23 Things for Spring: College football teams, names and storylines you need to know entering 2023

We’ve hardly had time to catch our breath from the 2022 college football season. It seems like only yesterday when Georgia was taking over the world. It seems like every day when the Pac-12 continues to do, well, nothing. But there is more to life. Start with spring practice ’23: actual football complete with position … Read more

Former Pac-12 coaches concerned about league’s future amid ongoing issues: ‘They’re teetering on the brink’

When Mike Bellotti goes to the reunions, it’s just sad. The former Oregon coach started his career in something called the Far Western Conference. It was small Division II league based in Oregon, Nevada and California that disbanded in 1998. Before growing the Ducks into a national program, Bellotti grew up as a coach at … Read more

Cardinals hire Notre Dame all-time rushing leader Autry Denson as running backs coach

Getty Images Autry Denson, Notre Dame’s all-time career rushing leader, has been hired as the Arizona Cardinals‘ new running backs coach. Denson spent the last 12 years as a college coach that included the last four as the head coach of Charleston Southern.  A Florida native, Denson broke into coaching at Florida’s Pope John Paul … Read more

Alabama hires former Texas, Louisville coach Charlie Strong as defensive analyst, per report

USATSI Alabama has hired former Texas and Louisville coach Charlie Strong as a defensive analyst, according to Sports Illustrated, adding yet another well-known name to take his turn through Nick Saban’s extended coaching staff. Strong, who most recently served as the co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Miami under Mario Cristobal in 2022, will reunite … Read more

Georgia star Jalen Carter booked, released: Top NFL Draft prospect left scene of fatal car crash

Georgia defensive lineman Jalen Carter, unanimously considered a top-five prospect in the forthcoming 2023 NFL Draft, was booked Wednesday night on misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and racing after turning himself in to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department at 11:33 p.m. ET, posting bond just 16 minutes later. Earlier on Wednesday, Carter had been issued an … Read more

USC’s Lincoln Riley builds the ideal college football QB, taking traits from Caleb Williams and Jalen Hurts

USC coach Lincoln Riley has established himself as one of the top offensive coaches in the sport. The 39-year-old head coach of the Trojans was Oklahoma’s boss when Baker Mayfield (2017) and Kyler Murray (2018) won the Heisman Trophy, as well as when Jalen Hurts went to New York as a finalist in 2019. Riley … Read more

Does Florida State or any ACC power actually have options? Revenue gap concerns threaten to split league

Michael Alford had just gotten off a call with ACC commissioner Jim Phillips. The obvious and immediate question this week was whether the Florida State athletic director had been taken to task. Alford had done all but pound his fist on the table recently demanding more media rights revenue for his school. That or … … Read more