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Auburn hires former star Carnell Williams as RBs coach

Jan. 23, 2019 6:48 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Auburn tailback Carnell Williams has returned to his alma mater as running backs coach. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced Williams' hiring Wednesday. Williams was the 2005 NFL Rookie of the Year after being picked fifth overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As a senior, he led...

Senior Bowl 'golden opportunity' for small school prospects

Jan. 23, 2019 6:42 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — John Cominsky has more people watching Senior Bowl practices this week than he figures would typically attend his games at Division II Charleston. "We maybe had three or four hundred people max at our games watching us play," the defensive lineman said. "Just the attention here has been...

Revamped NCAA waiver policy helps transfers play right away

Jan. 23, 2019 5:24 PM EST

Last year, a high-profile overhaul of NCAA transfer rules stopped short of creating free agency in college sports. A much quieter change, however, helped quarterback Shea Patterson play for Michigan and will determine whether Justin Fields is eligible this fall at Ohio State. The modification to the waiver...

Top 25 Podcast: Telling the tale of College football at 150

Jan. 23, 2019 5:11 PM EST

Veteran sports writer Ivan Maisel of ESPN has taken on the task of telling the tale of college football, starting from the very beginning. College football turns 150 this year, and to celebrate the sesquicentennial, ESPN is planning a mountain of content, including 35 hours of television programming. Maisel has...

Son of NFL great Deion Sanders commits to South Carolina

Jan. 22, 2019 10:37 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina will have some "Prime Time" on its team next season as the son of NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders committed to the Gamecocks on Tuesday night. Shilo Sanders posted his decision to join the Gamecocks on social media, his video ending with him in a white South Carolina...

Well-traveled QB Gardner Minshew hoping to find NFL home

Jan. 22, 2019 6:20 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Gardner Minshew carved his own meandering path from walk-on to NFL prospect. He began as a walk-on at Troy, took a sharp left to junior college, bounced over to East Carolina, made a beeline toward Alabama and finally ended with one terrific final season at Washington State. "I kind of...

The Latest: Grier says he would never let teammates down

Jan. 22, 2019 5:36 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Senior Bowl (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Will Grier became a star quarterback at West Virginia, but knows NFL teams also want his take on what happened at Florida. It's something he's addressing with them this week at the Senior Bowl. Grier received a yearlong...

South Carolina adds John Scott Jr. as defensive line coach

Jan. 22, 2019 12:56 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has hired former NFL assistant John Scott Jr. as its defensive line coach. The school announced the hire Tuesday after his one-year, $435,000 contract was approved by university trustees. Scott takes over for Lance Thompson, who was let go by the Gamecocks after three...

Florida hires former Redskins assistant Gray as CBs coach

Jan. 21, 2019 8:14 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has hired Torrian Gray as its cornerbacks coach, bringing him back to Gainesville to replace Charlton Warren. Warren left the Gators to take a similar position at rival Georgia. Gray, who has 19 years of coaching experience, worked at Florida during the 2016 season. He...

Rutgers names Maryland's Andy Buh its defensive coordinator

Jan. 21, 2019 2:32 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers has named Maryland's Andy Buh its defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. Coach Chris Ash announced the hiring Monday. Buh, who spent the last three seasons as the defensive coordinator at Maryland, replaces Jay Niemann. Niemann had been the Scarlet Knights' defensive...