• ESPN.com

    Why Texas is serious about seeking a graduate transfer QB

    AUSTIN, Texas – Tom Herman inherited two talented young quarterbacks at Texas in Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger. They’ve got bright futures and three or four more years in the program. So why is Herman still going after a graduate transfer? That became clear on Tuesday when the school announced sophomore Matthew Merrick, the Longhorns’ No. 3 QB this spring, has decided to stop playing and focus on his academics. Was Merrick a contender to start or even play this season? No. But his departure does make the Longhorns’ quarterback situation somewhat concerning in the eyes of their new head coach. “We’ve got two,” Herman said after practice Tuesday. “One’s 19 and one’s 18.” Having only two scholarship

  • USA Today

    Coach sues Lane Kiffin saying he was promised a job to secure a recruit

    Former University of Alabama receiver Antonio “A.C.” Carter alleged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin that Kiffin deceived him to secure a prospect, USA TODAY Sports confirmed. Carter said he was promised the assistant strength and conditioning coach job at FAU after Kiffin was hired by the school in December to curry favor with a family friend who ultimately signed with the Owls, according to the website SEC Country that obtained the full complaint. Carter wasn’t ultimately hired by FAU “due to two prior minor misdemeanor criminal charges.” Court records obtained by USA TODAY Sports show at least four arrests, all misdemeanors. Carter was arrested for

  • Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh goes nuts in new Planters commercial (Video)
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    Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh goes nuts in new Planters commercial (Video)

    Jim Harbaugh is a man of many talents. Jim Harbaugh’s ability to scream at officials apparently translates to acting. The Michigan coach stars in a new commercial for Planters nuts in a campaign called “Shout for Nuts.” How loud will Harbaugh shout for nuts?