Ivan Maisel, Brad Edwards & Jake Trotter, discuss the start of bowl season (3:46), weigh in on the significance of Oregon landing the top recruit in the country (8:16), debate which coach is most worthy of COY honors (17:44) & more. Plus, Walk-Ons (30:16) and Extra Points (37:40).
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Brian Kelly has been named the AP's Coach of the Year after leading Notre Dame to an undefeated season and a spot in the College Football Playoff.
- Notre Dame's Kelly named top coach for 2nd time
- AP coach of year finalists: Heupel, Kelly, Saban
- Irish's Kelly sees 'appetite' to expand playoff to 8
- Alabama's 4 lead CFP crew of AP All-Americans
UCF's Josh Heupel, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Alabama's Nick Saban are the three finalists for The Associated Press national college football Coach of the Year award.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has heard the growing chatter about an expanded College Football Playoff and thinks his undefeated football team might be helping to speed up that conversation.
Oklahoma teammates Kyler Murray and Marquise Brown make the top 25 of the postseason top-50 ranking.
The Ohio State quarterback keeps rising in Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest ranking of the top prospects for next year's draft.
The College Football Playoff semifinalists combined to place 10 players on The Associated Press All-America first team, including a high of four from No. 1 Alabama.
Kyler Murray and Quinnen Williams lead this year's college football All-America team. Who else made the cut?
Notre Dame's Brian Kelly relishes his team joining regulars Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff.
Ivan Maisel, Adam Rittenberg & Brad Edwards discuss the flurry of de-commitments at OSU (3:07), the B1G power structure (10:50), familiarity within the CFP (16:10) & more. Plus, Phil Steele (29:19), Walk-Ons (42:21) and Extra Points (53:06).
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Clemson defensive lineman Christian Wilkins reflects on his first game against Notre Dame in 2015, which featured his first career sack as a Tiger. Clemson and Notre Dame meet Dec. 29 in the CFP semifinal at the Cotton Bowl.
Russillo talks with Scott Van Pelt about a bunch of stuff including the college football playoff rankings, plus Wilder vs. Fury and tough jobs.
gfoster (Geoff Foster, sports editor): After weeks of crunching every possible playoff scenario, we finally got our two matchups for the College...
Matt Schick, Ivan Maisel & Peter Burns discuss Bill Snyder hanging up the whistle (2:30) the CFP field (7:50), Kyler Murray's case for the Heisman (24:04) & more. Plus, Walk-Ons (38:04) & Extra Points (49:18).
Following what he described as one of the most contentious debates in the five years of the College Football Playoff, executive director Bill Hancock said there is still no movement to expand the playoff beyond its current four-team field.
Happy bowl season! Here are the key players and storylines for every game, including the playoff.
Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Jesse Palmer, Joey Galloway and David Pollack reveal the field for the College Football Playoff and debate if the Committee got it right.
Alabama opened as a big favorite over Oklahoma and Clemson was also favored by double digits against Notre Dame in the CFP semifinal games.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
There is over an 80% chance that either Alabama or Clemson will win the national championship, per FPI.
The best and worst parts of the season for Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma on their way to the College Football Playoff.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
According to FPI, Alabama is the favorite to win the national championship with a 43% chance to win the title. The Crimson Tide are followed by Clemson (37%), Oklahoma (10%) and Notre Dame (9%)