NCAA - Football Wiretap

Greg Schiano Won't Join Patriots, Staying At Ohio State

Feb 7, 2018 10:58 AM

Greg Schiano will not leave Ohio State to join the coaching staff of Bill Belichick at Ohio State.

There were reports that Schiano would replace Matt Patricia as defensive coordinator.

Brian Flores is seen as the favorite to replace Patricia.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Misc Rumor, NCAA

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Patriots Expected To Hire Greg Schiano As Defensive Coordinator

Feb 5, 2018 10:57 AM

The New England Patriots are expected to hire Greg Schiano as defensive coordinator to replace Matt Patricia.

Schiano recently completed his third season as assistant head coach, defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Ohio State.

Schiano worked two seasons as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Bryce Love Will Remain At Stanford For Senior Season

Jan 16, 2018 12:13 PM

Bryce Love will return to Stanford for his senior season.

Love was the Heisman Trophy runner-up behind Baker Mayfield.

Love was rated as the No. 2 running back potentially in the draft.

The last three Heisman Trophy runner-ups that returned to school the following season all attended Stanford. Quarterback Andrew Luck (2010) and running back Christian McCaffrey (2015) also came back after finishing second in the Heisman balloting. Luck lost the Heisman to Robert Griffin III after finishing behind Cam Newton in 2010, while McCaffrey finished behind Derrick Henry and then fell to ninth in 2016.

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Tags: Draft, Draft Misc, Draft Withdrawal, NCAA

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Bears Hire Mark Helfrich As Offensive Coordinator

Jan 11, 2018 9:54 AM

The Chicago Bears have agreed to hire Mark Helfrich as offensive coordinator.

Helfrich was fired as head coach at the University of Oregon after the 2016 season.

Helfrich was also a candidate for the University of Arizona job.

Chicago hired Matt Nagy as head coach this offseason.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Chicago Bears, Misc Rumor, NCAA

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Lamar Jackson Declares For 2018 NFL Draft

Jan 5, 2018 11:24 AM

Lamar Jackson has declared for the NFL draft.

Jackson won the Heisman Trophy in 2016 and was a finalist this year.

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Jackson as the No. 7 draft-eligible quarterback for 2018.

"My time in Louisville has produced some of the best memories of my life," Jackson wrote on Twitter. "I have had the pleasure of being in the presence of some of the best professors, coaches, advisers, training staff, athletes and fans, in the nation. With their help, I have been able to grow not only as a quarterback, but as a teammate, student, and most of all, a man."

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Tags: Draft, Draft Declaration, Draft Misc, NCAA

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Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold Declare For NFL Draft

Jan 3, 2018 9:02 PM

Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen have each declared for the 2018 NFL Draft.

Darnold and Rosen are expected to be amongst the top picks in the draft.

In his Instagram video, Darnold thanked his family, friends and the USC coaching staff, especially head coach Clay Helton, for "trusting in a kid from San Clemente High School with such little game tape and for giving me the opportunity and chance to start at such an incredible university."

ESPN analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have Rosen as the top-rated draft-eligible quarterback. Kiper has Rosen at fourth overall in his latest Big Board. McShay has him No. 1 overall in his latest Top 32.

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Donald Trump To Attend College Football Playoff National Championship

Jan 3, 2018 3:56 PM

Donald Trump plans on attending Monday's College Football Playoff championship game in Atlanta between Georgia and Alabama.

Trump and his aides have focused their attention on the college football playoffs even as he continues a war of words with the NFL over players who protest social injustice during the national anthem.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders opened her press briefing Tuesday by congratulating the SEC schools “from two great states, both in the heart of Trump country” for bowl victories that propelled them to the championship.

Greg Bluestein/Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Alabama Opens As -5.5 Favorites Over Georgia

Jan 2, 2018 9:39 AM

Alabama opened as -5.5 favorites over Georgia in the College Football Playoff national championship game to be played in Atlanta.

Georgia defeated Oklahoma 54-48 in double-overtime in the Rose Bowl.

Alabama comfortably defeated Clemson 24-6 in the Sugar Bowl.

Mark Heim/Birmingham News

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Josh Allen Leaves Wyoming For 2018 NFL Draft

Dec 23, 2017 8:57 AM

Josh Allen has announced he will leave Wyoming to enter the 2018 NFL draft.

Allen made the announcement after Wyoming's 37-14 win over Central Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise.

John Elway was in attendance to scout Allen.

Allen is rated No. 3 on ESPN's Big Board at the quarterback position.

