LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A Nebraska football player who along with two teammates kneeled during the national anthem before the game at Northwestern on Saturday night said he and his family have received racially charged blowback for his protest.
Les Miles has finally been done in by one of the frantic finishes that came to define the Mad Hatter's tenure at LSU. LSU fired Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Sunday, and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to interim head coach. The moves came less than 24 hours after Miles briefly watched his players wildly celebrate what they thought was a game-winning touchdown pass at Auburn, only to walk off the field with a stunning, 18-13 upset loss after officials determined on video replay that time had expired before the ball was snapped.
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly fired defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder on Sunday, hours after an embarrassing 38-35 home loss to Duke dropped the Fighting Irish - who started the season ranked No. 10 - to 1-3. ''I had time last night to evaluate our current situation and made what I felt to be the best decision for the program,'' Kelly said. Greg Hudson, a former Irish linebacker under Lou Holtz who was hired as a defensive analyst over the summer, was named VanGorder's replacement.
The trend continued Saturday when they erased a 21-point deficit to beat Florida 38-28 despite missing three of their top four defensive players. Florida, which had been ranked 19th, slipped to 23rd in the latest Top 25. Indeed, Tennessee (4-0, 1-0 SEC) can't afford to continue falling behind as its schedule gets tougher.
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