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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State All-America defensive lineman Hercules Mata'afa has been named the 2017 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year, announced by the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame. Mata'afa, the Pac-12's defensive player of the year, recorded 21.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He follows Colorado's Sefo Liufau, Notre Dame's Ronnie Stanley and Oregon's Marcus Mariota as recipients of the award.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Florida State tight ends coach Tim Brewster, who worked with Jimbo Fisher in Tallahassee, announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that he will head to Texas A&M with Fisher. Brewster was a key recruiter for the Seminoles and is thus an important addition to Fisher's first staff in Aggieland.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 offensive lineman Trey Hill has committed to Georgia. The No. 27 ranked prospect gives the Dawgs nine ESPN 300 commitments in the 2018 class.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: SMU is hiring former Cal and Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes as its next coach, replacing Chad Morris. Dykes spent this season as an offensive analyst at TCU.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

I've confirmed Oregon co-offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo will remain with the Ducks as OC and receive a three-year contract. Sports Illustrated first reported Arroyo's new deal. Arroyo had options after Willie Taggart's departure, so this is a good move for Ducks coach Mario Cristobal to keep him in Eugene.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

TCU has named Jeremiah Donati athletic director. Donati, previously TCU's deputy athletics director, replaced Chris Del Conte, who was announced as athletic director at Texas over the weekend.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas A&M is hiring Memphis' Darrell Dickey as offensive coordinator. Dickey, 58, spent this past season as Memphis' OC -- his second stint in the position -- and also held the coordinator title at Texas State, New Mexico, Utah State and SMU. He went 42-64 in nine seasons as North Texas' head coach and returns to the SEC for the first time since 1993, when he coached LSU's tight ends.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson announces he will transfer to Michigan. That was confirmed by Patterson's tweet and a source after Patterson visited Ann Arbor this weekend.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

The last time Alabama didn't play in the College Football Playoff, BCS National Championship Game or a BCS bowl game was 2010, and there's not a single SEC head coach from that season who's still coaching at his same school.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas president Greg Fenves, left, with new Longhorns athletic director Chris Del Conte. Del Conte was introduced as the new AD on Monday after 8 years at TCU.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

New Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte on rekindling the Longhorns' rivalry with Texas A&M: "I think we'll look at that. I don't have any comment on that today. I don't know….Rivalries in college athletics are so important....I think we'll look at that down the road."

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

New Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte, at his introduction on Monday, said he got a phone call from TCU coach Gary Patterson, who he worked with the last eight years. Del Conte joked Patterson told him "I love you, but I hate you today." Del Conte said "I love it."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Pitt safety Jordan Whitehead declares for the NFL draft. Whitehead had 60 tackles, four pass breakups, an interception and a fumble recovery, appearing in nine games after being suspended for the first three. He earned second-team All-ACC honors in 2016. "I want to thank the entire Pitt football program and university, my teammates and the Pitt community for an amazing experience," he wrote on Twitter. "Pittsburgh will always be my home."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Cal and Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes has emerged as the leading candidate for SMU's coaching vacancy, according to sources. A deal hasn't been finalized, but Dykes could be hired as early as Monday. Dykes, who is 41-44 as an FBS head coach, spent this past season as an offensive analyst at TCU. Jeff Traylor, SMU's associate head coach named interim coach after Chad Morris' departure to Arkansas, also was considered.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 athlete Bryan Addison committed to UCLA on Sunday night. Addison, the No. 209 ranked prospect out of Gardena, California, is the first ESPN 300 commitment for new coach Chip Kelly and his staff. He gives the Bruins five ESPN 300 commitments in the 2018 class.