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Grier explains '15 ban at Senior Bowl

(AP Photo/Brody Schmidt, File)

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) The Latest on the Senior Bowl (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

Will Grier became a star quarterback at West Virginia, but knows NFL teams also want his take on what happened at Florida.


Auburn adds ex-RB Williams to staff

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Former Auburn tailback Carnell Williams has returned to his alma mater as running backs coach.

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced Williams' hiring Wednesday.


Small-school stars get chance in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) John Cominsky has more people watching Senior Bowl practices this week than he figures would typically attend his games at Division II Charleston.

"We maybe had three or four hundred people max at our games watching us play," the defensive lineman said. "Just the attention here has been completely new to me. A lot of these guys are used to it from the Power 5 schools. This is an experience I've never had. I can't help but smile and be excited about it."


NCAA policy helps transfers play sooner

Last year, a high-profile overhaul of NCAA transfer rules stopped short of creating free agency in college sports.

A much quieter change, however, helped quarterback Shea Patterson play for Michigan and will determine whether Justin Fields is eligible this fall at Ohio State. The modification to the waiver process can be seen as something of a compromise that has cleared the way for more athletes to switch schools and play right away.


Deion Sanders' son commits to Gamecocks

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina will have some "Prime Time" on its team next season as the son of NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders committed to the Gamecocks on Tuesday night.

Shilo Sanders posted his decision to join the Gamecocks on social media, his video ending with him in a white South Carolina jersey with No. 21 - the number his father made famous during 14 seasons in the NFL.


Minshew aims to state NFL case in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Gardner Minshew carved his own meandering path from walk-on to NFL prospect.

He began as a walk-on at Troy, took a sharp left to junior college, bounced over to East Carolina, made a beeline toward Alabama and finally ended with one terrific final season at Washington State.


S. Carolina adds ex-NFL asst. to staff

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina has hired former NFL assistant John Scott Jr. as its defensive line coach.

The school announced the hire Tuesday after his one-year, $435,000 contract was approved by university trustees.


New Sooners DC says turnaround underway

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma bolstered its reputation as an attractive destination for offensive talent when former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts transferred there last week.

The Sooners believe they must become a preferred landing spot for top defensive talent, too, if they hope to break through and challenge Alabama and Clemson for national supremacy.


Rutgers names Terps' Buh to run defense

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Rutgers has named Maryland's Andy Buh its defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.

Coach Chris Ash announced the hiring Monday. Buh, who spent the last three seasons as the defensive coordinator at Maryland, replaces Jay Niemann. Niemann had been the Scarlet Knights' defensive coordinator since Ash took over the program three years ago.


Indiana hires veteran assistant as OC

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) The Indiana Hoosiers have hired longtime play-caller Kalen DeBoer as their associate head coach and offensive coordinator.

Coach Tom Allen made the announcement Monday. DeBoer replaces Mike DeBord, who retired in late December.

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