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Dan Wolken

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Atlanta, GA, United States

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Recent:
  • USA TODAY
  • North Jersey News
  • Tallahassee Democrat
Past:
  • WFAA TV
  • The Shreveport Times
  • The Clarion-Ledger
  • Commercial Appeal
  • 12 News
  • KING 5 News
  • Knoxville News Sentinel
  • Naples Daily News
  • Enquirer
  • Lansing StateJournal
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Recent articles by Dan:

Arizona State's hiring of Herm Edwards further under microscope after Billy Napier's departure

Arizona State's hiring of Herm Edwards left many scratching their head. Now the departure of assistant Billy Napier has put the program under more scrutiny. → Read More

10 takeaways from the college football coaching carousel

The big story lines were Chip Kelly returning to the college ranks and six new coaches in the SEC. → Read More

Mario Cristobal to named Oregon's new football coach

Mario Cristobal was Oregon's co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach this past season. → Read More

National sports gambling coming, it will be good for colleges and NCAA needs to be ready

The Supreme Court is considering a case that would authorize sports betting nationwide. The NCAA should be in position here to lead. → Read More

Arkansas targets SMU's Chad Morris as next coach

Arkansas hopes to have the successor to Bret Bielema, Chad Morris of SMU, signed by Wednesday. → Read More

Peyton Manning says he will back Tennessee's next coach, whoever it is

The college football Hall of Famer acknowledged the difficult time for his alma mater but says "I know what Tennessee is capable of being." → Read More

The College Football Playoff committee got it wrong: Alabama is in on brand loyalty only

None of the teams in competition for the fourth spot had an ironclad case, but choosing the Tide went outside the protocol built into the system. → Read More

Here's some advice for Gus Malzahn: Escape the craziness of Auburn, go home to Arkansas

Gus Malzahn has a better chance to win a title at Auburn, but Tigers need to show him some loyalty. And some money. Otherwise, he should leave. → Read More

Welcome to the Playoff, Georgia: Bulldogs overpower Auburn to win SEC title

Georgia's defense stifled Auburn throughout the game after allowing an early score, and the Bulldogs should be in the Playoff for the first time. → Read More

Hugh Freeze gets off easy, but NCAA has a message to Ole Miss: You have a culture problem

The penalties handed down to Ole Miss, though they basically let Hugh Freeze off the hook, are clear about how Ole Miss needs to clean up its act. → Read More

NFL draft QBs: Which 2018 prospect had best season?

This group of passers had plenty of buzz entering the year, but several players have stumbled. → Read More

As contract negotiations stall with N.C. State, Dave Doeren gets in mix for other jobs

Because of the nature of the talks, Dave Doeren's representatives have put his name in the mix for other high-profile openings. → Read More

Florida State preparing for Jimbo Fisher's potential departure

With Texas A&M expected to make Jimbo Fisher a lucrative offer, Florida State has started preliminary background checks into potential replacements. → Read More

Florida State preparing for Jimbo Fisher's potential departure

With Texas A&M expected to make Jimbo Fisher a lucrative offer, Florida State has started preliminary background checks into potential replacements. → Read More

Mississippi State tabs Penn State OC Joe Moorhead as new head coach

Joe Moorhead is a slightly unconventional choice, but he oversaw one of the nation's most prolific offenses at the last two years at Penn State. → Read More

Penn State's Joe Moorhead identified as candidate for Mississippi State coaching vacancy

Nittany Lions offensive coordinator has helped Penn State go 21-5 over last two seasons. → Read More

Social media reaction, which wrecked Tennessee's search, could be new reality in hiring

On Monday, some industry insiders were trying to figure out if hiring a football coach at a high-profile program would ever be the same again. → Read More

Deal between Greg Schiano and Tennessee falls apart

The deal between Tennessee and Greg Schiano has been called off after the Ohio State assistant had agreed to be the Volunteers coach. → Read More

Meltdown over potential hiring of Greg Schiano is a bad look for Tennessee program

Greg Schiano is a good coach, and Tennessee fans need to be realistic about their program and where it stands. → Read More

Tennessee working on finalizing deal with Greg Schiano as next coach

Tennessee is close to hiring Greg Schiano as its next coach. The former Rutgers coach was part of search that included Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen. → Read More