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Florida adds Tennessee assistant Charlton Warren to staff

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen has added Charlton Warren to his staff. Mullen made the announcement Friday, the same day offensive line coach Brad Davis left Florida to take the same position at Missouri. Warren spent this season Tennessee's defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator. He spent the majority of his career at his alma mater, Air Force, where he served in many roles during nine seasons (2005-13). Warren also worked as defensive backs coach at Nebraska (2014) and North Carolina (2015-16) before landing in Knoxville, Tennessee. Along with his college coaching experience, Warren also participated in the NFL minority internship program in 2007 with the Houston

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Early influential money on Alabama in Las Vegas

We're still several weeks away from the College Football Playoff semifinals, but the early influential money is on the Alabama Crimson Tide. Multiple Las Vegas sportsbooks reported taking bets from respected players on the Crimson Tide, who are growing favorites over No. 1 Clemson in the Allstate Sugar Bowl (8:45 p.m. ET, Jan. 1). Alabama opened as a 1-point favorite last Sunday at the Westgate SuperBook. The Crimson Tide are now 2.5-point favorites over the Tigers. "Alabama got some money from a group who moves numbers," Westgate Superbook assistant manager Ed Salmons said. "The public likes Clemson." At MGM sportsbooks, eight times as much money has been bet on the Crimson Tide as has been

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Arizona State promotes Rob Likens to offensive coordinator

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State coach Herm Edwards promoted Rob Likens to offensive coordinator Friday, hours after Billy Napier left to take the head coaching job at Louisiana-Lafayette. Likens was the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach this season under fired head coach Todd Graham. Likens' new official title is offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. "It's an opportunity to work with Coach Edwards and I am thankful for this opportunity," Likens said a university statement. "We hit it off instantly when we met and had discussions about the future and the direction we both saw this program going. Between his energy and mine, I don't know if kids will be ready to handle

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As accuser blasts DA’s office protective order against Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson dismissed

Thursday, Cleveland County (Okla.) District Attorney Greg Mashburn announced in a press conference that his office would not pursue charges related to allegations of rape made against Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson. A day later, there were a pair of developments in connection to the situation. In a statement released Friday, the accuser who claimed Anderson raped her in mid-November released a blistering statement blasting the prosecutors, stating that her faith in the justice system has been diminished by the actions of the district attorney’s office. Specifically, she decried, in part, “inaccurate statements” from Mashburn at the Thursday press conference and hopes that his office’s

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Billy Napier leaves Arizona State to become Louisiana coach

Arizona State offensive coordinator Billy Napier was named the head coach at Louisiana?on Friday, meaning athletic director Ray Anderson's vision for ASU's program in the wake of Todd Graham's firing isn't going according to plan. New head coach Herm Edwards announced later in the day that Napier would be replaced by Rob Likens, who spent the past season as ASU's co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach. Likens will also serve as quarterbacks coach. Anderson was adamant that the program was headed in the right general direction but would benefit from a change in leadership at the top when Graham was fired last month after six seasons at the school. Graham was out, but whoever came in

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