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USC RB Ware pushing for expanded role

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California running back Aca'Cedric Ware is ready to make a name for himself, even if it comes as part of a committee.

Ware spent his first three seasons with the Trojans as the "other" running back from Texas, as fellow Lone Star State product Ronald Jones II established himself as one of the most productive rushers in school history.

With Jones preparing for his rookie season in the NFL and USC breaking in a new quarterback, the senior Ware is determined to make his mark.


Campbell has Iowa State on the rise

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State defensive coordinator Jon Heacock has seen pretty much everything in 35 years of coaching.

In that time, Heacock has come to view head coaches as artists charged with painting a winning picture that everyone in a program can see.


Georgia RB White suffers 2nd ACL injury

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia freshman tailback Zamir White suffered his second anterior cruciate ligament injury in less than a year Saturday, likely ending his hopes of playing this season.

Georgia confirmed tests showed White tore the ACL in his left knee injury in a scrimmage at Sanford Stadium.


Police: LSU WR Davis allegedly hit woman

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU says junior receiver Drake Davis has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest for allegedly hitting and threatening a woman he was dating.

An arrest warrant issued Friday by LSU Police says the alleged victim told police about four incidents between May 2017 and this past June.


Gamecocks expect run game to improve

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Rico Dowdle is healthy again, and first-year offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon is installing a quick-paced attack.

South Carolina has reason to believe its rush game might rebound this season after a couple down years.


OSU to receive Meyer probe next week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State says factfinders investigating coach Urban Meyer's handling of domestic abuse allegations against a former assistant will deliver a report to university leaders sometime next week.

The school announced Friday that the investigation will wrap up on Sunday as planned, and a report will be delivered to the six-person group appointed by trustees to coordinate the probe.


Maryland board takes control of probe

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) The University of Maryland Board of Regents has assumed authority over the investigation into the death of Jordan McNair, who collapsed during football practice and subsequently died.

The board also voted to assume control of the commission formed to investigate the culture of the Maryland football program.


Holtz unhurt in event as tent collapses

HAYDEN, Ala. (AP) Authorities say 12 people have been hospitalized, including three who were seriously injured, after a tent collapsed at a bank's shareholders' event.

WBMA-TV ( ) says about 400 people were under the tent Thursday night when it came crashing down, some ducking under tables for cover. WBRC reported that former Notre Dame and South Carolina coach Lou Holtz was scheduled to speak at the Traditions Bank event, and wasn't injured.


New coach Heupel ready to lead UCF

Josh Heupel has either the most difficult job of any head coach in the country taking over a new team or the easiest. Maybe it's both.

Hired to replace Scott Frost at Central Florida, Heupel takes over a team that went unbeaten last season and declared itself the national champion. Most of the playmakers return from one of the best offenses in the country, including gifted quarterback McKenzie Milton.


FAU hopes for C-USA repeat under Kiffin

Lane Kiffin knew very little about Conference USA before he became Florida Atlantic's head coach. Same for Butch Davis at Florida International.

The high-profile coaches made immediate impacts in their new league, and at their new schools not all that far apart.

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