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College football roundup: Paterno family to respond to Freeh report Sunday

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As the family of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno prepares to release its response Sunday to the Freeh report in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse case, Sue Paterno has written a letter defending her late husband.

Sandusky was convicted last year of multiple counts of child sex abuse, and Paterno and school administrators were accused of covering up allegations against the former assistant coach. The NCAA imposed harsh sanctions against the Penn State football program as a result of the findings by former RBI director Louis Freeh.

Sue Paterno wrote to hundreds of former players in advance of the family's response, which will be released at 9 a.m. ET Sunday at Paterno.com. Her television interview with Katie Couric is scheduled to air Monday.

The contents of the Paternos' response haven't been revealed, but it is expected to focus on the methods that Freeh used in his independent investigation commissioned by the university.

Paterno died of lung cancer at age 85 last January, just months after he was forced to step down as Penn State's iconic football coach.

---LSU coach Les Miles has hired longtime NFL assistant Cam Cameron as LSU's new offensive coordinator, CBSSports.com reported Friday.

Cameron, 52, was fired as the Baltimore Ravens' offensive coordinator during the 2012 season and replaced by Jim Caldwell. Cameron takes the place of Greg Studrawa, whose LSU offense struggled last season.

---Blake James, who has been acting as Miami-Fla.'s interim athletic director since October, had the interim label removed from his title on Friday, when he was named the Hurricanes' athletic director.

He replaced Shawn Eichorst, who left in October to become athletic director at Nebraska.

---Miami linebacker Eddie Johnson, who was suspended for two games last season for a violation of team rules, has been suspended again, this time indefinitely, again for a violation of team rules, the Miami Herald reported.

Johnson started eight of the 10 games in which he played in 2012 as a redshirt freshman, and he led the team in tackles for loss with 7.5.
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