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FILE - South Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski (3) throws a pass against Texas A&M during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in College Station, Texas. South Carolina and coach Will Muschamp haven't had a true quarterback competition since 2016 _ and he's taking much of the way through camp as Ryan Hilinski, Collin Hill and Luke Doty try to become the Gamecocks' passer. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

QB transfer Hilinski looks to make impact at Northwestern

Jan. 24, 2021 1:39 AM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern added another quarterback last week when Ryan Hilinski announced he was transferring from South Carolina. If he makes as big an impact as Peyton Ramsey last season, the Wildcats will take it. Ramsey led the Wildcats to a 7-2 record, the Big Ten West championship and a...

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2018, file photo, Shane Beamer, then-assistant football coach at Oklahoma, speaks during a news conference in Norman, Okla. South Carolina's Shane Beamer hasn't had the smooth start every first-time football coach dreams about after getting the job. (Steve Sisney/The Oklahoman via AP, File)

New coach Beamer completes his South Carolina football staff

Jan. 22, 2021 4:38 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — New South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer has made the final hires for his on-field staff. Beamer has hired former Marshall offensive line coach Greg Adkins for the same job with the Gamecocks. He had earlier hired ex-Illinois defensive ends coach Jimmy Lindsey to handle the...

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2020, file photo, Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien watches during an NFL football training camp in Houston. Alabama has hired former Texans coach O'Brien as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced the hiring on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. O'Brien is replacing Steve Sarkisian, who left to become head coach of the Texas Longhorns after the national championship game. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Bama hires ex-Texans coach O'Brien as offensive coordinator

Jan. 21, 2021 7:33 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — National champion Alabama has hired former Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced the hiring on Thursday. O'Brien is replacing Steve Sarkisian, who left to become head coach of the Texas...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh paces the sideline during the second half of the Citrus Bowl NCAA college football game against Alabama in Orlando, Fla. Michigan has decided to stick with Harbaugh. He has finalized a new, five-year deal with a base salary of $4 million per year. He can make as much as $8 million with incentives, according to a person familiar with the contract who spoke to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Harbaugh adds Linguist, Helow to Michigan's defensive staff

Jan. 20, 2021 9:07 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has hired Maurice Linguist and George Helow to be assistants on defense, the latest moves that have reshaped his coaching staff. Harbaugh announced the additions Wednesday night, adding that defensive line coach Shaun Nua has agreed on a contract...

Badgers' Kolodziej goes from strength coach to d-line coach

Jan. 20, 2021 7:00 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has named Ross Kolodziej defensive line coach after he served as the program’s head strength and conditioning coach over the last six seasons. Badgers coach Paul Chryst announced the promotion Wednesday. Kolodziej replaces Inoke Breckterfield, who had been...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields passes against Clemson during the second half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans. Fields is foregoing his senior season to enter the NFL draft, in an announcement posted on social media, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Fields, expected to be a first-round draft choice, went 20-2 as a two-year starter for the Buckeyes. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Ohio State QB Fields declares for draft; WR Olave returning

Jan. 18, 2021 8:58 PM EST

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is forgoing his senior season to enter the NFL draft, while Buckeyes wide receiver Chris Olave is returning for his senior year. The teammates announced their decisions Monday on Twitter. Fields, expected to be a first-round pick, said in his lengthy Twitter post that his path...

Michigan hires Ravens' Macdonald as defensive coordinator

Jan. 17, 2021 6:17 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan hired Baltimore Ravens linebacker coach Mike Macdonald as defensive coordinator. The Wolverines announced the move Sunday. The 33-year-old Macdonald replaces Don Brown, who recently became the defensive coordinator at Arizona. It's a significant hire for Michigan, which is...

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016, file photo, McDonogh high school football lineman Jordan McNair watches from the sideline during a game in McDonogh, Md. The University of Maryland has agreed to a $3.5 million settlement with the parents of football player Jordan McNair, who died of heatstroke following a workout in 2018. The amount was made public on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in a meeting agenda released by the Maryland Board of Public Works. It must be approved at the board’s meeting on Jan. 27.
(Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)

Maryland prepares $3.5 million payout to McNair parents

Jan. 16, 2021 1:54 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland has agreed to a $3.5 million settlement with the parents of football player Jordan McNair, who died of heatstroke following a workout in 2018. The amount was made public on Friday in a meeting agenda released by the Maryland Board of Public Works. It must...

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...

Michigan hires Mike Hart as running back mentor

Jan. 13, 2021 8:07 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired former running back Mike Hart to be the program's running back mentor. The Wolverines announced the move Wednesday. Hart is Michigan's career rushing leader, and he was the running backs coach at Indiana for the past four seasons. “I am excited about the...