NCAA - Football Wiretap

Penn State To Pursue Greg Schiano

Dec 29, 2013 1:26 PM

Penn State will push to hire Greg Schiano if Bill O'Brien leaves to take the head coaching job of the Houston Texans as expected.

Schiano previously was at Rutgers before becoming head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012. Schiano has a two-year record of 11-20 heading into Sunday's game.

"I want to stay here," Schiano reportedly told his bosses with the Buccaneers. "I want to be in the NFL. I want to be in Tampa."

Chase Goodbread/NFL.com

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Misc Rumor, NCAA

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Teams Will Search For Psychological Issues On Clowney

Dec 27, 2013 4:31 PM

Jadeveon Clowney is one of the best pure defensive prospects to come through the NFL Draft is several years.

But the question teams will have about him have more to do with his physiological makeup than physical.

"There are two ways of thinking about it," said the first college director. "You could say, now, he's just going to playing the game, he doesn't need to worry about not getting hurt and making it anymore, and he'll feel more comfortable now that it's football only and he won't be concerned about the draft and he can just play ball like he did his first two years. Or you could say, 'Now that he's getting paid, is he gonna coast?' That's the question you have to answer."

Albert Breer/NFL.com

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Munchak Hopes He Has Support Of Titans' Front Office

Dec 24, 2013 10:45 AM

Mike Munchak hopes he has the support of Tommy Smith, new president and CEO of the Tennessee Titans, along with general manager Ruston Webster.

The Titans have a 21-26 record under Munchak.

"I think there would be a discussion on 'Does (Webster) see it the same way I do?'" Munchak said this week, per The Tennessean. "I am sure not everything would be on the same page, but that's pretty much impossible on trying to figure out how to do it among coaches and players and other things you have to do. But I don't know why we'd be far off."

Munchak has been potentially linked to the Penn State job if Bill O'Brien takes an NFL job this offseason.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Tags: Tennessee Titans, Misc Rumor, NCAA

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Sarkisian Wants Orgeron Back On USC Coaching Staff

Dec 22, 2013 2:52 PM

Ed Oregeron stepped down as interim head coach of USC following the school's decision to hire Steve Sarkisian on Dec. 2.

Orgeron was upset that he wasn't hired for the job.

Sarkisian would like Orgeron to part of USC's coaching staff.

"I am going to pursue Ed here one more time," Sarkisian told the "Trojan Brunch" show on ESPNLA 710. "I thought about him again after the game on the ride home. I think when emotions get settled down, and I know that was an emotional time for Ed and not getting named the head coach when he thought he should have been deservedly so, I would have felt the same way. When the emotions settle down, Ed's a great Trojan and he's meant a lot to the Trojan family and if we can have that opportunity for him to be part of this football program and be here with us, we'd love to have him."

Arash Markazi

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Marcus Mariota Requested Draft Grade Despite Staying At Oregon For '14

Dec 18, 2013 6:47 PM

Marcus Mariota requested his draft stock be evaluated by the NFL despite a Dec. 3 announcement that he would remain at Oregon in 2014.

Mariota addressed the matter on Wednesday: “To clear any confusion, I’m very blessed and thankful to come back,” he said. “This is the best decision for my family and the best decision for me. We are standing firm and we support that decision all the way.”

Mariota is expected to be a top-10 pick whenever he enters the NFL Draft.

Chris Huston/College Football Talk

Tags: Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, NCAA

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Texas, Notre Dame, Alabama Rated As Most Valuable Football Programs

Dec 18, 2013 6:46 PM

The Texas Longhorns are the most valuable college football team at $139 million.

The Longhorns are without a coach following the resignation/firing of Mack Brown.

Texas is worth almost 20 percent more than any other team and are the only team to pass $100 million in revenue.

The team’s value is “built on the back of the nation’s most dedicated fan base, which has helped Texas lead all schools in merchandise sales and secure the most lucrative school-specific TV deal,” the report says.

Notre Dame is ranked second at $117 million, followed by Alabama at $110 million.

LSU, Michigan, Florida, Oklahoma, Georgia, Ohio State and Nebraska round out the top-10.

USC is ranked 13th while Oregon is at 19.

Sam Cooper/Yahoo! Sports

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David Shaw To Remain At Stanford

Dec 15, 2013 7:08 PM

David Shawn pans to remain at Stanford despite serious interest from several NFL teams.

Stanford is the only program to make a BCS bowl in each of the last four years.

Sahw was offensive coordinator for Jim Harbaugh at Stanford before replacing him.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Jameis Winston Becomes Youngest Heisman Winner In History

Dec 15, 2013 7:07 PM

At 19 years and 342 days old, Jameis Winston became the youngest Heisman Trophy winner in history.

