Thu, Jun 21, 2018

College Football

Recent articles about College Football
  1. Longtime former Tennessee Volunteers announcer John Ward died on Wednesday, the school announced.Ward was the “Voice of the Vols” from 1965-1999, announcing the team’s basketball and football games. He served as the announcer for the 1998 football team that won the national championship. He was well known for his “Give him six … touchdown, Tennessee!” touchdown call.Prior to getting into broadcasting for the Vols, Ward worked in advertising and radio.You can listen to some of his best calls here:
  2. Nebraska coach Scott Frost said his program will be doing their due diligence in recruiting to make sure that nobody they’re after has anything objectionable on social media.Frost told prospects at a football camp recently that Nebraska will go through social media histories and will not even bother recruiting a player if they see something they don’t like.“Aside from GPA, when we’re recruiting kids, the next thing we’re going to look at is what kind of kid the person is,” Frost said, via Sam McKewon of the World-Herald. “And part of that is looking through every ounce of social media we can possibly look at. So if some kid tweeted something four years ago that’s bad, we’re going to know about it.“And I’ll tell you this right now — if there’s anything negative about women, if there’s anything racial or about sexuality, if there’s anything about guns or anything like that, we’re just not going to recruit you, period. Piece of advice for you — what you put on social media, that’s your resume to the world. That’
  3. Mike Riley returned to Oregon State in an assistant coaching role after he was fired by Nebraska following the 2017 season, but his third stint with the Beavers is expected to be a very brief one.Alex Marvez of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports that Riley is expected to be named the head coach of the Alliance of American Football team that is coming to San Antonio. The AAF is expected to kick off its inaugural season on Feb. 9, 2019 — following the Super Bowl. The league, which was founded by Bill Polian and TV producer Charlie Ebersol, will feature eight teams and 12 weeks of play.In addition to Riley, the AAF has already attracted one of the most well-known coaches in college football history.
  4. Chip Kelly is finally making his return to college football this season, and fans are excited to see him in action. For proof of that, look no further than the way UCLA has been selling tickets since they announced the hiring of Kelly.UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero told Bruce Feldman of The Athletic recently that the Bruins are on pace to increase their ticket base by as much as 25 percent since Kelly came aboard.“There was incredible excitement once we were able to land Chip,” Guerrero said. “Our ability to land him was reflective in the match that we, UCLA, provided in the things that he values most. Throughout the course of time that he’s been here, we’ve seen incredible excitement from our fan base, and that’s been manifested in their willingness to buy tickets and to be involved in ways that they haven’t before.“We’ve sold between 2,500 to 3,000 new season tickets (a 700 percent increase from the same time last year). We’re trending toward increasing our ticket base by 20 to 25 percent.”Interest in
  5. Nick Saban and Urban Meyer are lauded for their winning tradition, and their respective trophy cases give them an important boost compared to several excellent college football coaches without a national title.Although success isn’t measured only in championships, to be considered truly among the elite, that lasting triumph must be achieved. And entering 2018, the only four active coaches with a ring are Saban, Meyer, Dabo Swinney and Jimbo Fisher.But it probably won’t take long for a couple of the following coaches to join that illustrious group.Kirby Smart, Georgia Sure, he’s only served as Georgia’s head coach for two seasons. But following a hugely successful stint at Alabama as an assistant, Kirby Smart has positioned himself and UGA to thrive. The program finished 8-5 in his debut campaign, and the Bulldogs celebrated a conference title and reached the national championship game last season. Additionally, in his two years with a complete recruiting cycle, Georgia has attracted signing classes ranked thi



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