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Riley ends 1st spring as Oklahoma coach

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Lincoln Riley has already led Oklahoma to the College Football Playoff and a Big 12 title with a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback.

Now Riley has completed his first spring as head coach of the Sooners.

"Yeah, we did this one backward kind of ... having been through a whole season, now this is kind of my first spring practice," said Riley, who was Oklahoma's offensive coordinator the previous two springs.

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Established ACC QBs challenged in spring

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) This spring was a busy one around the Atlantic Coast Conference - especially for the returning quarterbacks who won division titles last season.

In a conference in which its only new head coach wasted no time getting comfortable in his new position and Louisville developed a replacement for its only Heisman Trophy winner, the main subplot revolved around the seemingly secure QBs who are trying to keep their jobs.

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Pitt asks PSU to renew series in 2026

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh athletic director Heather Lyke doesn't want the 100th football game between the Panthers and Penn State to be the last.

Lyke said Wednesday that Pitt has sent the Nittany Lions a contract that would renew the series for four years starting in 2026, but has yet to hear from Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour.

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UNC, Minnesota to meet in 2023, 2024

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina and Minnesota have agreed to a home-and-home football series for 2023 and 2024.

The schools announced the deal Wednesday.

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Orange end spring with no big injuries

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Spring football ended on a most promising note for Syracuse and coach Dino Babers.

In between treatments for testicular cancer and a bald head under his helmet as evidence of the struggle, quarterback Rex Culpepper hit tight end Ravian Pierce for a 17-yard touchdown on the final play of spring scrimmage , setting off a moving celebration on the Carrier Dome field.

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Moglia back coaching Coastal Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Calm, analytical and without emotion - Coastal Carolina coach Joe Moglia called on that process to make scores of successful decisions as CEO of TD Ameritrade. So with Moglia facing potentially serious respiratory problems, he relied on his business past to temporarily walk away from the Chanticleers first season in the FBS Sun Belt Conference.

"It's the way I approach things," Moglia told The Associated Press by phone. "So I felt this was no different than anything else."

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Moos walks back jab at Meyer, Harbaugh

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos said Tuesday night his comment about coaches Urban Meyer of Ohio State and Jim Harbaugh of Michigan "running a little bit scared" following coach Scott Frost's arrival in Lincoln was "a bit tongue in cheek."

In an appearance at an Omaha Press Club luncheon earlier in the day, Moos said Frost would need time to turn around the Cornhuskers, who were 4-8 last season, but better days are ahead.

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Huskers take 'baby steps' under Frost

Reality hit Scott Frost upon his return to Nebraska as head coach. The Cornhuskers, physically, looked every bit like the 4-8 team it was in 2017.

His conclusion after his first spring: "We're taking the first baby steps here, and nothing that we're doing right now is where I want it to be and where the coaching staff wants it to be."

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UNC adds Ohio State transfer RB Williams

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina will add Ohio State transfer Antonio Williams to its backfield.

The school announced Tuesday that the running back is transferring with two years of eligibility remaining after he sits out this fall due to NCAA rules. He played in 12 games last year for the Buckeyes and 13 for his career, rushing 63 times for 318 yards and three touchdowns during his time there.

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QB Cornelius takes control at Okla. St.

For the first time in more than three years, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy will have a new starting quarterback.

Mason Rudolph started 41 games for the Cowboys and left with many of the most significant school records.

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