With the conference crown, Memphis is now likely headed to an appearance in the Cotton Bowl
UConn announced its departure from the AAC this summer
The Houston Cougars are finalizing a deal to make Dana Holgorsen their next head coach and are expected to announce his hire as early as Tuesday, a source with knowledge of the search told ESPN. The West Virginia coach, who is 61-41 with the Mountaineers, will receive a five-year contract worth $20 million, the source said. It would make him the highest-paid coach of a Group of 5 program.
For the second straight season, UCF went into College Football Playoff selection day with an unbeaten record. For the second straight season, the selection committee never really considered the Knights for a top-four spot. That did not necessarily come as a shock to UCF. Coach Josh Heupel said his players knew they would most likely get left out. Still, he described the players as "disappointed" that they would not have an opportunity to prove themselves on the field. "We'd like to be somewhere else, but we're excited for another opportunity to play the game," offensive tackle Wyatt Miller said.
Arkansas has hired Chad Morris of SMU as its new football coach, a person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. The 49-year-old Morris agreed to a six-year contract, according to the person who spoke Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the decision had not been announced. Morris leaves the Mustangs after compiling a 14-22 in three seasons. He took over a team that finished 1-11 in 2014, won two games his first season and improved to 5-7 in 2016 and 7-5 this year.
Arkansas is close to getting its new coach, and it's somebody who is a perfect fit for what the Razorbacks need to be. SMU coach Chad Morris has emerged as the top target of a program that let go of Bret Bielema on Nov. 24 -- shortly after closing out a 4-8 (1-7 SEC) season -- and a deal will be done in the next 24 hours. Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated first reported Morris' improved candidacy.
The 12th-ranked Knights captured the American Athletic Conference championship on Saturday as they defeated No. 16 Memphis 62-55 in double overtime.
Amid constant questions about his future, Scott Frost is on the verge of guiding UCF's improbable comeback story to a happy ending.
The Alabama OC could be back as a head coach for a fourth time.
Adding Houston to the Big XII could also help Texas and Oklahoma.
Larry Brown does whatever he wants, whenever he wants. His latest resignation, this time walking away from SMU, proves that he is loyal to one person and one person only -- himself.
Defending against an accomplished dual-threat quarterback has been Temple's kryptonite all season, and the latest dose was served up by a 5-foot-11, 185-pound dynamo from Houston.
Latest: Here are the final game stats, courtesy of NCAA.com.
Behind the running of QB Greg Ward Jr., Houston won its 12th game, took the AAC championship and wrapped up a New Year's Six bowl appearance.
A Houston fan was dropped by a security guard as he was trying to rush the field after the Cougars American Athletic Conference title win against Temple.
Despite opening the season with a neutral field loss to Auburn, Louisville will be a decisive favorite when it takes the field again on Saturday against the Houston Cougars. The opening line from Vegas has the Cards pegged as 12.5-point favorites in the game, which will kick off at noon.
The Tom Herman era officially began at Houston over the weekend with a 52-24 win over Tennessee Tech at TDECU Stadium in Houston. Junior quarterback Greg Ward Jr. led the Cougar offense by completing 22 of 27 passes for 275 yards and a touchdown. The fleet-footed Ward also rushed for 101 yards and two scores. But Houston will take a giant leap up in competition next week when it travels to Louisville to take on the Cardinals.
The Cincinnati Bearcats’ 2015 football season gets really serious in a hurry. Their second game of the season is an AAC contest against the Temple Owls who are fresh off a defensive beatdown of Penn State 27-10, their first win over the Nittany Lions in 74 years. As has been the case for darn near a decade now, Temple’s offense revolves around the running game. With Kenneth Harper gone to graduation, Jahad Thomas is now the guy at running back.
This video has sent shivers of concern down the spine of Bearcats everywhere. It should. The Owls were the 16th best defense in the country a year ago, according to Football Outsiders S&P+ rankings. They were fast, physical and borderline angelic when it came to preventing teams from scoring when they got into position. Last year, they allowed just 2.8 points per opponent trip into their 40-yard line, a top 10 rate.
Not long after making his debut as SMU’s football coach, Chad Morris discovered a motivational tool in the archives: North Texas 43, SMU 6. Although Morris was busy with his gig as Clemson’s offensive coordinator last year, he watched the video of that humiliation while devising plans for Saturday’s rematch against North Texas at Ford Stadium.