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LSU brings back Pelini as defensive coordinator

Jan. 27, 2020 5:10 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Reigning national champion LSU is bringing back Bo Pelini as defensive coordinator, the position he held when the Tigers won a national championship in the 2007 season. Pelini, whose hiring was announced by coach Ed Orgeron on Monday, replaces Dave Aranda, who left the Tigers to...

Former Auburn student makes Forbes 30 under 30

Jan. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EST

Adam Richelieu, one of Forbes’ latest 30 under 30 honorees, knew when he set foot on Auburn University’s campus that he’d found his home away from home. The soon-to-be Auburn freshman called his mom and told her he didn’t want to see any other schools — he was going to be a...

In this Jan. 11, 2020 photo, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to the Mid Alabama Republican Club in Vestavia Hills, AL. Sessions is stressing his loyalty to President Donald Trump as he seeks to regain the Alabama Senate seat he held for 20 years. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)

Jeff Sessions stresses Trump loyalty in Alabama Senate race

Jan. 25, 2020 9:20 AM EST

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, giving a recent campaign speech to a suburban Republican club, recalled his 2016 decision to endorse then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a time when many party members were uncertain about the bellicose outsider. “'Jeff, are...

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron holds the national championship trophy during a celebration of the team's NCAA college football championship, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

LSU's Orgeron agrees to new 6-year, $42 million contract

Jan. 24, 2020 11:42 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron has agreed to a new contract extension worth more than $7 million annually and which runs through the 2026 season, the university announced on Friday. The new six-year agreement comes on the heels of the Tigers' 15-0 national championship season that concluded...

Oregon's Justin Herbert of the South squad runs drills during practice for the Senior Bowl college football game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Herbert, other Senior Bowl players hope staying put pays off

Jan. 23, 2020 3:53 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A year ago, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert decided to stick around for his senior season instead of turning pro. Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun didn’t really have much choice. Both had impressive final college seasons, including a head-to-head Rose Bowl matchup, and believe...

AP Top 25 Podcast: What's next for NCAA's NIL policy?

Jan. 23, 2020 10:18 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA is trying to figure out how it can allow athletes to be compensated for their fame, while still preserving its rules for amateurism. What's next in the debate over name, image and likeness rights? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic...

Auburn coordinator Kevin Steele agrees to new 3-year deal

Jan. 22, 2020 10:07 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele has agreed to a three-year contract through the 2022 season. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced the deal on Wednesday. The school did not release terms of the contract. Steele was set to make about $1.9 million last year. Auburn has ranked in...

Tennessee announces addition of USC grad transfer WR Jones

Jan. 22, 2020 6:21 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wide receiver Velus Jones will join Tennessee as a graduate transfer from Southern California. Jones already had said Jan. 9 on social media that he was going to play for the Volunteers. Tennessee announced Wednesday that Jones was joining its program. Because Jones has already...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, South Carolina defensive lineman Aaron Sterling, right, recovers a fumble by Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur (14) after being hit by Javon Kinlaw (3) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, in Nashville, Tenn. Kinlaw was selected to The Associated Press All-America team, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Javon Kinlaw's humble beginning fuels his aggressive play

Jan. 22, 2020 4:42 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Javon Kinlaw’s motivation comes from his past, having lived at times without running water or electricity. Those humble beginnings drive the South Carolina defensive tackle to play with a different kind of aggression and have helped him become one of the top NFL prospects at...

Mississippi State hires Zach Arnett as defensive coordinator

Jan. 22, 2020 4:36 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State has named Zach Arnett as its defensive coordinator, less than two weeks after he had accepted the same position at Syracuse. The 33-year-old Arnett had spent the last two seasons as San Diego State’s defensive coordinator. Syracuse announced Jan. 11 it had...