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AP source: Georgia freshman QB Fields plans to transfer

Dec. 17, 2018 11:04 PM EST

Georgia freshman quarterback Justin Fields has informed Bulldogs coaches he plans to transfer, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Monday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Fields, the former five-star recruit, had yet to formally notify No. 6 Georgia of...

Left out of playoff, Georgia looks to avoid Sugar letdown

Dec. 17, 2018 6:24 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A year ago, Georgia was getting ready for the College Football Playoff. Now, it feels like the Bulldogs are preparing for the Letdown Bowl. Georgia missed out on the four-team playoff field after another bitter loss to Alabama, forcing it to settle for the Sugar Bowl as a consolation...

Saban: Tagovailoa's ankle 'probably ahead of schedule'

Dec. 17, 2018 5:57 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban says quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is "probably ahead of schedule" in recovering from ankle surgery. The Heisman Trophy runner-up has been practicing for the top-ranked Crimson Tide, which began preparations Friday for an Orange Bowl semifinal matchup with...

NC State hires veteran assistant Kurt Roper as QBs coach

Dec. 17, 2018 12:36 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has hired former Duke and Colorado offensive coordinator Kurt Roper as its quarterbacks coach. Coach Dave Doeren announced Roper's hiring Monday. The move returns Roper to the North Carolina Triangle. He spent six seasons in charge of Duke's offense before leaving...

Heupel, Kelly, Saban are finalists for AP coach of year

Dec. 16, 2018 6:45 PM EST

UCF's Josh Heupel, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Alabama's Nick Saban are the finalists for The Associated Press national college football coach of the year after leading their teams to unbeaten regular seasons. The winner will be announced Monday at noon EST. Heupel guided No. 7 Central Florida (12-0) to a second...

Missouri football assistant arrested for missing court date

Dec. 16, 2018 3:39 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — An assistant Missouri football coach has been arrested for missing a court date on a traffic ticket. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Vernon Hargreaves was arrested Saturday after a University Police officer discovered an arrest warrant related to a court date Hargreaves missed in...

New Colorado coach Mel Tucker hires coordinators

Dec. 15, 2018 4:29 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — New Colorado football coach Mel Tucker added a few familiar faces from Georgia to serve as his coordinators. Tucker brought in Jay Johnson to run the offense and Tyson Summers to oversee the defense in moves announced Saturday by the school. Both were on staff with Tucker when he...

Saban: Alabama hasn't hired ex-Maryland coach DJ Durkin

Dec. 14, 2018 8:07 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Former Maryland coach DJ Durkin is spending time with the Alabama football staff but hasn't been hired. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said in a statement Friday that Durkin "is spending a few days with our staff in Tuscaloosa from a professional development standpoint." Saban says...

Tennessee LB Sapp bypassing final season to enter draft

Dec. 14, 2018 7:53 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee linebacker Quart'e Sapp says he's bypassing his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. Sapp tweeted out a video announcing his intentions Friday, the same day he earned his degree. After making 78 tackles to rank fourth on the team last season, Sapp had 29...

Kentucky's Benny Snell Jr. leaving early for NFL draft

Dec. 14, 2018 6:22 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky running back Benny Snell Jr. says he'll skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft, but will play in the Wildcats' New Year's Day bowl game. Snell announced his decision in a video posted to Twitter on Friday. He thanks the school's fans for making Kentucky feel like home,...