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Utah gets a big flip on Day 2 of early signing period

Dec. 19, 2019 4:54 PM EST

The ripple effect of a coaching change at Boston College seems to have benefited Utah in recruiting. The Utes signed highly touted cornerback Clark Phillips on Thursday, the second day of the early signing period. Phillips had been committed to Ohio State, but flipped late after Buckeyes co-defensive coordinator...

ADDS THE CHILDREN'S NAMES - Eliah Drinkwitz walks to the stage to be introduced as the new NCAA college football head coach at the University of Missouri, with his children Emerson, 6, left, and Addison, 9, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Columbia, Mo. Drinkwitz becomes the 33rd head football coach at Missouri after coaching the 2019 season at Appalachian State. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

New Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz predicts success

Dec. 10, 2019 2:03 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Eli Drinkwitz was saying all the right things after being introduced as the new football coach at Missouri, laying out his vision for the once-proud program with unwavering confidence and bold proclamations. Then the former Appalachian State coach made a minor slip-up. “Our...

Appalachian State coach Eliah Drinkwitz talks with quarterback Zac Thomas (12) during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Troy on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Troy, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

AP Source: Mizzou hiring Appalachian State's Eli Drinkwitz

Dec. 8, 2019 9:22 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri reached an agreement Sunday with Eliah Drinkwitz to take over the Tigers' once-proud football program, a person with knowledge of the hiring told The Associated Press, making Appalachian State's successful coach the second-youngest in a Power Five conference. The person...

In this Nov. 28, 2019 photo, Mississippi head coach Matt Luke removes his headset during an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State, in Starkville, Miss. Mississippi has fired Luke, three days after his third non-winning season ended with an excruciating rivalry game loss. Athletic director Keith Carter said Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 the decision to change coaches was made after evaluating the trajectory of the program and not seeing enough “momentum on the field.” (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Ole Miss fires coach Matt Luke after 3 seasons, 15-21 record

Dec. 1, 2019 9:25 PM EST

Mississippi fired football coach Matt Luke on Sunday, three days after his third non-winning season ended with an excruciating rivalry game loss. Athletic director Keith Carter said in a statement the decision to change coaches was made after evaluating the trajectory of the program and not seeing see enough...

In this Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 photo, Missouri head coach Barry Odom leads his team onto the field to play Arkansas during an NCAA college football game in Little Rock, Ark. Missouri fired Odom on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019,  ending the four-year stay of a respected former player who took over a program in disarray but could never get the Tigers over the hump in the brutal SEC. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Missouri fires football coach Barry Odom after 4 seasons

Nov. 30, 2019 7:59 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri fired football coach Barry Odom on Saturday, ending the four-year stay of a respected former player who took over a program in disarray but could never get the Tigers over the hump in the brutal SEC. The Tigers finished 6-6 and 3-5 in the conference after beating Arkansas...

Missouri quarterback Taylor Powell drops back to pass against Arkansas during the second half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Powell, Missouri snap 5-game skid with win over Arkansas

Nov. 29, 2019 7:47 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In a game started by third- and fifth-string quarterbacks, the outcome was decided by one of their backups. It was appropriate enough for Arkansas and Missouri, two teams facing their longest losing streaks in decades. Fayetteville High School graduate Taylor Powell entered for...

Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant warms up before an NCAA college football game against Tennessee, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

NCAA rejects Missouri appeal, postseason ban looms

Nov. 26, 2019 6:48 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NCAA rejected an appeal by the University of Missouri to limit or overturn sanctions for infractions tied to the case of a former tutor Tuesday, angering school officials and leaving in place postseason bans in three high-profile sports along with other restrictions. The school...