Browns DL coach Chris Kiffin leaving the team for Ole Miss

Browns DL coach Chris Kiffin leaving the team for Ole Miss to join his brother, Rebels coach Lane Kiffin

There is another opening on the Cleveland Browns coaching staff. Defensive line coach Chris Kiffin is leaving the team to join the staff at Ole Miss.

It’s not an unexpected move. Kiffin is joining the staff of his brother, Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin. Chris Kiffin served as the DL coach and recruiting coordinator at Ole Miss from 2012 through 2016 before joining the San Francisco 49ers and then the Browns. He will become the co-coordinator of the Rebels defense.

It’s the second defensive coach the Browns have lost this week. Kiffin’s assistant, Jeremy Garrett, left Cleveland to take a role with the Liberty Flames program. Interestingly, Garrett joins the staff of Flames coach Hugh Freeze, who was the head coach at Ole Miss during Chris Kiffin’s first tenure in Oxford.

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Georgia gets revenge vs. Alabama, wins 1st national title since 1980

For the first time since 1980, the Georgia Bulldogs are the kings of the college football world

The Georgia Bulldogs are the kings of college football for the first time in more than four decades.

After losing their first game of the season to Alabama in the SEC title game, the Bulldogs got their vengeance Monday night in the bigger championship battle, beating the Crimson Tide 33-18 to take home their first national crown since 1980.

After trading field goals in the first half, both teams finally started finding the end zone as the game came down to the wire. Stetson Bennett’s touchdown pass to Brock Bowers extended the Bulldogs’ lead to eight points in the final minutes, and Kelee Ringo’s pick-six on Alabama’s ensuring possession put the exclamation point on a victory for the history books in Athens.

Both of these teams are loaded with top talent for the 2022 NFL draft, and they have plenty more returning next season as they work toward another rematch on the game’s biggest stage.

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Alabama WR Jameson Williams leaves national title game with injury

Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams appeared to suffer a knee injury in Monday night’s national title game

Alabama was already missing one of their top pass-catchers for Monday night’s national title game against Georgia, and they may have just lost another one.

Jameson Williams left the game early in the second quarter with what appeared to be a knee injury, and had to be helped off the field.

Williams spent some time in the medical tent before walking to the locker room under his own power.

John Metchie III suffered a season-ending knee injury in Alabama’s win over Georgia in the SEC title game, and it looks like they may have to finish this championship battle without Williams, who is one of the top receiver prospects in the 2022 NFL draft class.

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Sorry, you can’t draft C.J. Stroud or Jaxon Smith-Njigba yet

After a dominant Rose Bowl performance, NFL teams will be wishing they could pick these two Buckeyes in the 2022 NFL draft

Sure, the 2022 NFL draft will have plenty of talented pass-catchers for 32 teams to pick.

There are even a couple from Ohio State, Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave, who could both be first-round picks.

But after watching the Rose Bowl on Saturday night, those teams will be wishing they could spend a top pick on Jaxon Smith-Njigba instead.

In a shootout for the ages, the Buckeyes matched Utah touchdown for touchdown all night long, and Smith-Njigba was the main event. In an epic 48-45 victory, he racked up 15 receptions for a bowl-record for 347 yards and three touchdowns, averaging over 23 yards per catch.

Much like his aforementioned teammates, Smith-Njigba is a polished receiver with impressive route-running ability, reliable hands, and the technique of a seasoned pro. Unlike Wilson and Olave, Smith-Njigba is a true sophomore, and won’t be draft eligible until after the 2022 season.

Any of those teams should be thrilled to add Wilson or Olave in this year’s draft, but if they can’t, waiting a year for Smith-Njigba wouldn’t be a terrible draft strategy.

Unlike the wide receiver position, this year’s quarterback class doesn’t have much to write home about. There’s certainly not a prospect worth considering at the No. 1 overall pick.

Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud proved Saturday night that he would easily take that spot were he draft eligible.

Stroud completed 37 of his 46 pass attempts for 573 yards and six touchdown passes, with just one interception. He did it all without Wilson or Olave, both of whom opted out of the Rose Bowl in order to begin their draft preparations.

A big, athletic passer with tons of poise and limitless potential, Stroud has all the physical and mental tools NFL teams look for in a franchise quarterback. Along with Alabama’s Bryce Young, Stroud should give NFL teams plenty to get excited about at the top of the 2023 draft.

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Georgia crushes Michigan, earns national title rematch vs. Alabama

Georgia rolled to a blowout win over Michigan in the Orange Bowl, setting up a rematch against Alabama in the national title game

After Alabama easily handled Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl, most college football fans were at least hoping the Orange Bowl would provide a competitive College Football Playoff semifinal.

Instead, it was even worse.

Michigan never had a chance Friday night against Georgia, as the Bulldogs rolled to a 34-11 blowout win to set up a rematch with the Crimson Tide in the national title game. The Wolverines didn’t find the end zone until the final minutes of the game, as Georgia dominated both sides of the ball all night long.

Georgia’s star-studded defense led the way, with top prospects like linebacker Nakobe Dean, defensive lineman Jordan Davis and cornerback Derion Kendrick setting the tone with big plays throughout the game.

The Bulldogs were undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the country with Bama knocked them off in the SEC title game just a few weeks ago. They’ll get a chance at revenge now, with a chance to also avenge their recent national championship loss to the Tide back in 2018.

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Brian Robinson Jr. breaks Alabama’s bowl game rushing record

Alabama running back Brian Robinson Jr. made program history with his performance Friday night in the Cotton Bowl

Alabama is headed back to the national title game, and it wasn’t their Heisman Trophy winner leading the way Friday night against Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl.

No, the Crimson Tide dominated on the ground in a 27-6 victory, and running back Brian Robinson Jr. made some program history with his performance.

Robinson racked up 204 yards on 26 carries, averaging nearly eight yards per carry and breaking the school record for rushing yards in a bowl game.

After waiting his turn behind a long line of stud runners in Tuscaloosa, Robinson has made the most of his chance to shine this season, and NFL teams are sure to take notice when next year’s draft rolls around.

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Alabama defense dominates in 27-6 Cotton Bowl win vs. Cincinnati

Alabama’s star-studded defense led the way Friday night against Cincinnati, sending the Crimson Tide to yet another national title game

Alabama’s defense is always loaded with top prospects, and this year’s unit is no exception.

That group led the charge for the Crimson Tide in the Cotton Bowl on Friday, dominating Cincinnati in a 27-6 victory to send Bama to the national title game yet again.

The Bearcats managed just 218 yards of total offense and never found the end zone, as quarterback Desmond Ridder was under constant pressure all game long.

Alabama now awaits the winner of the Orange Bowl between Michigan and Georgia as they seek their 19th national championship in program history.

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Matchups to watch in the CFP semifinals

What to watch for when the college football playoffs kick off on New Year’s Eve.

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After weeks of buildup, the time for talk is over. On New Year’s Eve, four teams will take the field with the hopes and dreams of winning a national championship. In the early game, Alabama will square off with Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl classic. Later in the evening, Georgia and Michigan will clash in the Orange Bowl.

How might these games turn out? Let’s try and answer that by diving into some critical matchups to keep an eye on when these games kick off.