College football weekend news roundup
- After jurors debated for more than two hours late Friday afternoon, former Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson was acquitted of his rape charges. The 20-year-old was accused following the 2011 football season.
- Oklahoma has hired former Auburn assistant Jay Boulware to coach its tight ends. Boulware was a member of Gene Chizik’s national championship team in 2010.
- Nick Saban added Colorado State’s Billy Napier to coach wide receivers Friday evening. Napier was an offensive analyst for the Crimson Tide in 2011.
- Robert Gillespie will replace Jay Graham as Tennessee’s running backs coach. Gillespie held the same position with Oklahoma State from 2009-10 and West Virginia from 2011-12.
- Auburn coach Gus Malzahn dismissed defensive tackle Devaunte Siglar for violating team rules late Friday evening. Siglar, an upcoming senior, played in 18 games throughout his career and recorded 12 tackles.
- California reached an agreement with new head coach Sonny Dykes on Friday. The deal is reportedly worth $9.7 million over the next five years.
- Rumors suggest that Central Florida is working on a contract extension for coach George O’Learly, who has been at the helm since 2004. The Knights are 60-55 during his tenure and are moving to the Big East Conference this fall.
- Two-star linebacker Edward Williams finally signed with Tulane on Saturday, ending a prolonged process that involved his mother rejecting his decision to play for Texas Tech.
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