Cincinnati is set to hire Michigan State assistant Mike Tressel as defensive coordinator, sources confirmed to ESPN.
Where do this year's College Football Playoff teams stand in comparison with the other 24 teams in the CFP era? And which are the 10 best teams to miss the playoff in the past seven years?
- Sources: Cincy to hire MSU's Mike Tressel as DC
- QB Lombardi transfers to N. Illinois from MSU
- QB Lombardi opts to transfer out of Michigan St.
- Michigan State-Maryland canceled due to virus
QB Rocky Lombardi, who started six games for Michigan State this season, is transferring to Northern Illinois, he announced Sunday.
Quarterback Rocky Lombardi will have two seasons of eligibility left after transferring out of Michigan State.
The Michigan State-Maryland game scheduled for Saturday in College Park has been canceled because of COVID-19 issues with Maryland.
Michigan State is adding quarterback Anthony Russo, a record-setting passer at Temple, as a transfer. Russo will employ the NCAA's COVID-19 waiver that grants an extra year of eligibility to all fall-sport athletes.
The CFB Pod: Negandhi and Pollack look at the CFBP rankings; Finebaum previews the SEC championship; Adelson previews the ACC championship; Luginbill on National Signing Day
Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing the latest head-scratching College Football Playoff rankings, no one mentioning Texas A&M, David’s Dude and their conference championship picks. Then, Paul Finebaum hops on to discuss Alabama-Florida, if this is Nick Saban’s best team, the favorite to land the Auburn job and if Hugh Freeze will return to the SEC (29:04). Next, Andrea Adelson stops by to talk about Clemson-Notre Dame, why this game will be very different from the first and the improvement the Irish have shown throughout the season (44:16). Finally Tom Luginbill talks National Signing Day, hitting on the toughest recruiting cycle ever in college football, Maryland and Ole Miss trending upward, Michigan and Texas trending downward, and the role the transfer portal will play this offseason (54:28).
The last regular-season week is here -- kind of -- and many of the country's best teams are off or saw games canceled. Still, there is plenty to keep track of as conference championships approach, including icy handshakes, judicial orders and more.
— Sean Clifford completed 17 of 27 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns to lead Penn State to a 39-24 win over Michigan State on Saturday.
BYU and Costal Carolina finally found high quality opponents ... each other ... while three of the teams fighting for the fourth playoff spot all hit the road on Saturday. All that plus taco orders, high quality photo editing and more ahead of Week 14.
Ohio State says it plans to play Saturday's game at Michigan State one week after having to cancel its game against Illinois due to COVID-19 issues within the Buckeyes program.
Clemson, Notre Dame and North Carolina all moved up in the top 10, while Tennessee, Auburn, USC and Florida State were notable fallers.
Vanderbilt's kicker and Buffalo's running back left their marks on an untraditional rivalry weekend in which Trevor Lawrence also played his final home game.