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UK RB Snell to turn pro, will play bowl

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky running back Benny Snell Jr. says he'll skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft, but will play in the Wildcats' New Year's Day bowl game.

Snell announced his decision in a video posted to Twitter on Friday. He thanks the school's fans for making Kentucky feel like home, but said "there comes a time you have to leave home to build a life of your own. That's what I'm about to do."

Snell had three straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons at Kentucky. This season, he rushed for 1,305 yards and 14 touchdowns. He is 107 yards away from become the school's career rushing leader.


Minnesota gives Fleck 1-year extension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota has extended football coach P.J. Fleck's contract again by one year, through the 2023 season.

The university announced the agreement on Friday, after it was approved by the Board of Regents.


Former Pitt star OL Fralic dies at 56

PITTSBURGH (AP) Bill Fralic, the burly, bruising and athletic offensive lineman who starred for the Atlanta Falcons and was a three-time All-American at Pittsburgh, has died. He was 56.

He had cancer and died Thursday at his home in suburban Atlanta, the university said.


Hurricanes promote 3 defensive coaches

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Miami has promoted defensive assistant coaches Ephraim Banda and Jonathan Patke, and they will now share the Hurricanes' defensive coordinator job.

Defensive line coach Jess Simpson was also promoted, and will now have the associate head coach title under Mark Richt.


NC St. tabs Kitchings, McDonald as co-OC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State has named assistants Des Kitchings and George McDonald as co-offensive coordinators.

The school announced the news in a release Friday. That came a day after coordinator Eli Drinkwitz left to become the head coach at Appalachian State.


Indiana DB Johnson arrested on campus

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana freshman defensive back Jamar Johnson faces a preliminary charge of resisting law enforcement following his arrest on campus.

Indiana police spokesman Lt. Kevin Lauerman says officers patrolling the Sembower Recreation Sports Fields Complex detected the odor of marijuana Thursday night and saw two people nearby. One of the individuals ran away before returning and Johnson was arrested. He was released late Thursday from the Monroe County Jail.


Appalachian State names Drinkwitz coach

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Appalachian State has hired North Carolina State offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz as its head coach.

Drinkwitz's five-year contract was approved Thursday by Chancellor Sheri Everts and the school's board of trustees. Financial terms of the deal were not released by the school. He will be introduced on campus Monday, two days after the Mountaineers play Middle Tennessee State in the New Orleans Bowl.


Texas Tech's Wells gets $18.8M, 6 years

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) New Texas Tech coach Matt Wells has a six-year, $18.8 million contract, with Utah State getting an $800,000 buyout.

The school released details of the contract Thursday. Wells, who replaced Kliff Kingsbury after the former Texas Tech quarterback was fired, could earn incentives of up to $1 million and will owe 20 percent of the deal's remaining value if he leaves for another job.


UAB coach Clark wins Robinson Award

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) UAB's Bill Clark has won the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award.

Clark has led the Blazers to their first Conference USA championship with a program-record 10 wins. The award was announced Thursday by the Football Writers Association of America and the Sugar Bowl.


Arkansas suspends LB Walker after arrest

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Arkansas linebacker Demetrius Walker has been suspended from the football program after being arrested on drug and weapon charges.

Washington County booking records show the 21-year-old Walker was arrested for delivery of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver, simultaneous possession of drugs and guns and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into jail Wednesday and has a hearing scheduled for Friday. It was unclear if he has a lawyer.

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