Coaching

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores watches during the first half of the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Fla. First-time head coach Flores faces a tricky task: While he tries to establish a winning culture, the season will be mostly about losing and how the Dolphins position themselves for next year’s draft, when they’ll likely take a quarterback in the opening round for only the second time since Dan Marino in 1983. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio, File)
August 23, 2019 - 6:17 am
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores says he supports the NFL player protest movement and receiver Kenny Stills' involvement, but wants him to play better. "Everything these guys protest, I've lived it, I've experienced it," said an impassioned Flores, who is the son of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018, file photo, Florida head coach Dan Mullen, left, talks with defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Jacksonville, Fla. Mullen is navigating a few last-minute roster tweaks before the season opener. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 22, 2019 - 12:17 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dan Mullen and Manny Diaz first crossed paths a decade ago in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It was 45 degrees in mid-October for an 11:30 a.m. kickoff between Mississippi State and Middle Tennessee State. Mullen was calling plays in his first year as the Bulldogs' head coach,...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) warms up during an NFL football training camp practice in Latrobe, Pa. \There are the same old expectations following an ugly late-season collapse that forced the Steelers to miss the playoffs for the first time in five years. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
August 22, 2019 - 11:15 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Picking the order of finish in the AFC North is as a difficult as getting a grip on a wet, bouncing football. The division features two new coaches, a pair of gritty second-year quarterbacks, a traditional powerhouse on the rebound, and an unlikely contender that hasn't reached the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Notre Dame wide receiver/running back Jafar Armstrong (8) runs with the ball against Ball State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. There is no Dexter Williams in the backfield this season for No. 9 Notre Dame. Instead, the Fighting Irish will look to a stable of running backs to pick up the slack, including Tony Jones and converted wide receiver Jafar Armstrong. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
August 21, 2019 - 2:33 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — No. 9 Notre Dame may find out this season that a stable full of running backs is better than one. Jafar Armstrong and Tony Jones Jr. are sharing the load in practices, with three underclassmen also pushing for playing time. The previous two seasons, Josh Adams (1,430 yards...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows new Kansas football coach Les Miles, left, at an NCAA college football news conference in Lawrence, Kan., Nov. 18, 2018, and Chris Klieman introduced as the 35th Kansas State head football coach in Manhattan, Kan., Dec. 12, 2018. The two schools took vastly different approaches to hiring new head coaches. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
August 21, 2019 - 2:20 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — About the only thing the football programs at Kansas and Kansas State have had in common much of the past three decades is the often desolate stretch of Interstate 70 that connects them. The Jayhawks have the proud tradition of John Riggins and Gale Sayers, yet recent success...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Madison, Wis. Taylor was selected a preseason All-American by AP poll voters after running for more than 2,00 yards last season. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
August 20, 2019 - 9:21 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor is one of the best running backs in college football. He would be the first to say his success isn't due to just one person. There are, of course, his parents, Elizabeth Taylor and Jonathan James, and several other family members and coaches. But a single...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2017, file photo, Wendy Anderson, center, wife of Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson, obscured at left, smiles after chatting with Nebraska head coach Mike Riley, rear, before an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb. Wendy Anderson has died after a two-year fight with breast cancer. Blake Anderson says his wife died Monday night, Aug. 19, 2019, just hours after the school announced he would be taking a leave of absence. He said on Twitter : "She passed as peacefully & gracefully as you could ever hope." (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
August 20, 2019 - 7:54 am
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Wendy Anderson, the wife of Arkansas State football coach Blake Anderson, has died after a two-year fight with breast cancer. She was 49. Blake Anderson says his wife died Monday night, just hours after the school announced he would be taking a leave of absence. He said on...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown talks to reporters in the locker room in Florham Park, N.J. McCown's retirement lasted two months. The Philadelphia Eagles signed the 40-year-old quarterback to a one-year deal on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. He is coming out of retirement to join his 11th team and play his 17th season. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 18, 2019 - 12:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh McCown was talking to reporters when Alshon Jeffery stepped up on a chair, hit record on his phone and asked the newest Philadelphia Eagles quarterback a question. "How's No. 17 as a basketball player?" Jeffery inquired. McCown, who played a lot of hoops with Jeffery when...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 file photo, SMU head coach Sonny Dykes, left, talks to his players during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Central Florida in Orlando, Fla. Best to expect the unexpected in the AAC. The league has been fertile ground for fast turnarounds since it rose from the ashes of the old Big East in 2013. SMU under second-year coach Sonny Dykes was in the thick of the West Division race last season until losing its last two. The Mustangs add former Texas quarterback Shane Buechele, among several transfers who could give SMU more staying power. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
August 18, 2019 - 8:41 am
Sonny Dykes has spent most of his career coaching and recruiting football players in his home state of Texas and around the South. When he became a head coach in the Pac-12, he found an unfamiliar environment at some high school games in California. "Kids have their phones during warmup and they're...
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Retired NFL head coach Mike Shanahan, center, talks to reporters during a combined NFL training camp at which the Denver Broncos hosted the San Francisco 49ers Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at the Broncos' headquarters in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 17, 2019 - 3:29 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Mike Shanahan patrolled the sideline with his familiar stare as he watched his son's team practice against his former one. No way could the former head coach stay away from the Denver Broncos headquarters this weekend. For a decade, Shanahan avoided the facility where he won...
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