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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, Samford running back Jay Stanton (20) is tackled by Auburn defensive tackle DaQuan Newkirk (44) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala. Florida is rebuilding its defensive line with help from the transfer portal. The Gators officially welcomed former Auburn defensive tackle Daquan Newkirk to the program Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 a little more than a week after landing Penn State defensive tackle Antonio Shelton. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Florida rebuilds D-line by adding transfers Newkirk, Shelton

Jan. 14, 2021 6:22 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is rebuilding its defensive line with help from the transfer portal. The Gators officially welcomed former Auburn defensive tackle Daquan Newkirk to the program Thursday, a little more than a week after landing ex-Penn State defensive tackle Antonio Shelton. The duo should...

Michigan hires Mike Hart as running back mentor

Jan. 13, 2021 8:07 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired former running back Mike Hart to be the program's running back mentor. The Wolverines announced the move Wednesday. Hart is Michigan's career rushing leader, and he was the running backs coach at Indiana for the past four seasons. “I am excited about the...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian watches warm-ups before an NCAA football game against LSU in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Sarkisian made the most of his final game with Alabama and three of the most dangerous weapons in college football during the College Football Playoff national championship game against Ohio State on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

New Texas coach Sarkisian defends "The Eyes of Texas"

Jan. 12, 2021 8:37 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fresh off a national title with Alabama, Steve Sarkisian plans big changes to Texas' football program. “The Eyes of Texas” isn't one of them. At his introductory press conference Tuesday, Sarkisian defended the controversial school song and said his players will...

Alabama fans celebrate in the street in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Monday night, Jan. 11, 2021, after Alabama defeated Ohio State 52-24 in the NCAA college football national championship game in Miami Gardens, Fla. Many of the fans didn't take basic precautions against the coronavirus like wearing face masks. (Benjamin Flanagan/Alabama Media Group via AP)

Thousands party in streets after Alabama win, despite virus

Jan. 12, 2021 7:03 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Thousands of University of Alabama football fans partied in the street near campus after the Crimson Tide defeated Ohio State 52-24 for the national championship, ignoring pleas for safety at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in a celebration a top health official said Tuesday...

Running back Markese Stepp #30 of the USC Trojans runs for touchdown against the Oregon Ducks in the first half of the PAC 12 Championship football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Friday, December 18, 2020 in Los Angeles on Friday, December 18, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

RB Markese Stepp lands at Nebraska after transfer from USC

Jan. 12, 2021 4:26 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Running back Markese Stepp has transferred from Southern California to Nebraska, strengthening an area of need for the Cornhuskers following the departures of Dedrick Mills and Wan'Dale Robinson. Stepp made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday. The 6-foot, 235-pounder appeared in...

Transfers help Hoosiers rebuild offensive, defensive lines

Jan. 12, 2021 2:09 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers have beefed up their offensive and defensive lines with the addition of transfers Ryder Anderson and Zach Carpenter, who will both be eligible this fall. Anderson, a 6-foot-6, 275-pound defensive lineman, recorded 99 career tackles and 6 1/2 career sacks at...

Alabama head coach Nick Saban and offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood hold the trophy after their win against Ohio State in an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama won 52-24. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Perfect Alabama finishes No. 1 in AP Top 25 for 12th time

Jan. 12, 2021 1:04 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Alabama finished the season No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the 12th time, extending its record by completing the program’s first perfect season since 2009. The Crimson Tide were a unanimous No. 1 in the final poll, getting 61 first-place votes, after beating Ohio State 52-24...

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones, middle, offensive linemen Alex Leatherwood, left, and Landon Dickerson, right, celebrate with the trophy, after their win against Ohio State in an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama won 52-24. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Sarkisian, Bama stars deliver big numbers in OC's finale

Jan. 12, 2021 1:27 AM EST

Steve Sarkisian took full advantage of three of the most dangerous weapons in college football in their final act together. The top-ranked Crimson Tide's offensive coordinator put on another dominating play calling clinic during Monday night's 52-24 win over No. 3 Ohio State in the College Football Playoff...

Alabama wide receiver John Metchie III, left, congratulates wide receiver DeVonta Smith, after Smith scored a touchdown against Ohio State during the first half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Unstoppable Tide: Alabama routs Ohio St for national title

Jan. 12, 2021 1:26 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The celebration was at once familiar and unique. The confetti cannons sent a crimson and white shower into the air and Alabama players ran to the sideline to grab their championship hats and T-shirts. It’s a rite of passage if you have played for the Crimson Tide under...

Ohio State players sit on the bench after their loss to Alabama in an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama won 52-24. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Fields, prolific Ohio State attack stifled by Tide defense

Jan. 12, 2021 1:07 AM EST

Justin Fields and the prolific Ohio State offense, fresh from piling up 639 yards in a semifinal win over Clemson, couldn’t find the same groove against Alabama on Monday night. Fields, who passed for 385 yards and six touchdowns against Clemson, had some outstanding moments against Alabama but not enough...