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The Feed: Players Dismissed, Need Replacing

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The headlines in college football…

Bleacher Report – Kevin Stepherson, Deon McIntosh Among Players Dismissed by Notre Dame

Bleacher Report – College Football Teams That Need to Replace the Most NFL Talent

Associated Press – Georgia Butkus Award winner Roquan Smith to enter NFL draft

Associated Press – Heisman runner-up Bryce Love returning to Stanford

ESPN – Tennessee backup QB Quinten Dormady says he plans to transfer

ESPN – Joe Castiglione tabbed as one of six new CFP selection committee members

ESPN – Georgia Tech AD Todd Stansbury to be on CFP selection committee

AL.com – FAU’s Lane Kiffin tabs Charlie Weis Jr., 24, as new OC

247sports.com – J.B. Grimes returns to Auburn as offensive line coach

ESPN – Mekhi Brown transfer to Tennessee State reportedly was in works before title game

Bleacher Report – Setting the Early Odds on 2018 Heisman Contenders

Bleacher Report – Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski Dies at Age 21

Bleacher Report – The Biggest Offseason Priority for Every New Power 5 CFB Coach

Associated Press – Keith Jackson, 89, announcer with ‘Whoa, Nelly!’ call, dies

Associated Press – Kevin Sumlin says coaching Arizona is ‘the right challenge’

Associated Press – Syracuse hires Mike Cavanaugh to coach offensive line

Curated by Steven Stiefel

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: New Year’s Day Bowls to Set CFP Matchup

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The moment we’ve been waiting for all year is almost here. New Year’s Day Bowl games to determine which teams will play for the national championship!

The headlines in college football…

Associated Press – Alabama, Clemson back in playoffs after mass talent exodus

Associated Press – Oklahoma, Georgia want focus and balance before Rose Bowl

Associated Press – Auburn RB Kamryn Pettway won’t play in the Peach Bowl

Associated Press – USC, Ohio State much different memories of Cotton Bowl home

Associated Press – Florida State beats Southern Miss 42-13 in Independence

USAToday – Tom Herman Appeared to Mock Mizzou QB’s TD Celebration in Texas Bowl

NBC Sports – Jeremy Pruitt reportedly adding Florida State DC to Tennessee staff

Yahoo! Sports – Could Dabo Swinney succeed Nick Saban as Alabama’s next head coach?

Yahoo! Sports – Road to the College Football Playoff: Georgia Bulldogs

Bleacher Report – Rose Bowl Odds: Georgia vs Oklahoma Betting Pick, Analysis

AL.com – Sugar Bowl: Phil Savage points to keys in Alabama-Clemson, compares Kelly Bryant, Deshaun Watson

ESPN – College football’s brightest star hits the game’s biggest stage

ESPN – Scott Frost’s crazy month juggling Nebraska and UCF

ESPN – Postseason Power Rankings: Bama makes the top four

Curated by Steven Stiefel

The Feed: College Football Early Signing Period Primer

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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

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