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2018 Schedule
10-4, 1st in SEC - West
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7dAdam Rittenberg

Clemson prevails in 64-team college football bracket

As we finish up our dream, 64-team college football bracket, which team reigns supreme? Thanks to a dominant defense and several options at QB, Dabo Swinney's squad comes out on top.

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8dAdam Rittenberg

What would happen in a 64-team college football bracket?

Sure, the College Football Playoff is great, but let's get greedy. Using the 2018 preseason FPI, we get down to the Sweet 16 in a true version of gridiron madness.

Takeaways from Auburn's pro day (2:40)
Top SEC recruits set to make instant impact (1:52)
Malzahn feels good about Auburn's class (4:34)
Which recruits have biggest shoes to fill? (6:30)
Track star Schwartz commits to play WR at Auburn (1:03)

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Alabama DE Da'Shawn Hand went head-to-head with Derrius Guice, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel this season. But he said the toughest RB he faced was Kerryon Johnson. "That dude Kerryon Johnson. Slippery. Magician. I respect him. He can run that ball." ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. has Johnson as the 10th best RB available.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

It's difficult to imagine a more seamless assistant coaching change than Auburn losing offensive line coach Herb Hand to Texas and bringing back JB Grimes as his replacement. Grimes coached the same position at Auburn from 2013-15. "I'm excited about JB," coach Gus Malzahn said. "We know exactly what we're getting. He's one of the best teachers I've been around in the 28 years I've been coaching. I know our players are excited to have him back."

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Kodi Burns, whose contract was set to expire at the end of this month, will be back as Auburn's wide receivers coach, Gus Malzahn said. "He's going to be at Auburn for a long time," Malzahn said from the Senior Bowl on Tuesday.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas announces it has hired Auburn's Herb Hand as co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach. Hand last held a coordinator role at Tulsa before heading to Vanderbilt, Penn State and then Auburn. Auburn announces it will replace Hand with J.B. Grimes, who returns to the Tigers from UConn. Grimes coached Auburn's offensive line from 2013 to 2015.

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Jacksonville State signs ex-Auburn TE Rice

Former Auburn tight end Landon Rice has signed with Jacksonville State. Auburn dismissed Rice from the team as a freshman after a woman said he raped her. In April 2017, a Lee County grand jury declined to indict Rice.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 athlete Harold Joiner confirmed that he has committed to Auburn. Joiner, the No. 94 ranked prospect overall, visited the Tigers this weekend and made his commitment. Auburn now has 11 ESPN 300 commitments in the 2018 class.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn is a finalist for the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award following the Tigers' SEC West title and a 10-4 season. The winner will be announced tonight in Houston.