OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze swiveled around in a chair behind his desk a couple weeks ago, getting together a small stack of papers before diving into some formations, personnel and strategy.
"I'm going to handle some special teams this spring," Freeze said with a smile.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has released a statement saying he has "high standards" for his football program and expects players and staff to "conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the values and principles of Michigan State University."
Dantonio has kept a low profile after allegations of sexual assault were made against three football players. The school announced the players' suspensions from team activities last month. They also were removed from on-campus housing. Their names have not been released.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn's quarterback competition during the spring will likely be minus injured incumbent Sean White, which means coach Gus Malzahn expects the battle to continue until fall camp.
The Tigers came into spring practice starting Tuesday with new offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey divvying snaps among five quarterbacks, including former Baylor starter Jarrett Stidham. Malzahn didn't rule White out from participating in the spring but he'll at least start on the sidelines.
(STATS) - The Citadel is sustaining more hard hits in the offseason than it did winning back-to-back Southern Conference titles for the first time.
Two-time first-team All-America cornerback Dee Delaney's announcement Tuesday that he will leave after the spring semester for a graduate transfer season at Miami (Fla.) is especially damaging for The Citadel's 2017 outlook.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen has received a contract extension through the 2020 season.
The school announced on Monday that Mullen, who is entering his ninth year with the Bulldogs, will make a base salary of $4.5 million in 2017. Terms for the next three seasons were not disclosed. A four-year contract is the longest allowed by state law.
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