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The first big day of Mark Richt’s Miami career arrives

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Mark Richt was serious when he talked about taking a break from coaching in the days that followed his unceremonious departure from Georgia. That is, until the text messages. Hundreds from former players arrived within days and each had a similar sentiment. The players were thanking him and saying how the lessons they learned from him still apply to their lives. Plus, in many cases, they added that they wouldn’t mind seeing back in Miami colors again. “If I didn’t…

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Alabama, UF, FSU look to close recruiting season strong

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Looking at the big board ranking college football recruiting classes, seeing Alabama perched at No. 12 might give hope to fans of other programs. They might be slipping, right? Not exactly. Despite being ranked behind conference foes LSU, Ole Miss and Florida, Coach Nick Saban and his staff are poised for a big finish culminating on National Signing Day (NSD), Feb. 3. Among the Rivals.com top 10 high school players, four still remain uncommitted. One of those is linebacker Ben Davis, the No.…

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Georgia hangs on to beat Penn State in TaxSlayer Bowl

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Four games into the 2015 season, the Georgia Bulldogs were riding high. They were 4-0 and ranked number 8 in the country. An SEC championship and the College Football Playoffs were reasonable expectations. After a disastrous home loss to Alabama, the Bulldogs’ season went downhill. Heisman candidate Nick Chubb went down with an injury. Coach Mark Richt was let go at season’s end. Instead of a spot in the playoffs, Georgia found themselves in the TaxSlayer Bowl on Saturday against…

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Sometimes, the best coach is the coach you’ve got

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Sometimes, the best coach is the one you’ve already got. Take Oklahoma. The Sooners wisely stuck with Bob Stoops, even when many in this what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world questioned whether he was the guy to lead them back to the promised land. Well, look where the Sooners are now. Two victories away from a national championship. It’s a lesson other schools would do well to heed. Hey, Nebraska, any regrets about firing Frank Solich? Hey, Tennessee, think y’all were a little too…

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Washington State holds on to beat Hurricanes in Sun Bowl

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For a few minutes in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Hyundai Sun Bowl in Texas, interim Miami coach Larry Scott had to think he would go out a winner. In the end, Washington State hung on to defeat the Hurricanes 20-14. It was Washington State’s first bowl win in 12 years and stretched Miami’s bowl losing streak to 6. The Hurricanes finished the season at 8-5 and the Cougars were 9-4. “I just figured we’d win this one and go…

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Alabama hires Jeremy Pruitt as defensive coordinator

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Alabama has hired Jeremy Pruitt as defensive coordinator after he had that role at Georgia and Florida State. On Friday, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced hiring the former Alabama assistant. Pruitt was on Mark Richt‘s staff at Georgia and fills the vacancy created when Kirby Smart became coach of the Bulldogs. “He did an outstanding job in the six years he was with us and did the same at Florida State and Georgia after that,” Saban said in a…

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Rivalry week not fun for home fans

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Home cooking was not being served during Rivalry Week 2015. No. 13 Florida State’s 27-2 victory over No. 12 Florida in the Swamp was one of several games where the road team came in and defeated their arch rivals on their home field. Florida’s opponent in next week’s SEC Championship Game also won on the road. The second-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide posted a solid, 29-13 victory over Auburn on the Tigers’ home turf at Jordan-Hare Stadium. No. 8 Ohio State…

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