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Ex-coach Richt 'fine' after heart attack

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Former Georgia and Miami coach Mark Richt tweeted Monday that he is recovering from a heart attack.

The 59-year-old Richt is working as a studio analyst for the ACC Network.

Richt spent the past three seasons as Miami coach before surprisingly retiring from his alma mater in December. Before that he had coached Georgia for 15 years.

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No. 1 Alabama preparing with Jones at QB

Alabama is about to experience life without Tua Tagovailoa - at least for one game.

For the first time in two seasons, the top-ranked Crimson Tide are preparing for a game with somebody other than Tagovailoa leading the offense. Mac Jones will take the reins Saturday night against Arkansas while Tagovailoa recovers from a high ankle sprain that sidelined him for much of the Tennessee game.

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USC RB Stepp needs surgery, out 5 weeks

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California running back Markese Stepp needs surgery and could miss up to five weeks due to an ankle injury suffered against Arizona last weekend.

Trojans coach Clay Helton said Monday that Stepp will need surgery to repair a torn ligament and is out at least three weeks.

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Vols QB Maurer uncertain for S. Carolina

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt is mum on the status of Brian Maurer for Saturday's game with South Carolina after the freshman quarterback sustained concussions in back-to-back weeks.

Pruitt is saying even less about which quarterback could start the game if Maurer can't play.

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Frost: Huskers' Washington not with team

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska running back Maurice Washington is not with the team and there's no timetable for his return, coach Scott Frost said Monday.

"There are certain standards we ask our players to uphold," Frost said. "When those standards aren't upheld, it doesn't matter who it is. They aren't going to be part of our plans that week or potentially longer."

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Clemson DE Thomas likely back for BC

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson defensive end Xavier Thomas is expected to return this week from concussion protocol when the No. 4 Tigers play Boston College.

Says defensive coordinator Brent Venables: "I think he probably will, but we'll see."

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Indiana chasing elusive sixth win

At Indiana, the countdown is in full swing.

The Hoosiers have chalked up five wins in five consecutive seasons for the second time ever, and now they have five chances to get their elusive sixth win for the first time since 2017.

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UNC turning to Kim for field goals

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina will turn to Jonathan Kim for field-goal attempts against Duke.

Coach Mack Brown announced the move Monday, two days after a six-overtime loss at Virginia Tech. Noah Ruggles missed a 35-yard field goal for the win to end the third overtime, then had a 44-yard kick blocked in the fourth overtime.

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Ohio State edges past Clemson to No. 3

Ohio State edged past Clemson to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll and Wisconsin dropped to 13th after being upset ahead of its showdown with the Buckeyes.

Alabama remained No. 1 on Sunday in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, receiving 24 first-place votes. No. 2 LSU held its place and received 16 first-place votes. The Buckeyes had 13 first-place votes and No. 4 Clemson, the preseason No. 1 team and defending national champion, received nine.

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FAU's Kiffin fined $5K for tweet

Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin was fined $5,000 and reprimanded by Conference USA for criticizing the officiating in the Owls' Friday game by positing on Twitter a photo of blind officials, using canes and being led around by seeing eye dogs.

Kiffin tweeted out the photo-shopped image Saturday night and included (at)ConferenceUSA about 24 hours after FAU lost 36-31 to Marshall at home.

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