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Houston hires coach Dana Holgorsen away from West Virginia

Houston hired West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen as its coach Wednesday, ending his eight-year run with the Mountaineers. Holgorsen was 61-41 and 33-30 in the Big 12 as he helped guide West Virginia through the transition from the Big East. Houston competes in the American Athletic Conference, which was formed from the remnants of Big East football after it was torn ...

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A bigger college football playoff faces series of obstacles

When talking about the possibility of expanding the College Football Playoff, the word momentum gets tossed around a lot. Expansion seems inevitable. Why? Because playoffs always expand. But when? Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany told The Athletic last month he was ready to start talking about a larger playoff field, and prominent Big Ten athletic directors Barry Alvarez of Wisconsin ...

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Houston hires coach Dana Holgorsen away from West Virginia

Houston hired West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen as its coach Wednesday, ending his eight-year run with the Mountaineers. Holgorsen was 61-41 and 33-30 in the Big 12 as he helped guide West Virginia through the transition from the Big East. Houston competes in the American Athletic Conference, which was formed from the remnants of Big East football after it was torn ...

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Urban Meyer retires on top as Ohio State tops Washington in Rose Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Dwayne Haskins passed for 251 yards and three touchdowns, and Urban Meyer finished his coaching career at Ohio State with a 28-23 victory after the Buckeyes held off Washington’s thrilling fourth-quarter comeback in the 105th Rose Bowl on Tuesday. Parris Campbell, Johnnie Dixon and Rashod Berry caught TD passes in the first half for the fifth-ranked Buckeyes (13-1), who took a 25-point ...

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Ohio State’s Haskins savors Rose Bowl win, is mum on future

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Dwayne Haskins was celebrating in the locker room with his Ohio State teammates after the Buckeyes defeated Washington 28-23 in the Rose Bowl on Tuesday. As for the announcement everyone is waiting for, that will take a couple more days. The redshirt sophomore quarterback didn’t announce if he was coming back or headed to the NFL ...

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Washington’s slow start in Rose Bowl is familiar, unwelcome

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The second half of the Rose Bowl showed No. 9 Washington is more than capable of competing with the top programs in college football. Unfortunately for the Huskies, another slow start against a marquee nonconference opponent proved to be the difference in their 28-23 loss to No. 5 Ohio State on Tuesday. “If we had five ...

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