NCAA Football Zone College Football News and Rumors Wed, 09 Mar 2016 20:35:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Jim Harbaugh talks spring football (Video) /jim-harbaugh-talks-spring-football-video/ /jim-harbaugh-talks-spring-football-video/#respond Wed, 09 Mar 2016 20:35:28 +0000 /?p=3523

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Ole Miss receiver made sick one-handed catch (Video) /ole-miss-receiver-made-sick-one-handed-catch-video/ /ole-miss-receiver-made-sick-one-handed-catch-video/#respond Tue, 08 Mar 2016 23:24:57 +0000 /?p=3520

😳😳😳 @SportsCenter @DaMarkusLodge7

— Quincy Adeboyejo (@QuincyA18) March 8, 2016

Ole Miss wide receiver Damarkus Lodge made a crazy one-handed catch. Check it out.

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CFB playoff start times changed for 2016 /cfb-playoff-start-times-changed-for-2016/ /cfb-playoff-start-times-changed-for-2016/#respond Tue, 08 Mar 2016 21:53:59 +0000 /?p=3518

The College Football playoff games will start earlier in 2016 after losing a lot of money this past season due to a hit in TV ratings.

From CFB Talk:

The CFP announced Monday morning that the start times for the two semifinal games following the 2016 season, the Fiesta Bowl and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, will be 3 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. ET on the last day of 2016 — which games will start when will be determined when the four semifinalists are selected. Last year’s semifinals, the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl, had 4 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET start times.

The biggest mistake they made this past season was putting playoff games on New Year’s eve when most of America had to work.

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Lovie Smith targeting Mike Sherman for OC gig /lovie-smith-targeting-mike-sherman-for-oc-gig/ /lovie-smith-targeting-mike-sherman-for-oc-gig/#respond Tue, 08 Mar 2016 21:50:08 +0000 /?p=3515

Now that Lovie Smith has been hired by Illinois, he’s looking to hire Mike Sherman as his offensive coordinator.

Sherman’s last college stint was successful during his time at Texas A&M as their offensive coordinator.

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Corey Robinson impressing at Notre Dame (Video) /corey-robinson-impressing-at-notre-dame-video/ /corey-robinson-impressing-at-notre-dame-video/#respond Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:52:09 +0000

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2016 College Football title favorite has changed /2016-college-football-title-favorite-has-changed/ /2016-college-football-title-favorite-has-changed/#respond Tue, 16 Feb 2016 20:39:45 +0000

With National Sign Day now behind us, the Bovada has changed their favorite for the 2016 College Football Champion from Alabama to Ohio State.

Here is the complete list of odds.


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Notre Dame lose offensive starter /notre-dame-lose-offensive-starter/ /notre-dame-lose-offensive-starter/#respond Tue, 16 Feb 2016 20:33:06 +0000

This is not something that happens every day.

Notre Dame starting offensive guard Steve Elmer has announced that he will forgo his final season of eligibility and take a job in Washington D.C.

“Let’s get the hard part out of the way first: I am writing to inform you that I have decided to forgo my final season of athletic eligibility at the University of Notre Dame, and I have no interest in pursuing a spot on an NFL roster,” said Elmer in a statement.

“Now I know that for many of you reading this letter, this situation may sound a little crazy. After all, it’s not every day that you hear about a Notre Dame starter, about to enter his final season, stepping away willingly from this most-revered game. There must be something wrong. Actually, everything is great.

“I have no problems with the coaching staff, no academic issues, and no violations of team rules that normally come along with a statement like this. My reasons for cutting my playing career short have nothing to do with any negative experiences at Notre Dame; in fact, I would consider my commitment to this exceptional University the best decision I have ever made. Playing football here was a huge challenge, but I wouldn’t trade the experience of doing battle out there on that field with my brothers for anything.

“While playing football for Notre Dame has been nothing short of an honor, I have been presented with an incredible opportunity to pursue a career doing something in which I have great interest, and at a great company to boot. The experience of balancing Notre Dame’s academic rigors with my football commitments has given me a great foundation for my next endeavor. I will graduate from Notre Dame this May and start my professional journey this summer in the Washington, D.C. area.

