SEC fines Tennessee 100k; Vols crowdsourcing new goalposts
The Southeastern Conference has fined Tennessee $100,000 for a wild, field-storming celebration after a win over Alabama. Meanwhile, the school has turned to fans to help pay for new goalposts. The league announced the fine on Sunday for the school's second violation of the access to competition area policy.news.yahoo.com
AP Top 25 Podcast: College football's biggest underachievers
Nebraska’s search for an identity in a changing college football landscape. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Steven Godfrey of Banner Society joins the AP’s Ralph Russo to take on the task of finding each conference’s most egregious underachiever. And how USC being unable to maximize its potential hurts all of college football. Plus, new Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea joins the show and shares his vision for transforming the Commodores. ___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at https://westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/Ad___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
UCF hires former Auburn coach Gus Malzahn to lead Knights
FILE - Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn argues a call during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama in Auburn, Ala., in this Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, file photo. Central Florida hired Gus Malzahn as its football coach Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, a little more than two months after he was fired by Auburn. “I truly believe that this is a program of the future in college football,” Malzahn said. Arkansas State won a conference title that season before Malzahn returned to Auburn as head coach. Ad“This is one of the top 25 coaching jobs in all of college football,” Malzahn said.
NCAA probe is 'speed bump' to Vols' new coach Josh Heupel
New Tennessee NCAA college football head coach Josh Heupel, left, shakes hands with University of Tennessee athletics director Danny White after being presented a jersey speaks during an introductory press conference at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (Caitie McLekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, Pool)Josh Heupel believes he can win quickly at Tennessee and position the football program for long-term success. Heupel was introduced Wednesday as the program's 27th head coach and fifth, not counting interim or acting coaches, since the end of the 2008 season. New athletic director Danny White said Tennessee ran an “exhaustive nationwide search” led by the same search firm that helped land White. White was hired last week to replace the retiring Phillip Fulmer and hiring a new coach was his first task.
FIU schedules home-and-home series with UCF in 2020, 2022
FIU's Anthony Jones stiff arms UCF's Jeremy Boykins as he runs with the ball, Sept. 24, 2016 at FIU Stadium in Miami. MIAMI - Florida International will travel to Central Florida next year and host UCF in 2022. FIU will visit Spectrum Stadium in 2020, while the Panthers will host the Knights at Riccardo Silva Stadium in 2022. "We're pleased to renew this series with UCF and continue the history between our two schools on the football field," FIU head coach Butch Davis said. He also rejected a two-for-one deal with the University of Florida this offseason, leading to much criticism for instead scheduling FIU.