Charlie Strong - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Charlie Strong Judge rips USF coach Charlie Strong for behavior of players TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A judge presiding over the first appearance of a South Florida football player charged with sexual battery not only had harsh words for the athlete in court, but questioned whether new coach Charlie Strong is a good fit for the program. Circuit Judge Margaret Taylor of Hillsborough County told defensive end LaDarrius Jackson during a he... Thu, 04 May 2017 00:01:00 GMT 2017-05-04T00:01:00Z USF football player charged with sexual battery TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Police have arrested a 22-year-old University of South Florida football player on charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment hours after he allegedly assaulted a female student in her dorm room. USF police announced Tuesday that they arrested LaDarrius Divonta Jackson at 10:30 p.m. Monday night. According to the police statement, ... Tue, 02 May 2017 18:41:00 GMT 2017-05-02T18:41:00Z Pick 6: Rhule, Herman among new coaches facing scrutiny Setting expectations for Baylor in Year One under coach Matt Rhule is complicated. Baylor is still navigating the fallout of a scandal that led to the firing of coach Art Briles and the departures of an athletic director and school president. There is at least a possibility NCAA sanctions could follow. The Bears are coming off a trouble... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:38:00 GMT 2017-02-15T07:38:00Z Texas suspends leading scorer Mack for rules violation AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Shaka Smart's tough second season at Texas is taking yet another rough turn. With his team already struggling at 7-9 after starting the season the Top 25, Smart indefinitely suspended leading scorer Tevin Mack on Thursday for an unspecified team rules violation. "We have a set of standards that we expect people in o... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:19:00 GMT 2017-01-12T22:19:00Z AP Top 25 Heat Check: How will top teams fare in 2017? The teams that started the season Nos. 1 and 2 finished as the top two of 2016. Just not in that order. Clemson was No. 1 in the final AP college football poll , knocking preseason No. 1 Alabama from the top spot when it counted the most. The Tigers beat the Crimson Tide 35-31 Monday night. There was no doubt that the best two teams in college football had played the last ga... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:14:00 GMT 2017-01-10T15:14:00Z What to watch in 2017: Clemson rebuild; Kelly's crossroads Alabama will be great in 2017. That's a given. The Crimson Tide came up just short of its fifth national championship in eight seasons under coach Nick Saban, losing to Clemson 35-31 in the College Football Playoff title game Monday night. But Alabama is likely start next season as the No. 1 team in the country as Dabo Swinney does some rebuilding of the Tigers. ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:03:00 GMT 2017-01-10T12:03:00Z No. 25 S Florida beats S Carolina 46-39 in Birmingham Bowl BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — South Florida's Quinton Flowers says there were a lot of big-name college football programs that thought he could be a star player. As a running back. Or maybe as a safety. But Flowers knew he could be a great quarterback. And on Thursday in the Birmingham Bowl against a team from the Southeastern Conference, he proved it once again. ... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT 2016-12-30T00:00:00Z Colorado's patience with MacIntyre leads to bowl vs Cowboys SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Colorado put its faith in Mike MacIntyre and put its patience to the test. Both decisions have paid off in a big way. The No. 11 Buffaloes rumble into the Alamo Bowl to face No 13 Oklahoma State (9-3) riding their best season in more than a decade — 10 wins and a Pac-12 division championship behind MacIntyre, The Associated Press college football coach of ... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 19:34:00 GMT 2016-12-28T19:34:00Z Nick Saban: Lane Kiffin leaving Alabama, going to FAU BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin has a chance to help Alabama get to 15 wins this season. And then he's going to take the reins of a program that has won 15 games in the last four years. Florida Atlantic and Kiffin have agreed in principle on a deal that will make him the school's next head coach. Alabama coach Nick Saban — Kiffin's soon-to-be-former boss — lauded the Owl... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 01:25:00 GMT 2016-12-13T01:25:00Z From Longhorn to Bull: Strong is new South Florida coach Three weeks after being fired by Texas, Charlie Strong was hired Sunday to be the coach at South Florida, returning to a region where he has deep roots and a conference where he has won championships. Strong was fired by Texas on Nov. 26, the day after coaching his final game with the Longhorns. At No. 25 USF, he replaces Willie Taggart, who left the Tamp... