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Overextended: Why schools rush to extend coach contracts

Oct. 15, 2018 3:11 AM EDT

Coming off a division title that included a victory against its archrival, Auburn faced the prospect of losing its coach. Who knows whether Gus Malzahn really wanted to return to his home state and become the head football coach at Arkansas, another SEC school, but Auburn's leadership decided it did not want to...

Ravens pile up team-record 11 sacks against former coach

Oct. 15, 2018 2:56 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens swarmed around their new defensive coordinator, Don "Wink" Martindale, celebrating after a game that will go down in the record books. Getting 11 sacks along with a shutout against the man Martindale replaced makes this mark even sweeter. Za'Darius Smith had a...

Titans shut out for 1st time since relocating to Tennessee

Oct. 14, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — First-year head coach Mike Vrabel knows exactly what the Titans didn't do in being shut out on its own field for the first time since this franchise moved to Tennessee way back in 1997. In a word, everything. Marcus Mariota was sacked a career-worst 11 times, and the Titans managed...

Gruden: Raiders not looking to trade Cooper

Oct. 14, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden insists he's not shopping Amari Cooper to other teams. He's more worried about the wide receiver's health after a helmet-to-helmet hit knocked Cooper out of Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Gruden denied a report by Fox Sports before the game that the...

Bowling Green fires coach Mike Jinks midway through Year 3

Oct. 14, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Bowling Green fired coach Mike Jinks midway through his third season, with the Falcons winless against FBS competition. Athletic director Bob Moosbrugger announced the move Sunday. Defensive coordinator Carl Pelini, the former head coach at Florida Atlantic, was named interim...

Chip Kelly gets 1st win at UCLA, 37-7 over California

Oct. 13, 2018 11:41 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The final seconds of UCLA's first win of the Chip Kelly era ticked off and the Bruins gathered to celebrate with their traveling fans before performing a rousing rendition of their fight song in the locker room. After five straight losses to open the season, this celebration was a...

Lewerke rallies Michigan State over No. 8 Penn State, 21-17

Oct. 13, 2018 9:07 PM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Each Michigan State player brought a poker chip to Happy Valley and coach Mark Dantonio encouraged the Spartans to push them all to the center of the table Saturday. As the evening wore on against No. 8 Penn State, it was clear the Spartans were all-in. They converted a fake punt...

Missed PAT lifts Montana State over Idaho 24-23

Oct. 13, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Troy Andersen ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns, the Vandals missed an extra point with 3:07 to play and Montana State beat Idaho 24-23 on Saturday. The MSU offense was stagnant for most of the first half, going three-and-out on three of its six possessions, but the Bobcats (4-2,...

No. 14 Florida rallies to beat Vanderbilt after near brawl

Oct. 13, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dan Mullen prefers not to talk about what prompted his 14th-ranked Florida Gators and the Vanderbilt Commodores to spill off the sidelines. Derek Mason says a Florida player said something to the Vanderbilt coach. In the end, the Gators' big comeback overshadowed the near brawl in...

Duke beats fumble-prone Georgia Tech 28-14

Oct. 13, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Duke's Daniel Jones seized the advantage when Georgia Tech suffered a sudden flurry of three lost fumbles in the final three minutes of the third quarter. Jones threw three touchdown passes, all in the decisive span late in the third quarter, and Duke contained the nation's top running...