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No. 14 Michigan knows Michigan State can still be dangerous

Nov. 11, 2019 7:46 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Even a stumbling Michigan State team represents a threat to Jim Harbaugh and Michigan. That's something the Wolverines surely understand by now. "On high alert for everything," Harbaugh said Monday. "We understand coach (Mark) Dantonio's a master motivator. There could be trick...

LSU's Orgeron says locker room comments were 'fiery moment'

Nov. 11, 2019 6:51 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron says his boisterous and sometimes profane locker room speech after the top-ranked Tigers beat Alabama was not meant for public consumption and not meant to hurt anyone. An unidentified LSU player posted about 14 seconds of the speech on social media after...

No. 10 Oklahoma looks to get defense on track against Baylor

Nov. 11, 2019 6:35 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The persistent concern about Oklahoma's defense has returned to the front of the picture of the Sooners' season. Last year, the Sooners fired their defensive coordinator and eventually posted some of the worst numbers in school history. Oklahoma hired Alex Grinch, and a turnaround...

Arkansas AD on football: 'I have to get this search right'

Nov. 11, 2019 6:13 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas athletic director Hunter Yurachek said Monday he felt the football program was moving in reverse over the past month, leading to the firing of second-year coach Chad Morris after 22 games. Morris was 4-18 in two seasons and was winless in Southeastern Conference games....

Junkyard Dawgs: No. 5 Georgia's stellar D a team effort

Nov. 11, 2019 6:04 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kirby Smart has coached some stellar defenses. This might be one of his best. Never mind the lack of star power. "They've got some of those same traits as the good defenses I've been able to be around," the Georgia coach said Monday. "But this group probably doesn't have that star, elite...

Syracuse's Dino Babers hopeful for a rebound

Nov. 11, 2019 5:52 PM EST

Just over a week after firing his defensive coordinator, not much has changed for Syracuse coach Dino Babers. The Orange are still on a four-game losing streak and in desperate need of some sort of turnaround. Coming off a bye week, Syracuse's 58-27 loss to visiting Boston College was still fresh. BC rolled to a...

After ending Top 25 drought, No. 24 Indiana chases new goals

Nov. 11, 2019 5:20 PM EST

Coach Tom Allen walked into Indiana's team meeting Monday and congratulated his players for ending one streak. He quickly urged them to start a new one. One day after No. 24 Indiana cracked the Top 25 for the first time in more than a quarter-century, the Hoosiers spent some time talking about what needs to be...

Saban, No. 4 Alabama focused on 'how we complete the season'

Nov. 11, 2019 4:53 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has been here before, looking to salvage damaged playoff hopes after a competitive loss to No. 1 LSU. The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide is hoping for another national championship reprieve following Saturday's 46-41 loss to the Tigers . This team may not even need the kind of...

Texas Tech QB Bowman cleared to play and intends to redshirt

Nov. 11, 2019 4:34 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech quarterback Alan Bowman has been cleared to play after missing six games with a shoulder injury but the plan now is to redshirt the second-year player. Bowman, who got hurt in the third game Sept. 14 at Arizona, could still play in one more game this season for Texas Tech...

Nevada's Hammond MWC defensive player of week; 9 tackles

Nov. 11, 2019 12:37 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada defensive end Sam Hammond has been named the Mountain West Conference defensive player of the week after recording a career-high nine tackles in the Wolf Pack's 17-13 upset of 24th-ranked San Diego State. Hammond had four solo tackles and a quarterback sack Saturday as Nevada...