– Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M. Spectacular receiver also provides special-teams thrills.
– J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State. Fifth-year senior gets some career achievement support.
The most-wanted coach on the market will end up at UCLA after another rough season by the Bruins convinces the administration to dip into all that new Under Armour money – this is the first of a 15-year deal worth $280 million – to part ways to Jim Mora. Former Oregon coach Chip Kelly will be biding his time at ESPN this season.
NEW YEAR’S SIX
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF
Sugar Bowl – Alabama (2) vs. USC (3).
Rose Bowl – Ohio State (1) vs. Miami (4).
Cotton Bowl – Oklahoma vs. Stanford.
Orange Bowl – Florida State vs. Penn State.
Fiesta Bowl – Washington vs. Kansas State.
Peach Bowl – Auburn vs. Memphis.
Alabama beats Ohio State to avenge that 2014 semifinal loss to the Buckeyes and win its fifth national title in the last nine seasons under Nick Saban.
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