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The Feed: Turning the Corner at Tennessee?

The headlines in college football…

The season just ended up a massive nightmare for Tennessee Volunteer fans. The team finished the season 4–8, 0–8 in SEC play in last place in the Eastern Division and the SEC. They were also the first Tennessee team in program history to lose eight games in a season, as well as the first to not win an SEC game since becoming a charter member of the conference in 1932. Butch Jones was the next big hope when he arrived in 2013, but his record at Tennessee was 34-27  in 5 seasons, topping out with his 9-4 squads in 2015 and 2016 that could manage no better than 5-3 in the SEC. He was fired prior to the game against LSU. Can a new head coach (former Alabama Defensive Coordinator Jeremy Pruitt) and the return of Phillip Fulmer (who was head coach from 1992-2008) spell relief for what ails the faithful on Rocky Top?

ESPN – Jeremy Pruitt ready to solely focus on coaching Vols

Associated Press – Fulmer wants to restore stability at Tennessee as Vols’ AD

Associated Press – Fitzpatrick among 5 Alabama underclassmen entering NFL draft

Associated Press – South Carolina’s Muschamp gets 6-year, $28.2 million deal

Associated Press – Marcus Lattimore joins South Carolina football staff

Associated Press – Injured Florida safety Harris leaves school early, turns pro

Associated Press – Orgeron returns to Ensminger to run LSU offense

Associated Press – UNC lineman Hatton gives up football after 4th concussion

Associated Press – Florida freshman Russell has career-ending heart condition

ESPN – Sorry, Lane. Hello, Chip: Revisiting 2017 predictions and making new ones for 2018

ESPN – Despite loss, Georgia should have a good feeling about its future

ESPN – What you need to know before national signing day on Feb. 7

AL.com – ‘5 or 6’ running backs could win the starting job for Auburn in 2018

MLive.com – Michigan’s Chris Partridge reportedly turns down Alabama offer

Corn Nation – The Way Too Early Top 25 Of Amazing Prognostication

Sports Illustrated – Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa and Alabama’s Fascinating Offseason Quarterback Quandary

Sports Illustrated – Previewing the Biggest Storylines of the 2018 College Football Offseason

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The Feed: No. 1 Bama, No. 3 FSU ‘ready to roll’

Preseason College Football 2017

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Associated Press – Lights, camera, action: No. 1 Bama, No. 3 FSU ready to roll

NBC Sports – Nick Saban: only thing player injured in shooting guilty of is ‘being out late’

Associated Press – Q&A: New Indiana coach hopes to make most of dream job

Associated Press – Player collapses, dies during football practice in Florida

ESPN – 2017 bold predictions: Look out for Urban Meyer’s revenge in 2017

ESPN – How big is Michigan-Florida opener? Depends whom you ask

ESPN – Why Virginia Tech’s Brandon Facyson is savoring every sip of college life

Bleacher Report – Expert Predictions for the 2017 College Football Season

AL.com – Can Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham escape Art Briles’ shadow?

Sports Illustrated – Art Briles Didn’t Deserve a Second Chance in the CFL, or Anywhere Else

SB Nation – Alabama vs. Florida State will be decided by the passing game. Who’s that favor?

SB Nation – Jim McElwain and Jim Harbaugh exchanged a few jabs ahead of Florida-Michigan

MSN – Your Complete Guide To College Football’s Neutral-Site Games In 2017

CBS Sports – Inside College Football: The return of BIll Clark and UAB, the wandering Owls

CBS Sports – These are the 17 college football teams that can win the national title in 2017

USA Today – This year’s ‘guarantee games’ worth $150 million for college football programs

Sports Illustrated – 2017 College Football Crystal Ball: Playoff Picks, Bold Predictions and More

Yahoo! Sports – LSU-BYU game moving to New Orleans, Rice finds refuge at TCU (Update)

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The Feed: Clemson Gives Dabo Swinney 8-year, $54 Million Contract Extension

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ESPN – Dabo Swinney to be paid average of $6.75 million through 2024

ESPN – Atlanta to Atlanta? How FSU-Bama can create firsts for the CFP

ESPN – The most lethal call in college football (unless you get caught)

