Iowa State rewards its head coach
The Associated Press
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell and the Cyclones have agreed to a new six-year deal worth $22.5 million, increasing Campbell’s annual compensation from $2.1 million to $3.5 million per season.
Campbell, who led Iowa State to a 7-5 record and its first winning season in Big 12 play in 15 years, was expected to be among the top names in the offseason coaching carousel. Instead, the second-year coach can focus on getting the Cyclones ready for their first bowl game in five years.
Iowa State beat a pair of top-five teams this season, TCU and Oklahoma, after doing so just once in its history.
The Cyclones will find out what bowl they’ve been invited to on Sunday.
Heisman winner out
Ty Detmer is no longer the offensive coordinator at BYU.
The school announced Monday that the Heisman Trophy winner “has been relieved of his role as the team’s offensive coordinator.”
Detmer, however, remains under contract and could return in a different role at the discretion of the new coordinator, who will make decisions on the offensive staff.
The Cougars wrapped up their season with a 4-9 record and finished with one of the worst offenses in recent school history. The four-win season is just the second for the program since 1971 and the first losing season since 2004.
Detmer, who was the offensive coordinator for two seasons, was hired without any previous college coaching experience and was expected to have some growing pains.
Rice begins search
HOUSTON — Rice coach David Bailiff has been fired.
Athletic director Joe Karlgaard announced the dismissal Monday, two days after the Owls finished the season 1-11.
Bailiff was a two-time Conference USA Coach of the Year who went 57-80 with four bowl appearances in 11 seasons at Rice. The team went 3-9 in 2007, his first season, but won 10 games the following season. The Owls also won 10 games in 2013, but they have declined steadily since then, winning eight games in 2014, five games in 2015 and three games last season before bottoming out this year.
ACC names its stars
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and five players from top-ranked Clemson headline the all-Atlantic Coast Conference first team.
The ACC released its all-conference teams Monday following a vote of 14 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
Jackson, last year’s Heisman Trophy winner, was selected as the all-conference quarterback for the second straight year after averaging an FBS-best 411 total yards.
The Tigers (11-1, 7-1) were represented by two offensive linemen — tackle Mitch Hyatt and guard Tyrone Crowder — and three defensive players, including linemen Clelin Ferrell and Christian Wilkins along with linebacker Dorian O’Daniel.
Three players were unanimous selections — Syracuse receiver Steve Ishmael, Boston College running back AJ Dillon and North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb.
Texas lineman skipping bowl
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas offensive lineman Connor Williams will enter the 2018 NFL draft and skip the Longhorns’ bowl game.
The junior was regarded as perhaps Texas’ best player and one of the top offensive linemen in the country when the season began. Some draft projections place him as a possible first-round pick.
A knee injury in the third game against Southern California sidelined Williams for most of the season. He returned to play the final two games as Texas beat West Virginia and lost to Texas Tech.