Jags' Meyer defends hiring ex-Iowa coach accused of racism
FILE - Ohio State NCAA college football head coach Urban Meyer answers questions during a news conference announcing his retirement in Columbus, Ohio, in this Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, file photo. A lawyer for 13 Black ex-Iowa football players has filed a lawsuit alleging his clients suffered racial discrimination under longtime coach Kirk Ferentz. Hiring Doyle rekindled memories of Meyer protecting assistant coach Zach Smith for years at Ohio State. AdMeyer also made former Louisville, Texas and South Florida coach Charlie Strong his assistant head coach/inside linebackers coach. Meyer kept seven holdovers from fired coach Doug Marrone’s staff, including veteran offensive line coach George Warhop, cornerbacks coach Tim Walton, nickel cornerbacks coach Joe Danna and assistant linebackers coach Tony Gilbert.
Texas chases Big 12 title with Ehlinger and rebuilt staff
Tossed out were the offensive and defensive coordinators in favor of new assistants with past connections to Herman and the Big 12. 14 Texas will soon return to a Big 12 championship not won in more than a decade. Texas opens the season at home against UTEP on Sept. 12, then opens Big 12 play at Texas Tech on Sept. 26. Texas hasn't won a Big 12 title since 2009 with Colt McCoy. SCHEDULE SCRAMBLEThe Big 12 schedule change knocked out one of the marquee games of the season: Texas at LSU.