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Kordell Stewart, Doug Flutie, epic Hail Marys and our wildest college football finishes

[ad_1] 11:42 AM ETBill ConnellyCloseESPN Staff WriterBill Connelly is a staff writer for ESPN.com.Mark SchlabachCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of GeorgiaThere are so many things to love about college football: tradition, pageantry, rivalries and marching bands.What's the best thing about America's best sport? The dramatic finishes. The "I can't believe that just happened" plays that are as much
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College football’s best ‘one-hit wonders’ — Kenny Trill, Trevor Knight beats Saban and more

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETESPN staffCollege football has the knack of propelling the out-of-nowhere story. The tale of the near impossible, the astonishing underdog and the stars that burn the brightest for a moment and never return. Our writers dove headfirst into the players, teams and even seasons that captured the nation and disappeared just as fast in this "one-hit wonder" greatest-hits list.Ivan Maisel: In 1988, I attended a luncheon at
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Eric Dickerson, Eric Crouch, Steve McNair headline 2020 College Football Hall of Fame class

[ad_1] Famed SMU running back Eric Dickerson, Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch and late Alcorn State quarterback Steve McNair headline the 19 players and coaches who made the 2020 College Football Hall of Fame class, announced Wednesday.In all, the 17 first-team All-America players and two coaches were selected from a national ballot of 215 total FBS and divisional candidates, along with and the National Football Foundation Veterans Committee candidates.Among the
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Source — Top WR prospect Laviska Shenault to have surgery

[ad_1] INDIANAPOLIS - Colorado wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr., one of the top wide receiver prospects available in this year's NFL draft, will have surgery in the coming week to repair a core muscle injury, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.The surgery will sideline Shenault for at least four to six weeks, the source said.Evaluators told ESPN on Saturday night that they will now proceed in their pre-draft work as
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Colorado hires Karl Dorrell from Dolphins as next head coach

[ad_1] Colorado officially named former Miami Dolphins assistant coach Karl Dorrell as their next coach on Sunday.The five-year, $18 million deal is pending approval from Colorado's Board of Regents, according to a statement released by the school.Dorrell, who coached the Dolphins' receivers, will succeed Mel Tucker, who left the Buffaloes to become the head coach at Michigan State."I'm excited to be back, it's like coming home," said Dorrell, who was
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Colorado hiring Karl Dorrell from Dolphins as next head coach

[ad_1] Miami Dolphins assistant head coach Karl Dorrell will become the new head coach at the University of Colorado, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.Dorrell, who coached the Dolphins' receivers, will succeed Mel Tucker, who left the Buffaloes to become the head coach at Michigan State.Dorrell was the head coach at UCLA from 2003-07, where he led the Bruins to five bowl appearances and amassed a record of 35-27.
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Colorado hiring Karl Dorrell from Dolphins as next head coach

[ad_1] Miami Dolphins assistant head coach Karl Dorrell will become the new head coach at the University of Colorado, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.Dorrell, who coached the Dolphins' receivers, will succeed Mel Tucker, who left the Buffaloes to become the head coach at Michigan State.Dorrell was the head coach at UCLA from 2003-07, where he led the Bruins to five bowl appearances and amassed a record of 35-27.
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Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy withdraws from Colorado coaching search

[ad_1] Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Colorado head-coaching job, sources confirmed to ESPN.Bieniemy's decision, as first reported by 9News in Denver, follows that of Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, who also has dropped out of the search, sources told ESPN's Chris Low on Thursday.Bieniemy starred at running back for Colorado from 1987 to 1990 and finished his career as the
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Steve Sarkisian withdraws from Colorado consideration, staying at Alabama

[ad_1] Steve Sarkisian has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Colorado head-coaching job and instead plans to remain at Alabama as offensive coordinator, sources told ESPN.Sarkisian, the former USC and Washington head coach, had emerged as Colorado's top target after interviewing for the job on Wednesday, according to sources, but informed Alabama coach Nick Saban on Thursday that he intended to stay in Tuscaloosa and is expected to receive
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Colorado WR Laviska Shenault won’t need surgery on nagging injury

[ad_1] Colorado's Laviska Shenault, a top wide receiver in the upcoming NFL draft, has been diagnosed with osteitis pubis -- inflammation of the pubic bone -- league sources told ESPN.The diagnosis, found during a visit at Dr. William Meyers' office in Philadelphia, actually is good news for Shenault, who will not need surgery and hopes to participate in this month's combine and then at his pro day March 11.Shenault needs