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Ivan Maisel, Adam Rittenberg and Jake Trotter weigh in on the latest coaching news (5:02), discuss some burning QB questions (19:30) and more. Plus, Seth Walder stops by to weigh in on preseason FPI (27:49).
Which teams are primed for success over the next three seasons at the game's most important position? A true freshman led Georgia to the title game, and the Bulldogs have the nation's top 2018 recruit on campus, but Clemson and Alabama aren't far behind.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
Former Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield, who attended the OU-Texas basketball game Saturday, was asked about the Red River Showdown. He didn't mince words about the Longhorns: "You come to Oklahoma to beat Texas. I was born and raised in Austin. They didn't recruit me. I grew up 15 miles from their campus. I can't stand them. Anything they do, I don't care. I talked to the NFL guys and they said I need to calm it down a little bit. But when it comes to Texas, absolutely not. No. end of story."
It's a quarterback-heavy top 25 in Mel Kiper's latest ranking of prospects for this year's draft. Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen are in. The latest position rankings are updated, too.
Clemson QB Kelly Bryant and Alabama QB Jalen Hurts on the move? With quality backups in place, let's make some (pretend) deals. Here are 11 trade-deadline-inspired moves to improve college football's best teams for 2018.
Johnny Manziel said on Barstool Sports' Pardon My Take podcast that he and Baker Mayfield are "completely different people" as he responded to the comparisons people are making between the two Heisman Trophy winners.
So you think recruiting rankings don't matter? Well, past playoff teams have one thing in common: elite recruiting classes. And these rankings show who can win it all in 2018.
The Class of 2018 was so yesterday, and recruiting never stops. With attention on 2019, top classes such as Texas A&M's are taking shape and the biggest recruiting battles have already begun.
Texas DL signee Keondre Coburn tweeted that his class will beat OU and drew a response, at least for a while, from a certain Heisman Trophy winner.
National signing day is in the books. Florida State and USC rallied for big finishes while other teams saw high hopes fizzle out at the finish line.
The classes are full, and the grades are out. Alabama, Ohio State and Texas impressed and earned the only three A-plus marks.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
ESPN 300 defensive tackle Michael Thompson commits to Oklahoma. The Sooners landed the No. 122 ranked prospect over Missouri and now have 11 ESPN 300 commitments.
Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer
Former Cardinals Coach and ‘Quarterback Whisperer' Bruce Arians tells Josh Weinfuss why this college crop of QB's may be "the best in the last 15 or 20 years." Arians also breaks down whether Alex Smith is a good fit with the Redskins.
Isaac Stoops, the son of former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, has joined his twin brother, Drake, in committing to the Sooners as a preferred walk-on.
Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer
Caught up with Broncos (and North team) coach Vance Joseph before the Senior Bowl. His parting message to players last night? To remember, as they go through the pre-draft process, to keep "the person" and "the player" separate. Used Baker Mayfield as an example. He learned more about who Baker is away from the field this week, after having had only heard the surface-level perceptions about him. Still too early for Vance to say if Baker is the QB he's looking for, though.
Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer
To answer those who wondered all week if Baker Mayfield would still be in Mobile today? He's still here. The former Oklahoma QB is only expected to get one series of action in the Senior Bowl.
Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield, after a strong week of practices in which he was praised for taking command of the huddle, has decided to play in the Senior Bowl, sources told ESPN.
Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley got the most out of Baker Mayfield's arm. Now Riley must alter his system to fit the athleticism of Kyler Murray.
Did Baker Mayfield or Josh Allen have the better week? Our draft experts break down everything you need to know about which prospects shined -- and which struggled.
Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer
Baker Mayfield remained noncommittal on whether he will play in Saturday's Senior Bowl. But the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback seemed pleased with his work after three days of practice in front of NFL coaches and scouts here in Mobile, Ala. When asked where he thinks he made the greatest strides, Mayfield said, "Taking control of the huddle, being able to verbalize and let the guys know that I know what I'm doing back there. And I think I made progress with my footwork under center, which has been the biggest challenge for me. Getting used to that, getting back under center, taking drops and the play fakes and whatnot." ... There is no question based on analysts' observations throughout the week that Mayfield only improved his draft stock through his performance and that noticeable command of the huddle.
The Big 12 has pushed the SEC back out of the Lone Star State, and so far has inked 15 of the 24 Texas players ranked in the top 150 nationally.
Baker Mayfield's energy and charisma were on full display, while Josh Allen showed off his arm strength. Our draft experts break down how the best prospects fared, which under-the-radar prospects are rising and more.
Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer
Oklahoma DE/OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (6-foot-1, 243 pounds) should project as a sub-package edge rusher in the NFL. Okoronkwo has speed off the ball and he showcased a deeper set of pass rush moves this afternoon. High-effort player, too. He's going to finish plays.
Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer
Strong practice for Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield today. During team drills, Mayfield anticipated windows, put good touch on the ball and also showed the ability to drive throws on inside breaking routes.