Coaching

Virginia Tech Hokies wide receiver Damon Hazelton, left, and quarterback quarterback Josh Jackson (17) celebrate a touchdown on their first drive against Florida State during an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
September 03, 2018 - 11:09 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Josh Jackson threw two touchdown passes, one early and another late, and No. 20 Virginia Tech handled 19th-ranked Florida State 24-3 in the rain Monday night to spoil coach Willie Taggart's debut with the Seminoles. Florida State looked dysfunctional and disorganized most...
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Ohio State receiver Terry McLaurin is lifted in celebration by teammate Jaylen Harris after scoring a touchdown against Oregon State during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
September 01, 2018 - 5:35 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State came into the opener with a stand-in coach and a new starting quarterback after a truly bizarre preseason that led to a three-game suspension for coach Urban Meyer. The day worked out OK for the offensively prolific No. 5 Buckeyes, though their defense might still...
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Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson, center, makes a save during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Liverpool at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
September 01, 2018 - 1:27 pm
When Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson received an errant back-pass on the byline to the right of his goal, there was no teammate available for a pass and an opponent was bearing down on him quickly. It looked an obvious next play for the Brazil international: Make the clearance and let the team regroup...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) tries to get past Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray (9) and cornerback Parnell Motley (11) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Dallas. Ehlinger won the starter’s job over junior Shane Buechele. Texas faces Maryland on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
August 31, 2018 - 12:34 pm
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — A year ago, Texas didn't really know what to expect before playing its first game under coach Tom Herman. "There was an incredible amount of instability when we got here," Herman recalled. "You're talking about three head coaches in four years, four athletic directors in 4 ½...
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August 30, 2018 - 7:30 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas football coach Tom Herman said he's willing to talk to the NCAA about a visit to a Florida strip club with Zach Smith when both were Ohio State assistants. Ohio State this week identified Herman as the assistant with Smith at the club, a visit that was revealed in an Ohio...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer makes a statement during a news conference in Columbus, Ohio. Meyer’s current suspension and previous paid leave have restricted him from talking football with his staff and athletes during August with one exception _ a team meeting the day after the suspension was announced. Emails from the senior vice president for human resources show Meyer and athletic director Gene Smith were allowed to meet with the players and coaches last Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
August 28, 2018 - 6:31 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's current suspension and previous paid leave have restricted him from talking football with his staff and athletes during August with one exception — a team meeting the day after the suspension was announced. Meyer and athletic director Gene Smith...
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold throws a pass against the New York Giants during the second quarter of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 26, 2018 - 2:38 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets coach Todd Bowles says he has a good idea who his starting quarterback will be this season, but won't divulge who he's leaning toward. From all indications, rookie Sam Darnold will be under center when the Jets open the regular season at Detroit on Sept. 10...
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In this Dec. 6, 2014, photo, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer, right, listens to athletic director Gene Smith near the end of the Big Ten championship football game in Indianapolis. Ohio State suspended Meyer for three games on Wednesday night, Aug. 22, for mishandling repeated professional and behavioral problems of an assistant coach. Smith was suspended without pay from Aug. 31 through Sept. 16. (Jonathan Quilter/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 10:40 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Any attempt by Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to eliminate work-related text messages on his university-issued phone to hide information would be illegal, open records experts said following a two-week investigation into his handling of domestic violence allegations against an...
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Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer answers questions during a news conference in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Ohio State suspended Meyer on Wednesday for three games for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport's most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after the coach's wife accused him of abuse. Athletic director Gene Smith was suspended from Aug. 31 through Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
August 25, 2018 - 11:37 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A week before Ohio State's season opener, few in Columbus have been able to focus on football. Not many are talking about the new starting quarterback or how to best use the two elite running backs. Instead, the discussion has been about domestic violence, misplaced loyalty,...
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Ohio State University President Michael Drake offers words to football coach Urban Meyer, who leaves the stage following a news conference in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Ohio State suspended Meyer on Wednesday for three games for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport's most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after the coach's wife accused him of abuse. Athletic director Gene Smith was suspended from Aug. 31 through Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
August 25, 2018 - 12:29 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Amid withering criticism of his failing to more directly address domestic abuse issues at a news conference earlier this week, suspended Ohio State coach Urban Meyer issued an apology Friday to the ex-wife of a former assistant coach who was suspected of abusing her. Meyer,...
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