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Vanderbilt's Clark Lea adds 3 more to his coaching staff

Jan. 15, 2021 2:29 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea has added three more people to his initial coaching staff. He announced Friday the hiring Brandon Hourigan as director of strength and conditioning and a pair of women with Casey Stangel as director of operations and Molly Hart as assistant director of...

Expansion could bring football back to WAC this fall in FCS

Jan. 15, 2021 1:41 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Football is returning in the Western Athletic Conference, this time at the Championship Subdivision level. The league announced this week it would add four schools from the Southland Conference and one from the Big Sky to bring its membership to 13. The five new members will join Dixie State...

NC State QB transfer Hockman commits to Middle Tennessee

Jan. 14, 2021 9:03 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State quarterback Bailey Hockman plans to play at Middle Tennessee as a graduate transfer. Hockman announced he has committed to the Blue Raiders in a social-media post Thursday, about a week after announcing he would leave the Wolfpack. The redshirt junior and former...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, Samford running back Jay Stanton (20) is tackled by Auburn defensive tackle DaQuan Newkirk (44) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala. Florida is rebuilding its defensive line with help from the transfer portal. The Gators officially welcomed former Auburn defensive tackle Daquan Newkirk to the program Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 a little more than a week after landing Penn State defensive tackle Antonio Shelton. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Florida rebuilds D-line by adding transfers Newkirk, Shelton

Jan. 14, 2021 6:22 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is rebuilding its defensive line with help from the transfer portal. The Gators officially welcomed former Auburn defensive tackle Daquan Newkirk to the program Thursday, a little more than a week after landing ex-Penn State defensive tackle Antonio Shelton. The duo should...

Duke coach gives up play-calling duties, realigns staff

Jan. 14, 2021 5:49 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke head coach David Cutcliffe is giving up play-calling duties amid multiple changes in responsibilities for the Blue Devils coaching staff following a two-win season. Cutcliffe took over play-calling last season as the Blue Devils sought an offensive spark, but said Thursday he...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Miami head coach Manny Diaz calls out a play during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Louisville in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Hurricanes’ head coach — and former defensive coordinator — will call the plays on that side of the football in 2021, he said Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 while announcing a slew of other changes including the return of Jess Simpson to coach defensive line(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Hurricanes shake up defensive coaching staff for 2021

Jan. 14, 2021 4:47 PM EST

Manny Diaz decided someone else needed to call Miami’s defensive plays. He chose himself. The Hurricanes’ head coach — and former defensive coordinator — will call the plays on that side of the football in 2021, he said Thursday, while announcing a slew of other changes including the...

New Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea adds 4 to his coaching staff

Jan. 14, 2021 4:25 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea has added four people to his coaching staff, a group including Justin Lustig from Syracuse as his assistant head coach, special teams coordinator and tight ends coach. Lea announced the additions Thursday. The new assistants include Inoke Breckterfield...

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones passes against Ohio State during the second half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Jones among 4 Alabama underclassmen declaring for NFL draft

Jan. 14, 2021 4:19 PM EST

Four stars from Alabama's national championship team, including Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback Mac Jones, are leaving early to enter the NFL draft. Jones, wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, cornerback Patrick Surtain II and defensive lineman Christian Barmore announced their intentions to leave on Thursday...

Alcorn State, Southern picked to win SWAC divisions

Jan. 14, 2021 2:19 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alcorn State and Southern are the favorites to repeat as division champions in the Southwestern Athletic Conference in a season that was moved to spring because of the pandemic. The league announced its preseason picks during the virtual media day on Thursday. Alcorn State is the...

Michigan hires Mike Hart as running back mentor

Jan. 13, 2021 8:07 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired former running back Mike Hart to be the program's running back mentor. The Wolverines announced the move Wednesday. Hart is Michigan's career rushing leader, and he was the running backs coach at Indiana for the past four seasons. “I am excited about the...