Coach in Japan denies telling players to commit fouls

TOKYO (AP) The head coach of a Japanese college football team has denied instructing his players to commit fouls against opponents after footage of a controversial tackle went viral.

New Eagle Goedert wants to beat his namesake

(STATS) – The tight end whom Dallas Goedert is replacing on the Philadelphia Eagles, Trey Burton, threw the famous “Philly Special” pass that helped them win February’s Super Bowl.

Patterson eligible for Mich., good news for other transfers

Quarterback Shea Patterson is eligible to play for Michigan this year after the NCAA granted the Mississippi transfer’s request to waive the usually required redshirt season at his new school.

North Dakota State football coach signs contract extension

FARGO, N.D. (AP) North Dakota State’s Chris Klieman has signed a two-year contract extension with the perennial Football Championship Subdivision powerhouse.

Missouri offense looking to build off last season

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) When Missouri started the 2017-18 schedule 1-3, all the losses at home, the Tigers seemed on their way to another disappointing season.

Getting tough: Frost wants Huskers’ practices to be physical

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Scott Frost often harkens to his playing days in the 1990s when the Tom Osborne-coached Nebraska teams used brute force to impose their will on overmatched opponents. Three national championships in four years validated that way of doing things.

Florida, Mullen open spring practice with plenty of unknowns

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) New Florida coach Dan Mullen crisscrossed the state the last two months, telling anyone and everyone his plan for returning the Gators to national prominence.