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Obama offers praise for Ohio State

President Barack Obama hosted Ohio State's football team at the White House and provided the Buckeyes with a memorable way to honor their championship season.

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Haney: First-time coaches worth monitoring

Earlier in the week, we unveiled the top coaches under 50. The following three coaches are likely to land there in the future, but they're just getting started.

SEC Spring Football Videos

White defeats Crimson in Alabama spring game (1:53)

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Spring game review: Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State held its Orange-White spring game on Saturday. Here are the highlights from the game.

Ohio State Spring Football Videos

Ezekiel Elliott All Access (2:12)

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UNC's defense won't be an easy fix

Is it possible for a coach to turn a defense that allowed more than 6.5 yards per play in 2014 into a passable unit? That's Gene Chizik's task at UNC.


LouisvilleFootball @UofLFootball

Cardinals lost one of their own today as great Doug Buffone passed away. Buffone's number is one of the school's honored jerseys.

Fisher to watch draft with Winston
NFL Draft 

Jimbo Fisher revealed during a booster tour in Jacksonville, Fla. that he will join Jameis Winston in Birmingham, Ala. on the first night of the 2015 NFL draft.

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Common draft era: 20 Heisman Trophy-winning QBs selected. Two (2!) have won a playoff game w/ team that drafted them: Cam Newton, Tim Tebow

Cal assistant arrested for solicitation

The Golden Bears' recruiting coordinator and WRs coach Pierre Ingram was arrested in a prostitution sting April 16. Ingram, who joined Cal prior to the 2013 season, was placed on administrative leave. Story

Waving the red flags on Jameis

Among the 13 quarterbacks drafted No. 1 overall since 1996, David Carr and Michael Vick are the only two top selections who rank lower than Jameis Winston, according to Football Outsiders. Like Mariota better, much (Insider)

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Buckeyes visit White House
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President Barack Obama welcomed Ohio State and joked about the long-awaited College Football Playoff: "I cannot claim full credit, but I will point out that I pushed for a playoff system in 2008."

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Another QB for Ohio State?
College Football 

President Barack Obama, who hosted the Buckeyes today at the White House, expressed admiration for head coach Urban Meyer, saying: "Meyer’s third time winning it, with his second team -- pretty impressive. I’ve only done it twice -- for the same team both times."

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Cooper speaks highly of Saban
College Football 

Alabama WR Amari Cooper on Tide coach Nick Saban: "He's going to push you to get the best out of you. He likes discipline. ... He's just a great all-around coach and a great all-around guy."

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Marshall QB fights for his NFL chance
College Football 

After losing his mom at 13, 178-pound Marshall QB Rakeem Cato vowed to use his rocket arm to support his family. But he wasn't invited to the combine and now has two daughters to support. What if his break doesn't come? "I can't [think about that]," he says over and over. He's all in

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College Football 

Happy Birthday, Steve Spurrier!
College Football 

The Head Ball Coach turns 70 today and what would he like most of all? Probably another year of eligibility from Jadeveon Clowney or a chance to star in his own workout video. Gifts we'd give the HBC

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College Football 

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Did Urban Meyer solicit advice from the President on picking a QB? "I’m going to meet with him again and ask him some questions about it."

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Obama: "Meyer’s third time winning it, with his second team -- pretty impressive. I’ve only done it twice -- for the same team both times."

Buckeyes presidential for a day
College Football 

One perk for winning the national championship: getting to meet the President of the United States. The Ohio State football team received this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on Monday.

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Utah State QB denied transfer
College Football 

Darell Garretson has been denied a transfer to Washington because the school is a future opponent, according to ESPN's Joe Schad, who says Garretson might attend Oregon State.

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College Football 

Best franchise fit for Amari Cooper?

Said the former Alabama WR, who's projected to go top 10 in the draft: "I think I could fit into any franchise. Obviously since I'm a wide receiver, I want a team with a good quarterback, but I could fit into any franchise."


49ers OL on Harbaugh: 'He's crazy'

San Francisco's Alex Boone to HBO's Real Sports on former coach Jim Harbaugh: "I think he just pushed guys too far. ... He wanted too much, demanded too much, expected too much. ... You'd be like, 'This guy might be clinically insane.'"

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Chris Low @ClowESPN

Strong on Heard in a game: "Then you’ll understand where he is. Can he go execute the offense and not get caught up in everything else?"