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Chargers’ defensive goal vs. Patriots: Get pressure on Brady

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley might be feeling the most pressure going into Sunday’s AFC divisional-round game at New England. Bradley’s game plan of using seven defensive backs to neutralize Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson resulted in a 23-17 win. His challenge this week is coming up with the right strategy to contain Patriots QB and ...

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Swinney wins Bear Bryant award for 3rd time in 4 years

HOUSTON (AP) — Dabo Swinney won the Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year award for the third time in four years Wednesday night, two days after leading Clemson to its second national championship in three years. Swinney is the only three-time winner of the 33rd annual award, with Chris Petersen — the trophy holder in 2006 and 2009 at ...

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Ex-Oregon Duck Doug Brenner Sues Willie Taggart, NCAA, University for $11.5 Million

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Former Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Doug Brenner has filed a lawsuit against the NCAA, University of Oregon, former Ducks’ head coach Willie Taggart, and former Ducks’ strength coach Irele Oderinde, for $11.5 million in alleged damages, according to The Oregonian’s James Crepea. Per the report: “Brenner’s attorneys allege the University of Oregon was negligent for failing ...

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Tennessee hires Georgia’s Chaney as offensive coordinator

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jim Chaney is returning to Tennessee for a second stint as the Volunteers‘ offensive coordinator after spending the last three seasons at Georgia. Chaney replaces Tyson Helton, who left shortly after the regular season to become Western Kentucky’s head coach. Chaney received a three-year contract worth a total of $4.8 million. “Jim couldn’t be a better ...

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AP sources: Alabama QB Jalen Hurts in transfer portal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has taken an important step toward transferring. Hurts entered his name into the NCAA transfer database portal on Wednesday, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the NCAA list is not publicly accessible. Putting his name on the list allows other schools ...

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Clemson CB Mullen, LB Lamar headed to NFL

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Suspended Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is headed to the NFL. Lawrence is the 350-pound, 6-foot-4 lineman who missed the Tigers’ College Football Playoff games after he and two teammates tested positive for the banned substance ostarine. Lawrence attended both games and celebrated with teammates Monday night after a 44-16 victory over Alabama in the national ...

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Coach group wants ejection ruled out on some targeting hits

Automatic ejections for targeting could be dropped in some cases as early as next season if an American Football Coaches Association proposal is approved by the NCAA Football Rules Committee. Few rules have caused as much consternation, frustration and aggravation among coaches, players and fans as targeting, defined as forcible hits above the shoulders of players determined to be defenseless. ...

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Hundreds attend funeral, celebrate life of Purdue superfan Tyler Trent

INDIANAPOLIS — Hundreds of dignitaries, sports figures and other people on Tuesday attended the funeral for Purdue University superfan and cancer activist Tyler Trent. In a sanctuary of an Indianapolis church featuring many items of sports memorabilia collected by Trent, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb read a message from Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen. Holcomb said the state ...

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Is the College Football Playoff destroying the sport we love? The experts disagree

For better or worse, the College Football Playoff is here to stay. Clemson isn’t complaining. Should the playoff expand? Absolutely. Will it expand? Probably not. Lesson of the Day: Nobody feels bad for Nick Saban & Alabama Why? Good question, or questions. While the expansion debate could extend into the wee hours of say, June, there are many differing opinions on ...

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Alabama, Saban face big offseason challenges after loss

Alabama coach Nick Saban is famously quick to start focusing on his postseason to-do list, whether the Crimson Tide just won a national championship or fell short. It’s how he’s wired, and there’s plenty of work to do this offseason. Saban needs to regroup from easily the worst beating of his Alabama tenure , Monday night’s 44-16 loss to Clemson ...

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