Ellis Johnson won’t return as Auburn’s defensive coordinator

Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson is leaving the staff, FootballScoop learned on Sunday afternoon. The news comes a day after Auburn allowed 538 yards of total offense and 34 second-half points in a 55-44 loss to Alabama. The Tigers finished 8-4 after a 5-0 start,...

Illinois makes it official: Tim Beckman will return for 2015 season

Confirming what we had been hearing, Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas has now officially announced that Tim Beckman will return for the 2015 season through a statement from the university. "It was important to see improvement in our football program this season. Over the last month,...

UAB reportedly planning to officially shut down its football program

Head coach Bill Clark will meet with university president Dr. Ray Watts on Monday, and the athletics department plans to march on Watts' office on Tuesday, but it appears the minds of UAB's president and the University of Alabama system have been made up:...

Nebraska has dismissed Bo Pelini

Early this morning Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst informed Bo Pelini that a decision has been made to "move in a new direction." "Earlier this morning, I informed Coach Bo Pelini of our decision to move forward in a new direction,” Nebraska's statement from Eichorst...

17 thoughts on a wild Rivalry Saturday

1. There was a moment in the Florida-Florida State game that summarized Will Muschamp's entire Florida tenure. With just over 90 seconds remaining in the first quarter, Brian Poole stepped in front of a Jameis Winston pass at the Florida State nine-yard line. It was...

UAB and Georgia Southern may not play in a bowl, so let’s create one for them

Bowl games are exhibitions, one step above your nephew's second-grade soccer team. Win half your games and there's a juice box and an iPad mini waiting for you at the end of the season. Just ask the Heart of Dallas Bowl, which only exists...

Georgia Tech locker room video: We’re the state champs!

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In a very entertaining game, Georgia scored with 18 seconds to play to take a 3 point lead and almost assuredly had the game locked up...; but they didn't. A bizarre squib kick opened to door and Georgia Tech wound up barely, and I...

Source: Neal Brown plans to accept head coaching position at Troy

Neal Brown plans to accept an offer to become the next head coach at Troy, FootballScoop has learned. Brown replaces Larry Blakeney, who announced his retirement at the conclusion of the season on Oct. 5. Troy and Kentucky concluded their regular seasons on Saturday...

Ten thoughts from Friday’s action

1. Arkansas runs out of gas.... again. In its six losses this season, Arkansas scored a grand total of 40 points after halftime. Twenty-six of those points came against Georgia, and the Hogs were down 38-6 at the break. In losses to Auburn, Alabama,...