Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Utah and BYU announced they have extended their football series two additional years through the 2022 season. The game will be in Provo in 2021 and Salt Lake City the next year.

Are votes of confidence effective? (1:00)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami gave up eight sacks last week in a loss to Virginia Tech, while Notre Dame has struggled to get after the passer (six sacks in seven games). Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he is not reading too much into the Hurricanes' performance last week as an indicator his team might get more sacks Saturday. "Virginia Tech can be an avalanche," Kelly said. "Bud Foster does a great job of doing that against everybody. He's been doing that for 30 years."

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Which coach has the hottest seat?

Charlie Strong continues to have the hottest seat in college football, but Mark Helfrich might not be far behind in Oregon. We update the top 10 jobs in jeopardy after Week 8.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on AD Jack Swarbrick giving him a vote of confidence last week: "Well I was disappointed actually. But anytime that your athletic director has to come out and say that, as a head coach you're disappointed that any kind of comments like that have to be made. So I didn't ask him, that was his decision, but I clearly understand what he was doing. He was probably sick and tired of being sick and tired, too. But for me it's disappointing, certainly, that you have to make those comments."

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Cougars falling just short in losses

BYU's Friday night loss at Boise was by one point. The Cougars' four defeats this season have come via an excruciating average margin of just 2.0 points. Flipping the field

New-look Gamecocks earn win over the Minutemen (3:08)
Muschamp pleased with Bentley's first start (0:50)

Gamecocks own comfy lead

After David Williams' 1-yard TD run, South Carolina leads UMass 34-14 in the third quarter on SEC Network.

South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp discusses Jake Bentley's first half performance (0:28)
South Carolina WR Crosby lays out for 16-yard TD (1:23)

Watch: UMass at South Carolina

South Carolina is favored by 20 points in a game that it desperately needs to win. The Minutemen are 1-6 but challenged Florida in a Week 1 loss at The Swamp. Live on SECN/WatchESPN

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Will Notre Dame make a bowl game?

ESPN's FPI favors the 2-5 Irish in just two more games. They would have to win four of their final five games to become bowl eligible.

South Carolina's offense will find rhythm (1:56)
Healthy roster gives South Carolina a boost vs. UMass (2:18)
Brian Kelly not worried about losing team (2:01)
Boise State stays unbeaten with a wild win over BYU (2:17)