Coaching

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer makes a statement during a news conference in Columbus, Ohio. Meyer’s current suspension and previous paid leave have restricted him from talking football with his staff and athletes during August with one exception _ a team meeting the day after the suspension was announced. Emails from the senior vice president for human resources show Meyer and athletic director Gene Smith were allowed to meet with the players and coaches last Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
August 28, 2018 - 8:48 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's current suspension and previous paid leave have restricted him from talking football with his staff and athletes during August with one exception — a team meeting the day after the suspension was announced. Emails from the senior vice president...
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August 27, 2018 - 10:21 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA has suspended six players for unspecified rules violations for its season opener against Cincinnati. Chip Kelly is making his debut as UCLA's coach on Saturday. He said Monday if "you do something wrong, there's a punishment that's involved in it." Offensive lineman Boss...
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold throws a pass against the New York Giants during the second quarter of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 26, 2018 - 2:05 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Todd Bowles has a secret — and he's not letting on at all. The only thing is, everyone has a pretty good idea what it is. The New York Jets coach won't say who his starting quarterback will be this season, despite all signs appearing to point to rookie Sam Darnold. "I...
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In this Dec. 6, 2014, photo, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer, right, listens to athletic director Gene Smith near the end of the Big Ten championship football game in Indianapolis. Ohio State suspended Meyer for three games on Wednesday night, Aug. 22, for mishandling repeated professional and behavioral problems of an assistant coach. Smith was suspended without pay from Aug. 31 through Sept. 16. (Jonathan Quilter/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 8:40 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Any attempt by Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to eliminate work-related text messages on his university-issued phone to hide information would be illegal, open records experts said following a two-week investigation into his handling of domestic violence allegations against an...
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Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer answers questions during a news conference in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Ohio State suspended Meyer on Wednesday for three games for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport's most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after the coach's wife accused him of abuse. Athletic director Gene Smith was suspended from Aug. 31 through Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
August 25, 2018 - 9:37 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A week before Ohio State's season opener, few in Columbus have been able to focus on football. Not many are talking about the new starting quarterback or how to best use the two elite running backs. Instead, the discussion has been about domestic violence, misplaced loyalty,...
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Ohio State University President Michael Drake offers words to football coach Urban Meyer, who leaves the stage following a news conference in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Ohio State suspended Meyer on Wednesday for three games for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport's most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after the coach's wife accused him of abuse. Athletic director Gene Smith was suspended from Aug. 31 through Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
August 24, 2018 - 10:29 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Amid withering criticism of his failing to more directly address domestic abuse issues at a news conference earlier this week, suspended Ohio State coach Urban Meyer issued an apology Friday to the ex-wife of a former assistant coach who was suspected of abusing her. Meyer,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, Larry Nassar, former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts, appears in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich. Numerous people have been criminally charged, fired or forced out of jobs in the wake of the scandal involving once-renowned gymnastics doctor, Nassar, who is serving decades in prison for molesting athletes and for child pornography crimes. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
August 23, 2018 - 9:55 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's former head gymnastics coach is the latest person to be charged in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal surrounding ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar. Kathie Klages is accused of lying to an investigator in June, when she denied witnesses told her years...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2012, file photo, Ohio State NCAA college football head coach Urban Meyer leads the team in singing Carmen Ohio after beating Miami of Ohio 56-10, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State suspended coach Urban Meyer for three games on Wednesday night, Aug. 22, 2018, for mishandling repeated professional and behavioral problems of an assistant coach, with investigators finding Meyer protected his protege for years through domestic violence allegations, a drug problem and poor job performance. The superstar coach's treatment of his now-fired assistant was also clouded by his abiding devotion to the legacy of former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce, the grandfather of former wide receivers coach Zach Smith and an early coaching mentor for Meyer. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
August 23, 2018 - 5:05 pm
The drama at Ohio State that put Urban Meyer's status as coach in limbo for three weeks has come to a resolution that has left many unsatisfied. On a bonus edition of the AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic joins Ralph Russo to discuss the aftermath of the Meyer...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2016 file photo, former Michigan State University gymnastics head coach Kathie Klages reacts during the womens gymnastic's meet in East Lansing, Mich. Former Michigan State gymnastics coach Klages was charged Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 with lying to police amid an investigation into the school's handling of sexual abuse complaints against former sports doctor Larry Nassar. (Sundeep Dhanjal/The State News via AP File)
August 23, 2018 - 2:44 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former head coach of Michigan State's gymnastics team was charged Thursday with lying to an investigator when she denied that witnesses told her years ago about being sexually assaulted by ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar. A charging document does not specify how many witnesses...
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Ohio State University President Michael Drake offers words to football coach Urban Meyer, who leaves the stage following a news conference in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Ohio State suspended Meyer on Wednesday for three games for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport's most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after the coach's wife accused him of abuse. Athletic director Gene Smith was suspended from Aug. 31 through Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
August 23, 2018 - 2:20 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Urban Meyer may have weathered scandal at Ohio State, but not without a lasting stain as an exhaustive report detailed behavior that could easily have taken down a coach of lesser stature. The investigation released soon after Meyer answered questions from reporters about his...
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