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Who's No. 1? Top picks Murray and Mayfield ready for QB duel

Dec. 12, 2019 2:49 AM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Baker Mayfield has the moxie and machismo while Kyler Murray prefers to keep things low-key. The two will always be linked by their similar back stories, similar skill sets and a similar career path, but it's hard to find a pair of NFL quarterbacks with more opposite personalities....

FAU hires Willie Taggart to be next coach, replacing Kiffin

Dec. 11, 2019 7:30 PM EST

Willie Taggart has another chance, and Florida Atlantic's search for Lane Kiffin's replacement is over. Taggart was hired by FAU on Wednesday, a week before the early signing day and only four days after Kiffin left the Owls for Mississippi. “I’m looking forward to long-term success here," Taggart...

Raheem Mostert becomes 49ers' new lead running back

Dec. 11, 2019 7:30 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When the 49ers' Raheem Mostert started his NFL career, he was a running back in name only. He made the final roster primarily to play special teams. He had never been a starting running back, even in college. Now Mostert is the lead running back on the NFL’s...

2 ex-Nebraska football players face sex assault allegations

Dec. 11, 2019 6:50 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two former University of Nebraska football players accused in connection with the sexual assault of a 19-year-old fellow student were set to be released from jail Wednesday after a judge allowed them to post bond, and attorneys for both men said they intend to fight the allegations....

Florida-Virginia bowl matchup: 'a lot of orange and blue'

Dec. 11, 2019 6:41 PM EST

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall finds it amusing his Cavaliers have been designated the home team in the Orange Bowl. They're playing Florida, which ensures most of the crowd on Dec. 30 will be cheering for the “visitors." “This might be the most disproportionate home...

Colorado State hires Steve Addazio as football coach

Dec. 11, 2019 6:15 PM EST

One of the criteria Colorado State had for its next football coach was experience. The Rams checked that box with the hiring of Steve Addazio. Addazio agreed to a five-year contract Wednesday, with a base salary of $1.5 million in the first year and with a $50,000 increase each year of the deal. The 60-year-old...

Lansing Catholic's Gillespie AP Division 5-6 top player

Dec. 11, 2019 6:00 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — As Zach Gillespie looked ahead to his senior season and his first as the starting quarterback for Lansing Catholic in August, he was reminded to set his goals high. So Gillespie realized then he needed to adjust the initial goals he had set for this season. “(My dad) reminded...

Browns' Mayfield not fueled by college rift with Cards coach

Dec. 11, 2019 4:50 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield won't forget what happened between him and Kliff Kingsbury. Some scars remain. However, it appears the Browns quarterback has forgiven one of his former college coaches. “It’s in the past,” Mayfield said Wednesday of his issues when he played at Texas...

Kentucky's Lynn Bowden wins Hornung Award for versatility

Dec. 11, 2019 4:49 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky junior Lynn Bowden has won the Paul Hornung Award as college football’s most versatile player. He is the first Wildcat player to be honored by the Louisville Sports Commission. Bowden moved to quarterback at midseason after starting as a receiver and return...

Colorado State hires Steve Addazio as new head coach

Dec. 11, 2019 4:48 PM EST
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State hires Steve Addazio as new head coach.