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Pac-12 will address scheduling concerns for 18

No Pac-12 football team that plays a Saturday road game will be required to play away from home again the following Friday in a revamped 2018 schedule. Commissioner Larry Scott said Thursday that the Pac-12 Conference has discussed scheduling changes with its member universities to find a better solution for next season given concerns and scrutiny over the challenges of 2017. "We're going to have an improved schedule next year," Scott said in a phone interview Thursday. Holiday Bowl-bound Washington State won a night game at Oregon on Oct. 7, then returned to the road and took a 37-3 thumping at California in Berkeley the following Friday, Oct. 13 -- exactly the kind of issue the Pac-12 is looking to remedy.

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Michigan footballs Maurice Hurst unsure if hell play in Outback Bowl

Michigan senior defensive lineman Maurice Hurst says he’s not sure if he’ll play in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day against South Carolina. Michigan defensive tackle Maurice Hurst is contemplating his future.  And it might not include the Outback Bowl.  Hurst, a fifth-year senior who is regarded as one of the top defensive tackle prospects in the 2018 NFL draft, told reporters Thursday he's not sure if he'll play in Michigan's upcoming Outback Bowl appearance against South Carolina on Jan. 1.  "I'm not really sure right now," Hurst said. "I'm practicing (but) I haven't (made a decision). (I'll) speak with my family, talk to (former Michigan players) Jake (Butt), Chris (Wormley) and a few other

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Tennessee hires Alabama DC Jeremy Pruitt

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Volunteers?finally have their new head coach. After a circuitous head-coaching search that took on just about every twist imaginable, the Vols have hired Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt on Thursday. The Vols will introduce Pruitt at a news conference Thursday evening. Sources said Pruitt plans to stay on as Alabama's defensive coordinator through the College Football Playoff, while pulling double duty as the Vols' head coach and spearheading their recruiting efforts and putting together his staff at Tennessee. Fourth-ranked Alabama plays No. 1 Clemson in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day. It will be the third season in a row that Alabama will

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