Coaching legends Mack Brown and Frank Beamer are among 17 first-time candidates for the College Football Hall of Fame.
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SMU has hired former Texas assistant Jeff Traylor, a source confirmed to ESPN. He's expected to coach running backs and receive the title of associate head coach. The longtime Texas high school coach was a valuable recruiter in East Texas for the Longhorns the past two years and will be a nice get for Chad Morris' staff.
The top lawyer at the National Labor Relations Board issued an official opinion this week that players at all 17 private colleges in the FBS are employees of their schools.
It's national signing day for 2017 recruits, but SMU coaches are already working on the 2018 class with a video featuring some of their dance moves.
With Chad Morris staying at SMU, Baylor is expected to focus on Cal's Sonny Dykes as the Bears seek a new football coach.
Will Worth accounted for four touchdowns while becoming the first Navy quarterback with more than 100 yards rushing and 100 yards passing in three consecutive games as the Midshipmen beat SMU.
Watch: No. 25 Navy at SMU
Navy has two teams to pass in the Group of 5 race for a New Year's Six bowl. The Midshipmen have already clinched a spot in next week's AAC championship game. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN
Quinton Flowers passed for 195 yards and three touchdowns, rushed for 142 yards, and South Florida tied a program record for wins with a 35-27 victory over SMU on Saturday night.
Horace Richardson returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns and SMU beat East Carolina 54-31 on Saturday.
Riley Ferguson went 20-of-27 for 287 yards and four touchdowns and Memphis beat SMU 51-7 on Saturday.
Memphis lineman almost scoop-n-scores
Memphis' Jared Gentry scoops up a fumble and rumbles for 45 yards before being dragged down short of the end zone.
Watch: Memphis at SMU
Tigers QB Riley Ferguson has thrown for 2,278 yards and 17 TDs but also has eight interceptions. The Mustangs seek their first three-game winning streak since 2011. Live on ESPNews/watchESPN
Schlabach predicts SEC foe for SMU
SMU is 4-4 after going 2-10 last season. Both Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy predict the Mustangs will win at least two of their final four games to become bowl eligible. The Mustangs might even get a shot at an SEC team. Bowl projections
Braeden West rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 1:16 remaining to complete a 10-point fourth-quarter comeback, and SMU held on to beat Tulane 35-31 on Satu
Watch: SMU vs. Tulane
SMU comes off a huge win over then-No. 11 Houston last week. The Mustangs try to climb back to .500 with a win at Tulane. The Green Wave are 2-point favorites at home. Live on ESPNews/WatchESPN
SMU coach Chad Morris talks to Brad Edwards, Chris Low and Chantel Jennings about the Mustangs' upset of Houston, the efforts to build the program and more.