College football notebook: Colorado names Tucker head coach

Colorado employed Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker as its head trainer, the college introduced Wednesday. He’s going to be offered Thursday and start right away.

Dec 1, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive coordinator Mel Tucker at the sidelines towards the Alabama Purple Tide all through the second one quarter within the SEC championship recreation at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Necessary Credit score: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports activities

Tucker replaces Mike MacIntyre, who used to be fired Nov. 18. Colorado athletic director Rick George has requested the college Board of Regents to approve a five-year, $14.75 million deal at its assembly this month.

“In the event you return remaining month once I mentioned what I sought after in our subsequent head trainer, you’ll to find that Mel tests all the ones packing containers,” George stated. “He has nice revel in and an amazing pedigree; I really like the best way he coaches soccer, his toughness and responsibility. The ones are the issues we had been on the lookout for.”

Tucker by no means has served as head trainer in faculty however brings an extended resume. He spent the previous 3 seasons in Georgia, the place the Bulldogs had the country’s No. 15 scoring protection (18.Five issues consistent with recreation) this season. He additionally coached at 3 faculties underneath Nick Saban — Michigan State, LSU and Alabama — in addition to at Ohio State.

—Kliff Kingsbury is now formally in control of the Southern California offense. The previous Texas Tech trainer will function offensive coordinator and quarterbacks trainer for the Trojans. The 39-year-old Kingsbury replaces Tee Martin, who used to be fired remaining week.

“We’re very excited to welcome Kliff to the Trojan Circle of relatives,” USC trainer Clay Helton stated in a commentary. “He is a smart offensive thoughts and is at the slicing fringe of the sport lately. His offenses have persistently been on the best of the varsity soccer statistical scores. With the skill on our staff, along side his management and training, I in reality consider that we will take our offense to new heights.”

The Trojans went Five-7 this season for the college’s first dropping season since 2000. Kingsbury used to be not too long ago disregarded by way of Texas Tech after going 35-40 in six seasons, however he has lengthy been praised for his offensive innovation and skill to paintings with quarterbacks on the faculties the place he has coached. His scholars come with Patrick Mahomes at Texas Tech, Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M and Case Keenum at Houston.

—Two avid gamers from the Elegance of 2020 are reopening their recruitment following the announcement that Ohio State head trainer City Meyer will retire after the Rose Bowl.

4-star protection Lejond Cavazos and four-star offensive lineman Jake Wray had dedicated to the Buckeyes sooner than converting their minds this week. Each stated they nonetheless imagine Ohio State a best faculty as they contemplate their eventual locations. The Buckeyes nonetheless have six commitments within the 2020 magnificence, together with five-star offensive take on Paris Johnson Jr. from Cincinnati.

Meyer introduced Tuesday he’ll step down as Ohio State head trainer. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day would be the new head trainer of the Buckeyes.

—Former Michigan State defensive finish Auston Robertson used to be sentenced to as much as 10 years in jail after pleading accountable remaining month to sexually assaulting a feminine scholar. The 21-year-old will spend a minimum of 3 years and 7 months in jail. He additionally should check in as a intercourse perpetrator.

He in the past entered a accountable plea to attack with intent to devote felony sexual penetration within the 2017 assault, which came about within the lady’s off-campus condo. He agreed to the plea discount after a pass judgement on dominated previous this yr that if the case went to trial, prosecutors may just provide proof that two different girls allege Robertson raped them in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

A part of the Elegance of 2016, he gave the impression in seven video games that fall for the Spartans. He used to be got rid of from the staff in April 2017 after the lady got here ahead and he used to be charged.

—Box Stage Media

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