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Ex-Houston QB King transferring to Miami

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Former Houston quarterback D’Eriq King announced Monday that he is transferring to Miami, a significant get for the Hurricanes as they try to bounce back from a 6-7 season.

King played in four games for Houston this past season before announcing in late September that he would take the rest of 2019 off and redshirt to preserve eligibility for 2020.

“Story is still being written..." King wrote in a tweet announcing the move.


LSU title parade draws massive crowds

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Thousands of LSU fans wearing purple and gold lined streets near Tiger Stadium and packed a basketball arena for a parade on Saturday honoring the football team's national championship season.

A day after visiting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Tigers players rode on trucks pulled by floats and tossed Mardi Gras beads to fans along the route through the western side of campus to the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.


Iowa looks to build on best 5-year span

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Though Iowa won 10 games last season, concluding the best five-year stretch in the program’s history, it wasn’t easy, coach Kirk Ferentz said Monday.

“Unless you’ve got a boat full of guys, it’s hard to win in college football,” Ferentz said at his postseason news conference. "There’s a lot of parity, a lot of good teams, a lot of good coaches. We’re seeing that in our conference. Top to bottom, there aren’t any easy outs. It’s hard to win.”


Morgan, LeMay, Perry star in Shrine Bowl

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Mission accomplished for Florida International's James Morgan, Charlotte's Benny LeMay and Navy's Malcolm Perry in the East-West Shrine Bowl.

The trio shined for the East in a 31-27 victory, with Morgan leading two first-quarter touchdown drives and LeMay rushing for a pair of TDs, including the game-winner. Perry took a direct snap from center and sprinted 52 yards for a TD on his only carry.


Tiano named MVP of Collegiate Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Nick Tiano realizes he might have limited chances to show scouts he deserves a chance in the NFL. On Saturday, he was able to take advantage of his playing time.

The Chattanooga quarterback threw for 135 yards and a touchdown en route to being selected the MVP of the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl after leading the National squad to a 30-20 victory over the American team Saturday.


RB Travis Etienne will return to Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Two-time Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year Travis Etienne is returning to Clemson for his senior season.

Etienne, the 5-foot-10, 210-pound junior running back from Jennings, Louisiana, announced his decision on social media Friday.


Georgia names ex-NFL assistant Monken OC

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Todd Monken, the former offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Kirby Smart's choice to lead Georgia's offense.

Monken, 53, was named on Friday to replace James Coley as the Bulldogs' offensive coordinator. Coley will remain on staff as assistant head coach.


Lubick replaces Walters as Huskers' OC

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska has hired Matt Lubick to replace Troy Walters as offensive coordinator.

The addition of Lubick was announced Friday, hours after coach Scott Frost said Walters was leaving the program by mutual agreement.


Baylor hires LSU DC Aranda as coach

Baylor hired LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda as its new head coach Thursday, three days after the Tigers completed their undefeated national championship.

Aranda, a head coach for the first time, takes over a Big 12 program in much better shape than it was when Matt Rhule got there more than three years ago.


LSU probing Beckham's on-field payments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU has contacted officials from the NCAA and Southeastern Conference about Cleveland Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr.'s apparent cash payments to Tigers players on the field after the national championship game, a university spokesman said.

LSU athletics spokesman Michael Bonnette said initial information suggested that Beckham handed out "novelty bills" to players after the top-ranked Tigers defeated Clemson on Monday night. However, further investigation showed that Beckham may have given away real money, Bonnette said.

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