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Notre Dame's Chase Claypool has the size, hops and hands to excel on the court. Which other players -- and one championship-winning coach -- join him?
- Sources: McSorley declines to work out with DBs
- Sandusky denied new trial, to be resentenced
- Penn State RB Sanders to leave early, enter draft
- Penn St. guard McGovern to enter NFL draft
Who will be the most electric players for the nation's top teams this season? Clemson and Alabama have an embarrassment of riches on offense, but they're not the only ones.
From QBs like Washington's Jacob Eason to top recruits like Oregon's Kayvon Thibodeaux, these are the players on top 25 teams we're excited for this spring.
The Nittany Lions will rely on younger players to replace the production of Trace McSorley and a plethora of others no longer on the roster.
Sure, quarterback competitions are exciting. But what about Clemson trying to replace an entire D-line, and Notre Dame's linebacker holes?
Whether it was pushing for B1G expansion or pushing back against a playoff, Jim Delany has been central to every big CFB debate for three decades.
Penn State's Trace McSorley was asked at the NFL scouting combine to also work out with the defensive backs but has declined to do that, saying he is concentrating on being a quarterback as he heads into next month's draft, sources told ESPN.
Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer
Penn State RB Miles Sanders (5-foot-11, 211) ran a 4.49 (o) 40 yard dash, with a 36-inch vertical jump. Sanders has shown three-down ability on his film, and could develop into a starting NFL running back with the lateral shake/pro frame to win at the point of attack.
We break down which programs have the best outlook at quarterback over the next three seasons.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Penn State special teams coordinator Phil Galiano is leaving for a position in the NFL, the team confirmed Friday. Galiano spent the past two seasons on the PSU staff. "This is a tremendous opportunity for Phil to return to the NFL," coach James Franklin said in a statement. "We are very appreciative of Phil and everything he has done for our program over the last two years." Galiano has spent time on the staffs of the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
National championship contenders don't rebuild, they reload. Check out how each Top 25 team has used recruiting and the transfer market to replenish talent this offseason.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
Virginia Tech flipped ESPN 300 offensive lineman Doug Nester from Ohio State on Tuesday and made it official on Wednesday. The Hokies were able to pull the No. 72 ranked recruit away from the Buckeyes as Nester had been looking at other programs since Urban Meyer announced his retirement. The West Virginia prospect had been considering Penn State as well as Virginia Tech and is now officially signed with the Hokies.
A Pennsylvania appeals court is denying Jerry Sandusky's request for a new trial but is ordering the former Penn State assistant football coach to be resentenced for a 45-count child sexual abuse conviction.
Based on recruiting efforts and current roster depth, these teams could challenge Alabama's and Clemson's playoff dominance sooner rather than later.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
Penn State landed commitments from two ESPN Junior 300 prospects in the 2020 class on Saturday. Wide receiver Curtis Jacobs and cornerback Josh Moten both announced their commitments throughout the day, along with 2021 wide receiver Donte Thornton, who also committed to the Nittany Lions.
Think the Sooners are happy to see Jalen Hurts? Here's why the nation's top programs should be feeling good heading into 2019.
The usual suspects -- Michigan and Ohio State -- are near the top of the recruiting rankings again, but the most surprising classes in the conference are at places like Nebraska, Purdue and Wisconsin.
When will Justin Fields debut at QB for Ohio State? How much turnover can Alabama handle? All of the Top 25 teams have issues to be resolved.
Oregon QB Justin Herbert returning was reason for the Ducks to celebrate. The news wasn't as good for teams like Penn State and Georgia.
Lincoln Riley has produced back-to-back Heisman winners. Now he gets a crack at Spencer Rattler, the top freshman QB recruit in the country.
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.
Penn State's Miles Sanders, who ran for 1,274 yards this season, is going pro. He is considered the ninth-best running back prospect in this year's draft, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr.
Penn State guard Connor McGovern announced Wednesday he is entering the NFL draft.
A right foot injury suffered in the second quarter sidelined Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley to start the second half of the VRBO Citrus Bowl on Tuesday, but McSorley returned to lead a late comeback attempt that fell short against Kentucky.