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Spencer Rattler transfer to Arizona State football? ESPN host shoots down ASU speculation

Speculation has surrounded Spencer Rattler and the Arizona State Sun Devils as a possible transfer destination for the Oklahoma quarterback since Rattler was benched as the Sooners starting quarterback.

It reached a boiling point after Rattler announced he was entering the transfer portal earlier this week.

But a tweet from an ESPN College Football host quieted a lot of the speculation surrounding Rattler and ASU as his future home.

Matt Barrie, also an ESPN SportsCenter host and ASU graduate, tweeted out Wednesday that Rattler would not be going to ASU.

He tweeted: “CFB transfer portal news: Spencer Rattler is not transferring to Arizona State.”

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His tweet conflicts with other reports that Rattler would end up at Arizona State.

Former ASU player Jordan Simone, also a former football broadcaster for the Sun Devils, tweeted out earlier this week that

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Only way Michigan beats Ohio State football is if C.J. Stroud turns the ball over

Heisman Trophy winner and college football legend Tim Tebow appeared on ESPN SportsCenter on Saturday morning and talked about C.J. Stroud, the Heisman Trophy front-runner who starts his first Michigan game at noon.

Tebow made it clear that Ohio State’s chances will hinge on Stroud’s performance.

“He has to trust his receivers, trust his offensive line, his running backs and he has to be patient,” Tebow said. “I think you’re gonna see a game plan a little bit like Nebraska.”

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Tebow added that when teams are aggressive against Stroud, he’s “unbelievable.”

“I hate this phrase but I’ve got to say it: take what

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Kirk Herbstreit has one-word message for Crimson Tide entering Mississippi State game

Alabama football aims to bounce back Saturday with the No. 5 Crimson Tide (5-1, 2-1 SEC) at Mississippi State for a 7 p.m. ET kickoff. The Week 7 game for Alabama follows a 41-38 loss in last Saturday at Texas A&M. Turning the page from Week 6 and entering the Bulldogs (3-2, 1-1), ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit shared a one-word message for the Tide.

“Simplify,” Herbstreit said Saturday morning on SportsCenter. “They looked like a very confused team last (week). Again, when you play a physically dominant team in college football, you can’t just line up and play football. You’ve got to do a lot of different things with your formations, your personnel groupings and your motions.

“And (Texas) A&M did a heck of a job of confusing Alabama’s defense. Alabama, many times, on their heels looking at each other, kind of shrugging their shoulders, confused with

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Clemson lands in a place it hasn’t been in years with loss to N.C. State

There’s an old adage in sports: Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good. There’s truth in that, for sure.

Put them together, and the confluence of the two often produces surprising results.

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Just ask N.C. State, which was both Saturday in knocking off No. 9 Clemson 27-21 in double overtime and handing the Tigers their second loss in four weeks. The result also blew the race for the ACC title wide open.

N.C. State made a defensive stop on fourth-and-5 in the second OT to seal the game and drop Clemson to 2-2 (1-1 ACC) on the season.

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While the Tigers’ struggles are an anomaly in the context of recent seasons under coach Dabo Swinney, they’ve been common in the 2021 season, something Swinney readily admitted after Saturday’s loss.

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