American Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • Oregon to hire USF's Willie Taggart as next head coach

    Fox Sports "A historic run for the University of South Florida this season appears to have cost the Bulls their coach. Willie Taggart, who guided USF to a 10-2 record this season, is set to be hired as the new head coach of the Oregon Ducks, FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman confirmed Wednesday morning. Taggart..." December 07

  • Lane Kiffin, Charlie Strong among potential USF candidates to replace Willie Taggart

    Sporting News - NCAAF "With a likely opening at USF, all eyes turn to Alabama for the coach to replace Willie Taggart, reportedly on his way to Oregon. That's because speculation about the Bulls' next coach will certainly include Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and offensive line coach Mario..." December 07

  • President-elect Donald Trump to attend Army-Navy Game on Saturday

    CBS Sports "The 117th Army-Navy game will feature a special guest in attendance as President-elect Donald Trump will watch the game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Saturday. A spokesman for Trump's transition team confirmed his appearance during a conference call with reporters and said that he will..." December 06

  • Temple football coach Matt Rhule going to Baylor

    Philly.com "Fox Sports and the CBS affiliate in Waco, Texas report that Temple football coach Matt Rhule is leaving North Broad Street to take over at Baylor. Rhule would replace Art Briles, who was fired by the Bears amid a sexual assault scandal that engulfed the football program and the university as a..." December 06

  • Temple knocks off Navy to win AAC title

    The Sports Xchange "ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Before even walking onto Temple's practice field as a freshman, Phillip Walker told Owls coach Matt Rhule that he was going to bring home a championship. The talented quarterback finally lived up to that promise as a senior. Walker threw a pair of touchdown passes..." December 03

  • Lane Kiffin, Les Miles, Art Briles getting Houston interviews

    ABC 7 Chicago "Houston will interview at least five candidates for its head-coaching position, including Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and former coaches Les Miles and Art Briles, sources told ESPN. Cougars interim coach/defensive coordinator Todd Orlando said earlier this week that he and..." December 03

  • Report: Lane Kiffin to interview for Houston job after SEC title game

    College Football Talk "Earlier in the week it was reported that Lane Kiffin was in the mix to fill the head coaching vacancy at Houston. Come Sunday, or shortly thereafter, the Alabama offensive coordinator may be taking the next step in returning to lead his own college football program. Citing multiple unnamed..." December 02

  • CFP committee could 'paralyze' bowl system with delayed Cotton Bowl bid

    ESPN "When Navy hosts Temple on Saturday for the American Athletic Conference title game, there will be a large contingent of bowl officials with a rather specific rooting interest. "I don't want to be un-American," one bowl official said, "but nearly everyone in the bowl industry, quite frankly, is..." December 01

  • Lane Kiffin, Les Miles candidates for Houston opening

    ESPN "Former LSU coach Les Miles has been contacted about Houston's head coach vacancy and Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin has also emerged as a candidate, sources told ESPN. "Les Miles has always recruited Texas (while head coach at LSU and Oklahoma State) and has friends in Houston," a..." December 01

  • Will Houston continue offensive trend in hiring head coach?

    Fanrag Sports "One of the more intriguing coaching searches this offseason will happen at the University of Houston, a school that has gone from being known as Cougar High to a program that is approaching a national brand. UH gained considerable attention during the last two seasons when Tom Herman was..." November 29

  • Texas hires Tom Herman as next head coach

    WFAA "Texas has hired former Houston head football coach Tom Herman to replace Charlie Strong, according to a report from ESPN's Heather Dinich. The former Ohio State offensive coordinator spent the past two seasons as the Cougars head coach, leading the AAC program to an 11-1 record in 2015, and a..." November 26

  • Memphis survives No. 20 Houston behind Ferguson's 4 TDs

    The Sports Xchange "Time and again, Memphis quarterback Riley Ferguson looked to go deep Friday afternoon. Yet it was Ferguson's leader, first-year coach Mike Norvell, who went even deeper after the Tigers' 48-44 win over No. 20 Houston. Norvell watched his players celebrate after scoring the go-ahead..." November 25

  • Reports of leaving Houston are 'absolutely' false, Tom Herman says

    Sporting News "Houston coach Tom Herman is a hot commodity in the coaching search at Texas, LSU and Baylor with the latest reports saying he could be the coach of the Tigers by Saturday. "Don’t believe anything that you read," Herman told ESPN about the coaching rumors before Friday's game against Memphis,..." November 25

  • Oddsmakers have Houston’s Tom Herman set as lone favorite for Texas head coaching gig

