After Oklahoma toppled Alabama in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Thursday, Sooners coach Bob Stoops said he wouldn't have to "dodge any more punches" for suggesting in the offseason that the SEC being the best league in college football was "propaganda."
Peyton Manning was the only unanimous choice for the 2013 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team Friday. It was his seventh time as a first-teamer, tying Hall of Famer Otto Graham for the most by a quarterback.
The Indianapolis Colts have sold out their remaining tickets to Saturday's playoff game, while the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers still have Friday to meet the ticket-sale deadline extension from the NFL.
Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak will meet Friday morning with team president and CEO Tommy Smith to engage in an organizational evaluation, sources say, for a discussion in which Munchak could learn his fate.
The University of Texas has strong interest in UCLA coach Jim Mora as a possible replacement for Mack Brown, and the school and representatives of Mora have had conversations, as recently as Thursday, sources told ESPN Insider Adam Schefter.
No. 8 recruit Speedy Noil (New Orleans/Edna Karr) committed to Texas A&M during Thursday's Under Armour All-America game on ESPN, kicking off a flurry of commitments that will include seven players ranked in the top 70 of the ESPN 300.