With players making their NFL draft declarations and many programs shuffling their coaching staffs, our second Way-Too-Early Top 25 looks a lot different than a month ago, as the offseason challenges mount for defending champ LSU, among others.
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Clemson might have fallen short in the national championship game, but for the second straight year, the Tigers enter the season as the top team according to ESPN's Football Power Index.
- Fedora named Baylor's offensive coordinator
- Sources: Aranda to keep McGuire on Baylor staff
- Aranda taps former boss Roberts as Baylor DC
- Defense won't rest under Baylor coach Aranda
This is your one-stop shop for all the latest coaching moves, from hirings, hot seats and more.
With the 2020 recruiting class in the books, let's take a look at which newcomers could make an immediate impact in their first season.
Now that the 2020 recruiting cycle has concluded, we rank college football's top 75 classes.
While most ESPN 300 prospects signed in December, Wednesday's national signing day will greatly impact college football.
Can transfer QB Jamie Newman jump-start Georgia's offense? Who will play QB for Michigan? Even the best teams have questions heading into next season.
Kevin Negandhi kicks off the podcast with ESPN.com senior college football writer Andrea Adelson, rundowning all of the big offseason coaching moves. They get into Ed Reed's hiring as chief of staff at Miami, the surprising hires of Lane Kiffin at Ole Miss and Mike Leach at Mississippi (11:57), Greg Schiano's return to Rutgers, Mike Norvell attempting to turn around Florida State (20:29), Nick Rolovich providing continuity at Washington State, Baylor picking a defense-oriented coach in Dave Arranda, and why Eli Drinkwitz going to Missouri is Andrea's most intriguing hire of the offseason. Later, Kevin and Andrea remember their friend ESPN college football reporter Ed Aschoff (31:51) with memories, the Ed Aschoff Memorial Fund at the University of Florida and his love for Godzilla.
Feel like celebrating next January? Here's what each of the nation's best teams needs to win it all next season.
Larry Fedora, who previously was the head coach at Southern Miss and North Carolina, was named Baylor's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Saturday.
Here are the games that entertained us, defined the national title race and gave us classic finishes we won't soon forget.
Joey McGuire, who had received significant support for Baylor's head-coaching vacancy before it was filled by Dave Aranda, will remain with the Bears as part of Aranda's staff, sources confirmed to ESPN.
In our third installment, we look back at games that impacted the battle for the No. 4 spot in the College Football Playoff, including Baylor taking down TCU.
Ron Roberts, who was head coach at Delta State when Dave Aranda was the program's co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, has been hired as the Bears' defensive coordinator.
Fresh off winning a national title at LSU as defensive coordinator last week, new Baylor coach Dave Aranda was introduced on Monday, promising to keep the Bears defense robust.
These are the players, led by No. 1 Clemson's WR Joe Ngata, who are expected to make big leaps next season.
Dave Aranda, who spent the past four years as defensive coordinator at LSU and helped the Tigers win the national title, is getting his first head-coaching job.
Justin Fuente has decided to remain at Virginia Tech after interviewing with Baylor.
Most ESPN 300 prospects signed their letters of intent on December's signing day. But college football's recruiting landscape has changed since.
Justin Fuente, who went 33-20 in his four season at the helm at Virginia Tech, has emerged as one of the top candidates to replace Matt Rhule at Baylor, sources told ESPN.
It's never too early to take a look at the top 25 for next season, right? Right. Here's our first take on next season after LSU wrapped up its national title.
Baylor junior defensive lineman James Lynch announced Monday that he is declaring for the 2020 NFL draft.
The gang's all here! Kirk Herbstreit, David Pollack and Kevin Negandhi get together to discuss Matt Rhule leaving Baylor for the Carolina Panthers, Tua Tagovailoa's decision to turn pro (7:40), the trend of the NFL utilizing quarterbacks' athleticism and winning cultures in football. Then the guys get into what Clemson might do to stop Joe Burrow (23:54), LSU's defensive backs versus the Clemson offense, the probability of a lot of points (35:55) and how Herbie helped Pollack land a job at ESPN (37:45).
Baylor has a strong internal candidate to consider, as well as several good choices outside the program for its next head coach.