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Georgia governor touts Bulldogs 4-peat for Atlanta in 2025

Aug. 16, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor has high hopes for his alma mater. With Atlanta set to become the first two-time host of college football's national championship game in 2025, Brian Kemp sees no reason the Georgia Bulldogs can't be going for their fourth straight title that year...

Jimbo Fisher, No. 6 Texas A&M seeking SEC superiority

Aug. 16, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher spent the offseason making headlines for a spat with Alabama's Nick Saban. Now that the season is approaching, the trash talk between the coaches has ended and Fisher and No. 6 Texas A&M will try to take the next...

Mizzou full of optimism with new QB, defensive coordinator

Aug. 16, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz is on his third defensive coordinator in three years at Missouri, and the Tigers are about to start their fifth different quarterback in the season opener in the last five years. Sounds like a program that should be on shaky ground....

Tennessee Vols look for more wins in Heupel's 2nd season

Aug. 16, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

The Tennessee Volunteers say they know what they're doing and exactly what they want out of coach Josh Heupel's second season. What they want is more wins — and Heupel believes they know how to reach that goal. “There is great trust and belief in what we are...

Vandy rebuilding challenge clear after Lea's 1st season

Aug. 16, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea understands he has a major building job ahead of him at his alma mater. If he didn't, his debut season made that clear. The Commodores went 2-10 last year, including going winless inside the Southeastern...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Pouring caution on that optimism

Aug. 16, 2022 03:03 AM EDT

Low expectations rarely disappoint. That's not to say your favorite team will fail to live up to the promise that comes with landing a spot in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 college football poll presented by Regions Bank that was released Monday. But numbers...

PICK SIX: Frost, Harsin among coaches in precarious spot

Aug. 16, 2022 02:51 AM EDT

Last season, 30 major college football programs made coaching changes, including some of the bluest bloods in the sport — Southern California, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and LSU among them — in what was a historic hiring cycle. All that movement portends a quieter carousel this season....

Ibrahim's return fueled Gophers super seniors for 1 more try

Aug. 15, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mohamed Ibrahim started asking some of his fellow seniors near the end of last season about returning to Minnesota for one more year, a star running back unsettled by the feeling of finishing his college career because of a torn Achilles tendon. The responses he...

Schiano has a young team for his 3rd season back at Rutgers

Aug. 15, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — It's hard to know what to expect from Rutgers in Greg Schiano's third season back coaching the nation's oldest college football program. The Scarlet Knights went to a bowl in 2021, facing Wake Forest in the Taxslayor Gator Bowl — with an asterisk: Rutgers...

Michigan State gives Tom Izzo new deal worth $6.2M per year

Aug. 11, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

Michigan State has signed coach Tom Izzo to a new deal valued at $6.2 million per season, giving him about $2 million more each year. The school announced the deal Thursday, saying that the five-year rollover contract will need to be approved by its board next month. ...