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9-4, 1st in ACC - Atlantic
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Sour finish for Bobby Petrino

Despite celebrating Louisville's first Heisman winner in early December, Petrino's standing took a hit when a 9-1 record and CFP hopes cratered to 9-4. Coaches' stock (Insider)

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Lamar Jackson the top returner in 2017

The Heisman winner's late-season struggles didn't wrap up his season in ideal fashion. But what he was able to accomplish in the first two and a half months of the season raised the standard for QBs next fall. Top 25 returning players (Insider)

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ACC's top 25 returning players in 2017

Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson and a bevy of Florida State Seminoles lead the top 25 returning players in the ACC.

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Jackson reps Louisville in top 10

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson -- the sophomore sensation and 2016 Heisman Trophy winner -- is the lone member of the Cardinals to make the final #CFBrank top 50, coming in at No. 6 Final #CFBrank

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Jackson's had his bowl struggles

Lamar Jackson's Heisman Trophy showcase didn't live up to advanced billing, and the Citrus Bowl wasn't much of a game. In LSU's 29-9 victory, Jackson had perhaps his least productive outing of the year. Ranking the 42 bowl games

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Cardinals close at No. 21 in rankings

Lamar Jackson's acceptance of the Heisman Trophy was the lone bright spot late in a season that was topped by a demolition of Florida State in late September. Louisville drops by eight spots. Power Rankings

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Mississippi State and Louisville are swapping defensive coordinators. Mississippi State announced Todd Grantham will be its new defensive coordinator after three seasons with Louisville. Peter Sirmon is expected to take Grantham's spot at Louisville after one season as Mississippi State's defensive coordinator. FootballScoop.com first reported Sirmon's move to Louisville. Sirmon had been in the mix for Colorado's defensive coordinator vacancy.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is leaving for the same spot at Mississippi State, a source confirmed. The move is not necessarily a shock. Grantham had turned down opportunities in the past and both he and the Cards seemed ready for a fresh start. The Louisville defense had success under Grantham, though injuries hurt its performance late in the season.

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Positions of need: Louisville Cardinals

Offensive line remains the biggest area of need for the Cardinals, but there also are some key personnel to replace in the back seven on defense.

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Clemson's stars highlight ACC All-Bowl team

It's certainly not the biggest prize they've won this week, but members of national champion Clemson dominate the bowl season All-ACC team.

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National title odds for next season

Alabama enters as the favorite at 3-1, while the defending champs open at 18-1. Texas rounds out the top-10 best odds at 25-1 in Tom Herman's first season.

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11dAndrea Adelson

Dabo: ACC 'best conference in college football'

The ACC is "the best conference in college football," Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said after his team's victory over SEC power Alabama in the national championship game.

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Final AP Poll: Cardinals finish at No. 21

Louisville (9-4) closed the season with three straight disappointing losses to Houston, Kentucky and LSU. Four ACC teams make the final ranking. Final AP Poll

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Alabama, Florida State lead Way-Too-Early 2017 Top 25

Alabama loses the bulk of its menacing defense, but there's plenty of talent waiting in the wings. Expect Florida State to return to the ACC summit, but Michigan might slide in the Big Ten.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Last month, the ACC fined Virginia Tech and Louisville $25,000 each for their roles in accepting leaked plays from former Wake Forest radio broadcaster Tommy Elrod. That was the maximum fine allowed under league bylaws. Commissioner John Swofford said Sunday he felt the fine was "sufficient. We'll probably have some conversations with our presidents and athletic directors going forward about something you hope you don't have to utilize very often."

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ACC rules bowl season

Is the ACC the best conference in college football? An 8-3 bowl season and Clemson's demolition of Ohio State put the conference in the spotlight.

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18dAndrea Adelson

All hail the ACC, the new king of bowl season

For years, the ACC fought the idea that it wasn't on par with the SEC or Big Ten. But its 2016 bowl record is further proof the landscape has changed.

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