“No matter how excited I am about what the future has in store for me, the question that inevitably comes up is: why don’t you just wait until next year? My answer is pretty simple; the excitement I feel about the professional opportunity in front of me has helped me to realize that I’m just ready to be done with football. I’ve been playing this game for many years, and quite honestly my heart is no longer in it. I realize that this may be considered sacrilege to some, but it’s truth. What I do love, and where my heart will always be, is the University of Notre Dame.

“Way back even before high school, when my parents and I talked about football it was always in the context of a vehicle that could take me to the places I wanted to go in life. As I got a little older, it became clear to me that Notre Dame was where I wanted to be, so I devoted myself to football and my studies in the hopes of one day attending this great University. As the events unfolded, I ended up with a chance to do something that millions of people can only dream of–to run out of that tunnel wearing a gold helmet. While I wasn’t always thrilled about football growing up, only a crazy person could have resisted excitement at the prospect of playing for Notre Dame.

“Because of my love and admiration for this University, I poured everything I had into representing Notre Dame on and off the field, as best I could, for the past three seasons. I even enrolled early to get a head start in case I was needed that first fall. As it were, I played in ten games as a true freshman, and learned quickly how great the demands of elite college athletics could be. Over the next two years, I had some of the best times of my life with a truly special group of guys. I took my work seriously and I made many lifelong friends in the process. Everyone I have spent time with at Notre Dame has been wonderful: from the men I have been honored to call my teammates, to my dorm mates at Marion Burk Knott Hall, to the coaches, training and equipment staff, and all the people who work behind the scenes in administrative and recruiting roles. I sincerely thank you all for being the best part of my days here.

“When I was being recruited, one of the things I heard over and over was that it’s the people at Notre Dame that makes it so special. I believed them at the time, but I would never know how true that statement was until I experienced it firsthand. If I had one thing to say about this University, I would say that it’s unique. From my own time here, I can say with great confidence that no other CFP school develops young men academically, athletically, and spiritually the way Notre Dame does. Any player who chooses to come here can rest easy knowing that if they put in the work, they will leave very well prepared for the rest of their lives.

“If this sounds like it was a difficult decision for me, you would be right. My time at Notre Dame is something I will always cherish, leaving me with the best of friends and countless memories that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I owe so much to this University, not only for giving me the chance to play on college football’s biggest stage and preparing me for life beyond the game, but for helping to make me the man I am today. All I ask from you is that you trust me when I say I know that I have made the right decision.

“I’d like to thank Coach Kelly, his current and former staff, and my teammates for making this truly the experience of a lifetime. I’d also like to thank my family for its incredible and continued support, as well as the Irish fan base for making my time here truly special. It takes a village, and I sure am thankful for mine.”

Notre Dame also announced the move by Elmer.

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Christian McCaffrey’s younger brother commits to Big 10 school /christian-mccaffreys-younger-brother-commits-to-big-10-school/ /christian-mccaffreys-younger-brother-commits-to-big-10-school/#respond Tue, 16 Feb 2016 16:37:57 +0000

After much consideration, I am Very proud to announce I have committed to the University of Michigan! #GoBlue

— Dylan McCaffrey (@dcaf20) February 16, 2016

Dylan McCaffrey, the brother of Stanford star running back Christian McCaffrey, has decided to play his college ball at the University of Michigan with Jim Harbaugh.

Dylan is a four-star quarterback recruit.

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Jim Harbaugh hangs with Larry the Cable Guy at Pebble Beach (Photo) /jim-harbaugh-hangs-with-larry-cable-guy-at-pebble-beach-photo/ /jim-harbaugh-hangs-with-larry-cable-guy-at-pebble-beach-photo/#respond Mon, 15 Feb 2016 01:26:02 +0000

Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh has been hanging out with Larry the Cable Guy and Kenny G at while at Pebble Beach this weekend as he participates in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am festivities.


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Bowling Green receiver transferring to Alabama /bowling-green-receiver-transferring-to-alabama/ /bowling-green-receiver-transferring-to-alabama/#respond Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:05:24 +0000

Bowling Green wide receiver Gehrig Dieter has decided to transfer to Alabama.  He announced the move on Twitter.

Dieter will be a graduate transfer since he’ll receive his diploma in May.  He shouldn’t have to sit out, but there’s on problem.

Dieter racked up 1,033 yards and 10 touchdowns this past season.

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