ESPN – The happiest – and most miserable – Fan bases in college football

ESPN – College football’s most binge-worthy teams in 2017

MSN – Top storylines entering the college football season

College Football News – 5 (Potentially) Stupid College Football Predictions For 2017

NBC Sports – 2017 Preseason Previews: Top 25

NBC Sports – Jim McElwain aware of Gator players’ weed citations, says ‘it has been dealt with’

NBC Sports – Jim McElwain hints at playing three quarterbacks vs. Michigan

NBC Sports – Tennessee WR Josh Smith has sprained shoulder, not broken collarbone

Associated Press – Alabama-Florida State kicks off this season’s games to watch

Associated Press – A freshman no more, ‘Bama’s Jalen Hurts focused on future

Associated Press – Quarterback Vincent Testaverde transferring out of Miami

Sports Illustrated – SEC Playoff Prospectus: The Five Teams That Can Make the Final Four

Bleacher Report – $72 Million for a High School Stadium? In Texas, It’s Only Up from There

MSN – Predicting The Heisman Trophy Race

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The Feed: Bama Tops First AP Top 25 Poll

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NCAA.com – College football rankings 2017: Alabama tops first AP Top 25 Poll; Ohio State, Florida State not far behind

NCAA.com – College football rankings: When was the last time Alabama, Clemson or Ohio State wasn’t ranked No. 1 in the AP Top 25 poll?

Sports Illustrated – Preseason Power Rankings: Who Will Make 2017’s Strongest Playoff Case?

Associated Press – Top 25 Heat Check: Who is most likely to flop in 2017?

Associated Press – Rose Bowl stars Darnold, Barkley lead AP All-America team

PennLive.com – Early Penn State 2017 bowl projections; Lions off to good start with top 2020 recruiting targets, and more

New York Times – The Best College Football Team You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

USAToday – Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin missteps in getting advice from Art Briles

Alabama Live – Alabama practice report: Latest on RB back from absence

New York Daily News – Clutch performer Jennings ready to lead Vols’ WR corps

Bleacher Report – Top Heisman Sleeper Contenders for 2017 College Football Season

MSN – Art Briles informally helping son Kendal, Lane Kiffin at Florida Atlantic

New York Daily News – No. 18 Miami taps Malik Rosier as starting quarterback

CBS Sports – 2017 SEC expert picks: Overrated, underrated, predicted order of finish

NCAA.com – College football: A week-to-week guide for the entire 2017 season

Sports Illustrated – The Big 12’s Existential Crisis Comes Down to One Missing Thing: Talent

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Hugh Freeze Phone Records Show Hundreds of Calls with Booster in NCAA Probe

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Bleacher Report – Hugh Freeze Called Escort Service While on Ole Miss Recruiting Trip

Bleacher Report – Hugh Freeze Phone Records Show Hundreds of Calls with Booster in NCAA Probe

ESPN – Nick Saban: Did the best I could in communicating QB roles

Sporting News – College football Top 25: Best, worst case for every team

AL.com – Bobby Bowden: ‘Wouldn’t surprise me for Florida State to eke it out’ against Alabama

Saturday Down South – Which QBs will exceed expectations or fall short in Year 2? SEC Network analyst makes his picks

Saturday Down South – Ole Miss has nothing to play for in 2017, which should make rest of SEC nervous

Saturday Down South – Ranking 10 most important people in Alabama’s decade-long dynasty

Saturday Down South – ESPN gives Alabama slim chance of entering CFP undefeated

Saturday Down South – Give them the ball: 1 player on every SEC team who needs more touches in 2017

Associated Press – Plenty of running backs, receivers could produce immediately

Associated Press – Lawyer: Baylor settles with woman who said rape was ignored

SEC Country – Notre Dame AD would ‘love to figure out’ how to schedule future game with Auburn football

Bleacher Report – 50 Names You Need to Know for the 2017 College Football Season

Associated Press – Georgia Tech kicks running back Dedrick Mills off team

Associated Press – Ex-Vanderbilt football player gets minimum 15 years for rape

ESPN – After Tebow and Dak, who’s next for QB guru Dan Mullen?

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