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Arkansas hires Central Michigan's Dan Enos to run offense (Yahoo Sports)
Much like Bret Bielema before him, Dan Enos couldn't resist the chance to take on the Southeastern Conference's best. Enos left his job as the head coach at Central Michigan on Thursday to become the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arkansas, a step down in position but one up into the high-profile world of the SEC. The former Michigan State quarterback joins Bielema, who left Wisconsin two years ago and persuaded his former college competitor to join him with the resurgent Razorbacks. ''And that's how my family and I view this, too good of an opportunity to not pursue and look at.'' Bielema and Enos played against each other in college while Bielema was at Iowa and Enos at Michigan State.
Pelini hires longtime Huskers assistant Ron Brown (Yahoo Sports)
Given their different personalities, Ron Brown's choice to continue working for Bo Pelini might seem improbable. Brown said Thursday the decision was easy and based on the support Pelini gave him at Nebraska when he mingled his Christian faith with football. The 58-year-old Brown this week began his new job as Pelini's associate head coach and running backs coach at Youngstown State, ending a decades-long association with the Cornhuskers. ''I feel God's pleasure when I coach.'' Brown has attracted national attention, and at times the ire of the American Civil Liberties Union, for using his position as a platform for expressing his religious views.
Matt House hired as FIU's defensive coordinator (Yahoo Sports)
MIAMI (AP) -- Josh Conklin was FIU's defensive coordinator in 2014, while Matt House held the same role at Pittsburgh.
Mississippi football players face disorderly conduct charge (Yahoo Sports)
Mississippi safety Trae Elston and receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct early Thursday in Oxford, Mississippi. Oxford Police Department Maj. Jeff McCutchen told The Associated Press officers responded to a ''large disturbance'' in downtown Oxford just before midnight and several people were arrested along with Elston and Stringfellow. The Jackson (Mississippi) Clarion-Ledger first reported the arrests.
Petty, Mannion among Senior Bowl passers trying to be No. 3 (Yahoo Sports)
The NFL draft's quarterback pecking order beyond Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota might not have gotten much clearer at the Senior Bowl. Baylor's Bryce Petty and Oregon State's Sean Mannion were among those trying to make headway leading up to Saturday's game for top senior NFL prospects. ''There's kind of that (question), Could someone distinguish himself as the third guy?'' said Charles Davis, an NFL Network analyst.
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Chrabascz helps Butler rout No. 24 Seton Hall 77-57 (Yahoo Sports)
His thoughts were reinforced in the Bulldogs' 77-57 blowout of No. 24 Seton Hall on Sunday. ''These guys have pressured us way more than any time that they have played us in recent years.'' When the Pirates took a lead in the second half, Butler responded with an 18-2 run to move ahead for good. Andrew Chrabascz scored 15 of his 16 points in the first half, Kellen Dunham added 15 points, and Roosevelt Jones had 12 and seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (15-6, 5-3 Big East), who have won four of five. Brandon Mobley finished with 15 points and Desi Rodriguez added 12 for the Pirates (13-6, 3-4), who have lost a season-high three straight.
Russell helps Ohio State upset No. 23 Indiana 82-70 (Yahoo Sports)
After a tough win Thursday at Northwestern, Thad Matta was hesitant to say that Ohio State might be hitting its stride. Freshman D'Angelo Russell scored 22 points and added 10 assists for his second double-double of the season and the Buckeyes (16-5, 5-3 Big Ten) knocked off No. 23 Indiana 82-70 in front of 17,322 fans at Value City Arena for their first winning streak in conference play. The Buckeyes weathered the early storm and pushed their lead as high as 10 points in the first half and it was Russell who quelled the final Hoosier threat. After a Ferrell jumper made it 56-50 with 10:26 remaining in the game, Russell knocked down a pair of 3-pointers while battling leg cramps to double Ohio State's lead with 8:58 remaining.
Tucker, Taylor lead No. 12 Utah to 77-56 win over Washington (Yahoo Sports)
Utah players always try to find the best shot on every possession. Dakarai Tucker scored a career-high 19 points and Brandon Taylor added 14 to lead Utah to a 77-56 victory over Washington on Sunday. We may get sped up and turn the ball over sometimes but, for the most part, we've done a good job and we've grown so much in having a great pace offensively and getting what we call 'five shots''' Tucker and Taylor combined to make eight 3-pointers, giving No. 12 Utah (16-3, 6-1 Pac-12) its 15th straight home victory dating to last season. All six of the Utes' Pac-12 conference wins have come by double-digit margins.
Rozier leads No. 10 Louisville past Pittsburgh 80-68 (Yahoo Sports)
Louisville spent eight long days recovering from a miserable home loss to Duke, giving Rick Pitino plenty of time to tinker and his players plenty of time to regroup. Terry Rozier scored 26 points and the 10th-ranked Cardinals pulled away from Pittsburgh 80-68 on Sunday. Montrezl Harrell added 18 points and seven rebounds as the Cardinals (16-3, 4-2 ACC) bounced back from a loss to Duke by torching the Panthers. Louisville shot a season-high 65 percent (30 of 46) from the floor, the best ever against the Panthers in Jamie Dixon's 12 years on the job.