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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019, file photo, North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance (5) scores a rushing touchdown during the first half of an FCS playoff NCAA college football game against Montana State in Fargo, N.D. All but a few teams in the Football Championship Subdivision shut down in the fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic and will play a spring season culminating with the NCAA playoffs in April and May. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File)

FCS schedules nearly set with season starting in February

Jan. 15, 2021 6:00 PM EST

One college football season just ended, and another one starts in just over a month. All but a few teams in the Football Championship Subdivision shut down in the fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic and will play a spring season culminating with the NCAA playoffs in April and May. As has been the case across...

FILE -  In this Nov. 14, 2020, file photo, Colorado head coach Karl Dorrell stands on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford in Stanford, Calif. First-year Colorado coach Dorrell has the Buffaloes in a bowl for the first time since 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Off to solid start, Dorrell sees big things in store for CU

Jan. 15, 2021 4:26 PM EST

Colorado coach Karl Dorrell had a thought while flying back with his team from a lopsided Alamo Bowl loss last month. “How far we have to go,” he said Friday in a wrap-up video call. That's why Dorrell hasn’t taken much time off since the 55-23 loss to Texas closed the chapter on his first...

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...