The astounding impact of Nick Saban's retirement, plus Paul Skenes dazzles again
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by Chris Branch
1d ago
The Pulse Newsletter ? | This is The Athletic’s daily sports newsletter. Sign up here to receive The Pulse directly in your inbox. Good morning! Watch out for other golf balls on the green today. In January, any layperson immediately understood the gravity of Nick Saban’s retirement. The best coach in the history of college football was leaving. Among championship contenders, power dynamics shifted immediately. But the effects went way beyond that. As Max Olson and Bruce Feldman write this morning, the wake of Saban’s retirement quite literally ripped across the entire sport. It ..read more
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SEC recruiting thoughts: Is it time to worry about the Big Ten’s invasion?
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by Manny Navarro
1d ago
The SEC’s vise grip on the nation's best recruits — including many in the league's footprint — is being challenged more than in years past ..read more
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Our best NCAA Football memories: What we missed without a college football video game
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by The Athletic Staff
1d ago
The impending release of College Football 25 has us feeling nostalgic. Let's relive the glory days of past NCAA Football video games ..read more
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'You better be prepared': Exploring the Nick Saban butterfly effect, 400-plus job changes later
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by Max Olson, Bruce Feldman and more
1d ago
The impact spread to 38 Power 5 schools, 25 Group of 5 schools, 34 lower-level programs, more than a dozen high schools and 10 NFL teams ..read more
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2025 NFL Draft scouting: Cam Ward, Quinshon Judkins and other top transfers to watch
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by Nick Baumgardner
1d ago
Christian Gonzalez thrived as a transfer ahead of the 2023 draft. Jayden Daniels and others did the same last year. Who's on deck in 2025 ..read more
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Monte Kiffin, pioneer of Tampa 2 defense and father of Lane Kiffin, dies at 84
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by Dan Pompei
2d ago
Kiffin is celebrated for the 13 years he presided over the Tampa Bay Bucs defense and dominated with a scheme called the Tampa 2 ..read more
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What to know from Big 12 media days. Plus: Meet EA's player No. 100
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by Jayna Bardahl
2d ago
Welcome to the Until Saturday, the five-star college football newsletter ..read more
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The College Football Hall of Fame's Mike Leach problem: 'A unique case'
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by Chris Vannini
2d ago
Coaches must win 60 percent of their games to be eligible for the Hall of Fame. Mike Leach finished his career at 59.6 percent ..read more
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The Big 12 is embracing parity. It should hope for a new powerhouse instead
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by Justin Williams
2d ago
The Big 12's parity is nice, but producing a consistent national title contender is a better bet for it to compete with the Big Ten and SEC ..read more
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College football vs. Taylor Swift, Turner's future and more: Sports Media Mailbag, Part 2
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by Richard Deitsch
2d ago
College football's ratings showdown with the NFL, where Turner is heading post-NBA, and more of your sports media questions answered ..read more
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