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FAU QB Driskel says he's ending career

Florida Atlantic quarterback Jason Driskel (16) runs in for a touchdown in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Akron in the Boca Raton Bowl in Boca Raton, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. (Jim Rassol/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Jason Driskel is ready for the real world.

The Florida Atlantic quarterback announced Thursday that he's ending his football career, even though he would have been eligible to return to the Owls next season. Driskel is about to graduate with a civil engineering degree.

"It was always a dream of mine to play quarterback at the FBS level and I'm proud of accomplishing that goal," Driskel wrote in a social media post . "It has never been a dream of mine, however, to play football beyond college."

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Oklahoma's Mayfield wins Manning Award

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield has been named the 2017 Manning Award winner after a season in which he passed for 4,627 yards and 43 touchdowns.

Mayfield is the first Sooner and first former walk-on to win the Manning Award, which is given to the nation's top college quarterback and is the only award to consider post-season performances in voting by a national media panel as well as Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning.

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Auburn hires Buffalo's Greene as AD

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn has hired Buffalo athletic director Allen Greene to run its athletic department.

Auburn announced the hiring of Greene Thursday to replace longtime AD Jay Jacobs, who is retiring. Greene was promoted to Buffalo's athletic director in November 2015 and previously worked at Mississippi and Notre Dame. He will take over the department in February.

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Police probe Wazzu QB apparent suicide

When Dr. Brian Hainline learned about the apparent suicide of another college athlete, it hit hard. Again.

No, he didn't know Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski. But he's heard such stories far too often.

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Oregon AD Mullens to be CFP chairman

Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens will become the new chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee starting next season, and three new Power Five ADs will join the 13-member panel.

Mullens will be the third chairman, replacing Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt, who has led the committee the last two seasons.

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Texas QB Buechele to have hip surgery

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas quarterback Shane Buechele will undergo surgery for a torn muscle in his hip and abdomen area but should return in time for spring practice in March.

Buechele was the full-time starter as a freshman in 2016 then split starts with freshman Shane Ehlinger in 2017. Buechele started the Longhorns' win over Missouri in the Texas Bowl.

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Orange Bowl counted as Miami home game

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) After further review, Miami's home winning streak is over.

The NCAA says that Miami's loss to Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl counts as a home loss for the Hurricanes. The game was played at Hard Rock Stadium, which has been Miami's home field for a decade.

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Agent's contact with UNC player probed

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Investigators are looking into whether an NFL agent violated North Carolina's sports agents law by contacting a Tar Heels football player despite not being registered with the state.

According to a search warrant, the Secretary of State's office sought Facebook records for Tennessee-based agent Brandon Smart. The document states Smart contacted UNC senior offensive lineman R.J. Prince to schedule a time to discuss "the NFL draft process" through an online message last year.

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Auburn rehires Grimes to coach O-line

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) JB Grimes is returning for his second stint as Auburn's offensive line coach.

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced Wednesday that Grimes will replace Herb Hand, who left to become co-offensive coordinator and line coach at Texas.

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Texas tabs O-line coach Hand from Auburn

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas has hired Auburn football assistant Herb Hand as offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator.

Hand joins a program that went 7-6 in coach Tom Herman's first season. The Longhorns returned to the postseason for the first time since 2013 and beat Missouri in the Texas Bowl.

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