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Kansas puts Miles on leave after reports

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Kansas placed coach Les Miles on administrative leave Friday night, hours after a report released by LSU revealed school officials there considered firing him in 2013 because of his behavior with female student workers.

"Even though the allegations against him occurred at LSU, we take these matters very seriously at KU," Kansas athletic director Jeff Long said in a statement. "Now that we have access to this information, we will take the coming days to fully review the material and to see if any additional information is available. I do not want to speculate on a timeline for our review because it is imperative we do our due diligence."

Miles is entering his third year as Kansas coach, and coming off a winless 2020 season. He was coach at LSU for 11-plus years before being fired four games into the 2016 season.


UConn extends coach Edsall through 2023

STORRS, Conn. (AP) The University of Connecticut announced Friday that it has agreed to two-year contract extensions for football coach Randy Edsall and men's basketball coach Dan Hurley.

The terms of both deals remain the same, the school said.


Vols fire former interim coach Steele

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has fired Kevin Steele, and the longtime football coach could be paid up to $860,870 in severance for a job he had for seven weeks.

Steele was fired Tuesday without cause. He was given until Friday to turn in any university property still in his possession, according to a copy of his termination letter.


Clemson OC Elliott discusses Vols wooing

Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott is grateful the stress of December and January is behind him and he's once more doing a job he loves.

The Tigers imaginative play-caller was out with COVID-19 for the team's 49-28 Sugar Bowl loss to Ohio State in the national semifinals. Soon after, Elliott strongly considered leaving as he was courted for the head coaching job at one of the Southeastern Conference's resource-rich programs in Tennessee.


Oklahoma State AD Holder to step down

Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder will step down this summer after 16 years and will be replaced by deputy AD Chad Weiberg.

Oklahoma State said Thursday the moves will be effective July 1.


Vols hire Ekeler to coach outside LBs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) New Tennessee coach Josh Heupel has finalized his coaching staff by hiring Mike Ekeler as his outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator.

Tennessee announced the hiring Thursday.


All-ACC CB Kendrick done at Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson starting cornerback Derion Kendrick is no longer part of the Tigers' program.

A team spokesman confirmed Kendrick's status on Sunday.


Ex-Texas Tech QB Bowman joining Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Texas Tech quarterback Alan Bowman indicated on Twitter on Sunday that he is transferring to Michigan.

Bowman, who announced in January that he was entering the transfer portal as a grad transfer, wrote "Lets get to work!! (hash)GoBlue" and posted a picture of someone in a Michigan helmet that said "I'M GOING BLUE" in the background.


Notre Dame slowing down NIL movement

The NCAA's proposal to permit athletes to earn money from endorsements would stand in the way of players' names, images and likenesses being used in EA Sports' new college football video game.

Until that changes, Notre Dame doesn't want to be in the game. The Fighting Irish are not alone among major college football programs passing on inclusion in the rebooted game until players can get paid to be in it, too.

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