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QB Murray sorry for old anti-gay tweets

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Newly minted Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray is apologizing for anti-gay tweets posted to his Twitter account several years ago, when he was 14 and 15.

The Oklahoma quarterback tweeted : "I apologize for the tweets that have come to light tonight from when I was 14 and 15. I used a poor choice of word that doesn't reflect who I am or what I believe. I did not intend to single out any individual or group."

The tweets have since been deleted from the account of the 21-year-old Murray, who won college football's most prestigious individual award Saturday night over Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins.


Michigan's Harbaugh not returning to NFL

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Jim Harbaugh insisted he is staying at Michigan.

Responding to speculation he's returning to the NFL, the former San Francisco 49ers coach told ESPN he is not going anywhere .


Iowa State extends Campbell through 2024

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State and coach Matt Campbell have agreed to a contract extension through 2024, a sign that one of the hottest names in the annual coaching carousel is staying put.

The Cyclones announced Campbell's extension on Sunday, also saying they will allocate an extra $1 million for assistant coaches and support staff.


Kentucky LB Allen wins Lott Trophy

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen has won the Lott IMPACT Trophy as the college defensive player having the biggest influence on his team.

Allen received the award Sunday night from former Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott at the Pacific Club. It goes to a player with strong academic work, community involvement and team leadership.


Tagovailoa favorite for 2019 Heisman

Tua Tagovailoa will be the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy next season after the Alabama quarterback had to settle for second to Oklahoma's Kyler Murray.

Murray is heading for professional baseball next year and Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, the other Heisman finalist on Saturday night, could very well enter the NFL draft. Assuming Haskins does go pro, along with a few other high-profile quarterbacks such as Oregon's Justin Herbert and Michigan's Shea Patterson, who else can challenge Tagovailoa?


UNC hires Army's Bateman to help on 'D'

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina has hired Army's Jay Bateman to serve as co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach.

The school announced the move Sunday.


UCLA promotes Frye to OC

LOS ANGELES (AP) UCLA has promoted Justin Frye to offensive coordinator for next season.

Bruins coach Chip Kelly announced the decision Sunday.


Army beats Navy for 3rd straight season

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Army coach Jeff Monken hopped on top of a wall and pumped his fist toward stoked cadets set to belt out the alma mater. Monken brought the party to locker room and waved an "Army Football" flag as the Black Knights bounced around him.

Army ditched its mundane routines and cut loose like a bunch of rowdy civilians. And why not? The setting was right after Army beat Navy for the third straight game, this time in front of a packed house and the president.


WVU's Grier to skip bowl, focus on draft

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia quarterback Will Grier won't play for the 15th-ranked Mountaineers in the Camping World Bowl against No. 17 Syracuse, instead focusing on preparation for the NFL draft.

Grier announced his decision Saturday in a statement released by West Virginia .


Tagovailoa no longer in walking boot

NEW YORK (AP) Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was not wearing the walking boot he has been using to treat his surgically repaired left ankle at the Heisman Trophy presentation ceremony Saturday.

Tagovailoa is one of three finalists for the Heisman, along with Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray and Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins. No. 1 Alabama plays No. 4 Oklahoma in a College Football Playoff semifinal on Dec. 29.

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