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Clemson, LSU Facing Serious Challengers

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Our Games of the Week should offer some excitement and shake up the Top 25.

“Clemson could be knocked off,” said Kickoff Editor Tommy Duff. “Texas A&M is on the rise. And Ohio State has to be careful as Cincinnati Is a very good team.”

He expects Texas A&M to give the Tigers their first real test of whether the National Champions are capable of defending.

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Week One College Football 2019

Week One college football 2019

Both teams in this weekend’s marquee game of Week One in college football, #11 (#13) Oregon and #16 (#18) Auburn, have hopes of reaching the College Football Playoff. For one of them, that dream may die.

As we write this on Friday afternoon, we anticipate tonight’s 7 pm ET kickoffs of #18 (#17) Michigan State versus unranked Tulsa in East Lansing and #19 (#25) Wisconsin taking on South Florida in Tampa. A quick reminder that our poll may vary from AP’s rankings and are specified in parentheses next to the AP ranking.

Top-ranked Clemson started its season on Thursday with a convincing 52-14 win over Georgia Tech while #17 (#26) UCF made a statement by taking out Florida A&M 62-0. Texas A&M (ranked #12 by AP, #15 in the Kickoff Top 50) dominated unranked Texas State 41-7 and #14 (#10) Utah took care of unranked BYU 30-12.

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College Football News: The Kickoff Looks Back and Ahead

College Football News

College Football News: Regular Season Retrospective and Bowl Season Preview

With the regular season ending and bowl games starting, it’s time to reflect on where schools stand and what lies ahead for some of them. Kickoff Editor Tommy Duff offered his thoughts on 2018 college football. Our final regular season issue, the Bowl Wrap Up issue, will come out January 9th!

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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

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