    The Comeback "There isn’t a hotter coaching prospect right now then Tom Herman, the former offensive coordinator of Ohio State and the current head coach of Houston. Herman brings enough of a resume and enough new ideas to make him a “good” hire. He is thought of highly enough that he is currently the only..." November 22

  • Baylor Is Going After SMU's Chad Morris, Everyone Should Be Afraid

    The Big Lead "Baylor is going hard after Chad Morris to become its next head football coach, according to Football Scoop. Morris is currently in his second season at SMU, where he has the Mustangs with a 5-6 record this season. He was previously the offensive coordinator at Clemson from 2011 through..." November 22

  • Memphis' Riley Ferguson leaves vs. Cincinnati with apparent injury

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Memphis starting quarterback Riley Ferguson left Friday night's 34 -7 win over Cincinnati after the team's second offensive drive with an undisclosed injury. By the middle of the second quarter, Ferguson had changed into street clothes and was watching the game from the tunnel outside the..." November 19

  • BC keeps chances to go bowling, 30-0

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Boston College kept its bowl hopes alive with a 30-0 rout of Connecticut in the first meeting between the regional rivals since 2004 on Saturday at Alumni Stadium. The Eagles (5-6) can become bowl eligible for the third time in four seasons under coach Steve Addazio, a Farmington,..." November 19

  • Jackson, No. 5 Louisville stunned by Houston

    The Sports Xchange "During a postgame interview on national TV, Houston coach Tom Herman greeted quarterback Greg Ward with a hug and a peck on the cheek. As for No. 5 Louisville, it kissed its national championship hopes goodbye in a meltdown that started with the opening kickoff and never really ended...." November 18

  • Worth scores twice as Navy knocks off Notre Dame

    The Sports Xchange "Quarterback Will Worth rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns, and Navy held on for a 28-27 win over Notre Dame on Saturday afternoon in Jacksonville, Fla. Running backs Calvin Cass Jr. and Darryl Bonner each added rushing touchdowns as the Midshipmen compiled 320 rushing yards to go along..." November 05

  • Flowers, South Florida upset No. 22 Navy

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Sometimes all South Florida head coach Willie Taggart can do is sit and admire the abilities of quarterback Quinton Flowers. "He's like a video game out there," Taggart said. "Some of the things he does I just can't explain." Flowers accounted for four touchdowns as..." October 29

  • Memphis Tigers' Oglesby to police: Shots at car followed altercation

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Several gunshots were fired at a car belonging to University of Memphis wide receiver Jae'Lon Oglesby on Tuesday night, according to a police report. Oglesby told police that he was sitting in his apartment in the 600 block of Patterson Street at around 10 p.m. Tuesday when he heard several..." October 27

  • Tom Herman to Texas is ‘all but official’

    Larry Brown Sports "Houston suffered a stunning loss on Saturday that sent the team tumbling out of the top 25, but that apparently has had no effect on a major program being interested in its head coach. In fact, a report on Monday claimed Tom Herman becoming the next head coach at Texas is essentially a done..." October 25

  • SMU stuns No. 11 Houston 38-16

    The Sports Xchange "SMU's 38-16 upset victory over No. 11 Houston on Saturday night in Dallas allowed the host Mustangs to match their win total of three games the previous two seasons. SMU coach Chad Morris and his program also evened the score against Houston coach Tom Herman, who took a jab at the Mustangs..." October 23

  • Worth, No. 24 Navy run roughshod over Memphis

    The Sports Xchange "ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy triple-option offense proved too much for Memphis to stop on Saturday, and quarterback Will Worth was a big reason why. Worth ran for a career-best 201 yards and three touchdowns and threw for two more scores as No. 24 Navy rushed for a season-high 447 yards to..." October 22

  • UH officials discussing Tom Herman contract extension

    Houston Chronicle "A day after missing out on an invitation to the Big 12, the University of Houston turned its attention to another piece of important business. UH athletic director Hunter Yurachek said Tuesday that he’s had “very general conversations” with top university officials on parameters of a new..." October 19

  • Houston defense denies upset bid by Tulsa

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Two resilient and timely late-game plays offset lengthy stretches of misery and ineffectiveness for the Houston defense. Cougars linebacker Emeke Egbule returned a fumble 24 yards for a touchdown with 81 seconds remaining and safeties Austin Robinson and Khalil Williams combined..." October 16

  • Navy exercises option, stuns No. 6 Houston

    The Sports Xchange "ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The sixth-ranked Houston Cougars spent much of a frustrating afternoon bouncing off Navy quarterback Will Worth as he barreled for yards in the Midshipmen's powerful triple-option attack. The Cougars allowed 306 yards on the ground and probably were knocked out of the..." October 08

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