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2018 Schedule
13-1, 1st in SEC - West
17hAdam Rittenberg

QB Future Power Rankings: Georgia leads the way

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.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Alabama is hiring Miami defensive line coach Craig Kugilowski for the same role. Kuligowski replaces Karl Dunbar, who recently left to coach defensive line with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sports Illustrated first reported the move. Kuligowski returns to the SEC, where he had great success during a long run as Missouri's defensive line coach.

Breaking down college football's FPI rankings (2:17)
What's in store for Hurts at Alabama? (1:22)
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7dEdward Aschoff

Take a spin with college football's trade machine

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.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Hearing Tulane defensive line coach Kevin Peoples is in the mix for Alabama's defensive line vacancy. Peoples has been with Willie Fritz at both Tulane and Georgia Southern. He has SEC experience as Arkansas' defensive line coach under Bobby Petrino.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills hired former Alabama analyst Shea Tierney as an offensive assistant, according to the Bills' website. Tierney joins William Vlachos, also an offensive assistant, in analysts following offensive coordinator Brian Daboll from Alabama to Buffalo this offseason. Like Bills coach Sean McDermott, Tierney has spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Why Clemson is ahead of Bama in FPI preseason power rankings (1:56)
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12dCraig Haubert and Tom VanHaaren

Top teams and top prospects in 2019 recruiting

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.


Campus Conversation: Signing Day Reaction

Matt Schick, Tom Luginbill and Tom VanHaaren recap National Signing Day including Georgia's great day (2:28), the rest of the top classes (16:02), Jacob Copeland's eventful commitment to Florida (44:07) and much more.

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13dTom VanHaaren

College football's best recruiters of 2018

With Georgia and Ohio State ranked 1-2 in the class rankings, it's no surprise to find a couple of their coaches on this list. Who else made the cut?

Bama's recruiting classes through the years (1:07)
Georgia, Bama remain at top of SEC after NSD (3:26)
Top SEC recruits set to make instant impact (1:52)
Tide reload with 2018 class (3:29)

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 defensive back Isaac Taylor-Stuart has committed to USC over Tennesssee and Alabama.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban: "What's the most competitive thing we do around here? We play games. The next most competitive thing is recruit players."

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban on not signing a QB in this class: "We'll probably have a quarterback join us in some kind of way, which I don't think I can comment on." Don't be surprised if they look long and hard at a grad transfer.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

The day may not be over for Alabama. Nick Saban says they're hoping to sign one more defensive lineman in this class.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban: "As I say every year, you can't look at a puppy dog and look at his feet and know how big he's going to be be someday. The real evaluation ... is down the road in 2-3 years."

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban addressing Alabama's signing day haul: "Overall, I thought we solved a lot of needs in this class." He mentioned needing a punter and finding DBs with all four starters leaving.

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