Marty Smith ESPN
Perspective on the spotlight, from @DeshaunWatson4: "This year was a rollercoaster. All the attention. As (your) name gets bigger, the more negative things are thrown your way. Everyone wants to try to find out negative things about that person. People want to bring out weaknesses. "No one's perfect."
Marty Smith ESPN
Asked @DeshaunWatson4 the biggest difference between hunter and hunted: "You're always being watched. All eyes on you. No matter what time, everyone is circling the Clemson game. Last year people doubted us, thinking we're like previous teams that slipped up here and there. But this program has been more consistent. This year, all eyes on us. Like Coach Swinney always tells us: Embrace the target, because people are coming after us every week."
Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer
Outside of the wins he's accumulated, Clemson's Deshaun Watson said the accomplishment he's most proud of is being the first FBS quarterback to pass for 4,000 yards and rush for 1,000 in a season. "There's so many great quarterbacks that came through and playing now, and it's really hard to do."
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
As CBS Sports first reported, Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley impressed Houston officials in a recent meeting for their vacant head job. According to Sam Kahn Jr., the Cougars have already met with Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and former LSU coach Les Miles, as well. A hire could be made by the end of the week. Riley could be the one to watch here.
Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer
With Baylor hiring coach Matt Rhule away from Temple, Oregon is now the only remaining open Power 5 job. As Rhule was also a candidate for the Ducks, you wonder if a hiring is imminent. Or if Oregon can pause, with little competition remaining, other than perhaps Houston, and re-evaluate its options.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
Rashaam Salaam's presence is still felt at Colorado on a daily basis. Mixed in with all the current players, he has a locker where his jersey hangs underneath pictures that celebrate his 1994 Heisman Trophy season.
Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter
Former Heisman Trophy winner and Bears' first-round pick Rashaan Salaam died at age of 42, per family spokesman. Another gone way too soon.
Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation
Most observers believed Baylor had to hire somebody with deep Lone Star State recruiting roots, something new Bears' coach Matt Rhule doesn't appear to have, but several veteran Texas high school coaches said that might not be such a bad thing. One coach said "Baylor needed a clean slate and now they have it with every high school coach in the state." Another said it would be smart if Rhule has somebody on his staff with Texas ties, but "Texas high school coaches respect other good coaches. He's a good coach."