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Ducks co-OC Reaves to be fired after DUI

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) The University of Oregon says the football co-offensive coordinator will be fired after his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, marking the latest problem for the team.

The school said in a statement Sunday that David Reaves has been placed on administrative leave and the process to terminate his employment has started. Oregon announced hiring him Tuesday.

The move comes less than a week after the school suspended its football strength and conditioning coach for a month without pay following a series of intense workouts that sent three players to the hospital.


Staff changes aided Barrett's decision

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Quarterback J.T. Barrett said coaching changes were needed at Ohio State and getting new offensive coordinators played into his decision to return for his final year of eligibility.

During the Ohio State basketball game on Sunday, Barrett accepted the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award as the Big Ten's best player. He said bringing in new offensive coaches was a positive move because "sometimes we get set in our ways."


Auburn hires Lindsey as off. coordinator

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has a new offensive coordinator and quarterback, and is hoping that combination helps fuel a passing revival.

Malzahn hired Chip Lindsey as coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Saturday, handing him the reins of an offense that has sputtered in the passing game since the 2013 Southeastern Conference championship season. Transfer quarterback Jarrett Stidham, meanwhile, got a huge ovation when he was among the football newcomers introduced at halftime of Auburn's basketball game against Alabama.


Michigan QB Morris headed to C. Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Shane Morris is leaving Michigan as a graduate transfer to use his final year of eligibility at Central Michigan.

The quarterback announced his decision Saturday on Twitter after posting two weeks ago that he was transferring .


McGuire runs for Shrine game's only TD

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Eli McGuire made the most of his opportunity at the East-West Shrine game.

Hoping to improve his standing among NFL scouts evaluating potential help for their teams, the Louisiana-Lafayette star scored the only touchdown Saturday in the West's 10-3 victory before a crowd of 22,198 at Tropicana Field.


Jerome gets 2 INTS, MVP of NFLPA Bowl

CARSON, Calif. (AP) Mike Martz, the former Rams head coach, had a message ready for his team when they met to prepare for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

"Don't think of this as an all-star game, think of it as a job interview," Martz said.


Power 5: Off-campus spring practice done

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Any coaches wanting to follow Jim Harbaugh's lead and take a team off-campus just for practice to build their brand name and boost recruiting likely have missed that opportunity.

The Power Five conferences voted Friday to stop coaches from taking teams off-campus during any vacation period outside a sport's season for practice, a rule proposed after Harbaugh took his Michigan Wolverines to Florida last year.


Peyton, Haslam to help Tennessee find AD

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam are part of a search committee helping Tennessee in its search for an athletic director.

Tennessee announced Friday that it has hired the Turnkey Sports and Entertainment search firm to assist the school as it seeks a replacement for Dave Hart, who said in August he would be stepping down


Vols promote Scott to off. coordinator

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has promoted Larry Scott to offensive coordinator and has hired Mike Canales as quarterbacks coach, bringing the two former South Florida colleagues back together.

After former offensive coordinator Mike DeBord announced earlier this month that he was leaving for the same position at Indiana , Jones said he wanted to "enhance" the offense but didn't anticipate making "monumental changes." The decision to promote from within to replace DeBord reflects that approach.


Gators QB Del Rio has shoulder surgery

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio will miss spring practice following shoulder surgery.

The Gators announced Thursday that Del Rio had surgery on his left, non-throwing shoulder Wednesday, which could clear the way for Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask to take over the starting job in 2017. Franks and Trask, both freshmen, had been expected to compete with Del Rio for the position.

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