Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson took home the 2016 Heisman Trophy on Saturday over Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook and Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers. Jackson had a combined 51 touchdowns in the 2016 regular
Matt DiBenedetto (L) finished sixth at Bristol in the spring. BK Racing will have new full-time drivers next season. The team confirmed that Matt DiBenedetto and David Ragan wouldn’t be returning in 2017.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be back for the 2017 Daytona 500. Dale Earnhardt Jr. said the rehabilitation he’s gone through after suffering a concussion over the summer means he isn’t at an increased risk for another one once he resumes racing in 2017. Junior has been medically cleared to rejoin the Sprint
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze will have two new coordinators in 2017. Ole Miss will have two new coordinators in 2017. The school said Thursday that offensive coordinator Dan Werner would no longer be a part of the coaching staff.
Kevin Wilson led Indiana to a bowl and got a contract extension less than a year before his resignation. Former Indiana football players have come forward with beliefs their injuries weren’t treated properly while playing under former coach Kevin Wilson. Wilson resigned from the school last week and
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s return to the Sprint Cup Series in 2017 is all but official. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that Junior had been medically cleared to compete next season. Junior missed the last half of the 2016 season because of a concussion suffered at Michigan in June.
Brian Kelly’s team was 4-8 in 2016. Some Notre Dame fans are so unhappy with the state of the school’s football team that they bought a page in the student paper to express their dissatisfaction. The ad appears in the Dec. 7 issue of The Observer student paper. It blames Notre Dame athletic director
Navy’s slotbacks will wear a uniform patch for teammate Will McKamey during Saturday’s game vs. Army. McKamey died in the spring of 2014, three days after he collapsed during a practice. The Tennessee native would have been a senior and playing in his final Army-Navy game on Saturday.
Brent Brennan was an assistant at SJSU from 2005-2010. San Jose State has looked to the north for its new coach. The school said Wednesday that Oregon State wide receivers coach Brent Brennan would be its next head coach.
Maybe the President-elect of the United States will be firing off some football-related tweets in the next few days? A spokesman for President-elect Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday that Trump will be at Saturday’s game between Army and Navy. President Barack Obama last attended the game in 2011
Joe Mixon missed the 2014 season after the punch. The public has a right to see the surveillance tape of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a woman in the summer of 2014 according to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Mixon was suspended for the 2014 season after the incident, which left the woman with
Malik McDowell had seven tackles for loss in nine games. Michigan State defensive tackle Malik McDowell won’t be returning to East Lansing, Mich., for his senior year. McDowell posted his intentions to Twitter on Tuesday.
Michael Annett (L) was 36th in 2016 while Clint Bowyer was 27th. After the departures of drivers Michael Annett and Clint Bowyer to other teams for the 2017 season, HScott Motorsports won’t be competing in NASCAR for the upcoming season. Regrettably there are no viable sponsor/driver options immediately
Baker Mayfield threw for 288 yards in Oklahoma’s win. Just seconds after No. 10 Oklahoma State had a chance to trail No. 9 Oklahoma by eight with plenty of time left in the fourth quarter, the Cowboys were suddenly down 18. The Sooners outscored the Cowboys 21-3 in the second half Saturday on the way
Oregon coach Mark Helfrich was fired Tuesday. When San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly said earlier in the week that he wasn’t a candidate at Oregon, he said the only person he’d talked to at the school was now-former coach Mark Helfrich. Helfrich said on ESPN Radio’s Russillo and Kannell on Friday
Florida lost to Alabama by 14 in the 2015 SEC Championship Game. If you’re confident Florida will score against Alabama in the SEC Championship Game, there’s a bar in Gainesville where you can drink some free alcohol. According to the Alligator, Florida’s student newspaper, the 101 Cantina will offer
If the Big 12 had a true title game in 2016, the Oklahoma schools would play twice in two weeks. After the NCAA repealed the 12-team minimum for a conference championship, the Big 12 is bringing back a championship game for next season. Ending the regular season with a glorified scrimmage to prep for
Western Michigan vs. Ohio (+17), 7 p.m. ET FRIDAY: We’re not calling for the upset, but think Ohio will hang with Western Michigan just enough to cover the number. Ohio’s defense gives up less than 22 points per game and hasn’t given up more than 28 since a Week 1 multiple-OT loss to Texas State. If