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Pry era begins at Virginia Tech with designs on dominant D

Aug. 17, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Brent Pry’s initial stint at Virginia Tech came 25 years ago as an assistant to longtime defensive coordinator Bud Foster. In his return as the Hokies’ coach, the former defensive coordinator at Penn State and his defensive coordinator, Chris Marve, count...

Louisville, coach Satterfield seek to play complete games

Aug. 17, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville players and coach Scott Satterfield are determined to better capitalize on early opportunities and finish games strong this season. The fourth-year Cardinals coach acknowledged he had reflected on several close losses last fall after leading in the...

Vandy defender Miles Capers to miss season with injured knee

Aug. 17, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt sophomore defensive end-linebacker Miles Capers will miss the season with an injured knee requiring surgery. Coach Clark Lea announced Capers' season-ending injury Wednesday. From Sumter, South Carolina, Caper hurt a knee in practice this week. ...

PICK SIX: Key transfers to watch, and not just at QB

Aug. 17, 2022 02:41 AM EDT

Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams isn’t a typical transfer. Rather than adapting to a new coach and an entirely new system, Williams followed Lincoln Riley from Oklahoma to USC. So he’s playing for the same coach, albeit at a different school. Williams...

New coach, new facility have Florida eyeing better results

Aug. 16, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Billy Napier’s methodical, multifaceted approach to returning Florida to national prominence might actually be on a fast track. Napier’s recruiting prowess has been on display the last two months, culminating with the Gators’ 2023 class breaking into...

Jimbo Fisher, No. 6 Texas A&M seeking SEC superiority

Aug. 16, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher spent the offseason making headlines for a spat with Alabama's Nick Saban. Now that the season is approaching, the trash talk between the coaches has ended and Fisher and No. 6 Texas A&M will try to take the next...

Mizzou full of optimism with new QB, defensive coordinator

Aug. 16, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz is on his third defensive coordinator in three years at Missouri, and the Tigers are about to start their fifth different quarterback in the season opener in the last five years. Sounds like a program that should be on shaky ground....

Unranked LSU eyes quick rebuild under ex-Irish coach Kelly

Aug. 16, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New LSU coach Brian Kelly enters the first season of his 10-year contract facing the type of rebuilding project the unranked Tigers haven't seen in decades. The last time LSU entered a season outside the AP Top 25 was the late summer of 2000 — when the...

Arkansas in SEC mix, stacked on rushing, defensive backfield

Aug. 16, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas was last in this position — coming off a season of nine wins or more — 10 years ago. Except this offseason, there was no program-altering motorcycle crash. Sam Pittman — the antithesis, personality-wise, to coach Bobby Petrino, whose wreck...

South Carolina seeks step forward in Beamer's second season

Aug. 16, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer is looking for more out of his program heading into his second season after a debut few saw coming. The Gamecocks were considered one of the Southeastern Conference's weakest teams when Beamer took over for Will Muschamp in...