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The Feed: Alabama vs. Georgia in the 2018 National Championship Game

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The headlines in college football…

Associated Press – Saban, complacency-proof Alabama faces Georgia for title

Associated Press – Scene quiet before frenzy of big game, planned protests

Associated Press – National title game still feels like afterthought to season

Bleacher Report – Kirby Smart Is the Nick Saban Clone Georgia Needed to Become the Next Alabama

LA Times – Frank Beamer, Mack Brown head College Football Hall of Fame class

USAToday – Lane Kiffin points out the absurdity of Nick Saban’s latest claim

Fox Sports – Crown them: UCF celebrates national championship with parade at Disney World

Yahoo! Sports – Our predictions for Alabama vs. Georgia in the 2018 National Championship Game

Atlanta-Journal Constitution – Mark Richt sends message to Georgia, fans ahead of championship game

Burnt Orange Nation – Major Applewhite makes shameful decision to hire ex-Baylor assistants Kendal Briles and Randy Clements at Houston

The Advocate – Rabalais: SEC haters unite for the CFP final, but this conference doesn’t care

Cleveland.com – Ohio State makes hiring of former Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch official

ESPN – The College Football Playoff’s first-ever border dispute

ESPN – Ridley brothers reunite on opposite sidelines at the CFP title game

ESPN – Florida State hires Harlon Barnett as defensive coordinator

ESPN – Jarrett Stidham decides to return to Auburn next season

ESPN – Bowlsby: American Athletic not same as Big Ten, SEC or Big 12

Curated by Steven Stiefel

The Feed: Alabama vs. Georgia for National Championship

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The headlines in college football…

Associated Press – S-E-C! S-E-C! Alabama vs. Georgia for national championship

Associated Press – Mayfield can’t propel Oklahoma to win in wild Rose Bowl

Associated Press – First-year Clemson QB Bryant harried by ‘Bama defense

Sporting News – Bowl winners and losers: SEC wins big with Alabama-Georgia title game

AL.com – Gus Malzahn’s contract deserves scrutiny because he’s not Mr. January

UCF AD claims Knights national champions after 13-0 season, Peach Bowl win

Miami Herald – Le Batard: UCF ‘could have been the most surprising national champion’ in football history

Associated Press – No. 4 Alabama dominates No. 1 Clemson 24-6 in Sugar Bowl

ESPN – Can a former Nick Saban assistant finally beat the boss?

ESPN – College Football Playoff’s Hancock defends UCF’s No. 12 ranking

ESPN – Alabama opens as four-point favorite over Georgia in CFP championship game

USAToday – NFL-bound stars should skip their bowl games, and college fans should thank them

USAToday – No, an All-SEC championship game is not ‘bad for college football’

Orlando Sentinel – UCF defense used slights to fuel strong performance in Peach Bowl win

UPI – Georgia LB Davin Bellamy yells ‘humble yourself’ at Baker Mayfield after Rose Bowl win

WGN TV – Miles Boykin’s incredible catch gives Notre Dame a Citrus Bowl win

McCall – Penn State 35, Washington 28: What we learned from the Fiesta Bowl

Curated by Steven Stiefel

The Feed: After Shakeup, Greatest Saturday Ever

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The headlines in college football…

AL.com – Auburn leaves no doubt as the better team owns the Iron Bowl

Associated Press – Ex-No. 1 Alabama plays waiting game after losing to Auburn

Associated Press – AP Top Heat Check: After shakeup, greatest Saturday ever

Associated Press – AP Top 25: Clemson is No. 1, Oklahoma 2nd after ‘Bama falls

Sports Illustrated – 2017 Bowl Projections: What Life Outside the Playoff Looks Like for Alabama

CBS Sports – With dominant play, Auburn making once-unthinkable playoff case for two-loss teams

AL.com – If it’s Alabama vs. Ohio State, it’s no contest

ESPN – Why the craziest coaching carousel day ever is just the beginning

ESPN – Sources: Tennessee backs out of Greg Schiano hiring after campus protests

NBC Sports – White House press secretary criticizes Tennessee’s interest in Greg Schiano

Sports Illustrated – The Lessons and Warnings of Tennessee’s Greg Schiano Saga

ESPN – Heated rivalries, coaching chaos and more: The CFB weekend that had it all

