Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider
  • College Football
  • December 5, 2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Maryland Hiring Alabama’s Mike Locksley As Head Football Coach

Alabama Offensive Coordinator Mike Locksley will be named Maryland’s head football coach, sources told Stadium. Locksley has agreed in principle to be the Terps’ coach and is expected to be introduced at a Thursday news conference, a source said. Tuesday, Locksley was named winner of the Frank Broyles Award, signifying the nation’s top assistant coach. Locksley […]

  • College Football
  • December 2, 2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Former Florida Coach Jim McElwain Agrees in Principle to Become Central Michigan’s Next Coach

Michigan wide receivers coach Jim McElwain, who led Florida to two SEC East championships in 2015 and 2016, has agreed in principle to become Central Michigan’s coach, a source told Stadium. A news conference to officially introduce McElwain as the Chippewas’ coach will be held Monday at CMU in Mount Pleasant, Mich., a source said. […]

  • College Football
  • December 2, 2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Brett McMurphy’s Final College Football Bowl Projections

On Sunday, the College Football Playoff selection committee will announce the College Football Playoff pairings, and later in the afternoon, the New Year’s 6 bowls. At 4 p.m. ET Sunday at WatchStadium.com, Stadium will have a one-hour bowl special where we will break down the playoff and New Year’s 6 bowls. I also will provide […]

  • College Football
  • December 1, 2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Georgia Remains in Top 4 of Brett McMurphy’s AP Top 25 Ballot

Despite Georgia’s loss to No. 1 Alabama, I kept Georgia No. 4 in my Associated Press Top 25 rankings this week. In fact, because there was only one upset on Championship Saturday, 24 of my 25 teams remain the same as last week. Fresno State, which upset Boise State to win the Mountain West title, […]

  • College Football
  • November 29, 2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Sun Belt Bowls Determined; Georgia Southern, Troy Learn Their Destinations

The Sun Belt Conference’s bowl destinations are now set. Georgia Southern will play in the Camellia Bowl and Troy will play in the Dollar General Bowl, sources told Stadium. The official announcements will be made Sunday. The league had already officially announced that Arkansas State would play in the Arizona Bowl and the winner of […]

  • College Football
  • November 28, 2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Brett McMurphy’s College Football Bowl Projections After Week 13

After the release of the penultimate College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday, the bowl pairings became a lot easier to decipher. This much is certain based on the selection committee’s rankings: * No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Notre Dame are locks in the College Football Playoff. Yes, even if Alabama loses to Georgia, the Crimson […]

  • College Football
  • November 25, 2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Sources: Toledo, FIU to Play in Bahamas Bowl

Toledo and Florida International are headed to the Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 21, sources told Stadium. The Rockets (7-5) finished tied for second in the MAC’s West Division, while the Panthers (8-4) tied for second in Conference USA’s East Division. This will be the fourth meeting between the teams and first since FIU defeated Toledo […]

  • College Football
  • November 25, 2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Kliff Kingsbury, Larry Fedora Fired; Lovie Smith & Clay Helton Survive

Texas Tech has fired coach Kliff Kingsbury, a source told Stadium. Texas Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt will hold a 3 p.m. ET news conference on Sunday to discuss “the future of the football program.” Kingsbury, a former star quarterback with the Red Raiders, was 35-40 in six seasons at Texas Tech. Under Kingsbury, the […]

  • College Football
  • November 24, 2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Brett McMurphy’s College Football AP Top 25 Ballot After Week 13

The top three – Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame – remained the same on my Associated Press ballot this week, but after that there was a whole lot of shuffling going on. Losses by Michigan, LSU, Washington State and West Virginia, all ranked in my top 12 last week, created a lot of movement. Georgia […]

  • College Football
  • November 20, 2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Brett McMurphy’s Heisman Ballot: Could Alabama’s Dominance Hurt Tua’s Chances?

Could Alabama’s dominance actually hurt quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s Heisman chances? At least this week, yes. While Alabama is a 24-point favorite against rival Auburn in the Iron Bowl Saturday, Tagovailoa’s four biggest contenders all have more intriguing and compelling matchups that could bolster their standing with Heisman voters. Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and West Virginia’s Will […]

  • College Football
  • November 19, 2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Brett McMurphy’s College Football Bowl Projections After Week 12

Down the stretch we come: only three weeks until Selection Sunday, when all of the 39 bowl pairings will be announced. My College Football Playoff selections remain unchanged and I expect the committee to have these rankings on Dec. 2 (as long as they all win out): No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Michigan in […]

  • College Football
  • November 18, 2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Colorado Fires Head Football Coach Mike MacIntyre

Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre has been fired as the Buffs’ coach and will not coach in the regular season finale at Cal, a source told Stadium. MacIntyre has been at the school six seasons. The Buffs started 5-0 this year, but have dropped six consecutive games. Last week, Denver7 News first reported MacIntyre would not return […]

  • College Football
  • November 18, 2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Les Miles to Receive Five-Year Contract As Kansas Head Coach

Les Miles will receive a five-year contract as Kansas’ new coach, a source told Stadium. Miles’ hiring as Kansas’ coach will be officially announced Sunday. With the hiring of Miles, Kansas becomes the first Division I school that has a current head football and basketball coach that has won a national title. Miles won the […]

  • College Football
  • November 17, 2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Brett McMurphy’s College Football AP Top 25 Ballot After Week 12

With West Virginia the only upset victim among my Top 10 teams from last week, my top six teams remain unchanged – Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia and Washington State. Despite lackluster defensive efforts, Oklahoma and Ohio State took advantage of WVU’s loss and each moved up one spot. Texas, by virtue of shutting […]

  • College Football
  • November 15, 2018
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

Brett McMurphy’s Heisman Ballot: Waiting for Tua to Come Back to Earth

Because there were no huge upsets last week, my Heisman ballot remains unchanged from a week ago. Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa – bad knee and all – is the still the overwhelming favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. Some Heisman voters have asked a valid question about Tagovailoa’s status as the consensus No. 1 choice: How […]

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