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Nick Bosa Headlines Latest ESPN 2019 Mock Draft, Two QBs In Top-10

Dec 12, 2018 10:02 AM

Todd McShay has released his latest mock draft with Nick Bosa going to the Arizona Cardinals with the No. 1 overall selection, followed by Rashan Gary of Michigan going to the San Francisco 49ers.

1. Arizona: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
2. San Francisco: Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan
3. Oakland: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
4. NY Jets: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
5. Atlanta: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
6. Buffalo: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
7. Jacksonville: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
8. Tampa Bay: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
9. Detroit: Josh Allen, DE/OLB, Kentucky
10. NY Giants: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
11. Cincinnati: Devin White, LB, LSU
12. Cleveland: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
13. Washington: Cody Ford, OT Oklahoma
14. Carolina: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
15. Green Bay: Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State
16. Philadelphia: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
17. Miami: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
18. Denver: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
19. Indianapolis: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
20. Tennessee: Jachai Polite, OLB, Florida
21. Baltimore: Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan
22. Minnesota: Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
23. Pittsburgh: Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech
24. Seattle: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
25. Oakland (from Dallas): Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
26. Oakland (from Chicago): Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
27. Houston: Michael Deiter, C/G, Wisconsin
28. LA Chargers: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame
29. New England: Dre'Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State
30. LA Rams: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State

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Jim Harbaugh Reiterates He Won't Leave Michigan For NFL Return

Dec 9, 2018 3:31 PM

Jim Harbaugh reiterated on Sunday that he plans to remain at Michigan and won't return to the NFL.

"This is a choreographed message that comes up at this time every year before signing day," Harbaugh told ESPN this weekend. "It's people spreading messages to further their own personal agenda.

"But I'm on record right here, right now: I'm not going anywhere. I'm staying at Michigan. We have big plans here, and there's a lot we want to accomplish."

Harbaugh left the San Francisco 49ers to become head coach at Michigan after the 2014 season.

"I can't be any more clear about this -- it's not true," Harbaugh said. "I'm not going anywhere."

Harbaugh is 38-13 in his four years at Michigan and coached the Wolverines to a 10-2 record this season.

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Tags: Misc Rumor, NCAA

Kyler Murray Wins 2018 Heisman Trophy

Dec 9, 2018 10:50 AM

Kyler Murray has won the 2018 Heisman Trophy, beating out Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama and Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State.

Murray is the seventh player in Oklahoma history to win the Heisman.

"This is crazy. This is an honor. Something that I'll never forget, something I'll always treasure for the rest of my life," Murray said.

This is the second straight year Oklahoma has had a Heisman winner, with Murray following in the footsteps of Baker Mayfield.

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Kyler Murray Could Be 1st Rounder If He Chose Football Over Baseball

Dec 7, 2018 11:50 AM

Kyler Murray has been planning on joining the Oakland A's in January after his senior season at Oklahoma is complete, but NFL scouts are interested in him as a pro quarterback.

Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay both suggested Murray would be a first-round pick in the NFL draft, if he pursued football.

In an interview with ESPN, his agent Scott Boras was steadfast that Murray will be playing baseball once Oklahoma's football season ends.

"In good faith that organization did something very unique. Never done before," Boras said of the A's. "So, [Murray] is going to reward the Oakland A's and their owners, fans, by executing the agreement to its truest intent and now continue his baseball career."

"I feel like I could play in the NFL, but as far as giving it up, as of now, yeah, that's the plan," Murray said Monday, when asked about his future. Pressed if anything could change his mind, he wavered. "I can't ... I don't have any words for you," he said.

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Tags: Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, NCAA

Mel Kiper Jr. Finds 2019 QB Draft Class 'Extremely Intriguing'

Dec 5, 2018 1:41 PM

The 2018 quarterback draft class was extremely deep while the 2019 edition has been slower to develop, but has emerged of late.

Mel Kiper Jr. was asked to describe the class in one word.

"Can I have two words? Because I'll say extremely intriguing. The reason? Oregon's Justin Herbert isn't the clear-cut No. 1 quarterback anymore. Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State) is breathing down his neck after a phenomenal stretch to end the season. There's also Daniel Jones (Duke), who could be a mid-first-round pick. Then you have guys like Will Grier (West Virginia), Drew Lock (Missouri) and Ryan Finley (NC State) jockeying for position as potential Day 2 picks. There's a loooooong time to go until April, though, and all three of my top-ranked QBs are underclassmen who could return to school."

Kiper believes Herbert would have been ranked fifth in the 2018 class.

Mel Kiper Jr./ESPN

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Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins Named Heisman Finalists

Dec 4, 2018 8:29 AM

Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins have been named the three finalists for the 2018 Heisman Trophy.

Tagovailoa owns a QBR of 94.2, while Murray's is 96.0. 

