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Tide promote Locksley to OC, Tupoi to DC

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama coach Nick Saban has promoted Mike Locksley to offensive coordinator and Josh Tupoi to defensive coordinator and hired two new assistants.

Saban announced the promotions Thursday along with the hiring of Dan Enos as quarterbacks coach and Craig Kuligowski as defensive line coach. Both will also be associate head coaches.

Locksley and Tupoi had both been co-coordinators for the defending national champions.

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Texas AD Del Conte to get 7-year deal

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) New Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte will have a seven-year contract starting at $1.3 million per year, according to contract details released Thursday.

The University of Texas System Board of Regents is scheduled to approve Del Conte's contract when it meets next week. Del Conte's annual salary will reach $1.57 million in the final year in 2024. The contract includes an additional $725,000 in other payments spread over the life of the deal.

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Ex-FSU QB Weinke to coach Tennessee RBs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Chris Weinke is joining Tennessee's staff as a running backs coach.

Tennessee announced Weinke's addition to the staff Wednesday. His contract runs through Jan. 31, 2020, and pays him $355,000 annually.

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Michigan adds ex-Florida coach McElwain

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan has hired former Florida coach Jim McElwain to coach its wide receivers.

Jim Harbaugh announced the addition to his staff Tuesday.

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Mayfield rejects comparisons to Manziel

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Baker Mayfield doesn't like comparisons to Johnny Manziel, although the Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma wasn't surprised by them after an arrest and other antics during his time with the Sooners.

At a stop in his home state of Texas to accept the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback, Mayfield said Monday he and Manziel were "two completely different people."

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Rutgers add two to coaching staff

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Rutgers had added Noah Joseph and Cory Robinson to its football coaching staff.

Coach Chris Ash announced the additions on Thursday.

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MSU extends Dantonio 1 year through 2023

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio's contract has been extended one year through the 2023 season.

Dantonio has had a six-year rollover deal, so an extension like this is routine. But it comes as Michigan State's football and basketball programs face questions following an ESPN report last month detailing various allegations. Dantonio defended himself after the report, saying he's always worked with the proper authorities when dealing with sexual assault cases.

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K-State DC retires amid staff shakeup

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State defensive coordinator Tom Hayes is retiring after more than four decades in coaching, including stints with nine different Division I schools and two NFL franchises.

Wildcats coach Bill Snyder announced Hayes' decision in a statement Friday.

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Duke makes Albert, Guerrieri co-DCs

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke has promoted assistants Ben Albert and Matt Guerrieri to co-defensive coordinator positions and added Lanier Goethie as an assistant coach.

Coach David Cutcliffe announced a series of staff moves Friday.

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Ark. St. sues Miami for canceled game

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Arkansas State has sued Miami and is seeking $650,000 in damages for failing to reschedule the football game in Jonesboro that was canceled in September because of concerns about Hurricane Irma.

The lawsuit was filed in Craighead County District Court late Friday afternoon, and Arkansas State says Miami has "refused to timely and reasonably reschedule the game in years in which it has openings."

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