Ohio State QB Braxton Miller Will Miss 2014 Due to Shoulder Injury

Miller's status is in doubt.
Ohio State QB Braxton Miller Could Miss 2014 Due to Shoulder Injury

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season due to a shoulder injury suffered in practice on Monday. The news of Miller’s injury was reported by the Columbus Dispatch’s Tim May.

College Football Playoff Championship Trophy Unveiled

This trophy will be awarded to CFB's champion.
College Football Playoff Championship Trophy Unveiled

There’s a new era upon college football in 2014. The BCS era ended with Florida State’s victory over Auburn in Pasadena, and the playoff era is set to begin at the end of this season.

There are plenty of changes for the new format, which features a four-team playoff, with a championship game that’s bid out to cities similar to the Super Bowl.

And of course, there’s the hardware.

Early Heisman Odds Released for 2014

Jameis Winston is an early favorite to repeat.
Early Heisman Odds Released for 2014

College football’s Heisman Trophy won’t be awarded until next December, but it’s never too early to think about the frontrunners for next season.

Bovada has released its early odds for 2014, and there’s a familiar face at the top. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is the favorite to repeat, with Oregon’s Marcus Mariota a 7/2 favorite.

Quarterbacks own five out of the top seven spots in the early odds. Running backs T.J. Yeldon (Alabama) and Todd Gurley (Georgia) are the only skill players in the top seven.

Vanderbilt Hires Derek Mason as its New Head Coach

The Commodores have their new coach to replace James Franklin
Vanderbilt Hires Derek Mason as its New Head Coach

A week after James Franklin decided to leave for Penn State, Vanderbilt has found his replacement. According to the Tennessean, Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason will be the Commodores’ next coach.

Mason is a highly regarded defensive coach and was a key piece in Stanford’s recent run of success. The Arizona native worked at Stanford from 2010-13, including the last three years as the defensive coordinator.

Georgia Hires Jeremy Pruitt as Defensive Coordinator

Mark Richt upgraded his staff by hiring Pruitt away from Florida State.
Georgia Hires Jeremy Pruitt as Defensive Coordinator

Jeremy Pruitt was one of the 2013 coaching carousel’s top coordinator hires and was a key piece in Florida State’s national title run. However, he won’t return to Tallahassee in 2014, as Pruitt has been named as the defensive coordinator at Georgia.

Pruitt is a rising star in the coaching ranks, spending 2007-12 on Alabama’s staff as an assistant under Nick Saban. Prior to his stint with the Crimson Tide, Pruitt worked at Hoover High School in Alabama.

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel Declares for NFL Draft

Johnny Football is headed to the NFL.
Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel Declares for NFL Draft

In a move that should surprise no one, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has decided to declare for the NFL Draft.

Manziel leaves College Station after just two years with the Aggies. He claimed the Heisman Trophy in 2012 by throwing for 3,706 yards and 26 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,410 yards and 21 scores.

Manziel improved as a passer in 2013, throwing for 4,114 yards and 37 scores. And as expected, his rushing numbers regressed slightly, adding only 759 yards on the ground.

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