Report: Alabama coach gave player money

Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama has placed an assistant strength and conditioning coach on administrative leave for lending...

Associated Press Alabama coach Nick Saban has suspended star safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix indefinitely for violating unspecified team rules. Saban announced the suspension of one of the top-ranked Crimson Tide’s top defensive players after Wednesday’s practice. Saban wouldn’t say what Clinton-Dix did wrong. “I want to be consistent,” he said. “When guys get suspended, I […]

By Greg Beacham AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES — Southern California fired Lane Kiffin early Sunday morning, ending the coach’s tumultuous tenure a few hours after the Trojans lost 62-41 at Arizona State. Ed Orgeron was picked as USC’s interim head coach by athletic director Pat Haden, who dismissed Kiffin at the airport following the […]

By JOHN ZENOR Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — One of college football’s statistical truisms the past few years has been you’re not going to beat Alabama if you can’t at least slow down the ground game. That’s typically much easier said than done, but two defenses have already achieved the goal against the top-ranked Crimson […]

By Janet McConnaughey Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Paul Dietzel, who led the LSU Tigers to their first football national championship, has died at age 89. LSU spokesman Kent Lowe says Dietzel died early Tuesday after a brief illness but didn’t provide any other details. The Dietzel family also posted an online notice of his […]

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A few days after Alabama won the 2013 national championship, a University of Texas regent and a former regent talked with Nick Saban’s agent about the possibility of the Crimson Tide coach replacing Longhorns coach Mack Brown, The Associated Press has learned. Regent Wallace Hall […]

By Jim Vertuno Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas – These are tough times for Texas coach Mack Brown. How tough? Brown got booed when he asked Longhorns fans to donate to charity. That happened last Saturday when his team trailed Ole Miss in the first quarter of what ended in a second consecutive blowout loss. A […]

By Jason Munz Hattiesburg American HATTIESBURG – Todd Monken is giving Southern Miss players some personal time. With winless Southern Miss mired in a 15-game losing streak, the Golden Eagles coach plans to use the team’s bye week to focus his players on themselves. Not on their next opponent, the always-tough Boise State. Not on […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal MURRAY, Ky. – Maikhail Miller. with the help of some trickery. has already experienced an ESPN moment. Miller, a first-year starting quarterback for Murray State University, caught a touchdown pass from his wide receiver, Jeremy Harness, on a throwback pass in the Racers’ Aug. 31 season opener at Missouri. The […]

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — AJ McCarron and Alabama was not about to let Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M get another signature win. McCarron nearly matched the Heisman Trophy winner with four touchdown passes, and Vinnie Sunseri returned an interception 73 yards for a score — sidestepping […]