MIAMI (AP) Among those who will attend the Miami-FIU game this weekend will be the coach who built the last Hurricanes team that won a national championship, the recruiting director for that team, the quarterback from that season and the person in charge of their strength and conditioning program at that time.
They'll all be in FIU colors.
There is much more than that brawl 12 years ago that links Miami and FIU, a pair of schools that are only eight miles apart. And there's no shortage of people in FIU's athletic department with deep Miami ties, which adds another layer of intrigue to Saturday's matchup between the 21st-ranked Hurricanes (2-1) and the Panthers (2-1).
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State assistant Ryan Day earned an extra $487,000 for steering the Buckeyes during Urban Meyer's suspension.
That's the amount of the lump-sum bonus the university will give Day for acting as head coach from Aug. 1 through last Sunday. Meyer served a three-game suspension for mismanagement of former assistant Zach Smith.
LAS VEGAS (AP) Gauging from the bookcase in his office, UNLV coach Tony Sanchez has absorbed wisdom from some of the greatest college football coaches - Lou Holtz, Jimmy Johnson, Bear Bryant.
Yet while he's taken their philosophies to heart during his coaching career, this summer Sanchez took a different approach, looking to employ more detail, more focus, and tactical strategies while preparing for his fourth season in charge of a program that has improved by one victory in each of his first three seasons.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he has sent letters and had conversations with families of players as a key step toward containing and repairing the scandal that led to his three-game suspension, a saga he describes as "a window in time I made an error."
He acknowledged Monday that the program's reputation has suffered and said he hopes more clarity about what happened will help mitigate the damage.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Stanford will get star running back Bryce Love back for this week's Pac-12 North showdown against No. 20 Oregon but the seventh-ranked Cardinal will be without a key defensive player.
Coach David Shaw said Tuesday that outside linebacker Casey Toohill will miss the game against the Ducks (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) with an undisclosed injury.