Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Notre Dame is hiring Lance Taylor as running backs coach, replacing Autry Denson. Yahoo first reported the hire. Taylor most recently served as Carolina Panthers wide receivers coach. He also has served as Stanford's running backs coach and Appalachian State's wide receivers coach. Taylor played wide receiver at Alabama.

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41dMark Schlabach

10 big, bold predictions for 2019

Mark it down for 2019: Trevor Lawrence will win the first of two Heismans, while Mack Brown and Les Miles sit out bowl season in their returns.

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42dMark Schlabach

The 2019 Way-Too-Early Top 25

Clemson is the new king, but Alabama will be back, along with Georgia, Ohio State and Notre Dame, while a couple of teams from Texas elbow their way into the top 10.

Greg Wyshynski ESPN 

Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak's power-play goal at 12:38 of the first period, his 24th of the year, tied the Winter Classic against the Chicago Blackhawks at 1-1. His goal celebration evoked the "bird walk" of Washington Capitals star Evgeny Kuznetsov. Was he mimicking a hawk, considering their opponents?