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Ohio State QB Barrett said coaching changes were needed (Yahoo Sports)
Quarterback J.T. Barrett said coaching changes were needed at Ohio State and getting new offensive coordinators played into his decision to return for his final year of eligibility. During the Ohio State basketball game on Sunday, Barrett accepted the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award as the Big Ten's best player. After passing-game struggles culminated in a 31-0 rout by Clemson in the College Football Playoff, coach Urban Meyer ushered out Ed Warinner and Tim Beck, replacing them with former Indiana coach Kevin Wilson and NFL assistant Ryan Day.
Auburn hires Chip Lindsey as offensive coordinator (Yahoo Sports)
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has a new offensive coordinator and quarterback, and is hoping that combination helps fuel a passing revival. Malzahn hired Chip Lindsey as coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Saturday, handing him the reins of an offense that has sputtered in the passing game since the 2013 Southeastern Conference championship season. Transfer quarterback Jarrett Stidham, meanwhile, got a huge ovation when he was among the football newcomers introduced at halftime of Auburn's basketball game against Alabama.
Morris leaves Michigan as grad transfer at Central Michigan (Yahoo Sports)
Shane Morris is leaving Michigan as a graduate transfer to use his final year of eligibility at Central Michigan. The quarterback announced his decision Saturday on Twitter after posting two weeks ago that he was transferring . Morris played sparingly last season for Jim Harbaugh after redshirting in Harbaugh's first year as the Wolverines' coach.
McGuire scores Shrine game's only TD, West tops East 10-3 (Yahoo Sports)
Eli McGuire made the most of his opportunity at the East-West Shrine game. Hoping to improve his standing among NFL scouts evaluating potential help for their teams, the Louisiana-Lafayette star scored the only touchdown Saturday in the West's 10-3 victory before a crowd of 22,198 at Tropicana Field. The 5-foot-9, 205-pound running back broke an 18-yard run off right tackle, putting the West ahead for good early in the fourth quarter.
Players get "job interview" at NFLPA Collegiate Bowl (Yahoo Sports)
Mike Martz, the former Rams head coach, had a message ready for his team when they met to prepare for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. The game was played before a nearly empty StubHub Center, the 27,000-seat soccer stadium that is scheduled to be the future temporary home of the Los Angeles Chargers. The game is a showcase for players who might be taken in the latter rounds of the NFL draft, many from smaller colleges.
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Northwestern wins in Columbus for 1st time since 1977 (Yahoo Sports)
Scottie Lindsey said the fact that Northwestern won in Columbus for the first time in 40 years on Sunday was not a huge deal to him. Lindsey scored 21 points and Bryant McIntosh had 17 as Northwestern (16-4, 5-2 Big Ten) beat Ohio State 74-72 for a fourth straight win. ''This team, history doesn't define us,'' Lindsey said.
Villanova, Kansas stay 1-2 in AP Top 25, Gonzaga up to 3rd (Yahoo Sports)
Villanova and Kansas remain the top two teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll while Gonzaga moved up to third. The Wildcats (19-1) beat Seton Hall and Providence last week and received 35 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday. This is the seventh week on top this season for Villanova.
No. 22 Xavier pulls away to 86-75 win over Georgetown (Yahoo Sports)
As the first half wound down, point guard Edmond Sumner headed to the end of the Xavier bench, sat down and winced. Not bad enough to keep him from frustrating the Hoyas again. Sumner led a second-half surge that swept No. 22 Xavier to an 86-75 victory over Georgetown on Sunday, ending the Musketeers' longest losing streak in three years.
Injured Dozier looking to return for No. 23 South Carolina (Yahoo Sports)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina coach Frank Martin injured guard PJ Dozier could return for the 23rd-ranked Gamecocks against Auburn on Tuesday night.