Winston is the second straight freshman to win the award after Johnny Manziel won last season.

"I cannot explain the feeling that I have inside right now," Winston said. "I'm so overwhelmed. It's awesome."

Winston ran away with the ballot, earning 2,205 points.

"I can't explain how truly intelligent he is," Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said. "He always wanted to know why he had success or why he had failure so he could either repeat it or fix it."

ESPN

Tags: NCAA, Personal Award

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Nick Saban Agrees To Extension To Remain At Alabama

Dec 13, 2013 8:48 PM

Nick Saban has agreed to a multi-year contract to remain at Alabama.

There had been rumors of Saban leaving Alabama for the job at Texas.

Kirk Herbstreit/ESPN

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Jadeveon Clowney Getting Labeled As 'Boom Or Bust' Prospect By Execs

Dec 11, 2013 11:21 PM

Jadeveon Clowney is referred to by scouts and high level executives as one of the best defensive prospects in recent seasons, but some question his mental toughness.

"He's a man amongst boys. But he's one of those guys that's a Pro Bowler, or he could be a big-time bust depending on what's on the inside," said an NFC personnel director. "That's what we'll all be digging into."

"I think there's flashes of brilliance and flashes of extreme inconsistency," said an AFC general manager. "I mean, it's a boom or bust thing. ... Does (Clowney) have all the talent in the world? Yeah. For people to get secure with him, it's going to come in the interviews, the one-on-ones with teams. They'll try to get him off the pre-scripted stuff from the agent. You have to be able to pass that smell test. Whoever drafts him is going to dig into every nook and cranny on him. And they're going to see what's in his soul."

Clowney has drawn comparisons to Julius Peppers and Jevon Kearse. 

Chase Goodbread/NFL.com

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GM: Derek Carr Could Go No. 1, Will 'Blow Up Combine'
One general manager believes Derek Carr could be the first overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Boise State Hires Bryan Harsin
Boise State has hired Bryan Harsin to replace Chris Petersen as head coach.

Joe Schad/ESPN

Alabama Has Standing Extension Offer To Nick Saban
A source said that if Nick Saban decides to leave Alabama, it "won't be because of money."

Paul Finebaum/ESPN

Mack Brown To Step Down As Head Coach Of Texas
Texas has an overall record of just 30-20 over the past four seasons.

Chip Brown/Orangebloods.com

Winston, Manziel, McCarron Headline Heisman Finalists
Jameis Winston has led Florida State to the BCS Championship Game.

ESPN

Jadeveon Clowney Arrested For Going 110 MPH In 70 Zone
Jadeveon Clowney is widely considered the top NFL prospect in college football.

Jeremy Turnage/WISTV

Jimbo Fisher Agrees To Five-Year, $21M Deal With Florida State
Jimbo Fisher has agreed to a new five-year, $21 million deal with Florida State.

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University Of Washington Hires Chris Petersen
Chris Petersen has a record of 92-12 at Boise State over 12 seasons, but fell to 8-4 this season.

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Jameis Winston Won't Be Charged
Jameis Winston won't be charged in an alleged rape case from 2012.

Mark Schlabach/ESPN

Bryce Petty To Remain At Baylor For Senior Season
Bryce Petty ranks third in the country in QBR.

ESPN

GM: Bridgewater Has Dropped Since Sophomore Season
Unlike the 2012 NFL Draft that featured Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III at the top, Teddy Bridgewater isn't as highly regarded.

Jeffri Chadiha/ESPN

Marcus Mariota To Remain At Oregon For Junior Season
Marcus Mariota was widely expected to be one of the top selections if he declared.

Dan Greenspan/NFL.com

Jim Mora Agrees To New Deal To Remain At UCLA
Jim Mora has an 18-8 record in two seasons at UCLA.

Chris Foster/Los Angeles Times

UCLA's Myles Jack Wins Pac-12 Freshman Offensive/Defensive POY
Myles Jack started 11 of 12 games at linebacker, collecting 70 tackles on the year.

RealGM Staff Report

Ed Orgeron Immediately Steps Down As Response To Sarkisian Hire
The Trojans will be coached by Clay Helton in their bowl game.

Brett McMurphy/ESPN

Sources: USC Hires Steve Sarkisian
Steve Sarkisian was an assistant at USC for seven seasons.

ESPN

Florida State Ranked No. 1 For First Time Since 2000
Florida State is undefeated and received 58 first place votes with Auburn receiving the other two.

ESPN