Coaching

December 14, 2018 - 7:07 pm
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."...
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December 13, 2018 - 9:39 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Retiring Ohio State coach Urban Meyer isn't easing out of the job just yet, not as long as there's one more game to win. Buckeyes players said this week that Meyer has been at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for every practice and is fully engaged in preparations for the Rose...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman, right, talks with Northern Iowa head coach Mark Farley, left, before an NCAA college football game in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Kansas State hired Klieman to lead its football program Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, passing the reins from retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles but little Big 12 experience. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
December 10, 2018 - 8:27 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State hired Chris Klieman of North Dakota State to lead its football program Monday night, passing the reins from retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles but little Big 12 experience. Klieman was hired to...
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
December 09, 2018 - 7:12 pm
The Latest from Week 14 of the NFL season (all times EST): 7:30 p.m. The Dallas Cowboys (8-5) have pushed their lead over Philadelphia and Washington in the NFC East to a commanding two games with three games to play, with a wild 29-23 overtime win over the Eagles. Amari Cooper's third touchdown of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2018, file photo, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh stands on the field before the team's NCAA college football game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Harbaugh says he is staying at Michigan, responding to speculation he's returning to the NFL. The former San Francisco 49ers coach tells ESPN he's not going anywhere. Fox Sports analyst Cris Carter has said Harbaugh is a potential candidate to lead Green Bay and Cleveland. Michigan won 10 games this season for the third time under Harbaugh but dropped to 0-4 against rival Ohio State. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
December 09, 2018 - 5:10 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh insisted he is staying at Michigan. Responding to speculation he's returning to the NFL, the former San Francisco 49ers coach told ESPN he is not going anywhere . "This is a choreographed message that comes up at this time every year before signing day,"...
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Newly hired Georgia Tech football coach Geoff Collins speaks during a news conference Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 07, 2018 - 8:05 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia native Geoff Collins said Friday he landed his dream job when hired to return as Georgia Tech's coach. Most notable among changes the former Temple coach will bring to the Yellow Jackets will be a shift from the spread-option offense used by former coach Paul Johnson the last...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) celebrates on the sidelines after throwing a touchdown against Oklahoma during the second half of the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game, in Arlington, Texas. Murray was named The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)
December 07, 2018 - 10:55 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is the unanimous pick for The Associated Press Big 12 offensive player of the year, the fourth consecutive season a player from the conference champion Sooners has won the honor. Murray, a Heisman Trophy finalist who this week was also...
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December 07, 2018 - 10:53 am
Liberty has hired former Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze to lead its football program. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the Flames have tabbed Freeze as their next coach. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because neither the school nor Freeze...
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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly listens during a news conference Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Atlanta. Notre Dame is one of the four teams in the College Football Playoff. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 06, 2018 - 7:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Sitting beside Nick Saban, Lincoln Riley and Dabo Swinney at a gathering of the College Football Playoff coaches, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly referred to his team as "the new kids on the block." The description fit. Saban has guided No. 1 Alabama, the defending champion, to its fifth...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016, file photo, New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher talks to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, in San Antonio. Former NBA player and coach Derek Fisher has been hired to coach the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. The Sparks announced the move Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 .(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
December 06, 2018 - 8:45 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former NBA player and coach Derek Fisher has been hired to coach the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. The Sparks announced the move Wednesday, five days after longtime WNBA coach Brian Agler resigned. Fisher helped the Los Angeles Lakers win five NBA titles during his 18-season playing...
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