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At least 2 QBs plan to transfer from UT

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas is set at quarterback with Sam Ehlinger, who had a breakout season in 2018. It is the depth chart behind him that has suddenly become a concern for coach Tom Herman as the wave of players exploring their options to move has reached the Longhorns.

Experienced backup Shane Buechele entered the NCAA transfer database Thursday and could be playing somewhere else next season. Freshman Cameron Rising has left the team and plans to transfer. Another touted freshman backup, Casey Thompson, took to Twitter on Thursday to knock down a report that he'd told the team he'll be back next season and said he hasn't made up his mind.

Texas is just the latest program to be rattled by players eager to find a new place to play.


QB Martell in Miami after transferring

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Tate Martell greeted a few well-wishers in the airport after arriving in South Florida, then stopped to pick up a coffee and a sandwich.

The baristas, noticing the crowd around him, asked his name.


Mizzou adds ex-Tech DC Gibbs to staff

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri has hired former Texas Tech defensive coordinator David Gibbs as an assistant coach.

Gibbs spent the last four seasons in Lubbock and the Red Raiders in 2017 led the Big 12 and ranked sixth nationally with 29 forced turnovers. From 2013-17, Gibbs' defenses at Tech and Houston forced a combined 140 turnovers, which was tied for most in the nation during the span.


Terps hire ex-ECU coach Montgom as OC

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland coach Michael Locksley has hired former East Carolina coach Scottie Montgomery to be his offensive coordinator and put John Papuchis in charge of special teams.

Locksley's initial coaching hires, announced Thursday, also include John Reagan as offensive line coach; Cory Robinson as defensive backs coach; Elijah Brooks as running backs coach; and Mike Miller as tight ends coach.


Vols receive minor violation for Fulmer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has reported a minor NCAA violation that involved athletic director Phillip Fulmer instructing offensive linemen during a football practice.

This was one of eight Level III athletics violations that Tennessee reported over the last six months of 2018. They were obtained through a public records request and first reported by the Knoxville News-Sentinel.


Michigan hires Nua to coach D-line

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Jim Harbaugh has completed his coaching staff for his fifth season at Michigan.

He hired defensive line coach Shaun Nua on Thursday, a week after adding offensive coordinator Josh Gattis and defensive assistant Anthony Campanile. Harbaugh says Nua is a rising star in the coaching profession.


Washington hires Adams as WRs coach

SEATTLE (AP) Washington has hired Junior Adams as its new wide receivers coach.

Adams replaces Matt Lubick, who left coaching for a business opportunity in Colorado.


Iowa looking to plug holes at TE, DL

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz on Thursday identified defensive line and tight end as the team's biggest concerns heading into the offseason.

The Hawkeyes, who finished 9-4 and ranked 25th after beating Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl, lost a program-high four players who left school early for the NFL. Tight end was by far the hardest hit, with redshirt sophomore T.J. Hockenson and junior Noah Fant both projected to be high picks after declaring themselves eligible for the draft.


Georgia S. extends Lunsford through 2023

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) Georgia Southern coach Chad Lunsford has reached an agreement on a contract extension through 2023.

The agreement is pending approval from the Board of Regents, according to the school.


Tide QB Hurts transferring to Oklahoma

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley could not help but admire Jalen Hurts from a distance.

He respected how the Alabama quarterback who lost his starting job to Tua Tagovailoa put the team above his pride. Hurts could have transferred right after Alabama went another direction, as so many quarterbacks do these days. Instead, he stuck it out and delivered a moment for the ages. After Tagovailoa went down with an injured ankle during the SEC title game against Georgia, Hurts rallied the Crimson Tide to victory.