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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, Samford running back Jay Stanton (20) is tackled by Auburn defensive tackle DaQuan Newkirk (44) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala. Florida is rebuilding its defensive line with help from the transfer portal. The Gators officially welcomed former Auburn defensive tackle Daquan Newkirk to the program Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 a little more than a week after landing Penn State defensive tackle Antonio Shelton. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Florida rebuilds D-line by adding transfers Newkirk, Shelton

Jan. 14, 2021 6:22 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is rebuilding its defensive line with help from the transfer portal. The Gators officially welcomed former Auburn defensive tackle Daquan Newkirk to the program Thursday, a little more than a week after landing ex-Penn State defensive tackle Antonio Shelton. The duo should...

Tennessee hires Kevin Steele as defensive assistant coach

Jan. 12, 2021 6:44 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt has hired Kevin Steele as a defensive assistant coach, bringing him back to the program where the former Auburn defensive coordinator started his coaching career. Pruitt announced the hiring Tuesday. Steele was coordinator at Auburn the past five...

Oklahoma wide receiver Marvin Mims (17) catches a touchdown while being defended by Florida defensive back Donovan Stiner (13) during the Goodyear Cotton Bowl between Oklahoma and Florida at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020.(Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

Florida tabs veteran SEC coach McGriff to coach secondary

Jan. 9, 2021 4:15 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida announced the hiring of Wesley McGriff as its secondary coach Saturday, replacing two assistants coach Dan Mullen fired after the team's worst defensive season in more than a hundred years. Mullen parted ways with secondary coaches Ron English and Torrian Gray last week....

Auburn's Harsin hires Mike Bobo, Derek Mason as coordinators

Jan. 7, 2021 7:45 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn's Bryan Harsin hired former head coaches as his coordinators on Thursday, bringing in Mike Bobo to run the offense and Derek Mason to lead the defense. The new Tigers coach, previously the coach at Boise State, first announced he had hired his former Mountain West Conference...

Auburn speedy receiver Schwartz plans to enter NFL draft

Jan. 2, 2021 9:25 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn receiver Anthony Schwartz plans to skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. Schwartz announced his plans Saturday on social media. He had already opted out of the Tigers’ Citrus Bowl game against Northwestern. Schwartz caught a team-best 54 passes this season. He...

Northwestern quarterback Peyton Ramsey (12) looks for a receiver against Auburn during the first half of the Citrus Bowl NCAA college football game, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Ramsey leads No. 15 Northwestern past Auburn in Citrus Bowl

Jan. 1, 2021 6:31 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Northwestern's defense sent coordinator Mike Hankwitz into retirement as a winner. Peyton Ramsey threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score, and the 15th-ranked Wildcats clamped down defensively to beat Auburn 35-19 in the Citrus Bowl on Friday. Ramsey, a graduate transfer,...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, file photo, Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald looks at the scoreboard during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Evanston, Ill. No. 15 Northwestern plays against Auburn in the Citrus Bowl on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

No. 15 Northwestern aims to rebound vs Auburn in Citrus Bowl

Dec. 31, 2020 1:05 PM EST

Citrus Bowl: Northwestern (6-2, No. 14 CFP) against Auburn (6-4), Friday, 1 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Northwestern by 3 1/2. Series record: Auburn leads 1-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE No. 15 Northwestern is looking to complete the season on a high note after losing to playoff-bound Ohio State 22-10 in the Big 10...

FILE - Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn reacts to a call during the second half of an NCAA college football game against LSU in Auburn, Ala., in this Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, file photo. It’s been a whirlwind three weeks for Auburn, given longtime coach Gus Malzahn getting fired on Dec. 13, new coach Bryan Harsin being introduced 11 days later, several players opting out of the Citrus Bowl and the Tigers hurriedly trying to prepare for a showdown against a stout Northwestern defense. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Auburn ignoring upheaval, hoping to beat No. 15 Northwestern

Dec. 31, 2020 1:03 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It’s been a whirlwind three weeks for Auburn, given longtime coach Gus Malzahn getting fired on Dec. 13, new coach Bryan Harsin being introduced 11 days later, several players opting out of the Citrus Bowl and the Tigers hurriedly trying to prepare for a showdown against a stout...

Coastal Carolina wide receiver Jaivon Heiligh (6) scores the go-ahead touchdown with less than a minute to play against Troy during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Troy, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

No. 9 Coastal Carolina, No. 23 Liberty meet in Cure Bowl

Dec. 25, 2020 1:41 PM EST

Cure Bowl: Coastal Carolina (11-0, 8-0 Sun Belt) against Liberty (9-1), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST (ESPN) Line: Coastal Carolina by 6 1/2. Series record: Tied 7-7. WHAT’S AT STAKE No. 9 Coastal Carolina should be motivated after being ranked 12th in the latest College Football Playoff rankings despite being...

In this photo provided by Auburn Athletics, Bryan Harsin, Auburn's new college football coach, talks during a news conference Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics via AP)

New Auburn coach Bryan Harsin embraces challenges

Dec. 24, 2020 8:26 PM EST

Bryan Harsin got a quick lesson in priorities at Auburn. The Tigers' new coach, fresh from a successful seven-year run at Boise State, meandered through a more than half-hour opening statement Thursday at his introductory news conference. The first question when he finally finished was, fittingly, about competing...