Nebraska has hired Arizona cornerbacks coach Donte Williams as a defensive assistant.
Michigan offered a football scholarship to 2019 prospect Luke McCaffrey, the youngest brother of Stanford star Christian McCaffrey and current 2017 Michigan QB commit Dylan McCaffrey.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
Teammates who were both Heisman finalists in the same year: 2016: Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma 2005: Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush*, USC 2004: Adrian Peterson and Jason White, Oklahoma 2004: Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush, USC 2002: Willis McGahee and Ken Dorsey, Miami 1994: Ki'Jana Carter and Kerry Collins, Penn State Note: The Heisman began inviting finalists to New York in 1982. Before that, only the winners were invited.
David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer
Michigan's Jabrill Peppers is the first defensive player to be a Heisman finalist since Notre Dame's Manti Te'o in 2012 and just the fourth in the last decade to finish in the top 5 in voting.
Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield, Jabrill Peppers, Deshaun Watson and Dede Westbrook have been named finalists for the 2016 Heisman Trophy.
The final five are in. Now which one will take home the hardware?
Homer and Gabe pick their top five athletes, coaches, or stories of the week, presented by the KFC $5 Fill-Up.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
Offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson, the No. 2 ranked prospect, confirmed he will be announcing his commitment on December 25. Wilson tweeted that a commitment might be coming and confirmed the decision on Monday. The 6-foot-7, 354-pound lineman will announce the finalists on Monday, December 11. Wilson has already taken visits to Michigan, Florida State and Alabama and will take his last visit to Georgia on December 9.
No love lost on recruiting trail
Michigan's Jim Harbaugh and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher got in an offseason tiff about satellite recruiting camps in Florida. That makes the Orange Bowl a meeting that could settle the score. Best, worst bowls
Disappointment the theme for Music City
Nebraska and Tennessee were both ranked in the top 10 at one point this season. That makes this matchup in the Music City Bowl a hard pill to swallow, writes Ted Miller. Best, worst bowls
Anemia Bowl in Detroit
Don't expect many points in the Quick Lane Bowl pitting Boston College vs. Maryland, writes Ted Miller. Maryland is 92nd in scoring (24.6 PPG) while the Eagles are a woeful 123rd (19.1 PPG). Best, worst bowls
Plenty to prove in Pasadena
No. 5 Penn State and No. 9 USC were playoff snubs and each has something to prove in the Rose Bowl. Penn State is the Big Ten champion and USC handed Pac-12 champ Washington its only loss. Full Story
Chryst and Fleck as opposite as can be
Wisconsin's Paul Chryst and Western Michigan's P.J. Fleck are different personalities, between Chryst's hard-scrabble demeanor and Fleck's youthful charisma, and that makes it a fascinating Cotton Bowl to watch, writes Ted Miller. Full story
After returning from Indianapolis the guys react to the Big Ten Championship game and reflect on the Badgers season as a whole.
Will Gators fall to Big Ten foe again?
Adam Rittenberg thinks so, but he doesn't expect it will be as bad as last year's 41-7 loss to Michigan in Orlando. He predicts the Hawkeyes to prevail by a field goal. Bowl predictions
Tausch's Takeaway is that the Badgers Football season was great to be part of, fans should not be mad or disappointed. Brought to you by Zimbrick Chevy.
Volunteers will rock in Music City
Adam Rittenberg admits that it's difficult to trust Tennessee, but the Volunteers will be playing a virtual home game against Nebraska over in Nashville. Bowl predictions
Michael Reghi and Matt Fontana give their reactions to Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington making the CFB Playoff. Michael likes the top four while Matt doesn't.
ESPN Ohio State reporter Austin Ward talks about Ohio State making the CFB Playoff, their matchup with Clemson and how last year's games impacted voting this year.
Conner will lead Pitt to victory
Pitt has the strongest 8-4 record in the nation, with wins over No. 2 Clemson and No. 5 Penn State, notes Adam Rittenberg. He predicts James Conner will score twice in a win over Northwestern. Bowl predictions