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Arizona State reloads through transfer portal for 2022

Aug. 18, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The curtain closed around Herm Edwards' hot seat in the minutes after Arizona State's win over rival Arizona last November, when athletic director Ray Anderson said the charismatic coach would return in 2022. The heat could start up again this season if the Sun...

PICK SIX: Freshmen with high expectations to watch in 2022

Aug. 18, 2022 02:36 AM EDT

Travis Hunter was likely the most talked about recruit in the 2022 class, if not before signing day, certainly after he opted to play at Jackson State. The two-way player from Suwanee, Georgia, became the first five-star recruit to sign with an FCS school since the ratings system was...

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...