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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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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.

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Josh Rosen Denies Report He's Made Decision On Declaring For Draft

Dec 7, 2017 4:43 PM

Josh Rosen denied a report that he's already decided to leave UCLA to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft.

Rosen is expected to be a top pick in the draft if he declares.

“Please stop reporting false news," Rosen wrote on Twitter. "I have not made any significant decisions and do not plan on it any time soon. All you guys are doing is making me answer calls and texts from concerned friends and family members.”

Chip Kelly has been hired to coach UCLA next season.

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Herm Edwards Hired As Head Coach Of Arizona State

Dec 4, 2017 9:51 AM

Herm Edwards has been hired as head coach of Arizona State.

Edwards has spent the past nine seasons as an analyst for ESPN after coaching the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs.

"Passion for my faith, my family and my occupation as a football coach are the things that have driven me back to the grass," Edwards said. "My personal commitment to build young men to be whole people through the game of football is completely in alignment with the vision President Michael Crow and [Anderson] have for this program.

"I stand ready for the challenge of working with them to elevate Sun Devil Football. I am very excited and humbled to be the Arizona State head football coach."

"Our goal for this football program is to reach unprecedented heights, and therefore, we need to find a way to operate more innovatively and efficiently than we have in the past," ASU vice president of athletics Ray Anderson said. "In the spirit of innovation, our vision for this program is to have a head coach who serves as a CEO and is the central leader with a collaborative staff around him that will elevate the performance of players and coaches on the field, in the classroom and in our community.

"Equally important, the head coach will be a dynamic and tireless recruiter."

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Alabama Joins Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia In College Football Playoff

Dec 3, 2017 2:10 PM

Alabama was selected as the fourth team in the College Football Playoff over Ohio State. The Crimson Tide will join Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia in the playoff.

Clemson will face Alabama in the Sugar Bowl while Oklahoma will play Georgia in the Rose Bowl.

Georgia is seeking its first national title since 1980, the longest active drought among teams in the CFP. 

The semifinal winners will play for the national title on Jan. 8 in Atlanta.

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Jimbo Fisher Joins Texas A&M On Record-Breaking $75M Contract

Dec 1, 2017 3:29 PM

Jimbo Fisher has left his job as head coach of Florida State to join Texas A&M.

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

Nick Saban is being paid an average of $8.1 million per year.

Fisher had hoped to wait until after Florida State's regular season finale before announcing the move.

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