ESPN – College Football Playoff picks after Week 13

Associated Press – Resurrected UAB program to face Ohio in Bahamas Bowl

Associated Press – Florida hires Mississippi State’s Mullen as football coach

CBS Sports – Arizona State fires Todd Graham as head coach after six seasons

NBC Sports – Ole Miss officially strips interim tag, names Matt Luke head coach

NBC Sports – J.T. Barrett’s status uncertain for Big Ten Championship

NBC Sports – Iron Bowl records highest TV rating of college football regular season

NBC Sports – Miami loses TE Chris Herndon to knee injury

Tomahawk Nation – FSU’s Jimbo Fisher is Texas A&M’s target after firing Kevin Sumlin

Curated by Steven Stiefel

The Feed: AP Top 25 Heat Check

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The headlines in college football…

Associated Press – AP Top 25 Heat Check: Oklahoma, Ohio State switch places

Sports Illustrated – Five Teams Whose College Football Playoff Hopes Already Look Sunk

Associated Press – PICK SIX: Longhorns are among teams facing QB quandaries

ESPN – Ohio State, Auburn, Notre Dame need to go back to the drawing board

Associated Press – Mayfield sorry for planting Oklahoma flag at Ohio State

SB Nation – Baker Mayfield didn’t need to apologize for planting Oklahoma’s flag on Ohio State’s field

AL.com – Why would you believe Gus Malzahn’s promise of a good offense to come?

Yahoo! Sports – How hot is Brian Kelly’s seat at Notre Dame after Georgia loss?

SB Nation – Tennessee-Florida could move from Gainesville amid Hurricane Irma aftermath

USAToday – No. 23 Vols know defense must improve entering SEC play

Orlando Sentinel – Louisville QB Lamar Jackson shows doubters why he won Heisman Trophy

Charlotte Observer – Meyer still angry, trying to move on after Oklahoma loss

Cleveland.com – Alabama, Oklahoma and Clemson are early teams to watch: College Football Report 2017

Freep.com – Michigan DE Donovan Jeter out for the season with an injury

USAToday – Back to Zach: Baylor making change at QB after 0-2 start

Yahoo! Sports – Forde-Yard Dash: Gauging the rise of the Big 12 and the fall of the SEC West

AL.com – Four takeaways from Alabama’s win over Fresno State: Why offensive strategy was curious

Curated by Steven Stiefel

The Feed: No More Waiting — It’s Time to Play College Football!

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The headlines in college football…

ESPN – No more waiting — it’s time to play!

Sports Illustrated – Week 1 Picks: Will Top 25 Teams Survive Their Season-Opening Tests?

Bleacher Report – ESPN College Gameday 2017: Week 1 Schedule, Location, Predictions and More

NCAA – College football Week 1 score predictions: What to watch this weekend

Yahoo! Sports – Watch to Watch, Week 1: The 5 best games and 5 teams on upset watch

Sports On Earth – COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICK ‘EM: WEEK 1

ESPN – Ohio State’s new offense is just getting started

SB Nation – Indiana fans chanted ‘OVERRATED.’ Then Ohio State scored 29 unanswered and won

Cleveland.com – J.K. Dobbins arrives: The birth of a Buckeye star and what it means for Ohio State’s offense

SEC Country – Paul Finebaum on Alabama-FSU: ‘I still don’t know that many people who believe Florida State can win’

Sporting News – FSU leading tackler Matthew Thomas cleared to play against Alabama, per report

ESPN – SEC preseason power rankings: Alabama vs. the field

ESPN – Who ya got, Nick Saban or Bear Bryant?

ESPN – SEC preview: Alabama’s fate rests on Jalen Hurts’ arm

Sports Illustrated – It’s Time for Deondre Francois’s Close-Up

Associated Press – Unknowns offer intrigue for No. 11 Michigan, No. 17 Florida

ESPN – Crunching the numbers on college football’s best home-field advantages

Associated Press – College football coaches get creative with walk-on rewards

NBC Sports – Texas college football programs send equipment trucks in relief convoy in Houston

Deadspin.com – ESPN College Football Analyst Quits Over Concerns For Player Safety

ABC Sports – Illinois to stop playing ‘war chant’ music at games

CBS Sports – Friday Five: College football predictions so crazy they just might come to fruition

Curated by Steven Stiefel

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