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Montgomery carving new identity at Tulsa

Montgomery carving new identity at Tulsa

A year ago Tulsa head coach Philip Montgomery arrived at the Oklahoma school from his high-profile stint as Baylor’s offensive coordinator. He was celebrated as an Art Briles protégé.Oh, how quickly things can change in a year. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U...

Georgia Tech lost possession advantage

Georgia Tech lost possession advantage

The Georgia Tech triple-option offense is designed to control the ball and work the clock. Grind out yards, build a lead and keep the opponent’s offense on the sidelines.But what if the Yellow Jackets’ defense can’t get off the field? The triple-option isn’t suited to coming from...

Matt Ryan provides Boston College a boost

Matt Ryan provides Boston College a boost

These are obviously tough times for optimism at Boston College.One of the proven tonics for such a malady tempering preseason ticket sales is to bring a high-profile alumnus back to camps to remind the fan base what the program can produce. If he’s an NFL quarterback, that’s...

Texas could use talent at Louisville fields

Texas could use talent at Louisville fields

Louisville’s returning roster of 17 starters and five players named to preseason watch lists is topped by Lamar Jackson. The sophomore quarterback is on the Maxwell Award list and poised to join the Heisman Trophy conversation, too.Charlie Strong could use a roster like this one...

East Carolina builds strength with Connors

East Carolina builds strength with Connors

East Carolina enjoys the luxury of promoting offensive lineman J.T. Boyd as an Outland Trophy candidate. It’s an especially inspiring story from anonymous two-star prospect in the 2012 recruiting class.Back then, Boyd’s only other options were four schools that play in the lower...

Williams returns to potent Clemson offense

Williams returns to potent Clemson offense

Clemson returns prolific Heisman Trophy finalist Deshaun Watson. The Tigers junior quarterback compiled 1,105 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns along with 4,104 passing and 35 TDs.Not a bad starting point to begin 2016 for last year’s ACC champions and national runner-up to...

Maxwell Trophy more selective than Heisman

Maxwell Trophy more selective than Heisman

The Heisman Trophy is so firmly established as the nation’s most prestigious college football award, its publicity is done by media outlets from the largest Internet services, cable shows and newspapers to niche services.That’s one difference — but not the most significant — with...

Mendenhall faces tough rebuilding task

Mendenhall faces tough rebuilding task

Bronco Mendenhall’s track record suggests he will turn around Virginia’s football program soon if not right away. He won 99 games in 11 seasons at BYU without a losing mark.In 2005, Mendenhall inherited a Cougars program with three straight losing seasons. His first team ended...

ACC can top SEC in conference matchups

ACC can top SEC in conference matchups

We all recognize the SEC is the nation’s top football conference, but many of us outside the SEC like to point out that the SEC is largely top heavy.Granted, the SEC has more schools that can annually contend for a national title and it is topped by Alabama’s modern dynasty, but...

Five quarterbacks battles in the ACC

Five quarterbacks battles in the ACC

The list of returning ACC starting quarterbacks clearly starts with Clemson’s Deshaun Watson. He should have won the Heisman Trophy despite finishing third in the voting.Louisville’s Lamar Jackson is back for his sophomore season after taking over the starting role with signs he...