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Chill: Jackson returns to NYC as relaxed Heisman finalist

NEW YORK (AP) Lamar Jackson gets asked to do the Heisman Trophy pose a lot. No matter where he goes, even in bustling and crowded Times Square, he gets recognized often. No sooner was Jackson done talking about the fame that has come from winning the Heisman last season did a couple of young fans stop him in a Manhattan ...

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Column: 4-team playoff is fine, but 8 would be perfect

ATLANTA (AP) Naturally, the four coaches on the podium were happy with the system the way it is. They’ve all got a shot at the national championship. But, as Clemson’s Dabo Swinney, Alabama’s Nick Saban, Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley and Georgia’s Kirby Smart gathered at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, it was clear that others should’ve been up ...

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Taggart makes favorable first impression with FSU players

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Odell Haggins is Florida State’s interim coach for the Independence Bowl, but he left no doubt on Friday that Willie Taggart is leading the program. ”Let’s get this straight. We’re not sharing duties. He is the head coach,” Haggins said on Friday as the Seminoles held their first bowl practice. ”He’s directing me and talking to me ...

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Mack departs N.C. Central; Eastman named interim coach

(STATS) – North Carolina Central football coach Jerry Mack has resigned after four seasons to become the defensive coordinator on new Rice coach Mike Bloomgren’s staff. The MEAC school then promoted Granville Eastman to serve as interim head football coach. He’s served the past four years as the assistant head coach, defensive coordinator and safeties coach. Mack posted a 31-15 ...

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Freshman WR James Robinson won’t play at Florida again

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Receiver James Robinson’s playing days are over at Florida because of a heart condition. The Gators announced Friday that the freshman, one of the state’s top recruits last February, will not be medically cleared to return. Florida did not provide details about Robinson’s diagnosis. Florida spokesman Steve McClain says “after a thorough evaluation by doctors across ...

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Legendary Delaware coach Tubby Raymond dies

(STATS) – Legendary Delaware football coach Harold R. “Tubby” Raymond, the Hall of Famer who won 300 games and three national championships with the Blue Hens and was one of the innovators of the Wing-T offense, died Friday after a brief illness. Raymond was 92. In recent months, he had suffered complications from a leg injury. “We pass along our ...

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ETSU’sTorbush retires after long career

(STATS) – East Tennessee State football coach Carl Torbush announced his retirement on Friday, 4½ years after being hired to restart the Buccaneers program and a coaching career that spanned over 40 years. Torbush, 66, was hired in June 2013 to guide a Bucs program that had been dormant since 2003. They returned with an FCS independent schedule in 2015, ...

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