Tag: Ohio State

Clemson, LSU, Ohio State, Alabama top 1st playoff rankings

NEW YORK (AP) — Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff selection committee rankings of the season. Notre Dame was fifth and Baylor was sixth on Tuesday night. Clemson, LSU and Ohio State are among 11 unbeaten teams in FBS, nearly quadruple the number there was last season when the committee started ranking teams. Alabama and Notre Dame each have one loss. Memphis was the highest ranked team from a Group of Five conference at No. 13. Last year the top four teams in the first playoff rankings were...

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Miller, No. 1 Ohio State take care of Virginia Tech, 42-24

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Braxton Miller has clearly found a new home at wide receiver, and No. 1 Ohio State has found another dangerous weapon. Not what the rest of the college football world wanted to hear. Miller scored two touchdowns – one on a 54-yard catch-and-run where he had to tip-toe down the sideline, the other on an electrifying 53-yard run – and the star-studded Buckeyes began their title defense with a 42-24 victory over Virginia Tech on Monday night. “I really would have preferred that third quarterback be over competing for a quarterback job rather than out...

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Some notable things about 2015 NFL draft

CHICAGO (AP) — Three teams showed no fear of behavioral baggage accompanying some prospects in the NFL draft’s first round. The rest were more reticent. Tampa Bay believes it found its franchise quarterback at the top of the proceedings Thursday night, selecting Jameis Winston. The Florida State quarterback made plenty of headlines winning the Heisman Trophy in 2013 while leading the Seminoles to the national title, and again with his strong play last season. He also drew way too much attention for off-field problems. “One thing I don’t do is live in the past and I will not be...

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Urban Meyer’s contract extended through 2020 season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Urban Meyer keeps winning big. Meyer can pair Ohio State’s national championship with a hefty contract extension that will make him the second-highest paid coach in college football. Meyer was rewarded Monday with an extension through the 2020 season. His previous contract ran through the 2017 and would have paid him $4.9 million for 2015. The new terms and extension give Meyer a six-year deal. He will make $5.8 million in total compensation for 2015. His contract will average at least $6.5 million a year over the next six years. He said in a statement...

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Column: Meyer Joins Exclusive Club With Another Title

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — If he wasn’t a member of the club before, he definitely is now. Take a bow, Urban Meyer. You’re one of the greatest coaches in college football history. Meyer joined a very elite group – right up there with guys named Bryant and Leahy and Saban – by leading Ohio State to the national championship with a 42-20 victory over Oregon on Monday night. It was Meyer’s third national title. The first two came with Florida, this one with the Buckeyes – a program in disarray when he took over in 2012 after taking a...

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