College Football

Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray warms up during an NCAA college football practice in Norman, Okla., Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
August 12, 2019 - 10:51 am
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Last time Oklahoma's defense took the field, it got shredded during a national semifinal loss to Alabama. It was an all-too-common occurrence last season — the Sooners' dynamic offense often pulled more than its share of the load while the defense struggled. Enter new defensive...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban leaves the field after a team photo prior to Alabama's fall camp fan-day college football scrimmage, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama is hardly immune to change, with an assemblage of new assistant coaches and the next wave of blue-chip prospects replacing the old ones. Two constants remain: coach Nick Saban and championship expectations. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
August 12, 2019 - 10:37 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is still king in the Southeastern Conference, if not nationally. Nothing that happened in the national championship game changed that, beyond serving as a heartening reminder that Nick Saban's Crimson Tide isn't in fact invulnerable. The pursuit continues in the SEC...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm throws a pass during the team's first scheduled NCAA college football practice in Athens, Ga. Georgia fully expects to contend for a national championship. Now, the Bulldogs have to show they can finish the job after coming tantalizingly close the last two seasons. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
August 12, 2019 - 9:48 am
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia begins another season with the highest of expectations. None of that will matter if the Bulldogs don't finish stronger. Coach Kirby Smart has quickly built a powerhouse between the hedges, guiding his team to the national championship game two seasons ago and a shot at...
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Texas running back Keaontay Ingram adjusts his helmet during a morning practice at the team's facility in Austin, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 12, 2019 - 9:41 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas had just demolished Georgia in the Sugar Bowl when quarterback Sam Ehlinger shouted to the Superdome rooftop the two words Longhorns fans until then had only been willing to whisper. "We're ba-aack!" Ehlinger said as coach Tom Herman stood nearby with a half grin, half...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) talks with the media prior to Alabama's fall camp fan-day college football scrimmage, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Two constants remain at Alabama: coach Nick Saban and championship expectations. Now, just add in a Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback and a national title game humbling that provided ample offseason motivation. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)
August 12, 2019 - 8:35 am
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is hardly immune to change, with an assemblage of new assistant coaches and the next wave of blue-chip prospects replacing the old ones. Two constants remain: coach Nick Saban and championship expectations. Now, just add in a Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Georgia wide receiver Lawrence Cager looks to bring a catch during an NCAA football preseason practice in Athens, Ga. Cager left Miami after catching 21 passes for 374 yards and six touchdowns. Georgia has lost its top five receivers from last year, so Cager will have plenty of opportunity to make an impact. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
August 11, 2019 - 11:17 pm
Most of the attention surrounding transfers this offseason justifiably has focused on the high-profile quarterbacks who have switched schools. Two former College Football Playoff starting quarterbacks are at new places. Jalen Hurts, the 2016 Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year, has...
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August 10, 2019 - 3:17 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida defensive back John Huggins has been dismissed from the football program. A team spokesman declined to say what prompted the sophomore's dismissal. Huggins had missed all of preseason camp while dealing with what the Gators called a "family issue." According to a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young runs a drill during an NCAA college football practice in Columbus, Ohio. The confounding loss to unranked Purdue signaled rock bottom for the Ohio State defense last season. “We definitely don’t dwell on last season,” said defensive end Chase Young, who likely will be in an NFL training camp this time next year. “We had a coaching change, so we put last year in the past and we’re just facing forward, and we’re just trying to move the train.” (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
August 09, 2019 - 11:07 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State defense seemed to hit rock bottom in a confounding loss to unranked Purdue in the eighth game last season. But the weaknesses that led to the 49-20 blowout by the Boilermakers on Oct. 21 were on display most of the season, masked by a high-scoring Buckeyes...
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August 09, 2019 - 7:32 am
Oklahoma will try to make it five straight Big 12 championships with yet another transfer quarterback, while Texas tries to build on its 2018 breakout. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Max Olson from The Athletic previews the Big 12 with AP's Ralph Russo. The Sooners are the...
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) talks with the media prior to Alabama's fall camp fan-day college football scrimmage, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
August 08, 2019 - 11:38 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It is the year of the veteran quarterback in the Southeastern Conference. Tua Tagovailoa and Jake Fromm are the headliners, but the league is loaded with experienced passers with double-digit starts under their belts at their current school or elsewhere. The SEC has eight...
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