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Ed Orgeron fulfills lifelong dream with LSU coaching job

Ed Orgeron is one of college football's biggest personalities, and for much of his life he has done everything big. He has coached big, played big, lived big -- and, yes, he has dreamed big. On Saturday, this self-described Cajun brawler realized one of his most cherished childhood dreams when LSU introduced him as its full-time head football coach. (ESPN.com)

Referee Ron Cherry Accidentally Taken Down by USC LB Michael Hutchings

Referee Ron Cherry suffered a scary hit Saturday in Los Angeles. While calling the third quarter of the USC-Notre Dame tilt, Cherry was caught by linebacker Michael Hutchings and temporarily knocked out. The ref got back on his feet but appeared dazed as USC trainers helped escort him off the field for medical attention. (Bleacher Report)

Notre Dame's Jerry Tillery took two incredibly dirty cheap shots at USC players

With the final game of a disappointing season slipping away from Notre Dame, sophomore defensive lineman Jerry Tillery let his frustrations spill over with a pair of dirty plays in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s loss to USC. (SB Nation)

Officiating controversy? 'Bitter' Jim Harbaugh rails against refs after classic Michigan-Ohio State

Outside it was cold and gray and hostile, exactly as these Michigan-Ohio State games are supposed to be. Outside there were eyes overflowing with tears and a field overflowing with fans and a scoreboard that read Ohio State 30, Michigan 27, which didn’t even begin to tell the whole tale of what had just transpired. (Yahoo! Sports)

Source: Longhorns to hire Tom Herman as new coach

The Texas Longhorns will hire Houston coach Tom Herman as their next head coach, a source close to the situation told ESPN on Saturday. The announcement is expected to be made Saturday afternoon. Herman will replace Charlie Strong, who was fired Saturday after a 16-21 record in three years at Texas. Houston has been informed of Herman's departure, a source told ESPN. (ESPN.com)

NCSU AD Debbie Yow Reaffirms Commitment to Football Coach Dave Doeren

During my 26 years as an Athletics Director, I have held the belief that all programs should be evaluated at the conclusion of their respective seasons rather than in the midst of them. With our regular season complete, I want to put to rest any speculation surrounding the future of Coach Dave Doeren and let our student-athletes, recruits and fans know he is our coach moving forward. (GoPack.com)

Ed Orgeron expected to be named LSU's permanent head coach on Saturday

LSU will remove the interim tag from Ed Orgeron and name him its permanent head coach on Saturday, according to multiple reports. LSU has called a press conference for noon to make the announcement, but provided no other details. However, the Advocate of Baton Rouge and FootballScoop.com both reported that Orgeron will be elevated to the full-time job. (AL.com)

Meyer, Harbaugh have a chance to recharge a rivalry

On one side, Ohio State's Urban Meyer, a Buckeye by birth who was mentored by Hayes' successor in Columbus. With three national championships on his resume, he is 4-0 against Michigan since taking over at Ohio State. On the other, Michigan's Jim Harbaugh, who played quarterback for Schembechler in the mid-1980s. (Associated Press)

Bruce Feldman: What I'm thankful for in college football this year

The older I get, the more I appreciate the opportunity to share so many inspiring stories of the people I get to meet. I know the police blotter stuff and the negative headlines tend to generate the most coverage, but the reality is there are way more inspiring and uplifting stories than the bad news ones. To me, there is no better story in sports right now than Pitt’s James Conner. (FOX Sports)

John Madden and Pat Summerall Were Tremendous Thanksgiving Theater

For over 20 years, John Madden and Pat Summerall were a quintessential part of the American Thanksgiving experience. They were an institution. On Thanksgiving and Sundays throughout the Fall, they had a gravitas that conveyed the game at hand was a big deal and a relatable sincerity, in their triumphs and struggles, that made them transcend the screen. (The Big Lead)

LSU, Houston coach Tom Herman close to deal, sources say

LSU officials met with Houston coach Tom Herman in the Houston area Thursday, according to members of the Tiger Athletic Foundation - the fund raising arm of the LSU athletic department behind the school's search for a new coach. The contract in the works for Herman, 41, is for more than $6 million a year, according to the TAF members. He makes $3 million a year at Houston. (USA Today)

Rashad Muhammad dismissed from Miami basketball team

On Thursday, Miami announced that junior guard Rashad Muhammad was dismissed from the program "for failure to meet team expectations." Muhammad, the younger brother of former UCLA star and current Minnesota Timberwolves guard Shabazz, was suspended earlier this month for a violation of team rules. He did not appear in a single game for the Hurricanes. (NBC Sports)

Eagle-Aggie or Aggie-Eagle: The battle for MEAC supremacy

This is Durham, N.C. This is O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium, the temporary capital of the HBCU football universe. This is North Carolina A&T State vs. North Carolina Central. This is the Aggie-Eagle Rivalry — or the Eagle-Aggie Rivalry. Depends on whom you’re talking to. (SB Nation)

Former Mizzou tutor tells how, why she allegedly helped student-athletes cheat

Yolanda Kumar, the whistleblower who triggered an NCAA investigation into academic fraud in the University of Missouri athletic department, told The Star in an exclusive interview on Tuesday night how and why she allegedly helped MU athletes cheat. (Kansas City Star)

Fort Wayne's win over Indiana the first miracle of the season

This game, man. That game, man. Fort Wayne, a team that Illinois State bashed last week, hosted and defeated No. 3 Indiana 71-68 in overtime on Tuesday night in the greatest upset of the young 2016-17 season and the program's first-ever win over a ranked team (0-14 in previous matchups against Associated Press top-25 opponents). (ESPN.com)

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