What does Jordan Addison’s decision mean for USC, the Pac-12 and college football?

As the college football world turns, yet another player is bolting for greener (and warmer) crops. This time, though, it’s the best wide receiver in college football. Biletnikoff winner Jordan Addison announced Thursday he will be transferring to USC from Pittsburgh, where he totaled 1,593 yards and 17 touchdowns last season. After a free-agency-type tour … Read more

What CFB coaches think of Nick Saban vs Jimbo Fisher: ‘Those 2 just called each other’s wives fat’

Football fans’ jaws hit the floor on Thursday when Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher fired back at his old boss, Nick Saban, for saying, among other things, that A&M had “bought” its entire 2022 recruiting class. Just as shocked were current and former SEC coaches. “I’m speechless first time in my life,” Ole Miss coach … Read more

‘No love lost’ between Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher: Inside the prickly relationship that boiled over

– Reporting by Brody Miller, Bruce Feldman and Matt Fortuna It often felt to some observers that there were two groups at SEC coaches meetings – the Nick Saban guys and the others. “Everybody’s kissing Saban’s ass like a big fraternity,” said one former SEC coach. “In the breaks (between meetings), all the Saban people … Read more

Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher feud – Coaches, ADs on what happened and what’s next

8:00 PM ET ESPN staff Alabama coach Nick Saban set the college football world abuzz Wednesday night when he told a gathering of business leaders in the state that Texas A&M assembled the top-ranked recruiting class in the country because it “bought every player” with name, image and likeness deals . Decrying the influence of … Read more

Nick Saban laments singling out Texas A&M and Jackson State, remains critical of the NIL application

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Nick Saban, while admitting he was wrong to “single out” Texas A&M and Jackson State in comments he made Wednesday concerning the implementation of name, image and likeness rules, told ESPN on Thursday he wasn’t backing down on his stance that paying high school players under the guise of NIL could potentially … Read more

Alabama football coach Nick Saban says Texas A&M ‘bought every player,’ questions whether current NIL model is sustainable

Alabama coach Nick Saban singled out Texas A&M for “buying” its top-ranked signing class and threw a spotlight on the unintended effect of name, image and likeness rights on recruiting during an event with local business leaders Wednesday night in Birmingham. “I mean, we were second in recruiting last year,” Saban told the audience. “A&M … Read more

Pac-12 scraps divisions moments after NCAA paves way

The Pac-12 announced Wednesday it was scrapping its divisional format for the upcoming football season moments after the NCAA Division I Council tossed out requirements that dictate how conferences can determine a champion. The Pac-12 will now pair the teams with the highest conference winning percentages in its title game after 11 seasons of matching … Read more

Pac-12 scraps divisions after NCAA Division I Council votes to eliminate requirements for FBS conference title games

4:34 PM ET Paolo Uggetti Andrea Adelson Close ESPN Senior Writer ACC reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2010. Graduate of the University of Florida. The NCAA Division I Council announced Wednesday that it will relax restrictions on college football’s conference championship games, allowing conferences to determine the teams that would participate in their respective title game. … Read more

ACC mulls 3-5-5 college football scheduling model in an effort to scrap divisions

May 11, 2022 Andrea Adelson Close ESPN Senior Writer ACC reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2010. Graduate of the University of Florida. David M. Hale Close ESPN Staff Writer ACC reporter. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of the University of Delaware. AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. – The ACC is moving closer to adopting a new football scheduling … Read more

What will SEC’s new schedule look like? Officials hope to settle on new model next month

The SEC holds its spring meetings early next month, and the hope is to come out of those sessions with a makeover of the league’s football scheduling model, timed for the expected arrival of Oklahoma and Texas in 2025. That could mean a nine-game conference schedule. It could also mean the elimination of divisions. And … Read more