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 17:47:00 GMT 2016-12-11T17:47:00Z Jackson, Watson divvy up wins at College Football Awards ATLANTA (AP) — Lamar Jackson picked up another trophy for his marvelous season. The Louisville quarterback got a glimpse of the one he really wants. On a red-carpet night in Atlanta, Jackson captured the Maxwell Award as the nation's top college player Thursday night and signaled himself as the clear favorite for the Heisman Trophy. ... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:32:00 GMT 2016-12-09T04:32:00Z Texas gives Herman 5 years, minimum of $25 million AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — University of Texas regents on Saturday gave new football coach Tom Herman a five-year contract worth at least $25 million. Herman could make even more if all goes well and he's not fired like his predecessor, Charlie Strong. Herman gets a first-year salary of $5.25 million and it will grow to $6.25 million by the fifth year. ... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:25:00 GMT 2016-12-03T23:25:00Z Coaching group 'concerned' over lack of minority hires A group representing and advocating for minority coaches in college sports said Wednesday it was concerned that the football hiring season will pass without a single minority candidate filling an open position. The National Association for Coaching Equity and Development said colleges are not adhering to a pledge signed to address the dwindling numbers of... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:17:00 GMT 2016-12-01T20:17:00Z D'Onta's done: Texas' 2,000-yard rusher heading to NFL AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas running back D'Onta Foreman said Wednesday he will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft after rushing for 2,028 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. A lightly-regarded recruit when he signed with Texas in 2014, Foreman projects as a possible early-round draft choice and is a finalist for the Doak Walker Award given to college football's to... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:29:00 GMT 2016-11-30T22:29:00Z No Texas football teams in AP poll for 1st time since 1997 College football in Texas has hit a low point not seen for nearly two decades. There were no teams from the state of Texas ranked in The Associated Press poll this week for the first time since Sept. 14, 1997. Depending how the bowl season goes, this could be a first of sorts for Texas college football in the 80-year history of the AP poll . ... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:53:00 GMT 2016-11-28T21:53:00Z Hook'em Horns: Herman says he's ready for pressure of Texas AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tom Herman smiled, raised his right hand for the "Hook'em Horns" sign and said all the right things Sunday to fire up the fan base as the new Texas coach. All of that was to be expected. Now comes the hard parts: winning, competing for a Big 12 title and navigating the treacherous landscape both on and off the field of Longhorns football. ... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 01:04:00 GMT 2016-11-28T01:04:00Z AP TOP 25 TAKEAWAYS: A committee quandary and Heisman slip Ohio State and Penn State are setting up for quite the potential problem for the College Football Playoff selection committee. The second-ranked Buckeyes and No. 8 Nittany Lions each won Saturday, sending Penn State to the Big Ten championship game as East Division winners and Ohio State into wait-and-see mode. Both teams look playoff worthy for now. ... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 05:26:00 GMT 2016-11-27T05:26:00Z Texas fires Charlie Strong after 3 seasons AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Charlie Strong is done at Texas. The first black coach in the history of the proud program was fired Saturday with a 16-21 record in three seasons. Strong had two years left on a guaranteed contract that pays more than $5 million per year, but was the first coach in Texas history with three consecutive losing seasons. ... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 02:31:00 GMT 2016-11-27T02:31:00Z Texas gets its top target in Tom Herman AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tom Herman now gets his chance for a Texas takeover. Herman, who coached Houston to national prominence the last two seasons, was announced as the new Texas coach Saturday, replacing Charlie Strong, who was fired in the morning after three consecutive losing seasons. "Longhorn football has been - and always will be ... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 22:36:00 GMT 2016-11-26T22:36:00Z Charlie Strong and Texas soundly beaten by TCU, 31-9 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Charlie Strong went to the corner of the stadium to sing "The Eyes of Texas" with his team for what was most likely the final time. Texas running back D'Onta Foreman knelt in the end zone, tears streaming down his face. His brother, Armanti, sprinted off the field rather than rather than get caught in a public show of emotion. ... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 01:52:00 GMT 2016-11-26T01:52:00Z