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UCLA football has what Chip Kelly needs, without the pitfalls of the SEC

Fast becoming one of the staples in the world of football, “Where Will Chip Kelly Coach Next?” is back for its third season in a span of five years. And the offensive whiz certainly has some suitors lined up.<p>USA Today reported Tennessee reached out to Kelly, only to be rebuffed. It seemed Florida …

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These coaches are Florida’s best options in a post-Chip Kelly world

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — According to Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde, Chip Kelly is out of the running to be the Florida Gators’ next football coach.If Kelly is …

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Expert Predictions for Week 13 in College Football

Here's hoping last week's snoozefest didn't turn you off to college football, because we are headed for a Thanksgiving weekend smorgasbord of games with serious national implications.<p>The Iron Bowl is the big one we've all been talking about for weeks, but eight Top 10 teams finish the regular …

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Preview: UCF, USF square off in War on I-4 for spot in AAC championship game

<b>TV: ABC</b><p><b>Time:</b> 3:30 p.m.<p><b>ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) —</b> When the No. 13-ranked UCF Knights and No. 22 South Florida Bulls tangle in their annual rivalry game, …

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UCF and USF are waging by far the most important battle in War on I-4 history

The in-state rivals have Black Friday’s biggest spotlight, with New Year’s respect on the line.<p>Two Florida rivals are set to play on Thanksgiving weekend with postseason stakes on the line. So far, that’s nothing new.<p>What is new: the game isn’t Florida State-Florida. As those longtime powers scrape …

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Ole Miss coaching search: The 10 coaches who make sense for the job

As the Ole Miss football season comes to an end, its time to look forward to who athletic director Ross Bjork ends up hiring to become the full-time …

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Texas Tech vs. Texas live stream: Start time, how to watch online

Are the Longhorns finally back on the upswing?<p>Just a week removed from <i>almost</i> upsetting one of the few undefeated teams in the FBS, the Texas Longhorns will host the rival Texas Tech Red Raiders on Friday at <b>8 p.m. ET on FOX (</b><b>live stream</b><b>)</b>.<p>Texas Tech is coming off a game that was a bit of a …

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College Sports: Texas Tech vs. Texas features two teams wanting to move beyond the 'minimum expectation' | SportsDay

Texas Tech vs. Texas features two teams wanting to move beyond the 'minimum expectation'<p>Texas Tech needs no explanation of the stakes for its …

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Texas already bowl bound as pressure mounts at Texas Tech

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tom Herman has cleared his first big hurdle with the Texas Longhorns. Texas Tech's Kliff Kingsbury faces a potentially even bigger one this week with escalating tension over whether another stumble could cost him his job.<p>Texas (6-5, 5-3 Big 12) became bowl eligible for the …

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The USF vs. UCF live blog: Score updates, highlights, and more from the biggest War on I-4 ever

The rivalry winner takes the AAC East and has a shot at the New Year’s Six. TV: on ABC (live stream)<p>Pregame<p>Miami may have the best college football team in Florida — though it’s up for debate. The battle for the No. 2 slot wages Friday, and it doesn’t feature the Gators or Seminoles. The No. 15 UCF …

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Your Guide to Footsgiving (NFL & College)

Forget opening weekend, forget Bowl season, forget the NFL playoffs this is the best weekend for football. The combination of college football and …

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Coaching Carousel 2017: 40 Names to Watch and Where They Might Fit

The Chip Kelly Sweepstakes. Grumors. Heavyweight programs from Florida to Tennessee to Texas A&M to Arkansas to Nebraska to UCLA all either are …

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Berth in conference title game at stake Friday for USF Bulls

By Joey Knight | TAMPA<p>In a vote of coaches and teammates, USF center Cameron Ruff almost surely would be chosen most likely to win a political …

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Peaky Blinders, series 4 episode 2: a sad goodbye, Adrien Brody doing his best Brando – and a bare bum

