Coaching

Manchester United former manager Jose Mourinho leaves the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, England, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Jose Mourinho was fired by Manchester United on Tuesday after failing to restore its status as a major European force in a turbulent 2½-year spell marked by clashes with players and increasing disgruntlement at the team's style of play. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
December 18, 2018 - 7:28 am
He started off as a translator before becoming a self-styled "Special One," as close as it gets to being a guaranteed winner of titles. Now he's unemployed, with a philosophy seemingly unsuited to modern soccer. Jose Mourinho's firing by Manchester United on Tuesday is the latest chapter in a...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol gives instructions during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Pittsburgh. The Flyers fired head coach Dave Hakstol Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
December 17, 2018 - 11:06 am
The Philadelphia Flyers have fired coach Dave Hakstol, with the team having lost 11 of its last 14 games. General manager Chuck Fletcher announced the move Monday, less than two weeks since taking over for the fired Ron Hextall. Minor league coach Scott Gordon took over as the interim replacement...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2018, file photo, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly watches during the Notre Dame Blue-Gold Spring college football game in South Bend, Ind. Brian Kelly is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, becoming the third coach to win the award twice since it was established in 1998. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)
December 17, 2018 - 9:01 am
Notre Dame's Brian Kelly is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year, becoming the third coach to win the award twice since it was established in 1998. Kelly received 16 of 58 first-place votes from AP college football poll voters and 81 total points. Alabama's Nick Saban was second...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Central Florida head coach Josh Heupel waves his arms during the first half of the American Athletic Conference championship NCAA college football game against Memphis, in Orlando, Fla. Heupel, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and Alabama’s Nick Saban are the finalists for The Associated Press national college football coach of the year after leading their teams to unbeaten regular seasons. The winner will be announced Monday, Dec. 17. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
December 16, 2018 - 3:44 pm
UCF's Josh Heupel, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Alabama's Nick Saban are the finalists for The Associated Press national college football coach of the year after leading their teams to unbeaten regular seasons. The winner will be announced Monday at noon EST. Heupel guided No. 7 Central Florida (12...
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Fresno State players celebrate with the trophy after defeating Arizona State in the Las Vegas Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. Fresno State won 31-20. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 15, 2018 - 5:50 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Running back Ronnie Rivers might be the embodiment of Fresno State's turnaround. It wasn't guaranteed Rivers would be able to play this season after sustaining a foot injury in spring practice, and he was limited by a shoulder injury late in the year. But Rivers was there, leading...
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Utah State wide receiver Jalen Greene (21) sprints to the end zone to score a touchdown ahead of North Texas defensive back Nate Brooks (9) during the first half of the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
December 15, 2018 - 4:11 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Utah State walked into the New Mexico Bowl with one of its best records in school history but uncertainty. Its head coach, Matt Wells, left to take the Texas Tech job. Interim coach Frank Maile had to prepare the Aggies with an army of graduate assistants and an...
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December 14, 2018 - 5:07 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Former Maryland coach DJ Durkin is spending time with the Alabama football staff but hasn't been hired. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said in a statement Friday that Durkin "is spending a few days with our staff in Tuscaloosa from a professional development standpoint."...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman, right, talks with Northern Iowa head coach Mark Farley, left, before an NCAA college football game in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Kansas State hired Klieman to lead its football program Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, passing the reins from retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles but little Big 12 experience. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
December 11, 2018 - 5:07 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State hired Chris Klieman of North Dakota State to lead its football program Monday night, passing the reins from retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles but little Big 12 experience. Klieman was hired to...
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
December 09, 2018 - 5:12 pm
The Latest from Week 14 of the NFL season (all times EST): 7:30 p.m. The Dallas Cowboys (8-5) have pushed their lead over Philadelphia and Washington in the NFC East to a commanding two games with three games to play, with a wild 29-23 overtime win over the Eagles. Amari Cooper's third touchdown of...
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Newly hired Georgia Tech football coach Geoff Collins speaks during a news conference Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 07, 2018 - 6:05 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia native Geoff Collins said Friday he landed his dream job when hired to return as Georgia Tech's coach. Most notable among changes the former Temple coach will bring to the Yellow Jackets will be a shift from the spread-option offense used by former coach Paul Johnson the last...
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