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Rutgers fires AD, football coach

Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann and football coach Kyle Flood have been fired, sources tell ESPN's Brett McMurphy. Flood, whose Knights finished the season 4-8, told Saturday night: "I fully expect to be the head coach here for a long time."

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Now up to 15: Georgia, Maryland, Memphis, Miami, Mizzou, North Texas, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, Toledo, Tulane, UCF, ULM, USC, UVA

David Ching ESPN Staff Writer 

Georgia is taking a major risk by moving on from Mark Richt. He led the program to its longest sustained run of success in its history, and did it with nothing but absolute class. The fact remains, however, that Richt hadn't won an SEC title since 2005 and hadn't even won a division title in the mediocre SEC East since 2012. I'd argue he dealt with unavoidable factors like injuries that hampered recent teams, but this season was a mess on the field and off. Yes, this is a huge risk, but Georgia has the potential to win bigger than Richt has since falling just short of an SEC title in 2012.

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Georgia had 85 players drafted under Mark Richt since 2001, 6th most in the last 15 years (behind Ohio St., USC, Miami (FL), FSU, LSU)

What's next for Mark Richt, Georgia?

Mark May says the fired Georgia coach could end up back on the sidelines soon: "There's a lot of jobs that are available right now. There are a lot of places that would take a Mark Richt."


Richt won games, but not the right ones

There's no question that Mark Richt won a lot during his 15-year tenure at Georgia, writes Mark Schlabach. But, says Schlabach, Richt didn't give Georgia fans enough reason to believe he'd eventually take them to the top. Fell just short

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May: Why not Mack Brown for Georgia?

Mark May says Georgia should look to the Longhorn state -- and Network -- for its next coach: "Mack Brown. ... There's a lot of coaching left in him, and I think he can carry them over the barrier."


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Mark Richt's 15-year career at Georgia: " 145-51 record " 9-3 this season " 9 10-win seasons " 9-5 career record in bowl games

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Georgia says Mark Richt has "opportunity to accept other duties & responsibilities at UGA following the bowl game"

College football playoff -- Who's in?

Heather Dinich says the committee should book their plane tickets home early, because nothing's going to change in the top four this week.


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Now 14 openings: Georgia, Maryland, Memphis, Miami, Mizzou, North Texas, South Carolina, Syracuse, Toledo, Tulane, UCF, ULM, USC, Virginia

Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State coach James Franklin has fired offensive coordinator John Donovan. The firing itself isn't a surprise, but the timing is a bit of a shock. Franklin didn't really hint at this move during a postgame press conference Saturday.

Richt had slipped vs. quality opposition

Mark Richt went 12-10 against AP Top-15 teams during his first seven seasons at Georgia, but over the past seven seasons, the Bulldogs had gone just 5-15 in those games. They did not have a win against a ranked team this season.

Source: Georgia fires Mark Richt

Georgia (9-3) has fired head coach Mark Richt, a source told ESPN's Mark Schlabach. Richt was 145-51 in 15 seasons at the school, winning SEC titles in 2002 and 2005. The Bulldogs went to a bowl game every year Richt was at the school. Story

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ICYMI: Les Miles hits the dab after LSU win

LSU topped Texas A&M and Les Miles will return as head coach. That calls for some dabbing.


Incredible grab by Southern Miss WR

Southern Mississippi WR Mike Thomas channeled his inner Odell Beckham Jr. while making a leaping touchdown catch in the end zone.


How did Les Miles learn he'd remain coach?

"Telegraph," the LSU coach joked postgame.


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Now 13 FBS openings: Maryland, Memphis, Miami, Mizzou, North Texas, South Carolina, Syracuse, Toledo, Tulane, UCF, ULM, USC, Virginia

Virginia coach Mike London resigns

London resigned one day after the Cavaliers lost 23-20 to Virginia Tech to drop to 4-8 on the season. Virginia was 27-46 in London's six seasons at the school.

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Schad: LSU made Miles decision during game

ESPN's Joe Schad reports that LSU's decision to keep Les Miles as head football coach was made in a meeting during the third quarter of its win over Texas A&M.


Les Miles: 'I have always loved this place'

"It was a pretty special night for all of us," the LSU coach said after his team's 19-7 win over Texas A&M.