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Record-setting Saints QB Brees announces retirement at 42

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints record-setting quarterback Drew Brees has decided to retire after 20 NFL seasons, including his last 15 with New Orleans. The 42-year-old quarterback announced his decision on Sunday on a social media post. It comes after Brees won nine of 12 regular-season starts while completing 70.5% of his passes in 2020. He came back from multiple…

Alabama State adds UCLA to future football schedule

MONTGOMERY, Ala. | While the Hornets are two days away from an unprecedented spring football season, the Alabama State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics continues to work on the future and announced a trip to the Rose Bowl in 2022. Alabama State will travel to Pasadena (Calif.) to face UCLA for the first time in school history on September 10,…

PCA hires Dean as new Head Football Coach

Prattville Christian Academy hires Norman Dean as the Panther’s head football coach beginning March 1. In addition to his head coaching duties, Coach Dean will also assume the newly established Football Operations Director and Strength and Conditioning Program Director roles. Dean brings more than 26 years of experience, having held several coaching positions at Elmore County High School, TR Miller…

UCF hires former Auburn coach Gus Malzahn to lead Knights

Central Florida has hired Gus Malzahn to be the Knights’ coach a little more than two months after he was fired by Auburn. Malzahn was 68-35 in eight years with the Tigers, never having a losing season and going 39-27 in the SEC. UCF lost both its athletic director and football coach to Tennessee last month. UCF hired Terry Mohajir…

UCF close to hiring ex-Auburn coach Malzahn

Central Florida is close to a deal to make former Auburn coach Gus Malzahn the Knights’ next head coach. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that UCF and Malzahn are finalizing an agreement that would bring him to the school a little more than two months after he was fired by Auburn. Malzahn was 68-35…

Tom Brady wins Super Bowl No. 7, Buccaneers beat Chiefs 31-9

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady made his seventh Super Bowl title look familiar – despite moving south to a new team and conference during a pandemic. Brady threw two touchdown passes to old friend Rob Gronkowski and one to good pal Antonio Brown, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City 31-9 on their home field…

Auburn’s Harsin names Pitman as Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coach

AUBURN, Ala.—Jeff Pitman has been named the head football strength and conditioning coach at Auburn, head coach Bryan Harsin announced Tuesday. Pitman comes to Auburn after spending the previous eight years on Harsin’s staff at Boise State (2014-20) and Arkansas State (2013). “Coach Pitman brings three decades of collegiate strength coaching and player development to the Auburn Family,” Harsin said….

Tide’s DeVonta Smith the 1st WR to win AP Player of the Year

DeVonta Smith of Alabama is The Associated Press college football player of the year. He is the first wide receiver to win the award since it was established in 1998. Smith received 26 first-place votes and 114 points to finish ahead of his teammate and quarterback, Mac Jones. Jones received nine first-place votes and 67 points. They are the first…