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College football has a new signing period. Rather than starting in February, recruits will now have a 72-hour window to sign a Letter of Intent (LOI) in December between the end of the regular season and Christmas. This year that early signing period falls between December 20th and 22nd.

The headlines in college football…

MSN – College Football Early Signing Period Primer

USAToday – The early national signing day is in 2 days and there’s going to be chaos, hurt feelings

Cleveland.com – College football’s new early signing period: What is it? What does it mean?

Rivals – Who stands to gain from early signing period – and who doesn’t?

Sun Sentinel – Richt on recruiting ahead of the early signing period: ‘It’s never over until the paper’s signed’

Associated Press – Frost, Smart, Swinney voted AP coach of year finalists

Associated Press – No. 25 Boise State tops Oregon 38-28 in Las Vegas Bowl

Associated Press – Texas A&M-Commerce wins NCAA Division II title

Associated Press – East Tennessee State hires Randy Sanders as football coach

Auburn Football – After prolonged journey, Daquan Newkirk begins practice with Auburn

USAToday – UT Vols: Jeremy Pruitt has options at quarterback?

ESPN – 2017 college football quotes of the year

ESPN – Chip Kelly, Jimbo Fisher and takeaways from a wild coaching carousel

Sports Illustrated – Grading the Hires of the 2017 College Football Coaching Carousel

Sports Illustrated – Media Circus: College Football Ratings Are on the Decline

CBS Sports – 2017 college football bowl games: Putting Auburn, Ohio State and more on upset alert

Curated by Steven Stiefel