Mac Jones' strong finish to 2019 foreshadowed big things for 2020, and the Alabama signal caller delivered beyond anyone's expectations. Who can fill that role in 2021?
Breece Hall and Desmond Ridder weren't the only top college football players last season to outplay early expectations.
- Sources: Cincy to hire MSU's Mike Tressel as DC
- Alabama (+300) CFP title favorite for next season
- Irish hire Cincinnati's Freeman to lead defense
- After Peach Bowl run, Ridder returning to Cincy
Florida State, Oklahoma, Florida, Penn State and Miami are among the schools who have taken advantage of the transfer portal this offseason.
From blue-chip recruits to impact transfers to new coaches, these are the fresh faces who could make a big difference in 2021.
While Chris Olave's decision to return to school gives Ohio State a boost next season, other teams are going to have to fill big gaps after their stars declared for the NFL draft.
Cincinnati is set to hire Michigan State assistant Mike Tressel as defensive coordinator, sources confirmed to ESPN.
The CFB Pod: Negandhi is joined by Andrea Adelson, Heather Dinich, Adam Rittenberg and Ivan Maisel to put a bow on the 2020 college football season
Kevin Negandhi is joined by Andrea Adelson, Heather Dinich, Adam Rittenberg and Ivan Maisel to put a bow on the 2020 college football season. They discuss the historical context of a season played during a pandemic, what was different about this year’s Alabama team, why the Big Ten would like to forget this season, if the College Football Playoff ever seriously flirted with the idea of expansion, Sarah Fuller making history, underdog stories, Dabo Swinney’s heel turn, concerns about the current structure of the sport, predictions and hopes for college football for 2021, and Urban Meyer taking the Jacksonville Jaguars job.
Tennessee is looking for a new head coach for the fifth time since 2008. Here are 11 candidates who could take over at Rocky Top.
Malachi Moore and Bijan Robinson were among the best true freshmen in college football this season.
The College Football Playoff crowned its next champion in Miami. Take a look at the rest of the CFP and bowl season.
Adam Rittenberg predicts the winners and final scores of every bowl game, including the College Football Playoff.
Alabama has been installed as a +300 favorite by Caesars Sportsbook to win next season's College Football National Championship. Clemson is next at +400, followed by Ohio State and Oklahoma at +750 each.
Marcus Freeman, whose defense at Cincinnati ranked 13th in FBS this season in total defense and eighth in scoring defense, has been hired as the new defensive coordinator at Notre Dame.
Cincinnati starting quarterback Desmond Ridder, who guided the team to an appearance in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl this season, will return in 2021, as will Bearcats sack leader Myjai Sanders.
Before losing to Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinals, Notre Dame was widely considered one of the four best teams in the country.
Breaking down what comes next for every New Year's Six participant that won't be in the College Football Playoff National Championship.
— Jack Podlesny kicked a 53-yard field goal with three seconds remaining, and No. 11 Georgia handed No. 6 Cincinnati its only loss of the season with a dramatic 24-21 victory in the Peach Bowl on Friday.
The mega-cast is set for the Georgia/Cincinnati Bowl game, Paul goes live to the field interjected with guests such as Marty Smith, with callers interspersed throughout.
The mega-cast is set for the Georgia/Cincinnati Bowl game, Paul goes live to the field interjected with guests such as Gene Chizik, with callers interspersed throughout.
The mega-cast is set for the Georgia/Cincinnati Bowl game, Paul goes live to the field interjected with guests such as Roman Harper and Chris Doering, with callers interspersed throughout.
Breaking down everything to watch in the Peach Bowl between the Bearcats and Bulldogs.
The CFB Pod: Conference championship weekend recap, College Football Playoff lookahead, Cincinnati disrespected
Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing if the College Football Playoff committee selected the four best teams, if Ohio State deserved a spot after only playing six games, Trevor Lawrence proving to be the difference against Notre Dame, Alabama outlasting Florida in the SEC Championship, teams dodging Army, Cincinnati disrespect and the New Year’s Six.
Here are the key players and storylines for every college football bowl game, including the playoff.
All four CFP teams have justifiable cases, but imagine how much more fun it would be if the selection committee gave Group of 5 teams the credit they deserve or if we had an expanded playoff.