to permanent receivers coach at Ohio State. Hartline, a former Buckeyes player and NFL veteran, was made interim coach when Zach Smith was fired in July because of domestic abuse allegations. Under Hartline, Ohio State receivers achieved school records...

Tagovailoa out of boot to treat surgically repaired ankle

Dec. 8, 2018 6:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was not wearing the walking boot he has been using to treat his surgically repaired left ankle at the Heisman Trophy presentation ceremony Saturday. Tagovailoa is one of three finalists for the Heisman, along with Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray and Ohio...

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray is named the AP Player of the Year

Dec. 6, 2018 9:37 PM EST

Oklahoma's Kyler Murray won The Associated Press college football Player of the Year on Thursday, becoming the second straight Sooners quarterback and fifth overall to win the award since it was established in 1998. Murray beat out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on 56 ballots submitted by AP college football...

Colorado hires Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker

Dec. 5, 2018 6:01 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Mel Tucker doesn't shy away from setting the expectations high. Because lately that's the only level he's known. Colorado hired the Georgia defensive coordinator as its football coach Wednesday after he helped rebuild the Bulldogs into a national contender. He wants to bring that same...

First-year starter Haskins waited, then broke records

Dec. 5, 2018 2:16 PM EST

WHO: Dwayne Haskins Jr. YEAR/POSITION/SCHOOL: Sophomore, QB, Ohio State BIO: After a redshirt year, the New Jersey native who played prep ball in Potomac, Maryland, waited his turn behind J.T. Barrett last year. His legend grew as he came in the 2017 Michigan game after a Barrett injury and led the Buckeyes to a...

AP Player of the Year finalists: Murray, Tagovailoa, Haskins

Dec. 5, 2018 11:28 AM EST

Quarterbacks Kyler Murray of Oklahoma, Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama and Dwayne Haskins Jr. of Ohio State are the finalists for The Associated Press college football Player of the Year. The winner will be announced Thursday. The finalists are the same as those for the Heisman Trophy, which will be presented Saturday....

Column: Meyer will not coach in college again. Believe it

Dec. 5, 2018 9:55 AM EST

After leading Utah to an unbeaten season in 2004, Urban Meyer had a choice to make. He could become the coach at Notre Dame — a dream job, he once called it — or at Florida. Meyer picked Florida because the Gators were better positioned to win national championships. He won two with the Gators....

Ryan Day paid coaching dues before getting Ohio State job

Dec. 5, 2018 9:44 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When Urban Meyer started thinking about retiring, he realized he already had the ideal successor right there in the building in quarterbacks coach Ryan Day. So Ohio State bumped up Day's salary to $1 million per year after last season and promoted him to co-offensive coordinator to...

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl

Dec. 4, 2018 6:09 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Urban Meyer walked off the field after Ohio State routed Michigan, he was pondering his future and when to make a decision about when to call it quits. The 54-year-old Meyer, in fact, had been thinking about retiring since the middle of last season. The pain from headaches caused...