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Georgia faces Auburn rematch looking to avenge 23-point loss

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Three weeks isn’t much time at all. Certainly not enough to forget a 23-point blowout. Now the question is: Can No. 6 Georgia turn the sting of its lone defeat – not to mention the gleeful boasting of Auburn coach Gus Malzahn – into the sort of controlled anger and nagging motivation that produces a vastly different ...

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Florida Gators introduce Dan Mullen as new head coach

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dan Mullen started paying attention to Florida football more than two decades ago, long before he first stepped foot on campus. Mullen was the receivers coach at tiny Wagner College in New York City in the mid-1990s and kept tabs on what Steve Spurrier was doing about 900 miles away. Mullen even emulated the Head Ball ...

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College Football Week 13: Winners and Losers

Week 13 was rivalry week and some teams did their thing, while others did not. Here are my winners and losers: Winners: Auburn Tigers: Quarterback Jared Stidham threw for 237 yards and had a touchdown run. Running back Kerryon Johnson rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown. He also had a touchdown pass. Defensive stops helped the Tigers defeat the ...

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Vols AD Currie defends coaching search, vetting of Schiano

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee athletic director John Currie is defending his coaching search and vouching for the character of Greg Schiano one day after negotiations between the two parties broke down amid a public backlash. Currie issued a statement Monday acknowledging the Ohio State defensive coordinator had been a leading candidate for the Volunteers’ coaching vacancy without explaining why the ...

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North Dakota State headlines All-MVFC team

(STATS) – Missouri Valley Football Conference champion North Dakota State led the way with all-conference selections when the team was announced on Monday. The Bison, who have won seven straight MVFC titles, had six first-team and 15 overall selections (including second team and honorable mention). The first-team choices were fullback Connor Wentz, offensive lineman Austin Kuhnert, linebacker Nick DeLuca, safeties ...

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Panthers hope season-ending upset is a springboard to 2018

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pat Narduzzi and his coaching staff won’t spend the next month preparing for a bowl game but the recruiting trail after Pittsburgh’s first losing season in a decade. Narduzzi, however, will hit the road with momentum. And then some. The Panthers finished an uneven 5-7, their worst mark since 2007. Yet the youth movement Narduzzi has been touting ...

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New Florida coach Dan Mullen arrives with smile, title ring

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) New Florida coach Dan Mullen poked his head out of the jet door and flashed a huge smile. A few minutes later, he told reporters: ”I’m fired up. I’m excited.” The Gators hired Mullen as their head coach Sunday, bringing back the team’s most successful offensive coordinator since Steve Spurrier’s heyday. Mullen is scheduled to be formally ...

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