Murray is trying to give Oklahoma back-to-back winners following Baker Mayfield. Murray, who was picked ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics in the summer's MLB draft, has said that he plans to give up football after this season to join the A's.


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Urban Meyer To Retire After Rose Bowl

Dec 4, 2018 8:24 AM

Urban Meyer will step down after coaching the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day.

Ryan Day, who currently is Ohio State's offensive coordinator, will take over as the Buckeyes' head coach on Jan. 2.


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Ed Oliver To Skip Houston's Bowl Game To Prepare For Draft

Nov 30, 2018 3:43 PM

Ed Oliver will skip houston's bowl game to prepare for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Oliver's decision comes a week after he told the Houston Chronicle that he intended to play in the Cougars' bowl game, despite aggravating a knee injury during the team's regular season finale against Memphis on Nov. 23. 

Oliver is expected to be a top-10 pick in the draft.

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Lane Kiffin Offers Scholarship To Matt Leinart's 11-Year-Old Son

Oct 18, 2018 3:53 PM

Lane Kiffin has offered a scholarship to Matt Leinart's 11-year-old son Cole Leinart.

Kiffin is in his second season as head coach at Florida Atlantic.

Kiffin was a coach at USC when Leinart was with the Trojans.

Cole Leinart is a 5'7 sixth grader.

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Nick Bosa Withdraws From Ohio State

Oct 16, 2018 12:45 PM

Nick Bosa intends to withdraw from Ohio State to prepare for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Bosa is expected to be one of the top selections in the draft.

Bosa suffered a core muscle injury on Sept. 15 and had surgery five days later.

Urban Meyer said he understands the decision, saying, “I wish him well as he moves on to get himself 100 percent healthy and ready for his next chapter.”

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Former Clemson RB C.J. Fuller Dies At 22
A cause of death wasn't revealed, but the Pickens County coroner said an autopsy will take six to eight weeks.


Nick Bosa Out Until At Least November With Core Muscle Surgery
Nick Bosa has been in conversation to the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

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NCAA Attorney Argues College Coaches Work More Than Professional Ones
An expert said college coaches get paid similar salaries to professional coaches even though professional sports generate five to 10 times more revenue than college sports.

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Ed Oliver, Nick Bosa Headline Mel Kiper's 2019 NFL Draft Big Board
At No. 15, Justin Herbert of Oregon is the first quarterback on the board.

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Michigan-Notre Dame Is Most In-Demand Ticket Of CFB Week 1
Tickets for the traditional rivalry game in South Bend are going for an average price of $501.

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Ohio State Suspends Urban Meyer For Three Games
The suspension comes in the wake of Urban Meyer's handling of domestic violence accusations made against one of his former assistant coaches.

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Drew Lock Considered Early Favorite To Be No. 1 Pick In 2019 NFL Draft
Drew Lock is a senior quarterback at Missouri.

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OSU Expects To Complete Urban Meyer Investigation Within 14 Days
The investigation of Urban Meyer's handling of a domestic violence complaint against a former assistant is expected to be completed within 14 days, according to a statement by Ohio State.

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Urban Meyer Placed On Administrative Leave By Ohio State
On July 24, Urban Meyer denied knowing that Zach Smith had been accused of domestic violence in 2015.


Greg Schiano Won't Join Patriots, Staying At Ohio State
There were reports that Greg Schiano would replace Matt Patricia as defensive coordinator.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Patriots Expected To Hire Greg Schiano As Defensive Coordinator
Greg Schiano recently completed his third season with Ohio State.

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Bryce Love Will Remain At Stanford For Senior Season
Bryce Love was rated as the No. 2 running back potentially in the draft.

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Bears Hire Mark Helfrich As Offensive Coordinator
Mark Helfrich was fired as head coach at the University of Oregon after the 2016 season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Lamar Jackson Declares For 2018 NFL Draft
ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Lamar Jackson as the No. 7 draft-eligible quarterback for 2018.

Adam Rittenberg/ESPN

Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold Declare For NFL Draft
Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen are expected to be amongst the top picks in the draft.


Donald Trump To Attend College Football Playoff National Championship
Donald Trump plans on attending Monday's game in Atlanta between Georgia and Alabama.

Greg Bluestein/Atlanta Journal Constitution

Alabama Opens As -5.5 Favorites Over Georgia
Alabama and Georgia advanced to the College Football Playoff national championship game.

Mark Heim/Birmingham News

Josh Allen Leaves Wyoming For 2018 NFL Draft
Josh Allen is rated No. 3 on ESPN's Big Board at the quarterback position.

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Baker Mayfield Accepts Invitation To Senior Bowl
Baker Mayfield is the first Heisman winner to attend the Senior Bowl since Tim Tebow.

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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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