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Steelers, Raiders hoping to prove Week 1 wins were no fluke

Sep. 17, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin spent four years on Jon Gruden's staff in Tampa Bay in the early 2000s, helping mold a defense that won a Super Bowl and gleaning what he could from his fiery boss. Nearing two decades later, the lessons Tomlin — now in his 15th season as...

Column: A tribute to the trailblazers of college football

Sep. 17, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — When racial protests rocked the nation last summer, the College Football Hall of Fame became a target of the anger. The glass facade that looks out over Centennial Olympic Park was shattered. The gift shop was vandalized. The final toll was a...

Payton: Saints to spend Week 3 at TCU, then return home.

Sep. 17, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have decided to continue practicing at TCU next week in preparation for their Week 3 game at New England before returning to their New Orleans-area headquarters in Week 4, when they will host the New York Giants in the Superdome, coach Sean Payton...

CMU's McElwain relishes return to LSU's Death Valley

Sep. 16, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Central Michigan coach Jim McElwain and the Chippewas have demonstrated already this season that they can go into an SEC stadium and be competitive. Yet McElwain is reluctant to characterize a visit to LSU’s 102,000-seat Death Valley, where the...

No. 17 Mississippi braces for Tulane in high-scoring matchup

Sep. 16, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin sees a Tulane team that plays with energy, is well coached and has quality depth. In fact, what he sees is some Southeastern Conference-style characteristics for the next team facing his 17th-ranked Rebels (2-0) Saturday night at...

Gundy brings Oklahoma St on rare Big 12 visit to Boise St

Sep. 16, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

Consider Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy among those who are enamored of what he’ll see up close for the first time this weekend. Yes, the blue turf is still a bit of a novelty for those who have never experienced a game at Boise State. “I felt...

USC faces Washington St in first game under Donte Williams

Sep. 16, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

Southern California is wounded. It's smarting after losing at home to Stanford, watching any College Football Playoff hopes evaporate, and finally dismissing Clay Helton as head coach after years of conjecture about his job security. The tonic for the Trojans could be a...

Stanford good model for now, Vandy coach sees higher ceiling

Sep. 16, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — First-year Commodores coach Clark Lea is the latest attempting to build a football program at Vanderbilt. He admires what David Shaw has accomplished at Stanford, marrying football success with academic excellence. But Lea sees his alma mater...

Muschamp faces old team when No. 2 Georgia hosts Gamecocks

Sep. 16, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The last time Georgia faced South Carolina, Will Muschamp had just been fired as the Gamecocks' coach. He didn't take long to land a new gig. Muschamp is now part of Kirby Smart's staff at No. 2 Georgia (2-0), which hosts South...

Best of the best: AP ranks the top Games of the Century

Sep. 16, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

The mere idea of trying to rank the greatest “games of the century” doesn't make sense, which makes it perfect for college football. The national champion, after all, for decades was determined by educated guess, which meant there could be multiple games deemed...