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Recent articles by Dan:

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett goes on profanity-laced tirade against reporter

Bennett didn't much care for a reporters question after the Seahawks' 36-20 loss. → Read More

Mario Cristobal leaving Alabama to become Oregon offensive coordinator

Alabama offensive line coach Mario Cristobal is expected to be named Willie Taggart's offensive coordinator at Oregon. Cristobal spent six seasons as coach of Florida International before landing at Alabama. → Read More

Clemson leans on Hunter Renfrow when it counts, prevails in thrilling finish

The walk-on receiver caught the game-winner against a tiring defense to answer an Alabama TD. → Read More

Deshaun Watson, Jalen Hurts see 'dual-threat QB' in different light

Watson bristles at the label, Hurts embraces it; both are dangerous with the run and pass. → Read More

Even as stars move on, talent keeps coming through Clemson's pipeline

The Tigers defense has had to start almost from scratch two years in a row. → Read More

Is Alabama's dominance good for college football?

How much is too much for a sport that loves dynasties, but also loves seeing them fall? → Read More

Clemson shores up special teams after 2 key plays turned tide a year ago

Dabo Swinney called for an offseason overhaul, and players now embrace dirty work. → Read More

Ditching Lane Kiffin now is a big risk, even for Alabama

Steve Sarkisian hasn't called plays in a while, and he steps in facing immense pressure. → Read More

Playoff: Why Washington will shock Alabama in the Peach Bowl

Washington faces overwhelming odds when it faces Alabama in the Peach Bowl. But there's a way the Huskies can take down the unbeaten Crimson Tide to reach the title game. → Read More

Nick Saban makes sure Alabama players remember it's Playoff not a bowl

The Tide coach has been clear that his team did not prepare properly two years ago. → Read More

Chris Petersen's reputation for big-game mastery: Myth or fact?

Washington coach Chris Peterson led big wins while at Boise State, and that rep follows him. → Read More

Washington has to take on No. 1 Alabama, and the many doubters

The Huskies are 12-1 and Pac-12 champs, but many observers point to the loss to USC. → Read More

Grading the 17 college football coaching hires this offseason

This year’s coaching carousel wasn’t particularly robust, but there was a chorus of praise from the college football media following nearly every hire. That’s not unusual. Dan Wolken grades the schools did. → Read More

How Lane Kiffin landed at Florida Atlantic after his success at Alabama

For the past three years, Lane Kiffin modernized the Alabama offense under Nick Saban. But when he went looking for his own job, other issues left him scrambling to take the coaching job at Florida Atlantic. → Read More

Lane Kiffin accepts Florida Atlantic job

Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin will be leading his third college football program after accepting the Florida Atlantic job. He previously was the head coach at Tennessee and USC. → Read More

Cincinnati in negotiations with Ohio State assistant Luke Fickell

Cincinnati is closing in on a new coach. Talks between the school and Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell to become its next head coach are progressing but not complete. → Read More

Houston promotes offensive coordinator Major Applewhite to head coach

Houston promoted offensive coordinator Major Applewhite as its head coach on Friday, a stunning move after its search had steered toward Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin in the middle of the week. → Read More

Houston closing in on Lane Kiffin as next coach

The Alabama offensive coordinator will be a head coach again, taking over the Cougars. → Read More

Focus of coaching carousel lands on American Athletic Conference

All the Power Five jobs are full, and the openings now are in the AAC. → Read More

Jeff Brohm to leave WKU for Purdue opening

Brohm, 45, is a former NFL quarterback and coaching disciple of Bobby Petrino. → Read More