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Baylor hires ex-UNC coach Fedora as OC

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WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor has hired former North Carolina and Southern Miss head coach Larry Fedora as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for new head coach Dave Aranda.

Fedora, an offensive analyst for Texas this past season, started his college coaching career at Baylor. He was a Bears assistant from 1991-96, first for Grant Teaff and then Chuck Reedy.

Aranda also announced Saturday the retention of Joey McGuire, who was the associate head coach who served as interim head coach after Matt Rhule became coach of the NFL's Carolina Panthers.


Wash. St. QB Gordon stars in Senior Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Washington State quarterback Anthony Gordon is used to waiting his turn.

Gordon, who didn't start until his senior year, led the North to three touchdowns in the third quarter in a 31-17 victory over the South in the Senior Bowl on Saturday.


LSU's Orgeron gets new 6-year, $42M deal

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 earlier this month with a 42-25 victory over Clemson in the national title game in New Orleans.


Ex-ACC commissioner Corrigan dies at 91

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Gene Corrigan, the former NCAA president who also helped change the look of college sports as Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner and Notre Dame and Virginia athletic director, died early Saturday. He was 91.

The ACC said Saturday that Corrigan died "peacefully overnight surrounded by his family" in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Miami QB Williams plans to transfer

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Jarren Williams informed Miami on Thursday that he is entering the transfer portal, a move that comes three days after former Houston quarterback D’Eriq King decided to join the Hurricanes.

Williams started 10 of Miami’s 13 games this past season, after beating out N’Kosi Perry and Tate Martell for the first-string job. But with King -- the presumed starter for 2020 -- arriving this week, it was presumed that some of Miami’s incumbent quarterbacks would look elsewhere.


Oklahoma assistant McNeill stepping down

NORMAN, Okla, (AP) Ruffin McNeill is stepping down as Oklahoma's assistant head coach and outside linebackers coach to help care for his 85-year-old father in North Carolina.

The school made the announcement Thursday.


Tennessee adds USC grad transfer Jones

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.


Auburn DC Steele gets 3-year extension

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.


DE Kinlaw fueled by humble beginnings

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 this week’s Senior Bowl. He is trying to cement his status as a first-rounder and perhaps even a top 10 draft pick.


Arnett leaves Orange to be Miss. St. DC

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 hired Arnett, but he's now joining new Mississippi State coach Mike Leach's staff instead.

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