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7-6, 4th in Pac 12 - North

Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

The CFP has extended the term of selection committee member Rob Mullens for one year (until February 2020), in anticipation that he serve a two-year term as the committee chair. Mullens, the athletic director at Oregon, was appointed the new committee chair on Wednesday in place of outgoing member Kirby Hocutt, whose term has expired. “The chairs are appointed one year at a time,” CFP executive director Bill Hancock said. “Of course, both Jeff Long and Kirby Hocutt were reappointed after their first year. Rob's term has indeed been extended by a year. He will be a terrific chair.”

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Bears hire Helfrich as offensive coordinator

Mark Helfrich, who went 37-16 as head coach of the Oregon Ducks before he was fired after the 2016 season, will be Matt Nagy's offensive coordinator with the Bears, a source told ESPN.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska coach Scott Frost, who's in Houston on Wednesday as a finalist for the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award based on his run at UCF, was asked about Alabama coach Nick Saban's decision to bench Jalen Hurts for Tua Tagovailoa in the national title game. "It was a decision I don't know I would have been courageous enough to make. That's the answer you want to hear. The other answer is that he was pretty obviously better and they had 12 games to figure that out and didn't. Coach Saban is above criticism with everything he's accomplished, so I don't mean it that way, but I recruited Tua out of high school and knew what he could do and it doesn't surprise me that he did what he did. Jalen's a great player, too. That was a very bold and courageous move and I'm surprised it didn't happen earlier [in the season]." Frost's recruitment of Tagovailoa dates back to his time as an Oregon assistant.

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17dPaul Lukas

The sizzle fizzles in college playoff unis

Despite claims to the contrary, teams that make the college football playoff tend to leave the flashy uniforms to the other guys.

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18dTom VanHaaren and Gerry Hamilton

Hot board: Under Armour All-America game

Which schools will land pledges from Under Armour All-Americans Anthony Schwartz, Tyreke Smith, Jayson Oweh and Nikolas Bonitto?

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pac-12 finished 1-8 in bowl games, which is the worst single-season bowl record in history for a Power 5 conference (minimum five games). The previous worst was the Big Ten in 2008, which went 1-6, according to ESPN Stats and Information. Utah, which beat West Virginia 30-14, was the only school to register a win.

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27dESPN Recruiting

Midterm football recruiting class grades

The first early signing period is in the books. With almost seven weeks until national signing day, some grades are incomplete, but here's how teams have fared.

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30dTom VanHaaren

New coaches earn mixed results in early signing period

Coaches who took over at new schools had a tough task getting rolling before the early signing period. Some, including Chip Kelly and Dan Mullen, have survived, while others have a lot of work to do to salvage their classes.

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31dKyle Bonagura

Oregon to contest NCAA findings on violations

Oregon said it disagrees with the level of infraction that the NCAA assigned some rules violations involving the Ducks' men's and women's basketball, football, and women's track and field programs.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Talk about a quick turnaround. With Billy Napier introduced as head coach at Louisiana yesterday, that makes four head coaches to come from Alabama's 2015 staff. Napier is joined by Mario Cristobal at Oregon, Kirby Smart at Georgia and Lane Kiffin at FAU. Nick Saban's coaching tree keeps growing.

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Boise State wins Las Vegas Bowl (1:07)
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Boise State takes down Oregon in the Las Vegas Bowl (2:25)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Cedrick Wilson caught 10 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown to lead No. 25 Boise State to a 38-28 win against Oregon in the Las Vegas Bowl. Boise State coach Bryan Harsin improves to 42–12 as the Broncos' head coach, while Mario Cristobal will have to wait until next season to get his first win leading the Ducks.

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Boise State's choreographed offense leads to TD (0:30)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Dating back to the Alamo Bowl in 2015, Oregon has not scored on offense in five straight bowl quarters in regulation. The Ducks scored in overtime against TCU and twice on defense against Boise State.

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Boise State's Harsin: 'One play at a time' (0:27)
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Oregon's Cristobal: Defense has found a way to stand up' (0:25)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon was completely inept offensively in the first half against Boise State but scored two defensive touchdowns in the final minute and trails just 24-14. The Broncos have dominated on what feels like all but those two plays.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mario Cristobal era isn't exactly off to the start the Ducks were looking for. After a quarter in the Las Vegas Bowl, Oregon trails Boise State 14-0 and was outgained 159-17.

ESPN Stats and Information  

In 7 games with Justin Herbert at quarterback, Oregon has averaged better than 52 points and 550 yards per game.

Ben Hogg ESPN Producer 

LAS VEGAS BOWL LUNCHEON! Molly McGrath takes you behind the scenes from the Hard Rock Hotel. #25 Boise St vs Oregon Saturday 3:30ET ABC

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