Grisly deaths, gripping showdowns and intriguing new arrivals. Here’s everything that happened in episode two, titled “Heathens”.<p>John didn’t survive the Mafia drive-by<p>Farewell then, John Shelby (Joe Cole), shot dead on Christmas morning “on his own f--kin’ doorstep”.<p>At the end of last week's …

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With Chip Kelly receiving heavy interest from UCLA, it’s now or never for Florida to seal deal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Chip Kelly sweepstakes has intensified once again.ESPN’s Mark Schlabach reported Wednesday morning that UCLA met with Kelly …

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Fennelly: For USF, it’s all there for the taking, and against its bitter rival UCF

TAMPA — They’re perfect. They’re supposed to win. They have everything to lose. We can take everything they have.<p>That’s the speech I’m giving my …

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Dan Wolken: There’s A “Pro-Charlie Strong” Faction At Florida

Could Charlie Strong make the move to the SEC?<p>Charlie Strong has the South Florida Bulls in contention for an American league conference title with a …

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THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M at LSU

THANKSGIVING IS FUN<p>LSU is the thorn in the Aggies' side. Since joining the SEC, this is the team we can’t seem to get past and that’s why I’m not …

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AAC Football Notes: UCF coach excited that his team didn't overlook Temple

The American Athletic Conference has the football showdown everybody has been waiting for when South Florida visits Central Florida on Friday to …

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Coaching carousel: Free agent Chip Kelly will set the tone of this silly season - CBSSports.com

Whether Kelly picks Florida, UCLA ... or even Tennessee ... his decision will reverberate<p>No matter what happens in this quickly evolving silly …

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Why Charlie Strong saying UCF's Shaq Griffin has a 'handicap' wasn't the right word choice

He said it while praising the UCF linebacker and clearly didn’t intend to say anything objectionable.<p>1. This is UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin, the 2016 AAC Defensive Player of the Year and brother of Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin.<p>2. Shaq has one hand.<p>Griffin was born with amniotic band …

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Charlie Strong Is Reportedly Interested In The Ole Miss, Florida Jobs

Could Charlie Strong make the move to the SEC?<p>After two mediocre seasons Charlie Strong turned Louisville into a surprise ACC program that went 23-3 …

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How UCF-USF became this year's hottest rivalry in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. -- There is a pretty important game between two intense rivals happening in Florida this weekend, one with serious conference and New …

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Success story? Texas bowl eligible for 1st time since 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Finally, Texas coach Tom Herman has some tangible evidence if he wants to declare his first season a success. The Longhorns are …

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How Quinton Flowers Pulled Through Personal Tragedy to Lead USF Back Into the Spotlight

Quinton Flowers was sitting at his coach’s dinner table, listening quietly as a conversation unfolded around him that would change his career.<p>It was …

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Bret Bielema admirable in his what are likely his final days at Arkansas

<i>Arkansas football rules the world of Razorbacks sports. So, with your bacon, have some Hogs for Breakfast</i> <i>and get caught up. It’s SEC Country’s</i> <i>weekday</i> …

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Fennelly: USF-UCF rivalry needs more than directional disrespect

TAMPA — It’s the biggest football game in USF history.<p>It’s two days and 90 miles away. USF at UCF. The 9-1 Bulls against the 10-0 Knights. It’s USF …

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College Football Picks Week 13: Predictions on Top 25 Games on Upcoming Schedule

Week 12 in college football was a light appetizer that left us hungry for the gluttonous main course that is Week 13.<p>A slate chock-full of rivalry games spans three days with spots in the Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC Championships on the line. Oh, and did we mention there's a de facto College Football …

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Chip Kelly would make a splash, but there are other better candidates for Gators' job

For the sake of a beleaguered and bedraggled fan base, here’s hoping Chip Kelly becomes the next head coach of the Florida Gators even though I think …

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College Football Power Rankings: San Diego State, FAU rule 'cupcake week' - CBSSports.com

Let's pay some respect to a couple of overlooked teams in this week's college football rankings<p>Random thoughts following a static Week 12 when the …

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