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Tags: Draft, Draft Declaration, Draft Misc, NCAA

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Baker Mayfield Accepts Invitation To Senior Bowl

Dec 22, 2017 5:35 PM

Baker Mayfield has accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Mayfield is the first Heisman winner to attend the Senior Bowl since Tim Tebow.

NFL.com draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah says Mayfield's decision is in line with his character and attitude, on and off the field: "When you watch him on tape, his greatest attributes are his toughness and his competitiveness. I think making this decision now, even before he's played in one of potentially two playoff games, fits perfectly with his playing style, which is all-gas, no-break aggressiveness.

"I can understand why some players would have some trepidation about playing in an extra game, but I don't know that fear is in Baker Mayfield's vocabulary."

Mayfield has increased his draft stock as 2017 progressed and could now go in the first round.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL.com

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Josh Rosen Denies Report He's Made Decision On Declaring For Draft
Josh Rosen is expected to be a top pick in the draft if he declares.

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Herm Edwards Hired As Head Coach Of Arizona State
Herm Edwards has spent the past nine seasons as an analyst for ESPN after coaching the Jets and Chiefs.

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Alabama Joins Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia In College Football Playoff
Clemson will face Alabama in the Sugar Bowl while Oklahoma will play Georgia in the Rose Bowl.

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Jimbo Fisher Joins Texas A&M On Record-Breaking $75M Contract
Texas A&M will pay Jimbo Fisher $75 million over 10 years, which is the largest deal in college football history in terms of total value.

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Sam Darnold Rejects Notion Of Avoiding Browns In Draft
Sam Darnold has been widely rumored to stay in school despite his high draft standing.

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Jason Witten Denies Interest In Leaving Cowboys For Volunteers
Jason Witten is not currently considering leaving the Dallas Cowboys to become head coach of Tennessee.

Todd Archer/ESPN

UCLA Hires Chip Kelly As Head Coach
Chip Kelly has worked in broadcasting this season after he was fired by the 49ers.

Ben Bolch/Los Angeles Times

Chip Kelly To Decide Between Florida, UCLA
Troy Aikman is putting a "full-court press" on Kelly to accept the UCLA job.

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NFL Executives Prefer Sam Darnold Over Josh Rosen
In an informal poll of five NFL executives, all five said they would pick Sam Darnold over Josh Rosen.

Daniel Jeremiah/NFL.com

Saquon Barkley, Josh Rosen Remain Top-2 In Mel Kiper's Big Board
Saquon Barkley has struggled over the past two weeks but remains highly productive this season and could run a sub-4.4 40 at the combine.

Mel Kiper Jr./ESPN

Top High School Prospect Justin Fields Commits To Georgia
Justin Fields elected Georgia over Florida State, Auburn, LSU and Alabama.

Gerry Hamilton/ESPN

Saquon Barkley Climbs To No. 2 On Mel Kiper's 2018 Big Board
Sam Darnold remains No. 1 with Penn State running back Saquon Barkley ranked No. 2.

Mel Kiper Jr./ESPN

Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Arden Key Headline ESPN's 2018 Top-32
Sam Darnold of USC ranks as the top prospect in the draft class of 2018.

Todd McShay/ESPN

Ralph Webb Declares Himself Best Running Back In Nation
Vanderbilt fifth-year senior Ralph Webb believes he's the best running back in college football.

Chase Goodbread/NFL

Brian Kelly Believes DeShone Kizer Should Have Stayed At Notre Dame
DeShone Kizer is currently projected to go No. 27 overall by Jeff Risdon in his most recent mock draft.

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Takkarist McKinley Will Miss 4-6 Months After Shoulder Surgery
UCLA defensive end Takkarist McKinley will have surgery on a troublesome right shoulder injury Monday and his recovery time will be "four to six months."

Jeff Legwold/ESPN

Jabrill Peppers Leaving Michigan For 2017 NFL Draft
Jabrill Peppers earned the reputation as one of the elite players in college football in 2016 after switching from defensive back to a hybrid safety/linebacker.

Pete Thamel/Sports Illustrated

Clemson Beats Alabama For National Title In Wild 4th Quarter
Deshaun Watson led Clemson to a 35-31 win over Alabama to win the College Football Playoff title on Monday night at Raymond James Stadium.

Chase Goodbread/NFL

Chip Kelly Won't Rule Out Return To College Football
Chip Kelly says he's open to a return to college football after lasting just one year with the 49ers.

Bruce Feldman/FOX Sports

Myles Garrett Leaving Texas A&M For 2017 NFL Draft
Myles Garrett is widely expected to be one of the first few picks in the draft.

Sam Khan Jr./ESPN